Obits 1/30/18

 

Monie M. Breeding Lee

Factory Worker

Monie M. Breeding Lee, 78 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 26 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. No services are scheduled at this time. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on April 22, 1939 in Overton County. She worked for many years in the local shirt factory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Early Wayne and Emma Franklin Breeding; brothers, Pat, Carl and Carlos Breeding; and sisters, Teola Hamilton, Olene Edmonds, Rosie Daley and Reba Abbott.

Surviving relatives include her loving husband of 41 years, Foster C. Lee of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Norman J. Ferrell

Machine Technician

Norman J. Ferrell, 79 of the Hardy’s Chapel Community passed away on Jan. 26. at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Norman Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born on Dec. 26, 1938. He was a retired machine technician at auto parts manufacturer. He was Christian in faith and loved music, horses and roping.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vadus and Lucille Ryan Ferrell.

Surviving relatives include his daughters, Tammy Ferrell of the Hardy’s Chapel Community and Amy Morgan and husband Jeremy of the Hardy’s Chapel Community; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friend, Jay Warren.

Pallbearers included: Josh Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Brett Novicoff, Jay Warren and Dr. Jim Nelson. Honorary pallbearers included: Bill Warren, Bub Stockton, Gerald Peterman, Bob White, Terry Allen, Jeff Stubblefield and Randy Brewer.

 

Mary Lee Matthews Moore

Homemaker

Mary Lee Matthews Moore, 67 of Allons, passed away on Jan. 22 Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services were held on Jan. 29 from the Springboro Cemetery in Springboro, OH. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1950. She was a homemaker and attended the Martin Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Virginia Tolbort Matthews; husband, Ted Moore; and sister, Fay Matthews.

Surviving relatives include her son, Earnest “Earnie” Moore of Allons; granddaughter, Abagail Moore of Allons; and grandson, Charles Moore of Allons.

 

Donald Ray Brown

Paver

Donald Ray Brown, 52 of Monterey, passed away on Jan. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 26 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Masonic Funeral Rites were conducted on Jan. 25 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

He was born on March 22, 1965 in Livingston. He was a paver working with the Rogers Group. He was a member of the Monterey Church of Christ and a member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge #259.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Donald And Christine Bernice Looper Brown.

Surviving relatives include his wife of almost 34 years, Mickie Cantrell Brown of Monterey; daughter and son-in-law, Sasha And Drew Swink Of Cookeville; son, Joshua Ryan Brown Of Monterey; grandchildren, Ryleigh, Eli, Niki, Hayden, Haylee and Hanna; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra And Kip Moon Of Rickman; mother-in-law, Reba Cantrell of the Dry Hollow Community; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Vondia And Arnie Harris, Dewayne And Reba Cantrell, Lavon And Sharon Cantrell, Darrel And Debra Cantrell, Jermmie And Marcie Cantrell; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

 

James A. Neal

James A. Neal, 57 of Byrdstown, passed away on Jan. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held on Jan. 23 at the Mullins Cemetery in Byrdstown with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating. Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Albany, Ky. on Dec. 21, 1960. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley R. Bilbrey Neal.

Surviving relatives include his father, Carlos E. Neal of Byrdstown; brother, Charles Neal of Byrdstown; and other family and friends.

His family and friends served as pallbearers.

 

Reba Joyce Greenwood Long

Homemaker

Reba Joyce Greenwood Long, 78 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 24 at Celina Health & Rehab Center. At her request, private funeral services were held on Jan. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Dec. 9, 1939. She was a homemaker and a wonderful mother who looked after her family. Reba had a strong faith in God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.P. & Ruby Ethel Eldridge Greenwood; sister, Wanda Gail Gillentine.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Daniel Bennett of Livingston & Mitchell Long and wife Carrie Billiam of Atlanta, Ga.; grandsons, Harrison & Austin Long of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Judy Ledbetter of Livingston; nieces, Stephanie Stacey & Melissa Gillentine; nephew, Gregory Ledbetter of Livingston; and several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Rillie Mae Upchurch

Homemaker

Rillie Mae Upchurch, 96 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 24 at her residence with her family by her side. Funeral services were held on Jan. 27 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Jerry Murphy officating. Interment followed in the Dugan Smith Cemetery.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1921 in Crawford. She was a member of the Miller’s Chapel Christian Church. She loved going to church and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and MaryLiza ( Robbins) York; husband, James Melvin Upchurch; sisters, Mettie McCormick, Myrtle Smith; brothers, Price York, Ira York and Harvey York.

Surviving relatives include her daughters, Tootsie Almonrode and husband Homer, Barbara Fletcher and husband Terry; son, Danny Upchurch and wife Dianne; grandsons, Michael Almonrode, Derick Upchurch, Christopher Fletcher; great grandchildren, Olivia Fletcher, Miles Upchurch and Parker Upchurch.

Pallbearers included: James Smith, Jessie Smith, Arvil York, Johnny York, Louis Collins, Christopher Fletcher and Derick Upchurch. Honorary pallbearers inlcuded: Fred Ashburn and Rick Stamps.

 

Turlie P. Smith

Homemaker

Turlie P. Smith, 81 of Monroe passed away on Jan. 23 at the Overton Co. Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held on Jan. 25 from the Philander Smith Cemetery. Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1936 in Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Agnes (Mullins) Smith; brothers, Charles Smith, Clifford Smith and Howard Smith; and sister, Magdalene Choate.

Surviving relatives include her sisters, Helen Norrod, Sally Murphy; brother, James E. Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Larry “Greg” Brown

Construction Worker

Larry “Greg” Brown, 42 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 24 at the Hospice of Cumberland County with his family by his side. Funeral services were held on Jan. 28 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Overton Co. Memorial Gardens.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1975 in Livingston. He was a member of the First Christian Church and worked construction.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Brown; and grandparents, Dee and Tissie Brown, Larry and Marida Copeland.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Linda Brown; sister, Gina Norrod and husband Kevin; niece, Macie Norrod; nephews, Colton Norrod and Colby Norrod; and Shirley-Ann Phillips.

Pallbearers included: Steven Robbins, Nicholas Coleman, Kenny Ray, Nim Lacy, Jamie Ledford, Grant Hogue and Gerald Clark.

 

James Carl Cyphers

James Carl Cyphers, 71 of Allons, passed away on Jan. 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Jan. 25 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in the Fellowship Community.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1947 in Allons. He was a member of the Livingston First Freewill Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dessie (Brown) Cyphers; son, James ‘Jamie” Cyphers; granddaughter, Desiree Wright; brothers, Radford Cyphers, Eddie Cyphers, Raymond Cyphers; sisters, Agnes Ward, Anna Lee Martin and Jewell Martin.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Anna Lois Cyphers; sisters, Betty Leons, Estelle Sells; very special great grandsons, Dominic Wright and Kylor Wright.

Pallbearers included: Kevin Ray, Shane Ray, Jason Ray, Shaun Emberton, Brian Emberton, Tim Mathis, Blake Wright and Dustin Sidwell.

 

 

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