Obits 3/31/20

Louise Meredith

Louise Meredith, age 77 of Anderson passed away Sunday, March 22 at her home.

She was born June 16, 1942 in Livingston, the daughter of the late Frank and Della Cantrell Gore. She worked at Hills Department Store for several years, Wal-Mart for 10 years and Aqua Tech for six years but most importantly she was a homemaker and housewife. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Anderson. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary, Sunday School Bus ministry and she loved making chocolate candy and peanut brittle.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Melvin Meredith; four children, Diana (Tony) Wilhelm of Kodak, Tenn., Kenneth (Sharon) Meredith of Cookeville, Tenn., Lisa Reed-Clark of Anderson, Ind., Jeffery Meredith of Rickman, Tenn.; several grandchildren: T.J (Jessica) Wilhelm of Kodak, Tenn., Alex Wilhelm of Piney Flatts, Tenn., Jeremiah Reed of Anderson, Ind., Brittany (Jeff) Weedman of Cookeville, Tenn., Ashley Meredith of Cookeville, Tenn., Kaleb Reed of Anderson, Ind., Kyle Reed of Anderson, Ind., Jordan Reed of Anderson, Ind.; four great-grandchildren: Haley Reed, Aaliyah Woody, Rylee Meredith and Kenton Meredith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings.

Services were private on Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Gardens with Pastor Luke St. Clair officiating. Macer-Hall Marcum & Moffitt Funeral Home was in charge of handling arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at The funeral home is honored to serve the family of Louise Meredith. The service can be viewed live at MHMMFH.

Fred Wade Sherill

Fred Wade Sherill, 61, of Livingston passed away from his residence on March 26. Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

He was born Oct. 16, 1958 in Livingston. He worked in building construction for many years and enjoyed doing it. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, building furniture and playing his guitar. Fred was an outdoorsman at heart.

He was preceded in death by father, Bud Sherrill, Jr.; brother, Christopher Sherrill and sister, Sheila Ann Sherrill.

He is survived by wife, Donna Lynn Bullock Sherrill, of Livingston; mother, Frances Sherrill of Algood; sons, Freddy Sherrill and fiancée, Nicole of Algood, Wesly Sherrill and wife, Lakota of Jewett, Conn. and Bradley Sherrill and wife, Kristen of Daytona, Fla.; daughter, Kyria Stolt and husband, Joshua of Livingston; grandchildren, Isiah Bowman, Ivan Bowman, Kloey Sherrill, Fred “Trip” Sherrill, III, Atlas Stopa, Lettie Stolt, and Eli Sherrill; brothers, Andy Sherrill and wife, Shanda of Carlton, Texas and James Sherrill and wife, Heather of Livingston; sisters, Debbie Wells and husband, David of Livingston, Denise Thomen and husband, Michael of Livingston, Amy Hill and husband, Jeffery, Rebbeca Goforth and husband, Gary and Jennifer Ledbetter and husband Donnie all of Cookeville and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wilma June Nivens

Wilma June Reel Nivens, 94, of Livingston passed away March 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Private funeral services will be conducted later this week with interment in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Carlisle, Ind. on April 11, 1925. She graduated from Blackhawk High School in 1943 and was a member of the Cumberland Presbytrian Church in Livingston. She loved crocheting, gardening, reading, traveling and picking on her children.

She was preceded in death by parents, William Esau and Sylvia Goldie Ridgeway Reel; husband, James Isaac Nivens; sisters, Bernie Cox and Erma Rickard; brothers, Bus Reel, Jack Reel, Ervin Reel, Steven Reel and Windle Reel.

She is survived by son, Gregg Nivens and wife, Mechelle of Hilham; daughters, Sheryl Darlene Nivens of Nolensville and Janine Christopher and husband, Mark of Brentwood; grandchildren, Tera Hawkins, Kim Julian, Zaac Christopher, Luke Christopher, Taylor-Mac Nivens and Trent Nivens; great-grandchildren, Coleman Hawkins, Paige White, Ryan Julian, Cayla Dooley and Rory June Christopher; great-great-grandchild, Farris White; brother, Kenneth R. Reel and wife, Bessie of Vandalia, Ohio and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers to serve will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dwight Stewart

Prentice Dwight Stewart, 73, of the Sulfur Community passed away March 25 from his residence. The family had a private viewing. A Military Burial with the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard will be announced at a later date.

He was born in Overton County on Jan. 19, 1947. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a 1965 graduate of Rickman High School.

He was preceded in death by parents, William T. “Buster” and Myrtle Grace Carr Stewart; sisters, Nancy Bilbrey and Doris Richardson and brother, Champ Stewart.

He is survived by sister, Barbara Lively of Danville, Ky. and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Glen Turner

Bobby Glen Turner, 75, of Livingston passed away March 26 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were conducted March 28 from the Holly Springs Cemetery. Bro. John Mabrey officiated.

He was born in Overton County on June 13, 1944. Bobby spent time doing car shows and enjoyed working with his tractor. He enjoyed watching western movies and had a very generous, kind and loving heart.

He was preceded in death by parents, Haywood and Eva Mae Swann Turner; wife, Judy Turner; daugher, Donna Turner; son, Brian Turner; daughter-in-law, Donna Ward Turner and brothers, Jack Turner and Darrell Turner.

He is survived by son, Anthony Turner of Hilham; grandchildren, Savannah Parks and husband Reese of Rickman, Mataya Turner of Rickman, Josh Turner and wife, Sally of Leland, N.C. and Jacob Turner and wife, Tammy of Alpine; great-grandchildren, Cameron Turner, Sean Turner, McKenzie Turner, Ava Turner and Brycen Turner; brothers, Jimmy Turner, Doak Turner, Tommy Turner and Ted Turner; sisters, Jean Long, Faye Thompson and Patsy Cravens.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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