Obituaries 7-23-19

James Cantrell

James Cantrell, 76, of Livingston passed away July 12 at Saint Thomas West in Nashville. Funeral services were held on July 15 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in Fall Springs Cemetery.

He was born in Allred. He served in the army. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Hardy and Ethel (Hammock) Cantrell; son, Steve Paul Murphy; sisters, Auda Ledbetter, Artie Smith, Irene Cooper, Juanita Kissick, Alice Flowers; brothers, Ray Cantrell, Clyde “Monk” Cantrell, Willis “Shorty” Cantrell and O.C. “Dude” Cantrell.

He is survived by wife, Brenda C. Cantrell; daughter, Melissa Sells; sons, Chris Cantrell, John S. Phillips and wife, Honeyleen and William Cantrell; sister, Edith Loftis; grandchildren, Matthew Hammock and wife, Lyndsey, Brittany Maynord and husband, Cody, Ashley Cumming and husband, Michael, Courtney Voss and husband, Lucas and Kylie Phillips; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon Cummings, Paxton Anderson, Braylee Rudd, Daxton Rudd, Berklee Maynord, Bryson Hammock, Levi Hammock, Carter Hammock and Lillian Hammock.

Serving as pallbearers were: Chris Cantrell, Steve Phillips, Will Cantrell, Matthew Hammock Mark Flowers and Cody Deck.

James Larry Hogue

James Larry Hogue, 69, of Livingston passed away July 18 at his residence. No services have been scheduled at this time.

He was born July 18, 1950 in Overton County. He was a 1968 graduate of Livingston Academy and served his country in the Air Force during Vietnam. He worked for Purdue in Monterey. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on cars.

He is survived by sons, Chris Hogue of Breckenridge, Texas and Tim Hogue of Livingston and brother, Gary Hogue and wife, Carol of Livingston.

Lula Mae Daniel

Lula Mae Daniel, 96, of Muncie, Ind. and formerly of Overton County, passed away July 14 at her home surrounded by family. Funeral services were held at Parson Mortuary in Muncie on July 19. Minister Mark Reynolds officiated. Entombment followed at Elm Ridge Cemetery.

She was born in Livingston on Feb. 18, 1923. She was a loving wife to Lewis Daniel and caretaker to her family, as well as being a devoted member of the Ton Acre Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Mary Sells; sons, Larry and Garry Daniel; sister, Nora Pearl Taylor; brothers, Cordell Sells, Luther Sells and Shirley Sells.

She is survived by grandchildren; Nathan (Erin Barnard) Daniel, Nolan Daniel, Amber (Lucus) Jefferson, Jamie Daniel and J.D. Daniel; great-grandchildren, Alexa Daniel, Justice Stafford, Brody Daniel, Maudie Mae Daniel, Gage Jefferson and Addison Jefferson; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Marietta Gill Ledbetter

Marietta Gill Ledbetter, 93, of Livingston passed away July 16 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on July 18 at the United Methodist Church in Livingston.. Rev. Shelia Preacher and Rev. James Shenko officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Dickson County. She retired from the Overton County Co-op, where she worked for over 25 years as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Livingston where she attended for over 65 years. She loved her family dearly. She enjoyed watching golf, playing piano, singing in her church choir, reading and her books on tape. She was actively involved in United Methodist Women, and served as an officer.

She was preceded in death by parents, Henry Alex and Gertrude Garland Gill; husband, Robert Winson Ledbetter; two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by daughter, Bobbye Moore and husband, Ron of Livingston; son, David Ledbetter and wife, Betty of Livingston; grandchildren Jennifer Officer and husband, Michael, David Ledbetter, Jr., Patty Dale and husband, David and Tamara Stocking and husband, Lee, all of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Sam Officer and girlfriend, McKenzie Shaw, Kate Officer, Rex Dale and wife, Kirstie and Adam Dale all of Livingston and Tori Stocking of Nashville; sister-in-law, Brenda Gill of Burns, Tenn.; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were: Bobby Almonrode, Sam Officer, David Ledbetter, Jr. and Rex Dale.

Mattie Emogene Ledbetter

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Emogene Ledbetter, 94, of Algood, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday July 21 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Tom Savage officiated. Interment followed at Green Hills Cemetery in Overton County.

The family received friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until service time.

Mrs. Ledbetter passed away on July 18, 2019 at her home in Algood.

She was born on June 5, 1925 in Overton County, TN to the late Roy L. and Ora Davis Smith.

Mrs. Ledbetter is survived by daughters Margaret (Ray) Ferrell, Mary (Mike) Martin, Linda (Tom) Savage, Peggy (Ernie) Beasley and Susan Johnson and Bob Good.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.S. Layton Ledbetter; one daughter, Mildred (Kathy) Litchford; two sons, James Kenneth Ledbetter and Phillip Ledbetter; three sisters, Hessie Hicks, Ruby Stuteville, and Rose Nell Smith; and two brothers, Ellis and A.R. Smith.

Her greatest accomplishment was being a loving, selfless mother to seven children. Through her seven children, 27 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren her faith in the Lord will continue.

Pallbearers will be Michael Litchford, Gary Gibson, Jesse Johnson, Mark Jackson, Josh Johnson and David Walker.

The family wishes to thank Lisa Gibson for the special care rendered to Mrs. Ledbetter.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 Share your thoughts and memories at

Otis Odell Presley

Otis Odell Presley, 74, of Livingston passed away on July 9 at his residence. Funeral services were held on July 12 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Brent Gibbons officiated. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery.

He was born in Rickman on April 19, 1945. Otis was a small engine repairman.

He was preceded in death by parents, A.T and Leron C. (Harris) Presley.

He is survived by wife, Diann Presley; life partner, Ann Sells; sons, Scott Presley and wife, Lori, Mike Presley and wife, Amanda and Steve Presley and wife, Debra; daughters, Sue Allen and Breanna Sells; sisters, Bonnie Hargis, Genevieve Cantrell, Shelia Lacy and Sharlotte Masters and brothers, Bruce Presley and Donald Presley.

Serving as pallbearers were: Mike Presley, Steve Presley, Jason Presley, David Bull, Brian Bull and JE Ledbetter.

Velma Kathleen Deck

Velma Kathleen Hollars Deck, 95, of Livingston passed away July 19 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held July 23 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Jeff Slayton officiated. Interment followed at the Old Union Cemetery.

She was born May 18, 1924 in Livingston. She loved cooking for her friends and family anytime she could. She made works of art with needle and thread and enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Mary Masters Hollars; husband, Robert Lee Deck; son, Jack Arlin Deck; sisters, June DeWitt and Wanda Hollars and brother, Harold Hollars.

She is survived by granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Slayton and husband, Jeff of Crossville; great-grandsons, Matthew Arlin Smith of Livingston and Brandon Kendall Slayton of Crossville; brothers, Gary Hollars and Leon Hollars and wife, Elaine; daughter-in-law, Judy Moore and daughter, Ashley Lamb all of Livingston and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were: Brandon Slayton, James Hollars, Nathan Hargis, Chad Slayton, Randall Slayton and Michael Slayton.

Wayne Howard Ramsey

Wayne Howard Ramsey, 66, passed away July 17 at his home in Hilham. Celebrations of Life services were held July 20 at the First Christian Church of Livingston. Rev. James Shenko and Bro. John Turnbull officiated.

He was born in Munich, Germany on March 28, 1953. He worked in Quality Control in the Nuclear Power Industry. He enjoyed reading, hunting arrowheads, deer hunting, dove hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Livingston.

He was preceded in death by father, Charles Castle Ramsey and brother-in-law, Gary Shepard.

He is survived by daughter, Jayce Ramsey of Livingston; son, Charles Joseph “CJ” Ramsey of Cookeville; mother, Joyce Pigg Ramsey of Cookeville; brother, Chuck Ramsey and wife, Tia of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; sisters, Ann Shepard of Elizabethon, Tenn. and Karen Ramsey-Idem and husband, Steve of Cookeville.

Serving as pallbearers were: Larry Ramsey, Gary Ramsey, Evan Ramsey, Dragan Ramsey, Christopher Shepard, Mick Daniel, Greg Franklin and Jeff Misenhimer.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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