Obituaries 3/3/20

Frank McCoy Dial

Sgt. Frank McCoy Dial, 60, of Rickman passed away Feb. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held March 2 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Eugene McCowan officiated.

He was born in Alton, Ill. On Sept. 14, 1959. He was 1979 graduate of Rickman High School. Baptist in faith, he served his country in the National Guard from 1980 to 1984 then as a Deputy Sheriff for Overton County. He enjoyed fishing, shooting guns, listening to country and rock music and serving the residents of Overton County.

He was preceded in death by parents, James and Sarah Copeland Dial and grandson, Dakota Garrison.

He is survived by wife, Cindy Walker Dial of Rickman; daughters, Chrissy Cantrell and husband, James of Hilham and Kara Dial of Livingston; grandchildren, Logan and Xander Cantrell, Caden Garrison, Kylie Lindsay and Atlas Lindsay; sister, Vickie Laycock of Rickman and nephews, Jeremy and Kelly Laycock.

Pallbearers who served were Logan Cantrell, Xander Cantrell, James Elliot, Ryan Nelanson, Mark Dial, J.D. Masters, Cody Davis and Jeremy Laycock.

Honorary pallbearers were Tim Reagan and Tony Qualls.

Lora Ann Cooper

Lora Ann Speck Cooper, 79, of Livingston passed away Feb. 23 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Feb. 25 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Robert Cooper officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Jan. 29, 1941. She enjoyed quilting, working in her flower garden and listening to music.

She was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Shirley and Dallas Bowman Speck; grandson, Joshua Whallen; brothers, Thomas Spurgeon Speck, Thomas Speck, Jr., Ned Speck and Paul Speck; sisters, Emma Lou Derrick, Lois White and Bobbie Krantz.

She is survived by husband, Marion Cooper of Livingston; daughter, Donna Boles and husband, Mark of Hilham; son, David Scott Cooper of Livingston; sisters, Naomi Cottle and husband, Jimmy of Beaver Creek, Ohio; Shirley Speck of Livingston and Ruth Hill of Livingston and brother, Aaro Speck of Cape Coral, Fla.

Pallbearers who served were Joe Cooper, Terry Walker, Kenny Speck and Mark Boles.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

Mildred Earlene Cyphers

Mildred Earlene Hagan Cyphers, 88, of the Willow Grove Community passed away Feb. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held March 3 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Strong officiated.

She was born in the Fellowship Community on July 13, 1931.

She was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ. She loved her daily talks on the phone with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Georgie and Cassie Grogan Hagan; husband, Eddie Dalton Cyphers; son, Larry Gene Cyphers; great-granddaughter, Callie Jaey Bybee; brothers, Arlie Hagan and Jerry Hagan; sisters, Mary Cyphers and Rosalie Hagan.

She is survived by daughters, Joyce Sells and husband, Jerry of Monroe, Judy Bybee and husband, Paul of Cookeville, Linda Day and husband, Dale of Livingston and Shirley Washburn and husband, Jim of Cookeville; daughter-in-law, Tammie Cyphers of Allons; grandchildren, Stacy Keisling and husband, John, Jill Massengille and husband, Matt, Jason Bybee, Stephanie Tinch and husband, DeWayne, Lindsey Ford and husband, Greg, Amy Cherry and husband, Tommy, Rachel Stafford and husband, Wesley, Matthew Cyphers and wife, Tiffany, Ashley Day, Cody Day and Kendall Fox and husband, Caden; great-grandchildren, Ella Kate, Ava and Addie Keisling, Gracyn and Gillian Massengille, Landon and Haven Bybee, Khloe Garrett, Maddie Tinch, Taylor Williams, Josie Ford, Sawyer Braxton, Grady Cherry, Emeree and Elleree Stafford and Addison Cyphers; sisters, Jo Reagan, Brenda Roberts and Winnie Mae Hagan; sister-in-laws, Edna Hagan and Donna Hagan.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Grace Evelyn

Burroughs

Grace Evelyn Hammons Burroughs, 92, of Cookeville passed away Feb. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held March 3 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Frank Ogilvie officiated.

She was born in the Hilham Community. She was a 1945 graduate of the Hilham Fisk Academy and was Baptist in faith. She enjoyed reading and needlework.

She was preceded in death by parents, Shirley Hyder and Vela B. Barlow Setser; husbands, Elzo Hammons and Carlos Burroughs; sisters, Lucille Langford and Sallie Eldridge and brother, Horace Setser.

She is survived by daughters, Marilyn Gail Covington and husband, Alec of Alpharetta, Ga. and Kathie Ann Cooper and husband, Sam of Cookeville.

Gerald C. Walker

Gerald C. Walker, 73, of Evansville, Ind. and formerly Overton County passed away Feb. 25 from the Select Medical Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Funeral services were held on March 2 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.

He was born in Putnam County on June 27, 1946.

He was a 1965 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. He enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing, NFL football and westerns.

He had a love for square dancing and bowling.

He was preceded in death by parents, Carson and Pauline Carmack Walker and brother, Paul Carson Walker, Jr.

He is survived by wife, Darlene Hilligos Walker of Evansville, Ind; daughter, Mechelle Ziegenfuss and husband, Chris of Wilmington, N.C.; sons, Darrin Walker and wife, Catherine of Norrinton, Pa., Jason Walker and wife, Janie of Culleoka, Tenn. and Brady Gale of Evansville, Ind.; grandchildren, Nicholas Labert, Shannon Ziegenfuss, Madison Ziegenfuss, Gavin Walker, Austin Walker, Ashley Walker, Bailey Walker, Caitlyn Walker and Jason Walker, Jr.; great-grandchild, Lilliann Labert; brother, Gary Walker and wife, Brenda; nephews, Ben and Brandon Walker.

Brandon Shane

Pippin

Brandon Shane Pippin, 45, of Allons passed away Dec. 30 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Celebration of Life services will be conducted March 6 at the Netherland Church of Christ. Bro. Mark Loftis will officiate.He was born in Gainesboro on Sept. 3, 1974.

He enjoyed selling cars and meeting people.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Eldridge “Nick” Anderson.

He is survived by parents, Donald and Michelle Harris; brother, Derek Harris and wife, Cory of Allons; grandparents, Helen Jackson of Cookeville and Johnny and Jewell Pippin of Gainesboro; several nephews and one niece.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Arlene Long

Willie Arlene Long, 61, of Livingston passed away Feb. 24 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation.

She was born in Monroe on Aug. 8, 1958.

She was preceded in death by parents, Stanley Vaughn and Elsie (Pryor) Vaughn and husband.

She is survived by son, Michael Neal; daughters, Melinda Dishman and Jade Swallows; brothers, Charles Vaughn, James Vaughn and Randall Vaughn; sisters, Carol Auburson, Kay Staggs, Peggy Sullivan and Mary Gilpatrick; grandchildren, Jasmine Harris, Jaranda Dishman, Peyton Dishman, Bryoar Swallows, Lilly Beason, Alli Neal and Cloe Neal; nine great-grandchildren and special friend, Michael Kernell.

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

Myrl Key

Myrl Key, 71, of the Rickman community of Overton Co., passed away Feb. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation, with memorial services at a later date.

He was born June 14, 1948 in Overton County. He was a factory worker.

He was preceded in death by: parents, E.M. Dishman and Bessie Key; and brother, Clint Dishman.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Mark Key of Rickman and Michael Key of Livingston; daughters, Valerie Patton of Jackson and Jennifer Reed of the Hardy’s Chapel community of Overton Co.; sister, Vella Haney of Gainesboro; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and caregivers, Brenda Key and Richard Friesner.

Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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