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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 arrangements.

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.

 

Darrell Smith
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 War.

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 grandchildren.

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, Kenneth Coleman.

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.

 

Fowler Hicks
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 arrangements.

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 the arrangements.

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 Hospital.

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 pallbearers.

 

Ronnie Garrett
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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