Publication Date 11/15/11

Robert “Bobby” L. Magyar

Mechanic

Robert “Bobby” L. Magyar, 48, of Livingston passed away Nov. 4 at his home. Graveside services were held Nov. 6 at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were: Joey, Casey and Sandy Thompson and Roger Phillips.

Robert “Bobby” L. Magyar was born July 3, 1963 in Boston, MA. He was a mechanic. He enjoyed his family, working on cars, fishing and his farm animals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Cecilia Blanca Magyar.

Surviving relatives include: his sister and brother-in-law, Jeannie and Sandy Thompson of Livingston; nephews, Joseph and Casey Thompson; and great-niece and nephews, Matti Thompson, Christian Thompson and Cade Thompson.

Blane Hayes Garrett

Maintenance Department

Blane Hayes Garrett, 55, of Hilham passed away Nov. 5 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Garrett Cemetery.

Blane Hayes Garrett was born March 15, 1956 in Overton County. He worked in the maintenance department at Tennessee Tech and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Garrett.

Surviving relatives include: his mother, Burmah Garrett of Hilham; son, Brent Garrett of Livingston; step-son, Danny Dewayne Looper of Monroe; brother, Butch and wife Vickie Garrett of HILham; nephew, Billy Garrett; niece, Brandy Garrett; and several other nieces and nephews.

Mary C. Hurd

Dietician

Mary C. Hurd, 87, of Monroe passed away Nov. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. J.D. McDonald and Bro. Andy Courtney officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Luke Johnson, Zack Smith, Phillip Johnson, Brent Smith, Todd Smith, Ralph Barnes and Andy Courtney.

Mary C. Hurd was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Overton County. She was a hospital cafeteria dietician, and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ, quilting club and book club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Esco Benton and Melissa Taylor Barnes; sister, Portha Mae Barnes; and brothers, Jack and Elmo Barnes.

Surviving relatives include: her sons, Harold and wife Marie Hurd of Allons and George Anthony “Tony” Hurd of Nashville; daughter, Linda Sue and husband Richard Smith of Nashville; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Ella Charlene Hicks

Factory Worker

Ella Charlene Hicks, 74, of the Hardys Chapel Community passed away Nov. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Rocky Wright, Steve Wright, Josh Dillon, Jacob Dillon, Chris Morgan and Bryan Bilbrey.

Ella Charlene Hicks was born Nov. 16, 1936 in Overton County. She was an auto parts factory worker and of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Dessie Lee Hammons Bilbrey; husband, Thurman Hicks; sister, Lois Allred; and brothers, Kenneth and Doug Bilbrey.

Surviving relatives include: her grandchildren, Julie Melton, Josh Dillon, Jacob Dillon, Chris Morgan and Ashley Morgan; great-grandchildren, Leah Melton, Mitchell Melton, Myla Melton, Kayleigh Dillon and Caelan Jordan; daughters, Jean and husband, Grant Mullins of Livingston, Marsha and husband Mike Dillon of the Hardys Chapel Community and Sue and husband, James Morgan of Hilham; brothers, Ralph Bilbrey and Danny Bilbrey both of Hilham, David Bilbrey of Livingston and Billy Bilbrey of Rickman; and sisters, Dorothy Sidwell, Bonnie Wright and Barbara Robbins all of Hilham, Margaret Leach and Sandy Ramsey both of Livingston and Anita Walker of Crawford.

Floyd Ray Ledford

Floyd Ray Ledford, 54, of Livingston passed away Nov. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. John Copeland officiating. Interment followed in the Jones Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Randy Gore, Jamie Ledford, Keith Ledford, David Johnson, David McDonald, Tim Hickman, Eddy Stockwell and Alvin Beck.

Floyd Ray Ledford was born Jan. 13, 1957 in Ann Arobr, MI to the late Victor and Lorain Waters Ledford.

Surviving relatives include: his sisters, Carol Johnson of Livingston and Gale Egle of Illinois; brother, Jim Ledford of Mississippi; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Barbara Melton Lee

Business Co-Owner

Barbara Melton Lee, 64, of Livingston passed away Nov. 6 at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Ryan Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Rex, Kendrick, Roy Hugh and Joe Melton, Rod Johnson, Johnny Poston, Matt Cumby and Rick Maynord.

Barbara Melton Lee was born May 26, 1947 in Overton County. She and her husband owned Pug’s Septic Tank & Sewer Service and she was affiliated with the Christian Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Mary Mullins Melton; sisters, Gail Beaty, Juanita Roberts and Linda Sue Melton; and brothers, Gary Fred Jolley and Dolphus Jolley.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, James “Pug” Lee of Livingston; sons, James Mark and wife Christy Lee of Allons, Chris and wife Cindy Lee all of Rickman and Phillip Lee of Livingston; daughter, Karen and husband Joe Copeland of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Debbie Lee; brothers, Rex and wife Faye Melton, Kendrick Melton and Roy Hugh and wife Mildred Melton all of Monroe and Joe Melton of Indiana; sisters, Jean and husband Donald Norrod of Monroe, Ruth Waddy of Livingston and Shirley Garrett of Monroe; grandchildren Buddy and wife Cherisse Sells, Eddie Sells, Kyle Lee, Morgan White, J.W. Lee, Ian Flowers, Courtney Lee, Katie Lee, Jessie Copeland, Hunter Hickey, Jeramiah Copeland, Jayce Lee, Addi Lee and Cooper Lee; and great-grandchildren, Gabbie Sells and Reilyn Lee.

Tyler Mark Thrasher

College Student

Tyler Mark Thrasher, 23, of Livingston passed away Nov. 6 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at First Baptist Church in Livingston with Rev. Tim Buford, Rev. Donald Cobb and Sgt. Donald Eoster officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were: Shane Livingston, Clint Durham, Eddie Sells, Brandon Crossman, Wilson Cates, Jamey Vaughn, Cody Thrasher, Buddy Sells, Lance Ruanto and Bo Massengille.

Tyler Mark Thrasher was born Dec. 10, 1987 in Putnam County. He was a college student, a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of the 278th U.S. National Guard in McMinnville.

Surviving relatives include: his parents, Mark and Laura Thrasher of Livingston; wife, Allie Thrasher of Livingston; brother, Josh and wife Christie Fowler of Livingston; sister, Amber and husband Nick Coleman of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many longtime friends.

George Thomas Young

Factory Worker

George Thomas Young, 70, of Alpine passed away Nov. 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Beaty Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Doyle Smith, Michael Young, Robert Padgett, Buck Smith, Jack Clark and Ricky Beasley.

George Thomas Young was born March 23, 1941 in Overton County. He was a factory worker at Russell Stover Candies and was of Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Mary Jaynes Young; and infant brother.

Surviving relatives include: his son, Tommy Young of Monterey; grandchildren, Deanna Shultz and Reanna Ashburn; step-great-grandchildren, Rinoa Willbanks; brothers, Kenneth and wife Ann Young of Scottsboro, AL, Wilbur and wife Janice Young of Alpine and Jimmy and wife Sandra Young of Monroe; sisters, Clara Nell and husband Ray Lancaster of Sparta and Barbara and husband Bill Krispin of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

Arvil Bruce Spears

Retired

Arvil Bruce Spears, 85, of Glasgow, KY passed away Nov. 10 surrounded by his family. Services were held Nov. 14 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons with Minister Doug Lancaster officiating. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, KY was in charge of arrangements.

Arvil Bruce Spears was born June 29, 1926 in Peytonsburg, KY. He served in World War II in the Philippines from 1943 to 1944. He retired from the former Indianapolis Union Railways and was a member of the East Main Church in Glasgow, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny H. and Vera Hill Spears; wife, Eudelle Humphrey; sister, Sue Butrum; and Johnny G. Spears.

Surviving relatives include: his brothers, Milton “Bud” and wife Rose Spears of Greenwood, IN, Charles E. Spears of Camby, IN and Larry Fay and wife Mary Spears of Indianapolis, IN; seven nieces; six nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Hallie Rose Webb

Hallie Rose Webb, 75, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Henry and Bro. Clayton Lee, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Burris Cemetery.

Hallie Rose Webb was born Nov. 6, 1936 in Jackson County. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanton and Ila B. Jackson Knight; husband, Dell Monroe Webb; brother, Floyd Knight; and sisters, Virginia, Evelene and Rosa Lee.

Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Cindy and husband Randy Foster, Regina Webb and Ronald Strode all of Cookeville; grandchildren, Makayla Foster, Kelli Foster and Hallie Strode; sister, Reda and husband Carl Bilbrey of Livingston; and sister-in-law, Fredia Knight of Kentucky.

James Tinsley

James Tinsley, 69, passed away Nov. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Donald Bryant officiating. The family chose cremation after the service.

James Tinsley was born May 22, 1942. He installed carpets.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie George Tinsley; brother, Roger Tinsley; sister, Janet Scott; granddaughter, Megan Dale; and son-in-law, Seth Copeland.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Glenda Lyvonne Tinsley of Livingston; mother, Geneva Poindexter Adams; daughters, Donna Copeland of Livingston, Barbara and husband Jack Dale of Hilham and Lisa Cheryl McKinney of Livingston; sons, Sheldon Jerome Tinsley of Louisville and Terry and wife Carole Davis of Lebanon; brothers, Gary and wife Vickie Tinsley of Celina, Larry Tinsley of Charlotte, Jerry Tinsley of Rickman and Jimmy Davis of Celina; sisters, Gail and husband Greasy Grissom of Cookeville, Loretta Tinsley of Celina, Barbara Vaughn of Fort Wayne, IN, Kathy Spurlock of Carthage and Sue Hughes of Georgia; grandchildren, Casey James Tinsley of Cookeville, April and husband Chris Looper of Sewanee, Nathan Dale of Dawsonville, GA, Alec McKinney of Livingston, Clay Davis and Aaron Davis both of Lebanon, Andrew Dale, Jacob and wife Kelly Dale and Matthew Dale; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, Ashlyn and Kingston Dale; and a host of family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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