Walter Frank Maxfield
Walter Frank Maxfield, 72, passed away Oct. 31 at his home in Indianapolis, IN. Services were held Nov. 4 at O’Riley Funeral Home in Indianapolis, IN. Interment followed at New Crown Cemetery.
Walter Frank Maxfield was born Feb. 23, 1934 in Allons. He was the owner of his own dry cleaners, laundromat and cleaning service.
Surviving relatives include wife, Mary M. Anderson Maxfield; sons, Frank and wife Sherri Maxfield, John Maxfield, Lucas and wife Chris Maxfield, Kent and wife Shannon Maxfield and Timothy Maxfield; daughter, Teresa Thompson; brothers and sisters, Irene Mabrey, Maggie Haun, Callie and husband Hobert Renner, Mary and husband Edward Lovely, Ruth Phipps, Ruby Anderson, Milton and wife Elaine Maxfield, Grady and wife Brenda Maxfield, Francis Hargis, Faye Maxfield, Betty Jo and husband Billie Hancock, Jerry and wife Claire Maxfield and Ben and wife Carolyn Maxfield; sister-in-law, Ann Maxfield; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Cravens and Sadie Pearl Maxfield; two brothers, John Epp Maxfield and Cullom Maxfield; sisters, Nancy Hoskins Chatman and Phebe Pearl Maxfield and daughter-in-law, Sondra Maxfield.
Information was provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston.
Elbert Freeman Wilson
Elbert Freeman Wilson, 81, passed away Nov. 2 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Graveside services were held Nov. 4 at Polk Bilbrey Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch.
Elbert Freeman Wilson was born June 22, 1925 in Overton County. He was a resident of Anderson, IN. He was a member of the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Denver during WWII.
Surviving relative include wife, Valley Mae Wilson of Anderson, IN.; daughters, Lois Evelyn Smith and Vickie Ann Wilson both of Anderson, In.; sons, Carlos and wife Arlene Wilson, Danny and wife Vicky Wilson and Billie Joe Wilson all of Anderson, IN.; sister, Mary Frances Wilson of Rickman; brother, Kimes and wife Barbara Wilson of Morristown, TN.; 10 grandchildren, Brandon and wife Heidi Wilson, Terry and wife Karen Wilson, Brian Judd and fiancé Brandy Davis, Jason Stout, Krista Goodwin, Chayna, Renee and Nicki Wilson; step grandchildren, Jim and April Stevenson; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Myrtle England Wilson; son, Albert Wilson; brother, Eulas Wilson and grandpa, Bert England.
Paul Allen Sipe
Paul Allen Sipe, 60, passed away Oct. 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Services were held Nov. 4 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers included: Chris Shellenbach, Scott Keisling, Scotty Keisling, Dustin Cox, Frank Kirksey, Harold Harp, Mike Clark and Jonathan Cavitt.
Paul Allen Sipe was born May 1, 1946 in Bradley County Tennessee. He was a resident of Cookeville and was a member of Rickman First Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include wife, Pat Sipe of Cookeville; sons, Chris an wife Donna Cox of Ocoee, TN., David and wife Leda Cox of Monroe, Herbert and wife Melinda Sipe of Livingston and Tim and wife Alana Sipe of Cookeville; daughters, Levene Smith of Cookeville and Lori Barnett and fiancé, Robbie Davidson both of Cookeville; brother, James and wife Charlotte Sipe of Smyrna; sisters, Glenda and husband Kenneth Price of Cleveland, TN., Marlene and husband Johnny Woods of Georgetown, TN., Phyllis and husband Gary Brown of Goergetown, TN and Dorothy P. Sipe of Cleveland, TN.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Herbert and Nora Ellen Lindsey Sipe.
Mae Smith York
Mae Smith York, 88, passed away Nov. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Services were held Nov. 4 at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. John Copeland officiating. Interment followed at Dugan Smith Cemetery.
Pallbearers included: Johnny York, Bill Hall, Jesse Smith, Tim Reagan, Bill Smith and Dewain Peek.
Honorary Pallbearers include: Dustin and Jacob Collins.
Mae Smith York was born March 15, 1918 in Fentress County. She was a resident of Livingston and was a member of the Livingston Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Christen and husband Clifton Ledbetter of Livingston, Betty and husband Gerald Collins of Alpine and Mary York of Livingston; sons, Arvil and wife Wilma York of Livingston and David and wife Mildred York of Livingston; sister, Martha York of Livingston; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Victoria Mathis Smith; husband, Price York; infant son; grandson, Jeff Collins; two sisters and four brothers.
James Evert Gunnels
James Evert Gunnels, 72, passed away Nov. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Services were held Nov. 3 at Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Hatcher Hall Cemetery.
Pallbearers included: Ray Taylor, Kendrick Melton, Ronnie Gunnels, Danny Reagan, Cletis Beason and Herb Dishman.
James Evert Gunnels was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Pickett County. He was a resident of Monroe and was a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.
Surviving relatives include wife, Marie Sells Gunnels of Monroe; sons, James Darren Gunnels of Monroe and Scott Gunnels of Monroe; daughter, Helen Keisling of Monroe; brother, Edward Gunnels of Monroe; two grandchildren, Nathan Keisling and Emmitt Gunnels; and two step-grandchildren, Brittney Keisling and Brandi Keisling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gertrude Ruble Gunnels; sister, Marene Garrett, Bonnie Melton, Monnie Gunnels, Madgelene Conner, Ethel Gunnels and Wilma Melton.
Christine W. McDonald Hicks
Christine W. Hicks, 79, passed away Nov. 3 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, MI. Services were held Nov. 8 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home and Crematory with James Harris officiating. Interment followed at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Christine W. Hicks was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Livingston. She was a resident of Saginaw, MI. She was a former resident of this area. She worked in the laundry department at St. Mary’s Hospital and was a former member of the Meadowbrook Church of Christ in Anderson.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Linda and husband Alric Jones of Saginaw, MI. and Betty and husband Mike Whittaker of Spring Hill, FL.; granddaughter, Amy Whittaker of Indianapolis, IN. and two brothers, Rupert and wife Ann McDonald of Dayton, OH. and Carl and wife Margaret McDonald of Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Katie Bell Swafford and James W. McDonald; husband, Roy Hicks and brother, A.B. McDonald.
Willis Ernie Dishman
Willis Ernie Dishman, 72, passed away Nov. 4 in Battle Creek, MI. Services were held Nov. 9 at Farley-Estes Funeral Home in Battle Creek, MI. Interment followed at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors.
Willis Ernie Dishman was born Jan. 19, 1934 in Livingston. He attended Highland School and served in the United States Army and also the Korean War and worked for Grand Trunk Western Railroad and retired from Fisher Body.
Surviving relatives include sisters, Blenda “Mendy” Trevino of Rickman, Carlene McBride of Rickman, Jeannie Kellogg of Battle Creek, MI. and Patsy Ann Dishman of Algood; brothers, Leonard of Pontiac, IL. and Ricky of Monterey; son, Gary Gensch of Climax, MI.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and special niece, Wilma Yepez, who took care of him for the last year of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gib Ernie and Winnie Mae Lawson Dishman; wife, Ruby Lee Hoover Dishman; stepmother, Audie Bilbrey Dishman; brothers, Orbie D., Billie, James, Carl and Earl Dishman; sisters, Ecil Dishman Magrum and Annie B. Dishman.
Paul Jones, 68, passed away Dec. 2 at his home in Hanging Limb. Services were held Dec. 5 at Goff Funeral Home with Rev. David Harris officiating. Interment followed at F.A. Norrod Cemetery.
Paul Jones was born Feb. 14, 1938 in Overton County. He was a retired construction worker and worked with the Overton County Highway Dept. and Putnam County Highway Dept.
Surviving relatives include wife, Wanda Hargis Jones; daughters, Lisa Kay Durham of Hanging Limb and Donna Fay Lewis of Monterey; son, Jimmy Paul Jones of Monterey; three sisters, Lucille Stephens of Monterey, Linda Hodge of Monterey and Reba Webber of Witcha Falls, TX.; three brothers, Frazier Jones of Monterey, Carl Jones of Monterey and Frank Jones of Monterey; six grandchildren, Amanda Vaden, Phillip Jones, Lucas Durham, Serena Jones, Ryan Durham and Ronnie Eugene Lewis II and one great-grandson, Ronnie Eugene Lewis III.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Flem and Mary Bell Phillips Jones and three brothers, Tony, Shirley and Boyd Jones.