Thomas Richard Adams
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Richard Adams, 57, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, from the chapel of Upton
Funeral Home with minister Ronnie Parsons officiating. Burial was
in the Tinsley Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Adams died Friday, June 22, 2001. He was a maintenance supervisor
at the Nursing Home.
Born September 4, 1943, in Celina, he was the son of the late Haskell
and Myrtle (Adams) Adams.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Adams, and Toby Adams, both of
Indiana; a daughter, Patricia Scott, Celina; three sisters, Morene
Adams, and Bonzie Guffey, both of Celina, and Betty Staggs, Allons;
and two grandchildren.
Thomas Crosby Seaman Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Crosby Seaman Jr., 67, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore, Rev. Ronald Whited,
and Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in the Overton
County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Seaman Jr., died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was owner of Tom's Discount Drugs, a pharmacist, and
a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Born February 23, 1934, in Alcorn, Corinth, Mississippi, he was
the son of the late Thomas Crosby Sr. and Maxine (Sanders) Seaman.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Seaman, Livingston; two sons,
Thomas Seaman, III, Memphis, and Ross Dewberry, Murfreesboro; two
daughters, Kelly Stover, Livingston, and Amy Thurman, LaVergne;
and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Alan Atnip, Larry Eldridge, John Officer, John
Turnbull, Todd Tietgens, Jack Crabtree, Charles Langford, and Beau
Higging-bottom. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ron Moore,
Lynn King, James Elder, and L.G. Puckett, III.
Funeral services for Miss Louise Ledbetter, 79, of the Rocky Point
Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, from
the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Bobby Floyd
officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery in Clarkrange,
with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Miss Ledbetter died Friday, June 22, 2001, at Standing Stone Health
Care Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker.
Born December 8, 1921, in Wilder, she was the daughter of the late
John H. and Fannie Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by two sisters, Lila Bright Phillips and Lilly
Franklin; and two brothers, Lonnie Ray Ledbetter and Luster Ledbetter.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Ramsey, 78, of Springfield, MI,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at Bachman Hebble
Funeral Service with Rev. Morris F. Anderson officiating. Burial
was in Memorial Park Cemetery with Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Ramsey died Monday, June 11,
2001, at Borgess Medical Center at Kalamazoo, MI. She was a homemaker.
She attended school in Tennessee and moved to the Springfield area
Born September 7, 1922, in Livingston, she was the daughter of
William "Luther" and Lee E. (Walker) Carr. She was preceded
in death by three brothers, Carver D. Carr, Monroe Carr, and Woodrow
Carr, and three sisters, Laura Krantz, Zola Norrod, and Dorothy
Survivors include her husband, Malcus D. Ramsey; two sons, Carlos
A. Ramsey and Lenord D. Ramsey, both of Battle Creek, MI; a daughter,
Norma G. Carr, Battle Creek; two brothers, Robert "Gentry"
Carr and Edward D. "Bud" Carr, both of Anderson, IN; a
sister, Avo Cantrell, Anderson;¹ five grandchildren; and five great
Lyle Clebert Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Lyle Clebert Martin, 79, of Allons, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston
Funeral Home with A.J. Cox officiating. Burial was in the Hunter
Cove Cemetery in Allons with military honors conducted by the James
T. Davis Memorial Post #5062 with Livingston Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Martin died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a farmer, merchant, veteran, served in the U.S.
Army during WWII, and a member of the Allons Church of Christ.
Born January 20, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Robert and Nora (Ferrell) Martin. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Nova (Smith) Martin; a brother,
Loy Martin; and a sister, Clarie Martin.
Survivors include his family, Ronald and Phyllis Hall, Rhonda
and David Smith, Ronald and Amy Hall, Terra, Rodney, Hannah, and
several cousins and friends. Pallbearers were Don Brown, Ronald
Hall, Mike Lowery, "Peck" Smith, David Smith, and Rodney
Eppie H. Boles
Funeral services for Mrs. Eppie H. Boles, 100, of Maryville, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, from Maxwell Chapel
Church of God with Rev. Rex Boles officiating. Burial was in the
Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mrs. Boles died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her home in Maryville.
She was a housewife and a member of the Maxwell Chapel 1st Church
Born June 15, 1901, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Georgie and Dora (Langford) Hawkins. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Simpson Boles.
Survivors include three sons, Clyde Boles, and Georgie B. Boles,
both of Hilham, and Rex Boles, McMinnville; two daughters, Lola
Sullivan and Lillian Grossi, both of Maryville; a sister, Frona
Hill, Sparta; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and six
great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Sullivan, Darrell
Boles, Michael Matheny, Tom Grossi, Jeff Bilyeu, and Jerry Bilyeu.
Bertie Mae (Wright) Colson
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Mae (Wright) Colson, 90, of Willow
Grove Road, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, from
the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.
Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Colson died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Willow Grove Church
Born December 4, 1910, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the
late William Porter and Flora Elizabeth (Stover) Wright. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil
Colson; and a brother, Willie D. Wright.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jewell and J.C.
Reagan, and Nettie and J.T. Daniels, all of Allons; a son, W.C.
Colson, Allons; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; seven
great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jason Boles, Landon Melton, Dwayne Blakely, Scotty
Reagan, Anthony Blakely, and James Carl Reagan Jr.
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