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Obituaries For Wednesday, February 22
William P. Swansiger, 60 of Crossville, Tennessee passed from this life Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at his home in Crossville, Tennessee. Mr. Swansiger was born Friday, September 21, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of the late William and Jane Esther (Horner) Swansiger. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Brother, He worked several years as an auto body repair man. He was a very humble and honest person who was very true to his family and friends and always strived to take care of his family. William had chosen cremation and a Memorial Service may be held at a later date in Florida.
Bob Michielsen, 82, of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Signature Health Care. Bob was born in Randolph, New York on Thursday, November 22, 1934 to the late Lola (Arrance) Sullivan and the late Hector Robert Michielsen. Bob chose cremation and the family followed his wishes and a memorial service will be held March 18, 2017.
Funeral services for Garry Wayne Cronk, age 63, of Cookeville will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Tracy Langford officiating.
Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Wednesday, from 10:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home. Garry passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee following extended illness. He was born Saturday, October 10, 1953 in Baxter, Tennessee to the late Richard Cronk Jr. and Ruby Callie Presley Cronk. Garry will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend. He worked at Putnam County Highway Department for over twenty-eight years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two brothers, Morris and Horace Cronk; three sisters, Lois Murray, Joyce James, and Doris Fleming. He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Velma Sue Wallace Cronk; son, Terry Lynn Cronk and his wife, Carol; daughter, Amy Michelle Cronk, and fiance Tracy Hyzer, all of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Haley Cronk, Tyler Hyzer, Deven Cronk, and Mia Hyzer; special life long friend, Bobby Raymer.
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Delon Smith, age 84 of Allons, will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2017 starting at 5 PM until 9 PM. Officiating will be Bro. David Brown. The family has chosen cremation after the services. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers please make donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or of your choice. Mr. Smith passed away Saturday night February 19, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Mr. Smith was born in Allons, Overton Co., TN to the late Walter and Mary Sells Smith on October 30, 1932. Walter Delon served in the Navy and was a truck driver.
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie Howard Chilton age 66 of Monroe will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Mr. Chilton passed from this life on Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. He loved being with his family and his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching westerns on TV, driving his truck and working on his cars. Mr. Jimmie Howard Chilton is survived by his wife, Linda Chilton of Monroe, TN; son, Jimmie Devon Chilton & wife Regina of Alpine, TN; daughter, Alesha Dillon & husband Matt of Riddleton, TN; grandchildren, Stormy, Dylan, Jeremy, Zeke, Luke, Lilly and Suzy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Martha Allene Dulworth Chlton; brother, Willie Chilton and sister, Brenda Jo Chilton.
Funeral services for Ms. Joyce Maxine Clark, age 79 of Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Sparta, will be conducted 3:00pm, Thursday, February 23, 2017 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Upper Cherry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00pm until service time at Hunter Funeral Home. Clark passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton.