Dotty L. Hall
Dotty L. Hall, 64, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 2 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Todd Bush officiating. Interment followed in Clarkrange Cemetery in Clarkrange. She was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Wilder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Alma Franklin Pennycuff; husband, Eugene Crisp; son, Christopher Crisp; daughter, Rhonda Crisp; and one sister. Surviving relatives include her husband, Danny Hall, of Jamestown; son, Jeremy Hall and wife, Mary, of Cross Plains; sister, Earlene Coleman, of Livingston; grandson, Hunter Garrett, of Livingston; and son-in-law, Charles Garrett.
R. L. Murphy
R. L. Murphy, 73, of Rickman, passed away Feb. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 3 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Donnie Bull and Steven Barlow officiating. Interment followed in Eckel Cemetery. He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Wilder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pearl Neal Murphy; daughter-in-law, Gail Murphy; sisters, Joyce Green, Betty Joe White, Mildred Sullivan and Pauleen; brothers, Billy Ray and Author Ellio; nephew, Little Joe, Jr. Murphy; father and mother-in-law, Tick and Myrtle McDonald; brothers-in-law, Jerry McDonald, Gary McDonald, J.T. Abbott and Charlie Greenwood; and niece, Shelia Ledbetter. Surviving relatives include his wife, Edith Murphy, of Rickman; sons, Timmy Murphy, of Rickman, Butch Murphy and wife, Adrinne, of Algood, and J.J. Murphy, Jacob Ferman and Cleo Holt, all of Rickman; daughters, Teresa Barlow and husband, Robert and Barbra Wheeler and husband, Kenneth, all of Rickman; brothers, A.B. Murphy and wife, Frances and Joe Boy Murphy and wife, Gail; sister, Wanda Ridge and husband, J.D.; grandchildren, Scotty Murphy and wife, Bertha, of Hilham, Josh Murphy and wife, Reba, of Moss, Kristy Reecer and husband, Drew, of Baxter, Steven Barlow and wife, Chrissy, of Cookeville, Dominque Barlow, Matthew Barlow, Tyler Perry Barlow, Michael Barlow, Lalita Barlow, Mary Jane Rich, Preston Rich, Destiny Whitehead, James Whitehead, Miranda Murphy, Blake Harris, Johnathan Dillon, Selina Wheeler and Samual Coffey; great grandchildren, Billie, Jacob, Bubbie, Ashlinn, Colton Kooper, Cheyienne and Sophia Amara; great-great grandson, Karson Lawson; in-laws, Lili Pennington, JoAnn Greenwood, Danny McDonald, Diana Worley, Cecil McDonald, Betty Abbott, Joyce Bilbrey and Patricia Gore; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Pallbearers were Steven Barlow, J.J. Murphy, Josh Murphy, Scott Murphy, Blake Harris and Butch Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Scottie Murphy, Jr. “Bubbie” and Timmy Murphy.
William Lee Franklin
William “Bill” Lee Franklin, 65, of Cookeville, passed away March 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 7 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Veterans Honor Guard, followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens. He was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Livingston. He worked in electronic sales and service in the Cookeville area for over 20 years. He later worked at Fleetguard and was a member of UAW Local 1407. In addition, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion and a member of Holladay Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Glen Franklin. Surviving relatives include his mother, Peggy Lollar Franklin; wife of 45 years, Harriett Gentry Franklin; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Julie Franklin, of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Chris Key, of Cookeville; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Dian Franklin, of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Charles Vaden, of Lebanon; grandchildren, Cody and Jared Batson; and several nieces as nephews. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
May Agnes Ward Harward
Garment Factory Worker
May Agnes Ward Harward, 92, of Marietta, Ga., and formerly of Overton County, passed away March 3 at her home. Funeral services were held March 5 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Hefner officiating. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery. She was born May 28, 1922, in Overton County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Audie Carmack Ward; husband, Sidney B. Harward, Jr.; sister, Doris Ward Nichols; brothers, Charles “Buck” Ward and James “Corky Masters; and son-in-law, Sammy B. Evans. Surviving relatives include her son, Clark Harward, of Marietta, Ga.; daughter, Donna Evans, of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Lorie Ballington and husband, Ed and Russell Evans; brothers, Carl and Ethel Masters and Bill Ward; and sister-in-law, Jimmie Masters; and five great grandchildren.
Nola Coleen Hancock Sweat
Nola Coleen Hancock Sweat, 68, of Algood, passed away Feb. 22 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Interment followed in Hancock Cemetery. She was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Putnam County. She was employed in floor sales at Walmart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos Edgar “Red” and Lillie McDonald Hancock; grandson, Hawk Suddarth; and special aunt and uncle, Fannie and Kermit Williams. Surviving relatives include sons, James Sweat, Edward A. Sweat and George C. Sweat, all of Algood; daughters, Bridgett Suddarth, of Hartsville; and Annette Sweat, of Pleasanto, Texas; grandchildren, Levi Sweat, Quanah Suddarth and Kaleigh Stultz; and sister, Ann Hancock Young, of Scottsboro, Ala.
Manager of Buford Bait Shop
Donald Grace, 75, of Celina, passed away March 4 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held March 8 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Ronnie Parsons officiating. Interment followed in Moore Cemetery. He was born May 29, 1939, in Moss. He was the manager of Buford Bait Shop and loved to farm. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents Stuart Grace and Mamie D. (Gass) Clark; wife, Brenda Grace; and brothers, Douglas and Jimmy Grace. Surviving relatives include his sons, Donnie and wife, Kim Grace and Mark and wife, Carla Grace, all of Moss; daughter, Lucretia and husband, Jamie Crawford, of Celina; grandchildren, Tiffany and husband, Daniel Strong, Asia Crawford, Alexandria Grace, Jamie Lynn Crawford, Zachary Grace, Selena Grace, Sabrina Grace and Claire Grace; great grandchildren, Fletcher, Rettie Jane and Isaac; brother, Lee Clark, of Magee, Miss.; and special friend, Jan Sisco.
Easton Jedediah Goad
Easton Jedediah Goad, age 1, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away March 1 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Funeral services were held March 5 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Chappell Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Jenkins Family Cemetery. Easton Goad was born Dec. 27, 2013. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Wayne Holland; great-grandfather James Holland. Surviving relatives include his parents Jed and Leslie Holland; sister Emma Faye Goad; great grandparents Fay and Ann Hall, Linda Goad, Kenneth Goad, Mat and Doc Holliman, Faye Holland; grandparents Lisa Holland, Mark and Jessie Ruth Goad; great aunt Fran Belt; uncle and aunt Jared and Erica Goad. Honorary pallbearers were Jared Goad, Michael Holland, Matt Dyer, Dalis Holliman, Hayden Holliman and Wesley Tobitt. Pallbearers included David Flynn, Andy Goad, Todd Ryan and Chandler Hudson.
Retired Truck Driver
Jimmy Stone, 70, passed away March 1 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Cubb Creek Cemetery. Jimmy Stone was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Jackson County. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hooper and Mabel Hall Stone and brother, Ben Stone. Surviving relatives include his wife, Patricia Stone, of Whitleyville; son, J.B. (Nicki) Stone ,of Whitleyville; daughters, Kim (Scott) Howard and Karla (Bobby) Jenkins, all of Whitleyville; grandchildren, Courtney (Lance) Hargis, Anthony Scantland, Joseph Scantland, Madison Stone, Makynli Stone, Marissa Stone, Lukas Jenkins and Kara Beth Jenkins; great grandchild, Caroline Hargis; and sister, Jackie Stone, of Whitleyville.
Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward
Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward, six-weeks-old, passed away March 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn. Funeral services were held March 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward was born Jan. 15 in Cookeville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Andy Meadows; paternal grandparents, Odell Steward and Melissa Stafford; paternal great-great grandparents, Donald and Betty V. Stafford; maternal great-great grandmother, Virginia Meadows; and maternal great-great grandfather, Roger Crowder. Surviving relatives include her parents, Josh and Andrea Steward, of Gainesboro; maternal grandmother, Robin Bowman, of Livingston; maternal great grandparents, Benny and Pat Meadows, of Gainesboro, and Robert Smith and Wanda Stafford of Livingston; paternal great grandparents, Helen Sue Stafford and Billy B. Stafford, of Gainesboro; maternal great-great grandfather, Paul Meadows; maternal great-great grandmother, Rachel Crowder; and many uncles, aunts and other relatives.
Charles S. Stanton, Jr.
Mr. Charles S. Stanton, Jr., 93, of Livingston, passed away at his home on Thursday evening, March 5, 2015, with his family at his side. Memorial services were held Sunday, March 8, 2015 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Graveside services were held Monday morning, March 9, 2015, from the Cookeville City Cemetery in Cookeville. Mr. Charles S. Stanton, Jr. was born in Cookeville, Putnam Co., on June 29, 1921, to the late Charles S. Stanton, Jr. and Stella Huddleston Stanton. On Dec. 29, 1941, Charles left Tennessee Polytechnic Institution to volunteer in the U.S. Navy. He commissioned the ship, “The U.S.S. Waldren” where he served with distinction as radioman, second class operating Morse code transmissions. He served with distinction in the Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific Ocean and South China Sea war zones where he received five bronze stars and numerous decorations for meritorious service. Mr. Stanton retired in 1989 from an active banking career where he was admired and respected by his peers for his dedication, loyalty and dependability. He served with distinction for 17 years as a corporate officer and manager with valuable service to Cookeville Federal Savings & Loan Association and Livingston Security Federal Savings & Loan Association. Mr. Stanton was recognized for his service to the community as a respected businessman and active supporter of civic and community activities. Mr. Stanton was a member of First United Methodist Church of Livingston. He was also an avid golfer, competing and winning many tournaments throughout the state. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carson Stanton, of Nashville, and Doss Stanton, of Franklin. Surviving relatives include his wife, Dorothy Stanton, of Livingston; two sons, Sandy Stanton and wife, Beverly, of Cookeville, and Jack Carr and wife, Sheila, of Mount Juliet; two daughters, Patricia Stanton-McDonald and husband, Tim, of Livingston and Sally Stanton Tucker and husband, Kevin, of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Hunter McDonald, of Livingston, Robert Stanton and wife, Whitney, of Winston Salem, N.C., Christy Cheek and husband, Tim, of Birmingham, Ala., and Beth Shipley and Jess Shipley, both of Cookeville; great grandchildren; and his special caregiver and nurse, Lisa Collins. Pallbearers were Jack Carr, Jim Deck, Hunter McDonald, Tim McDonald, Robert Stanton and Sandy Stanton. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Maynard and Bill Speck.
Stacey Wayne Browning
Stacey Wayne Browning, 45, of the Leonard Community, passed away March 2 at the Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 6 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson, Gary Wilder and Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in Stacey Browning Cemetery. Stacey Wayne Browning was born Aug. 26, 1969, in Monroe County, Ky. He was the owner and operator of Browning Livestock Market in Lafayette. He was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dink and Mae Smith; grandfather, Ernest Browning; sister, Tracy Browning. Surviving relatives include his parents, Doug and Brenda Smith Browning; wife, Rita Davis Browning; daughter, Tanna Browning; sons, Jonathan Wayne Browning and Trace Browning; sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Brad Crawford, Valeria and Jon Kendall; grandmother, Nellie Browning; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald Lee and Lou Renia Davis; and host of nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers included all Browning Livestock employees and truck drivers.Pallbearers included Jeff Riley, Todd Zimmerman, Darrell Wilson, Marty Dykes, Marty Dodson and Alfonso Barbon.