Obituaries 3/17/20

Clyde Hershell Taylor

Clyde Hershell Taylor, 83, of Hilham passed away March 7 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 11 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Phillip Morgan officiated.

He was born in Jackson County on May 15, 1936. He was a member of the New Hope Community Church. He loved his family and working on his farm with his cattle.

He was preceded in death by parents, Norman and Velma Coffman Taylor; wife, Maggie Julene Carwile Taylor and daughter, Phyllis Hix.

He is survived by daughters, Sharon Ayers and husband, Steve of Hilham, Barbara Carver and husband, Robert of Hilham and Diane Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Doug Taylor of Nashville; grandchildren, Penny Cummings and husband, Billy of Hilham, Chris Ayers of Hilham, Shirley McDonald of Livingston, Ethan Taylor and wife, Sheena of Hilham and Macy Taylor of Hilham; great-grandchildren, Peyton McDonald, Mitchell Ayers, Samuel Ayers, Carson Walker, Tessarae Cummins, Dalton Cummins, Zeke Taylor and Gracelyn Taylor; brother, Gerstle Taylor of Hilham; niece, Rita Nivens and several cousins.

Pallbearers who served were Ethan Taylor, Chris Ayers, Billy Cummins, Josh Simpson, Mike Coffman and Kevin Coffman.


Arlis D. Thompson

Arlis D. Thompson, 41, of Clarkrange passed away March 8 from his residence. Funeral services were held March 12 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Crawford Cemetery in the Hardy’s Chapel Community. Bro. Tracy Langford officiated.

He was born in Livingston on Feb. 25, 1979. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family very much.

He is survived by wife, Debby Johnson; mother, Peggy Ann Carolyn Thompson; daughters, Sandy Belle Thompson, Lacy Arlene Carter and husband, Cody and Jenny Ellen Thompson; son, Marcus Nathaniel Thompson (Johnson); brother, Eldon Thompson; sisters, Sherry Green, Lorene Clark and husband, Joel and Peggy Sue Cooper; grandchildren, Joshua Ryan Brown, Rylee Paige Carter, Lilly Lee Thompson and Payton Bleau Farris.

Pallbearers who served were Cody Carter, Bobby Farris, Marcus Thompson (Johnson), Joel Clark, Lee Young and Shane Hargis.


Jimmy Morris Dixon

Jimmy Morris Dixon, 77, of the Dry Hollow Community passed away March 14 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 17 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery. Bro. Cleston Ledbetter and Bro. Jeff Short officiated.

He was born in Battle Creek, Mich. on Dec. 14, 1942. He was a Baptist preacher who preached the word of God and stood strong in his faith. His membership was held at Union Hill.

He is survived by sons, Rocky Dixon and wife, Rebecca and Jeff Dixon and wife, Rachel; sister, Joyce Hargis; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Billy Crabtree, Ronnie Dixon, Roger Moore, Richard McCowan, Roger Walker and Terry Speck.

Bobby Junior Daily

Bobby Junior Daily, 85, of Cookeville passed away March 9 from the Signature Health and Rehabilitation.

Funeral services were held March 11 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery. Bro. Eugene Gilliam officiated.

He was born in Hilham on Aug. 30, 1934. He was a machinist and was a member of the Bear Creek Southern Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ben and Lena (Neal) Daily and son, Richard Daily.

He is survived by wife, Bonnie Daily; daughters, Sue Birman and Shelia Stone; step-daughter, Deborah Tinsley; step-son, Joe Goff; sisters, Janice Brown and Maglene Smith; brother, Jerry Daily; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Velma Smith.


The family of Bertie Sherfield wishes to acknowledge and thank the following for all of the care and services given to our beloved mother during her last illness and passing:

Dr. Michael Cox and his fine staff, not just for mom’s last illness, but also for the many years of medical care given to her; Buckeye medical for supplying mom’s medical equipment, delivering and setting up that equipment and patiently answering all of our questions; CRMC and Cookeville Regional Home Health, LRH and LRH Roe Rehab for the excellent care they all provided and Speck Funeral Home for their compassion and understanding during our time of grief.

We would also like to thank Justin Reeder for his kind and comforting words spoke during mom’s funeral service. For the beautiful music during the service, we want to thank Swallows Chapel Church of Christ singers. And to Christ Chapel Methodist Church, thank you so much for the use of you fellowship hall following mom’s service.

To Brett and Yvette Livingston, Walter and Pat Brown and Joanna Livingston, we thank you for the wonderful meal you prepared and served following mom’s funeral.

Finally, thanks to each person who said a prayer, sent a card, brought food, called, spoke comforting words or attended the service—we truly appreciate each of these acts of kindness and love shown to our family.


The Bertie Sherfield Family

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