Obits 1/23/18

Card of Thanks

During this time of our loss, we were comforted by the outpouring of support by friends and family. We would like to thank Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Bruce Mullinix for their kind words during the funeral; both Holly Springs Church and Walnut Grove Church of Christ for the food, singing and other acts of kindness; and anyone who sent a card, sent flowers or came to the visitation and/or funeral. We also would like to thank Signature Putnam Nursing Home and staff for all they did for Karen as Alzheimer’s disease slowly took control of her. We appreciate all the other doctors, other health care workers and facilities that were involved with her care over the years as well.

The family of Karen Gilpatrick

 

Geneva Lucille Deck Lawson

Geneva Lucille Deck Lawson, 87 of Rickman, passed away on Jan. 17 at the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held on Jan. 20 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. A.J. Looper officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Jan. 1, 1931. She worked for many years at RedKap Manufacture in Cookeville. She was Christian in faith. She loved gardening, watching birds, her son and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Minnie Cantrell Deck; husband, Cleveland Grover Lawson; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Darlene Lawson; and brother, Paul Deck.

Surviving relatives include her son, Jeffery Deck Lawson of Monterey; grandchildren, Tessa N. Lawson of Cookeville and Samantha C. Lawson of Sparta; great-granddaughter, Addison G. Strode of Sparta; and sister, Lois Hammock of Livingston.

Pallbearers included: Dewayne Howard, Lee Howard, Corey Howard, Jason Strode, Gerald Selby and Ethan Selby.

 

 

Pauline Gilpatrick

Pauline Gilpatrick, 94 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 18 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Overton County, Dec. 21, 1923. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, cooking, canning and gardening. She loved her grandchildren and her dog Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Lee and Emma “Emmy” Della Hollars Coffman; husband, George L. Gilpatrick; son, Jeffrey Madison Gilpatrick; grandson, Seth Gilpatrick; sister, Reba Gaw; brothers, Douglas Coffman and Howard Coffman; and sister-in-laws, Mable Littrell and Ruth Milliken.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Mike Gilpatrick and wife Pat of Livingston and Steve Gilpatrick and wife Anne Arney of Nashville; daughters, Jeanene Buckley and husband Dan of Livingston and Nancy Gilpatrick of Nashville; grandchildren, Jennifer Crouch and husband Mark, Michele Buchannon and husband Herbie, Mitch Daniels and wife Michelle, Wendy Gilpatrick Haney and husband Scott, Marcy Randall and husband Patrick, Lori Puryear, and Cheree Chadwick; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother-in-laws, Paul Gilpatrick and wife Maxine and Alvin Milliken; sister-in-law, Ruby Gilpatrick Rundell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included: Wayne Gilpatrick, Mitch Daniels, Mark Crouch, Patrick Randall, Landon Crouch, Bryce Crouch, Scott Haney and Dakota Williams. Honorary pallbearers included: Jeff Coffman, Herbie Buchannon, Sonny Gilpatrick, Buddy Littrell, Bruce Bryant, Alton Gore and Danny Gore.

 

Carolyn Sue Dixon

Homemaker

Carolyn Sue Dixon, 64 of Allons, passed away on Jan. 16 with her family by her side. Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Ricky Dixon and Bro. Jeff Short officiating. Interment followed in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

She was born in Anderson, Madison County, Ind. on June 25, 1953. She was a member of the Rickman First Freewill Baptist. She loved sewing, camping and time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oral Lester and Gladys Lillian (Speck) Gore Bohannon; brothers, Ronnie Gore, Larry Gore and Gary Gore; and sister, Geneva Gore.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 50 years, Kenneth Dixon of Allons; sons, Timmy Dixon and wife Teresa Dixon of Allons, Tony Dixon of Allons and Tommy Dixon of Livingston; daughter, Tammy McCann and husband Bren of Rickman; sister, Janice Ham and husband Jack of Crossville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers include: Zachary McCann, Patrick McCann, Jacob Dixon, Tyler Dixon, Dylan Dixon, Wayne Dixon, Bruce Dixon and Dustin Dixon.

 

David Pendergrass

David Pendergrass, 66 of Byrdstown, passed away on Jan. 17 at the Signature Health Care and Rehab. Graveside services were held on Jan. 19 at the ReederTown Cemetery in Byrdstown.

He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Jan. 19, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Dalton and Gertrude (Clark) Pendergrass;

Surviving relatives include his brother, Nicholas Pendergrass of Byrdstown; sister, Nelda Clark of Byrdstown; nephew, Steven Hash; and a host of family and friends.

 

William Brandt

U.S. Marine

William Brandt, 78 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 7 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Bill Downey officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in Jackson County. Military Honors were provided by the James T. Davis Post # 5062.

He was born in Lorain, Ohio on Nov. 28, 1939. He served our country as a U.S. Marine and was also a painter. He attended the Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Belle (Lipple) Brandt; and his brothers and sisters in Christ, which is his church family.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Linda Brandt; sons, William (Debbie) Brandt, John (Debbie) Brandt, Anthony Dickens (step son); step daughter, Kimberly (Chris) Smith; sisters, Donna Luby, Beverly Martin; brother, Jack Brandt; lifelong childhood friend, Nelson Donofrio; grandchildren, Jamie, Shaune, Michael, Megan, Jason, Matthew and Jonathon; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Lois Lee (Pigg) McDonald

Homemaker

Lois Lee (Pigg) McDonald, 77 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 5 at the Overton County Health & Rehab. Funeral services were held on Jan. 13 at the Livingston Church of Christ with Bro. Bob Gore officiating. The family has chosen cremation with interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Ella (Ayers) Pigg; husband, Hershel Hugh McDonald; brothers, Arvin Pigg, Luke Pigg and Lewis Pigg (infant); and sisters, Myrl Moss, Joy Scrimager and Vivian Wooten.

Surviving relatives include her son, Duane McDonald of Bedford, TX; daughter, Marcia Mattson of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Ryan Mattson and Madeline Mattson of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Lear and Lorine Pigg; sister-in-law, Loretta Pigg of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lou Carol Whited

Homemaker

Lou Carol Whited, 73 of Livingston, passed away at her residence on Dec. 28. The family has chosen cremation at her request with a family gathering in her memory to be announced at a later date. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Nauboo, Ala. on Jan. 23, 1944. She loved to quilt and loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, late Archie Garfield and Loou Carie Busby Cordell.

Surviving relatives include her son, Rodney Whited; brothers, Mickey D. Cordell, Roy Cordell, Joe Cordell; grandson, Rodney James Whited, Jr.; great grandson, R.J. Whited III.

 

Earl Lee Presley

Earl Lee Presley, 81 passed away on Dec. 25 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Dec. 28 in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Blackwell and Bro. Steve McClure officiating. Interment followed in the Okalona Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1936.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pluma Hammock Presley and M.A. Presley.

Surviving relatives include his daughters, Monica South of Byrdstown, Crystal Fraze of Chattanooga, and Dania Presley of Chattanooga; sister, Lorene Presley of Rickman; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers include: Josh South, Matthew South, Jacob South, Ronald Lipscomb, Jason Tobin, Eddie Holt, Brian South and Clifford South.

 

Derrick R. Webb

Fire Department Captain

Derrick R. Webb, 31 of Cookeville, passed away on Jan. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Jerry Buckner and Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating. Interment followed in the Crawford Chapel Cemetery.

He was born in Cookeville on Aug. 11, 1986. He was the Captain of the Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department #2103. When he wasn’t at the fire hall, you could either catch him hunting or spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Columbus and Eliza Mae Hooks and Margaret Willis.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Henry and Anna Webb; brother, Danny and wife Jessica Webb; nephew, Tyler Webb; niece, Madilyn Webb; special friend, Kristy Peek and her daughter, Kimberly Peek; aunt, Marlene and husband Gary Hardison; uncle, Willard and wife Sharon Willis; cousins, Vance and Melissa and Spence Tankersly and Stephanie Tankersly, David Reed, Gage, Jeffery and Cody Willis; and a host of family and friends.

 

Delzie M Smith

Garment Factory Worker

Delzie M Smith, 91 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Eric Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery of Alpine.

She was born on May 1, 1926. She worked as a collar bander for a garment factory for many years. She loved going to church and enjoyed fishing and auction sales.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Bonzie (Reynolds) Smith; husband, Ray T Smith; daughter, Dianna Smith; sisters, Rubie Deck, Nova Smith and Lillian Cantrell.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Marilyn K Smith; brother: James Cantrell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included: Buck Smith, Ronald Smith and Brandon Dishman.

 

Kenneth G Walker

Road Construction Worker

Kenneth G Walker, 65 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 8 at the Overton County Health & Rehab. Funeral services were held on Jan. 10 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. At the wishes of Mr. Walker, the family has chosen cremation and a private burial service will be held at a later date.

He was born in Livingston on Jan. 8, 1953. He was affiliated with the Holly Springs Church of Christ. He worked in maintenance with road construction for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dormas Glen and Zelpha Willene (Edmonds) Walker; sister, Donna Sue Walker; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie Kay and Randy Hoover; and granddaughter, Shanetta Hoover.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Shelia Walker; sons, Kenneth Wayne (Kelly Dickerson) Walker of Richland, Miss. and Jason (Kellie) Young of Crossville; daughters, Lisa (Leon) Dutton of Florence, Miss, Melissa Walker Hall of W. Liberty, Ky., Michelle Walker of Las Vegas, Nev. and Tina (Brian) Hall of Livingston, TN; grandchildren, Trent Walker, Austin Walker, Ruben Coronado Jr, Rylan Coronado, Kaleb Hall, Lauren Hall, Jordan Hall and Hailey Young; and a host of cousins.

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