Obits 8/28/18

Edras “Lucy” Nevins

Edras Lucille “Lucy” Harvey Nevins, 74 of Monroe, passed away on Aug. 19 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Aug. 22 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Kenny Gilliam officiated. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Feb. 14, 1944. She loved her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, watching westerns and watching birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G. L. and Rubie Ellen Huddleston Harvey; husband, Bobby Jack Nevins; daughters, Laurie Kay Martin and Sherry Ellen Blake; and stepson, James Gilbert “Truck” Travelstead.

She is survived by her daughters, Edras Elaine Garcia, Sherry Ellen Blake and Darla Ann Martin; sons, Ronald Gene Riley and Roger Duane Riley; beloved stepsons, Richard Lee Travelstead; and nine grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ron Riley, Roger Riley, Michael Blake, Tracy Hargis and Brett Riley.

 

Connie L. Beechboard

Connie L. Beechboard, 59 of Hilham, passed away on Aug. 21 at the Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 25 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Ronnie McCowan officiated. Interment followed in the Aaron Chapel Cemetery.

She was born in Livingston on July 7, 1959. She attended the Aaron Chapel Church.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Beechboard; sons, Chad Wayne Beechboard and wife, Lisa and Andrew Beechboard and wife, Hannah; brother, Dewey Masters and wife, Pearl; sister, Jenny Conner and husband, John; niece, Karen Wright and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Lily Beechboard, Parker Beechboard, Cole Beechboard, Jon Hernandez, Dylan Carbaugh and Tyler Spencer; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Brian Beechboard, Bobby Beechboard, Brent Beechboard, Greg Bennett, Kevin Coffee, Bill Beechboard, Jason Wright, Rick Conner and Dannie Barlow.

 

Aaron Donald George

Army Veteran

Aaron Donald George, 83 of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 23 at his home. Funeral services were held on Aug. 28 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Hillier Duke officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Garden.

He was born in Overton County on May 4, 1935. He was a 1953 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Livingston First Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army. He began working for Speck Funeral Home in 1963 as an Insurance Salesman, then becoming a Licensed Funeral Director shortly after. He retired from Speck Funeral Home in 2006. He loved to feed and watch birds and to be with his family and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Ether Smith George; brothers, Edward, Lloyd and Mayford George; sisters, Marnie George, Clara Broom, Stella Egan, Odean Greenwood, Ruby Neely, Melsie Crabtree, Lucille Peterman, Lois Seber and Bessie Winningham; and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Anderson of Livingston; daughters, Alisa Eldridge of Livingston and Rhonda Roberts and husband, Allen of Livingston; grandchildren, Alison Mason, Adrian McGill, Aleia Eldridge and Braydon Eldridge; great grandchildren, Evie and Luie Mason; sister, Frances Martin of Livingston; step daughter, Amanda West and husband, John of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Roberts, Brent Linder, John West, Mark Hambridge, Bruce Seber and Mark Smith.

Honorary Pallbearers were the family and staff at Speck Funeral Home.

 

Porter Edward “Ed”

Johnson

Walmart Store Manager

Porter Edward “Ed” Johnson, 72 of Estill Springs, and formerly of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 20 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Aug. 24 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Rev. Charles Houston and Jimmy Davis officiated. Graveside services were held on Aug. 25 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Livingston on Feb. 7, 1946. Before his retirement, he was a Store Manager at Walmart Supercenter in Winchester. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors with wildlife and working on his farm. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Ada Taylor Johnson; son, Ryan Edward Johnson; sister, Rosie Janice Hutchison; brothers, Elmer Johnson, Welmer Johnson and Bennie Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Coleman Johnson of Estill Springs; sisters, Christine Franklin of Rock Hill, S.C., Dean Prichard of Murfreesboro, Alean Reeder and husband, Duel of Huntsville, Ala. and Mary Lura Wells of Hermitage; brother, Aaron Johnson and wife, Reba of Cookeville; grandchildren, Coleman Edward Johnson, Reed Williams Johnson and Cooper Ryan Johnson all of Murfreesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Walter Robert Gene Hunter

Walter Robert Gene Hunter, 80 of Lebanon and formerly of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 23 from the Waters of Gallatin Health Care. Funeral services were held on Aug. 27 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Johnny Fox officiated. Interment followed in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on June 17, 1938. He was a member of the Allons Church of Christ and the Holiday Church of Christ. Gene enjoyed trading knives, fishing, watching NASCAR racing, working on cars and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleston Brye and Bonnie Ombra Warden Hunter; wife, Jo Francis Brown Hunter; and brothers, Lowell and Kelly Hunter.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony Hunter and wife, Valerie of Lebanon and Robert Wayne Hunter of Knoxville; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great grandson on the way; and brother, Carl Hunter and wife, Gloria of Kent, Wash.

 

Eddie Gene Colson

Veteran/Brick Mason

Eddie Gene Colson, 71 of Monroe, passed away on Aug. 19 at the Pickett County Care and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Aug. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Harold Smith officiated. Interment followed in the Whited Cemetery. Military Honors were provided at graveside by the Overton County Vetrans Honor Guard.

He was born in Overton County on Dec. 17, 1946. He was a 1964 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Livingston First Baptist Church. He was a brick mason and a dedicated and faithful husband to his late wife, Brenda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Loletta Lucille Shannon Colson; and wife, Brenda Sue Colson.

He is survived by his brother, Jerry Colson of Monroe; daughter, Teresa Cross of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Tom Keisling of Abilene, Texas; and grandchildren, Shane Keisling, Jessie Keisling, Quinton Cross, Owen Cross, Chase Cross and Ellie Cross.

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