Mr. Jimmie Edgar Merriman age 69 of Buffalo Valley, passed away Saturday night at Cookeville Regional Medical Center ER. He was born December 5, 1947 to his parents, the late Jack and Nettie Miller Merriman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 half-brothers, Edsel and Kenneth Kilgore. Jimmie was a member of Faith Chapel Church and a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Merriman of Buffalo Valley; 2 daughters, Pauline Ervin and Norma Ervin both of Smithville; 1 sister, Ruby Young of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Banks Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.