Obituaries 11/19/19

Martha Mae


Martha Mae Boshears Greenwood, 85, of Hilham passed away on Nov. 8 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery. Bro. Grant Pennington officiated.

She was born in Sevier County on Aug. 27, 1934.

She enjoyed making jewelry, sewing, crocheting and reading.

She was preceded in death by parents, George Washington and Eula Mae Smith Boshears; husband, Clovis Dallas Greenwood; grandson, Matthew Hall; granddaughter, Donna Greenwood Reagan; sisters, Lorene Golden Sullivan, Lucy Ballinger, Blanche Patterson and Jewel Dean Jones; brothers, Frank and Chares Boshears and stepson, Donald Greenwood.

She is survived by daughters, Zora Boswell of Gainesboro, Linda Winton of Baxter, Sandra Goin and husband, Wayne of Livingston, Shelia Ramsey and husband, Ted of Livingston and Wendy Stainbrook of Hilham; grandchildren, Erica Rawdon, Brandon Greenwood and wife, Robbin; Michael Winton, Christopher Hall, Joshua Stainbrook, Amber Beaty and husband, Donavin, Brittany Ramsey and Lucas Stainbrook; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Shaylee, Natalee, Macy, James, Arianna and Sophia Hall, Paisley Beaty, Braelynn Brown and soon to be Parker Beaty.


Trudy Lois


Trudy Lois Carter McDonald, 76, of Livingston passed away Nov. 15 from her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 18 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in Allens Chapel Cemetery. Pastor Greg Watson officiated.

She was born in Overton County on March 22, 1943. She was a graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Christ Bible Believing Church. She enjoyed traveling. She had a strong faith in God and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, Rosier Levi and Audie May Garrett Carter; husband, Gary Amos McDonald; sisters, Agnes Phillips, Cozetta Bilyeu and Kitcy Bilbrey and brother, Arlas “Dutely” Carter.

She is survived by sons, Tony Carter and wife, Teresa of Huber Heights, Ohio, Gary McDonald and wife, Rita of Monroe, Larry McDonald and wife, Betty of Monroe and Jeff McDonald and wife, Dana of Allons; brothers, James Carter and wife, Dodie of Hilham and Dewain Carter and wife, Emily of Anderson, Ind.; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers who served were Brian McDonald, Ryan McDonald, Brandon McDonald, Jaylon McDonald, Joshua Smith, Brent Stockton, Tanner Witt and Billy Witt.


Jackie W. Frogge

Jackie W. Frogge, 62, of Livingston passed away on Nov. 9 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Nov. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiated.

He was born in Overton County. He was Baptist in faith.

He loved his children, grandchildren and going fishing.

He was preceded in death by father, Ray Frogge and wife, Gaye Frogge.

He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline Reid and husband, David of Pleasant Shade and Amber Hall and husband, Andrew of Hilham; son, Roy Frogge and wife, Whitney of Moss; mother, Geraldine Melton of Livingston; grandchildren, Zac Reid, Courtney Bass, Melanie Bennett, Dylandie Frogge, Karlee Strong, Haven Hall and Zechriah Frogge and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers who served were D.C. Long, Ronald Winningham, Bobby Brown, Jimmy Coffee, Tim Massengille, Frankie Tally and Dalton Smith.



Bobby Leo Geesling

Bobby Leo Geesling, 76, of the Greenbriar Community passed away Nov. 9 from the St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. Bro. Ted Kocher officiated.

He was born in the Greenbriar Community on Oct. 1, 1943. He was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. He enjoyed farming, bluegrass music and helped manage the Overton County Pioneer Days for many years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Walton Leo and Anna Louise Franklin Geesling and niece, Cylie Jade.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Ann Talley Geesling of the Greenbriar Community; son, David Leo Geesling and wife, Christy of the Bangham Community; daughter, Tammy Ann Looper of Livingston; grandchildren, Bobby Dwayne Anderson and wife, Elizabeth, Tiffany Ann Smith and husband, Scotty, Tabitha Nichole Anderson, David Ryan Looper, Heather Delain Baldwin and husband, Kris, KatieAnn Mae Geesling, Amber Meshai Pinkley and Eric Remington Trabucco; great-grandchildren, Briella Emberlyn Smith, Easton James Michael Baldwin, Caden Raymond James Baldwin, Justin Dakota Smith, Landon Jay Trabucco, Ryder Martin Gentry and Roczen Cole Gentry; brother, Kenneth Geesling and wife, Mary of Greenbriar, Danny Geesling and Gerald Geesling, both of Cookeville; sisters, Sherry Matheny, Sandra Geesling, Linda Hall and Judy Hix and husband Lavern, all of Cookeville.


Judith Ann Phillips

Judith Ann Hammock Phillips, 61, of Livingston passed away Nov. 14 from St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Anthony Johnson officiated.

She was born in Overton County. She was Baptist in faith and a 1976 graduate of Livingston Academy. She loved arts and crafts and sitting on the front porch with her family.

She was preceded in death by father, Keith Hammock; paternal grandparents, Walter and Delores Hammock; maternal grandparents, Wilker and Alpha Stamps; brothers, Michael Hammock, Jeff Walker, Timmy Walker and sister, Diane Walker.

She is survived by mother, Wanda Walker of Livingston; sons, Jason Breeding, Chad Breeding and Duran Phillips all of Livingston and David Phillips of Monroe; sisters, Lisa Hammock, Angie Johnson and husband, Anthony, Janice Ledbetter and Sharon Hogue all of Allons and Anita Ledbetter and husband, Waylon of Livingston; brothers, Greg Walker, Mark Walker and wife, Becky all of Livingston and James Hammock of Celina; grandchildren, Mahea, Kinley, Jayden and Layken Phillips and Alisia Smith.


Johnny Wu Cushing

Johnny Wu Cushing, 20, of Buffalo Valley passed away on Oct. 27 in Sheboygan, Wis. Celebration of Life services were held Nov. 16 at the Silver Point Church of Christ in Silver Point, Tenn.

He was born in Anderson, Ind. on Oct. 5, 1999.

He is survived by parents, Melisa and Mack Williamson and Janina and James Cushing; siblings, Austin and Brandon Cantrell, Dylon, Bella, Jaide, James, Blake and Ryley Cushing; nephew, Oliver James Sherman-Cushing; grandparents, Jan and Bruce Hinshaw, Gary Bilbrey, Lisa Barthels, Kenny Dollar, Brad Cushing, Kathy Sparks, Barbara Geesling, George McConaha and Yvonne Woodworth; great-grandmothers, Janice Talani and Virginia Scantland; great-grandfather, Kenneth Bilbrey and a host of family and friends.


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