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, November 24

Ms. Bernita Earlene McCormick, age 84 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday November 23, 2021, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Robert (Earl) Kenneth Maxwell, age 93 of Cookeville, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Sammie L. Hunter, age 68 of Gainesboro, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at her residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. She was born December 30, 1952, in Jackson County, to the late Samuel Bland and Zora Lee Fields Roberts. She was married to the late Billy Hershel Hunter. She worked as a seamstress. Survivors include three daughters, Samantha Haney of Cookeville, Tammy Wiggins and Amanda Boles, both of Gainesboro.

Ms. Barbara Marie Melton, age 78 of Sparta, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. The family has chosen cremation. No services are scheduled at this time. Ms. Melton  was born October 29, 1943, in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the late William and Gladys Deadwyler Melton.

Funeral services for Ms. Marie Wilmoth, age 93 of Algood, will be held Friday, November 26, at 1:30 p.m., in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Algood City Cemetery. Ms. Wilmoth passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday, from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mr. Matthew David Hargis, age 46 of Livingston, will be held Friday, November 26, at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Burial will follow in Overton County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hargis passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born Friday, May 23, 1975, in Cookeville, to Clara (Qualls) Hargis Smith and David Hargis. Matt was a brick mason and was very proud of all the buildings and homes that he helped build over the years. He was baptized in First Christian Church. He loved working on trucks, fixing things, he loved the rivers and the woods, and he sure did love his family.  Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Clara and Ronnie Smith; father, David Hargis; children, Mikala Hargis Gray, Jayce Gray, Taylor Strong, Lily Hargis, Caleb Hargis, Quaid Hargis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, starting at 10:30 a.m. The family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice in Matt’s memory.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Richard Green, age 64 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, November 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home, in Water Valley, MS. Mr. Green passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his home. He was born Sunday, November 25, 1956, in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of the late Richard Simpson Green and the late Christine E. (Boyston) Green. Jimmy was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and PaPaw, and friend. He loved Atlanta Braves baseball, fixing things, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Green; three children, Michael Green, Amber and Brandon Brady, and Tyler and Kacey Green.

Graveside services for Mr. Tim Troy Holt, age 75 of Sparta, will be held Saturday, November 27, at 11:00 a.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Full military honors will be provided by the Veteran’s Honor Guard. Mr. Holt passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1946, in Rockledge, FL, the son of the late Troy and Billie Poppell Holt. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. Survivors include two sons, Davis Troy Holt (Gillian) of Dallas, TX, and Daniel Holt (Sarah) of Wake Forest, NC; a daughter, Tamara Holt of Arlington, TX; stepson, Randy Sprague of Jamestown, NY; stepdaughter, Sandy Kent (Glen) of Sparta. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, JoHanna Holt.

A memorial service for Mrs. Carmin Arminta Vickers, age 53 of Sparta, will be held Saturday, November 27, at 11:00 a.m., from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Mrs. Vickers passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at her home. She was born Tuesday, April 30, 1968, in Wayne, NE, the daughter of the late George Otte and Linda Otte Beasley (Frederick). Carmin was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter. She loved taking care of the kids that she had on her bus route. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Dwayne Vickers; two sons, Garrett Wayne Vickers and Levi Otte Vickers. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death a daughter, Megan May Tinker. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Nell Sharp Kay, age 90 of Sparta and formerly of Colorado, will be held Saturday, November 27, at 1:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kay passed away at Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Life Care Center of Sparta. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Memorial services for Mr. Will Anthony Paul, age 46 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, November 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Paul passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Funeral services for Mr. John Howard Lalone, age 76 of Cookeville, will be held Monday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m,. at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will military honors will follow at Cookeville City Cemetery. Mr. Lalone passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, at his home. He was born December 3, 1944, in Dearborn, MI, to the late Charles and Ethel Taylor Lalone. John served in the National Guard for eight years. In his younger days, he was the owner/operator of Druthers restaurant and several other businesses. He realized he was a salesman at heart and enjoyed talking to people. He spent several years selling cars before he suffered a disabling stroke at the age of 45. John found he had a passion for serving the Lord through mission trips and witnessing to others. His mission trips included Romania, Mexico, Venezuela, and Wheelwright, KY. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean Dodd Lalone; daughters, Janice (Randy) Scarlett and Sharon (Bobby) Williams. The family will receive friends Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearlie Marie (Farley) Tomesek, age 73 of Sylvania, OH and formerly of Monterey, will be held Monday, November 29, at 12:00 p.m., from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will follow in West Cemetery in Cookeville. Mrs. Tomasek passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, OH. She was born Friday, June 4, 1948, in Monterey, to the late Jim and Rosetta Farley. Pearlie, better known as Marie by her co-workers and family, was employed by Washington Local School District at Shoreland Elementary School as a custodian. Her hobbies included spending her mornings at Super Fitness, taking trips with her sisters, traveling to the ocean, going to any casino around, tending to her flower gardens, and most important to her was spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jerry Tomesek; children, Terry (Maria) Cole, Mike (Teri) Tomesek, and Sherri Kish. The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home, Monday, November 29, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Claude Thomas “Tommy” Davis, age 64 of Cookeville, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Mr. Davis passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born December 31, 1956, in Monterey, to the late Clifford and Geneva Baldwin Davis. Tommy was a graduate of Clarkrange High School. He worked in sales, and was a baker at Ralph’s Donuts alongside his good friend, Ralph, for over 20 years. He enjoyed football and politics. Survivors include a son, Cory Davis; daughter, Amy Davis West and husband, Brad, of Cookeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lee Davis. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

A memorial gathering for Ms. Deborah Marie Hickey, age 61 of Sparta, will be held Tuesday, November 30, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Ms. Hickey passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville. She was born September 2, 1960, in Brawley, CA, the daughter of the late Elbert and Janet Taecker Hickey. Survivors include two sons, Elbert Lee Beasley (Stephanie) and Randy Beasley II, both of Sparta.

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