Obituaries 2/12/19

Lizzie Eathlean Brown Haste

Lizzie Eathlean Brown Haste, age 75, of Livingston, passed away Sunday evening February 3, 2019 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Lizzie were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday February 6 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Larry Self and Bro. Melvin Brown officiated. Interment followed at Harris Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Lizzie was born January 19, 1944 in Overton County, TN to the late Christoper Columbus Nelson and Mandy Nelson. She was a homemaker.

Lizzie is survived by two sons, David (Tamara) Brown of Livingston, Chris (Lisa) Brown of Hilham; two daughters, Lisa Ledbetter of Hilham, Susie Dulworth of Livingston; sister, Christeen (Horace Lee) Harris of Rickman; grandchildren, Breenna (Andy) Huggler, Vanessa Williams, Michael Williams, Lindsey Butcher (fiance, Michael Calvert), Andrew Butcher, Dustin (Jame) Brown, Jordan Dulworth, Jessica Spivey, Billy (Caitlyn) Ledbetter, Heather (Jason) Coffman, Anthony Ledbetter, Mandi Ledbetter, Cheyenne (Brent) Adams, Kenny Brown, and Scott Shulkers; great-grandchildren, Riley Williams, Michael Shulkers, Coleman Huggler, Greyson Calvert, Amelia Humphrey, Willow Dulworth, Jeremiah Brown, Oakley Ledbetter, Hayden, Holden, Hudson, and Harrison Coffman, Mason Ledbetter, Dawson and Makayla Brown, Caiden and Leana Adams.

Pallbearers were Jason Coffman, Billy and Anthony Ledbetter, Tim Girard, Scott Little, and Charles Wilson.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931) 526-6111 You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com

 

Elene W.

Cantrell

Elene W. Walker Cantrell, 88 of the Highland Mountain Community, passed away on Feb. 9 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 22, 1930. She worked as the church secretary for the First Baptist Church in Livingston for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Livingston and a graduate of Livingston Academy. She loved to walk, read, recite stories, loved sports of all kinds and loved to travel. Her greatest joy was her family and her church family at the First Baptist Church in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by parents, Shirley and Auda Ledbetter Walker; husband, Keith Cantrell; brothers, J.P. Walker and Ed Walker; sisters, Neva Evans, Louise Hood, Myrtle Lewis and Nina Carr.

She is survived by son, Rick Cantrell and wife, Susan of Livingston; daughter, Alecia “Pooie” Cantrell and wife, Belinda of Auburn, Ala.; grandsons, Jonathan Cantrell and Tucker Cantrell Wright; and granddaughter, Lynli Cantrell Wright.

 

Danny Keith Parsons

Army Veteran

Danny Keith Parsons, 67 of Mount Juliet, passed away on Feb. 2 from the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held on Feb. 7 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

He was born in Ohio on Jan. 26, 1952. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by parents, Howard Parsons and Claudine Auberson Parsons; and wife, Carol Parsons.

He is survived by daughter, Amy Parsons; sisters, Louise Matthews, Sherry Cooper; granddaughter, Azlynn/Koessa; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Matthews, Mark Matthews, Brandon Matthews, Scott Norrod, Jared Norrod and Josh Norrod.

 

Michael D. Moody

Construction Worker

Michael David Moody, 50 of Cookeville, passed away on Jan. 31 at his home. Funeral services were held on Feb. 4 at the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Buddy Reed officiated. Interment followed in Poplar Springs in the Hardy’s Chapel community

He was born in Livingston on April 23, 1968. He worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by father, Jerry Moody.

He is survived by mother, Bonnie S. Moody; son, Jerry Denton Moody; sisters, Debbie Murphy and Tammy Arney; brother, Terry Moody and wife, Geraldine; mother of his children, Beth Moody; step daughter, Adrianna Wallace, four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

 

Larry W. Harris

Larry W. Harris, 53 of Cookeville, passed away on Feb. 3. at his residence. Funeral services were held on Feb. 5 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in the Crestlawn cemetery in Cookeville.

He was born in Cookeville on Dec. 28, 1965.

He was preceded in death by parents, Austin Harris and Cleda Hammons Harris.

He is survived by wife, Joyce Harris; daughter, Bobbi Sue Presley and husband, Elvis; sons, Austin Harris and Billy Morgan; granddaughter, Airella Harris; grandson, Jackson Harris; sisters, Nancy Lee and husband, Mike, Kathy Boswell and husband, Mike; brother, Jerry Harris and wife, Reva; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Harris, Josh Harris, Randy Jones, Austin Harris, Jordan Lee and Billy Morgan.

Honorary pallbearer was Jackson Harris.

 

Betty Jo Hensley

Betty Jo Hensley, 78 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 4 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Derrick Copeland officiated. Interment followed in the Martin’ Chapel cemetery.

She was born in Monroe on Sept. 2, 1940. She attended Oakdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents; Oscow Walker and Lena Turner Walker; husband, Donald Hensley; one sister; and two brothers.

She is survived by daughters, Brinda Dailey and husband, Bruce, Jennifer Norris and husband, Jeremy, Rita Kay Allen and husband, Kenneth; son, Scott Hensley and wife, Frances; sisters, Lucille Linder, Nell Parker, Billie Smith, Barbara Walker and Wilma York; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Tyler Brown, Anthony Dailey, Michael Davidson, Toby White, Josh Brown and Jason Smith.

 

Ronald E. Qualls

Foreman

Ronald “Ronnie” Ernest Qualls, 79 of Livingston, passed away at his home on Feb. 6. Celebration of Life services were held on Feb. 9 from the Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston. Bro. Russ Scott and Bro. Bill Downey officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Overton County on Oct. 14, 1939. He was a member and deacon of the Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was a retired line foreman for the UCEMC. He loved fishing with his friends and family, playing cards, pool and bowling.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lonzo Nathan and Effie Mae Key Qualls; son, Russel Brian Qualls; sister, Marie Carr; twin brother, Donnie Qualls and brother, A.J. Qualls.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Ann Bilbrey Qualls of Livingston; daughters, Penny Peek and husband, Charles of Rickman and Dawn Voss of Livingston; grandchildren, Jade Peek Thrasher and husband, Matt of Rickman, Tyler Peek of Cookeville, Rhiannon Voss of Crossville, Luke Voss and wife, Courtney of Livingston, Candance Kirk and husband, Sam of Livingston and Abby King of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Huxley Thrasher, Ben Kirk and Paxton Anderson.

Pallbearers were Charles Peek, Wayne Peek, Matt Thrasher, Luke Voss, Sam Kirk and Tyler Peek.

 

Betty Joyce Bowling

Betty Joyce Ogletree Bowling, 86 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 9 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Celebrations of Life Services were held on Feb. 12 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Bill Downey officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 25, 1932. She was a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by parents, Hobert and Ellen Cravens Ogletree; daughter, Patsy Fyffe Holman; brother, Grady Ogletree; sisters, Ruth Evans, Mary Lutzweit and Peggy Ann Claborn.

She is survived by daughter, Ellen Michelle Bowling Lee and husband, Butch of Cookeville; grandson, Dorsey Lee Fyffe and wife, Alexis of Ariz.; granddaughter, Nichole Fyffe Fowler and husband, Will of York, S.C.; great-grandsons, Andrew Fowler, Maximus Fyffe and Matthew Fowler; great-granddaughters, Gracie Fowler and Leah Fyffe; step-sons, James Bowling of Mt. Sterling, Ky. and Cecil Bowling of Lexington, Ky.; step-daughter, Madelyn Humphreys of Owingsville, Ky.; sister, Anna Sue Densmore of Fortville, Ind.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Donna Kay Reagan

Donna Kay Franklin Reagan, 63 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 9 at her home. Funeral services were held on Feb. 12 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Dixon officiated. Interment followed in the Franklin Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Dec. 13, 1955. She loved her family dearly. She enjoyed traveling, seeing and putting a smile on everyone’s face. She loved her grandchildren and attending their events. She loved and was very proud of her two sons, Shawn and Brian. She had a great work ethic and Christian in faith.

She was preceded in death by William Crawford and Antha Elizabeth Cooper Franklin; brothers, Robert Franklin and Clay Franklin; nephews, Johnny Webb and Corey Brown; and brother-in-law, Mike McCormick.

She is survived by husband, Charlie Reagan of Livingston; sons, Shawn Reagan and wife, Amy and Brian Reagan and wife, Courtney all of Livingston; grandchildren, Becky, Ashley, Conner and Briley Reagan; sisters, Helen McCormick, Susie Bruner, Shirley Brown and husband, Ralph, Gail Franklin and Karion Lee all of Livingston; and three special life long friends, Faye Laycock, Sandy Beecham and Debbie Sevier.

Pallbearers were Chris McCormick, Johnny Franklin, Chris Ledbetter, Ralph Brown, James Franklin and Travis Duke.

 

Card Of Thanks

From the family of Mrs. Bonzie O. Adams McLearran Guffey

We are late on thanking everyone since mama’s death on 11/27/2018 and we are sorry about that.

Mama raised us wonderfully. She worked 2 jobs most of the time to make sure we had what we needed to survive. We all have been so lucky to have her in each of our lives. We could not have asked for a better mama to have raised us and loved us. (All of us were her favorites.)

We would like to thank each and every person that did anything in any way to help us in mama’s sickness and death. We APPRECIATED each kind act whatever it may have been. If it being cooking, coming by, praying, sending food, saying a kind word, making something to help comfort her, calling and being there for us all. Just knowing how many friends she had has been so honoring to her an all of us. Special thanks to Hall’s Funeral Home and employees. Mama had each season through the time of passing until we laid her in the grave. She had snow, sleet, rain, sunshine, fog on the water and darkness. Thank you to Michael Pratt for letting our family do what we wanted to getting the last ride by Moody’s Boat Dock and being a late service to get buried by flashlight and cell phone service lights. Thanks to the sheriff’s department for providing escort service and all the pallbearers for packing mama out and to the grave and covering her. We appreciated all of you. Thanks to Brad Burkett for the memorial service and tribute to mama, it was special. Jimmy Chilton we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for singing Billy Joe’s song he wrote for her. It made mama smile from heaven. Special thanks to the great grandkids and children for singing at the gravesite.

Again we would like to express our gratitude for all the kindness that each of you has shown our family.

Sincerely Grateful,

Ralph Guffey, Walter William Mclearran, Jr., Billy and Kathy Mclearran, Annette Gilpatrick and Jack and Jeannie Lafever.

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