Obituaries 5/19/20

Jackie Daniel


Jackie Daniel Puckett, 69, of Monroe passed away May 9 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held at the Good Hope Cemetery with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born in Detroit, Mich. on Feb. 8, 1951. He was a Christian and a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was known for his gift of auto body repair, his love for his dogs, his giving heart and especially the love of his son. He was a 1970 graduate of Livingston Academy.

He was preceded in death by parents, Johnny D. Puckett and Pauline Linder.

He is survived by son Travis Puckett and wife, Traci of Monroe; brothers Eddie Puckett and wife, Sylvia of Byrdstown and Johnny Ray Linder of Livingston; sisters, Eva Puckett of Crossville and Agnes Garrett of Livingston; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; many friends; and lifelong friends Jackie Buck and wife, Brenda of Livingston and Archie Snead and wife, Karyl of Onamia, Minn.

Pallbearers who served were Travis Puckett, David Puckett, Eddie Puckett Jr., Larry Remendowski, Johnny Wayne Linder and Roger Linder. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Ray Linder, Jackie Buck, Eddie Puckett, Casey Tinsley and David Dorminey, Jr.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Deanna Linder

Deanna Beaty Linder, 80, of Livingston passed away May 11 from her residence. Private funeral services were held. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. David Beaty officiated.

She was born in Pickett County on April 14, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine. She enjoyed going to church, and growing and tending flowers.

She was preceded in death by parents, Hobson and Chloe Reynolds Beaty; husband, L.B. Linder; sisters, Jessie Linder, Sue Ruble and Rita Davis; brothers, Rex and Juno Beaty.

She is survived by sons, Rusty Linder and wife, Leneda of Monroe, Ga. and Eddie Linder and wife, Kaylan of Carthage; grandchildren, Blakelee Linder, Macy Linder, Luke Linder and Sophie Linder; brothers, Clifton Beaty of Hixon and Bro. David Beaty and wife, Faye of Alpine; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Tyson Stover, Greg Hargis, Denver Davis, Brian Davis, Danny McCoin and Austin Budzilek.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara D.


Barbara D. Robbins, 62, of Hilham passed away May 12 from her residence. There are no services scheduled at this time.

She was born in Overton County on Jan. 13, 1958. She was a 1976 graduate of Livingston Academy.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Dessie Hammons Bilbrey; brothers, Kenneth Bilbrey and Douglas Bilbrey; twin brother Billy Bilbrey; sisters Lois Allred, Charlene Hicks and Dorothy Sidwell.

She is survived by son Howard Robbins and wife, Kyla of Hilham; grandchildren, Krystina Shock, Allena Shock, Savanna Shock and Jayden Robbins; brothers Ralph Bilbrey and wife, Ellen, David Bilbrey and Danny Bilbrey and wife, Debra all of Hilham; sisters Bonnie Wright and husband, Tommy of Hilham, Margaret Leach of Livingston, Anita Walker and husband, David of Hanging Limb and Sandy Ramsey and husband, Mitchell of Hilham; a host of nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John Warren


John Warren Heldenbrand, Jr., 51, of Livingston passed away May 12 from his residence.

Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

He was born in Muncie, Ind. on Oct. 4, 1968. He was a 1987 graduate of Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., then graduated from the University of Indiana.

Christian in Faith, he enjoyed being a musician and playing in his band that he started in high school.

He was preceded in death by father, John Warren Heldenbrand, Sr.

He is survived by mother, Frances Smith, of Livingston; sisters, Jennifer Zervas and husband, Mark of Grand Haven, Mich. and Melissa Heldenbrand of Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Margaret Boles

Martha Margaret Boles, 81, of Livingston passed away May 7 from St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted May 14 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Hilham Cemetery. Bro. Nick Turner officiated.

She was born in Cumberland County on July 21, 1938. She was a 1956 graduate of Monterey High School and a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

She enjoyed fishing, watching the Price is Right and loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by parents, Buford and Ila Copeland Hawkins and husband, Gene Boles.

She is survived by son, Jeff Boles of Livingston; sisters, Mildred Turner and husband, Doak of Rickman and Maxine Russell of Algood; nephews, Eric Turner and wife, Amanda, Nathan Turner and wife, Sharohn and Russell and wife, Tina; niece, Gwen Tays and husband, Mark; special friends, Leon and Opal Dale.

Georgia Lee Wilson

Georgia Lee Wilson, 81, of Alpine passed away May 13 from her residence. Graveside services and interment were held May 15 at the Copeland Cemetery. Bro Eric Dillon officiated.

She was born in Nashville on Feb. 17, 1939. She was a member of the Eastern Star for a number of years. She loved her family very much and took pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, Hobert and Myrtle (Robbins) Key; husband, Hershel Ray Wilson; three sisters; two brothers and two nephews.

She is survived by son, Dester Wilson and wife, Donna; daughter, Gail Norrod and husband, Rick; granddaughters, Shauna Hargis and husband, Rodney, Emily McLearran and husband, Jeremy and Cora Wilson; grandsons: Joshua Wilson and wife, Shania, Caleb Wilson and Aaron Wilson; great-grandsons, Wade Hargis, Brantley Wilson and Myles McLearran and great-granddaughter, Sabrina Rayanne Wilson.

Pallbearers who served were Joshua Wilson, Caleb Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Lucas Simcox, Cody Miller, Clay King, Dr. Andrew Todd and Jerry Simpson.

Honorary pallbearer was Wade Hargis.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family of Eric Carwile would like to sincerely thank each of you for the acts of kindness and sympathy during this difficult time.

Thank you for the many cards, flowers, gifts and comforting words and prayers.

Thank you to Aaron Dillon and David Parsons for the kind, encouraging words and to Lindon Carwile and Brian Lewis for singing two of Eric’s favorite songs.

We would also like to thank Speck Funeral Home for their guidance and understanding.

It is with the support of family and friends that we hope to find healing comfort.

Thank you,

Linda Carwile

Teresa and Steve Peterson

Mark, Robyn,

Lindsey and Bryson Carwile

Donna Sue Pierce

Donna Sue Smith Pierce, 78, of Monroe passed away May 11 from her residence. Funeral services were held May 14 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Beaty Cemetery. Bro. Steven Barlow officiated.

She was born in Overton County on April 27, 1942. She enjoyed traveling, NASCAR racing and mowing her yard. She loved to watch UT and Titans football and listening to country music.

She was preceded in death by parents, Richard Landsen and Mary Veatrice Winton Smith; brothers, Randel Smith and Ronald Smith and sister-in-law Georgia Padgett Smith.

She is survived by husband, Larry Pierce of Monroe; brothers, Kendal Smith, Richard Smith and wife, Sue and Larry D. Smith and wife, Thelma all of Monroe and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Ronny Smith, Nathan Smith, Brett Smith, Nicholas Smith, Tyler Smith and Michael Smith.

Wanda Bowers Key

Wanda M. Bowers Key, 76, of Cookeville passed away May 10 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held May 12 at the Smith’s Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Steven Barlow officiated.

She was born in Cookeville on July 14, 1943.

She was preceded in death by parents, Harley Jackson and Dona Flatt; husbands, Wade Crawley and Gilbert Bowers; brothers, Roy Jackson and Don Jackson; sisters, Jean Johnson and Rebecca Atkins and son-in-law, Rex Randolph.

She is survived by daughters, Melanie Dillon, Teresa Stewart and husband, Robert and Dawn Coffee and husband, Tony; sons, Jim Lambert and wife, Debra, Chris Bowers and wife, Angelia, Ronald Bowers and Dewayne Bowers; grandchildren, Jesse Randolph and wife, Athena, Jana Gunter and husband, Alan, Kayla Gregg and husband, Chad, Lauren Bowers, Greg Bowers and wife, Ashley, Kristy Davis and husband Garvin, Josh Bowers, Tiffany Coffee and husband, Brandon, Daniel Poston and Leigha Ray and husband, David; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Allen and Retta Langford; very special friends, Agnes Garret and Frank Woodward; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.

Pallbearers who served were Michael Rittenberry, Alan Gunter, Greg Bowers, Jesse Randolph, Shane Barlow and Robert Stewart

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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