Obits 4/11/17

Mazelle Coffee

Mazelle Coffee, 83, of Livingston, passed away April 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 5 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Coffee Family Cemetery in Livingston.

She was born in Overton County on May 30, 1933. She loved her family, her cats, sewing, gardening and loved animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ridley and Belle Carmack Ledbetter; brothers, Joe Ledbetter, Don Ledbetter and Darrell Ledbetter; and sisters, Janie Burchett, June Bilbrey and Judy Buckner.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Debbie (Mike) Carmack of Livingston; son, Steve (Melissa) Coffee of Cookeville; grandchildren, Angie (Jeremy) Reyes of Murfreesboro and Eric Carmack of Monroe; step grandaughters, Sophia and Grace Reyes; great grandchildren, Braxton Bradford, Camden Bradford and Devin Carmack; and brother, Wallace Ledbetter.

Pallbearers were Braxton Bradford, Camden Bradford, Devin Carmack, Eric Carmack, Brandon Burks, Chad Burks, Andy Ledbetter and Kristen Mansell.

Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Coffee may be made to the Overton County Public Library.


Marcia Suzanne Smith

Flight Attendant

Marcia Susanne Smith, 69, of Murfreesboro and formerly of Livingston, passed away Feb. 28. Celebration of Life Services were held April 8 at the Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Dee Wells officiating. Interment followed.

She was born in Livingston on April 16, 1947. She graduated from high school in Livingston and attended UTMB before beginning a long career with American Airlines, flying both domestically and internationally. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro where a memorial service celebrating her life was also held on April 8.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Baxter and Elise Elizabeth Smith; and brother, Steve Smith.

Surviving relatives include her sister, Charlotte (Joe) Masini of Hancock, Mich.; sister-in-law, Judy Smith of Murfreesboro; nephews, Scott Walker Smith of Murfreesboro, Mark (Judy) Masini of Crystal Lake, Ill.; Jon (Stephany) Masini of Shelby Township, Mich., and Scott Masini of Hudson, Wis.; niece, Amanda Smith of Nashville; and great nephews and nieces, Conner, Nicholas, Anthony, Robbie, Jake, Lauren and Camryn.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.


Kenneth Jay Harvey

Auto Worker

Kenneth Jay Harvey, 82, of Bell Buckle in Bedford County and formally of Monroe, passed away April 2. Funeral services were held April 7 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with his grandson, Minister Joshua Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Saint John’s Cemetery located in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County.

He was born in Monroe on Jan. 1, 1935. He worked at General Motors in Anderson, Ind. for 44 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy William and Ida B. Richardson Harvey; and brothers, Johnny Harvey and Donald Harvey.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 61 years, Sheila Harvey; daughter, Debra (Duane) Davis; sons, Jeff (Janie) Harvey, Mike (Rita) Harvey, Malcolm (Beth) Harvey and Brian (Tammy) Harvey; brothers, Douglas (Joanne) Harvey and Gerald (Elka) Harvey; sister, Beatrice (Ray) Taylor; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and two great grandchildren on the way.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.


Christine Upchurch


Christine Dulworth Upchurch, 100, of Livingston passed away April 9 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 5 until 9 p.m., with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m.

She was born in Clay County on July 15, 1916. She worked as an LPN for many years. She loved her family and helping people. Christine enjoyed going to church, knitting, quilting, painting and watching John Wayne movies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, to the late Elliott Ray & Buna Elizabeth McClusky Dulworth; her husbands, Robert Cortez Upchurch and William Cook; son, Randy Upchurch; brother, Randall Dulworth; and sister-in-law, Sidney Eldridge Dulworth.

Surviving relatives include her son Ray (Joan) Upchurch of Livingston; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers to serve are Mark Upchurch, Tom Stephens, Jim Thompson, Justin Hill, Mils Rogers and Adam Kefauver.

Memorial donations may be made to a church of your choice.



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