Obits 10/10/17

David Harold “Bub” Huffer

David Harold “Bub” Huffer passed away on Sept. 27 at his home. Celebration of life services will be conducted at a later date.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 2, 1948. He worked in maintenance at the Golf Course for many years.

He is preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Ruby Louise Swann Huffer and brother, Paul Huffer.

He is survived by his sister, Brenda Huffer Haney of Monroe; brothers, Donald “Porky” Huffer of Monroe and Carl Huffer, Jr. of Algood; and daughters, Mary and Jennifer Huffer.

Services provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

Joe T. “Tommy” Booher

Joe T. “Tommy” Booher passed away on Sept. 29 at the Livingston Regional Medical Center. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 21, 1951 and was a farmer.

He is preceded in death by parents, Gordon and Amelia Hill Booher and brother, Frank Booher.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Booher of Livingston; brother, Bud Booher and wife Rebecca of Livingston; sister-in-law, Mary Booher of Livingston; nephews, James Booher and Mark Booher both of Livingston.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Eugene A. Steffens

Eugene A. Steffens, 88, of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 30 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born in Chicago, Ill. on April 22, 1928.

He is preceded in death by parents, Sylvester and Violet Steffens and brother, Leroy Steffens.

He is survived by his wife, Zolonia Mayer Steffens of Livingston; daughters, Virginia Cessor of Burbank, Calif.; Jeanie Lechty of the Woodlands, Texas; step-daughter, Jeanette Dalton of Rochchester Hills, Mich.; son, Robert Steffens of Prairie Village, Kan.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Serviced provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Ensley Solomon Dodson

Ensley Solomon Dodson, 93, of Rickman, passed away on Sept. 30 at his home. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born in Hilham, on November 20, 1923. He served his country in the army during WWII. He returned home and married several years later to love of his life Ms. Mary Magdalene Hawkins. He loved fishing, the Boston Red Sox and UT Football. He also enjoyed woodworking and metal fabrication.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Edgar and Daisy Brown Dodson; twin brother, Merlyn S. Dodson; brother, Glen Dodson and sister, Winnie Dodson Laycock.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Madgalene Dodson of Rickman; sister-in-laws, Ina Ledbetter and husband Junior, Thelma Sullivan and husband Dallas, Brenda Massengille and Maxine Ramsey; brother-in-law, Bobby Hawkins and wife Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Master Tyson Carter Dishman

Master Tyson Carter Dishman passed away on Sept. 7 at the Livingston Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by parents, Deric Dishman and Evelyn Blackwell of Livingston; sister, Aubree Dishman and brother, Bentley Post; grandparents, Clyde Dishman Jr., Chris Blackwell Sr., and Stacey Norris; great-grandmother, Billy Knight; uncles, Jacob Dishman, Chris Blackwell Jr., Michael Blackwell; and aunt, Tanisha Templeton.

Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Brenda Kaye Harris

Brenda Kaye Harris, 72, of Cookeville, passed away on Sept. 29 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home on Oct. 3. Bro. John Mabrey officiated. Interment followed in Matthews Cemetery.

She was born in Livingston on Dec. 20, 1944. She was a housewife who loved her family and friends very much. She was a member of Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by parents, William Hasker and Wilma Jean Gore Hooks; husband, Ralph Harris; brother, Donald Hooks; and sister, Janice Brown.

She is survived by sons, Jamie Harris and Joe Harris and his wife Rhonda; daughter, Gina Harris and her fiancé Jerry Fras; one grandson on the way; brother, Jimmy Hooks and his wife Kathy; brother-in-law, Raymond Brown; sisters-in-law, Carolyn White and Linda Gentry.

Pallbearers were Mike Brown, Robert Brown, Steve Hooks, Chris Hooks, Steven Barlow, Jerry Fras II, Jerry Devore, Scott Appleyard. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Flatt and Phillip Western.

Sharon Lynn Marsee

Sharon Lynn Marsee, 74, of Livingston passed away on Oct. 6. Funeral services were held at Hall Funeral Home on Oct. 8. Interment followed in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

She was born in Detroit, Mich. on Nov. 21, 1942. She and her family moved to Livingston in 1990. She was an active member of Poplar Springs Church and enjoyed reading the bible, singing church hymns and rocking grandbabies and great-grandbabies.

She is preceded in death by parents, Doyle and Mable Allen and husband, Don Marsee.

She is survived by aunt and uncle Pat and Buck Ray of West Carrollton, Ohio; cousin, Melba Jean Swallows of Hilham; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Ron Romzek; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Kimberly Marsee; five grandchildren, Scott Romek, Rachel Allen, Cody Marsee, Justin Marsee and Makala Marsee; and four great-grandchildren Ryan and Wesley Romzek and Evie and Barrett Allen.

Royce Fern Copeland

Royce Fern Copeland, 83, of Livingston passed away on Oct. 6 at her home. There are no services scheduled at this time.

She was born in Pampa, TX on August 12, 1934.

She is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Nell Turpin; husband, James L. Copeland; daughter, Lenel Nichols; and sister, Frankie Sligar.

She is survived by sons, Ricky Copeland and wife Brenda, Willie Copeland and wife Pansy, all of Livingston; grandchildren, James Copeland, Brian Copeland, Stephanie Garrett, Amanda Luper and Tiffany Evans; and brother, Tommy Turpin and wife Elizabeth of Many, La.

Services provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

Wallace J. Ledbetter

Wallace J. Ledbetter, 82, of Hilham, passed away on Oct. 7 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Oct. 10 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiated. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on July 29, 1935. He was a farmer who was Baptist in faith and spent every chance he could fishing and working on his land.

He is preceded in death by parents, Ridley and Belle Carmack Ledbetter; wife, Dorothy Crabtree Ledbetter; brothers, Joe, Donald and Daryl Ledbetter; and sisters, Mazelle Coffee, June Bilbrey, Janie Burchett and Judy Garrett.

He is survived by son, Jeff Ledbetter and girlfriend Connie Crabtree of Jamestown; daughters, Carolyn Huddleston and husband Robert of Cookeville, Clara Murphy and husband James of Livingston, Glenda Williams and husband Michael of the Hardys Chapel Community, Gail Ledbetter and husband Cleston of Livingston, Ellen Dennis and husband Freddie of Hilham and Lisa Garrett of Cookeville; grandchildren, Michele Castle, Lando McCormick, Misty Short, Steve Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Matt Ward, Jonathan Ward, Clarissa Lacy, Farrah Heard, Chelsea Ledbetter, Charles Deck, Ethan Deck, Ashley Hamilton and Skylar Ricketson; and a host of great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Freddie Dennis, Ethan Deck, Charles Deck, Michael Williams, James Murphy, Chris Castle and Lando McCormick.

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