Obituaries 6/9/20

Judy Alice Langford

Judy Alice Langford Hardison Davies was born in Livingston September 13, 1944, to William Harlan Langford and wife, Velma Ramsey Langford who owned and operated Gate City Mills in Livingston for many years. She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings were Jean Tayse, Betty Jo Page and Robert Langford. After graduating from Livingston Academy with the Class of 1963, Judy attended Belmont University where she met her first husband, Jimmy Wayne Hardison. They married in 1966. Judy and Jimmy had two daughters, Tiffany Hardison Holcomb and Kristy Hardison Drumwright.

Judy retired from Lithographics in 2009 where she served as Vice President of accounting for 28 years. Her husband, Jimmy, died at the young age of 49, and she later married Stephen R. Davies. After retirement, Judy discovered a passion for painting and researching her family tree. She was a member of the DAR organization in Franklin.

In addition to her daughters and husband, Steve, those who survive include a sister, Betty Jo Page; niece, Gail Page; nephew, Don Page; nephew, Tim Tayse and wife, Frances; two son-in-laws, Eric Holcomb and Carlton Drumwright; two step-children, and several grandchildren. Many of Judy’s classmates from Livingston Grammar School and Livingston Academy Class of 1963 lovingly recall the many episodes that came about as a result of Judy’s very lively spirit of adventure, and her love of driving really fast in her father’s pretty blue Chevrolet pick-up truck.

Judy was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, a church she grew up in; then later, Tusculum Church of Christ; and for the past 18 years, she was a member of Brentwood Baptist church. Judy’s final resting place was next to her first husband, Jimmy Wayne Hardison, in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg on June 6, 2020.

Marnie Bray

Mrs. Marnie Ann Bray, age 49 of Rickman, died Saturday evening, May 23 at Standing Stone Care & Rehab in Monterey following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Marnie had chosen cremation and no services will be held.

She was born August 29, 1970 in Cookeville to Bill (Trish) Fielder of Cookeville and the late Anna Faye Little Fielder.

Marnie had a fun, outgoing nature and was full of life. She was kind and thoughtful all while being honest and direct. A homebody, Marnie enjoyed working outside in her garden. She was also talented at making crafts. She was most fulfilled while spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

In addition to her father and stepmother, she is survived by daughter, Shawna Baker; sons, Nicholas (Dekota) Bray, all of Rickman, and Dusty (Daniel) O’Donnell of Nashville, grandchildren, Mariana and Nicholas Bray II; brother, Shawn Fielder of Hilham and by caretaker and special friend, Bobby Cox.

Memorial contributions in Marnie’s honor are suggested to be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111. Share memories and condolences at

Merle Key

Merle Key, 71, of Crawford passed away June 7 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 9 at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Honey Springs Cemetery. Rev. Walt Phillips officiated.

He was born on June 21, 1948 in Overton County. He was an Auto Mechanic at the school bus garage in Overton County and former Maintenance Man at the Chocolate Plant in Livingston. He was a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by father, Talmadge Key; son, David Key; sister, Loretta Rash and brother, Marshall Key.

He is survived by mother, Lucille Garrett Key of Crawford; wife, Mima Wilson Key of Crawford; daughter, Denise Julian and fiancé, Chris Knox of Cookeville; sons, Wayne Key of the Vine Ridge Community and Darrell Key of Crawford; grandchildren, Katie Key, Karrie Key, Darrell Key Jr., Tasha (Wes) Harris, Tiffany (Chris) Maynard, Cody Julian, Tyler Key and fiancé, Sara Haney and Shala Key; great-grandchildren, Trinity Key, Eli Harris, Owen Harris, Ryver Maynard, Tucker Maynard and William Daris Maynard; sisters, Linda (L.G.) Ledbetter of Livingston and Pam Phillips of Monterey; brother, Brian Key of Livingston and sister-in-law, Brenda Key of Crawford.

Bessie “Kat” Greer

Bessie “Kat” Greer, 65, of Gainesboro passed away June 2 from Mabry Rehab Center.

Funeral serviced were held June 4 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery. Bro. John Ledbetter officiated.

She was born in Clay County on Dec. 12, 1954.

She enjoyed crocheting, loved her little dog, enjoyed the activities at Mabry Health Care and always looked forward to spending time with her family on visits.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jimmy and Maggie Key Greer; stepfather, O.B. Boles and sister-in-law, Donna Greer.

She is survived by sisters, Sada Gore and husband, Brent of Livingston and Marie Rich of Red Boiling Springs; brothers, C.B. Boles and wife, Patty of Celina and Thomas Greer and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Roger Gene Damron

Roger Gene Damron, 60, of Cookeville passed away May 30 from his residence. The family has chosen cremation and no public services will be planned. Memorials may be directed to the family.

He was born in Ottawa, Ill. on Nov, 20, 1959. He made his living working construction.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jerome and Maxin Winchester Super.

He is survived by sons, Keith (Evetta) Damron and Colten Damron; grandson, Joseph Damron; brother, George (Jeanna) Damron; sisters, Cindy Rissman, Shirley (Jim) Harmon and Wanda Detert all of Ottawa, Ill. and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shelia Smith

Shelia Smith, 61, of Monroe passed away May 29 from her residence. Funeral serveices were held June 3 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Poplar Springs Cemetery. Bro. Buddy Reed officiated.

She was born in Livingston on March 28, 1959. Shelia was a CNA. She loved her family and friends very much and she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by parents, Franklin and Shelby (Miller) Lewis.

She is survived by sons, Scotty Smith and Bryan Smith; daughters, Shannon Ford and Rebekah Smith; sister, Lois McCloud; grandsons, Jakob Ford, Chase Ford, Justin Smith and Jonathon Smith; granddaughters, Jade Smith, Jordyn Smith and Briella Smith and a host of family and friends also survive.

Pallbearers who served were Jakob Ford, Jonathon Smith, Chase Ford, Justin Smith and Charlie Cole.

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, 43, of Livingston passed away June 1 from his residence.

The family has chosen cremation. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1976 in Hershey, Pa.

He was preceded in death by father, Gene Thomas.

He is survived by wife, Michelle Thomas; mother, Ethel Thomas; daughters, Lynn Thomas and fiancé, Casey Binion and Sierra Thomas; sons, Michael Thomas and Jr. Thomas and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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