Obits 4/24/18

George L. “Buddy” Goodman

George L. “Buddy” Goodman, 70 of Monroe, passed from this life on April 13 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were conducted April 21 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Green Hill Cemetery, with Military Honors provided at graveside, by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born in Anderson, Ind., July 18, 1947. He graduated from Alexandria Monroe High School in 1965 and volunteered to join the USMC after graduation. Following training in San Diego and Camp Pendleton California, he served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and was a decorated combat veteran. Upon returning home and prior to his service-connected disability, he worked in several states for the Norfolk-Southern Railway Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Berdine G. and Wilma S. Stephens, Stults Goodman; wife, Claressa Neely Goodman; brothers, Carl Stults, David Stults and Frank Goodman; sisters, Della May Mullens, Berdena Jent and Joan Weekly.

He is survived by sons, Alexander “Al” Goodman and Douglas Neely; daughters, Jessica Goodman of Livingston and Ashley Goodman of Jamestown; brother, Stephen Goodman of Muncie, Ind., Jerry Stults of Hartford City, Ind. and John Stults of the Highland Community; a host of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Vernon L. Boswell

State Highway Department

Vernon L. Boswell, 93, of the Allred Community, passed from this life on April 16 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were conducted April 18 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Benny Sells officiated. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County, July 31, 1924. He worked in road construction for the state highway department for many years. He loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed living off the land, farming, coon hunting and whittling. He enjoyed Bluegrass and Gospel Music.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mary Lou Bilbrey Boswell: wife, Meekle Hester Boswell; son, W.L. Boswell; grandson, Robbie Ledbetter; brothers, Ward, James and Junior Boswell; sisters, Nilene Masters and Juanita Boswell.

He is survived by daughters, Mary Frances Howell of Alpine, and Colene Ledbetter of Livingston; sons, Levoid Boswell of Livingston, Charles Boswell of Cookeville and David Boswell and wife Pam of Cookeville; grandchildren, Greg Ledbetter of Crossville, Kim Stonecipher and husband Mitch of Rickman, Tonia Duke and husband Jason of Livingston, Tammy Castle of Livingston, Joseph Boswell and wife Brittany of Cleveland, and Denton Boswell and wife Candice of Nashville; 18 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Ledbetter, Matt Ledbetter, Emery Duke, Carter Duke, Michael and Matthew Castel, Denton Boswell and Joe Boswell.

Honorary Pallbearer was Timmy Ledbetter.

Luella Branson

Luella Branson, 75 of Livingston, passed away on April 8 at the Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston. Celebration of life memorial was held at the First Christian Church in Livingston on April 15 with Rev. Dee Wells and Rev. James Shen Ko officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Luella Branson was born in San Francisco, Calif., March 11, 1943.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Elizabeth (Carmer) Todhunter; and son, Jerry Branson.

She is survived by husband, Raymond Branson; son; David (Lisa) Branson; daughter, Betty (Bill) Blake; and grandchildren, Aaron, William, Jennifer, Jolene, Christina and Elizabeth.

Heather Prince

An Angel Wings Ceremony for Heather Dawn Prince, age 39, of Cookeville, will be at 1 p.m. Friday April 20 at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Heather passed away Friday April 13, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She was born April 2, 1979 in Overton County, TN to Donald Richard “Rick” Kernell of Livingston, TN and Billie Jean Long Chaffins of Monroe, TN.

Heather was a member of Kainos Church in Cookeville. She worked as a Pharmacy Tech at the Medicine Chest and Walgreens.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dee Prince, who she married November 11, 2011 in Cookeville; sons, Adam Clark, Dalen Prince and Arren Prince; daughters, Demaya Prince and Harper Prince; sister, Donna Kernell of Cookeville; and maternal grandmother, Barbara Shipwash of Livingston.

Memorial Donations may be made to Metavivor Research and Support, 1783 Forest Drive #184, Annapolis, MD 21401. (www.metavivor.org)

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

Norman Kenneth Beaty

Dispatcher

Norman Kenneth Beaty, 68 of Cookeville, passed away from this life on April 12 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

He was born March 6, 1950 in Monterey. Norman was a dispatcher for the State of Tennessee for many years up until he retired.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar S. and Lorine (Mealer) Beaty.

He is survived by his niece, Pamela J. Beaty; nephew, Jeffery S. Beaty and his wife, Georgina; and a host of friends.

Johnny Bilbrey

Sawmill worker

Johnny Bilbrey, 50 of Livingston, passed away on April 12 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 13 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Cash Cemetery with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

He was born on January 1, 1968 in Livingston. He was a sawmill worker for many years, liked trading cars and riding motorcycles.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Ray and Virginia Pierce Bilbrey; infant sister, Brenda Bilbrey.

He is survived by his sister, Linda (Billy) Murphy; brother, Billy Ray Bilbrey and Christy; nephews, Phillip, Bryan and Jordan Murphy; three special friends, Janie Breeding, Sandy Bennett and Mayblean Ayers; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Danny Langford, David Langford, Collin Langford, Cody Langford, Delon Clark and Phillip Murphy.

Melinda Gaye Buell Frogge

Melinda Gaye Buell Frogge, 55 of Livingston, passed away April 8 in the comfort of her home with her family beside her. Funeral services were held on April 11 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Overton County MemorialGardens.

She was born in Gainesboro, June 19, 1962 She was a wonderful mother, wife, and sister and a very special aunt. She was the glue that held the family together.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Linda (Hammock) Buell; and brother, Steve Buell.

She is survived by husband, Jackie Frogge of Livingston; sisters, Nancy Wishon of Monroe and Delilah Blankenship of Livingston; brother, Mike Buell of Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews that were considered her babies.

Clifton “Cliff” B. Fletcher

Builder’s Supply Company

Clifton B. Fletcher of Cookeville passed away on April 16 at his home. Funeral services were held on April 19 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed at Netherland Cemetery. Mr. David Flatt officiated.

He was born on March 5, 1934 in Willow Grove. He was centered around his church and his children whom they loved and with whom they took great pride. He worked for Builder’s Supply Company, in various capacities, for more than 40 years. He was a member of Whitson’s Chapel Church of Christ.

His is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Fletcher and Pearl Reeder Fletcher; his wife, Mary (Cobble) Fletcher; stepdaughter, Gail Thompson; and brothers, Delton and Lawton Fletcher.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Fletcher of Washington DC; grandson, Jordon Fletcher of Cookeville; step-children, Cathy Dillon, Billy Dillon, Mary Jane Dillon all from Cookeville; and siblings, Mary Lou Eldridge, Ardith Billingsley and Leon Fletcher, also from Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Mary Jane Dillon, Jordon Fletcher, Dwayne Tollett, Chuck and Michael Billingsley. Honorary Pallbearer is Leon Fletcher.

William Thomas “Tom” Bean

William Thomas “Tom” Bean, 51 of the Turkey Town Community, passed away on April 14 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at a later date.Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born on June 27, 1966 in Polk County, Fla. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks and mowing yards. He also enjoyed having fun with his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lemon Richard and Ilene Estelene Sidwell Bean.

He is survived by his sisters, Louise Roberts of the Turkey Town Community and Ruth Mabry of Livingston; brother, Rick Bean of the Turkey Town Community; nieces, Amanda Barnes and husband Michael of Livingston, and Lee Ann Dilldine of the Timothy Community; nephews, Wayne Ogletree and wife April of Hilham, Ricky Bean and wife Samantha of the Timothy Community and Jackie Bean of the Turkey Town Community.

Diann Garrett Hargis

Diann Garrett Hargis, 62 of the Hardys Chapel Community, passed away April 19 at the St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Funeral services were held April 22 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed at Poplar Springs Cemetery.
She was born March 24, 1956 in Putnam County. She was a member of the Collegeside Church of Christ. She loved her dog “Gizzy”. She enjoyed watching scary movies, cooking, life in general and watching the snow fall in the winter time.

She was preceded in death by her mother; Morine Edmonds Garrett; brother, Steven Garrett and Wayne Garrett.

She is survived by her fiancé, David Cummins of the Hardys Chapel Community; son, Michael Shane Hargis and wife Lisa of the Hardys Chapel Community; father, Norbert Garrett of the Hardys Chapel Community; and grandchildren, Daniel Geesling and Nikki Lynn Showalter.

Genevieve Pharris

Genevieve Pharris, 77 of Moss, passed away on April 18 at Macon County General Hospital. Funeral services were held on April 21 from the Hall Funeral Home of Celina. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Bro. Tim White officiated.

She was born on May 2, 1940 in Union Hill, Clay County. She loved her flower garden, ginseng digging and most anything outdoors.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vancil D. and Mae (York) Smith; sons, Curtis Craighead and Keith Pharris; sisters, Kat Wilkerson and Linda Anderson; brothers, Donnie Smith and Coell Smith; son-in-law, Ricky Hatcher; two nephews, one niece, two great nephews and 1 great niece.

She is survived by Lifelong Special Friend, Kenneth Arms; daughter, Lizabeth Hatcher; grandsons, Daniel Hatcher and Josh Pharris; granddaughters, Quiana (Sonny) Silk and Lori Beth (Rocky) Hooten; great granddaughters, Caylin Silk, Ariana “Ari” Hooten and Kinley Pharris; great grandsons, Gavin and Gunner Silk and Jasper Pharris, brothers, Jack (Laurabelle) Smith and Neal (Debbie) Smith; sisters, Brenda (Doug) Browning and Sherry (Jeff) George; brother-in-law, Lincoln Wilkerson; sister-in-law, Anna Belle Smith; aunt, Estellene Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Daniel Hatcher, Gavin Silk, Gunner Silk, Sonny Silk, Rocky Hooten and Zack Reed. Honorary Pallbearers were nieces and nephews.

Horace D. Gore

Hartmann Luggage

Mr. Horace D. Gore, age 86, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Horace was born December 24, 1931, in Livingston, TN, son of the late Zora Byrd Gore and Cora Belle Bilbrey Gore. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Horace was a graduate of Livingston High School. After high school, Horace served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. He married Juanita Sevier on April 30, 1953. Mr. Gore worked for Hartmann Luggage for a number of years and later had his own lawn mowing service. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in New Middleton, TN.

Horace is survived by Wife of 64 years; Juanita Sevier Gore of Gordonsville, TN. Children; Jacque Gore of Gordonsville, TN, and Kaye Shores and husband Kirk of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Kristen Shores, Justin Shores, and Bracie (Frank) Rogers. Great-Grandchildren; Coby Rogers and Caleb Rogers. Sister; Birdie (Roy) Jackson of Hilham, TN, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Gore were conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Terry Fesler officiating.

Graveside Services and Interment with military honors were at the Holly Springs Cemetery in Overton County on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2 p.m..

Visitation with the Gore Family was held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Friday after 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m..

In lieu of flowers, the Gore Family requests memorials to be made to St. Thomas Heart.

Gregory Wayne Garrett

Gregory Wayne Garrett, 53 of the Hardys Chapel Community, passed away on April 19 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life services were held on April 22 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

He was born on Feb. 11, 1965 in Putnam County. He was a Baptist in Faith, loved fishing, building model cars and playing the guitar and drums with his late brother.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Morine Edmonds Garrett; sister, who passed just a few hours before him, Mrs. Diann Garrett Hargis; and brother, Steven Garrett.

He is survived by his father, Norbert D. Garrett of the Hardys Chapel Community; brother-in-law, David Cummins of the Hardys Chapel Community; aunts, Fredia Knight, Rosie Site, Chalis Riley and Marlene Franklin; nephew, Michael Shane Hargis and wife Lisa of the Hardys Chapel Community; and nieces, Angel Leann Garrett and Alicen Garrett.

Edward D. Clark

Brick and Stonemason

Edward D. “Ed” Clark, 81 of the Barnes Ridge Community, passed away April 21 in the comfort of his home. Funeral services were held April 24 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Barnes Cemetery. Bro. Steve Watts officiated.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1936 in Pickett County. He worked for many years as a brick and stonemason. He was a member of the Summer Shade Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, singing and going to music festivals. He loved his family and spending time with them. He also loved his dog Rusty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Denver and Ressie Hurd Clark; nephew, Tommy Evans.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean Poindexter Clark of the Barnes Ridge Community; son, Danny Clark of Rickman; daughters, Donna Bowman and husband Frank of Livingston, and Diana Ledford and husband Mark of Allons; grandchildren, Amanda Breeding, Megan Bowman Evans, Richard and Daniel Clark, Hannah Cave, Denver Clark and Makhyla Ledford; four great grandchildren; and brother, George Clark and wife Kay of Anderson, Ind.

Pallbearers were Richard Clark, Daniel Clark, Denver Clark, Mark Ledford, Frank Bowman and John Cave.

James “Bear” Hammock

James “Bear” “8 Ball” Hammock, 68 of Monroe, passed away April 18 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held April 21 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Family has chosen cremation after the service. Bro. Jeff Short officiated.

He was born on April 15, 1950 in Livingston. He was a member of the Baptist faith and he loved playing pool, raising and hunting dogs, fishing and just hunting wild life in general.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Curtis William and Celia Geneva Eldridge Hammock; brothers, Claude Hammock and Carl Hammock; niece, Stacy Lynn Hammock; nephew, Ricky Lee Hammock.

He is survived by wife, Rebel Hammock; daughters, Lori Reagan and Jamey, Sandra Corrow and Ray; sisters, Reba Dulworth, Hessie Mae Honeycutt and Ruey; grandchildren: Savannah Carmack, Miguel Hernandez, Devon Muria and Jacob, Harrison “Bubba” Carmack; great grandchild: Alucard Hernandez; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

CARD OF THANKS

The Family of Johnny Bilbrey would like to Thank everyone for all the Prayers, Visits, Phone calls and kind words shown to us during this sudden difficult time. We also want to Thank everyone who sent food and flowers; And any kindness you may have extended toward our family during our loss… A special Thank you to all the Pall-Bearers; and to Hall Funeral Home for their Services.

Brother and sister.

CARD OF THANKS

The family of Glenda Garrett would like to say “thank you” to all our friends and family that came to visit us during this most difficult time. We appreciate all those who brought food and flowers to the funeral home and our home.

The Garrett Family

CARD OF THANKS

We, the family of Eddie Ray Thrasher would like to thank everyone for the kindness you have shown to our family through the last months. We would like to thank Caris Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Eddie Ray. We thank those of you who visited the funeral home or who attended the funeral. We thank those who visited our home and brought food. We thank Marlon Winningham for the beautiful words that he and Jordan Thrasher spoke at the funeral. We thank those who send flowers, and to everyone who has wonderful things to say about Eddie Ray.

Fay Thrasher and Family.

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