Charles Linder, 84, of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 14. Funeral services were held Aug. 17 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Jerry Harris officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
He was born in Overton County. He attended the Oak Grove School up to the 8th grade. He was a farmer and enjoyed living off the land and loved his children, grandchildren, fishing and family get-togethers.
He is preceded in death by parents Sherman and Reba Morgan Linder; sons, Charles Mark Linder and Joe Shoemake; brothers, Roy, J.B., Bill and Junior Linder; sisters, Eva Nell Qualls, Bessie Holman, Betty Richardson and Versie Linder.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Walker Linder of Livingston; sons, Kenneth Linder and wife Melissa of Livingston and Keith Linder and wife Vicky of Livingston; daughters, Linda Norris of Livingston and Carolyn Choate and husband Bobby of Jamestown; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends.
Pallbearers included John Choate, Ed Choate, Austin Norris, Ralph Linder, Robert Holt & Dustin Harris.
Lura Adline Gray
Lura Adline Gray, 96, of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 14 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Aug. 17 from the Livingston First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Allred and Derrick Crabtree officiated. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery Annex.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1921 just outside of Monticello, Kentucky and was the eighth child in a family of eleven. She was one of the owners/operators of E B Gray Jewelry in Livingston.
She is preceded in death by parents, Will Garner and Roxie Bell Garner and husband, E.B. Gray, Jr.
She is survived by daughter, Virginia Harris and husband Royce of Livingston; son, Sluggo Gray and wife Gail of Byrdstown; grandchildren, Melissa Crabtree and husband Michael of Maryville, Leon Harris of Livingston and Suzy Taylor and husband Steve of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Shelby Taylor, Maggie Cannon, Derrick Crabtree, Katie Miller, Jena Harris and Kelsey Meadows; great great grandchildren, Lucy Miller and Liam Crabtree; and close friend and family member, Judy Seber.
Pallbearers included Mike Crabtree, Derrick Crabtree, Steve Taylor, Leon Harris, Tracy Garner and Marshall Cannon.
Honorary Pallbearers included Gerald Maynord, Greg Etheredge and Scott Garner.
Funeral services were provided by Speck Funeral Home.
Orlean White, 94, of Monroe passed away Aug. 15 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Rev. Kathie Bowles officiated. Interment followed in the Monroe Cemetery.
She was born July 14, 1923 in Overton County. She enjoyed being with her family, quilting, gardening and cooking. She was a member of the Midway Christian Church.
She is preceded in death by parents, John Bill and Cora Edith McDonald Davis; husband, Dick White; sons, Garry White and Joe White; daughter, Sue Yoh; brothers, Hoy Davis and Eck Davis; sisters, Cloa Allred, Leida Conner and Laura Hancock.
She is survived by son, Jerry White of Monroe; daughter, Elaine Larson of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Kara Lauren and Lindsey Yoh, Ryan Robbin, David Larson and Kelley White; great granddaughter, Natalie Larson and great grandson, Andrew Schill.
Charlene Holman Seber, age 82, of Allons, passed away Aug. 19 at the Coookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Rev. Charlie Rice, Rev. Terry Geren, Bro. Thurman Seber and Bro. Edwin Garrett officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Overton County on Nov. 26, 1934. She was a 1953 graduate of Livingston Academy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Allons Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by parents Grady Haston and Daisy Ledbetter Holman; husband, John Charles Seber; and infant brother.
She is suvived by son, Joel Seber of Allons; a host of family and friends and several special caregivers.
Pallbearers were Ron Thurman, Mike Renfro, Keith Thurman, Roy Seber, Durran Lewis and Adam Bowser.
Honorary Pallbearers were Willie Hugh Bilbrey and wife Verdina and Edwin Garrett and wife Peggy.
James Thomas Colson
James Thomas Colson, 66, of the Willow Grove Community, passed away Aug. 18 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life services were held Aug. 20 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Tony Johnson and Ken Collins officiated.
He was born in Clay County on May 4, 1951. He served his country in the Army during non-war times. He was a member of the Willow Grove Community Church and enjoyed playing a joke on his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents, Haltie and Annie Daniels Colson; brothers, George Colson & Raymond Colson.
He is survived by children, Julian Colson and wife Jammie of Celina, Ryan Colson and wife Debbie of Ind., Joe Colson and Debbie Colson; brothers, Edward Colson and wife Bonnie of Allons, Doyle Colson and wife Rita of the Willow Grove Community and Hack Colson and wife Jean of Rickman; sisters, Claudine Vaughn and husband W.C. of Allons, Tina Langford and husband Jackie of Rickman, and special sister, Betty Johnson; grandchildren, Matt, Kelli, Sammie, Christopher, Mary, Pierce, Jayson, Alyssa, Alayna, Zoe, JJ and Briley Colson; great grandchildren, Serenity, Joanna and Olivia; mother of his children, Mary Lou Harris; ex-wife and best friend, Carolyn Colson.
Mary Frances Wilson
Mary Frances Wilson, 79, of Rickman, passed away on Aug. 20 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Aug. 21 from the Oak Hill Church in Rickman. Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiated. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
She was born in Overton County, March 18, 1938 and was a 1955 graduate of Livingston Academy. She worked for many years as an LPN. She was a member of the Oak Hill Church in Rickman and the Livingston Eastern Star.
She is preceded in death by parents, Russell and Myrtle England Wilson; brothers, Eulas, Elbert Freeman and Kimes Lee Wilson.
She is survived by daughters, Maria Terry and husband John of Cookeville, Mary Ann Stringer and husband Myron of Cookeville and Marcie Flatt and husband Lee of Algood; grandchildren, Brody Stringer and wife Hayley and Chloe Stringer and Justin Poston.
Pallbearers were John Terry, Myron Stringer, Lee Flatt, Brody Stringer, Justin Poston and Terry Hammock.
Funeral services were provided by the Livingston Funeral Home.
Card Of Thanks
We would like to thank all our family and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the passing of our loved one.
Also thanks to Dr. Cox, Overton County Health & Rehab, Caris Healthcare, Quality Home Health, Speck Funeral Home, Brother Bobby Gore and Darrin Gore, the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW and the bearers; Kevin Carmack, Darrin Gore, Ralph McDonald, Scott Tallent, Cameron Tallent and Jim Turner.
We would also like to thank Pam Shelton, his caregiver and the ladies at the West End Church of Christ for the wonderful meal.
May God Bless You All,
The Family of Johnnie J. West
Larry Kenneth Brown, age 73, of Rickman, passed away on Aug. 16. The memorial service was held from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston on Aug. 19. Bro. Jeremy Haney, Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 15, 1944. He was a tool and die operator and had served in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by parents, Bethel Odell and Nina Rassie (Deck) Brown; son, Lauren Kenneth Brown; step-son, Roger Lee Bowman.
He is survived by wife, Charlotte Brown; son, Larry Keith Brown and wife Adriane; step-sons, Tommy Lee Garrett, Wayne Eugene Bowman; daughter in-law: Donanda Brown; grandchildren: Larry Keith Brown, Ivy Nicole Brown, Nina Brown, and Nisa Brown; sister: Marie White; brothers: Richard “Rick” Brown, Micheal Brown, and Carlen Brown.
Laura Smith Lee
Laura Smith Lee, 90, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away on Aug. 17. Funeral services were held at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in Lakeland, Fla. Interment followed at the Oak Hill Burial Park.
She was born in Overton County but moved to Lakeland, Fla. in the 50’s. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and antiquing but above all, she loved being with her family.
She is preceded in death by parents, Sid and Callie Smith; husband, Harley Lee; brother J.C. Smith; and sister, Anna Pearl Matheny.
She is survived by children; Dewayne Lee and wife, Gloria, Sid Lee and wife Cheryl, Jenny Cox and husband, Ray and Gail Lee; sister, Linda Bilbry; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Information provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.
Card Of Thanks
Hogue Family Offers
The family of James Billy Hogue would like to express their appreciation for the care and concern during the loss of our precious loved one.
A special thanks to all who brought food, sent flowers and made donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association and to the library. We would like to thank Chris Speck and the entire staff at Speck Funeral Home for their kindness and patience. We would like to express our gratitude to the Overton County Health & Rehab Center for their care during his final months. A special thanks to Quality Hospice for their assistance and compassion as well.
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