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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 Thursday, January 20

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.

Ms. Nancy “Penny” Gail (Acerman) Yates, age 65 of Cookeville, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Yates chose cremation, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. She was born Wednesday, April 25, 1956, in Conroe, TX, the daughter of the late John Monroe Acerman and the late Geraldine Francis (Davis) Acerman. Penny was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved her family and most especially, her Lord and Savior. Survivors include two children, Renee Cooper and Gerri Lynn (Michael) Bradford. In addition to her parents, Penny was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lynn Perry.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. Jason Heath Holt, age 39 of Cookeville, will be held Thursday January 20, at 6:00 p.m., in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral. Mr. Holt passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at his home. He was born Tuesday, January 4, 1983, in Cookeville, the son of Sheila (Davis) Holt and the late Danny Holt. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He loved playing golf and spending time outside. In addition to his mother, survivors include a brother, Waylon (Crystal) Holt of Cookeville. The family will receive  friends Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and also from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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.

Graveside services for Mrs. Vickie L. Smith Neathery, age 65 of Livingston, will be held Friday, January 21, at 12:00 p.m., at Green Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Neathery passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at her home. She was born March 14, 1956, in Livingston, the daughter of the late Marvin J. and Joyce Bonita Garrett Smith. Vicki was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed taking care of her family, raising a garden, growing flowers, and crocheting. Survivors include two sons, Tim (Sandra) Smith of Gainesboro and Tom (Amber) Hargis of Livingston; a daughter, Robbi (Brent) Smith of Monroe. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Livingston Funeral Home, and on Friday at the graveside.

Graveside services for Mr. Odell Norrod, age 94 of Monterey, will be held Friday, January 21, at 12:00 p.m., at Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Norrod passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Monterey. He was born Monday, September 19, 1927, in Monterey, the son of the late Virgil and Queen Bilbrey Norrod. Mr. Norrod was a timber equipment operator. Survivors include three daughters, Freadia (Miller) Thompson and Della (Charles) Whittaker, both of Monterey, and Tammy (Tim) Looper of the Sunk Cane community; a son, Carlos (Regina) Norrod of Mt. Juliet. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Norrod; two daughters, Pamela Norrod and Linda Clark The family will receive friends at the graveside.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxie Buttrum Lowe, age 79 of Sparta, will be held Friday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Lowe passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville. She was born March 6, 1942, in the Yankeetown community of White County, the daughter of the late Lewis Dudley and Rosa Nella Daniels Buttrum. She was retired from Mallory. Maxie loved dancing, especially the two-step. She would dance four nights a week in whatever dance hall had the doors open. When she slowed down from dancing and in an effort to keep her arthritis in check, she taught herself to crochet and enjoyed making blankets for her family. Above all else, she loved being Granny Mac to her large family. Survivors include three children Elaine (Phil) Swack, Cricket Kerr, and Chuck Lowe; a stepson, Jeffrey Boles. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lowe. The family will receive friends Friday, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Hunter Funeral Home.

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.

Funeral services for Ms. Emmaline Frances Webb, age 54 of Sparta, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 1:00 p.m., at Thurman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. Ms. Webb passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her residence. She was born July 12, 1967, in White County, the daughter of James Thomas “Bear Track” Webb and the late Laura Webb. Emmaline was known to many as “Emmer,” Mama Emmaline, and Sgt. Webb, but her favorite was “Nana.” Emmaline attended school in Sparta and was a member of the class of 1985. She was employed by Bledsoe County Correctional Facility, where she held the position of Sergeant. She was loved dearly by those she worked with, even the inmates. In addition to her father, survivors include a daughter, Quonisha Webb. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Webb. Visitation will be held Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Thurman Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Roger Shawn Boles, age 49 of Rockwood and formerly of Livingston, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Netherland Cemetery. Mr. Boles passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Rockwood. He was born December 19, 1972, in Livingston, the son of Jackie Garrett Boles and the late Roger Dale Boles. Shawn and his parents moved to Lakeland, FL, when he was a small boy, where he would spend the rest of his childhood before moving back to Tennessee 15 years ago. Shawn worked in commercial building construction and was good at what he did. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, fishing and being outdoors. Shawn had a heart of gold and was a true father and husband. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Jeanette Thiverge Boles of Rockwood; daughter, Paige Boles of Rockwood. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. until time of services, at Livingston Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. James W. Carter, age 93 of Hilham, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Military Honors will be provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Carter passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home. He was born May 15, 1928, in Monroe, the son of the late Rosier and Auda Mae Garrett Carter. James served his country in the United States Air Force from 1944 till 1971. He then worked as a Park Manager for Turkey Lake Park, and held a Masters Degree in Forestry. He loved the outdoors and was a distinguished marksman. He loved his family dearly and was very family oriented. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Dodie Parisi Carter of Hilham; three sons, James (Brenda) Carter of Sparta, Robert “Bob” Carter of Hilham, and Gary (Nancy) Carter of Dickson; a daughter, Laura Carter (Mike) Hunley of Hilham. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Carter and Jon-Michael Carter. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. until time of services, at Speck Funeral Home.

Private family graveside services for Mrs. Retha Nell (Puckett) Farley, age 87 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., at Cookeville City Cemetery. Ms. Farley passed away Thursday, January 19, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born June 24, 1934, in Smithville, the youngest of 12 surviving children born to the late Oscar and Louvella Puckett. Retha retired from Wilson Sporting Goods with more than 30 years of service, working at both the Cookeville and Sparta locations. She was a homemaker for her remaining years. She was a member of the Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Baxter, where she served until her health prevented her from attending. Survivors include a son, David C. Farley of Cookeville, three daughters, Loretta (Harold) McDaniel, Janet L. King, and Lisa (Bill) Lanning, all of Cookeville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Farley.

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.

Funeral services for Mr. Alvin “Al” Sparks, age 89 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, January 22, at 3:00 p.m., at Presley Funeral Home. Mr. Sparks passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home. He was born Friday, December 2, 1932, in Cookeville, the son of the late James Sparks and the late Harriett Henry Sparks. Al was the owner of the Spark’s VW Repair Shop in Cookeville. He was an outgoing person, a motorhead, and enjoying riding his motorcycle. He liked to go to the lake on his boat. Coming from a large family of 11 siblings, fighting was a norm. Being an honest man, he’d tell you the way it was. He loved his parents dearly, often recounting stories to his children. Al was a family man, teaching his children all he knew. He enjoyed the company of his little Sparky, his Jack Russell terrier. Most of all, he loved the Lord and his family. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jane Sparks of Cookeville; three sons, Alvin Sparks, Stephen Sparks, and Bruce (Donna) Sparks, all of Cookeville; three daughters, Ava Laliberte of Florida, Ellen Ann Carrier of Michigan, and Sandy (Darwin) Carter of Rickman. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m.

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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