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Obituaries For Monday, June 26
Ruth Allison Stewart, age 83, of Cookeville, passed away suddenly Sunday morning June 25, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Kathy Menier, age 63 of Cookeville, died Saturday morning June 24, 2017 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emmaline Hall, age 76, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 26 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. John Murphy and Bro. Brice Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. and again Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Mrs. Hall passed away suddenly Wednesday June 21, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lee Beaty Smith, age 94, of the Independence Community will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Carlie Conner will officiate. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Sunday evening from 4 until 8 p.m. & on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Mrs. Smith passed from this life in Jackson Tennessee on Thursday evening, June 22, 2017 at the Elmcroft Retirement Home. She was born in Overton County, August 3, 1922 to the late Johnie & Bernice Taylor Smith. She was a 1942 Livingston Academy Graduate, where she received several awards and was voted, most athletic. She worked as a secretary for many years at the Independence Elementary School. Mrs. Anna Lee was one of best southern cooking ladies anyone would ever meet. She loved cooking and canning and gardening. She loved genealogy and was a member of the Overton County Historical Society. She enjoyed basketball and sports. Known by many as the Granny Smith Cheer Team at all of her grandchildren ballgames, where she attended every game they competed in. Mrs. Smith is survived by her son, Merl Smith & wife Leigh of Livingston, TN; daughters, Winola Shelton & husband Dick of Bolivar, TN & Marvena Rose of Arlington, VA; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur C. Smith; daughter, Justine Hunley; grandson, Gregory Hunley; brother, Willie Beaty; & sisters, Elwanda Waller & Ilene McDonald. Pallbearers to serve are Kenny Conner, Joe Conner, Bobby Byers, Johnny Jenkins, Jeff Cales, & Matt Conner.
Funeral services for Pamela “Pam” Gail Bryant, age 57 of Cookeville, TN, will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00PM from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Lane officiating. Burial will follow at John Young Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 5:00-8:00PM. Mrs. Bryant passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Pamela “Pam” Gail Bryant was born on January 27, 1960 in Putnam County, TN to the late Carl and Willene (Hammock) Jackson.
Funeral Services For Doyle Vaughn, Age 78, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, At 1:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Masonic Funeral Rites Will Be Conducted On Monday, June 26, 2017, At 7:30 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Eugene McCowan, Rev. Hoyt Looper And Rev. Tex Boles Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Vaughn Was Born On March 16, 1939, In Hanging Limb, Tennessee, To The Late Rev. Tomie And Verna Padgett Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn Passed Away On Saturday, June 24, 2017, At His Home. Mr. Vaughn Was A Retired Employee Of Tennessee Technological University. He Was Owner And Operator Of Doyle Vaughn Decorating For Many Years. He Was A Lifetime Member Of Monterey Second Freewill Baptist Church, Which Was Started By His Father, And Was A Former Treasurer, Deacon, And Song Leader. He Was A Member Of The Eastern Division Of The Stone Association Of The Freewill Baptist Church. He Was A Member Of The Monterey Masonic Lodge #751. He Is Survived By His Wife Of Almost 59 Years, Kathryn Wallace Vaughn Of Monterey, TN; Daughter, Felecia Yates Of Monterey, TN; Son And Daughter-In-Law, Brian And Bobbie Jo Vaughn Of Monterey, TN; 3 Grandchildren, Amber Yates Of Monterey, TN, Kayla Vaughn Of Nashville, TN, Jagger Vaughn Of Monterey, TN; Sister, Betty Vaughn Gilreath Of Sparta, TN. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Father-In-Law And Mother-In-Law, Clarence And Lila Mae Wallace; And Brother-In-Law, Paul Gilreath. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Monday, June 26, 2017, From 5:00 PM Until 8:00 PM.
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Copeland Sells, age 99, of Livingston will be conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Fredonia Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home. Mrs. Sells passed from this life on Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 at the Cottage in Livingston. She was born in Overton County, September 8, 1917 to the late Steven Ashburn & Cora D. Jackson Copeland. Mrs. Ethel was a homemaker. She loved life and helping others. She had a amazing memory and always took pleasure in wishing all of her family, friends and neighbors happy birthday. She always took care of her family and neighbors no matter the task and enjoyed collecting pictures.Mrs. Sells is survived by her son, Ray Sells & wife Joan of Monroe, TN; daughters, Sandra Day & husband Randell of Knoxville, TN & Judy Billingsley & husband Wayne of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren, Darrell Sells & wife Michelle, David Sells & wife Cynthia, Barbara Haley & husband Rick, Leslie Clark & husband Steve & James Billingsley & wife Adrian; 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mable Elise Lane, 92, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Thursday. Mrs. Lane passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home. She was born Saturday June 13, 1925 in the family home on Maddux Ridge Road near Baxter, Tennessee, to the late Ernest Maddux and Moncie Leftwich Maddux. She graduated from Algood School. During World War II, she worked at a munitions factory in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young woman, she worked for Trailways Bus Lines in Cookeville. After her marriage, she moved to Ohio for a time and worked at International Envelope in Dayton. After returning to Cookeville, she became an employee of First Tennessee Bank, and retired after a long career in the installment loans department. Mrs. Lane was married in 1947 to the late Noah W. (Doc) Lane. She was a member of Salem Church, and served there in various capacities. She especially enjoyed helping with Salem’s food bank. She was a former board member of Algood Senior Citizens Center, and helped in the annual Quilt Festival for many years. She was a longstanding member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her niece Cindy Maddux Sexton of Virginia, nieces Darlene Marrs and Pauline Maddux and nephew James Maddux of Ohio, niece Debbie Flowers and special nephew Clyde Flowers of Cookeville, nephew John (Danny) Lane of Cookeville, niece Linda Brooks of Franklin, and great-nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Gilbert (Gib) Maddux, Robert (Bob) Maddux, and sisters Kathleen and Peggy Maddux. Bros. Ronnie Neal and Lynn Bullock will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Church Branch Ministries, 1021 Salem Church Road, 38501.
Memorial Services For William Campbell “Bill” Henley, Age 70, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Saturday, July 1, 2017, At 3:00 PM At The Monterey United Methodist Church, 124 North Holly Street, Monterey, Tennessee. Rev. Jerry Mayo And Rev. Denna Hornby Will Officiate. Mr. Henley Was Born On August 14, 1946, In Grundy County, Tennessee, To The Late Louie Campbell And Lena Maureen Tilley Henley. Mr. Henley Passed Away On Friday, June 9, 2017, At The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Following A Brief Illness. Mr. Henley Spent Most Of His Early Life In Lenoir City, Tennessee, Where He Played High School Football, Graduating From Lenoir City High School In 1964. He Attended Tennessee Tech University, Graduating With A B.S. In Business In 1970. During His Early Years, Mr. Henley Also Served In The Tennessee National Guard. He Received His C.P.A. Certification In 1972 And Pursued This Profession During His Working Life In Various Locations. Since Retiring To Monterey, He Participated With His Family In Local Property Management. He Is Survived By, Daughter And Son-In-Law, Renee And Farzun Malekani Of British Columbia, Canada; Granddaughter, Sarah Malekani Of British Columbia, Canada; Stepson, Brad Henley Of British Columbia, Canada; Brother And Sister-In-Law, Bob And Vicki Henley Of Monterey, TN; 2 Nephews, Bryan Henley Of Prospect, KY, Andrew Henley Of Knoxville, TN; Special Uncle, Jerry Parker Of Sparta, TN; And A Number Of Cousins And Friends. In Lieu Of Flowers, The Family Request Memorial Donations Be Made To The Monterey Tennessee Depot Historical Society “Dining Car Remodel”, In Care Of Monterey Depot Museum, One E. Depot Street, Monterey, Tennessee 38574, Phone (931)839-2111. The Family Will Receive Friends At Monterey United Methodist Church On Saturday, July 1, 2017, From 1:00 PM Until Time Of Services At 3:00 PM.
Celebration Of Life Services For Larry L. Drysdale, Age 76, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, At 10:00 AM At The Monterey United Methodist Church, 124 North Holly Street, Monterey, Tennessee, With Full Military Honors Provided By The Veterans Honor Guard. Rev. Jerry Mayo And Rev. Connie Hall Will Officiate. Mr. Drysdale Was Born On February 5, 1941, In Indianapolis, Indiana, To The Late Arthur And Alma Ginder Drysdale. Mr. Drysdale Passed Away On Friday, June 23, 2017, At The WyndRidge Health And Rehabilitation Center In Crossville, Tennessee. Mr. Drysdale Was A United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran Serving As Captain. He Was A Member Of Monterey United Methodist Church, Where He Was On The Board Of Directors For AGAPE Preschool, Sang With The Church Choir And Community Choir, And Traveled To Mississippi 7 Years On Mission Trips After Hurricane Katrina. He Was A Retired Salesman. He Was A Volunteer At Cumberland County Playhouse For 14 Years, Loved Golf, And His Bridge Group. He Is Survived By His Wife Of 25 Years, Edna Leffler Drysdale Of Monterey, TN; 3 Daughters And 2 Sons-In-Law,Deborah Whiteside Of Shelbyville, IN, Allyson And Dean Rodahl Of Fort Collins, CO, Carmen And Dr. Mark Turrill Of Redwood Valley, CA; 2 Sons And Daughters-In-Law, Steven And Amanda Drysdale Of Cedar Rapids, IA, Stephen And Hannah Oster Of Morristown, IN; 13 Grandchildren, Natasia, David (And Michaela), Larry (And Nicole), Ben, Sam, Schuyler, Abigail, Adeline, Chance, Jacob, Taylor, Jax, And Emma; 2 Great Grandchildren, Britton And Grace. In Lieu Of Flowers, The Family Request Memorials Be Given To AGAPE Preschool, In c/o Monterey United Methodist Church, 124 North Holly Street, Monterey, TN 38574, Phone (931)839-2597. The Family Will Receive Friends At Monterey United Methodist Church On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, From 9:00 AM Until Time Of Services At 10:00 AM.