Charles Sedois Eldridge, 94 of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Overton County, passed away on Jan. 26 in Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were held on Feb. 3 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.
He was a proud World War II veteran. He was professional painter with the painters union in Dayton for over 25 years. He was a Master Mason with the Livingston Lodge # 249. He also authored a book titled “History Tennessee, My People and Me.”
He was preceded in death by wife, Lou Amy Kenley Eldridge; son, Charles Roger Eldridge; and brothers, Oscar, J.D. and James Gradon Eldridge.
He is survived by brothers, William Meyers and R.D. Eldridge and wife, Colleen; granddaughter, Carrie Rebecca Eldridge; special friend, Ted Shimp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sgt. Mark Hogue
Mark Hogue, 70 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 1 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services were held on Feb. 4 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Shenko officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
He was born in Overton County on May 22, 1948. He attended the Livingston First Christian Church. He was a 1967 graduate of Livingston Academy and served his country in the Army during Vietnam. He loved cars, fishing, his field trial dogs and going to the beach with his family. His greatest joy was his two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by mother, Betty Jo Davis.
He is survived by wife, Sarah Carolyn Haley Hogue of Livingston; daughter, Marcy Dickerson of Livingston; grandchildren, Alysa Ragan Dickerson and Brady Young Dickerson, both of Livingston; sister, Marsha Deck and husband, Jim of Livingston; father, Glenard Wade Hogue and wife, Ann of Livingston; aunt, Mary Ann Webb and husband, Charles of Mich.; great aunts, Dorothy B. Stanton of Livingston and Helen Jane Myers of Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Grace Gregory; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers were W. B. Melton, Billy Gene Gaw, Fred Ammonette, Robert McDonald, Joe Copeland, Alvin Walker and Gerald Maynard.
Bobby E. Staggs
Bobby E. Staggs, 62 of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 31 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 3 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Jerry Savage officiated. Interment followed in the Miller Cemetery.
He was born in Overton County on May 22, 1953. He loved watching football and was a big Tom Brady fan. He also enjoyed swimming, collecting sport memorabilia and coins.
He was preceded in death by parents, Harvey Delbert and Edwina Burchett Staggs; and brothers, Terry, Glen and Dwain Staggs.
He is survived by sisters, Shirley Sturgil and husband, Robert of Byrdstown, and Sandra Garrett and husband, Donnie of Monroe; brother, Jeff Staggs and wife, Barbara of Cookeville.
Pallbearers were Robert Sturgil, Tim Brockette, Josh Mansell, Josh Buck, Brandon Bowman, Jeff Staggs and Joey Staggs.