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We Remember: Wednesday, April 17 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 Wednesday, April 17

Mr. William H. “Billy” Ferrell, age 77, of Collins Cove passed from this life on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 from the Overton County Health & Rehab Center. Funeral Services are incomplete.

Memorial Services for Harold “Hal” David Bittinger, age 63 of Sparta, will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Michelle Brooks-Young officiating. Hal was born May 17, 1955 in Lincoln, NE to Bill and Margery Gettys Bittinger, and passed from this life on April 15, 2019 at his home in Sparta. Hal learned to play golf as a young boy and enjoyed playing throughout his adult years. He was an avid bicyclist, history buff, and a huge South Carolina Gamecocks and MTSU fan. He enjoyed reading, politics, and most of all, spending time with his family. Hal met the love of his life, Sandy, and they were married September 13, 1996. They enjoyed 23 wonderful years together and made memories to last a lifetime. He was loved by their children and loved being “Poppa” to their grandchildren, who adored him. He graduated from Irmo High School in Irmo, SC in 1973 and began his collegiate career at the University of South Carolina. After 2 years, he moved to Shelbyville and finished his education at MTSU in Murfreesboro with a degree in accounting. He soon began his career with the City of Lebanon, where he retired after 30 years, as the Commissioner of Finance. He furthered his career as the Finance Director for The Village at Richton Park in IL and retired from that position in 2015. Hal made many life-long friends along the way and cherished their years together. Hal was preceded in death by his mother, his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Gene and Evelyn Cody and one sister-in-law, Susie Sherrell. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Cody Bittinger of Sparta; Children – Dewayne Parks, Karla (Brad) Beaty and Kerrie (Mike) Alford, all of Sparta; Father – Bill (Shirley) Bittinger of Winnsboro, SC; Brother – Paul Bittinger of Columbia, SC; Sister – Kay (Bill) McPherson of Myrtle Beach, SC; Grandchildren – Natalie Parks, Annalee Parks, Abby Alford and Jackson Alford; Sister-in-law – Patsy (Jerry) Selby of Crossville; Brothers-in-law – Johnny Cody and Johnny Sherrell both of Sparta; Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The family will welcome friends from 5pm until time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the White County Public Library. Donations can be made by contacting the funeral home.

Funeral Services For Raymond Clark, Age 65, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Will Be Conducted On Thursday, April 18, 2019, At 12:00 PM From The Chapel Of Goff Funeral Home. Pastor Nick Turner Will Officiate With Interment To Follow In The F.A. Norrod Cemetery. Mr. Clark Was Born On May 4, 1953, In Monterey, Tennessee, To The Late Horace And Ellen Allene Phillips Clark. Mr. Clark Passed Away On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, At The Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Clark Worked With Pepsi-Cola Bottling For Over 35 Years. He Is Survived By, His Wife Of 42 Years, Frances Deck Clark Of Monterey, TN; 2 Daughters And A Son-In-Law, Ronetta Whited Of Rickman, TN, Mary And Joel Welles Of Monterey, TN; 1 Son And Daughter-In-Law, Danny And Patricia Montgomery Of Hendersonville, TN; 7 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters And Brothers-In-Law, Betty And Vaden Phillips Of Clarkrange, TN, Barbara And Richard Wilson Of Monterey, TN. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Brother, J.B. Clark; And Son-In-Law, Roger Whited. The Family Will Receive Friends At Goff Funeral Home On Thursday, April 18, 2019, From 10:00 AM Until Time Of Services At 12:00 PM.

Services for James Richard Marsh, age 68 of Doyle, will begin at 2:00PM Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Thurman Funeral Home. Officiating will be Bro. Nathan Hawkins and Bro. Gene Williams. Internment at Doyle Cemetery. James met his Savior on April 10, 2019 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Sparta to Hershal and Geneva Marsh, Richard lived in several states and made many friends before coming back to Tennessee to raise his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son, James Richard Marsh II, infant child, and mother of his two eldest sons, Kathy Wolfe. Richard leaves behind his loving wife, Louise Marsh, five children, Brent, Corey, and Cody Marsh, Tyler (Shania) Miller, and Hanna (Tyler) Dolin, all of Doyle, three granddaughters that were the light of his life, Ayva and Chloe Miller, and Gracie Dolin, all of Doyle. Also surviving are his siblings David (Star) Marsh, Patricia (Shelby) Miller, both of Doyle, and Deloris Smith of Chattanooga. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Richard loved the Lord more than anything else and that was evident to all who knew him. He has left behind a legacy for us to follow to live graciously and love strong. Richard was such a giving man, and even through his death, he continues giving by the gift of organ donation to save lives. Family will accept visitors on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the chapel of Thurman Funeral home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Graveside Funeral Services For Ellis L. Jones, Age 74, Of Monterey, Will Be Conducted On Thursday, April 18, 2019, At 4:00 PM At The Honey Springs Cemetery. Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough Will Officiate With Interment To Follow. Mr. Jones Was Born On July 26, 1944, In Crawford, To The Late Edward Lee And Tina Norrod Jones. Mr. Jones Passed Away On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, At Signature Health Care Of Putnam County. Mr. Jones Was A Construction Worker. He Was A United States Army Vietnam War Veteran. He Was Baptist In Faith. He Is Survived By, 2 Cousins; And Special Caregiver. In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Daughter, Aleshia Jones Johnson. The Family Will Receive Friends At Honey Springs Cemetery On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Immediately Following The Services.

Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Nash, 78 of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday April 19 at the Cookeville First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 until service time both at the church. Mr. Nash passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby L. Trisdale, 89, of Gainesboro, will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. She passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1929, in Jackson County to the late Quarles Head and Mae Head. She was an LPN, and a member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Sister: Louise Spivey; 1 Brother: Curtis J. Head; 2 Grandchildren: Chris Martin and Julie Martin; and the Father of her Children: Gene Trisdale. Survivors include 2 Daughters: Jenny (Danny) Martin of Gainesboro, and Kay (Rob) Jordan of Gainesboro; 2 Grandchildren: Dalton and Cory; 4 Brothers: Joe Head, Edis Head, Dwayne Head, and Willard Head, all of Gainesboro; and 1 Sister: Judy McDowell of Gainesboro. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 P.M. – 9 P.M., and Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by contacting the funeral home.

Graveside Memorial Services For Leva Blaylock, Age 95 Of Monterey, Tennesseee Will Be Conducted At 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 20, 2019 At The Honey Springs Cemetery In Crawford, TN. Rev. Bobby Floyd And Rev. Danny Allen Will Officiate. Mrs. Blaylock Passed Away On Friday, April 12, 2019, At The Standing Stone Care And Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Blaylock Was Born On October 25, 1923, In Crawford, Tennessee, To The Late Dewey And Myrtle Pierce Hargis. Mrs. Blaylock Was A Homemaker And Factory Worker. She Had Worked With Monterey Hosiery Mill, Ely And Walker And Appalachian. She Was Of The Baptist Faith.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Judy Ann Johnson Padgett, age 71, of Livingston will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Craig Green will officiate. Burial will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Judy passed from this life on Monday, April 15, 2019 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born in Overton County to the late Milburn & Tina Johnson. Judy was an LPN for Livingston Regional Hospital for many years. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren dearly. Judy enjoyed thrift stores all over Tenneessee. She loved yard sales, painting, writing songs, church and being a Sunday School Teacher for many years. Judy leaves behind her loving husband, Hoyt Padgett of Livingston; daughters, Holly Padgett of Cookeville, and Katie Ledbetter & husband Nick of Rickman; grandchildren, Eli Kirk, Sam Kirk & wife Candace, Hannah Kirk, Conner Kirk, and Cajun Ledbetter; great grandson, Benjamin Kirk; brother, R.L.Johnson & wife Jonesetta of Allons; sisters, Mary Jo Denton & husband Hal of Cookeville, and Betty Copeland of Rickman. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Art Johnson. The family will welcome friends on Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life for Arlin “Al” J Conradi, 85 of Baxter, will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose room of TRINITYalgood, 205 W Wall St, Cookeville, TN 38506. Al passed from this life on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. Al was born August 9, 1933, in Homestead, Oklahoma to the late Carl and Martha (Winter) Conradi. Al was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the Lord and you could often find him serving at the Outreach Center of Trinity Assembly of Algood. Al was an avid football fan, especially the the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Titans. He loved to fish and to camp out. Al is survived by: Wife: Pat Conradi; 2 Children: Sally and Nelson Minton, and Roger and Angela Conradi; 2 Grandsons: Joshua and Steven Minton; 2 Granddaughters: Rachel and Emma Conradi; Sister: Marty Prickett. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by 2 Sisters, Doris Duncan, and Carol Meyer. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose room of TRINITYalgood, 205 W Wall St, Cookeville, TN 38506.