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Archives 05-17-2000

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W.B. "Bill" Horner
Funeral services for Mr. W.B. "Bill" Horner, 94, of Claremore, OK, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Trinity Baptist Church in Claremore, OK, with Rev. Mark Hyskell officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, OK, with Rice Funeral Service of Claremore, OK, in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Horner, a retired railroad employee, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Born September 18, 1905, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert Lafayette and Lize Jane (Smith) Horner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (Phillips) Horner; five brothers, Johnnie Horner, Georgia Horner, Marcus Horner, Elbert Horner, and Marion Horner; and four sisters, Modenia Hubley, Zula Franklin, Lou Verna Howard, and Syble Flippin.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Claremore, OK.

Survivors include his second wife, Iva Gable Phillips Horner, Claremore, OK; a son and daughter-in-law, W.T. and Margie Horner, San Antonio, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Sue and Gene McDaniel, Tallahassee, FL; his stepchildren, Bob and Shirley Phillips, Hadgen, OK, David and Phyllis Phillips, and Darlene and Lee Main, all of Claremore, OK; and a sister, Ora Davis, Ft. Worth, TX.

 

Tommy M.C. Harville
Funeral services for Mr. Tommy M.C. Harville, 55, of Baxter, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, from the chapel of Baxter Funeral Home with Bro. Fabron Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Baxter Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harville, self-employed owner and operator of TommyÕs Auto Sales, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 2, 1944, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Melvin Claude and Mary Jane (Hammock) Harville.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Harville, Baxter; two daughters and a friend, Tammy Renee Ragland and Danny Tucker, Baxter, and Cynthia Harville, Cookeville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Dale and Mendy Harville, Sparta, Danny Lynn and Jennifer Harville, Rickman, Timothy Lee and Amie Harville, and Donnie Lynn and Crystal Harville, all of Baxter; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Willie Geraldine Collier, Baxter, Wanda and Mike Anderson, Brentwood, and Louise Allen, Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Judy Harville, Baxter; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Richard Raydell Baird, Sr.
Mr. Richard Raydell Baird, Sr., 58, of Allons, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

The family of Mr. Baird chose cremation with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Baird was a PacesetterÕs resident support specialist.

He was also the former owner and director of The Baird Funeral Home in Ft. Pierce, FL.

Born January 27, 1942, in Ft. Pierce, FL, he was the son of Marjorie (Cooper) Baird and the late Milton Baird.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Matthews) Baird, Allons; a daughter, Rebecca Modine, Ft. Pierce, FL; a son, Richard Raydell Baird, Jr., Bradenton, FL; his mother, Marjorie Baird, Allons; two sisters, Loy Dorminey, Allons, and Janine Baird, Marietta, GA; a brother, Dr. Wilbur Baird, Atlanta, GA; and six grandchildren.

 

Hormon Beecher Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Hormon Beecher Wilson, 69, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan and Bro. Gary Davis officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, a retired maintenance worker with the Overton County school system, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 4, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lanzie and Nan (Looper) Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tinnie Bea (Swallows) Wilson; and four brothers, Clyde Wilson, Claude Wilson, Barlow Wilson, and an infant brother. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Carol and James Dulworth, Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, James Hollis and Carol Wilson, Rickman; two sisters, Anna Ruth Bowden, Miami, FL, and Reba Webb, San Diego, CA; a brother, Lanzie Wilson Jr., Nashville; two grandchildren, Chastidy Savage and Anthony Wilson; a great grandchild, Kaitlyn Savage; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rick Phillips, Gary Walker, Richard Wilson, Randy Phillips, Tommy Swallows, and Frank Dial.

 

Virda Lee (Smith) Arney
Mrs. Virda Lee (Smith) Arney, 84, of Livingston, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

The family of Mrs. Arney chose cremation with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Arney was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born July 17, 1915, in Smith County, she was the daughter of the late Fed and Maggie (Jones) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Henry Brown, or better known as J.H. Brown.

Survivors include two daughters, Reba Johnson and Betty Jolley, both of Livingston; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Gearldean Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Gearldean Smith, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, a retired accountant for a publishing house, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 11, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late David Clure and Ida Mae Bowman Boswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie D. Smith.

She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, David Waller, Nashville; a daughter, Sharon Earls, Livingston; two brothers, Bill Boswell, Livingston, and J.D. Boswell, Anderson, IN; a sister, Charlene Goodwin, Akin, SC; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Larry Eakes, Tim Duke, Travis Duke, Alfred Ramirez, Tony Banks, and Ray Kinnard.

 

Johnnie Lee Cleghorn
Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie Lee Cleghorn, 66, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2000, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Self officiating. Burial was in Bear Cemetery in Putnam County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cleghorn, a factory worker, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at his home.

Born June 13, 1933, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Mamie Ramsey Cleghorn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Ellen Allen Cleghorn. He was a member of Marsh Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Randy Cleghorn, Rickman; three daughters, Linda Winningham, Monterey, and Patricia Barksdale and Pamela Palk, both of Cookeville; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marty Speck, Junior Paul, Jimmy Banks, Ben Winningham, Bill Scott, and Tommy Lee Clinton.

 

Coy Junior Norris
Funeral services for Mr. Coy Junior Norris, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Alvin Copeland officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norris, a plumber/electrician, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 29, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert Terry and Dora Wright Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cloie Cravens; and three brothers, Fred Norris, Toby Norris, and James Dude Norris. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include a son, David Norris, Livingston; a brother, A.D. Norris, Indianapolis, IN; and four sisters, Flora Cashin, Fayetteville, Lela Cravens, Crawford, and Nora Cravens and Ovalee Johnson, both of Alpine.

Pallbearers were members of the VFW.

 

Mildred Maxine Clift Brown Cook
Memorial services for Mrs. Mildred Maxine Clift Brown Cook, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. David Harris officiating and Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements .

Mrs. Cook, a retired supervisor at Botany 500, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born August 6, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara Gibson Clift.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Brown, Cookeville; a daughter, Barbara Cook Franklin, Hilham; a brother, Billy Clift, Cookeville; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Franklin, Beverly Coates, and Cheri Cobb.

 

Timothy Allen Carr
Funeral services for Mr. Timothy Allen Carr, 36, of Livingston, were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carr, a roofer, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 5, 1963, in Anderson, IN, he was the son of A.B. and Anna Frances Ledbetter Carr.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Survivors include his father and mother, A.B. and Anna Carr, Livingston; a brother, Donnie Roger Carr, Lebanon; three sisters, Ruth Ann Carr, Allons, Shirley Boyatt, Jamestown, and Deloris Ledbetter, Alpine; three nephews; two nieces; and one great niece.

Pallbearers were Randall Penticuff, Steve Boles, Royce Ledbetter, Roger Riley, Leon Beaty, Tommy Handy, Steve Handy, and Michael Hobbs.


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