Obituaries 4/14/20

William Cloice


William Cloice Reeder, 63, of the Independence Community passed away April 5 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held April 7 at the Fellowship Cemetery.

Bro. John Keith officiated.

He was born in Overton County. Baptist in Faith, he loved farming and using his tractor and farming cattle.

He loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed kidding and joking with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by parents, James and Geneva Ledbetter Reeder.

He is survived by wife, Tonya Aloway Reeder, of Livingston; son, Ben Reeder of Monroe; step-daughter, Twyla Whited and husband, Billy of Monroe; step-son, Brandon Wood and wife, Pam of Monroe; grandchildren, Dallas, Lilly and Ava Whited, Gracy, Elle and Gabe Wood; brother, Bobby Reeder and wife, Nadean of Hilham; sister, Elizabeth Reeder of Hilham and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Bob Reeder, James Reeder, Dallas Whited, Billy Whited and Scotty Mabe.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vesta Magdalene Gilpatrick

Vesta Magdalene Coffee Gilpatrick, 88, of Livingston passed away April 9 from Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were conducted April 10 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Ron Moore Hoyt Padgett and Bro. Ricky Lee officiated.

She was born in Allons on Jan. 1, 1932. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Livingston. She loved spending time with her family and being with her Sunday school class, which was one of her greatest joys. She enjoyed reading, baking pound cakes, watching birds and picking wild flowers.

She was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Effie Gore Coffee; husbands, Addison Walker and Lon Gilpatrick; brothers, Eileen Coffee, Lee Coffee, Boyd Coffee and Roy Coffee; sisters, Edeth Savage, Esther Young, Christine Barnes, Mary Shoemake and infant sister, Martha Coffee.

She is survived by daughters, Margaret Stout and husband, R.D. of Rickman, Judy Tinch and husband, Dannie of Livingston and Marsha Savage and husband, Rick of Livingston; son, Edward Walker and wife, Jean of the Okolona Community; grandchildren, Nikki Talent, Brian Tinch and wife, Tammy, Darren Stout and wife, Kay, David Walker and wife, Kristie, Donna Piercy and husband, Willie, Missy Key and husband, Kelly, Wesley Stout and wife, Casey, Donovan Savage and wife, Mechelle, Jessica Garrett and husband, Daniel, Rebecca Walker and husband, Jake, Megan Nivens and husband, Josh, Christy Staggs and husband, Joey, Junior Hawkins, Haley Hawkins and Noah Hawkins; 27 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Coffee of Gallatin; many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Pallbearers who served were David Walker, Brian Tinch, Donovan Savage, Darrin Stout, Wesley Stout and Edward Walker.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carol Cross


Carol Dean Zachary Cross Gilpatrick, 80, of Livingston passed away April 10 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held April 13 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Thurman Seber officiated.

She was born in Allons on Jan. 21, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Allons Baptist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper at Livingston Academy for many years. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, Lanthimos and Peony flowers were her favorite.

She was preceded in death by parents, Walter Alexander and Honor Magdalene Maynord Zachary; first husband, William Albert Cross; sisters, Betty Young and Anna Hall; brothers, James Zachary and Bill Zachary.

She is survived by husband, Kenny Gilpatrick of Livingston; son, Mark Cross and wife, Charlotte of Cookeville; daughter, Renee Thomas and husband, Doug of Livingston; grandchildren, Maggie Bullock and husband, Matt of Livingston and Trey Thomas and wife, Amanda of Livingston; great-grandson, Miles Thomas; sisters, Bernell White of Celina, June Ellis of Gallatin and Janice Kirby of Allons.

Pallbearers who served were Mark Cross, Matt Bullock, Trey Thomas, Tim Young, Morgan Mayberry and Kevin Watkins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Baxter Odell Hughes

Baxter Odell Hughes, 71, of Rickman passed away April 8 from his residence. Visitation was held April 10 at the Livingston Funeral Home.

He was born in Overton County. He was a school bus driver for 28 years and loved all the kids he transported. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Livingston. He enjoyed talking to people, and enjoyed fishing. His greatest joy was his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lindell and Climma Ledbetter Hughes and brothers, Howard and Bobby Eugene Hughes.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Stinson Hughes of Rickman; son, Bobby Hughes and wife, Shauna of Livingston; daughter, Kim King of Lavergne; grandchildren, Terron, Christopher, Cody, Ty, Payton and Keonandre; brothers, Edd Hughes and wife, JessAnn of Franklin, Ind. and Keith Hughes and wife, Judy of Livingston; several nieces and nephews and friends.

Ina Ruth Ledbetter

Ina Ruth Ledbetter, 72, of Livingston passed away April 10 from her residence. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

She was born in Overton County on Dec. 12, 1947.

She was a 1965 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Truman and Lola Coffman Hawkins; husband, Ernest “Junior” Ledbetter; brothers, James Hawkins, Jesse Hawkins and Ronald Hawkins.

She is survived in death by children, Dwayne Ledbetter of Livingston, Waylon Ledbetter and wife, Anita of Livingston and Darrell Ledbetter of Livingston; grandchildren, Kyle Ledbetter, Dawson Ledbetter and Abbie Ledbetter; sisters, Mary Dodson of Rickman, Maxine Ramsey of Livingston, Brenda Massengille of Livingston and Thelma Sullivan of Rickman and brother, Bobby Hawkins of Livingston.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John H. Ringley III

John H. Ringley III, 39, of Cookeville passed away April 11 from his residence. Private graveside services for the family will be held at the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine. Officiating the service will be Bro. Danny Webb.

He was born in Cookeville on Oct. 21, 1980. He was a man with a heart of gold and cared for all.

He is survived by wife, Ashley Ringley; daughters, Abbiegail Allen and Addyson Allen; mother, Kathy Swallows; father, Kenneth Swallows; sister, Susie Swallows Green and other survivors include his brothers and sisters of Sons and Daughters of Mercy.

Pallbearers were Brian White, Thomas Gore, Brian Boswell, Dale Hargis, Tim Brockette and James Qualls.

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Sullivan and Spencer Curd.

Hall’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Card Of Thanks

The family of Peggy June Garrett wishes to thank each of you for the respect, kindness and sympathy extended to us during the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

We want to thank Overton County Ambulance Service and EMTs, East Clay County Fire Department, Overton County Sheriff’s Department, AirEVac Lifeteam and Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for the tender care and compassion extended to us during this unusual time of quarantine.

They were amazing at staying in close contact with us during her last few hours of life with Erlanger even allowing me to stay with her till the end.

We also wish to thank Hall’s Funeral Home, Bro. Chris Coil, Bro. John Keith and Bro. Damon Corley for the beautiful service and words of comfort.

Special thanks to the pallbearers who were willing to serve despite this pandemic.

Finally, we want to thank you all for the cards, calls, food, gifts, flowers and Gideon Bibles that have been donated to honor Peggy. She would be so happy about all these things. Please continue to hold our family in your prayers.


Edwin Garrett & family

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