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We Remember: Friday, March 22 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, March 22

Graveside services for Maudie Karen (Dedmon) Buchanan, age 60 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, March 23,2019 beginning at 11:00 AM at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with interment to follow. Karen passed from this life Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her home in Cookeville. She was born Sunday, July 20, 1958 in Cookeville she was the daughter of the late Douglas Dedmon and Mary Williams Wallace. Karen was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She was a foster parent to several children over the years, and a member of Midway Baptist Church. In addition to her Mother, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, James “Jim” Buchanan of Cookeville. 1 Daughter and Son-in-law: Angel and David Wiley of Hayden, AL; 1 Son: Charles E. Buchanan of Cookeville; 1 Stepdaughter: Elizabeth Thornton of Cookeville; 2 Grandchildren: Ulrich Wiley of Hayden, AL, Thatcher Wiley of Hayden, AL; 1 Brother: John Dedmon of Cookeville; Adopted Sister and Brother: Kylie Wallace of Cookeville, Devin Wallace of Japan. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her Stepfather: Talmadge Wallace. The family will receive friends after the service at Midway Baptist Church on Old Kentucky Road. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Midway Baptist Church.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Janet Ledbetter Geesling, age 65, of Hilham will be conducted 12 noon, Saturday, March 23, 2019 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fisk Cemetery in Hilham. Mrs. Janet passed from this life on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019 in the comfort of her home. She was born in Overton County, Tennessee on January 17, 1954 to the late Lester & Iris Imogine Greenwood Ledbetter. Janet worked for many years for Hutchinson. Janet was a hard worker who enjoyed cooking, and talking on the phone with her friends. She never met a stranger and loved caring for her children and grandchildren. Janet leaves behind her loving husband, Roy Geesling of Hilham; sons, Roy Joe Geesling of Monroe, and Matt Geesling of Livingston; grandchildren, Eden, Kassidy, and Jaylyn Geelsing; great-grandson, Kannan Tompkins; sisters, Janie Johnson, of Hilham, Regina Beaty & Jason of Monterey, and Rita Ledbetter & husband Bruce of Alpine; brothers, Mark Ledbetter & wife Vicki of Hilham, and Leon Ledbetter & wife Patty of Gainesboro. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Barlow. The family will welcome friends on Friday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at Livingston Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Frank Anderson, age 96 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Cookeville First Presbyterian Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. His family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Mr. Anderson passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Joy Eddeana Hastings, age 61 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, March 24th at 12:00 p.m. at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. She died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1957 in Sayama, Japan to the late Edward and Ruth Louise Hayden Tate. Her family moved often with her father’s military service but Joy resided in Vista, California and also in Texas. She moved to Cookeville after meeting her husband and has been employed at Ficosa and Academy Sports in recent years. She was a proud graduate of Fortis Institute as a truck driver in 2015. Joy was loud, fun loving and loved to joke and play games. She had a big heart and was concerned with the needs of others. She especially enjoyed hummingbirds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin brother, Eddie Tate and by grandson, Thomas Lorenzo Rodriquez. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Robert Hastings; daughter, Jasauana McClelland of Las Vegas; sons, Thomas Rodriquez of Cookeville and Edwin Barr of Minnesota; grandchildren, Tonya Conception, Joseph Virgil and Kadence Rodriquez; great grandchild, Kaiden Matias; and sisters, Denise Venzor, Frances Belander, Tracey McDonald and Karen Tate. Her family will receive friends Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the family.

Funeral services for Mr. William Brown “Billy” Thompson, age 79 of Sparta, will be conducted 1:00pm Sunday, March 24, 2019 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville Community. Billy passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his residence. Billy was born January 17, 1940 in White County to the late Herbert Brown & Elizabeth Cole Thompson. He was a retired truck driver, he had a career that began with Roadway and lasted 40 years until his retirement with Yellow Freight. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife Martha Thompson and his sister Jane Bohannon. Billy is survived by his two sons Patrick Thompson of Sparta, Joey Thompson of Detroit, Michigan. Daughter: Abby Sutton and husband Barry of Atlanta, GA; Four grandchildren: Cody Smiley, McKenzie Anderson, Paige Ait Salah, Cassidy Thompson; Great-grandchild: Leiland Smiley; Sister: Mary Jones and husband Jack of Sparta; Nephews: Todd Bohannon, Jayson Bumbalough; Niece: Mary Beth Elrod of Sparta of Sparta. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4-8:00pm at Hunter Funeral Home.

Memorial services for Mrs. Sandra Lee Mattick, 76, of Whitleyville, will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. The family has chosen cremation. She passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her residence. She was born January 16, 1943, in Louisville, KY, to Evelyn Wilding Goss and the late Raymond Goss. She was married to Fred Mattick, who survives. She worked as an assistant accountant in human resources for the State of Kentucky. She was a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her Father: Raymond Goss. Survivors include her Husband: Fred Mattick of Whitleyville; 1 Son: Marlin Mattick of Elizabethtown, KY; 2 Grandchildren: Josh and Alysha Mattick of Louisville, KY; 2 Great Grandchildren: Trystan Allen Mattick and Sommer Christine Robnett, both of Louisville, KY; her Mother: Evelyn Goss of Westport, KY; 2 Brothers: Kimberly Goss and Kreil Goss, both of Westport, KY; and Special Friends: Tammy Chapman of Gainesboro, TN, and Shirley and Ed Dyer of Baxter. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 10 A.M. until time of services.

Funeral services for Betty Ann Pharris, age 79, of Cookeville will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Don Agee officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Betty Ann passed from this life peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was born in Jackson County on November 28, 1939 to the late Drurie Washington Givens and Velma Dale Sircy Givens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, David Sherrill Pharris, her older brother, Junior Givens and younger sister, Robbie June Franklin. Betty Ann is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Fred Sherrill Pharris of Cookeville; her daughters, Kathy (Jimmy) Jones of Baxter, Judy (Robert) Chatman of Cookeville, and Loretta (Doug) Joyce of Algood; grandchildren, Brooke (Jeremy) Fleenor of Double Springs, Ashley (Daniel) Ballard of Baxter, James Warren (Bridget) Jones of Baxter, Christy (Richard) Underwood of Sparta, Heather (T.J.) Picard of Crossville; her sister, Joanne Glover of Chestnut Mound; brother, Jimmy Givens (Mary Ruth) of Smith County, and brother in law, Ray Pharris (Paulette) of Sparta. The family will receive friends Monday, March 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and again Tuesday 9:00 am until service time at the funeral home.

A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Gary Levon Seibers, age 67 of Quebeck, will be held from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Quebeck Community Center. Gary passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at NHC in Sparta. He was born November 5, 1951 in Sparta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Lee and Mable Bernice Hutson Seibers; sisters, Etta Ruth Seibers Dailey and Linda Frank Seibers Smart. He is survived by: Sons- Gary Levon Seibers Jr. (Bobbie) of Sparta, Steven Seibers of Sparta, Jamie Seibers of Sparta; Several granchildren also survive; Brothers- Harold Seibers of Quebeck, Carl Seibers of Sparta, Jerry Seibers (Betty) of Walling, Dwight Seibers (Helen) of Quebeck, Troy Seibers of Quebeck; Sisters- Joyce Matheney of Sparta, Anna Seibers of Livingston, Rhonda Seibers of Quebeck. Several nieces and nephews also survive.