Will Roger Linder
Will Roger Linder, 66, of the Linder Mountain Community passed away Dec. 13 from his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Eric Dillon officiated.
He was born in Overton County on May 22, 1953. He enjoyed attending Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, coon hunting and watching his grandchildren play sports. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Erma Almonrode Linder; wife, Marlena Hawkins and brothers, Ernest Linder, James Linder and Edward Linder.
He is survived by son, Ronnie Linder and wife, Karen of Livingston; daughter, Brandy Dailey and husband, Anthony of Allons; grandchildren, Ronnie Linder, Dylan Linder, Kyra Dailey, Audrey Dailey, Noah Dailey and Maddox Linder; great-grandchildren, Cameron Linder, Carsen Linder and Hendrix Linder; brothers, Sylvester Linder and wife, Louise and Wayne Linder all of Livingston; sisters, Martha Crabtree, Lois Cantrell and husband J.C. and Anna Ogletree all of Livingston and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers who served were Ronnie Linder, Dylan Linder, Billy Crabtree, Ralph Linder, Austin Reeder and Ricky Reeder.
Honorary pallbearer was Anthony Dailey.
James Earl Hooks
James Earl Hooks, 91, of the Hardys Chapel Community passed away Dec. 13 from NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery. Rev. Craig Green officiated.
He was born in Overton County on Jan. 29, 1928. He was a member of the Shiloh Church. He loved his wife and family. He enjoyed raising Beagles and trading them.
He was preceded in death by parents, Grover and Virgie Dickerson Hooks; sisters, Nadine Brown, Betty Barlow and Katherine Bull and brothers, Burr Hooks, Junior Hooks and Claude Hooks.
He is survived by wife, Gladys Thompson Hooks of the Hardys Chapel Community; son, Phillip Hooks and wife, Kelly of Cookeville; grandchildren, Brandon Hooks of Kansas City, Mo. and Kristen Hooks of Knoxville and brother, Buck Hooks and wife, Elanor of Livingston.
Debbie K. Boles
Debbie K. Boles, 61, of Livingston passed away Dec. 13 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life will be held Dec. 21 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.
She was born in Overton County on Aug. 3, 1959. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed her quiet time, listening to music, driving around and having her independence.
She was preceded in death by parents, Glen and Betty Jo McDonald Parson.
She is survived by daughter, Kim Boles of Livingston; grandchildren, Quinn Bailey and Kiley Bailey; brothers, Doug Parsons and wife, Janet of the Dry Hollow Community, Mike Parsons and Tony Parsons and wife, Pat of Monroe.
James Barney Dale
James Barney Dale, 69, of Hilham passed away Dec. 13 from Bethesda Health Care. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Donnie Bull and Bro. Roger Phillips officiated.
He was born in Overton County on April 25, 1950. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, being around people, petting his dog, Brownie, taking Brownie for rides and enjoying life in general.
He was preceded in death by parents, Wilson and Anna Mae Bilbrey Dale and brother-in-law, Eugene Cox.
He is survived by wife, Diana S. Dale of Hilham; daughter, Peggy Hall of Hilham, granddaughters, Courtney Phillips and husband, Clinton of Livingtson and Railee Collins of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Isabella Melton, River Phillips and Briar Phillips; sisters, Hilda Cox and Betty Brown and husband, Raymond of Livingston and several nieces and nephews.
Franklin Leon Britt
Franklin Leon Britt, 85, of Rickman passed away Dec. 10 from his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 13 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery in White County. Bro. Justin Reeder officiated.
He was born in Pikeville on Dec. 8, 1934. He managed a carwash in Livingston for many years and enjoyed meeting new people and was a member of the Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.
He also loved his garden and working in it, along with fishing.
He was preceded in death by parents, Eskill and Nellie (Reece) Britt; wife, Burnice Britt; daughter, Wanda Haston; brothers, R.J. Britt, Henry Britt, twins Louie and Dewey Britt and Clyde Britt; sisters, Martha Ellen Grace and Ann Imhoff.
He is survived by son, Maxie Britt of Rickman; grandsons, David (Shannon) Britt of Rickman, Mike Britt of Rickman and Blake Kelli Haston of Pikeville; granddaughters, Teresa Key (Ben) of Livingston, Amanda Dixon (Dennis) of Spencer and Bertha (Scott) Murphy of Hilham; great-grandchildren, Emily Britt, Kelsey Britt, Megan Britt, Madison Britt, Matt Britt, Bailey Britt, Kayla Bedwell, Dewley Haston, Dallas Haston and Daelyn Haston; son-in-law, Chuck Haston; special caregiver, Jann Eilander and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.
In Memory Of “Mom”
Audie Elease Dishman Endsley (1933-2001)
My Star In Heaven
I am sending a dove to Heaven with a parcel on its wings.
Be careful when you open it—it’s full of beautiful things.
Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs to say how much I love you and to send all my love.
I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain to walk with me throughout my life until we meet again.
Love and miss you, Mom!
Patsy Ann Dishman