Zula Irene Murphy
Funeral services for Mrs. Zula Irene Murphy, 66, of Monroe, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 29, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Dailey officiating. Burial
was in Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mrs. Murphy, a retired factory worker, died Saturday, February
26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born April 28, 1933, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of
the late Willie and Lillie Mae (Mea) Richardson.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Murphy, Monroe; five sons,
Johnny Edward Murphy, Cookeville, Alan Wayne Murphy, Rickman, James
Ralph Murphy, Gainesboro, Billy Carl Murphy, and David Glenn Murphy,
both of Livingston; three daughters, Sally Mae Wyrick, Virginia,
Marsha Gail Amonett, Celina, and Tonya Sue Reagan, Allons; four
brothers, Elmer Richardson, Livingston, John Henry Richardson, Johnny
Edward Richardson, both of Michigan, and James Richardson, Nashville;
nine sisters, Christine Rhoten, Mary Pennington, Wanda Muir, Joann
Richardson, all of Michigan, Judy Claxon, Kentucky, Connie Taylor,
Donna Kinnard, both of Cookeville, Edna Whittmore, Florida, and
Katherine Danner, Livingston; 18 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Darrell Smith, 67, of Alpine, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 29, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial
was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Smith, a logger, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at his home.
Born November 7, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Ben and Myrtle (Cantrell) Smith.
He was of the Baptist faith and an Army Veteran during the Korean
Survivors include his wife, Marie Smith, Alpine; two sons, Ronnie
Smith, Hilham, and Kenny Smith, Livingston; a daughter, Donna Burgess,
Midland, TX; three brothers, Buster Smith, Cookeville, Kenneth Smith,
and Carl Smith, both of Indiana; two sisters, Colleen Taylor, Chattanooga,
and Geraldine McDonald, Monroe; four grandchildren; and four great
Pallbearers were Kenny Smith, Jimmy Crawford, Johnny Lovelace,
Shawn Winningham, Jay Phillips, and Jim Burgess. Honorary pallbearers
were Bob Howell, Gary Allred, and Gage Guadarrama.
Deborah Lynn Loftis
Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Lynn Loftis, 41, of Livingston,
will be conducted at 4 p.m., today, Wednesday, March 1, 2000, from
the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Cleston
Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Falling Springs Cemetery
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Loftis died February 26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born August 16, 1958, in Muncie, IN, she was the daughter of Earlene
Pennycuff Coleman of Livingston and the late Floyd Coleman, Jr.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother,
She was affiliated with First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her fiancˇe, Kenny
Knight, Livingston; a daughter, Stephanie Geesling, Hilham; two
sisters, Pat Brown and Melissa Poore, both of Livingston; an uncle,
Paul Coleman, Livingston; six nieces and nephews; one great niece;
and one great nephew.
Funeral services for Mr. Fowler Hicks, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted
at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston
Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Burial was in
Crawford Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Hicks, a truck driver for the Overton County Highway Dept.,
died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a member of the Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Born April 15, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Johnnie and Dora (Carwile) Hicks. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by three sisters, Ola Benton, Alma Dees, and
Norma Hunt, and seven brothers, Thurman Hicks, Roy Hicks, Cleveland
Hicks, Willis Hicks, Willard Hicks, William Hicks and Herman Hicks.
Survivors include three sisters, Velma Denney, Lafayette, Allie
Vaughn, Indianapolis, IN, Sylvia Hunt, Nashville; three brothers,
Howard Hicks and Homer Hicks, both of New Castle, IN, James Hicks,
Hartsville; and serveral nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Stanley Thompson, Raymond Crawford, Rick Hunt,
Mike Dillon, Grant Mullins, and Keith Underhill.
William Alfred Pritchard
Funeral services for Mr. William Alfred Pritchard, 55, of Byrdstown,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2000, from Etter
Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Brown officiating. Burial was in Story
Cemetery in Byrdstown with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of
Mr. Pritchard, a past employee at Warner Gear and a licensed electrician,
died Friday, February 25, 2000, at his home.
Born December 30, 1944, in Pickett County, he was the son of Jerry
Pritchard and the late Mary Elmira (Smith) Pritchard. He was a veteran
of the United States Army.
Survivors include a son, Joel Pritchard, Byrdstown; his father,
Jerry Pritchard, Byrdstown; three sisters, Nellie Armstrong, Albany,
KY, and Clementine Asberry and Betty Sue Beaty, both of Byrdstown;
five brothers, Earl Pritchard, Byrdstown; Amber Pritchard, Dayton,
OH, Odell Pritchard, Taswell, IN, Clyde Pritchard, Whiteland, IN;
and Lewis Pritchard, Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbeares were Bernie Copeland, Ronnie Pritchard, Johnnie Pritchard,
Todd Pritchard, Jeff Couch, and Charlie Asberry.
Beaulah Ledbetter Scates
Funeral services for Mrs. Beaulah (Ledbetter) Scates, 91, of Monterey
and formerly of the Crawford community, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
February 27, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey
with Bro. Glen Goggins officiation. Burial was in Honey Springs
Cemetery near Crawford with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Scates died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Livingston Regional
Born February 2, 1909, on Alpine Mountain, she was the daughter
of the late Charlie and Nancy Jane (Gunnels) Ledbetter. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter
Allen Scates; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred Scates Payton
Chancellor, Harry Payton, Mary Pearle Seale, and James Seale; a
son, Bobby Scates; and a granddaughter, Martha Payton Wilsford.
She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-laws, Faye and Moody
Chancellor, Texas, Dorothy and Raymond Miller, Rickman, and Linda
and Donnie Isabell, Monterey; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren;
23 great-great grandchildren; a precious group of nieces and nephews;
a host of friends; and two special sisters-in-law, Francis Medlock
and Christine OÕBrien, both of Knoxville. Her grandsons served as
Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Garrett, 55, of the Vines Ridge
Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2000,
from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ovel
Tinch officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb
with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Garrett, an automotive body repairman, died Monday, February
21, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born September 2, 1944, in Vines Ridge, he was the son of Daisy
(Hargis) Garrett of the Vines Ridge Community and the late Victor
Garrett. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by
a sister-in-law, Wilma Hines, and a brother-in-law, Johnny Allred.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary (Allred)
Garrett, Vines Ridge Community; a son, Chad Garrett, Vines Ridge
Community; three sisters-in-law, Judy Stedam, Rinnie, Betty Evans,
Augusta, GA, and Sibbie Barnes, Rockwood; five brothers-in-law,
Gratis Allred, Irvine Allred, both of Rinnie, Jim Allred, Tom Allred,
and Lonnie Allred, all of Clarkrange; two aunts, Agnes Miller and
Beatrice Barnes, both of the Vines Ridge Community; and an uncle,
Thelbert Garrett, Hanging Limb.
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