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Obituaries For Friday, December 15
Mr. Jerry Wayne Rich, Age 53, of Cookeville, Died December 15, 2017 at his home. He was born October 31, 1964 in Cookeville TN. to the late Robert and Fanny Rich. He is survived by his wife Lisa Rich. Services will be held at a later date.
Ilma Whittaker, Age 92, Of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, And Formerly Of Monterey, Tennessee. Mrs. Whittaker Passed Away On Friday, December 15, 2017, At Signature Health Care In Elizabethtown.
Funeral services for Mr. Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson, Sr. 69, of Cookeville, TN, will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. The family has chosen cremation. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 8 A.M. until time of services. He passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 21, 1948 in Detroit, MI, to the late Bernice Davidson and Reba Davidson. He was married to Rose Davidson, who survives. He served in Law Enforcement, was a business owner and minister. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was the founder of the United Native American Movement of Tennessee. He was always interested in helping others and was very interested in many humanitarian efforts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother: Tom Davidson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Saturday December 16 at 1 p.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for Mr. Jose Mendez Francisco, age 90 of Cookeville. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. Jose family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Jose died Thursday December 14, 2017 at 12:02 am. at his home.
Graveside services for Cassandra Ann Saylors Schnabel, 73 of Sparta, will be conducted 1:00pm Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Saylors Cemetery. There will be no visitation before the service. Clint Walker will officiate. Mrs. Schnabel passed away December 9, 2017 at Mabry Health Care in Gainesboro. Cassandra was born April 2, 1944 in White County to the late Hubert & Paula Brown Saylors. Cassandra lived in Colorado, California, Michigan and Tennessee during her life. Her professional career included serving as a licensed practical nurse at both White County and Cookeville hospitals in obstetrics. Honorary Palbearers include Greg Shockley, Laura Beth Brown, Don Holt, Jerry Saylors, Jerry Don Nash, Benjamin Holt and Kurt Holt. She is survived by numerous cousins. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, Tennessee. Their care and concern for her for many years is much appreciated and for that we are thankful. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pistole Baptist Church 1501 Pistole Road, Sparta Tennessee 38583.
Funeral Services for Norma “Jean” Davis, 44, of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 pm with Bro. Steve Warren and Pastor Howard Dailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Smellage Cemetery in Boma. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at Crest Lawn Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm until time of services. Mrs. Davis passed from this life on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her home in Cookeville, Tennessee. She was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 30, 1973 to the late Barbara Jean (Jackson) Bowman. Norma “Jean” loved to help family and loved her grandkids. She was a hard worker. Norma was an amazing woman all around and she took care of family and friends and would give you the shirt off her back. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to help with final expenses.
Funeral services for Tammy Anderson, 54, of Cookeville, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Peek Cemetery in the Harmony community of Jackson County, TN. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M., and on Saturday from 12 Noon until time of services. She passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Roane County Medical Center in Harriman, TN. She was born October 5, 1963, in Jackson County, TN, to the late Mattie Scantland and Roy Poston, Sr. She was a homemaker, and attended the Baxter Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Grandparents: George and Maggie Scantland, and Garvis and Julie Poston.
Memorial services for Sherlie Lee Tinch, age 85, of Sparta will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3 PM in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Guest officiating. A private family interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday 1 PM until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Tinch passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Tennessee. He was born Tuesday, November 8, 1932 in Cookeville, Tennessee to the late Herbert Tinch and Jaunita Hinson Tinch. Mr. Tinch served in the US Army during the Korean War. He loved to be outdoors and was an avid hunter. He will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, grandfather, brother and a friend to everyone who knew him.
Funeral services for Ethel Geneva Winebarger, age 84, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday December 17 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the Saylors Cemetery in White County. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Winebarger passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County. She was born January 1, 1933 in Putnam County, TN to the late Joe and Anna Mai Saylors Bartlett. Mrs. Winebarger was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was retired from McCord Winn in Cookeville with over twenty years of service. She had a passion for travel and had visited each of the 49 Continental United States. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Billy Paul Winebarger, and an infant daughter. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Edwin Winebarger of Rickman, Danny and Terry Winebarger, Randy Winebarger, Nathan and Rachel Winebarger, all of Cookeville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Martha Fields of Cookeville, Marsha and Paul Byrge of White County, TN; seven grandchildren, Robbie (Kathleen) Winebarger, Rene (Michael) Coulver, Alex, Adam, Steven, Kimberly, and Michael Winebarger; and special friend, James Dyer. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral services for Clata Elizabeth Parrish Barnes age 48 of Sparta will be conducted 2:00pm Sunday from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 12:00pm Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. James Walker will officiate. Barnes passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence. Elizabeth was born September 25, 1969 in White County to Mary Clata Clark Parrish and the late James Elbert Parrish, Jr. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working on cars. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583 to help with funeral expenses. James Ramsey, Nathan Humphrey, Zach Humphrey, Dakota Barnes, R.J. Lee, Bronson Lee, Danny Grantham, Tina Young will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583 to help with funeral expenses.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Jerry Wayne Overall, 68, of Cookeville, Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1 PM in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-7 PM and Monday 11 AM until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Overall died Wednesday morning, December 13, 2017 at his home. Jerry loved life. His life was filled with love for his beautiful wife, family, good friends and the special love he had for his Grand Sons. Jerry never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need. Fishing, boating, and lake time were his passions. When you were around Jerry you were always guaranteed to leave with a smile.
Funeral services for Willis Dean Cooper, 63 of Baxter will be Monday, December 18 at 1 p.m. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will be in Winchester Family Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends Monday after 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Cooper died Friday, December 15, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born March 5, 1954 in White County to the late Dewey Lee Cooper and Winnie Lee Clouse Cooper Grider. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Joe Smith and a brother Norman Cooper. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired cook with Russell Stover Candy Company of Cookeville. Survivors include his wife of 31 years (Married February 14, 1986 in Putnam County) Carol Burton Cooper of Baxter, daughter Michelle Smith, a son Matthew Cooper both of Cookeville, sisters Nancy Hale and Rita Hale both of Cookeville, brothers and a sister-in-law Junior Cooper and Jackie Cooper both of Cookeville, Bill and Micki Cooper of Lebanon, granddaughter Kaylee Smith, mother Betty Cooper of Cookeville, brother and sisters-in-law Mark and Eleisha Burton and Kay Henley, sister of the heart Doris and Spencer Doss. Rev. Martha Vetitoe will officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral Services For Uneida Durham “Nita” Gentry, Age 68, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, At 11:00 AM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Johnny Jones And Rev. David Harris Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Friends Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Gentry Was Born On March 7, 1949, In Morgan County, Tennessee, To The Late William Dudley And Mable Marie Kennedy Durham. Mrs. Gentry Passed Away On Friday, December 15, 2017, At Her Home. Mrs. Gentry Was A Factory Worker. She Was A Christian And Attended Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church. She Is Survived By Her Husband, Clarence Gentry Of Monterey, TN; 1 Daughter And Son-In-Law, Lora And Tim Flowers Of Banner Springs, TN; 8 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; 3 Sisters And 2 Brothers-In-Law, Vella Mae Ashburn Of The Jonesville Community, Wilma And Harry Herbert Of Boise, ID, Fran And Sam Hall Of Deer Lodge, TN; 2 Brothers And A Sister-In-Law, Rev. Billy And Joan Durham Of Deer Lodge TN, Rocky Durham Of Lancing, TN. In Addition To Her Parents, She Was Preceded In Death By Her Daughter, Melonie Dishmon; And 4 Sisters, Betty Jones, Barbara Norris, Dottie Rice, And Julia Autry. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Monday, December 18, 2017, From 5:00 PM Until 8:00 PM.