Agnes Lawson, 90, of Rickman, passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Sept. 17.
Graveside services were held Sept. 18 at Eckels Cemetery in Overton County with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1923 in Rickman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Audie Burgess Pryor.
Surviving relatives include husband Billy Howard Lawson of Rickman; son Billy C. Lawson and his wife Lois of Rickman; sister Irene Gaw of Cookeville; brother Harold Pryor of Indiana; grandsons Billy D. Lawson and Christopher Lawson, both of Rickman; great grandson Brandon Lawson of Rickman.
Garment Factory Worker
Magdalene Whittaker, 82, of Anderson Community, passed away Sept. 19 at her home.
Funeral services were held Sept. 22 in the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Dewayne Whittaker, Rev. Sonny Gilpatrick and Rev. Roger Sisco officiating. Interment followed in Phillips Cemetery in Anderson.
She was born on April 15, 1931 in Overton County. She was a garment factory worker and a homemaker. She was a member of Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hillary and Sarah Phillips; husband Rev. Donald Whittaker; sisters Mary Media Bowman and Lilly Thompson; and brothers William, Goodman, Ruben and M.G. Phillips.
Surviving relatives include daughter Reba and husband Roger Sisco of Anderson Community; sons Charles and wife Della Whittaker of Anderson Community and Vestel Whittaker of Anderson Community; grandchildren Sherry Gilpatrick, Bradley Whittaker, Dewayne Whittaker, Aaron Whittaker and Jason Sisco; great grandchildren Kyle Gilpatrick, Torie Whittaker Phillips, Elijah Whittaker, Caleb Whittaker, Madison Sisco and Caden Sisco; sister Millie Whittaker of Monterey; and brother Tillman Phillips and wife Reba of Monterey.
Deborah Joan Reagan
Auto Parts Factory Worker
Deborah Joan Reagan, 59, of Donelson, formerly of Overton County, passed away Sept. 13 at Donelson Place in Donelson.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Livingston with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Interment will follow in Whited Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of service.
She was born Feb. 12, 1954 in Overton County. She was an auto parts factory worker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville.
She was preceded in death by her father Fred Hooper Whited.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Irene Whited of Monroe; husband Donnie Reagan of Monroe; son Matthew Reagan and wife Amy of Donelson; daughter Monica Klement and husband Stanley of Cookeville; grandchildren Nicholas Thompson, Madaleine Reagan, Allie Reagan and Minka Reagan; nephew Little Bo Tommy Keisling and other numerous nieces and nephews; sisters Judy Mihelic of Monroe, Janice Ledford and husband Bruce of Lebanon, Ann Coleman and husband Hairel Coleman of Murfreesboro, Brenda and husband Gene Colson of Monroe and Gail Whited of Rickman.
Memorial donations may be made to the Deborah J. Reagan Memorial Fund set up at Bank of Overton County to go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research.
Willard E. Dixon
Willard E. Dixon, 69, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 20 at Overton County Nursing Home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 21, 1944 in Putnam County. He was a chef and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cookeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents Odell and Robbie Hatfield Dixon; and an infant sister Alice Mae Dixon.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Dixon; brother James Dixon of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters Ruth Mitchell of Rickman, Bettye Crutcher of Huntsville, Ala., and Pat Marks of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Nannie Bell Kendall
Nannie Bell Kendall Anderson, 90, of Celina, passed away at the Cumberland River Hospital on Sept. 17.
Funeral services were held Sept. 20, in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, Celina. Interment followed in Moss Cemetery.
She was born on March 23, 1923 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Harrison and Florence (McLerran) Kendall; her husband Homer Nova Anderson to whom she was married for 49 years before he preceded her in death on May 31, 1996; son-in-law Jimmie Wayne Smith; sisters Elma Key, Annie McLerran and Elsie Odgen; and brothers Ed, Alf and Albert Kendall.
Surviving relatives include daughter Linda F. Smith; grandchildren Sonya Briggs and Stephanie Stack; great grandchildren Ty and Bo Briggs and Jimmy and Sarah Stack; sister Lura Likens; brothers Amon and Louie Kendall; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pallbearers included Randall Kendall, Tim McLerran, Billy Kendall, Junior Key, Barry Plumlee and Freddy Kendall.
William Daniel Buford
William Daniel “Bill” Buford, 63, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 19 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Buford officiating. Interment followed at Davis Family Cemetery in Clay County.
He was born July 8, 1950 in Livingston. He was a Methodist by faith and a Mason. He was an electrician, plumber and construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Sadie Buford.
Surviving relatives include sisters Linda Arney and husband Bob of Livingson and Elizabeth Harris of Livingston; niece Adriane Harris; nephew Jonathon Harris; great nephew Alex Harris; also other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Pallbearers included Justin Boles, Rabon Wells, Elvin Hannah, Harold Gore, Chris Hibbs, Jack Sullivan and Tyler Duke. Honorary pallbearers were Robert McDonald and Alf Windle.
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