We Remember: Today’s Obituaries

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Obituaries For Monday, December 5

Mr. Gary King, age 70 of Byrdstown, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Ms. Beverly Mae Dillon, age 79 of Sparta, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022. No arrangements have been announced at this time. Ms. Dillon was born May 15, 1943, in Springfield, OH, the daughter of the late James and Clara Mattley. Survivors include two sons, Ron (Misty) Stegall and Justin Clark.

Mr. Joshua Carter Martin, age 39 of Gainesboro, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. Mr. Martin was born August 30, 1983, in La Grange, TX, the son of the late William Kenneth Martin and Pauline Wade Martin. He was a pipeline operator. Survivors include his wife, Angela Martin of Gainesboro; a son, Matthew Luke Martin of Gainesboro; a daughter, Maelynn Grace Martin of Gainesboro.

Mrs. Lovetta Irene Whipple, age 84 of Sparta, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022. A memorial service will be held in June, 2023, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at Old Bon Air Cemetery. Mrs. Whipple was born October 23, 1938, in Manchester, IA, the daughter of the late Tona and Ethel Power. She was a former cafeteria worker at White County High School and a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Kerry Whipple, Vicki (Mike) Dupler, Cindi (Russ) Burch, Penny (Kenneth) Russell, Timothy (Jason) Gendreau, and Della (Bob) Bean.

Funeral services for Mr. David Neil Carter, age 72 of Baxter, will be held Monday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dyer chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Carter passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He served and retired as a Medic with the United States Army, with 21 years of service. Mr. Carter attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of Cookeville. Survivors include his wife, Karen Leverett Carter of Baxter. Visitation will be held Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Joe Felton, age 80 of Sparta, will be held Monday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Mr. Felton passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022, at his home. He served as a submarine commander of the USS Darter in the United States Navy and retired after 31 years of dedicated service. In addition to his numerous awards and medals, he was also a certified Navy Diver. After military retirement in 1989, Bobby worked for an engineering firm, then as a math teacher before ultimately retiring to his family farm in White County. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Arlene Felton; a son, Erik (Heather) Felton. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Memorial services for Mrs. Gracie Allene (Cross) Crouch, age 84 of Byrdstown, will be held Monday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m., at Bloomington Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cross Cemetery. Mrs. Crouch passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was born May 1, 1938, in Byrdstown, the daughter of the late Porter Cross and Effie (Brannum) Cross. She was a member of Bloomington Christian Church, a former garment factory employee, and a former waitress at Star Point Resort. Survivors include a daughter, Diane (Fred) Elder. Visitation will be held Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church.

A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Betty Jean Huffer, age 82 of Livingston, will be held Monday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m., at First Christian Church in Livingston. Burial will follow in Overton County Memorial Gardens at a later date. Mrs. Huffer away December 2, 2022, at her home. She was born August 22, 1940, at Lady Ann Hospital in Livingston, the daughter of the late Alvin and Katie Crabtree Garrett. She was a 1958 graduate of Livingston Academy and was a member of Livingston First Christian Church. Betty worked in bookkeeping for the City of Livingston. Survivors include three daughters, Gail (Danny) Jowers, Kathy Little, and Sheila (Wally) Coe, all of Livingston. Visitation will be held Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church.

Funeral services for Mr. Roger Howard Smith, age 76 of Sparta, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Saylors Cemetery. Mr. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at his residence. He was born June 19, 1946, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Herbert Lee and Onna Mae Howard Smith. He was a retired garment factory worker. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jewell Smith; a daughter, Tammy (Mark) Howard of Sparta; a son, Scottie (Susan) Smith of Sparta. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00.

Funeral services for Mr. Stephen Lynn “Steve” Fowler, age 63 of Cookeville, Wednesday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Mr. Fowler passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1959, in Spencer, the son of the late Martha Jane O’Connor Fowler and John Patrick “Buddy” Fowler. He worked as a mechanic. Survivors include a son, Stephen Lynn (Tiffanie) Fowler, II; two daughters, Kelly Lynn Fowler and Jessica Williams. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Clata Clark Parrish, age 84 of Walling, will be held Wednesday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m., at the Pentacostals of Sparta Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Parrish passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville. She was born May 9, 1938, in Sparta, the daughter of the late Herman and Eliza Bitha Winnett Clark. She worked at and retired from Pacesetters. Survivors include a daughter, Jamemona Carver. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial gathering for Ms. Dolores Victoria Zaloga, age 76 of Sparta, will be held Friday, December 9, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Ms. Zaloga passed away Friday, December 2, 2022. She was born March 17, 1946, in Atlantic City, NJ, the daughter of the late John and Helen Jankowski Zaloga. Survivors include a sister, Helene Betterton of Sparta.

A Celebration of Life service for Ms. Rosemary K. Brown, age 88 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Crossville. Ms. Brown passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1934 in Springfield, MO, the daughter of the late Gabril and Helen Gordon Kennemer. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 10, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Plateau Pregnancy Services in Crossville.

Graveside services for Mrs. Clara Inez Ledbetter Hunter, age 96 of Livingston will be held Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m., at Hunter Cove Cemetery. Mrs. Hunter passed away Friday, November 11, 2022, at her home. She was born January 16, 1926, at her home in Allons, the daughter of the late Joe and Hauta Holman Ledbetter. She was a member of the Allons Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Loleta Savage of Anderson, IN, and Bettye Poston (Jim) Towery of Livingston; a son, Billy (Barbara) Hunter of Rickman. The family will welcome friends at the graveside.

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Danny Lee Loftis, age 60 of Cookeville, will be held Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of Unity Church of the Cumberlands. Mr. Loftis passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his mother, Barbara McCloud; father, Ray Loftis; a son, Brandon Lee (Chris) Loftis; a daughter, Amber Carol (Brian) Horne. The family invites you to join them for refreshments in the Church Fellowship Hall after the service.

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