R.D. Head, 79, of Celina, passed away at his residence on March 13. Graveside services were held March 14 at Teeples Cemetery on Poor House Ridge with Bro. David Threet officiating. He was born Sept. 14, 1934 in Clay County. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by parents Millard and Mary Head. Surviving relatives include nephew James Beason; niece Lovie Dulworth; and many other nieces and nephews.
Albert Leroy Barlow
Albert Leroy Barlow, 72, of Hilham passed away April 19 at his home. Funeral services were held April 22 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Donnie Bull officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County. He was born Jan. 19, 1942 in Gainesboro. He was preceded in death by parents Alford and Verdie Brown Barlow; wife Barbara Deane Hawkins Barlow; brothers Carol Barlow, Lenard Barlow and Grover Barlow; and sister Sally Mea Bull. Surviving relatives include sons Earl Dewain Barlow of Hilham, and Timothy Wade Barlow of Granbury, Texas; brother Ray Barlow of Livingston; three grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of family and friends also survive. Pallbearers were Kevin Hawkins, Matt Barlow, Darrien Barlow, Joe Bull, Red Bull and Joe Hawkins.
Elza Clark, 79, of Cookeville, passed away April 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 25 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating. Interment followed in Clark Cemetery in Overton County. He was born May 17, 1934 in Overton County. He was self-employed with Waterloo Tire. He was preceded in death by parents Herman and Effie (Barnes) Clark; and several brothers and sisters. Surviving relatives include wife Rosie Lee Clark of Hardy’s Chapel; sons Herbert and wife Amber Clark and Delon and wife Kendra Clark, all of Hardy’s Chapel; brothers J.B. Clark of Hardy’s Chapel and Darrell Clark of Algood; sister Emogene Wright of Hardy’s Chapel; grandchildren Peyton and Jocelyn Clark; step grandchildren Jacob Baker, Tristan Stidam and Raven Carpenter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Mary Ruth Waddey
Mary Ruth Waddey, 75, of Livingston, passed away April 21 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held April 24 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment followed in Barnes Ridge Cemetery. She was born May 13, 1938 in Pickett County. She was a homemaker and a member of Barnes Ridge Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by parents Glen and Mary Mullins Melton; brothers Doc Jolley and Gary Fred Jolley; sisters Juanita Roberts, Barbara Lee, Gayle Beaty and Linda Sue Melton. Surviving relatives include sons John and wife Heather Waddey and James and wife Tanya Waddey, all of Byrdstown; daughters Sylvia Tungate of Cookeville and Mary and husband Travis Pharris of Granville; brothers Rex Melton of Oak Grove community in Pickett County, Kendrick Melton of Taylor’s Crossroads community and Joe Melton of Hartford City, Ind.; sisters Jean Norrod of Monroe and Shirley Garrett of Taylor’s Crossroads community; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Waddey, Cody Waddey, Travis Pharris, Richard Clark, Danny Clark and Daniel Clark.
Roger Bedford Smith
Roger Bedford Smith, 91, of Hilham passed away April 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held April 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Pickett County. He was born March 4, 1923 in Overton County. He retired from automobile assembly at General Motors Corporation. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by parents Mack and Lucinda Young Smith; sisters Zell Gutohrlein, Veachel Hill, Wilma Livermore and Vella Mae Sparkman; and brother Ruben Smith. Surviving relatives include wife Cecilia Smith of Hilham; sons Roger Rolfe Smith of Bear, Del. and Gary Smith of Clarkston, Mich.; daughters Sharon Hazlinski of Port Huron, Mich., Belinda Smith of Waterford, Mich. and Jean Ann Richards of Port Charlotte, Fla.; stepsons Troy Selph of Hilham and Presley Selph of Cape Coral, Fla.; grandchildren Andrea, Bradley, Michelle, William, Colton and Crystal; and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Presley Selph, Jacob Selph, Eric Corbett, Jim Pappas, Colton Smith and Gary Smith.
Billy Ray “Bill” Brown
City And County Policeman
Billy Ray “Bill” Brown, 72, of Livingston passed away April 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 27 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Darrek Copeland and Bro. Eric Dillon officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. He was born Oct. 8, 1941 in Overton County. He worked as both a county and city policeman and attended First Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents Cordell and Earslie Dishman Brown; brothers Donald, Coy and Earl Brown; and sister Jean Nix. Surviving relatives include wife Sue Brown; daughter Tammy and husband Stevie Sims of Livingston; grandson Will Sims of Livingston; brother Clois and wife Kay Brown; sister Patricia and husband Brandon Hargis; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Shirley and Peggy Dillon. Pallbearers were Jeff Brown, Marty Brown, Rick Brown, Greg Etheredge, Jerry Rhoten and Keith Smith.
Chester Boyd Ledbetter
Chester Boyd Ledbetter, 28, of Hilham passed away April 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 25 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Morris McMasters officiating. Interment followed at Ledbetter Family Cemetery. He was born June 5, 1985 in Overton County. He was preceded in death by grandparents J.P. and Ruby Greenwood and Ridley and Bell Ledbetter; and aunt Wanda Gillentine. Surviving relatives include parents Daryl and Judy Ledbetter of Hilham; sister Stephanie Stacy of Hilham; brother Gregory Ledbetter of Hilham; niece Harley Stacy; and nephew Hayden Stacy. Pallbearers were Chris Stacy, Mitch Long, Johnny Jenkins, Larry Moss, Ralph Bilbrey, Carl Dulworth and Jody Jackson.
Daffo Scott, 73, of Celina passed away April 21 at her home. Funeral services were held April 23 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in Turkeytown Cemetery. She was born Aug. 5, 1940. She worked at Crotty and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by parents Gurstle and Irene Boles; husband Billy Robert Scott; and sister Mozel Boles. Surviving relatives include children Michael Robert Scott of Cookeville, Delilah and Charlie Key of Moss and Terry and Gwynda Scott and Jerry and Kay Scott, all of Celina; sisters Shirley Boles of Celina and Wanda Chaffin of Jackson; brothers Haskell Boles and Ray Boles, both of Celina; grandchildren Terri Joe McCplan, Kip Scott, Abby Scott, Crystal Key, Olivia Key, Jana Key, Joseph Marcom, Jacob Marcom and Jared Lee Scott; and great grandchildren Callie Kendall and Dorian McCplan.
Unetta Masters, 87, of Livingston passed away April 27 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held April 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro Darrek Copeland and Bro. Phillip Morgan officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County. She was born April 12, 1927 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston. She was preceded in death by parents Perry and Fronia Cooper Morgan; husband Claude William Masters; great granddaughter Blakely Nicole Farris; and brothers Lester, Haskell, Vestal, Alton, U.L., George and Shirley Morgan. Surviving relatives include son Ray and wife Joan Masters of Livingston, David and wife Belinda Masters of Livingston and Michael Masters of Allons; daughters Glenda and husband Mario Queredo of McMinnville, Betty and husband Johnny Rose of Livingston and Helen and husband Bobby Mabrey of Allons; brother Cooper Morgan of Cookeville and Joe Morgan of Mt. Juliet; sisters Leola Masters of Rickman, Martha Fields of Cookeville and Rose Lee of Hermitage; sisters-in-law Etta Morgan, Mary Morgan and Evelyn Elkins; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Brandon and Derek Masters, Glen Fults, Patrick Farris, Allon Cole, Eric Gentry and Chris Ray.
Edith Joines Bean
Edith Joines Bean, 86, of Clay County, passed away April 18 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held April 22 from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook and E.C. Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park. Her grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. She was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Macon County. She was a factory worker and a member of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ. She was also a 50 year member of the Lafayette Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star #379. She was preceded in death by parents Crit and Essie Compton Jones; husband Horace Greeley Bean; sisters Opal Butler and Dixie Lee Joines; and brothers Bobby and Fay Joines. Surviving relatives include sisters Dinky Jennings and Jo Knight; daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Tommy Lamar, Pat and Lee Jennings, Teresa and Al Burrow; granddaughters Jeanine Simpson, Rebecca Hitchcock, Sarah Rose Lamar; grandsons Neal, Brad and Clint Jennings, 11 great-grandchildren.
Ted R. Jenkins
General Motors Worker
Ted R. Jenkins, 93, of Indianapolis passed away April 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held April 10 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan Sherrell officiating. Burial followed in the Cherry Family Cemetery on McCormick Ridge. Ted R. Jenkins was born Sept. 23, 1920 in Clay County. He worked at General Motors. He was a member of the Central Wesleyan Church in Indiana. He was preceded in death by parents Harlan and Roxie (Asberry) Jenkins; wife Vallie Jenkins; sons Tim and Randal Jenkins; grandson Lonnie Jenkins; and great-grandson Josh Randal Hatcher. Surviving relatives include brother Elbert Red Jenkins, daughters Frances Hatcher and Gaye Gulliford; sons Danny and Dennis Jenkins; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
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