Shirley Ann Rich Hooten
Shirley Ann Rich Hooten, 59 of Celina, passed away on March 22 at Signature Healthcare in Putnam County. A memorial service was held at McDonald Cemetery in Hilham on April 7. Nashville Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge of the arrangements.
She was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 28, 1959. She was a factory worker at Osh Kosh in Celina before finding her passion of caring for people and becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant, which she pursued for the rest of her career. She was a proud mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved to laugh, joke and prank.
She was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Edna Cox Rich.
She is survived by son, Steven Michael Rich and wife, Brittany of Celina; daughter, Amy Hooten-Morrison and husband Joseph of Cookeville; grandchildren; Ashton Rich, Greyson Watson, Abigail Bentley, Ally Bentley and Letty Anna-Dale; brother, Billy Wayne Rich and wife, Angela of Rickman; sister, Karen Short and husband, Fred of Moss; nieces and nephews, Nathanael Rich and wife, Kayla of Cookeville; Matthew Rich and wife, Savannah of Rickman, Amanda Short of Moss and Heather Rhoton and husband, Steve of Moss.
James Deloy “Shorty” Ayers
James Deloy “Shorty” Ayers, 85 of Upper Hilham Road, passed away on March 31 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center in Livingston. There are no services scheduled at this time. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born in Overton County on Jan. 30, 1934. He worked for many years in construction and retired from Hutchinson in Livingston. He was affiliated with the Holly Springs Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by parents, John and Effie Mae Sullivan Ayers; son, James Kent Ayers; sisters, Jessie Nell Edmonds, Bonnie Clark and Geneva Ayers; and brother, Lovell Ayers.
He is survived by wife, Marie Ella Talley Ayers of Hilham; grandsons, Patrick Deloy Ayers of Hilham and Devan K. Ayers of Rickman; sisters, Barb Dodson and husband, Kenneth of Rickman and Shelby Hawkins of Nashville; and brother, Bill Ayers of Crossville.
Doyle Aaron Colson
Doyle Aaron Colson, 71 of the Willow Grove Community, passed away on April 3 at his home. Funeral services were held on April 6 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Tony Johnson officiated. Interment followed in the St. Johns Cemetery.
He was born in Clay County on March 4, 1948. He was a 1967 graduate of Celina High School. He worked for many years for Hutchinson in Livingston. He always grew a community garden and enjoyed working on his farm. He loved spending time with his family, friends and community and sitting outside under his apple tree.
He was preceded in death by parents, Haltie and Annie Lou Daniels Colson; and brothers, Raymond, James and Ed Colson.
He is survived by wife, Rita Taylor Colson of the Willow Grove Community; son, Daniel Colson of the Willow Grove Community; grandchildren, Calvin Curtis Colson, Colton Doyle Colson and Cookie Colson; sisters, Betty Johnson of Willow Grove, Claudine Colson Vaughn and husband W.C. of Willow Grove and Tina Langford and husband, Jackie of Rickman; brother, Hack Colson and wife, Regina of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.
Earl Gene Boles
Earl Gene Boles, 83 of Hilham, passed away at the Overton Co. Health and Rehab on March 29. Funeral services were held on April 1 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery.
He was born in Hilham on June 25, 1935. He was an electrician. He will be greatly missed by his family.
He was preceded in death by parents, Herman L. and Alba Willette (Brown) Boles; and son, Randy Boles.
He is survived by wife, Mary Frances Ayers Boles; son, Garry Boles; daughter, Liz Carmack; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Alex Boles, Logan Boles, Gordon Carmack, David Ayers, Billy and Steve Ayers.
Larry R. Coleman
Larry R. Coleman, 64 of Crawford, passed away on April 3 at the Alive Hospice in Nashville. Services were held April 6 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Hillsborough Memorial Gardens in Florida. Bro. Joe Garrett officiated.
He was born in Sylacauga, Ala. on March 26, 1955. He was a deputy here in Livingston for many years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a loyal and honest friend. He joined the HCSO in 1986 and served until 1998. During his time in Florida he also owned and operated Creative Custom Cabinets for 16 years. He moved to Tennessee in 2008 where he once again joined the local sheriff’s department at which he happily served for eight years until his illness forced him to retire in 2016.
He was preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Cleo (McDonald) Coleman.
He is survived by wife, Mary Coleman; daughter, Nicole Parker and husband, Larry Parker; son, Ryan Wilson and wife, Jessica; grandsons, Nicholas, Riley, Jaden, Mitchel, Christian, Cole and Tommy; granddaughter, Harper; brothers, Garry and Ronnie Coleman; and sister, Joyce (Coleman) Bahnson.
Timmy Lee Murphy
Timmy Lee Murphy, 55 of the Rickman Community, passed away on March 30 at his son’s residence. Funeral services were held on April 5 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Flatt Creek Cemetery. Bro. John Mabrey officiated.
He was born in Livingston on July 1, 1963. He was a member of the Fredonia Community Church.
He was preceded in death by wife, Gale Murphy; father, R.L. Murphy; grandparents, Tick and Myrtle McDonald and Joe and Pearl Murphy; and father in-law, Herbert Crabtree.
He is survived by sons, Scott Murphy, Josh Murphy; mother, Edith Murphy; sister, Teresa Barlow; brother, Butch R.L. Murphy, Jr.; grandchildren, Billie Lee and husband, Johnny, Scott Murphy, Jr., Jacob Murphy, Reanna White, Joseph White, Rusty Murphy, Weezy Murphy and Bucky Murphy; and great grandson: Karson Lee.
Pallbearers were Scott Murphy, Josh Murphy, Butch R.L. Murphy, Jr., Scott Murphy, Jr., Chris White and Billy Crabtree.