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Archives 02-20-2002

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Paul E. Taylor
Funeral services for Mr. Paul E. Taylor, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Vernon Harris officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with graveside military rites provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 VFW. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Taylor died Saturday, Feb. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines, and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born November 12, 1921, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Hobert and Bessie (Harvey) Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Taylor, Herbert Taylor, Belvie Taylor, and J.L. Taylor; and a sister, Bertha Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Ramsey) Taylor, Monroe, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Phillip Clouse, Monroe; five sisters, Laura Richard-son, Anderson, IN, Mildred Duke, Old Hickory, Martha Boswell, Livingston, and Irene Taylor and Mary Duke, both of Monroe; four grandchildren, Teresa Redden, Dickson, Amy Conner, Monroe, David Clouse, Monroe, and James Clouse, Monroe; two grandsons-in-law, David Redden and Tony Conner; a granddaughter-in-law, Amy (Rhoton) Clouse; five great grandchildren, Andrew Redden, Jacob Redden, and Lucas Redden, all of Dickson, and Allie Clouse and Mason Clouse, both of Monroe. Pallbearers were Jack Kirby, Mark Garrett, Roger Harvey, Steve Sebers, Gary Dipaola, Barry Sells, David Garrett, and Larry Harvey.

 

Byron William Allen
Private memorial services for Mr. Byron William Allen, 80, of Livingston, were conducted Saturday, Feb. 16 with Pastor Craig Green officiating. At the request of Mr. Allen, cremation was performed, with his ashes being scattered on Dale Hollow Lake in the Willow Grove area.

Mr. Allen died Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital after an extended illness with leukemia. He was a business manager with Allen and Son Iron Works in California, prior to being a realtor and working as a volunteer for the Holiday Bureau repairing toys for the annual distribution to needy children in East Tennessee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Livingston and enjoyed his work in "rock" ministry, painting Jesus on small river stones that he gave away. He was also a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II.

Born August 24, 1921, in San Bernadino, CA, he was the son of the late William and Dee Garner Allen. Survivors include his wife Jodi Cates Allen, Livingston; four step-sons, Dr. Jamie Cates and Dino Cates, both of Allons, Michael Cates, Hubbardstown, MA, and Chris Cates, San Clemente, CA; 11 grandchildren; a niece, Sandra Hodge, Virginia; and a nephew, Curtis Allen, Redlands, CA. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

James Paskle Davis
Graveside services for Mr. James Paskle Davis, 74, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Emberton Cemetery with Rev. Lester Flatt officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Davis died Saturday, Feb. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born May 18, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Palo and Mary (Phillips) Davis.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Payne, Cookeville; four brothers, Tom Davis, Charlie Davis, and Walter Davis, all of Livingston, and Willie Davis, Shelbyville; three sisters, Estelle Garrett, Rickman, Kate Davis, Cookeville, and Mary Jane Eldridge, Monterey; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

William Glenn Dodson
Funeral services for Mr. William Glenn Dodson, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Fisk Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dodson died Friday, Feb. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired clerk, an Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW in Living-ston, and a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Born July 6, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Henry Edgar and Daisy Mona (Brown) Dodson.

Survivors include his wife, Christene (Upchurch) Dodson, Livingston; two daughters, Peggy Brown, Livingston, and Deborah Knight, Decherd; a brother, Ensley Dodson, Livingston; a sister, Winnie Laycock, Rickman; a grandson; and two granddaughters.

 

Lilburn A. "Lib" Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Lilburn A. "LibÓ Gore, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Todd and Bro. Tom Greenwood officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gore died Sunday, Feb. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a grading contractor in the construction business and a county commissioner from 1972 to 1998. He was affiliated with Old Union Church.

Born August 22, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Monroe and Velma (Franklin) Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lena (Gore) Carmack Halcomb; two nephews, Louie Gore and Jeff Greenwood; and a niece, Sherry (Gore) Lainhart.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Gore, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Linda Gore, Powder Springs, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Donald Huff, Cookeville, and Libby and Jimmy Lee, Livingston; two brothers and a sister-in-law, J.D. and Sue (Hollars) Gore, Springboro, OH, and Arnold Buford Gore, Livingston; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Gladys Davis, Helen and Frank McIlvain, and Judy and Tom Greenwood, all of Livingston; and eight grandchildren, Jeff Gore, Christy Gore, Sherry Thrasher, Griffin Lee, Ivy Lee, Dana Strong, Tonya Huff, and Donnie Huff.

Pallbearers were Rick Sells, Steve Greenwood, Michael Eldridge, Benny Davis, Butch Carmack, and David Webb.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were John Webb, Glen Webb, Carl Webb, Harrison Eldridge, Harold Eldridge, Mark Eldridge, Matt Eldridge, Frank McIlvain, Tom Greenwood, Mark Greenwood, Bobby Buford, Chig Parrott, Ray Austin, Danny Davis, Timmy Halcomb, Brian Taylor, Mark Gore, E.G. Gore, and all county court members who served from 1972 to 1998.

 

Clella Edna Ramsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Clella Edna Ramsey, 82, of the Independence Community, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, from the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Harris and Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ramsey died Friday, Feb. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Oakley.

Born July 25, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Nelson and Amy Earl (Dennis) Coleman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Alphonso Coleman, Claude Coleman, Lloyd Coleman, and Lester Coleman; a sister, Lena Mae Green; and a son, James "Big Jim" Ramsey.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford Ramsey, Livings-ton; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Ramsey, Farmington, MI, and Larry and Jackie Ramsey, Birmingham, AL; a daughter, Vicki Ramsey, Cookeville; two sisters, Odessia Norrod, Livingston, and Naomi Gunnels, Akron, OH; and four grandchildren, Andrew B. Ramsey, Lauren Kelsie Ramsey, John Cody Ramsey, and J.R. Kinnard III.

Pallbearers were Marvin Norrod, Melvin Norrod, Andrew Ramsey, J.R. Kinnard, Bruce Little, Royce Hummel, Wayne Ramsey, and Gilbert Little.

 

Jerry Edward Snedecor
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Edward Snedecor, 56, of Cooke-ville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, from First United Penecostal Church in Livingston with Bro. Paul Stringer officiating. Burial will be in AllenŐs Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Snedecor died Monday, Feb. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was an auto mechanic.

Born April 22, 1945, in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Lois Lee of Hilham and the late Luther Snedecor.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his step-father, Claude Lee, Hilham; his wife, Imogene (Allen) Snedecor, Cookeville; three daughters, Stephanie Snedecor, Darla Snedecor, and Christina Snedecor, all of Cookeville; a sister, Cathy McKinnis, Nashville, and a grandson, Lee Allen Snedecor, Cookeville.

 

James Ray Speck
Funeral services for Mr. James Ray Speck, 63, of Kings-port, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, from the chapel of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport. Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Hamlett-Dodson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Speck died Wednesday, Feb. 14 after lenghty complications following a stroke. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Kingsport in 1965, after graduating from Tennessee Tech University. He retired in 1995 from Holston Defense Corporation. He was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church and a life member of the Colonial Heights Optimist Club. Born in Livingston, he was the son of Jimmie W. Speck of Livingston and the late W. Ray Speck.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kay (Cox) Speck, Kingsport; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin R. and Deborah (Aarons) Speck, Morristown; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley and Bill Sayer, Del Mar, CA, and Susan and Lowell Arney, Livingston; and two nieces, Courtney R. Barnaby and Emily (Arney) Maynord. Pallbearers were Roy Adams, Lowell Arney, Ivan Barnes, Tom Cox, Jerry Edds, Russell Ferguson, Larry Harris, and James Snodgrass. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Larry Bishop.

 

Annie Katherine Wynne
Funeral services for Ms. Annie Katherine Wynne, 84, of Deer Park, OH, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Wynne died Saturday, Feb. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an electrical technician and a member of First Christian Church in Livingston.

Born April 13, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ora (Davis) Walthall.

Survivors include a brother and two sisters-in-law, Larry and Jimmie Walthall, Livingston, and Lorainne Walthall, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

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