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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 are presented by Presley Funeral Home, West Jackson Street in Cookeville.

Obituaries For Friday, February 15

A celebration life for Georgia Lee (Colburn) McCurdy, 63 of Cookeville, will be held at Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. Georgia entered into eternal peace on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Georgia was born on October 10, 1955 in Grand Rapids, MI, to Leon & Marian Colburn. She graduated from Caledonia High School in 1974. On June 29, 1974 she married Richard Oliver McCurdy, Sr. in Alaska, MI. Georgia dedicated her life to Christ and was a servant to all those around her. Visitation with the family will be from 9-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Kindred Hospice at 750 E Spring Street, Suite B, Cookeville, TN or to Willow Avenue Church of Christ.

Funeral services for Loama Heiskell, age 89, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday February 16 at Dyer Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crest lawn Cemetery. Loama passed away Thursday morning February 14, 2019 at her residence. She was born October 17, 1929 in Celina. to the late Francis and Loree Smith Dubree. Loama attended Bloomington Springs Church of Christ and Holladay Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and caregiver. She is survived by her daughter, Dewanna (Kenneth) Whitfield of Smithville; son, Ronald Earl Fox of Lexington; sister, Betty Dubree of Smithville; brother-in-law, Rellon Farris of Sparta; grandchildren, Shaunna (Jess) Kirby, Nina (John) Boles, and Autumn Whitfield; great-grandchildren, Clay and Colton Kirby, Maeloree Kirby, Canaan Gibson, Legacy, Legend, and Liberty Boles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Fox; second husband, Keith Heiskell; two brothers, Omer and Lex Dubree; sister, Sue Farris; brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Jean Alcorn. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Funeral services for George Malcolm Savage, age 89 of Sparta, will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, February 16 at First Baptist Church 308 North Spring St, Sparta TN, with visitation from 2:00-4:00PM also at First Baptist. Savage finished his earthly life February 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was a leader in his church and community and will be fondly remembered for his generosity, work ethic, business sense, and his love and devotion for God, his church, and his family. He set a strong example for many to follow, persevering through hard times and humble good times. He was born October 24th, 1930 to William Washington and Alice Vance Savage in Doyle,Tennessee. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, with 3 years of active duty. He had a successful career in the clothing manufacturing business spanning over 62 years, including 20 years as Eastern Division Manager with Spartan Manufacturing, 22 years as a managing partner of Sutton Shirt Company, and 12 years as president of River States Inc, where he retired. George was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Church, and also a leader in the community. He was Past Master at Masonic Lodge #496 in Byrdstown, TN. He also was a member of the White County Shriners Club. He spent 18 years as a board member for the Cookeville Rescue Mission. George was very involved in the local business economy, serving on the White Co Industrial Board for 18 years and the White Co Economic Development Board. He also was a member of the White / Van Buren Cattlemen’s Association. Upon retirement, he spent the majority of his years raising Polled Hereford Cattle, and enjoyed every minute of it. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, via George Savage Memorial Fund.

Funeral services for Cecil Lee Allen, age 92 of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00PM from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 3:00-9:00PM and Sunday from 7:00AM until time of the service at 2:00PM. Cecil Lee Allen was born in Putnam County, TN on January 3, 1927 to the late Charlie Cooper and Nellie (Bean) Allen. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked for the State as an Tax Auditor. The family would like to request any memorial donations be made to the Veterans Honor Guard.B

Funeral services for Rose Lee Herren Anderson, age 91, of Cookeville, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday February 17 at Dyer Funeral Home. Dr. Joe Herren and Bro. Clarence Deloach will officiate. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson passed away Thursday evening February 14, 2019 at her home. Her family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula (Lou) M Conner, age 81, of Algood, will be at 1 p.m. Monday February 18 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Algood City Cemetery. Mrs. Conner passed away Thursday morning February 14, 2019 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Conner was born June 17, 1937 in Overton County to the late George Flemons Wilson and Rebecca Jane Ray Wilson. She was member of Algood Church of Christ. She formerly owned and operated Lou’s Hair Fashions in Algood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Gibson, and Tean Pickenbrock; four brothers, Norman, Clayton, Bethel, and Thurman Wilson; and step-granddaughter, Nicole Rachelle Huddleston. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Conner, whom she married December 21, 1963 in Livingston; son, Jimmy (Evelyn) Conner of Cookeville; daughter, Tammy Conner of Cookeville; and step-grandson, Jacob Tyler Huddleston. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. and again Monday from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Haven Homes, 2311 Wakefield Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501.

A Celebration of Life Service for Yasuko “Tie” Winfree, age 86, of Baxter, will be held Monday, February 18th at 6 pm in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Wills officiating. Tie passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Tie was born on January 28, 1933 in Hokkaido, Japan. She was the daughter of the late Taro Koga and Nobu Hayashida Koga. The family later moved to Koga, Japan where she grew up. She married Leo Winfree of Baxter in 1952. She met Leo in Japan during his service in the Korean War. Tie has been a resident of Baxter since 1954 and became an American citizen in 1963. She worked for 40 years, of which the last 30 years were spent in the cafeteria at Baxter Elementary School. Tie attended and was baptized at Baxter United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the community, always ready to feed and care for whomever entered their home. Tie enjoyed traveling back to Japan, fishing, crafts, hosting visiting Japanese students, and loving her family. She was a wonderful, loving, and devoted wife, mother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. Tie is survived by her husband, Leo Winfree, her four children, Alvin Winfree (Julie), Keith Winfree, Scott Winfree (Stephanie), and Amy Wheelock (Tim), thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, and six siblings. The family will receive friends on Monday the 18th, from 4pm until the time of service at 6pm at Presley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at

Memorial services for Mr. Robert Lee Nokes, age 80 of Quebeck, will be held at 3pm on Friday, February 22, 2019, in the chapel of Oak Lawn Funeral Home with James Dukes officiating. Mr. Nokes passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Born Thursday, December 22, 1938 in Nashville, he was the son of the late Carroll Nokes and the late Bertha Woodard Nokes. Mr. Nokes, better known as “Elvis”, grew up in Nashville and moved to White County 43 years ago. He retired from Robert Orr / Sisco after 35 years of service. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Surviving family members include: wife – Donna Maggard Nokes of Sparta; son – Mike Nokes of Quebeck; four grandchildren – Amanda, Brittany, Christen and Cody; sister – Wanda of Nashville; brother – Richie of Nashville; Eight great grandchildren also survive. A period of visitation with the family will be held Friday, prior to the service, from 2 until 3pm at the funeral home.