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We Remember: Wednesday, May 20 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 Wednesday, May 20

Francis McCabe, age 41 of Baxter died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Willie “Robert” Sparks,77, of Sparta, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center in Monterey. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Graveside service and interment for JoAnn McGuire, 80 of Red Boiling Springs, formerly of Cookeville, will be Thursday, May 21 at 11:30 AM at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in the Boma Community of Putnam County, TN. with Rev. Wendell Hyde officiating. Mrs. McGuire died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home in Red Boiling Springs. She was born January 31, 1940 in Blue Ridge, Georgia to the late Clinton and Anna Mae Self Chastain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed McGuire, a son James Edward “Eddie” Moore, sister Shirley Ruth Chastain, brothers: James and Danny Chastain. She attended Knoxville West High School. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing, country music and dancing. She was a loving and caring woman. She enjoyed her time with her pet dog, Rowdy. Survivors include daughters Theresa (Danny) Tincher, Tina (Tim) Stafford all of Red Boiling Springs, son Tim (Teddi) Moore of Scottsville, KY, grandchildren: Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon and Logan Moore, great granddaughter Layla Mae Johnson. Friends are invited to come by the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home to sign the guest book and pay their respects on Thursday May 21 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Bumbalough, 85 of Cookeville, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ with Bro. Buddy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Mrs. Bumbalough died Monday May 18, 2020 at 11:52 p.m. in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services for Velma Leigh Brown, age 85 of Cookeville, will be held Friday at 1pm at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home passed away Sunday morning May 17, 2020 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County. Friends are invited to come by to sign the guest book and pay their respects on Friday May 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Melinda Bilbrey officiating. Due to Covid-19 precautions, limited seating and social distance measures will be observed.