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Obituary: Bobby Janes, 62, formerly of Adair County, dies in TN

His mother, Thyra Crouch Janes, well remembered in the Columbia area, lives in Summit, IL, today. She now grieves the loss of the second of her two sons to die out of season. Bobby Janes' funeral was in Cookeville, TN. His mother said that his remains will be returned to Union Cemetery in Adair County.

Robert (Bobby) Janes, 62, Cookeville, TN, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, TN.

He was born into a prominent Adair County farming family on January 26, 1944, in Gradyville, KY, at the very head of Richards Hollow, the son of Edwin and Thyra Crouch Janes. The Janeses were active in Democratic politics in Adair County in the 1950s. Mrs. Janes ran a florist shop in Columbia for many years.

He grew up in Adair County at Gradyville, KY, and, in his teenage years, on Fairgrounds ST in Columbia, KY. Bobby as a member of the Adair County High School class of 1962. He is remembered as very capable student, and attended Lindsey Wilson College briefly.

As an adult, he worked and lived in the Chicago, IL area. For 30 years he was a heavy equipment operator in Summit, IL.

Bobby Janes is survived by his wife, Linda Janes, Cookeville, and his mother, Thyra Janes, of Summit, IL.

He is further survived by three sons: Allen Janes, Chicago, IL; Charles and daughter-in-law Charlotte Farley of Cookeville, TN; and Kevin and daughter-in law Kelly Farley, also of Cookeville, TN, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his only brother, Jimmy Janes.

The funeral service was held Sunday, August 20, 2006, at the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home.According to his mother, contacted by phone in Summit, IL, cremation was chosen, and the remains be returned at a later date to Union Cemetery, Milltown Church Road, not far from his early childhood home.
Story by CM staff with obituary information courtesy of Cookeville Funeral Home, Cookeville, TN
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