Obits 12/5/17

James Dwayne “Bubba” Goolsby

James Dwayne “Bubba” Goolsby, 45 of the Turkey Town Community, passed away on Nov. 29 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Harris and Bro. James Williams officiating.  Interment followed in the Turkey Town Cemetery.

He was born in Davidson County Tennessee on Sept. 26, 1972. He was of the Methodist faith and was a graduate of Livingston Academy.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Willa Dean Cox Goolsby.

Surviving relatives include his sisters, Tina Poston and husband Bobby of Livingston and Glenna Young of Gainesboro; brother, Jason Goolsby of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry Wayne Ledbetter

Brick and Block Mason

Jerry Wayne Ledbetter, 60 of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 30 at Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Celebration of Life Services will be held Dec. 8 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

He was born in Overton County on Jan. 1, 1957. He was a brick and block mason for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, being with his grandson and watching westerns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Orene Copeland Ledbetter; brothers, Dwayne and Kenneth Ray Ledbetter.

Surviving relatives include his son, Tyler Ledbetter of Livingston; daughters, Tara Ledbetter of Rickman and Kayla Ledbetter and fiancé Travis Murphy of Rickman; grandson, Bentley Murphy and soon to be Brannon Murphy; mother of his children, Carmen “Sissy” Ledbetter of Rickman; sisters, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Reeder and husband Kenneth of Nashville, Janice Bonita Sidwell and husband Jimmy of Lebanon, Debbie Franklin and husband Gary of Rickman and Barbara Duke and husband Timmy of Livingston; brothers, Danny “Tuck” Ledbetter and wife Jolene of Allons, Jimmy Ledbetter and wife Rhonda of Mich. and Mickey Ledbetter of Livingston; special nieces and nephews; and special friends, Johnny Poston and Dickie Stewart.

Leonard D. Richardson

City of Livingston

Leonard D. Richardson, 83 of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 30 at Livingston Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Kimball officiating.  Interment followed in the Stover Cemetery, with Military Honors provided at graveside, by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 12, 1934. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked for the City of Livingston for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Auda Ledbetter Richardson; brothers, Hollis, Harlis, Shirley and M.V. Joe Richardson; sisters, Bernice Maynord, Nennie Cope, Opal Wade, Lucille Bybee and June Richardson.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 53 years, Junie L. Gore Richardson of Livingston; son, Tim Richardson of Livingston; daughters, Tamyla Heady of Livingston and Tonia Richardson of Alpine; grandchildren, Jeremy Vaughn, Jamey Vaughn, Hannah Blankenship, Alivia Blankenship, Kelli Hammock, Dustin Hammock and Jesse Hammock; great grandchildren, Nathaniel Vaughn, Zayne Vaughn, Ava Harris, Ramsey Hammock, Jaxon Hammock, Jennings Hammock, Adelynn Hammock, Aubrey Blankenship, Rhett Gore, Jaylen Bowman and Weston Bowman; brothers, Illis D. “Buster” Richardson and Clyde Richardson; and sisters, JoAnn Richardson Towe and Paulette Richardson Wilson.

Michael Edward Mabe

Construction Worker

Michael Edward Mabe, 48 of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 30 at Livingston Regional Medical Center. Graveside Services were held Dec. 1 at the McDonald Cemetery in Monroe with Bro. Jeff Short officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Overton County on Aug. 24, 1969. He was of the Methodist faith and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Cope Flowers; son, Anthony Mabe; brothers, Eddie Mabe and Kevin Flowers; and sister, Brandy Flowers.

Surviving relatives include his daughter, Savanah Mabe of Livingston; grandson, Aiden Mabe of Livingston; father, Donald Mabe, Sr. and wife Wilma of Monroe; brother, Donald Mabe, Jr. of Rickman; sisters, Kathy Horn of Baxter and Trina Mabe of Monroe; uncle, William Cope of Livingston; and the mother of his children, Sabrina Mabe of Livingston.

Desiree Oramae Wright

CNA

Desiree Oramae Wright, 25 of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 23 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Nov. 27 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Eugene McCowan officiated. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1992 in Anderson, Ind. She worked as a CNA. She was a loving mother, wife and friend.

She is preceded in death by father, Jamie Cyphers and grandfather, Steve Dietzer.

She is survived by husband, Blake Wright; sons, Dominic Wright and Kylor Wright; mother and step-father, Melissa and Mark Pickering; brother, Glen Stewart; step-sisters, Briana Pickering and Ashley Curtis; maternal grandmother, Janet Randal; and paternal grandparents, James and Annalois Cyphers.

Lois M. Parsons

Garment Factory

Worker

Lois M. Parsons, 91 of Monroe, passed away at the Pickett Co. Health and Rehab on Nov. 29. Funeral Services were held Dec. 3 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Travis Simpson officiating. Interment followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery.

She was born in Monroe on May 11, 1926. She was a garment factory worker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Martin and Minnie Pearl (Rigley) Richardson; and three husbands, Howard Parsons, Esco Davis and Warren Choate.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Jerry Choate, David Davis and Betty Davis; daughters, Virginia Kloc, Rebecca Padgett and Roy Davis; grandchildren, Sandy and Terry Sargent, Jason and Sherr Marriott, Kathy Lynn Winters, Penny Faye Choate, Chasity Davis, Bridgett Davis, Terri and Curtis Smith, Stacy and Perry Kingery, Matt Padgett; great grandchildren: Amanda and Josh Singer, Zoe Marriott, James Marriott, Maddie Choate, Rachael and Jordan Danner, Lilly Padgett; and great great grandchildren, Zayden Marriott, Adelysia Singer, Korah Danner and Karoline Danner.

Her granddaughter served as active pallbearers and her great granddaughters served as honorary pallbearers.

Shirley Earline Coleman

Homemaker

Shirley Earline Coleman, 81 of Livingston, passed away at Overton County Health and Rehab on Nov. 29. Funeral Services were held on Dec. 2 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Cemetery.

She was born in Wilder on April 21, 1936.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Alma Franklin Penticuff; husband, Floyd Coleman, Jr.; son, Kenneth Coleman; daughters, Debbie Loftis and Melissa Poore; and seven sisters and three brothers.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Pat Brown; grandchildren, Stephanie Geesling and husband Billy, Christina Poore, Kendra Brown, Michael Coleman, Josh Coleman and wife Melinda, Destiny Coleman, Christopher Poore, Patrick and Todd Brown; great grandchildren, Addison Elder, Ava Elder, Brinley Brown, Chloe Coleman, Kenton and Griffin Coleman, Kial Poore, Peyton, Eli, and Devin Geesling; daughter-in-law, Callie Coleman; special sister-in-law, Allene Penticuff; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Patrick Brown, Todd Brown, Chris Poore, Josh Coleman, Kenton Coleman, Michael Coleman, Jr., Griffin Coleman and Billy Geesling. Honorary Pallbearers included Peyton, Eli and Devin Geesling.

James Dwayne

Tommy Joe Thompson

Brick Mason

Tommy Joe Thompson, 65 of the Dry Hollow Community, passed away on Nov. 28 at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center. Funeral Services were held Nov. 30 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Bro Brett Gibbons and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Looper Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 20, 1952 in the Dry Hollow Community. He was a brick mason, timber cutter and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Archie Dee Thompson; and wife Wanda Gail Dillon Thompson.

Surviving relatives include his mother Beulah Mae Looper Thompson of the Dry Hollow Community; daughters, Mitzi Penticuff of Livingston and Amanda Sells of Nashville; sister Kathy Miller and husband David of Rickman; brothers, Jim Thompson and wife Sue of Livingston, Stanley Thompson and wife Velma of Ashland City and Randall Thompson of the Dry Hollow Community; and grandchildren Gracie, Benjamin, Logan, Thomas and Hayley.

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