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Archives 06-05-2002

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Wayne Adcock
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Adcock, 59, of Livingston, and formerly of Smithville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from the chapel of DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithfield with Tim Singleton officiating.

Burial was in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with DeKalb Funeral Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Adcock died Sunday, June 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Wildlife Resource Officer and affiliated with Smithville First United Methodist Church.

He was the son of Frances Adcock of Smithville and the late Clifford Adcock.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Judy Adcock, Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amellia and Richard Melton, Livingston, and Valerie and Christopher Boothe, Oxford, MS; a brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Charlotte Adcock, Cleveland; a granddaughter, Sarah Boothe; a grandson, Reese Melton; two nephews, Jonathan Adcock and his wife Annisa, Ootlewah, and Ray Adcock, Smyrna, GA; and a great niece, Rebekah Adcock, Ooltewah.

 

Joyce (Pigg) Barlow
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce (Pigg) Barlow, 53, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Robert officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Barlow died Sunday, May 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and affiliated with Rickman First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 19, 1948, in Smith County, she was the daughter of Arvin L. and Thelma Jean (Bennett) Pigg of Hilham.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Carl Barlow, Hilham; a stepdaughter and step-son-in-law, Judy and Mark Sisco, Antioch; six brothers, Kenny Pigg, Clifton Pigg, Frank Pigg, David Pigg, Donald Pigg, and Jerry Pigg, all of Hilham; two sisters, Elaine Daniels, Monroe, and Pam Huddleston, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Don Pigg, Jerry Pigg, David Pigg, Glen Vincent, Sam Masters, and Jacob Daniels.

 

Georgia (Reagan) Blackburn
Graveside services for Mrs. Georgia (Reagan) Blackburn, 92, of Saint Cloud, FL, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Osceola Memorial Gardens in Kissimmee, FL.

Osceola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Blackburn died Saturday, June 1 in Saint Cloud. A retired teacher of 45 years, she served at Bradley County Public School System in Tennessee as a supervisor of grades K-12, a director of the Head Start program, and a teacher in the county’s pilot kindergarten. She also completed inservice workshops to help other educators, and in 1974, she received the Valley Forge Teachers Medal for her contribution to youth.

She participated in the Wagon Wheel Square Dancers group, and she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Cleveland and a charter and lifetime member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was the daughter of the late William H. and Manzie Jane (Poor) Reagan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse C. Blackburn; a brother, William T. Reagan; and two sisters, Lena Mae "Pat" Arnold and Eva Jane Sells.

Survivors include a sister, Bonzie R. Spurrier, Morganton, GA; a niece Betty-Jo Spurrier, Morganton; two nephews, William A. Reagan, Elkton, VA, and Donald O. Sells, Porter, TX; and great nieces, Dinah Lee Bingham, Jennifer Bingham, and Bonnie Jo Weiss and her family, Alden Weiss, Amandalee Weiss, and Bryan Weiss.

 

Paul David Bullock
Funeral services for Mr. Paul David Bullock, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Newsome Harvey and Rev. Ryan Barnhart officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bullock died Monday, May 27 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a coal miner, a farmer, and a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born January 13, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James "Jim" and Lillie Mae (Neely) Bullock.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Bullock, Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sammie and Bill Boswell, Livingston, and Sandra and Bob Mullinix, Jamestown; two sisters, Ruth DeKay, Bakersfield, CA, and Elizabeth Herman, Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren, Sherry and Dr. Johnnie Carter, Athens, TN, Beth and Frank Walters, Livingston, Bret and Christina Millinix, Huntsville, AL, Ben Mullinix, Nashville, and Kim Mullinix, Okinawa, Japan; and four great grandchildren, Cullen Carter, Kristen Carter, Hailee Walters, and Olivia Mullinix.

Pallbearers were Ben Mullinix, Bret Mullinix, Frank Walters, Dr. Johnnie Carter, Michael Allred, and Roger Vaughn. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bob Buford, Fred Ashburn, Joe Copeland, Louis Hargus, Enloe Hargus, Carey Carlock, Pastor Fred Allred, Dr. B.F. Allred, and Dr. Jonathan Allred.

 

Louis E. "Lou" Chilton
Funeral services for Mr. Louis E. "Lou" Chilton, 84, of Battle Creek, MI, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27,2002, from 20th Street Church of Christ with Dr. Duane Stuart officiating.

Burial was in Reese Cemetery in Battle Creek with Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Chilton died Saturday, May 25 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was employed at Eaton Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1975. He worked in real estate, first for Hoffman Real Estate for four years, then for Coldwell Banker for 12 years, leaving real estate in 1991.

He was the County Commissioner for the First District in Springfield and Bedford from 1978 until 1992. He was a member of 20th Street Church of Christ, the Board of Directors, Burnham Brook Center, the Springfield Senior Citizens, member and a past president Battle Creek Shrine Club.

He was a life member and past Worshipful Master #503 F. & A.M., life member Battle Creek Commandry #33 K.T., member of Battle Creek Chapter #19 Royal Arch Masons, a former member of United Way and a past president of Calhoun County Central Labor Council. His hobby was flower and vegetable gardening.

Born September 4, 1917, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Ebb and Mae (Glidewell) Chilton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Chilton; and a sister, Jewell Garrott.

Survivors include his wife, Martha (Goggins) Chilton, Battle Creek; two sons, Louie Chilton, Battle Creek, and James Chilton, Midland, MI; a daughter, Jennifer Scott, DeWitt, MI; five sisters, Lois Underwood, Bedford Township, MI, Jane Buford and Annie Uldricks, both of Battle Creek, Marcia Martin, Livingston, and Evelyn Young, Atlanta, GA; a brother, Norman Chilton, Battle Creek; six grandchildren; and one great grandson.

 

Ewin L. Denson
Funeral services for Mr. Ewin L. Denson, 64, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Denson died Thursday, May 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired factory worker, a member of the Fourth Street Church of God, Greenville, OH, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born September 14, 1937, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Rhoda (Dudney) Denson.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Denson, Livingston; two brothers, Jerry Denson, Gainesboro, and Shirlie Denson, Cookeville; and three nephews, Joe Denson, Jackie Denson, and Tyler Denson.

Pallbearers were Joey Denson, Jackie Denson, Everett Gristmas, Stevie Masters, Pat Dudney, Billy Nevins, Jacob Masters, and Clayton Lee.

 

Allard U. Dixon
Funeral services for Mrs. Allard U. Dixon, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Jeff Short and Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery with Rickman-Hall Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dixon died Saturday, May 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith and attended Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 18, 1929, on Hickory Flatt Mountain in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Lillie (Phillips) Hammock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Dixon; and three infant sons.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Roger Wilson, Livingston; a grandson and his wife, Jason and Melissa Wilson, Livingston; a granddaughter and her husband, Jamie and J.E. Ledbetter, Dry Hollow; a great granddaughter, Jessica Wilson, Livingston; a sister-in-law, Julie Hargis, Livingston; two nieces, Jessie Ilene Pryor, Rickman, and Anita Dixon, Livingston; and a nephew, J.W. Staggs, Living-ston.

Pallbearers were Adam Lacy, Tony Dixon, Justin Ledbetter, Gary Walker, Bill Johnson, and Steven Walker. Serving as an honorary pallbearer was J.W. Staggs.

 

Charles Ray Farley
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Ray Farley, 69, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mike Maiden and Bro. Don Widner officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Farley died Wednesday, May 29 at Masters Health Care Center. He was a grounds supervisor for Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens and a member of Brindley’s Chapel Church of God.

Born May 4, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late L.D. and Lou Mae (Poston) Farley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Farley.

Survivors include his wife, Delza (Phillips) Farley, Cookeville; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Martha Stuart, Patricia and Rick Long, Lisa and Steve Sells, Carrie and Marty Masters, and Charlene Allen, all of Cookeville; a brother, Edward Farley, Cookeville; and eight grandchildren, Amy Mayberry, Chris Farley, Brian Sells, Jennifer Farley, Brittany Allen, Austin Allen, Kelly Masters, and Ricky Daniel Long.

Pallbearers were Marty Masters, Rick Long, Steve Sells, Brian Sells, and Eric Stone.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were staff members at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Peggy Genene Garrett
Funeral services for Miss Peggy Genene Garrett, 67, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Miss Garrett died Saturday, June 1 at the Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and member of Bible Baptist Church in Augusta, MI.

Born June 22, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Mance Garrett and Bertha Wright Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Lester Garrett, Jim Garrett, Edward Garrett, Roy Garrett, and Bobby Garrett.

Survivors include two brothers, Jerry Garrett, Battle Creek, MI, and Teddy Joe Garrett, Pine Lake, MI; and a sister, Jewell Franklin, Monroe.

 

Thelbert Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Thelbert Garrett, 76, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Carles Walker and Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, May 28 at his daughter’s home in the Vines Ridge Community. He was a coal miner, a mechanic, and a member of Mineral Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a song leader for many years.

Born May 2, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Tom and Elsie (Lacy) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae (Looper) Garrett, and a brother, Victor Garrett.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ray Tucker, Hanging Limb, and Joyce and Jimmy Bullock, Vines Ridge Community; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Brilla Garrett, Monterey; a sister, Agnes Miller, Vines Ridge Community; four grandchildren, Starlett (Garrett) Lewis, Angela Ledbetter, Andy Ryan Bullock, and James Thomas Bullock; and a great granddaughter, Meghan Emily Ledbetter.

 

Betty Ardel Hummel
Graveside services for Miss Betty Ardel Hummel, 79, of Evansville, IN, and formerly of Clay County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Hummel died Tuesday, May 28 in Chandler, IN. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.

Born November 10, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Arvil Dodson and Nannie Nora (Melton) Hummel.

Survivors include two brothers, Elmer Hummel, Denver, CO, and Edward Hummel, Allons; a sister, Erman Conner, Bluffton, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Victor F. Ledford
Funeral services for Mr. Victor F. Ledford, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledford died Sunday, May 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired employee of a lumber company and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Born April 14, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elmer and Corrinthia (Jones) Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorain (Waters) Ledford; two sisters, Lourlien McDonald and Lerion Ledford; and five brothers, Perry Ledford, Lester Ledford, Houston Ledford, Dee Ledford, and Lee Ledford.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Sue Johnson, Livingston, and Gale Egle, Arlington Height, IL; two sons, James Ledford, Brandon, MS, and Floyd Ledford, Livingston; a brother, Vack Ledford, Livingston; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lyle DeMuelied, Ed Stockton, Tom Stockton, Randy Gore, Jamie Ledford, and David Johnson.

 

James Richard Masters
Funeral services for Mr. James Richard Masters, 70, of Cookeville, were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Masters died Sunday, June 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Methodist faith.

Born October 1, 1931, in Indiana, he was the son of the late Herman Pedigroo and Zula Maude Masters.

Survivors include his wife, Elese Masters, Poplar Springs Community; three sons, Jeff Masters, Murfreesboro, Roger Masters, Livingston, and Donald Edmonds, Cookeville; eight daughters, Carol Gentry Murfreesboro, Joyce Hammock, Kim Arney, and Judy Thrasher, all of Livingston, Dimple Dodson and Lechya Edmonds, both of Cookeville, and Dorothy Clark and Shirley Lee, both of Boca Raton, FL; 22 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Brad Gentry, Bobby Masters, Phillip Burchett, James Key, Jonathan Bilbrey, Josh Masters, Frank Dodson, and Frenando Rodriquez.

 

Katherine (Moore) Morgan
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine (Moore) Morgan, 92, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, from Poplar Springs Baptist Church in the Poplar Springs Community of Overton County with Bro. H.S. Brown and Bro. Harlon Johnson officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Morgan died Tuesday, May 28 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a homemaker, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a resident of the New Hope Community of Jackson County.

Born January 1, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Florence (Moody) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Morgan.

Survivors include seven sons, James Morgan, Austin Morgan, and Donald Morgan, all of Hilham, Cecil Morgan and Billy Morgan, both of Michigan, Robert Morgan, Lynchburg, and Clay Morgan, Cottontown; three daughters, Linda Morgan, Hilham, Maggie Dailey, Cookeville, and Louise Collins, Gallatin; a sister, Lucille Bromley, Kentucky; 23 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

 

Victor Ray Padgett
Funeral services for Mr. Victor Ray Padgett, 77, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, from Bethsaida Christian Church with Clayton Padgett and Kelly Hull officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Padgett died Sunday, May 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born July 25, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Will and Ollie (McDonald) Padgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Vicky Padgett; three sisters, Hallie Brown, Vechel McDonald, and Vallie Robbins; and three brothers, Clifford Padgett, Wood Padgett, and Claude Padgett.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Jerry Flowers, Linda and Mickey Massey, and Sandy and Lonnie Conner, all of Monroe, and Jean and Edward Walker, Livingston; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Janet Padgett, Livingston, Denny and Debbie Padgett, Cookeville, and Doug Padgett, Monroe; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; special friend, Ulyses Rodriguez, Nashville; and many more relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeff Flowers, Jimmy Conner, Ben Conner, John Padgett, Junior Hawkins, and James Frogge.

 

Hettie Olene Ridge
Funeral services for Mrs. Hettie Olene Ridge, 76, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. A.J. Cox officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ridge died Thursday, May 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker and member of Riverside Church of Christ in Celina.

Born July 9, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lannie J. and Montie E. (Burchett) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ridge; and two brothers, Vadus Bilbrey and James Bilbrey.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan Odle, Muncie, IN, and Judy Graves, Tompkinsville, KY; three sisters, Robbie Reagan, Livingston, and Ilene Massingille and Ina Mary Gunnels, both of Allons; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Ernest Seemann
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Seemann Jr., 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Father Peter Coffey officiating. Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Veterans Honor Guard. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Seemann died Thursday, May 30 at Master Health Care Center in Algood. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Cookeville, a retired bartender, and a World War II Army veteran.

Born July 5, 1918, in Lyndhurst, NJ, he was the son of the late Ernest and Elinor (Endens) Seemann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oma (Gragg) Seemann; a step-son, John Gragg Sr.; two brothers, Charlie Seemann and Andrew Seemann; and a step-grandson, Jeff Gragg.

Survivors include a stepdaughter-in-law, Claudia Gragg, Tunjunga, CA; a step-grand-daughter, Jennifer Joyce Gragg, Tunjunga; a step-grandson, John Gragg, Jr., Tunjunga; and a step-great granddaughter, Katherine Gragg, Tunjunga.

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