Obituaries 9/29/20

Donna Leona

Davison Hall

Donna Leona Davison Hall, 80, of Rickman passed away Sept. 20 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Buddy Johnson officiated.

She was born on April 16, 1940. She was a retired storeowner of Hall’s Market, also a retired Dietary Supervisor from Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Allons Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: adopted parents, Walter and Violet Strickler; husband, Marshall Wayne Hall; sister, Rose McClain; brothers, Jimmy Davison, Jerry Davison and Johnny Davison.

She is survived by: sons, Michael Hall of Rickman, Brian Hall and wife, Tina of Livingston; daughters, Karen Reeder and husband, Rick of Livingston, Teresa Woodard and husband, James of Carthage; grandsons, Jordan Hall, Ricky Reeder, Michael Reeder and Dusty Woodard, Derek Woodard and Chris Woodard; granddaughters, Kim Chambers, Lisa Nelson, Rebecca Dishman, Harley Reeder, Shelley Reeder, Kelley Reeder, Lilly Reeder and Alecia Reeder; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Haller, Sue Jones and Nancy Gray; a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Dusty Woodard, Derek Woodard, Chris Woodard, Ricky Reeder, Michael Reeder and Jordan Hall.

Annalene Jackson Rittenberry Allen

Annalene (Jackson) Rittenberry Allen, 81, of Cookeville passed away Sept. 21 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Teston Gilpatrick officiated.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1939 in Gainesboro. She had a heart of gold and helped many throughout her life. She loved her grandchildren very much and she always gave hugs and said “I love you.” She will be greatly missed by her family and friends very much. She was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Harley Fowler and Martha Dona (Flatt) Jackson; brothers, Roy Jackson and Don Jackson; sisters, Jean Johnson, Wanda Key and Becky Akins.

She is survived by: daughter, Carol Wallace; sons, Michael Rittenberry and Roy Rittenberry; granddaughters, Brooke Young, Kelly Rice, April Young, Merissa Rittenberry and McKaya Rittenberry; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Johnny Floyd

Thornburg

Johnny Floyd Thornburg, 84, of Rickman passed away Sept. 23 at his residence. Funeral sercives were held Sept. 26 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Forrest Hill South Memorial Gardens. Bro. Danny Staggs and Bobby Gore officiated.

He was born Oct. 3, 1935 in Upora, Miss. He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John Thomas Thornburg and Clara Belle (O’Bryant) Thornburg; sisters, Rose T. Davis and Lillian T. Geter and brother, Bill Thornburg.

He is survived by: wife, Sarah G. Thornburg; daughter, Karen T. Frederick; son, Wayne Thornburg and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Brian Frederick, John Colin Frederick, Casandra Panico and Lauren Thornburg; great-grandchildren, Mason Caulford and Tucker Caulford; sisters, Margaret T. Griffin, Martha T. Rogers and Sue T. Sloane; a host of family and friends.

Allen E. Cravens

Allen E. Cravens, 94, of the Twinton Community of Overton County passed away Sept. 21 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans Honor Guard. Masonic Funeral Rites were conducted on Sept. 22. Rev. Robbie Miller officiated.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1926 in Wilder. He was a coal miner and a caretaker with Overton County Nursing Home. He was a member of Twinton Freewill Baptist Church and Green Pond Masonic Lodge #703. He was a United States Army Veteran serving tour of duty during World War II.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James B. and Auda Hill Cravens; wife, Lela Norris Cravens; daughters, Kathy Norrod and Linda Kay Abston; special grandson, Chad Cravens; sisters, Effie Stover and Ruby Frogge; brothers, Dayton Cravens and Bill Cravens.

He is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Dunn of Monterey; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Cravens of Lake Placid, Fla.; son-in-law, David Norrod of Monterey; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Ethel Hill of Monroe and Betty Abston of Maryland, Tenn.; brothers, Mikey Clovis Cravens of Chesterfield, Ind. and Ralph Cravens of Cravenstown, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Mable (Wilson)

Cantrell

Mable (Wilson) Cantrell, 76, of Livingston passed away Sept. 22 at her residence. The family has chosen a cremation with a private memorial service to be held at a later date. She was born Dec. 20, 1943 in Livingston. She was a garment shirt factory employee.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Carvel and Dovie Wilson; husband, Clyde Cantrell; sisters, Olene Linder and Glenda Wilson; brothers, R.C., Roy and B.J. Wilson.

She is survived by: daughter, Geneva Coffey; sisters, Jewell Savage and Carolyn Langford; grandson, Clyde Coffey (Jennifer); honorary grandson, Aubrey Sebers; great-grandaughter, Haleigh Coffey; also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.

James Ritchey

Qualls

James Ritchey Qualls, 46, of Livingston passed away Sept. 23 in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Savage Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Savage officiated.

He was born Dec. 17, 1973 in Livingston. He was a sawmill worker and a member of the Miller Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: aunt, Ellen Lucille Rutherford; uncles, Thomas Wayne Savage, William Allen Savage and Jimmy Leonard Savage.

He is survived by: son, Anthony James Qualls; parents, Herbert Ritchey and Rita Kathryn (Savage) Qualls; sister, Kathryn Cheryl Hooks and husband, Jim; grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Qualls; His father’s side of the family: aunts, Clara Smith and husband, Ronnie and Ann Rochelle and husband, Bob; uncle, David Edward Qualls and wife, Kay; His mother’s side of the family: aunts, Lesa June Phillips and husband, Billy, Mary Alice Allen and husband, Wayne, Janice Helton and husband, Paul, Shirley Roberson and husband, Perry and Virginia Sawyer and husband, Ray; Robert Joel Savage and wife, Judy, Larry Eddie Savage and wife, Judy and Donnie Savage and wife, Flip; uncle, Terry Rutherford; aunts, Wanda Savage and Georgia Savage and host of cousins.

Dolly

Peek

Dolly D. Peek, 85, of Livingston passed away Sept. 25 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery. Bro. Rick Lacy officiated.

She was born in Livingston on April 28, 1935. She attended the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Roy and Effie May (Swallows) Walker; husband, J.B. Peek; daughter, Joetta Smith; grandson, Matthew Peek; step-sons, Donnie Peek and Randy Peek; sisters, Magnolia Harris and Beulah Ledford; brothers, Fred Walker, Chief Walker and Oscar Walker.

She is survived by: daughters, Betty Sue Johnson, Kathy Langford and Irene Peek Flowers; sons, Charles Peek, Wayne Peek and Harold Peek; step-daughters, Carolyn Vanover and Darlene Pile; stepsons, Howard Peek, Roy Peek and Bobby Peek; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Wayne Peek, Charles Peek, Cody Langford, Tyler Peek, Caston Bowers and Denny Hoover.

Honorary pallbearers were Levi Groce, Randy Crabtree, David Langford, Greg Bowers, Trevor Watson and Matt Thrasher.

Dayna J. Butler

Dayna J. Puetz Butler, 60, of Rickman passed away Sept. 17 from her residence. Celebration of Life services were held Sept. 26 at the Life Church in Livingston. Pastor Zach Buckner officiated.

She was born in Illinois on July 20, 1960.

She is survived by: husband, George Butler of Livingston; sons, Daniel Benedetto of DeMoines, Iowa and Jacob Butler of Zion, Ill.; daughters, Laura Benedetto of Chicago, Ill., Corrine Brady and husband, Max of Harriman, Natalie Alexander and husband, Christopher of Stewartstown, Pa. and Chelsea Butler of Friendswood, Texas; brother, Eric Puetz of Wheeling, Ill.; grandchildren, Naomi Danielle Brady, Marli Vanover and Laken Vanover.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carlos Alonzo

Boat

Carlos Alonzo Boat, 50, of Rickman passed away Sept. 20 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation with burial to follow in Texas at a later date.

He was born in Silverton, Ore. on Feb. 25, 1970. He worked as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by: brother, Butch Boat of Kilgore, Texas; grandparents, Alonzo and Genola Hardin of Antlers, Okla.

He is survived by: daughters, Selina Boat of Kilgore, Texas, Megan Waterwall and husband, Rob of Houston, Texas and Maria Boat of Hilham; grandson, Taylor Boat of Kilgore, Texas; parents, Shirley and Ted Cross of Rickman; girlfriend, Shelia Ogletree of Hilham; sister, Lisa Lee and husband, Ricky of Livingston and brother, Billy Cross of Crawford.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Wilford Theodore Cross

Wilford, Theodore “Ted” Cross, 71, of Livingston passed away Sept. 26. The family has chosen cremation with burial to follow in Texas at a later date.

He was born in Chicago, Ill. on March, 11, 1949. He was a long haul truck driver and served his country in the Air Force.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James and Mary Jane (Ross) Cross; sons, Butch Boat of Texas and Carlos Boat of Hilham and sister, Maryann Cross of Texas.

He is survived by: wife, Shirley Cross of Rickman; daughter, Lisa Lee and husband, Ricky of Livingston; son, William “Bill” Cross of Crawford; brothers, James Cross and Chuck Cross both of Livingston; sisters, Kathleen McGregor of Texas and Michele Murphy of Cookeville; grandchildren, Nicole Lee and Mike Russell of Florida, Johnny Lee and wife, Billie of Livingston, Selina Boat of Texas, Megan Waterwall and husband, Rob of Texas, Maria Boat of Hilham and Erica Bright of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Taylor Boat of Texas, Hailey Bright of Livingston and Karson Lee of Livingston; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

 

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