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Obituaries 1-11-22

Michael Shawn Walker

Michael Shawn Walker, 45, of Rickman, passed away Jan. 4 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Wayne Sullivan officiating. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery.

He was born July 23, 1976 in Livingston. He always loved animals of all kinds from the time he was little until the day he passed away. He worked driving trucks but his real love was working with cattle.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Vivian Adele (White) Walker; and paternal grandparents, Fred and Magalene Walker.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Peyton Allard Walker and wife, Jessica of Rickman, Mason Andrew Walker and Colton Ashawn Walker, both of Cookeville; the boy’s mother, Connie; grandson, Jaxton Allard Walker; father, Gary Walker; brothers, Jason Walker and wife, Christina and Brandon Walker and Brandy; grandparents, Allard and Naomi White; aunts and uncles, Larry Walker and wife, Karoline, Tony Walker and wife, Lesia, Cindy Dial and the late Frank Dial, Anita Taylor and husband, Chris, David White and Vicki White; niece, Katelyn Walker; nephews, Colson Walker, Paxton Walker and Brody Walker; a host of cousins, other family and friends; and his sidekick, Duke the Australian Shepherd.

Pallbearers were Colson Walker, Paxton Walker, Chris Wilson, Johnathan Hill, Kodey Davis and Kyler Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Katelyn Walker and David White.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Gail Liebreich

Gail Pennington “Patches” Liebreich, 65, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 8 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation this is her request.

She was born Feb. 21, 1956 in Gainesboro. She worked in education as a school teacher for years until she retired. She loved traveling to Florida and spending time there.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Eskel and Wanda Alyne (Boles) Pennington.

Surviving relatives include: husband, George Jones.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Mae Warden

Lucille Mae Warden, 93, of Ohio, passed away Jan. 2 from the Day Springs Nursing Home in Enon Ohio. Graveside services were held Jan. 8 from the Holly Springs Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Hamilton, Ohio. She worked an assortment of jobs including a newspaper counselor, store clerk and housekeeping services for motels and private homes.

She was preceded in death by: parents, George F. and Carrie M. (Will) Wending; husband, Tom Warden; sister, Florence Glock; brothers, Lawrence, George, John, Edward and Robert; and children, Richard T. Warden, Deborah A. Khammari, Lloyd B. Warden and Jack F. Warden.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Horace (Buck) Q. Warden of Kettering, Ohio and Melvin (Mel) D. Warden and wife, Geraldine (Paige) of Pascagoula, Miss; daughters, Irene D. Warden of Cookeville and Darlene L. Seibert and husband, Wayne of Fairborn, Ohio; grandsons, Benjamin R. (Ben) Warden of Enon, Ohio, Christopher T. Warden and wife, Michelle L. (Carmody) of The Woodlands, TX, Kyle M. Warden of Kettering, Ohio, Ramzi R. Khammari of Boulder, CO, Jonathon R., Alan T. Seibert of Fairborn Ohio, Brian F. Seibert and wife, Lacey Rose of Piqua, Ohio and Daniel Seibert of Kettering, Ohio; granddaughter, Sarah Kate Mae Warden; great grandchildren, Joseph, Lillian and James Warden of The Woodlands, TX, Morgan Seibert of Kettering, Ohio, Sherry Seibert of Piqua, Ohio, Jeremy Seibert of Piqua, Ohio and Jacob Seibert of Piqua, Ohio; great, great granddaughter Mya Seibert of Piqua, Ohio; many friends; and especially Carol Smith of Fairborn, Ohio.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rex Lee Harris

Rex Lee Harris, 69, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 3 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Martin Cemetery.

He was born March 24, 1952 in Overton County. He loved watching wrestling and listening to classic rock and roll and country music.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Omer Lee and Mildred Jean Harris; wife, Judy Ann Harris; and brother, Joe Michael Harris.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Timothy Harris of Livingston and Damon Harris and wife, Desirea of Hilham; and grandchildren, Damon Tyler Harris, Coleton Harris and Braxton Holmes.

Pallbearers were Ronald Harris, Conner Harris, Tyler Harris, Randall Harris, Brandon Hargis, Chris Bowers and Shawn Ledbetter. Honorary pallbearers were Coleton Harris, Braxton Holmes, Donnie Carr, Tommy Parrish and Logan Balajadia.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette M. Preece

Jeanette M. Preece, 55, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 4. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Dillon, Bro. Brett Gibbons and Bro. Rudy Oakes officiating. Cremation followed.

She was born Feb. 25, 1966 in Paintsville, KY. She was a member of the Algood First Freewill Baptist Church. Her favorite place to go on vacation was the beach and she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds in her yard. She loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Earl and Helen Wells Mollett; and sisters, Eula Dean Mollett and Iva Dean Davis.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Bro. John Preece of Cookeville; daughter, Jennifer (Jerri) Hicks and husband, Joseph of Rickman; son, Jonathan Justin Preece and wife, Kristy of Algood; grandchildren, Avery Ann Taylor, Jeana Hicks, Jacob Hicks and Jonah Hicks; brothers, Marty Mollett, Jerry Mollett, Richard Mollett, Michael Mollett and Mark Mollett, all of Martin County, KY; sisters, Anna Mae Spriggs of Johnson County, KY, Emma Leona Fetterly of Vinton, Ohio, Olivean Johnson, Janet Hill and husband, Dale, Alice Cole and Linda Mollett, all of Martin County, KY; and a slew of nieces and nephews.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

David C. Cox

David C. Cox, 56, of the Turkey Town community, passed away Jan. 4 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Burnett officiating. Interment followed in the Turkey Town Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 12, 1965 in Jackson County. He loved going camping and hunting, watching football and listening to country and southern rock music. He enjoyed this time working at DACCO Transmission Parts of Cookeville. He always loved riding motorcycles and four wheelers.

Surviving relatives include: father, R.C. Cox of Hilham; mother, Violet Roy of Hilham; sisters, Gloria Winningham and husband, Archie of Cookeville and Carol Sue Cox of Cookeville; brother, Terry Cox of Hilham; brother, Jackie Hamlet of Baptist Ridge; niece, Brittany Cox and Julie Hamlet; and nephews, Logan Cox, Adam Winningham and Austin Winningham.

Pallbearers were Archie Winningham, Austin Winningham, Adam Winningham, Duane Winningham, Terry Cox and Logan Cox. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Winningham and Bobby Poston.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frankie Booher

Frankie Booher, 61, of Allons, passed away Jan. 5 from his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Nelson and Bro. Isaiah Booher officiating. Interment followed in the Davis Cemetery.

He was born April 1, 1960 in Overton County. He loved going fishing and camping, visiting the Smoky Mountains and talking with his friends.

He was preceded in death by: father, Cecil P. Booher; brothers, Junior Booher and Eddie Ray Booher; and sister, Barbara Jean Booher.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Hattie Booher of Allons; sisters, Thelma Boles of Livingston, Jewell Solsbee of Livingston and Anna Mabrey and husband Allen of Allons; and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Garry Marshall Cravens

Garry Marshall Cravens, 67, of Baxter, passed away Jan. 7 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at a later date.

He was born Aug. 3, 1954 in Overton County. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cookeville and a member of Livingston Academy Class of 1972.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Amy Mahan and husband, Mark of Cookeville; parents, Clovis Cravens and Flora Cashion; grandsons, Nev Sullivan and Kade Sullivan and wife, Kenna; great grandson, shepherd Sullivan; brother, Jimmy Cashion of Fayetteville; sisters, Debbie Eslick and husband, Terry of Fayetteville, Pan Guenther of Indiana, Deborah Tayes of Cookeville, Robin Seal of Indiana and Tina Whitaker of Indiana; nieces, Charity Norrod and husband, Keith of Monterey, Samantha Passwater of Monterey, Angie Stults of Cookeville and Markie Hastings of Las Vegas, NV; and nephews, Derrick Eslick, Dillon Richards and Corey Passwater.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carol Lee Kesty

Carol Lee Kesty, 78, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 8 from her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born Sept. 6, 1943 in Mansaquan, NJ. She loved going camping, working and going to church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Robert and Esther Lemansky Daniels; husband, Edward Kesty; son, Clyde “Stan” Stansberry; granddaughter, Jessica Roseth; and little dog, Tango.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Tammy Delyn Long and husband, Paul of Livingston, Kathy Mattson and husband, Dave of Minnesota and Cheryl Roseth and husband, Seymour of Minnesota; sons, Doug Stansberry and wife, Anice of Rickman, Danny Stansberry, of Florida and Eddie Kesty and wife, Renee of Minnesota: 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sisters, Patricia Barlow and husband, Ray of Livingston, Bonzie Buck and husband, David of Livingston, Mary Stafford and husband, David of Rickman and Dorothy Cross and husband Gary of Murfreesboro; and special friends, Robin and Brenda Peever and Jeanny Hedgecoth.

Pallbearers were Phillip Dodson, Darian Barlow, Andy Beechboard, Andy Stafford, Lyle Blodgett, Josh Patterson and Joe Stansberry. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Buck and Chucky Speck.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eddie Ray Booher

Eddie Ray Booher, 53, of Moss, passed away Jan. 8 from Signature Healthcare. Funeral services will be held Jan. 12 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Isaiah Booher officiating. Interment followed in Mineral Springs Cemetery with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born Oct. 31, 1968 in Overton County. He loved boating and fishing. He always enjoyed working on projects traveling and listening to classic rock music.

He was preceded in death by: father, Cecil P. Booher; daughter, Alyssa Booher; and brother, Frankie Booher.

Surviving relatives include: son, Isaiah Booher of Cookeville; mother, Hattie Booher of Allons; sisters, Anna Lee Mabrey and husband, Allen of Allons, Jewell Solsbee of Livingston and Thelma Boles of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearer were Cody Threet, Ricco Carter, Isaiah Booher, Allen Mabrey and Steve Raines.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Betty F. Shewmake

Betty F. Shewmake, 74, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 8 from Livingston Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Jan. 15 from Grace Baptist Church in Alpine with Bro. John Copeland officiating.

She was born Nov. 25, 1943 in Overton County. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, George and Lucy Paul Daniel; husband, Billy Shewmake; brothers, Troy Daniel and Eugene Daniel; sisters, Bernice Freeman and Hassie Pearson; and step son, Charles Mace.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Jewel Dennis of Akron, Ohio; step sons, Jackie Shewmake of Portland, IN and Rick Shewmake of Carmel, IN; step daughter, Ronda Currie of Saline, MI; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Card of Thanks – Inis Alene Reagan Harris

We wanted to each one for their act of kindness shown to us during the sinckness and loss of our mother.

Thanks to Dr. Beaty and Celina Health and Rehab for taking such good care of our Mother. Thank you, also, to Speck Funeral Home.

Special thanks to Derrick Copeland for his kind words. Thank you for the prayers, phone calls, flowers, cards food.

We appreciate every act of kindness shown.

In Christian Love,

The Family of Inis Alene Reagan Harris

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