Opal Marie Dale
Opal Marie Dale, 75 of Rickman, passed away on March 4 at her home. Funeral services were held on March 6 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.
She was born on May 16, 1942 in Putnam County. She was a Christian in faith. She worked in a candy factory for many years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, working in her flowers, cleaning, decorating and her jewelry. She loved her family most of all.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gracie Couch Emberton; infant daughter, Rhonda Kaye Dale; brother, James Henry Emberton; step-brother, Oliver Pirtle; sisters, Bea Ashburn, Emma Nash, Sarah Turner and Margie Stamps; and step-sister, Pauline Horton.
Surviving relatives include husband, James Leon Dale of Rickman; daughters, Donna Faye Goodman and Chyanne Dale, both of Rickman; grandchildren, Mike Stocker, Christopher Goodman and Tabitha Miller; and sister, Billie Bilbrey of Monterey.
James “Jimmy” Fletecher
James “Jimmy” Fletcher, 73 of Livingston, passed away on March 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 9 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. A.J. Looper officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1945 in Overton County. He was a factory worker at a local furniture factory for many years. He loved to fish every chance he had. In his younger years, he enjoyed raising bottle calves and horses. He was a guy who enjoyed playing tricks on his family and close friends, and he loved a good joke.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dwey and Glea Holman Fletcher; brothers, Cleston, William, Doak, Donnie and infant brother, Edward Fletcher; and sisters, Betty Staggs, Christene Boles, Charlene Johnson, Lorene Martin and Avadean Overby.
Surviving relatives include wife, Nadine Gray Fletcher of Livingston; sons, Bruce Fletcher and wife, Amy, and Jason Fletcher, all of Livingston; grandchildren, Micah, Bryson and Cara Fletcher; sisters, Margaret Johnson of Allons and Imogene Hughes and husband, Willie of Allons.
Pallbearers that served were Bill Fletcher, Steve Bowman, Rick Savage, Nathan Carr, Jack Glasscock, David Clark and Donnie Jo Staggs.
Carl Thomas “Junior” Huffer
Carl Thomas “Junior” Huffer, 71 of Monroe passed away on March 4 at Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral services were held on March 8 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Denny Bullock officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1947 in Overton County. He was a farmer and Christian in faith. He enjoyed farming, riding tractors, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Louise Swann Huffer; and brothers, Paul Huffer and David Harold “Bub” Huffer.
Surviving relatives include his daughters; Crystal Randolph of Cookeville, Lisa Huffer of Livingston, Amy Wilkerson and husband Chris of Atlanta, Ga., Angie Dyer of Columbus, Ky.; brother, Donald “Porky” Huffer of Monroe; sister, Brenda Haney of Monroe; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included: Donald “Porky” Huffer, James Robbins, Ralph Robbins, Ronnie King, John Allred, Peyton Dailey, Zach McCann and Bobby Shaft.
Larry Wayne Carwile
Larry Wayne Carwile, 70 of Livingston, passed away on March 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on March 12 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1947 in Clay County. He worked at Flowserve for many years and was a member of the Life Church in Cookeville. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, eating and watching Tennessee basketball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Flora Mae Pitcock Carwile; brother, Marvin Carwile; and sisters, Madeline Carwile, Mildred Lee and Mallie Carwile.
Surviving relatives include his loving wife, Margaret Hensley Carwile of Livingston; son, Jason Carwile and wife Misty of Livingston; daughter, Jennifer Hill and husband Rick of Livingston; grandchildren, Ellie Hill, Emma Hill, Norah Kate Hill, Eli Carwile and Mia Carwile; brother, Ed Carwile of Dyersburg; and sister, Myrtle Allen of Hilham.
Evelyn Dixon, 87 of Livingston, passed away on March 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on March 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Short officiating. Interment followed in the Oakley Cemetery.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1930. She was a seamstress and a member of the Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her roses, gospel music and going to church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester E. and Hennie Vaughn Phillips; first husband and father of her children, Foister Bowman; second husband, Junior Dixon; son, Foister Edmund Doyle Bowman; four sisters; and four brothers.
Surviving relatives include her sons, Danny Bowman and wife Pam of Livingston and Otis Bowman and wife Lisa of Monterey; daughter, Alice Bull of Rickman; grandchildren, James Bull, Toni Bull Garrett, Michael Bowman, Tammy Theophile, Earnest Bowman, Thomas Bowman and Josh Bowman; 20 great grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Maudine Holt of Louisville, Ky. and Mable Phillips of Byrdstown.
Pallbearers included: Michael Bowman, Thomas Bowman, Josh Bowman, Earnest Bowman, James Bull and Jonathan Bull.