Obits 5/22/18

 

Emojean Ray Adcock

Chrysler

Emojean Ray Adcock, 95 of Wayne, Mich. and formerly of Allons, passed from this life on May 12 in Westland, Mich. Funeral services were held on May 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Allons on May 5, 1923. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a 1941 Graduate of Livingston Academy. After graduation she moved with her sisters to Michigan and started working for the Chrysler Motor Company. Being raised on a farm, she knew how to take care of her family, whether it was cooking, canning making strawberry preserves or sewing clothes. She was a family lady who loved being with her family as much as possible.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wade D. and Hattie Emma Hembree Ray, husband, James Edward Adcock; son, Edward Adcock and sisters, Ruby Ray, Marie Crow and Melba Rassega.

She is survived by her daughers, J. Carol McKay and husband, Greg of Livonia, Mich., and Peggy Ann Adcock of Westland, Mich.; son, James M. Adcock of Westland, Mich.; grandchildren, Mark McKay, Nicole Upham and husband, Robb, Derrick Jairala and wife, April, and Victoria Adcock; 10 great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Judy Adcock.

Jon-Michael Allen Carter

Cosmetologist

Jon-Michael Allen Carter, 58 of Livingston, passed away on May 15 from his home in Livingston. Celebration of Life Services were held May 20 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Roger Phillips officiated.

He was born in Fairfield, Calif. He was a Cosmetologist for many years.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Eleanor and Anthony Parisi; paternal grandparents, Rosier and Auda Mae Carter; and younger brother, Donald Carter.

He is survived by his parents, James and Dodie Parisi Carter; his brothers, Jimbo Carter and wife, Brenda of Sparta, Bob Carter of Hilham and Gary Carter and wife, Nancy, of Dickson; sister, Laura Carter Hunley and husband, Mike of Hilham; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Clifford C. Holman

Clifford C. Holman, 101 of Livingston, passed away May 17 from the NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Funeral services were held May 19 from the Walnut Grove Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Gore officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Overton County on April 27, 1917. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ. He enjoyed going to Church at Walnut Grove where he was an Elder for over 30 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was known as Mr. Walnut Grove and the Bubblegum Man. He loved his family most of all.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman M. and Laura Peterman Holman; wife, Magdalene Savage Holman; son, John Denton Holman; sisters, Alva Lee Farmer, Lorene Langford and Geneva “Trix” McAlpin and brother, John Riley Holman.

Clifford leaves his daughters, Linda Smith and husband, Danny of Livingston and Jill Possman of Sarasota, Fla.; son, Kenneth Holman and wife, Johnnie of Hermitage; grandchildren, Cindy Monsue, Matt Smith, Chad Holman, Lesley Riddle and Heather Jaco; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brothers-in-law, James McAlpin and Owen Savage.

Pallbearers were Grant Mullins, Billy Joe Dishman, Johnny Hunter, Billy Joe Gore, Duel Johnson and Jared Garrett.

Honorary Pallbearers were Matt Smith, Chad Holman, Blaine Holman, Jeremy McLerran, Jimmy Monsue, Tim Riddle and all the Deacons at the Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Sheryl S. Beatty

Union Bank and Trust

Sheryl S. Beatty, 61 of Livingston, passed away on May 18 in the comfort of her home. Celebration of Life Services were held May 21 from the First Christian Church in Livingston. Rev. Dee Wells and Rev. James Shenko officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born in Detroit, Mich. on Dec. 17, 1956. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Livingston. She was a 1975 Graduate of Cookeville High School. She worked for many years at Union Bank and Trust Company where she was the Senior Vice President. She loved reading and playing with her grandchildren and enjoyed doing work for her church at First Christian Church. She was a member of Friends of the Library and loved sports of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bobbie Poston; and mother-in-law, George and Dean Beatty.

She is survived by her husband, James Beatty of Livingston; daughters, Samantha Johnson and husband, Daniel of Cookeville and Malinda Seber and husband, Robert of Cookeville; grandchildren, Maddie Mae Seber and Simon Esco Johnson; sister, Marilyn Dishman of Livingston; and mother, Mae Poston of Livingston.

Anna Geneva Collins

Anna Geneva Ledbetter Collins, 89 of the Willow Grove Community, passed away on May 19 at the Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 21 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the St. John Cemetery. Bro. Tony Johnson and Bro. Robert Cooper officiated.

She was born in Clay County on Sept. 10, 1928. She was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ. She enjoyed making wonderful works of art by needle and thread. She loved visiting with her friends and neighbors. She was a family lady who enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Maggie Thrasher Ledbetter; husband, Willie Hugh Collins; brothers, Eddie Carlie Ledbetter and Benny Ray Ledbetter; sisters, Claudine Sells, Bessie Sells, Ruth Capps, Willene Brown, Melba McGinnis and Reba Claborn.

She is survived by Jimmy Collins and wife, Allie and Ken Collins and wife, Shelby all of the Willow Grove Community; grandchildren, Jason Collins, Dale Collins and wife, Trish, Tyler Collins and wife, Emily and Jacob Collins; four great grandchildren; sister, Alene Colson of Columbus, Ga.

Pallbearers were Jason Collins, Dale Collins, Tyler Collins, John Collins, Nick Vandomelen and Josh Johnson.

Hazel Flowers Flippin

Hazel Flowers Flippin, 86 of Las Vegas, and formerly of Pickett County passed away April 9. A private Celebration of Life Service was held on May 19.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Pearl Conaster Flowers; husband, Earl Flippin; son, Dewayne Flippin; daughter, Debbie Flippin; sisters, Avis Knight, Nellie Daniel, Valeria Combs, Opal Flowers and Mazelle Melton; brothers, James Flowers and Oliver Flowers.

She is survived by her grandson, Roger DeAngelo and granddaughter, Randi Jo Flippin both of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters June Copeland of New Harmony, Ind., Oma Jean Bowman of Huntland and Lillie Kennedy of Livingston.

Willodean “Dean” Holman

Willodean “Dean” Sells Holman, 85 of Rickman, passed away May 20 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services were held May 22 from the Netherland Church of Christ. Bro. Mark Loftis and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiated. Interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born in Pickett County on Nov. 17, 1932. She was a member of the Netherland Church of Christ. She was a retiree of Wilson Sporting Goods. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, attending church, and serving others. She also loved spending time with her neighbors, friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Booze and Elmer “Tood” Taylor Sells; husband, Lester “Leck” Carl Holman; son, Ronnie Carl Holman; and siblings, Emogene Ledbetter, Ruth Keen, Douglas Sells, Johnny Benton Sells and Kenneth Ray Sells.

She is survived by her son, Lester Donnie Holman and wife Paula, her grandson, Lester Grant Holman and wife, Rachel and granddaughter, Estie Caroline Holman; She also leaves her brother, Billy “Buster” Sells and wife, Irene of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and sister, Irene Reeder and husband, Delon of Livingston. Other survivors include a host of loving nephews, nieces and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are her loving nephews, Jordan Thrasher, Jeff Sells, Randy Reeder, Lucas Holman, Tyrel Holman and Paul Holman.

Mable Conner Thrasher McDonald

Mable Conner Thrasher McDonald, 93 of Livingston, passed away from this life at the Overton County Health and Rehab on May 17. Funeral services were held on May 20 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Saint John Cemetery in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County. Bro. Jon Ledbetter and Bro. Carley Conner officiated.

She was born in Byrdstown on Aug. 11, 1924. She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ. She loved to paint, sew, cook and prayer cards. She was a loving wife mother and friend and will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fate and Cora Lee (Heard) Conner, first husband Lester Thrasher; second husband Cloyd McDonald; daughters: Peggy Thrasher and Shelia Mofield; grandson: Jeffery Coffee; brothers: Lawrence Conner and Elmo Conner; sisters: Inis Loretta Conner, Eudene Smith and Sylvia Taylor.

She is survived by her daughters: Patsy Hix and husband, Charlie of Whitleyville, and Brenda Coffee and her husband, Joe of Livingston; grandchildren: Randy Hix and his wife, Michelle of Whitleyville; Kim Moore of Livingston; great grandchildren: Matthew Hix and Olivia Hix of Whitleyville, Ethan Barlow, Evan Barlow, Ellex Barlow of Livingston, Jayce Hix and Jayden Hix of Whitleyville; great great granddaughter: Maggie Grace Hix; a special niece, Sarah Conner and a special nephew Junior Conner.

Pallbearers were Randy Hix, Matthew Hix, Ethan Barlow, Don Gunter, Junior Conner and Ethan Kirby.

Billy James Williams

Billy James Williams, 76 of the Hardy’s Chapel Community, passed away on May 17 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 20. Interment followed in the Williams-Nelson Cemetery located in the Hardys Chapel Community. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Cookeville on Sept. 20, 1941. He especially loved to coon hunt and fish.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Clure and Hattie (Bean) Williams; sister, Susie Marie Williams; and best friend, Jay Hooks.

He is survived by his niece, Sue Williams; great nieces, Lisa Fuqua and Hattie Sue Fuqua; great nephew, Gordon Fuqua; dear friends: Donald Bilbrey, Michael Moody and Keith Burgess.

Pallbearers were Darren Conatser, Jessie Johnson, Chris Boles, Jane Pierce, Randall Dodson and Gordon Fuqua.

Denny Ray Padgett

Deputy Sheriff

Denny Ray Padgett, 59 of Monroe, passed from this life on May 10. Funeral services were held May 19 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro John Murphy officiated. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on Oct. 5, 1958. He was a 1997 graduate of the Police Academy. He worked for many years as a Deputy Sheriff in Putnam and Overton Counties. He was a member of the Cookeville Masonic Lodge. He loved nothing better than being on his farm working his cattle. He was an avid Beekeeper and had many hives. He was proud to serve and protect his communities. He also enjoyed fishing and being with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor Ray and Lillie Pauline Holt Padgett; and brother, Victor “Vicky” Padgett.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura Padgett of Cookeville; sons, John Padgett and wife, Kim of Hendersonville, Kyle Bilbrey and Dustin Bilbrey; grandchildren, John Christian Padgett, Crayley Michael Rivers, Caden VanGarrett Padgett, Cori Dawn Padgett, Bryer Michael Padgett and Braylyn McClain Padgett; brother, Larry Padgett and wife, Janet and Doug Padgett; sisters, Gail Flowers and husband, Jerry, Linda Massey, Jean Walker and husband, Edward and Sandy Conner and husband, Lonnie; mother of his children, LaRain Ramsey and Debbie Brewington; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers to serve are Jeff Flowers, Christian Padgett, Jimmy Conner, Crayley Rivers, Kyle Bilbrey and Dustin Bilbrey.

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