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Obituaries For Tuesday, March 28
Mrs. Della Ramsey Boswell, age 88, of Livingston, passed from this life on Monday afternoon, March 27, 2017 at the Overton County Health & Rehab Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Allene Thompson Hibbett, Age 79, Of Mt. Juliet Passed Away On Monday, March 27, 2017, At Her Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Edward Dale Kindle age 71 of Sparta passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Lenell Maxwell, age 77 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, March 27, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born Thursday, June 1, 1939 in Putnam County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Hollie and Naomi (Gentry) Maxwell. Lenell owned and operated Warehouse Carpets in Cookeville for many years. He loved his Children, Grand Children, and Great Grandchildren. He also enjoyed training, riding and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. Mr. Maxwell had chosen cremation and a Memorial Service may be held at a later date.
Ms. Joyce J Adams, age 82 of Cookeville, passed away Sunday following an extended illness at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Harold Everett Abram, age 93, of Cookeville, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Funeral Services for Nadine Hall, age 53, of Cookeville, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00pm from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Gillock will officiate at the services and family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Burial will be in the Algood Cemetery. The Family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and on Tuesday from 10:00am until 12:00pm at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mr. Jim Edd Eldridge, age 77 of Livingston, will be conducted 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Livingston Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Nolan Cantrell will officiate. A Private Family Burial will be held Wednesday at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 4 until time of services at 7 p.m., at the Livingston Funeral Home. Jim Edd passed from this life at his home on Sunday Morning, March 26, 2017. He was born in Overton County September 16, 1940 to the late Montie & Elsie Qualls Eldridge. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church. He graduated Rickman High School in 1959. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim Edd enjoyed being around people, loved bluegrass music and farming. He is survived by his brother, Randall Eldridge & wife Nancy of Monterey, TN; sisters, Ruth Blakney & husband Dennis of Woodstock, GA & Gearldine Matheny & husband L.T. of Rickman, TN; nieces Natalie Masters & Missy Rhodes; nephews Brent Key, Blake Key & Kevin Dishman; and his friends of the Garden Cafe.
Funeral services for Christopher Ryan White, 27 of Sparta, will be held at 11am on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Oak Lawn Chapel with Damion Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday, March 28. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Bondecroft Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. White passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Born Sunday, December 10, 1989 in Sparta, Tennessee, he was the son of Mark Anthony White and Clarice “Chrissy” Fox White. Ryan was an autobody repairman for Cumberland Automotive in Cookeville, and was a Captain at the Bondecroft Volunteer Fire Department. Like his dad, Ryan had a passion for working on cars. Ryan was so full of life and love for everyone, especially his soon-to-be wife, Paige and daughter, Kenzie.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Lee McBroom, age 74, of Cookeville, will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Dyer Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time Mrs. McBroom passed away Monday morning, March 27, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.She was born September 13, 1942 in White County to the late Olon and Bessie Ponder Murdock. Mrs. McBroom was a lady who loved spending time with her family and working in the vegetable garden while enjoying everything the outdoors have to offer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Ray Randolph; and son, Stephen Rex Randolph.She is survived by her sons, three Allen Ray Randolph, David Wayne Murdock and Jackie Lee Randolph, all of Sparta; five grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Daniel, Matthew Randolph, and Ashley Lokita; sister, Doris Henry; two brothers, Dale and Ellen Murdock, Leonard and Brenda Murdock.Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral services for Mr. J.B. King, age 78 of Cookeville, an formerly of Jamestown, TN will be held Wednesday March 29 at 12 noon in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown. Interment will follow in Wright’s Chapel Cemetery also in Jamestown. J.B.’s family will receive friends Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Home. Mr. King died Sunday March 26, 2019 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Wood King; and three sons, Ricky Dale King, Randy Lynn King, and Ronnie Glenn King.
Funeral services for Gregory Carlen Hutchings, age 60 of Sparta, will be conducted 1:00pm Wednesday, March 29, 2017 graveside at Boiling Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00am until departure for the cemetery at 12:30pm at Hunter Funeral Home. Anthony Hutchings, Johnny Turrington, Darryl Johnson and Roger Johnson will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Hutchings passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Greg was born January 13, 1957 in White County to the late James Carlen “Red” & Annie Jewell Rhoton Hutchings. He was retired from the City of Sparta Electric and Water Department. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish, hunt and camp. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a granddaughter Alyah Trudell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583, to help the Hutchings family with funeral expenses.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Charles Luther Lancaster, age 80, of Livingston will be conducted graveside at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. Sheila Lancaster will officiate. The family will welcome friends at the cemetery on Wednesday at the time of service. Mr. Lancaster passed from this life on Sunday morning, March 26, 2017, at the Livingston Regional Hospital. He was born in Smith County, TN to the late Dan and Christene Plumlee Lancaster. He was a forman for the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation by profession. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Livingston. He served in the US Navy during the Korean war. Mr. Charles Lancaster is survived by his wife, Fredia Lancaster, sons, Steve Lancaster & wife Chassidy of Spencer, TN, and David Lancaster & wife Sheila of Livingston, TN. 2 grandchildren, Sierra Maxwell and Dakota Lancaster, 1 great grandson, Easton Bo Maxwell.
Funeral services for Mr. Joseph “Joe” Wayne Copeland, age 72, of the Alpine Community will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. John Copeland & Bro. Cleston Ledbetter will officiate. Burial will be in the Copeland Cemetery in the West Fork Community. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. Mr. Copeland passed from this life on Sunday morning, March 26, 2017 at Saint Thomas Rutherford. He was born in Overton County September 7, 1944 to the late Gentry & Pate Allred Copeland. He was Baptist in Faith. He worked for many years for the Standing Stone State Park. He loved his family, especially his grandkids. He loved singing, traveling and going to church. He is survived by his daughter, Shea Young & husband Jason of Murfreesboro, TN; sons, Chris Copeland & wife Bobbi of Pioneer, TN & Darrek Copeland & wife Tammie of Livingston, TN; grandchildren, Cody Bond, Brody Fontaine & wife Suzi, Julian Young, Rowan Young, Kade Copeland & Judd Copeland; great grandchildren, Hayden Bond & Khloe Bond; sisters, Peggy Woods & husband Jim of Livingston, TN, Judy Buford of Livingston, TN & Carol Ashburn & husband Fred of Livingston, TN.
Memorial services for Mr. Jack Reeve, 85, of Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 5 P.M. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. The family has chosen cremation. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 3 P.M. until time of services. He passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, TN. He was born January 4, 1932, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to the late Leo John Reeve, Sr. and Loretta Sauer Reeve. On July 17, 1952, he was married to the late Ann E. Bassler Reeve, who passed away May 5, 2014. He was a grocery store owner, and a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Grandchild: Susie Hickey; and 1 Brother: Eugene Reeve. Survivors include 1 Son: Kirk (Mary) Reeve of Virginia Beach, VA; 2 Daughters: Romaine (Tom) Ballew of Chattanooga, TN, and Leighann Flatt and Mickey Sircy of Gainesboro, TN; 8 Grandchildren: Bobby Reeve, Christie Reeve, Michelle (Andrew) Lewis, John Reeve, Eric (Alida) Jones, Mandy (Stephen) Pickett, Beth (Steve) Seiler, and Eric Hickey; and 4 Great Grandchildren: Tazia Reeve, Ethan Hickey, Abby Hickey, and Ben Seiler.