Obituaries 10/27/20

Robert A. Schmitz

Robert A. Schmitz, 88, of Celina, passed away Oct. 8 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. There are no services planned at this time.

He was born Nov. 25, 1931 in Lemont, Ill. He was a steel worker for many years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Michael and Mithilda (Gracak) Schmitz, Sr.; brothers, Carl Schmitz and Michael Schmitz; niece, Sandra Johnson; nephew, Mickey Schmitz; son in law, Dan Wood; and in laws, Sam and Louise Bromberek.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Pearl (Bromberek) Schmitz; daughters, Pat Wood and Diane Frankhauser and husband, Greg; sons, Robert “Bobby” Schmitz Jr. and wife, Laurie and Brian Schmitz and wife, Julie; granddaughters, Sarah, Katie, Kiri, Tanya, Kalie, Taylor and Kenna; grandsons, Kyle and Nick; brother Alfred Schmitz; and host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Hagan

Edna Marie Hagan, 75, of Allons passed away Oct. 18 from her residence. Private family graveside services were held later in the week at the Fellowship Cemetery.

She was born in Allons on Jan. 17, 1945. She Hagan was a 1963 graduate of Livingston Academy and later worked as a seamstress at Berkline, Inc.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Cal Ed and Nellie Mae (Pritchard) Vaughn; husband, Arlie Glifford Hagan; sister, Patsy Clark and brother, C.E. Vaughn. Jr.

She is survived by: sisters and brothers, W.C. (Claudine) Vaughn, Judy (Larry) Savage, Rick (Trish) Vaughn and Treva (Jonathan) Luellen and many nieces and nephews.

Gladys Carter

Gladys M. Carter, 96, of Livingston passed away Oct. 18 from the Celina Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held Oct. 24 at Bethel Cemetery.

She was born in Michigan on May 30, 1924. She loved spending time with her family, working on puzzles and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by: parent, Samuel Geeting; husband, David “Bud” Carter; son, David W. Carter, II; daughter, Zelda Carter and granddaughter, Melissa Brown.

She is survived by: daughters, Rachel Vaughn of Cookeville, Diane Carter of Jackson, Mich. and Margaret Meglich of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Nick Carter of Gainesboro; 23 grandchildren and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers who served were Jerry Carter and Adam Meglich.

Billy Ralph Hancock

Billy Ralph Hancock, 68, of Monroe passed away Oct. 19 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held Oct. 24 at Robbins Cemetery. Bro. Paul Stringer officiated.

He was born in Overton County on March, 2, 1952. He loved riding four wheelers, going fishing, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Ward Aaron and Maudie Young Hancock.

He is survived by: wife, Betty Jo Hancock; son, Jason Hancock; daughter, Brandy Hancock; brother, Jerry Hancock and wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Danielle Hughes, Ashley Hancock, Dustin Hancock and Jaylon Hancock.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Charles Braeden Allen

Charles Braeden Allen, 16, of Cookeville passed away Oct. 19 from his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Aarons Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Randy Prichard officiated.

He was born in Putnam County on Oct. 23, 2003. He loved his dogs, going fishing, playing X-Box, spending time with his brothers and sisters and being an uncle.

He was preceded in death by: grandmother, Marcia “Nina” Cope and uncle, Jamie Cope.

He is survived by: parents, Brett and Cynthia Allen of Cookeville; brother, Austin Allen and wife, Sydney of Cookeville; sisters, Amber Greenwood of Cookeville, Brittney Allen and wife, Chelsea of Cookeville and Haley Prichard and husband, Tyler of Rickman; great-grandmother, Ruth Gibbs of Nashville, Ga.; niece, Emma Prichard of Rickman; Pa Johnny Cope of Hilham; Granny Della Allen of Hilham; Pa Pa Tony Allen of Hilham and several cousins.

Pallbearers who served were Austin Allen, Tyler Prichard, Justin Speakman, Jason Cope, Lance Johnson, Cole Johnson, Dale Johnson and Jacob Cope.

Gladys Swallows

Gladys Jane (Webb) Swallows, 88, of Rickman passed away Oct. 19 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held Oct. 22 at the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Rick Lacy officiated.

She was born in Rickman on April 13, 1932. She worked at the Monterey Shirt Factory for many, many years before moving to the Shirt Factory in Rickman.  After the factories closed she worked at the grocery store in Rickman on Old 42 for several years where she enjoyed preparing meals, meeting, and talking to everyone. She was a longtime active member and faithfully attended Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Early and Rissie Ann Walker Webb; husband, Cleo Swallows; son, Freddy Swallows; daughter-in-law, Susie Swallows and brother, AJ Webb of Anderson, Ind.

She is survived by: sons, Jerry Swallows of Rickman and Ronnie Swallows and wife, Janet Swallows of the Independence Community; grandchildren, Michelle Nelson and husband, Scottie, Melanie Kidd and Jeremy Swallows; great-grandchildren, Makayla Mosley, Sway Swallows, Elyza Nelson and Sophie Brazle; sister, Golda Brown and husband, Melvin Brown of Rickman; sisters, Pauline Jackson of Algood and Anna Ruth Ray and husband, Deloy Ray of Rickman.

Pallbearers who served were Jeremy Swallows, Scottie Nelson, Bruce Walker, Josiah Walker, Barry Jackson and Larry Jackson.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family of Marie Edith (Bilbrey) Carter would like to thank Hall Funeral Home, Dr. Cox and all neighbors, family and friends who sent food, flowers, prayers or just kind words.

You will never know what they meant to us in this time of sorrow.

Love and Prayers,

Norman and Shelia

Family of James Ritchey Qualls offers their thanks for all the kindness shown to them during the recent death of their son, dad and brother—James.

Thanks to those who brought food, sent flowers, cards, wind chimes, phone calls, came to Hall’s Funeral Home, our home, and those who gave money.

We have many great friends, neighbors and family. Ritchey planted the mums at the grave site.

Special thanks to Uncle Jerry Savage and my brother Joe Savage for conducting the funeral and my sisters who sang along with my nephew, Andy Ledbetter.

Also, special thanks to pallbearers: Andy Ledbetter, Jewel Cantrell, John Mark Ramsey, Bryan and Adam Smith, Elliot Hicks and Kelly Savage.

Continue to pray for us. James is greatly missed. We feel he is asleep in Jesus and… “We Shall Meet Someday.”


Son, Anthony James Qualls,

Sister, Kathy Qualls Hooks,

Parents, Rita and Ritchey Qualls

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