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Obituaries are presented by Presley Funeral Home, West Jackson Street in Cookeville.
Obituaries For Thursday, December 5
Funeral services with Military Honors for Leonard Arlin Gentry, age 56 of Monterey will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00AM from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hembree officiating. Burial will be at the West Cemetery in the Fairview Community. Leonard Arlin Gentry passed away on December 3, 2019, In Putnam County. He was born on January 6, 1963 in Putnam County to the late Harvey and Estell (Swack) Gentry. Leonard served in the Army and worked as a Truck Driver and Mechanic for Team Enterprise. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two Brothers: David and Billy Jackson; and One Sister: Rose Ford. His Survivors Include: Wife: Judy (Hammons) Gentry; 2 Sons: Justin Crowe and Joshua Mee; 2 Daughters: Kayla Crowe and Tara Crowe; 2 Brothers: Claude Jackson and Charlie Gentry; 2 Sisters: Kathy Bumbalough and Darlene Young; 11 Grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00-9:00PM and Friday 9:00AM till time of the service at 11:00AM.
Funeral services for Barbara Elise Rice Goff, age 88, of Cookeville will be held Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 11:00 am at Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Goff Cemetery. Mrs. Goff passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at her home in Cookeville following an extended illness. She was born Tuesday, October 13, 1931 in Baxter to the late Dewey Mansfield Rice and Ola Mai Harness Rice. Barbara was a mother of 10 children, and loved her family more than anything. She was a member of Ozion Free Will Baptist Church. She attended Trinity Assembly in Algood with her family for several years, where she enjoyed the fellowship with her church family, and dearly missed it when she got sick and couldn’t attend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Goff; son, Jerry Raymond Goff; infant great-grandsons, James Raymond and William Dillan; 5 brothers, Yune, Gene, Roy, James, and Bill Rice; 2 sisters, Geraldine Felts and Mary Ellen Shackelford. She is survived by 4 sons, Gary (Charlene) Goff, Mike Goff, Dale (Marilyn) Goff, and Danny (Johnna) Goff; 5 daughters, Chris (Jim) Moore, Gay Lafever, Pam (Calvin) Lankford, Lesia (Richard) Young, and Robin Beckham; 11 grandkids and 16 great-grandkids; 2 brothers, Bob (Ruth) Rice and Denver (Linda) Rice; 2 sisters, Reba Davis and Sue (Joel) Perkins; brother in-law, Jimmy Shackelford; 2 sisters in-law, Charlene Rice and Linda Rice; several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Friday, December 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Presley Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Sallie Ann Massie, age 75, of Cookeville will be held Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 11:00 am at Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 6, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Presley Funeral Home. Sallie passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. She was born Friday, November 24, 1944 in Rockwood, Tennessee to the late Cletus Cook and Marie Horton Cook. Sallie was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods. She loved to read and spend time with her family
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Jean Gardner, age 86, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, formerly of Quebeck, will be conducted 12:00pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. She passed away Friday, November 29th, after an extended illness. Mrs. Gardner was born October 25, 1933 in Sparta, TN to the late Norman Rice and Addie B. Emerton. She was married 50 years to James Ray Gardner. She was retired from the Packaging Division of Nestle Corporation. She loved to watch Hallmark shows, quilting, and send cards to family, friends and fellow church members. She was a member of Quebeck Church of Christ.The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00am until service time at Hunter Funeral Home. Don Shuster will officiate the service.
Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Lois Harville, age 71, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday December 7 in the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Fabron Nicholson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Linda passed away Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Memorial service for Sheila Ann Scott, 61 of Baxter, will be Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Wayne Redmon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 PM until service time at the funeral home. Sheila died Monday, December 2, 2019 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1958 in Natchez, Mississippi to Virginia Ruth Maddux Leftwich Carr of Baxter and the late James Lewis Leftwich. She was a former owner of L & J Market in Baxter. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Ann Philson, age 76, of Cookeville, will be at 11 a.m. Monday December 9 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mike Casstevens will officiate. Interment will follow in the West Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Philson passed away Sunday December 1, 2019 at Bailey Manor in Cookeville.