Obituaries 11/17/20

Jo Ann Downs

Jo Ann Marie Graves Downs, 78, of the Hardys Chapel Community passed away Nov. 8 from her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Crabtree Family Cemetery. Bro. Matthew Hull officiated.

She was born in Ohio on Dec. 11, 1941. Baptist in faith, she loved her family, her dogs and working in her flowers.  She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and Christmas blowups in her yard.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bishop and Willie Stinson Graves; husband, Michael Clovis Downs; sister, Becky Howard and brother, Arlis Growes.

She is survived by: son, Michael Downs of Cookeville; daughters, Donna Crabtree and husband, David of the Hardys Chapel, Michelle Agrillo and husband, Joe of Yuma, Ariz. and Melody Herron and husband, Dwight of Buffalo Valley; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; brother, Virgil Graves of Galin, Ohio and sister, Betty Lacy of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Pallbearers who served were Harry Brooks, Steve Ledbetter, Robert Ledbetter, Anthony Ledbetter, Nick Drennan and Michael Crabtree.

 

 

Bonnie Nella Daily

Bonnie Nella Daily, 82, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 10 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 15 at the Old Union Cemetery in Hilham. Bro. Danny Hembree officiated.

She was born in Celina on April 21, 1938. She was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church. She loved serving her Lord and Savior with her church family.

She was preceded in death by: parents, William Henry and Mirian (McClain) Spivey; husband, Bobby J. Daily; son, Richard Daily and wife, Tammy; grandson, Jeremy Pedigo; brother, Rellon Spivey; sisters, Bertha Lyons, Annalee Reynolds and Marie Dulworth.

She is survived by: son, Joe Goff and wife, Suzanne; daughters, Deborah Tinsley and husband, Danny, Sue Birman and Sheila Stone and husband, Bryce; sister, Velma Dean Smith; brother, Bill Spivey; grandchildren, Bill Pedigo, Adam Tinsley, Matt Goff, Mason Goff, Jaclyn Sliger, Jessica Johnson, Aaron Birman, Holli Daily Pollins, Hunter Daily and Christopher Stone; great-grandchildren, Jack Pedigo, Gracie Goff, Caleb Sliger, Eli Sliger, Sarah Kaminski, Reuben Johnson, Audrey Johnson, Nella Johnson, McKenna Birman, Bonnie Birman, Cage Pollins and Keaton Daily and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Matt Sliger, Caleb Sliger, Mason Goff, Schristopher Stone, Wayne Dulworth and TJ Pollins.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brian Winningham

Brian A. Winningham, 37, of Livingston passed away at Sumner Medical Center on Nov. 8. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born in Livingston on Nov. 5 1983. He was a pipe fitter.

He was preceded in death by: father, Johnny Ray Winningham of Alpine; grandparents, Billy Ray Swann and Carole B. Nivens of Livingston and grandparents, MinnieBell and Edgar Winningham of Alpine.

He is survived by: son, Johnny Ray; mother, Jeanette Winningham of Livingston; aunts, Tina Dishman of Livingston and Royce Tayor of Hilham; 18 Cousins; special friends, Deanna Gunnels and Jeremy Spears and a host of family and friends.

 

Wilma Ann Brown Phillips

Wilma Ann Brown Phillips, 79, of Hardys Chapel Community passed away Nov. 6 from the Bethesda Healthcare Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 9 at the Arlington Cemetery in Putnam County.

She was born in Celina on Dec. 15, 1940. She was a 1959 graduate of Clay County High School and was a member of  the Netherland Church of Christ.  She worked for many years in the office at Cookeville Regional as a Dietary Aide. She made wonderful works of art with her needle and thread.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Joe M. and Norma Gray Brown and brother, Joe Brown.

She is survived by: husband, Thomas Phillips of the Hardys Chapel Community; daughters, Rhonda Meyers and husband, Oralee of Clarksville and Deborah Sherfield; grandchildren, April Furcean, Tabitha Norden, Sabrina Randolph and Brittany Gribble; great-grandchildren, Emily Furcean, Alexander Furcean, Ethan Norden, Isabella Clark, Braylon Hankerson, and Alysia Gribble and sister, Brenda Goins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Bowers

Jewell Dean Coffey Bowers, 84, of Livingston passed away Nov. 7 from her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Eckel Cemetery. Bro. Ronnie Parsons officiated.

She was born in Monroe on Aug. 12, 1936. Baptist in Faith, she loved watching television, listening to country music and keeping her family on their toes.  She also enjoyed colorful flowers.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Joe D. and Julie Ann Garrett Coffey and sons, Joe and Johnny Bowers.

She is survived by: son, Freddie Coffee and wife, Trina of Alpine; daughters, Norma Jean Tanner of Livingston, Anita Strode of Baxter and Sandra Bowers of Alpine; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers who served were Kyle Bowers, Freddie Coffee, Brannon Maybrey, Jimmy Coffee, Randy Coffee and Trent Strode.

 

Jean Eldridge

Jean Eldridge, 86, of Livingston passed away Nov. 9 from St. Thomas West in Nashville. Graveside services were held Nov. 13 at Old Union Cemetery. Bro. Mike Adams officiated.

She was born in Overton County on Aug. 8, 1934. She loved going to church and reading her Bible. She spent much of her time with her family, cooking and always loved to go shopping.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Robert Herman and Hattie (Deck) McDonald; husband, Harold D. Eldridge; daughter, Ronda Williams and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: granddaughters, Courtney Hodson and husband, Jeff of Cookeville and Whitney Haley and husband, Josh of Murfreesboro; grandson, Ryan Williams and wife, Kim of Cookeville; brother, Ken McDonald of Sparta; sister, Joyce Austin of Chattanooga and great-grandchild, Emily Kaye Hodson.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Linton Reed

Douglas Linton Reed, 76, of the Green Pond Community passed away Nov. 12 at his residence. Celebration of Life services were held Nov. 15 at the Monterey First Baptist Church. Dr. Jerry Huffman officiated.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1943 in Crawford.

He was owner/operator of Reed’s Pallet and Reed’s Harley Davidson. He also worked with McCord of Cookeville until they closed and then worked with Crossville Housing Authority. He was a 50-year member of Green Pond Lodge #703 F&AM. He was a follower of the Charles Stanley In Touch Ministries.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Culvert “Cub” and Bernice Bowman Reed; brother, Danny Reed; sister, Delissa Reed Reels and daughter-in-law, Gina Reed.

He is survived by: wife, Alice Norrod Reed of The Green Pond Community; sons, William Douglas “Bill” Reed of Chattanooga and Bo (and Nancy) Reed of Cookeville; granddaughter, Lindsey (Jesse) Roberts of Cookeville; grandsons, AJ, Alex and Ben Reed of Chattanooga and Bowen Gabriel Reed of Cookeville; sister, Robbye Reels of Crawford and special niece, Teonia Lane of Monterey. D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Maddie Hall

Maddie Hall

Maddison Lanai Hall, better known as “Maddie,” age 7, of Jackson County passed away Nov. 8 from the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 14 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Cope Cemetery. Bro. Gayron Franklin and Bro. Justin Reeder officiated.

She was born in Cookeville on Dec, 6, 2012. She was a 2nd grader and was a member of the Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.  She was always a happy girl who enjoyed riding her bike and four wheeler.  She always had a warm loving smile on her face and loved swinging from tree branches in her yard and playing with her cat Pixie, and her dogs Lillie and Mountain.  She loved animals, coloring, arts and crafts and playing games on her Ipad.

She was preceded in death by: grandfathers, Roger Booher and Bud Hall.

She is survived by: parents, Buddy and Misty Hall of Gainesboro; sister, Kylie Hunter of Gainesboro; brother, Braxton Hall of Gainesboro; grandmothers, Brenda Franklin of Livingston and Irene Hall of Gainesboro; aunts, Holly Oakley of Monroe and Miranda Hayes of Cookeville; uncles, Calvin Booher of Hartsville and Michael Ogletree of Livingston and several loving cousins.

 

Roy Norrod

Roy Douglas “Shorty” Norrod, 77, of Monroe passed away Nov. 8 from Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Grant Norrod Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Johnson and Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Dec. 26, 1942. A member of the Oak Dale Baptist Church, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Tennessee Titans and watching westerns on television.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Herman and Clancy Sells Norrod; daughter, Kim Smith; brothers, Homer, Bethel, Glen, Tom, Paul and Landon Norrod and sister, Helen Reeser.

He is survived by: wife, Bobbie Ledbetter Norrod of Monroe; sons, Kenny Norrod and wife, Melanie of Livingston, Kevin Norrod and wife, Gina of Knoxville and Kyle Norrod and wife, Erron of Murfreesboro; son-in-law, Bryant Smith of Byrdstown; grandchildren, Jacob Norrod and wife, Rachel, Jessica Jackson, and husband, Lee, Brandi Wolfram and husband, Jesse, Blake Smith and wife, Misty, Colton Norrod and wife, Shelby, Colby Norrod, Macie Norrod, Skyler Norrod, Luke Norrod, Ella Norrod and Oakleigh Norrod; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Kenli Norrod, Nosh, Ace and Spence Jackson, Easton and Charlee Wolfram, Brandon, Lakelynn and Layla Smith, Charlie Norrod and Olivia Norrod; brothers, Donald Norrod and wife, Jean of Monroe and Gerald Norrod and wife, Zennith of Monore and sister, Betty Ledbetter of Monroe.

Pallbearers who served were Jacob Norrod, Colton Norrod, Colby Norrod, Luke Norrod, Blake Smith, Jesse Wolfram, Lee Jackson, and Scott Norrod.

Raymond Sells

Raymond H. Sells, 83, of Monroe passed away Nov. 11 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Private graveside services were held Nov. 13 at the Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1937. He loved his family and going to church. He enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening and being a brick mason. He often led the singing at church and played the harmonica.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Lonzo and Eva (Woog) Sells; wife, Frances Sells and son, Mark Sells.

He is survived by: daughters, Lisa Reagan and husband, Rick of Knoxville and Cindi Sells Scalici and husband, Ralph of Cookeville; son, Jeremiah Sells and wife, Teresa of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jonathan Reagan, Matthew Reagan, Brandon Reagan, Adam Scalici, Joshua Scalici, Alannah Sells, Mark Sells and Michael Sells; great-grandchildren, Lena and Eli Reagan and Annika and Henrik Reagan; sisters, Donna Jolley and Marie Gunnels of Monroe.

Pallbearers who served were Jonathan Reagan, Matthew Reagan, Brandon Reagan, Adam Scalici, Joshua Scalici, Mark Sells, and Michael Sells.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family of Maddison (Maddie) Lanai Hall would like to thank the crew of Life Flight and EMTs, the wonderful nurses and doctors at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, each and every person who assisted at the scene, donated money and food, and last but not least prayers and support.

You have been wonderful to the family.

The church families at Swallows Chapel Church of Christ, Cave Springs Church of Christ, and Cullum Church of Christ for their singing, love and support.

And most especially to the staff at Speck Funeral Home: Chris, Daryl, Melissa, Donna and the others who work there for the very special care that they took of our Maddie. And the Wilbert Vault Co.

Your love and kindness will never be forgotten.

Misty, Buddy, Kylie and Braxton Hall

Brenda, Mandy, Holly and Tim

Calvin Mike, Irene, Brandon, Tanner, Reigan, Kaidance, Cullen and Macey

 

 

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