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We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

Here are the latest obituaries and notices as provided by the funeral homes serving Cookeville, Baxter, Monterey, Sparta, Gainesboro and Livingston.

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Obituaries For Tuesday, November 30

Ms. Elsie Crawford, age 87 of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday November 30, 2021, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Issac Quay, age 75 of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday November 30, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Elton Stout, age 90 of Silver Point, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Christopher Shane Barrett, age 47 of Quebeck, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Nashville. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Barrett was born in Smithville to the late Judy Sparkman Snodgrass and Randy Barrett. He was an electrician and mechanic by trade. Anyone who really knew him would say that he was one of the most intelligent men they knew. He helped shape his brother into the man he is today through all the wrongs and rights of life. He will be truly missed by many. Survivors include a brother, Derek Barrett.

Mrs. Melissa Benton, age 54 of Baxter, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at her home. Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Benton was born Monday, December 19, 1966, in Cookeville, the daughter of Jimmy Phy and Carolyn Maynard Phy. Melissa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She loved to travel everywhere and anywhere. She enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything. Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Nick Benton; two daughters, Charity (Ron) Bowie and Emily (Kyler) Davis; two sons, Dustin Bradly (Tiffany) Benton and Kevin (Megan) Benton. She was preceded in death by a son, Zachary Benton.

Mr. Cha Minh Ngo, age 85 of Cookeville, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his home. Private family services will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. Ngo was a Central Intelligence Officer, teacher, journalist and author. He had books published of poetry and literary philosophy, as well as articles, poems, and short novels in major journals. Later in life, he became a senior computer analyst in St. Paul, MN, and lectured worldwide on computer networking for AT&T, NCR, Comten, and Bell South. He was a tennis enthusiast and an active community organizer. Survivors include two daughters, Trinh Dicken and husband, Dr. Donald Dicken, of Kennewick, WA, and Trang Claussen and husband, Paul Claussen, of Atlanta, GA; two sons, Dr. Thuy Ngo and wife, Le Ngo, of Cookeville, and Dr. Huan Ngo of New Haven, CT.

Graveside services for Mr. Jeff Lynn Eller, age 65 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m., at Stewart Cemetery. Mr. Eller passed away on November 23, 2021, at his residence. He was born February 27, 1956, in Putnam County, to the late Nancy Jane Fultz. Survivors include an aunt, Pearl Jones; uncle, Donald Hayes.

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Chaffin, age 62 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow in Brown’s Mill Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at his home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Claude Thomas “Tommy” Davis, age 64 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Davis passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born December 31, 1956, in Monterey, to the late Clifford and Geneva Baldwin Davis. Tommy was a graduate of Clarkrange High School. He worked in sales, and was a baker at Ralph’s Donuts alongside his good friend, Ralph, for over 20 years. He enjoyed football and politics. Survivors include a son, Cory Davis; daughter, Amy Davis West and husband, Brad, of Cookeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lee Davis. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

A memorial gathering for Ms. Deborah Marie Hickey, age 61 of Sparta, will be held Tuesday, November 30, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Ms. Hickey passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville. She was born September 2, 1960, in Brawley, CA, the daughter of the late Elbert and Janet Taecker Hickey. Survivors include two sons, Elbert Lee Beasley (Stephanie) and Randy Beasley II, both of Sparta.

Funeral services for Mr. Kennie Ray White, age 83 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 3:00 p.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. Mr. White passed away Friday, November 26, 2021. He was born April 2, 1938, in Delbarton, WV, to the late John Freelan White and Vicie Catherine (Justice) White. As a Ford Motor Company retiree, Kennie loved mechanics and enjoyed working on small engines, lawnmowers, and vehicles. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Jeanette (Jones) White; daughters, Brenda (Mike) Rettig of Napoleon, OH, and Kimberly White of Cookeville; sons, Freelan (Shawn) White of Plymouth, MI, Darrell (Allison) White of Cookeville, and Jeremy (Elizabeth) Harshman-White of Las Vegas, NV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Harshman. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Mr. David Harold Price, age 75 of Sparta, will be held Wednesday, December 1, at 11:00 a.m., from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors by the Veterans’ Honor Guard will follow in Saylors Cemetery. Mr. Price passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Hunter Funeral Home.

Visitation for Mr. A. B. Carrington, age 87 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, December 1, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held Thursday at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Carrington passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service for Ms. Doris Marie Weddleton, age 75 of Cookeville and formerly of Everett, MA, will be held Wednesday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m., from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Ms. Weddleton passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Thursday, July 4, 1946, in Everett, MA, the daughter of the late Wesley and Caroline (Masse) Cordwell. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, other family members, friends, and her dog, Coco. She loved cooking, watching Hawaii Five-O and game shows on TV. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Denise Griffin of Nashua, NH, and Sharon and Kenneth McNeil of Cookeville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Angela Poste of Lynn, MA, Edward Poste, Jr. of Everett, MA, and John and Melissa Poste, of Londonderry, NH. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Walter Tindle, Jr., age 46 of Sparta, will be held Wednesday, December 1, at 6:00 p.m., from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. In honor of Tommy’s wishes, he will be cremated following the funeral service. Mr. Tindle passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his residence. He was born October 6, 1975, in Smithville, to Thomas Walter Tindle, Sr. and the late Carolyn Reece Ballew. Tommy was a good husband, father and provider. He was a humble person that would give the shirt off of his back to those in need. He was a truck driver for many years, and he loved his trucking family. Survivors include his wife of nearly 23 years, Charline Tindle of Sparta; children, Angel Ann Tindle, Victoria Hope Tindle and Diamond Fulton, all of Sparta; father, Tommy Walter Tindle, Sr. of Kentucky. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Hunter Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life for Ms. Sheryl Sinor-Minshew, age 62 of Livingston, will be Saturday, December 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Ms. Minshew passed away Monday, November 30, 2021, at her home. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

A memorial service for Mr. Alexander Carl Grebel, affectionately known by “Al” to family and friends, age 84 of Sparta, will be Monday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m., at Christpoint Church in Sparta. Mr. Grebel passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at his residence. He was as born October 25, 1937 in Neptune, NJ, to the late Carl and Paula Grebel. He owned Al Grebel Plumbing and Heating in Sparta for over 40 years. Al was active in the community and founded the Gracemoor House in Sparta. He and his wife were original, active members of Christpoint Church, and he proudly served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Wasp. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Grace Weeden Grebel; three sons, Alexander C. “Alex” Grebel, Jr. and wife, Kim, Steven Michael Grebel and Richard Alan Grebel. There is no planned visitation prior to the service.