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Obituaries For Wednesday, January 17
A.G. Bowman Jr., Age 88, Of Hanging Limb, Passed Away On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 At Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Lillian Mahan Bush, age 86 of Cookeville will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 11 AM in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Rev. John Davis will officiate. Mrs. Bush’s family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM and after 9 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. She died Monday January 15, 2018 in NHC of Cookeville. She was born August 25, 1931 in Baxter, Tennessee to the late William Tilman and Floy D. Crawford Mahan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Lehman Denton Bush in 1999, sister Bobbie Ford, brother Billy Mahan. She was a graduate of Baxter Seminary. She attended Baxter church of Christ and Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Bush worked several years at the former CM Clothing in Cookeville and later retired from South Willow Auto Clinic.
She enjoyed time with family especially the grandchildren, gardening, the pleasures of a simple life. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s of Tennessee 1459 Interstate Drive Suite 211, Cookeville, TN 38501 or Food to the Rescue 370 South Lowe Avenue Suite A391, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Funeral Services For Lester Swafford, Age 65, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Thursday, January 18, 2018, At 12:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Floyd Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Swafford Was Born On July 6, 1952, In Monterey, Tennessee, To The Late Jack And Viola Marie Stamps Swafford. Mr. Swafford Passed Away On Monday, January 15, 2018, At His Home. Mr. Swafford Was A Truck Driver And Had Worked With Institutional Wholesale And Charles Chips. He Is Survived By, 3 Daughters, Misty Tetley Of Monterey, TN, Shelly (And Frank) Phipps Of Crossville, TN, Heather Swafford Of Clarkrange, TN; 3 Sons, Jody Mike Swafford of Clarkrange, TN, Jason Swafford Of Monterey, TN, Cody (And Jalina) Swafford Of Hunter Airfield Base, Savannah, GA; 14 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Betty Sue Allen Of Ohio; Brother, Robert Swafford Of Monterey, TN. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By 3 Sisters, Debbie Edwards, Ruth Liendecker, And Mary Frances Harvey; And 2 Brothers, Donald And Harold Swafford. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Thursday, January 18, 2018, From 10:00 AM Until Time Of Services At 12:00 PM.
Funeral services for Mrs. Annelle Bockman Jett, age 81 of Sparta, will be conducted 2:00pm Thursday, January 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Sparta with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 11:00am Thursday at the church. Andrew Smith, Rev. Vance Johnson and Ernest Robertson will officiate. Mrs. Jett was born August 2, 1936 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Bailey & Christine Jarvis Bockman. She worked in the White County Educational System for over 25 years, most notably at White County High School. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta. Mrs. Jett enjoyed swimming, singing, traveling, making crafts and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband John Lyndell Jett and a brother William Trousdale Bockman.
Funeral Services For Charlie Mae Jernigan, Age 89, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Friday, January 19, 2018, At 11:00 AM At The Monterey First Baptist Church. Interment Will Follow In The Welch Memorial Cemetery. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Thursday, January 18, 2018, From 5:00 PM Until 7:00 PM And At Monterey First Baptist Church On Friday, January 19, 2018, From 10:00 AM Until Time Of Services At 11:00 AM. A Complete Obituary Will Be Posted When Arrangements Are Finalized.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dorkus Wright, age 92, of Cookeville, will be at 11 a.m. on Friday January 19 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Paran Cemetery in Overton County. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. and again Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Wright passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.
Funeral services for Rev. Donald Lee Cobb, age 80, of Rickman will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 from the Cookeville First Baptist Church. Rev. Scott McKinney & Rev. Bill Stone will officiate. The family will welcome friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 9 p.m., then on Friday from 12 noon until time of services at the Cookeville First Baptist Church. Burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Rev. Cobb passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2018, at the UT Knoxville Medical Center, with his loving wife and children by his side. He was born December 18, 1937 in Ellis County, Oklahoma to the late Lenard Harrison & Elva Belle Arthurs Cobb. Donald was a 1956 graduate of Shattuck High School. Donald grew up on a farm in Oklahoma where they raised cattle and traveled from farm to farm as Wheat Crop Harvesters. It was on one of those many harvest that he received the call from God saying, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of Men. He then started his 56 years of service to the Lord by attending the Oklahoma Baptist University, where he would meet the love of his life Ms. Jeanina Grace Meriwether. In August of 1959 they were married. His first church he started preaching at was Kickapoo Indian Baptist Church, where he started as a student in seminary. He and Jeanina then traveled to Wolf Creek Baptist Church, where he preached part time and worked for the Ford Motor Company and started their family. He had an offer to preach full time at Portland Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. A few years later they would move to Smiths Spring Baptist Church, then too Black Oak Baptist Church. In 1980 Rev. Cobb took the full time preaching job in Belle West Virginia, at the Witcher Baptist Church where he joined the local Belle Fire Department. A couple more years down the road they moved to Henderson Kentucky to Audubon Baptist Church. In 1987, he moved to a small town called Livingston, Tennessee where he would spend the next 27 years of his life teaching the good news of Christ, at the Livingston First Baptist Church, retiring in 2014.
A Celebration of Life for Mary Florence Ford, age 93, of Cookeville will be held Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Mark Charlton of Locust Grove Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and at Presley Funeral Home. Mary Florence Ford passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Cookeville, surrounded by her loved ones. Mrs. Ford was born Saturday, August 09, 1924 in Cookeville, Tennessee to Albert Stewart and Lola V. Bandy Stewart. Florence was a mother and homemaker, and loved and was loved by her large family. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, watching birds, word search puzzles, Chihuahuas (especially Mitzi, her constant companion for many years), singing, walking, and being outdoors in nature. She was a longtime member of Locust Grove Church of Christ. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Memorial services for Mr. Jeremy Ray Zinsky, age 44 of Pigeon Forge, formerly of Sparta, will be conducted 3:00pm Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Doyle Nazarene Church. The family will receive friends from 10:00am until service time Saturday at the church. Tracy Curtis will officiate. Mr. Zinksy passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Lecont Medical Center in Sevierville, Tennessee. Jeremy was born January 24, 1973 in Warren, Michigan. He was realtor for Tree Tops Resorts and excelled at timeshare real estate sales. Jeremy held a fifth degree blackbelt in Karate and also served as an instructor, he was proud of his close relationships he had with his students as their Sensei.
A memorial service for Janet Randolph, 85, of Cedar Park, Texas, formerly of Algood, will be held in Carr Chapel of Tennessee Bible College on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4pm, visitation will be held from 2pm to 4pm. In lieu of flowers you might kindly consider a donation to the National MS Society (214 Overlook Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027) or Tennessee Bible College (PO Box 865, Cookeville, TN 38503).
Celebration Of Life Services For Delbert Butson, Age 81, Of Mayland, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Sunday, January 28, 2018, At 4:00 PM At The Monterey United Methodist Church, 124 North Holly Street, Monterey Tennessee. Rev. Denna Hornby Will Officiate. Mr. Butson Was Born On April 27, 1936, In Platteville, Wisconsin, To The Late William And Marie Masbruch Butson. Mr. Butson Passed Away On Thursday, January 11, 2018, At His Home. Mr. Butson Was An Educator Working For Over 20 Years In Michigan And 20 Years In Florida; Serving As Superintendent In Dryden, Michigan. He Was A Member Of FFA And Cumberland Mountain Sam’s Club, And Former Boy Scout Leader. He Attended Monterey United Methodist Church. He Is Survived By, 2 Daughters, Diana (And Al) Ritt Of Longmont, CO, Danette Butson Of Mayland, TN; 2 Sons, Dale (And Mary) Buston Of Fairfield Glade, TN, Duane Butson Of Crossville, TN; 2 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Della Mae Goke Of Chicago, IL; And Brother, Walter Butson Of Lone Rock, WI. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Wife, Donna May Holmes Butson; And Sister, Emmy Lou Probst. In Lieu Of Flowers, The Family Request Memorials Be Given To Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., PO Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939. The Family Will Receive Friends At The Monterey United Methodist Church On Sunday, January 28, 2018, From 3:00 PM Until Time Of Services At 4:00 PM.