Emma Dee (King) Melton
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Dee (King) Melton, 59, of Livingston,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dallas Eugene Catron officiating.
Burial was in the Smith Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangments.
Mrs. Melton died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. She was a restaurant employee most of her life and a member
of the Flatt Creek Church of Christ.
Born September 29, 1942, in Overton County, she was the daughter
the late Ambers M. and Bonnie Edith (Smith) King. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eleane Robbins;
and four brothers, J.D. King, Willie King, Oral King, and Allard
Survivors include her husband, Sammy Melton, Livingston; a sister,
Eurcle Pryor, Crossville; three brothers, Randall King, Indianapolis,
IN, and R.D. King and Ward King, both of Cookeville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Melton, Lynn Garrett, Robbie Mabrey, Murl
Melton, Lloyd Hunter, Shane Melton, and Kurt Hunter.
Barbara Gail Pedigo
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Gail Pedigo, 51, of Moss, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2001, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina with minister Dennis Miller officiating.
Burial was in the Moss Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pedigo died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at her home. She was
a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Born January 22, 1950, in Moss, she was the daughter of the Lura
(Kendall) Likens of Indianapolis, IN, and the late Walter Clyde
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters and
sons-in-law, Tammy and John Henson, Red Boiling Springs, and Lisa
and Stacey Spivey, Moss; three brothers, Rickey Pierce, Celina,
Barry Plumlee, Red Boiling Springs, and Bruce Plumlee, Moss; and
four grandchildren, Justin Spivey, Ashley Spivey, Dakota Brady,
and Gabriel Henson.
Funeral services for Jonathan Phillips, 14, of Monterey were conducted
at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. Kevin Phillips and Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough
officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery with Goff Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Jonathan died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, in Monterey. He was an
eighth grader at Burks Middle School in Monterey.
Born July 18, 1987, in Cookeville, he was the son of Stacy Phillips
and Brenda Presley Phillips Melton, both of Monterey.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his adopted parents,
Elvin and Linda (Harris) Presley, Monterey; his stepfather, Tommy
Melton, Monterey; a brother, Chad D. Phillips, Monterey; paternal
grandparents, Edith and Elvie D. Phillips, Muddy Pond; maternal
great grandmother, Media Harris, Anderson Community; paternal great
grandmother, Nellie Harris, Monterey; and paternal great grandfather,
Erbin Phillips, Monterey.
Pallbearers were Clyde Presley, Wayne Prelsey, Eddie Presley, Terry
Howard, Jeff Staggs, Jim Staggs, Sherman Stewart, and Lynell Williams.
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Winningham, 85, of Livingston, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Mayes and Bro. Mike Glenn officiating.
Burial was in the Hilham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Winningham died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a retired post office custodian, a member of the
Hilham Church of Christ, VFW, VFW Honor Guard, and a veteran of
the U.S. Army during WWII.
Born June 21, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
John Herman and Delta (Allred) Winningham.
Survivors include his wife, Edwina Winningham, Livings-ton; a son
and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara Winning-ham, Hilham; a daughter
and son-in-law, Louise and Pat Swallows, Cookeville; two brothers,
Elbert Winningham, Algood, and Clifton Winning-ham, Nashville; four
sisters, Ester Thomason, and Lola Mae Grizzel, both of Rickman,
Jewel Dean Dillon, Algood, and Lorene Morrow, Indiana; five grandchildren;
and one great grandchild. The Honor Guard from the James T. Davis
VFW Post 5062 of Livingston performed a military service with full
military honors graveside.
Landsen B. Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Landsen B. Ramsey, 75, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2001, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Aron Dillon
officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with
Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ramsey died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a factory worker and a member of the Grace Baptist
Church in Alpine.
Born August 7, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Radford and Mary (Walker) Ramsey. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cella Swack and Zella Ramsey,
and a brother, Roy Ramsey.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Ramsey, Livingston; two sons
and a daughter-in-law, Oral Ramsey, and Allen and Nancy Ramsey,
all of Livings-ton; a step-son, Danny Ray Barker, Indiana; a step-daughter,
Janie Potter, Maryville; two brothers, Junior Ramsey, Hilham, and
Ray Ramsey, Livingston; six sisters, Della Boswell, Elise Cantrell,
Rillie Hill, and Marie Greenwood, all of Livingston, Stella Stafford,
Lebanon, and Alice Cole, Allons; a granddaughter, Gina Ramsey, Livingston;
5 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jay Ramsey, Mike Ramsey, Billy Cole Jr., Mike
Holton, Colonel Doug Young, Chris Cantrell, Mark Ramsey, and Joey
Hill. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tony Hill, Joe Ramsey,
Bobby Smith, Chuck Smith, and Benton Smith.
Nettie L. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie L. Smith, 82, of Gainesboro, were
conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro, with Bro. Jimmy Anderson
officiating. Burial was in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville
Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Smith died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at the Masters Health
Care Center in Algood. She was a retired sorter for the Salvation
Born January 23, 1919, in Jackson County, she was the daughter
of the late Will Lee and Ferrie Lynn Lee. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include four sons, Curtis Smith, Richard Smith, and Rodney
Smith, all of Gainesboro, and Douglas Randall Smith, Dayton, OH;
a daughter, Brenda (Smith) Morris, Gainesboro; two brothers, Herman
Lee, Springfield, OH, and Willie Lee, Dayton, OH; four sisters,
Oma Evers, California, Agnes Stafford, Dayton,OH, Johnnie Daniels,
Livingston, and Josie Fields, Williamsburg, OH; 21 grandchildren;
several great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.
Overton County News
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