Johnnie Mae (Kennedy) Ledbetter
Johnnie Mae (Kennedy) Ledbetter, 68, of Livingston passed away June 14 at her home. Funeral services were held June 16 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Sells Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Travis Dixon, Brian Bowman, Johnathan Gager, Dr. Alan Atnip, Tim Kennedy and Jim Kennedy.
Johnnie Mae (Kennedy) Ledbetter was born April 26, 1944 in Overton County. She was a former Dietary Manager at the Overton Co. Nursing Home and was affiliated with the Free Communion Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Less and Daisy Kennedy; and son, Mickey Bowman.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, Monica Sidwell and husband Evan of Livingston, Michelle Dixon Laureano and husband Ralph of Livingston and Mouchie Bowman of Livingston; son, Brandon Bowman of Livingston; sister, Cinda Burchett of Rickman; brother, James Kennedy of Monroe; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Baskel M. Jones
Baskel M. Jones, 80, of Algood passed away June 17 at his home. Funeral services were held at the Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Young and Rev. Jim Malone and Vernon Neal officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Cemetery.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Baskel M. Jones was born July 22, 1931 in Overton County. He was a charter member at the Midway Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 29 years. He worked at Acme Boot Co. for 35 years and retired from Algood School with 20 years of service.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, John Sandford and Sharilda Clemintine Stamps Jones; sister, Glemma Jones Blair; and brothers, Hollis Jones and Delbert Jones.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Betty Huddleston Jones of Algood; sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Cathy Jones of Algood and James “Jimmy” Jones of Franklin; grandson, Jeremy Jones and wife Emily of Cookeville; and great- grandchildren, Jackson Paul Jones and Addison Lynn Jones.
Mary Phyllis (Reagan) Flowers
Mary Phyllis (Reagan) Flowers, 71, of Livingston passed away June 12 at her home. Funeral services were held June 15 at the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James D. McDonald officiating. Interment followed in the Nelson Cemetery.
Pallbearers: J. T. Flowers, Chris Reagan, Gayron Franklin, Brian Cross, Travis Hargis and Dan Lawson.
Mary Phyllis (Reagan) Flowers was born September 18, 1940 in Overton County. She was a school cook and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Joel Reagan and Magdalene (Newberry) Reagan and husband, James Flowers.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Amy Flowers of Ashland City; son, Jason Flowers and wife Danielle of Hilham; brothers, Carson Reagan of Livingston and Carlos Reagan of Jamestown; grandchildren, James T. Flowers and Oliver H. Flowers; and nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Frances Pauline Clark Angulo
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Frances Pauline Clark Angulo, 82, of Baldwin Park, CA, formerly of Overton County , passed away June 11 at Long Beach Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Funeral services were held June 18 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating. Interment followed in the Clark Cemetery.
Frances Pauline Clark Angulo was born March 8, 1930 in Pickett County. She is a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Joel Kidwell and Nove Gertrude Taylor Clark; only child, James Henry Romine; sisters, Edith Murphy, Ethel Dalrymple and Cleo Maxine “Micky” Morris; and brother, Clydie Clark.
Surviving relatives include her cousins, Marie Pryor, Joyce Brown, Sue Neal and husband Terry, Hazel Fugate and Odell Clark; and nieces and nephews, Helen Bell, Carolyn Ackerman, Terry Michael Sells, Vick Dalrymple, Fay McDaniel and Jean Taylor.
Laura Opal White McCord Wynn
Laura Opal White, 89, of Rickman passed away on June 16 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held June 18 with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Laura Opal White was born June 18, 1922 in Overton County. She was a member of the Zion Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Tucker J. and Etta Bilbrey Breeding; husband, William “Bill” White; and brothers, Floyd, Charles and Carl Breeding.
Surviving relatives include daughter, Nanette White of Rickman, Vickie and husband Jack Thompson of Rickman and Janette and husband Larry Miller of Coldwater, MS; grandsons, Logan Moore of Rickman and Brian Miller of Jackson, MS; and sister, Dorothy and husband Dan Matthews of Rickman.
Glen C. Gowder
Glen C. Gowder, 77, of Allons passed away June 18 at his home. The family has chosen cremation and no services were held.
Glen C. Gowder was born March 18, 1935 in Gainesville, GA.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Beverly C. and Estell Bell Gowder; and wife, Patricia M. Gowder.
Surviving relatives include his sons, Russell Gowder of Westland, MI, Gordon Gowder of Dallas, GA and Glenn Gowder II of Westland, MI; daughters, Beverly Adams of Allons and Tracey McLaughlin of Romulus, MI; 13 grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Timothy Lee Scantland
Timothy Lee Scantland, 47, of Livingston passed away June 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funerals services were held June 23 at the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabrey and Bro. Brett Gibbons officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery.
Palbearers: Mike Peek, James Morgan, Gary Webb, Jerry McDonald, Steven Scantland, Bob Crabtree, Bobby Pendegrass and James Cantrell.
Honorary Pallbearers: Joey Taylor, DeWayne York, Todd Ayers, Cynthia Harris, Beckie Whited, Toby Medley and Jason Boles.
Timothy Lee Scantland was born June 27, 1964 in Gainesboro.
He was preceded in death by: his father, George Scantland.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Jeanette Brown and husband Keith of Hilham; sister, Kim Scantland of Cookeville; brother, Chris Brown of Murfreesboro; half sister, Melissa Scantland of Livingston; half brothers, Stevie Scantland of Hilham and Scottie Scantland of Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Ray Edward Poston
Ray Edward Poston, 66, of Livingston passed away May 30 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams and Bro. Barry Ray officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Phillip Beasley, Jim Roberson, Bob Means, Johnny Jones, Shawn Winningham, Donald Keyes, Daniel Keyes and Deloy Livingston.
Ray Edward Poston was born November 24, 1945.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Ray Poston; and sister, Blenda Poston Burgin.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Anna Mae Livingston Poston; wife, Bettye Hunter Poston; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Tina, Billy and Amy and David and Brigette Poston; grandchildren, Kalie, Cody, Hunter, Cade, Makenzi, Madison, Ethan and Addy Poston; sister, Patricia Keyes and husband Jeff; brother, Keith Poston and wife Melissa; uncle, Frank Livingston and wife Jeannine; nieces, Celeina Houston and DeAngela Hurst; nephews, Elliot and Michael Poston, Donald Ray and Daniel Keyes.
Willie O. “Scroocher” Thrasher
Willie O. “Scroocher” Thrasher, 84, of Livingston passed away June 18 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Graveside services were held June 20 with Bro. Grant Mullins officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.
Willie O. “Scroocher” Thrasher was born April 7, 1928 in Clay County. He was a furniture factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ in Livingston.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Burr and Venice Colson Thrasher; wife, Juanita Reagan Thrasher; brother, Doyle Thrasher; and sister, Elise Hill.
Surviving relatives include his sons, Michael and Nhora Thrasher of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Shirley and husband Ronald McCormick of Livingston; brothers, Eddie Thrasher of Allons and Randall Thrasher of Livingston; and sisters, Juanita Langford and Tessie Harden both of Livingston and Lucille Melton of Carthage.
Janice C. Flowers
Janice C. Flowers, 61, passed away June 19 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held June 21 at the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Allen officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mike Mabe, David Cope, Amos Hensley, Mike Kernell, Jr., John Melton and Eddie Mabe.
Janice C. Flowers was born June 8, 1951 in Overton County.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Leymon and Nova dell Pullins Cope; daughter, Brandy Flowers; son, Kevin Flowers; brother, Herbert Cope; and grandson, Anthony Mabe.
Surviving relatives include her companion, Mike Kernell of Livingston; sons, Mike Mabe and Eddie Mabe both of Livingston; brother, William Cope of Livingston; sister, Connie and husband Mike Holman of Cookeville; and special friend, Jessie Pryor.
Blaine Thomas Eldridge
Blaine Thomas Eldridge, 70, of Webster passed away June 18 at his home. A celebration of life will be held on July 9 at the Webster Methodist Church. A gathering of friends will follow at the Eldridge home in Webster.
Blaine Thomas Eldridge was born Nov. 4, 1941 in Livingston. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from George Peabody University in Nashville and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He taught sculpture and glass blowing at Western Carolina University and was the owner of the Off Hand Glass Shop in Riverwood Shops of Dillsboro, NC. He was talented in glass blowing and working in stained glass. He served as president of the Jackson County Arts Council and was an active member of the Kudzu Players where he enjoyed working backstage and as an actor in many productions. He loved art, playing guitar, carving, blues music and people. He was a loving father and husband. He had a passion for life and he believed he was blessed by all those who loved him.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert Lafayette and Mary Irene Thomas Eldridge; and brother, Ronald Gilbert Eldridge.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Fitzallen Yow Eldridge; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Eldridge and Lauren Moses Dunn of Plano, TX.
Lonzie Olan Garrett
Lonzie Olan Garrett, 82, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away June 20 at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held June 30 at the Speck Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Clark Cemetery.
Lonzie Olan Garrett was born October 4, 1929 in Livingston. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany in the 1950s. He had a strong passion for singing and performed with many gospel groups throughout his life, including the Stephens Quartet and the Dixie Melody Boys. He worked as an orderly at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He moved to Phoenix in 1969 and married Frances Voris in 1973. He worked for the United States Postal Service for over 20 years as a Postage Dues Clerk, retiring in 1992. His hobbies included music, fishing, watching movies and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving family man with strong devotion to God and his country.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Will Henry Garrett and Ella Wanne Clark; sisters, Monnie Garrett and Serene Stephens; and brothers, Clurie Garrett, Garland Garrett, William M. Garrett and Omar Garrett.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Frances Lee Garrett of Phoenix, AZ; sons, Benjamin James Garrett of Phoenix, AZ and Brian Christopher Garrett of Surprise, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews.