Obituaries 12/22/20

Lisa M. Parsons

Lisa M. Parsons, 48, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 8 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Monroe Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Daugherty and Bro. Thomas Brady officiated.

She was born Sept. 10, 1972 in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of the Sycamore Church of Christ and was a loving wife to her husband and loved her children and step children very much. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by: father, David Lee Sparks.

She is survived by: husband, Scott Parsons; Daughter: Alyssa Goff; Step Daughter: Esperanza (Keesha) Woody and her husband Will; Son: Kason Parons; Step sons: Thomas Parsons and his wife Katelyn, Ridge Parsons and his wife Isabeau; Mother: Josephine Sparks; Brother: David Sparks and his wife Libby; Sister: Liz Howard and her husband Robby Webb; Grandchildren: Slade, Titus, Katy, Myra, Wylder and Brinley.

Pallbearers: Kason Parsons, Thomas Parsons, Ridge Parsons, David Sparks, Will Woody, Todd Brown, James Parsons and Josh Parsons.

Raymond Charles Martin II

Raymond Charles Martin II, 59, of Livingston passed away Dec. 3 in Clines Corners, N.M. Graveside services were held Dec. 19 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

He was born on March 13, 1961 in Camp Pendleton San Diego, Calif. He was the owner/operator of RJ and Sons Trucking. He was a member of Park Avenue First Christian Church, Chino, Calif. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of NHRA drag racing.

He is survived by: wife, June Marie Nursement Martin; children, Raymond Charles Martin III (partner, Gloria Taylor); April Marie Martin Maynard (husband, Joseph John Maynard Jr.), Brandie Leann Martin, and Tyler Cameron Martin (wife, Lacee Nicole Smith Martin); grandchildren, Joseph Earl Maynard, Laciemay Marie Maynard, Lilee Ann Martin, Gabriel Michael Goff, Starlee May Lynn Martin, Skylee Marie Martin and Heavenlee Nicole Martin.

Hooper Huddleston and Homer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fred Amonett

Fred Amonett, 76, of Livingston passed away Dec. 14 from his residence. Graveside services were held Dec. 16 at the Amonett Cemetery. Rev. James Shenko officiated.

He was born in Pickett County on Sept. 19, 1944. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Livingston. He loved and adored his family. He truly enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing, and reading and watching westerns. He owned and operated Amonett Insurance, where he enjoyed working with the public for many years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Cull and Eula Jones Amonett; sisters, Ruth Baum, Nell Cross Copeland and Marie Boles; brothers, Gene, Harry, Joe and Phillip Amonett.

He is survived by: wife, Mrs. Doris Amonett of Livingston; daughters, Beth Williams and husband Shane of Livingston, and Karen Moore and husband David of Livingston; sisters, Carolyn Mitchell of Byrdstown, Linda Sheets of Sevierville and Patricia Michaelek and husband Michael of Michigan.

Lorene Daniel

Lorene Daniel, 83, of Anderson, Ind. and formerly of Overton County, passed away Dec. 13. Graveside services were held Dec. 19 from the Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe. Bro. Roy Seber officiated.

She was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Livingston. She enjoyed sewing and would make matching clothes for her daughters. She enjoyed a good word search, and a good book, exchanging books with her children. She loved to go shopping and travel to Tennessee. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, decorating, giving and receiving gifts. But mostly she loved her family, entertaining and making meals for anyone visiting, especially her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. She started working as a teenager as an aid at Livingston Hospital, went back to school later in life to receive her QMA certification and had worked at Albany Healthcare. She had worked at factories in Muncie, retiring from Werts Novelty.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Roy and Jewel Ledbetter, husband Gene Daniel, sister Joyce Bilbrey, and brother Donald Ledbetter.

She is survived by: children, Lois Bousman, Muncie Ind.; Edward (Amy), New Richmond Ohio; Sharon (Jeff) Hinkle, Roanoke Va.; Marsha (David) Sherrell, Yorktown, Ind.; Lorinda (Greg) Moore, Nantucket, Mass.; grandchildren, Joshua Bousman; Steven (Michelle) Bousman, Callie Daniel, Ethan Daniel, Jameson (Brittany) Hinkle, Laura Sherrell, Craig Sherrell, Avery Moore; siblings, Dalphine (William) Carmack, Sue (Bruce) Buck, Patricia White, Fern Savage, Judy (Bill) Wright, David Ledbetter; and grandchildren, Tray Bousman and Logan Bousman.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Amber Simpson

Amber Nycolee Simpson, 40, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 15 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Lacy officiated.

She was born Jan. 13, 1980 in Cookeville. She attended Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: maternal grandmother, Jean Hunter; paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Jim Bouton and maternal great-grandparents Clint and Willie Belle Snell.

She is survived by: daughter, Alyssa Simpson of Sevierville; mother and step-father, Melissa and Tommy Ray of Livingston; father, Tony Wright of Cookeville; maternal grandparents, Roy and Martha Hunter; aunts, Beth (Danny) Powers, Cindy Hallums, Loretta (Tod) Williams, Chrissy (David) Williams; uncles, Jeff Sparkman and Buddy Hallums; cousins, Jenny Hallums, Zach, Lindsey and Bailey Sparkman, Memphis and Jessica Williams.

David Ledbetter, Sr.

David W. Ledbetter Sr., 65, of Livingston passed away Dec. 15 from Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 from Livingston United Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Shenko officiated.

He was born in Overton County on Feb. 18, 1955. He loved football, tennis, and reading.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Robert Winson and Mary Marietta Gill Ledbetter.

He is survived by: wife, Betty Coleman Ledbetter of Livingston; son David Ledbetter, Jr. of Livingston; daughters Patty Dale and husband David and Tamara Stocking and husband Lee; grandchildren Rex Dale and wife Kirstie of Livingston, Adam Dale, and Tori Stocking of Nashville; sister Bobbye Moore and husband Ron of Livingston; niece Jennifer Officer and husband Michael of Livingston; great nephew Sam Officer and fiancée McKenzie Shaw; great niece Kate Officer; and several other close family members.

Pallbearers to serve are John Billings, Jay Coleman, Lee Stocking, Sam Officer, Rex Dale, and Bobby Almonrode. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly Coleman, David Dale, Ron Moore, Bobby Cook, Burt Oakley, Ben Oakley, and Mike Officer.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Kesty

Edward Kesty, 85, of Livingston passed away Dec. 16 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Timmy Ray officiated.

He was born Aug. 14, 1935 in Thompson, Minn. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1959. He loved working in his roses and daylily, yard work, fishing, woodworking and going camping.

He is preceded in death by: parents, Lempi and Enair Kesty; brothers, Bob, Leo and Emery Kesty; granddaughter, Jessica Roseth; son, Clyde “Stan” Stansberry; and his beloved dog, Tango.

He is survived by: wife, Mrs. Carol Lee Daniels Kesty of Livingston; children, Eddie Kesty and wife Renee, Kathy Mattson and husband Dave, Cheryl Roseth and husband Seymour all of Minnesota, Mike “Doug” Stansberry and wife Anice, Tammy Long and husband Paul both of Livingston, and Danny Stansberry of Florida; sister-in-laws Mary Stafford and husband David, Dorothy Cross and husband Gary, Pat Barlow and husband Ray, Bonzie Buck and husband David, and Linda Kesty; several nieces, nephews and friends. 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; special friends, Brenda Thurman Peever and Robin Jeanny Hedgecoth and his beloved dog Trixie.

Pallbearers were: David Stafford, David Buck, Gary Cross, Darrian Barlow, Philip Doson and Josh Patterson. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Barlow and Paul Long.

Carol Linda Himelright

Carol Linda Himelright, 69, of McMinnville, Warren County passed away Dec. 16 from St. Thomas West. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Young Cemetery in Sparta. Bro. David Copeland officiated.

She was born March 24, 1951 in West Chester, Pa. She was a very loving Mother and Grandmother and woman of God. She was a member of the Baptist Faith First Love Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jessie Himelright and Anna Jane (Clark); long life partner, Lucky Bymer; daughter: Carol Presley, four brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by: son, Barry Killian and Betty (Gentry), daughters, Bessie and husband Fred Presley, Miriam Robbins and Kenneth Dodson; foster son, Eddie Garret; five granddaughters, one grandson, two great granddaughters, five sisters, two brothers, several friends and family.

Pallbearers were: Joshua Presley, Bailey Briest, Harley Muncey, Tim Latimer, Harold Mabe and Robbie Gentry.

Clifford H. South

Clifford A. South, 70, of Byrdstown passed away Dec. 17 from his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Williams Cemetery in Pickett County. Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiated.

He was born in Byrdstown on Jan. 12, 1950. He was a carpenter and also worked at Crestlawn Funeral Home for his brother Jim for many years. He loved to cut up and have a good time. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Dennis H. and Dillie (Poore) South; sister, Barbara Gray; brothers, Jim South, Charles South, Harold South and Malcom South.

He is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were: Josh South, Nathan South, Dennis South, Lynn Norris, Steve Alexander and Junior South. Honorary pallbearers were: Michael South and Daniel Gray.

Judy Carol Carter

Judy Carol Carter, 70, passed away Dec. 15 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were held Dec. 19 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Green Hill Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Short officiated.

She was born Nov. 5, 1950. She was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lee Deck and Ruby Marie (Cantrell) Deck; brothers J.C. Bud Deck and Roger Lee Deck; and sister, Carolyn Kay Copeland.

She is survived by: husband, James Carter; son, Jamie Buford; sisters, Wanda Savage and Rebel Lee Hammock.

Pallbearers were Jim Carter, Jamie W. Buford and John Sewell.

Missing You At Christmas

In Memory Of “Mom” – Audie Elease Bilbrey Dishman

1933-2001

Everyday without you,

Since you had to go,

Is like summer without sunshine

And winter without snow.

I wish that I could talk to you,

Life has changed so much since you went away.

I miss the bond between us,

And I miss your kind support.

You’re in my mind and in my heart,

And every Christmas thought,

I’ll always feel you close to me,

I’ll search for you among the stars

That shine on Christmas night.

Sure do miss you mom.

Love your youngest daughter,

Patsy Ann

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