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Archives 05-08-2002

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Lena (Breeding) Dean
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena (Breeding) Dean, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from Livingston church of Christ with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dean died Sunday, April 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Livingston Church of Christ, Tennessee Education Association, and Overton County Retired Teachers Association.

Born June 13, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. W.M. and Ida (Burks) Breeding. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. "Judge" Dean; two brothers, Lee Breeding and Bill Breeding; and a sister, Lucille Windham.

Survivors include a son, Don Dean, Franklin; a daughter, Dottie Gallagher, Cookeville; a brother, Edward Breeding, Linden; a sister, Sara Forshee, Livingston; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Gallagher, Mark Gallagher, Glen Gallagher, Jack Pigg, Riley Johnson, and David Dickerson.

 

Claud Geesling
Funeral services for Mr. Claud Geesling, 94, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Geesling died Sunday, May 5 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer.

Born July 30, 1907, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Luther and Minnie (Taylor) Geesling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Della (Bilbrey) Geesling, and a son, Billy Clay Geesling.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Clara Mae and Bruce Presley and Evelyn Geesling, all of Hilham; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles McDonald, Larry Geesling, Kenny Geesling, Louie Geesling, Ernest Geesling, and Steven Auberson.

 

Carlie Herman Greenwood
Funeral services for Mr. Carlie Herman Greenwood, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Gary Davis officiating. Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Greenwood died Monday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a sawmill worker and of the Baptist faith.

Born September 28, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Preston and Louiza (Bilbrey) Greenwood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert Greenwood and J.P. Greenwood; and three sisters, Virgie Langford, Betsy Hargis, and Bertha Stewart.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Greenwood, Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Brenda Greenwood, Oneida, and Loyd and Tammy Greenwood, Celina; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Johnny Sells, Monroe; a brother, Carlos Greenwood, Livingston; two sisters, Beulah Hargis, Anderson, IN, and Lola Belle Hawkins, Hilham; four grandchildren, Diane Thrasher, Johnny Sells, Whitley Sells, and Chris Greenwood; four step-grandchildren, Chance Goad, Trinity Weddle, Cobie Chambers, and Jaco Chambers; two great grandchildren, Jordan Thrasher and Billy Greenwood; and two step-great grandchildren, Austin Goad and Brooke Goad.

Pallbearers were Buddy Long, Johnny Vaughn, David Conaster, Carl Dulworth, Shane Dulworth, Ronnie Dulworth, Charles Ray Greenwood, and Keith Brown.

 

Charlene Hill
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlene Hill, 35, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Buck officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hill died Friday, May 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a nursing aide and of the Christian faith.

Born September 25, 1966, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Rosa (Hargis) Brown of Algood. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Michael Hill, Algood; two daughters, Lindsey Hill and Christy Howell, both of Algood; a brother, Michael Brown, Jackson County; and two sisters, Darlene Buck, Algood, and Sharon Allen, Gainesboro.

Pallbearers were R.J. Thompson, Jimmy Brown, Jimmy Waylon Brown, Jerry Buck, Roger Hargis, Chris Carper, Arnold Price, and Shannon Copeland.

 

Robert Clayton McCormick
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Clayton McCormick, 69, of McEwen, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Elder L. Douglas Beaty officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McCormick died Friday, April 26 at Three Rivers Baptist Hospital in Waverly. He was a machinist/factory worker and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Born April 10, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Roy and Orpha Myrtle (Todd) McCormick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Dean (Cooper) McCormick; two brothers, Ward McCormick and Ray McCormick; and an infant sister.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Gary Watzlavick, Tennessee Ridge, Andra and Paul D'Archangel, McEwen, and Debra and Chris Mock, Toledo, OH; a brother, Jerry McCor-mick, Dunlap; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Henry Foster, Allons; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Neil Beasley, Jim Hull, Steven Woronec, Di Sawetrat, Kris Williams, and John Woronec.

 

Richard Lewis McWhorter
Funeral services for Mr. Richard Lewis McWhorter, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Dailey officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McWhorter died Sunday, April 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired owner of a trucking company, a member of Swallows Chapel Full Gospel Church, a Mason, and a Teamsters Union business representative.

Born May 22, 1934, in Davidson County, he was the son of the late George Fred Sr. and Addie Mae Jeannette McWhorter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George Fred McWhorter Jr. and Edward Lee McWhorter; and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Delma I. McWhorter, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Kenneth Spas, Livingston; a brother, Arnold Ray McWhorter, Mililani, HI; a sister, Claudine Yates, Nashville; a grandson, James Spas, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Gore, Billy Joe Gore, Teddy Dailey, Lonnie Dailey, Brian Dailey, and Daryll McWhorter. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Brandon Ayers, Eddy Dailey, Kevin Hunter, Tim Hewitt, Bradley Ledbetter, Bruce Dailey, Willie Garrett Morgan, and Steve Smith.

 

Cecil Thomas Poindexter
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Thomas Poindexter, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Poindexter died Saturday, May 4 at NHC Health Care in Sparta. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and a factory worker retired from Berkline Corporation.

Born January 8, 1931, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Henry Thomas and Merle (Conners) Poindexter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Poindexter, and a sister, Elise Holman.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Dean (Coffman) Poindexter, Livingston; a son, Jack Poindexter, Livingston; a sister, Josephine Poindexter, Livingston; a brother, James Poindexter, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny White, Jay Coffman, Jim King, Jeff Poindexter, Charles Parrott, Harold Eldridge, and Tim Reagan.

 

Louise (Beaty) Price
Graveside services for Mrs. Louise (Beaty) Price, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, at Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, CO, with Bro. Gordon Kelly officiating. Local arrangements were provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

Mrs. Price died Tuesday, April 30 at her home. She was a restaurant owner/operator.

Born August 15, 1936, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Eula (Whittenburg) Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Price; and a twin sister, Else Beaty.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Price, Cookeville; a son, Donald Price, Laveta, CO; three sisters, Nola Gieses, Pluebo, CO, Iladean Vitatoe, Pall Mall, and Eblin Nivens, Livingston; three brothers, H.L. Beaty, Pall Mall, Noble "Jake" Beaty, Byrdstown, and Dorman Beaty, Albany, KY; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

 

Emma E. Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma E. Reagan, 93, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, from Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Dewitt Sample officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reagan died Saturday, May 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born August 9, 1908, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Alice (Garrett) Reagan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, E.J. Reagan, Radford Reagan, and Willie D. Reagan.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Reagan, Allons; a son, J.C. Reagan, Allons; two daughters, Agnes Nelson, Allons, and Lois Cantrell, Rickman; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and a great-great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Steve Sidwell, David Cantrell, Roger Nelson, Donnie Nelson, Marvin Dale Reagan, Jimmie Wayne Reagan, James Reagan, and Glen Reagan.

 

Claude Roberts
Funeral services for Mr. Claude Roberts, 75, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Roberts died Sunday, May 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner, having worked 25 years in the mines, and a member of United Mine Workers Association, Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church, and Green Pond Masonic Lodge 703.

Born October 13, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Granville and Laura (Looper) Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Guffey, and two brothers, W.C. Roberts and Willard Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Spurlin) Roberts, Monterey; two sisters, Veatrice Wilson, Vines Ridge Community, and Eliane Williams, Red Key, IN; and a brother, L.G. Roberts, Portland, IN. His nephews served as pallbearers.

 

Kenneth R. Stephens
A celebration service for Mr. Kenneth R. Stephens, of Knoxville, was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Mr. Stephens died Monday, April 29 at his home. He was a member of Westlake Baptist Church, a volunteer at a children's hospital for several years, a veteran of World War II, a principal of Livingston Academy for 14 years, and an employee of the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program for 19 years. He was the son of the late Timothy and Lousettie Stephens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Benson) Stephens, Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth R. and Donna Stephens, Crossville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Suzanne and Clester Winningham and Barbara Buckner, all of Tullahoma; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Cindy Williams, Powell, and Tod and Loretta Williams, Cookeville; a special sister-in-law, Janie (Stonecipher) Stephens; 12 grandchildren, Sean Stephens, Amanda Stephens, Andrew Matthew, Beth Matthew, Stephen Winningham, Tyler Buckner, Tarah Buckner, Paul Buckner, Jessica Williams, Hayden Williams, and Audrey Williams; a great grandson, Zac Winningham; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Headith (Gore) Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Headith (Gore) Vaughn, 85, of Allons, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a cook at the hospital and school and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born June 7, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Quitman and Minnie (Johnson) Hunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Gore.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Vaughn, Allons; two sons, Denzil Gore and Denver Gore, both of Allons; two stepdaughters, Brenda Matthews and Sheila Walker, both of Livingston; a sister, Hester Maynord, Cookeville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rick Gore, Troy Gore, Roy Gore, Mike Gore, Randy Gore, Travis Gore, and Todd Matthews.

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