Funeral services for Mrs. Merle Hawkins Horton, 67, of
Algood, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday,
November 28, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial
Cemetery in Cookeville, TN.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 – 9 P.M. and
on Monday from 11 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Horton passed away on Friday, November 25, 2005, at the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.

She was born March 13, 1938, in Jackson County, Tennessee,
to the late
Grant Hawkins and Ola Garrison Hawkins. Mrs.
Horton was a factory employee and machinist. She was a
member of the Gainesboro Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ;
Hollis Hawkins, Glendus Hawkins, and Donald
Hawkins; and
2 Sisters: Nellie Heady and Maylene Bowman.

Survivors include
1 Son and Daughter-in-Law: James &
Donna Elrod of Gainesboro, TN;
1 Daughter: Susie Henson &
Ronnie Sheron of Gainesboro, TN;
6 Grandchildren: Shawn
Penley, Kris Penley, Megan Henson, Jamie (Brad) Halfacre,
Jennifer (Jeremy) Rector, and Alex Elrod;
3 Step-
William Pippin, Tammy Howard, and Kimberly
8 Great-Grandchildren: Ashton, Brayden, Dylan,
Amara, Marcus, Haven, Mason, and Morgan;
3 Step-Great
Donovan, Andrew, and Jacklyn; 1 Sister: Lois
Bowman of Cookeville, TN;
Special Friends: Dimple and
Weldon Noble, and Judy Olinger; and a
Special Niece: Patty
Bowman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Bro. John R. Fox and Bro. Carl Sims will officiate at the services.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart
Association or the donor’s favorite charity by contacting Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
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