Obits 2/20/18

Card of Thanks

The family of Owen Scott Savage offers their thanks.

The family of Owen Scott Savage extends our thanks for all the support that we have received after the loss of our loved one.

We want to thank everyone who brought food, sent cards, offered condolences and thought of us in prayer this week.

We would especially like to thank Livingston Regional ER, Dr. Nelson and the EMTs for all their hard work.

With great appreciation,

The family of Scott Savage

Lisa Savage and family

Owen and Wanda Savage

Casey and Penny Auberson and family


Phyllis Maxwell Ledbetter

Phyllis Maxwell Ledbetter, 62 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 18 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 28, 1955 in Jackson County. She was a 1973 graduate of Livingston Academy. She worked in data entry manufacturing rubber stamps and signs. She was Christian in faith. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and enjoyed going to flea market auctions and yard sales. She loved her grandchildren and her cats very much.

She was preceded in death by husband, Michael Ledbetter and step-son, Michael Ledbetter Jr.

Surviving relatives include son, Bradley Gore and wife Stacey of Cookeville; parents, Billy and Villa Maxwell of Hilham; step-daughter, Marsha Wyatt of Cookeville; grandchildren, Makiyah Gore and Malia Gore; step-grandchildren, Aiden Wyatt and Ashlyn Wyatt; sister, Angela Hester of Livingston; and brother, Billy Maxwell Jr. and wife LouAnn of Hilham.

Pallbearers included: Micah Johnson, Nick Zanardi, Lyndon Johnson, Justin Maxwell, Kelly Coleman and Tim Maxwell.


Gary Carr

Celebration of life gathering for Gary Carr, Age 67, of Livingston, Tennessee, were held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Independence Community Church, 1922 Willow Grove Highway, Monroe, Tennessee, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Mr. Carr passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Mr. Carr was born On May 25, 1950, in Livingston, Tennessee, to the late Bryant and Trelba Copeland Carr.

Mr. Carr was Plant Manager at KMA Manufacturing in Livingston for many years. He also worked at Certified Cylinders in Crossville, Tennessee. He was a member of Shepherd’s Chapel Pastor Arnold Murray Ministries.

He is survived by his wife, Emogene Phillips Carr of Livingston, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Crystal Nelson of Livingston, TN; grandchildren, Jayden Nelson and Justus Nelson; stepdaughters, Christy Fitton of Sparta, TN, Vickie (and Johnie) Reels of Livingston, TN; step grandchildren, Dylan Durham, Damien Durham, Travis Fitton, Chuck (and Angie) Reels, Kim (and Scott) Watson; 10 step great grandchildren; and brother, Tony Carr of Livingston, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bengie Carr; and stepson, Marty Durham; and step great grandson, Odin Elwood Fitton.

The family received friends at Independence Community Church, 1922 Willow Grove Highway, Monroe, Tennessee, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

A guest register may be signed at


Neda Rose Copeland


Neda Rose Copeland, 77 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Garrett Cemetery.

She was born on March 25, 1940 in Overton County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cleaning, puzzles, working in her flower garden, collecting art and cooking. She was a member of the McFerrin Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Anna Lee Garrett Thompson; daughter, Myra White; and brothers, Doak Thompson and Harold “Crock” Thompson.

Surviving relatives include her son, Joel Copeland of Livingston; sister, Jessie Parrett and husband Roy of Monroe; grandchildren, Lora Cothron and husband Bill, Jordan White, and Jacob Copeland all of Monroe; great grandchildren, Grayson Cothron and Kayla Copeland; and son-in-law, Jerry White of Monroe.


Alice Marie Buford Terry Sewell

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Marie Buford Terry Sewell, age 91, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 15 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. David Hill officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. and again Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sewell passed away Sunday February 11, 2018 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.

She was born February 4, 1927 in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County, TN to the late Haskell and Allie Fletcher Buford.

Mrs. Sewell was a member of Northeast Church of Christ. She was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Terry; second husband, Casper “Cap” Sewell; daughters, Gail Terry, Betsy Hanks and Joyce Swain; brothers, Fred, Charles, Raymond, Billy Frank, and Bobby Buford; and sister, Peggy Smith.

She is survived by her son, Gary Terry; daughters, Connie (Jim) Clarke, Judy (Joe) Herbert, Rachel (E.O.) Palmer, Jo Marie Kaiser, Rita (Ray) Duncan, Dale (Jerry) McKenzie; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Juanita) Buford; sisters-in-laws, Judy Buford and Jane Buford.

Pallbearers were Stephen Buford, Tim Buford, Greg Buford, Todd Mainord, Mark Bradley and Scott Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Church of Christ, 450 Grandview Dr. Cookeville, TN 38506 or Pacesetters, 2511 TN111, Cookeville, TN 38506.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 You may share your thoughts and memories at


James A. Tinch

U.S. Army

James A. Tinch, 95 of Monterey and formerly of Monroe, passed away on Feb. 16 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Looper officating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1922 in Monterey. He was a United States WWII Army veteran and retired from Frigidaire in Dayton, OH with 27 years of service. He was a member of the Beaty Swamp Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Ora Bilbrey Tinch; wife, Norma Jean Sampley Tinch; stepmother, Ova Tinch; sisters, Minnie Geller, Myrtle Wilson; brothers, Thurman, Herman and Clarence; and an infant brother.

Surviving relatives include his daughter and son in law, Yvonne and Roger Jackson of Blue Springs, Mo.; son and daughter in law, Gregory and Linda Tinch of Cookeville; grandchildren, Denise Tinch of Sparta, Chris Jackson of Anamosa, IA, John and Jackie Jackson of Anamosa, IA; great grandchildren, Brandi, Krista, Taylor and Ethan; sister, Mary Phillips of Anderson, Ind.; and other family and friends.

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