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Archives 7-7-99

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Audie Mae Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Audie May Sells, 81, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sells, a retired school teacher, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 26, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Euna Huffer Smith.

She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Cordell Sells, Monroe; three sons, Randell Sells, Rickman, Henry Sells, Free Communion Community, and Malcolm Sells, Heard Ridge Community; four daughters, Geraldine Stover, Independence Community, Josephine Bean, Hardy’s Chapel Community, and Lillie Ann Sells and Rosalie Merkley, both of Cookeville; a sister, Margie Brown, Memphis; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Brown, Bob Brown, Shawn Sells, Stan Morris, Jimmy Smith, and Joey Smith.

 

Mary A. Seber
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Seber, 70, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, from Allons Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Thomas and Rev. John Davis officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Seber, a housewife, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at her home.

Born September, 2, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Anderson and Laura Holt Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ausby Lee Seber.

She was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Roy Seber and Adam Seber, both of Allons, Kenneth Seber, Algood, Steve Seber, Fellowship Community, and Richard Seber, Red Boiling Springs; four daughters, Kathy Lee Barnwell, Ashville, NC, Sharon Gail Redmon, Nashville, Lisa Marie Ford, Oak Grove Community, and Rebecca Seber, Livingston; a sister, Stella Crabtree, Livingston; 12 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Roy Lee Seber, Kenneth E. Seber, Stephen W. Seber, Richard A. Seber, Adam D. Seber, and Jason Barnwell.

 

Kimoth Howard Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Kimoth Howard Bilbrey, 89, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999, from First Baptist Church in Livingston with Bro. Bill Bouldin officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey, a farmer, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at NHC Healthcare in Murfrees-boro. Born May 20, 1910, in Over-ton County, he was the son of the late George W. and Flora Mae Howard Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Huddleston Bilbrey, McMinnville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sophrona Bilbrey, Old Hickory, and Margaret and Robert Conner Jr., Christiana; a brother, Delon Bilbrey, Old Hickory; three sisters, Velma Peterman, Mc-Minnville, Loverda Upton, Cookeville, and Volcal Cannon, Horse Shoe, NC; three grandchildren, David Conner, Murfreesboro, Kim Conner, McMinnville, and Dennis Conner, Beach Grove; and a great grandson, Jared Conner, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Gary Bilbrey, Leon Bilbrey, Dewey Bilbrey, Randal Peterman, Dennis Conner, Lyndal Davis, and David Conner. Honorary pallbearer was Jared Conner.

 

Edith Wolfe
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Wolfe, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, July 5, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wolfe, a homemaker, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born June 20, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Anna Franklin Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Tootie) Wolfe; a granddaughter, Paula Walker; and a brother, Bill Brown. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Livingston.

Survivors include a son, John Wolfe, Hendersonville; two daughters, Joanna Seagraves and Patsy Wilson, both of Livingston; three sisters, Talmadge Qualls, Livingston, Esther Stults, Marietta, GA, and Ethel Lewis, Ft. Myers, FL; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Garrett Jr., J.E. Walker, Terry New-berry, Brian Werner, Greg Franklin, and Ronnie Brown.

 

Marian E. Ramsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Marian E. Ramsey, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, from the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Dr. Don Ragland officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ramsey, a beauty shop operator, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born February 5, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie D. and Myrtle Deck Clark.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Survivors include her husband, Sam Ramsey. Pallbearers were Ron Moore, Tim Pangle, Louis Oakley, Scott Oakley, Ray Upchurch, Larry Norris, and James Elder.

 

Dale Reagan
Funeral services for Mr. Dale Reagan, 40, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch, Bro. Bernie Barton, and Bro. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in Reagan Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Reagan, a self-employed carpenter, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his home.

Born September 12, 1958, in Davidson County, he was the son of Lois Smith Reagan of Livingston and the late Buster Reagan.

He was a Christian.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Edith Reagan, Livingston; a son, Casey Reagan, Livingston; a daughter, Christy Reagan, Livingston; and two sisters, Barbara Reagan, Cookeville, and Beverly Reagan, Spring Hill.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Little, Keith Vaughn, Lonnie White, Jimmy Savage, Fred Ashburn, and Donnie Whited.

 

Frances A. Scott Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances A. Scott Winningham, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Winningham officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Winningham, a retired school teacher, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 8, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Clarice Lacy Keisling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband, Roy Scott.

She was a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Sherlie A. Winningham, Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Viann and Stephen McCormick, Nashville, and Gail and Harlie McCowan, Monterey; a brother, Charles Keisling, Monroe; an aunt, Eva McGregor, Mont Eagle; six grandchildren; a great grandchild; and a special friend, Dixie White, Livingston.

Pallbearers were Stephen McCormick, Harlie McCowan, Scott McCormick, Shawn Crabtree, Britt Keisling, and Johnny F. Coleman.

 

Marty Allen Geesling
Funeral services for Mr. Marty Allen Geesling, 24, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Collins officiating. Burial was in Allen Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Geesling, a welder and farmer, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 23, 1975, in Overton County, he was the son of Charles and Nelda Allen Geesling of the Greenbrier Community.

He was a member of Frogtown Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Marie Geesling, Livingston; a son, Ethan Geesling, Livingston; and a brother, Scott Geesling, Greenbrier Community.

Pallbearers were Jason Bilbrey, Jesse Taylor, J.B. Dailey, Lowell Logan, Terry Hatfield, and Junior Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Pryor and Scott Gunnels.

 

Johnny Richard Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Richard Garrett, 46, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Harris and Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Stover Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett, a self-employed construction worker, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 16, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of Elsie Ledbetter Garrett of Livingston and the late Alvin Garrett. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Garrett.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Sheena Garrett, Monroe; a daughter, Deidra; four brothers, Jerry Garrett, Joe Garrett, and Danny Garrett, all of Livingston, and James Garrett, Allons; and four sisters, Betty Huffer, Livingston, Rema Garrett, Cookeville, Brenda Lewis, Hardy’s Chapel Community, and Gail Sells, Tullahoma.

Pallbearers were Marvin Richardson, Carl Whited, Dennis Copeland, Ralph White, Doug Holman, and Jackie Kirby. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Sells, Kelly Daniels, Jason Sells, Jerry Bruce Garrett, Daniel Garrett, Garin Garrett, David Smith, Nick Jowers, Scotty Smith, Loyd Garrett, and Steve Flowers.

 

Ester Dixon
Funeral services for Mrs. Ester Dixon, 72, of Burleson, TX, and formerly of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 1999, from Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth, TX. Burial was in the Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mrs. Dixon, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 27, 1999 in Burleson, TX.

Born March 18, 1927, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late Willie Joe and Emma England Looper. In adition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Rev. P.A. Dixon; a sister, Bessie Key; and a brother, A.P. Looper.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Steve Shafel, Gas City, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Glenda Dixon, Everman, TX; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Looper, Rickman; six sisters, Dorthy Hinson, Anderson, IN, Margarie Anderson, Nashville, Velma Livingston and Artie Sheets both of Dayton, OH, and Myrtle Phillips and Christine Phillips both of Monterey.

 

Robert P. Holt
Funeral services for Mr. Robert P. Holt, 70,of Louisville, KY, and a native of Livingston, were conducted Sunday, July 4, 1999 at Schoppenhorst, Under-wood & Brooks Funeral Home in Pioneer Village, KY, with Bro. Larry Sellers officiating. Burial was in Brookland Cemetery in Kentucky.

Mr. Holt, employee of Inland Container, died Friday, July 2, 1999 at Norton Suburban Hospital.

He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, a member of Freewill Baptist Church and a member of American Legion Post No. 0200.

Survivors include his wife, Allie M. Phillips Holt; two daughters, Sheila King and Cindy Stephan; two sons, Blake R. Holt and Paul E. Holt; and six grandchildren.

 

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