Ralph Billingsley, 83, passed away Nov. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Dow Allen and Marty Sheldon officiating. Interment with military honors followed at J.J. White Cemetery.
Ralph Billingsley was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Jackson County. He was a lifelong active member of Post Oak Shade Freewill Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of the Upper Cumberland Funeral Directors Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnathan Buchannon and Martha Beulah White Billingsley; an infant son Ralph D. Billingsley Jr.; sister Kathleen Cowan; and brother Dewie Billingsley.
Surviving relatives include his wife Hazel Richards Billingsley; daughters and sons-in-law Marcia and husband Donnie Spurlock, Amy and husband Gary Medley, all of Cookeville, and Pam and husband Marty Sheldon of Lynchburg, VA; brothers and a sister-in-law Shirley Billingsley of Cookeville and Bernice and Frances Billingsley of Lascassas; grandchildren Kristin and husband Jeremy Tomes of Huntsville, AL, Jonathan and wife Jenna Medley of Cookeville, Cynthia Medley of Nashville, Edward and wife Pamela Spurlock of Cookeville, Sarah Sheldon and Jared Sheldon both of Lynchburg, VA; and special great grandchildren Addie and Camryn Tomes, Avery, Tucker and Ellie Medley and Steven and Emma Spurlock.
Serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Medley, Edward Spurlock, Jared Sheldon, Jeremy Tomes, Bob White, Zack Greenwood, Ken Matheny, Bill Matheny, Davis Watts and David Richey. Honorary pallbearers included funeral home directors and staff, cemetery employees, grave service employees and members of Cookeville Masonic Lodge.
James Robert “Bob” Morrison
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James Robert “Bob” Morrison, 83, of Livingston passed away Nov. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb and Dr. Matthew Moore officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
James Robert “Bob” Morrison was born March 29, 1929, in Polk County, TN. He was a computer systems analyst with National Life Insurance Co. and a member of Gideons International. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert E. and Maude Hicks Morrison.
Surviving relatives include his wife Christine Morrison of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law Judy and John Moore of Livingston; grandchildren Dr. Matthew Moore of Charleston, SC, and Kelly Jones of Knoxville; and great grandchildren Samuel Jones, Henry Jones and Cole Moore.
Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Stephens, Terry Dillon, Royce Harris, Phillip McCormick, Max Crabtree and Randy Loftis. Honorary pallbearers were First Baptist Men’s Sunday School class.
Charlotte M. Pigg
Charlotte M. Pigg, 57, of Hilham passed away Nov. 5 at her home with her family by her side. She had chosen to be cremated, and the family will hold services at a later date to be announced.
Charlotte M. Pigg was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Monterey. She worked in housekeeping at Overton County Nursing Home for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anna (Winningham) Shelton and Clyde Vaughn.
Surviving relatives include her husband Clifton Pigg of Monterey; son Johnny Pigg of Hilham; daughter Amy Craig and husband Greg of Cookeville; sister Anna Jo Smith and husband Arnold of Cravenstown; her dachshund Chucky; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church-family members.
Olyne Borden, 89, of Allons passed away Nov. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment followed in the Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville.
Olyne Borden was born July 27, 1923, in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edd Borden; parents Wilburn and Pearl Brown Langford; daughter Linda VanPelt; son Kenneth Borden; sisters Rrene Langford, Selma Roberts and Barlow Langford; and brothers Fay Langford and Earl Langford.
Surviving relatives include her sons Russell Borden and wife Evon of Cookeville, Jerry Borden and wife Susan, and Terry Borden and wife Joan, all of Allons; daughter-in-law Carol Netherton and husband David of Cookeville; son-in-law Joe VanPelt of Duncan, SC; sisters Elise Langford and Dorothy Langford, both of Celina, and Mary Teeples of Gamaliel, KY; grandchildren Greg Borden, Becky Pemmerton, Jennifer Taylor, Amy Borden, Adam Borden, Andrea Hutchison, Michael Borden and Marianne Borden; and great grandchildren Aaron Taylor, Jayden Kirkpatrick, Jayla Kirkpatrick, Truman Borden, Samuel Borden, Bailey Hutchison, Madilyn Pemmerton and Ean Moon.
Serving as pallbearers were Adam Borden, Jamie Hutchison, Scott Taylor, Michael Borden, Lester Langford and Dwight Langford.
Edwina Clark Langford
Edwina Clark Langford, 94, of Livingston passed away Nov. 7 at Morningside of Cookeville. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Garrett Sheppard officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina.
Edwina Clark Langford was born July 13, 1918, in Clay County. She was a school teacher in Clay County and also worked with the Extension Service in Clay County. She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Will Herman Langford; parents Charles Edward and Mary Pearl Upchurch Clark; sisters Ruth Holman and Ann Keisling; and brother Durell Clark.
Surviving relatives include her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Carol Langford of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law Carol and Lenny Tieman of Arlington, TX; sister Margaret Coleman of Tullahoma, TN; brother A.C. Clark of Cookeville; grandchildren Mechelle Langford of Cookeville, Mike and Tina Langford of Albany, KY, Jill Tieman Wilkerson and husband Dave of Arlington, TX, and Stephanie Tieman Rohloff and husband Chris of Des Moines, IA; great grandchildren Nicole Thrasher Hughes and husband Patrick of Livingston, Danielle Thrasher Scrock and husband Jordan of Minneapolis, MN, Matthew and Jade Thrasher of Rickman, Colby, Colin and Cori Langford of Albany, KY, Emma, Luke and Seth Wilkerson of Arlington, TX, and Kate Rohloff of Des Moines, IA; and great-great grandchildren Jake and Mina Hughes of Livingston.
Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Sidwell, Steven Coleman, Colby Langford, Colin Langford, Matt Thrasher and Patrick Hughes.
Audrey Elizabeth Smith
Audrey Elizabeth Smith, 89, of the Hardy’s Chapel Community of Overton County passed away Nov. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held Nov. 7 at Poplar Springs Cemetery with Pastor Ed Shaver officiating.
Audrey Elizabeth Smith was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Rosedale, MS. She was a factory worker and also a Baptist in faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Duke Smith Sr.; parents Frank and Mary Donagh Bigford; son Enas Smith; and sister Frances McCury.
Surviving relatives include her son Carl Smith and wife Cathy of Livingston; grandsons Ray Smith and wife Delores and Michael Smith, all of Livingston; and great grandchildren Tyler, Hannah, Kacee, McKenzie and Jada.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael and Ray Smith, Darrell, Chris, Joel, Randall and Robert Key and Glen Riley.
Billy Albert Haney
Billy Albert Haney, 64, passed away Nov. 7. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 from the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Thomas officiating.
Billy Albert Haney was born June 8, 1948, in Putnam County. He was a truck driver for many years and his favorite pastime was playing his guitar and singing country music.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ethel Dishman Haney.
Surviving relatives include his wife Brenda Huffer Haney of Monroe; daughter Angel and husband Benton Buckner of Cookeville; son James and wife Barbara Haney of Utica, NY; sisters Carol and husband Delmus Dickerson of Cookeville, Sue and husband Jerry Chaffin of Algood; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Roger Lee Roach
Roger Lee Roach, 49, of Celina passed away Nov. 7 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown with Bro. Chris Hefner and Bro. Stephen Headrick officiating. Interment followed in the Travisville Cemetery.
Roger Lee Roach was born Feb. 25, 1963, in Overton County and lived all of his life in Clay County. He was a truck driver and a Baptist in faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents Will “Bill” Roger Roach and Nell (Ferrell) Roach.
Surviving relatives include his wife Debbie (Troxell) Roach of Celina; daughter Tina Stafford and husband Donny of Gainesboro; sons Tim Collins and David Collins, both of Celina; step mother Brenda Roach of Celina; mother-in-law Maude Troxell of Pall Mall; sisters Dianne Day and husband Kenneth Simmons of Spencer, and Donnita Dilldine and husband Joey of Livingston; grandchildren Courtney Stafford, Hunter and Cameron Collins; great friend Robert Boles; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Donny Stafford, Roger Westmoreland, Joey Dilldine, Robert Boles, Donny Spears and Larry Roach.
Lanny Edward Reece
Lanny Edward Reece, 55, of Livingston passed away Nov. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Lane and Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Lanny Edward Reece was born May 2, 1957, in Overton County.
He was preceded in death by his father Grady Reece.
Surviving relatives include his mother Reva Reece of Cookeville; brothers Danny Reece of Hilham, Jerry Reece of Livingston and Johnny Reece of Allons; sisters Pat Devers of Smyrna, Sandy Key of Rickman, Lydia Chilton of Clay County, Darlene Ogletree of Rickman, Mary Clark of Rickman, Tina Melton of Clay County and Shelly Coffman of Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Staggs, Bobby Cantrell, Dustin and Casey Chilton, Joseph and Tracy Ray Melton, Jeremy Reece, Jason Davis, Jordan Ogletree, Brandon Johnson, Kenneth Reece, Scotty Ledbetter, and Matt and Jonathan Coffman.
Card Of Thanks
The family of Amanda Christine Dodson would like to say thank you to friends and family for their visits, words of comfort, cards, flowers and food during our loss. A special thanks to the staff of Masters Health Care Center. Thanks to Bro. Brooks Boyd for the beautiful service and Hall’s Funeral Home for all of their acts of kindness. The pallbearers for their respect and kindness.
The Amanda Christine Dodson family,
Peggy, Michael, Jason, Connie, Will and