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Obituaries 3-29-22


Candy Jo Maxwell

Candy Jo Maxwell, 47, of Monroe, passed away March 24 at the Overton Co. Nursing Home. Funeral services were held March 26 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie Seales officiating. Interment followed in the Hilham Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 18, 1975 in Livingston. She was a CNA, she loved her job and working with people. The best day of her life was when her daughter was born.

She is preceded in death by: grandparents, Ray and Olean Maxwell and Frank and Christene Lichner.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Shelby Lewis; parents, Tommy and Linda Maxwell; brother Michael Maxwell and wife, Kristie; niece, Marena Maxwell; nephew, Caleb Maxwell; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were: Michael Hooper, Ryan Flavin and Matthew Webb.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Warren Smith

Johnny Warren Smith, 82, husband to Chiyoko Hashikomi Smith, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022. Born in Allred, TN, he was the son of the late Gerstel and Ora Kanatser Smith.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, he retired as President of Toyo Seat USA Corp after 28 years of service. He attended Harmony Christian Church, was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and working with his flowers, trees and yard.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Jim (Anne Marie) Smith, Paula (Bill) Glenn and Kim Valdez; step children, David (Sanae) Bruce, Dawn Bruce and Darlene (Jeff) Carey; siblings, Dorothy (Bill) Ledbetter and Danny (Linda) Smith; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Bill) Majors, Sarah (Erric) Unger, Joey Valdez, Colbey (Christian) Adair, Meggan Barnett, Kassy (Daniel) Kiskaden, Kev Barnett, Mary Bruce, Lucas and Tabitha Carey; great grandchildren, Spencer, Oakley and Brantley Valdez, and Jensen and Jasper Kiskaden. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Carol Ann McFarland Smith; as well as numerous siblings.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Johnson’s Funeral Home conducted by Chaplain Benjamin Monroe. Burial will follow at the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joey Valdez, Christian Adair, Kev Barnett, David Bruce, Jim Smith, Jeff Carey, Yuzuru Ito and Kevin Dale. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m.Wednesday, March 30, 2022. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society. www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com.

Johnson's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Janet Elaine (Smith) Reagan

Janet Elaine Smith Reagan, 60, of Livingston, passed away March 25 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held March 27 from Story Cemetery with Rev. James Shenko officiating.

She was born April 7, 1961 in Overton County. She loved going to the community center and playing bingo and cards, going to church and spending time with her dog Zena.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bethel and Emogene Brannum Smith; husband, Johnny Reagan; brother, Billy Smith; and her beloved dog, Zena.

Surviving relatives includes: friends and caregivers, Sandy and Jeff Stephens of Monroe; and several other friends and family.

Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Tyler Smith, Matt Reeder, Jeff Stephens, Ryan Burchett and Dennis South.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Norman King

Norman King, 76, of the Sulfur community, passed away March 21from his home. Private graveside services were held March 27 from the Dave Smith Cemetery.

He was born May 31, 1945 in Monroe. He was an auto mechanic for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing bluegrass music.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Allardt and Veachel Lawhern King; wife, Diana King; brothers, Burce and Arlis King; and sister, Sue Mercer.

Surviving relatives include: sons, David King and wife, Sheila of Cookeville and Anthony King and wife, Michelle of Sparta; daughter, Lori Smith and fiance, Donnie of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Noah King, Citara Staggs and Cole White; great grandchildren, Kamdyn, Korbin and Konner Staggs, Eastlyn and Jameson White; sisters, Virgie Mercer of Rickman and Nell Stephens of Cookeville; brothers, Larry King and wife, Sheila of Rickman and Lonnie King and wife, Dorothy of Celina.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.