Obituaries 6/2/20

Fred C. White

Funeral services for Mr. Fred C. White, age 72 of Algood, were held Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m. in the Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Mark Gaw officiated. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery in Overton County.

Fred died Friday May 29 at his home.

He was born Friday, November 28, 1947 in Cookeville to the late Fred and Mattie Lee Verble White Sr.

Fred graduated from Livingston Academy High School in 1965 and began his career as a police officer in 1969. He retired as a Deputy Chief of the City of Cookeville Police Department in 2010 and went on to work as a Security Guard at Cummins Filtration for five years. He was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church where he served as an usher for more than 20 years. He will be remembered for his kind, loving spirit, and his sacrificial care for others.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Joyce.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Gail Arnold White (whom he married September 18, 1991 in Gatlinburg), of Algood; a daughter, Meredith White of Algood; adopted children, Cyndi Stroud of Greenville, S.C., Brent White of New York City and Brandon White of Boulder, Colo. (with whom he remained close); two sisters, Faye (Gerald) Pryor and Freida White both of Algood.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Friends were invited to come by the funeral home to sign the guest book and pay their respects on Tuesday at 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distancing measures were observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1621 Washington Avenue, Cookeville, TN to purchase Bibles.

Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111. Share memories and condolences at www.hhhfunerals.com.

Jennifer Leighann Jacobs

Jennifer Leighann Jacobs, 45, of Smithville passed away May 22 from her residence. Graveside services were held May 27 at the Franklin Family Cemetery with military honors provided graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Denton Hummel officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Nov. 29, 1974. She loved going to concerts, shopping and travelling. Most of all she loved her family, especially her son J. J.

She was preceded in death by father, Doyle Edward Bilbrey and grandparents, Joyce and J.C. Coffman and Doyle and Betty Bilbrey.

She is survived by son, Jason Michaels Jacobs, Jr. of McMinnville; mother, Kathy Coffman of Livingston; sister, Hayley Matthews and husband, Dillon of Livingston; nephews, Connor and River Matthews.

Pallbearers who served were Jay Coffman, Marvin Leslie, Dillon Matthews, Christopher McCormick, Jacob Allred and Gavin Ray.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marie Louise

Richardson

Marie Louise Richardson, 73, of Allons passed away May 25 from her residence. Celebration of Life services were held May 30 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Bro. John Keith officiated.

She was born in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 29, 1946.

She loved gardening, enjoyed horses and adored her grandchildren. She often attended home demonstration shows, enjoyed going to the county fair and loved to go to church.

She was preceded in death by father, Robert Howard Dunn; husband, David Gene Richardson; brothers, Raymond George Dunn and Edwin Howard Dunn.

She is survived by son, Jason Paul Richardson and wife, Brook of Kansas City, Mo.; mother, Beryl Anne Dunn of Allons; sister, Jo Ann Gorsuch and husband, Marvin of Alliance, Neb.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lois Jackson

Lois Jackson, 77, of Livingston passed away May 27 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held May 30 at the West End Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Sells Cemetery in Monroe. Bro. Kerry Duke officiated.

She was born in Monroe on March 5, 1942.

She was preceded in death by parents, Thurman Kennedy and Ruth Smith; husband, Kenneth Jackson; son, Mark Jackson; sisters, Joyce Spears and Judy Carol Kennedy.

She is survived by son, Robert Jackson; grandsons, Brandon Jackson, Grayson Jackson, Brad Jackson and Cody Jackson; great-grandsons, Peyton and Jayden Jackson; great-granddaughters, Braelynn and Rheaven Jackson; sisters, Rita Goodpasture and Tammy Norris.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Teola Roberts

Teola Roberts, 81, of Monterey passed away May 23 from her residence. Funeral services were held May 25 at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Rev. David Harris officiated.

She was born on Dec. 11, 1938 in Overton County. She was retired from Fleetguard. She was the last school teacher at Hickory Flatt School in Overton County. She was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church and in the past had served as a Sunday school teacher and clerk.

She was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Florence Edith Tinch Cantrell; sister, Doris Vaughn; brothers, Dillard and Thomas Cantrell.

She is survived by husband, Doyel Roberts of Monterey; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jimmy Whittaker of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Terri Roberts of Monterey; grandchildren, Colby Roberts of Crawford, Hannah (Wesley) Brown of Allardt; Amber (David) McClurkan of Cookeville and Sean Adams of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandson, Sawyer Brown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy Bowman of Memphis, Emma and Pat Smith of Allred, Margie Larue of Livingston, Billie and Larry Norris of Rickman and June and Jerry Wilson of Kingston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd and Jan Cantrell of Livingston and Rev. Nolan and Susie Cantrell of the Thorn Gap Community and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Perry and Barbara Roberts Of Cookeville.

 

Susan Lynn Staup

Susan Lynn Staup, 59, of Hilham passed away May 30 from the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held June 2 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. Rev. James Shenko officiated.

She was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 15, 1961. She enjoyed gardening, loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Billie Harris Danner and husband, Richard Staup.

She is survived by daughter, Anna Mathis and husband, Robert of Hilham; grandchildren, William Mathis and Audrey Mathis; brother, Mark Danner and wife, Debbie of Livingston; nephews, Mark E. Danner and Brett Danner and niece, Thea Wyatt.

Wanda “Gail”

(Tinsley) Grissom

Mrs. Wanda “Gail” (Tinsley) Grissom, age 71 of Cookeville and formerly of Celina passed away Monday, May 25 at her residence. She had chosen cremation and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

She was born April 17, 1949 in Celina to the late Willie George Tinsley and Geneva (Poindexter) Adams. She attended school in Clay County as well as in Indianapolis, Ind. where her family lived for some of her childhood years. Gail was employed as an associate at Russell Stover Candies in Cookeville for many years.

Gail admiringly fulfilled her role of ‘queen’ and ‘boss’ to her beloved family. She was independent, tenderhearted and eager to help and take care of others. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandkids. She loved being outside and kept busy doing yard work to beautify her surroundings. She is also fondly remembered for her love of shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Kevin Payne; and by four siblings.

Gail is survived by her adoring family, her husband of 24 years, Lowell ‘Greasy’ Grissom, son, Keith (Angel) Payne of Rickman; daughter and Amanda (Jackie) Watkins of Allons; step-sons, Jay (Lisa) Grissom and Matt (Tracy) Grissom, all of Cookeville; grandchildren, Aaron Payne, Jessy (Mercer) Payne, Wesley Payne, Gracie Grissom, Kevin Watkins, Lindsey Watkins, Ethan Grissom, Kason Grissom and Kolton Grissom; great-grandchildren, Cash Payne, Campbell Payne, Kylan Shirley; grandson to be, Kayson Shirley; brothers, Gary Tinsley, Larry Tinsley and Jerry Tinsley; sisters, Kathy Davis, Sue Hughes, Barbara Vaughn and Loretta Stacy and by many nieces and nephews.

Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931) 526-6111. Share memories and condolences at www.hhhfunerals.com.

Cherry Nell Smith

Cherry Nell Smith, 82,of Livingston passed away May 27 from Livingston Regional Hospital.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

She was born in Overton County on July 16, 1937. She enjoyed walking with her friends and spending time with her cats. She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Luke Lea and Martha James Mabrey Smith; sister-in-law, Kay Smith and brother, Jay J. Smith.

She is survived by nieces, Jamie Bournes and husband, Devin “Chad” of Livingston, Jennifer Hawkins of Camdon, Amber Matthis of Camdon and Kayla Endingen of Camdon; great-nephew, Corbin; great-nieces, Kennedy and Payton Lea; sister, Lois Evans of Camdon and brother, Gene Smith of Livingston.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Charles

Hummel

Melvin Charles Hummel, 83, of the Willow Grove Community passed away May 29 from his residence. Funeral services were held May 31 at the Willow Grove Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Strong officiated.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Lorene Hummel and brothers, Ranzell Hummel and Hollis Hummel.

He is survived by wife, Betty Jean Daniels Hummel; daughters, Pamelia Lynn Breeding and husband, Billy of the Willow Grove Community and Tammy Jean Sidwell and husband, Gary of the Willow Grove Community; grandchildren, Derek Sidwell and wife, Brittany of Willow Grove, Brian Breeding and wife, Amanda of Willow Grove, Matthew Sidwell and wife, Brittany Ruble Sidwell of Allons and Kasie Callis and husband, Alex of Cookeville; great-grandchildren Mason Cole Sidwell, Kyra “Gracie” Breeding, Clark James Breeding, Peyton Faith Sidwell and Boone Callis; sisters, Yvonne Smith of Anderson, Ind., Brenda Huffer of Allons and Glenda Harvey of Monroe.

Pallbearers who served were Matthew Sidwell, Gary Sidwell, Derek Sidwell, Billy Breeding, Brian Breeding and Jerry Dewayne Daniels (Wayney).

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