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Obituaries 6-23-99

Jerry Ricky Key
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Ricky Key, 37, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Key, an employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation at Livingston, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 17, 1961, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Gentry E. Key and Bertha Mae Looper Key.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Lineberry Key, Hanging Limb; two daughters, Sara Mae Key and Hannah Rebecca Key, both of Hanging Limb; a sister, Edith Key, Hanging Limb; and a brother, Laddie Key, Hanging Limb.

 

Landon A. (Curly) Andrews
Funeral services for Mr. Landon A. (Curly) Andrews, 63, of Frankfort, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, from Allons Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Geren officiating. Burial with military honors by James T. Davis V.F.W. Post 5062 was in Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Andrews, a truck driver, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at his home.

Born June 12, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elvin and Monnie Glasscock Andrews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sisters; and a brother, Horace Andrews.

He was a member of Allons Baptist Church and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Veteran Army.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Andrews, Liberty, KY; four sons, Craig Andrews, Randy Andrews, and Landon Andrews, all of Liberty, KY, and Michael Andrews, Russell Springs, KY; a daughter, Regina Long, Liberty, KY; two sisters, Ila Ruth Parks, Morgantown, IN, and Reba Collins, Carthage, TN; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Andrews, Doyle Andrews, Glenn Andrews, Wilmoth Andrews, Donnie Andrews, and Mark Andrews.

 

Mary Ferrell Huckeby
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ferrell Huckeby, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Warren officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Huckeby, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Smith County Health Care in Carthage.

Born September 25, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elmo and Nettie Davis Ferrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Huckeby; and two brothers, A.B. Ferrell and Cordell Ferrell.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Livingston.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and J.E. White, Buffalo Valley; a brother, Sylvester Ferrell, Muldraugh, KY; two granddaughters, Renee Clouse and Becky Davis; three grandsons, Robert Melton, Brian Melton, and Jay Melton; and two great grandsons, Christopher Melton and Brett Davis.

Pallbearers were Rex Clouse, David Davis, Brian Melton, Jay Melton, Billy Joe Holt, and Lynn King.

 

Charles E. (Roddy) Breeding
Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. (Roddy) Breeding, 74, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Breeding, a retired machinist, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 4, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Tucker Breeding and Etta Bilbrey Breeding. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Breeding and Carl Breeding. He attended Zion Hill United Methodist Church and was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Harp Breeding, Rickman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Breeding, Cookeville, and Gary Breeding, Rickman; two grandchildren, Ross Breeding and Erin Breeding; two sisters, Opal White and Dorothy Matthews, both of Rickman; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Jim Sullivan.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Waddey, Timmy Pendergrass, Sam Pendergrass, Johnny Pendergrass, Fred Lee Ashburn, and Cleo Swallows.

 

Mavel Joyce Denney
Funeral services for Mrs. Mavel Joyce Denney, 66, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. James Haines and Bro. James Lynch officiating. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Denney, employee of Russell Stover Candies, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born December 3, 1932, in Cooper, KY, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Jane (Carter) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her sister, Reva Self; and an infant brother, Melvin Smith.

She was a charter member and wife of the founder of Faith United Baptist Church in New Castle, IN.

Survivors include her husband, Junior C. Denney, Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Gail Denney, Livingston, and Arnold Dewey “Duke” and Debbie Denney, Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Jerry Wattenberger, New Castle, IN, and Nancy Jane and Steve Kelly, Cookeville; two sisters, Ila Jones, Cooper, KY, and Vela Stephenson, Monticello, KY; two brothers, Nile Smith, Monticello, KY, and Kenneth Smith, Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren, Jerry Wattenbarger Jr., Angel Renee Lambert, Nathan Wattenbarger, Ryan Walden, Lacy Arnold, Kelly Hammock, Chris Hammock, Crystal Hammock, Amber Lynn Smith, Racquel Kelly, and Tonya Kelly; and five great-grandchildren, Issac Lambert, Ethan Hammock, Chezney Hammock, Bailey Hammock and Calen Arnold.

 

M. Evelyn Ray
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Ray, 63, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 23, 1999, from Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Farris and Rev. James Phillips officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ray, a retired hair dresser, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born March 7, 1936, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late James Tinch and Ova Phillips Tinch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Geller.

She was a member of Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her second husband, Loye Ray, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tracey Geller, Lewisville, TX; four step-children, Kim Ray, Anderson, IN, Marlin Ray, Rickman, Greg Ray, Cookeville, and Shelly and Tony Thomas, Markleville, IN; two brothers, James Tinch, Monroe, and Herman Lee Tinch, Panama City, FL; two sisters, Mary Phillips, Anderson, IN, and Myrtle Phillips, Crossville; three grandchildren, Heather Geller, Ginger Geller, and T.J. Gellar; and seven step-grandchildren, Shawn Ray, Jamie Ray, Sarah Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Sadie Ray, Cody Ray, and Heather Ray.

 

Artha Marie Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Artha Marie Garrett, 82, of Goodlettsville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Thaxton officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Garrett, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Hendersonville Hospital.

Born July 11, 1916, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late John and Sara York Crisp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Escue Garrett; and a daughter, Sue Buckner.

She was a member of Hendersonville Pentacostal Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Nell Twomey and Joann Marvel, both of Goodlettsville, Opal Towne, Dickson, and Patsy Powell, Greenbrier; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Twomey, Jeff Garrett, Jason Mitchell, Mike Marvel, Jeff Powell, Greg Buckner, Tim Buckner, and David Buckner.

 

Nola Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Ellis, 77, were conducted at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 1999, from the chapel of Highland South Funeral Home in Knoxville with Bro. Kendal Melton and Bro. Keith Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville.

Mrs. Ellis died Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

Born February 27, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Lee and Dorie Dixon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ellis; two sons, Ralph Deck and Donald Deck; one brother Thurman Dixon; and one sister, Mazell Dixon.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include four children; one sister, Bertie Mansell, Livingston; two brothers, O.L. Dixon, Tipton, IN, and Homer Dixon, Knoxville; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

Anna Lee Reynolds
Funeral services for Ms. Anna Lee Reynolds, 63, of Pompano Beach, FL, were conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Gene Schmid officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Reynolds, an assembly person in the automotive industry, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Broward Medical Center in Pompano Beach, FL.

Born October 20, 1935, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late William Herman Spivey and Mariam McClain Spivey.

She was a Catholic.

Survivors include her two sons, Larry Reynolds, Commerce, MI, and Thomas Reynolds, Pompano Beach, FL; a daughter, Linda Dort, Willimantic, CT; two brothers, Jerls Spivey, Celina, and Bill Spivey, Jackson, GA; five sisters, Marie Dulworth, Cookeville, Bonnie Daily, Algood, Bertha Lyons, Russelville, KY, Velma Phillips, Monterey, and Debbie Tinsley, Livingston; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wayne Dulworth, Adam Tinsley, Jeremy Pedigo, Danny Tinsley, Billy Pedigo, and Barney Phillips.

 

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