Mary Dianna (Lay) Cole
Physical Therapist And Homemaker
Mary Dianna Lay Cole, 71, of Allons passed away Feb. 23 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Ledbetter, Bro. Jeff Cotterman and Rev. Sheila Lancaster. Interment followed in the Cole Cemetery.
Mary Dianna Lay Cole was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Winona, MO. She was a physical therapist and a homemaker. She was also a member of the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents William Hoyt Lay and Imo Faye Hasty Reynolds and husband Patrick Owen Cole.
Surviving relatives include her daughters Christy Cole of Cookeville, and Becky Cole and husband Steve Wegerbauer of Gainesboro; sons P.J. Cole and wife Tanya, Billy Cole and wife Robbie, and Jeff Cole, all of Allons; brother Keith Reynolds of Leavenworth, KS; half-brother Buddy Thomason of Kirkwood, MO; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Stephen Bilbrey, David Bilbrey, Tyler Cole, Jesse Cole, Dustin Harris, Matthew Harris, David Harris, Andy Baker and Wes Mercer.
Hershel Kuell White
Hershel Kuell White, 73, of Livingston passed away Feb. 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 2 at First Baptist Church in Livingston with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Hershel Kuell White was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Overton County. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, Livingston Jaycees, Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, Monroe Ruritan Club and was an avid sportsman.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ermine and Vella Garrett White; grandson Alex Shipley; brothers Carson and Eugene White; and sister Wilma Hogue.
Surviving relatives include his wife Carolyn White of Livingston; sons Mark White and wife Cindy of Clinton, NC, Mitchell White of Livingston, and Matthew White and wife Lorianne of Livingston; daughter Beth Shipley and husband Jacob of Livingston; sister Mae Franklin of Roswell, GA; grandchildren Nick and Amanda Cohagen of Chattanooga, Marshall White of Nashville, John Lucas White of Costa Mesa, CA, and Kadie White, Grace Shipley and Carson White, all of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Marshall White, John Lucas White, Nicholas Cohagen, Gary Allred, Jack White and Mike White. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Langford, Douglas Wright, Ralph White, Bill Crabtree, Bob Crabtree, Max Crabtree, Ossie Mitchell, Richard Curtis and Jeremy Curtis.
Joseph Michael Key
Retired - U.S. Army
Joseph Michael Key, 53, of the Pleasant Ridge community passed away Feb. 26 at his home. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Rogers officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Joseph Michael Key was born Nov. 13, 1959, in Anderson, IN. He was retired from the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Reese Key Muller.
Surviving relatives include his father Joseph W. Key of the Pleasant Ridge community; daughter Becky Gomez and Steven Hobbs of Columbia, TN; brothers John David and Amber Key of Crossville, James Daniel and Benilda Key of Charlottesville, VA, and Jason Mark and Leah Key of Troy, MO; sister Julie Marjorie Dubuque and Rick Butler of Anderson, IN; grandchildren Daniel, Diego and Liliana Gomez.
Serving as pallbearers were Steve Hobbs, Dan Key, David Key, Derrick Dubuque, Lynn Smith and Roger Neal.
Military graveside services were provided by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.
Jackie C. “Jack” Johnson Sr.
Screw Machine Operator And Volunteer Firefighter
Jackie C. “Jack” Johnson Sr., 55, of Rickman passed away Feb. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Floyd officiating. Interment followed in the Henry Cemetery in the Calfkiller community.
Jackie C. “Jack” Johnson Sr. was born Dec. 18, 1957, in Nashville. He worked as a screw machine operator in Michigan and a former volunteer firefighter for Putnam County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Christine Henry Johnson; brothers Alvin, Danny and Bobby Johnson and Charles Buckner; and twin infant brother and sister.
Surviving relatives include his wife Katie Sparks Johnson of Rickman; daughter Breanna Mae Johnson of Rickman; son and daughter-in-law Jack Johnson Jr. and Angela Lynn of Rickman; sisters and brother-in-law Faye Grisham and James, and Kathy Johnson, all of Monterey; sisters-in-law Teri Johnson of Cookeville and Margo Buckner of Hillsdale, MI; and grandchildren Bailey Scott, Logan Cecil and Trinity Katelynn Johnson.
Clara Dean Carr Vance
Garment Factory Worker
Clara Dean Carr Vance, 81, of Livingston passed away Feb. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Copeland-Carr Cemetery.
Clara Dean Carr Vance was born March 21, 1931, in Overton County. She was a Christian in faith and a garment factory worker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Debbie Wright Carr; husband Keith Vance; and brothers Ray and Paul Carr.
Surviving relatives include her daughter JoAnn Norris of Livingston; brothers Leroy Carr, and Earl and Agnes Carr, all of Livingston; granddaughter Melissa Johnson of Livingston; great grandchildren Ashley and Alex Johnson of Livingston; sister-in-law Maxine Carr of Livingston; and nieces also survive.
Retired UCHRA Employee
Lucille Smith, 91, of Cookeville passed away Feb. 26 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held March 1 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Scantland officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community of Jackson County.
Lucille Smith was born July 7, 1921, in Jackson County. She held various jobs in Michigan and in Overton and Putnam counties, and she was retired from the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency with 10 years of service. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie Benton and Clico Anderson Smith; granddaughters Megan Dale and Brittney Balser; grandson Garrett Balser; and brothers Hobert Smith and Luke Smith.
Surviving relatives include her son Alton Dixon of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law Alberta and Earl Dale of Livingston; stepson and wife Tommy and Bonnie Wright of Hilham; grandchildren Sally Grimes, Rebecca Elliers, David Dale and wife Patty, and Jack Dale and wife Barbara; great grandchildren Jacob, Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, April, Rex and Adam Dale, Maci and Addie Elliers, and Grayson and Allie Grimes.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
John Thomas Dubree
John Thomas Dubree, 88, of Livingston passed away Feb. 23 at Masters Healthcare. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery.
John Thomas Dubree was born June 6, 1924, in Clay County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tommy B. and Eunice Smith Dubree.
He is survived by his wife Jessie Dubree.
Serving as pallbearers were Jamie Webb, Jeff Webb, Rick Wade, Max Crabtree, Don Dubree and Ted Dubree.
Reva Laureen Winton
Reva Laureen Winton, 83, of Alpine passed away Feb. 25 at Overton County Nursing. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.
Reva Laureen Winton was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Overton County. She worked as a sales clerk at Holt Family Pharmacy. She was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine and the Home Dem Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gerstle and Ora Conaster Smith; husband Billy C. Winton; sisters Betty June Smith and Joleen Ditmar; and brother Billy Hugh Smith.
Surviving relatives include her son Mitch and Karen (Taylor) Winton of Alpine; daughter Carolyn and Tom O’Brien of Livingston; brothers Danny Smith of Livingston and Johnny Smith of Kentucky; sisters Sandra Dean of Nebraska, Ruth Tucker of Kentucky, and Dorothy Ledbetter of Anderson, IN; and grandsons Michael Winton, T.J. O’Brien and Matt O’Brien.
Serving as pallbearers were Jim, Richard, Wayne and Michael Winton, Jerry Wilson, William Holman, David Deloach and Matt Smith.
Assistant Manager At A Builder’s Supply Company
Henry Atkins, 94, of Livingston passed away March 2 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., March 5 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Don Maxson officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.
Henry Atkins was born Oct. 9, 1918, in Grimsley, TN. He was an assistant manager at a builder’s supply company. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marines during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Franklin and Armilda Brown Atkins; wife Nettie Mae Campbell Atkins; wife Hazel Choate Ferrell Atkins; brothers Ray, Merville, Amon and Tillmon Atkins; and sisters Minnie Wakefield, Lola Cobb and Mary Jane King.
Surviving relatives include his son Henson Atkins of Crossville; stepson Wayne Ferrell and wife Denise of Livingston; grandchildren Lora Deck, Trudie Langford, James Ferrell and Jennifer Walker; and seven great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Gary and Rodney Cravens, Tyler McCullar, Kalin McCullar, Brian Errick and James Ferrell.
Charlie E. Ray
Charlie E. Ray, 88, of Livingston passed away March 1 at his home. Funeral services were held March 4 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Charlie E. Ray was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Overton County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eulon and Melinda Jane Savage Ray, and wife Mary Jo Poindexter Ray.
Surviving relatives include his daughters Susan Sims and husband Darius of Monroe, Sonya Haskins and husband Monroe of Nashville, Frances Edmondson and husband Roger of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Patricia Sapp and husband Jones O’Quinn of Kathleen, GA; brothers Robert G. (Gack) Ray and wife Bonnie, and Terry Ray and wife Faye; sister Sue Ray Smith and husband Junior; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Steve Sims, Charles Sims, Jason Sapp, Johnny Harris, Ridge Harris and River Harris.
Paul Frederick Ambrowsky
Paul Frederick Ambrowsky, 62, of Livingston passed away Feb. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation with no memorial service set at this time.
Paul Frederick Ambrowsky was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Bronx, NY. He lived most of his life in Jamestown, NY, living the last five years in Overton County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Catherine Ambrowsky.
Surviving relatives include his daughter Margaret Nelson; son Paul Michael Ambrowsky; sister Barbara Cruz of Lake Wales, FL; adopted sister Cindy Mount of Jamestown, NY; adopted niece Linda Golden of Jamestown, NY; girlfriend Robin Hayes of Livingston; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Special care was provided by Livingston Funeral Home.
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