Obituaries 12/29/20

Esther (Rodriguez) Collins

Esther (Rodriguez) Collins, 66, of Livingston passed away Dec. 14 from the Vanderbilt Medical Center. There are no services currently scheduled.

She was born Feb. 11, 1954 in Sonora, Texas.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Felipe and Castillo Rodriguez; husband, Michael Collins and brothers, Jose Rodriguez and Jesse Rodriguez.

She is survived by: son, Gavan Rodriguez and wife, Amanda of Livingston; grandchildren, Brody and Brantley Rodriguez; sisters, Mandy Almaguer and husband, Eddie of San Angelo, Texas, Belia Vina of San Antonio, Texas, Rosa Calzada of San Antonio, Texas, Ermalinda Franklin and Julian of San Antonio, Texas and Connie Garcia of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Felipe Rodriguez, Jr. and wife, Ophelia of Abilene, Texas, Alcario Rodriguez and wife, Maria of San Antonio, Texas, Fernando Rodriguez and wife, Lydia of San Antonio, Texas, Henry Rodriguez and wife, Lusia of Abilene, Texas, David Rodriguez and wife, Paula of Abilene, Texas and Luis Rodriguez and wife, Rosa of Brown Woods, Texas.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Tony Krantz

Tony Glenn Krantz, 68, of the Dry Hollow Community passed away Dec. 16 from the St. Thomas West in Nashville. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

He was born Sept. 30, 1952 in the Dry Hollow Community. He was a 1970 graduate of Rickman High School and served on the board of Tennessee Farm Bureau for 19 years. He was a true outdoorsman and cattle farmer who enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charles Fred and Clara Opal Norrod Krantz.

He is survived by: wife, Angela Smith Krantz of the Dry Hollow Community; son, Gabe Krantz and wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Macie, Jewel Beth and Alex Krantz; brother, Wayne Krantz and wife, Wanda; sisters, Pat Krantz, JoAnn Livingston all of the Dry Hollow Community and Vivian Brown of Tipp City, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Gabe Krantz

Gabriel Scott Krantz, 46, of Highland Mountain passed away Dec. 22 from the St. Thomas West in Nashville. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

He was born Sept. 3, 1974 in Cookeville. He was a 1992 graduate of Livingston Academy and a 1996 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a Bachelor of Science. He worked, as a Soil Scientist for the MLRA-NRCS. Like his late father, he was a true outdoorsman, loved farming, fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was his children and family.

He was recently preceded in death by: father, Tony Krantz.

He is survived by: wife, Amanda Gail Johnson Krantz of Highland Mountain; son, Alex Krantz; daughters, Macie and Jewel Beth Krantz all of Highland Mountain; mother, Angie Krantz of Dry Hollow; uncle, Wayne Krantz and wife, Wanda; aunts, Pat Krantz, JoAnn Livingston and Vivian Brown and several cousins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Kimberly Hope Booher

Kimberly Hope Booher, 61, of Monterey passed away Dec. 18 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Dec. 23 from Green Hill Cemetery. Bro. Mike Kirby and Bro. Brad Harris officiated.

She was born Aug. 1, 1959 in Indiana. She loved her family very much. She enjoyed serving in the first responders of the Mountain Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Fred and Kay Baker McKinley and daughter, Tamara Sue Booher.

She is survived by: husband, Gordon Booher of Monterey; sons, Allen Booher of Ocean Springs, Miss. and Gordon Booher, Jr. of Crawford; daughter, Debra Booher of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Tracy Fields of Indianapolis, Ind. and grandchildren, Gabriella Booher, Ezra Booher, James Booher, Roman Booher, Jackson Booher and Raven Booher.

Pallbearers were Allen Booher, Lee Booher, Michael Hickey, Brandon Colson, Timmy Breeding and Josh Warden.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


James D. McAlpin

James D. McAlpin, 91, of Livingston passed away Dec. 15 from Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at a later date. His son, Chuck McAlpin will be officiating.

He was born Jan. 23, 1929 in Wingo, Ky­­. He served our country in Korea with the First Calvary Division. He had farm animals most of the time until his later years. He always enjoyed having family around and cherished those times together.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charlie Herbert and Zona Bea (Denton) McAlpin; wife, Geneva “Trix” Holman; sisters, Mildred Palk, Helen Davis and Anna Dean Beaty and brothers, Nolen, Harold and Donald McAlpin.

He is survived by: children, Jamie (Sue) McAlpin of Livingston, Laura (Royce) Harbin of Springfield and Chuck (Julie) McAlpin of Cookeville; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a sister, Wilma (Kenny) Loggins of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were: Kavan, Erik and Josh McAlpin, Bruce and Ben Harbin, Shawn Burdette, Matt Smith, Jason and Shaun Tyson.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Betty Dodson

Betty Dodson, 87, of Rickman passed away Dec. 18 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Dec. 20 from the Dodson Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Cotterman, Bro. Jeff Monday and Ricky Dodson officiated.

She was born Jan. 15, 1933 in Putnam County­­. She was a devout Christian, loved reading her bible and attending church at Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church where she was an active member. She was best known as Mrs. Dodson fulfilling her passion of educating young lives as a substitute teacher. She loved gardening, putting together puzzles and keeping numerous bird feeders in her yard.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Floyd and Myrtle Gore Webb; husband, Dewey Dodson and sister, Marie McBride.

She is survived by: daughter, Tammy Dodson Hobbs and husband, Michael; sons, Ricky Dodson and wife, Paige and Randy Dodson and wife, Vickie; grandchildren, Adam Dodson and wife, Sara, Austin Dodson, David Dodson and Amanda Dodson Masters and husband, Chad; great-grandchildren, Briley and Rylan Masters.

Pallbearers were: Ricky Dodson, Adam Dodson, Chad Masters, Michael Hordos, David Dodson and Austin Dodson.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Diana Gean McBride

Diana Gean McBride, 67, of Alpine, passed away, Dec. 21 at the Tristar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. The family will have a private graveside service at the Green Hill Cemetery in Overton County at a later date.

Diana Gean McBride, better known as Nana, was a ray of sunshine. Through any day, she had a smile on her face. She grew up in Bolestown, Tenn. with her two brothers and parents. Nana was married to her loving husband, Benny McBride, for 52 years. Nana was a hardworking individual who helped anyone that was in need. An avid yard sale goer, she was always up for a deal. She was in attendance for all of her grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. Nana loved her family the most, with the grandkids being her pride and joy. She was always a dog lover and enjoyed having her dog, Petey, around her. She poured her heart into Petey and her great-grandson Cole. To know Nana was to love Nana. She will be greatly missed by anyone that knew her. Nana, go rest high on that mountain.

She is survived by her husband, Benny McBride; daughters, Angie Pennycuff and husband Russell, Lisa Mountain and husband, Tim; granddaughters, Aaliyah Savage and husband, Jordan and Sidney Pennycuff; grandsons, Lance Mountain, Baily Pennycuff and Tucker Mountain; great-grandson, Cole Alexander Savage; brother, Earnest Norris; Special Friends, Dean Gunter and Petey; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her: father, James C. Norris; mother, Oma Jewel (Vaughn) Norris; brother, Larry Norris.

Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown is in charge of cremation for Diana Gean McBride of Alpine.


Roy H. Clouse

Roy H. Clouse, 85, of Rickman passed away Dec. 20 from Standing Stone Health and Rehab in Monterey. Graveside services were held Dec. 26 from the Zion Hill Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Monday officiated.

He was born April 17, 1935 in Putnam County­­. He was a retired factory worker who loved working with his hands. He enjoyed gardening, mowing his grass and growing beautiful flowers.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Alonzo and Fannie (Farley) Clouse; wife, Pansy (Miller) Clouse; brothers, Waymon Clouse, Ed Clouse and Fred Clouse; sisters, Velma, Bertha, Jewel and Pearl.

He is survived by: son, Ricky Clouse and wife, Rita; daughter, Regina Monday and husband, Jeff; brother, Terry Clouse and wife, Jerry; sister, Marie Smith; grandchildren, Hayley Furcean and husband, Matthew, Hollie Clouse, Elliott Monday and Kyle Monday and great-grandchildren, Lorelei Crabtree and Benjamin Furcean.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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