Agnes Geneva Carter
Agnes Geneva Carter, 83, of the Taylor’s Crossroads Community of Monroe passed away on July 28 in the comfort of her home. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery.
She was born July 11, 1936 in Clay County. She was best known for her cooking. She would spend many hours during the summer months canning fruits and vegetables. She was know for her fried-apple pies.
She was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Ola Mae Ford Booher; brothers, Chris Junior Booher and Wayne Edward Booher; sisters, Joyce Leallice Danner, Evelyn Marie Mathis, Pansy Louise Booher and Geraldine Booher; child, Wilma Joan Carter Brown Dennis; grandsons, Jonathan Corey Phipps and Benjamin “Ben” Fredrick Jolley.
She is survived by husband, Stanley R. Carter Sr; sister, Betty Jean Booher Burks; sons, Dr. Willie Joe Carter and wife, Luba, Jimmy Walter Carter and wife, Janie, Dr. Johnnie Clarence Carter and wife, Sherry and Stanley Carter Jr. and wife, Chanda; daughter, Mary Jean Carter Jolley and husband, Tom; grandsons, Michael Carter, Jackson Carter, Cullen Carter, Christian Brown, and Stanley Carter III; granddaughters, Amanda Phipps Taylor, Sandy Carter, Jade Carter Cross, Betsy Jolley, Kristen Carter, Bailey Carter and Cassie Carter; great-grandchildren, Emily Taylor Sherman, Evelyn Taylor, Cambrie Cross, Carter Cross, Emmitt Ogletree and Garrett Jolley.
Alyssa Ann Booher
Alyssa Ann Booher, 18, of Cookeville passed away July 26. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Kevin Sexton and Bro. Isaiah Booher officiated. Interment followed in the Mineral Springs Cemetery.
She was born in Livingston on Aug. 1, 2000. She was a Correctional Officer and was a member of the Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Rayborn and Pat Hollingsworth; grandfather, Cecil Booher and uncle, Junior Booher.
She is survived by father, Ed Booher; stepmother, Zaneta Boyette; mother, Shelia Jones; stepfather, Jerry Jones; brother, Isaiah R.M. Booher; sister, Eysha Shea Smither and husband, Adam; grandmother, Hattie Booher; nephews, Abel Glenn Smith, Coy Mason Smith, Finn Ridge Smith and Reed Lane Smith; aunts, Myrna Poston, Thelma, Anna Lee and Jewell; Uncle Frankie and host of family and friends.
Bill Thomas, 87, of Livingston passed away Aug. 2 at the Overton County Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held at Aug. 4 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Bro. Danny Staggs officiated.
He is survived by son, Doug Thomas and wife, Renee of Livingston; daughter, Penelope Brown and husband, Chuck of Cookeville; sister, Nell Sells of Livingston; grandchildren, Maggie Bullock, Trey Thomas, Ashleigh Auberson, Lincoln Brown and Kaitlyn Brown; great-grandchildren, Miles Bullock, Anthony Auberson, Riley Calder, Charlie Brown and Hunter Brown as well as a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.
Clarice Louise Stover
Clarice Lousie Stover, 94, of the Ozone Community passed away on July 29 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. J.D. McDonald officiated. Interment followed in the Sells Cemetery on Ozone Road.
She was born in Pickett County on Oct. 9, 1924. She worked for many years feeding the children of the Overton County School Systems. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. She enjoyed flowers of all kinds and gardening. She enjoyed cooking for her family, going to church and reading.
She is preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Agnes Sells Smith; husband, Cecil Stover; grandsons, Eric Stover and Brian Stover; sisters, Christene Daniel, Imogene Smith, Ruth Kennedy and Juanita Rainwater and brothers, Charles, Ray and Ralph Smith.
She is survived by sons, Robert Stover and wife, Lillian of Houston, Texas, Ron Stover and wife, Jean of Rogers, Ark., Rick Stover of Franklin, Ray Stover and wife, Pam of Monroe and Russell Stover and wife, Gina; daughters, Reba Johnson and husband, Aaron of Rickman, Ruby Jenkins and husband, Johnny of Monroe and Rhonda Walker and husband, Eric of Morrison; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Frances Smith of Livingston and a host of nieces and nephews.
Marsha Lynn Reeder
Marsha Lynn Reeder, 50, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County passed away on July 31 in Murfreesboro. Graveside services were held Aug. 3 at the Philander Smith Cemetery. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Overton County on April 20, 1969. She was Christian in Faith and loved her family dearly. She enjoyed picnics, family get-togethers, cats and her Granny Smith.
She was preceded in death by mother, Joyce Smith Stephens; brother, Kent Reeder; grandmother, Imogene Smith and aunt, Judy Ledbetter Smith.
She is survived by son, Aaron Armstrong of Sparta; uncles, Joey Smith and wife, Beth of the Independence Community, Jimmy Smith and wife, Lisa of Rickman and Jesse Smith of the Independence Community; aunt, Jewell Smith Turner of Livingston; special cousin, Melissa Reagan and husband, Jimmy of the Independence Community and a host of cousins and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Todd Smith, Brian Ledbetter, Kevin Smith, Lukas Reagan, Jimmy Reagan and Randy Smith.
Oliver Tom Davis
Oliver Tom Davis, 77, of Livingston passed away on July 27 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted Aug. 9 at the Turkey Town Cemetery.
He was born in Clay County on March 22, 1942.
He was preceded in death by parents, Hershel P. and Margaret Phillips Davis; brothers, James and Charlie Davis and sister, Katie Davis.
He is survived by brothers, Willie and Walter Davis; sisters, Estaline Garrett of Rickman and May Jane Eldridge of Monterey; nieces, Kathy Smith, Sheila Murphy, Shonna Eldridge and Anna Lee Davis.
Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roger Lynn Bilbrey
Roger Lynn Bilbrey, 57, of Rickman passed away July 25 at his residence. Funeral services were held July 31 in the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Roberts officiated. Interment followed in the Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery in Rickman.
He was born Dec. 27, 1961 in Indiana.
He is preceded in death by parents, Roy Bilbrey and Nellie Lee (Dixon) Bilbrey.
He is survived by sister, Brenda Bilbrey; niece, Angela Bilbrey and nephews, Shawn Bilbrey and Thomas Bowman.