Obituaries 10/1/19

Anna Robbins Smith

Anna Ruth Robbins Smith, 87, of Winder, Ga. passed away Sept. 23.

Memorial services will be held Oct. 26 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Livingston at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

She was born in Livingston on Sept. 2, 1932. She moved to Georgia in 1965. She worked as a nurse and enjoyed painting.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Roger Smith.

She is survived by children, Alan Smith and wife Laurie, Walterboro, SC; Adria Smith Berry and husband Kenny, Flowery Branch, Ga.; Dana Samples and husband Van, Buford, Ga.; grandchildren, Stephanie Shaw, Leslie Burke, Christopher Smith, Hope Honea, Caleb Samples, Ben Smith, Meagan Stoner, Cullen Smith; great-grandchildren, Roger Knox Honea, Willa Marie Honea, Jordan Andrew Shaw, Katie Lynn Shaw, Maddox Nathaniel Stoner, Finnley Jensen Stoner, Gibson Benjamin Smith, Savannah Mae Petty, Audrey Lane Burke, Brody O’Neill Burke, Landon Hudson Burke; brother, Max Robbins of Livingston; sister, Linda Bianchi of Gainesville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Ann Hammock

Billie Ann Greenwood Hammock, 73, of Hilham passed away on Sept. 23 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the Holly Springs Church of Christ. Interment followed at the Hollow Springs Cemetery. Bro. Bruce Mullinix officiated.

She was born in Hilham on Sept. 26, 1945. She was a 1963 Livingston Academy graduate.. She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ and the Hilham Volunteer Fire Department. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jess D. and Manda Lee Vaughn Greenwood; husband, Carmon B. Hammock; brother-in-law, Billy Burchett and great-grandsons, Morgan Shepherd and Karmyn Winningham.

She is survived by son, Jeff Hammock and wife, Lori of Rickman; daughters, Missey Winningham and husband, Chris of Hilham and Melanie Staggs and husband, Donald of Monterey; grandchildren, Kylor Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Keleigh, Cade, Cole and Chloe Hammock, Heather Shepherd, Donnie Staggs, Travis Staggs and Brandi B. Staggs; great-grandchildren, Brianna McKinzie, Grace Gentry, Hayden and Trey Staggs, Klay Winningham, Addi Staggs, Remi Staggs, Tatum Staggs and Aubrey Shepherd and sister, Thelma Greenwood Burchett.

Pallbearers who served were Kylor Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Cade Hammock, Cole Hammock, Donnie Staggs, Travis Staggs, Payton Long, Klay Winningham, Hayden Staggs, Kevin Burchett and Trey Stagg.

Honorary pallbearers were the Hilham Volunteer Fire Department.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Thomas


Michael Thomas Holman, 67, of Cookeville passed away Sept. 27 from his residence. Graveside services were held Sept. 30 at Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated.

Michael Thomas was born in Putnam County. He worked construction for many years. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, watching westerns and going camping.

He was preceded in death by parents, R.T. and Valley Magdalene Langford Holman; wife, Connie Jane Cope Holman and sister, Marlene Bilbrey.

He is survived by daughter, Cindy Brown of Cookeville; sons, Jeffery Wyatt Hodges and wife, Samantha of Lafayette and Amos Hensley and wife, Donna of Allons; grandchildren, Venessa Hensley and Hamilton Brown; sister, Rose Gore and husband Gerald of Algod and best friend, Comer McCloud. Speck Funera Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colleen G. Kennedy

Colleen Garrett Kennedy, 92, of Hilham passed away on Sept. 24 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Sept. 26 at the Old Union Cemetery. Bro. John Mabrey officiated.

She was born in Hilham on June 21, 1927. She was a member of the Hilham Church of Christ. She made works of art by needle and thread. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading and going to church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Coe and Minnie Carr Garrett; husband, Hobert Kennedy; brothers, Keith and Bill Garrett, sisters, Ruth Ann Kuzawa and infant sister, Benola Garrett.

She is survived by sons, John Kennedy and wife, Donna and Tony Kennedy and wife, Sandy; grandsons, Andy Kennedy and wife, Andrea, Bryan Kennedy and Clint Kennedy and wife, Terri; granddaughter, Tonya Kennedy; six great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Jarmin Hicks, Mark Garrett, Louis Kuzawa, Andy Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy and Clint Kennedy.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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