Homemaker and Garment Factory Worker
Violet Murphy, 63, of the Green Pond Community in Overton County passed away Nov. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 14 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ricky Lewis and Rev. Mark Masters Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Muddy Pond Cemetery.
Violet Murphy was born April 24, 1949, in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a garment factory worker.
She was preceded in death by her father Kernel B. Swallows.
Surviving relatives include her husband Glen Murphy of the Green Pond Community; mother Eliza Jane Padgett Swallow of Muddy Pond; daughter Melissa Pryor and husband Johnny of Clarkrange; son Kris Murphy and wife Lori of the Green Pond Community; sisters Diane Stiles of Hanging Limb and Mable Christian of Crossville; brother Terry Swallows of Muddy Pond; and grandchildren Vanessa, Makayla and Keira.
Jerry Glenn Allen
Jerry Glenn Allen, 65, of Celina passed away Oct. 26 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 4 from the Gamaliel Cemetery in Gamaliel, KY, with Bro. Scott Smith officiating.
Jerry Glenn Allen was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Monroe County, KY. He was a semi-truck driver and a member of the Baptist Church in Tompkinsville, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Frank and Nancy Jane Evans Allen; brothers Eagle Edward Allen, Frank Allen Jr. and Jimmy Neal Allen; and sisters Lucinda Allen, Ruth Allen, Dimple Marie Dennis, Vickie Faye Allen and infant twins.
Surviving relatives include his daughter Tammy Knight of Indianapolis, IN; son Anthony Allen of Russellville, KY; sisters Penny Killman of Celina, and Linda Stacy and Wanda Sue Stacy, both of St. Louis, MO, Joyce Blythe of Tompkinsville, KY, Rachel Kinslow of Greensburg, KY, Doris Smiley and Judy Barr, both of Indianapolis, IN, and Sarah Harrell of Bowling Green, KY; and three grandchildren.
Ruby Maxine Rich Glass
Maxine Ruby Rich Glass, 77, of Byrdstown passed away Nov. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at Smyrna Church in Byrdstown with Bro. John Stone officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery.
Maxine Ruby Rich Glass was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Pickett County.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clayton B. and Nettie J. Harden Rich.
Surviving relatives include her sisters Virginia Lee and husband Herman of Mt. Juliet and Emogene King of Byrdstown.
Serving as pallbearers were J.B. King, Les Reeder, Adam Neal, Marcus Crabtree, Mike Hardin and Archie Griffin.
Genevie Ramsey, 79, of Livingston passed away Nov. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery.
Genevie Ramsey was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Overton County. She was a factory worker with Russell Stover Candies.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Lee Ramsey Jr.; parents Earl T. and Hattie Ann Garrett Carter; daughter Cindy Cox; brothers Earl D., Robert, Larry and Gerald Carter; and sisters Wanda and Carlene Knobloch.
Surviving relatives include her sons Tom Ramsey and wife Donna, Charles Lee Ramsey III, and Teddy Ramsey and wife Sheila, all of Livingston; daughters Teresa Brown of Rickman and Virginia Ramsey of Banner Springs, TN; sister O.C. Bilbrey of Pendleton, IN; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Steve B. Dishman
Steve B. Dishman, 64, of Livingston passed away Nov. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Green and Bro. Ronald Dishman officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery.
Steve B. Dishman was born June 26, 1948, in Livingston.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bethel and Ruth Carmack Dishman.
Surviving relatives include his sister Brenda Kay Dishman of Livingston; uncle Herbert Dishman and wife Mary of Livingston; aunt Opal Dishman of Indiana; and several nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Paul Strong, Nathaniel Strong, Billy Joe Dishman, Jennings Hill, Benny Dishman, Michael Allred and Chris Dial.
Robbie “Susie” Eldridge Birmingham
Robbie “Susie” Eldridge Birmingham, 80, passed away Nov. 14 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Visitation services were held Nov. 17. Crawford Mortuary & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
Robbie “Susie” Eldridge Birmingham was born May 7, 1932, in Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Roshia Eldridge.
Surviving relatives include her husband Charles Edward Birmingham of Nashville; daughter Sandy Winans and husband Jim of Oklahoma City, OK; stepson Phillip Birmingham of Nashville; stepdaughter Phyllis Hooper of Huntsville, AL; sisters Anna Miller of Oklahoma City, and Colleen Clark of Cookeville; and brother Shirley Eldridge of New Orleans. She also had four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Lewis “L.E.” Oakley
Coach Lewis L.E. Oakley, 85, of Manchester passed away Nov. 12 at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. Visitation was held Nov. 15 and a memorial tribute was conducted as part of ceremonies at an Overton County football game on Friday, Nov. 16. Central Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Coach L.E. Oakley was a teacher, coach, assistant principal and athletic director for students at Coffee County Central High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was named All American for his successes playing football as left end at Austin Peay State University and was the second person to be elected into the Austin Peay State University Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy B. Oakley and Edna H. Ensor Oakley; brother Roy B. Oakley Jr.; sister Marie Oakley Verble; and grandfathers Lewis Oakley and Rev. Simmon Ensor.
Surviving relatives include his wife Jean Buck Oakley of Manchester; sons Bobby Oakley and wife Ann of Celina, and Eddie Oakley and wife Jennifer of Lake Cormorant, MS; brother Charles Oakley and wife Grace; grandchildren Clint Oakley and wife Kate of Athens, GA, Jennifer Oakley of Los Angeles and Reed Oakley of Knoxville; special friends David and Mert Duvall; and a host of other relatives and friends.
David Mitchell Ferrell
David Mitchell Ferrell, 46, of the Hunter Cover Community in Allons passed away Nov. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 18 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mike White officiating. Interment followed in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery.
David Mitchell Ferrell was born Dec. 10, 1965, in Overton County. He was a truck driver and also a Baptist in faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert Ward and Oma Ovaline Dishman Ferrell; brother James Ferrell; and sister Joyce Dean Buck.
Surviving relatives include his wife Tonya Ferrell of Allons; sons Nicholas and Cody Ferrell of Allons; brother Ricky Ferrell and wife Debbie of Rickman; sisters Patsy Hawkins and husband Lawrence of Livingston, Janet Harper and husband William of Cookeville and Lisa Daniels of Allons; mother-in-law Joyce Helms; and brothers-in-law Chris Helms and wife Danielle, and Steven Michael Buck of Anderson, IN; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Deon Pincheon, Steve Buck, Chris Helms, Josh Murphy, Dustin Ferrell and Kyle Nolan.
Frankie Dwayne Burchett
Frankie Dwayne Burchett, 58, of Hilham Highway in Livingston passed away Nov. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Mullinix officiating. Interment followed in the Miller Cemetery.
Frankie Dwayne Burchett was born March 14, 1954, in Overton County. He was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Illa Ruth Holman Burchett.
Surviving relatives include his son Kenneth Burchett; brother Billy Burchett and wife Thelma of Livingston; aunts Linda Bybee and Jean Norris, both of Livingston; and nephew Kevin Burchett.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Sturgill, Chris Winningham, Kylor Winningham, Dylan Winningham, Jeff Staggs and Roger Shelton. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Perdue, Terry Perdue, Braden Perdue, Jeff Bybee, Bobby Staggs, Pat Norris, Larry Garrett, Randall Norris and Kenneth Reese.
Robert Kelly “Swifty” Franklin
Preacher And Recycling Shredder
Robert Kelly “Swifty” Franklin, 51, of Airport Road in Allons passed away Nov. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 18 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Buck, Bro. Mike Buck and Bro. Rick Dixon officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Cemetery.
Robert Kelly “Swifty” Franklin was born May 23, 1961, in Overton County. He was an ordained minister and member of Where God Leads Community Church in Algood. He was a Shredder at Cooper Recycling.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Crawford and Antha Elizabeth Cooper Franklin; nephews Johnny Webb and Cory Brown; and brother-in-law Mike McCormick.
Surviving relatives include his wife Gail Carr Franklin of Livingston; sons James Kelly Franklin and John Matthew Franklin, both of Livingston; brother William Clay Franklin of Livingston; sisters Helen McCormick of Hilham, Donna Reagan and husband Charlie of Livingston, Susie Webb of Knoxville, and Shirley Brown and husband Ralph of Livingston; special family members Janie and David Carr; special friends Nathan Buck, Tabby Greer and Trish Collier; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were CJ Collier, Shaun Reagan, Brian Reagan, Mark Collier, Derreck Houser, Nathan Buck, Glen Bilbrey, Rick Crabtree, Jim Geesling, James Franklin, Chris McCormick, Todd Orse, Terry Collier and David Carr. Serving as an honorary pallbearer was RJ “Tree” Thompson.