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Obituaries 2-1-22

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Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson, 79, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 23 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

She was born Feb. 8, 1942 in Hickman County. She was employed by Tennessee Tufting in Nashville for 18 years. She enjoyed her family, spending time on her computer, cooking and doing art work.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jack and Fannie (Sealy) Davidson; great grandson, Curtis Harness; and sister, Carol Tidwell.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Lewis K. Johnson; daughters, Kimberly Stewart and boyfriend, Jackie Light of Nashville and Monia Johnson Jackson and husband, Geoff Jackson of Rickman; grandchildren, Charlie McCoy and Belinda McCoy, both of Nashville and Kayla Jackson of Rickman; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Williams of Hendersonville; brother in law, Orville Johnson and wife, Jane of Livingston; sister in law, Sarah Ruth Phelps of Allons; special niece, Toni Louise Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Dan Rosman, Orville Johnson, Joe Sullivan, Thomas Johnson, Geoff Jackson and Toni Louise Johnson.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Rita J. Savage

Rita J. Savage, 69, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 26 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation and no services are planned.

She was born March 22, 1952 in Ottawa, Ill. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Paul and Mary (Semyck) West.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Bobby Savage; sons, Shawn Savage and wife, Sandra and Jason Savage and wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Hannah Savage, Kenna Savage, Alaina Savage, Caleb Jones, Jodie Savage and Nicholas England; four great grandsons; sister, Barbara Olson; and a host of other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Herman RT Robbins

Herman RT Robbins, 82, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 22 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Overton County. He worked for the City of Livingston for 23 years and was a volunteer fireman for 17 years for Livingston Fire Dept. He loved gardening flowers and loved taking care of his cattle and his doggs.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Dallas and Emma Handy Robbins; wife, Frances Jewell Robbins; brothers, Jack Robbins, Paul Robbins and Tommy Robbins; and sisters, Treva Rhodes, Lois Woodall, Betty Richfield and Burnice Garrett.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Jason and wife, Renee Robbins of Murfreesboro and Richard Robbins of Livingston; daughters, Becky and husband, Tom Smith of Allons and Valorie Kingery of Livingston; sister, Mary Thompson of Morehead, Ky.; grandkids, Drew Smith, Daniela Smith, Ethan Robbins, Devin Robbins, Josh, James, Grace and Jessica Smith; and four great grandkids.

Pallbearers were Jason Robbins, Richard Robbins, Drew Smith, Daniela Smith, Ethan Robbins and Devin Robbins. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Young, Josh Smith and James Smith.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ovell Pennington

Ovell Pennington, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 23 for her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Short officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery on Wet Mill Creek.

She was born in Clay County. She always enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and making friends.

She was preceded in death by: parents, George and Ruby Stafford Pritchett; husband, George C. Pennington; son, Kenny Pennington; grandson, Jason B. Smith; brothers, James Pritchett and Eddie Pritchett; and sister, Estelle Hammock.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Bernice Brown of Gainesboro, Kathy Hollars of Crossville, Debbie Lee of Livingston and Sherrie Pennington of Cookeville; sons, Roger Pennington and wife, Teresa of Gainesboro and Ricky Pennington of Livingston; grandchildren, Michelle Meadows, Lisa Bybee, Scottie Pennington, Jamie Pennington, Carrie Pennington, Shelly Pennington, Bobby Smith, Kendra Reed, Janet Smith, Buddy Sells, Eddie Sells, Kyle Lee, Courtney Crabtree and Cristi Wilson; several great grandchildren; several great, great grandchildren; sisters, Della Burks of Hilham, Jo Helen Crabtree of Hilham and Glenna Young of Gainesboro; daughter in law, Darlene Pennington; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Eddie Sells. Bobby Sells, Kyle Lee, Bobby Smith and Steve Bybee.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Nina Carlene Poston

Nina Carlene Poston, 75, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 24 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bennie Sells and Bro. Mickey Hagins officiating. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 9, 1946 on Highland Mountain. She was a member of Okolona Methodist Church, a factory worker and a nurse. She worked many years at Livingston Regional Medical Hospital. She was an avid reader, a great nurse and friend, an amazing cook and loved by all.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jeff and Myrtle Gore Hammock; brothers, Carlos Hammock, Carlon C. Hammock, Carmen B. Hammock and Douglas; and sisters, Johnnie Hammock Walker, Anna Moore and Dean Hagins.

Surviving relatives include: husband, O.B. Poston Jr.; sons, Michael (Heather Reed) Poston of Pikeville and Scott (Jennifer) Poston of Livingston; daughter, Kristy (Chad) Murphy of Franklin Grove, IL; grandchildren, Brittany Poston, McKenzie (Morgan) Mayberry, Victoria (Eduardo) Rodriguez, Houston Housley, Bryleigh Poston, Sarah Poston, Aden Poston, Jude Poston, Sawyer Murphy and Zane Murphy; great grandchildren, Tyson Rankin, Jace Savage, Lexi Mayberry and Cruz Mayberry; sister in law, Linda (Tim) Oakley; brother in laws, Larry Poston and Mickey Hagins; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ann A. Hummel

Ann A. Hummel, 76, of Allons, passed away Jan. 25 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 17, 1946. She enjoyed cooking, working puzzles and going fishing.

She was preceded in death by: parents, General and Ruby Huddleston Harvey; husband, Hollis Hunnel; brothers, Claude Harvey, Carl Harvey, Sherman Harvey and Larry Harvey; and sisters, Lucy Nevins and Molly Harvey.

Surviving relatives include: son, Jeff Hummel and wife, Crystal of LaFollette; grandson, Justin Hummel and wife, Jessica of Yelm, Wash; granddaughter, Charleigh Beth Hummel of Livingston; sister, Dee Trout; and brother Robert Harvey.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edgar Mitchell “Buddy” Long

Edgar Mitchell “Buddy” Long, 71, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 27 at home. A Celebration of Life service will be held Feb. 5 at Living Hope Church in Allons.

He was born July 19, 1950. He enjoyed working, hunting and farming. He was a member of Living Hope Church in Allons.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Edgar Whitson and Betty Cleo (Johnson) Long.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Judith Ledbetter of Clarksville; better half, Wanda Murdock; son, Mitchell and wife, Carrie of Atlanta, Ga.; their boys, Harrison and Austin; daughter, Ashley and husband, Cody; their children, Abigail, Audrey, Whitson, Bentley and Madilyn of Hilham.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wayne Marion Christian

Wayne Marion Christian, 70, of Rickman, passed away Jan. 22 from his residence. Graveside memorial services will be held Feb. 5 from Paran Cemetery with Bro. Tim McDonald officiating.

He was born March 19, 1951. He loved hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William and Eva Mae Christian; and sister, Linda Dyer.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Cheryl (Hill) Christian; son, Ashton Christian of Cookeville; daughter, Eva Marialn of Rickman; brothers, Billy Christian of Cookeville and Rickie Christian of LaFayette; and sisters, Vickie McDonald of Cookeville and Brenda Mahler of Rickman.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bessie Olene Keisling Carr

Bessie Olene Keisling Carr, 89, of Monroe, passed away Jan. 28 from Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 30 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Derek Copeland officiating. Interment followed in the Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Overton County. She loved her family, quilting and reading her Bible. She enjoyed working puzzle books and tending to her flower garden.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Homer and Margie Grimsley Huffer; first husband and father of her children, Grady Smith Keisling; second husband, Kenneth Carr; brother, Arlis Huffer; and sister, Betty Arney.

Surviving relatives include: son, Dale Keisling and Angie of Byrdstown; daughters, Lesa Blair and husband, Mike of Russell Springs, Ky.; step sons, Kenny Carr and wife, Marietta of Livingston and Sid Carr of Livingston; grandchildren, April, Jason, Darrin, Cameron and Jessica; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Freida Lancaster and Abbie of Tennessee; brother, Freddie Huffer and wife, Carolyn of Monroe; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Sherry Reed; and caregivers, Nell Appleby, Sandy Conner and Nell Pryor.

Pallbearers were Kolby Melton, David Lancaster, Danny McDonald, Kameron Melton, Russell Buck and John Keisling; Honorary pallbearers were Robert Arney, Abbie Howell, Darrin Blair and Danny Blair.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bumper Sullivan

Jerry Donald Sullivan Jr. “Bumper”, 46, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service was held Jan. 31 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

He was born July 31, 1975 in Cookeville. He was fun-loving, outgoing, witty, goofy, funny and a caring person.

He was preceded in death by: grandfather, Harding Raines; and grandparents, Lucean and Zelma Burgess Sullivan.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Nev Sullivan of Cookeville and Kade Sullivan and wife, Kenna Sullivan of Cookeville; mother of his children, Amy Cravens Sullivan Mahan; grandson, Shepherd Sullivan of Cookeville; sisters, Susanne Storie and husband, Carey of the Spring Creek community and Lindsey Bible of Knoxville; parents, Jerry Donald Sullivan, Sr. of Rickman and Joan Hembree and husband, Terry of the Pleasant Ridge community; grandmother, Mayzell Raines of Pleasant Ridge community; niece Lauren Storie; nephew, Camden Storie; and ex wife, Lori Collins.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.