We Remember: Today’s 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, October 20

Ms. Anna Christine Dodson, age 96 of Sparta, passed away Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

A celebration of life gathering for Mr. Raven Gunter, age 77 of Wilder, will be held Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Mr. Gunter passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was born Wednesday, April 5, 1944, in Wilder, to the late Arthur Earl and Ethel Robbins Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a tunnel digger for almost 40 years, working all over The United States. He was a United States Army Veteran. Survivors include a son, Derek Gunter of Monterey.

Funeral services for Mr. Raymond DeWayne Bilbrey, age 51 of Cookeville, will be held on Friday, October 22, at 12:00 p.m., from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Bilbrey passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at his home. He was born July 12, 1970, in Putnam County, to Raymond and Barbara Gore Bilbrey. DeWayne was an electrician for Lakeland Electric. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Raymond was also very proud of receiving his black belt in Kenpo. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Shonda Smith; son, Dylan Bilbrey; and daughter, Cayla Smith. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:00 p.m. at Whitson Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Carson Lee Herren, age 56 of Smithville and formerly of Baxter, will be Friday, October 22, at 12 p.m., at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the G.V. Herren Cemetery in Silver Point. Mr. Herren passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Ascension St. Thomas-DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. He was born July 10, 1965, in Cookeville, the son of the late Zina Lee and Helen Marie Bradford Herren. He was a 1983 graduate of Upperman High School and a Tennessee Tech University graduate with a degree in Business Management. Carson enjoyed watching all sports on TV, especially basketball and football. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was the only person who mastered his mother’s cornbread dressing recipe. Survivors include son, Brandon Lee Herren, currently serving as a Army specialist at Ft. Hood, TX. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Friday, from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

A visitation for Mr. Billy Deloy Smith, age 82 of Cookeville, will be held Friday, October 22, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Smith passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Vanderbilt-Wilson County Hospital in Lebanon.

Memorial services for Ms. Glenda Brown, age 57 of Baxter, will be Saturday, October 23, at 11 a.m., at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will be in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in the Boma Community at a later date. Ms. Brown passed away Thursday evening, October 14, 2021, at her home. She was born June 27, 1964, in Birmingham, AL, to Marie Phelps Brown of Baxter, and the late Larry Hugh Brown. She was a 1982 graduate of Upperman High School in Baxter, and attended Life Church of Cookeville. She had served as office manager/insurance agent with Gary Maxwell Insurance of Cookeville for over 23 years. She enjoyed traveling. In addition to her mother, survivors include a daughter, Ashlyn Medley of Bowling Green, KY; one son, Jackson Medley of Granby, CO. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in Glenda’s memory, c/o Virgle Brown, Jr. (Treasurer) 2420 Jared Ridge Road, Baxter, TN, 38544.

Graveside services for Mrs. Virginia “Jenny” Sutton, age 83 of Monte Vista, CO, and formerly of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 23, at 11 a.m. at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sutton passed away Wednesday, October 13, in Colorado.

A celebration of life for Mr. Curtis Wade Blair, age 59 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 23, at 12:00 p.m., at 901 Rose Garden Lane, Cookeville. Mr. Blair passed away, Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He is survived by two daughters, Lindsy Young (Barry) and Heather Jones (Chris). He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Blair, and mother, Ellen Aspengren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Edward Herron Sr., age 76 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 23, at 12:00 p.m., from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Dobbs Cemetery. Mr. Herron passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born in Putnam County to the late Bruce and Margie Lafever Herron. Thomas was an auto mechanic and loved to go to auctions and pawn shops. Survivors include his children, Lynn Spain (Danny), Phyllis Pedigo (James), Thomas Herron Jr. (Tammy), Jason Goelde (Ina), Bobbie Jo Ballou (Timothy), and Jason Herron. The family will receive friends Friday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:00 p.m., at Whitson Funeral Home.

A celebration of life for Mr. Robert D. Willis, age 86 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m., at The First Christian Church. Mr. Willis passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was born Wednesday, August 21, 1935, in Alton, MO, the son of the late Harry Willis and the late Jeanette Orr Smith. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to see the world and enjoyed every minute of life. Bob was proud to serve the United States as Air Force Master SGT. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sue Lynn Willis; one daughter, Charolette (Kevin) Waite. Visitation will be held Saturday, from 2:00 until time of service.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. Henry Earl (Red) Burgin, age 75 of Sparta, will be held Saturday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with full military honors. Mr. Burgin passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at his home. He was born October 11, 1946, in Waterzielt, MI. Red worked and retired from Emerson, formerly Mallory Timers, after 45 years. During those years, he enjoyed traveling with Everett Palmer, Bob O’Neil, and Dave Hitchcock, who became lifelong friends. He was an engineer who could design or build anything and received three U.S. patents for his designs. Mallory was also where he met the love of his life, Debbie Goff. In his younger years, he enjoyed bass fishing and golf. He and Debbie traveled the world together and attended several professional golf tournaments where he met Jim Furyk and his idol, Tiger Woods. Red was gentle, kind, loving, and loved playing jokes on his friends. He always said what was on his mind, and if he liked you, he would be the best friend you could have. Red had the most beautiful blue eyes and red hair. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Goff of Sparta; children, Scott Burgin (Brandon) of Fishers, IN, and Lisa Andrews (Rick) of Ft. Collins, CO. The family will welcome friends on Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. until time of the service, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Mr. Kenneth Barlow, age 87 of Hilham, will be conducted Sunday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m., from Aaron’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Barlow passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Overton County on January 8, 1934, to the late Alfus and Dellar Geesling Barlow. Kenneth always loved running his store, racing cars, and raising & riding horses. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his time sitting on his porch. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Fleming and husband, Kevin, of Allons; son Kenneth Andrew McDonald Barlow of Allons. The family will welcome friends at the graveside.

A visitation for Ms. Pamela Boles, age 59 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 30, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Presley Funeral Home. Ms. Boles passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at her home. She was born Tuesday, February 20, 1962, in Barberton, OH, the daughter of the late John Wilson and the late Cynthia Boles Wilson. Pam was a fun loving person. She was a good mom, sister, and friend to who ever needed one. Pam enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing were her favorites. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Boles of Cookeville, and Michael Boles of Pensacola, FL.

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