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Obituaries 1-25-2022

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Patricia S. Ferguson

Patricia S. Ferguson, 80, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 20 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Danny Whitson officiating. Interment followed in the Paran Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 9, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Louis and Susie (Rausch) Ehninger; and a grandson.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Harold Ferguson of Livingston; daughters, Jodi Meade of Belleville, Mich., Jill Daniels and husband, Jack of New Boston, Mich. brothers, Charles Ehninger of Pennsylvania, James Ehninger of Mich.; three grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Ron Huitt, Jake Huitt, Charlie Whitehead, Ben Whitehead, Danny Massingille and Brian DeFrance.

Hall Funeral Hall of Livingston 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 to follow with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at Davisport Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky at a later date.

She was born Feb. 25, 1966 in Paintsville, Ky. She was a kind person and enjoyed helping others. She was a member of the Algood First Freewill Baptist Church. He favorite place to go on vacation was the beach and she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds in her yard.

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 (Jenni) 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 Mollet, all of Martin County, Ky.; sisters, Anna Mae Spriggs of Johnson City, 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.

 

Clifford H. Wright

Clifford H. Wright, 74, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 15 from his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 18 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Joey Wright officiating. Interment followed in the Wright Family Cemetery in Fentress County with Military Honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veteran Honor Guard.

He was born July 19, 1947 in Fentress County. He was a member of the Baptist Faith and also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Byrdstown. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 4188 Tullahoma. He served in Vietnam, serving from 1966-1968.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Leeman and Delsie Warden Wright.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Sue Wright of Livingston; daughter, Deborah Wright Higgins of Cookeville; son, Dennis Wright and wife, Rita, of Hilham; granddaughters, Jenna Sells, Brooke Boles, Lily Wright and Saige Wright; and great granddaughter, Sophia England.

Pallbearers were members of the Disabled American Veteran Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Wright, Brad Wright, Billy Wright, Donnie Wright, Jason Ferrill and Carl Ferrill.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tammy Lynn Perdue Davis

Tammy Lynn Perdue Davis, 56, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 16 from her home in Livingston. Celebration of Life Services were held Jan. 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Shenko officiating.

She was born July 10, 1965 in New Castle, Ind. She worked as a CNA for the Pickett County Health and Rehab for many years. She enjoyed watching game shows, crocheting and listening to Elvis.

She was preceded in death by: father, James Everett Perdue; and grandchildren, Skyler and Chloe.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Margie Perdue of Cookeville; daughters, Autumn Hernandez and husband, Marco of Cookeville, Rachel Bess of Cookeville and Keisha Nilges of Livingston; son, Danny Gorman of Cookeville; and grandchildren, Cristobal, Alessa, Israel, Manny, Zara, Sage and Kai.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Kathy Lynn Hammer

Kathy Lynn Hammer, 63, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 17 from her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Alex Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

She was born May 14, 1958 in Jackson County. She loved working in her garden, mowing the yard, painting and housekeeping. She was a great cook.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Edna Louise Crabtree Neal; and brothers, Howard Ellis and Charles Ray Neal.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Roland Hammer of Livingston; son, Charles Hammer of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Heather Hammer (Ryan Bennett) of Gordonsville; sister, Frances Fyffe of Livingston; brothers, Jack Greenwood (Marie) of Rickman and Chris Neal of Cookeville; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Mike Boles, Frankie Neal, Jimmy Davidson, Jason Hargis, David Crabtree and Tom Neal.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Billy Norrod

Billy Norrod, 81, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 18 from the Summit Medical Center in Davidson County. Graveside services were held Jan. 20 from the Bethlehem Cemetery with Rev. James Shenko officiating.

He was born May 30, 1940 in Monroe. He was a member of the McDonald Chapel Methodist Church. He was known for farming and fishing. He helped his friends and neighbors at the local Overton Farmers Co-op for many years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, A.G. And Cordie Brown Norrod; wife, Margaret Ann Swann Norrod; brother, Kenneth Norrod; and two infant siblings.

Surviving relatives include: son, Billy Joe Norrod and wife, Annette of Livingston; daughter, Sherrie Blakely of Monroe; grandchildren, Colby Norrod and Jasmine Maxfield and husband, Josh; great granddaughter, Madelynn Maxfield; and sister, Carolyn Peterman of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Burt Jolley, Matt Jolley, Larry Hull, Richard Hull, Red Langford and Jeff Norrod. Honorary pallbearers were Colby Norrod and Josh Maxfield.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Vickie Neathery

Vickie Neathery, 65, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 18 from her home. Graveside services were held Jan. 21 from the Green Hill Cemetery.

She was born March 14, 1956 in Livingston. She enjoyed raising a garden, growing flowers and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Marvin J. and Joyce Bonita Garrett Smith.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Tim Smith and wife, Sandra of Gainesboro and Tom Hargis and wife, Amber of Livingston; daughter, Robbi Smith and husband, Brent of Monroe; grandchildren, Lindsey, Zack Bella, Aubrey, Kyler, Lexis, Chloe, Gage and Jackson; great grandchildren, Vaida, Weston and Zeppelin; brother, Mike Smith and wife, Jan of Cookeville; and sister, Tammy Robbins and husband, Bryan of Bolestown.

Pallbearers were Tom Hargis, Tim Smith, Bryan Robbins, Brent Smith, Zack Smith and Kyler Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Kole Berndt, Gage Kilgore and Jackson Kilgore.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Margarett Webb Walker

Margarett Webb Walker, 77, of Clarkrange, passed away Jan. 18 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Buck officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 4, 1944 in Pickett County. She enjoyed going shopping and working.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Horace and Nellie Mae Sells Cross; first husband and father of her children, A.B. Webb; brothers, Ralph Cross and William Albert Cross; sisters, Evelyn Huddleston and Glenda Ray; and granddaughter, Allison Webb.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Ricky Walker of Clarkrange; son, Donnie Webb and wife, Madelyn of Clarkrange; daughter, Lisa Tinsley and husband, Casey of Allons; grandchildren, Candace Webb, Madison Webb, Abigail Myers and Menoah Tinsley; brother, Gary Cross and wife, Dorothy of LaVergne; sisters, Jessie Hallet and husband, Bob of Crossville and Wilma Eldridge of Gainesboro; and sister in law, Lois Cross of Livingston.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

James W. Carter

James W. Carter, 93, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 18 from his home. A Celebration of Life Service was jeld Jan. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Military Honors was provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born May 15, 1928 in Monroe. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1944 until 1971. He then worked as a Park Manager for Turkey Lake Park, where he held a Masters Degree in Forestry. He loved the outdoors and was a distinguished marksman.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Rosier and Auda Mae Garrett Carter; sons, Donald Carter and Jon-Michael Carter; sisters, Agnes Phillips, JoAnn “Kitsey” Bilbrey, Magnuds Lois “Trudy” McDonald and Cozetta Bilyeu; and brother, Arlis “Duck” Carter.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Dodie Parisi Carter of Hilham; sons, James Carter and wife, Brenda of Sparta, Robert “Bob” Carter of Hilham and Gary Carter and wife, Nancy of Dickson; daughter, Laura Carter Hunley and husband, Mike of Hilham; brother, Dewayne Carter and wife, Emily of Hilham; grandchildren, James Carter II and wife, Angela, Ashley Carter, Bethany Self and husband, Brian, Michael Carter, Emily Dodson and husband, Johnny, Kelly Scott and husband, Eric, Lindsey Brenner and husband, Jeremy, Robert Carter and wife, Kandace, Carter Muncy, James Hunley and Nate Hunley; 18 great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Roger Shawn Boles

Roger Shawn Boles, 49, of Rockwood formerly of Livingston, passed away Jan. 16 in Rockwood. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. James Shenko officiating. Interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 19, 1972 in Livingston. He lived in Lakeland, Fla., where he would spend the rest of his childhood before moving back to Tennessee 15 years ago. He worked in commercial building construction. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, fishing and being in the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by: father, Roger Dale Boles.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Jeanette Thiverge Boles of Rockwood; daughter, Paige Boles of Rockwood; mother, Jackie Boles of Monroe; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Betty Jouett

Betty Jouett, 80, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 20 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. A private graveside services was held Jan. 23 from the Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Bro. Tim Weiler officiating.

She was born Nov. 6, 1941 in Overton County. She was a member of the Livingston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She loved gardening, being out with her grandkids and visiting her sisters.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John and Pearl Johnson Dennis; husband, Noel Jouett; sisters, Margaret Colson and Joyce Hayes; and brothers, Johnny Dennis and Tommy Dennis.

Surviving relatives include: son, Eric Jouett and wife, Jennifer of the Barnes Ridge community; grandchildren, Regina Daniels and husband, Mickey of the Barnes Ridge community and Ericka Foster and husband, Craig of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Tyler, Gavin, Jayden, Skyler and Grayson; sisters, June Barlow of Cadiz, Ky., Jean Clark and husband, Leslie of Cadiz, Ky., Julie Maggart of Rock Island and Patsy Post of Springfiled, Mo.; a host of nieces, nephews; and special niece, Rhonda Williford.

Pallbearers were Mickey Daniels, Gavin Daniels, Tyler Daniels, Jayden Daniels, Craig Foster and Eric Jouett.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Leon Ledbetter

Leon Ledbetter, 60, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 20 from the Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Buck officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 25, 1961 in Livingston. He worked for Cookeville Regional Medical Center for many years. He enjoyed motorcycles and his silver corvette.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Lester and Imogene Greenwood Ledbetter; sisters, Barbara Barlow and Janet Geesling; and brother in laws, Sheldon Barlow and Bruce Ledbetter.

Surviving relatives include: sisters, Janie Johnson of Hilham, Rita Faye Ledbetter of Hilham and Regina Hitchcock of Cookeville; brother, Mark Ledbetter and wife, Vickie of Rickman; and several nieces, nephews, great and great, great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Lindsey, Roger Barlow, Chris Ledbetter, Roy Joe Geesling, Billy Ledbetter, Anthony Ledbetter, Dalton Smith and Matthew Geesling.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Pat Smith

Pat Smith, 65, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 22 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

He was born April 17, 1956 in Livingston. He was Christian in Faith, enjoyed working on his cattle farm with his brother and partner Blan Smith and riding horses.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Werth and Alleta King Smith.

Surviving relatives include: brother, Blan Smith of Monroe; and a host of cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Charlie King, Jeffery Robbins, Jimmy Daniels, Mason Daniels, Jim Bob Sells and Barry McDonald.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Warren Schindler Jr.

Warren George Schindler Jr., 54, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 6 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born Oct. 31, 1967 in Hinsdale, Ill.. He worked as a carpenter for many years and was known for his quality of work.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Warren George Schindler, Sr. and Joan Schindler.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Krystle Schindler of Kissimmee, Fla; son, Cassidy Hanes of Chino Valley, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Karlie Crabtree, Jaiquon Mack and Oaklynn Renee Hanes.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Delta Jo Wright

Delta Jo Wright, 91, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 20 at the Overton County Health and Rehab. The family has chosen cremation at her request and a celebration of life service will be announced when it is planned.

She was born March 2, 1930 in Monroe. She worked in education as a school teacher and loved all her students.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Clovis and Bonnie (McDonald) Garrett; husband, Duane Wright; and brothers, Maxie Garret and an infant brother.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Douglas Wright and Curtis Wright; three granddaughters; three great grandchildren; brother, Michael Garrett and wife, Judy; sister in law, Lucy Garrett; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.