John Lee Carlock
John Lee Carlock, 84, of Inverness, Fla. and formerly of Overton County, passed away Dec. 27 in Florida. Graveside services were held Dec. 31 at Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine with Rev. Craig Green and Hoyt Padgett officiating. He was born July 1, 1929 in Alpine. He was a refrigeration technician. He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, Fla. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by parents Porter L. and Marcia Ledford Carlock; brother Everel Carlock; and sisters Verda Ledbetter and Helen Barker. Surviving relatives include wife Trelba Carlock of Livingston; daughters Margaret E. Carlock of Inverness, Fla. and Marcie and husband Charlie Rogers of Fayetteville, Ga.; stepsons Gary and wife Emogene Carr and Tony Carr, all of Livingston; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey Charles Becker
Jeffrey Charles Becker, 49, of Florida passed away Dec. 20 in Florida. A memorial service was held Jan. 4 from Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church with Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiating. He was born Sept. 28, 1964 in Petoskey, Mich. He was a laborer at various jobs. He was preceded in death by mother Janice Becker; and grandparents Roy and Maxine Becker. Surviving relatives include father and stepmother Chuck and Marilyn Becker of Livingston; brother Wade Becker of Houston; stepsisters Deborah and husband Bobby Escobar, Linda and husband Dan Strickenfinger, all of Topeka, Kan. and Theresa and husband Jason Kirby of Dawsonville, Ga.; uncle Bruce Becker of Harbor Springs, Mich.; and aunt Lynn and husband Dave Zimmer of Harbor Springs, Mich.
Gentry Ledford, 75, of Oak Grove passed away Dec. 30 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Caleb Bowling officiating. Interment followed in Copeland Cemetery. He was born March 27, 1938 in Overton County. He was a factory worker for Botany Shirtmakers and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents Houston and Reva Smith Ledford. Surviving relatives include wife Dorothy Ledford of Oak Grove; daughter Terri Ledford of Livingston; grandson Parker Ledford of Livingston; brother Keith and wife Gail Ledford of Livingston; brothers-in-law Homer and wife Lucy Copeland, Edward and wife Vaneta Gore and Donald and wife Julie Copeland; and sisters-in-law Nancy and husband Larry Ferrell and Joyce and husband Andrew Davis. Pallbearers were Brandon Gore, Darrell Gore, Randy Davis, David Allred, Jamie Ledford and Gary Ferrell. Honorary pallbearers were Parker Ledford and Alex Ledbetter.
Donald Kenneth Bybee
Sawmill Worker & Taxi Driver
Donald Kenneth Bybee, 71, of Monroe passed away Jan. 1 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment followed in George Stover Cemetery in Monroe. He was born April 25, 1942 in Overton County. He was a sawmill worker and a taxi driver. He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Maude Ledbetter Bybee; wife Betty Lucille Bybee; sisters Faye Matthews, Anna B. Richardson, Betty Long and Lola Bybee; and brothers, Woodrow, Grady and Ronald Bybee. Surviving relatives include stepdaughters Sheena Hummel of Monroe, Sherry and husband Travis Peek of Rickman, Sheryl and husband Tim Carner of Garden City, Mich. and Sandy and husband Chris Hargis of Monroe; brothers Michael Bybee of Livingston, Roger and wife Linda Bybee of Hilham and Doak and wife Linda Bybee of Allons; sister Shirley Hammock of Livingston; 10 step grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scottie Bybee, Don Kuehnle, Jordan Hargis, Chris Richardson, Danny Langford and David Langford. Jared Walker was an honorary pallbearer.
Bennie Lovell Scott
Bennie Lovell Scott, 84, of Celina passed away Dec. 18 at Cumberland River Hospital. Graveside services were held Dec. 20 at Moss Cemetery. He was born May 8, 1929 in Celina. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by parents Jewell and Docia (Walker) Scott; sisters, Rosey Lee McLerran, Belva Reecer, Elva Scott and Mamie D. Scott; and brothers Tony B. Scott, Chester Scott and Cordell Scott. Surviving relatives include niece Linda Langley of Atlanta, Ind.
Gregory Douglas “Greg” Oliver
Home Building Contractor
Gregory Douglas “Greg” Oliver, 49, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 2 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery. He was born March 2, 1964 in Overton County. He was a home building contractor and a member of Netherland Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by mother Vicki Mai Taylor Oliver. Surviving relatives include father Carson Oliver of Livingston; wife Andrea Oliver of Cookeville; son Adam Oliver of Cookeville; brother Darren Oliver of Livingston; sister Kyra Oliver of Richmond, Va.; and nephew Evan Oliver of Livingston. Pallbearers were Donald Davis, Ken McMahon, Ray Petry, Steve Loghery, Randy Dial and Jesse Carr.
Danny Noel Webb
Danny Noel Webb, 62, of Livingston passed away Dec. 30 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Livingston Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. He was born March 20, 1951 in Overton County. He was a member of Livingston Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by parents Fred C. and Edna Reed Webb. Surviving relatives include brother David and wife Diana Webb of Livingston; niece Denise Groce and husband Philip and family of Franklin; nephew Eric Webb of Birmingham, Ala.; and aunts Nancy Brown of Livingston and Jean Irvin of Smyrna. Pallbearers were Gerald Maynard, Ken and Reed Thomas, William Davenport, Franklin George and Ted Webb.
Verda Brown Miller
Verda Brown Miller, 95, of Rickman passed away Dec. 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at Netherland Church of Christ in Rickman with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Interment followed in Netherland Cemetery. She was born Sept. 13, 1918 in Clay County. She was a housewife and a member of Netherland Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by parents Napolean Francis and Livie Leigh Boles Brown; husband Dewey “Dude” Miller; granddaughter Shannon Boruff; brothers Roy, Porter, Wilburn and Houston Brown; and sisters Kate Backler, Eva Hall, Emma Brown and Ona Collins. Surviving relatives include son Deloy Miller and wife Sharon of Oneida; daughters Glenda Woolbright and husband Gerald, Brenda Anderson and husband Roger and Diana Sidwell, all of Rickman; brother Willard Brown of Cookeville; sister Opal Grissom of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andy Sidwell, Shawn Winningham, Tony Woolbright, Billy Sells, Phillip Hurst, Noah Houston, Michael Stockton and Jason Trent.
Upton Funeral Home
Joe Eddie Upton, 80, of Timothy passed away Jan. 3 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Sheila Lancaster officiating. The Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 held a graveside service at Fellowship Cemetery. He was born Sept. 23, 1933 in Overton County. He was a staff member at Upton Funeral Home. He was also of the Methodist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by parents John Riley and Beatrice Trixie Johnson Upton; brother Dan Upton and sister Bennie May Bilbrey. Surviving relatives include half-brothers Franklin Butler of Edmonton, Ky. and Joe and wife Judy Sullivan; half sisters Mable Forehand, of Clairmont, Fla. and Laura Bailey of Jackson, Miss., and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Eldon Davis, Eddie Vickery, Raymon Bilbrey, Gary Bilbrey and James Bilbrey.
Patsy Whitesides Seaman
Tom’s Discount Drugs
Patsy Whitesides Seaman, 73, of Livingston passed away Jan. 5 at her home. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 from First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green, Rev. Dee Wells and Dr. David Moore officiating. She was born Nov. 3, 1940 in Tupelo, Miss. She was the owner of Tom’s Discount Drugs and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston. She was preceded in death by parents Hoyt and Clitese Ballard Whitesides; husband Tom Seaman; and sisters Joan Bush and Sarah Lynn Geoghegan. Surviving relatives include son Ross Dewberry and wife Amy of Murfreesboro; daughters Kelly Stover and husband Junior of Livingston and Amy Thurman and husband Mike of Lavergne; grandchildren Michelle Barnes, Rebecca Stover, Sydney Dewberry, Morgan Thurman, Brooke Dewberry and John Ross Dewberry; and nephew Hal Geoghegan. Pallbearers were Alan Atnip, Don Burnett, Bruce Elder, Lynn King, David Dale, Mike Officer, Doug Maynord and Hal Geoghegan. Honorary pallbearers were John Officer, Bruce Meyers, James Elder, Larry Norris, Jack Crabtree, Charles Langford, Norman Copeland and Ron Moore.
George Allen Emerton
George Allen Emerton, 86, of Celina passed away Dec. 28 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jason Smith officiating. Interment followed in Turkeytown Cemetery. He was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Clay County. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by parents Joe and Linnie (Goolsby) Emerton; sisters Rose Copeland, Elsa Hampton and Thelma Jo Emerton; brothers Glin Emerton, Ray Emerton, Howard Emerton and Charles Emerton, Sr.; nephews Michael Emerton, Richard Emerton, William Copeland and Bobby Copeland.
Surviving relatives include brother Fred and wife Mary Emerton of Celina; sister Lucy and husband Homer Copeland of Celina; sister-in-law June Emerton; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and special friend Brenda Boles.
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