Lee Gilpatrick, 84, of Livingston passed away Jan. 13 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery. Graveside military services were provided by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post of the VFW in Livingston.
Lee Gilpatrick was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Overton County. He was employed as a factory worker for General Motors Corp. He was also a veteran of the U.S Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife Annette Gilpatrick; parents Joseph Austin and Eliza Jane Neal Gilpatrick; brothers Otto and Cato Gilpatrick; and sisters Vallie Lacy and Bonnie Ledbetter.
Surviving relatives include his stepson James McClusky of Lebanon, OH; stepdaughter Marianne Jolley; step-granddaughter Abby Jolley of Livingston; brothers Elmo and Dimple Gilpatrick of Livingston, and Lon and Magdalene Gilpatrick of Livingston; and special friends Margaret Wesslowski, David Lee Smith and Marianna Mullins, all of Michigan.
Serving as pallbearers were Teston Gilpatrick, Avery Gilpatrick, Rex Ledbetter, Billy Dishman, Balie Watkins and Herman Sullivan.
Holly Ann Smith Scott
Holly Ann Smith Scott, 49, of Moss passed away on Jan. 16 after a courageous battle against cancer.
Holly was born in Cincinnati, OH, on Sept. 21, 1963. She later relocated to Tennessee with her family. She was the daughter of the late Robert (Bob) Smith and late Roillie (Alstott) Smith.
Besides her partner and special friend, Jimmy Neal Baxter, Holly leaves her daughter Jessica R. Scott of Cave City, KY, and her son John R. McLearran of Rickman, her grandson Zayne McLearran, and her step-granddaughters Paige Ferrell and Lorna Ferrell.
Holly also leaves behind her beloved brothers and sisters, William (Bill) Smith of Moss, Robin Sassenberg of Dayton, OH, Michelle Jackson of Celina, Patricia Lyle of Moss and Robert Smith Jr. of Celina, as well as extended family members and numerous friends from all corners of the earth.
Holly was an incredible person who, as an LPN for over 22 years, strived to provide comfort and do all she could to ease the burdens of everyone she cared for. She loved her family, she loved her calling, she loved her life.
Memorial services for Holly Ann Scott will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. from Celina United Methodist Church in Celina. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday.
Perry Dalton Young
Perry Dalton Young, 80, of Monroe passed away Jan. 15 at Masters Healthcare and Rehab in Algood. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Beaty Swamp Community Church in Monroe with Bro. Orbin Lane officiating. Interment followed at the Beaty Cemetery in Monroe.
Perry Dalton Young was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Overton County. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, road construction. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the congregation of Beaty Swamp Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ollie Y. McDonald.
Surviving relatives include his wife Teena Young of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law Mary Jane and Jason Calder of Cookeville; granddaughter Riley Alaine Calder; and aunt Sue Young of Monroe.
Serving as pallbearers were Henderson and Gary Young, Mike Reeser, David and Ralph McDonald, and Tony Ray. Honorary pallbearers were James “Doc” White, James Norrod, Jackie Melton, Sonny Reeser, Ernest Geesling, Jimmy Young, Jerry Hancock and Charles “Chig” Parrott.
Richard D. Ledbetter
Richard D. Ledbetter, 46, of Livingston passed way Jan. 13 in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Roger McDonald officiating. Interment followed in the Bradley C. Ledbetter Family Cemetery in Livingston.
Richard D. Ledbetter was born Jan. 12, 1967, in Detroit, MI. He worked as a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Haskell and Lena McDonald, and Bradley and Bessie Ledbetter; and special aunt and uncle Helen McDonald Smith and Billy Garrett.
Surviving relatives include son Justin Michael Ledbetter of Livingston; parents Bradley C. and Janice Lucille Ledbetter of Livingston; sisters Rhonda Ledbetter and husband Jimmy of Cass City, MI, and Pam Pendergraft of Livingston; brother Michael Ledbetter of Livingston; nieces Janice Ledbetter, Jennifer Baisch and Kaitlin Pendergraft; nephew Bradley Pendergraft; and great nephew Blake Michael Baisch.
Serving as pallbearers were Brad Pendergraft, Michael Baisch, Rodger Ledbetter, John Michael Stevens, Garry Frank McDonald, Josh Carwile, Joe Garrett and Jerry Garrett.
Terry Crowder, 56, of Celina passed away Jan. 10 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Celina with family and friends officiating the service.
He owned a small business in Celina for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father Johnny Crowder.
Surviving relatives include his daughter Paige Crowder and Brandon Collins of Cookeville; son Trae and Katie Crowder of Knoxville; mother Wanda Faye (Kendall) Crowder of Celina; brother Timothy Crowder of Celina; mother of his children Paula Crowder; and grandchildren Bishop and Benton Crowder.
Johnnie Mae Cook
Retired Business Owner
Johnnie Mae Cook, 86, of Livingston passed away Jan. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 18 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Johnnie Mae Cook was born May 17, 1926, in Overton County. She was a retired business owner of the Sportsman Center in Livingston, which she owned since 1963. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Cook; parents Curtis and Mae Qualls Norrod; sisters Opal Krantz, Virgie Krantz, Viola Bowman and Bennie Oakley; and brothers Bill and E.C. Norrod.
Surviving relatives include her son Bobby Cook of Livingston; daughter Joan Barnett of Gallatin; brother F.B. Norrod of the Dry Hollow community; sisters Georgie Honeycutt and Juanella Shea, both of the Dry Hollow community; grandsons Jason Barnett, and Rob Cook and wife Michelle; great grandchildren Caraline Barnett, Ruby Barnett and Ava Cook.
Serving as pallbearers were Tony Krantz, Wayne Krantz, Steve Bowman, Ben Oakley, Burt Oakley, Ruey Honeycutt, Leon Norrod, Floyd Norrod, Jerry Norrod and Sam Norrod.
Lester H. Winningham
Lester H. Winningham, 66, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.
Lester H. Winningham was born May 11, 1946, in Detroit, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willard Winningham and Agnes Harris Winningham Borm.
Surviving relatives include his caregiver Donnie Collins of Allons; aunts Danya Chilton of Allons, Lillian Sherrill of Livingston, Ruby Hummel of Indiana, Marie Ferrell of Livingston and Helen Winningham of Indiana; and a host of cousins and other relatives.
Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Collins, Kenny Melton, Juston Isabell, Jim Cobb, Doug Reagan and Matthew Hall.
Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Reed) Decho
School Bus Driver And Volunteer Firefighter
Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Reed) Decho, 56, of Monroe passed away Jan. 17 at her home. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Wolf River United Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown was in charge of arrangements.
Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Reed) Decho was born July 22, 1956, in Hinsdale, IL, and lived in Pickett County during the last 10 years of her life. She was both a school bus driver and a volunteer firefighter. She also attended the Wolf River United Baptist Church in Byrdstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy Reed; stepdaughter Jeanine Marie Decho; and brother Thomas Reed.
Surviving relatives include her husband James R. Decho of Monroe; daughter Judith T. Edwards of Pittsburg, PA; sons James Peter Decho of Yorkville, IL, and Joseph E. Decho of Roscoe, IL; sisters Nancy Capps and Virginia Owenby, both of Jacksonville, FL; brother Bil Reed of Jacksonville, FL; and eight grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers was the Taylor’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers included Kathy Stawicki, Peggy Keehan, Claire Lancaster and Sandy Cross.
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