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Obituaries 10-5-21

Jimmy Doyle Reagan

Jimmy Doyle Reagan, 66, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 28 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Jerry Buck officiating. Interment followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery in the Monroe community.

He was born Dec. 11, 1954 in Livingston. He owned his own landscaping business which he retired from. He loved teaching his grandchildren and great grandchildren to hunt, fish, work on and race cars.

He was preceded in death by: step father, Edward Farley.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Jeanetta Kay (Smith) Reagan; daughters, Rachel Reagan, Tammy Colson, Pamela Buck and husband, James; sons, J.R. Reagan, Richard Rinker, Robert Rinker and his, wife, Lana; 20 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; mother, Mary Farley’ sister, Martha Kirby and husband, James; brothers, Carl Reagan and wife, Ethel, Ricky Reagan and wife, Mary Jane; and a host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Pallbearers were J.R. Reagan, Patrick Buck, Richard Rinker, Brandon Colson, Will Kirby, Greg Kirby, Michael Reagan, Tony Reagan, Josh Reagan, Kevin Reagan and Barry Roberts.

Patsy Ellen Coleman Williams

Patsy Ellen Coleman Williams, 81, passed away Sept. 16. Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at the Faith Promise Church. Interment followed in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 1, 1940 in Taylor’s Crossroads. She was a secretary, served as both the Chapter and State President of PSI/IAACP.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Ed and Lois Coleman; sister, Jan Coleman; husband, Ray Williams; and sister in law, Marilyn Coulthard.

Surviving relatives include: brother, Joe Coleman; sister, Carolyn (Mike) Qualls; brother in law Sammy Coulthard; children, Donna (Jerry) Wigger, Eddie (Maryann) Williams and Jennifer (Ken) Manning; nieces, Cara (Mike) Steck and Renee Coulthard; nephews, Griffin Qualls and Dale Coulthard; grandchildren Laura Leigh, Kayleigh, Rebecca, Dustin, Audrey, Abby, Tanner, Sam, Emily, Ellie Kate and Moriah; great-niece, Camilla; and nine great grandchildren.

Schubert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Doyel Roberts

Doyel Roberts, 81, of Monterey, passed away Oct. 1 at Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. David Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.

He was born June 15, 1940 in Monterey. He was a coal miner and a factory worker. He was past Master of Green Pond Masonic Lodge #703 and a member of the Three Forks Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Carlie and Odie Phillips Roberts; wife, Teola Roberts; sisters, Verdon Hinebaugh, Barbara Jean Inbody and Virgia Roberts; brothers, Gentry, L.D., Carlie Jr., J.C., and Hershel Roberts; and four infant siblings.

Surviving relatives include: daughter and son in law, Marilyn and Jimmy Whittaker of Cookeville, son and daughter in law, Carroll and Terri Roberts of Monterey; grandchildren, Colby (Tayler) Roberts of Crawford, Hannah (Wesley) Brown of Allardt, Amber (David) McClurkan of Cookeville, Kenneth Wheeler of Monterey and Sean (Erica) Adams of Snellville, GA; great grandchildren, Sawyer Brown and Prince Penick; brother and sister in law, Perry and Barbara Roberts of Cookeville; sister in law, Florence Roberts of Findlay, OH; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Margie Barnes

Margie was born 10 June 1925, in the Hardy’s Chapel community of Overton County, Tennessee to the late Asa Carlton Dillon and late Ada (Moody) Dillon. She was a wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved managing her flowers and plants, as well as travel, including several trips to the California coast, as well as several other western and southern states and the eastern seaboard. A cruise adventure to the Caribbean was a highlight of her travel adventures.

Margie loved anything that was in her favorite color pink, garment or otherwise, purple being a close second. Above all, she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and certainly all her family. She married Charles Austin Barnes on 25 Sept 1948, and they resided in Livingston, Tennessee, farming in that area. After the birth of their son Michael, Margie and her family moved to Dayton, Ohio in early 1951 for the larger employment opportunities the Dayton area offered, as many others did during that era. Their daughter Brenda was born in Dayton. Margie returned to Livingston in 2019 with Brenda, and although Margie lived in Dayton for the majority of her adult life, she never forgot the place or people where she was raised.

She often recalled many stories such as getting together with family and friends to sing and play her Martin guitar. They all loved to listen to the new, at the time, Grand Ole Opry from Nashville on Saturday nights. A highlight` for Margie and her siblings was the arrival of spring weather when the warm temperatures allowed the kids to finally kick their shoes off and go “May rambling”, continuing to go barefoot the remainder of the summer months on the old country roads.

Margie and her family made many trips back ‘down home’ over the years, usually at least once a year if not more, for several weeks each return. Every trip was enjoyed thoroughly with the chance to visit with family and friends that remained in the Livingston and Cookeville area. In all respects of her life, the one certain constant was the love she had for her family and her ever ready and present smile, radiated to all she encountered in any circumstance. She loved life and life loved her, as did all who knew her.

Surviving are: son, Michael and Nancy Barnes of Beavercreek, OH; daughter, Brenda Barnes of Livingston, TN; and sister in law, Imogene Dillon of Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County, Cookeville, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Austin Barnes, of 52 blessed years, 3 brothers, Archie Dillon, Junior Dillon, Jerry Dillon, 2 sisters, Clara Lentsch and Evelyn Waites.

Honorary Pallbearers were nephews Marshall Dillon, and Jimmy Dillon,

A Funeral service was held at Presley Funeral Home located at 695 Buffalo Valley Road Cookeville, Tennessee 38501. Interment followed in Paran Cemetery, Overton County, Cookeville, TN.

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Presley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Gaw

Mr. Alvin Shirley Gaw, well known local businessman and philanthropist, passed away Saturday evening September 25 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center at the age of 86.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon Wednesday September 29 at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Bro. Andy Brewster and Bro. Mark Gaw officiating. Interment followed in Cookeville City Cemetery.

His family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 3 – 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Shirley was born January 26, 1935 in Cookeville, TN to the late Roy Gaw Sr. and Eula Mae Malone Gaw.

He was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ and was a former member and elder at Smyrna Church of Christ.

Shirley and his brothers owned and operated Gaw Brothers Produce for many years. Ever the entrepreneur, Shirley also pursued his interest in real estate development.

Survivors include: his son, Dr. Randy (Katherine) Gaw of Cookeville; two daughters, Deborah (Donny) Meadows and Darlene Gaw all of Cookeville; six grandchildren, Josh Meadows, Chelsea (Arash) Gaw Nazhad, Matthew (Casie) Meadows, Abby (Brad) Wood, Bradford Gaw Killmon, and Lindy (Tyler) Williams; great granddaughter, Elle Williams; siblings, Roy Gaw Jr., Velma Ferrell, Paul (Jeanette) Gaw, Evelyn (Larry) Burgess, and Jack Gaw; and his beloved canine companion, Molly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vera Ann Gaw; and brothers, Howard and James Gaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mustard Seed Ranch, 4955 Kuykendall Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501,

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (931) 526-6111. Share your thoughts and memories at

Vickie Lynn

Gunnels Dailey

Vickie Lynn Gunnels Dailey, 64, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 1 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services were held Oct. 4 from the Monroe Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 23, 1959 in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bobby and Dimple Marie (Gunnels) Dailey; and grandparents, Herbert and Eva Gunnels of Livingston.

Surviving relatives include four generations of cousins, family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Sonny “Bud” Claude Burks

Sonny “Bud” Claude Burks, 81, of Monterey, passed away Sept. 27. Funeral services were held Oct. 2 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery.

He was born April 10, 1940. He spent most of his life farming and working construction. He loved to tell stories and loved a great joke.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Comer Burks and Annie Boles Burks; and wife, Betty Jean Burks.

Surviving relatives include: children, Larry (Margaret) Burks and Lisa Frasure (Mark); grandchildren, Kiley Allen, Ashely Callahan, Tashaunya Strunk, Brittany Frasure and Miranda Turnier; and 15 great grandchildren.

John “Tex” Kirkpatrick

John “Tex” Kirkpatrick, 75, of the Willow Grove community, passed away Sept. 29 from the Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Denton Hummel officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

He was born, Aug. 9, 1946 in Lockney, TX. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by: parents, W.R and Linda Poore Kirkpatrick; two brothers; one sister; and father and mother in law, Edward and Cleo Johnson.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Judy Johnson Kirkpatrick, of the Willow Grove community; daughters, Gloria York and husband, Steve of Jamestown and Melinda Kirkpatrick of the Willow Grove community; son, John Kirkpatrick of the Willow Grove community; grandchildren, Blake Hargis and wife, Brittany, Blane Peterman and wife, Myranda, Samantha Kingery and husband, Zach. Mikala Clark and husband, Michael, Bubba York, Homer York, Kaylee Kirkpatrick, Jayden Kirkpatrick and Jayla Kirkpatrick; six great grandchildren; and sister in law, Jan McReynolds.

Active pallbearers were Cody Warren, K.L. Winningham, A.Y. York, David Dorminey, Jr., Jimmy Reagan and Terry Fletcher.

Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Carter, Jack Reagan, Earl Loftis, Shannon Conner, Joe Garrett and Billy Joe Sells.

Denise Carol McCullar Ferrell

Denise Carol McCullar Ferrell, 62, of Livingston, passed away Sept. 27 from the Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Shenko officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born Feb. 20, 1959 in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Livingston. She had a green thumb for flowers and plants and loved playing the piano, going to church and her church family.

She was preceded in death by: parents, James Earl and Betty Sue Garrett McCullar.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Wayne Ferrell of Livingston; daughter, Jennifer Walker and husband, Shane of Livingston; son, James Ferrell of Livingston; brother, Kalin McCullar of Monroe; sister, Lisa Errick and husband, Mark of Monroe; and grandsons, Avery Walker, Jaxon Walker and Reed Walker.

Pallbearers were Tom Hall, Tim Holland, Clyde Coffee, Richard Hull, Tommy Walker, Shane Walker, Tyler McCullar, Brian Errick and Avery Walker.

Norma Jean Huddleston

Norma Jean Huddleston, 89, of the Highland Mountain community, passed away Oct. 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 from the Bethlehem Methodist Church with Bro. Aaron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 16, 1931 in Cumberland County. She was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church, loved crocheting, playing piano, reading, watching golf and reading her Bible.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Mary Emma Spurrier Barnes; grandchildren, Crystal Lee Huddleston and Joe Lee Huddleston; brothers, Dolan and John Barnes; and sisters, Frances Crabtree and Anna Jane Carr.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Oren Frank Huddleston of the Highland Mountain community; sons, Michael Huddleston and wife, Marcia of Livingston, Tony Huddleston and wife, Charlotte of Livingston and Jeff Huddleston and wife, Pam of Colorado Springs, CO; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother, William Barnes and wife, Betty of Rickman; sisters, Sue Moss and husband, Buelon of Glasgow, KY, Genevieve Rice of Bethpage, Wanda Krack of Livingston, Joyce Fields and husband, Truman of Berea, KY and Sharon Sparks of KY; and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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