Obituaries 4/6/21

Deborah J. Pryor

Deborah J. Pryor, 68, of Livingston, passed from this life on March 24 from Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 28 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Danny Staggs officiated. Interment followed in the Potter West Cemetery.

She was born in Overton County on May 10, 1952. She loved spending time with her family and being involved with her church. She always enjoyed her work, tending to her garden, and working in her flowers.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Claude and Anna Mae Oakes Savage, and son, Brian Pryor.

She is survived by: husband, Leslie Pryor, of Livingston; daughter, Misty Pryor of Livingston; granddaughter, Jordan Jenkins of Livingston; grandson, Jayden Jenkins; soon-to-be great-granddaughter, Kinsley Reed; sister, Melissa Holmes and husband, Howard, of Lenoir City; sisters-in-law, Sandra Linder and husband, Allen, of Livingston and Brenda Dreadon and husband, Larry, of Watertown and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Brent Linder, Shane Conaster, Richard Dreadon, Scot McDonald, Albert Jenkins and Jared Norrod.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons and Elders of Walnut Grove Church of Christ, Doug Ledbetter, and David Todd.

Michael R. Ferrill

Michael R. Ferrill, 66, of Livingston, passed from this life on March 27 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

He was born in Overton County on Jan. 23, 1955. He loved hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by father, Carlos Ferrill.

He is survived by: daughter, Patricia King, and husband, Derrick, of Rickman; son, David Ferrill and wife, Rhean, of Livingston; mother, Lucille Ferrill; granddaughter Kathryn Ferrill; grandson, Cpl. Derrick King II and wife, Brianna, of Rickman, and LCpl. Joshua King of Okinawa, Japan; great-grandsons, Gunner King and Ronan King; sister, Verrica Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Donald Charles Gore

Donald Charles Gore, 78, of Celina, passed from this life on March 29 from his residence. Funeral services were held on April 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. John Keith officiated. Interment followed in the Butlers Landing Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on Nov. 24, 1942. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Neva, going squirrel hunting, and gardening; but most of all he loved his Lord.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Sybil Howard Gore and brother, Damon Gore.

He is survived by: wife, Donna Gore, of Celina; sons, David Gore and wife, Amy, of Hilham and Mark Gore and wife, LeAnn, of Hilham; grandchildren, William, Andrew and Jake Gore; two step-daughters; eight step-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Gore and wife, Pat of Rickman; sister-in-law, Shirley Gore of Livingston and uncle, Carey Gore of Livingston.

Pallbearers who served were William Gore, Andrew Gore and Jeff Korth.

The Honorary Pallbearer was Jake Gore.

Bobbie Rae Cravens

Bobbie Rae Cravens, 48, of Livingston, passed from this life from Vanderbilt Medical Center on March 28. Funeral services were held April 2 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Mike Buck and Bro. Freddy Looper officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Cullman, Ala., on Dec. 28, 1972. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and taking care of her grandchildren. She loved trips to the lake and enjoying the water.

She is survived by: husband, Terry Cravens, of Livingston; mother, Linda Collins of Luling, Texas; father, Dennis Mosley of Monterey; daughter, Ashley Paul and husband, Wade, of Cookeville; son, Andrew Bledsoe of Livingston; granddaughters, Alliyah Paul and Mashayla Bowman; grandson, Bray Mosley; sister, Tammy Mosley of Cookeville; and brothers, Tim Mosley and wife, Marie, of Cookeville, Adam Ray and wife, Lindsey, of Cullman, Ala. and Philip Ray of Cullman, Ala.

Pallbearers who served were Terry Cravens, Cody Cravens, Austin Earley, Justin Earley, Jerry Smith and James Handy.

Earl G. Watkins

Earl G. Watkins, 80, of Livingston, passed from this life on March 25 from his residence. Funeral Services were held on March 28 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. John Keith officiated. Interment followed in the Hoover Cemetery.

He was born in Overton County on April 1, 1940. He enjoyed talking on his CB radio and trading with people. He always loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Albert Clyde and Ruby Cantrell Watkins; wife, Sonja Watkins; brothers, Billy Ray Watkins, Rick Watkins and Jack Watkins; and sisters, Mary Jo Watkins Dailey and Brenda Dailey.

He is survived by: sons, Randy Watkins and wife, Vicki, of Monroe and Scotty Watkins and wife, Elaine, of Pall Mall; grandchildren, Justin Watkins and wife, Laura of Rickman, Katy Smith of Monroe and Rylee Smith of Monroe; sisters, Johnnie Holman and husband, Kenny of Hermitage, Patricia Gore of Livingston, Janie Smith and husband, Harold of Livingston and Betty Sells and husband, Ray of Mt. Juliet; brothers, Fred Watkins and wife, Diane of Cookeville and Paul Watkins and wife, Linda, of Murfreesboro; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers Amanda Watkins.

Pallbearers who served were Jackie Watkins, Kevin Watkins, Justin Watkins, Chad Holman, John Ross Watkins and Todd Watkins.

Beulah Mae Thompson

Funeral services for Beulah Mae Thompson, age 89, of the Dry Hollow Community, of Overton County, were conducted on Monday, April 5, at the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated with interment following in the Looper Family Cemetery.

She was born on April 9, 1931, in the Dry Hollow Community, of Overton County, to the late Haskell and Dorothy Raines Looper.

She passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was a Homemaker and was a Garment Factory worker. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church.

She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Miller of Rickman; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Sue Thompson of Livingston; Stanley and Velma Thompson of the Hardy’s Chapel Community and Randall Thompson of the Dry Hollow Community; grandchildren, Jason Thompson, April White, Melissa Ott, Michelle Neal, Mitzi Penticuff and Amanda Sells; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Etta Thompson of Algood and Anna Jean McCowan of Marion, Ind.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Archie D. Thompson; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Wanda Gail Thompson and brother, W.J. Looper.

The family received friends at Goff Funeral Home on Monday, April 5, from 12 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m.

Arrangements And Care Provided By D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc., 205 East Cleveland Avenue, Monterey, Tennessee 38574, Phone 931.839.2311.

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