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Gordon William Beason
Funeral services for Mr. Gordon William Beason, 66, of Monroe, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason and Bro. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Beason, a retired brick mason, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born September 8, 1933, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Gordon Washington and Clara Jane (Garrett) Beason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Beason.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Walter James Beason, Kokomo, IN, and Gordon William Beason Jr., Waynesboro; three brothers, Kermit Lee Beason, Pennsylvania, John Haggard Beason, Monroe, and Danny Leonard Beason, Lakeland, FL; four sisters, Clara Ann Bilbrey, Janie Charline Long, Brenda Kay Garrett, all of Livingston, Georgia Faye Taylor, Linda B. Dishman, both of Anderson, IN, and Lizzie Mae Reeder, Cookeville; and three grandchildren.

 

Eugene Forrest Eavenson
Graveside services for Mr. Eugene Forrest Eavenson, 65, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, from Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, FL, with Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Orange Park, FL, in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Eavenson, a retired forklift operator from Winn-Dixie, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 11, 1935, in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the late Mayo Eugene and Virginia (Forrest) Eavenson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Joe Mitchell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Eavenson, Rickman; a son, Michael Eavenson, Jacksonville, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Lonnie Herron, Clover, SC; two step-daughters and step sons-in-law, Cheryl and Tony Yoder, Smyrna, and Sheila and Terry Larson, Cookeville; three step-sons and a step daughter-in-law, Darrell and Lesa Honadle, Charles Williams, and Dwain Williams, all of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren, Christopher Eaven-son, Cody Herron, Jessica Dalton, Christopher Yoder, Hallie Larson, Trenton Larson, Rebecca Honadle, and Jennifer Jones; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

 

Randy Eugene Peek
Funeral services for Mr. Randy Eugene Peek, 39, of Hudson, KY, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, from the chapel of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Kentucky. Burial was in Calvert Cemetery in McDaniels, KY, with Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Peek, a employee of Vermont American in Leitchfield, KY, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at his home. Born in Jellico, he was the son of J.B. Peek of Livingston and Delma Rose Peek of Leitchfield, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez (Nottingham) Peek.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-mother, Dollie Peek, Livingston; four brothers, Bill Peek, Ownesboro, KY, Roy Peek, London, KY, Bobby Peek, McDaniels, KY, and Donnie Peek, Westview, KY; three half-brothers, Charles Peek, Wayne Peek, and Harold Peek, all of Livingston; three sisters, Carolyn VanOver, Whitley County, KY, Darlene Pile, Westview, KY, and Joetta Smith, Livingston; and two half-sisters, Kathy Langford and Irene Peek, both of Livingston.

 

Laura E. Collins
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura E. Collins, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Collins died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 4, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ridley and Ida (Smith) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert D. Collins; and an infant son.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include three sons, A.D. Collins, Hilham, Lonnie Collins, and David Thurman, both of Livingston; three daughters, Gelema Qualls, Indiana, Betty Stover, Livingston, and Martha Hughes, Ohio; a brother, Willie C. Brown, Ohio; two sisters, Dorcas Collins, Livingston, and Odell Warren, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

 

Tony Lee Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Tony Lee Garrett, 45, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett, an employee of the City of Livingston, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born July 29, 1954, in Overton County, he was the son of Dulcie (Cooper) Garrett of Livingston and the late Castle Lee Garrett.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a fiance, Pam Rush, Rickman; a son, Damien Garrett, Livingston; two daughters, Olivia Ledbetter, Monterey, and Heather Abston, Clarkrange; three step-children, Ashley, Jamie and Kelly; two brothers, Harold Fletcher and Mike Garrett, both of Livingston; a sister, Edith Newkirk, Kansas City, MO; and five grandchildren.

 

Clara D. McDonald
Funeral services for Miss Clara D. McDonald, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating. Burial was in Clayton Smith Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss McDonald, a retired librarian from Berea College in Berea, KY, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 17, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Myrtle McDonald.

She was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine. Other memberships included the DAR Womens Club and the Senior Citizens, both in Berea, KY.

Survivors include a sister, Leona Averitt, Livingston; a niece, Peggy Averitt, Knoxville; a nephew, Ricky Averitt, Livingston; and a great niece, Bethany Endicott, Vail, CO.

 

John Butler Jackson
Graveside services for Mr. John Butler Jackson, 83, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, from Fellowship Cemetery with Marlon Winningham officiating. Upton Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jackson, a farmer, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born June 11, 1917, in Allons, he was the son of the late James "Jim" and Sally (Worley) Jackson. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a sister, Sarah (Jackson) Kyle, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nannie Leonna (Holt) Lee
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Leonna (Holt) Lee, 89, of Pall Mall, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown with Bros. Gary Pruitt, Ricky Cross and Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Lovelady Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Lee, a factory worker and homemaker, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 7, 1911, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Melia (Sells) Holt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Cooney" Lee; a son, Ernest Paul Lee; a sister, Cassie Winning-ham; a brother, Chester Holt; and two grandchildren. She wa a member of Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown.

Survivors include five daughters, Betty Mills, Knoxville, Kathleen Reynolds, Jamestown, Bloss Mitchell, Byrdstown, Carolyn Coffee, Rickman, and Joyce Fryar, Pall Mall; seven sons, Preston Lee, Jamestown, Benton Lee, Byrdstown, Thurston Lee, Crossville, Jim Lee, Lebanon, Pete Lee, Homer Lee, and George Lee, all of Pall Mall; two sisters, Pearl Cope and Clio Groce, both of Byrdstown; a brother, Roy Holt, New Castle, IN; 29 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Andy Lee, William Fryar, Ronnie Lee, Timmy Guffey, Stephen Lee, James Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, and Roger Lee.

Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Sells, David Sells, Ernie Guffey, Kevin Lee, Ronnie Lee, Robert Mills Jr, Ricky Lee, Rodney Lee, and Robert Lee.

 

Don Wesley Daub
Funeral services for Mr. Don Wesley Daub, 65, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Celina United Methodist Church with Rick Frazier officiating. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home of Celina in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daub, a retired employee of Dana Corp. in Ft. Wayne, IN, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 25, 1934, in Auburn, IN, he was the son of the late Leonard and Helen (Stevens) Daub. He was affiliated with the Celina First Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Shriner, Scottish Rite, Lodge, ShrinerÕs Little 500, Vice-President D.E.A.A., past president of Ft. Wayne MenÕs Bowling Association, past secretary/treasurer of Dana Wednesday Bowling League and Dana Thursday Golf League.

Survivors include his wife, Doris (Kerr) Daub, Celina; a son, Don R. Daub, Louisville, KY; two daughters, Donna Selman, Boise, ID, and Donette Marden, Ft. Wayne, IN; three brothers, Richard Daub, Indianapolis, IN, James Daub, Yellville, AK, and Leonard Daub, Piqua, OH; a sister, Mary Jo Swain, Ft. Wayne, IN; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joseph Marden, Bobby Marden, Terry Campbell, Bennie Hestand, and Larry Eberly Jr. Bianski. (???)


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