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Obituaries 9/14/21

Derek E. Sidwell

Derek E. Sidwell, 42, of Allons, passed away Sept. 3 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 from the Willow Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Kevin Strong officiating. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Church of Christ Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 19, 1978 in Livingston. He was a detective for the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. He helped surrounding counties when needed. He was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Brittany Sidwell; daughter, Peyton Sidwell; son, Mason Sidwell; grandchildren, Jameson Sidwell and Hudson Sidwell; parents, Gary and Tammy Sidwell; brother, Matthew Sidwell and wife, Brittany; grandmother, Betty Hummel; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Lacy

Clara Lacy, 98, of Alpine, passed away Sept. 3 at her residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Howard Dailey officiating. Interment followed in the Bethsadia Cemetery in Monroe.

She was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Bolestown. She was a member of the Center Point Freewill Baptish Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lawarence and Etter (Cooper) Cooper; husband, Herlin Lacy; brothers, Frank Cooper, Joel Cooper and Floyd Cooper; and sisters, Edith Rogers, Celia Cooper and Naomi Allred.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Roger Lacy and wife, Sheila, Ricky Lacy and wife, Anita and Terry Lacy and wife, Sandy; daughters, Jewell Short and husband, Jeff and Wanda White and husband, Bobby; grandchildren, Angie White, Julie Conner, Crystal Nelson, Matt White, Adam Lacy, Miranda Knappenberger, Dustin Short, Chad Lacy, April Maxfield, Josh Lacy, Megan Huddleston, Tanner Lacy and Holden Lacy; 29 great grandchildren and one on the way; a great, great grandchild and one on the way; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Adam Lacy, Josh Lacy, Dustin Short, Matt White, Chad Lacy, Tanner Lacy, Holden Lacy and Wayne Peek.

Wilma Izell Johnson

Wilma Izell Johnson, 80, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 5 at Signature Health Care in Jamestown. Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Lucian Finch officiating. Interment followed in the Overton Co. Memorial Gardens.

She was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Allons. She was Baptist in faith.

She was preceded in death by: parents, C.B and Lucy (Eldridge) Ray; sisters, Ozell Ray and Linnie Garrett; and brothers, Edgar Ray, W.C. Ray, Paul Ray and Clearance Ray.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Vicky Savage; sons, Tony Nelson, Jr. and Billy Joe Nelson; grandsons, Josh Nelson and Jacob Nelson and wife, Alicia; sisters, Rosezell Barnes and husband, Grover, Mazell Painter and Annazell Johnson and husband, Mackie; brothers, B.D Ray and Jack Ray; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sheila Ann Overstreet

Sheila Ann Overstreet, 63, of Algood, passed away Sept. 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Jamie Seals officiating. Interment followed in the Freedom #2 Cemetery in Tompkinsville.

She was born Aug. 18, 1958 in Livingston. She was a member of Freedom Church and had developed and established her successful business, The Southeast Advertiser. She loved Dale Hollow Lake and was an avid Tennessee Titans fan, going to games every season.

She was preceded in death by: daughter, Ashley Overstreet; and father, Wade Savage.

Surviving relatives include: son: William (Kristie) Overstreet of Cookeville; granddaughter: Willow Grace Overstreet; mother: Helen Savage of Hestand, Ky.; sisters: Sherri (Terry) Ford of Hestand, Ky., Deborah Savage (John Bartlett) of Cookeville and Cathy Andrews of Chattanooga, formerly of Cookeville; nieces Jade Bartlett of Chattanooga and Crystal (Howard) Saresky of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephew, Nathan (Crystal) Ford of Hestand, Ky.; special cousins Teresa Davis, Rhonda Hurd and Timmy Boles; very special friend, Tony Aguiar of Cookeville; Richard Overstreet, father of William and Ashley; and a host of aunts, cousins, grandnieces and nephews.

Alvin Junior Mabe

Alvin Junior Mabe, 78, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 9 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Roy Lee officiating. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery.

He was born June 20, 1943 in Sparta. He was Baptist in faith.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Alvin and Mary Ethel (Harness) Mabe; son, Robert Eugene Mabe; sisters, Hilda Joyce Kirkland and Anna Ruth Gentry; and brothers, John Everett Mabe, Billy Mabe and Jerry Mabe.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Betty (Kernell) Mabe; children: Richard Hammock and wife, Jody and Melissa Staggs and husband, Scott; grandchildren: Angela Ledbetter and, husband Cody, Shawna Hunter and husband, Justin, Amanda Hammock and Robbie Maynord and Andrea Hammock; great grandchildren: Chloe, Gage, Lain, Rhett, Layton, Ellie and Silas; brothers: Homer Mabe, Gene Mabe and wife, Carolyn, Donald Mabe and wife, Wilma and Gary Mabe and wife Brenda; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Jerry Carson Stover

Jerry Carson Stover, 71, of Gainesboro, passed away Sept. 9 at Mabry Health Care in Jackson County. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Rodney MiGell officiating. Interment followed in the Stover Cemetery.

He was born June. 21, 1950 in Livingston. He was of the Christian Faith and worked with lumber in the sawmill.

He was preceded in death by: parents, George and Elise (Ledbetter) Stover.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Linda Henson; brother, George Stover; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Adam Walker, Kayla Walker, Matthew Papesh, Johnathon Walker, Devin Walker and James Henson.

Tony Carter

Tony Carter, 61, of Huber Heights Ohio, formerly of Overton County, passed away Aug. 30 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Hone with Bro. Grant Pennington officiating. Interment followed in the Allen’s Chapel Cemetery.

He was born April 20, 1960 om Overton County. He loved fishing, spending time with his dogs and watching the Dallas Cowboys play football.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Magnus Lois Carter; and grandmother, Auda Mae Carter.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Teresa Carter of Huber Heights, Ohio; special dog, Trixie; brothers, Gary McDonald and wife, Rita of Monroe, Larry McDonald and wife, Betty Ann of Monroe and Jeff McDonald and Dana of Allons; several nieces and nephews; sister in law, Angie Lee; and mother in law, Faye Hultbery.

Pallbearers were Roger Deck, Larry McDonald, Gary McDonald, Jeff McDonald, Brandon McDonald and Ryan McDonald.

Derrick Thomas Copeland

Derrick Thomas Copeland, 42, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 31 from Livingston Regional Hospital. There are no services scheduled for Derrick Thomas Copeland.

He was born Oct. 26, 1978.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Louise Copeland of Cookeville; father, Leonard Copeland of Livingston; daughter, Draya Kernell of Livingston; and brother, Mike Copeland of Hawaii.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Dimple Abston

Betty Dimple Abston, 84, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 3 from St. Thomas West in Nashville. Funeral services were held Sept. 9 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in the Mayland Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 15, 1936 in Overton County. She loved raising plants and flowers and watching westerns. She also loved spending time playing the guitar and talking on the phone with her kids and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Haskell and Daisy Hill Stephens; husband, J.L. “Jaybird” Abston; brother, Bobby Stephens; and grandsons, Anthony Winningham and Joshua Smith.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Janice Hargis of Monterey, Jan Smith and husband, Mike of Cookeville, Donna Brown of Sparta, Debbie Stults of Crawford, Dana McDonald and husband, Jeff of Livingston and Delana Stamps of Monterey; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ryan McDonald, Ben Stults, Matthew Howard, Jacob Stamps, Ethan Stamps, Jaylon McDonald, Levi Stamps and Logan Stamps.

Garry Garrett

Garry Garrett, 79, of Allons, passed away Sept. 7 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Timmy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery with military services provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born Oct. 3, 1941 in Ohio. He loved history, genealogy, going fishing and reading about early American history.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Yetman Hilrey and Delta Opal Beaty Garrett; wife, Stella Elaine Garrett; and brothers, Gerald Garrett and Glycon Garrett.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Kimberly Pollak and husband, Joachim of Neckarhausen, Germany; son, Sam Garrett of Watauga; brother, Danny Garrett of Hilham; sisters, Nelda Copeland and husband, Ernie of Byrdstown; grandchildren, Madison, Dietrich, Cooper, Bernhard, Kennedy, Gunner and Matthaeus; and great grandson, Rhett.

Anthony “Tony”

Jerome Johnson

Anthony “Tony” Jerome Johnson, 63, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 6 from his residence. Graveside services were held Sept. 9 from Holly Springs Cemetery with Rev. James Shenko officiating.

He was born Feb. 24,1958 in Detroit, Mich. He loved watching Tennessee Vols football, fast cars and all kinds of sports.

He was preceded in death by: grandparents, John and Veo Hogue Johnson.

Surviving relatives include; mother, Katherine Johnson of Livingston; uncle, Bob Johnson and wife, Ann of Warren, Mich.; and cousins, Angela, Vickie, William, Beth, Marilyn, Janet, Carol, Marty, Lavonna, Cheri, Jeff and Danene.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Sheets Ayers

Evelyn Sheets Ayers, 74, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 10 from the Livingston Regional Medical Center. A private graveside will be held at a later date.

She was born April 16, 1947 in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a retired Field Training Officer for the Fort Myers Sheriffs Department in Florida.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John Henry and Bessie Lewis Sheets; husband, John Ayers; and brothers, Garry and Bob Sheets.

Surviving relatives include: children, Dawn King, William Prause and Craig Prause; four grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Edinger of Davenport, Iowa; brothers, John Sheets and Dave Sheets, both of Rock Hill, S.C. And Bobbie Walter Poertner of Trever City, Mich.; sister in law, Pat Johnson of Akron, Ohio; and special friends, Claudine Vaughn and husband, WC of Allons and Kim and Keith Emrich of Livingston.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gerstle “Jack” Taylor

Gerstle “Jack” Taylor, 83, of Hilham, passed away Sept. 9 from his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 from the chapel Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Dailey officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

He was born May 6, 1938 in Jackson County. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and always enjoyed listening to country music.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Norman and Velma Coffman Taylor; daughter, Melissa Carr; and brother, Clyde “Hershel” Taylor.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Rita Nivins of Hilham; granddaughter, Savannah Connor of Rickman; grandsons, Camden Nivins and Colton Nivins; great granddaughter, Bellany Connor; and special companion, Wilma Taylor.

Pallbearers were Camden Nivins, Colton Nivins, Jamie Emerton, Jeff Emerton Shane Barlow and David Coffman.

Mikey Ogletree

Jerry Michael “Mikey” Ogletree, 59, of the Hardys Chapel community, passed away Sept. 11 fro the Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bud Hargis officiating. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

He was born March 5, 1962 in Livingston. He worked for many years as a Truck Inspector for Cooper Recycling, LLC. He enjoyed volleyball, fishing, camping, working on cars and playing poker.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William Oscar and Christene Dickerson Ogletree; granddaughter, Bella Ogletree; and brother Danny “Fruit” Ogletree.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Anna Darlene Reece Ogletree of the Hardys Chapel community; daughter, Miranda Farley and husband, Brandon of the Hardys Chapel community; sons, Jason Reece and wife, Amanda of the Hardys Chapel community, Jeremy Reece and wife Anita of Hilham and Jordan Ogletree and Christina of Bolestown community; grandchildren, Courtney Reece, Dalton Reece, Janie Reece, Alicia Guinn, Jacob Minshall, Paisley Farley, Jaxon Farley, Noah Farley and Theron Ogletree; great grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas and Zelda Guinn and Willa Hargis; sister, Pat Mansell; and brothers, Randy Ogletree and wife, Rhonda and Ronnie Ogletree of Hilham.

Pallbearers were Jake Pigg, Jessie Johnson, Jacob Minshall, Matt Coffman, Jonathan Coffman and Joseph Melton.

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