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Obituaries For Friday, May 25
Mr. Donald Gorden Bennett, age 73 of Sparta, passed away Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at NHC of Sparta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Michael Bruce Sweet, 64 of Cookeville, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The celebration of life services for Lonnie Dale Spivey, 64 of Gainesboro, will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. After the burial service, there will be a dinner at the Fairview Community Center for family and friends. Lonnie passed away surrounded with love by his family on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 30, 1954 in Gainesboro. Lonnie was an incredible husband, father, and friend to many. He worked for Highways Inc. for 34 years. He believed firmly that you worked hard for what you wanted. In his spare time, he enjoyed taking care of his horses, playing guitar, collecting guns and knives, and spending time with his family. Lonnie leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend, Martha Spivey; Sons Jason Spivey and wife April, Anthony Spivey, Brandon Spivey and fiancée Erica, Steven Spivey, and Jason Frasier and fiancée Alex; Daughters Paige Buck and husband Bobby and Macy Smit and husband Derrick; mother Ruth Carmack; sister Betty Sue McKee and husband James; brother-in-law Roland Heady; Grandchildren Alyssa, AJ, Lilly, Levi, Marley, Allibeth, Colton, Averie, Tyler, Cameron, Carter, and Eva; Great-grandchild Liam. Lonnie was preceded in death by his father Winton Spivey, brother Harold Spivey, and sister Joann Heady and numerous aunts and uncles. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4 to 8 P.M. and Friday, May 25, 2018 from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M.
A graveside service for Mr. James Edward Brown, age 70, of Hilham will be conducted at Campground Cemetery on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 3 P.M. The family will meet at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home at 1 P.M. before the service, and visitation will be conducted at the graveside service. Bro. Doug Hawkins will officiate. Mr. Brown passed from this life on Thursday morning, May 24, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded with his loved ones. He was born in Jackson County, Tennessee, on September, 18, 1947, to the late Lester and Georgia Barlow Brown. Mr. Brown dearly loved his family and spending time with them, enjoyed fishing, and spent time wood working. He was a block and brick mason, plumber, electrician, welder, mechanic, carpenter, and Jack of all trades.
Graveside services for Mrs. Doris Worley Gamble, age 94 of Sparta, will be held, 10:00 am Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Dwight Fuqua officiating the service. Doris passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga. She was born November 5, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late William Logan and Rowena Harrison Worley. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Dave Gamble. Doris worked at the White County Hospital as a Inpatient Insurance Clerk for 16 years, was the office manager for American Red Cross for 10 years, also worked at Walgreens in Sparta, and enjoyed teaching line dancing. She loved being in plays at the Cookeville Drama Center. She appeared in “The Miracle Worker”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “The Man Who Came to Dinner”. She is survived by her nephews: Rick LeBleu, Greg LeBleu & wife Lori, David Worley & wife Joan, Jerry Worley & wife Kathie, and Logan Worley ; Niece: Joann Breismeister; along with other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services and interment for Mrs. Betty Ann Howell, age 87, of Cookeville, will be 11 a.m. Saturday May 26 at the Cookeville City Cemetery. Mrs. Howell passed away Wednesday evening May 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the cemetery. She was born June 30, 1930 in Cookeville, TN to the late Arnold and Lola Stewart Flatt. She and her late husband, Richard, were longtime members of Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Betty was always supportive of her husband’s military career and involvement in masonic work. She was also a member of the Cookeville Chapter 152 Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Tommy Haile; son and daughter-in-law, Richard D. Jr.and Carolyn Howell, all of Cookeville; and grandson, Ricky (Taylor) Howell III of Strawberry Plains, TN; and sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Floyd Norrod of Rickman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Donald (Dick) Howell Sr; and two brothers, Harlen and Bill Flatt. The family would like to convey their gratitude to special caregivers, Alene Edgington and Tiffany Hyde; Dr. Ernest Buchanan, Brittany and staff; Bethesda HealthCare. Memorial contribution may be made to the Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter 2650 Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Graveside services for Mr. Curtis J. Head, 84, of Jackson County, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, May 26 at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 P.M. at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home and on Saturday at 2 P.M. at the cemetery. He passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN. He was born February 19, 1934, in Gainesboro, TN, to the late Quarles and Mae Head. He was married for 50 years to Frances M. Head, who survives. He was an electrician, and
loved to coon hunt.
Memorial services for Ed Edenfield, age 66, of Baxter, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday June 9 at Cookeville First Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home and again Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Mr. Edenfield passed away Thursday morning May 24, 2018 at his home.