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Archives 9-15-99

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Albert F. Crisp
Graveside services with full military honors for Mr. Albert F. Crisp, 75, of Southlake, TX, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, September 13, 1999, from Paron Cemetery with Bro. Mike Adams and Bro. J.D. Wade officiating. Whitson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Crisp, a retired Air Force veteran and retail food service employee, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, in Grapevine, TX.

He was born August 31, 1924, in Boston, MA.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Texas and served in Army Air Corp during World War II and the Air Force in the Korean War as a gunner and boom operator. He flew a number of missions and was a highly decorated veteran with numerous commendations for outstanding service to his country including one from JFK.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Kimes) Crisp, Southlake, TX; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sue Crisp, Houston, TX; a daughter, Cindy Bonarati, Texas; a brother, Richard Crisp, Mansfield, MA; a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Johnny Visconti, Boston, MA; a granddaughter, Melissa Crisp, Houston, TX; two grandsons, Paul Crisp, Houston, TX, and Jim Lyons, Detroit, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Agnes Alberta Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Alberta Poston, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Poston, a housewife, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 6, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Carver and Lona Bell Bilbrey Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Obie Poston; a son, Bruce Poston; and a sister, Beulah Brinson.

She was affiliated with the Church of God of Prophesy in Livingston.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Joe Poston and O.B. Poston, both of Livingston; a daughter, Linda Oakley, Livingston; three brothers, Sam "Budd" Eldridge and Coy Eldridge, both of Livingston, and Bill Eldridge, Rickman; two sisters, Jean Forton, Livingston, and Betty Downey, Anderson, IN; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Poston, Scott Poston, Tommy Feaster, Daniel Poston, Tim Oakley, and Chad Murphy.

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Jerry Ray Huskey
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Ray Huskey, 46, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Huskey, a factory worker, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at his home.

Born July 5, 1953, in Harlan County, KY, he was the son of Jewell Coldiron Huskey of Livingston and the late Leroy Huskey. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee and Rose Coldiron and John and Ollie Huskey.

He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors in addition to his mother include a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Denise Huskey, Gloucester, VA; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mina and Cledith Padgett, Livingston, Vicki and Dick Jarrett, Tampa, FL, and Patty Briggs, California; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marcella Wilson, Byrdstown.

Pallbearers were Stanford Padgett, Rod Huff, Daniel Forrester, Jason Bilbrey, Bruce Harris, and Scott Thornhill.

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Ethel Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Reagan, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cullom Maxfield officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reagan, a housewife, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 28, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Rosie A. Matthews Johnson.

She was affiliated with the Assembly of God.

Survivors include her husband, James Carlie Reagan, Livingston; a son, Charlie Reagan, Livingston; two daughters, Rose Copeland, Livingston, and Betty Speck, Highland Mountain Community; two brothers, Frank Johnson, Scottsville, KY, and Harris Johnson, Red Boiling Springs; two sisters, Allis Wallace, Illinois, and Pearl Dennis, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Shawn Reagan, Brian Reagan, Jason Ledbetter, and Chris Ledbetter; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carl Reagan, Terry Johnson, Joe Johnson, Johnny Dennis, Ralph Brown, and Rod Johnson.

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Arnold Sells
Funeral services for Mr. Arnold Sells, 78, formerly of Oakley, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, 1999, at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron, OH, with Pastor William Moore officiating. Graveside services with military honors by the Livingston V.F.W. Post were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999, from Sells Family Cemetery in Monroe with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sells, a minister, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999.

Born in Oakley, he was the son of the late Robert and Ova Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Sells, Forest Sells, and Andrew Sells; a sister, Nancy Ellen Hensley; and a grandson, Mark Andrew. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in the European Theater, a member of Clark Mill Road Baptist Church, and was an ordained minister by the Maranatha Baptist Church of Akron, OH. He received two song writing awards from Billboard magazine and led a country band "Tennessee Slim and the Country Boys".

Survivors include his wife, Pat Sells; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Cindy Sells of Barberton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, "Big Girl" Linda Lucas, Akron, OH, "Little Girls" Lee Anne and James Grimes, Akron, OH, and Molly and Larry Saal, Lodi; a bother and sister-in-law, Barnie and Beulah Sells, Akron, OH; two sisters, Bonnie Kyle, Tennessee, and Chloe Conner, Akron, OH; eight grandchildren, Tracee, Lisa, Eddie, Heather, Ricky, Tommy, Philip, and Hannah; six great grandchildren, Rachel, Ricky, Daniel, Christian, Julia, and Rebekah; a special friend, "Banjo Man" Phil Bunch; and many other relatives and friends.

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Steven L. Sherfield
Funeral services for Mr. Steven L. Sherfield, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sherfield, a factory worker, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Born April 23, 1953, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Wanda Waites Wolford of Indianapolis, IN. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar L. and Martha Emaline Stone Waites.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Steven Sherfield, Indianapolis, IN; a brother, Kevin Lynn Sherfield, Indianpolis, IN; a sister, Martha Sherry Conover, Indianapolis, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Wayne Beechboard, Bobby Beechboard, Brian Beechboard, Andy Beechboard, Ronnie Phillips, Gaywon Ferrill, and Patrick McDonald.

 

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