Obituaries 1/15/19

Elizabeth Turner


Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Clydia McAlpin Turner, age 76, of Algood, was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Donna Peak officiated Interment followed at Algood City Cemetery.
The family received friends Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. and again Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Elizabeth passed away Sunday morning January 6, 2019 at Overton County Nursing Home.
She was born November 30, 1942 in Algood, Tenn. to the late Clyde and Willie Mary Verble McAlpin.

Elizabeth graduated from Algood High School in 1960. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee Tech in 1964. She was an educator in the Putnam County School System. She taught at Algood High School, Early Childhood Education, and eventually retired from Upperman High School.

Elizabeth was a member of Paran Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Patrick Veit; sister, Rebecca Nelson; and granddaughter, Allison Veit, all of Glendale, AZ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Turner. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals, P.O. Box 2615 Cookeville, TN 38502 ( or the Algood City Cemetery Fund, 215 W Main St., Algood, TN 38506.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931) 526-6111 Share your thoughts and memories at


  1. Dailey


Andy J. Dailey, 38 of Tampa, Fla. and formerly of Overton County, passed away on Jan. 8. Funeral services were held on Jan. 13 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Overton County on Feb. 19, 1980. He was a 1999 graduate of Livingston Academy and had his certification in Diesel Mechanics. He enjoyed working on vehicles. He was a people person and loved his family dearly. He was an airplane mechanic in the military, where he served his country from 1999 to 2002. Before his passing he was working with the intellectually disabled and the homeless.

He was preceded in death by father, Bobby Dailey; and brother, Brandon Dailey.

He is survived by daughter, Payton Dickson and husband, Dash of Boulder, Colo.; son, Paxton Dailey of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandsons, Dash Bo Dickson and Damion Dickson; mother, Cindy Love of Livingston; and brother, Quinton Conatser of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Ryan Heath, Quinton Conatser, Dash Dickson, Jacob Reed, Brett Smith and Payton Dickson.

Barbara S. Bilbrey

Barbara Sue Halcomb Bilbrey, 71 of Rickman, passed away on Jan. 7 at her home. Funeral services were held on Jan. 10 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. James Williams, Bro. Chris Sparkman and Bro. Tommy Harris officiated. Interment followed in the Eckel Cemetery.

She was born in Letcher County, Ky. on April 22, 1947. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed reading, needle point and going to church. She was a member of the Zion Hill United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Otis and Sarah Jane Osborne Halcomb; four brothers; and three sisters.

She leaves behind her loving husband, Hershel Bilbrey of Rickman; sons, Steve Bilbrey and wife, Teresa of Rickman and Keith Bilbrey and wife, PJ, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Evelyn Shepard of Slemp, Ky. and Saundra DeFrance and husband, Brian of Livingston; grandsons, Issac Bilbrey, Jared Bilbrey, Alex Bilbrey, Holden Bilbrey and Shan Singh; granddaughter, Lindsey Garner and husband, Nathan; and great-granddaughters, Baylee Garner and Charley Garner.

Pallbearers were Calvin Bilbrey, George Bilbrey, Alex Bilbrey, Holden Bilbrey, Isaac Bilbrey and Jared Bilbrey.

Elise Hill White


Elise Hill White, 104 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 8 at the Overton County Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Ken Nicholson and Bro. David Hill officiated. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery.

She was born in Clay County on Sept. 18, 1914. She worked for many years as a cashier for Union Bank & Trust Company. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and taking care of her family that she loved dearly. She also enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, going to church and reading her Bible. She was a graduate of the Willow Grove High School class of 1934 and a member of the Allons Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Hill, Jr. and Mattie Catherine Bradley Hill; husband, Beeland E. White; daughter, Katherine Ruth Lawson; brother, M.L.”Dock” Hill; and sisters, Myrtle Spears, Vera Spears and Lucille Nicholson.

She is survived by daughters, Vicki Stevens and husband, Jody of Livingston and Cheri McConnell of Old Hickory; grandchildren, Brad Stevens and wife, Kristy of Cookeville, Lance Stevens of Livingston and Sean McConnell of Old Hickory; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Kailyn and Ariana Stevens of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers were Kelly Hill, Bob Terry, Gale Nicholson, Kent Terry, Mark Hill, Tony Hill, Joey Hill and Brian Hill.

Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Hill, David Nicholson, Don Spears, Buddy Spears and all other great and great-great nephews.

Bud Pendergrass

Restaurant Worker

Bud Pendergrass, 89 of Jamestown, passed away on Jan. 10 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Jan. 13 at the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel in Jamestown. Bro. Anthony Creselious and Bro. Randy Smith officiated. Interment followed in the Clark Mountain Cemetery in Pickett County.

He was born in Byrdstown on Dec. 21, 1929.

He was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Shirley (Garrett) Pendergrass; daughter, Sandra Lynn Brown; grandsons, Joseph Michael Pendergrass and Daniel Ray Brown; daughter-in-law, Julie Kaye Pendergrass; brothers, Coy, Prat, Clifford and Johnny Pendergrass; sister, Gena Mae Thompson, half brother, Dave Pendergrass; and half sister, Bettye Hash.

He is survived by wife, Jimmie Nell (Beaty) Pendergrass; sons, Mike Pendergrass and Gary Pendergrass and wife, Anita, daughter, Linda Matthews and husband, Herb; son-in-law, Johnny Ray Brown; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren; two sisters, Fonza Smith and Juanita Matthews; half brother, Nick Pendergrass; half sister, Nelda Clark; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Mike Pendergrass, Gary Pendergrass, Jason Koger, Thomas Pendergrass, Cameron Pendergrass, Jaydin Clark, Joseph Linder and Cade Turner.

Honorary pallbearers were Mark Linder, Donavan Garrett and Allen Crabtree.

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