Obituaries 1/8/19

William Bruce Davis


William Bruce Davis, 63 of Livingston, passed away at the Overton County Health and Rehab on Dec. 17, 2018. Funeral services were held on Dec. 20 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Douglas Hawkins officiated. Interment followed in the John L. Clark cemetery in Gainesboro.

He was born in Livingston on Aug. 19, 1955. He was an LPN.

He was preceded in death by parents, Paul Davis and Nila Sullivan Davis; and wife, Jannie Hix Davis.

He is survived by sisters, Mildred Clark and Angela Myers; brother, Lyle Davis; and a host of family and friends.

Fred “Peanut” Dennis

Fred “Peanut” Dennis, 79 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 6. Bro. Aron Dillon officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Allons on Aug. 9, 1939. He enjoyed working with his hands. He was a plumber, electrician, carpenter and heavy equipment operator. He attended the Christian Community Church.

He was preceded in death by mother, Ora Lee Taylor Dennis; father, Robert D. Dennis; sister, Anna Jo Dennis Reagan; brother, Bobby Dennis; and infant brother.

He is survived by wife, Anna L. Garrett Dennis; daughters, Trish Collins and husband, Dale, Lisa Boles and husband, Mike, Sheila Kirk and husband, Kelly, Marla Smith and husband, Steve, Christy Gilday and husband, Mark and Angie Simpson and husband, Tim; sisters, Joyce Dennis Sidwell and Sandra Dennis Brown; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; unborn Great Grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Shane Hogue

Shane Hogue, 49 of the Taylor’s Crossroads community, passed away on Jan. 4 at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. Funeral services were held on Jan. 6 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. John Cook officiated. Interment followed in the Barnes Cemetery.

He was born on May 31, 1969. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. He also loved to fish, hunt and farm. He was always ready to help others when they needed him.

He was preceded in death by father, Michael Hogue.

He is survived by wife, Pam Hogue of Monroe; mother and step father, Sue Maynord and husband, Dwain of Livingston; sons, Kalum Hogue and wife, Allie, Jared Hogue and wife, Kadee and Harly Hogue of Monroe; daughter, Lexie Hogue of Monroe; grandson, Asher Shane Hogue; brother, Roger Hogue and wife, Crystal of Celina; and sister, Valerie Maynord Thomas of Livingston.
Don C. Oakley

Don C. Oakley, 72 of Monroe, passed away on Jan. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 6 from the Hatcher Hall Christian Church. Bro. Hillier Duke officiated. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Fentress County on April 8, 1946. He loved hunting, fishing, farming, and engaging in other outdoor activities.

He was preceded in death by parents, Butler and Bethel Phillips Oakley; son, Bryant Oakley; and sisters Johnnie Krantz and Betty Garrett.

He is survived by wife, Nina Bilbrey Oakley of Monroe; sons, Jason Oakley and wife, Heather and Tim and wife, Holly of Monroe; grandson, Tanner Oakley of Monroe; sisters Linda Lee and husband, Gerald of Carthage and Cathy O’Connor and husband, Tommy of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy Maynord, Andrew Maynord, Jerry Lee, Mike Lee, R. L. Johnson, Larry Bilbrey, Billy McDonald and Rich Froning.

Cheryl J. Piech

Value Pet Supplies Co-Founder

Cheryl J. Schneider Piech, 66 of Livingston, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, in Cookeville from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Private funeral services were provided by Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 2 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Cookeville. A memorial celebration is to be held on June 22 in Livingston.

She was born June 25, 1952 in Buffalo, N.Y. and raised her family in Lockport, N.Y. She graduated from West Seneca West High School. As the owner of Jubilee Kennels, she acquired superior breeding dogs from kennels around the world. Their progeny became show dogs and personal companions for dog fanciers in North America, Europe and Asia. Later in life she co-founded the e-commerce company located in Livingston. She was known throughout life for her engaging, bright and happy personality.

She was preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Audrey Hooker Schneider; and grandson, Elijah Ruwe.

She is survived by husband, Thomas Piech, children, Lindsey Piech of St. Peters, Mo., Zachary Piech and wife, Cathryn of Wilmington, N.C. and Dana Leigh Ruwe and husband, Michael of Wilmington, N.C.; three grandchildren; brother, Daniel Schneider and wife, Sandra of West Falls, N.Y., sister, Stacey Allen and husband, Carl of Gastonia, N.C.

James Robert Sells

(January 30, 1940 – January 1, 2019)

James Robert “Jim” Sells, 78 of McDonald, Tenn. passed away on January 1, 2019 in a local hospital.

Mr. Sells was born in Livingston, Tenn. to the late Beulah and Arthur Sells. He is survived by his loving wide, Lanita Sells; son, Brian (Tammy) Sells of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandson, Haydon Sells; sister, Irene Fletcher of Livingston; special friend, David Swafford; and for-legged companions, Marley and Blondie.

James served in the United States Army National Guard. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and an active member of the McDonald/ Black Fox Ruritan Club.

Funeral services were held at Moore Funeral Home Trenton Chapel on Thursday, January 3 at 1 p.m. with Brother Gary Thacker and Shane Williams officiating. He was laid to rest at Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery in Wildwood, Ga. with full military honors.

The family recived friends on Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Special thanks to RN Nikki Simpson of Tennova Healthcare.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the McDonald/ Black Fox Ruritan Club at 161 Corinth Trail, McDonald, Tenn. 37353.

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Funeral arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

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