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We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

Here are the latest obituaries and notices as provided by theWe Remember (Logo) 11-02-15
funeral homes serving Cookeville, Baxter, Monterey, Sparta, Gainesboro and Livingston.

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Obituaries For Tuesday, May 23

Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Smith, age 77, of the Timothy Community will be conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Dale Reagan will officiate. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Monday evening, May 22, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. Mr. Smith passed from this life unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Mrs. Mildred Ridge Smith of the Timothy Community; two loving daughters, Rachel Smith of the Timothy Community & Rebecca Owens & husband Robert of the Timothy Community; son, Tommy Smith of Allons, TN.

Funeral services for Mr. Dean Worley, age 73 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Howard Cemetery in Putnam County. A masonic service will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. His family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.at the funeral home. Mr. Worley died Sunday morning, May 21st at his residence.

Graveside services and interment for Mr. Paul Richard Davis, age 54, of Cookeville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at Arlington of Tennessee Cemetery with Bro. Larry Self officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Mr. Davis passed away suddenly, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services for Henry Clay Parsley age 77 of Sparta, who passed away Saturday night May 20,2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, will be conducted 11:00am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8:00pm at Hunter Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jemimia “Jemmi” Ringley, age 90, of Livingston will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, from the Grace Baptist Church in Alpine. Bro. John Copeland will officiate. Burial will be in the Bolestown Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Alpine. She is survived by her brothers, Vic Boles & wife Sandy of Livingston, TN, Hal Boles & wife Janice of Washington D.C., Kenneth Boles of Cookeville, TN & John Boles & wife Faye of New Orleans; sister, Jerri Saad of Detroit, MI.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Jane Fleming, age 90, of Allons will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday May 24,  from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Alan Judd will officiate. Burial will be in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8pm. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Vaughn & husband Charles of Rickman, Tn; sons, Kevin Fleming & wife Sandra of Allons, Larry Fleming & wife Pattie of Allons.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna ‘Irene’ McBroom, 98 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Dyer and Bro. Jeremiah Tatum will officiate. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. McBroom died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Bethesda Health Care Center.

Funeral   services   for   Edna   “Cheryl”   Hensley,  40,  of  Gainesboro, will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, May 24,  at Anderson-Upper  Cumberland  Funeral Home in Gainesboro.   Burial will follow in the Cookeville City Cemetery. The family  will receive  friends  on  Tuesday  from  1 until 8pm and Wednesday from 9am until time of services at 1. She passed away on Sunday, May 21, at her residence in Gainesboro.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Sue Parsons, 70 of Old Hickory,  will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with burial to follow in the Fellowship Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, May 23, from 5 to 9pm.  Survivors include her husband, Danny K. Parsons and her daughter, Amy Parsons.

Funeral services for Nell Hodge Stokes, Age 82, Of Monterey, will be conducted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, At 2:00 pm from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Noon until the time of services at 2pm.

Funeral services for Wanda Leona Gay, 85 of Quebeck, Tennessee who passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center will be at 7pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Ricky Scott and Elmore Judd officiating. Family will receive friends from 4pm until time of service on Wednesday. Graveside services will take place at 11am Thursday, May 25th at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 8:00am until 10:30am Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Payton Vesta “PV” Whitefield, 83 of Buffalo Valley will be Thursday, May 25 at 11 AM from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Maynard Cemetery in the Cherry Hill Community of DeKalb County, TN. Mr. Whitefield died Saturday night, May 20, 2017 at NHC of Cookeville. Survivors include his wife of 62 years (Married April 2, 1955 in New Albany, IN) Anna Owens Whitefield of Buffalo Valley, daughter and son-in-law Nila and Steven Michalski of Wisconsin, son and daughter-in-law Lester and Karen Whitefield of Pendleton, IN, brother David Loftis of Austin, TX.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ottolene D. Gunnels, age 73 of Rickman, will be held Thursday, may 25, at Noon from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with burial to follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, May 24, from 6 to 9pm.

Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Dean Nevins Dishman, age 76, of The Hearth at Hendersonville and formerly Madison, TN will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville, TN with her son-in-law, Clayton Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Overton County Memorial Gardens in Livingston. The family will receive friends Thursday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Dishman passed away Sunday morning May 21st after suffering complications from a sudden illness at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. Mrs. Dishman leaves behind two wonderful daughters, Kim Parham and husband Michael of Hendersonville, TN and Becky Lee and husband Clayton of Cookeville, TN.