Eleanor Sue Swallows
Eleanor Sue Swallows, 85, passed away Dec. 29 at the Alive Hospice House in Nashville. A graveside Celebration of Life Service was held Jan. 10 at the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston with Rev. Dee Wells officiating.
She was born in Overton County May 22, 1931. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Alva Dean Speck Hawkins; and her son, David B. Swallows.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Charles Dewitt Swallows of Hermitage; grandchildren, Ceirra and Timothy Swallows, Hermitage; and daughter-in-law, Marcella Swallows of Hermitage.
Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.
Meekle Hester Boswell
Meekle Hester Boswell, 92, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 7 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Benny Sells officiating. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 4, 1924 in Overton County. She was a factory worker and loved spending time with family, loved quilting, cooking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Murphy and Lilly Mae Bilbrey; son W.L. Boswell; sisters, Bessie Shuteman and Lydia Murphy; and brothers, Denton Murphy, Luther Murphy and Lester Murphy.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Vernon Boswell of Allred; daughters, Mary Frances Howell of Alpine and Colene Ledbetter of Livingston; sister, Lou Ester Dishman of Sparta;
grandchildren, Gary Ledbetter, of Crossville, Kim (Mitch) Stonecipher of Rickman, Tonia (Jason) Duke of Livingston, Tammy (Steve) Castle of Livingston, Joseph (Brittany) of Cleveland, Tenn., and Denton (Candice) Boswell of Nashville; 18 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Ledbetter, Jason Duke, Matt Ledbetter, Mitch Stonecipher, Jose Boswell, Denton Boswell, Emery Duke and Carter Duke.
Larry G. Cyphers, 62, of Allons, passed away Jan. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Kimble officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 5, 1954 in Overton County. He worked at Parker Hannifin.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He loved spending time with his family, camping, fishing, boating, four-wheeling and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Dalton Cyphers
Surviving relatives include his wife, Tammie Boles Cyphers of Allons; daughters, Amy (Tommy) Cherry of Hermitage Springs and Rachel (Wesley) Stafford of Red Boiling Springs; son, Matthew (Tiffany) Cyphers of the Willow Grove Community, grandchildren, Sawyer Cherry, Braxton Cherry, Grady Cherry, Emeree Stafford and Elleree Stafford; mother, Earlene Cyphers of the Willow Grove Community; sisters, Joyce (Jerry) Sells of Monroe; Judy (Paul) Bybee of Cookeville, Linda (Dale) Day of Livingston; and Shirley (Jim) Washburn of Cookeville.
Honorary pallbearers were Keith Cyphers, Michael Cyphers and Matthew Davis.
Hazel Ann Brown
Hazel Ann Brown, 91, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aaron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery in Hilham.
She was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and a homemaker. She attended the Hilham Methodist Church and loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, sewing, cooking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. Strong and Grace Horner; husband, Albert L. Brown; grandson, Sammy Brown; brothers, Lloyd Strong, Edward Strong and Hoyt Strong; and sisters Opal Graham, Mildred Newport and Betty Boles.
Surviving relatives include her sons Jerry (Nola) Brown of Portland, Tenn. and Dan (Sophia) Brown of Blairsville, Ga.; grandchildren, Denise (Scott) Richards of Cedar Hill, Tenn., Teresa (Bill) Lindsey of Portland, Tenn., Andrea (Brandon) Pittman Nickelsville, Ga., Travis (Jennifer) Brown Nickelsville, Ga. and Alexis (Kevin) Jackson of Camden, S.C; great grandchildren, Hannah and Brent Brumagin, Egan Romero Lindsey, Braxton Pittman and Blakely Pittman; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Travis Brown, Brandon Pittman, Kevin Jackson, Rick Nelson, Brent Brumagin, David Coffman, Scott Richards, Bill Lindsey, William Lindsey and Kyle Egan Romero.
Clarence Michael Nolen
Celebration of Life Services for Clarence Michael Nolen, 65, of Vines Grove, Ky., will be conducted at 12 noon on Jan. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Mr. Nolen passed away at his home on Jan. 1. He was born in Overton County on Oct. 25, 1951. He was a retired E7 SFC veteran for the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Denver Nolen; sister, Rema Copeland; and brother, Larry Frank Nolen.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Vickie Beaty Nolen of Vine Grove, Ky.; sons, Michael Jason Nolen, Clarence Duane (Heather Sullivan) Nolen and Bryce Ryan Nolen, all of Vines Grove, Ky.; mother, Opal Walker Nolen of Livingston; sister, Pauline Savage; brothers, David Nolen and Danny Nolen; six grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the family by contacting Speck Funeral Home at 300 N. Church St., Livingston.
Donnie Ray Bilbrey
Donnie Ray Bilbrey, 64, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 1 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nick Turner officiating. Interment followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery.
He was born in Overton County on Nov. 8, 1952. He was a truck driver for Performance Food Group.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Bilbrey and Sue Cravens Bilbrey; and brothers, Ronnie Bilbrey and Jackie Bilbrey.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Darlene Bilbrey of Cookeville; son, Donnie (Lynn) Bilbrey of Manchester, Ky.; daughter, Melissa (Jeff) Merriaman of Manchester, Ky.; stepson, Tony Sullivan of Cookeville; stepdaughter, Tonya (Travis) Severance of Livingston; brother, Lawrence (Lori) Bilbrey of Indiana; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Iwron D. Hunter
Iwron D. Hunter, 89, of Allons, passed away Jan. 3 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Randy Pickens officiating. Interment followed in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.
He was born in Allons on Sept. 2, 1927. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, I.B. and Iva Savage Hunter; wife, Ruth Roberts Hunter; son, Butch Hunter; and a host of siblings.
Surviving relatives include his son, Donald (Martha Kay) Hunter of Livingston; daughter, Dianne (Danny) Upchurch of Allons; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hunter of Nashville; brother, Illard (Maxine) Hunter of Allons; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hunter Cove Cemetery fund to help with the upkeep or to the Fellowship Baptist Church Carpet Fund.
Michael Glen Breeding
Michael Glen Breeding, 60, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 4 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family has chosen cremation at his request.
He was born in Livingston on Jan. 28, 1956. He was a Sergeant in the Army, made a career in the military and retired from the military. He also worked at Berkline.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lonnie and Jack Breeding.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Angela Breeding; son, Michael Breeding; daughters, Jessica Shelton and Tiffany Breeding; parents, Carlos and Thelma Breeding; sisters, Shirley Robbins, Marie Breeding, Patty Dunger and Stacy Long; brothers, Greg Breeding, Pete Breeding and Bob