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Obituaries For Tuesday, October 5
Mrs. Betty Ruth Looper, age 86 of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Kenneth David Meadows, age 66 of Cookeville, passed away Saturday October 2, 2021, at his residence. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Meadows was born August 25, 1955, in Cookeville, to the late Clarence and Vela Bean Meadows. David worked as a cabinet maker with Carlisle Cabinets for 47 years. He enjoyed time spent outdoors gardening, lawn mowing and hunting and fishing. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Rich Meadows; daughters, Lora Morgan and Tina Mathis.
Mr. Chris Palmer, age 59 of Cookeville and a former resident of Florida, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Palmer was born May 24, 1962, in Brooklyn, NY, to Beatrice Butler Palmer and the late Leo Palmer. His family moved to Orlando, FL when he was age four. Following graduation from high school, Chris enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a medic. After his military service, he began training as a firefighter. He served as a firefighter in Lake County, FL for 20 years and was trained in high angled rescues, Cert and in Hazmat. His career as a fireman was cut short due to a back injury but he remained passionate about fire service and the brotherhood with his colleagues throughout his life. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Martha Jane Moores Palmer; sons, Joshua Jasperson and wife, Nicole, and James Jasperson, all of Apopka, FL.
A memorial service for Mrs. Brenda Lee Wilkey Rose, age 60 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m., from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Mrs. Rose passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born April 22, 1961, in Elwood, IN. She was a homemaker to her large family. She enjoyed playing games on her computer, where she was a member of a Euchre League, an online card game with players from around the world in her league. She also loved to listen to country music. He most treasured time though was being a mother and nana to eight children, seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, William Rose; children, Monty Cox, Jr., Rebecca Sizelove, Michael Cox & wife, Amy, Lucy Sizelove-Shanks & husband, Michael, Destiney Frady & fiance, Christopher Humes, and Amanda Sizelove; her mother, Mary Wilkey. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Wilkey, Sr.; and two sons, Christopher Nathan Cox and Sean Wesley Cox. The family will receive friends Tuesday until 6:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, PO Box 90, Sparta, TN, 38583, to help the Rose family with funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Mr. Doyel Roberts, age 81 of Monterey, will be conducted Wednesday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Roberts passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was born Saturday, June 15, 1940, in Monterey, to the late Carlie And Odie Phillips Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a coal miner and a factory worker. He was past Master of Green Pond Masonic Lodge #703. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jimmy Whittaker of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Terri Roberts Of Monterey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Teola Roberts. The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 5, until 8:00 p.m.
Graveside services for Mrs. Deborah Herold DelGatto, age 62 of the New Hope community of Jackson County, will be held Thursday, October 7, at 11 a.m., from the New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. DelGatto passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at her home. She was born in Huntington, NY, on August 1, 1959, to Susan Jean Chambers and the late Joseph Herold. A member of the Hilham Union Church, Deborah was a substitute teacher for the Jackson County School System. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and entertaining her friends for dinner. Her greatest joy was her family and going to church. Survivors include her husband, Gerald DelGatto of the New Hope Community; son, Kevin DelGatto of the New Hope Community; mother, Susan Chamber and husband, Don, of Redding, CA. The family will welcome friends at the graveside.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Henry, age 67 of Sparta, will be conducted Thursday, October 7, at 11:00 AM, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Henry passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at her home. She was born Friday, February 26, 1954, in Sparta, to the late Willie Martin and Myrtle Frances Young Margeson. Mrs. Henry worked several years at Red Kap in Sparta. She was a member of Praise Restoration Center. Survivors include her husband, Donnie Henry Of Sparta; three children, Thomas (Lacey) Margeson Of Sparta, Pamela (C.J.) Phillips Of Rickman, Jason Henry Of Monterey. The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home on Thursday, October 7, from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral services at 11:00 AM.
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Ray Herald, age 83 of Cookeville, will be Thursday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Herald passed away at his home on Monday, October 4, 2021. He was born May 11, 1938, in Silver Point, to the late Solon and Alga Butts Herald. He was a 1959 graduate of Baxter Seminary and a Army veteran. Eddie Ray was a member of Baxter Church of Christ, and was a retired contractor and owner of Herald Builders for over 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, building, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include wife of 59 years, Sue Bush Herald; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Mark Dronebarger, all of Cookeville. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Odd Fellows Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Sherrell, PO.Box 275, Baxter, TN 38544.
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Franklin England, age 67 of Sparta, will be conducted Thursday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m., at Sparta First Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. Mr. England passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center as a result of Covid-19. He was born April 18, 1954, in Sparta. He had a long career as a heating and air technician. He was so successful that he retired as a Heating and Air Instructor at TCAT. He was an avid NASCAR and NFL fan, devoting his Sundays to flipping channels between the two sports after attending Sparta First Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday mornings. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Bonnie England of Sparta; children, Johnny Bryant of Sparta, Elizabeth (Ross) Peruzzi of Cookeville, Sam (Autumn) England of South Carolina, Ryan (Angie) England of Cookeville, Tisha England of Nashville, Terri Parisia of Arizona; his mother, Elega (Morris) Hobbs of Spencer. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Eldie England. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Thursday at Sparta First Freewill Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Ms. Dalores Gayle Johnson, age 72 of Silver Point, will be held Thursday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Smellage Cemetery in Baxter. Ms. Johnson passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Foster of Silver Point; a son, Brad Gordon of Baxter. The family will receive friends at Presley Funeral Home Thursday, October 7, from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.
Graveside services for Mr. Carl Ellis Farley, Sr., age 79 of Rickman, will be held Thursday, October 7, at 3:00 p.m., at the Love Joy Cemetery. Mr. Farley passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center in Livingston. He was born Sunday, September 6, 1942, in Dayton, OH, to the late General And Daisy Abston Farley. He was the former owner/operator of Carl’s Auto Glass in Dayton, OH. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Murphy Farley of Rickman; one son, Carl Farley, Jr. of Dayton, OH; two stepdaughters, Lisa Ashburn Of Kettering, OH, and Sandra Chinn Of Rickman. th family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home, Thursday, October 7, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Harold “Buddy” Crabtree, age 64 of Rickman, will be held on Thursday, October 7, at 6 PM. Mr. Crabtree passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at his home of 43 years. He was born Thursday, June 20, 1957, to the late Harold and Dorise (Barnes) Crabtree in Livingston. He always had his family at heart and was a hard working man. Buddy was baptized in the Church of Christ Faith. He spent most of his younger years on the family’s houseboat on Dale Hollow Lake with his wife and son. Traveling the country with his son driving tour buses for some of the biggest stars in music and he centered his life around his family, especially his grandchildren. He built wings for the B-1 Bomber at Affco before retiring with 33 years from Fleetguard. He was a wonderful husband, father, and absolutely the best “Pa” anyone could ask for. He will be missed beyond measure by all that knew him. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Connie Sullivan Crabtree; one son, Jacob Harold Crabtree and his wife, Adrienne. The family will welcome friends at Hall Funeral Home of Livingston on Thursday, October 7, starting at 4 PM.
Graveside services for Mr. Harold Thomas “Tommy” Kolbe of Algood, will be Friday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at Woodcliff Cemetery in Monterey. Mr. Kolbe passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 of cancer. He was a blue collar man who worked his entire life until unable. He was in the manufacturing industry, and also worked construction. Tommy was an animal lover and worked tirelessly to shelter and care for them, wild or domestic. He loved the Chicago Cubs, the Titans and NASCAR. He enjoyed old black and white TV movies and classic Rock N Roll. Always quick to laugh, he was bright, intelligent and a close friend, as well as a brother. Tommy was a member of the Collegeside Church of Christ and was nurtured by his church family until the end. He loved the Lord and was confident in being with him. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Kolbe of Algood.
Graveside services for Mr. William Carl Roberts Jr., age 60 of Sparta, will be held Sunday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Veteran’s Honor Guard. Mr. Roberts passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021, from COVID. He was born February 7, 1961, in Akron, OH, son of the late William Carl and Johnnie Bell Roberts. He proudly served in the United States Army, Marines Corps, and National Guard. Survivors include a son, William Chandler Roberts of McMinnville.
Memorial services for Ms. Helen Elizabeth West, age 68 of Jackson County, will be conducted Sunday, October 10, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Ms. West was born December 12, 1952, in Jackson County, the daughter of Dowell West and Blanche Young West. She was a food service worker. Survivors include two sons, Brian Birdwell (Traci), Brandon Birdwell; two daughters, Tracey Way (Danny), Tonya Kinnaird (Brian). Visitation will be Sunday from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Hill Flatt Cemetery by contacting the business office of the funeral home.
A visitation for the family and friends of Mr. Gordon Gene Stephens, age 74 of Cookeville, will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville. There will be an Honor Guard presentation at 1:00 pm. Mr. Stephens passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, surrounded by his family. Gordon proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He proudly rode with and was a member of the Mechanized Calvary, First Battalion, Company “A”. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his wife, Brenda, and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Stephens; and daughter, April Wiseman. Following the visitation, Gordon will be taking his last ride to Big Puckett’s Campground where they will be celebrating his life. A pot luck meal will be served. Please bring a dish to share.