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
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
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
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
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
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
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. (???)
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570