R.D. Eldridge, 87 of Kettering, Ohio and formerly of Livingston passed away on Aug. 21. Funeral services will be held Aug. 31 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
He was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Livingston. He retired from General Motors after 37 years of service. He was a past superintendent of the Masonic Temple in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the Solar Lodge #730 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite, Atiocjh Shrine, Independent Order of Oddfellows, Woodmen of the World and was a national organizer for many other organization. He loved his country and was active in many patriotic activities.
He was preceded in death by parents, Wheeler and Etta Eldridge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar and Ruby Eldridge, Gradon and Auda Eldridge, Charles and Amy Eldridge and Jessie Eldridge; son-in-law, Edward John Furl and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by wife, Colleen Eldridge; children, Sonya (Willie) Reffitt, Cynthia (John) Curtis and Robbie (Danielle) Eldridge; grandchildren, Tammy Gene (Glen) Schmaltz, Shawn Jason Furl, Charlotte Tenille Reffitt and Carolyn E. Wilson; great-grandchildren, Ciara, Braden, Kohnor, Shawn Jr., Aubrey, Jacob, Seth, Sydney, Alivia, Morgan and Reid; brother, William Eldridge and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Glennis D. Walker
Glennis D. Walker, 89, of Livingston passed away Aug. 19 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were held Aug. 21 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Okolona Cemetery. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated.
She was born in Overton County on May 24, 1930. She enjoyed quilting, canning and cooking. She loved spending time with her family, traveling and going to gospel singings.
She was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Elizabeth Cates Wilson; husband, Fonzo Walker; brothers, Carvel Wilson, Andy Wilson, Ray Wilson, Harold Wilson, Clifford Wilson and Hollis Wilson; sisters, June Sandin, Glady Johnston, Clara Dean Wilson and Reba Wilson and son-in-law Clenton Dixon.
She is survived by daughter Genat Dixon of Rickman; son, Rick Walker of Crossville; granddaughters, Dianna Loftis, Heather White, Holly Cross and Samantha Green; great-grandchildren, Tara Loftis and Austin Loftis; special nieces, Carolyn Walker, Mable Cantrell, Delanie Norment, Denise Smith, Sherry Humble and Jewel Savage and special nephew, Mark Walker.
Glenard Wade Hogue
Glenard Wade Hogue, 91, of Livingston passed away Aug. 21 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held Aug. 25 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Steven Barlow and Bro. Gary Taylor Officiated.
He was born in Overton County on Nov. 7, 1927. He was an Atlanta Braves fan who enjoyed going to church, eating watermelons and breaking beans with his niece.
He was preceded in death by parents, Wade and Ammer Belle Martin Hogue; first wife, Betty Jo Hogue; second wife, Wilma Hogue; third wife, Ann Hogue; son, Mark Hogue; brothers, Gerald Hogue, Delbert Hogue, Ray Hogue and Burnley Hogue; sisters, Lorraine Nolen and Odell Neely.
He is survived by daughter, Marsha Deck and husband, Jim of Livingston; grandchildren, Marcy Dickerson, Josh Deck and Rachel Deck; dughter-in-law, Sarah Hogue; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Dickerson, Brady Dickerson, Emma Deck, Drew Deck, Tyson Deck and Nevaeh Skelton; step-children, Mark Whitaker, Brian Whitaker, Gary Allred and Carolyn Curtis; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Gene Bobby Boles
Gene B. Boles, 85, of Livingston passed away Aug. 21 from Veterans Affairs Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Hilham Cemetery. Bro. Nick Turner officiated.
He was born in Overton County on Nov. 12, 1933. He spent time hunting, fishing, camping, and working on cars.
He was preceded in death by parents, George Averitt and Ethel Grace Boles and brother, James Boles.
He is survived by wife, Martha Boles of Livingston; son, Jeffery Boles of Livingston; sister, Joyce Boles Eldridge and nephew Mark Boles and wife, Jennifer.
Clara Cleo Daniels
Clara Cleo Winningham Daniels, 88, of Livingston passed away on Aug. 24 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be held Aug. 28 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment to follow will be in Hoover Cemetery. Bro. Eric Dillon will officiate.
She was born in Overton County on Feb. 10, 1931. She loved being the center of attention, cutting up with friends and family and having a good time.
She was preceded in death by parents, Jonah Matthew and Laura Mae Stover Winningham; husband, Willie Edward “Bud” Daniels; daughter, Brillie (Faye) Winningham; sisters, Hazel Brown, Thula Bilbrey and Cora Fletcher; brothers Claude, Clarence, Hack and Carson Winningham and step-sons John Michael Daniels and Andy Daniels.
She is survived by son, Bruce Winningham; daughters Belinda Masters and husband, David of Livingston, Kay Boswell of Livingston and Brenda Ledbetter of Livingston; stepson, Dennis Daniels and wife, Valerie of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Randle Ledbetter and wife, Leslie, Kim Valestin and husband, Ken, Shannon Ray and husband, Chris, Derek Masters, Stephanie Hammock and husband, Billy; step-grandchildren, Josh Daniels, Lisa Daniels, Eric VanWyen and wife, Teresa, Holly Beasley, Joshua Anderson, Megan Anderson, Ashley Spencer and Joshua Hammock; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers to server are Randle Ledbetter, Billy Hammock, Derek Masters, Chris Ray and Ken Valestin.
Honorary pallbearers are Hayden Ray, Dawson Ray, Elijah Shaver, Samson Shaver, Justin Vance and Blake Ledbetter.
Card Of Thanks
The family of Ruth Vaughn Thrasher would like to say thank you to all who called, texted, sent cards, came to the visitation, brought food, sent flowers or gifts and a special thank you for the prayers for us during this difficult time.
Thanks to Priority Care, the EMS and Speck Funeral Home.
A special thanks to James Allen Thrasher, Teresa Randolph, Linda Fox and Penny Cummins. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.