Obituaries 11/3/2020

John And Virginia Conner

Virginia Conner, 70, passed away Oct. 23 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center and John Conner passed away Oct. 26 from Tri-Star Horizon Medical Center. Private family graveside services were held Oct. 29 at the Aaron Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Sonny Gilpatrick officiated.

Virginia Conner was born in Hilham on Sept. 7, 1950. John Conner was born on Oct. 28, 1947. They were members of the Aaron Chapel Church in Hilham. They were parents that loved their children and grandchildren very much along with their family and friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by: parents, Ed and Pearl (Barlow) Masters; sister, Connie Beechboard; brothers, Dewey Glen Masters and Harold Gene Masters.

John was preceded in death by: parents, Perry and Bonnie Edith (Talbott) Conner; stepmother, Hallie Conner; sister, Patricia Ann Warren; stepsisters, Wanda Ferrell and Janie Poston.

They are survived by: son, James R. Conner and wife, Kellie; daughter, Karen Wright and husband, Jason; grandsons, Jacob Conner, Jonathan Dixon and Zachary Conner.

John is a1so survived by his stepbrother, Roy Poston.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Sells, Jr.

James M. Sells, Jr., 73, of Livingston passed away Oct. 27 from his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment was held in Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. Benny Sells, Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Jon Ledbetter officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Oct. 18, 1947. He loved gardening, bush-hogging, feeding birds and experiencing nature outside.  He was a Christian who loved God, his country and his family dearly.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Milbern and Marie (Carter) Sells; infant son, Wesley Andrew Sells and infant brother, Jerry Sells.

He is survived by: wife, Vivian Sells of Livingston; sons, Jamie Sells and Joseph Sells of Livingston; grandson, Wesley Sells of Livingston; sisters, Janice Sells and husband, Ernie Hassler of Cookeville, June Collins and husband, Danny of Allons and Jeanetta Sells of Livingston; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Bobby Sells, Steve Sells, David West, Jason Collins, Doyle Sells, Danny Hull, Ernie Hassler and Danny Collins.

Honorary pallbearers were his friends and co-workers from Highways, Inc.

Ruby Key

Ruby Delmaleen (Maxwell) Key, 85, of the Pleasant Ridge Community passed away Oct. 23 from NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Graveside services were held Oct. 25 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Bryant Owens officiated.

She was born in Putnam County on May 15, 1935 . She loved to work outside in her flowers, taking care of her family, reading and singing in the church choir.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Edgar Odell and Ruby Jewell Lowe Maxwell; husband, David B. Key; brother, Melvin Maxwell and two infant brothers.

She is survived by: sons, Carl Key of Cookeville and Billy Key of Lexington, N.C.; daughters, Deloris Key of Cookeville and Theresa Geraci and husband, Michael of Palm Coast, Fla.; sister, Mansceen Davis of Smithville and brother, John Burdell Maxwell of Spencer.

Pallbearers who served were Carl Key, Billy Key, Michael Geraci, Wayne Key, and Wayne Lowe.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery Charles Boles

Jeffery Charles Boles, 50, of Livingston passed away Oct. 29 from his residence. Graveside services were held Nov. 1 at the Hilham Cemetery. Bro. Nick Turner officiated.

He was born in Putnam County on June 30, 1970. He was a 1988 graduate of Livingston Academy and Baptist in Faith.  He enjoyed fishing and motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Gene and Margaret Hawkins.

He is survived by: aunts, Mildred Turner and husband, Doak of Cookeville, Maxine Russell of Algood and Joyce Eldridge of Livingston; cousins, Nick Turner, Terri Melton, Gwen Tayes and J.D. Russell.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Booher

Edna, 87, of Livingston passed away Oct. 29 from her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery. Bro. Marlon Winningham officiated.

She was born in Clay County on Aug. 13, 1933. She loved her family, sewing and quilting, and canning the produce from her garden.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Comer and Annie (Boles) Burks; husband, Junior Booher; son, Roger Booher; brothers, Bill Burks and Monty Burks; sisters, Irene Hutchinson, Jessie Stubblefield, Katherine Dixon and Barbara Sue Burks.

She is survived by: daughters, Robine Booher of Hilham and Margie Franklin of Monroe; grandchildren, Aaron Harvey, Andy Harvey, Calvin Booher, Misty and Mandy Booher, Chris Franklin, Tabitha Franklin and Dana Franklin; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Sonny Burks and wife, Betty of Muddy Pond, Kenneth Burks of Dayton and Paul Burks and wife, Odette of Nunley; sisters, Hauda Hensley of Livingston, Myrtle Andrews of Anderson, Ind. and Jean Hooks of Sidney, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Aaron Harvey, Andy Harvey, Alex Wells, Brett Sullivan and Johnathan Gager.

Honorary pallbearers were Cullen Booher, Gabriel Gager and Gideon Gager.

Darryl English

Darryl English, 70, of Livingston passed away Oct. 27 from his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 29. Bro. Tommy Harris officiated. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born in Detroit, Mich. He worked for many years for the city of Detroit with the water department.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Edgar and Gertrude (Mevela) English.

He is survived by: wife, Patricia English; stepsons, Jeff Cortese and Scott Cortese and wife, Donna; granddaughter, Kaelyn Cortese; grandson, Joseph Cortese; sister, Julie Wank and husband, Mike and nephew, Eric Wank and wife, Danielle.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maxine Bowers

Maxine Bowers, 87, of Cookeville passed away Oct. 27 from Warren County, Ky. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery. Bro. Mike White officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 13, 1933. She enjoyed quilting and was a granny to many kids at the skating rink.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Edward and Annie (Little) Sells; husband, Leon Bowers; sister, Mildred Sells and brothers, Keith Sells and Donald Sells.

She is survived by: son, Mike Bowers of Rickman; daughters, Sue Arnett and husband, Terry of Bowling Green, Ky., June Conatser and husband, Charles of Livingston, Jan Swallows and husband, Tommy of Livingston and Linda Rixie and husband, Jimmy of Olive Branch, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers who served were Matt Bullock, Chris Bullock, Shawn Arnett, Tyler Watkins, Ryan Swallows, and Ross Swallows.

Albert Julian

Albert L. Julian, 78, of Monroe passed away Oct. 28 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services will be held Nov. 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. from the Monroe Cemetery where masks and social distancing will be required.

He was born in Tampa, Fla. On Nov. 2, 1941. He was a man of strong faith and lived a life of service and sacrifice for others. He worked at Continental Can Company for 25 years and later owned his own lawn maintenance business. He was also a salesperson for EZ tire repair products until retirement. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1963 – 1965, spending most of that time as a soldier and radio operator in the early days of the Vietnam War.  He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Acts of Valor, for risking his life to deliver ammunition by foot during an intense battle.

He was preceded in death by: parents and brother, Richard Julian.

He is survived by: wife, Donna Lae Jacob Julian of Monroe; daughters, Cynthia Julian-Simmons and husband, Mickey of Livingston and Patrece Julian of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeremy Clayton, Savannah Clayton and Sierra Clayton and brother, Robert Lamar “Skip” Julian of Tampa, Fla.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Paul Coleman

Paul B. Coleman, 78, of Livingston passed away Oct. 27 from Signature Healthcare in Algood. Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Community. Bro. Darreck Copeland.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 16, 1941. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing in church.  He could fix anything that broke and loved his family dearly.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Floyd and Bettie Alberta Threet Coleman; brother, Floyd Coleman, Jr. and the mother of his children, Genell White Coleman.

He is survived by: son, Steven Coleman of Livingston; daughter, Vicki Brown of Livingston; grandson, Tyler Phillips of Cookeville; granddaughters, Tasha Scott and husband, Josh of Livingston and Kesha Wood and husband, Billy of Defeated; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Libby Franklin and husband, Jimmy of Livingston and Barbara Dulworth of Chesterfield, Ind.

Doyles Harvey

Doyles Harvey, 87, of the Taylors Crossroads Community passed away Oct. 30 from St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Funeral services were held Nov. 3 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Taylor officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 9, 1932. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed watching westerns, country music, sitting with his friends at Coleman’s store in the Taylors Crossroads Community and talking to people.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Leslie and Louisa Melton Harvey; son, Timmy Harvey; daughter, Debra Harvey; brothers, Ernest, Bill, Fred and William Harvey; sisters, Vella Garner, Oney Harvey, Ovie Conner and Pat Woodard.

He is survived by: wife, Maxine Pollard Harvey of the Taylors Crossroads Community; daughter, Renee Wilborn and husband, Ronald of the Taylors Crossroads Community; son, Steve Harvey and Alex Harvey both of the Taylors Crossroads Community; grandchildren, Aaron Harvey, Andy Harvey, Shayna Harvey, Dustin and Brandon Wilborn; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Dustin Wilborn, Kendrick Melton, Ronald Wilborn, Brandon Wilborn, Joel Garrett and Eddie Gilpatrick.

JT “Boykin” Daniels

J.T. “Boykin” Daniels, 78, of the Willow Grove Community passed away Oct. 30 from Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Nov. 3 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Strong officiated.

He was born in the Willow Grove Community on June 4, 1942. He was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ. He loved being with his family and working on his farm. He enjoyed helping others, traveling and antique cars.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Paul and Velma Stover Daniels and wife, Nettie Lou Colson Daniel.

He is survived by: son, Jerry Dewayne Daniel of the Willow Grove Community; daughter, Patricia Boles and husband, Jason of Willow Grove Community and sister, Betty Jean Hummel of the Willow Grove Community.

Pallbearers who served were Gary Sidwell, Matthew Sidwell, Landon Melton, Austin Melton, Dale Reagan and James Reagan

Honorary Pallbearers were James Sells, Brian Breeding, Billy Breeding and Derek Sidwell.

Martha Neal

Martha Neal, 78, of Livingston passed Oct. 22 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. There are no services scheduled at this time for Mrs. Martha Neal.

She was born in Oak Ridge on Oct. 5, 1942  to the late Elizabeth Chapman.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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