Obits 3/27/18


Anna Lee Breeding Karch

Anna Lee Breeding Karch was born March 18, 1926 in Overton County, TN to the late Myrtle Alma Boatman and William Winton Breeding. She died Wednesday March 14, 2018 in the Bailey Manor in Cookeville.

Funeral services were on Saturday morning March 17 at 11 a.m. at Cookeville First United Methodist Church with Dr. Martin Thielen and Rev. Rob Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Anna’s family recieved friends Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Mrs. Karch graduated from Rickman High School where she played basketball and was involved in FHA. After graduation she went to Detroit and worked making airplanes for the war effort. She was considered a Rosie Riveter. She met her husband, Al Karch, and after several years of corresponding while he was in the Army and stationed in Europe, he returned home and they were married on October 30, 1946.

They lived in New Jersey near his parents for a short time. After coming to Tennessee for a visit, they never returned to New Jersey and Tennessee became home.

They lived in Monterey where he worked as a TV/radio repairman. After being a homemaker for a few years, Mrs. Karch worked at Ely & Walker until the death of their son in 1972. They worked together a number of years in the real estate business before retiring. After retirement, they traveled across the United States.

She worked as a member of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She was an active member of Cookeville First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She belonged to the Cookeville Civitan Club and the Embroidery Guild for several years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Adalbert “Al” Karch in 2006 and their son George William Karch in 1972.

Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa (Johnny) Looper of Monterey, Sue (Dennis) McCloud of Hixson, TN and Alfreda (Merrill) Ford of Cookeville; five grandchildren, John (LeAnn) Looper of Monterey, David (Olivia) Looper of Smyrna, Christopher (Ashley) Looper of Cookeville, Katie (Darren) Miller of Ringgold, GA and Stephen (Leslie) McCloud of Athens, AL; ten great grandchildren; and sister Gertha (Bill) Medley of Algood.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, grandson-in-laws and Rob Medley.
Mrs. Karch’s family extends Thanks to the staff at Bailey Manor who cared for her the final months of her life.

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


Kelly E. Mick

Kelly E. Mick, 42 of Gainesboro, passed away on March 20 in Alive Hospice House in Nashville. Funeral services were held on March 23 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hunter officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

She was born on March 27, 1975 in Dayton, Ohio. She was a 1996 graduate of Livingston Academy and worked as a cashier.

Surviving relatives include her mother, Vickey Grow of Dayton, OH; father, Kenny Easterling of Fairborn, OH; adoptive parents, Roger and Shelia Mick, Baxter; and brothers, Rodney Mick and wife Liz of Fairborn OH and Ryan Mick of Baxter.

Pallbearers are Roger Mick, Ryan Mick, Butch Lee, Robert Mick, Randall Long and Cecil Bowling.


Loretta Geesling

Loretta Geesling, 49 of Hilham passed away on March 20 at her residence. Funeral services were held on March 22 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery in Overton County.

She was born on July 22, 1968. She was a member of the Allen’s Chapel in Hilham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Millard and Arizona (Cravens) Lee; and husband, Gregory Geesling.

Surviving relatives include her daughter, Alyicia Geesling and Alyicia’s Fiance’ Jonathan Raymond Dillon; grandson, Allen Lee Dulworth, brothers, Odell (Tammy) Lee, Joe (Norma) Lee and Jimmy (Penny) Lee all of Hilham; sister, Maxine (Don) Newberry of Cookeville; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers include: Alyicia Geesling, Jimmy Geesling, Joe Lee, Ryan Rooker, Travis Lee, Chris Lee and Billy Cole.


Anna Rose Bull Masters Bilbrey


Anna Rose Bull Masters Bilbrey, 76 of Livingston, passed away on March 23. Funeral services were held on March 25 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Eugene Bull officiating. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1941 in Hilham. She was a cook for many years and Baptist by faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Denton and Ruby Edmonds Bull; daughter, Freddia Marie Masters; brothers, Jerry Glynn Bull, James Junior Bull and an infant brother.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Jeffrey Glen Masters and wife Cindy, James Roger Masters and wife Darlene; daughters, Carol Elaine Wilson and husband Terry, Anita Joyce Hammock and Kimberly Diane Arney; sister, Linda Carol Vickers and husband Richard; brothers, Haskell Eugene Bull and wife Joyce, Randy Lynn Bull and special friends Angie Buck and Ray Lynn; 15 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren; special cousins, Debbie (Aunt B) Allen and her husband Bruce, Roger Edmonds and his son Zack; and a host of family, nieces, nephews and friends.



Eddie Glenn Davis

Commercial Electrician

Eddie Glenn Davis, 60 of Cookeville, passed away on March 11 at his home. A celebration of life service was held on March 24 at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Services provided by Speck Funeral Home.

He was born on July 1, 1957 in Overton County. He was a member of the New Life Community Church and was a commercial electrician.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Glenn and Velma Lucine Ward; infant daughter, Jamie Nichole Davis; and sister, Sherrie Anderson.

Surviving relatives include sons, Phillip Davis and wife, Laura of Hilham, Jason Reese and wife, Amanda of Allons, Jeremy Reese and wife, Anita of Hilham and Eddie Stoutenberg of Manchester’ brothers, Joel Anderson, Gary Davis and Curt Davis, all of Rickman and Scott Davis of Florida; and seven grandchildren.


Shelia Ann Vaughn Young Walker


Shelia Ann Vaughn Young Walker, 64 of Livingston, passed away March 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Per her wishes, her family has chosen cremation with funeral services to be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1953 in Hilham. She was affiliated with The Holly Springs Church of Christ. 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 and husband, Kenny Walker.

Surviving relatives include daughter, Tina Hall and husband, Brian of Livingston; son, Thomas Jason Young and wife, Kellie of Crossville; grandchildren, Jordan Hall and Hailey Young; sister, Brenda Matthews and husband, James (Billy); nephews, Todd Matthews and Mark Matthews; and stepson, Wayne Walker.


Richard “Rick” Crabtree

Recycling Employee

Richard “Rick” Crabtree, 59 of Livingston, passed away on March 16 at his residence in Livingston. Funeral services were held on March 18 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Brother Derrick Copeland officiating. Interment followed at the Thompson Flatt Cemetery in the Dry Hollow Community.

He was born on July 12, 1958 in Livingston. He was a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston and was employed at Cooper Recycling in Livingston at the time of his death. He never met a stranger and if someone needed help, he was one of the first to volunteer. He loved his family, especially his grandson Mason, and was also an animal lover, especially dogs. He was an inspiration to all he knew.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Crabtree; brother, Ronnie Crabtree; and sister, Glenda Burchett.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Evelyn Crabtree; brother, Randall; stepson, Robert Hinds and wife, Sherryl; grandson, Mason; granddaughter, Aliviah; special aunt, Sue; special friend, June; brother in law, Kevin Burchett; and niece and nephew, Katie and Michael.

Pallbearers included Jimmy Geesling, Steve Cooper, Tommy Feaster, Robert Hinds, Gary Walker and Billy Hinds. Honorary pallbearers include Cooper Recycling drivers.

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