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John H. “Nat” Carter

John H. “Nat” Carter, 91, of Taylors Crossroads passed away Oct. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment followed in Richardson Cemetery.

He was born April 16, 1922 in Overton County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a lifetime member of the VFW in Ohio and of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by parents John C. and Elisabeth Carter; brothers Jerry Carter and Coy Carter and sisters Floy Harvey and Marie Sells.

Surviving relatives include wife, Elsie L. Smith Carter of Taylor’s Crossroads; son John H. Carter, Jr. of Taylor’s Crossroads; son John H. Carter, Jr. of Taylors Crossroads; daughters Anna S. Jaynes and Patricia K. Atkins, both of Livingston; brother Stanley Sr. and wife Geneva Carter of Taylor’s Crossroads; sisters Betty Verble, Ann Gabbard and Irene Carter, all of Livingston; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Dorothy Jean Huddleston
Mail Carrier

Dorothy Jean Huddleston, 85, of Livingston passed away Nov. 17 at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. William H. Sowder, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born July 8, 1928 in Overton County. She was a retired rural mail carrier and a member of Cullom Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents Andrew and Alta Sells Copeland; husband Floyd Huddleston; son Kenneth Huddleston; brothers Joe, Clyde and Ted Copeland; and sisters Mable McDonald, Mattie Copeland, Ruth Gallaway, Mildred McNamee and Anna Barker.

Surviving relatives include son James and wife Jennine Huddleston of Livingston; daughters Marla Kay and husband Gayron Franklin of Rickman; grandchildren, Sheri Linder, Dr. Charles Huddleston, Sara Hicks, Levi Franklin, William Huddleston and Chelsey Medley; great-grandchildren, John Michael Dishman, Isabella Dishman, Carter Huddleston, Austin Huddleston, Trace Huddleston, Kenneth Huddleston, Darcy Hicks, Ava Hicks and Balin Medley.

Pallbearers were Dr. Charles Huddleston, Bill Huddleston, Drew Huddleston, Levi Franklin, John Medley and Matt Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Brent Linder and Darrell Linder.

Marvin E. Whited, Jr.
Power Plant Supervisor

Marvin E. Whited, Jr., 71, of Idaho, passed away Nov. 11 at his home. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 from the chapel of Rupp Funeral Home in Monroe, Idaho. Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Idaho with military honors provided by the Lynn C. Weeman American Legion Post 514.

He was born June 9, 1942 in Livingston. He worked for Detroit Edison as a power plant operator supervisor at the River Rouge Plant, Trenton Power Plant, Fermi II Power Plant and retired from the Monroe Power Plant. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 27, Monroe, Lynn C. Weeman American Legion Post 514 and Monroe YMCA.

He is preceded in death by parents Marvin E. and Clara E. (Windle) Whited, Sr.; son Timothy Whited; brother Jack Whited; and sisters Sherill Davis and Marlon Kay Brandon.

Surviving relatives include wife Patricia Whited of Idaho; daughters Deborah and husband Rick Bomia of Enterprise, Kan. And Amy C. and husband Mike Kanitz of Idaho; grandchildren Meagan, Amanda, Chelsea, Calvin, Sierra, Brody and Briley; and great grandchildren Wyatt, Lincoln and Harlow.

Devaugh T. “Dude” Gilpatrick
Devaugh T. “Dude” Gilpatrick, 91, of Livingston passed away Nov. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the honor guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062.

He was born Sept. 15, 1922 in Livingston. He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Mattie (Masters) Gilpatrick; wife Irene Gilpatrick; sisters Gladys Brown and Anna Lee Holman; brothers Terry Gilpatrick, Carl Gilpatrick, Hack Gilpatrick and Ott Gilpatrick; son-in-law Randy Smith; and grandson Jacob Carwile.

Surviving relatives include his sons Ben Gilpatrick and Ed Gilpatrick and wife Linda all of Livingston; daughters Kathy Smith and Karen Gilpatrick all of Livingston; grandchildren Myra Carwile and Eddie Gilpatrick and wife Shelly all of Livingston; and great grandchildren Rocco Carwile and Hannah Gilpatrick.

Pallbearers were Eddie Gilpatrick, R.L. Ogletree, Leo Willis, L.D. Johnson, Gary Gilpatrick and Wayne Mullins.

Betty Jean Wright
Transportation Analyst

Betty Jean Wright, 70, of San Francisco, Calif., passed away Nov. 14 at her home in Pacifica, Calif. Graveside services were held Nov. 24 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Pickett County. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born March 3, 1943 in Missouri. She was a transportation analyst for the State of California for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her father James Wright; mother Porta Emazella “Zell” Smith Gutohrlein; and pets Bulldog Daisy and Akita Bear.

Surviving relatives include her daughter Janie (Giaramita) Olivero and husband Kevin of Menlo Park, Calif.; grandchildren Gina Romero and Rachel Romero, both of San Francisco, Calif., Alexis Dominguez of Queens, N.Y., Toni Olivero and Gianni Olivero, both of Menlo Parks, Calif.; great grandson Bently Carter; brother Paul Wright of Bakesfield, Calif.; sister Aurora (Wright) Gonzales and husband Luciano of Bakersfield, Calif.; and uncle Roger Smith of Livingston.

Gwyn Hackett

Gwyn Hackett, 88, passed away Nov. 11 at Trevecca Health and Rehab Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Witcher Cemetery in the Bagdad community.

Gwyn Hackett was born Gwyn Dolyn Huffines on March 29, 1925 in the Bagdad community. She was retired from the Ross Gear Division of T.R.W. in Lebanon. She was employed with South Central Bell as a telephone operator prior to employment at T.R.W. She was a member of Bagdad Church of Christ and was a member of the 1945 graduating class of Gainesboro High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents George Percy and Vallie Huffines; sisters Bonnie Holliman, Kate Holland, Dona Mai Agee and Blanche Davenport and brother Donald “Cap” Huffines.

Surviving relatives include her only child Gary and wife Sue Hackett and sister-in-law Sarah Huffines.

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