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We Remember: Today’s 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 Friday, May 20

Mrs. Rebecca Wallace, age 73 of Smyrna and formerly of Cookeville, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Vivian’s Healthcare of Murfreesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. William Scott Heinrich, age 75 of Gainesboro, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Heinrich was born May 17, 1947, in Jackson County, the son of the late Lewis Arnold Heinrich and Dorothy Margaret Draper. He was a special education school teacher, and served in the United States Army 173rd Airborne Division. He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Clarita Antolin Heinrich of Gainesboro; two daughters, Emily (Josh) Heinrich Carwile and Bonnie Heinrich, both of Cookeville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Michael Wayne Masters, age 68 of Allons, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Mr. Masters was born Sunday, October 25, 1953, in Gainesboro, the son of the late Claude William and Unetta (Morgan) Masters. Michael served our great country in the National Guard. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Masters (Rodney) Taylor.

Mr. Shawn Paul Reynolds, age 44 of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Reynolds chose cremation, and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. He was born Thursday, May 26, 1977, in Cookeville, the son of the late Roger Dale Reynolds and the late Carolyn Dean (Allen) Reynolds. Shawn was a loving son, brother, proud father, and friend. Survivors include two sons, Dakota Paul Reynolds and Jordan Brian Reynolds.

Master Silas Gabel Flatt, the son of Daniel and Halie Beason Flatt of the Heard Ridge community of Overton County, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Titus Flatt; grandparents, Dale and Lydia Flatt of the Flatt Creek community, and Darrell and Donna Beason of the Heard Ridge community.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Clefta Roberson, age 88 of Algood, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Algood City Cemetery. Mrs. Roberson passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston. She was born January 1, 1934, in Overton County the daughter of the late Ervin and Dee Ledbetter Hill. Margaret was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Algood Circle Baptist Church. She was also a factory worker and retired from Red Cap. Survivors include two nephews, Bob (Sandra) Matthews and Jason Bowen; two nieces, Sandra Reed and Kristy Bowen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Roberson; a son, Johnny Roberson Visitation will be held Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Funeral services for Mrs. Julie Hummel Coleman, age 55 of Livingston, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 12:00 p.m., in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery. Mrs. Coleman passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at NHC of Cookeville.  She was born in Friday, March 24, 1967, in Livingston, the daughter of the late Eddie D. and Edna (Brown) Hummel. Julie’s life centered around loving on and caring for her family. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Terry Coleman; a daughter: Jessica Coleman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Coby Coleman. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Memorial services for Ms. Shirley Ann (Allen) Murray, age 72 of Gainesboro, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Ms. Murray passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, in Cookeville. She was born August 10, 1949, in Dayton, OH, the daughter of the late Ray Allen and Evelyn Hughes Allen. She was a CNA. Survivors include a son, Parnell Wilson of Miamisburg, OH; a daughter, Lisa M. Arias Fernandez of Dayton, OH; a stepson, Danny Murray of Troy, OH. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 21, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society.

Funeral services for Mr. Wendell H. Wilson, age 84 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Wilson passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born August 6, 1937, in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late Junnie and Ona (Meeks) Wilson. Wendell worked for Commonwealth Insurance for 30 years, and attended New Beginning Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean (Eakes) Wilson; two daughters, Teresa (Daryl) Watts of Fresno, CA, and Robyn (Randy) Warren of Cleveland; two sons, Darren (Renée) Wilson of Cookeville and Scott (Julie) Wilson of Maryville. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. James Marshall Hancock, age 71 of Livingston, will be held Monday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hancock Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Hancock passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 25, 1950, at his home in Monroe, the son of the late Walter and Veachel Beaty Hancock. James was a family man who enjoyed fishing and listening to Bob Seger. Survivors include a daughter, Sydney Hancock of Clarkrange; two sons, Scott (Chasity) Hancock of Monroe and Nathan Hancock of Livingston. Visitation will be held Monday, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. William “Willie” Hill Johnson, age 68 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born Tuesday, August 4, 1953, in Cookeville, the son of the late Herschel Buford Johnson and the late Mattie Mae (Myers) Johnson. William was a loving son, brother, father, Pa Willie, uncle, and friend. He loved all sports, playing cards, figuring out sports statistics, being an animal lover, gardening, western books, and movies. He was a wonderful athlete, created a men’s basketball league, and played baseball. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Johnson (Tony York). Visitation will be held, Sunday, May 29, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cookeville Putnam County Animal Shelter.

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