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Alissa (Lisa) Lynn Stover
Funeral services for Mrs. Alissa (Lisa) Lynn Stover, 33, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Reeder officiating. Burial was in Crawford Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stover, a grocery clerk for M & M Trading Post, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 2, 1966, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Pearl Breeding of Cookeville and Joe and Dean Breeding of Overton County. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jason Bowman.

Survivors include three sons, Brandon Breeding and Benjamin Breeding, both of Cookeville, and Jason Bowers, Livingston; four brothers, Lonnie Breeding, Donnie Breeding, and Willie Breeding, all of Cookeville, and Billy Breeding, Allons; and two sisters, Patricia Bilbrey, Livingston, and Teresa Breeding, Cookeville.

 

Bruce Edward Ogletree
Funeral services for Mr. Bruce Edward Ogletree Sr., 61, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Malone officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ogletree, a mechanic with the Tennessee State Highway Dept., died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born April 10, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie Elmer and Lora Edith Swann Ogletree.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ogletree; two daughters, Lorie Faron and Emma Ogletree, both of Cookeville; a son, Bruce Edward Ogletree Jr., Cookeville; two brothers, William D. Ogletree, Cookeville; Wayne Ogletree, Sparta; and four grandchildren, Dustin Lee Downer, Dakota Downer, Anthony Simmons, and Savannah Simmons.

 

Estel Martin Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Estel Martin Ramsey, 90, of Cooke-ville, were conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 26,1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Diemer and Rev. Glea Shelly officiating. Burial with military honors was conducted by the VeteranŐs Honor Guard consisting of VFW Post 6277 and VVA Post 741 in the Roberson Family Cemetery.

Mr. Ramsey, a retired interior decorator, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born July 18, 1909, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Porter Lee and Cytha Lee Stockton Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Freeman Ramsey; four sisters, Beulah King, Katie Buckner, Elva Lankford, and Marie Anderson; and two brothers, Clarence and Porter Lee Ramsey, Jr.

He was a member of the Paron United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre of Operations, the invasion of Normandy Beach, and serving on the U.S.S. Texas during the invasion of France.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in law, Sue and Winnell Howell, Cookeville, Gay Nell and Ralph Phillips, Rickman, and Rebecca Warren, Cookeville; two brothers, Elbert Ramsey, Manchester, and Thomas Ramsey, Water-town; two sisters, Lottie Phillips, and Roxie Wilmoth both of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Barry Bates, Loe Warren, Caleb Carr, Kevin Cantrell, and Lisa Cantrell; five great-grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild. Pallbearers were Barry Bates, Caleb Carr, Kevin Cantrell, Bob McMillian, Chris Warren, and Joe Warren.

 

Emma Johnson Fry
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Johnson Fry, 75, of Kingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 27, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Fry, a nursing home LPN, died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

Born November 27, 1923, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Betty Zachery Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Hensley.

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Edd Hensley, Rockwood, Tom Hensley, Kingston, Steve Hensley, Hermitage, and Phil Hensley, Austell, GA; a daughter, Rebecca Plaster, Chickamauga, GA; three sisters, Cleo Long, Hilham, and Delsie Meglich and Elise Williams, both of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chris Hensley, Hank Hensley, Anthony Hensley, Phillip Hensley, Eric Hensley, Jason Hensley, John Ford, Tim Williams, and Bubbie Long.

 

Kermit E. Smith
Graveside memorial services for Mr. Kermit E. Smith, 82, of Arizona and formerly of Willow Grove, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 1999, from St. Johns Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service was held last year in Yakima, WA. Mr. Smith died January 27, 1998, in Tuscon, AR.

Born December 2, 1915, in Holly Creek, he was the son of the late Gordon Smith and Maude Conatser Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alyne; and a brother, Bill.

Survivors include his wife, Ina Ruth Grimsley Smith; three daughters and a son-in-law, Lee Ann Rasnussen, Laura Jane (Lolly) Smith, Lou Ellen and Marvin Strand; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Stephanie Strand and James Fox; a grandson and partner, Robin Rasnussen and Shannon Russo; a great grandson, Riley.

 

Fred Thomas Peek
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Thomas Peek, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 30, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Peek, a retired supervisor for Baird-Ward Air Conditioning Co., died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 18, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas Colvert and Cora Ann Freeman Peek.

He was of the Methodist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Peek, Livingston; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jessie and J.T. Dubree, Daytona Beach, FL, and Elizabeth Carr, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Micky Smith, Glenn Story, Art Horswell, Carey Gore, Doug Herd, and Ralph Vickers.

 

Haley Howard Carter
Mr. Haley Howard Carter, 81, of Livingston, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 24, 1917, in Sabine Parrish, LA, he was the son of the late Enoch Bradford and Carlotta Laurissa Hippler Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Metterholzer Carter.

He was of the Baptist faith and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant during WWII.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Haley Howard Carter Jr., California, and Duane and Sheila Carter, Livingston; two sisters, Vera Steele, Dickerson, TX, and Clara Buck, Tyler, TX; a grandson, David Matthews Carter, Cookeville; a step granddaughter, Jacqueline Bennett, Jacksonville, FL; and four step great grandchildren.

 

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