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Obituaries 2-8-22

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Evelyn R. Garrett

Evelyn R. Garrett, 71, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Tifford Gunnels officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston.

She was born Feb. 14, 1950 in Livingston. She was a member of the Woodcliff Baptist Church and she worked private duty as a CNA.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Edgar Itly and Gladys (Ledbetter) Pryor; sisters, Lorene Staggs Carmack, Jewell Dean Staggs Carr Bean and Earline Pryor Wilson; brother, Edgar Pryor, Jr.; niece, Cynthia Shelton; and nephew, Ricky Carr.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Brandie McCloud Hoover (Joey); grandsons, Brandon Hoover (Shelby Kirby), Jacob Hoover and Judah Hoover; sisters, Georgia Irene Gipson, Opal Pryor Holsapple (Melvin); brothers, Alvin C. Pryor (Linda) and Larry James Pryor; nieces, Brenda Zimmerman, Lisa Carr, Teresa Holsapple, Tammie Pryor Tucker and Crystal Wilcoxson; nephews, Ryan Holsapple, Edward Pryor, Michael Pryor and William Pryor; and a host of great nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Pryor, Robert Zimmerman, William Pryor, Andrew Williams, Seth Daniels, Michael Vincent and Garry Hall. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Billie J. Knight

Billie J. Knight, 71, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

She was born May 19, 1950 in Cookeville. She worked in health care as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Arvil H. And Lassie (Gamble) Bussell.

Surviving relatives include: son, Chris Blackwell; brother, Eddie Bussell; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Joyce Hargis

Betty Joyce (Dixon) Hargis, 83, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 2 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 from the Liberty Freewill Baptist church with Bro. Ricky Lacy and Bro. Jeff Short officiating.

She was born March 4, 1938 in Rickman. For the last several years she was a homemaker. She spent time crocheting blankets to give to her family. She loved being outdoors taking care of her animals. She attended the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Morris and Laura (Cantrell) Dixon; husband, Eddie Gene Hargis; brothers, Clenton Dixon and Jimmy Dixon and wife, Margie; sister, Geneva (Dixon) Cantrell; granddaughter, Becky Barham; grandson, Daniel Gore; and great grandson, David James (DJ) McClintock.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Kay Evitts and husband, Mickey of Jackson County, Sharion Fay Wilson and husband, James of Monterey; Karion “Lulu” Lee of Livingston, Deb Presley and husband, Steve of Livingston, Laura “Sissy” Diamond and husband, Chris of Livingston and Leasa Presley and husband, Donald, Monroe; son, Duane “Bud” Hargis and wife, Sheila of Monterey; sister in law, Genat Dixon of Rickman; 21 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 19 great, great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Billy Laycock, Jeremy Carr, Nathan Hargis, Matt Britt. Bubba Diamond and JE Ledbetter. Honoray pallbearers were David Bull and Shawn Holman.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tabatha Johnson

Tabatha Johnson, 43, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 5 at the Smith Co. Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. John Mabrey. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 11, 1978 in Nashville. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was very creative and loved writing poems. She had a passion for animals especially her cats and dogs especially Lucy.

She was preceded in death by: Joseph and Deborah (Williams) Biggs.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Thomas Johnson; sister, Armenta Biggs; brothers, Terrance Biggs, Joey Biggs, Kenneth Grant and Emil Grant; father and mother in law, Orville and Jane Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

 

Geneva Melton

Geneva Melton, 91, of Rickman, passed away Feb. 3 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 15, 1930 in Overton County. Christian in faith, she loved feeding birds, especially hummingbirds. She was known for her hard work ethics, raising a big garden and being a beekeeper.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Fred and Elma Claborn Brown; husband, Fred Melton; daughter, Janet Melton; brother, Norman Brown; and sisters, Winnie Lou McDonald, Edna Hummel, Clarice Acres and Patsy Brown.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Virginia Eldridge of Chattanooga; sons, Ed Melton of Equality, Ill and Michael Melton of Rickman; grandchildren, David R. Eldridge, Bryan Eldridge, Michelle Wilson and Andy Melton; eight great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; brother, Truman Brown of the Fellowship Community; sister, Carolyn Martin of Allons; and special friends, Junior and Janet Hall, Bob and Mary Lois Roberson and Carly and JoAnn McCowan.

Pallbearers were Bryan Eldridge, Richard Eldridge, James Wilson, Andy Melton, Charlie Davis and Matt Martin.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Harold Isaacs

Harold Dale Isaacs, 69, of Celina, passed away Feb. 2 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born May 14, 1952 in Chardon, Ohio. He worked in construction and became very good at his trade. He loved classic cars, hot rods, dirt bikes and atvs.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Harold Wallace and Christine Hendricks Isaacs; grandchildren, Laci McCarty and Phillip McCarty Jr.; and brother, Keith Isaacs.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Deborah McElyea Isaacs of Celina; sons, Jamie Christian McElyea and wife, Wendy of Malabar, Fla., John Michael Isaacs of Alpine and Phillip McCarty of Melbourne, Fla.; daughter, Jennifer Isaacs of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Dolly Durden and husband, Dave of Cocoa, Fla., Cindy Williams and husband, Steve of West Melbourne, Fla and Colleen Witte of Palm Bay, Fla.; and brother, Terry Isaacs of Melbourne, Fla.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.