Willard E. Carmack
Willard E. Carmack, 82, passed away Dec. 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at the New Hope Cemetery.
Willard E. Carmack was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Jackson County. He was a farmer and a member of New Hope Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Carmack; parents Alex Carmack and Dora Mae Carmack; stepmother Oline Goolsby Carmack; and sister Cloystine Carmack.
Surviving relatives include son Wayne (Sue) Carmack of Lebanon; daughter Donna (Glen) Smith of Hilham; grandchildren Shannon (Mark) Hambridge of Livingston, Tiffany (Jeremy) Mansell of Hilham, Jennifer (Johnny) Warden of Lebanon, Candie (Morris) Lankford of Lebanon and Joey Carmack of Lebanon; brother William (Pat) Carmack of Lebanon; and 10 great grandchildren.
Gladys Hazel Davis
Gladys Hazel Davis, 81, of Hilham passed away Dec. 25 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Gilpatrick officiating. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery in Hilham.
Gladys Hazel Davis was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Overton County. She was a homemaker, as well as a member of Aarons Chapel Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Davis; parents Monroe and Velma Franklin Gore; sister Lena Halcomb; and brothers Lib and Buford Gore.
Surviving relatives include her sons Benny Davis and wife Reta of Hilham, and Danny Davis and wife Bonnie of Celina; brother J.D. Gore and wife Sue of Springboro, OH; sisters Helen McIlvain and husband Frank, and Judy Greenwood and husband Tom, all of Hilham; grandchildren Shannon Davis and wife Veleka, Amy Allred and husband Marvin, and Monica Wier and husband Rob; seven great grandchildren Maci, Bailey, Deacon, Lincoln, Davalynn, Austa and Caleb; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Sells, Brian Taylor, Steve and Mark Greenwood, Ben Danner and Tim Halcomb. Honorary pallbearers were Janie Copeland, Debbie Huff, Libby Lee and Teresa Stewart.
Retired Air Force Veteran And Farmer
J.B. Hensley, 83, of Livingston passed away Dec. 24 at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Jolly officiating. Interment followed in the Martin Cemetery.
J.B. Hensley was born July 6, 1929, in Overton County. He also served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Hensley was a member of Midway Christian Church, American Legion and VFW, West Fork Masonic Lodge #648 and was a Shriner. He worked as a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Georgia Mae (Peterman) Hensley; parents Lee and Mae Hensley; brothers Donald, Kenneth, Terry and Jerry Hensley; and grandchildren Jonathan Pierce and Elonda Mae Hensley.
Surviving relatives include his daughters Peggy Harris of Knoxville and Pattie Hensley of Livingston; son Ernie Hensley of Livingston; sisters Barbara Matthews of Livingston and Betty Matheny of Algood; brothers Willie Hensley of Akron, OH, and Robert Hensley of Nashville; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were members of the Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV.
Josie Ann Hooks
Josie Ann Hooks, 91, of Algood passed away Dec. 24 at her home. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery.
Josie Ann Hooks was born March 12, 1921, in Overton County. She was a homemaker and also as a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edd Hooks; parents James Jefferson and Permilla Elizabeth Neal Boles; sons William and Jesse Smith; brothers Avert, Edgbert, Beel, Charlie, John, Lonnie and Elbert Boles; and sister Lydia Barger.
Surviving relatives include her daughters Kay Yaeger of Sterling Heights, MI, and Brenda and Dave Jewell of Dryden, MI; stepdaughters Edlene Beaty and Barbara Rogers, both of Jamestown, Betty and Mike Foy of Algood, and Mary and Chester Sutton of McComb, MI; sister-in-law Grace Boles of Livingston; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian, Aaron and Christopher Smith, and Matthew, Michael and Charles Yaeger.
Robert H. “Bro. Bob” Adams
Robert H. “Bro. Bob” Adams, 83, of Livingston passed away Dec. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cookeville with Bro. Gary Neal and Bro. Tony Deason officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. A graveside military service was provided by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.
Robert H. “Bro. Bob” Adams was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Dunkirk, IN. He was a missionary and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cookeville. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents Irving and Nellie Evans Adams; first wife Mary Adams; and brother Bill Adams.
Surviving relatives include his wife Lela Adams of Livingston; son John and Shirl Adams of Marion, IN; daughters Christi and Randy Alsip of Livingston, Tammi and Gary Neal of Crossville, and Beth and Rick Carpenter of Monroe; stepsons Jonathan and Yoli Musgrave of Lincoln, NE, Andrew and Amber Musgrave of Meridian, ID, and Phillip and Jennifer Musgrave of Pensacola, FL; stepdaughters Verna and Chris Harner of Milton, FL, and Esther Musgrave of Livingston; 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and 15 step-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Josh Alsip, Nathan Neal, Logan Carpenter, Johnny Adams, Jonathan Musgrave and Mark Deason.
Maintenance Painter And U.S. Army Veteran
Loye Ray, 80, of Rickman passed away Dec. 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were held with military honors on Jan. 5 at the Bronnenberg Cemetery in Chesterfield, IN, with Bud Whetsel officiating.
Loye Ray was born March 16, 1932, in Overton County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Ray worked as a maintenance painter for General Motors in Anderson, IN, for 34 years. He was also member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners in Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents Billy Matt and Myrtle Phipps Ray; first wife Jewel Hughes Ray; an infant son; sister Letha Lee; and brother Loyet Ray.
Surviving relatives include his wife Marie Johnson Ray of Rickman; daughter and son-in-law Shelly and Tony Thomas of Pendleton, IN; sons Greg Ray of Rickman, Kim Ray of Anderson, IN, and Marlin Ray of Arkansas; stepson Ronnie Wilson of Rickman; sisters Virginia Honeycutt of Monterey, Ila Dean McCormick and Berta Webb, both of Anderson, IN; brothers Deloye Ray and Archie Ray, both of Rickman; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Sandra Damron, 48, of Livingston passed away Dec. 31 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. The family chose cremation.
Sandra Damron was born Dec. 27, 1964, in Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her son Brian Savage and sister Teresa Lynn Phillips.
Surviving relatives include her husband Roger Damron of Livingston; father James Cleto Phillips and wife Linda of Celina; mother Carol Allred of Kentucky; sisters Paula Smithers of Muncie, IN, Penny Phillips of Muncie, IN, and Krystal Abbott of Gainesboro; brothers James Gregory Phillips and wife Connie of Crossville, Shane Crabtree of Ohio, James David Phillips and wife Vickie of Livingston, Duran Phillips and wife Kasey of Livingston, Raymond Wendt Jr. of Crossville, Laymond Wendt and wife Breeze of Allons and Steve Walker of Crossville; step-grandmother Wanda Choate of Gainesboro; and one grandchild.
Willard Rancil Cherry
Willard Rancil Cherry, 78, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Lance Reynolds officiating. Interment followed in the Jonestown Cemetery in the Union Hill Community of Clay County.
Willard Rancil Cherry was born on Jan. 29, 1934, in Clay County. He was a business owner and of the Church of Christ faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents Abraham Mack and Mandy Bailey (Jones) Cherry.
Surviving relatives include his wife Georgia Cherry of Red Boiling Springs; sons James R. Cherry of Red Boiling Springs, Michael J. Cherry of Red Boiling Springs, and David L. Cherry of Indianapolis, IN; daughters Kay McKinney of Fountain Town, IN, and Toni Cherry-Ganoff of Avon, IN; sister Genieve Campbell of Acton, IN; and nine grandchildren.
Floyd “Buster” Smith
Floyd “Buster” Smith, 78, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 from the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.
Floyd “Buster” Smith was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Overton County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ben and Myrtle Cantrell Smith; brothers Shannon and Charles Smith; grandson Roger Lee Myers; nephew Ronnie Smith; and niece Judy Halfaker.
Surviving relatives include his wife Betty Myers Smith of Cookeville; sons Michael and Jennifer Myers, Ivan and Kathy Myers, Jimmy and Brenda Myers, all of Cookeville, Darrell Myers and Kyle Myers of Nashville, Billy and Georgia Goney of Celina and Tony McCloud of Algood; daughters Carolyn Bennett and Lisa Shobe of Cookeville; brothers Carl Smith, and Kenneth and Wanda Smith of Indiana; sisters Geraldine McDonald of Livingston and Colleen Taylor of Chattanooga; 18 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Clyna P. Martin
Clyna P. Martin, 78, of Livingston passed away Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Private graveside services were held Jan. 3 at the Martin Cemetery in Allons with Rev. Craig Green officiating.
Clyna P. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Fentress County. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her parents Glen Dailey and Marie Pyle Crouch.
Surviving relatives include her husband Frank Martin of Livingston; daughters Teresa and Matthew Frazier of Norman, OK, Missy and Bruce Shook of Livingston, Melinda Davis of Havelock, NC, and Gene Crouch of Pall Mall; sister Mary McCoy of Burkesville, KY; grandchildren Katie (and Kyle) Gaw, Lauren and Josh Coffman, Diana
Davis, Trey Davis and Charles “Trey” King; and great grandchildren Rylee Coffman, Ryder Coffman and Kamryn Gaw.
Neta Jo Poston
Neta Jo Poston, 81, of Livingston passed away Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at West End Church of Christ with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Neta Jo Poston was born June 8, 1931, in Overton County. She was a nurse at Dr. Malcolm Clark’s office and at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie Birch and Vallie May Burroughs Webb, and sisters Charleen Webb, Wanda Crabtree and Joyce Anderson.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 62 years Ward Poston Sr. of Livingston; sons Ward Poston Jr. and Sandy of Murfreesboro, David Poston and Pat of Cookeville, and Tommy Poston and Michelle of Livingston; brothers John H. Webb, Carl Lee Webb, Glenn Webb and Jerry Webb, all of Livingston; sisters Dean Buford, Ann Houser, Janie Glasscock, all of Livingston, and Billie Nedostupenko of Nashville; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Casey Sanders, Michael Henslee, Taylor Thompson, Jimmy Torr, Aaron Montlary and Shawn Hughes.
Alice Beechboard Hawkins
Alice Beechboard Hawkins, 74, passed away Dec. 20 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Douglas Hawkins and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.
Alice Beechboard Hawkins was born June 2, 1938, in Wilson County. She was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Malcolm Spivey and Nannie B. Spivey; her first husband Elzo Beechboard; granddaughter Natalie Strong; brothers Billy, Dale, George and James Spivey and sister Martha Spivey.
Surviving relatives include husband Douglas Hawkins of Hilham; sons Billy Beechboard and Wayne Beechboard of Gainesboro; daughters Wanda and husband Carl Lowe of Livingston, Sue Strong and Jackie Beechboard both of Gainesboro; stepchildren Doug Hawkins Jr., Jackie Hill and Jennifer Brown; grandchildren Alison Loftis, Brock Strong and Olivia Strong; brothers Jerry and wife Sue Spivey of Rock Island and Robert Spivey of Gainesboro; sisters Thelma Siboloski of Imlay City, MI, Edna and husband Joe Scantland of Gainesboro, Dorothy and husband Gary Kemp of Maryville and Mildred and husband Doug Bozek of Imlay City, MI; 11 step grandchildren; and five step great grandchildren.
John Douglas Hunter
John Douglas Hunter, 93, of Livingston passed away Jan. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at Walnut Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
John Douglas Hunter was born March 4, 1919, in Overton County. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Ogletree Hunter; parents W.L. and Julie Evelyn Swift Hunter; and brother Durell Hunter.
Surviving relatives include his son Johnny Hunter and wife Virginia of Livingston; brother Clyde Hunter of Gallatin; sister Evelyn Brown of Livingston; grandson Scott Hunter; great grandchildren Kimberly Smith and Jessica Hunter; and great-great grandchildren Aryannah Hunter.
Serving as pallbearers were Phillip McCormick, Johnny Brown, David Sadler, Richard Brown, Frank Ward, Donnie Garrison, Scott Hunter and Doug Brown.
Card Of Thanks
We would like to thank everyone for their kindness, sympathy and flowers for Eldred E. McDonald. It was greatly appreciated.
We would also like to thank the Overton County Nursing Home staff and the staff at Caris Healthcare for the care that they gave him.
The Family of
Eldred E. McDonald
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