Obituaries 11-12-19

Robert G. Sidwell

Robert “Bob” G. Sidwell, D.Ph., age 78 of Gallatin, passed away Monday, Nov. 4. Funeral Service were held Thursday, Nov. 7 at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, with Bro. Brian Jarrett and Bro. Doyle Farris officiating.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Family Heritage Funeral Home. Interment was private, with grandsons: Andrew England, Austin England, Caleb Carter and Tucker Carter; and nephews: Ira Sidwell, William Holman, James Massengille, Matt Massengille, Beau Massengille, and Gary Massengille serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers present and former Elders of Hartsville Pike Church of Christ were Roy Alexander, and Ferrell Haile.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter’s Children’s Home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Mr. Sidwell was born Aug. 26 in Cookeville to the late Dr. Frank L. Sidwell and Grace Green Sidwell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, sister, Betty Ann Johnson; brother, Dr. Walter F. Sidwell; and brother-in-law, William Holman. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jamie Mooneyham Sidwell; daughters, Sherrie D. England of Gallatin, Suzanne L. Carter (Brian) of Gallatin; son, Jonathan Robert Sidwell of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Andrew England (Sarah), Caleb Carter, Austin England (Summer), Tucker Carter, Lauren Carter and Emilee Sidwell; great-grandchild, Harvey England; sister, Joyce Marie Holman; and brother-in-law, Dr. Bill Johnson.

Bob attended Livingston Academy, Castle Heights Military Academy, and graduated from Tennessee Technological University. Before attending Pharmacy School, he taught chemistry and physics at Gallatin High School. Dr. Sidwell graduated from University of Tennessee with his Degree in Pharmacy. He was a Pharmacist for 50 years and was owner of Bob’s Drugs in Gallatin, Medical Mall Pharmacy in Gallatin, and Atrium Pharmacy in Nashville, Tennessee. Online condolences may be submitted at Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored with arrangements.


Thelma Jean Gore

Thelma Jean Dailey Gore, 83, of Holly Springs passed away Nov. 8 from the Ovetron County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

She was born July 9, 1936 in Overton County. She attended Windle Grammar School. She worked many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers and working on her farm.

She was preceded in death by parents, Willie Newton and Ermine Catherine Clayborn Dailey; husband, Robert Wylie Gore, Jr.; brothers, Elmer, Hubert, Avis Ray and Herman Dailey and sisters, Lara Ethel Dailey, Mary Brown and Delma McWhorter.

She is survived by sons, Bobby Gore of Holly Springs and Billy Joe Gore and wife, Lisa of Livingston; grandchildren, Catherine Gore, Ben Gore and wife, Lisa Jai and Molly Gore; great-grandchildren, Noah Gore and James Ryman Gore; sister, Beulah Morgan; brothers, Willie, Robert, Clifton, Howard, Roy U.L. and Donald Dailey.

Pallbearers who served were Eddie Gilpatrick, Eddie Dailey, Curtis Hayes, Teddy Dailey, Leo Willis, Tyler Sullivan, Jeremy McLearran and Brian Dailey.

Mary J. Roop

Mary J. Roop, 79, of Livingston passed away on Oct. 21 from Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville. Celebration of Life services were held on Oct. 24 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Aron Dillon officiated.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1939 in Monroe.

She was preceded in death by parents, Baslie Smith and Mattie Taylor; brother, Detro Smith; sisters, Virginia Ford, Susie Smith, Elsie Carter and Berthie Connor.

She is survived by son, Billy Joe Lee and wife, Ruth; daughters, Cathy G. Smith and Diane Lee; brothers, Bobby Smith and wife, Irene, Austin Smith, Eddie Smith and Dolphus Smith; grandchildren, Crystal McGraw, Natasha Washington, Corey Phillips, Dillon Garrett, Cole Garrett and Elisha Lee; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Lee, Rose, Colton, Logan and a host of family and friends.


Sophrona Mae Bilbrey

Sophie Mae Bilbrey, 83, of Old Hickory, and formerly of Overton County, passed away on Nov. 7 from NHC Healthcare in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery.

Bro. Randy Pickens officiated.

She was born in Overton County on July 30, 1936.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, visiting Disney World, shopping and playing Bingo.

She was preceded in death by parents, Kimoth and Bonnie Huddleston Bilbrey and sister, Margaret Conner.

She is survived by nephews, David Connor and wife, Christine Yeargin of Murfreesboro and Dennis Connor and wife, Syndee of McMinnville; niece, Kim Conner of Centertown, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Robert Conner of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews.

Brenda C. Pemberton

Brenda C. Pemberton, 73, of Livingston passed away on Oct. 23 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated.

She was born in Muncie, Ind. on Sept. 9, 1946.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charlie Reeder and Bonza (Sells) Reeder and grandson, Josh Brown.

She is survived by daughters, Sherry Brown and Charlotte Whited; brother, Michael Reeder and wife, Sandy; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and host of family and friends.

Zolonia E. Steffens

Zolonia E. Steffens, 89, of Allons passed away on Oct. 29 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

She was born in West Frankfort, Ill. on Jan. 8, 1930. She worked for many years as a loan officer.

She was preceded in death by parents, Rollie and Haydia Brooks Mayer; husband, Eugene Steffens and brothers, Rollie Mayer, Jr. and Delbert E. Mayer.

She is survived by daughter, Jeanette Dalton of Rochester Hills, Mich.; brother, Phillip Mayer of Allons and three grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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