Friday, April 19, 2019
Happening Now

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.

News Talk 94.1/AM 1600 brings you the daily obituaries each morning, Monday through Saturday, at 7:25am, during The Upper Cumberland This Morning and afternoons at 5:25pm during The Upper Cumberland At 5.

Local news, weather and sports on your way to and from work from News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

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

Obituaries For Thursday, April 18

Rebecca Yvonne Bartlett Milner, age 89 of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Nash, 78 of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday April 19 at the Cookeville First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 until service time both at the church. Mr. Nash passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services for Mr. William Harrison “Billy” Ferrell, age 77, of the Collins Cove Community will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Lacy and Bro. Troy Pennington will officiate. Burial will be in the Harris Chapel Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home. Mr. Billy Ferrell passed from this life on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 from the Overton County Health & Rehab Center. He was born in Overton County on April 28, 1941 to the late Mitchell and Beulah Booher Ferrell. Billy was affiliated with Harris Chapel Church. He worked for many years doing carpentry work and painting. Billy enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and being outdoors. His favorite love was being with his family and friends. Billy leaves behind his loving wife Delta Oakley Ferrell of Livingston; daughters, Sandra Matthews & husband Bob of Rickman, Donna Gentry & husband Randy of Rickman, and Patricia Poteet & husband Gerald of Denton, NC; grandchildren, William Green, Cody Green, and Jessica Poteet; great-grandchildren, Marley Green and Hunter Green; nephew, David Kirby of Hilham. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Kirby.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby L. Trisdale, 89, of Gainesboro, will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. She passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1929, in Jackson County to the late Quarles Head and Mae Head. She was an LPN, and a member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Sister: Louise Spivey; 1 Brother: Curtis J. Head; 2 Grandchildren: Chris Martin and Julie Martin; and the Father of her Children: Gene Trisdale. Survivors include 2 Daughters: Jenny (Danny) Martin of Gainesboro, and Kay (Rob) Jordan of Gainesboro; 2 Grandchildren: Dalton and Cory; 4 Brothers: Joe Head, Edis Head, Dwayne Head, and Willard Head, all of Gainesboro; and 1 Sister: Judy McDowell of Gainesboro. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 P.M. – 9 P.M., and Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by contacting the funeral home.

Graveside Memorial Services For Leva Blaylock, Age 95 Of Monterey, Tennesseee Will Be Conducted At 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 20, 2019 At The Honey Springs Cemetery In Crawford, TN. Rev. Bobby Floyd And Rev. Danny Allen Will Officiate. Mrs. Blaylock Passed Away On Friday, April 12, 2019, At The Standing Stone Care And Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Blaylock Was Born On October 25, 1923, In Crawford, Tennessee, To The Late Dewey And Myrtle Pierce Hargis. Mrs. Blaylock Was A Homemaker And Factory Worker. She Had Worked With Monterey Hosiery Mill, Ely And Walker And Appalachian. She Was Of The Baptist Faith.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Judy Ann Johnson Padgett, age 71, of Livingston will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Craig Green will officiate. Burial will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Judy passed from this life on Monday, April 15, 2019 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born in Overton County to the late Milburn & Tina Johnson. Judy was an LPN for Livingston Regional Hospital for many years. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren dearly. Judy enjoyed thrift stores all over Tenneessee. She loved yard sales, painting, writing songs, church and being a Sunday School Teacher for many years. Judy leaves behind her loving husband, Hoyt Padgett of Livingston; daughters, Holly Padgett of Cookeville, and Katie Ledbetter & husband Nick of Rickman; grandchildren, Eli Kirk, Sam Kirk & wife Candace, Hannah Kirk, Conner Kirk, and Cajun Ledbetter; great grandson, Benjamin Kirk; brother, R.L.Johnson & wife Jonesetta of Allons; sisters, Mary Jo Denton & husband Hal of Cookeville, and Betty Copeland of Rickman. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Art Johnson. The family will welcome friends on Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert “Bobby” Elkins, 87, of Gainesboro, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community. He passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1931, in Gainesboro, to the late Bill Elkins and Lena Elkins. He was married to the late Mildred Lee Smallwood Elkins. He did janitorial work, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers: Charles Elkins and Billy Elkins; and 3 Sisters: Christine Cunningham, Elizabeth Young, and Jean Brown. Survivors include 1 Daughter: Shirley Wade (Jackie) Mathis of Gainesboro; 3 Grandchildren: Shanna Mathis (John) Anderson, Jeremy Mathis, and Joshua Mathis, all of Gainesboro; 4 Great Grandchildren: Titus (Brettianee) Anderson, Elijah Anderson, Norah (Jon) Ledbetter, and Levi Anderson; 1 Great Great Grandson: Silas Walker Anderson; and Nephew: Ben (Donna) Young of Gainesboro, and other nephews and niece in Michigan. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M., and Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services. Memorial donations may be made to the Pharris Cemetery Fund by contacting the funeral home.

Celebration of Life for Arlin “Al” J Conradi, 85 of Baxter, will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose room of TRINITYalgood, 205 W Wall St, Cookeville, TN 38506. Al passed from this life on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. Al was born August 9, 1933, in Homestead, Oklahoma to the late Carl and Martha (Winter) Conradi. Al was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the Lord and you could often find him serving at the Outreach Center of Trinity Assembly of Algood. Al was an avid football fan, especially the the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Titans. He loved to fish and to camp out. Al is survived by: Wife: Pat Conradi; 2 Children: Sally and Nelson Minton, and Roger and Angela Conradi; 2 Grandsons: Joshua and Steven Minton; 2 Granddaughters: Rachel and Emma Conradi; Sister: Marty Prickett. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by 2 Sisters, Doris Duncan, and Carol Meyer. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose room of TRINITYalgood, 205 W Wall St, Cookeville, TN 38506.