Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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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 Wednesday, January 23

Dorothy Emma Cowfer , 88 of Sparta, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Saturday, June 14, 1930 in Hyattsville, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John Forney and the late Catherine Dixon. Survivors include: Son- Michael Cowfer (Lisa) of Fishing Creek, MD; Daughter- Bobbie Jo Kinsey of Sparta; Daughter- Tammy Cowfer (Chuck) of College Park, MD; Granddaughter- Shelby Kinsey of Sparta. The family has chosen cremation. No services are scheduled at this time.

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Wheeler age 84 of Cookeville, will be held on Thursday at 11:00am from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Warren will officiate at the service and family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. The burial will follow in the Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and on Thursday from 9:00am until time of services at 11:00am. Mr. Eugene Wheeler was born on January 27, 1934 in Putnam County TN, to the late Haskel and Sadie Mae Bryant Wheeler. He passed away on January 22, 2019 in Sparta TN.

Funeral Services For John Jackson, Age 75, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Thursday, January 24, 2019, At 12:00 Noon From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Phipps Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Sand Springs Memorial Gardens With Full Military Honors Provided By The Veterans Honor Guard. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, From 5:00 PM Until 8:00 PM.

Funeral services for Mrs. Reda Mae Judd, age 87, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday January 24 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Jeremiah Tatum will officiate. Interment will follow at Smryna Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. and again Thursday from 12 noon until service time. Mrs. Judd passed away Sunday evening January 20, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services For Jeff Lawson, Age 52, Of Mayland, Will Be Conducted On Friday, January 25, 2019, At 12:00 Noon From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Pastor Ralph Reagan Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Mayland Cemetery. Mr. Lawson Was Born On September 24, 1966, In Monterey, To Gary Lawson Of Glade Creek, And The Late Shirlyn Auda Swallows Lawson. Mr. Lawson Passed Away On Monday, January 21, 2019. Mr. Lawson Was Owner/Operator Of Lawson Logging. In Addition To His Father, He Is Survived By His Wife, Mary Ford Lawson Of Mayland; 2 Daughters, Ashley Lawson Of Mayland, Jessica Lawson Of Mayland; 1 Son, Eli Lawson Of Mayland; Sister And Brother-In-Law, Karen And Ron Houston Of Glade Creek; Brother, Steve Lawson Of Pleasant Hill; Nieces And Nephews, Josh, Justin, Savanna, Shelby, Aiden, Bryson, Cameron And Chloe; Great Nieces And Nephews, Haley, Jace, Shyla, Wade, Jase And Caroline. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Friday, January 25, 2019, From 10:00 AM Until Time Of Services At 12:00 Noon.

Funeral Services for Charles C. Goines, age 65 of Sparta, will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in the Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery. The Family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday Evening. Mr. Goines passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1953 in Sparta, Tenn to the late Cass and Mary Etta Howell Goines.

Funeral services for Brenda Sue Benson, age 73 of Algood, TN, will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00PM from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Brotherton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 4:00-9:00PM and Friday 11:00AM till time of the service at 1:00PM. Bro. Ray Young, Bro. Tex Boles, and Bro. Harold Robinson will officiate. Mrs. Benson passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her residence. Brenda Sue Benson was born on September 19, 1945 in Putnam County, Tennessee to the late George Thomas and Ada Ethel (West) Sweat. She worked for the Russell Stovers Factory.

Celebration of Life for Patsy A. Janes, 77, of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm at New Beginning Assembly of God with Bro. Myron Greer officiating. Patsy passed from this life on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am until time of service at New Beginning Assembly of God.

Memorial services for John Richard Moore, age 62, of Cookeville will be held Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Chaplain Dwight Henry officiating. There will be no public visitation. Richard passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at his home in Cookeville, Tennessee. Richard was born Sunday, March 18, 1956 in Bradenton, Florida to Mary Jacqueline Ernest Moore and the late John Allen Moore Jr.

A memorial service for Marie Ann Brock Gambrell, age 72 of Sparta, will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sparta. Marie passed away on January 15, 2019, at her home in Sparta at the age of 72 after a brief illness. Marie was born in Huntsville, Alabama to Perry Earl Brock and Beulah Mae Doney Brock on February 26, 1946. She is preceded in death by her parents, and beloved husband, James, of almost 38 years. Marie was a homemaker who also worked with James, who was a self-employed mechanic. Marie is survived by her two devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Jerry O’Connor of Sparta, and Jamie and Jeremy Harmon of Knoxville. Marie was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in October 2009 and loved attending the Kingdom Hall. She was faithful until the end and enjoyed sharing her faith with others. She always enjoyed the hugs from the brothers and sisters and holding all the babies. Marie’s favorite things were a little rooster named Penny, gardening, growing flowers, her squirrels and birds, couponing, and cooking. A visitation with family begins at 1:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Kingdom Hall.

A Memorial Service for Kathy Lynn Taylor, 56 of Sparta, will be held at 3pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Kathy passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at her home. She was born Tuesday, July 31, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Adams and the late Johnnie Shoupe. Survivors include: Son- Josh Taylor (C.K) of Sparta; Sister- Sandra Brown of Sparta; Brother- Randel “Bo” Adams (Lori) of Sparta; Sister- Karen Jackson (Jeff) of Sparta; Brother-in-Law- Gary Slatten of Sparta; Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Libby Slatten, brother-in-law, Roger Brown, and a nephew, Darryl “Toad” Brown. The family will welcome friends from 2pm until time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial service for James Shannon Johnson, age 46, of Bloomington Springs will be held Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. He was born Sunday, November 26, 1972 in Cookeville to the late Troy Johnson and Dimple Blaylock Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Hunter Cade ; brothers, Timothy Robertson and Mike Robertson. Shannon is survived by his daughter, Chelsea Robinson and husband Daniel; two grandsons, Landyn and Gracyn; a granddaughter, Oaklyn; brothers, Bill ( Cindy) Johnson, Shane (Christy) Johnson, Adam Johnson and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Presley Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.