Obituaries 1/19/21

Ivan Kerry Hamilton

Ivan Kerry Hamilton, 69, of Cookeville, away at his home Jan. 11. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Cookeville. Interment followed in the Arlington of Tennessee. Pastor Eric Vickers officiated.

He was born in Cloverport, Ky., Jan. 29, 1951. He was a builder/contractor by trade for 15 years, followed by employment at Highlands Resident services for over 25 years. He was a beloved member of Praise Cathedral Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Ivan Everett and Nell Lorain (Atwell) Hamilton.

He is survived by: wife, Patty L. Hamilton; brother, Beco Hamilton; sons, Terry Mantz, Tony Mantz and Scott Hamilton; grandchildren, Lindsey Mantz Williams, Zakkery Hamilton, Brayden Hamilton, Ivan Kyler Hamilton and Wyatt Hamilton and one great-grandson, Mason Dean Williams.

Pallbearers were Mitchell Knight, Austin Harris, Donnie Hunter, Ricky Jackson, Chris Young and Doug Whitehair. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Meadows and Ray Meadows.

Hall Funeral Home provided the arrangements.


Candy Carol Dillon

Candy Carol Sims Dillon, 59, of Livingston, passed away on Jan. 9 at the Vanderbilt Alive Hospice in Nashville. There will be no services or visitation planned, as the family has chosen cremation.

She was born in Harvey, Ill., on June 4, 1961. She was a clerk at the Dollar General Market in Livingston. She was a very kind hearted person and she will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by: mother, Evelyn (Posey) Sims.

She is survived by husband, Lonnie Bruce Dillon; daughter, Michelle Lee; sons, Ben Dillon, Matthew Dillon and Brian Dillon; father, Benjamin Clark Sims; brother, Greg Sims and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Reba Joyce Flatt

Reba Joyce Flatt, 80, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 13 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Stewart Cemetery. Bro. Luke Wilken officiated.

She was born Sept. 22, 1940 in Baxter. She was a member of the Bussell Church of Christ. She was loved by her family and was very special to them. She loved meeting and talking to people, that is what made her a great Avon sales lady.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Earnest and Ocia (Rice) Burgess; husband, James Flatt; sisters, Ruby Helms and Ruthie Boyd; brothers, Dillon Burgess and Dean Burgess and great-niece, Ryan Cole.

She is survived by: daughter, Phyllis Kilgore and husband, Matthew; granddaughters, Kendria and Laney Kilgore; grandsons, Billy Tucker and wife, Chelsea and Seth Kilgore and wife, Whitlee; great-grandchildren, Ava, Cash and Sadie Tucker and Mattie Kilgore; brother, Wayne Burgess; sister, Cleo Cole; nieces and nephews, Stan and Greg Cole, David Helms, Pat Taylor, Debbie Martin, Amy Jenkins, Roberta Burgess, Pam Kozlowski, Robert Burgess and Barbra Burgess Banner; a host of great-nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Billy Tucker, Seth Kilgore, Matthew Kilgore, Greg Cole, Stan Cole and Kenny Taylor.

Victor Maddox

Victor Maddox, 55, of Cookeville passed away Jan. 13 from his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Cookeville City Cemetery. Bro. Erik Cremeans officiated.

He was born Jan. 9, 1966 in Augusta, Ga. He was a truck driver who worked hard for his family and loved them very much.

He is survived by: wife, Kristina Maddox; twin sons, Jonathan Maddox and wife, Leah and James Maddox and wife, Whitney; grandson, Vincent Maddox; parents, John Tellious “J.T.” and Brenda Maddox; brother, Tim Maddox and wife, Rita along with their two children; sisters, Jennifer Maddox and her three children and Sara Gerlinger and husband, Ken and their two children; cousin, Randy Maddox; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

William “Gruder” Carmack

William “Gruder” Cornelius Carmack, 90, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 13. Celebration of Life services were held Jan. 16 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Roy Lee Seber and Bro. John Keith officiated.

He was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Hilham, the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Livingston Academy in 1949, and then attended Tennessee Tech University. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean Conflict, serving our great country for two years. After leaving the Army, he began working with the State of Tennessee Highway Department, where he worked for almost 40 years. He was a member of the Hilham United Methodist Church, a church very dear to the Carmack family for many generations.

He was a great outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and boating, especially with his grandsons. He loved and played all sports, and thought it was important that his children and grandchildren participated in team sports.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Robert Carmack and Dora Hawkins Carmack; brother, Raymond Carmack; sisters, Martha Belle Motteler, Ruth Poston, Lorene Buck, Helen Tucker, Lydia Wilkinson and Jessie Rose Ramsey.

He is survived by: wife, Dalphine Ledbetter Carmack; daughters, Deborah Seber and husband, Roy, Martha Roberson and husband, John, and Cynthia Pryor and husband, JD; grandchildren, Jennifer Gilpatrick, Jason Whited, Rebecca Kuchta and husband, Garrett, Jacob Pryor, John A. Roberson, Sarah Elizabeth Roberson and William C. Roberson; great-grandchildren, Christian Stokes and husband, Sheridan, Briana Bond, Trista Kruep, Taylor Whited, Laiklyn Kuchta, Lehman Kuchta and Fenley Whited; great-great-grandchildren Emery, Conner, Cohen and Aksel; and a host of special nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Whited, Jacob Pryor, William Roberson, Christian Stokes, Derrick Buck, Garrett Kuchta and John A. Roberson.

Speck Funeral Home made the arrangements.


Roger McDonald

Roger E. McDonald, 83, of Monroe passed away Jan. 17 from St. Thomas West in Nashville. Graveside services were held Jan. 17 at the Bethsaida Cemetery. Rev. James Shenko officiated.

He was born in Monroe on Nov. 8, 1937. He was a 1957 graduate of Livingston Academy, a farmer, and a member of the Christian Church. He enjoyed traveling, farming and never met a stranger. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren, and his dog Charlie.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Troy and Beulah Hull McDonald; wife, Mildred Pile McDonald; sisters, Joy McDonald and June Hall and infant grandsons, Aaron and Benjamin Huff.

He is survived by: son, Scott McDonald and wife, Kim of Monroe; daughters, Kim Huff and husband, Shean and Susan Carroll and husband, David both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Madison McDonald, Will McDonald, Eva, Aliza and Joshua Huff, Lilly, Rachael, Madeline and John David Carroll; friend and partner, Pat Sells of Monroe; brother, Troy McDonald, Jr. and wife, Gayle of Tullahoma, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Will McDonald, Joshua Huff, John David Carroll, Seth McDonald, Craig McDonald, Tom Hall, Brent Linder, Jason Worley and Thomas Johnson.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Orden D. Dulworth

Orden D. Dulworth, 85, of Hilham, passed away on Jan. 6 from his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Internment followed in Old Union cemetery. Bro. Jerry Buck officiated.

He was born in Overton County on March 8, 1935. He loved his family and always enjoyed fishing. He always liked going to church, singing, and testifying.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Joe Frank and Posie (Jackson) Dulworth; wife, Betty Dulworth; son, Donnie Dulworth; brothers, Frank Dulworth, Lloyd Freeman Dulworth, Hubert Dulworth, J.R. Dulworth and Malcolm Dulworth; sisters, Hester Reagan, Stella Cox and Lena Reagan and an infant sister.

He is survived by: son, Carl Dulworth of Hilham; daughter-in-law, Sherry Dulworth of Hilham; grandchildren, Adam Haney, Steven Dulworth, Durell Dulworth, John Smith, Chris Smith, Crystal Sapp, Wanda Conner, James Smith and Rose Talos and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steven Dulworth, Durell Dulworth, John Smith, Chris Smith, Ralph Brown, Daniel Talos and James Smith.


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