Volume 53, Number 17

Ten Pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 28, 2016


Gilbert Reed Ramsey
January 21, 1929 - April 22, 2016

Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert Reed Ramsey, 87, of Cookeville, was held Monday, April 25th at 1 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. Brent Davis officiated.
Mr. Ramsey died Friday evening, April 22, 2016 at NHC of Cookeville.
He was born January 21, 1929 in Livingston, to the late Luther and Etta Ray Ramsey.
Reed was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Agriculture. He was an insurance adjuster with the Farm Bureau for many years, traveling throughout the Upper Cumberland. He was owner of Moore and Ramsey Insulation and later Century 21 Ramsey Realty.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Gwen Thrasher and Eudene Boykin; brother, Dr. Alg Ramsey; and by an infant brother.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Carol Ramsey Thornton and husband Richard of Cookeville; grandsons, Reed Ramsey Thornton and wife Christy of Mt. Juliet and Richard ‘Tate’ Thornton of Cookeville; three great grandchildren, Chloe, Hollie and Brittany Thornton; brother, Donald Ramsey of Monroe; sister, Delilah Stevens of Lakeland, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; and by his best friend, Bob Hill of Cookeville.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mended Hearts Inc., Chapter 127, c/o Dot Chamberlain, Treasurer, 1420 Yorktown Circle, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com

Ronald Gene Maiwald
May 10, 1937 - April 22, 2016

Ronald Gene Maiwald, 78, of Storyland Drive in Byrdstown and member of Lovelady Church, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016.
He was born May 10, 1937 in Beatrice, Nebraska to the late Cecil and Mary Phillips Maiwald. He was a graduate of Beatrice High School and received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska. After college he received commission in the Army Ordinance Core. He retired from his service to the United States Air Force in 2000 where he worked on projects such as Global Hawk, Tri-Service Stand Off Missile, Dark Star, and the Stealth Fighter.
Service to others included delivering Meals on Wheels, managing the AARP Tax Aid program for Byrdstown and Livingston, and singing in the choir at Byrdstown Methodist Church. He was a member of the Upper Cumberland Corvair Club and enjoyed classical music, theater, and eating out with friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Alice Bertram Maiwald.
Survivors include daughters Amy (Chuck) Roderer, Penney (Eric) Bentley, and Leigh (Michael) Huston. His legacy continues to his grandchildren Kelsey, Shaun, and Daniel Roderer; Emily, Anna, Scott and Timothy Bentley; and Allison Deerwester, Adam and Claire Huston. Also survived by his dear friend, Susanne Miller, as well as numerous family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home from 5-7 Friday, April 29th with the service immediately following. Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30th at Smyrna Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bryan Symphony, 123 W Broad St, Suite 4, Cookeville, TN 38501 or Meals on Wheels, UCHRA Meals on Wheels, 105 S Main St, Room 6, Byrdstown TN, 38549.


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