Obituaries 9/22/20

Edna Huddleston Gore

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Huddleston Gore, age 98 of Algood, were held at 1 p.m Friday, Sept. 11 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Justin Grant officiated. Interment followed in the Algood City Cemetery.

The family received friends Friday from 11 a.m. until service time. Due to COVID precautions, social distancing measures were observed and face masks were required.

Edna passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.

She was born Sept. 18, 1921 in Louisville, Ky. to the late Clarence Huddleston and Bertha Swallows Huddleston.

She was a member of Church on the Hill and charter member of Algood First Baptist Church.

Ever optimistic, Edna loved her family, church, and all her dear friends she made during her long life. She always looked for the good in everyone.

She is survived by: two sons, Harold (Reba) Gore and Gerald (Rose) Gore; daughter, Brenda (Cordell) Richardson; grandchildren, Wayne (Kelly) Gore, Lynne (Jessica) Gore, Angie (Jimmy) Harville, Nikki (Keith) Morrison, Jerry (Melissa) Gore, Rhonda Gore and Billy Gore

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, William Roy Gore, who passed away in 2014; three infant siblings; daughter, Anna Ruth Gore; two sons, Walter and Kenneth Gore; and beloved sister, Edith Richmond.

Family served as pallbearers.

The Gore family wants to thank special in home caregivers, Treva Oakley and Angel Ramsey. They were wonderful to our mom. Also, thank you to all the wonderful nurses and staff at Signature Health Care. Words can’ t express our gratitude for the love and compassion shown to our mother. Your kindness will always be remembered. She loved all of you.

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

Robbie Lynn


Robin “Robbie” Lynn Little Pryor, 57, of Allons passed away Sept. 14 from her residence. Celebration of Life services will be held a later date.

She was born in Toul-Rosieres, France on March 24, 1963.

She was preceded in death by: father, Robert Little and step-father, Arlis Huffer.

She is survived by: husband, David C. Pryor of Allons; son, Zakrey Lee Burris of Olive Branch, Miss.; daughters, Rachel Lynn Carnell and husband, Matthew of Ingram Mills, Miss., Chelsea Pryor and LeAnne Pryor both of Allons; grandchildren, Coen Carnell and Cash Carnell; mother, Betty Huffer of Livingston; sisters, Gail Jowers and husband, Danny, Kathy Little and Sheila Coe and husband, Wally all of Livingston; brothers, David Akin and wife, Justy and Jay Akin and wife, Jennifer both of St. Louis, Mo.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CB Gray

CB Gray, 88, of Hilham passed away Sept. 15 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held Sept. 19 at the Bethel Cemetery.

He was born in Clay County on Nov. 18, 1931.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Millard and Avo Johnson Gray.

He is survived by: granddaughter, Jessica Robinson and husband, John of Upland, Calif.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Helen Apple

Mary Helen Wright Apple, 98, of Livingston passed away Sept. 18 from her residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at the Livingston Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Chris Coil officiated.

She was born April 12, 1922 in Smith County. She was a 1940 graduate of Smith County High School and a member of the Livingston Church of Christ. She loved flowers, gardening, her show horses, cooking and was very involved in the Livingston Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Robert Marion and Lela Lamoine Reasonover Wright; husband, Freeman Apple; son, Donnie Apple; brothers, Coleman Wright, Rob Wright, Jake Wright, Horce Wright, Carmack Wright and Dewitt Wright; sisters, Gladys Wright Austin, Irene Wright and Naomi Wright.

She is survived by: daughters, Lamoine Parsons and husband, Buckie of Livingston and Elaine Long and husband, Curtis of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Rita Apple of Carthage; grandchildren; Beth Parsons, Katie Bilbrey, Mellissa Copeland, Buck Parsons and wife, Mary Ellen Parsons, Lela Long Davidson and husband, Eddie, Curt Long and wife, Connie, Carrie Long Loghry and husband, Steve, Lori Apple-Gibbs and husband, Elston, Amy Apple and Makenzi Leigh Apple; great-grandchildren, Jackson Parsons, Makynna Bilbrey, Katie Beth Bilbrey, Jayse Copeland and wife, Shaina, Sydnie Copeland, Brody Parsons, Cale Parsons, Abigail Davidson, Daniel Davidson, Anna Davidson, Josh Long and wife, Alex, Olivia Long, Isaac Loghry, Dalton Loghry, Jaden Apple-Gibbs, Jakodi Gibbs, Ivee Gibbs, Aspen Gibbs, Apple Gibbs and Kaelyn Ward; great-great-grandchildren, Memphis Everett Greenwood, Brentley Long and Lucy Long; sister-in-law, Joy Wright of Rome, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Eddie Davidson, Daniel Davidson, Steve Loghry, Josh Long, Curt Long, Buck Parsons, Jayse Copeland, Jakodi Gibbs, Jackson Parsons and Elston Gibbs. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edith Marie


Edith Marie Loftis, 75, of Cookeville passed away Sept. 14 from Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated.

She was born in Livingston on Dec. 16, 1944. She loved her children and grandchildren very much. She will be greatly missed by them all.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Hardy and Ethel Lee (Hammock) Cantrell; sisters, Auda Ledbetter, Artie Smith, Irene Cooper, Juanita Kissick and Alice Flowers; brothers, Ray Cantrell, Clyde “Monk” Cantrell, Willis “Shorty” Cantrell, O.C. “Dude” Cantrell and James Howard Cantrell.

She is survived by: sons, Rick Loftis and wife, Jennifer and Brian Loftis and wife, April; grandson, Andrew Loftis; granddaughters, Riley Loftis, Julia Briggs, Brianna Loftis, Kenzi Loftis, Angela Loftis, Gwen Phillips and Ava Phillips; a host of nieces and nephews.


Kathy Diane


Kathy Diane Crabtree Savage, 63, of Livingston passed away Sept. 15 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Crabtree Family Cemetery. Bro. Denton Hummel officiated.

She was born in Detroit, Mich. on June 25, 1957. She enjoyed sewing and drawing. Her greatest joy was getting together with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Willie Edward and Edith Denton Crabtree; husband, Rick Savage; brother, Paul Crabtree and Jamie Crabtree; sisters, Willadean Garrett and Pamela Crabtree and nephew, Daniel Hynes.

She is survived by: son, Adam White and wife, Sarah of Monroe; daughter, Amanda Wilson and husband, Andy of Livingston; grandchildren, Ethan, Blaine, Pypper, Jude and Maggie Mae; brother, James David Crabtree and wife, Donna of Cookeville; sisters, Maxine Hynes of Livingston, Wanda Greer and husband, Danny of Livingston and Cindy McDermott and husband, Bobby of Livingston.

Pallbearers who served were Chris Garrett, Michael Crabtree, Matt Hill, Ethan Wilson, Blaine Beaty and Teddy Greer.


Robert Hilman


Robert Hilman Ledbetter, 85, of Livingston passed away Sept. 14 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Celebration of Life services were held Sept. 19 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. James Shenko officiated.

He was born in Monroe on June 5, 1935. He attended Livingston Academy and proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver and many remembered him from Coleman Exxon where he worked after retiring from driving. He was a very active member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and followed LA in their football, basketball and soccer programs for many years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Eddie C. and Dean (Norris) Ledbetter.

He is survived by: wife, Mary Ruth Ledbetter; daughters, Sherry Munn and husband, Skip of Smyrna, Tammy Keylon and husband, Mark of Livingston, Kim Warren and husband, Pat of Livingston; grandsons, Jacob Pennington of Ashland City, Tenn., Ben Wardwell of Livingston; granddaughter, Haley Munn of Smyrna; sisters, Sue Heady, Clarice Bass and husband, James all of Livingston; a host of family and friends.

Linda Kelley

Linda Kelley, 73, of Livingston passed away Sept. 10 from her residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery. Bro. Roger Phillips officiated.

She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 28, 1947. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, very much. She will be greatly missed.

She was proceeded in death by: parents, Daniel and Gloria (Schupp) Cook; daughter, Melissa Dillon of Hilham and brother, Daniel J. Cook.

She is survived by: daughter, Ashley Smith; son, Nathaniel Kelley; granddaughters, Zoey Allen and Myleigha Allen and several grandchildren.

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