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
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
Mr. Spears, a logger, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Livingston
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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.
Overton County News
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