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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 Tuesday June 11

David Barrett, age 74 of Cookeville, passed away Sunday June 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Henry “Hank” Gray Stone, III, age 64 of Cookeville, passed from this life on Friday, June 7, 2024, at his home. Hank was born Friday, September 25, 1959, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he was the son of the late Henry Gray Stone, Jr. and the late Yvonne Teresa (Berube) Stone. Hank was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He had a love for the Lord that shined and anyone that knew him could see it. He loved his family and his country. Hank is survived by, 5 Siblings, Deborah Ann Johnston, Cynthia Ann Hall, Brenda Ann Kirouac and her husband, Chris, Anthony Joseph Stone, and Jennifer Ann Estep and her husband, Todd; A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, a great-great niece, cousins, and friends. Hank chose cremation, the family followed his wishes, and no services are planned at this time.

A Celebration of Life for Mary Ann Grider, age 29 of Cookeville, will be held from 12-2pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. She passed away suddenly Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at her home. She was born February 2, 1995. Mary was beloved by all who knew her. She will truly be missed, especially by those who provided support for her over the years at her home and those that had been currently providing support for her at Pacesetters. She touched each of their lives in a special way. Mary enjoyed many things in life, She especially loved going shopping at local stores including Party City, where she developed many special relationships with the staff there. She also enjoyed her “bunny”, and was rarely seen without it. Mary was truly an exceptional person, who brought so much joy to those that knew her. She could always bring a smile to those that she would encounter. All that knew her always enjoyed her catch phrases, including “sock shoe”, “store” and “nana”. Mary’s ability to bring love to those who supported her never failed. Her unique personality made it so easy for those that supported her that little bit extra to make her life that so much better. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ARC of Tennessee.

Graveside services for John Robert “Bobby” Dailey, age 63 of Jackson County, will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 beginning at 11 am at Dodson Branch Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Dunn officiating. He was born July 22, 1960 in Ypsilanti. MI and he passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. He was the son of John Dawson Dailey and Ruth Bolton Dailey. He was an electrician and volunteered in various capacities with the First Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, MI from janitorial duties, helping in the kitchen for funeral meals and lawn work. Survivors include his brother, Steven Dailey of MT and aunt, Janet Wattenbarger of Nashville; numerous cousins and other family members along with friends also survive. Memorial donations may be made to the Dodson Branch Cemetery by contacting the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mr. James Phillip Hill, age 85 of Sparta, will be conducted 1:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2024 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors by the Veterans’ Honor Guard will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. He passed away Friday evening, June 7, 2024 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hill was born July 18, 1938 in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee to the late Marshall and Winona Fults Hill. Mr. Hill graduated from Grundy County High School where he was recognized for never missing a day of school in his entire academic career. He had a long work career in the trucking industry – from driving to administration – beginning with Potter Freight in the 1960s and retiring from Service Transport in 2005. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and longtime bowling league member. He played and sang in the Hill Family music group. Mr. Hill proudly served in the U.S. Army where he worked in the Pentagon as an Officer Personnel Interviewer. He was a member of Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years Edna Hill of Sparta; Daughter: Kimberly S. Roberts of South Carolina; Brothers: Tony (Barbara) Hill of Tennessee, Tom (Terry) Hill of Texas; Sister: Kaye Denton of Tennessee. The family will receive friends after 11:00am Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home. Randall Kirby will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church in care of Hunter Funeral Home.

Funeral Services for Lisa L. Truitt, age 55 of Cookeville, will be held Friday at 11am at First United Pentecostal Church in Cookeville. She departed from this life on Friday, June 7,2024. She was born March 2, 1969 in Newark NJ to Louis & Patricia Williams. She was a very special person who was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was a creative and culinary spirit, who enjoyed making hand decorated sugar cookies, cakes, and dishes of different kinds. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble with friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (GiGi). She leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Rodney V Truitt Sr. Two sons, Rodney V Truitt Jr (special daughter in law, Sheila Truitt) of Cookeville TN and Gregory M Truitt of Fredricksburg VA. Two grandsons, Rodney V Truitt III and Emerson M Truitt. Her parents, Louis & Patricia Williams of East Orange NJ. A sister, Lakeshia Williams of East Orange NJ. Two brothers, Louis Williams II of Charlotte NC, and Chad Williams (and wife Ebony) of Cary NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was a faithful member of First Church, Cookeville TN, where she was a preschool Sunday School Teacher, Temple Keeper, Greeter, Worshipper, and Prayer Warrior. Viewings will be Thursday June 13, 2024 from 5-8 PM and Friday June 14, 2024 from 9-11 AM.

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