Obituaries 1/7/20

John R. Compton

John R. Compton, 89, of the Willow Grove Community passed away Dec. 29 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville. Bro. Josh Shaw officiated.

He was born in Davidson County on Aug. 26, 1930. He was a 1949 graduate of East Nashville High School. He was a member of Jackson Park Church of Christ in Inglewood in Nashville and the Free Communion Church of Christ. He worked for many years as a Purity Dairy Sales Representative. He enjoyed traveling and going to church. He loved his wife, children, camping and Dale Hollow Lake.

He was preceded in death by parents, Harry N. and Elma Sue Chunn Compton and brothers, Harry N. “Buster” Compton, Jr. and William Donald Compton.

He is survived by wife, Juanita McConnell Compton of the Willow Grove Community; daughters, Cathy Goodman and husband, Baker and Connie Kendrick and husband, Jim all of Wilson County; son, Bob Compton and wife, Susan of Lebanon; grandchildren, Renee Smith, Matt Tunstall and wife, Erin and Michael DeWerff; step-grandchildren, Anthony Wilson, Michael Johnson and Ashley Adams and husband, Dustin; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.


Barbara Jean


Barbara Jean Hoover Ledbetter, 69, of Alpine passed away Dec. 31 from her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 from the First Baptist Church in Livingston. Interment followed in the Bolestown Cemetery. Bro. John Copeland and Bro. Roger McDonald officiated.

She was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Overton County. She was a 1968 graduate of Livingston Academy and Baptist in faith. She loved her family dearly. She enjoyed fishing, flowers of all types and shopping.

She was preceded in death by father, Herbert Hoover; son, Herbert Scott Ledbetter and brother, Tommy David Hoover.

She is survived by husband, Leo Ledbetter of Alpine; sons, Mickey Ledbetter and wife, Lori of Allons and Corey Ledbetter and wife, Shauna of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Blake Ledbetter, Shaela Ledbetter, Kaiden and Kolton Ledbetter; sisters, Carolyn Hammock and husband, Charles of Monroe and Sandy Hoover and Don Patterson of Troy, Mich. and mother, Marie Smith of Livingston.

Pallbearers who served were Michael Poston, John Hammock, Blake Ledbetter, Gary Frank McDonald, Jerry Dale and Raymond Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Kaiden and Kolton Ledbetter.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Robert Elsworth Wright

Robert Elsworth Wright, 75, of the Baptist Ridge Community passed away from his residence Dec. 30. Celebration of Life services were held Jan. 3 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Masonic services were held by the Eagle Creek Masonic Lodge #530. Bro. Morris McMasters officiated.

He was born Sept. 5, 1944 in Muncie, Ind. He worked for General Motors for many years. He was a member of the Hilham Baptist Church and was a former Deacon.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Mary Napier Wright; son, John Lee Wright and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by wife, Linda Nickol Wright of the Baptist Ridge Community; daughter, Melissa Raymond and husband, Mike of Hilham; son, Robert J. Wright and wife, Melissa of Hilham; grandchildren, Nicole Cline, Alyssa Lang, Destini Wright, Amanda Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Joey Jones, Noah Wright, Caleb Allen, Tristan Allen, Caleb Lang, Josh Norris, Shea Gibson, Chas Evans, Aaron Hines and Evan Gibson; great-grandsons, Jacob Norris, Maverick Norris, Koby Cline, Marcus Cline, Blaze Hines and Brayden Hines; brother, Jerry Wright and wife, Jackie of Muncie, Ind. and daughter-in-law, Tracy Allen and husband, Nathan of Hilham.

Luther Ray Buford

Luther Ray Buford, 92, of Livingston passed away Dec. 27 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Celebration of Life services were held Jan. 4 at the West End Church of Christ.

He was born in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County on May 13, 1927. He was a 1943 graduate of Rickman High School, then went to Tennessee Tech for three years before serving his country in WWII. He loved playing cards at the senior center, going to church and spending time with other people.

He was preceded in death by parents, Luther Moore and Hettie Clark Buford.

He is survived by wife, Dean Webb Buford of Livingston; son, Michael Buford and wife, Peggy Jean of Rickman; grandson, John Michael Buford and wife, Chelsea of Rickman; granddaughter, Alison Michele Hensley and husband, Brian of Mt. Juliet; great-granddaughter, Sara Jane Buford of Rickman; sisters, Betty Jean Burroughs of Summer Shade, Ky. and Billie Reece and husband, Felix of Tullahoma and brother, James Buford of Murfreesboro.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Fincher

Irene Fincher, 88, of Livingston passed away Jan. 4 from the Signature Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held on Jan. 7.

Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated.

She was born in Monroe on Feb. 7, 1931. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons.

She loved going to church and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by parents, Aurther and Beualah (Clayborn) Sells; husband, Willie Fletcher and siblings.

She is survived by son, Terry Fletcher and wife, Barbara; daughter, Peggy Alcorn and husband, Neil; grandsons, Chris Fletcher and wife, Amanda, Michael Alcorn and wife, Geri Anna and Phillip Alcorn; great-grandchildren, Olivia Lynn Fletcher and Will Alcorn.

Pallbearers who served were Chris Fletcher, Michael Alcorn, Phillip Alcorn, Scott Mitchell, Steve Smith and Doug Reagan.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of the arrangements.


Card Of Thanks

The Family of Junior Foster would like to acknowledge the many expressions of love, concern and compassion from friends and loved ones during this time of great loss to our family.

Words cannot express the strength you have given us during this most difficult of times. May Junior’s bright spirit live on in us all.

Please accept this as our personal Thanks. May God bless and keep all of you.

Thank You,

The Foster Family

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