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We Remember: Obituaries For Monday, February 26

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, February 26

Funeral services for Mr. Larry T. Smith age 61 of Monroe, will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 1 PM from the Hall Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery in Monroe. He passed from this life at his residence on Saturday morning, February 24, 2024. Mr. Larry T. Smith was born in Monroe on Tuesday, April 03, 1962 to the late Tom T. and Mary Ada (Wilborn) Smith. Larry was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ. Larry loved his family and church family very much, and he was a hard worker. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors: 1 Sister: Denise Copeland; 1 Brother: Jerry Smith; 3 Nephews: Wes Copeland, Zachary Smith, Riley Smith; 1 Niece: Lilly Smith. A host of other family members and friends also survive. Preceded in death: His parents: Tom T. and Mary Ada (Wilborn) Smith. Family will welcome friends to the funeral home on Tuesday morning, February 27th starting at 9 AM until funeral time at 1PM.

Funeral services for Dean Bowmer, age 81 of Jamestown, will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm at the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown. Burial will follow in the Fentress Memorial Gardens. She passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the U.T. Medical Center in Jamestown. Dean is survived by her: Children, Robin Delk, Beckie Hull and Darrell Crouch, Donald “Duck” Winningham and wife April, Remonia Shaver and husband Jamey, Richard Winningham, Tina Gibson, Jennifer Argo; 8 Grandchildren, Jason, Kenzie, Kaylie, Kenlie, Kelsey, Cheyenne, Kayla and Kelli; 8 Great Grandchildren; Special Niece, Shelia Robbins; Special Niece & Nephew, Teresa & Timmy Howe; Special Friends, Lois Hood, Sherry & Gary. A host of nieces, nephews, other family and many many friends. She is preceded in death by her: Husband, Ralph Bowmer; Grandson, Joshua Hull; Parents, Columbus and Manda (Upchurch) Delk; Siblings, James “Buddy” Delk, Charlene Delk, Pauline Easterly, Grace Howell, Laura Maxine Watson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 27th and Wednesday, February 28th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown.

Funeral services for Mr. Almon Smith, age 95 of Cookeville, will be held Thursday, February 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at West Cemetery (West Cemetery Road). He died Saturday morning, February 26th at Signature Healthcare of Putnam County. His family will receive friends Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

The family of Ronald Gardner Taylor, 73 of Bloomington Springs, will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Presley Funeral Home. Ron chose cremation and the family followed his wishes. He passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, while surrounded by his family. Born Friday, March 3, 1950 in Newport, Vermont, he was the son of the late Gardner Taylor and the late Frances Robbins Taylor. He was the loving husband of Lynn Sisson Taylor for blessed 54 years. Ron was a loving husband, Dad, and Pa. The best times was when he went hunting and fishing with his daughter. They were fun hunters and fishermen, truly appreciating the time away and being in nature. They would talk about everything and anything under the sun. When they did bring home a catch, there would be a feast with their game. He enjoyed deep sea fishing out of Panama City, FL. He loved his dogs Brutus and Buddy. More importantly he loved his children and grandkids. Ron was in the U. S. Marine Corps for over 23 years, serving in Viet Nam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. After retiring from the Corps, he worked HVAC for the FL school systems, as well as for the Putnam County School Board. Ron is survived by his wife Lynn Taylor of Bloomington Springs; daughters Misty Taylor of Cookeville, Rhonda Taylor of Summerfield, FL; 5 grandchildren Quinn Dodson, Alyssa Lolley, Trey Lolley, Brayden Taylor, and Madison Taylor; siblings Judy Parker, Susan Call, Pat Gelo, Scott Taylor. And a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial service for Theresia Ellen Grogg, 81 of Cookeville, will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Presley Funeral Home. She passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born Tuesday, March 10, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leo Goubeaux and the late Mary Beyke Goubeaux. Theresia was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She raised her 5 children by herself while working and always providing for her children. She never missed one of their practices or ball games. She always nurtured her children, but was terribly scared when they got sick. Theresia loved her family, and enjoyed the gatherings during Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. She was an awesome cook, cake decorator, even making several wedding cakes. She enjoyed going to the beach and loved eating at Calabash Seafood Restaurant. She worked at Fentress Industries as a seamstress and at Russell Stover’s Candies. She enjoyed sewing, making most of her children’s clothing. She never knew a stranger. Theresia was a member of the Catholic Church and loved the Lord. Jimmy was her favorite child! Actually, her favorite was who ever was doting on her at that time. Surviving are 3 sons Eric (Betty) Grogg of GA, James “Jimmy” Grogg of Monterey, Mike (Sandra) Grogg of Hendersonville; 1 daughter Rhonda Marie Tinch of Crossville; grandchildren Melissa Miller, Justin Laster, Jameson Laster, Tyler Tinch, Erin Grogg, and Ashlyn Grogg; great-grandchildren Dawson Miller, Melyssa Grogg, Masien Shelton, Lydian Laster, Jaylee Laster, Gavin Laster, and Jacob Laster; Special friends Mary LaPeer and Debbie Klem; siblings Larry (Jeanettia) Goubeaux, Doris (Dennis) Brown, and Cecil (Diane) Goubeaux; And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Theresia was preceded in death by daughter Robin Laster, siblings Joan Franks, and George Goubeaux. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM.

A memorial service for Mr. James Rhea “Jim” Slatten, age 70 of Rock Island, a native of White County, will be conducted 1:00pm on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. He passed away Saturday morning, February 24, 2024 in the emergency room of St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. Jim was born December 23, 1953 in Sparta, to the late William Wade and Mildred Marie Boyd Slatten, Jr. In honor of Jim’s wishes, Hunter Funeral Home has been entrusted with his cremation. The family will receive friends after 11:00am on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Hunter Funeral Home.