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Archives 8-11-99

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Dennis Edward Breeding
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Edward Breeding, 33, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 6, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Breeding, a supervisor at SIEBE Automotive in Algood, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 8, 1966, in Overton County, he was the son of the Junior Wayne Breeding of Livingston and the late Edith Mairl (Boles) Breeding.

He was a veteran serving in the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa (Richardson) Breeding, Hilham; two sons, Ben Breeding and Dalton Breeding, both of Hilham; a daughter, Tiffany Breeding, Hilham; his grandparents, James and Zora Boles, Livingston; four sisters, Patsy Durham, Butte, MT, Linda Gore, Janie Bilbrey, and Mairlyn Vaughn, all of Livingston; two brothers, David Breeding and Doug Breeding, both of Livingston; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Pippin, Philip Nash, J. Kevin Reagon, Michael Bilbrey, Scott Vaughn, Chuck Williams, Mike Swallows, Brian Hawke, and Michael George.

 

William W. Elston
Funeral services for Mr. William W. “Buck” Elston, 84, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, from Southern Hills Baptist Church. Burial was in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens with Ninde Funeral Directors, Garden Chapel, in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Elston, a retired public school teacher and principal, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.

Born September 10, 1914, in Chickasha, OK, he was the son of the late William D. and Rosetta (Kelly) Elston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Elston and Frank Elston; two sisters, Edna Elston and Ruby Cox; and a daughter, Susan Jayne Elston. He taught in Sapulpa, Tulsa and Claremore public school systems before retiring from Catoosa Public Schools in 1978.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific Theater and a member of Disabled American Veterans and Southern Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice Pryor, formerly of Overton County; and a daughter and son-in-law, Linn Ann and Don Huntington, Hays, KS.

 

Woodley Mae Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Woodley Mae Copeland, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland, a housewife, died Friday, August 6, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 13, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Story and Nora Lee Cantrell Smith.

She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin Copeland, Alpine, and Randy Copeland, Livingston; three daughters, Willie Leslie and LeeAnn Poston, both of Livingston, and Dorothy Carr, Hilham; a sister, Louise Ramsey, Livingston; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark Sherfield, Chris Copeland, Ronnie White, Steve Cooper, Nelson Parrigin, and Steve Coffee.

 

Jimmy Hugh Upton
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Hugh Upton, 56, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Burial was in McFerrin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Upton, a truck driver, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at his home.

Born April 11, 1943, in Overton County, he was the son of Loverda Bilbrey Upton of Cookeville and the late Norman Hugh Upton.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Kathy Upton, Cookeville; two daughters, Denise Dunn and Tabitha Upton, both of Cookeville; two sisters, Reba Upton, Cookeville, and Shirley McCarey, Colorado; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Daron Dunn, Scottie Key, Dustin Vaughn, Jimmy Stevens, Jay Whitson, and Vestal Peterman. Honorary pallbearer was Talmadge Carr.

 

Walter Davis Hammock
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Davis Hammock, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hammock, a retired monument builder, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 30, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George and Vena Hammons Hammock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Bennett Hammock; and a son, Keith Hammock.

He was a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Key, Crawford; a brother, Burris Hammock, Livingston; a sister, Enoie Coffman, Centralia, WA; four grandchildren, Michael Hammock, Judith Phillips, Melissa Taylor, and James Hammock; and five great grandchildren, Chad, Jason, Duran, Rusty and Jeremy.

Pallbearers were Jason Breeding, Kenny Dishman, Mark Cantrell, Jeff Walker, Greg Walker, and Jared Norrod. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Pigg, Frank Pigg, David Pigg, Jerry Pigg, Don Pigg, Clifton Pigg, Mark Walker, and Buck Phillips.

 

Norman Johnson
Graveside services for Mr. Norman "Bob" Johnson, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 1999, in Miller Cemetery with H.C. Vanderpool officiating and Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, a retired custodian with Livingston Regional Hospital, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 29, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dave and Cora Edna (George) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alene Frances Johnson; three brothers, J.C. Johnson, Ottis Johnson, and Burrell Johnson; and two sisters, Avo Gray and Birda Carter.

He was a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise Keller, Livingston; a son, Danny W. Johnson, Livingston; two sisters, Trixie Sullivan, Livingston, and Dalpha Dailey, Celina; and a granddaughter, Brittany Maynard, Gallatin. Pallbearers were friends of the family.

 

 

 

 

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