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We Remember: Tuesday, November 12 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 are presented by Presley Funeral Home, West Jackson Street in Cookeville.

Obituaries For Tuesday, November 12

Mr. S.T. Griffin, age 93, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Mrs. Nell Lamb, age 91 of Cookeville, died Tuesday morning, November 12th at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Arrangements for Mrs. Lamb are incomplete.

Funeral Services for Mr. Bobby Leo Geesling, age 76, of the Greenbriar Community of Overton County will be conducted 12 noon, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Ted Kocher will officiate. Burial to follow in the Campground Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Monday evening from 4 until 8 p.m., Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at Speck Funeral Home. Bobby passed from this life on Saturday morning, November 9, 2019 from the St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was born in the Greenbriar Community on October 1, 1943 to the late Walton Leo andAnna Louise Franklin Geesling. Bobby was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bobby enjoyed farming, bluegrass music and helped manage the Overton County Pioneer Days for many years.

A Memorial Service for Barbara Genell Daniels, 77 of Sparta, will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. She passed away Saturday, November 09, 2019 in Sparta. Mrs. Daniels was born in Cookeville on May 14, 1942 to the late Haywood and Mamie Bumbalough Henry. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by: Husband- Bobby Daniels. Survivors include: Son: Tim Daniels of Sparta; Daughter: Kathy Daniels Brooks (James) of Tx; Grandchildren: Joshua and Justin Daniels of Sparta; Sister- Brenda Elrod of Monterey; Brother- Glenn Henry of Monterey. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

A memorial service for Mr. Charles W. Kibbons, Jr., age 84 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, November 13th at 3 p.m. at Cookeville First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kibbons died Saturday afternoon, November 2nd at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. His family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Funeral services for Vannie Tindell Street, age 89, of Cookeville will be held Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Presley Funeral Home with Johnny Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial. Mrs. Street passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. She was born Thursday, May 8, 1930 in Lewisburg, Tennessee to the late Oslen G. Cheek and Vannie K. Tindell Cheek. Mrs. Street was a long time member of Holladay Church of Christ. She retired as a Secretary from Parkview School after 24 years of service.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Street had requested donations be made to Happy Haven or Mustard Seed Ranch.

Funeral services for Jerry Lee Worthington, age 67 of Sparta, will be conducted at Noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Oakwood Street Church of Christ with burial in Lee Cemetery. Mr. Worthington passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at his residence. The family will receive friends from 10am-Noon on Thursday at the church. Erman Williams Sr. will officiate the service.

Memorial services for CJ Thomas, age 88, of Cookeville, are scheduled Thursday November 14, 2019 at 3pm at Dyer Funeral Home with visitation starting one hour prior. Thomas passed Monday November 11, 2019 at NHC Health And Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services for Anna V. Smith, 96 of Cookeville will be Saturday, November 16 at 11 AM from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Jim Lottie Smith Cemetery in Pickett County, TN. Rev. Mike Head and Rev. Bill Stone will officiate. Mrs. Smith died Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Bailey Manor of Cookeville. She was born February 6, 1923 in Livingston to the late Jesse Golden and Belle Reed Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Carthell “Smitty” Smith on August 2, 2004 and 11 siblings. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II in Michigan. She wore many ‘hats’ in her life: she and her husband, Doyle owned and operated Smith’s Market in the Bangham Community for many years. They had an apple orchard also, drying and selling apples each year. She was a beekeeper, selling local honey each year. She served as a voter registration clerk at the Bangham voting precinct. She was a hospital nutrionist in Michigan and worked also at Acme Boot. She was a diligent rook player and enjoyed her “Fun Friday” group at Cookeville First Baptist Church.The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 PM and after 10 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

A Life Celebration Gathering For Sharon Miller, Age 63, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Held On Saturday, November 16, 2019, From 12:00 PM Until 1:00 PM At The Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church, 3932 Hanging Limb Highway, Monterey, Tennessee. Ms. Miller Was Born On June 13,1956, In Monterey, Tennessee, To The Late Lloyd And Cliva McCowan Phipps. Ms. Miller Passed Away On Sunday, November 10, 2019, At Her Home. Ms. Miller Was A Homemaker And A Factory Worker. She Is Survived By, 3 Sons And 2 Daughters-In-Law, Ben And Jessica Miller Of Sparta, TN, Andrew And Lecretia Miller Of Monterey, TN, Alan Miller Of Monterey, TN; 8 Grandchildren; Sister And Brother-In-Law, Diane And Harvey Gene Phillips Of The Love Joy Community; And Several Nieces And Nephews. In Addition To Her Parents, She Was Preceded In Death By 2 Sisters, Elease Beaty And Vida Clark; And 3 Brothers, Vernon, Charles And Donnie Phipps; And Companion, Larry Peters. In Lieu Of Flowers, Memorial Donations May Be Given To The Funeral Home Or A Family Member To Help With Arrangements.

A Memorial Service for Connie Laurel Myers Turrington, 72 of Sparta, will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Bro. David Copeland officiating at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. She passed away Saturday, November 09, 2019 in Nashville. Connie was born on July 30, 1947 to the late Harvey Nolan Myers and Minnie Bell Walker Scott in Sparta. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Husband- Johnny Turrungton Sr., Brothers- Donald Myers, and Jeff Myers, and Sister- Shawna Evon Myers. Survivors include: Life Partner- Othel Dunham Jr. Daughters- Lisa Bryan of Sparta, and Lora Turrington of Sparta; Son- Johnny Turrington Jr.; Grandchildren- Rodney Henry, Jesse McCullough, Jacob Turrington, and Josh Turrington; Great-Grandson- Braxton Taylor; Great-Granddaughter- Paige McCullough; Sisters- Carolyn Duham, Renee Myers, Melissa Fisher, and June Myers; Several Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta.

A Celebration of life for Mr. Johnny Wu Cushing age 20 of Buffalo Valley community, will be held Saturday November 16th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Silver point church of Christ. Mr. Cushing passed from this life on October 27, 2019 in Sheboygan, WI. Mr. Cushing was born in Anderson, IN on October 5, 1999 to James Cushing and Melisa Williamson. Survivors: Beloved son of Melisa and Mack Williamson and Janina and James Cushing; Loving brother of Austin and Brandon Cantrell, Dylon, Bella, Jaide, James, Blake, Ryley Cushing; Uncle of Oliver James Sherman-Cushing; Cherished grandson of Jan and Bruce hinshaw, Gary Bilbrey, Lisa barthels, Kenny dollar, Brad Cushing and Kathy sparks, Barbara Geesling, George McConaha, Yvonne Woodworth; Great Grandmother: Janice Talani, Virginia Scantland; Great Grandfather: Kenneth Bilbrey; Loved nephew, cousin, and friend of many.

Visitation for Mr. Jimmie D. Swezea, 72, of Gainesboro, will be held Saturday at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. He passed away on November 8, 2019, at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro. The family has chosen cremation, with a private memorial service at a later time. He was born March 10, 1947, in Jackson County, TN, to the late Beaman Dow Swezea and Georgia Golden Swezea. He worked as a machinist at Aeroquip, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

Funeral services for Bobby Frazier, age 82, of Cookeville, will be Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with interment in Crest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 16 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He passed away Thursday evening, November 7 at Bailey Manor in Cookeville.

A Celebration of Life for Rebecca Jean Killgore Ross, 96 of Sparta is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2019 at Central Church of Christ, 45 North Main Street, Sparta. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 with the service at 3.