Obits 8/7/18

Bernice Lee Turner

Bernice Lee Turner, 80 of Hilham, passed away on July 31 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 3 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Nick Turner officiated. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Sept. 3, 1937. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed tending to her pets and interacting with animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Nannie Allred Bybee; brothers, Dan Bybee, Roy Bybee and Marshall Bybee; and sisters Lois Bybee, Ova Bybee and Bonnie Masters.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Turner of Hilham; son, Jackie Sidwell and wife, Linda of Livingston; and brother, Bill Bybee.

Pallbearers were Tommy Turner, Anthony Turner, Bobby Turner, Brent Turner, Jimmy Turner and Anan Hensley.

 

Lloyd Douglas Brown

Systems Operational Analyst

Lloyd Douglas Brown, 57 of Old Hickory and formerly of Overton County, passed away on July 31 in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Aug. 4 from the Livingston Church of Christ. Bro. Bobby Gore officiated. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Jackson County on May 5, 1961. He was an information systems operational analyst for 33 years for Metro Nashville. He loved listening to 70’s music, working on computers, taking pictures of nature, spending time at the shooting range and going to the movies.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Brown.

He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Brown of Livingston; sister Lisa Boyd and husband, Randy of Nashville; and nephews Hunter Boyd, Andrew Boyd and John Clayton Boyd.

Pallbearers to serve are Randy Boyd, Hunter Boyd, Andrew Boyd, John Clayton Boyd, Johnny Hunter, Don Bean Tim Sells and Roger Searcy.

 

 

Rollie Lafayette Mayer, Jr.

General Motors

Rollie Lafayette Mayer, Jr., 89 of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 3 from the Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston. Graveside services will be held on Aug. 11 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in West Frankford, Ill. on Nov. 30, 1928. He worked for General Motors for many years. Baptist in faith, he enjoyed working, bowling and golfing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rollie Lafayette and Haydia Jeanette Brooks Mayer; wife, Dovie L. Mayer; son, Dennis Wood, and brother, Delbert Mayer.

He is survived by his sons, Roger Mayer of Livingston and Ronald Wood and wife, Betty of Ariz.; daughter, Patty Jo Serda of Pontiac, Mich.; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; brother, Phillip Mayer and wife, Rosalie of Allons; sister, Zolonia Steffens of Livingston.

 

 

Pearl Cantrell

Pearl G. West Cantrell, 84 of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 3 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 6 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Sept. 24, 1933. She was Baptist in faith. She enjoyed working, keeping a clean house, yard and flower garden. She enjoyed collecting ceramic bells and chickens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert Atwell and Burksie G. Stout West; husband, Ross Nolen Cantrell; and brothers, Hollis and John West.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Cantrell and wife, Susie of Allred; Lillard D. Cantrell and wife, Glenda of Crawford, J.T. Cantrell of Livingston, Donald “Lucky” Cantrell and wife, Lola of Livingston and Ronald J. Cantrell and wife, Denise of Cookeville; daughter, Judith Beasley and husband, Ricky of Rickman; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Peek, of Rickman; brother, Terry West, of Monterey; and several nieces and nephews.

Her grandchildren were her pallbearers.

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