Obits 12/26/17

In Loving Memory of Audie Elease Bilbrey Dishman

Sept. 1933 – Dec. 2001

Missing You Always, especially at CHRISTMAS TIME.

With all the celebrations and Christmas drawing near.

If only you were here, we’d spend so many happy hours the way we did before.

Christmas is for loved ones and I couldn’t miss you more.

When I wake up on Christmas Day, I’ll look to Heaven above and I’ll remember every smile, and think of you with love!

Love and miss YOU so much, MOM!

Your youngest daughter,

Patsy Ann Dishman

Anna Jeannette Barnes Colson


Anna Jeannette Barnes Colson, 66 of Monroe, passed away Dec. 19 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Graveside Services were held Dec. 20 from the Barnes Family Cemetery with Dr. Kenneth Colburn officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 27, 1951 in Pickett County. She was a 1969 Livingston Academy Graduate and a member of the Livingston Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed playing piano, gardening and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Christene Coffee Barnes.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Jerry Colson of Monroe; daughters, Pam Hogue and husband Shane of Monroe and Page Colson of Monroe; son, Kelly Colson of Monroe; grandchildren, Kalum Hogue and wife Allie, Jared Hogue and wife  Kadee, Harley and Lexie Hogue, Mason, Anna Beth, Carter and Aziza Colson; sisters, Carol Gaw of Hilham and Charolotte Cummings and husband Larry of Rickman; brothers, Johnny Barnes and wife Betty of Sparta and Ralph Barnes and wife Susan of Livingston; aunt, Magdalene Gilpatrick of Livingston

Herman Leslie Webb

U.S. Army

Herman Leslie Webb, 74 of Rickman, passed away on Dec. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held Dec. 22 from the Rickman First Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.  Interment followed in the Rickman Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Putnam County on June 24, 1943. He was a member of the Rickman First Baptist Church.  He served his country in the Army from 1962 until 1984 serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He enjoyed farming, whittling and traveling with his late wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Leslie & Dortha Olene Rose Webb; and wife, Judy Carolyn Krantz Webb.

Surviving relatives include his daughters, Kim Thompson of Rickman, Jennifer Webb of Cookeville and Lori English of Franklin; grandchildren, Amber Webb, Allyssa Bain and husband David, Joseph Thompson, Christopher Hayes, Briana Hayes, Libby Hayes, Weston English, Wyatt English and Waylen English; sisters, Jeanette Ray and husband Archie of Rickman and Pat Elliott of Ind.

Howard Radford Cope

Howard Radford Cope, 91 of Livingston, passed away in the comfort of his home on Dec. 17. Funeral Services were held Dec. 20 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Interment followed in the Amonette Cemetery.

He was born in Clinton County, Nov. 1, 1926. He enjoyed his woodworking, landscaping, bluegrass music, hunting, fishing and family reunions every year at Dale Hollow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alexander and Donna Maude Phillips Cope; wife, Edith Claborn Cope; son, Lester Cope; grandson, Jamie Cope; daughter-in-law, Marcia Geesling Cope; sister, Gladys Cope; brothers, Chat, John L., James and Dee Cope.

Surviving relatives include his daughters, Wilma Rockwell and husband Ray of Livingston, Kathy Neal and husband Mark of Livingston and Carol Ray of Fishers, Ind.; son, Johnny Cope of Hilham; brothers, Eugene Cope and wife Louise of Byrdstown Wanza Cope and wife Sue of Ohio and Leon Cope and Jan of Ohio; sister-in-laws, Edan Cope of Ohio, Hilda Cope of Byrdstown, Daisy Johnson of Ohio and Linda Cisco of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandsons.

Pallbearers included: Haden Beasley, Timothy Poore, Isacc Stewart, D.J. Massengille, Jason Cope and Mason Beasley. Honorary Pallbearers included: Braeden Allen, Joe Ray, Steven Ray, James Biauce, Kaleb Biauce and Tyler Cates.

Card of Thanks

The family of Leonard D. Richardson would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers, calls and especially the prayers and loved showed for us during this difficult loss.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Livingston Regional Hospital for the amazing care they displayed for him, even up to his departure from this life.

We want to thank Bro. Ricky Kimball for his departing words and prayers, the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis memorial Post 5062 of the VFW for the graveside Military Honors. We also want to thank Speck Funeral Home for their help and compassion during this difficult time.

The Family of Leonard D. Richardson

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