We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

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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.


Obituaries For Sunday, March 26

Ms. Louetta Dale Pippin, age 71 of Bloomington Springs, passed away Saturday March 25, 2023 at Hendersonville Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete.

Kevin Swallows, 45 of Cookeville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Charles Walter Swallows and Betty Ann Swallows. On March 22, 2014, he was married to Rebecca Lynn Swallows, who survives. He was a custodial worker, and a resident of Gainesboro. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Grandmother: Bessie Grainer. Survivors include his Wife: Rebecca Lynn Swallows of Gainesboro; Sons: Dakota Austin Swallows and Jeremiah Thomas Davidson; Daughter: Alisha Ann (Quinton) Swallows; Brother: Jerry Swallows of Cookeville; Sister: Wanda Otto of Gainesboro; and 1 Grandchild. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. Memorial donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.

Funeral Services for Comer D. (CD) Allen , age 102 of Gainesboro, will be a 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 26 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Allen passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at his daughters residence. He was a mason, member of the Burristown Church of God and a US Navy Veteran of WW II. Survivors include sons, Terry (Helga) Allen of Germany and Ricky Allen of Cookeville; daughters, Brenda (Jimmie) Rhoten of Cookeville and Connie (Charles) Loving of Cookeville. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society by contacting the funeral home.

Visitation with the family of Darla Busby Hight, age 72 of Lebanon and formerly of Sparta, will be from 2-4:00pm, Sunday, March 26 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Ms. Hight passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at her residence in Lebanon. Once her family moved to Sparta, she attended and graduated from White County High School, class of 1968. She began college at Brenau College (Gainesville, GA) then completed her Bachelors degree in education from Tennessee Tech and Masters from Middle Tennessee State University. She started her teaching career at Findlay Elementary in Sparta and finished at Kittrell Elementary in Rutherford County. After retirement, she resided in Lebanon where she enjoyed time with family and relaxing. She was active in the Senior community and made wonderful friends. She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Hulme Busby; and her children, Busby (Matt) Kendle and Rob (Amy) Cantrell.

Funeral services for Jane Carolyn Anderson, age 75 of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Monday March 27 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Gaw will officiate. Interment will follow at Cookeville City Cemetery. Jane passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Charter Senior Living in Cookeville. She was born February 25, 1948 in Putnam County to the late Lloyd B. Anderson and Tennie Frances Harp Anderson. Jane was a member of Duncan’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and recently attended Washington Avenue Baptist Church. She formerly worked as an administrative assistant to Dr. William Francis and also at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her brother, Harold Anderson of Cookeville and several extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Phillips. Her family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mustard Seed Ranch, 4725 Kuykendall Rd., Cookeville, TN 38501.

Funeral Service for Patricia Gayle Lester, age 78 of Cookeville, will be held Monday, March 27 at 3:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Kevin Conrad officiating. Entombment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery – Mausoleums. Mrs. Lester passed away suddenly at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on March 23, 2023. Mrs. Lester served her community in more ways than one. She was a respected beautician for many years, a dedicated and long-standing member of First United Methodist Church of Cookeville, and she was also undeniably devoted to those she loved, family and friends alike. Her presence on this Earth was true and genuine, impacting every life she touched. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, March 27 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 3:00 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral Service for Jerry David Henley, 77 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 1:00pm from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Maston Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Cookeville City Cemetery. Jerry passed from this life on Friday, March 24, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born Friday, August 31, 1945 in Silver Point, he was the son of the late James Monroe Henley and the late Elsie Mae (Clemmons) Henley. Jerry was a loving son, brother, husband, father, Grandpa, uncle, and friend. He retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol after 30 years of service. He was a proud United States Navy veteran. He worked for LOJAC for several years. Jerry is survived by, Wife of 56 years, Betty Lou Henley; Son, Phillip Henley and his wife, Desiree; 4 Grandchildren, James Monroe, Tori Lou, Kelsey, and Rachael Henley; Great-Grandson, Jacob Henley; 2 Sisters, Edith Anderson and her husband, Dean, and Martha Hunter and her husband, Roy; Brother-In-Law, Glen Carden; Daughter-In-Law, Debby Henley; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by, Son, Richard Henley; Brother, James Richard Henley; Sister, Ruby Carden. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again, Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 11:00 am until the time of service at Presley Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Mr. David Lee Davis, Jr., better known as Lee, age 24 of Sparta, will be conducted on his 25th birthday, April 8 at 1:30pm at Clifty Cemetery. Mr. Davis passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2023. He was a construction worker and loved being outdoors. Survivors include his mother, Amanda (James) Geer; his father, David Lee Davis, Sr.; and fiance, Mary Hill.

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