Factory Worker And Homemaker
Peggy Norrod, 65, of Hanging Limb passed away Jan. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Smith and Rev. Richard Rollins officiating. Interment followed in the George M. Phillips Cemetery.
Peggy Norrod was born June 1, 1947, in Hanging Limb. She was a factory worker and had worked at Oster. She was also a homemaker and a member of Hanging Limb Missionary Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Esley Price Norrod and Linnie Bowman Norrod McDonald; grandchild Kelsey Norrod; brothers Harold and Charlie Norrod; and father-in-law A.C. Norrod.
Surviving relatives include her husband Paul Norrod of Hanging Limb; sons Jackie Paul Norrod and Ken Norrod, both of Hanging Limb; grandchildren Trevor, Tanner, Mariah, Summer and Bailey Norrod and Keeland Key; stepsisters Jane Grant of Monterey and Mary Ann Slatton of Atlanta, GA; stepbrother Bruce McDonald of Monterey; mother-in-law Oma Lee Norrod Phillips of Hanging Limb; sisters-in-law Pat Norrod of Hanging Limb, Bobbie Hite of Crossville, Brenda Dyle of the Muddy Pond community, and Barbara Cooper and Donna Overstreet, both of Maryville; and special friends Terry and Suzanne Goolsby of Hanging Limb.
Jessie Helen (Reagan) Smelcer
Retired General Motors Employee
Jessie Helen (Reagan) Smelcer, 97, of Byrdstown passed away Jan. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be set at a later date.
Jessie Helen (Reagan) Smelcer was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Forbus, TN. She was a retired employee of General Motors in New Castle, IN. She was also a member of the first established First United Methodist Church in Byrdstown, a member of the Murat Shrine Temple Ladies Auxiliary, a graduate of New Castle High School and a member of White Cross Sorority in New Castle, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents Uin and Vinnie (Riley) Reagan; husband Otto Smelcer; sister Helen Hodgins; and brother Warren Reagan.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Patricia Upchurch Flowers of Byrdstown; grandchildren Steve, Jeff and Greg Flowers; 10 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown was in charge of arrangements.
Nettie Marie Ellis
Nettie Marie Ellis, 85, of Hilham passed away Jan. 21 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. David Stockton officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in Jackson County.
Nettie Marie Ellis was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Overton County. She raised her family in Anderson, IN, before retiring to her home in Hilham in 1981. She loved flower gardening, crocheting, traveling and being with her children, grandchildren and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rancy and Martha (Hawkins) Garrett; husband Louis K. Ellis; son Donald Lee Ellis; sisters Gladys Lynn and Vesta Bilyeu; and brother Cortell Garrett.
Surviving relatives include her daughters Laura Phelps (Dave) and Linda Brandt (Bill); sons Stephen Ellis (Ursula), John Ellis (Joe), Thomas Ellis (Terrill), Michael Ellis and Ronald Dean Ellis (Michelle); sister Inell Swinford of Chesterfield, IN; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were her sons.
Willie Ray Hodge
Willie Ray Hodge, 58, of the Twinton community passed away Jan. 24 at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 27 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the George M. Phillips Cemetery in Crawford.
Willie Ray Hodge was born June 6, 1954, in Putnam County. He was a mechanic with the Overton County Highway Department. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his sister Brenda Abston.
Surviving relatives include his parents Farley and Evelyn Roberts Hodge of the Twinton community; daughter Lindsay Kilpatrick of the Twinton community; sisters Shelby Bilyeu of Hilham, Linda Bennett of Livingston and Marie Hammons of the Twinton community; brother Carl Hodge of the Twinton community; and special friend Janice Hodge.
Serving as pallbearers were Larry Vaughn, Mark Gore, Billy Handy, Donnie Hall, Richard Hodge, James Norrod, David McDonald and Doug Oakley.
George Robert “Bob” Barriger
Wrecker Company Dispatcher
George Robert Barriger, better known as “Bob,” 74, of Livingston passed away Jan. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation services with no memorial services at this time. Services were provided by Livingston Funeral Home.
George Robert “Bob” Barriger was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Anderson, IN. He worked as a dispatcher at Anderson Wrecker Company. He lived the last 20 years of his life in Overton County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ira and Francis Barriger; and sister Patricia Ann Barriger Cox.
Surviving relatives include his wife Lula (Cox) Barriger of Livingston; son Robert L. Barriger of Livingston; and three nephews and three nieces.
Nennie O. Cope
Nennie O. Cope, 85, of Livingston passed away Jan. 25 at NHC HealthCare in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment followed at the Story Cemetery in Byrdstown.
Nennie O. Cope was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Overton County.
She was preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Auda Mae Ledbetter Richardson; husband William D. Cope; daughter Sheena Tyran Cope; brothers Shirley Richardson, Hollis Richardson, Harlis Richardson and M.V. Richardson; sisters Lucille Bybee, Bernice Maynard and June Richardson.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Patriece Arflin; sons Erik Cope and wife Starlena and David Cope; brothers Leonard Richardson, Clyde Richardson and Buster Richardson; sisters Opal Wade, JoAnn Towe, Paulette Wilson; grandchildren Lacey Savage and husband Mark, Matthew, Ryan, Josh and Miranda Cope; and great grandson Waylon Cope.
Serving as pallbearers were Jason Cantrell, Chris Cope, Mark Savage, Erik Hammock, Matthew Cope, Ryan Cope and Josh Cope.
Melvin Edward “Edd” Davis
Construction Worker, Exterminator And U.S. Army Veteran
Melvin Edward “Edd” Davis, 72, of Livingston passed away Jan. 24 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Rev. Morris McMaster officiating. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery in Hilham.
Melvin Edward “Edd” Davis was born June 29, 1940, in Overton County. He worked in construction and as an exterminator with Lakeside Pest Control. He was of Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.
He was preceded in death by his parents John D. and Mamie Goolsby Davis; wife Millie McClusky Davis; daughter Greta Davis; son Gregory Davis; and brother Bill Davis.
Surviving relatives include his daughters Jennifer Davis-Walker of Cookeville, Julie Davis of Celina and Leona Bell of South Rockwood, MI; sisters Betty Choate of Livingston and Alice Faye Thornton of Union, OH; grandchildren Jaden Davis, Chloe Walker, Tyler Jackson, Autumn Lyle, Amelia Peacock and Eddie; great grandchildren Sean Gabbord and Brianna Vick; and special friend Joella Smith.
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