Funeral services for Mrs. Stella M. Pippin Birdwell, 76, of
the Union Hill community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will be
held at 3 P.M. on Friday, July 1, at Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the Union Hill – Flatt
Cemetery in the Union Hill community of Jackson County.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 – 9 P.M., and
Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services at Upper Cumberland
Funeral Home.

Mrs. Birdwell passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at
Masters Health Care Center in Algood, Tennessee.

She was born January 1, 1929, in Jackson County to the late
Jasper L. Pippin and Sarah E. Edmonds Pippin. On May 20,
1972, she was married to the late
James Odes Birdwell, who
passed away on December 25, 2003.

Mrs. Birdwell was a homemaker and a member of the Union Hill
Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Ladies
Auxiliary VFW.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in
death by
4 Brothers: Otha, Boyd, Losier, and Hermon Pippin;
3 Sisters: Flora Dyer, Velma Birdwell, Bessie Pippin; and 1
Step Great-Granddaughter:
Heather Robinson.

Survivors include
6 Step-Sons and Daughters-in-Law:  
James & Kathy Birdwell of London, KY; Jasper & Arlene
Birdwell, Fred & Pauline Birdwell, and Richard & Kathy Birdwell,
all of Cookeville, TN; Donald & Marion Birdwell and Litton & Jo
Helen Birdwell, all of the Union Hill community of Jackson
County, TN;
2 Step-Daughters and 1 Step-Son-In-Law:
Anna & Billy Joe Loftis and Bessie L. Robinson, all of the Union
Hill community of Jackson County, TN;
1 Brother and Sister-
in-Law:
J. Fred & Evelyn Pippin of Baxter, TN; 2 Sisters and 1
Brother-in-Law:
Lucille and Ralph Flatt of Cookeville, TN; and
Bulah Birdwell of Bloomington Springs, TN;
24 Step-
Grandchildren
; 40 Step-Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Step-
Great-Great-Grandchild
. Several nieces, nephews, other
relatives, and friends also survive.

Memorial donations may be made to the Union Hill – Flatt
Cemetery by contacting Upper Cumberland Funeral Home at
(931) 268-1550.
© 2005 Upper Cumberland Funeral Home LLC