Obituaries 1/28/20

Jackie Donaldson

Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Donaldson, age 73, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22 at Cookeville First Baptist Church. Pastor Scott McKinney officiated. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robins Cemetery in Monroe, TN.

Her family received friends Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home and again Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Jackie passed away Saturday morning Jan. 18 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She was born Saturday, March 9, 1946 in Albany, KY to Billie Matthews Beaty of Cookeville, and the late J. D. Beaty.

Jackie loved the Lord and was an active member of First Baptist Church Cookeville for over 40 years. Jackie graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Home Economics in 1967 from TTU. She earned a master’s degree in Family Consumer Science from UT in 1987. Jackie began her career in 1967 as the 4-H agent for Putnam County and retired as the UT Extension Leader for Putnam County. She worked as a Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent and Extension Leader with the UT Agricultural Extension Service Office in Cookeville.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lonnie Donaldson, (whom she married September 22, 1962 in Cookeville); two sons, Matthew (April) Donaldson of Knoxville, TN, Jay (Carrie) Donaldson of Gainesville, VA; brother, Steve Beaty of Cookeville; grandchildren, Katie (Spencer) Cooke, Braden, Grant, Ethan and Annie Grace Donaldson; as well as several other very special family members and wonderful friends.

Pallbearers were Grant Donaldson, Ethan Donaldson, Braden Donaldson, Spencer Cooke, Kurt Dronebarger, Heath Hudson, Seth Hudson and Chris Vick.

Honorary Pallbearers are former members of the Putnam County Home Demonstration Club, former colleagues of the UT Agricultural Extension Service and The Over 70 Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to: The Liver Transplant Program, 801 Oxford House, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, (On behalf of Jackie Donaldson, in honor of Dr. David Raiford).

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 Share thoughts and memories at


Roy Mitchell “Rawhide” White

Roy Mitchell “Rawhide” White, 89, of Celina, passed away Jan. 16 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Memorial services were held Jan. 25 at the Celina Church of Christ with Caleb Burnette officiating.

He was born July 1, 1930. He was a man of many talents and could be best described as a “Jack of all trades”. He was a local storeowner, provided a marble yard for those who enjoyed gathering for the sport, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany and a faithful member of the Celina Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Minor Mayo and Della (Cunningham) White; brothers, Fred ‘Gizzard’ White and Marshall White; sisters, Velma Pitcock and infant Caryon Sue; and first wife, Helen (Moss) White.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Anna; daughters, Barbara Walker and husband, Wallace of Moss, Brenda Huddleston of Cookeville and Beverly Walker and husband, Jim of Atlanta, GA.; son, Claude Kelly, Jr., of Crystal River, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristy Johnson and husband, Eddie, Patrick Walker and wife, Emily, Brad Huddleston and wife, Kim, Trey Hollifield and wife, Ashley, Kelly Lennie and husband, Craig and Chris Kelly and wife, Kathryn; 11 great grandchildren; special caregivers, Brittney, Vicky and Tanna; as well as many other friends and neighbors.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Sherrie Marie Knight

Sherrie Marie Knight, 57, of Celina, passed away Jan. 18 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Nathan Knight and Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bill Meguiar, Christian Meguiar, Liam Meguiar, Matt Roberts, Gerry Burnette and Justin Richardson.

She was born Jan. 17, 1963 in Sixes, Oregon. She worked at Osh Kosh B’Gosh and was a homemaker. She loved fishing, gardening, canning, kayaking and raising her German Shepherds. Her biggest passion was photography. She was a member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Glenn Knight; and maternal grandparents, Cleveland and Alene Richardson.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Shelby Jean Violette of Gainesboro; sister, Patricia Violette of Fla.; brother and very special sister in law, William and Evelyn Knight of Cottontown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Dorothy Sparks, Matt and Tara Roberts and the Roberts children, who were known as her fishing buddies; and the NHC Healthcare staff members who became her family.



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