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Obituaries For Wednesday, October 13
Ms. Geneva Ann Wilson Frazier, age 93 of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at NHC of Sparta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Charles Walters, age 93 of Middletown, OH, and formerly of Monterey and Cookeville, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Majestic Care of Middletown. His wishes of cremation are being honored with no services planned. Mr. Walters was born May 1, 1928, in Irvine, KY, to the late Ellard Hayden and Ethel Adams Walters. Mr. Walters was a machinist working with Chrysler in Dayton, OH. He was a previous deacon and member of Eastwood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David Ray and Patricia Walters of Hamilton, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Walters.
A graveside service for Mrs. Lela Marie Cowan, age 81 of Cookeville, will be Thursday, October 14, at 11:00 a.m., at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Cowan passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was salutatorian of the Putnam Senior High School in 1957, and went on to receive her undergraduate degree and 2 Master’s degrees in accounting and education. She worked at Tennessee Technological University as a grant account until her retirement after 20 years of service. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of the Civitan International. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Billy Edward Cowan; two daughters, Brenda Cowan Miller (Dale), and Jennifer Cowan-Henderson (David), of Cookeville.
Funeral services for Mr. Terry Allen West age 63 of Sparta, will be held Thursday, October 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Mr. Allen passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born on September 6, 1958, in Muncie, IN, to the late Robert West and Judy West. He retired from Federal Mogul to pursue his passion of fishing and hunting, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his mother, Mr. West is survived by his wife, Katherine Rena Knowles West; son, Ryan (Linsey) West; daughter, Brittney (Cody) Maynard. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, until 7:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie King Wester Sr., age 83 of Cookeville, will be Thursday, October 14, at 1 p.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Wester passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1938, in Putnam County, to the late Fred and Edna Wester. Charlie proudly worked at Fleetguard (Cummings Filtration) for over 30 years, and he retired in 2003. He enjoyed serving at McClellan Avenue Church of Christ. He enjoyed joking around and loved to see others smile. If you ever rode in a vehicle with him, you know he never took the straight route. He was a loving and caring man. Survivors include his wife, Mary Roberts Wester; daughters, Terry Long, Felecia Roberts, Jacqueline Shockley, Karen English (Richard), Darlene Hardy, and Dawn Hollins (George). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Phillips Roberts and Charlie King Wester Jr. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 11 a.m. until service time.
Funeral services for Mr. David Allen Collins, age 58 of Cookeville, will be Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m., at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will be in Double Springs Cemetery. Mr. Collins passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021. He was born Sunday, October 28, 1962, in Livingston, the son of Anna Ruth Carr Collins and the late Johnnie Defoy Collins. David was the owner of Woodboys firewood and lawn care. He was a loving husband, father, and papa to his two granddaughters. He always put family first and was a hard working man. He always enjoyed vacation with his family. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Lisa Loftis Collins; two daughters, Melisa Ann Collins and Beverly Ann Collins. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 13, until 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Celebration of Life services for Mr. Richard Kent Schock, age 68 of Livingston, will be conducted Thursday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m., from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Schock passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Long Beach, CA, on April 13, 1953, to the late Frances Pickering and Monette Una House Schock. Survivors include his wife, Claire Schock of Livingston; sons Sharonn Schock of Anaheim, CA, and Richard “Richie” Schock and wife, Asha, of Huntington Beach, CA. The family will welcome friends Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 3:00 p.m.
Funeral services for Mr. Melvin June Martin, age 93 of Cookeville, will be Saturday, October 16, at 11 a.m., at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Allison Cemetery. Mr. Martin passed away Friday October 8, 2021, at NHC of Cookeville. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Poston, age 67 of Sparta, will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Old Bon Air Cemetery. Mr. Poston passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at his residence. He was born August 26, 1953 in Quebeck, to the late Carlos Lee Poston, Sr and Vella Mai Redmon Poston. Charles was retired from Thomas Industries and after retiring, he was the custodian for the Doyle Elementary School. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Emerton Poston; son, Charles Richard Poston, II and wife, Sandra. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday.
A visitation for the family and friends of Mr. Gordon Gene Stephens, age 74 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, October 16, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville. There will be an Honor Guard presentation at 1 p.m. 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.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ann Markum, age 91 of Franklin and formerly of Cookeville, will be Monday, October 18, at 11 a.m., at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dodson Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Markum passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 5 – 8 p.m., and again Monday, from 10 a.m. until service time.
A Memorial Service for Ms. Bessie Louise Selby, age 74 of Sparta, will be held Monday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Ms. Selby passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born July 28, 1947, in Sparta, the daughter of the late Lyles and Beulah Stamps Frasier. Survivors include a son, Nathan Selby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jackie Keen. The family will welcome friends Monday, from 4:00 p.m. until time of the service at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.
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.