Obit Herman Aaron Hicks
Funeral Services for Mr. Herman Aaron Hicks, 76, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 1999, from the chapel
of the Livingston Funeral Home with Earl Williams officiating. Burial
was in Crawford Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Hicks, a farmer, died Thursday, May 27, 1999 at Livingston
Born November 22, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Johnnie and Dora (Carwile) Hicks. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ola Benton, Norma Hunt,
and Alma Dees; six brothers, Thurman Hicks, Roy Hicks, Cleveland
Hicks, Willis Hicks, Willard Hicks, and William Hicks.
Survivors include three sisters, Velma Denney, Lafayette, Allie
Vaughn, Indianapolis, IN, and Sylvia Hunt, Nashville; and four brothers,
Fowler Hicks, Cookeville, James Hicks, Hartsville, Howard Hicks
and Homer Hicks both of New Castle, IN.
Pallbearers were Chris Hicks, Kelly Hicks, Stanley Thompson, Andy
Hicks, Larry Brown, and Donnie Hoots.
Jessie Mae Riley Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Mae Riley Garrett, 86, of Monroe,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 1999, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Lyle Anderson and Bro. Aron
Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Livingston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Garrett, a school cook for the Pickett County School System,
died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born August 27, 1912, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late Jonathan “Boss” and Etta Mae Franklin Riley. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emery
Garrett; two sons, Lester Garrett and Bill Garrett; a grandson,
Rick Garrett; a sister, Margaret Hicks; eight brothers, Hurcle Riley,
Ralph Riley, Cecil Riley, Wayne Riley, Homer Riley, Italy Riley,
Pete Riley, and Benton Riley.
She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lynn
Matthews, Indianapolis, IN, and Jeannie and Harold Stockton, Livingston;
16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and numerous, nieces,
nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Gary Matthews, Roy Garrett, Joe Garrett, Philip
Garrett, James Garrett, and Alan Matthews. Honorary pallbearers
were Rusty Matthews, Crystal Matthews, Brandon Matthews, Andrew
Mathews, Shane Stahl, Stephen Stahl, and Hollie Garrett.
Charles Dillard Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Dillard Ledbetter, 70, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home with Jimmy Cox officiating. Burial was
in the Goodhope Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Ledbetter, a self-employed window cleaner, died Sunday, May
23, 1999, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Born October 19, 1928, in Crawford, he was the son of the late
Virgil and Ruth (Welch) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Honeycutt and Treva
Davis; and three brothers, Robert Ledbetter, Mirl Ledbetter, and
He was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Buck) Ledbetter, Livingston;
two daughters, Rebbecca Clayton, Rickman, and Susan Baum, Chicago,
IL; a son, Jayson Ledbetter, Livingston; two sisters, Alene Pitcock
and Helen Grace, both of Red Boiling Springs; a brother, Buddy Ledbetter,
Livingston; and three grandchildren, Robert Holt, Matthew Holt,
and Brandon Clayton.
Pallbearers were Danny McDonald, Sammy Buck, Wayne Holt, Benny
Buck, Randle Ledbetter, and Philip Davis.
Delmon Price Hall
Funeral services for Mr. Delmon Price Hall, 70, of Allons, will
be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in East Maple-wood Cemetery
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Hall, a retired foreman at Anderson Matress Co., died Monday,
May 31, 1999, at his home. Born June 9, 1928, in Overton County,
he was the son of the late Benton and Dixie Ferrell Hall. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence A.
He was a member of Eagles Lodge in Anderson, IN.
Survivors include two sons, Robert D. Hall and Ralph P. Hall, both
of Anderson, IN; three daughters, Marie Zirkle and Debbie Hall,
both of Anderson, IN, and Mildred Summers, Oklahoma City, OK; three
brothers, Estel Hall, Florida, Robert C. Hall, Hermitage, and Doyle
Hall, Allons; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.
Edward W. Bell
Funeral services for Mr. Edward W. Bell, 77, of Battle Creek, MI,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 1999, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating. Burial
was in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine with Speck Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bell, a retired machine operator, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999,
in Battle Creek, MI.
Born December 8, 1921, in Stager, IL, he was the son of the late
He was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, MI,
a member of Ira Beck Lodge #503, and past commander of Sgt. Donovan
L. Fisher Chapter 121.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Norris Bell, Battle Creek, MI;
a daughter, Karen Hasler, Troy, MI; and two granddaughters, Amy
Hasler and Katie Hasler.
Pallbearers were James C. Winton, James T. Winton, Luke Roy, Kyle
Roy, Glenn Winton, and Aaron Winton.
Funeral services for Mr. Dallas Spicer, 82, of Livingston, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was
in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Spicer, a dairy farmer, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Overton
County Nursing Home.
Born April 10, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Tom and Ava Savage Spicer.
He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Spicer, Livingston; two daughters
and a son-in-law, Diane and Dale Mabry and Sue Ellen McDonald, both
of Livingston; and four grandchildren, Dana Mabry, Rachel Mabry,
Kelli McDonald, and Jade McDonald.
Pallbearers were R.G. Huddleston, Carl McDonald, Riley Johnson,
Jeff Neal, Donnie Savage, and Larry Savage.
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Bowman, 65, of the Love Joy Community
near Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999,
from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Padgett
officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the Veterans
Honor Guard consisting of V.F.W. Post 6277 and V.V.A. Post 741 was
in Love Joy Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bowman died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at his home.
Born October 27, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late William Virgil and Mary Lou Bowman. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Bowman, and two sisters,
Marie Bowman and Dimple Bowman.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and of the Baptist
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mae Bowman,
Monterey; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Doug Reed, Bill Reed, Bo Reed, Arnold Bowman,
Deloy Bowman, Bobby Bowman, Claude Maxwell, and Justin Maxwell.
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