Obits 2-28-17

Jimmie Chilton

Jimmie Howard Chilton, 66, of Monroe passed away Feb. 20 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.  Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

He was born March 9, 1950. He loved being with his family and his grandchildren.  He enjoyed watching westerns on TV, driving his truck and working on his cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Martha Allene Dulworth Chilton; brother, Willie Chilton; and sister, Brenda Jo Chilton.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Linda Chilton of Monroe; son, Jimmie Devon (Regina) Chilton of Alpine; daughter, Alesha (Matt) Dillon of Riddleton; and grandchildren, Stormy, Dylan, Jeremy, Zeke, Luke, Lilly and Suzy.

Pallbearers were Stanley Chilton, Brian Chilton, Stormy Chilton, Dylan Chilton, Zeke Dillon and Luke Chilton.


Billy D. Riley


Billy D. Riley, 74, of the Hardy’s Chapel community passed away Feb. 18 at his home with his loving family by his side. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Teston Gilpatrick and Bro. Gary Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Crawford-Riley Cemetery.

He was born in Celina. He was a master machinist. He loved his family very much and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Francis Short Riley.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Lula Bell (Crawford) Riley; sons, David (Julia) Riley, Philip (Melinda) Riley and Dale Riley; grandchildren: Taylor Riley, Austin Riley and Morgan Riley;   step-granddaughter, Ali Tate; sister, Sue Crawford; brother Carl (Shirley) Riley; sisters- in-law, Helen Riley and Marie Riley; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Austin Riley, Luke Riley, Mark Riley, Travis Smith, Caleb Smith, Jeremy Reeder and Colby Reeder.


David Eugene “Dog” Melton

David Eugene “Dog” Melton, 64, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating. Interment followed in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Monticello, Ky.

He was born in Wayne County, Ky on July 7, 1952. He was Baptist in faith. He enjoyed drinking Coke and Pepsi and smoking cigarettes, watching Law and Order, The Price is Right and Westerns on TV. He also loved horseback riding.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Curtis and Mazie Pearl Melton; brothers, Jake Lee Melton, Charles Melton and Robert Kay Melton; sisters, Geneva Burris, Edna Kidd and Joyce Catron; and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving relatives include his daughter Melody Lee Melton (Xzavier Montex) Gentry of North Carolina; brothers, Murl (Anna) Melton and Sammy (Beulah) Melton of Allons; sisters, Mary Stallcup of Louiville, Ky., Beau Childers of Vine Grove, Ky., Donna (Michael) Silbert of Indiana, Linda Sells of Monroe and a very special sister, Glenda (Lynn) Garrett of Livingston; grandchildren, Pheonix Nekeya Lee Gentry and Aspen Makiya Rain Gentry; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Greg Hill, Garry Garrett, Shane Melton, Jeff Sells, Robbin Mayberry and Tyler Sells. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Mayberry, Zackary Sells and Sammy Melton.


Bessie Louella Huckeby

Bessie Louella Huckeby, 95, passed away Feb. 21 in Gideon, Mo. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon with Father Daniel Robles officiating. Interment followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

She was born Oct. 4, 1921 in Monroe, Tenn. She was of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Richardson and Nannie Jane Hensley Richardson; daughter, Rita Bell; grandsons, Joshua Bell and Phillip Huckeby; sister, Opal Brown; and brothers, Arlie Richardson, Henry E.L. Richardson and Carlie Richardson.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Lyman Huckeby of Gideon, Mo.; sons, Lyman (Jan) Huckeby Jr. of Campbell, Mo. and Jack (Sue) Huckeby of New Madrid, Mo; daughter, Kiki Curtis of Sikeston, Mo.; grandchildren, Leah, Nicah Phan, Zane Huckeby, Adam Huckeby, Kate Danner, Jason Huckeby and Jack Huckeby; three great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Robert V. “Bob” Forsman


Robert “Bob” V. Forsman Jr., 67, of Monroe, passed away Feb. 25 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 2, from the First Baptist Church in Byrdstown with Bro. Ivan Raley officiating. The family will welcome friends on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until time of services.

He was born in Vero Beach, Florida on March 6, 1949. He was a journalist and enjoyed writing stories and reporting the news which he wrote weekly and published in local papers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Byrdstown.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Forsman Sr.

Surviving relatives include his loving and caring wife, Deborah K. Flowers Forsman of Monroe; mother, Marie Richardson Forsman of Vero Beach, Fla.; brothers, Richard Forsman of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Eric Forsman of Orlando, Fla.; sons, Robbie Forsman of Cudahy, Wisc. and Ryan Forsman of Florida; daughters, Shannon Wright and Brittany Forsman, both of Florida; and eight grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



The family of Billy Joe Matthews would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their support and kindness during this time. Thank you to all who attended Billy Joe’s funeral, sent flowers and gifts, made donations, made phone calls and visits, sent prayers our way, brought food and helped set up food for the family.

A special thank you to Nolen Cantrell, Greg Davis and all the truck drivers who led the funeral line. Your thoughtfulness and kindness made our hearts lighter during a difficult time.



Louise, Michael, Mark and family


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