Obits 9/26/17

Haggard Prichard

Milton “Haggard” Prichard, age 86, of Allons, passed away on Sept. 16 in Clay county. Funeral services were held on Sept. 21 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Randy Prichard officiated. Interment followed in the Fellowship cemetery with military honors provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.

He was born in Clay County on Oct. 16, 1930. He was a farmer and loved being around people and was Methodist in faith. In his younger years, he enjoyed coon hunting and collecting guns.

He is preceded in death by parents, William Wesley and Addie Euler Thompson Prichard; daughters, Janie Wanda Reagan and Sonya Ann Prichard; son, Bruce Dewayne Prichard; brothers, Lester Prichard, Chester Howard Prichard and Wille Leslie Prichard; sisters, Nellie Mae Vaughn and Ruth Geneva Barnes.

He is survived by daughter, Gwen Sewell of Sparta; grandsons, Zachary Bruce Sewell of Cookeville, Joseph Wayne Reagan and wife Tonya of Allons and Jamie Allen Reagan of Livingston; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Colson and husband Andrew of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Elijah Reagan, Gavin Colson and Allie Reagan; sister-in-laws, Beverly Prichard of Cookeville and Dean Prichard of Murfreesboro; nephew and niece, W.C. and Claudine Vaughn of Rickman; and several other nieces nephews.

Pallbearers were his nephews and grandchildren.

Josh Alsip

Joshua “Josh” Alsip, 29, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 18 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 from the Livingston First Baptist Church. Bro. Bobby Sebastion, Bro. Caleb Bowling and Bro. Chris Sparkman officiated.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1988 in Bluffton, Ind. He worked as a certified auto tech mechanic. He loved everything about cars and music and his favorite bands were Santana and ZZ Top. He played the guitar, harmonica and liked to sing. He also enjoyed the lake and going muddin’ with his friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Frona Alsip and Robert and Mary Adams and niece Mada Caudle.

He is survived by parents, Randall and Kristi Alsip of Livingston; brother, Ethan Alsip and wife Jessica of Livingston; sister, Ginny Caudle and husband Mark of South Bend, Ind.; fiancé, Kelsey Gooch of Livingston; niece, Brittany Kinsey and husband Travis, Jordan Caudle, Gerryn Caudle; nephews, Alexander Caudle, Jake Caudle, Joshua Dodson, Noah Dodson and soon to be, Luke Alsip.

Pallbearers were Ehtan Alsip, Sam Carpenter, Jared Carpenter, Logan Carpenter, Jake Caudle and John Eldridge.

Funeral services provided by Speck Funeral Homes.

Garry Lyle Marcy

Garry Lyle Marcy, 68, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 18 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Celebration of Life services were held on Sept. 23 from the Speck Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ricky Lacy officiated. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 9, 1949 in Danbury, Conn. He loved to cook and enjoyed the season of Christmas. He painted many wonderful works of art and was also a dance instructor for many years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wiliam Leroy Marcy.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Skinner and husband Michael of Allons; sons, Aaron Marcy, Jason Marcy and Nathan Marcy; brothers, Wayne Marcy of Calif., Bill Marcy of S.C. and Rex Marcy of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jaron Marcy, Justin Skinner and Gracie Skinner; and mother, Dorothy Marcy.

Coy Eldridge

Coy Eldridge, 88, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 19 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sept. 21 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Overton County on June 11, 1929. He was a truck driver. He loved his family very much, and he loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He also liked bluegrass music and watching Western movies.

He is preceded in death by wife, Florence Eldridge; brother, Bill Eldridge; sisters, Beulah Brinson, Agnes Poston, Betty Downey and Jean Forton; and parents, Carver and Lona Bell Bilbrey Eldridge.

He is survived by his daughters, Yvonne Jackson and husband Frank of Bagdad, Ky. and Kim Moorhead of Ashland City; brother, Bud Eldridge of Livingston; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Frank Jackson, Hunter Moorhead, Jason Courtney, Dr. Larry Mason, Richard Winton and Bruce Hammock.

Ronald Arvis McCormick

Ronald Arvis McCormick, age 67, of the Upper Hilham Community passed away on Sept. 21 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life Services were held on Sept. 24, from the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1950. He graduated from Livingston Academy in 1968 and was also a graduate from Tennessee Tech University in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology.
He loved and was a competitive shooter and was nationally ranked for his marksmanship. He enjoyed UT Football, gardening and yard work.

He is preceded in death by parents, Louis Harvis and Marie Olgetree McCormick; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley McCormick and Albert and Lassie Ogletree; and nephew, Brad McCormick.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Faye Trasher McCormick of Livingston; daughter, Heather McCormick of Madison; son, Addam McCormick and wife Emily of White House; grandsons, Jackson and Tucker McCormick of White House; brothers, Donald McCormick and wife Teresa of Sparta and Keith McCormick and wife Gail of Rickman; and nephews Chance, Lando, and Blake McCormick.

Mary Matthews

Mary Matthews, 87, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 22 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 25 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Oct. 12, 1930. She was Baptist in Faith and enjoyed being with her family, where they would gather around and sing Gospel songs.

She is preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Frannie Bell Boles Matthews; brothers, Ray, Owen, Hugh Roy and Lee Matthews; and sisters, Etta Smith and Audrey Matthews.

She is survived by brothers, Lawrence Matthews and wife Lola of Crossville, Sam Matthews of Gainesboro and Horace “Doc” Matthew of Livingston; sisters, Ruby Sherril of Crossville and Nancy Pugh of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert Ray Nevins

Robert Ray Nevins, 77, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 23 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Brooks Boyd officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Clay County on April 3, 1940. He worked for many years for the Tennessee Department of Transportation and was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ. He loved his family and enjoyed visiting with them. He also enjoyed digging for ginseng and gardening and was also a knife collector.

He is preceded in death by parents, Robbie Lee and Mary Butler Nevins.

He is survived by wife, Ester Jean Carmack Nevins of Livingston; daughter, Ann Thompson and husband Jerry of Tompkinsville, Ky.; grandson, Brance Thompson and wife Drema of Alvaton, Ky.; great granddaughter, Paisley Dawn Thompson; and half-sister, Molly of Lafayette, Ind.

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