Obits 2/13/18

Card of Thanks

The family of Derrick Webb wish to extend our sincere thanks for everyones kindness and for the condolences we have received. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to all the Fire Departments, EMS and the Sheriff’s Department. To each of you that called, sent cards, food and gifts, we are deeply humbled by your show of love and concern.

The Webb Family


Card of Thanks

The family of Mr. Michael Cox would like to thank everyone for the food, prayers, words of comfort and monetary support given to us in this difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff of St. Thomas West, Avalon Hospice, the staff of Speck Funeral Home and Bro. John Mabry. You will never know how much we appreciate each and every one of you. Words can not express how much all of you helped us at out time of need.


The Family of Michael Cox

Wife, Tammie Cox

Sons, Cody and Nick Cox

Mother, Hilda Cox

Sister, Sharon Ashlock


Joe L. Ledbetter

Joe L. Ledbetter, 89 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away on Feb. 3 at his home. Funeral services were held on Feb. 7 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home with Paul Ferguson officiating. Interment followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield.

He was born on April 14, 1928 in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe B. Ledbetter and Pearl Garrett Ledbetter; and dear friend, Beth Burnett.

Surviving relatives include his children, Frankie and Claude Ledbetter; and caregivers Bob and Kathy Wise of Woodsfield.


Robert Swafford

Heavy Equipment Operator

Robert Swafford, 75 of Crossville, passed away on Feb. 8 at the Cumberland Medical Center. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

He was born on April 10, 1942 in Monterey. He was a heavy equipment operator and loved his work and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Vola (Stamps) Swafford; brothers, Lester Swafford, Donald Swafford and Harold Swafford; sisters, Mary Swafford, Debbie Edwards and Ruth Linedecker.

Surviving relatives include his companion, Lauresa Beaty of Crossville; sister, Betty Allen of Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements


Joyce Faye Bilbrey

Joyce Faye Bilbrey, 75 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 5 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Feb. 8 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1942 in Overton County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston. She loved being in the garden working on growing flowers and plants and traveling the country side with her best friend Richard Winton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Jewel Amelia Flatt Ledbetter; husband, Jerry Bilbrey; and brother, Donald Ledbetter.

Surviving relatives include her lifetime friend, Richard Winton of Livingston; son, Mike Savage and wife Deanna of Livingston; daughters, Rita Copeland and husband Mike of Monroe and Regina Boykin and husband Richard, of Rickman; grandchildren, Kyle Copeland and wife Ashley, Kelsey Copeland, Colby Boykin and wife Savannah, Ashley Dobbs and husband Ben, Alexis, Aspen and Airica Savage; great grandchildren, Koda Copeland, Kole Copeland, Hadlee Boykin and Jettie Mabry; sisters, Dalphine Carmack and husband Gruder, Lorene Daniel, Sue Buck and husband Bruce, Patricia White, Fern Savage and Judy Wright and husband Bill; brother, David Ledbetter.

Pallbearers included: Kyle Copeland, Mike Copeland, Colby Boykin, Richard Boykin, Ed Daniel and Derrick Buck.


Idoma Marilyn (Ensey) King

Mrs. Idoma Marilyn (Ensey) King, age 66 of Hilham, TN, an engineer, high school teacher and mango farmer; went home to be with our Heavenly Father, after a long battle with heart disease, on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Marilyn was born in Melbourne, Florida, on January 8, 1952, to John and Idoma (Monroe) Ensey. She was raised on a mango farm in Merritt Island, FL. She graduated Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, FL. Marilyn, then attended Southern Arkansas University where she received a master’s degree in Math and Science. She went on to teach high school math in Angleton, TX. Later, she moved to Huntsville, AL to become an engineer for Rockwell International. Rockwell transferred her back, to her home state of Florida, to work for the Kennedy Space Center. Marilyn eventually retired and returned to her family roots in farming. She was a mango and exotic fruits farmer on Merritt Island, FL; following in the footsteps of her father. She was happiest growing her fruit trees. As time went on , the cost of farming in Florida became increasingly more expensive and she influenced her family to move. Marilyn dreamt of a farm with fewer restrictions, which was found on a beautiful farm in Hilham, TN. She loved to hear the animals when she opened the door, and spent many days sitting outside watching and listening to nature and the life she had built. Marilyn’s heart was always full of so much love and she deeply cared for her family. Her family and those who knew her will miss her tremendously. She blessed the lives of many.

Marilyn is survived by her two brothers and two sisters, Carolyn (Mark Hermanns), Charles (Machelle) Ensey, John (Caren) Ensey; one daughter Regina (Jeremy) Radencic; two grandchildren Victoria Idoma Radencic and Alexander Jonathan Radencic; her niece and nephews, Mark (Mical) Hermanns, Paul (Hillary) Hermanns, John Hermanns, Rebecca (Tony) Hurt and Benjamin Vincent.

No services are planned, the family has chosen cremation at her request.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.


Thelma Jean Miller

Thelma Jean Miller, 74 of Hilham passed away on Feb. 4 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Feb. 10 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Ricardo Rodriguez officiating. Interment followed in the Honey Springs Cemetery in Crawford.

She was born on May 7, 1943 in Twinton, Overton County. She loved being with her family and going to church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Frank and Happy (Abston) Hammock; husband, Kenneth R. Miller; sisters, Billie Jo Clark, Peggy Scherer; brothers, James Hammock, Jr., Johnny Hammock and Jimmy Hammock; and brother in-law, Guy “Pete” Rains.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Ronnie Paul of Carryington, Tenn. and Richard Paul of Knoxville; daughters, Kimberly Cook of Hilham, Kelly Abston of Nashville, Elaine Draise of Hamilton, OH and Lisa Marino of Tampa, Fla.; sisters whom were her caregivers, Delorse O’Brien of Hilham, Wanda Neely and husband James of Hilham and Judy Wisner and husband Jay of Anderson, Ind.; brothers, Jessie Hammock and wife Misty of Anderson, Ind., Jackie Hammock and wife Debbie of Anderson, Ind.; sisters in-law, Julia Hammock of Anderson, Ind. and Helen Rains of New Castle, Ind.; brother in-law, Roger Miller and wife Connie of Anderson, Ind.; special family friend, Leroy Phillips; 19 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.


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