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Archives 12-05-2001

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Laura (Bledsoe) Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura (Bledsoe) Brown, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating. Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Brown died Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born Oct. 7, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Brookie Belle (Wright) Bledsoe.

Survivors include her husband, Benton T. Brown, Livingston; a brother, Frank Bledsoe, Akron, OH; a sister, Anna Belle Schinault, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Brown, Durran Lewis, Guyland Lewis, Ronnie Gore, Douglas Ledbetter, and Junior Linder.

 

Ova (Kearney) Tompkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Ova (Kearney) Tompkins, 89, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Bro. Ricky Cross and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery in Pickett County with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Tompkins died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Clinton County Hospital in Albany, KY. She was a homemaker and child care provider, and attended several churches.

Born April 8, 1912, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late William and Minnie Lee (Pile) Kearney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Benton Mitchell; her second husband, Houston Tompkins; four step-sons, Sam Mitchell, Richard Mitchell, Lonza Mitchell, and Thomas Mitchell; a stepdaughter, Esther Coe; three sisters, Lee Upchurch, Dora Davidson, and Ruby Davidson; four nephews; a niece; two great nephews; and a great niece.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Mary Lou Winningham, Byrdstown; two step-sons, H.H. Mitchell and L.B. Mitchell, both of Byrdstown; seven nieces, Juanita Stinson, Marriann Riley, Sue Burtram, and Rita Slaven, all of Pall Mall, Carol Dean Cope, Byrdstown, and Kay Gillespie, Anderson, IN; three nephews, J.C. Upchurch and Bill Davidson, both of Pall Mall, and Jerry Davidson, James-town; a sister-in-law, Clarice Pryor, Byrdstown; and several great nieces, great nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.

Pallbearers were Barry Smith, Jeff Rich, Nick Rich, Bernie Copeland, Tim Martin, and Tony Stinson.

 

Tina Earnesteen (Langford) Ramsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Tina Earnesteen (Langford) Ramsey, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, from Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmie Cox officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ramsey died Monday, Nov. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Born January 5, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Palo and Adella (Hunter) Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ramsey; and four brothers, Benny Chat Langford, Elbert Langford, Vadus Langford, and Minice Langford.

Survivors include a daughter, Annie Lois Reeder, Livingston; a son, Caston Ramsey, Livingston; a brother, Delton Langford, Allons; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Ramsey, Steve Seber, Milburn Taylor, Ralph Carr, Kevin Reeder, and Bobby Lawson.

 

Joe Haskell Holt
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Haskell Holt, 93, of Byrdstown, were conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Jeff Brown officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Holt died Thursday, Nov. 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a retired sawmill operator.

Born August 15, 1908, in Pickett County, he was the son the late John and Dosha (Jolley) Holt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ona May Holt; a son, Johnny Leon Holt; a granddaughter, Teresa Johnson Bowman; and a son-in-law, Bennie Johnson.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Elizabeth Holt, Livingston; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Juanita and Raymond Moody and Marylyn Johnson, all of Livingston, and Oleta and Gayle Barber and Ruby and Ray Huddleston, all of Byrdstown; a sister, Myrtie Cross, Albany, KY; a brother, Hershel Holt, Albany; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Steve Moody, Jared Barber, Dwight Johnson, David Holt, Tim Huddleston, and Joseph Huddleston.

 

Cecil Dalton Melton
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Dalton Melton, 68, of the Muddy Pond Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Robert Wright, Rev. Herbert Hollars, and Rev. Glenn Murphy officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Melton died Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired factory worker, having worked for Nichols and File, Indiana Glass in Indiana, and BennettŐs in Cookeville.

Born March 27, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sherman Melton and Martha Hollars Melton Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Garrett and Lucille Clark; and two brothers, Dewey Melton and Jesse Melton.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Darryl Miller, Muddy Pond Community; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Linda Melton, Muddy Pond Community; two sisters, Pearl Beaty, Monterey, and Willma Braddcocks, Crossville; and three brothers, Carl Melton, Cookeville, and Haskell Melton and Earl Melton, both of Monterey.

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