Clara Mae Ledbetter
Clara Mae Walker Ledbetter, 76, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 4 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center in Livingston. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Cemetery.
She was born in Livingston on July 27, 1940. She was a homemaker, who loved her sons and grandchildren and all of her family very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Fanny Cantrell Walker; husband, Kenneth Ledbetter; grandson, Robbie Ledbetter; sisters, Carrie Norris, Judy Phillips and Roseannie Walker; and brothers, Dillard Walker, Millard Walker, Willard Walker, Willis Walker, Clyde Walker and Corby Walker.
Surviving relatives include her sons, Roger Ledbetter, Robert Ledbetter and Randy (Lisa) Ledbetter, all of Livingston; sister, Colleen Phillips of Livingston; five grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lance Ruble, Timmy Ledbetter, David Ayers, Coury Thomas, Adam Walker and Devin Walker.
Meekle A. Masters, 85, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 4 at the Bethesda Health Care Center. A Celebration of Life with family and friends was held Feb. 6 at the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.
She was born in Monroe on Aug. 14, 1931.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boss T. and Mabian Rita Sweat Smith; and her husband, James Masters.
Surviving relatives include her son, Sam T. Masters of Livingston; grandchildren, Hannah Masters, Rachel Masters and Tucker Masters, all of Livingston; sister, Connella Sue Rhodes of Ohio; and brothers, Billy Mason Smith of Indiana, John Thomas Smith of Allons, Shirley Howard Smith of Livingston and Harold Richard Smith of Livingston.
Betty Jo Fletcher Staggs, 80, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville Funeral services were held Feb. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.
She was born in Overton County on April 2, 1936. She was a garment factory worker for many years. Baptist in faith, she loved her family and spending time with them. She also enjoyed cooking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Glea Holman Fletcher; son, Billy Ray Staggs; brothers, Doak, Cleston, William and Donnie Fletcher; and sisters, Avadean Overby, Charlene Johnson, Lorene Martin and Christene Boles.
Surviving relatives include her loving husband, Donald Staggs of Livingston; son, Donnie (Monica) Staggs of Rickman; daughters, Debie (Terry) Deck of Alpine and Donna Bournes of Livingston; grandchildren, Todd Bournes, Chad (Jamie) Bournes, Brad Bournes, Cody (Ashley) Deck, Billy Staggs and Travis Staggs; nine great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Nadine) Fletcher of Livingston; sisters, Margaret Johnson of Livingston and Imogene (Willie) Hughes of Allons.
Pallbearers were Todd Bournes, Chad Bournes, Brad Bournes, Cody Deck, Billy Staggs and Travis Staggs.
Barbara Martin, 83, of Monroe, passed away Feb. 1 in Cookeville after a long illness. Funeral services were held Feb. 4, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Josh England officiating. Interment followed in the Martin Cemetery in Monroe.
She was born May 25, 1933. She retired from Monarch Rubber Co. in Hartville, Ohio. She enjoyed her family and friends, playing cards at the Livingston Senior Center, quilting, canning from her garden and feeding birds.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Keeton and Lena Garrett.
Surviving relatives include her children, Deborah (Mark) Lawver of Akron, Ohio, Richard (Ivalou) Martin of South Carolina, Patti Martin of Taylor, S.C., and Donna (Lonnie) Sisco of Monterey; grandchildren, Todd Lawver, Kelly Baker, Kimberly Stratton, Lisa Caron, Russell Martin, TJ, Zach and Matthew Hillabrand; stepgrandchildren, Nikita Harris, Brittany Lane and Jonathan Sisco; great grandchildren, Wyatt and Chris Baker, Henry Stratton, Emma Caron, Kasyn Hillabrand and a new baby Hillabrand due in July; and step great grandchildren, Landon, Maddux and Paisley Harris.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude for the love and care shown to her at Byrdstown Nursing Home, Standing Stone Nursing Home, Heritage Pointe Assisted Living and NHC Healthcare.
Ethan Carwile, 76, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 5 at his home. Celebration of Life services were held Feb. 8 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Neely officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.
He was born July 22, 1940 in Overton County. He worked as a carpenter in business construction. Ethan loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed woodworking and hunting. He served his country from 1960 to 1964 in the United States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Oscar and Magnolia Farmer Carwile; and sisters, Ethna Brown, Eldrith Parsons and Evelyn Carwile.
Surviving relatives include the mother of his children, Bonnie Carwile of Livingston; son, Alan Carwile and fiancee Emma of Livingston; daughter, Cheryl (Dean) Coffey of Livingston; grandchildren, Heather Carwile, Josh Carwile, Julia (Brian) Brannum and Stephanie and Thomas; great grandchildren, Tucker, Dawson, Jaycee, Mia, Audree, Addison, Eli, Easton, Ella and Xander; brothers, Eldon (Faye) Carwile of Franklin, Eric (Linda) Carwile of Rickman and Earl (Brenda) Carwile of Livingston; and sisters, Edwina (Howard) Branham of Hilham, Elna (Jack) Wilson of Indiana and Estelene Morgan of Hilham.
Johnny Benton Dishman, 57, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 11 at his home. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.
Interment followed in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.
He was born in Overton County on Aug. 31, 1957. He was a factory worker.
He loved his family and grandchildren, loved to deer hunt, loved hot rods and believed in God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Harold and Carrie Hammock Dishman; son, Johnny William Dishman and brother, Harold Oscar Dishman.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Alice Dishman of Livingston; daughter, Alicia Dishman of Livingston; brothers, James C. Dishman, Jessie “Shorty” Dishman and Billy Joe Dishman, all of Livingston; sister, Irene Staggs of Livingston; and grandchildren, Jonathan Garrett and Morgan Johnson.
Pallbearers were J.E. Walker, Clifford Walker, Larry Cantrell, Randel Norris, Shane Conatser and Destry Roberts.
William Grady Maxfield
William Grady Maxfield, 73, passed away Feb. 11 at the Celina Health and Rehab Center in Clay County. At Mr. Maxfield’s request there are no services scheduled at this time.
He was born Feb. 10, 1944 in Clay County. He worked as a supervisor for a clothing manufacture for many years.
He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, talking on and operating his Ham radio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Dulworth Maxfield; son, William Grady Maxfield Jr.; brothers, Frank and Cullom Maxfield; and sister, Ruth Phillips.
Surviving relatives inclued his wife, Brenda Hanks Maxfield of Allons; sons, Tracy (Sherry) Maxfield of Cleveland, Tenn., Dale (Ronnie) Maxfield of Monroe and Aaron(Bonnie) Maxfield of Allons; grandchildren, Sasha (Travis) Koren Kelley, Joshua Lyndon Maxfield, William Andrew Maxfield, Amelia Grace Maxfield and Tia Marie Maxfield; step grandchildren, Brandon Bryant, Bayleigh Bryant and Alex Bryant; sisters, Ruby Anderson of Celina, Betty Jo Hancock of Monroe, Doris Faye Maxfield of Allons, and Frances Louise Hargis of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Milton and Benny Maxfield of Allons, and Jerry Maxfield of Monterey.
Information provided by Speck Funeral Home.