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Archives 11-24-99

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Buren E. Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Buren E. Phillips, 89, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Aaron's Chapel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Phillips, a farmer, died Monday, November 15, 1999, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

Born February 8, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Calvin and Dillie (Crabtree) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ethel (Young) Phillips; five brothers, Wesley Phillips, William Phillips, Jessie Phillips, Bennie Phillips, and Benton Phillips; and five sisters, Tina Phillips, Lucy Turney, Sade Turney, Martha Webb, and Rhoda Bennett.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Willie Dean Neeley, Hilham, and Mary Alice Buck, Gainesboro; five sons, Willie B. Phillips, Haywood Phillips, and Johnny Joe Phillips, all of Hilham, Thurman Phillips, Cookeville, and Howard Phillips, Livingston; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jr. Phillips, Billy Phillips, Donnie Phillips, Mark Phillips, Bruce Phillips, Michael Phillips, Tony Phillips, Joey Neeley, and Bobby Buck.

 

A. B. Spears
Funeral services for Mr. A. B. Spears, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday, November 21, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Reeder officiating. Burial was in Spears Family Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Spears, a logger, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 15, 1920, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Archie Bennett “Bud” and Mary (Dailey) Spears. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oda Ethel Spears; a brother, Cecil Spears; and three sisters, Orpha Nievens, Ester Meadows, and Ellise Spears.

He was a member of the Allons Church of Christ.

Survivors include six daughters, Betty Smith, Calhoun, GA, Bonnie June Cottingham, Oakland, CA, Fay Conatser, Muncie, IN, Sherry Webb, Livingston, Terry Watson, Cookeville, and Kim Spears, State College, PA; six sons, Jack Spears, Steve Spears, Mike Spears, and Denny Spears, all of Allons, Gary Spears and Larry Spears, both of Livingston; three sisters, Beulah Riley, Morgantown, IN, Estelene Nievens, Celina, and Martha Hawkins, Nashville; two brothers, Dumas Spears, Cookeville, and Lester Spears, Celina; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nathan Smith, Ralph Conatser, Robby Conatser, Kent Webb, Barry Webb, Bryan Spears, Grant Spears, Rocky Spears, and Michael Spears.

 

Nenah Alma Rains
Funeral services for Mrs. Nenah Alma Rains, 88, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p. m. Tuesday, November 16, 1999, from the Etter Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Brown officiating. Burial was in Etter Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rains, a school cook, homemaker, and grocery clerk, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 3, 1911, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Printiss and Ada (Wright) Rains. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Upchurch; and two brothers, Howard Rains, and Fred Rains. She was a member of the Etter Baptist Church in Byrdstown, TN.

Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Cross, and Dorothy Hassler, both of Byrdstown, and Charlene Huddleston, Cookeville; a brother, J. C. Rains, Huntsville, AL; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. B. King, Ray Huddleston, Ben Crabtree, Tommy Aaron, David Moon, and Gary Upchurch.

 

R. D. Lee
Funeral services for Mr. R. D. Lee, 74, of Battle Creek, MI and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Pippin officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Lee, District Buildings Supervisor at Pennfield Schools, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, in Battle Creek, MI.

Born April 6, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Catherine (Cooper) Lee. He was an active member of Central Christian Church, Battle Creek, MI and a veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Parrott) Lee, Battle Creek, MI; a son and companion, Russ Lee and Robert Buchanan, Los Angeles, CA; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Read, Plymouth, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Ala and Estel Young, Monroe; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

William E. "Bill" Campbell
Funeral services for Mr. William E. "Bill" Campbell, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Rev. Ronald Whited officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Campbell, a watch maker with E. B. Gray Jewelers, died Friday, November 19, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 19, 1927, in Clayborn County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Ethel (Leabow) Campbell.

He was affialiated with the Lone Mountain United Methodist church in Tazewell.

Survivors include his wife, Lyda (Grimsley) Campbell; two brothers, Bob Campbell, Knoxville, and Dan Campbell, Tazewell; six nieces; and three nephews.

Pallbearers were Arlis Huffer, Freddie Huffer, Dale Keisling, Robert Arney, Robert Campbell and Bill Needham. Honorary pallbearers were members of Fellowship Sunday School Class at 1st United Methodist Church.

 

Mary Bean Breeding
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bean Breeding, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bary Ray and Rev. Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Breeding, a housewife and farmer, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 11, 1911, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Susie (Rector) Bean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Arlow Breeding; a daughter, Mae Belle Breeding; 17 brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.

She was a member of Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Rickman Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include a son, Joe Breeding, Crawford; a daughter, Ova Warren, Livingston; a sister, Avo Bennett, Livingston; 12 grandchildren, Geraldine Walker, Michael Walker, Shane Walker, Mary Walker, Patricia Bilbrey, Lonnie Breeding, Donnie Breeding, Billy Breeding, Willie Breeding, Teresa Breeding, Biddie Moore, and Earlene Norris; 18 great grandchildren; and two special friends, Bary Ray and Debbie Holman.

Pallbearers were Herman Bean, Bill Doran, Dan Waters, Ricky Anderson, Michael Walker, and Cecil Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers were Greg Gentry, Bryan Gentry, Aron Gentry, Thomas Gentry, and Shane Walker.

 

William "Buck" Jones
Memorial services for William "Buck" Jones, 64, of Sparta and formally of Crawford, were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jones, a factory worker, died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Lassie (Ledbetter) Jones, Vines Ridge Community, and the late William Ernest Jones. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Paulette Holmberg; and two brothers, “Bubby” Eugene Jones, and “Red” Kendell Jones.

Survivors in addition to his mother include two daughters, Loretto Jones, Michigan, and Cheryl Jones, Michigan; five sons, Keith Jones, Ovid, MI, Richie Jones, California, William Jones, Portage, IN, Kevin Jones and Jimmy Jones, both of Sparta; four sisters, Vauda Wilson, Vines Ridge Community, Mary Marie Jones, Battle Creek, MI, Carolyn Sue Mosher, Lancing, MI, and Brenda Kay Jones, Dimondale, MI; and 18 grandchildren.

 

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