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Obituaries 3/9/21

Dewain Johnny Winningham

Dewain Johnny Winningham, 71, of Conatser Lane passed away March 1 at home. Funeral services were held March 4 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in Copeland Cemetery off Conatser Lane with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Rick Lacy and Bro. Tracy Langford officiated.

He was born Aug. 8, 1949 in Pickett County. He was a proud, honorably discharged veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he served 14 years as a Livingston City police officer, eight of those years he was the D.A.R.E. program officer for five counties. He also served four years with the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. He loved going for rides on his side-by-side and was especially fond of the Overton County Fair. He attended Harris Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James and Mary Hill Winningham; daughter, Meredith Winningham; brothers, Doyle, Dolphis, Drew and Dorbit Winningham and brother-in-law, Bruce Ledbetter.

He is survived by: wife, Rithia (Buttons) Ledbetter Winningham; daughter, Ricole Morgan and fiancé KT Perry of Byrdstown; son, Dustin Winningham and fiancée Ashley Ringley of Livingston; grandchildren, Tylin Winningham, Leeanndra Winningham, Aericka Morgan, Zach Morgan, Abbie Allen and Addie Allen; brothers, James (Carolyn) Winningham of Monroe and Dowell (Betty) Winningham of Brazil, Ind.; Rita Ledbetter of Hilham; step-children, Lee Swallows and Susie Green; special friend, Vickie White and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were members of the Livingston Police Department and Overton County Sheriff’s Department that Mr. Winningham worked with.

Honorary Pallbearers were brothers and sisters of law enforcement past and present.

Charles Becker

Charles “Chuck” Raymond Becker, 79, of the Roaring River Community passed Feb. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 6 from the chapel of Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church. A private burial will be at a later date. Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiated. He was born July 10, 1941 in Wyandotte, Mich.

He was a tool machinist by trade and a member of the Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed listening to talk radio, fishing as much as possible and joking with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Raymond and Maxine Law Becker; son, Jeffrey Becker and first wife, Janice Becker.

He is survived by: wife, Marilyn Moore Becker of the Roaring River Community; son, Wade Becker of the Roaring River Community; daughters, Deborah Escobar and husband, Bobby and Linda Strickenfinger and husband, Dan all of Topeka, Kan. and Theresa Kirby and husband, Jason of Dawsonville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Lynne Zimmer and husband, David of Harbor Springs, Mich.; brother, Bruce Becker of Harbor Springs, Mich.

Pallbearers were Wade Becker, Jason Kirby, Johnny Holtzclaw, David Zimmer and Kevin Holtzclaw.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John J. Redden

John J. Redden, 27, of Hilham passed March 1 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and his remains will be laid to rest in Florida at a later date.

He was born July 30, 1993 in Ocala, Fla. He was a music artist. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: grandfather, Joseph D. Williams and grandparents, Ed and Gail Redden.

He is survived by: parents, John and Elizabeth Redden; brother, Justin Redden; grandmother, Betty Williams; aunts, Tina Gankewiez and April Flansburg; cousins, Katie Yawn and Jeffery Yawn.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Linnie Perdue

Linnie Sue Swallows Perdue, 73, of Livingston passed away March 4 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on March 6 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment was held on March 7 at the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Ricky Dixon officiated.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1948 in Livingston. She was a devoted wife and had a hand in caring for many children who have remained as family throughout her adult life.

She was preceded in death by: parents, William Marshall and Hassie Ray (Eldridge) Swallows; sister, Earlene Dixon and nephew, John H. Ringley III.

She is survived by: husband, William “Chatten” Perdue; daughter, Cynthia Sullivan and husband, Jayson; grandsons, Cody Sullivan and fiancé and Cole Sullivan; brothers, Bud Swallows and wife, Janie and Kenneth Swallows; sister, Velma Jean Bilbrey and husband, Jackie; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.



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