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Archives 12-06-2000

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James Clifford Abbott
Funeral services for Mr. James Clifford Abbott, 64, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2000, from the chapel of the Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service of Anderson, IN. Burial was in the Saunders Cemetery in Daleville, IN, with Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Abbott, a construction laborer, died November 29, 2000, at the St. JohnÕs Medical Center in Anderson, IN.

Born April 17, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Laken L. and Laney E. (Ruble) Abbott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Abbott.

He was a member of the LaborerÕs Local #1112 Union in Munice, IN, Fall Creek Conservation Club, and N.R.A.

Survivors include his wife, Jessann (Phillips) Abbott, Anderson, IN; a daughter, Durinda M. Abbott, Anderson, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Tamra Abbott, Frankton, IN; an adopted son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Kim Knight and their son Jonathon, Anderson, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Posey and Mary Abbott and J.T. and Betty Abbott, all of Livingston; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosie Arney, Eula Adams, and O.V. and Cormel Morrow, all of Livingston; eight grandchildren, Amanda Abbott, Wendy Abbott, Hailey Abbott, Emily Lawrence, Samuel Lawrence, Marlee Lawrence, Laura Lawrence, and Daniel Clifford Lawrence.

 

Lisa Marshall Estep
Funeral services for Mrs. Lisa Marshall Estep, 38, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Estep, a certified nursing assistant for the Overton County Nursing Home, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 24, 1962, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Kermit Conner Jr. of Livingston and the late Lillie M. Conner. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug Estep and Kenneth Estep; and her grandparents, Marvin and Bessie Burchett. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Mike Stewart, Livingston; a step-daughter, Mica Stewart, Livingston; three sisters, Sharon Patterson, Rickman, Pamela Conner, Franklin, IN, and Cindy Bryant, Freetown, IN; two brothers, Thomas Estep, Indianapolis, IN, and Randy Estep, Livingston. Pallbearers were Jolene Hagens, Debbie Hicks, Greg Whited, Missy Rhule, Jim Crabtree, Anna Ruth Morgan, Larry McDonald, and Mike Sells.

 

Carrie E. (Sewell) Beaty
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. (Sewell) Beaty, 71, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Wattenbarger officiating. Burial was in the Beaty Cemetery in Pickett Co. with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Beaty, a factory worker and homemaker, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 21, 1929, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Allen and Viola (Hill) Sewell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Amon Earl Sewell. She was a member of the Bethsadia Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Eschol Beaty, Byrdstown; two sisters, Oletha Neal Beaty, Byrdstown, and Wanda Grace Norrod, Cookeville; a brother, Ray Sewell, Byrdstown; an aunt, Bea Wessendorf, Cincinnati, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Joe Norrod, Michael Copeland, Michael Glass, Lonnie Wright, Gayron Wright, and Avery Wright.

 

Judy Beaty Humble
Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Beaty Humble, 56, of Crossville, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery in Fentress County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Humble, a computer lab coordinator, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at her residence.

Born January 25, 1944, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Pearl Jane Vaughn Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Beaty and Sam Beaty. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Humble, Crossville; a son, William Michael Humble, Ontario, Canada; three daughters, Linda (Humble) Bentley, Lake Elsinore, CA, Christy (Humble) and husband Dennis Weeks, Fallbrook, CA, and Leslie Humble and friend Bruce Givens, Cedar Lake, IN; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Joan Beaty, Pat and Glee Beaty, and Dock and Jo Beaty, all of Crossville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Willie Mae and Dick Kline, Hollywood, CA, Helen and Alex Clark, Nacogdoches, TX, and Erman Smith, Canoga Park, CA; four grandchildren, Jerald Bentley, Lake Elsinore, CA, Scott Weeks and Jennifer Weeks, both of Fallbrook, CA, and Elijah Humble OÕGrady, Ontario, Canada; one great grandchild, Janessa Bentley; 15 nieces and nephews; and 20 great nieces and nephews.

 

Elmo Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Elmo Johnson, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Buford Nivens officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery in the Timothy Community with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, a carpenter and block mason, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 2, 1912, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lum and Mary Strode Johnson. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God.

Survivors include four nieces, Mary Jo Denton, Cookeville, Betty Copeland, Rickman, and Judy Padgett and Geneve Carter, both of Livingston; and three nephews, Arvis Johnson, Cookeville, and R.L. Johnson and Charles Dillon, both of Livingston.

 

Linne L. Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie L. Ledbetter, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ledbetter, a factory worker, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 7, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma (Maynord) Dial. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzie Ledbetter; three brothers, Stanley Dial, Harley Dial, and Delphus Dial; two sisters, Lola Barlow and Minnie Coy; and a great grandson, Jeremy L. Thompson. She lived in Muncie, IN, for 42 years and moved back to Tennessee in 1982. She worked for Ball Brothers and Werts Novelty and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, James L. Massengill, Browns-ville, TX; two daughters, Nita Pitman, Livingston, and Kathy Sizemore, Muncie, IN; a step-son, Larry Ledbetter, Albany, IN; a step-daughter, Sandy Ledbetter, Muncie, IN; two sisters, Inis Allen and Mary Violet Crum, both of Muncie, IN; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Anthony Luke Lavin
Mr. Anthony Luke Lavin, 47, of Livingston, died Wednesday, November 22, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker at General Motors in Michigan.

Born October 6, 1953, in Dearborn, MI, he was the son of Luke and Jean Brandon Lavin. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four children, three brothers, a sister, a sister-in-law, three grandchildren, a nephew, and a niece. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Lavin at a later date in Michigan.

 

Jo Ellen Davenport
Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ellen Davenport, 40, of Castalian Springs, TN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Greg Armstrong officiating. Burial was in the Stacy Cemetery in the Old Antioch Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Davenport, a factory employee, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at her home.

Born February 2, 1960, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of Allon and Mary Helen Reeder of Castalian Springs. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Will H. and Alta B. Stacy and Thadous Reeder.

She served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in Trousdale County.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Jamie Davenport, Lafayette; two sons, Justin Davenport, Castalian Springs, and Jared Davenport, Lafayette; two brothers, Jeffrey Stacy, Lebanon and Allon Reeder Jr., Monroe; a sister, Betty Shackelton, Lebanon; a grandmother, Ovas Reeder, Livingston; and a special aunt, Sue Reeder of Nashville.

 

Clarence Wallace
Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Wallace, 86, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home of Monterey with Dr. Martin Thielen officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wallace, a retired coal miner, died Saturday, December 2, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 26, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Enis and Mary (Ledbetter) Wallace. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Floyd Wallace. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the UMWA.

Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Vaughn and Hazel Walker, both of Monterey; a half sister, Mae Winiski, New York, NY; and three half brothers, Bill Wallace and J.B. Wallace, both of Crossville, and Issac Wallace of Naples, FL; four grandchildren, Ellen Wilson, Felecia Yates, Johnny Walker, and Brian Vaughn; and seven great grandchildren.

 

Etta Mae Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Mae Brown, 92, of Moraine, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, a homemaker, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, in Moraine, OH.

Born November 12, 1908, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late J.P. and Hosanna Neeley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Law-rence Brown; two sons, Donoth Brown and Delon Brown; a brother, Vester Neeley; and a daughter-in-law, Joann S. Brown.

Survivors include a son, Earl R. Brown, Moraine, OH; a daughter-in-law, Ruby J. Brown, Freeport, IL; three sisters, Stella Ogletree, Dayton, OH, Olene Gore, Baxter, and Ruby Rich, Nashville; 4 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Carl Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Brown, 87, of the Baptist Ridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2000, from the chapel of the Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr.Brown, a retired farmer and machine operator, died December 1, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 6, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Florence (Rich) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Schraumm Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Louise May, Fairfield Glade; three sisters, Rose Smith, Hilham, Marian Fannon, Ohio, and Josie Carmack, Indiana; four brothers, Ather Brown, Sparta, Edward Brown, Nashville, Cecil Brown, Mont-erey, and Oscar Brown, Cookeville; three grandchildren, Gregory May, Jeff May and Annette May Franco; and two great grandchildren, Lauren Franco and Heather May.

 

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