Obituaries 2/11/20

Micheal Ray Hood

Micheal Ray Hood, age 11, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 5 at his home after a courageous battle with liver cancer.

Micheal was born Sept. 28, 2008 in Jamestown. He was a fifth grade student at Prescott Middle School and proud to serve as manager for the football team.

His family includes his Mamaw, Loretta Reagon and Pa, Jeremy Hammock; sister, Gabrielle Hedgecoth; two brothers, Gabriel and Simon Hood; great grandmother, Neva Hood; aunt and uncle, Angela and Jeff Fitzpatrick; and numerous cousins, friends and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Oscar Hood.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Pastor Malcolm Strong officiated. Interment followed in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

Micheal’s family received friends Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers were Gabriel Hood, Jeff Fitzpatrick, Michael Alcorn, Daniel Goodson, Elvis Hood and Colin Cole.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111. Share your thoughts and memories at

Jimmy Chatt Daniels

Jimmy Chatt Daniels, 77, of Monroe passed away Feb. 1 from the Generations of Spencer. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Bro. Roger Walker officiated.

He was born May 7, 1942 in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Livingston, where he served as Deacon. He worked for many years in construction running a bulldozer. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by parents, Harlin and Claudine Holman Daniels; daughter, Peggy Ann Daniels; brothers, Billy, Mitchell, Joe and John Dudley Daniels; sisters, Margaret Daniels, Joyce Stark and Geraldine Bowers and son-in-law, Scott McCloud.

He is survived by mother of his children, Anna Faye Boles Daniels of Livingston; daughters, Betty McCloud of Louisville, Ky., Debbie Sells and husband, Tracy of Livingston and Rita Walker and husband, Roger; sons, Adam Daniels of Livingston, Jimmy Daniels and wife, April of Monore and Terry Daniels of Livingston; sisters, Janice Goodpasture of Harriman and Sadie Neal of Livingston; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers who served were Derek Walker, Kyle Walker, Mason Daniels, Tommy Daniels, Troy Daniels and Lucas Daniels.

Zelma L. Beaty

Zelma L. Beaty, 97, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 12 from the Bethesda Healthcare. Funeral Services were held Jan. 16 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery. Bro. Danny Brown and Bro. Alan Cooper officiated.

She was born Dec. 29, 1922 in Allons. She was a member of the Netherland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, William Jefferson Davis and Emma (Buck) Davis; husband, Mackie Delmar Beaty; daughter, Joyce Lorene (Beaty) Brown; son-in-law, Sam Owens; daughter-in-law, Sandy Cooper; brothers, Thomas Perry Davis, Luther Davis, George H. Davis, Edward Davis and Haskel Davis and sister, Ola (Ruth) Davis King.

She is survived by son, Bobby Mack Beaty; daughters, Karen “Kay” (Beaty) Owens and Lisa Ann (Beaty) Cooper and husband, Alan Cooper; son-in-law, Danny Brown; sister, Myrtie (Davis) Ledbetter; grandchildren, Brent Brown, Mindy (Brown) Greer, Amanda (Beaty) Hammock, Amy (Beaty) Venters, Daniel Owens, Samantha (Owens) Longanecker, Nathan Cooper and Stephen Cooper; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Samantha Longanecker, Brent Brown, Daniel Owens, Nathan Cooper, Steven Cooper and Matthew Hammock.

Jean Buck Oakley

A Celebration of Life for Ms. Jean Buck Oakley, age 88, was conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. The family received friends from 5 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home. She passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 31 at Bailey Manor in Cookeville.

Jean was born in Clarksville on April 6, 1931 to the late Eddis and Sally Buck. She lived in Livingston for 10 years before moving to Manchester in 1964. She graduated from Austin Peay University and became a teacher, teaching over 30 years for Coffee County Schools. Jean was very passionate and always volunteered at Red Cross and Horizons. Family and friends were everything to Jean, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Jean is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Lewis E. Oakley.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Oakley (Paula) and Eddie Oakley (Jennifer); one brother, Robert Buck (Connie); three grandchildren, Clinton Oakley (Kate), Jennifer Oakley, and Reed Oakley; one great-grandchild, Rachel Oakley.

Joshua Wayne Trent

Joshua Wayne Trent, 41, of Livingston passed away Jan. 29 at Saint Thomas West in Nashville. Celebration of Life services were held Feb. 8 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.

Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Jeff Garrett and Jackie Pope with the TEA spoke and Preston Light played special music.

He was born in Kingsport on Aug. 30, 1978. He was a band teacher and helped a lot of children in music. He taught for 13 years in Overton, Clay and Dekalb counties. He was the Uniserve Coordinator with TEA in district eight and was an advocator for helping surrounding county teachers.

He was preceded in death by father, Wayne Trent.

He is survived by mother, Carolyn Carter; brother, Shane Lavinder; sisters, Deanna Bishop and Angela Wyman; special cousin, Preston Light and a host of family and friends.

Tina Marie Di


Tina Marie Di Giantommaso, 47, of Hilham passed away Feb 7 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life services were held Feb. 10 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. The family has chosen cremation.

She was born June 14, 1972 in Attleboro, Mass. She worked in dietary at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by morther, Marylee Mabe and brother, Johnny Burns.

She is survived by son, Dustin Wylie; daughter, Skylar Myrick; father, John Mabe; brothers, Mitchell Mabe and Edward Turner; sisters, Elizabeth Shepard, Francis Scott and Lisa Bowman and a host of family and friends.


Card of Thanks

The family of Billy Ashby would like to express their appreciation for all of the visits, prayers, friendship and support during his battle with cancer. Billy Ashby’s funeral was held Jan. 25 at the Mundy Funeral Home. Our family sincerely appreciates the kind people at Mundy’s for the caring service they provided.

Our hearts were moved by those officiating, including Bro. Curtis Cravens, Bro. Kent Nance, Guy Cravens and Nathaniel Linder. Their kind words, shared memories and praise to God were a blessing to each of us. Nathaniel’s talented and kind daughters, Alyssa, Ally and Allia performed two lovely songs and we were comforted by their beautiful voices.

The Livingston Flower Basket prayed with us and created two gorgeous red, white and blue arrangements for the military service.

We were honored by the military service conducted by the American Legion Post 137 and are especially proud of our young family member, Cole Story, for his performance of “Taps”.

Thank you so much to those who served as pallbearers and to Ruth Cravens, Tammy Johnson, Netty Carr, Joann Garrett and Linda Anderson for helping with the reception at the West Fentress Fire Hall after the graveside service at the Beaty Wright Cemetery.

We are humbled and grateful for all who attended the visitation and funeral, for the sympathy cards, donations to the cemetery fund, food delivered to the reception and house and the various other thoughtful gifts. We all loved Billy dearly, and each of you will hold a special place in our hearts for the outpouring of love received at this difficult time.

The Family of

Billy Ashby

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