Sammye Lan (McCormick) Goodpasture
Mrs. Sammye Lan (McCormick) Goodpasture, 89, passed away Sept. 28 at Masters Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 1, at Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Marlin Connelly officiating. Interment followed at Overton County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Edward Winningham, Ron Cooper, Phillip McCormick, David McCormick, Jack Lamons, Sammie Lamons, Earl Glen Lamons, and Bobby Lamons. Honorary pallbearers include Bob Hill and Robert Boles. Speck Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mrs. Goodpasture was born February 8, 1915, in Overton County, and was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Ninnie Draper McCormick; husband Robert Lee Goodpasture; granddaughter, Lori Ann Goodpasture; sisters, Christine Winningham and Rose McCormick; and a brother Chapin McCormick.
Surviving relatives include Sons and daughter-In-Law, Marvin and Patricia Goodpasture, Cookeville; Bill and Janice Goodpasture, Huntingdon, TN. Three grandchildren, Russell Shawn Goodpasture of Cookeville; Karise (and Terry) Cheathan of Hendersonville; and Melanee (and Bobbie) Bandy of Nashville. Great-grandchildren, Max Goodpasture, Taylor Britt Cheathan, Robert Walker Cheatham, Kerri Kennedy Cheatham, and Elijah Luke Bandy. Sister, Anna Lamons, Murfreesboro.
Pallbearers were Edward Winningham, Ron Cooper, Phillip McCormick, David McCormick, Jack Lamons, Sammie Lamons, Earl Glen Lamons, and Bobby Lamons. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Hill and Robert Boles.
Myra Lee White
Director of Human Resources, Livingston Regional Hospital
Mrs. Myra Lee White, 45, passed away Sept. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at First Christian Church of Livingston, with Rev. Robert Ziehmer and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating. Interment followed at Overton County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Chris Hummel, Ralph Robbins, John Turnbull, Phillip McCormick, Joe Garrett and Jerry Watson. Honorary pallbearers included Jacob Douglas Copeland, Jeremiah Williams, Kristen Williams, Levi Hold, Lucas Hold, Roy Dale Parrott, Jack Parrott, Steve Thompson, Darrell Thompson, Diane Graves and Susie Bush. Speck Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mrs. White was born Dec. 12, 1958, in Overton County, and was an active member of First Christian Church in Livingston.
Surviving relatives include her parents, Neda Copeland and Sam Douglas Copeland, both of Livingston; husband Jerry White of Monroe; daughters Lora Lee White and Jordan Lee White, both of Monroe; brother Joel Douglas Copeland of Livingston; mother-in-law Dixie White of Livingston; aunts Mary Belle Jolley of Livingston and Jessie Parrott of Monroe; and uncles Doak Thompson and Harold Thompson, both of Allons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.
Orland L. Cyphers
Retired from Bridgeport Brass
Mr. Orland L. Cyphers, 77, passed away Nov. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the Speck Funeral Home with Bro Ken Collins officiating. Interment followed at the St. John Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Michael and Larry Cyphers, Tony Johnson, Gene Harshbarger, Darrell Carter and Ted Argue.
Mr. Cyphers was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Clay County. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving relatives include wife, Grace Williams of Livingston; one son, Orland Cyphers, Jr. of Rossville, In.; two daughters, Sharyl Harshbarger of Willow Grove Community and Sheila Bahnsen of Athens, Ga.; two brothers, B. F. Cyphers of Indianapolis, In. and Curtin Cyphers; one sister, Maedrew Mullins of Indianapolis, In.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom Bennett and Hattie Long Cyphers; sisters, Louella Little and Rose and two brothers, Edward and Norman Cyphers.
Thomas C. Reagan
U. S. Army, retired
Mr. Thomas C. Reagan, 73, passed away Nov. 19 at his home. Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home with Pastor David Renfro officiating.
Mr. Reagan served our country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Angell Manufacturing for 17 years and retired from PTI after 26 years of service.
Surviving relatives include his ex-wife, Wanda, mother of Deborah Estep; his loving wife, Mary, mother of Jane Huffman; Grandchildren, Morgan and Seth Estep, Nicole and Josh Holmes, Ryan Huffman and Natalie Huffman; great-grandchild, Allie Homes; sisters, Wanell and husband Earl Key of Nashville, Ann and husband John Fike of Bradford, Oh; brothers, Paul and wife Robbie Reagan, Champ and wife Jewell, both of Livingston, Jack and Christine Reagan of Allons; numerous nieces and nephews; dear friends, Tony and Lois Gerner, Woody and Mary and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Ora Reagan; sister, Lana Ruth Reagan and his great-grandson, Thomas Ash.
Carvel O. Cope Sr.
Owner of Fentress Block Company
Mr. Carvel O. Cope, Sr., 77, passed away Nov. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green and Rev. L.C. Trout officiating. Interment followed at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. There was a military service with full military honors graveside performed by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post #5062.
Pallbearers include Bobby Cope, Jordan Byrd, Chris Hix, Boone Eldridge, Danny Hayes and Bill Smith. Honorary pallbearers include Butch Holman, Tim Pangle, Sam Ramsey, Lansford Bilbrey, E.B. Gray, Jr., Johnie Webb, Lucian Copeland, Bill Winningham, W.G. Quarles, Jr., Jack M. Roe, Millard V. Oakley, Johnny Fred Coleman, Travis Anderson, Eldon Leslie, Derward Vaughn, James Elder and employees of Fentress County Block Company.
Mr. Cope was born May 17, 1927 in Overton County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past president of Livingston Jaycees and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Surviving relatives include wife, Bobbye Cope of Livingston; one son, Carvel (Buddy) Cope, Jr.; two daughters, Karen Cope Byrd of Arlington, Va. and Monica Cope and husband Boone Eldridge of Livingston; one brother, Bobby Cope of Ca.; two sisters, Hannah Victoria Byrd and Rachel Katherine Byrd; three grandchildren, Dr. Amy Spears Hix, Mary Byrd and husband Kevin Jeanes and Jordan McNeil Byrd; one great-grandchild, Christopher Lawrence Hix, II; one nephew and three nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, L.V. and Bethel Rose Bilbrey Cope; brothers, Edward and Harold Paul Cope and grandparents, Horace and Dona Speck Bilbrey and Calvin and Nettie Cope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Overton County Public Library.
Dewey Shelton Robbins, Jr.
Brick mason, contractor and farmer
Mr. Dewey Shelton Robbins, Jr., 61, passed away Nov. 22 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at the Bethsaida Christian Church with Bro. J.R. Denney and Bro. Earl Newberry officiating. Interment followed at the Bethsaida Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Milford Winningham, Charles Keisling, Tommy Crabtree, Robert Padgett, Jeff Flowers and Gary Reagan.
Mr. Robbins was born July 24, 1943 in Overton County and was a member of the Bethsaida Christian Church.
Surviving relatives include wife, Imogene Robbins of Monroe; four sons, Robby and wife Melissa Robbins of Livingston, Scotty Robbins of Monroe, Anthony and wife Renee Robbins of Monroe and Dewey Adam and wife Lisa Robbins of Monroe; grandchildren, Tabitha Dishman, Tristan Robbins, Tate Robbins, Tori Robbins, Lacy Robbins, Holly Robbins, Andy Robbins, Carlie Robbins, Valley Robbins, Braxton Eli Robbins and Zora Robbins; two brothers, Ted and wife Patsy Robbins and Tony and wife Patty Robbins all of Monroe; three sisters, Peggy and husband Edwin Garrett of Allons, Patsy and husband the late Charles Cantrell of Bloomingdale, Mich. and Pam and husband Robert Wilson of Anderson, SC.
Speck Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Retired from the Union Carbide Plant, Oak Ridge
Miss Ozella Ward, 90, passed away Nov. 25 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at the Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Tidwell and Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment followed at the Hilham Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Mike Maxwell, Christopher Looper, Brad Jolley, Gib Jolley, Kenny Johnson and Matt Johnson.
Miss Ward was born March 9, 1914 in Overton County and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Surviving relatives include one brother-in-law, Charles Tidwell of Gallatin; one sister, Olene Maxwell of Hilham and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Grover C. and Laura B. Upton Ward; one sister Beul Tidwell and one brother Leonard Ward.
Charles Michael “Mike” Heady
Retired U. S. Army 1st Sergeant
Mr. Charles Michael “Mike” Heady, 58, passed away Jan. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Don Maxon officiating. Interment followed at the Overton County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided at graveside.
Pallbearers included the Military Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Crowder, Mike Boswell, David Howard, Tim Sells, Randy Dixon and David Dockins.
Mr. Heady was born Dec. 11, 1946 in Overton County. He attended Monroe Christian Church and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Sue Carol Heady of Livingston; sister, Barbara and husband Domer Dixon of Springfield; two nieces, Kathy Brown and Lisa Patterson; one nephew, Randell Dixon; seven great nieces and one great nephew.