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J.B. Averitt
Funeral services for Mr. J.B. Averitt, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, from First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Robert Ziehmer and Jesse Bradshaw officiating. The Honor Guard from the James T. Davis, VFW Post 5062 in Livingston, performed a military service with full military honors at graveside. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Averitt died Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a lifetime owner of AverittŐs Mobile, a member and deacon of First Christian Church, a charter member of the Civitan Club, a member of the American Legion, and a former Alderman for the City of Livingston.

Born April 22, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Kelly "Jack" and Lou Ella (Clark) Averitt. Survivors include his wife, Leona Averitt, Livingston; a son, Ricky Averitt, Livingston; a daughter, Peggy (Averitt) Endicott, Knoxville; three sisters, Reba Diemer, Cookeville, Ethelene Crabtree, Clarksville, and Johnnye Marie Seaton, Wilmington, NC; and a granddaughter, Bethany Endicott, Vail, CO.


Carolyn (Lancaster) Young
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn (Lancaster) Young, 59, of Nashville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Coffee Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Young died Monday, Jan. 14 at her home. She was a cashier for BP and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Alpine.

Born June 17, 1942, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of Daniel Malcolm and Christine (Plumlee) Lancaster of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Jerry Young, Nashville; a son, Steven Young, Crossville; two brothers, Robert Lancaster and Charles Lancaster, both of Livingston; and a grandson.

Pallbearers were Steve Lancaster, David Lancaster, Jason Lancaster, Chris Lancaster, Tim McDonald, and Mark Bilbrey.


Claude Thomas Winningham
Graveside services for Mr. Claude Thomas Winningham, 79, of Yardley, PA, were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, with Bro. Thomas C. Winningham officiating. Burial was in Hoover Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Winningham died Wednesday, Jan. 9 at his home. He was a master machinist. Born June 22, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jonah and Sarah (Stover) Winningham.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Winningham, Yardley; a son, Thomas C. Winningham, Elizabethton; a daughter, Diana Bottrel, Yardley; a brother, Clarence Winningham, Detroit, MI; a sister, Cleo Daniels, Livingston; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


Charles West
Funeral services for Mr. Charles West, 75, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Bobby Floyd officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. West died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a member of the Monterey VFW Post 6277.

Born March 25, 1926, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Charlie and Maudena (Smith) West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Horace West, Carlen West, and Jackie West.

Survivors include a sister, Opal Bussell, Albuquerque, NM; and 13 nieces and nephews, three of which are local, Joyce Norrod, Donna Copley, and Danny West, all of Monterey.



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