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Obituaries 1-18-22

Wanda Robbins

Wanda Robbins, 81, of Allons, passed away Jan. 10 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 from the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Timmy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the McFerrin Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 25, 1940 in Jackson County. She attended Allons Baptist Church and was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lewis K. and Gertrude (Lawson) Smith.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Houston Robbins; daughter, Kimberly Feaster and husband, Tommy; son, Tim Robbins; grandsons, Brigham Lee Robbins and Orion Feaster; brothers, Ronnie Smith; and a host of other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston 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 and wife Sherri of Fayetteville; sisters, Debbie Eslick and husband, Terry of Fayetteville, Pam 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 Indiana, Angie Stults of Cookeville and Markie Hastings of Las Vegas, NV; and nephews, Derrick Eslick, Dillon Richards and Corey Passwater and Danny Smith of Fayetteville.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ben Thomas Bilbrey

Ben Thomas Bilbrey, 75, Glendale, Arizona, passed away on November 12, 2021 from COPD. Growing up on his family’s farm in Overton County near Cookeville, Tennessee. Ben attended Rickman High School and graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. Ben was drafted into the Army to serve in the Vietnam war. Ben worked in the tire industry in Nashville and Phoenix. Fishing and hunting were his favorite pastimes. War memories never faded until he passed into peace with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after an extended illness. Ben was a brother, a father, a grandfather, a friend and veteran who left an indelible mark on most who he knew and loved. He was preceded in death by his parents Burch and Catherine Wilmoth Bilbrey, his grandson Kaden Bilbrey. Ben is survived by his brother Bruce (Beverly) Bilbrey, two sons, Steven (Stacey) Bilbrey and Russell (Christina) Bilbrey and grandson Braxton Bilbrey of Arizona. A Memorial Service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona located at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix at 2:30 pm Thursday, January 27th, 2022.

 

 

Charles H. Smith

Charles H. Smith, 69, of Rickman, passed away Jan. 8 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 from the Paran Church Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

with Pastor Danny Whitson officiating. Interment followed in the Paran Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 31, 1952 in South Bend, IN. He was a member of the Paran Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and carpentry.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Coy Chastin and Jean Marguerite Peters Smith.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Dawn Smith of Rickman, Jennifer Smith of Cookeville and Stephanie Boles and husband, Cody of Livingston; sons, Chase Smith and wife, Laura of Rickman and Jacob Smith and wife, Kelli of Livingston; grandchildren, Daniel, Zackery, Luke, Samuel, Dalton, Piper Jo and Maverick; great granddaughters, Kallie and Natalie; brother, Lloyd Smith and wife, Charlotte of IN; sisters, Doris Steele, Imogene Linedecker and Charlene Clark and husband, Butch, all of IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chase Smith, Jacob Smith, Cody Boles, Daneil Harville, Cody Poston and Kenny Allen.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert Houston Padgett

Robert Houston Padgett, 87, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 9 from his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillion and Bro. Tim Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born May 16, 1934. He was a member of the McDonalds Chapel United Methodist Church but also attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of the Eagle Creek Masonic Lodge #530 and served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, hunting squirrel and dry land fish. He also like riding to the lake and back roads of the county and was very knowledgeable in history and studying genealogy.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Wood and Delphi Reagan Padgett; son, Michael Padgett; brothers, Jim and Rod Padgett; and sisters, Georgia Smith and Gracie Chambers.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Jessie Price Padgett of Monroe; daughters, Robin Vaughn and husband, Johnny of Livingston and Dana Halsell and husband, Stormy of Rickman; sister, Martha Brown of Hilham; and grandchildren, Layne Clark, Ellie Halsell and Snowie Halsell.

Pallbearers were Layne Clark, Junior Hill, Johnny Hill, Ronnie Smith, Kevin Norrod and Ronald Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Coy Padgett, Tommy Crabtree, Doyle Smith, Jeff Flowers and John Clark.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Judith Anne Hodupp

Judith Anne Hodupp, 70, of Allons, passed away Jan. 11 from Livingston Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at a later date.

She was born Feb. 12, 1951 in Rochester, NY. She loved rescuing animals and supporting local rescues. She kept cats, goats, donkeys and chickens.

She was preceded in death by: father, Millard Piper; and grandchild, Steven Fisher.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Richard Hodupp; step daughter, Rachel Eckert and husband, Justin; grandchildren, Gavin Sherk and Julia Eckert; and great grandchild, Parker-Jo Fisher.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Louise Roberts, 65, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 12 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. A gathering of family and friends was held Jan. 14 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

She was born May 15, 1956 in Polk City, FL. She enjoyed painting and helping anyone she could.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lemon and Ilene Sidwell Bean; and brothers, Tom Bean.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Amanda Barnes and husband, Michael of Livingston; son Wayne Ogletree and wife, Apryl of Livingston; ex-husband and father of her children, William Ronnie Ogletree; grandchildren, Cory, Calep, Claudia, Casey and Chase Barnes, Christine, Zackery and Oliver Ogletree and Olivia Gore; brother, Richard Bean of HIlham; and sister, Ruth Mabrey of Livingston.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Evelyn Langford Bilyeu

Evelyn Langford Bilyeu, 90, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 12 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held Jan. 16 from the Campground Cemetery with Bro. Steven Barlow officiating.

She was born April 27, 1931 in Overton County. She started working at the Shirt Factory. She helped with the operation of the family business from the car lot, to the junk yard and racetracks. She enjoyed growing flowers and taking care of her yard.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Burlow and Virgie Mae Greenwood Langford; husband, Bobby E. Bilyeu; brothers, William C, Langford, Claude Tolbert Langford, Holland Langford, James Thomas Langford and Cecil Langford; and sisters, Valley Magdalene Langford, Agnes Langford Barlow and Sandra Jo Langford.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Denise Robbins (James) of Monroe and Donna White (Raymond) of Livingston; son, Randy Bilyeu (Kristi) of Hilham; sisters, Inez McDonlad of Livingston and Christine Langford of Homosassa, FL; and granddaughters, Victoria Prichard (Spencer) of Brush Creek and Kaylee Phillips (Jared) of Hanging Limb.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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