Obituaries 10/13/20

Dr. Diane Sadler

Dr. Diane Lee Sadler passed away Oct. 9 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Livingston Central Park at 2 p.m. Interment will be held in the Draper Memorial Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required. Masks will be made available.

She was born Sept. 10, 1952. A native Livingstonian, she was a 1970 graduate of Livingston Academy. A career educator and academic administrator, she earned her BS, MA, and EDS from Tennessee Technological University. In 1989 Dr. Sadler earned her EDD from the University of Tennessee. She served as an adjunct professor at Tennessee Tech. Upon her retirement from a forty-year career, serving Overton County schools, Dr. Sadler was elected to the Overton County Board of Education – a position of public service held at the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John Fowler Sadler and Mary Anderson Sadler; brothers, Jerry Meadows Sadler and Kenneth Ray Sadler and brother-in-law, Dock Little.

She is survived by: husband, Waymon “Bruce” Hudgens of Livingston and former husband and dear friends, James Robbins and wife, Denise Robbins of Monroe; children, Toni Robbins Brandt and husband, Brad of Nashville and James Howard Robbins Junior and wife, Ginger of Cookeville; stepson, Tucker Hudgens and wife, Kristen of Panama City, Fla.; grandchildren, Ava Clare, Annalee Beck and Amelia James Robbins of Cookeville and Hunter Lee and John Loyd Brandt of Nashville; sisters, Gale Sadler Little and Nan Ola Sadler Stewart, both of Cookeville; brothers, Dr. John Sadler of Bremerton, Wash., David Sadler of Livingston and twin brother, Don Sadler of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; parents-in-laws, Gene and Elois Hudgens of Sparta; siblings-in-law, Anita Sadler, Terri Sadler, Pam Sadler, Teresa Poindexter Sadler, Earl Ray Stewart, Joanne Pralle, Ralph and Diane Robbins, Mike and Denise Hudgens, Fred and Wendy Hudgens and Kim and Glen Sims.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Cannon

George A. Cannon, 82, of Allons passed away Oct. 2 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Mickey Ledbetter officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 6, 1937. He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren, and was a hard-worker.  He had a good reputation as a peacemaker.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John A. and Ova Dee Bowman Cannon; wife, Barbara Helen Cannon; sister, Betty Neighbors; brother, Charlie Cannon and sister-in-law, Betty Linder.

He is survived by: son, Mark Cannon and wife, Lori of Allons; grandchildren, Charlotte Aleta Cannon of Cookeville, David Allen Ezekiel Cannon of Cookeville and Dalton Montgomery Cannon of Allons; sisters, Wanda Gore of Rickman and Catherine Allen of Nashville and brother, Doug Cannon of Livingston.

Pallbearers who served were David Cannon, Dalton Cannon, Nick Foster, Michael Brown, Tarren Vaughn and Roger Lehman.

Honorary Pallbearer was Ralph White.

Larry William Denney

Larry William Denney, 58, of Lebanon and formerly of Overton County passed away Oct. 1 from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 4 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on July 10, 1962. He loved racing cars and driving trucks.  He loved the outdoors and visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.  He was passionate about spending time with his family and studying genealogy.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Arthur W, and Joyce Wright Denney; wife, Beverly Denney; step-daughter, Kelica Dews Denney; sister, Kathy Dillon; brother, Danny Ray Denney and nephew, Jay Denney.

He is survived by: aunt, Betty Lou Smith of Old Hickory; uncle, Bruce Wright of Donelson; niece, Michelle Lee and husband, Jamie of Old Hickory; nephew, Brian Dillon and wife, Sherry of Old Hickory; step-son, William Keith of Watertown; three step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; girlfriend, Robin Edney of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Teddy Edney, Bruce Dillon, Brian Dillon, and Dustin Dunkle.

Melvin Carwile

Melvin E. Carwile, 76, of Dyersburg, Tenn. died on Oct. 4 at Oakwood Community Living Center in Dyersburg.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1943 in Clay County to the late J.T Carwile and the late Flora May Pitcock Carwile. He was a retired supervisor for Sara Lee Corporation.

Celebration of Life services were held on Oct. 10 at the Neely’s Crossroads Church of Christ in Celina.

He is survived by wife, Cynthia Cox Carwile of Dyersburg; son, John David Carwile of Nashville; sister, Mirtle B. Allen and granddaughter, Johna Carwile of Bowling Green, Ky.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Melvin C. Carwile.

Willo Dean Hagins

Willo Dean Hagins, 71, of Rickman passed away Oct. 6 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at Life Church. Bro. Richard Hazelbaker officiated.

She was born Nov. 27, 1948 on Highland Mountain in Livingston. She was the youngest of eight children. She was a member of Life Church. She loved to spend time with family and traveling.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jeff and Myrtle (Gore) Hammock; sisters, Ann Moore and Johnny Walker; brothers Carlos Hammock, Douglas Hammock and B. Hammock.

She is survived by: husband, William Hagins of Rickman; daughter, Tammy Cook and husband, John of Allardt; sons, James Cooper and wife, Socorro of Cookeville and Richard Cooper of Rickman; grandchildren, Zachary Cook, Alexander Cook, Shelbie Edmonds, Bradley Cook, Dakota Cooper, Carman Cooper, Logan Cooper, Bella Cooper, Lillie Hutchinson, Zoe Cooper and Sadie Cooper; great-grandchildren, Gracen Cook, Theodore Cook, Elijah Smith, Liam Edmonds, Jasper Brown and Deborah Edmonds; sister, Carlene Poston; brother, C. Hammock; five step-daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Shirley Curtis of Rocky Mountain, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Elmer Sidwell

Gary Sidwell, 59, of Allons passed away Oct. 6 from his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment was held in Turkey Town Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Buck officiated.

He was born in Jackson County on July 15, 1961. He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren, going horseback riding and fishing.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Billy Gene and Evelyn Boles Sidwell; son Russell Lee Sidwell and sister, Beverly Sue Boles.

He is survived by: wife, Patricia Sidwell of Allons; daughters, Sandi Sidwell of Cookeville and Bonnie Moores of Atworth, Ga;. sons, James Thornton and wife, Tiffany of Baxter and Jesse Warden of Baxter; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Donna Edwards of Livingston, Carol Breeding of Livingston, Teri Staggs and husband, Jeff of Livingston and Elena Bottorfoush of Allons and brother, Larry Sidwell and wife Angie of Allons.

Pallbearers who served were James Thornton, Jesse Warden, Travis Denson, Thomas Edwards, Jeremy Hargis and Steve Mansell.

Margaret Ann Norrod

Margaret Ann Norrod, 82, of Monroe passed away Oct. 8 from her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Nolen Cantrell and Rev. James Shenko officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Dec. 27, 1937. She was a member of the McDonalds Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved her family, and made wonderful works of art with her needle and thread. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She was preceded in death by: parents, J. Carlos and Nola Mae Johnson Swann; brothers, Billy Swann and Roy Swann; sisters, Martha Jean Rodgers and Donna Ingram.

She is survived by: husband, Billy K. Norrod of Monroe; son, Billy Joe Norrod and wife, Annette of Livingston; daughter, Sherrie Blakely of Monroe; grandchildren, Colby Norrod, Jasmine Maxfield and husband, Josh; sisters, Barbara Rico and husband, Manual of Chattanooga and Linda Hodge and husband, Carl of Crawford; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Larry Hull, Matt Jolley, Jeff Norrod, Tracy Rico, Donnie Howard and Matt White.

Honorary pallbearers were Colby Norrod and Josh Maxfield

Ruth Ellen Ramsey

Ruth Ellen Ramsey, 87, of Livingston passed away Oct. 8 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

She was born in Overton County on Jan. 24, 1933. She worked for many years as a seamstress in Livingston.  She was a 1951 Graduate of Livingston Academy and Baptist in Faith.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Claude D. and Fannie D. Hammock Ramsey; sister, Retha V. Ramsey; brother, Carlos R. Ramsey and niece, Reba Dean Reid.

She is survived by: brother, Ralph Ramsey and wife, Barbara of Livingston; niece, Gail Hall and husband, Kenny of Allons; great-niece, Angela Maynord and husband, Doug of Livingston; great-nephew, Tony Ledbetter of San Antonio, Texas and great-great-nephew, Ty Maynord of Livingston.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Ruth Lampshire

Vivian Ruth Lampshire, 99, of Livingston passed away Oct. 8 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held Oct. 10 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Detroit, Mich. on May 30, 1921. She enjoyed dinning out, flower gardening, attending yard sales, sewing, dancing, crafts and decorating for the holidays.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Victor and Margaret Hogue Granberg; husband, Lawrence Lampshire and daughter, Jane Lampshire.

She is survived by: daughter, Vicki Brown and husband, James Bruce; son, Richard Lampshire and wife, Anna; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jimmy Wayne Collins

Jimmy Wayne Collins, 72, of the Maple Grove Community passed away Oct. 2 from his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in St. John Cemetery. Bro. Ronnie Parsons and Bro. Kevin Strong officiated.

He was born in Overton County on July 27, 1948. He obeyed the Gospel at Willow Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Willie Hugh and Geneva Ledbetter Collins and sister-in-law, Shelby Collins.

He is survived by: wife, Allie June Collins of the Maple Grove Community; sons, Dale Collins and wife, Patricia and Jason Collins and wife, Chandrea all of the Maple Grove Community; grandchildren, Jacob Collins and wife, Olivia, Jenna Collins, Allie Collins and John Collins; great-grandchild, Oscar Russell Collins; brother, Kendrick Collins of Willow Grove; nephew, Tyler Collins and wife, Emily and great-nephew, Aiden Collins.

Stanley Ruffin Carter, Sr.

Stanley Ruffin Carter, Sr., 90, of the Taylor’s Crossroads Community passed away Oct. 3 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services were held Oct. 8 at the Richardson Cemetery. Military Honors were provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard in honor of his dedication and service. Bro. John Mabrey officiated.

He was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Overton County. He was best known for making a career in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1975. After his retirement he spent several years running the store at Taylor’s Crossroads for J.D. Coleman. In addition to running the store, he farmed until sometime around 2010. He also dedicated a great amount of time to the Honor Guard and helped in the funeral services for hundreds of U.S. veterans.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Richardson Carter; brothers, Coy Carter, Hoy (Nat) Carter and Jerry Carter; sisters, Floy Harvey, Marie Sells, Henrietta Leske and Irene Carter; one child, Wilma Joan Brown; grandsons, Jonathan Corey Phipps and Benjamin (Ben) Frederick Jolley and sons-in-law, Tom Jolley and Dennis Brown.

He is survived by: sisters, Betty Verble and Ann Gabbard; sons, Dr. Willie Joe Carter (Luba), Jimmy Walter Carter (Janie), Dr. Johnnie Clarence Carter (Sherry) and Stanley Carter, Jr. (Chanda); daughter, Mary Jean Jolley; grandsons, Michael Carter, Jackson Carter, Cullen Carter, Christian Brown and Stanley Carter III; granddaughters, Amanda (Phipps) Bowman, Alexandra Carter, Jade Cross, Betsy Jolley, Kristen Carter, Bailey Carter and Cassie Carter; great-grandchildren, Emily (Taylor) Sherman, Evelyn Taylor, Cambrie Cross, Carter Cross, Emmett Ogletree, Garrett Jolley and Ella Carter.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carl Lee Webb

Carl Lee Webb, 86, of Livingston passed away Oct. 8 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at the Netherland Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Mark Loftis officiated.

He was born in Rickman on Aug. 1, 1934.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charlie and Vallie Mae Burroughs Webb; wife, Shirley Marie Costello Webb; brother, Glenn Webb; sisters, Charlene Webb, Joyce Anderson, Wanda Crabtree and Jo Poston.

He is survived by: sons, Terry Webb and wife, Lisa of Livingston and Carl David and wife, Cindy of Smithville; daughter, Sherrie Marie Thrasher of Livingston; grandchildren, Lindsay and husband, Brandon Witcher, Grace, Susanmarie and Ellie Webb, Nate and Tucker Webb; great-grandchildren, Colton and Landon Witcher; brothers, John Webb and Jerry Webb; sisters, Ann Houser, Dean Buford, Janie Glasscock and Billie Webb; special friend, Berniece Cantrell and very favorite caretaker, Cindy England.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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