Obits 9/12/17

Anna Sue Neal

Anna Sue Neal, 72 of Rickman, passed away at her home on Sept. 1. Funeral Services were held Sept. 3 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home where Bro. Brooks Boyd officiated. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

She was born in Monroe on Oct. 27, 1944 and was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by parents, Halton and Lillie (Logan) Taylor; sisters, Hazel Fugates, Betty Marion and Dimples Cantrell; brothers, James “Pete” Taylor and Ward “Chub” Taylor.

She is survived by husband, Terry G. Neal of Rickman; sons, Jason Neal and wife Holly of Kathleen, Ga. and Allen Neal of Rickman; brother, Wayne Taylor of Taylor Cross Roads; sisters, Marie Pryor of Rickman and Joyce Brown of Allons; grandchildren, Nathan Neal and Jacob Neal both of Kathleen, Ga. and Roger Neal of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Jason Neal, Nathan Neal, Roger Neal, Jacob Neal, Jeff Brown and Derrick Brown.

Joseph “Joe” Monty Chandler

Joseph “LED Joe” Monty Chandler, age 48, of Allons passed away on Sept. 1. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Annette Chandler Thompson’s, 10500 W. 600 S – 90, Warren, IN 46792 on Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. until close. Please bring a covered dish and a favorite story to share about Joe.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1969 in Marion, Ind. He graduated in 1987 from Mississinewa High School in Gas City, Indiana. He proudly started his own business called 10oc LED’s and was quite the entrepreneur. He was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church. He will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by parents, Monty Virgil and Carole Sue Billington Chandler.

He is survived by wife, Krystle Leanne Alonso Chandler of Allons; son, Chanse Chandler of Allons; daughter, Kiley Chandler Yeagy (Cory) of Sparta; daughter, Kalee Carroll of Orlando, Fla.; brother, John Chandler (Kelly) of Marion, Ind.; sisters, Chris Kern, Gas City, Ind.; Shelly Backs (Mike) of Marion, Ind. and Annette Thompson (Mark) of Warren, Ind.; his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and all of his family and close friends.

Memorial donation may be made to the Union Hill Baptist Church at 895 Okalona Rd. Rickman Tn, 38580 or by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Leslie Ann Christensen

Leslie Ann Christensen, 48, of the Highland Mountain community, passed away on Sept. 2 at the St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. Celebration of Life services were held Sept. 4 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Larry Greggory officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 3, 1969 and was a 1988 graduate of Livingston Academy. She loved and enjoyed going to her sons races and loved sports of all kinds. She also enjoyed DIY shows and working on and around her house.

She is preceded in death by uncle, Don McDonald and her grandparents.

She is survived by parents, Edward Curtis and Johnnie G. McDonald Hall; husband, Orville Christensen of Highland Mountain; daughter, Elizabeth Holt and husband Lucas of Livingston; son, Cody Christensen of Highland Mountain; granddaughter, Lettie Holt; brother, Eddie Hall; sisters, Lynn Conrad and husband James and Carol Hall; special nieces and nephews, Lincoln Hall, Ashley Hall, Lauren Caruthers, Samantha McCowan and Luke Conrad; also several great nieces and nephews.

Gene Medley

Eugene “Gene” Medley, age 62, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 3 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Sept. 7 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Jeff Cotterman and Bro. Bobby Davis officiated.

He was born May 4, 1955 in Nashville. He was a 1973 graduate of Jackson County High School. After high school he went on to Tennessee Tech where he met the love of his life Maura Jae Little. They married in 1977 and started their family a few years later. Gene held several degrees and enjoyed working with children.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Herndon Medley and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Alice Little.

He is survived by wife, Maura Little Medley of Livingston; son, Rob Medley and wife Samantha of Livingston; daughter, Allison Medley Ogle and husband Vince of Flintville, Tenn.; granddaughters, Mila and Piper Ogle and Alyssa Medley; and father, W.R. Medley and stepmother, Gertha of Algood.

Billy Wayne White

Billy Wayne White, 65, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 5 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 8 from the Speck Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bobby Gore officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Overton County on June 10, 1952 and was a 1972 graduate of Livingston Academy. He worked as a diesel mechanic at Fixture World and was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Livingston for 45 years. He was also a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ and loved his family very much.

He is preceded in death by parents, Don White and Cassie Pauline Cantrell White; brothers, Donald White, J.V. White, Randall White and Loyd White; and sister, Patricia Hicks.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie White, of Livingston; daughters, Lacey White of Cookeville and Cassie White of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Ralph White and wife Helen, Johnny White and wife Sharon, Danny White and Ricky White, all of Livingston; sister, Brenda Laycock and husband Ricky of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the Livingston Fire Department.

Ethel Claira Carr

Ethel Claira Carr, 98, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Aug. 28. Private funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 1 at the Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

She was born in Overton County, February 10, 1919. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a loving mother, caring grandmother and a wonderful friend to all who knew her. She made wonderful works of art with needle and thread and kept her mind sharp with crossword puzzles.

She is preceded in death by parents, Troy and Essie Bilbrey Murphy.

She is survived by son, Buddy Ray Carr and wife Linda of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Leila Morgan, Chad Carr and Natalie Hanna and husband Kyle all of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Owen Carr, Ayden Hanna, Ava Hanna, Ashland Hanna and Alexa Hanna all of Ohio.

Information is provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Lena W. Gilpatrick

Lena W. Gilpatrick, 98, of Livingston passed away on Sept. 8 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Sept. 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Gore officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 28, 1919. She was a graduate of Fisk Academy in Hilham and was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ. She loved her family and being with them. She enjoyed baking, cooking and making wonderful works of art with her needle and thread.

She is preceded in death by parents, Thomas Benton and Amelia Overstreet Ward; husband, Charles Ray Gilpatrick; sister, Lucille Ward Huffines and infant daughter.

She is survived by son, Kenny Gilpatrick and wife Carol of Livingston; grandchildren, Charles Michael Gilpatrick and wife Kathy of Baxter and Cindy Gilpatrick Mayberry and husband Donnie of Hilham; great grandchildren, Whitney Mayberry Rich and husband Dustin of Hilham, Morgan Mayberry and wife Kenzie of Livingston and Margaret Johnson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; great-great grandchildren, Miles Thomas Bullock, Lexi Rae Mayberry, Jace Bryor Savage and Amelia Layne Rich.

Pallbearers were Robert England, Lewis Paul Webb, Michael Garrett, Jack Watkins, Morgan Mayberry, Dustin Rich and Carl Smith.

Ruth Kennedy

Ruth Kennedy, 90, of Monroe, passed away on Sept. 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Sept. 13 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. James McDonald will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sells Cemetery in the Ozone Community.

She was born in Pickett County on April 4, 1927. She worked for many years at Hutchinson in Livingston. She loved and enjoyed her family and cooking for them. She loved gardening and her church family at Antioch Church of Christ where she was a member.

She is preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Agnes Sells Smith; husband, Thurman Kennedy; daughters, Joyce Spears and Judy Carol Kennedy; grandson, Mark Jackson; sisters, Christene Daniels and Ina Jean Smith; and brothers, Ray Smith, Ralph Smith and Charles Smith.

She is survived by daughters, Lois Jackson of Livingston, Rita Goodpasture and husband Tim of the Flatt Creek Community and Tammy Norris and husband Danny of Livingston; grandchildren, Robert Jackson, Grant Spears, Tonya Vaughn, Rocky Spears, Jamie Goodpasture, Tiffany Goodpasture, Tara Simcox, Falyn Norris and Brodye Norris; 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; sisters, Clarice Stover of Cookeville, Frances Smith of Livingston and Juanita Smith of Muncie, Ind.

Pallbearers to serve areGrant Spears, Robert Jackson, Jamie Goodpasture, Rocky Spears, Brad Jackson and Cody Jackson.

 

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