Obituaries 3/12/19

Susan C. Ewers

Registered Nurse

Susan C. Ewers, 71 of Allons, passed away on Feb. 26. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Baxter. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue was born in Detroit. Mich. Oct. 12, 1947. Her family later relocated to Palos Park, Ill. She attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. and Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. where she earned her Registered Nursing degree. After moving to Tennessee, she worked as a Quality Assurance RN at the Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston. She was also a co-owner and operator of Deep Valley Campground and Trout Farm prior to retirement. Sue had a strong passion for genealogy, numismatics, raising goats and her country home. She was a member of the DAR, a Life Member of the VFW Auxiliary and a Life Member of the NRA.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Patricia Carr of Palos Park, Ill.; and brother, Christopher Carr of Chicago, Ill.

She is survived by her husband, Gifford Ewers of Allons; children, Charlene (Jeff) Reddick of Pewaukee, Wis. and Randy (Stephanie) Ewers of Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren, Amanda Ewers, Adam Ewers, Aaron Ewers and Daniella Reddick; siblings, Kathleen (Richard) Michael, Evelyn (Joseph) Sinibaldi, Steven (Julie) Carr and Robert Carr; and nieces and nephews.

Kenneth E. Allen

Kenneth E. Allen, 80 of Cookeville, passed away on March 8 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Kenny Gilliam officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Jackson County on July 21, 1938. He loved his wife and family, tending to his yard and garden and listening to and singing Gospel music.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Dora Dillon Allen; brother, Cecil Allen; and sisters, Katherine Glasscock, Polly Rooker and Barbara Boles.

He is survived by wife, Sue Allen of Cookeville; son, Steve Allen and wife, Traci of Bartow, Fla.; daughters, Patty Spurlock of Cookeville and Kendra Bellamy and husband, Michael of Knoxville; grandchildren, Hallie Beth Spurlock, Alexis Allen, Ashlynn Allen and Landry Bellamy; and brother, Roy Allen and wife, Brenda of Winter Haven, Fla.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Glasscock, Tommy Rooker, Roger Phillips, Vance Williams, Doug Franklin, David Cooper and Roy Lee Seber.

Fred Dale

Wiles, Sr.

Fred Dale Wiles, Sr., 75, passed away on March 5 in Sterling Heights, Mich. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, March 14 from the Campground Cemetery at 9 a.m. The family will welcome friends at the time of services. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He worked at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren for over 38 years and was an avid collector of trains and guns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Fred Dale Wiles, Jr.

He is survived by wife, Yvonne Wiles; children, Wendy Wiles, Dan (Jenni) and Christina (Devin) Erick; grandchildren, Melissa (Marc), Michael, Alyssa, Rebekah, Gabriel, Samantha and Joshua.

June Speck

June Speck, 85 of Livingston, passed away on March 8 at Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held on March 10 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. David Beaty officiated. Interment followed in the Copeland Cemetery at West Fork.

She was born in Overton County on Sept. 19, 1933. She loved to spend time with her great grandchildren, watch Duke and UT Men’s Basketball teams, support the Atlanta Braves, read, sew and put puzzles together.

She was preceded in death by mother, Lassie Vaughn; husband, Estes C. Speck; daughter Brenda Speck; sister Nell Thompson; and twin sister, Joan Beaty.

She is survived by daughters, Sharon Curtis and husband, Charles of Rickman and Sheila Garza and husband, Frank of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Christy Key and husband, Wayne of Rickman, Carla Pierce and husband, Chris of Rickman, Courtney McBride of Rickman and Phillip Garza and fiancée, Veronica Betancourt; and great grandchildren Jarrett Key, Jordan Key, Creed Pierce, Calla Pierce, Sawyer McBride and Colt McBride.

Pallbearers were Charles Curtis, Frank Garza, Phillip Garza, Wayne Key, Chris Pierce, Creed Pierce and Jarrett Key. Honorary Pallbearers were Colt McBride and Sawyer McBride.

Albert Gaumont

Navy Veteran/ Postal Worker

Albert Gaumont, 66 of Rickman, passed away on March 9 at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be held on March 14 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will be in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Rickman. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on March 13 and from 10 a.m. until the service time on March 14 at the funeral home.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1953 in Long Island, N.Y. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was a Navy veteran and retired postal worker.

He was preceded in death by father, Albert Donald; mother, Marie Adelmia (Courtney) Gaumont; and grandmother.

He is survived by wife, Susan Gaumont; daughter, Shawn R Gaumont; son, James Albert Gaumont; grandsons, Dakota and Dylan Brown, great-grandson, Ryan Brown; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Linda Gaumont; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews and many other beloved family members.


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