Obituaries 7-9-19

David Lee Shirley

David Lee Shirley, 74, of Livingston, passed away on July 1 at his residence. Funeral services were held on July 6 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston followed by burial at Cash Cemetery in Livingston. Bro. Craig Walters officiated.

He was born in Noblesville, Ind., on July 3, 1944. He loved his children, family and friends very much.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph Shirley and Dorothy Louise (Hill) Hamilton; grandson, Benjermin Shirley; great grandson, Robert Latour; brother, Ramon.

He is survived by sons, David, John, Matthew and Jessie; daughters, Laura, Dorothy, Bessie, Candy, Becky, Montana, Carol, Latonya; sisters Maryilynn, Wanda; brothers, Norman, Richard and Donn; 44 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Shirley, Austin Shirley, Bear Johnson, John Lovelace, Jody Patterson and Hunter Warrum.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tracey Melton, Roger Lindsay.

Gene Charles Ballwey

Gene Charles Ballwey, 82, of the Willow Grove Community, passed away on July 1 at the Overton County Health & Rehab Center in Livingston.

He was born Oct. 26, 1936 in Louisville, Ky. He served in the Navy from 1953 – 1973. He went on to work for the United States Postal Service where he retired to the Willow Grove Community.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Edward and Josephine Schneider Ballwey.

He is survived by wife, Debra Ann McIninch Ballwey of the Willow Grove Community; sons, Charles Ballwey and Michael Ballwey of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Kathy Nelson, Brenda Mead and husband, Arthur of Pensacola, Fla.; step-sons, Dale Sasser of Willow Grove Community and Sean Sasser and wife, Regina of Monroe; sister, Earlene Wessell and husband, Ken of Carbondale, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Collins Owens

Funeral services for John Collins Owens, age 79, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Church on the Hill. Rev. Bill Stone officiated. Interment with military honors followed at Cookeville City Cemetery.
His family received friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Dyer Funeral Home and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Owens passed away June 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 30, 1939 in Overton County to the late Alvin Delmer and Bernice Holbert Owens.
Mr. Owens was a member of the TN National Guard.
He was a Tennessee Tech University graduate. His professional career included service with the Federal Highway Administration from which he retired. He later became an enrolled agent with the IRS. He also formerly worked for the Food and Drug Administration and US Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Owens was a devout Christian and member of Church on the Hill.
He is survived by his daughter, Emily (Brad) Qualls of Nolensville, Tenn.; three sisters, Ann Barkalow of Mt. Juliet; Jerri Barnhill of Birmingham, Ala. and Ella (Gary) Givens of Cartersville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kathryn and Claire Qualls; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Melinda Burkitt Owens; and infant sister, Peggy Jane Owens.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic, 714 North Dixie Avenue| Cookeville, TN 38501 or the Bethsaida Cemetery Fund c/o Cindy Pritchett, 3062 Flowers Rd, Monroe, TN 38573
Dyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931) 526-7158. Share your thoughts and memories at

Maxine McCormick

Maxine McCormick, 80, of Livingston, passed away on June 24. A celebration of life for Maxine McCormick will be held at later date.

Maxine was a 1957 graduate of Livingston Academy. She attended Tennessee Tech University, Baldwin Wallace University and West Virginia University, where she received her master of Sacred Music. She was a musician and played the organ, including performing a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. As a lifelong Methodist, she also held the positions of church worship leader and music director. In addition to her love of music, Maxine enjoyed travel, skydiving, collecting antiques and sports cars.

She was preceded in death by parents, Aubrey Donald and Lou V. Allen McCormick.

She is survived by sister, Reba Crabtree and husband, Jack of Livingston; nephew, Stan Crabtree and niece, Tamara Crabtree of Nashville.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Susan Elaine Stanbrook

Susan Elaine Stanbrook, 63, of Livingston, passed away on July 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 10, 1955 in Utica, N. Y. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending her time with them. She loved music of all kinds, playing cards and other games. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Helen Lymann Deperna.

She is survived by son, Howard Armstrong and wife, Stephanie of Cookeville; daughter, Lisa Armstrong of Livingston; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Armstrong.

There are no services scheduled. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Bill Lansden Winningham

Funeral Services for Vice Mayor William “Bill” Lansden Winningham, age 84, of Livingston were conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the First Christian Church of Livingston. Rev. James Shenko officiated. Burial followed at the Good Hope Annex with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. The family welcomed friends July 8 from 5 -8 p.m., then on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the First Christian Church of Livingston.
Vice Mayor Winningham passed from this life on July 5, 2019 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Born in Overton County, Tennessee on June 10, 1935 to the late Gradis Feldman & Sidney Bilbrey Winningham. Bill was a 1953 graduate of Livingston Academy. He then went on to graduate “Ole Miss” in 1956 with a Pharmaceutical Degree. While at “Ole Miss” he found the love of his life, Ms. Barbara Lynn Bugg on a blind date in Memphis. They were married in 1956 and spent the next 58 years together. After graduation at “Ole Miss”, Bill and his father started Winningham Drugs in 1957. He served 19 years in the National Guard. Bill worked as a Pharmacist up till his death. He was involved in many organizations during his life. He was a charter member of the Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club. Bill served on many boards during his career some of his favorites were the Livingston Regional Hospital, First National Bank, and the Livingston Housing Authority. He was a active member of the Livingston Rotary Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. Bills greatest joy was serving the City of Livingston and it’s people for over 40 years as Alderman and Vice Mayor.
Bill leaves behind his son, William Winningham of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-laws, Kathy Winningham, Mary Olive Bugg, and Nadia Bugg; nieces, Katie Winningham, and Laura Lynn Ray; brother-in-law, Howard Buddy Bugg; nephew, Gilbert Bugg, Jr.; several cousins, and many great friends.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Lynn Bugg Winningham; son, Scott Winningham; brother, David Winningham; and brother-in-law, Gilbert Bugg, Sr.
Pallbearers to serve are Curtis Hayes, Rex Dale, Greg Etheridge, Chris Speck, Jim Evans, Ken Dodson, Terry Coffman, and Jeff Crawford.
Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Fred Coleman, Millard Vaughn Oakley, Dr. John Kelly Wright, Sid Mathis, Howard Buddy Bugg, Charles Langford, Gerald Maynard, Clifton Ray, Wayne McDonald, Roger Ruble, Bruce Elder, Frank Walters, Greg McDonald and Kelly Coleman.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank @ or by contacting Speck Funeral Home, 300 North Church Street, Livingston, Tenn. 38570/ 931-823-1201.


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