Frances Virginia Conner
Frances Virginia Carmack Conner, 70, of Rickman, passed away Oct. 19 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Tommy Harris officating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.
She was born in Overton County July 18, 1946. She worked in the Deli at K-Mart for many years. She was Methodist in faith. She loved being with her family, reading books, cooking and sitting outside on her porch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Delphia Gore Carmack.
Surviving relatives include her loving husband, Joseph “Joe” Conner of Rickman; daughter, Jannette Cole of Rickman; grandchildren, Ashley (Jeremy) Merrill of Chattanooga and Joshua Cole and fiance Kisha Qualls of Cookeville; brothers, Jerry (Mary) Carmack of Rickman and Jim Carmack of Cookeville.
Pallbearers were Josh Cole, Jeremy Merrill, Mark Carmack, Mike Carmack, J.B. Bingham, Randy McCowan, Braylen Carmack.
Memorial donations may be made to the family by contacting Speck Funeral Home.
Earl J. Stumpf, 86, of Rickman, passed away Oct. 11 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. No services have been planned. The family has chosen cremation.
He was born in Roseville, Mich. on Aug. 22, 1930. He worked construction as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester F. and Vivian C. Dean Stumpf; and daughter, Sally Stumpf.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Theora E. Ledford Stumpf; daughter, Susan Lee Lunsford and Sally Stumpf; sons, Karl Stumpf, Kenneth Stumpf, Kevin Stumpf and Keith Stumpf; and a host of family and friends.
Information provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.
J.W. Shipwash Sr.
J. W. Shipwash Sr., 84, of the Holly Springs community, passed away Oct. 21 at his home. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Randy Pickens officiating. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery.
He was born July 28, 1932 in Campbell County, Tenn. He was Baptist in faith, loved being with his family, liked to travel, fish, welding and making things.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike E. and Sylvia Brown Shipwash; daughter, Ann Irwin; and stepson, Paul Glen Long.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Barbara Jean Long Shipwash of Livingston; sons, J. W. (Becky) Shipwash Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio and Bobby (Joyce) Shipwash of Paris, Ky.; daughters, Sandra (Gary) Stipes of Knoxville, Cindy (Bill) Warren of Shreveport, La. and Kathy (Geronimo) Fuentez of Houston, Tex.; stepdaughters, Cathy (Johnny) Taylor of Monroe, Billie Jean Chaffins of Monroe, and Angie (Clifford) Choate of Livingston; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J. W. “Hoss” Shipwash Jr., Bobby Shipwash, Eric Shipwash, Gary Stipes, Clifford Choate and Johnny Taylor.
Real Estate Broker
David F. Winningham, 70, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medication Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 from the First Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston.
He was born Dec. 4, 1945 in Putnam County. He was a real estate broker. He was a member of the First Church in Livingston, enjoyed being with his family and friends, and spending time at Dale Hollow Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gradis F. and Margaret Sydney Bilbrey Winningham.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Kathy Winningham of Livingston; daughter, Katie Williams of Cookeville; grandson, Bennett Williams; brother, Bill Winningham of Livingston; and nephew, William Winningham of Knoxville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church Food Ministry or Overton County Heritage Museum.
Information provided by Speck Funeral Home.
Convenience Store Clerk
Evelyn G. Huddleston, 85, of Rickman, passed away Oct. 16 at her home. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Dusty Smith and Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Interment followed in the Netherland Cemetery.
She was born July 17, 1931 in Lillydale, Ky. She was a convenience store clerk. She attended Netherland Church of Christ. She loved cooking, gardening, crocheting, swimming, fishing and camping. She loved the lake, but more than anything, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s ballgames and supporting her granddaughters in numerous pageants.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Nella Sells Cross; husband, Richard Eugene Huddleston; sister, Glenda Ray; brothers, Albert and Ralph Cross; and a great grandson, Levi Huddleston.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sandy (David) Smith of Rickman; sons, Greg (Linda) Huddleston of Cookeville and Jeff (Kelly) Huddleston of Jackson County; grandsons, Dusty and Mandy Smith, Brad and Shawna Huddleston, Brandon and Brittany Huddleston, Blake and Hillary Huddleston and Tyler Smith; granddaughters, Alana Huddleston and Avalon Huddleston; great grandchildren, Brant, Tucker, Marek, Maggie, McKenna, Jackson, Addy and Sawyer; sisters, Jessie(Bob) Hallatt of Crossville, Margaret (Rick) Walker of Clarkrange and Wilma Eldridge of Gainesboro; and brother, Gary (Dorothy) Cross of Lavergne.
Connie Sue Smith
Connie Sue Smith, 53, of Monterey, passed away Oct. 19 at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Tony Barnett and Bro. Tony Phipps officiating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Gardens in Monterey.
She was born May 10, 1963 in Monterey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Beulah Vaughn Cooper; sister, Sandra Beaty and an infant brother.
Surviving relatives include her daughter: Michelle (Chris) Garrett of Rickman; brothers, Roger Cooper and Billy Cooper; sisters, Wanda Lane, Judy Dial, Vicky Presley, Dimple Kollmorgen and Debbie McCormick; very special friend, Bobby Beaty; and grandchildren, Jaxson Garrett and Jaicie Garrett.
Pallbearers were William Norris, Jaxson Garrett, Dave Varner, Bailey Norris, Nick Lamb and T.J. Lamb.