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Archives 2001 10-10-2001

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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 King.

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 Plumlee.

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.

 

Jonathan Phillips
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.

 

Clyde Winningham
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 Army.

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.

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