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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 Wednesday, January 19

Mr. John Marvin Satterly, age 62 of Cookeville, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. No services are currently planned. Mr. Satterly was born May 12, 1959, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, the son of the late Marvin and Betty Jane Shackelford Satterly. A renaissance man, he worked in gas stations, churches, schools, as an amateur architect, and most notably as a retired senior chief in the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carole; daughters, Alicia (Lee) Harris of Wilmington, DE, Audrey Satterly of Cookeville, and Rebecca Pierce of Jewett City, CT.

Mr. Terry Charles Toney, age 72 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in McMinnville. A memorial service will be held at The First Baptist Church in Sparta at a later date. Mr. Toney was born March 12, 1949, in Connersville, IN, the son of the the late Charles and Mable Toney. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Sparta. Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Toney of Portland; stepson, Chris Walker (Tiffany) of Gallatin. In addition to his parents, Mr. Toney was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Mills Toney; son, Chris Toney.

Mr. Gary “Ronnie” Ronald Baker, age 71 of Monterey, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at his home. Mr. Baker chose cremation, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He was born Wednesday, October 25, 1950, in Kissimmee, FL, the son of the late D.J. Baker and the late Mary Bell (Morgan) Baker. Ronnie was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was selfless, helping anyone that had a need. He loved any sport, especially football, and golf being his passion. He enjoyed watching the old western shows. Ronnie served in the United States Army and was proud of his country. He served in Germany during the Vietnam conflict. In his young adult life, he was a cowboy and enjoyed bull riding with his family. Family to him was most important but most of all his love for his Lord and Savior. Ronnie was loved by all that knew him and he will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda (Kragenbrink) Baker; two children, Gary Scott and Chrisinda Baker, and Angela Marie and Carlo Ribera.

Mr. Paul J. Petzko, age 86 of Cookeville, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A private family service will be held in Cookeville, with a celebration of his life to be held in the spring. He was born February 17, 1935, in Bullville, NY, the son of the late Muriel and George Petzko. He was a proud member of the 11th Airborne, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University. Mr. Petzko spent most of his career as an HR Executive and later a Transition Coordinator, preparing military members for life in the civilian world. Survivors include his wife, Linda Petzko; two children, Patrick Petzko and Dina (Eric) Smith. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate in the name of Paul Petzko.

Graveside services for Mr. Billy K. Norrod, age 81 of Monroe, will be held Thursday, January 20, at 1:00 p.m., at Bethlehem Cemetery. Mr. Norrod passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Summit Medical Center in Davidson County. He was born May 30, 1940, in Monroe, the son of the late A.G. and Cordie Brown Norrod. Billy was a member of the McDonald Chapel Methodist Church, where he enjoyed attending and leading the song services. He was known for farming, fishing and helping his friends and neighbors at the local Overton Farmers Co-op for many years. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Billy Joe (Annette) Norrod of Livingston; daughter, Sherrie Blakely of Monroe. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann Swann Norrod. The family will welcome friends at the graveside.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wylma Norman, age 67 of Cookeville, will be held Thursday, January 20, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Whittaker Cemetery. Mrs. Norman passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Monday, March 29, 1954, in Monterey, the daughter of the late Gladys Charlene Morgan. She was a member of Monterey First Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Eddie (Bobbie Sue) Maddle of Sparta; daughter, Angel Whited of Quebeck; stepdaughters, Lisa (Anthony) Templeton of Crossville and Lela (Meredith) Campbell of Cookeville. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Ray Norman. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry F. Short, age 75 of Celina, will be held Thursday, January 20, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Celina, with a Masonic Service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Turkeytown Cemetery. Mr. Short passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at his residence. He was born Tuesday, December 31, 1946, in Hilham, the son of the late Tony Lee and Willene (Brown) Short. Jerry worked construction and was a member of the Canton Lodge 181. He also served in the United States Army. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Lee Short and Dusty Frank Short. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. until service time.

A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Carol Elizabeth Sykes, age 77 of Cookeville, will be held Friday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Mrs. Sykes passed away Saturday January 15, 2022, at her residence. The family will receive friends Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margarett Webb Walker, age 77 of Clarkrange, will be held Friday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Walker passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born September 4, 1944, in Pickett County, the daughter of the late Horace and Nellie Mae Sells Cross. She enjoyed going shopping and working. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Walker of Clarkrange; son Donnie (Madelyn) Webb of Clarkrange; daughter Lisa (Casey) Tinsley of Allons. In addition to her parents, Margarett was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, A.B. Webb. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Speck Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Caleb Aaron Camacho, age 33 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 11:00 a.m., at the The River Community Church. Mr. Camacho passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Asheville, NC. The family will receive friends Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the The River Community Church.

Funeral services for Mr. Ramon Crespo, age 83 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. Mr. Crespo died Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his residence. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Asberry Tucker, age 93 of Monterey, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 1:00 p.m, in the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at her home. She was born Sunday, March 25, 1928, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Henry Bedford “H.B.” and Mary Elizabeth Crawford Asberry. She was a member of Monterey Wesleyan Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kay (Johnny) Turner of Alabaster, AL, and Barbara Riddle of Monterey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thurman Tucker; sons, Tim Tucker and Paul Tucker. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial service for Mr. Donald Walter Smith, age 79 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 3:00 p.m., at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Smith passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Bethesda Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 15, 1942, in Dayton, the son of the late Claude Mason and Hazel (Green) Smith. Don lived most of his life in Cookeville, and graduated from Central High School and Tennessee Technological University. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Beth) Stockton Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Eric Brown. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make a contribution to a charity of your choice.

Memorial services for Mr. Michael Paul Rainey, age 51 of Bloomington Springs, will be held Saturday, January 29, at 4:00 p.m., at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Mr. Rainey passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1970, in Rockledge, FL, the son of Paulette Martin Rainey and the late Larry Wilburn Rainey. He was employed by HVAC as a service tech for over 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Melanie Rainey of Bloomington Springs; a son, Paul Rainey of Brandon, FL; two daughters, Marissa Rainey and Mallorie Rainey, both of Bloomington Springs. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 29, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Mallorie Rainey Education Fund by contacting the funeral home.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. James Paul “Pete” Ray, Sr., age 65 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, January 30, at 4:00 p.m., at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Ray passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1956, in Livingston the son of the late Sam and Bonnie (Ray) Ray. He was a retired mechanic, working on cars and tire repair. Pete enjoyed fishing, football, TV westerns and NASCAR racing. Survivors include a daughter, Tara (James) Williamson of Inman, S.C.; son, James Paul (Constance) Ray, Jr. of Murfreesboro. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vonda Roberts Ray. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 30, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

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