L.G. Puckett, Jr.
L.G. Puckett, Jr., 94, passed away on Jan. 9 in Livingston. Although known to all as L.G. his full name was Luther Greene Puckett, Jr. He was born in Baxter on Oct. 13, 1917 but spent much of his youth in Smithville, before moving to Livingston in 1937. He managed the Livingston branch of Jenkins and Darwins Dry Goods Store before establishing his own business, Puckett’s Furniture and Appliances, in 1954. In addition, he had a number of other businesses in Overton County during his work life including a construction business and an electric sign company.
He attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now known as Tennessee Technological University, for two years, where he played football. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, receiving a special Captain’s Commendation for his exemplary service. Mr. Puckett was active in a number of Livingston associations, including the Livingston First United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, the Lions Club, a Charter member of the Chamber of Commerce, United Methodist Men and was also a Lay Minister-Speaker
Mr. Puckett is survived by: four children; Mary Elaine Puckett Duewer and L.G. Puckett III of Livingston, Vivian Joanna Puckett Shurtz of Canton, GA, and Carolyn Puckett of Hampstead, MD; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by: his wife, Mary Marguerite Atnip Puckett; his parents, L.G. Puckett, Sr. and Lula Mae Maxwell Puckett; sister, Anita Puckett Fedak, and brother, Frank Puckett.
Services were held on Jan. 11 at the Livingston FirstMethodist Church and interment was at the Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Gideon’s International.
Dora Denton, 94, of Moss passed away on Jan. 8 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Denton-Eads Cemetery.
Dora Denton was born on November 29, 1917 in Clay County.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Esco and Ethel (Turner) Hestand; husband, Theron “Preacher” Denton; son, Jerry Denton, infant daughter Nanella Denton; brothers, Clyde, Buddie, Guy, Herman, and Creed Hestand; sisters, Lattie Crowder, Ida Cherry, Alice Simms and Myrtie Henson
Surviving relatives include: son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Tommy and Coretta Denton; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Carol Savage, Anna and Glen Jackson, Janie and Charles Askew; daughter-in-law, Ruth Denton; and grandchildren, Michael Denton, Brian Denton, Christopher Savage, Nicole Savage Nichols, Glenn Jackson II, April Jackson Parson, Scarlett Denton Halsell, Latisha Denton, John Denton, Karen Askew Berkheimer, and Stephanie Askew Holcomb.
Joe M. Smith
Joe M. Smith, 81, of Celina passed away on Jan. 6 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8 at the McDonald Cemetery with Bro. Robin Meadows officiating.
Joe M. Smith was born on April 7, 1930 in Celina and was a city employee.
He is preceded in death by his parents Potter and Mirtie Smith.
Surviving relatives include: daughters, Sonya Scott and Melisha Smith both of Celina; and granddaughter, Tonya Jo Scott of Celina.
Lucy Sherrell, 100, of Pea Ridge Community in Clay County passed away at her residence on Jan. 5. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Ken Miller officiating. Interment followed at the Williams Cemetery.
Lucy Sherrell was born on March 23, 1911 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Springs Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Charlie and Arthie (Riley) Scott; husband, Clifford Cordell Sherrell; son, Eddie Ray Sherrell; daughter-in-law, Annie (Thompson) Sherrell; and grandson, David Sherrell.
Surviving relatives include: sons, Harlon and his wife Marcella (Thompson) Sherrell of Celina, Elbert Sherrell of Celina, Edward and wife Wilma (Thompson) Sherrell, Don and wife Mary Etta (Scott) Sherrell; daughter-in-law, Betty Sue (Key) Sherrell; 15 grandchildren, 18 great–grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Fannie Alene Page
Fannie Alene Page of the Freehill Community passed away on Jan. 4. Funeral Services were held Jan. 8 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Andre Massengile officiating. Interment followed at the Free Hill Cemetery.
Fannie Alene Page grew up in the Freehill Community and was a faithful member of the Freehill Church.
She is preceded in death by: parents Oscar and Zular Page; grandchild, Lawrence Page, Jr.
Surviving relatives include: son, Marvin Page and wife Margie of Cookeville; daughters, Vivian Page of Celina and Vertie Davis of Nashville; grandchildren, Michelle Page of Celina, LaTonda Page of Louisville, KY, Gary Davis and wife Consuela of Nashville, James Rutledge of Nashville, Nicole Davis of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Jaden and Gary Davis, Jr. and Darius McCord of Nashville; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Ronald Lynn Mayberry
Ronald Lynn Mayberry, 48, passed away on Jan. 8 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements were handled by Cookeville Funeral Home.
Ronald Lynn Mayberry was born on Jan. 12, 1963 in Putnam County. He was of the Baptist faith, retired 22 years from the Tennessee National Guard and was an avid outdoorsman.
He is preceded in death by: father, Sheldon Mayberry and step-father, James Lewis.
Surviving relatives include: mother, Estella Hughes Lewis of Cookeville; stepmother Louise Mayberry of Baxter; son, Adam and wife Megan Mayberry of Springhill; grandson, A.J. Mayberry of Springhill; sisters, Betty Ann and husband Harold Chambers of Cookeville and Lisa Purdy of Knoxville; brothers, Donnie and wife Cindy Mayberry of Livingston and Terry Mayberry and friend Sharon Johnson of Cookeville; niece, Whitney Mayberry and husband Dustin Rich of Elizabethton; nephews, Morgan Mayberry of Livingston and Noah Purdy of Knoxville; nieces, Sierra and Chelsea Purdy of Knoxville.
Rhonda Lynn Stewart
Rhonda Lynn Stewart, 43, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 8 at Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Interment followed at the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.
Pallbearers were Richard Pryor, Josh Masters, Steven Caird, Curtis Hayes, Derek Sidwell and Randy Crabtree.
Rhonda Lynn Stewart was born on Jan. 2, 1969 in Livingston to the late Willie Edward and Burnice (Dishman) Sidwell.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Paul Sidwell, Roger Sidwell and Jack Sidwell; and sister, Shirley Johnson.
Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Christie Brannum and husband Richie Priyor of Livingston and Hannah Caird of Livingston; sisters, Darlene Masters of Livingston, Ann Hewry of Cookeville and Dean Watkins of Livingston and Debbie Sidwell of Livingston; brothers, Johnny Sidwell of Livingston, Gary Sidwell of Allons, and Darrell Sidwell of Livingston; and grandchildren, Kaylee Pryor, Elijah Pryor and Hyden Stone.
Caston Hicks, 81, of Rickman passed away on Jan. 11 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating. Interment followed at the Eckels Cemetery in Rickman.
Pallbearers were Tony Bennett, Terry Bennett, Darryl Nelson, Donald Wilson, Nathan Reagan and John Hicks.
Caston Hicks was born on Aug. 21, 1930 in Overton County to the late Alford and Hallie (Johnson) Hicks.
He is preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Carmen Hicks, Carvell Hicks and Carl Hicks; and sister, Lillian Hicks.
Surviving relatives include: sisters, Clara Gross and Cassie Pisciotta both of Akron, OH, Jewel Bennett and Jannell Nelson both of Rickman and Joyce Smith of Cumming, GA.
Kenneth E. Brown
Kenneth E. Brown, 72, of Dunlap and formally of Overton County passed away on Jan. 14 at his home following a long illness. Funeral services were held at Ewton Funeral Home in Dunlap. Interment followed at Oakley Cemetery on Highland Mountain in Overton County.
Kenneth E. Brown was a lifelong musician and an employee of Hamilton County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Casey and Opal Brown of Livingston.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Vickie Brown; son, Casey Brown; daughter, Donna Wilkerson and husband Steve of Russellville, KY; sister, Patricia Brown McLeod and husband Mac of Livingston; and four grandchildren.
In Loving Memory Of
Audie Elease Bilbrey Dishman
Sept. 25, 1933-Dec. 27, 2001.
We can no longer get together,
Or even chat on the telephone.
For it has been a lot of years (10)
Since God called you home.
How lovely it would be
To share tender words and a kiss.
But know I just thank God for you
And that I had you for a while
And each time I think of you,
My sweet mother.
Those thoughts always make me smile (cry).
I love and miss you, Mom!
Patsy Ann Dishman
Card of Thanks
The Family of Reba Deck would like to thank the Livingston Nursing Home and Livingston Hospital for the special love and care they provided for Reba Deck before her passing.
The Family of Reba Deck