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We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

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Obituaries For Tuesday, April 25

Richard Edward Jellinick, 58 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Saint Thomas in Murfreesboro. He was born Saturday, January 10, 1959 in New Albany, Indiana. He has been a resident of Sparta, TN for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, Connie Jellinick, son Justin, and daughter Jessica Jellinick. Other survivors include father and mother, Tony and Violet Jellinick, sister Karla and husband Scott Schnieder, sister Tonya and husband Steve Hensley, sister Coriena and husband Ted Carter, sister Jody and husband Derrick Ward, and brother Joe Jellinick. Richard was also survived by three grandchildren; Makenzie Parks, Dalles Harris, and Kaitlynn Taylor, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Blake Jellinick. The family has chosen cremation. No other services have been planned at this time.

Sheryl A. Davis, age 55, of Sparta, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee following extended illness. No services are planned. She had chosen cremation. Sheryl A. Davis was born Tuesday, November 21, 1961 in Hudson, New York to the late Lester Palen Stevenson and Zonia Evelyn Chewning Stevenson. In addition to her parents, Sheryl A. Davis was preceded in death by: two brothers, Darryl Stevenson and Michael Stevenson. She is survived by: her husband Danny K. Davis; two stepchildren, Daniel Davis, and his wife Cathy, of Sparta, Lacrisha Lynn Davis, of Crossville; four step grandchildren, Frankie Davis, Chris Harris, Caleb Davis, and Hunter Davis; two brothers, Richard Glen Fields, of Illinois and Ricky Don Fields, of New York.

Jeffery Lynn Myers, 63, of Doyle, TN departed this life on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. The family has chosen cremation. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Mr. Earnest “Ernie” Moore, 64, of Gainesboro, TN, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. Survivors include 1 Daughter: Sky Moore; 1 Grandson: Terran Cravens; 1 Brother: Steven Rice; and 1 Sister: Wilma (Ronald) Easton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Faye Abston, age 68 of the Fellowship Community, will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with burial to follow in the Fellowship Cemetery in the Fellowship Community of Allons, Overton Co., TN. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, April 24, 2017 starting at 5 PM until 9 PM. Officiating will be Bro. Brett Gibbons. Mrs. Norma Faye Abston was born in Byrdstown, Pickett Co., TN on April 4, 1949 to the late Merman Clay and Freely Pearl Reynolds Johnson. Faye loved her family very much and will be missed by all.

Funeral services for Mr. Louis “Gene” Spivey, Sr., 81, of Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Mayberry Family Cemetery in the Freewill community of Jackson County, TN. Visitation will be Monday from 2 P.M. – 9 P.M., and on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of services. Survivors include 1 Son: J.R. (Lynn) Spivey; 2 Daughters: Edna (Billy C.) Mayberry and Chesta (Bobby) Loftis; 4 Grandchildren: Laura Beth Mayberry, Chase Loftis, Chance Loftis, and Casey Slater; 1 Great Granddaughter: Haley Baggett; and his Special Friend: Faye Goolsby.

Funeral services for Mrs. Donna Jean Bowers, age 75, of the Twin Oaks Road Community will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bowers Family Cemetery. The family will welcome friends Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home. Mrs. Bowers passed from this life on Sunday morning, April 23, 2017 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan on Nov. 8, 1944 to the late Jewell & Anna Della Grace Sproul Daugherty. She was Baptist by faith. Donna loved spending time with her grandchildren, she loved her flowers, reading, and she loved her job & the people she worked with. Donna Jean Bowers is survived by her son, Gregory Allan Bowers of Livingston, TN; daughters, Shelly Patterson & fiancee Brian Buck, Tanya Bowers & fiancee Derrick Rottman, Livingston, TN; son-in-law, James Bull; grandchildren, Brittany Bowers, Jonathan Coffman, Heather Bull, Haylee Bowers, Brianna Bowers, Alonna Jean Bowers; step-grandchild, Amber Patterson, great grandchildren, Braxton Coffman, Camme Waddey, Xavier Gibson; sister, Joy Ann Smith & husband Kyle from Attica, Michigan. In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Leo Bowers; sisters, Olive Daugherty, Patricia Christner; brothers, Patrick, Clifford, John J., Lester, Martin & Vincent Daugherty.

Funeral Services for Richard Gary Phillips, 83 of Sparta, will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Steve Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12pm-2pm until time of service. Mr. Phillips passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence in Sparta. Born Sunday, November 5, 1933 in Sparta, Tennessee, he was the son of Deabon and Margie Phillips. He was the husband of Barbara Young Phillips. Surviving are His wife, Barbara Phillips of Sparta; Son, Gary Stephen Phillips (Cathi) of Irvine, CA; Daughter, Teresa Bennetts (Don) of Fallbrook, CA; Grandchildren, Heather Key Reczek, Landon Bennetts, Alex Bennetts, Tyler Phillips, and Rebekah Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a Navy Veteran in the Korean War. He also worked many years in the food industry, and retired as Plant Manager of Rogers Foods. He graduated from Tennessee Technical University with a degree in Agriculture and Chemistry. Mr. Phillips was a member of Hampton Crossroad Baptist Church. He also served as a Deacon and Elder for many years in other congregations while residing in California.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Charlene Key, age 48 of Livingston, will be held 3 PM Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with burial to follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Sparta Tn. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-9 PM at the funeral home. Bro. Brent Tevebaugh will be officiating. Key passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Sunday Evening April 23, 2017. Mrs. Anna Charlene Key was born July 20, 1968 in Cartersville, GA. To the late Charlie Eugene and Mary Ann Manus Usrey. She was a Housewife. Survivors include Husband: Stephen Key of Livingston; 1 Son: James Matthew Sherrer of Cookeville; Step-son: Matthew Key of Livingston; Step-daughter: Kellei Troxell and husband Jordan of Rickman; Grandson: Lucas Matthew Sherrer; Step-grandson: Landon Troxell; Sister: Karen Jett; Niece: Christin Ann Jett.

Memorial services for Bradley Scott Burchett, age 45, of Cookeville will be held Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 11:00 am, in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Kocher officiating. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive immediate family only Saturday, from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 AM at Presley Funeral Home. Bradley Scott Burchett passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee following extended illness. He was born Tuesday, November 23, 1971 in Cookeville, Tennessee to Minnie Geneva O’Kain Burchett and the late Mineth Buren Burchett. He is survived by: his mother, Geneva Burchett, of Cookeville; maternal grandmother, Evangeline O’ Kain; three children, Brittany Burchett, Brandon Burchett, and Bradley Burchett; grandson, Wesley Wittenbach; fiance’, Melissia Lewis; sister, Penney (Eric) Young; two brothers, Kenny (Elizabeth) Burchett and Mark (Karen) Burchett, all of Cookeville; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made to Presley Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Funeral services for Barbara H. Hatcher, 83, of Wilmington, NC, will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 29, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. David Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery in Cookeville. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Ms. Hatcher died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born in Big Springs, TN, on July 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Homer G. and Lena Brient Hunt. Also remembered is her husband, Charles Henry Hatcher; two sisters, Geraldine Petty and Eileen Owsley; and a brother, Lester Hunt, all of who preceded her in death. Mrs. Hatcher was a secretary at Putnam County Senior High in Cookeville where she retired in 1993. A devoted Christian who loved her Lord, Barbara was a former member of Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN and a current member of Northside Baptist Church in Wilmington. She enjoyed trips with her church group as well as gardening and reading. She will be lovingly remembered as a very special lady by her family and friends.
Surviving is her son, Stephen Lester Hatcher of Cookeville; a daughter, Sandra Hatcher Roberts (Richard) of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Holly Anne Hatcher, Sarah Marie Roberts and Matthew Charles Roberts; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express a special note of appreciation to the entire staff at Coastal Thoracic Surgical Associates for their love and care for Mrs. Hatcher. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 2501 N. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Funeral services for James Edward Robbins, age 82, of Cookeville will be held Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Gaw officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Putnam County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Friday, April 28th, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, and Saturday, from 1:00pm until time of service at 3:00 pm at Presley Funeral Home. Mr. Robbins passed away early Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville, Tennessee following extended illness. He was born Wednesday, October 03, 1934 in Clay County, Tennessee to the late J. B. Robbins Sr. and Bertha Chilton Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Sisco Robbins; sister, Clara Ruth Peterman; three brothers, Ira Mae “Bill” Robbins, J.B. Robbins, Jr., and Earl Robbins. He is survived by a son, Michael Robbins, and his wife Karen; twin daughters, Melissa Morphew, and her husband Harold, and Teresa Hudelston, and her husband Jesse, all of Cookeville; grandson, Shawn Robbins, and his wife Ashley; step-grandchildren, Jessica Spurlock, Brittany Thompson, Lesily Pinzer , and Andrew Thompson; great grandson, Josh Spurlock and his fiance’, Channon; great-great granchildren, twins, Jordan and Callia Spurlock; brother, Will Herman Robbins, of Cookeville.