Obituaries 2/19/19

Joe H. Allen

Joe H. Allen, 80 of the Hardy’s Chapel Community, passed away on Feb. 13 at his home. Funeral services were held on Feb. 15 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Edwin Moore officiated. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on Feb. 19, 1938. He loved and enjoyed being with his family, playing volleyball with his friends and truly loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed helping the public when he had his store. He and Doyle Shake started the Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a college graduate and Baptist in faith.

He was preceded in death by parents, MalBourn and Phyllis Martin Allen.

He is survived by wife, Patsy Cooper Allen of the Hardy’s Chapel Community; daughters, Joy Wright and Lisa Allen both of the Hardy’s Chapel Community; granddaughter, Mikalah Wright; and grandson, Tucker Wright of the Hardy’s Chapel Community.

Pallbearers were Gary Webb, Bobby Copper, Danny Webb, Tyler Webb, Scott Murphy and Kelvin Wright.

 

Delon Robbins

Factory Worker

Delon Robbins, 83 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 10 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Feb. 13 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Bobby Gore officiated. Interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery.

He was born in Hilham on June 7, 1935. He worked in the furniture factory for years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Willie Hugh and Liva Maynord Robbins.

He is survived by wife, Margie Sells Robbins; sons, Michael Robbins and wife, Melissa Cross Robbins and Stephen Robbins and wife, Wendy Peterman Robbins; grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband, Jeremy Harshman-White, Olivia Robbins, Hannah Robbins, Brea Robbins and Sawyer Robbins; sisters, Odean Robbins Davis and Helen Robbins Gray; brothers, Wilburn Robbins and wife, Barbara, Leon Robbins and wife, Eulene and Houston Robbins and wife, Wanda; and brother and sister in laws, Billy and Jane Gaw and Bob and Lois Roberson.

Pallbearers were Carl Davis, Eldon Davis, Grant Davis, Greg Gray, Russell Long, Terry Robbins, Morgan Robbins and Tim Robbins.

 

Mikel O. Brown

Construction Worker

Mikel O. “Booger” Brown, 52 of Cookeville, passed away on Feb. 9 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Feb. 12 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Nathan Hawkins officiated. Interment followed in the Eckles Cemetery.

He was born in Livingston on Aug. 14, 1966. He attended the Ole Country Church located in Sparta. He worked construction as a roofer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Molissa Vela Hammons.

He is survived by wife, Vickie Brown; sons, Dereck Brown and wife, Malanny and Tyler Phillips; daughters, Tasha Cox and Keshia Wood; sisters, Cindy Day, Lorene Judd, Dalphine Smith and husband, Donnie, Linda Faye Buck, Kay Ralley, Marlinda Smith, Pauline Allen and husband, Ronnie; brothers, Willard Hammond, Paul Brown, David Brown, V.Y. Verse Brown and wife, Brenda; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Cleo Carmack

Cleo Carmack, 74 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 10 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Feb. 13 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Eugene McCowan and Bro. Bruce Mullinex officiated. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

She was born Detroit, Mich. on July 27, 1944. She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ. She was a 1963 graduate of Livingston Academy and she graduated in the Top Ten of her class. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, and aunt and a special friend to so many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Bronza (Hunter) Carmack; and brother, Clarence Carmack.

She is survived by brother, Chester Carmack; nephew, Kevin Carmack; nieces: Kineta Carmack and Kim Taylor; great nephews, Tyler Carmack and Austin Taylor; great niece, Aleigha Taylor; and fur baby, Camo.

Pallbearers were Greg Etheredge, Benny Gilpatrick, Brandon Mullins, Gordon Copeland, Bobby Gore and David Sadler. Honorary pallbearers were the Class of 1963.

 

Raymond Meyers

U.S. Army Veteran

Raymond Meyers, 65 of Livingston, passed away on Feb. 3 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Private Graveside services will be conducted at a later date. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 16, 1953. He served his country in the Army.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence Joseph and Aloysia Delgado Meyers; wife, Sharon Meyers; and brothers, Charles and Lawrence Meyers, Jr.

He is survived by sister, Jeanette Meyers Doppke of Schamburg, Ill.; brothers, John G. Meyers of Hoffman Estates, Ill. and Robert Meyers of Chicago, Ill.; and caregiver, Tammy Stocking of Livingston.

 

Cecil Lee Allen

U.S. Army Veteran

Cecil Lee Allen, 92 of Cookeville, passed away on Feb. 14 in Putnam County. Funeral services were held on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Interment with military honors followed in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

He was born in Putnam County on Jan. 3, 1927. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked for the state as a tax auditor.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie Cooper and Nellie (Bean) Allen; sisters, Katherine and Pauline; half sister, Barbara; and stepmother, Dora.

He is survived by wife, Irene Allen; daughter, Frances L. Davis; half brothers, Kenneth and Roy Allen; granddaughters, Rhonda Burgess and Karen Barns; great grandchildren; Billy Burgess III and wife, Tawny; Lindsey Burgess and Samantha Conner and husband, Zach.

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