Zora Ila Hawkins
Zora Ila Hawkins, 94, of Algood passed away May 31 at Masters Kindred Healthcare. Funeral services were held June 3 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Nick Turner officiating. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eric Turner, Nathan Turner, Mark Tayes, Jeremy Russell and David Hamilton.
Zora Ila Hawkins was born August 4, 1917 in Overton County.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Joe and Martha Dailey Copeland; husband, Charlie Buford Hawkins; sisters, Lora Perry and Myrtle Langford; and brothers, Clure, Herman, Cleve and Cecil Copeland.
Surviving relatives include her daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred Turner and husband Doak of Cookeville, Maxine Russell and husband David of Algood and Margaret Boles and husband Gene of Livingston; grandchildren, Nick Turner and wife Leila, Terry Melton, Gwen Tayes and husband Mark, J.D. Russell and wife Tina and Jeff Boles; nine great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ethel Ozetta Maxwell
Ethel Ozetta Maxwell, 61, of Cookeville passed away May 30 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Berry Cemetery.
Ethel Ozetta Maxwell was born June 27, 1950 in Cookeville. She was a cook at a day care center.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Grover Wimoth “Tob” Denson and Ova Ellis Denson; husband, Jerry Maxwell; brother, John Denson; and sisters, Betty Thompson and Katherine Haney.
Surviving relatives include her son, Larry Brown Jr. of Cookeville; daughter, Kristy and husband Charles Randolph of Cookeville; grandchildren, Justin, Christina and Caden Randolph and Lance Pippin; step – grandchildren, Katie Randolph, Valorie Randolph, Brittany Randolph and Charles Russel Randolph Jr. and Brianna Keen; brothers, Leon, Roger, Jerry and Wilmoth Denson all of Cookeville, Lonzo Denson of Silver Point and Joe Denson of Monterey; sisters, Barbara Moss and Joyce Tayse both of Cookeville, Lucille Langford and Wanda Dulworth both of Hilham.
Heating and Cooling Worker
Darren Scott, 25, of Celina passed away May 26 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 30 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ashlock Cemetery.
Darren Scott was born July 17, 1986 of Glasgow, KY. He was a heating and cooling worker.
Surviving relatives include his mother and step-father, Pamela Scott and Larry Abbott; father, Michael Riddle; wife, Jessica Raymer; sons, Ronnie and Jayden Scott; grandmother, Maxine Tate; sisters, LaDonna Scott and Dana Scott; brother, Derek Scott and wife Jessica Scott; and 10 aunts and 30 cousins.
Mary Elizabeth Richardson
Mary Elizabeth Richardson, 81, of Overton County passed away June 1 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held June 3 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Brooks Boyd officiating.
Pallbearers: Tim Richardson, James Melton, Paul Brown, Rocky Dial, Raymond Ledbetter and Duane Adams.
Honorary Pallbearer: Shooter Brown.
Mary Elizabeth Richardson was born June 2, 1933 in Overton County.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Charlie C. and Mae Thrasher Melton.
Surviving relatives include her sons and daughter-in-law, Charlie and wife Susan Richardson and Bobby Richardson; sisters, Bonnie Shipley, Christine Brown, Tommie Adams, Helen Ledbetter and Sue Cravens; brother, James Melton; and eight grandchildren.
Larry Jimmy “Joe” Shoemake
Larry Jimmy “Joe” Shoemake, 58, of Livingston passed away June 1 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 4 at the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Harris and Bro. Randy Bilbrey officiating.
Larry Jimmy “Joe” Shoemake was born November 7, 1953.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Robert Franklin Shoemake.
Surviving relatives include his parents, Charlie and Lucille Linder; wife, Rhonda Shoemake; daughters and son-in-law, Shannon and husband Jerry Knight and Christy Brewer; sons and daughter-in-law, Shannon and wife Kristi Jackson and Shane Shoemake; grandchildren, Charity, Trey and Cody Knight, Morgan, Brandon and Brent Jackson and Monica and Joseph Bethone; sisters and brother-in-law, Carolyn and husband Bobby Choate, Linda Norris and Debra Shoemake; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and wife Betty Linder, Kenneth and wife Melissa Linder, Keith Linder, Robert Shoemake and Pete Shoemake; and a large host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.
Judy Carol (Tharp) Hammons Swallows
Garment Factory Worker
Judy Carol (Tharp) Hammons Swallows, 52, of Cookeville passed away June 2 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held June 5 at the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Lacy and Bro. Melvin Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Freddie Swallows, Ronnie Swallows, Lester Tharp, Mike Tharp, Dennis Tharp and Tony Tharp.
Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Brown, Jessie Sevier, and Joe Moss.
Judy Carol (Tharp) Hammons Swallows was born Jan. 9, 1960 in Overton County. She was a garment factory worker and attended the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Dolphus Tharp; mother, Beulah Tharp; sister, Janice Tharp; and brothers, Perry and Tommy Tharp.
Surviving relatives include her fiancée, Jerry Swallows of Rickman; step daughter, Michelle Nelson and husband Scotty of Rickman; sisters, Kathy Webb and husband Roger of Hilham and Lisa Moss and husband Joe of Celina; brothers, Bill Tharp and wife Carol of Tampa, Fl, Lester Tharp, Dennis Tharp and Mike Tharp and wife Barbara of Hilham; step grandchildren, Elyza Nelson of Livingston; aunt, Julia Dailey of Livingston; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Owen Norrod, 71, of Monterey passed away June 5 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 8 at the Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Eddy Way officiating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.
Owen Norrod was born March 26, 1941 in Overton County. He was a member of the Monterey Freewill Baptist Church, started working at the Planning Mill in Monterey, worked construction on Interstate 40, was a foreman many years for J and S Construction Company and started his own business and operated Owen Norrod Dozer Work until his retirement. He was also an avid hunter, showed horses for several years and he especially enjoyed talking to people over the radio.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Perry Benton and Cora Reed Norrod; wife, Betty Ruth Henry Norrod; sisters, Claudia Bowman, Norma Jean Phillips and two infant sisters; and brother, Willie Ray Norrod.
Surviving relatives include sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Norrod of Monterey and Tim and Angie Norrod of Monterey; and grandchildren, Lisa Norrod and Tamera Norrod.
Retired from Adams USA
Braden McCowan, 67, passed away June 4 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 6 at the Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Melton and Rev. Randall Hoover officiating. Masonic Funeral Rites were held June 5 at the Goff Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Love Joy Cemetery.
Braden McCowan was born November 16, 1944 in Overton County. He was a retired worker from Adams USA, a member of the Monterey Masonic Lodge #751 and was a Freewill Baptist in faith.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Sherman and Celia Wilson McCowan; sisters, Lola Key, Delcie Sparks and an infant sister, Helen McCowan; brothers, Clyde McCowan and Earl McCowan; nieces, Debbie Greenwood and Kim Murphy; and nephews, Lonnie McCloud and Tommy McCowan.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Betty McCloud McCowan of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Perry Sisco of Cookeville; sons, Tim and Terry McCowan both of Cookeville; grandchildren, Sierra Sisco, Tyler Sisco and Katie Sisco; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Loyce McCloud of Cookeville; and brother-in-law, Jim Sparks of Cookeville.