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