Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Strong, 87, of Gainesboro,
Tennessee, will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, May  16, 2009,
at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN.  Burial  will  follow  in  the  Lynn  Cemetery in
the Burristown community of Jackson County, TN.

The  family  will  receive  friends  on   Friday   from  5  P.M. – 9
P.M., and Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until time of services.

Mrs. Strong passed away on Wednesday, May  13, 2009,  at
Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
   
She  was  born  May  8, 1922, in Jackson  County, TN, to the
late
Boin Bradford Maybry and Mary Jane Maybry.  On May
21, 1939, she was married to the late
Comer Strong.  She was
a grocery store owner  and  seamstress,  and  a  member of the
Burristown Assembly of God.

In addition to her husband and parents,  she  was  preceded
in  death  by   
2   Sons:   Shirley Ray  and  David C. Strong;    2
Brothers:   
Lenard and Lewis Maybry;   and   1   Sister:   Ivory
Maybry Bledso.

Survivors include
3 Sons:  Billy B. Strong and wife, Hattie, of
Algood, TN,   Eddie H. Strong and wife, Betty,   and  Douglas B.
Strong and wife, Virginia, all of  Gainesboro,  TN;  
1  Daughter:
Rosemary Strong Sharpe and husband, Gene, of Nashville, TN;
6 Grandchildren:   Danny   and   Steve Strong, Lisa Scantland
and Chip Strong,  John David Carwile,   and   Gene Sharpe, Jr.;
and   
11   Great-Grandchildren: Nicholas and Hannah Strong,
Sara and Annie Strong,   Jessie  and  David Strong,   Jake  and
Jaryn  Scantland,    Christina   and   Christopher Pierce,   Johna
Carwile, and Jeffery Sharpe.

Bro. Jimmy Anderson  and  Bro. Danny Strong will officiate at
the services.

In lieu of flowers,  memorial  donations  may  be  made to the
Lynn Cemetery by contacting the funeral home.
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