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Obituaries For Tuesday, February 13
Mrs. Alice Sewell, age 92 of Cookeville died Sunday February 11, 2018 at 2 a.m. in Signature Health Care Center in Algood. Arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Fred Brown, age 77 of Cookeville died Sunday February 11, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
A receiving of friends for Roy Luna, age 95 of Cookeville, will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. A Private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Luna, former Putnam County Agriculture Extension Agent, passed peacefully on Saturday February 10, 2018 surrounded by his family. Mr. Luna, a World War II Veteran, had just celebrated his 95the birthday with his family and friends at Heritage Point Assisted Living where he lived at the time of his death. Mr. Luna was born in the Old Zion Community of White County to the late Wiley and Annie (England) Luna on January 19the, 1923. Married to the late Mary Hill Cope of the Big Springs community of White County, he leaves behind two daughters Gretchen Luna Gleaves (Bob) of Cookeville, Gwen Luna Rife (Lou) of Nashville and one son Rogers Luna (Cindy) of Cookeville. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Brandon Rife (Sara), Ashley Clayton (Cody) of Nashville and Ava Luna of Cookeville, along with four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Cart Nelson Pettit, age 79 of Knoxville, formlerly of White county, will be conducted 1:00pm cst Thursday, February 15, 2018 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Jericho Cemetery. Mr. Pettit passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Pettit was born March 21, 1938 in Doyle, Tennessee to the late Thomas Wayne & Vica Ree McCormick Pettit. He had a work career that spanned from being an electrical engineer to a sales manager for American General Insurance. Nelson was an avid outdoorsmen loving to camp and water ski but his true joy came from serving his church. He was a member of Central Baptist Church Hixson, Tennessee where served as a deacon, youth director and R.A. director. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a son Jeffrey Cart Pettit and brother Thomas Wayne Pettit. His surviving family includes his wife of nearly 57 years Nancy Nabors Pettit of Knoxville. Son: Roger Nelson Pettit and wife Kristi of Bartlett, TN. Grandchildren: Corey Nelson Pettit of Chicago and Chase Pettit of Bartlett. Sisters: Linda Pettit of Arizona and Nancy Kosee and husband Jerry of Old Hickory. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-7:00pm cst at Hunter Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Gladys P. Mills, age 87, of Cookeville, will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17th in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Marlow Cemetery, McBroom Branch Rd., Baxter, Tennessee. The family will receive friends Friday, February 16th, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. at Presley Funeral Home. She was born November 12, 1930 to the late Ridley and Mattie McHenry. She grew up in the Martin’s Creek community. Mrs. Mills was a homemaker and a babysitter for her six grandchildren and countless other children over the years who affectionately called her Granny Mills. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning. Her family will always remember the chocolate gravy and homemade biscuits that she was known for.
A time of visitation for William Robert “Bobby” Robinson, Jr., age 81 of Sparta, will be held Saturday February 17, 2018 from 2-5:00pm at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home where friends and family can gather to tell stories and celebrate Bobby. At Bobby’s request he will be cremated following the visitation services. Bobby was born September 16, 1946 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late William Robert & Geneva Randolph Robinson. He graduated with a master’s degree from Tennessee Tech University and began a teaching career at Doyle school. After the death of his father, he stopped teaching to help his mother with the family grocery store, Robinson’s Grocery. Bobby was a sports fan, an avid reader, a history buff and a world traveler. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his uncle Charles Robinson and a best friend Ronnie Clark. Memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, PO BOX 90, Sparta, TN 38583 to help the family with expenses.
Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Maxwell Ledbetter, age 62, of Livingston, will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Phyllis Maxwell Ledbetter passed from this life on Monday afternoon, February 12, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Jackson County on September 28, 1955 to Billy and Villa Thompson Maxwell. She was a 1973 graduate of Livingston Academy. She worked in data entry manufacturing rubber stamps and signs. Phyllis was Christian in faith. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, and she enjoyed going to flea market auctions and yard sales. She loved her grandchildren and her cats very much. Phyllis is survived by her son, Bradley Gore and wife Stacey of Cookeville; parents, Billy and Villa Maxwell of Hilham; step-daughter, Marsha Wyatt of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren, Makiyah Gore and Malia Gore; 2 step-grandchildren, Aiden Wyatt and Ashlyn Wyatt; sister, Angela Hester of Livingston, TN; and brother, Billy Maxwell Jr. and wife LouAnn of Hilham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Ledbetter and step-son, Michael Ledbetter Jr. The family will welcome friends on Saturday evening, February 17, 2018 from 4 until 8 p.m.