Funeral   services for   Mr. Ray Flatt,   age 86, a  resident of
Gainesboro,  TN,  will  be  held  Friday,  March 21  at  1 P.M. at
Center  Grove  Church  of  Christ  in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will
follow  in  the  Flatt-Woolbright  Cemetery  in  the  Center Grove
community of Jackson County.

The  family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:30 P.M. – 9
P.M. at  the  funeral  home,  and  on  Friday the body will lie in
state  at  the  Center  Grove  Church  of  Christ  from 10:30 A.M
until the time of services.

Mr.  Flatt   passed  away  on  Tuesday,  March 18, 2008 at his
residence.
 
He   was   born   August   7,  1921, in  Jackson  County,
Tennessee,   to   the   late   
Logan   H.  and  Mary   Elizabeth
Johnson Flatt.
  On June 3, 1939  he  was  married to the late  
Celia Ann Fox Flatt who  passed  away on December 8, 1989.
He was a farmer and a  former  custodian  at Tennessee  Tech
University.   He   served   for   over   20   years   as   a   county
commissioner   in Jackson  County.  He   was  a   member of the
Center Grove Church of Christ where he had previously served
as an elder and song leader.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by
6 Brothers:  Haskell, Ottis, Fred, Albert, Bert, and Clay Flatt
and  
5 Sisters:  Dora M. Fox,  Nora M. Williams,   Elora C. Flatt,
Bertha Flatt, and Amanda Flatt.

Survivors  include  
4 Sons and Daughters-in-law:   Jesse and
Agatha  Flatt  of Decatur, Alabama, Alfred and Stella Flatt, Arvil
and  Mary  Sue  Flatt,   and   Harold  and  Vicky  Flatt  all  of
Gainesboro,  TN.   
2 Daughters and Sons-in-law:  Donneitta
and  Bobby  Johnson  of  Cookeville, TN and Charlene and Billy
Clyde West of Bloomington Springs, TN,
17 grandchildren, 36
great-grandchildren,  and  5  great-great grandchildren. 2
Sisters-in-law
:  Garnitta Flatt of Sparta, TN and Pauline Fox of
Cookeville, TN. Survivors also include several nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many friends also survive.

Bro. Jimmy Anderson and John Mabery will officiate at the
services.
© 2008 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home