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Obituaries 8/31/21

Edna Mae Wilborn

Edna Mae Wilborn, 96, of Hilham, passed away Aug. 22 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Aug. 28 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating. Interment followed in the Aaron Chapel Cemetery.

She was born July 17, 1925 in Spruce Knob, W. Va. She received her high school GED at the age of 65. She was Christian in Faith and worked many years as a CNA for Masters Health Care. She was known as the “best cook in the world”, with Thanksgiving being her favorite holiday. She enjoyed raising a big garden, being outdoors, having picnics and camping at the Obey River.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Joseph and Rose Ross Thurston; husband, Malcolm Wilborn; sons, David and Wayne Wilborn; daughter, Rose Ramsey; and grandson Alan Thompson.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Mac Wilborn of Akron, Ohio and Michael Wilborn and wife, Brenda of Cookeville; 22 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 38 great, great grandchildren; daughter in laws, Linda Wilborn, Carolyn Wilborn and Saraphine Wilborn; and fur babies, Roscoe, Daisy Mae and Peanut.

Haskell E. Cox

Haskell E. Cox, 81, of the Turkey Town community, passed away Aug. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 25 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Turkey Town Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 28, 1940 in Clay County. Pentecostal in Faith, he enjoyed hunting, playing his guitar, singing in church and cattle farming.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Mounce and Ida Boles Cox; wife, Nell D. Boles Cox; daughter, Vivian Martin; son, Estel Cox; sister, Willodean Goolsby; and brothers, Lester Cox, Edgar Cox and Arlo Cox.

Surviving relatives include: son, Russell Cox of Hilham; daughters, Wanda Astero and husband, Oscar of Hawaii and Nadean Reeder and husband, Bobby of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and brother, RC Cox of Hilham.

Pallbearers were Hunter, James, Mason, Colby, Nick and Josh.

Anthony Thomas Hill

Anthony Thomas Hill, 32, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 25 in Montgomery Co., Ohio. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 from the West End Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Sittloh officiating. Interment followed in the Hill Family Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 12, 1988 in Livingston. He was a member of the West End Church of Christ and a long haul trucker.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Candice Hill; parents, Tony and Kim (Mullins) Hill; sister, Miranda Nowell and husband, Justin; brother in law, Wayne Rake; nieces; Maddie Nowell and Alexis Rake; nephews, Hudson Nowell and Colton Rake; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Matt Brady, Russell Conklin, Brandon Cooper, Lynn Boles, Bill Childs and Wayne Rake.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Lillie L. Kennedy

Lillie L. Kennedy, 97, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 26 from her residence. A Celebration of Life Service will he held at a later date.

She was born July 29, 1924 in Overton County. She was a member of the Cullom Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Marshall and Pearl Conatser Flowers; husband, Robert Kennedy; brothers, Oliver and James Flowers; and sisters, Nellie Daniels, Opal Franklin, Mazell Melton, Hazel Flippin, Avis Knight, Valeria Combs and June Copeland.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Oma Jean Bowman of Huntland; and several nieces and nephews.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.’

Winnie Ann Dailey

Winnie Ann Dailey, 80, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 29. Funeral services will be held Sept. 2 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Steven Barlow officiating. Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery on Heard Ridge Road.

She was born Aug. 29 in Pickett County. She was a member of Free Communion Church of Christ, worked at the shirt factory before becoming a nurse assistant/caregiver, then spent her time farming, she enjoyed gardening, working her flower beds, farming, fishing, cooking, doing crossword puzzles and watching TV.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Johnnie Jackson and Bithie Ada (Phillips) Conner; husband, Edward Dailey; brother, Larry Conner of Ohio; and sister, Geneva Staggs of Allons.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Debbie Smith of Livingston and Pam Nolen of Livingston; grandchildren, Jonathan Smith and wife, Wendy, Britany Qualls and husband, Scotty, April Nolen, Heather Nolen and Josh Nolen and wife, Tamara; great grandchildren, Seth, Sara Ann, Shayleigh, Sophia, Sawyer, Silas, Quinton, Bailey, Taylor and Weston; brothers, Cecil Conner of Monroe, Robert Shirley Conner of Gameliel, Ky. and Steve Conner; sisters, Opal Richardson of Missouri and Charlett Moore of California; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jonathan Smith, Scotty Qualls, Josh Nolen, Seth Smith Quinton Qualls, Robert Conner, Eric Conner, Eric Conner and James Speck. Honorary pallbearers will be Sawyer and Silas Smith and Weston Nelson.

Michael E. Aldridge

Michael E. Aldridge, 76, of Monroe, passed away Aug. 24 from the comfort of his home. Graveside services were held Aug.. 29 from the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard with Bro. Steven Barlow officiating.

He was born June 29, 1945 in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the Monroe Christian Church; he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for General Motors for many years. He loved antique cars and was currently restoring a 1951 Cadillac. He served in the US Army from 1963 tp 1966. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by: parents, L.J. And Ruth Lander Aldridge; mother in law, Geneva Crabtree; and sister, Sandra Wittwer.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Diane Crabtree Aldridge of Monroe; sons, Jeffrey Aldridge and wife, Dianna of Murfreesboro and James Aldridge of Nashville; grandchildren, Lizzie and William Aldridge; brother, Jack Aldridge and wife, Honey of Columbus, Ga.; and sister, Linda Olenzek and husband, Mark of Mich.

Pallbearers were Roger Crabtree, Jim Aldridge, Jeff Aldridge, Mike Sera, Tony Sera and David Crabtree.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ovid Winningham

Ovid Winningham, 93, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 26 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Russ Scott officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born April 26, 1928 in Overton County. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, enjoyed meeting his friends at McDonald’s, working around the house and helping people any way he could.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Will A. and Fannie Willis Winningham; first wife and mother of his children, Billie Faye Wright Winningham; son, Billie Glenn Winningham; sisters, Zeffie, Ida, Audie, Ona, Mazy, Norma, Irma, Roxie and an infant; and brothers, Larence, Bernie, Willis, John, Elmer, Harlan, Clester, William, Earl Ray and Junior.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Joy Seabolt Winningham of Livingston; sons, Charles Winningham and wife, Melanie of Hilham and Duane Winningham and wife, Barb of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; brother, Millard Winningham and wife, Eva of Melvindale, MI; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Andrew R. Sivo III

Andrew R. Sivo III, 70, of the Rickman community, passed away Aug. 26 from the Signature Healthcare System. A private service will be held at a later date.

He was born Aug. 20, 1951 in Trenton, NJ. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1970 to 1972. He was a detective for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement. He was a Chaplin for the Elk Lodge #2262, a member of the Shepherds Chapel Church and a member of the Police Benevolent Association Union #187. He enjoyed farming, fishing and raising bison.

He was preceded in death by: father, Andrew R. Sivo Jr.; wife, Mala Terry Sivo; his first wife, Kathleen M. Kosco Sivo; and sister, Mary Ann Prill.

Surviving relatives include: son, David P. Sivo of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Richard Sivo and wife, Debra of Piscataway, N.J.; mother, Marian Sivo of Edison, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and close friends and neighbors.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Blake II

William Blake II, 72, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 22 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

He was born Jan. 18, 1946 in San Francisco, Calif.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William Blake Sr. and Rose Mary Romanik Blake; and brother, Timothy Blake.

Surviving relatives include: sons, William Blake III and wife, Betty of Livingston and Paul Blake and wife, Marina of San Francisco, Calif; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jolene, William IV, Christine, Elizabeth, Brian and Rose; six great grandchildren; brothers, Marvin Blake of San Francisco, CA, Michael Blake and wife, Julia of Seattle, WA and Roy Blake of Redding, CA; and sister, Darlene Ray and husband, Jim of Algood.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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