Obituaries 8-20-19

Bonnie B. Colson

Bonnie B. Colson, 84, of Livingston passed away Aug. 9 from her residence. Graveside services were held Aug. 15 at St. John Cemetery.

She was born in Newark, Ohio on Dec. 15, 1934.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Frances Stevens Burkett; husband, Walter Edward Colson; brother, Richard Lee Dunn; brother-in-laws, James, Raymond and Doyle Colson.

She is survived by brother, Manual Ralph Burkett of Newark, Ohio; sisters, Dreama Bennett, Robin Burkett and Joann Pena all of Newark, Ohio; sister-in-laws, Claudeen Vaughn and husband, W.C., Betty Johnson and Tina Langford and husband, Jackie; step-children, Lisa Colson of Smyrna, Patricia Nunley and husband, Jason of McMinnville and Elizabeth Johnson and husband, Malcolm of Byrdstown; special friend, Linda White and Carol Wyatt; brother-in-law, Hack Colson and wife, Regina.

Bruce Michael Ledbetter

Bruce Michael Ledbetter, 67, of Conaster Lane passed away Aug. 15 from his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Copeland Cemetery off Conaster Lane. Bro. Josh Nave and Bro. Phillip Buck officiated.

He was born in Overton County on April 27, 1952. He enjoyed fishing and ginseng hunting. He spent time woodworking and gardening.

He was preceded in death by parents, Elmo and Betty Wallace Ledbetter and sister, Stella Brooks.

He is survived by wife, Rita Ledbetter of Livingston; daughter, Iris Leann Melton and husband, Michael of Jamestown; sons, Christopher Lee Ledbetter and wife, Donna of Rickman and Alec Joe Ledbetter and wife, Emilee of Livingston; grandchildren, Issaiah Lucas Leon Ledbetter, Kaylee Lynn Ledbetter, Michael Austin Ledbetter, Dalton James Ledbetter, Caleb Alec Elijah Ledbetter, Savannah Victoria Barnes, Jordan Blake Melton and River Layne Melton; great-grandchildren, Gunnar Joe Ledbetter and Waylon Austin Hooten; sister Rithia “Button” Winnigham and husband, Dwain of Livingston; half-sister, Sue Bullock and husband, Denny of Rickman; special brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Jason Beaty, Mark Ledbetter Dalton Ledbetter, Kaylee Ledbetter, Tylin Winningham and Jordan Blake Melton.

Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Huckeby, Michael Austin Ledbetter, Christopher Lee Ledbetter, Caleb Alec Elijah Ledbetter, Dewain Winningham, Dustin Winningham, Leon Ledbetter, James Bass and Harold Smith.

Christopher Lee Phares

Christopher Lee Phares, 38, of Byrdstown passed away on Aug. 14 from his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Smyrna Church in Byrdstown. Bro. Randy Thompkins officiated. Family has chosen cremation.

He was born in Livingston on Nov. 22, 1980. He worked in thermal drilling.

He was preceded in death by mother, Ann Ruth Neal Phares; father and step-mother, Ricky Lee and Carolyn Phares; grandparents, Garvin and Mable Davis, Odene Phares, Gene and Shirley Neal.

He is survived by sisters, Laura Phares Stinson and Casey Moles, brother, John Moles; niece, Joni Ford; nephews, Allen Stinson, Marshall Stinson, AJ Collier, Doninick Moles, great-nieces, Skyla and Braelynn Sue and host of family and friends.

Edwina Winningham Branham

Edwina Carwile Winningham Branham, 94, of Hilham passed away on Aug. 14 from the Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral servives were held on Aug. 18 at the Hilham Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Hilham Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on Jan. 11, 1925. She loved her friends and family and spending time with people at church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting.

She was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Magnolia Morgan Carwile; husbands, Clyde Winningham and Howard Branham and son, Larry Winningham.

She is survived by daughter, Louise Swallows and husband, Pat of Cookeville; grandchildren, Scott Ryan, Adam Ryan and wife Brooke, Grant Swallows and wife, Beth Ann, Emily Hammock and husband, Chris and Jason Winninham and wife, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Brody, Anniston, Judah, Knox, Lulu Nessa, Alexandra, Lochlan, Eliza, Nicholas, Matthew and Skylar; sister, Elna Wilson and husband Jack of Granger, Ind.; brother, Eldon Carwile and wife, Faye of Franklin, Eric Carwile and wife, Linda of Livingston and Earl Carwile and wife, Barbara of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Barbara Winningham of Hilham and step-daughter, Wanda Shantz and husband, Randy of Arlington, Tenn.

Serving as pallbearers were Lochlan Hammock, Scott Ryan, Adam Ryan, Grant Swallows, Chris Hammock and Jason Winningham.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Howard Glenn Reagan

Howard Glenn Reagan, 64, of Allons passed away on Aug. 14 from his residence. Funeral services were held Aug 16 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

He was born in Livingston on Sept. 24, 1954. He worked as a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by parents, E.J. and Ova Reagan.

He is survived by daughter, April Whited; son; Tim Reagan and wife, Lori Reagan; brother, Ronnie Reagan; sister, Margaret Abbott; grandchildren, Ethan Reagan and Bethany Reagan.

Reva M. Brown

Reva Smith Brown, 85, of the Summer Shade Community in Allons passed away Aug. 13 from Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Carlie Connor officiated. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

She was born in Clay County on Sept. 15, 1933.She attended church at Summer Shade Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking and making quilts.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lewis Thomas and Etress Fite Smith and brother, Jerry Smith.

She is survived by husband, Truman Brown of the Summer Shade Community; son, Donnie Brown of Livingston; daughters, Vickie Brown Dodson and husband, Randy of Livingston and Peggy Brown McCullom and husband, Jeff of Hixson, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Dodson of Mt. Juliet, Amanda Dodson Masters and husband, Chad of Rickman and Megan McCullom Grant and husband, Jarred of Hixson, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Briley Masters, Rylan Masters and Jaxon Grant; sisters, Oleta Collins of Livingston and Marie Sullivan of Cookeville; special friend, Doug Reagan of the Summer Shade Community and a host of family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Jeff McCullom, Randy Dodson, David Dodson, Chad Masters, Doug Reagan and Shannon Conner.

Ronnie Lynn Reagan

Ronnie Lynn Reagan, 61, of Livingston passed away on Aug. 15 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on Oct. 2, 1957. He was a heavy equipment operator for Rogers Group, Inc. Buying, selling and trading guns was his passion. He loved to play golf.

He was preceded in death by parents, E.J. and Ova Smith Reagan and brothers, Norman Reagan and Glenn Reagan.

He is survived by wife, Judy Holman Reagan of Livingston; daughters, Melissa Wilson and husband, Jason of Livingston and Lynnae Garrett and husband, Dillon of Livingston; grandchildren, Jessica Wilson, Cole Wilson and Logan Garrett; sister, Margaret Abbott of Livingston and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers were Dewayne Looper, Don Winnigham, Junior Stover, Lonnie White, Van Cross, Tyson Stover, Joe Spivey and Henry Young.

Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Stover, Tyler Sells, Ken Stover, Cory Howard, Dillon Garrett and Tyler Russell.

 

Ruth Vaughn Thrasher

Ruth Vaughn Thrasher, 93, of Livingston passed away Aug. 9 from her residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. James Allen Thrasher officiated.

She was born in Overton County. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, walking and traveling. She made beautiful works of art with needle and thread, and loved her family.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe W. and Clementen McCormick Vaughn; husband, Cecil Aaron Thrasher; brothers, Harold Vaughn, Alvin Luther and Donald Ward Vaughn and sister, Joanna Ferrill.

She is survived by son, Earl W. Thrasher and wife Sharon of Cookeville; daughters, Elaine Norrod and husband, James of Livingston and Kathy Breeding and husband, Jeff of Cookeville; grandchildren, Tamy Robb McEwen, Rebecca Thrasher, Jennifer Samples, April Cogburn, Jacob Norrod, Ross Breeding and Erin Rose; step-grandsons, Scott and Jared Norrod; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Houston Vaughn and sister, Euretha Williams.

Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Letner, Matthew Stockton, Ross Breeding, McKinzie Rose, Tyler Fletcher and Jacob Norrod.

Tommy Lee Danner

Tommy Lee Danner, 82, of Hilham passed away on Aug. 10 from his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at West End Church of Christ in Livingston. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on May 11, 1937. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Dimple Cobble Danner and brother, Robert Danner.

He is survived by wife, Thelma Danner of Hilham; son, Rick Danner and wife, Gina of Hilham; grandsons, Josh Danner and wife, Kendra of Livingston and Jordan Danner and wife, Rachel of Hilham; great-grandchildren, Korah, Karoline, Jack Thomas, Darly Sue and Klara Sue Danner; sisters, Louise Conatser of Livingston and Marie Purdue of Gallatin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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