Obituaries 11/26/19

Jacquelin J. Johnson

Jacquelin J. Reddock Johnson, 89, of Livingston passed away Nov. 16 from the Bethesda Health Care.

Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Pampa, Texas.

She worked for many years as a banker. She was a member of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. She loved country music and knew several country music stars. She devoted her life to raising a Christian family and was a devoted and loving.

She was preceded in death by parents, George and Naomi Jackson Reddock; son, Robin Johnson; brother, Sonny Reddock and sister, Shirley Louden.

She is survived by sister, Jody Louise Lilley; sons, Chris Mack of Livingston and Alan Mack and wife, Debbie of Williamsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Martisca Mack, Jonathan Mack and Elizabeth V. Mack; great-grandchildren, Samuel Mack and Robin Mack.

Pallbearers who served were Alan Mack, Jonathan Mack, Chris Mack, Samuel Mack, Mike Upchurch and Cameron George.


Charlotte Elise Masini

Charlotte Elise Masini, age 77, of Hancock, Mich. passed away Nov. 13. She was born in Livingston to the late Samuel Baxter and Elise Elizabeth Smith.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her older brother, Steve Smith and younger sister, Marcia Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Masini of Hancock; children, Mark Masini and his wife, Judi of Crystal Lake, Ill.; Jon Masini and his wife, Stephany of Shelby Township, Mich.; Scott Masini and his wife, Keri of Georgetown, Texas; Grandchildren, Connor, Lauren, Robbie, Nicholas, Camryn, Jake, and Anthony; Sister-in-law Judy Smith and her children Amanda and Scott Walker.

Charlotte graduated from Ferry Hall Academy in Lake Forest, Ill. and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Duke University in Durham, N.C. Charlotte devoted her life to her husband and raising her three boys.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing piano, was an amazing cook, and loved spoiling her grandchildren. As her boys entered secondary school she began a successful career with 3M as an accountant.

She retired from 3M in 1995. Charlotte leaves behind many close friends and families who she holds near and dear to her heart. Charlotte was a giving soul who served her church, her friends and her family.

The Masini family would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation for the Portage Pointe Staff who have provided Charlotte with care and love over the last five years and her boy’s are grateful to their father, Joe for his love and devotion to Charlotte for the last 56-years and especially the last five at Portage Pointe.

Charlotte was an active member of the Church of Resurrection in Hancock, Mich., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Rev. Father William Ssozi will officiate. Spring interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Memorials may be made in memory of Charlotte to St. Vincent De Paul, 204 Quincy St, Hancock, Mich. 49930.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please go to


Terry Ray Franklin

Terry Ray Franklin, 73, of Monroe passed away Nov. 21 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Rev. David Beaty officiated.

He was born June 12, 1946 in Putnam County. He was a 1964 graduate of Livingston Academy. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Alpine Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, William Ray and Jewel Odel Garrett Franklin.

He is survived by brothers, Nickey Franklin of Livingston and Greg Franklin and wife, Barbara of the Standing Stone Community; nieces, Lora Jones, Holly Barnes and Elizabeth Franklin; great-nephew, Deacon Barnes and great-niece, Ellie Barnes.


Elizabeth Carol Howell

Elizabeth Carol Carter Howell, 76, of Crossville and formerly of Overton County passed away Nov. 22 from her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 25 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery. Bro. John Murphy officiated.

She was born in Overton County. She was Baptist in faith and enjoyed going to yard sales, collecting cookie jars and making wonderful works of art with needle and thread.

She was preceded in death by parents, Willard and Verda Johnson Carter; brothers, Welman Carter, Hubert Carter and Francis Carter; sisters, Josephine Ward, Joyce Ramsey, Carlee Bilbrey and Margaret Dishman.

She is survived by husband, Cody Phillips of Crossville; daughter, Crystal Renee Blalock and husband, Nick of Graham, N.C., Jody Carter of Livingston, Carl Lee Howell of Crossville, Clifford Carter and wife, Irene of Hopkinsville, Ky. and Jessie Carter of Talledega, Ala.; sister, Robbie Tackett of Dalton, Mich.; grandchildren, Preston Blake Carter, Jack “J.D.” Carter, Niki Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Jessy Carter, Amber Forman and Stephanie Ann Braungart and great-grandson Jessy Carter, Jr.


Jame Larry Hogue

James Larry Hogue, 69, of Livingston passed away on July 18 from his residence. Graveside services were held Nov. 23 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Military Honors were provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Roger Phillips officiated.

He was born July 18, 1950 in Hilham. He loved working on cars and motorcycles. He worked for several years at fast food merchandisers in Monterey before becoming disabled.

He was a Vietnam Veteran and a Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by parents, Delbert and Anna Ruth Hogue and grandparents, Wade and Amber Hogue and Buford and Nola Dailey.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Nancy Hogue of Texas; sons, Chris Hogue of Texas and Tim Hogue of Livingston; brother, Gary Hogue and wife, Carol of Livingston; aunt, Frances Gore of Michigan and a host of friends and family.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Michael Brian Ledbetter

Michael Brian Ledbetter, 59, of Livingston passed away Nov. 23 from his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bradley Ledbetter Family Cemetery. Rev. Roger McDonald and Greg McDonald officiated.

He was born Nov. 22, 1960 in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Clinton Township, Mich. He worked construction as a young adult. He loved music, his dog “Rudy” and was very easy-going and loved everyone.

He was preceded in death by parents, Bradley C. and Janice Lucille McDonald Ledbetter; brother, Richard Ledbetter; grandparents, Bradley and Bessie Ledbetter and Haskel and Lena McDonald.

He is survived by sisters, Pam Pendergraft of Livingston and Rhonda Ledbetter and husband, Jimmy of Cass City, Mich.; nieces, Janice Maurer, Jennifer Baisch and Kaitlin Pendergraft; nephews, Brad Pendergraft and wife, Kendra and Justin Ledbetter; two great-nephews, one great-niece and several cousins.

Pallbearers who served were Brad Pendergraft, Justin Ledbetter, Michael Cummings, Robert Mathis, Josh Melton and Brad Carr.


Carol Stafford

Carol Stafford, 69, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 17 from St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. No services are scheduled at this time.

He was born in Clay County on Aug. 28, 1950. He was Baptist in faith and worked many years in construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by parents, Will Wade and Kate Olene McClain Stafford; brothers, Bruce Stafford, Larry Stafford and Denny Stafford and sister, Bonnie Stafford.

He is survived by sisters, Brenda Brooks and Juanita Stafford, both of Cookeville; nieces, Leslie Brooks Thompson and Dana Stafford; nephew, Brandon Stafford and several cousins and friends.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Phillip Scott Robbins

Phillip Scott (Scottie) Robbins, 52, of Allons passed away Nov. 20 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home on Nov. 23. Interment followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery. Bro. Howard Bain officiated.

He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on July 3, 1967. He was loved by his family and he loved them back in return.

He is survived by parents, Ordra and JoNell Robbins; brother, Greg Robbins and wife, Louise; sisters, Pamela Sircy and husband, Roger and Pattie Robbins and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Travis McDonald, Talon Sircy, David Hunter, Jim Hunter, Rick Hill and Billy Moody.


Randall Lee Thrasher

Randall Lee Thrasher, 83, of Livingston passed away Nov. 24 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Saint John Cemetery in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County. Bro. Marlon Winningham officiated.

He was born in Allons on March 14, 1936. He built furniture for a living.

He was preceded in death by parents, Burr and Venus (Colson) Thrasher; wife, Gwen (Ramsey) Thrasher; grandson, Tyler Thrasher; sisters, Lucille Melton, Jessie Hardan, Elise Hill and Wanita Langford and brothers, Doyle Thrasher, Willie Thrasher and Eddie Ray Thrasher.

He is survived by sons, Mark Thrasher and wife, Sheila and Chris Thrasher and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Ashley Thrasher Scott and husband, Alex, Emily Thrasher and significant other, Mickey Moore, and Cody Thrasher and significant other, Taylor Horan; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Ashley Scott, Emily Thrasher, Steve Thrasher, Mickey Moore, Cody Thrasher and Matt Hall.


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