Obits 4/4/17

Joseph Copeland

Joseph “Joe” Wayne Copeland, 72, of the Alpine community, passed away March 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. John Copeland and Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Copeland Cemetery in the West Fork Community.

He was born in Overton County on Sept. 7, 1944. He was Baptist in Faith. He worked for many years for the Standing Stone State Park. He loved his family, especially his grandkids. He loved singing, traveling and going to church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gentry and Pate Allred Copeland; and brother-in-law, Bobby Buford.

Surviving relatives include his daughter, Shea (Jason) Young of Murfreesboro; sons, Chris (Bobbi) Copeland of Pioneer, Tenn. & Darrek (Tammie) Copeland of Livingston; grandchildren, Cody Bond, Brody (Suci) Fontain, Julian Young, Rowan Young, Kade Copeland and Judd Copeland; great grandchildren, Hayden Bond and Khloe Bond; sisters, Peggy (Jim) Wood of Livingston, Judy Buford of Livingston and Carol (Fred) Ashburn of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Cody Bond, Brody Fontaine, Julian Young, Kade Copeland, Judd Copeland, Jason Young and Rowan Young.

 

Charles Luther Lancaster

Charles Luther Lancaster, 80, of Livingston, passed away March 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life service was held graveside on March 29 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Sheila Lancaster officiating. Interment followed.

He was born in Smith County on April 4, 1936. He was a foreman for the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation by profession. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Livingston. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Christene Plumlee Lancaster; grandson, Tyler Lancaster; brother, Robert Lancaster; and sister, Carolyn Young.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Fredia Lancaster; sons, Steve (Chassidy) Lancaster of Spencer and David (Sheila) Lancaster of Livingston; grandchildren, Sierra Maxwell and Dakota Lancaster; and great grandson, Easton Bo Maxwell.

 

Della Boswell

Homemaker/Babysitter

Della Boswell, 88, of Livingston, passed away March 27 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held March 30 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Mike White will officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Overton County July 29, 1928. She was a member of the Refuge Church. She worked for many years as a homemaker and babysitter. She enjoyed fishing, yard sales, gardening, canning, cooking and quilting, and she took care of many of the children in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Radford and Mary Walker Ramsey; husband, H.C. Boswell; daughter, Charlene Carney; brothers, Roy Ramsey, Junior Ramsey and Lanza “B” Ramsey; and sisters, Cella Swack and Zella Ramsey.

Surviving relatives include her daughters, Calleen (Clarence) Walker of Livingston and Carlene Gibbons of Livingston; grandchildren, Halie Gibbons, Eli Gibbons, Marlie Gibbons, Shay Key, Greg Walker, Brett Gibbons and Brad Gibbons; great grandchildren, Lakeisha Bryson, Greggory Walker and Trevor Walker; great great grandchildren, Walker Bryson, Tanner Bryson and Ryder Nolen; brothers, Ray Ramsey and J. C. Ramsey; sisters, Alice Cole, Stella Young, Rillie Hill, Marie Greenwood, Elsie Cantrell and Diane Ramsey; and several nieces and nephews.

 

J.D. Winningham

J.D. Winningham, 72, of Livingston, passed away March 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 1 at the Free Communion Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Kimbel and Bro. John Mabrey officiating. Interment followed in the White Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on June 10, 1944. He was a 1962 graduate of Livingston Academy and an Elder of the Free Communion Church of Christ. He loved his family and being with them. He enjoyed riding four wheelers with his grandkids, loved farming and his church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clester and Bertha White Winningham; daughter, Candace Winningham; and brother, Tony Winningham.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Joann Qualls Winningham of Livingston; daughter, Shantell (Mike) Coleman of Livingston; sons, Chris (Missy) Winningham of Livingston and Jason (Amy) Winningham of Decatur, Ala.; sisters, Linda Lamson of Ocala, Fla. and Nancy (Howard) Nolen of Livingston; brother, Bro. Marlon (Kathy) Winningham of Livingston; grandchildren, Kylor Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Gage Coleman, Kaden Coleman, Lauren Winningham and Arissa Coleman; and great grandchild, Klay Winningham.

Pallbearers were Kyloe Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Mike Coleman, Gage Coleman, Kanden Coleman, Tim Nolen and Andy Winningham.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

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