Obituaries 1/21/20

Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock, 75, of Monroe passed away Jan. 14 from the Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Hancock Cemetery. Bro. Aaron Dillon officiated.

He was born in Overton County. He was a 1962 graduate of Livingston Academy. He served the country in the U.S. Navy for 23 years. He enjoyed going to Monroe Community Center and his retirement.

He was preceded in death by parents, Carlos and Laura Davis Hancock; mother of his children, Dena Hancock and aunts, Hazel Webb, Orlean White, Cloa Reagan and Lida Conner.

He is survived by son, Damon Hancock and wife, Leigh Anne of Hendersonville; daughter, Galena Salais and husband Raymon of Denton, Texas; grandchildren, Marisa Salais, Brandon Salais, Joshua Salais, Liam Hancock, Nick Hancock, Grant Hancock and Helena Hancock; sister, Wanda Phillips and husband, Jimmy of Florida; brother, Jimmy Hancock and wife, Brenda of Virginia and nieces, Kerri Stevenson and Many Wenger.

Pallbearers who served were Damon Hancock, Jimmy Hancock, Brandon Salais, Joshua Salais, Raymon Salais and Jimmy Phillips.

Card of Thanks

The Family of Mildred Louise Conaster would like to extend their thanks to everyone for the love shown during the loss of our mother.

To those who called, brought food and for the beautiful flowers—for all of the comforting words and prayers. For all who came to the Funeral and viewing, thank you!!

Special thanks to Speck Funeral Home and Bro. John Copeland for taking care of our mother and the comforting words. To the singing during the funeral and the ladies of Grace Baptist Church for the meal after the funeral, we thank you.

Special thanks to Bethesda Healthcare for taking care of our mother.

Thanks for all of the acts of kindness shown to our family.

Thank you and God Bless,

The Family of

Mildred Louise


Betty Sublett, Joyce and Larry King, Janice and Rick Ledbetter, David and June Conaster, grandchildren and


Charles Buddy


Charles E. “Buddy” Booher, 75, of Livingston passed away Jan. 15 from the Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the St. Johns Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 21, 1944 in Overton County. He enjoyed riding his moped, going to church, making a garden and going to the fair. His greatest joy was working at the Overton County Jail with Herman Moody and being a strong Democrat.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Lola Mae Walker Booher; sisters, Ruby Harvey, Beatrice Edwards and Betty Zachary and very special friend, Betty Moody.

He is survived by brother, Gordon Booher and wife, Kim of Monterey; sisters, Viola Wilkens of Indianapolis, Ind., Jewell Lester of Burkesville, Ky. and Marietta Upchurch of Monroe; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Patty Cole, Herman Moody and Tosha Clemmens.

Pallbearers who served were Lee Booher, Jeff Ledbetter, Zack Ledbetter, Parker Story, Eric Story and Alan Booher.

Honorary Pallbearers were Haven Booher, Ronan Booher and Herman Moody.

Leatrice Melton

Leatrice Melton, 90, of the Copeland Cove Community passed away Jan. 14 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Brett Gibbons officiated.

She was born in Clay County on Aug. 31, 1929. She was a member of the Martin Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, being outside and Butter Pecan ice cream. She also enjoyed getting up early and catching the morning news on WLIV radio.

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

She is survived by six nieces and nephews and several cousins.

Pallbearers who served were Jerry Melton, Roger Melton, William Best, Chet Best, W.B. Melton and Johnny Vaughn.

Card of Thanks

The family of C.E. (C-Doc) Vaughn, Jr. would like to extend our deepest and most sincere thanks to many friends and family who visited, prayed, called, brought food, flowers and sent cards during the loss of our loved one.

We also send our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the kindness and care provided by Overton County Ambulance Service, Livingston Regional Hospital’s nurses and doctors and Speck Funeral Home.

A special thank you to Bro. Brett Gibbons and the ladies of Martin Chapel’s Church for the meal provided to our family after the funeral.

God Bless You All,

Pearl Vaughn and Family

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