Obituaries 3/10/20

Robert H. Dunn

Robert H. Dunn, 94, of Allons passed away March 3 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Celebration of Life services were held March 7 at the Allons Baptist Church.

Bro. John Keith officiated, with Military Honors following the service by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Jan. 17, 1926.

He left high school to join the Navy during World War II. He built his home here and enjoyed living and making friends here.

He was preceded in death by parents, Raymond George and Mae Dunn; sons, Edwin Dunn and Raymond Dunn; brothers, William Dunn, Edwin Dunn and Fred Dunn and sister, Marie Reardon.

He is survived by wife, Beryl Craig Dunn; daughters, Marie L. Richardson of Allons, and JoAnn Gorsuch and husband, Marvin of Alliance, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Joann Dunn of Mansfield, Ohio.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Dale Threet

Jerry Dale Threet, 61, of the Pleasant Valley Community passed away March 2 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 4 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Hill Gunter Cemetery.

He was born in Fentress County. He was a brick and block mason for many years. He enjoyed working and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by father, Bobby Dickerson and sister, Peggy Abston.

He is survived by sons, Aaron Threet and wife, Candice of Celina and Brandon Threet of Algood; mother, Vella Ringley Dickerson of the Pleasant Valley Community and grandsons, Ben and Brody Threet.

Pallbearers who served were Corey King, David Dickerson, Rick Abbott, Gerald Windle and Rodney Phillips.

Honorary Pallbearers are Weston King and Jimmy Smith.

Bertie Beatrice

Sherfield

Bertie Beatrice Sherfield, 92, of Livingston passed away March 3 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 7 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery. Bro. Justin Reeder officiated.

She was born in Clay County on July 4, 1927. She was a member of the Swallows Chapel Church of Christ. She enjoyed all types of flowers and enjoyed making wonderful works of art with her needle and thread.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Ola Wright Sherfield; daughters, Patsy Pearson and Rita Jones; son-in-law, Ray Pearson; brother, Johnny Sherfield; sisters, Dean Wright, Anna Holmes and Lula Bohanan.

She is survived by daughters, Frances Richards and husband, Jerry of Crossville, Charlotte Teasley of Livingston, Sharon Ward and husband, Charles of Livingston and Fay Holland and husband, David of Difficult, Tenn., Buffy Key and husband, Doug of Livingston and Polly Goodeon of Livingston; sons, Hoy Sherfield and wife, Barbara of West Columbia, S.C., Jimmy Sherfield and wife, Sandy of Livingston and Mark Sherfield and wife, Wendy of Rickman; son-in-law, Sam Jones of Silver Point; brother, James Luther Sherfield of Elgin, S.C.; grandchildren, Eric Sherfield, Jerry Travis Richards, Cindy Richards, Michael Pearson, Melissa Pearson, Jonathan Holland, Heather Holland, Megan Meadow, Stephanie Robbins, Logan Goodeon and Bethany Goodeon; special grandson, Briley Eldridge; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Linda Sue Smith

Linda Sue Smith, 54, of Livingston passed away Feb. 29 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 5 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.

She was born in Livingston on Feb. 26, 1966.

She was preceded in death by father, Willis Byrd Smith; step-father, George Jr. Stover; son, Joshua Glenn Smith and sisters, Patricia Qualls and Darlene Smith.

She is survived by husband, Jerry A. Mathis; mother, Mary Bilbrey Stover; daughters, Jessica Hargis and husband, Josh and Ashley Smith; step-daughter, Mackenzie Stover; sister, Brenda Eldridge and husband, Joe; half-sister, Laura K. Stover; brother, Jimmy Smith; half-brother, Tony Stover; grandchildren, Daniel, Libby, Jaxson, Aden and Addison and her beloved dog, Porky.

Richard Lee Winton

Richard Lee Winton, 77, of Livingston passed away March 5 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 8 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on July 4, 1942. He was a 1960 graduate of Livingston Academy. He loved collecting old cars, building, buying and selling houses.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert Leslie and Helen Gray Copeland Winton; infant brother, Bruce Mitchell Winton and special friend, Joyce Bilbrey.

He is survived by son, Mike Savage and wife, Deanna of Livingston; daughters, Rita Copeland and husband, Mike of Livingston and Regina Boykin and husband, Richard of Rickman; grandchildren, Kyle Copeland and wife, Ashley, Colby Boykin and wife, Savannah, Ashley Dobbs and husband, Ben, Kelsey Copeland, Alexis Savage, Aspen Savage and Airica Savage; five great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Winton and wife, Jeanne of Cookeville; nieces, Wendy Walker and husband, Jim Hamblen of Mt. Juliet and Kelly Bandy and husband, Chad of Mt. Juliet; great-niece, Bailey Walker; great-nephews, Blake Walker and Lane Riley.

Pallbearers who served were Richard Boykin, Colby Boykin, Ben Dobbs, Kyle Copeland, Blake Walker and Mike Copeland.

Charles Ray Neal

Charles Ray Neal, 63, of Rickman passed away March 5 from his residence. Celebration of Life services was held March 7 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

He was born in Livingston on Dec. 3, 1956. He was a mechanic for many years.

He gave most of his time as a Rickman Volunteer Fire Fighter and painting wonderful works of art. He loved fishing, being a firefighter and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Lois and Edna Louise Crabtree Neal and brother, Howard Ellis.

He is survived by sons, Dereck Neal of Cookeville and Jeremy Neal of Rickman; daughter, Kayla Rich and husband, Nate of Cookeville; brothers, Willie “Jack” Greenwood and wife, Marie of Livingston and Christopher Neal of Cookeville; sisters, Frances Fyffe of Livingston and Kathy Hammer and husband, Roland of Livingston; grandchildren, Addison Rich, Madelyn Rich, Josiah Rich and soon-to-be Baby Girl Rich, Raylynn Neal, Charlee Neal and Henlee Neal; also several nieces and nephews.

Diane Phillips

Diane Phillips, 69, of the Love Joy Community passed away March 1 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 5 at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community. Rev. Eugene McCowan and Rev. Richard Rollins officiated.

She was born July 25, 1950 in Overton County. She worked in garment factories and was a homemaker. She was a member of Love Joy Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Cliva McCowan Phipps; son, Bruce Phillips; sisters, Elease Beaty, Vida Clark and Sharon Miller; brothers, Vernon, Charles and Donnie Phipps.

She is survived by husband, Harvey Gene Phillips of the Love Joy Community; daughters, Mary Ann and husband, Joseph Winters of Livingston and Debra and husband, Darrel Cantrell of the Mineral Springs Community; sons, Stacy and wife, Navona Phillips of Hanging Limb and Alex and wife, Lynn of Monterey; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Card Of Thanks

The Family of Sarah Sally Murphy would like to extend a special thank you to all who visited her during her sickness and to all who attended her funeral, all of the prayers, cards, texts, phone calls, food, flowers and for all of the kind words of sympathy shown to us during this time of loss. A special thank you to my aunt Pam Bowers for renting the Hardys Chapel Community Center and her efforts of recruiting people and gathering the money together to prepare a meal for our family after the burial service.

Thanks to all that gave prepared food or gave money for food and those who helped serve in the kitchen. The food was delicious. Mom fought a battle with lung cancer she could not win. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Please continue to remember our family in your prayers as we go through this new season in our lives of mom being gone, but not forgotten.

A special thank you to God our Creator. Thank You Sweet Jesus for giving us a special mom that loved us and You chose for her to be our mother.

Thank You for the 81 years she got to walk upon this beautiful earth You created. Thank You for the peace You have given us in our hearts during this hard season in our lives.

Thank You,

Leesa Murphy Rockwell, Jenny Murphy and John Murphy

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