Obits 9/11/18

Johnie Ford And Lillie Ford

Johnie James and Lillie Vietta Foster Ford of the Fellowship Community passed away on Sept. 6 in Monroe. Funeral services were held on Sept. 9 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Pickens officiated. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Johnie was born in Overton County on April 6, 1941. Lillie was born in Clay County on March 18, 1944. He loved helping his friends and neighbors on the farm, enjoyed building homes in his younger years, being out in nature and in the woods squirrel hunting. She loved singing in the choir at Fellowship Baptist Church and was known for her beautiful and plentiful garden she grew every year. They were members of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Estus Hill and Ada Estelle Sells Ford; brother, Shirley Hutchinson; and sisters, Nova Stover and Reba Dean Beason. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Rosie Mae Pryor Foster; brother, J.T. Foster; and sisters, Stella Roe and Laura Nevins.

They are survived by their son, John Ford and wife, Amy of Brotherton Mountain; Johnie’s sisters, Joyce Shoemaker, Maydean Winningham and Mary Mullins and husband, Randy. Lillie’s brothers, Henry Foster and wife, Mary and Willie Ray Foster and wife, Grace; and sister Gaye Capps.


Vella Maynord Ledbetter

Vella Maynord Ledbetter, 97 of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 1. Celebration of Life Services were held on Sept. 8 from the First Baptist Church in Livingston. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She loved her large family, God, Sunday School and her many friends. She was a bright light who loved the art of fashion, especially hats and piecing quilts. Throughout her life, she was blessed with many friends who loved her for her contagious smile, caring personality, helpful nature and passion to learn all about others. She loved everyone unconditionally and had a way of making those she came in contact with feel special. She raced stock cars and followed the Braves Baseball, Tiger Woods and many other sports.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Noah Maynord and Idella Glasscock Maynord; husband, Archie Ledbetter; siblings, Hack Maynord, Barnie Maynord, Veila Oakley, Kenneth Maynord, Hoy Maynord, Liz Upchurch and Ruth Wright; son, Michael Lewis Ledbetter, Sr.; and grandchildren, Alex Ray Cassetty and Michael Lewis Ledbetter, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Coleman and husband, Johnny and Sue Cassetty and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Candy Coleman-Griffith and husband, Will, Kelly Coleman, Christie Hummel and husband, Chris, Ammie Seitner and husband, Al, Marsha Ledbetter Wyatt and Amanda Turner and husband, Kip; great-grandchildren, Mercer Payne and husband, Jessy, Coleman Kelley, Mary Grace Kelley, Claire Coleman, William Griffith, Zachary Seitner, Aiden Wyatt, Ava Seitner, Ashlyn Wyatt, Amelia Turner and Alexander Turner; great-great-grandchildren, Coleman Cash and Campbell Payne; sister, Margaret Naar and husband, Bob; and many nieces and nephews.


James E. Dishman

School Bus Driver

James E. Dishman, 56 of Livingston, passed away at his residence on Sept. 2. A Memorial service was held on Sept. 4 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Jeff Short officiated. The family has chosen cremation at his request.

He was born in Gainesboro on Feb. 4, 1962. He worked for the Overton County Board of Education as a school bus driver. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. and Iva Jean (Phillips) Dishman; sister, Gail Dixon; and brother, Kenneth Dishman.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Dishman; sons, Dwayne Dishman, Christopher Dishman and Jeremy Dishman; grandsons, Jayden Dishman, Elijah Dishman and Grayson Dishman; sister, Carolyn Sue Dixon; and brother, Junior Dishman.


Thomas E. “Tom” Norrod

Coal Miner

Thomas E. “Tom” Norrod, 77 of Washington, Ind., and formerly of Overton County, passed away on Sept. 5 at the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services will be held on Sept. 15 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Pat Kelly will officiate. Interment will be in the Grant Norrod Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home.

He was born in Monroe on Nov. 7, 1940. He previously owned and operated a service station in Livingston but retired after many years working as an above ground coal miner. He was a member of the Washington Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Clancy Sells Norrod; brothers, Homer, Paul, Landon, Glenn and Bethel Norrod; sister, Helen Norrod Reister.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Sue Buck Norrod; children, Thomas “Mark” Norrod of Springfield and daughter, Melissa Jane Norrod Schnarr of Washington, Ind; grandson, Landon Norrod of Greenbrier, son of Mark Norrod and Robin Baggett; granddaughters, Ashley and Kylee Schnarr, daughters of Scot and Melissa Norrod Schnarr of Washington, Ind.; brothers, Gerald Norrod, Donald Norrod and Roy Norrod all of Monroe; and sister, Betty Norrod Ledbetter of Monroe.


Raymond L. Hutton

Police Officer

Raymond L. Hutton, 82 of Livingston, passed away on Sept. 3 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Sept. 6 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home.

He was born May 22, 1936 in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas in Cookeville. He served his community for many years as a Chicago City Police Officer. He was a member of the Federal Order of Police (FOP) and a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved and enjoyed his family, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed playing poker, watching TV, playing the lottery and going to Casinos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ida Edwards Hutton; and sister, Doris Murray.

He is survived by his loving wife, Delores Kostyk Hutton of Livingston; daughters, Leslie Hutton-Feiner of Crossville and Gail Hutton of Chattanooga; son, Raymond Hutton, Jr. and wife, Nance of Monticello, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Angela Wynette Pincheon

Angela Wynette Pincheon, 48 of Livingston, passed away on Aug. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 17 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Bro. David Brown officiated. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Overton County.

She was born in Cookeville on Sept. 22, 1969. She was a member of God in Christ but attended Allons Assembly of God. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. She is going to be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Deon Pincheon; parents, Lawerence and Patsy Hawkins; sons, Kyle Nolen, Chase Dunn, Brandon Pincheon and Desmond Pincheon; daughter: Tia Arney; sister, Stacey Vaughn and husband, Ronnie Vaughn.


Card Of Thanks

The family of Angela W. Pincheon

Deon Pincheon, Kyle Nolen, Chase Dunn, Tia Arney, Brandon Pincheon, Desmond Pincheon wishes to extend thank for words of kindness, prayers, donations and expression of sympathy that was extended to us during this period of bereavement. May God bless and sustain each and everyone one of you.


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