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We Remember: Monday, August 23 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 For Monday, August 23

William Greg Gaw, 56 of Cookeville, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Born Tuesday, June 29, 1965 in Cookeville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Billy Gaw and the late Vallie Sadler Gaw. Greg was a loving husband and friend to all that knew him. Greg is survived by Wife Susan Bryant Gaw; Brother David Gaw; Step Daughter Jennifer (Chris) Madrazo. There are no services planed at this time.

Sherrie Gaylene (Gentry) Walker, age 74 of Huntingdon, Tennessee and formerly of Cookeville, passed from this life, Sunday, August 22 at the home of her Daughter in Woodlawn, Tennessee. Arrangements are incomplete.

Gage Jenks, 22 of Cookeville died Saturday August 21,2021. Arrangements are incomplete.

Funeral service for Rose Ann Baker Haney, age 60 of Cookeville, will be held on Tuesday August 24, 2021 at 12:00PM at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Rose was born in Pineville, KY to the late Sharon Elliott Baker and is survived by her father, Charles Baker. She was the middle of three child. Rose passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Friday August 20, 2021 surrounded by her husband and daughter. Rose is survived by her dad, Charles Baker, her husband, Terry Haney, and her daughter Jennifer Leftwich and son-in-law Dietrich Leftwich. When my mom, Rose, walked into a room her smile lit it up. When she would open her mouth to speak the love of God poured out. My mom was a fan of the underdog. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business and has work ethic like no other. She truly treated people the way God wanted her to treat people. She gave people chances and promotions and second chances. She spent years telling me to “give them Grace” to those who may have wronged me. She lived her life as an example of a good person. My mom looked for and found the best in everyone and every situation. She made me and others want to better just for having known her. Knowing my mom, was to know that God’s love is real and it shined through her smile. My mom was also a person who enjoyed doing random acts of kindness. She did them all the time. So in honor of my mom, Rose, and her generous spirit we would like to ask that instead of flowers that people do random acts of kindness for others. Pay it forward. Visitation will be on Monday August 23, 2021from 4:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home and again on Tuesday from 10:00AM until time of service.

Funeral services for Betty K. Heady, age 81 of Gainesboro, will be conducted at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Prophet Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Byers Cemetery. She was born January 21, 1940 in Jackson County, TN and she passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Smith County Health and Rehab Center in Carthage at the age of 81. She was the daughter of Nolan Herod Loftis and Flossie B. Stafford Loftis. She was married to Clarence Heady, Jr. who passed away March 17, 2009. Mrs. Betty was a member of the Truth and Deliverance International Ministries. Survivors include two sons, Dale (Tammy) Heady of Chestnut Mound, TN and Mike (Rhonda) Heady of Portland, TN. Visitation will be on Monday, August 23, 2021, 1-8 pm at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home and again on Tuesday 10 am to 1 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Byers Cemetery by contacting the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brad Heady, Dylan Heady, B J. Comstock, Daniel McCoy, Daniel Heady, Evan Thompson and Bud Daniels

Funeral services for Mr. Franklin Brown 79 of Baxter will be held Tuesday August 24 at 1 pm in the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Corey Price officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. He died Saturday afternoon August 21, 2021 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Franklin’s family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 am until service time at the funeral home.

Funeral Services For Jimmie Mae Pugh, Age 87, Of Cookeville, Tennessee, And Formerly Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, At 2:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Floyd Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Pugh Was Born On Saturday, September 30, 1933, In Nashville, Tennessee, To The Late James “Jim” Buckner And Zenobia Doris Stevens Buckner Barfield. Mrs. Pugh Passed Away On Saturday, August 21, 2021, At Her Home. Mrs. Pugh Was Former Owner/Operator Of Guinea Horn’s Florist. She Was Baptist In Faith. She Is Survived By Her Daughter, Jane Ann Geer Of Cookeville, TN; Sons, Rick And Debbie Pugh Of Elizabethtown, KY, Michael Root Of Grand Rapids, MI; Stepson, Bobby And Phyllis Pugh Of Cookeville, TN; 15 Grandchildren; 17 Great Grandchildren; And 1 Great Great Grandchild. In Addition To Her Parents, She Was Preceded In Death By Her Husband, Roland Pugh; Daughter, Diana Root; Son, Earl Wayne Stamps; And Stepfather, James Barfield. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, From 12:00 PM Until Time Of Services At 2:00 PM.

Funeral services for Marie Scott, age 71 of Gainesboro, will be conducted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 3 pm in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Dodson Branch Cemetery. She was born September 24, 1949 in Jackson County, TN and she passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Mabry Healthcare and Rehab Center in Gainesboro at the age of 71. She was the daughter of Walter Pigg and Rosa Hix Pigg. She was married 26 years to Odell Scott. She was a member of the Harmony Church of Christ and a cafeteria worker at Mabry Healthcare and Rehab. Survivors include husband, Odell Scott of Cookeville, daughter, Rhonda (Joe Young) Brown of Gainesboro; step-sons, Jeff (Lisa) Scott of Cookeville and Chris Scott of Gainesboro; step-daughter, Julie King of Livingston. Visitation will be on Monday, August 23, 2021 2-8 pm and again on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the Charles R. Holland Memorial Library or Dodson Branch Cemetery by contacting the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dylan Sandlin, Jeff Scott, Charles Stafford, Michael Burris, Harold Scott and Rodney McMillian.

Funeral services for Margaret B. Cavender, 94 of Cookeville, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 at the Northeast Church of Christ in Cookeville. Bro. David Hill and Larry Clark will officiate. Mrs. Cavender passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 21. Margaret, affectionately known as Nana by all who knew and loved her, was born to Mack and Ruth Farris on September 10, 1926 in Hampshire, TN just west of Columbia. Margaret met Troyce Cavender, a returning veteran of WWII, and they married in April of 1947. They made a good life together, raising and providing for three children. They lived in several places in Tennessee before settling in Cookeville in 1978 where she was a faithful wife, mother and homemaker. Special thanks to Dr. Chet Gentry and the staff of Upper Cumberland Hospice. She is survived by her children, Ernie (Beverly) Cavender, Rhonda (Larry) Clark, and Tim (Margie) Cavender. Receiving of friends will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Northeast Church of Christ.

A Celebration of Life for TJ Arnold, age 49 of Cookeville, will be from 12 – 3 p.m. Saturday August 28 at Duck Pond Manor. TJ passed away Sunday August 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

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