Obits 3/20/18

 

Linnie K. Garrett

Linnie K. Garrett, 66 of Rickman passed away on March 15 at her residence. Funeral services were held on March 17 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Denton Hummel officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born Feb. 14, 1952 in Overton County. She was a member of the Union Hill Church. She loved her family and grandchildren very much. She enjoyed going to church and listening to her Bible on CD’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.B. and Lucy Eldridge Ray; brothers, Edgar D., W.C., Paul, and Clearance Ray; and sister, Ozell Ray.

Surviving relatives include her loving husband, Danny Garrett; son, Christopher Dial and wife Bridgette; step-son, Kelvin Garrett and wife Lucinda; grandchildren, Jared Garrett, Garrett Dial and Chloe Dial; brothers, B.D. Ray and Jack Ray; and sisters, Izell Johnson, Rosezelle Barnes, Mazelle Painter and Anna Zelle Johnson.

 

Bernard P. Gore

U.S. Army

Bernard P. Gore, 84 of Anderson, Ind. and formerly of Overton County passed away on March 12. Funeral services were held on March 15 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Storm will officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.

He was born on May 6, 1957. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He worked for many years and retired from General Motors Corporation. He had a deep love for animals and took his pets wherever he traveled.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank L. and Della Cantrell Gore; loving wife, Velma Lee Hammock Gore; grandson, Derek Gore; brothers, Charlie Ernest Gore, Curtis Gore, Willie Gore, Roy Gore, Clyde Gore, Oral Gore and Robert “Bob” Gore; sisters, Mae Dishman and Celia Daniels; daughter-in-law, Teresa Gore; and son-in-law, Tim Veach.

Surviving relatives include his daughters, Nancy Veach of Anderson, Ind. and Vonda Saylor and husband Matthew of Anderson, Ind.; sons, Randy Gore and wife Kathy of Alexandria, Ind., Gary Gore of Frankton, Ind., Larry Gore and wife Angela of Anderson, Ind. and Michael Gore and wife Wanda of Anderson, Ind.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Randa, Lacey, Brittaney, Brandon, Emily, Dalton, Garrett, Dustin and Kayla; six great grandchildren and one to be; and sisters, Opal Dishman of Indianapolis, Ind. and Louise Meredith of Livingston.

 

 

Barnie E. Moe Wakefield

Barnie E. Moe Wakefield, 87 of Livingston, passed away on March 10 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on March 16 from the Livingston Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Kimble officiating. Interment followed in the Daniels Cemetery.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1930 in Madison. He loved sports, gardening and his family. He also enjoyed cooking and baking, playing cards and loved children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Lillie King Wakefield; son, Roy Dale Wakefield; sister, Juanita Leonard; and brother, Arnold Wakefield.

Surviving relatives include his loving wife, Joyce Ledbetter Wakefield of Livingston; daughter, Sandy Wakefield of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included: Bradford Carr, Bradley Ledbetter and Roger Wakefield.

 

William Johnie Webb

U.S. Army

William Johnie Webb, 92 of Livingston, passed away on March 11 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on March 16 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Steven Barlow officiating. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born on May 24, 1925 in Windle. He worked with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hannah Elizabeth (Poston) and Herman Webb; first wife, Donna Jean Stephens; second wife, Patricia Wallace; son, John Stephen Webb; brother, Dempsie Webb; and sisters, Edith Webb, Gladys Biddle and Sue Anna Brock.

Surviving relatives include his daughter, Janet and husband Johnny Gann of Livingston; grandchildren, Wm. Lynn and wife Cecilia Gann of Houston, TX, Jeannie and husband Chad Cavendish of Fredericksburg, Va., Wesley and wife Cailey Webb of Baxter and Shanae Webb of Cookeville; great-grandchildren, Jordan Gann of Fayetteville, Ark., Julia Gann and Jaden Gann of Houston, TX, Mason Cavendish, Audrey Cavendish and Ethan Cavendish of Fredericksburg, Va., Branch Webb of Baxter and Ava Grace Webb of Cookeville; sister, Betty and husband Bill Sells of Gambril, Md.; and brother, Kenneth and wife Jimmie Webb of Livingston.
Pallbearers included: grandsons, Lynn Gann and Wesley Webb, Chad Cavendish and great-grandsons, Mason and Ethan Cavendish and nephew, Matthew Frazier.

 

Patricia “Pat” Lee Hammons

Seamstress

Patricia “Pat” Lee. Hammons, 75 of Livingston, passed away on March 18 at her residence. Funeral services were held on March 20 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Eckels Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1942 in Overton County. She worked for many years as a seamstress in a local factory. She loved going to church and piecing together beautiful works of art with her needle and thread.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Melissa Hammons Brown; sister, Rita Allen; and brothers, Larry “Fish” Hammons and Harold “Hambone” Hammons.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 24 years, Wayne Humphrey of Livingston; daughter, JoAnn Abston of Livingston; brothers, Willard Hammons of Hardy’s Chapel and Mike Brown and wife Vicki of Livingston; sisters, Mary Collins of Hilham and Cindy Day of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included: Doc Matthews, Mike Scott, Jason Johnson and Ryan Johnson.

 

Ryan Edward Johnson

Machine Operator

Ryan Edward Johnson, 46 of Winchester, passed away on March 16 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on March 20 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Charles Houston officiating. Special Care provided locally by Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed privately at Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born on June 14, 1971 in Nashville. He enjoyed spending time with his boys, coaching little league baseball, riding four-wheelers in the mountains and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.D. and Bea Coleman, and W.M. and Ada Johnson.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Ed and Sandy Johnson of Estill Springs; sons, Coleman Edward Johnson of Winchester, Reed Williams Johnson of Murfreesboro, and Cooper Ryan Johnson of Murfreesboro; fiancée, Angelina West of Winchester; and good friend, Jayson Davis.

 

Avery Hoit Newberry

Avery Hoit Newberry, 79 of Allons, passed away on March 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 9 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Edwin Garrett officating. Interment followed at the Hailey’s Grove Cemetery located in Crab Orchard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Tema (Chambers) Newberry.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Ida Newberry; sons, Avery Newberry and Randy Newberry; daughters, Julia Kimble and Sheila Johnson; step son, Dale Edgar; step daughter, Lynda Edgar; and brother, Joseph Newberry.

Pallbeares included: Andrew Bolyard, Chase Kinder, Randy Newberry, Clinton Hammoock, Nathon Kinder, Avery Westover and his son Avery Newberry.

 

Rheubin Clinton Hargis

Rheubin Clinton Hargis, 85 of Livingston, passed away on March 1 at Signature Healthcare in Cookeville. Funeral services were held on March 4 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Speck Cemetery located in the Dry Hollow Community.

He was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Crawford.

He and his wife ran Hargis Upholstery for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskel and Letha (Looper) Hargis; and wife, Juanita (Bowman) Hargis.

Surviving relatives include his sons, Jerry Hargis, Keith Hargis and David Hargis; daughter, Sherry Meadows; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

 

Charles Edmond Dishman

Automotive Factory Worker

Charles Edmond Dishman, 69 of Livingston passed away on March 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on March 15 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery

He was born on Jan. 10, 1949 in Overton County. He made his living by working in the automotive factory for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis Fred and Ruth Lee (Cantrell) Dishman; son, Scott Dishman; and sister, Sue Dishman Stanley.

Surviving relatives include his sons, Bryan Dishman, Wayne Dishman and Travis Dishman; grandchildren, Colton Dishman, Dalton Dishman, Dylan Dishman, Hayden Dishman, Alyssa Dishman and Dakota Dishman; great grandchildren, Keelee Phillips, August and Jay Dishman.

Pallbearers included: Wayne, Bryan, and Colton Dishman, John Stanley, Clyde Coffey and Mark Allred. Honorary pallbearers included: Dyer Dyer and Dakota Dishman.

 

Earl D Burks

Miss Earl D Burks, 93 of the Rickman Community passed away on Feb. 15 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Feb. 18 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. Interment followed in the Turkey Town Cemetery.

She was born on March 30, 1924 in Celina. She was Christian in faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Minnie Myrtle (Boles) Burks; sisters, Mildred Louise Burks Brewer and Beatrice Burks Thomas, brothers-in-law, Dillon Thomas and Paris Brewer Sr.; nephews, Charles William Thomas and Rodney Dale Thomas.

Surviving relatives include her nephews and nieces; Paris (Linda) Brewer Jr. of Rickman, Lynda (Edmond) Nelson Ryan of Rickman, Roy (Robin) Brewer of Pleasant Shade, Randy Brewer of Rickman and Vickie Brown of Hardy’s Chapel; 16 great nieces and nephews, numerous great great nieces and nephews, first cousins, family and friends.

Pallbearers included: Matt Brown, Sam Nelson, Keith and Kevin Brewer, Larry Bailey and Josh Rhoton. Honorary pallbearers included: Paris Brewer, Jr., Roy, Randy, Cody and Brandon Brewer.

 

Randall “Catfish” Denson

Randall “Catfish” Denson, 45 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 18 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Feb. 23 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro Phillip Buck officiating. Interment followed in the Cash Cemetery.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1972 in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lonzo Denson; wife, Tammy Chilton; and grandmother, Doris Ford.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Sandra Walker; aunts, Vicky Ford, Tammy Buck and Darlene Sylvia Delong.

 

Jeanette Copeland

Secretary

Jeanette Copeland, 68 of Monroe, passed away on Feb. 15 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation at her request and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1949 in Overton County. She was a secretary and worked for Vol State Community College in Livingston for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Tom and Jearl Irene (Newberry) McDonald; and grandmother, Cloe Newberry.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Shawn Copeland and Russell (Rusty) Copeland; granddaughter, Tierra Copeland; and brothers, Ralph and Billy McDonald.

 

Shelia Ann Vaughn Young Walker

Homemaker

Shelia Ann Vaughn Young Walker, 64 of Livingston passed away on March 10 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Memorial services will be planned at a later date. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1953 in Hilham. She was a homemaker and loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Clark and Della Mae (Pryor) Vaughn.

Surviving relatives include her son, Thomas Jason Young; and daughter, Tina Hall.

 

Kenneth Neal Ward

Kenneth Neal Ward, 74 of Allons, passed away on March 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 12 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery located in the Fellowship Community.

He was born in Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Ward; wife, Agnes Cyphers Ward; and brother, Michael Elkins.

Surviving relatives include his son, Billy Ward; stepson, Keith Cyphers; sisters, Ruby Church and Marlene Gilliam; brothers, Larry Gilliam and Mitchell Elkins; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

 

 

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