Obituaries 12/3/19

Christina Lynn

Simmons

Christina Lynn Simmons, 56, of Livingston passed away Nov. 27 from her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Ledbetter Family Cemetery. Bro. Derek Copeland officiated.

She was born in Overton County on June 14, 1963. She loved to sing, go to church, spend time with her son and worship.

She was preceded in death by parents, Howard and Auda Avo Hammock Ledbetter; husband, Scott Alexander Simmons and brother-in-law, Chris Simmons.

She is survived by son, Nicholas Simmons of Knoxville; brothers, Harold Ledbetter of Livingston, Daryle Ledbetter and wife, Lisa of Celina and Ricky Ledbetter and wife, Tammy of Livingston; sisters, Sandy Lawson and husband, Bryan of Oxford, N.C., Helen Lynn and husband, Johnny of Gainesboro and Nora Davidson and husband, Michael of Livingston; nieces, Stefania Gustafson, Emily Lawson and Hanna Davidson; nephews, Adam Lawson, Reuben Davidson, Logan Ledbetter and Matthew Lynn; mother-in-law, Anne NeSmith of Morristown, Tenn. and special friend Edith Roberts of Livingston.

 

Patsy Sue Clark

Patsy Sue Clark, 72, of Allons passed away Nov. 26 from Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Clark Cemetery. Bro. Brett Gibbons officiated.

She was born in Overton County on June 3, 1947. She loved her family, enjoyed travelling, loved to cook and send time with her grandchildren and often aggravated her friends and customers at the restaurant.

She was preceded in death by parents, Cal Edd and Nellie Mae Prichard Vaughn; daughter, Wendy Wright; brother-in-law, Arlie Hagan and nephews, Eric Vaughn and Randy Vaughn.

She is survived by husband, Bill Clark, Sr. of Allons; son, Bill Clark, Jr. and wife, Emily of Monroe; son-in-law, Kenny Wright of Livingston; grandchildren, Rylee Wright, Mary Grace Clark, Milla Clark and William Clark III; brothers, C.E. Vaughn and wife, Pearl of Allons, W.C. Vaughn and wife, Claudine of Allons and Ricky Vaughn and wife, Trish of Livingston; sisters, Edna Hagan of Allons, Judy Savage and husband, Larry of Allons and Treva Luellen and husband, Jonathan of Charleston, S.C. and several nieces and nephews.

 

Thomas Wayne

Savage

Thomas Wayne Savage (Wayne), 57, of Livingston passed away Nov. 29 from Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Savage Family Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Savage officiated.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1961. He loved gospel music, eating McDonald’s burgers, dancing and shaking everyone’s hands.

He was preceded in death by parents, E.J. and Edeth Coffee Savage; brothers, Jimmy Savage and Allen Savage and sister, Lucille Rutherford.

He is survived by sisters, Virgina Sawyer and husband, Ray of Old Hickory, Rita Qualls and husband, Ritchey of Livingston, Shirley Roberson and husband, Perry of Monterey, Janice Helton and husband, Paul of Pleasant View, Mary Allen and husband, Wayne of Livingston and Lesa Phillips and husband, Billy of Cookeville; brothers, Donnie Savage and wife, Billie Jean of Cookeville, Larry Savage and wife, Judy of Allons and Joe Savage and wife, Judy of Harriman; sisters-in-law, Georgia Savage and Wanda Savage; brother-in-law, Terry Rutherford and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donations may be made to the Special Olympics, Middle Tennessee Down Syndrome Association or the charity of your choice.

 

Master Liam

Alexander Gunnels

Liam Alexander Gunnels, one month old, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 24. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Mike Owens officiated.

He was born in Cookeville on Sept. 27, 2019.

He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, James Alvin Ray, Sr. and Arnold Edward Miller, Sr.; great-grandmothers, Ottolene D. Gunnels and Lavonna Deck; grandfather, Bill Kindler; great-great-grandmother, Mildred Orene Sells; great-great-grandparents, Onsby and Carlis Perdue, Waymon and Irene Sparks and August and Agnes Miller.

He is survived by parents, Tifford Lee III and Virginia Gunnels; sisters, Kaylan, Madilyn and Arianna Gunnels; grandmother, Kristy Sagers; grandfather, Tifford Gunnels, Jr. and wife, DeAnna; grandparents, Arnold Miller, Jr. and Rebecca and Joey Hopkins; great-grandfather, Tifford Gunnels, Sr.; great-grandmother, Anita Howard and husband, Jerry; great-grandparents, Frances Miller Pailet and John Pailet; uncles, Elijah Miller and wife, Gabby, Austin Miller and wife, Brandi and Dakota Gage Gunnels; aunts, Destiney Bullis, Kyra Grace Orene Gunnels and Hailee Michelle Lona Gunnels and a host of cousins and great-aunts and great-uncles.

Pallbearers who served were Gage Gunnels, Elijah Miller, Austin Miller and Timmy Lewis.

 

Imogene Melton

Imogene Melton, 91, of Copeland Cove passed away Nov. 27 from Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Brett Gibbons officiated.

She was born in Clay County on Feb. 29, 1928. She loved her flowers, spending time in the garden, being outside, drinking Pepsi and eating honeybuns.

She was preceded in death by parents, Elliot and Lee Emma Chowning Melton; brothers, Quinton Melton, Chowning Melton and Cloise Melton; sisters, Mary Lou Melton, Estelle Shelton, Kathleen Probst, Nelda Sue Best and Geneva Melton.

She is survived by sister, Leatrice Melton of Livingston and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers who served were Jerry Melton, James Ringley, Roger Melton, William Best, Chet Best and Don Melton.

 

David Eugene

Andrews

David Eugene Andrews, 64, of Livingston passed away Nov. 26 from Overton County Health and Rehab Center. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family has chosen cremation upon David’s request.

He was born in Livingston on Dec. 21, 1954. He was a licensed CNA and worked with a lot of people over the years. He was a man of God and you could see God through the life that he lived.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Elmer and Ella R. (Neal) Andrews; sister, Katherine Andrews; brothers, John Andrews, Donnie Andrews and William Taft Andrews.

He is survived by sister, Betty Jo Andrew; brothers, Jerry Andrews, Bobby Andrews, James Andrews and Charles Andrews and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Randy Lynn Brewer

Randy Lynn Brewer, 58, of Rickman passed away Nov. 29 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery in Clay County. Bro. Tim Singleton officiated.

He was born in Livingston on Nov. 9, 1961. He was a farmer and loved horses and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Paris and Louise (Burks) Brewer.

He is survived by sons, Brandon Brewer and Cody Brewer; daughters, Randa Rhoton and husband, Josh, Autumn Brewer and twins, Natalie and Sydney Brewer; grandchildren, Eli and Briley; brothers, Roy Brewer and wife, Robin and Paris Brewer and wife, Linda; sisters, Vicky Brown and companion, Doug Wolcott and Lynda Ryan and husband, Edmond and a host of family and friends.

 

Edward Roy

Fleming, Jr.

Edward Roy Fleming, Jr., 87, of Hilham passed away Nov. 29 from his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Holly Springs Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery. Military honors were provided graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Bruce Mullinix and Bro. Bobby Gore officiated.

He was born in Overton County on April 20, 1932. He loved farming and tending to his cattle, being around his family and working for the County Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by mother, Eula Fleming; brothers, Tom Fleming and David Fleming; sisters, Jody Brigode and Nell Sisson and niece, Lisa Fleming.

He is survived by wife, Wiletta Fleming of Hilham; caregiving niece, Mandy Ford and husband, Glen and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Pallbearers who served were Glen Ford, Ryan Ford, Johnny Womack, T.J. Bagshaw, Sam Masters and Bryce Chelini.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

John Cleveland Stults

John Cleveland Stults, 64, of Bloomington Springs, Tenn. passed away Nov. 27 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Bro. Bruce Cravens officiated. The Veterans Honor Guard provided military Honors. His wishes of Cremation are being honored.

He was born Jan. 10, 1955 in Muncie, Ind. He was a contract meter reader with the Upper Cumberland Electric Co-Op for 20-years. He was a truck driver , a U.S. Navy Veteran and a huge Jeff Gordan NASCAR fan.

He was preceded in death by son, Tyler Stults and brother, Roy Stults.

He is survived by parents, John and Oma Turner Stults; daughter, Angela Stults of Morristown; sons, John Cleveland Stults II and wife, Delvon of Rickman and Nathaniel Stults of Cookeville; six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bro. Bruce Cravens of Clarkrange and brothers, James Stults of Wilder and David Stults of Wilder.

 

Bruce Denton Thompson

Bruce Denton Thompson, 76, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Crawford Cemetery. Bro. Norman Carter and Scottie Nelson officiated.

He was born in Livingston on Aug. 31, 1943. He was a loving husband, faher and grandfather.

He is survived by wife, Peggy (Nelson) Thompson; sons, Eldon Thompson and Arlis Thompson; daughters, Sherry Green, Lorene Clark and Peggy Sue Copper; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

 

Samuel Leigh Dryden

Samuel Leigh Dryden, 41, of Livingston passed away Nov. 29 from Vanderbilt Medical Center. There will be no funeral services or visitation planned.

The family has chosen cremation.

He was born in Anderson, Ind. on July 20, 1978.

He was a carpenter by trade and loved his family very much.

He is survived by wife, Laura Dryden; son, Thorne Buck; daughter, MacKenzie Buck; parents, Don and Julie (Wallace) Buck and brother, Donnie Dryden.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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