Obits 10/3/17

Farley R. Hodge

Farley R. Hodge, 93, of the Twinton community passed away on Sept. 25 at his daughter’s home in Livingston. Funeral services were held on Sept. 28 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Robbie Miller and Bro. Johnnie Phillips officiated. Interment followed in the Hanging Limb Cemetery.

He was born in Putnam County on July 9, 1924. He was a coal miner in the Wilder Coal Mines. He enjoyed gardening and going to church. He loved his family very much.

He is preceded in death by parents, Jeff and Sarah Cleghorn Hodge; wife, Evelyn Roberts Hodge; son, Willie Hodge; daughters, Brenda Abston and Marie Hammons; and granddaughter, Heather Abston.

He is survived by daughters, Shelby Bilyeu of Hilham and Linda Bennett of Livingston; son, Carl Hodge and wife Linda of the Twinton Community; grandchildren, Regina Breyer, Beth Johnson, Amy Hutchings, Greg Bennett, Amanda Hodge, Richard Hodge, Lindsey Kirkpatrick and Tracy Clark; six great grandchildren; brothers, Anthony Wayne Hodge and wife Jalena of Wilder and Andrew Hodge and wife Carol of Nashville; sister, Ozie Adkins and husband James of Nashville; special friends, Sherry Hancock and Marissa Price.

Pallbearers were Greg Bennett, Shane Hodge, Darrell Hodge, Bruce Harris, Donnie Hite and Larry Vaughn.

Riddley Steve Copeland

Riddley Steve Copeland, 72, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 25 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Donald Cobb officiated. Internment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Overton County on Aug. 29, 1945. He was a 1964 graduate of Livingston Academy and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Livingston. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and jeep and sitting on his front porch.

He is preceded in death by parents, Thomas Milton Copeland Jr. and Emogene Hawkins Copeland; wife, Janice Dennis Copeland; and son, Bennie Copeland.

He is survived by adopted son, Steven Copeland and wife Kendra of Rickman; adopted daughter, Rosie Martin and husband Eric of New Orleans, La.; special friends, Bobby Cooper and Jason and Misti Crabtree of Livingston; grandchildren, Hilary Crabtree, Alexis Allen, Elizabeth Copeland, Angel Copeland, William Copeland, Clarence Martin, Mary Martin and Dorothy Martin.

Jessie D. Greenwood

Jessie D. Greenwood, 89, of Livingston passed away on Sept. 27 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bruce Mullinix officiated. Interment followed in the Vans Branch Cemetery in Pickett County.

He was born on Oct. 11, 1927 in Overton County. He was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He served as a deputy sheriff and constable in Overton County for several years.

He is preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Rene Warden Greenwood; wife, Manda Vaughn Greenwood; great-great grandson, Morgan Shepherd; brothers, Charlie, Ebb and Elmer Greenwood; sisters, Della Ledbetter and Tealie Sevier; son-in-laws, Carmen B. Hammock and Billy Burchett; and granddaughter-in-law, Glenda Burchett.

He is survived by daughters, Billie Ann Hammock and Thelma Burchett both of Livingston; grandchildren, Kevin Burchett, Missy Winningham, Melanie Staggs and Jeff Hammock; 12 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Ed Vaughn of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Michael Burchett, Kyler Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Donnie Staggs, Travis Staggs, Cade Hammock and Cole Hammock.

David Peterman Cole

David Peterman Cole, 70, passes away on Sept. 21 at his home in Allons. Celebration of Life services were held on Sept. 30.

He was born March 12, 1947 in Overton County. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.

He is preceded in death by parents, Thomas Owen and Irene Cole; brothers, Eddie, Pat and Johnny Cole; and two sisters, Charlotte and Diane Cole.

He is survived by son, David Edmund Adams and wife Janine of Bloomington Springs; daughter, Sabrina Perlongo and husband Greg of Algood; seven grandchildren, Megan Adams, Daniel Perlongo, Tamra Perlongo, Joseph Perlongo, Nina (Daniel) Paul, Bryan (Madelyn) Harris and Tiffany (Chris) Reed; seven great grandchildren, Dominik Payne, D.J. Paul, David Paul, Leeah Paul, Aayden Harris, Jaxson McElvain and Jaydon Reed; and brother, Freddie Cole as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services were provided by Presley Funeral Home.

Rodney Dale Thomas

Rodney Dale Thomas, 66, passed away on Sept. 24. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

He was born in Cookeville and served in the United States National Guard and was the owner/operator of a grocery store.

He is preceded in death by parents Dillon and Beatrice Thomas of Cookeville; in-laws Fred and Georgia Masters of Cookeville; and brother Charles Thomas of Lebanon.

He is survived by wife Kathy Masters Thomas; daughters Kristy Thomas and Katie (Martin Wauford) Thomas; and grandchildren Kobe Thomas, Knox Thomas, Khloe Wauford and Karleigh Wauford.

Information provided by Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Gene T. Daniel

Gene T. Daniel, 81, of Albany, Ind. passed away on Sept. 25 after a brief illness. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on July 5, 1936. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved having them around. He had a gift for storytelling, sharing stories of his life growing up in Tennessee, work life and those he met throughout his life. He loved outdoor activities, particularly gardening and fishing.

He is preceded in death by parents, Floyd Herbert Daniel and Ruby Garrett Daniel; and siblings, Noel Daniel, Betty Allred, Carl Daniel, Margie Wilburn and Peggy Bullock.

He is survived by wife, Delcie Lorene; five children, Amellia Lois Bousman and husband Terry of Muncie, Edward Gene Daniel and wife Amy of New Richmond, Ohio; Sharon Lee Hinkle and husband Jeff of Roanoke, Va.; Marsha Kay Sherrell and husband David of Yorktown; Lorinda Daniel Moore and husband Greg of Nantucket, Mass; aunt, Charlsie Van Koughnett; brother, Kenneth Daniel; sisters, Ann Winningham of Ridgeville, Helen Pierce and husband Junior of Rickman and Judy Hughes and husband Keith of Livingston; eight grandchildren, Joshua Bousman, Steven Bousman and wife Michelle, Callie Daniel, Ethan Daniel, Jameson Hinkle, Laura Sherrell, Craig Sherrell and Avery Moore; and great grandchildren, Trey and Logan Bousman.

J.L. “James” Layman

J.L. “James” Layman, 81, of the Willow Grove community, passed away on Sept. 26 at his home. Celebration of Life services were held at his home on Sept. 30.

He was born in Buffalo, New York on Oct. 16, 1936. He worked for many years for the General Motors Company in Marion, Ind. He loved to rabbit and squirrel hunt and his passion was working and showing horses. He loved his family very much and enjoyed being with his morning Hardee’s breakfast club.

He is preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Cena Elizabeth Byrd Layman; son, James Allen Layman; sisters, Velda and Ina Layman; and brothers, Clifford, Leo and Leroy Layman.

He is survived his wife, Tammara Ellen Faulk Layman of the Willow Grove Community; sons, Larry Layman and wife, Patricia of Marion, Ind., Timothy Layman of Florida and Bill Jones of Marion, Ind.; daughter, Jennifer Layman Moon and husband Fred of Fairmount, Ind.; five grandsons and five granddaughters; nine great grandchildren; and sisters, Wilma Jackson, Ruby Haynes and husband George and Joyce Ann Wilkerson and husband Jack.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Becky Howard

Becky Inman Howard, 53, of Rickman, passed away on Sept. 27 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Oct. 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Justin Ledbetter and Bro. Marty Bull officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Harriman, Tennessee and was a 1983 graduate of Wayne County High School in Kentucky. She was a member of the Newtown Baptist Church in Monticello, Ky. She worshiped the ground her granddaughter, Abbie, walked on. She enjoyed HGTV and DIY shows and would bring that knowledge to her own home projects. She enjoyed the challenge of a renovation and riding the back roads of Tennessee with her husband on their bike.

She is preceded in death by parents, Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Ann Dobbs Inman and sister, Kathy Sell.

She is survived by husband, Jack Howard of Rickman; daughter, Amanda Howard Cohagen and husband Nick of Knoxville; sons, Matt Howard of Rickman and Ryan Howard of Rickman; granddaughter, Abbie Lee Howard; sisters, Phyllis Lowe and husband John, Susan Denny, Rosie Marrow and husband Richard, Bobbie Upchurch, Clara Sears and husband Jan and Debbie Geralds all of Monticello, Ky.

Pallbearers were Eric Prince, Jazzton Sell, Steve Squires, Troy Walker, Jimmy Walker and Nick Cohagen.

Janice Alene VanHart

Janice Alene VanHart, age 65, of Monroe, passed away on Sept. 28 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at North United Methodist Church at a later date. Interment will follow in Memorial Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

She was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on February 19, 1952. She was a graduate of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. She worked as a loan officer at Regions Bank for many years. She loved going to the lake and going out to eat and spending time with her PEO sisters. She was a member of the North Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

She is preceded in death by parents, Harold and Mary Alene McComb Worth and brother, Roy Edward Worth.

She is survived by husband, Charles M. VanHart of Monroe; step-daughter, Maria E. VanHart of Las Vegas, Nev.; step-son, Charles D. VanHart of New Palestine, Ind.; brother, Robert M. Worth and wife Daureen of Indianapolis, Ind. and nephew Andrew Christiopher Worth of Columbus, Ohio.

Services provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

Arxie Tennessee Sells Jones

Arxie Tennessee Sells Jones, 89, of Livingston, passed away on Oct. 1 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services will be held on Oct. 4 at the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine. Bro. David Beaty will officiate.

She was born in Alpine on February 25, 1928. She attended the Alpine Presbyterian Church. She loved sewing, quilting and cooking for her family and anyone in need in her community. She was always willing to help where she could.

She is preceded in death by parents, James Washington and Alba Kennedy Tayse Sells; husband, Arlan I. Jones; son, James Berry Jones; granddaughter, Cindy Hancock; sister, Lois Eldridge; brother, Willard Sells; half-sisters, Lena Sells Norris, Della Tayse Chilton, Lola Tayse Norris and Vella Tayse Moore; and half-brothers, Sam Sells and Carvel Tayse.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy Hancock & husband Jerry of Monroe; step grandchildren, Jim Jones, Thorn Jones, Elana Callegari, Cheryl Thomas and LeVada Skakun; and serveral step great grandchildren and nieces.

Services provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

 

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