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Obituaries For Thursday, July 19
Mr. Donald “Don” Barry Fishler, 74 of Cookeville, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his home in Cookeville. Don was born Monday, February 28, 1944 in Mount Vernon, New York, he was the son of the late Louis and Ruth Regina (Isaacs) Fishler. Don was a loving husband, dad, and poppy. His gentle ways, generous, loving heart, laughter, and sweet smile will be forever missed. Don faced illness and the challenges it brought with admirable strength and courage. Don is survived by: Wife: “Jen” (Smith) Fishler; 2 Sons: Adam Mack and Melissa Charney, Louis Brett and Lydia Charney; Daughter: Debbi and Andy Dean; 4 Grandsons: Barry “Tye” and Hilary Fishler, Drew Dean, Billy Charney, Jake Charney; 4 Granddaughters: Faith, Christina, and Amanda Dean and Sophia Charney; 2 Great-Grandchildren: Logan and Noah Fishler; Sister: Judith and Robert Gotthelf; A host of nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents. Don chose cremation, the family followed his wishes and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Donations are asked to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Harold Lane, age 91, of Cookeville will be held Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with grandsons, Brett Flowers and Bryan Street officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial. Mr. Lane passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Cookeville at his daughter’s home following extended illness. He was born Friday, November 05, 1926 in Cookeville to the late Early Lane and Emma Smith Lane. In 2002, after the passing of his wife, Dimple, he moved to his farm in Overton County. He enjoyed living on the farm and caring for the cattle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Dimple Guess Lane; sister, MC Gentry; four brothers, UL Lane, Doc (Noah) Lane, JD Lane, and James Lane. He is survived by: daughter, Debbie (Clyde) Flowers; grandsons, Bryan (Amanda) Street and Brett (Danielle) Flowers; great-grandsons, Ty Street, Taylor Street, and Eli Flowers, all of Cookeville; nephew, John Lane; niece, Linda Brooks. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Friday, July 20, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Presley Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela “Angie” Huddleston, 57 of Baxter, will be held Friday July 20th at 1 p.m. in the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Angie’s family will receive friends Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Funeral service for Willard Cal Overstreet, age 84 from Fentress County, will be at 1 p.m. Friday July 20 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Turner and Pastor Shane Warren officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Willard met his Lord and Savior face to face surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2018. He was born November 3, 1933 to the late Estel Claude and Minerva Asborne Kennedy Overstreet, one of fourteen children. Willard’s family will receive friends Thursday from 5- 8 p.m. and again Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Life Gathering for Mr. Bob Melgar, age 71 of Monterey, will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Bob passed from this life Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his home in Monterey. He was born Sunday, June 1, 1947 in New York City, New York, he was the son of the late Robert and Rosalie Melgar. He is survived by his wife of 26 years: Debbie (Gothelf) Melgar of Monterey; 1 Daughter: Star Melgar of Miami, FL; 3 Sons and 2 Daughters-in-law: Bobby and Laura Melgar of Miami, FL, Brandon and Alissa Hegele of Boyton Beach, FL, James Melgar of California; 4 Grandchildren: Robert Melgar, Rory Hegele, Hannah Melgar, Jackson Hegele; 1 Sister and Brother-in-law: Margie and Rene Cruz of Florida. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother: Daniel Melgar.
Funeral services for Mr. James Marion Linder, age 69, of Livingston will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, July 21, at Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Linder Cemetery. Mr. Linder passed on Monday, July 16, 2018. He was born in Overton County, May 4, 1949 to the late Roy and Ermer Almonrode Linder. He enjoyed coon hunting, playing guitar, and going to church. James leaves his brothers, Sylvester Linder & wife Louise of Livingston, Roger Linder of Livingston, Wayne Linder of Livingston, sisters Martha Crabtree of Livingston, Lois Cantrell and husband J.C. of Livingston, Anna Ogletree of Livingston, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife Cornelia Linder, brothers Ernest Linder, and Edward Linder. The family will welcome friends from 10 A.M. until time of service at 2 P.M. Saturday July 21, 2018 at Speck Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the family by contacting Speck Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mr. Donald “Don” Richmond Walker, age 58 of Sparta, will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with a Military Honors’ service by the Veterans’ Honor Guard. Don passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. Don was born April 7, 1960 to Hollis Richmond & Mary Frances Poteet Walker. Don was a retired Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1982-1988. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Sparta Country Club. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Debbie, his two children, Amy (Nathaniel) and Blake (Hannah), and granddaughter, Hannah. Don was the beloved son of parents, Frances and Hollis, his brother, Randy (Myra), his nephews, Ben and Cole, and the many extended family members and close friends who were a large part of his life. The family will have a time of visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home from 10:00am until a Military Honors’ service at 2:00pm by the Veterans’ Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers and other memorial gifts, the family graciously requests that donations be made in Don’s memory to the Veterans’ Honor Guard or to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for repairs to the rectory, a project he wished to support, in care of Hunter Funeral Home PO Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583.
A Celebration of Life for Sandra Jean Wilmoth, age 56 of Livingston, TN, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00PM from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Keith officiating. Burial will follow at West Cemetery in the Fairview Community. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00AM till time of service at Whitson Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilmoth passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side. Sandra Jean Wilmoth was born on January 19, 1962 in Madison, Florida to the late Eugene and Lula Mae (King) Sapp. She worked in Factory work most of her life and Pet Grooming. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a Daughter: Tonya Telisa Kelly.
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Michael Honea, 48 of Greensboro, NC and formerly of Cookeville, will be held Saturday July 21 at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Acres in Cookeville. Michael’s family will receive friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until service time at Ebenezer Acres. Michael passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at his home.
Memorial services for Mr. Clifford Ray Chaffin, 62 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at Locust Grove Church of Christ. Clifford died Wednesday July 18, 2019 in Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Clifford’s family will received friends following services at the church.
Funeral services for Betty Jane Roberts Robinson, 87, of Baxter will be Sunday, July 22 at 3 PM from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Baxter. Mrs. Robinson passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at NHC of Cookeville surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 7, 1931 in Putnam County to the late Mansfield and Ulah Lindsey Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Edward “JIGGS” Robinson. She was a member of Baxter First Church of God. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She had also been a water aerobics instructor at the Cookeville YMCA. She was a retired associate with Acme Boot Company of Cookeville with 27 years of service. She was fun, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include son, Tommy (April) Robinson, daughter Brenda (Doug) England all of Cookeville, grandchildren: Chris (Michele) Robinson, Tiffany Lawson, Wade England, Matt (Emily) England, Carrie (Erick) Stevenhagen, Clark Robinson, Amber (Jon) Wood, great-grandchildren: Wade England, Jr., Cole Robinson, Jack England, Addison “Addy” England, Abigail Wood, Graham England, Thomas Wood, Carson England, and three great-grandchildren on the way, Baby England (Matt and Emily) and twin babies Stevenhagen (Carrie and Erick), a brother and her best friend, Kenneth Roberts of Baxter and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers. Family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 8 PM and Sunday from 1 PM until service time at 3 PM at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Life Party for Adrienne Newson, age 58 of Cookeville, will be held at the family home on Monday, July 23, 2018. Visitation will be from 4-6pm, followed by a service at 6pm. Business casual attire. Please no black, as Adrienne was a colorful person. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 13, 1960. Adrienne is preceded in death by her parents, Angela and Richard Keane, and her brother, Neil Keane. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Richard Newson, and two children, Alana and Colm Newson. In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to: Komen Central Tennessee, Attn: Karla Clarke, 370 Reagan St., Cookeville, TN 38501
Celebration of Life for Mrs. Karen Sue Hill, 63 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Heavenly Host Lutheran Church. Karen passed from this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at her home in Cookeville. Karen was born Sunday, December 26, 1954 in Roswell, New Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Ann (Orton) Clemons. Karen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mom, and grandma. Karen is survived by: husband, Jim Hill, sons, Scott Lauer of West Palm Beach, Florida and Eric Lauer of Cookeville, Tennessee, daughters, Sara Murdock of Mohawk , Tennessee and Becky Lauer of Smyrna, Tennessee, 8 grandchildren, sisters, Robin G. Clemons of Cookeville, Tennessee and Jo Reid Nichols of Sebastian, Florida.