Obituaries 11/24/20

William Winningham, Jr.

William Lansden Winningham, Jr. better known as “Billy Kidd”, 61, of Knoxville passed away Nov. 11 from his residence. Graveside services were held Nov. 21 from the Good Hope Annex Cemetery. Rev. James Shenko officiated.

He was born in Livingston March 3, 1959. He was a staple in the Knoxville area as one of the longest running DJ’s for 103.5 WIMZ. Inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in 2018, His greatest joy was the Second Harvest Food Bank, where he gave his heart for the Camping for Cans. He was surprised in 2017, by the Second Harvest Food Bank by naming a loading dock after him for all his years helping feed the hungry. A 1977 graduate of Livingston Academy, then receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree from UT Knoxville in 1981. His first radio job was here in Livingston at WLIV AM 920, then to Jet 107.1 in Monterey, Tennessee, from there he would spend the next 30 years to Knoxville’s Classic Rock 103.5.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Bill Winningham and Barbara Lynn Bugg Winningham and brother, Scott Winningham.

Pallbearers who served were Pat Officer, Mike Officer, David Dale, Rex Dale, Preston Coffman and Paul David Roe.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Owen Carter

Owen C. “Red” Carter, 89, of Livingtson passed away Nov. 10 at Signature Healthcare. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Teston Gilpatrick officiated.

He was born in Allons on Oct. 1, 1931. He worked as a mechanic on road construction for many years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Eulis and Johnnie (Bilbrey) Carter.

He is survived by: wife, Pauline Carter; sons, Doug Carter and wife, Sherry and Greg Carter; daughter, Tammy Dishmon and husband, Tim; sister, Sue Jones; brother, Junior Carter and wife, Betty; son-in-law, Timmy Stephens; grandchildren, Lucas Carter, Tabaitha Dishmon, Tyler T. Stephens and Shelby Stephens; great-grandchildren, Maddie Carter, TJ Stephens, Annabelle Reed, Junior Reed, Grayson Carter, Carter Hammitt and Zane Carter.

Pallbearers who served were family and friends.

Roy Greenwood

Roy Lee Greenwood, 67, of Oneida, Tenn. and formerly of Overton County passed away Nov. 16. Graveside services were held Nov. 18 from the Ruth Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Denton Hummel officiated.

He was born in Livingston on March 25, 1953. He worked in the oil fields.

He was preceded in death by: father, Carlie Greenwood; son, Chris Greenwood and brother, Loyd Greenwood.

He is survived by: mother, Edna Greenwood; sister, Gail Sells; step-son, Jaco Chambers; step-daughter, Colbie Chambers Terry; grandson, Bailey Thompson; granddaughters, Emma Grayce Williams, Stevie Leigh Terry and Kayleigh Greenwood; sister in-law, Tami Greenwood; nieces, Diane Thrasher and Whitlee Sells; nephew, Johnny Sells; and Brenda Chambers.

Pallbearers who served were LeRoy Hobbs, Kendrick Melton, Lynn Garrett, Paul Wilson, Logan Wilson, David Jones, Jaco Chambers and Dowson Simmons.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grady Paul Speck

Grady Paul Speck, 76, of Rickman passed away Nov. 17 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held Nov. 20 at Cannon Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Floyd officiated.

He was born in Overton County on July 23, 1944. He enjoyed driving the school bus, farming and cutting up with people. He loved listening to country music and watching westerns.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Ezra and Effie Carmack Speck and wife, Doris Reynolds Speck.

He is survived by: cousin, Jerry Carmack of Rickman; friends, Rebecca Bilbrey of Clarkrange, Linda Ledbetter of Rickman, Gary Mabe of Rickman and Carl Farley of Rickman.

Pallbearers who served were Michael Bilbrey, Jerry Carmack, Mark Carmack and Michael Carmack.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements,

Ewert Gentry

Ewert “River” Gentry Padgett, 84, of Allons passed away Nov. 17 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Joe Masters and Bro. Foy Stover officiated.

He was born in Tennessee on April 18, 1936. He served in the United States Army from 1958-1960 on Active Duty and then finished his tour in the Army National Guard attaining the rank of Sergeant E-5. He was honorably discharged. He worked operating the ferry at East Port for a time, worked in factories and he operated a successful business, a convenience store at Allons called “Knuckles.” He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Marion Varner and Ida Mabrey Padgett; first wife, Ann Padgett; second wife, Dean Padgett; brothers, Void Padgett and Ray Padgett and many other family and friends.

He is survived by: nephew, Larry David Padgett; nieces, Kaye Stover and Sheila King; great nephews and one great niece; step-sons; step-daughter; other family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Mark Ledford, David Padgett, Ryan Davis, Kenny Conner, Junior Conner, Doug Reagan, Matt Padgett and Perry Kingery.

Brenda Greenwood

Brenda Greenwood, 71, of Livingston passed away Nov. 17 at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held on Nov. 20 at the Holly Springs Cemetery. Bro. Kerry Duke officiated.

She was born in Hilham on Nov. 3, 1949. She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ. She was born into a large family and they loved each other very much.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jim and Bertha (Greenwood) Stewart; husband, James Greenwood; sister, Debbie and husband, James Cox; brothers, James “Dick” Stewart, Floyd Stewart and brother-in-law, Harold Eldridge.

She is survived by: brother, Paul Stewart and wife, Roxanne Rector of Cookeville; sisters, Charlotte Laycock and husband, Gary of Livingston, Sue Ann Stewart and husband, William Emerton of Sparta; sisters-in-law, Lorene Eldridge and Becky Stewart; brother-in-law and wife, Tom and Judy Greenwood; special-niece, Elena Stewart; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cordell Speck, Jr.

Cordell Hull Speck, Jr., 70, of the Dry Hollow Community passed away Nov. 18 from his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 21 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Highland Cemetery. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated.

He was born in Cookeville on July 9, 1950. He worked as a logger for many years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family very much and he also loved to take road trips to see the sites of God’s creation.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Cordell Hull and James Ottis (Ledbetter) Speck; brothers, AB Speck and James Cecil Speck; sisters, Gladys Bohannon, Mary Lou Boswell and Alice Faye Looper.

He is survived by: wife, C. Jonell (Norrod) Speck; son, Terry D. Speck and wife, Kelly; grandson, Seth Aaron Speck; sister, Alva Kay Eldridge and husband, Bud from Rickman; sister-in-laws, Ina Speck of Nashville and Joyce Speck of Livingston; brother-in-law, Dennis Looper of Monterey; a host of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law along with other family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Seth Speck, Phil Walker, James Speck, Joey Dyer, Coty Speck and Blakely Garrett.

 

Michael Bilbrey

Michael Wayne Bilbrey, 65, of Livingston passed away Nov. 16 at his residence. Private graveside services were held Nov. 18. Bro. Jason Robertson officiated. He was born In Livingston on Sept. 14, 1955.

He was preceded in death by: father, Lansford Bilbrey.

He is survived by: mother, Hazel Bilbrey; brothers, David and wife, Kathy Bilbrey and Pat and wife, Christine Bilbrey.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Qualls

Elizabeth Qualls, 100, of Livingston passed away Nov. 11 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held Nov. 14 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. James Shenko officiated.

She was born in Knoxville on Feb. 10, 1920. She was a member of the First Christian and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Ben Morrison Hawkins and Catherine (Wright); husband, Herbert Qualls; grandson, James Qualls; sister, Loretta Hawkins Qualls and brother, Ben Morrison Hawkins.

She is survived by: sons, Ritchey Qualls and wife, Rita and David Qualls and wife, Kay; daughters, Ann Rochelle and husband, Bob and Clara Q. Smith and husband, Ronnie; sister, Jane Hawkins Ray; grandchildren, Kathy Q. Hooks, Matt Hargis, Brian Smith, Adam Smith and Chance McCormick; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Junior Walls

Junior D. Walls, 73, of Crawford passed away Nov. 17 from his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the George M. Phillips Cemetery. Rev. David Harris and Bro. Dwayne “JR” Walls officiated.

He was born Sept. 22, 1947 in Crawford. He was a Coal Miner for 26 years and worked at the Saw Mill for 16 years, He loved his grandchildren and farming.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Roy And Elsie Howard Walls and sisters, Dean Breeding and Merida Bilbrey.

He is survived by: wife, Lucy Crisp Walls of Crawford; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Michael Anderson of Monterey; sons and daughters-in-law, Bro. Dwayne “JR” and Tammy Walls of Cookeville and Ricky and Brenda Walls of Allons; grandchildren, Ethan, Heath and Aaron Walls and Dylan and Emily Anderson; great-grandchildren, Koben and Maxton Walls; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenda and Lillard Cantrell of Crawford and Reba and Mike Maxwell of Hanging Limb; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Vicki Walls of Crawford and brother-in-law, Tommy Bilbrey of Crawford.

 

Card of thanks

Words cannot express how much your acts of kindness has meant to us during the loss of our loved one. Whether it was a kind word spoken, a prayer, a visit, a card, flowers, memorials, just being there for us was so appreciated.

Than you to Quality Home Health and Quality Home Health Hospice group, Dr. Cox and his staff.

Our hearts are broken, but it helps just knowing how much he (we) is loved. Our loss is Heaven’s gain!

To God be the glory!

The family of Billy H. Cole, Sr.

Leave a Comment