Enterprise 1-27-15

E.B. Gray, Jr.
Own
er Of E.B. Gray Jewelry
E.B. Gray, Jr., 94, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Chapel and Bro. Keith Emrich officiating. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery. He was born July 4, 1920, in Overton County. He was the owner of E.B. Gray Jewelry and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Burgess, Sr. and Era Gore Gray; sisters, Mazelle Wirtz and Juanita Easterly; and a brother, Walter Gray. Surviving relatives include his wife, Lura Gray, of Livingston; son, Sluggo and Gail Gray, of Thompson Station; daughter, Virginia and Royce Harris, of Livingston; grandchildren, Melissa Crabtree, Leon Harris and Suzy Taylor; six great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael Crabtree, Steve Taylor, Leon Harris, Derrick Crabtree, Chris Hummel and Greg Etheredge. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Pangle and Mickey Ledbetter.

Wilma Roxie Huckeby
Cafeteria Manager At A.H. Roberts Elementary
Wilma Roxie Huckeby, 86, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 18 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from Bethsaida Christian Church in Monroe with Bro. Orbin Lane officiating. Interment followed in Bethsaida Cemetery. She was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Overton County. She was a cafeteria manager at A.H. Roberts Elementary School and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Evaline Hill Booher; husband, Roy Huckeby, Jr.; son, Donnie Huckeby; granddaughter, Stephanie Huckeby; brothers, Ervin, Gene, Coy, Hoy, Obert, Will, Homer and Albert Rudolphus Booher; and sisters, Edna Logan, Lorie Bilbrey, Florie Rich and Delsie Winningham. Surviving relatives include sons, Benny and Felicia Huckeby, Bobby Huckeby and Mickey and Pat Huckeby, all of Monroe, and Roger Huckeby, of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughters, Linda and Bruce Gore, of Powder Springs, Ga., and Jane and Tony Shoemaker, of Hendersonville; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Curt, Jesse, Thomas, Wayne and Robert Huckeby and Doug Padgett.

Gary Lee Kuykendall
Truck Driver
Gary Lee Kuykendall, 49, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 16 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Enid, Miss with Randy Kuykendall officiating. He was born March 10, 1965 in Tallahatchie County, Miss. He was a truck driver at U.S. Express Enterprises and was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Bass and Irene Kuykendall; brothers, James Shegog and Perry Shegog; and sister, Debie Kuykendall. Surviving relatives include his wife, Lindsey Kuykendall, of Cookeville; son, Xavier Kuykendall, of Cookeville; daughters, Andrea House, of Senatobia, Miss., Chelsea Kuykendall, of Mobile, Ala., and Crystal Swearenger, of Batesville, Miss.; brother, Randy Kuykendall, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and father-in-law, Chris Ward, of Livingston.

Billy Edison Geesling
Truck Driver
Billy Edison Geesling, 83, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 21 at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Interment followed in Campground Cemetery. He was born June 2, 1931, in Overton County. He was a truck driver for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by  his parents, Pete and Josie Taylor Geesling; son, Billy Wayne Geesling; brothers, Bethel, Walter and Ernest Geesling; and sisters, Clura McCormick, Lura Boles, Verbal Crabtree and Myrtle Boles. Surviving relatives include his wife, Udean Geesling, of Hilham; sons, Jimmy, Tommy and Greg Geesling, all of Hilham; and daughters, Brenda Ledbetter, of Knoxville, Lisa Geesling Jordan, of Rickman, and Robbie Cole, of Allons; brother, Douglas Geesling, of Hilham; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Geesling, Nicholas Geesling, Scotty Ledbetter, Josh Ledbetter, Clay Franklin and Larry Geesling.

Vicky K. Cantrell
Housewife
Vicky K. Cantrell, 53, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dixon officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Allons. She was born June 6, 1961, in Overton County. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Hasker and Stella Mae Ledbetter Hughes; and son-in-law, Matthew Emerick. Surviving relatives include her husband, Randy Cantrell, of Livingston; sons, Cody Cantrell and wife, Christian, of Rickman and Johnny Cantrell; daughters, April Emerick, of Livingston, and Misty Cantrell; brothers, Rick Hughes and Willie Hughes, both of Livingston; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Austin, Brandon, Coby, Kakaio, Candace, Lakota and Conner. Pallbearers were Willie Hughes, William Ledbetter, Lance Gore, April Emerick, Cody Cantrell and Gary Perdue.

Margaret Frances Alene Savage
Margaret Frances Alene Savage, 82, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Billy J. Brooks officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery. She was born May 21, 1932, in Overton County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Boman Gabbard and Le Mitt Cullums Hill; husband, Walter Floyd Savage, Jr.; and sister, Henrietta Flood. Surviving relatives include sons, Richard Savage and wife, Kim, of Smithville, Odell Savage, of Smyrna, Thomas Savage and wife, Linda, of Cookeville, Troy Savage and wife, Linda, of Livingston, and Anthony Savage, of Cookeville; daughters, Anna Joyce Savage, of Livingston, Robbie Hayes and husband, Jerry, of Algood, and Juanita Cartwright, of Livingston; sisters, Georgia Lee Hall, of Franklin, Ky., Juanita Page, of Celina, Ella Joyce Gist and husband, Richard, of Algood, and Christine Hayes, of Livingston; 23 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Copeland, John Keeton, Grayland Darty and Bill Maddux.

Betty J. Beason
Garment Factory Worker
Betty J. Beason, 81, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 24 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was born July 28, 1933, in Pickett County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Antioch Church of Christ. She was preceded in death her parents, Grady and Fannie Sells Harvey; and sister, Mildred Sells. Surviving relatives include her husband, Herman Paul Beason, of Livingston; stepdaughter, Reba Dean Burgess, of Livingston; grandchildren, Paul Kelshaw, Emily Sherril and Alice Chapman; great grandchildren, Andrea Weaver, Lisa Weaver, Emma Weaver, Katherine Weaver, Whitney Chapman and Bethann Chapman; great great-grandchildren, Jaden and Olivia Flickenger, Aerial Jones, Landon Beech, Caleb Weaver, Clayton Chapman, Bret Bried, Russell Hudson, Ella Hudson, Bradley Akers, and Wyatt Barrett; brothers, Jerry, Kenneth, Keith and Roger Harvey; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Derek Harvey, Ted Sells, Tracy Sells, Tim Sells, Jason Harvey, Jerry Lee Harvey, Chad Harvey and Bruce Harvey.

Marie M. McDonald
First Grade Teacher
Marie M. McDonald, 93, of Michigan, formerly of Overton County, passed away Jan 21 in Michigan. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Lee VanKoughnett officiating. Interment followed in Wirmingham Cemetery. She was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Overton County. She was a first grade teacher at Roseville Wellington Elementary School for over 30 years. She was also a member of New Life Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 53 years, Richard Herman McDonald. Surviving relatives include son, Richard N. and Therese McDonald; daughter, Suellen and Phil Wagner; grandsons, Richard C. Dubey, Kevin A. and Cindy Dubey and Garrett B. McDonald; great grandson, Zachary Lopez-Dubey and sister, Charlsie VanKoughnett. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Luke Hollaway
Farmer
Luke Hollaway, 92, passed away Jan. 14 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Stafford and Bro. David Sisco officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Luke Hollaway was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Jackson County. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Hollaway and Rosie D. Caruthers Hollaway; wife, Molene Hollaway; son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Donna Hollaway; son-in-law, Charles E. Jones; grandson, Chris Hollaway; great grandchild, J.E. Pippin; and brother, Harold Dean Hollaway. Surviving relatives include son, Jr. (Dale) Hollaway, of Whitleyville; daughter, Rosa Jones Gore, of Whitleyville; grandchildren, Tammy (Tim) Stafford and Danny Ray (Teresa) Jones, all of Whitleyville, Carol Ann (Mike) Carr and Linda Sue (Greg) Pippin, all of Baxter; and Lisa Braddon, of Sparta; and great grandchildren, Heather, Eric and Amber Stafford, Bethany and Alexis Jones, Lacey Pippin and Justin Carr.

James “Puggy” Strong
Contractor
James “Puggy” Strong, 80, passed away Jan. 14 at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Celina. Interment followed at Grover Rich Cemetery with Bro. David Threet officiating. James “Puggy” Strong was born May 4, 1934 in Clay County. He was a contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Maxie Denton Strong; daughter, Freda King; and grandchildren, Jason Cunningham and Natalie Strong. Surviving relatives include his wife, Martha Ann Strong; sons, James Ronald (Cindy) Strong, Donald (Patsy) Strong and Ricky E. (Connie) Strong; grandchildren, Kevin Strong, Michael Strong, Nathan Strong, T.J. McAlpin, Wesley Strong, Atha Stinson, Brock Strong, Olivia Strong, Jeff Cunningham, Andy King and Larissa King; eight great grandchildren; and special friend, Samuel L. Goney.

Cornelia Linder
Housekeeping
Cornelia Linder, 71, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 25 at Overton County Nurs
ing Home. Funeral services were held Jan. 27 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was born May 19 1943, in Overton County. She worked in housekeeping at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a member of Livingston Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tilbert and Hessie Ray Hammock Cantrell; and brother, J.D. Cantrell. Surviving relatives include her husband of 47 years, James Linder, of Livingston (Linder Mountain); brothers, Jewell Cantrell and wife, Linda, of Allons, and J.C. Cantrell and wife, Lois, of Livingston (Linder Mountain); sister-in-law, Gail Cantrell, of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Sherry Elaine Carmack
Sherry Elaine Carmack a/k/a Sherry Shatzer, age 61, of Hilham, Tennessee passed away Sept. 6, 2014 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was laid to rest at Maxwell Chapel Cemetery on Sept. 8, 2014, with a private graveside service. She was preceded in death by her father, William Howard Carmack and brother, Dickie Howard Carmack. She is survived by loving, long-time companion and dear friend, Paul Smith; mother, Willie Bea McCoy; sister, Yvonne Barlow; brother, Jerry Carmack; and one niece and nephew.

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