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Obituaries For Saturday, October 21
Funeral services for Mr. Jackie Wayne “Jack” Frasier, age 75 of Sparta, will be conducted 11:00am Saturday, October 21, 2017 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Bon Air Cemetery with military honors presented by the Veterans’ Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8:00pm at Hunter Funeral Home. Mr. Frasier passed away Tuesday night October 17, 2017 at NHC of Sparta. Mr. Frasier was born August 11, 1942 in White County to the late Albert Stanton & Lula May Hale Frasier. He was a former Wagner employee and served his nation in the U.S. Navy. Jack never met a stranger and was truly a Jack of All Trades. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by infant sisters Geneva May Frasier and Julia Ann Frasier; brother Ben Frasier. Survivors include his daughter Christa Frasier Smith and husband Tyler of Gainesboro, TN
Funeral service for Willie Mae Graham Goodwin, 91 of Sparta, will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Gary Farris officiating. Burial will follow at Old Zion Cemetery. Family will receive friends after 5pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Old Zion Cemetery or Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Goodwin passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at her residence. Born Wednesday, October 21, 1925 in Sparta, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ettie Gracey Gilliam. Ms. Goodwin worked at Spartan Industries and Mallory Timers for many years, and attended Church at Sparta Freewill Baptist Church.
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. David Harold “BUB” Huffer, age 68, of Livingston will be conducted 3 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Marlon Winningham will officiate. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Mr. Huffer passed from this life on Wednesday evening, September 27, 2017 at his home in Livingston. He was born in Overton County on November 2, 1948 to the late Clyde & Ruby Louise Swann Huffer. He worked in maintainance at the Golf Course for many years and enjoyed antiques cars. He is survived by his sister, Brenda Huffer Haney of Monroe, TN; brothers, Donald “Porky” Huffer of Monroe, TN & Carl Huffer, Jr. of Algood, TN; daughters, Mary & Jennifer Huffer.
Funeral services for Mr. Jason Mark Key, age 54, of the Rushing Springs Community will be conducted 3 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, from the Pleasant Ridge Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Saturday, October from 1p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Church. Mr. Key passed from this life on Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born August 30, 1963 in Anderson, IN to the late Joseph “Joe” & Marjorie Muller Key. He graduated Anderson High School and went on to serve his country in the army from 1981 to 1989. He was a member of the Daleville Baptist Church in Daleville, IN. Mark loved his wife and family. He loved to bowl, fish and watch football & basketball. He was a Green Bay Packers & Chicago Cubs fan. He is survived by his wife, Leah Jackson Key of the Rushing Springs Community; son, Daniel Ward & wife Jennifer of Atlanta, IN; daughters, Jennifer Johnson & husband Shawn of Lafayette, IN, Julia Key of Anderson, IN & Rebecca Ward and partner Aron Mulvaney of Anderson, IN; brothers, David Key & wife Amber of Crossville, TN & Dan Key & wife Vicki of Maryland; sister, Julie Butler & partner Dick Arnold of Anderson, IN; grandchildren, Kyle Lennen, Kaleb Lennen & Allyson Wiger.
Funeral services for Mr. Edward “Ed” Colson, age 77, of the Iron’s Creek Community in Allons will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Ricky Kimbel & Bro. Tony Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Saturday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. & on Sunday from 12 noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Mr. Ed Colson passed from this life on Friday morning, October 20, 2017 at the Signature Healthcare Center in Algood. He was born in Clay County on April 30, 1940 to the Late Haltie & Annie Lou Daniels Colson. He worked for many years as a Oil Driller. Ed loved to fish, hunt and fish some more. In his younger years he loved to ride motorcycles and his favorite singer was Elvis. Ed is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mrs. Bonnie Belle Burkett Colson of Livingston, TN; daughters, Lizzy Johnson & husband Malcolm E. of Byrdstown, TN, Lisa Colson & Triba Swift of Murfreesboro, TN & Patricia Nunley & husband Jason of McMinnville, TN; grandchildren, Malcolm Joey Johnson, Lakin Nunley & Jacob Nunley; great grandchildren, Malcolm Ethan Johnson & Bethany Leann Johnson; brothers, Doyle Colson & wife Rita of Allons, Tn & Hack Colson & wife Regina of Rickman; sisters, Betty Johnson of Allons, TN, Claudine Vaughn & husband W.C. of Rickman & Tina Langford & husband Jackie of Rickman, TN. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded by his daughter, Janice Colson; brothers, Raymond Colson & James Colson; & the mother of his children, Adell Reagan.
Funeral Services for Janice Laney, age 52 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 beginning at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Bohannon Cemetery in Cookeville. Laney passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at North crest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee. Janice was born Tuesday, August 17, 1965 in Cookeville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Beulah (Bohannon) Melton and the late Harlis Garrett. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Daughter , Sister, and Aunt.. She was such a joy to her church always trying to help in any way she could. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00pm until 9:00 pm and again on Sunday from 10:00 am until time of service at 2:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to help the family with final expenses.
Funeral Services For Virginia “Joyce” Roberson, Age 86, Of Cookeville, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Monday, October 23, 2017, At 2:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Terry Newberry And Pastor Shane Newberry Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Sand Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Roberson Was Born On September 1, 1931, In Virginia, To The Late John And Notie Ford Blevins. She Took Her Final Journey From This Life To Her Eternal Home On Friday, October 20, 2017, At Bethesda Health Care Center. She Was A Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother, And Friend. She Was A Person Who Loved To Sit And Socialize With Everyone. She Loved Her Family More Than Anything. She Is Survived By, 2 Daughters And Sons-In-Law, Pam And Terry Newberry Of Rickman, TN, Tanya And Joseph Ramsey Of Cookeville, TN; 3 Sons And 1 Daughter-In-Law, Ricky And Becky Roberson Of Monterey, TN, David Roberson Of Cookeville, TN, Michael Roberson Of Nederland, TX; 7 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren. In Addition To Her Parents, She Was Preceded In Death By Her Husband Of 65 Years, Doil Roberson; 4 Sisters, Ruby Garrison, Gerldine Greene, Janet Kahler, And June Crabbe; 3 Brothers, Bill, Grady, And Bennie Blevins. A Special Thank You To Bethesda Health Care Center For Their Loving And Devoted Care To Our Loved One. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Sunday, October 22, 2017, From 5:00 PM Until 8:00 PM.
Gathering For Friends And Family Of Howard F. Carter Jr. “Humboy”, Age 86, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Held On Monday, October 23, 2017, From 6:00 PM Until 8:00 PM At Goff Funeral Home. Interment Will Be In Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mr. Carter Was Born On August 13, 1931, In Darnestown, Maryland, To The Late Howard Fendon Sr. And Jessie Jarboe Carter. Mr. Carter Passed Away On Friday, October 20, 2017, At Signature Healthcare Of Putnam County. Mr. Carter Was A Firefighter For 25 Years In Bethesda, Maryland, Serving As Lieutenant. He Was Commander With The Polk County, Florida, Sherriff Office. He Attended Monterey First Baptist Church. He Is Survived By His Wife Of 68 Years, Kathryn N. Jordan Carter Of Monterey, TN; 2 Daughters And A Son-In-Law, Glenda Simmons Of Cookeville, TN, Karen And Paul Gentry Of Monterey, TN; 1 Son And Daughter-In-Law, Gary F. And Sharon Carter Of Greenbank, WV; 6 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister, Mildred Pier Of Frederick, MD; And 1 Brother, Robert Carter Of Gettysburg, PA. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Sister, Alice Nicholson.