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Obituaries 8/10/21

Emma D. Stover

Emma D. Stover, 77, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held Aug 5 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Timmy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

She was born Oct. 1, 1943 in Livingston. She was the former owner of Stover’s Restaurant and loved to see each customer that walked through her door.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Arnold and Alba (Turner) Hoover; son, Raymond Edward Lovelace; sister, Jean Mather; and brother, J.D. Hoover.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Joe Stover; sons Scott Stover and wife, Patricia (Trish) and John Lovelace and Candy Wurrum; grandson, Patrick Stover and wife, Hailey; sister, Kathy Phillips; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Logan Beaty, Lynn Garrett, Brite Cooper, Donnie Phillips, Kenneth Stover and Mark Garrett.

 

Elva Dean Day

Elva Dean Day, 88, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 2 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Shenko officiating. Interment followed in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 23, 1932 in Overton County. She was a member of Ruth Chapel Church, loved quilting, gardening, cooking and baking cakes and pies.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Orman and Edna Pryor Bilbrey; husband, Raymond Day; brother, Robert Bilbrey; and son, Randall Day.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Dale Day and wife, Linda of Livingston and Earl Day and wife, Debra of Allons; brothers, Jackie Bilbrey and wife, Velma Jean of Crossville and Marvene Bilbrey and wife, Brenda of Nashville; sister, Lura Jean Bilbrey of Livingston; grandchildren, Robert and Lisa Day of Cookeville, Felicia Etezadi and husband, Amir of Knoxville, Ashley Day of Livingston and Cody Day of Livingston; great grandchildren, Shawna Clark of Washington and Kaitlyn Throckmorton of Knoxville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Carol Sue Copeland

Carol Sue Copeland, 78, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life Services were held Aug. 14 from the Livingston First Christian Church with Dr. Scott Copeland officiating.

She was born Sept. 8, 1942 in Livingston. She was a member of the First Christian Church, an avid bridge player and was in many bridge clubs over the years. She loved to read. She was instrumental in the success of the Copeland Veterinary Hospital.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Como and Gladys Hicks Franklin.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Dr. Steve Copeland D.V.M.; sons, Dr. Scott Copeland M.D. And wfie, Mona and Steven R. Copeland, all of Cookeville; grandchildren, Hayden, Blair, Morgan, Tate, Jessica, Kayla and Ryan; former daughter in law, Vickie Bell; sisters, Pat Copeland of Livingston, Linda White of Livingston and Rita Cantrell of Oak Ridge; and many brothers, sisters in law, nephews and nieces.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Barbara Ann Owens Rittenberry

Barbara Ann Owens Rittenberry, 76, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 6. Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at the Milton Church of Christ in Milton with Bro. Teb Batey officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery in Norene.

She was born Nov. 21, 1944 in Nashville. She enjoyed cooking for her family and was a member of the Milton Church of Christ and retired from the State of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by: parents, James Edwin and Margaret (Benson) Owens; son, Andy Rittenberry; granddaughter, Sarah Duncan; sisters, Mary Dix and Nancy York; and beloved pets, Buddy, Sassy and Peanut.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Roger Rittenberry; daughters, Lisa (Tim) Duncan, Lynn (Roger) Lay and Carol Rittenberry; sons, Stephen (Kim) Clark, Brian (Angela) Clark, Jay (Kasha) Rittenberry, Mike Rittenberry and Roy Rittenberry; 27 beloved grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one great, great granddaughter; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were sons, Steve, Brian, Jay and Mike and family: Jon Duncan, Matt Tiller and Jake Harris.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Ray Norrod

Ray Norrod, 91, of Hanging Limb, passed away Aug. 7, at his home. Funeral services were held Aug.10 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. J B Harris officiating. Interment followed in the F.A. Norrod Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 17, 1930 in Overton County. He was a retired construction worker working with Poston and Poston Oil Company and Highways Inc. After retirement he worked with Wilson Elementary School and was Baptist in faith.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Elbert and Effie Bowman Norrod; sisters, Naomi Norrod and Anna Barker; and brothers, Ralph, Roger and Richard Norrod.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Willene Bowman Norrod of Hanging Limb; son, Sam Ray Norrod of Hanging Limb; sister, Alice Reed of Hanging Limb; sisters in law, Louise (Earl) Phillips of Hanging Limb and Edith Norrod of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who has kept Gary in their thoughts and prayers and to all our friends and neighbors who have helped in so many ways and continue to help. To all the people and businesses that donated their time or items to help with the benefit we give a big thank you words cannot express how much we appreciate everything that has been done for us.

Sincerely,

Gary Shoemake & Family

 

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