Betty Elease Ogletree
Garment Factory Worker
Betty Elease Ogletree, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Mullinix officiating. Interment followed in Holly Springs Cemetery. She was born May 17, 1933, in Bledsoe County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ridley and Lula Verden Stout Copeland; husband, Cecil Ogletree; sister, Margaret Long; brothers, James, Bob and Glen Copeland; and brothers-in-law, Harry Long and Clark Shaffer. Surviving relatives include many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; brother, Tom Copeland and wife, Ellen of Scotts, Mich. and R.V. Copeland and wife, Janie of Hamilton, Ind.; sisters, Bea Hall Hargis and husband, Earl, of Crossville, Ann Shaffer, of Battle Creek, Mich., Marva Chambers, of Lansing, Mich.; and special friend, Christine Vinson, of Cookeville. Pallbearers were Lonnie, Leonard, Tom and Craig Copeland, Brent and Clark Shaffer and Donald Bartlett.
Bradley C. Ledbetter
Bradley C. Ledbetter, also known as “Sonny,” 76, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 13 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be announced. He was born May 16, 1938, in Overton County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bradley and Bessie Garrett Ledbetter; son, Richard D. Ledbetter; sisters, Jewel Bilbrey and Betty Jean Ledbetter; and brothers, Clifford Ledbetter, Levy Ledbetter and Bethel Ledbetter. Surviving relatives include his wife, Janice Lucille McDonald Ledbetter, of Livingston; son, Michael Ledbetter, of Livingston; daughters, Rhonda and Jimmy Ledbetter, of Cass City, Mich. and Pam Pendergraft, of Livingston; grandchildren, Janice Ledbetter, of Roseville, Mich., Jennifer Baisch, of Dearborn, Mich., Brad Pendergraft, of Livingston, Justin Ledbetter, of Cass City, Mich. and Kaitlin Pendergraft, of Livingston; great grandchild, Blake Baisch, of Dearborn, Mich.; and brothers and sisters, Joyce and Elmo Wakefield, J.B. and Denise Ledbetter and Carl and Janice Ledbetter, all of Livingston. Pallbearers will be Justin Ledbetter, Josh Melton, Roger Ledbetter, Steven Ledbetter, Barry Ledbetter and Greg McDonald.
Ethylene Wheeler Hudleston
Ethylene Wheeler Hudleston, 81, passed away Feb 8 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hall officiating. Interment followed in Sam Flatt Cemetery in Jackson County. Ethylene Wheeler Hudleston was born July 11, 1933 in Jackson County, Tenn. She was a member of the Holladay Church of Christ. She worked at McCord-Winn for over 28 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert Vestal and Beulah Daisy Flatt Wheeler; husband, James Thurman Hudleston and brothers, Boyd Wheeler and Madison Wheeler. Surviving relatives include her son, Jimmy Hudleston, of Cookeville, sister, Bobbie Jean Dennis of Gainesboro, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dale Dennis, Roger Buckner, Ricky Boyd Wheeler, James Scott and Andrew Scott.
Jimmy Roger Pigg
Jimmy Roger Pigg, 67, passed away Feb. 11 at his residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Berry officiating. Interment followed at Pigg Cemetery. Jimmy Roger Pigg was born April 18, 1947, in Jackson County. He was a plumber and was affiliated with the Stone Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Ruby Warren Pigg; wife Deborah Lynn Pigg; brother, Carsey Gene Pigg; niece, Patricia Allen; and nephew, Billy Christian. Surviving relatives include his fiancée, Sherry Davis of Gainesboro; son, Roger Pigg of Lebanon; stepsons, Andy Key, of Nashville and Jereme Davis of Gainesboro; daughters, Sharon (Randy) Vaughn and Ruthie (Jimmy) Stafford all of Lebanon; grandchild, Sheena Stafford; four step grandchildren; brother ,Frank (Lillie Mae) Christian, of Smithville; sister, Ruth Bennett, of Lebanon; caretakers and special friends, Billy and Sandra Stafford, of Gainesboro; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Charles Hubert Guess
Charles Hubert Guess, 76, passed away Jan. 27. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home with Bro. J.D. Buckner officiating. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Charles Hubert Guess was born Oct. 9, 1938. He worked as an apprentice roofer/foreman in the construction business. He was a member of the Roofers Union Hall #149. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Cora Collier Guess; brother, James Guess; and sister, Sherry Warden. Surviving relatives include his sisters, Lorain Guess, Helen (Bill) Wade, Juanita (HC) Grisham and Sharon (Dwight) Henderson; step-mother, Nell Guess; nieces Sylvia Frizzell, Darlene Guess, Melissa Bandy and Robyn Mull; nephew, David Warden; several great nieces and great nephews; and brother-in-law, Ted Warden.
Vivian Faye Chaffin
Vivian Faye Chaffin, 61, passed away Feb. 10 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Vivian Faye Chaffin was born July 9, 1953 in Crossville. She worked in advertising sales in the radio industry. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Wyatt; brothers George, Albert and Robert Wyatt; and sister, Eula Walker. Surviving relatives include her husband, Kenny Chaffin of Gainesboro; son ,Joshua Earhart, of Gainesboro; daughter, Amanda Johnson, of Jamestown; grandchildren, Phoenix Rich, Baylyn Earhart and Brylyn Earhart; brothers, Thomas Wyatt, Alfred Wyatt and Ronald Wyatt all of Crossville; sisters, Mary Roland, Edna Blaylock and Virginia Yeary all of Crossville, and Myrtle Evans, of Monroe.
James “Puggy” Strong
James “Puggy” Strong, 80, of Celina, passed away Jan. 14 at Mabry Healthcare and Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. David Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Grover Rich Cemetery. James “Puggy” Strong was born May 4, 1934 in Clay County. He was a contractor and a veteran of the United States 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 Strong and wife Cindy, Donald Strong and wife Patsy, Ricky E. Strong and wife Connie; grandchildren, Kevin, Micheal, Nathan, Wesley, Brock and Olivia Strong, Andy and Larissa King, Jeff Cunningham, Atha Stinson, TJ McAlpin; eight great grandchildren; and special friend, Samuel L. Goney.
James Mayo, 78, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away Jan. 17 at his residence. Graveside services and interment were held Jan. 19 from the Leonard Cemetery with E.C. Meadows officiating. James Mayo was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Marshall County, Ala. He retired from Right Lopez in Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Ethel Collins Mayo; granddaughters, Heather and Sarah Mayo; and brothers, Ralph and Carl Mayo. Surviving relatives include his wife, Ruby Morris; daughters, Donna Privett and Kristy Blankenship and husband Tony; sons, Timmy Mayo, Daniel Mayo and wife Keista, Mike Mayo, Patrick Mayo and wife Angel and Joey Mayo and companion Linda; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Carlos Katto Turner
Carlos Katto Turner, 75, of Livingston passed away Jan. 28 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 30 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Timmy Ray officiating. Interment followed in Green Hill Cemetery in the Alpine Community of Overton County. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Byrdstown. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonny and Barbara Padgett; brothers, Harold, Herchel, Osby, Argyle, Bunt Turner; and infant twin sisters. Surviving relatives include his wife of 50 years, Betty Estelle Boswell Turner; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Sherry Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Sondra Turner Grindstaff and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Elizabeth Turner, Lexie Grindstaff and Joshua Grindstaff; sister, Mareida Turner Denney; brother and sister-in-law, Comer and Virginia Turner; and fishing buddy, Jimmy “Chopper” Fletcher. Pallbearers were Jimmy “Chopper” Fletcher, David Boswell, Richard Hull, Larry Hull, Ryan Allred, Brian Boswell, Jim Grindstaff and Andrew Boswell. Joshua Grindstaff was an honorary pallbearer.
Kristie Marie Hayes
Kristie Marie Hayes, 42, of Hardys Chapel, passed away Jan. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating. Interment followed in Poplar Springs Cemetery. She was born Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Janice Poston Edmonds. Surviving relatives include her husband, Dallas Hayes; sister, Sue Tharp; nieces and nephews, Ollie Vaughn, Charles Vaughn, Brandi Geesling, Ashley Geesling and Zach Fillers; and special niece, Allie Garrett. Pallbearers were Lester Tharp, Tim Sipe, Jerry Moody, Charles Vaughn, Jackie Clark and Jerry Breeding. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Crawford, Jamie Vaughn and Cody Sullivan.