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Obituaries 9/27/22


Archie Ray

Funeral services for Archie Ray, Age 75, of Rickman, Tennessee, were conducted on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Monterey Church Of Christ.

Bro. Jack Honeycutt and Bro. Tim Singleton officiate interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Ray was born on Friday, May 30, 1947, in Monterey, Tennessee, to the late Billy Matt And Myrtle Phipps Ray.

Mr. Ray passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  

Mr. Ray worked with Ford Motor Company for 30 Years. He loved God first, Family, and Friends. He enjoyed collecting and shooting guns, Woodworking, Hunting, Fishing, and his Garden. He was a member of Monterey Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeannette Webb Ray of Rickman, TN; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Terry Warrum of Pendleton, IN, Christy and Jeff Hogue of Rickman, TN ,1 son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Archie And Shawnee Ray of Pendleton, IN; 11 grandchildren, Maja Warrum, Ashley Garcia (Anthony), Montana Hogue, Dekland Archie Ray (Rusti), Jaylyn Hogue (Mason Trentle), Karmel Ray (Kelsey Cook), Brayden Hogue, Kelci Ray, Klaton Ray, Kalum Ray, and Keian Ray; 2 great grandchildren, Waylon Archie Ray and Eleanor Parkes Garcia; 1 sister, Berta Webb of Anderson, IN; 1 brother, Deloye Ray of Rickman, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Letha Mae Lee, Ila Dean McCormick, and Virginia Honeycutt; and brothers, Glovearl Ray, Loyet Ray, and Loye Ray.        

The family received friends at Monterey Church of Christ on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements and Care provided by D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc., 205 East Cleveland Avenue, Monterey, Tennessee 38574, Phone: 931.839.2311.

Billy Barnes

Mr. Billy J Barnes age 86 of Livingston, Overton Co., TN passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at his residence.

 Mr. Billy Barnes was born in Overton Co., TN on Friday, September 27, 1935 to the late Walton Lee Barnes and Ella Mae Johnson. Billy loved going to car shows. He liked listening to Blue Grass music. He worked as a mechanic for most of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 Survivors: 1 Son: Darren Barnes and his wife LeAnn; 1 granddaughter: Amelia Pratt; 2 Great Grandchildren: Holden Pratt and Oliver Pratt; 2 Sisters: Gail Poston and Betty Clouse; A host of other family and friends also survive.

 Preceded in death: Wife: Barbara Buell Barnes; Son: Barry Barnes

 Services/Burial: Funeral services for Mr. Billy Barnes were held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, TN. The family welcomed friends from 10:00 am until the service at 1:00pm, with burial to follow at the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston, Overton Co., TN.

Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Glena Holt Brown

Mrs. Glena Holt Brown age 92 of Rickman, Overton Co., TN passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

 Mrs. Glena Holt Brown was born in Hilham, Overton Co., TN on Friday, July 18, 1930, the Seventh child of the late Garland M. Holt, Sr. and Maggie Rich Holt. Numerous wonderful things could be said about this loving Mother, Grand Mother, Mamie, Sister, Aunt and friend, but most of all she would want to be remembered as loving her Lord and Savior and being a child of God – In the end … that’s all that matters. She was a member of the House of Faith Church. Glena will be so missed by her family and friends.

Survivors: 3 Children: Janie Neely (Larry), Angela K. Rich (Billy), Roy A. Brown (Shelia); 8Grandchildren: Jonathan Neely (Mandy), Libbi Neely (Alfredo), Nathanael Rich (Kayla), Toni Brown King (Jason), Lazarus Neely (Maegen), John Neely (Cynthia), Aaron Neely (Kaylee), Matthew Rich (Savannah); 25 Great Grand children; 1 Brother: Carson Holt; 1 Sister: Ruth Fannin; Many dearly loved nieces and nephews, church family and friends also survive.

 Preceded in death: In addition to her parents; Her husband and father of her children: Roy D. Brown; Grandchildren: Infant Sherry Neely and Joshua T. Brown; several heavenly great grand babies; 9 Siblings: Waymon Holt, Elphia Brown, Lucille Brown, Edmund Holt, James Holt, Charles Holt, Garland Holt, Jr. (Sunny), Kay Day, Agnes Taylor. 

Services/Burial: Funeral services for Mrs. Glena Holt Brown were held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 1 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with burial to follow in the McDonald Cemetery in the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay Co., TN. Family welcomed friends at the funeral home on Monday, September 26th starting at 5 PM to 9 PM. Officiating with the service will be Bro. Bruce Taylor and Sister Joy Langford. In lieu of flowers please make donations toward the upkeep of the McDonald cemetery.

Hall Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joe Loyd Dishman Sr.

Mr. Joe Loyd Dishman, Sr. age 74 of Rickman, Overton Co., TN passed from this life on Monday, September 12, 2022 at his residence.

Mr. Joe Loyd Dishman, Sr. was born in Rickman, Overton Co., TN on Sunday, March 28, 1948 to the late Joe Loyd Dishman, Sr. and Mary Sue Stuart Dishman. Joe is a veteran of the United States Army and he worked many years in an automotive factory. Joe loved his family and friends very much and loved to talk to people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 Survivors: Wife: Helen Cooper Dishman; 1 Daughter: Theresa Shawn Dyer; 1 Grandson: Austin Loyd Dillon; 2 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: L.C. Pitman; 2 Brothers: Rayman Dishman and his wife Peggy, J.P. Dishman; A host of nieces, nephews along with other family and a very special friend Noel Key also survive.

Services/Burial: A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.

Hall Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joan Brown

Mrs. Joan Etta Brown, age 73 of Cookeville, died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

She was born October 3, 1948 in Livingston, TN to the late Dillard Perry Buck and Lattie Vera Maynord Buck.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald "Ronnie" Aaron Brown on September 3, 2022 and a brother Charles William Buck.

Joan was a retired banker.

Survivors include daughters, Beverly (Jackie) Coates, Cheri (Shane) Cobb all of Cookeville; grandchildren: Brandon (Breanna) Coates and Jake (Olivia) Cobb; sister, Judy Buck (Russ) Warden of Cookeville; brother, Dan Carson Buck of Livingston.

Dyer Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.