Obituaries 4/7/20

John Warner

Halsell

John Warner Halsell, 77, of the Okolona Community passed away March 26 from his residence. Graveside services were held April 3 at the Okolona Cemetery. Bro. Russ Scott, Bro. Bill Downey and Bro Nolan Cantrell officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Sept. 26, 1942. He was a 1959 graduate of Livingston Academy, and received an associate degree from Tennessee Tech. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston, and a member of the Myers/Zollicoffer Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1990. John enjoyed growing and working a garden, studying genealogy and working at Church where he was the treasurer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Warner and Nellie Dean Nelson Halsell and daughter, Angela Garrett.

He is survived by wife, Mrs. Irene Vargulish Halsell of the Okolona Community; daughters, Pamela Ledbetter and husband, James of Livingston, Carla Halsell of Atlanta, Ga., Chandra Woodiel and husband, Chip of Cookeville, Jenell Rittenberry and husband, Chris of Cookeville and Catrina Bertsch and husband, Rob of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers who served were the Honor Guard of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan Wayne McDonald

Jonathan Wayne McDonald, 75, of the Bolestown Road passed away on April 1 on his farm. Graveside services were held April 4 at the McDonald Cemetery.

Bro. David Beaty and Jeremy McDonald officiated.

He was born Dec. 30, 1944. He was a 1962 graduate of Livingston Academy. He had several jobs in his lifetime, but his greatest joy was working at his restaurant, Wayne’s Grill in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Azell Sells McDonald and brother, Randall McDonald.

He is survived by wife, Rosa Nell “Rosie” Matthews McDonald of Alpine; sons, Derek McDonald of Alpine and Jonathan Lee McDonald and wife ,Barbara of Alpine; daughters, Mary Angela Martin and husband, Steve of the Independence Community and Amy Joyce Davis and husband, Webb of Rickman; grandchildren, Peyton Mackensie McDonald, Katelyn Rose Martin, Evan Douglas Martin, Leah Rae Martin, Luke Buchannan Davis, Lucy Rose Davis, Mia Riley McDonald and Myla Reese McDonald; brother, Robert McDonald of Livingston; sister, Brenda Young of Monroe and lots of friends.

Pallbearers who served were Greg McDonald, Jeremy McDonald, Jason Young, Evan Martin, Gary Frank McDonald and Charlie Sells.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Bilbrey

Ruby Parrott Bilbrey, 88, of Livingston passed away April 1 surrounded by her family. Graveside services were held April 5 at the Wirmingham Cemetery. Bro. Chris Coil officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Nov. 21, 1931. She was a 1953 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ. She loved her church family, gardening and cooking. She had a green thumb for plants and flowers and loved her grandchildren dearly.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Hessie Stover Parrott; husband, Willie “Bill” Bilbrey; brothers, Kersey Stover, James Parrott and John Parrott and sister, Katie Parrott.

She is survived by daughter, Carol Ann Rudd and husband, Ronnie of Livingston; grandchildren, Jacob Reeder and wife, Afton of Fullerton, Calif., Kandace Ward and husband, Austin of Livingston and Elizabeth Rudd of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Kaysen Ward, Mayim Reeder, and Casca Reeder; brothers, Roy Parrott and wife, Jessie of Monroe and Charles “Chig” Parrott and wife, Rose of Hilham; sister-in-law, Betty Parrott; and brother-in-law, Herman Bilbrey; several nieces and nephews and special caregiver, Dean Ledbetter.

Pallbearers who served were Jared Rudd, Michael Matthews, Weston Parrott, Jack Parrott, Tyson Stover and Kersey “Junior” Stover.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Peggy June Garrett

Peggy Garrett, 84, of Allons passed away April 3 while at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Private graveside services will be held for the family only at the Garrett Family Cemetery in Allons. Bro. Chris Coil, Bro. John Kieth, Bro. Damon Corely officiated the services.

She was born in Monroe on Oct. 24, 1935. She was a faithful member of the Allons Baptist Church for almost 60 years, where she loved her Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. She could grow anything and loved gardening and spending time in her yard. She finished her working career at A.H. Roberts Elementary School where she worked as a library aide.

She is survived by husband, Edwin Garrett; son, Martin Garrett and his wife, Lounetta; daughters, Kim Garrett, Lisa (Garrett) Coil and husband, Chris; granddaughter, Emma Claire Coil; grandsons, Stephen Garrett and wife, Jaime, Russell Garrett and Ivan Coil; great-granddaughter, Savannah Garrett; great-grandsons, Carter Garrett, Wesley Garrett and Cooper Garrett; brother, Tony Robbins; sisters-in-law, Pattie Robbins, Imogene Robbins and Ann Maxine Nivens; several nieces and nephews along with her church family also survive.

Pallbearer who served was Robbie Robbins, Gerald Lewis, Roy Lee Seber, Joe Robbins, Tony Robbins, Jr. and Tate Robbins.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Billie K. Masters

Billie Kirby Masters, 86, of Livingston passed away March 31 from her residence. Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

She was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Clay County.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Katy Bilbrey Kirby; husband, Glen H. Masters; brother, Robert Kirby; sisters, Faye Pruitt and Mary Louise Johnson.

She is survived by sons, Terry Masters of Crab Orchard, and Bobby Masters of Livingston; grandson, Jonathan Masters of Crossville; brothers, Jackie Kirby and wife Janice, of Allons, and Glen Kirby and wife, Lillian of Hilham and sister, Elizabeth Cobble of Anderson, Ind.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donnie Allen

Dulworth

Donnie Allen Dulworth, 54, of Hilham passed away on April 2. Graveside services will be conducted April 8 at 1 p.m. at the Old Union Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Buck will officiate. The family will welcome friends and family.

He was born in Overton County on Aug. 14, 1965. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting with his friends and working on his truck.

He was preceded in death by mother, Betty Hawkins Dulworth.

He is survived by wife, Sherry Dulworth of Hilham; father, Orden Dulworth of Hilham; sons Adam Haney, Steven Dulworth and Durell Dulworth of Hilham; grandson, Allen Dulworth of Hilham; brother, Carl Dulworth of Hilham and special friend Alyicia Dillon of Gainesboro.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Faye Seber

Rebecca Faye Seber, 52, of Cookeville passed away March 31 from Bethesda Health Care Center. Graveside services are incomplete.

She was born in Overton County. She was a 1985 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Allons Baptist Church. She loved her family and getting together with them. She also enjoyed going to the shooting range and working as a cake decorator.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ausby and Mary Thomas Seber; father of her son, Hampton McCormick and sister, Lisa Stinson.

She is survived by son, Benson McCormick of Cookeville; brothers, Roy Lee Seber and wife, Debbie of Allons, Kenneth Edward Seber of Orlando, Tenn., Steven Wayne Seber and wife, Alvadean of Allons, Richard Allen Seber of Lafayette and Adam Dwight Seber wife, Angie of Temple, Texas; sisters, Kathy Leigh Barnwell of Ashville, N.C. and Sharon Gail Redmon of Nashville; several nieces and nephews and friends.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carlene Alice McBride

Carlene Alice McBride, 69, of Cookeville passed away April 2 at her residence. Private graveside services were held for the family at the Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery.

She was born in Livingston on Nov. 17, 1950.

She worked as a teacher in childcare and head start. She loved being a teacher, but most of all she loved her Father in Heaven.

She is survived by husband, Rev. Lester G. McBride; sons, Johnathan David McBride and wife, Betty and Jody Allen McBride; daughters, Angela McBride Tinnon, Amy McBride and husband, Dr. Charles T. Huddleston; grandsons, Blake Goolsby, Joshua M. Tinnon, Carter T. Huddleston, Charles “Austin” Huddleston and Samuel William McBride; granddaughters, Sara Eleson Faith Tinnon, Kara Aliceson Rose Tinnon and Abey Grace Tinnon; brothers, Linard Dishman and Ricky Dishman; sisters, Mendy Trevino, Jeannie Kellogg and Patsy Dishman.

Pallbearers who served were Johnathan McBride, Jody McBride, Joshua M. Tinnon, Blake Goolsby, Carter T. Huddleston and Austin Huddleston.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward Walker

Charles Edward Walker, 76, of Livingston passed away April 3 at his residence. Private graveside services were held for the family at the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born on June 3, 1943 in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by son, Steve Walker; brothers, Junior Walker, McCoy Walker, Elwood Walker, Billy Walker, Bobby Walker and Jerry Walker and sister, Charlene Frye.

He is survived by wife, Lorene Walker; daughter, Tamara Crowder; grandchildren, Trent Walker, Levi Crowder, Loren Crowder and Bella Crowder; great-grandchildren, Rowen Crowder, Rigley Crowder, Tatum, Griffin Walker and Millie Walker; one great-grandchild on the way, Armani Amore Crowder and sister, Claudean Savage.

Pallbearers who served were Levi Crowder, Loren Crowder, Bella Crowder, Trent Walker and Tommy Walker.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Card Of Thanks

The Family of Frank Dial wishes to thank and acknowledge the following for the respect and honor shown to our beloved husband, daddy and poppa.

All of the first responders and veterans from all counties, for coming to honor and respect Daddy in such a loving way. It was an honor to see such respect and love shown for him during this time.

To the ones who spoke such kind words during the service, thank you. Brother Eugene McCowan, thank you for holding the service and all of the wonderful words spoken about Daddy.

Also we would like to thank each person who thought of us, prayed for us, sent food and all of the kind words spoken during this difficult time. We truly appreciate each of you.

Sincerely,

The family of Frank Dial

Cindy, Chrissy, Kara and Family

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