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Obituaries are presented by Presley Funeral Home, West Jackson Street in Cookeville.
Obituaries For Thursday, October 17
William “Bill” Wallace, Age 81, Of Crossville, Passed Away On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, At The Saint Thomas Highland Hospital In Sparta. Funeral Arrangements Are Incomplete.
Funeral services for Laura Mae Brock, age 85 of Sparta, will be Friday, October 18, 2019 at Thurman Funeral Home, 12 pm with Bro. Paul Allen officiating. Burial directly to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Brock was born in Sparta, Tennessee, on November 19, 1933 to parents Johnnie Esco Phillips and Ella Frances Coots Phillips. Laura married the love of her life, David Franklin Brock, May 14, 1954. They enjoyed 65 years of wedded bliss. Laura devoted herself to making a loving home for her family. Her love for her daughters knew no bounds. Her work life included employment at the Sparta Shirt Factory, Brady Printing, Suttons Shirt Factory, and USA Enterprises. Brock was a longtime member of the Findlay United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, October 18, 2019, from 10:30-12 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Alice J. Bush, age 80, of Cookeville will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Eric Vickers officiating. Interment will follow in Shipley Cemetery. Alice passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at NHC Cookeville in Cookeville. She was born Sunday, April 2, 1939 in Nebraska to Walter and Alda Etherton. Alice was a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God. She was a Ward Secretary at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Snyder and Jannice Garrison; a sister, Shirley Vergera. She is survived by two sons, Terry Snyder of Cookeville and David (Brenda) Snyder of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Jake Snyder, Kristin (John) Bevil, and Rebecca (Josh) Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy M. Crawford, age 61, of Rickman will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Rev. Craig Green will officiate. Burial to follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Jimmy M. Crawford passed from this life on Tuesday afternoon, October 15, 2019 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born in Overton County on May 8, 1958 to the late Ray & Collene McDonald Crawford. Jimmy was a 1976 graduate of Livingston Academy. Carpenter by trade, he enjoyed fishing, and watching football. Jimmy leaves behind his wife, Molessia Melton of Rickman; step-daughter, Moriah Melton of Rickman; step-son, Patrick Melton of Livingston; granddaughter, Bella Melton of Livingston; brother, Jeff Crawford of Livingston; nephews, Matt Crawford & wife Tanya of Hilham, and Josh Crawford & wife Emily of Livingston. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents. The family will welcome friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home.
Funeral Services For Linda “Sissy” Harris, Age 49, Of The Twinton Community Will Be Conducted On Friday, October 18, 2019, At 2:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. J B Harris And Rev. Greg Jenkins Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Falling Springs Cemetery In Alpine, Tennessee. Ms. Harris Was Born On August 6, 1970, In Monterey, Tennessee, To Freddie Bruce Harris And The Late Lola Mae Vaughn Harris. Ms. Harris Passed Away On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, At The Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Ms. Harris Was A Member Of God’s House Of Worship. She Is Survived By Her Father And Stepmother, Bruce And Frances Harris Of The Twinton Community; Brother, Freddie Harris Of Nashville, TN; Half Brother, Duke And Gail Matthews Of The Twinton Community; Stepbrothers, Kenny And Lisa Phillips Of Monterey, TN, Mike And Ginger Phillips Of Monterey, TN. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Thursday, October 17, 2019, From 5:00 PM Until 8:00 PM.
Funeral Services for Colonel Angelo (Angel) Domingo Fernandez, USMC (Ret), age 83 of Sparta, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday October 19 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Fr. John Patrick Day will officiate. Interment will military honors provided by a US Marine Corps Honor Guard will follow at the Cookeville City Cemetery. Angel was born in New York City on November 9, 1935, one of three sons, and was raised in his parent’s bar and restaurant business in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood. Angel retired from Cummins Filtration in June 2002 and began his next career as a fine art painter and instructor. A self-taught fine art painter endlessly seeking improvement through classes, workshops, art books, and confraternity with other artists. He enjoyed painting with all media especially pastels, charcoal, watercolor, and oil paints. Angel was a member of the Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery, and member of the Portrait Society of America as well as a contributing writer of their Literary Committee. His family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Funeral Services For Gilbert M. Phillips, Age 91, Of Crossville, Will Be Conducted On Saturday, October 19, 2019, At 1:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. David Harris Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The George M. Phillips Cemetery In Hanging Limb. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Saturday, October 19, 2019, From 12:00 PM Until Time Of Services At 1:00 PM.
Funeral services for Solen Ardell Sherrell, age 79, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday October 19 at Dyer Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Gaw will officiate. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Solen passed away Thursday morning October 17, 2019 at St Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. He was born November 5, 1939 in White County to the late Verble and Blanche Cason Sherrell. Solen was a member and deacon at Washington Avenue Baptist Church. He was a former home builder and retired from Universal Plastics. Solen was a lifelong sports fan. He graduated from Central High School in 1958 where he played football. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Neda Ashburn Sherrell, whom he married June 30, 1962; son, Bo (Elaina) Sherrell of Cookeville; granddaughter, Cameron (Dylan) Brown; nieces, Sandra Bingham (fiance, Tracey Mullins), Kristi (Eddie) Randolph, Lisa Whitehead, Jackie Smith; nephews, Robin Smith, Tim Smith, Jeff (Amy) Smith; sisters-in-law, Ruth Sherrell, Helen Lafever, Lorell Rhoten, Debbie (Rick) Wheeler; brothers-in-law, Ernest Ashburn (Faye), Thurman Ashburn (Claudia), Ronald Ashburn; and Solen’s furry friends, Cody and Mufffin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Jean Sherrell; brother, Olen Sherrell. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 8 p.m and again Saturday from 11 a.m.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Beverly L. Denny, age 70, of Lebanon, Tennessee will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial to follow in the Nelson Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 12 until time of services at Speck Funeral Home. Mrs. Beverly passed from this life on Tuesday morning, October 15, 2019 in Lebanon, Tennessee. She was born in Lake County, Tennessee to the late Orville N. & Hazel S. Swindle Alexander. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Beverly loved the outdoors, gardening, the Smokey Mountains, and her family dearly.
A Celebration of Life Service for James McCloud, age 71, of Cookeville, will be 3 p.m. Saturday October 19 at Jefferson Avenue Church of God of Prophecy. Dana Fouts, Thelma Roby, and Carl Seibers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. James passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born September 28, 1948 in Sparta, TN to the late Comer and Callie Naomi Underwood McCloud. James was a retired custodian at Algood Elementary School. He was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of God of Prophecy and was a preacher and pastor for over 38 years at local churches.
A masonic service followed by a memorial service for Mr. William Paul Bluege, age 80 of Cookeville and formerly of Jefferson, WI, will be held Saturday, October 19th at 3:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. His family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Bluege passed on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 29, 1939 in Chicago, IL to the late Emil and Helen Drager Bluege. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Chicago and a masters degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He served as principal as West Elementary in Jefferson, Wisconsin. He also owned Blues Brothers Storage in Jefferson and he was very active in the Rotary Club of Jefferson. He and his wife Gerry have lived in Cookeville for the last 14 years where he has been active mason with Cookeville Lodge F&AM #266.
A Memorial Service for Patricia C. Farley, 80, of Sparta will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:30 pm at North Sparta Church of GOD with Bro. Steve Gerhart officiating. She passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her home in Sparta. Mrs. Farley was born on November 7, 1938 to the late Walter Alford Richard Rainbird and Connie May Harrington Rainbird in Watford, England. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her Brother- Roy Alford Richard Rainbird. Survivors include: Daughter- Debbie Farley Roberts (Henry)of Sparta; Son- Larry Dale Farley; And many special family members. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you make donations to the Humane Society or Sparta Animal Shelter.
A Celebration of Life for Hope Riely Long, 20 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 beginning at 4:00 PM. from the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Hope passed from this life Monday, October 7, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Hope was born Thursday, December 31, 1998 in Whittier, California, she was the daughter of Patrick Long and Jennifer Stoker. Hope was a loving Mother, Daughter, and friend to all who knew her. Hope loved fishing with her pet Max, Art, such as paintings and sketchings. She loved music and dancing around the house. She is survived by: 1 Daughter: Rory May Long of Cookeville; Mother: Jennifer (Mark) DeFalco of Cookeville; Father: Patrick (Gabriella) Long of California; 2 Sisters: Pat Long of Cookeville, Stephanie Sandoval of California; 1 Brother: Anthony DeFalco of Cookeville.
Funeral Service for Raymond Paul Smith, 43, of Cookeville, will be held Monday, October 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Sterl Paramore officiating. Interment will follow in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens. Raymond passed from this life on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Ormond Beach, Florida. Raymond was born on June 21, 1976, in Cookeville to Ernest Ray and Dolly Sue (Randolph) Smith. Raymond is survived by Wife, Debbie Smith, 4 Children, Alex Daniels, Cameron Smith, Will Smith, and Austin Daniels; Father and Mother, Ray and Sue Smith, Brother, Mickey and Melinda Smith, Sisters, Kathy, and Mike Franklin, Kimberly, and Randy Brown. Raymond was preceded in death by, Paternal Grandparents, Jim and Stella Smith, Maternal Grandparents, Dee and Ina Randolph. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again, Monday, October 21, 2019, at 11:00 am until time of service at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.