Bobby Mike Dickson
Bobby “Mike” Dickson, 62 of Cookeville, passed away on May 25 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on May 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Jerry Buck officiated. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery.
He was born in Anderson, Ind. on Nov. 4, 1955. He was Baptist in faith. He had a passion for fishing, and he took his kids and grandkids from a very early age fishing and camping with him, along with his loving wife. He enjoyed woodworking, when he was not fishing, and watching Peyton Manning play football. He was an amazing papa and friend to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Julie Anna Copeland Dickson; and brother, James Harold “Corkey” Dickson.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. Davis Dickson of Cookeville daughters, Heather Dickson of Cookeville, and Kimberly Lindsay and husband, Stewart of Sparta; grandchildren, Faith Ann Lindsay and Chase Michael Lindsay; brothers, M.J. Dickson and wife, Beverly of Algood; Edward Dickson and wife, Martha of Rickman and Gary Dickson and wife, Teresa of Tullahoma; and uncle, Charlie Dixon of Chesterfield, Ind.; also several nieces and nephews.
Teresa Anne Brazzell Ragland
Teresa Anne Brazzell Ragland, 67 of Cookeville, passed away on May 25 from the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones. Celebration of Life services were held on June 2 from the First Christian Church in Livingston. Rev. James Shenko officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She was born in Nashville on Nov. 12, 1950. She graduated from Seaford High School in Seaford, Del. She held a degree in Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters in Education from Tennessee Tech University. She was an artist and published illustrator by profession and creative in all things. She was a loving and loved mother who cherished her home and garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry McGinnis and Margaret Kenrick Brazzell.
She is survived by her son, Joshua Benton Ragland of Cookeville; daughter, Kate McGinnis Ragland, of Cookeville; brother, Jon Michael Brazzell of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Rebecca Brazzell Steen and husband, Ronald Steen of Birmingham, Ala. and Elizabeth Brazzell Nelson and husband, Paul Kevin Nelson, of Franklin; special cousin ,Anne Sumpter Arney and husband, Steve Gilpatrick, of Livingston and Nashville; nieces, Monica Brazzell Cotton, Rachael Anne Brazzell, Laura Steen Black and Abigail Leigh Nelson; and nephew, Matthew Steen; along with great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Joseph “Joe” Amonett, 76 of Byrdstown, passed away on May 27 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on May 31 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. President Tony Huddleston officiated. Interment followed in the Amonett Cemetery.
He was born in Pickett County on Feb. 10, 1942. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed woodworking, and working in general. He loved his family immensely.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cull and Eula Jones Amonett; sisters, Ruth Baum, Marie Boles and Nell Copeland; brothers, Harry Amonett and Philip Amonett.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lynne Peters Amonett of Byrdstown; daughters, Lora Plummer and husband, Ted, Gina Turley and husband, Joe, Debbie Weltch and husband, Brian and Cat Micallef and husband, Rudy; sons, Charles Hendrickson and wife, Bridgett, Jim Hendrickson and fiancé, Amber and Bill Hendrickson and wife, Tiffany; sisters, Carolyn Mitchell, Trish Michalek and husband, Michael and Linda Sheets; brothers, Fred Amonett and wife, Doris, and Gene Amonett and wife, Roxie; as well as 31 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Bobbie J. Arms
Bobbie J. Arms, 79 of Sparta, passed away on May 29 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of family and friends was held on June 1 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.
He was born in Clay County on Oct. 11, 1938. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Caleb and Alene Stover Arms; wife, Claudine; and sister, Judy Arms.
He is survived by his sons, Kenny Arms of Rickman, Michael Arms of Baxter and Phil Arms and wife, Cristina of Baxter; grandchildren, Wyatt, Wade, C.J., Caleb, Jamie and Justin Arms; great grandchildren, Reece, Kayden and Kylie; brothers, Jimmy Arms of Livingston and Larry Arms of Livingston; sisters, Barbara Meadows of Rickman, Betty Meadows of Indianapolis, Ind. and Sue Boles of Livingston; special friend Martha Scott; and many other close friends.
Lynn Leon Swanson
Lynn L. Swanson, 96 of Livingston, passed away on May 30 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on June 2 from the chapel at Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Don Maxson officiated. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.
He was born in Boone County, Neb. on June 7, 1921. He was a member of Monroe Christian Church. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He was a plumber and electrician who loved woodworking, traveling, and socializing at the Monroe Community Center. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his loving family, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edwick and Beta Nordgren Swanson; wife, Clara Auberson Swanson; brothers, Clarence Swanson, Chester Swanson, Arvid Swanson, Otto Swanson, Deland Swanson and Donald Swanson; and sisters, Helen Sivers, Myrtle Panek, Norma Conever and Donna Swanson.
He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Keisling of Monroe, Judy Dillon and husband, Terry of Livingston and Brenda Warren and husband, Bill of Livingston; brother, Dolend Swanson of David City, Neb.; sister, Ruth Pribnow of Albion, Neb.; grandchildren, Jeff Keisling, Debbie Roddy, Jennifer McDonald, Chris Dillon, Pat Warren and Jay Warren; 12 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry Dillon, Bill Warren, Jeff Keisling, Chris Dillon, Pat Warren and Jay Warren.
Ina Lois Lee, 92 of Hilham, passed away at Livingston Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held on June 4 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Livingston. Bro. Paul Stringer officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
She was born in Monroe on March 3, 1926. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Livingston. She enjoyed flowers, quilting, cross-stitching, gardening, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a caring mother to all of her family, including nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Garrett and Edgar Huckeby; sons, Jerry Snedecor and Gary Lee; and sisters, Adalene Choate, Doris Clenny and Peggy Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Claudie B. Lee of Hilham; daughter, Catherine McKinnies and husband, Roland of Nashville; son, Bob Lee and wife, Linda of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Stephanie Snedecor, Darla Snedecor, Christina Snedecor-West and husband, Shawn, Jacqueline Washington and husband, Kendall, Chris Lee and wife, Courtney and Lee Snedecor; daughter-in-law, Imogene Snedecor; sisters, Thelma Breeding and Loreen Berry; and many friends.
Lorene Key, 71 of Livingston, passed away on May 28 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on May 31 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Eugene McCowan officiated. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery.
She was born in Crossville on Feb. 26, 1947. She loved cooking, gardening and flowers, but most of all her family time and she never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy Morris and Cora Ellen (Houston) Kindrick; and daughter in law, Anna Charlene Key.
She is survived by her husband, Noel Key; sons: Stephen Key and Terry (Debbie) Key; brother, Andy Morris Kindrick, Jr.; sister, Cora Rita Williams; grandchildren, Johnathon “Matthew” Key and Kellei Misha Troxell; and great grandson: Landon Troxell.
Pallbearers were Steve, Terry and Matthew Key, Scott and Michael Poston, David and Dustin Harris and Jordan Troxell.
Doreen Terry Blair
Doreen Terry Blair, 62 of Livingston, passed away at her residence on May 25. Funeral services were held on June 1 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Hawthorne, Calif. on April 4, 1956. She was a medical assistant for many years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Lucca Rocca; husband, Dr. Silas Terry; and brother, Robert Rocca.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Blair; son, Brian Terry and wife, Donna; father, Alfred Rocca; sister, Angie Biendara and husband, Jace; brothers, John Rocca and wife, Elfie and Alfred Rocca and wife, Colleen; step-grandchildren, Mandy Looper, Casey York, Mary Ashburn and Mitchell Maynord; step-great grandchildren, Maddie and Masey Gaw, Millie Stout, Jack York, Peyton and Preston Looper; special friend, Sherrie Tinch, along with a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Alfred Rocca, John Rocca, Mitch Maynord, Kevin Tinch, Jody Looper and Brian Terry.
Card Of Thanks
Just a note to say thank you and how much we appreciate the DeSANTIS family for putting flowers on over 200 white crosses at the St. John’s Cemetery. It is located in the East End of Clay County in the Willow Grove area. The crosses are the graves moved from the Willow Grove Community before it was flooded.
If anyone would like to donate to the cemetery fund, you can send your donations to “St. John’s Cemetery Fund” in c/o Bank of Celina.
Please take time to read this: A week before Memorial Day Weekend I had to be hospitalized and was given a choice of where to go, Cookeville or Livingston. I went to Livingston Regional Hospital on the advise of my doctor.
I, like many others, had heard all kinds of stories about Livingston Regional Hospital so I was prepared to pick it apart, but my experience was quite the opposite. From the E.R., to the main floor with Dr. Gilbert and to all the staff….. They were more than anyone could ask for. I went in on Friday and out on Monday, so I had a weekend staff.
My day nurse, Rachel, was outstanding as was the night nurse, Megan. I did not get the names of the staff on my wing (Room 129) but they were all polite and met my every need.
A big THANK YOU to all from my admission to dismissal!