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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 Monday, November 21

Mr. Tommy Manier, age 74 of Cookeville, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. Mr. Manier was born June 24, 1948, in Cookeville, the son of the late Willie Douglas and Fannie Mae Manier. He was a logger. Survivors include two daughters, Kristi Lafever of Baxter, and Tara (Timmy) Rodgers of Bloomington Springs.

Mr. Kevin Lynn Allison, age 57 of Sparta, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022. Mr. Allison chose cremation, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He was born July 8, 1965, in Sparta, the son of  Gerald Lee Allison, Sr. and Cynthia Kaye Allison. In addition to his parents, survivors include three sisters, Gina (Dennis) Butler, Dana (Terry Wayne) Vinson, and Anissa Allison.

A memorial gathering for Mrs. Eleanor Megan “Meg” Howell, age 46 of Cookeville, will be held Monday, November 21, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mrs. Howell passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born February 8, 1976, in Fayetteville, AR, the daughter of James Davis and the late Eleanor Broadhurst Davis. She was a 1993 graduate of Upperman High School and attended Tennessee Tech. She worked with her husband as a contractor and monitor of alarm systems. In addition to her father, survivors include her husband of 19 years, Wayne Howell; two daughters, Isabella Sky Howell and Lilliana Kathleen Howell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to A.A.R.F., All About Rescue & Fixin’, Inc., P.O. Box 4074, Cookeville, TN, 38502.

A Celebration of Life service for Ms. Heather Richmond, age 46 of Cookeville, will be held Monday, November 21, at 5:00 p.m., at the River Community Church. Ms. Richmond passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at her home. She was born January 27, 1976, in Cookeville, the daughter of  Helga (Vern) Skinner and Holly (Jenny) Andrews. Heather graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1998 with a degree in Agricultural Science. She formerly worked at Buckeye Home Medical and recently opened her own business, A Perfect Fit. In addition to her parents, survivors include a son, Logan Pippin; a daughter, Hayley Pippin; her companion, Matt Childers. Visitation will be held Monday, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service, at the church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Jewel Powell, age 67 of Monterey, will be held Tuesday, November 22, at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb. Mrs. Powell passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at TriStar Medical Center in Hermitage. She was born July 24, 1955, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Harson and Beulah Mae Phillips. Survivors include two daughters, Crystal (David) Moore of Livingston and Linda (Bronson) Kingman of Allons; a son, James Beason of Monterey. Visitation will be held Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Mr. Cody Gene Chaffin, age 23 of Baxter, will be held Tuesday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cookeville. Mr. Chaffin passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at his home. He was born October 23, 1999, in Cookeville, the on of Mike and Tami Bigelow Chaffin of Baxter. Cody was home-schooled and attended Galt High School in Galt, CA. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Cookeville First Ward. In addition to his parents, survivors include three sisters, Haley (Christopher) Mataele of Baxter, and Regan and Maggie Chaffin, both of Cookeville; two brothers Colton (Maesa) Chaffin and Wyatt Chaffin, both of Baxter. Visitation will be held Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Baxter chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, and Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Donna Sue Kilgore Howard, age 77 of Quebeck, will be held Tuesday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastland Cemetery. Mrs. Howard passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at her home. She was born July 30, 1945, the daughter of the late Clarence and Nancy Jaco Kilgore. She was retired from Federal Mogul. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Ralph Howard; her children, Randy (Michele) Anderson, Steven Anderson, Robert (Sherry) Howard, Traci (Jeff) Wargo, and Melanie (Michael) Maysura. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Funeral services for Mr. John Franklin “Big John” Young, age 73 of the Gum Springs Mountain community, will be held Tuesday, November 22, at 3:00 p.m., at Hensley Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Young Cemetery. Mr. Young passed away  Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born May 11, 1949, in Sparta, the son of the late Charlie Paul and Mammie Pauline Barnes Young. He was a log truck driver and a member of Hensley Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Reba Joyce Cunningham Young of Sparta; three sons, Chris Allen Young, Johnny Darryl Young, and John Franklin “Pee Wee” (Michalia) Young, Jr., all of Sparta. Visitation will be held Monday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Ferrell, age 85 of Byrdstown, will be held Wednesday, November 23, at 10:00 a.m., at Brown Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Mr. Ferrell passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was born November 23, 1936, in Byrdstown, the son of the late Joe B. and Martha Ellen (Pierce) Ferrell. He was a farmer and a member of Bloomington Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sue (Scott) Davis and Teresa (Chad) Bowden. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Mr. Terry Lynn Scott, age 80 of Sparta, will be held Wednesday, November 23, at 11:00 a.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Mr. Scott passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at his home. He was born April 18, 1942 in Anderson, IN, the son of the late James and Mildred Hensley Scott. Survivors include two daughters, Starlena (John) Adams and Elaine Scott, both of Sparta; two sons, Stephen Scott of Indianapolis, IN, and Christopher Scott of Sparta. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services for Mr. Dale Edgar Mathis, age 71 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, November 23, at 2:00 p.m., at Westview Baptist Church in Cookeville. Burial will follow in Thurman Mathis Cemetery. Mr. Mathis passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at his residence. He was born February 5, 1951, in Putnam County, the son of the late Thurman and Ginnie (Brown) Mathis. He worked as a roofer and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Dale was of the Baptist faith and attended Westview Baptist Church in Cookeville. Survivors include his wife, Ginny Mathis of Cookeville; three sons, Brent “T.C.” Mathis, Samuel Mathis, and Brent (Emily) Emery; a daughter, Nicole (Steve) Norris. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Local Veterans Honor Guard in his memory.

A memorial gathering for Ms. Lavenia Cass, age 77 of Clearwater, FL and formerly of Cookeville, will be held Friday, November 25, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Ms. Cass passed away October 16, 2022, in Clearwater, FL. She was born July 16, 1944 ,in Cookeville, the daughter of the late Sarah Fannie Randolph Cass and James Earl Cass. She graduated from Cookeville High school and attended Tennessee Technological Institute. Lavenia had a long career with Delta Airlines. Survivors include three sisters, Betty Sliger, Carolyn (Gene) Whitley, and Judy (Mike) Estes; a brother, Jerry (Connie) Cass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Memorial graveside services for Mr. Charles Lex Dyer, age 80 of Cookeville, will be Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 a.m., at Cookeville City Cemetery. Mr. Dyer passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at his home. He was born January 6, 1942, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Joseph Franklin Dyer, Sr. and Nell Gentry Dyer. Charles was a graduate of Putnam County High School and a United States Army veteran. He was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church and retired from Dacco of Cookeville. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Gibson Dyer of Cookeville; two sons, Christopher (Faye) Dyer of Lakeland, FL and Eric Dyer of Cookeville; a stepdaughter, Melissa (Eddie) Glover of Cookeville; a stepson, Glen (Belinda) Lewis of Baxter. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Maxine Garrett Nivens, age 93 of Murfreesboro and formerly of Allons, will be held Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Nivens passed away November 15, 2022, in Murfreesboro. She was born December 1, 1928, at home in Allons, the daughter of the late Pascal and Ove Mae Buck Garrett. She was a 1946 graduate of Livingston Academy, worked alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife, and served as an interpreter for the deaf and as a piano teacher with many students from Overton, Clay, and Putnam counties.  Survivors include three sons, Gene (Diana) Nivens of Oak Ridge, Gary (Donna) Nivens of Johnson City, and Jim (Rachel) Nivens of Black Lick, OH; three daughters, Janie (Richard) Cook of Allons, Jacquie (Donald) Cartledge of Lakeland, FL, and Velvet (Edward) York of Murfreesboro. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services or Mr. Bobby Randy Collins, age 60 of Byrdstown, will be held Saturday, November 26, at 1:00 p.m., at Upward Church. Burial will follow in Faix Cemetery. Mr. Collins passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022. He was born December 28, 1961, in Burkesville, KY, the son of the late Bobby Ransom Collins and Frances Katherine (Rich) Collins Graham. He was a former carpenter and janitor, and attended Upward Church, where he served as an elder. Survivors include three daughters,  Lisa Anderson, Chelsea (Cody) Muse, and Amelia (Hansel) Cooper; a son, Christopher (Lori) Collins. Visitation will be held Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial service for Ms. Ima Dean Burgess Brown Sullivan, age 96 of Livingston, will be held Saturday, November 26, at 3:00 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Livingston. Ms. Sullivan passed away Friday, November 11, 2022, at Overton County Health and Rehab. She was born April 26, 1926, in Allons, the daughter of the late Will and Essie Holman Burgess. She was a longtime employee of Lady Ann Hospital and also worked as a private caregiver for many years. Ms. Sullivan was of the Jehovah Witness faith. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Rose Norris. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Livingston or to a charitable organization of your choice.

Memorial services for Mr. Carsie J. Baldwin, age 79 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, November 26, at 4:00 p.m., at the Dyer chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Baldwin passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at his home. He was born September 4, 1943 in Double Springs, the son of the late James and Grace Philpot Baldwin. Carsie was a retired mechanic. Survivors include a daughter, Jayme (Keith) Dyer of Nashville; a son, Carsey L. (Lindsey) Baldwin of Smyrna; two stepdaughters, Kathy (Billy) Dyer of Cookeville and Angie (Shane) Ashton of Alexandria, IN; a stepson, Brian Harris of Sparta. Visitation will be held Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations toward funeral expenses.

Funeral services for Ms. Jennie Cordelia McGlohn, age 101 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Baxter chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Paris, TN, on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. McGlohn passed away January 2, 1921. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial service for Mr. Rondal “Buddy” D. Reed, age 70 of the Hardy’s Chapel community, will be held Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m., at Keeping the Faith Church. Mr. Reed passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at his residence. He was born July 4, 1952, in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Dana Ree and Isabelle Clouse. Buddy served in the National Guard and worked as a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Edmonds Reed of the Hardy’s Chapel community; a son, Bud (Connie) Reed of the Hardy’s Chapel community; two daughters, Julia (Jamie) King and Angel (Daniel) Bowman, both of the Hardy’s Chapel community. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 3, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

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