Paul Leon Hargis
Paul Leon Hargis, 72, of Rickman passed away July 10 from his residence. Funeral services were held July 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. Bro. Denton Hummel, Bro. Tommy Harris and Bro. James Williams officiated.
He was born in Overton County on Nov. 21, 1947. He loved to work his backhoe, drive his four-wheelers and side by side, and spend time with his family.
He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Buren and Bethel Deck Hargis; son, Clinton Paul Hargis; brothers, Otis Hargis and J.B. Hargis, Ronnie “Possum” Hargis; twin brother, Earl Hargis; sisters, Leva Mae Hargis, Emma Jean Ogletree, Betty Harris and Sue Moss.
He is survived by wife, Carolyn Hargis of Rickman; daughters, Angela Hargis Sullivan and husband, Dale of Livingston, Wendy Copeland and Kim South and husband, Michael of Allons; grandchildren, Justin Thrasher, Jaylin Copeland, Cody Blakely, Chelsea Blakely, Molli South, Kaylee Hargis, Holden Hargis, Emma Grace Sullivan and Ella Sullivan; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Hargis and wife, Carole of Rickman, Jack Hargis and wife, Sheila of Indiana and Tom Hargis of Cookeville; sisters, Lois Cross of Cookeville, Debbie Jones and husband, Bruce of Cookeville and Vickie Birdwell of Boone, N.C.
Pallbearers who served were Holden Hargis, Cody Blakely, Roy Ogletree, Eric Clark, Tom Hargis and Terry Autry.
Wilma Joyce Maynord
Wilma Joyce Maynord, 76 of Livingston passed away July 10. Funeral services were held July 13 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery. Bro. Rick Lacy officiated.
She was born in Overton County on March 20, 1944. She enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with her family. She was always having fun and enjoyed life. She often went riding around with her friends and attended church regularly.
She was preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Elean King Robbins; granddaughter, July Dillon; brothers, Edgar Robbins, Harold Robbins and David Robbins and sister, Evelyn Newberry.
She is survived by son, Steve Young and wife, Holly of Sparta; daughter Kim Dillon and husband, Eric of Livingston; grandchildren, Forest Dillon, Luke Dillon, Sadie Dillon and Josh Young; sisters, Rita Etheridge and husband, Larry of Clarksville and Nancy Ramsey and husband, Allen of Livingston; brothers, Norman Robbins and wife, Sue of Ohio and Shelly Robbins of Franklin, Ind.; a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers who served were Josh Young, Forest Dillon, Luke Dillon, Michael Peek, Scott Watkins and Eddie Dailey.
Kendel “Ken” Smith
Kendel “Ken” Smith, 83, of Monroe passed away July 10. Funeral services were held July 13 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Beaty Cemetery. Bro. David Beaty officiated.
He was born Aug. 28, 1936 in Overton County. He enjoyed watching football, going bird hunting and the farm life. He enjoyed working with tractors and cattle and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by parents, Richard Lansden and Mary Veatrice Smith; brothers, Randall Smith and Ronald Smith; sister, Donna Sue Pierce and sister-in-law, Georgia Smith.
He is survived by brothers, Richard Smith and wife, Sue and Larry Donald Smith and wife, Thelma all of Monroe; sister-in-law Mary, John Smith of Monroe; brother-in-law, Larry Pierce of Monroe and a host of nieces and nephews.
David Charles Auberson, 72, of Rickman passed away July 4 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 8 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery. Bro. Matt Tuttle officiated.
He was born Sept. 16, 1947 in Overton County. Baptist in Faith, he enjoyed being outdoors, and helping his wife around the house. He also enjoyed to fix and repair things, and was a hard worker. His wife and family was the joy of his life.
He was preceded in death by parents, Homer and Ova Auberson and sister, June Scantland.
He is survived by wife, Betty Jean Cox Auberson of Rickman; daughter, Tammy Collins and husband, Daniel of Livingston; sons, Donnie Auberson of Rickman, Mark Auberson and wife, Kerstin of Byrdstown and Jeffery Auberson of Rickman; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother, Ronnie Auberson and wife, Billie of Livingston.
Pallbearers who served were Donnie Auberson, Jeffery Auberson, Mark Auberson, Daniel Collins, James Collins and Joshua Collins.
Lydia Wilkinson, 97, passed away July 1 from St. Vincent’s Hospital.
She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Hilham. She graduated from Fisk Academy, where she was on the basketball team. She moved to Anderson as a young woman where she spent the remainder of her life. She was employed at the Ward Stilson Co. and St. John’s Hospital during World War II, and later worked at Gospel Trumpet when it became Warner Press. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling to Las Vegas, and going to Hoosier Park casino. She frequently visited her relatives in Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by husband, Quincy Wilkinson; son, Timothy Wilkinson and eight siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Fisher; son, Tom Wilkinson; grandchildren, Michelle MarQuand, Chris Marquand (Laurel) and Kelly Clensy (Tim); step-grandson, Dustin Mullins; great-grandchildren, Dominik, Rian, Dani, Fiona and Cronin; brother, William C. Carmack (Dalphine) of Livingston and several nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.
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Pamela Gayle Bell, 65, of Livingston passed away July 6 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The family has chosen cremation and no services were planned.
She was born in Anderson, Ind. on Nov. 21, 1954. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by son, Christopher S. Stanley and wife, Stephanie; daughters, Nikki Stanley, A. Robyn Dodd and Jaimie Nelson and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Olivia Grace Stanley, Christopher M. Stanley, Christopher A. Stanley, James Morris, Hannah Dodd, Alex Dodd, Ceara N. Bell and Adalynn M. Nelson; aunts, Marie Pryor and Joyec Brown.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Gene Barnes, 82, of Jamestown passed away July 8 from his residence. Funeral services were held July 11 at the King Mountain Freewill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Bolestown Cemetery. Bro. Danny Simpson officiated.
He was born in Franklin, Ind. on March 20, 1938. He loved his family very much and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by parents, Bert and Martha (Trent) Barnes; wife, Vickie King Barnes and daughter, Rhonda Barnes Kenworthy.
He is survived by son, Steve Barnes and wife, Joyce; son-in-law, Paul Kenworthy; grandchildren, Amanda (Jake), Dustin (Chelsae), Cody (Christina), Bradley (Lindsey) and Jeremy (Erika); great-grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Gracelyn, Hailey, Evie, Dusty and Elha.
Pallbearers who served were Cody Kenworthy, James Deese, Dustin Kenworthy, Paul Kenworthy, Steve Barnes and Jake Mobley.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.