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Obituaries are presented by Presley Funeral Home, West Jackson Street in Cookeville.
Obituaries For Monday, April 15
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Lee Young Brock, age 74 of Sparta, will be conducted 1:00pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-8:00pm at Hunter Funeral Home. Doug Benningfield will officiate. Fannie was born May 6, 1944 in White County to the late Dibrell & Daisy Belle Jones Young. She was a seamstress. When the garment factories closed she continued to sew for people that needed alterations done. She also loved quilting and was an avid University of Tennessee fan. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Jack Wayne Brock; granddaughter Naomi Wilkerson; brothers Cecil Young and Johnny Young.
Funeral services for James Glenn (Jim) Hicks, Jr. 79, of Cookeville will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ with Buddy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Jim died Saturday after a brief illness. He was born November 19, 1939 in Knoxville to the late Marie Williams and James Glenn Hicks. Jim was a proud graduate and lifelong supporter of Tennessee Tech University. He was also a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking and the School of the Tennessee Bankers Association, presently known as the Southeastern School of Banking. Jim was a well-respected banker in Cookeville for 49 years. His genuine interest in his customers and dedication to service led to many cherished friendships. He began his banking career on the square at the old First National Bank. From there, he started American Bank and Trust which later became First American, then AmSouth Bank and currently Regions Financial. Later, he started Community Bank of the Cumberlands, which became SouthEast Bank where he retired as Senior Vice President and member of the Board of Directors. Jim’s devotion and service to Tennessee Tech is unrivaled. He was a long-time member of the President’s Club and was a Chapter Advisor of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served on several TTU job search committees, including the search for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His service to the university was diverse and included the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors, the Foundation for the Humanities Board of Directors, the Fine Arts Foundation Board of Directors, and the University Christian Center Advisory Board. Jim was committed to the College of Business Administration Foundation, serving as President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. He chaired several committees, including the Executive, Nominating, Fundraising, Finance, Selection, and served on the Scholarship Committee. Jim received the Louis Johnson Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2004. He was a supporter of the Tommy Lynn Executive Suite, in honor of his professional mentor. While at American Bank and Trust, he helped to arrange for the bank to support two annual scholarships for the College of Business. Jim’s service continued in the community he loved. He was a Charter Member and President of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club and the Cookeville Jaycees, Chair of the Putnam County Red Cross, March of Dimes, and the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. He served as Treasurer of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and Putnam County Friends of the Library. He was a 1996 graduate of Leadership Putnam and served on the Board of Trustees. Jim supported the Special Olympics, Boys and Girls States, Odyssey of the Mind, and various community and school sports teams. He served on the Advisory Board of Foster Grandparents, the Chance Project Council and the Upper Cumberland Friends of Scouting. In honor of his commitment to scouting, Jim recently received the 2019 Good Scout Award at the Friends of Scouting Annual Luncheon. im was a devout Christian who lived his life in service to others, serving as a long-time deacon at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Tuesday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Haven, 2311 Wakefield Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501, or the Putnam County Library, 50 E. Broad Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501.
Funeral services for Recie Roberts, age 92, of the Dodson Branch Community, will be held Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastors Clayton Lee and Ronnie Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Recie Roberts passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. He was born Tuesday, January 18, 1927 in the Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County to the late Zina Roberts and Carrie Allen Roberts. In addition to his parents, Recie Roberts was preceded in death by his wife Dimple Haney Roberts; three sisters, Bertha Johnson, Ada Rush, and Alice Tice; two brothers, Hollis Roberts and Perry Roberts. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Haney and her husband, Bill; two grandchildren, Ricky Haney and his wife Carolyn and Kimberly Hall and her husband Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Olivia Hall; brother, Clovis Roberts, and his wife Bobbie. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Presley Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.
Memorial services for Dorothy Theresa Anderson, 86 of Cookeville will be Tuesday, April 16 at 6 PM from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Mrs. Anderson died Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1932 in New York to the late Vincent and Louise Fink George Kelleher. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Anderson and several siblings. She was a resident of Cookeville since 2005. She was a homemaker and member of Cookeville First Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters: Lisa (Lester) Bernstein of Cookeville, Kathy (Rich) Zimmer of Charlotte, NC and Lorri Anderson of Indian Trail, NC, son Paul Anderson, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 PM until service time. Memorial contributions to Stevens St. Care Center, 406 Short St., Cookeville, TN 38501 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral services for Jimmie Wayne Whiteaker, age 79, of Algood, will be held Tuesday April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Algood Family Event Center, 124 First Avenue, Algood, TN. Pastor Danny Whitson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Algood City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 p.m. until service time. Jimmie passed away Sunday April 14, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. He was born June 6, 1939 in Nashville, TN to the late James Herbert and Lola Evelyn Clements Whiteaker. Jimmie was retired Assistant Director of Vocational Rehabilitation with the State of Tennessee. He attended Trinity Assembly and was an avid hunter. Pallbearers will be Tony Whiteaker, Cory Moody, Eddy Locke, Ethan Locke, Ricky Gentry, and Kyle Hannah. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Goff, Jere McCulley, Jerry Sliger, RD Mahan, and Jamie Moody. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Rim Academy, P.O Box 3022 Cookeville, TN 38502.
Celebration of Life for Lois Evelyn (Thacker) Bellomy, 69 of Sparta, will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 12:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastors Stephen Morrison and James Staggs officiating. Lois passed from this life peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Lois was born Wednesday, July 13, 1949, in Vanceburg, Kentucky and she was the daughter of Ernest Warner Thacker and the late Beatrice Vivian (Bloomfield) Thacker. Lois was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter. She enjoyed taking care of children, especially babies, cared deeply for dogs and all animals, and was an avid QVC shopper. Mostly, she was devoted to her faith and her family. Lois is survived by: Husband: Darrell Bellomy; 2 Children: Julie Ann (Bellomy) and Reverend John Richard Hawes, Anthony “Tony” Wayne Bellomy and Husband Larry D. Gabbard; Grandson: John Warner “Pete” Bellomy Hawes; 2 Sisters: Rosella Kaye and Larry Frazier, Diane and John Bevan; Brother: Myron Eugene and Diane Thacker; Father and Step-Mother: Ernest Warner and Audrey Thacker; Beloved Pet: Miss Bea; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. In addition to her mother, Lois was preceded in death by 3 Brothers, Roger Allen Thacker, Ernest Warner Thacker, Jr., and Michael David Thacker. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cookeville Rescue Mission.
Funeral services for Leila “Ann” Sorrell Verble, age 88 of Sparta, will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday April 17, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta, with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4-8 p.m., April 16 at Hunter Funeral Home. She passed away April 14, 2019 after a short illness. Ann was the daughter of Carroll and Lenora Taft Sorrell. Ann was born 6/21/1930 in the Taft community of White County, TN. She met Robert Douglas Verble at Tech and they married September 29, 1950. She was a loving mother to their sons, Robert Andrew and David Carroll Verble. Doug and Ann celebrated their sixtieth anniversary in 2010.