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Archives 07-03-2002

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Zora B. Boles
Funeral services for Mrs. Zora B. Boles, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Boles died Tuesday, June 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born September 5, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Bell (Maxwell) Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Boles; two daughters, Edith Breeding and Ruby Speck; a brother Brad Martin; and two sisters, Della Parrish and Anna Mae Haney.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy C. Boles, Livingston; a son, Billy Boles, Livingston; five daughters, Emogene Smith and Rita K. Riley, both of Monroe, Imogene Robbins and Lou Veachel Vaughn, both of Livingston, and Judy Garrett, Cookeville; a brother, Odis Martin, Monterey; and two sisters, Ora Langford, Poplar Springs, and Charlotte Phillips, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Steve Vaughn, Robbie Robbins, Darrell Smith, Scottie Robbins, David Breeding, Doug Breeding, Darrick Garrett, Anthony Robbins, Adam Robbins, Joel Smith, and Erick Riley.

 

Nellie Marie (Flowers) Daniels
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Marie (Flowers) Daniels, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Henderson officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Daniels died Monday, June 24 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She was a pastry cook, a cigar maker, and homemaker. She was also a member of Cullum Church of Christ.

Born September 21, 1922, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Pearl (Conatser) Flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Flowers; a sister, Opal Franklin; and a grandson, Larry Daniels Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Emerson Daniels, Livingston; a daughter, Barbara Hicks, Yuma, AZ; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Daniels, Livingston; seven sisters, Lillie Kennedy, Livingston, Avis Knight and Valeria Combs, both of Crossville, IL, Hazel Flippen, Las Vegas, NV, Omajean Bowman and Junice Copeland, both of Huntsville, AL, and Mazelle Melton, Monroe; a brother, Oliver Flowers, Crossville; seven grandchildren, Karen Rease, Debbie Riveras, Tim Plauman, Tammy Edge, David Nimmo, Stacy Melton, and Nicole Thomas; several nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Scott Melton, Shawn Melton, Levi Franklin, Dave Plauman, Tony Franklin, and Mark Franklin. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bill Bowman, Keith Copeland, Lenord Daniels, James Combs, Garryon Frank-lin, and Tim Plauman.

 

Lou Amy Eldridge
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Amy Eldridge, 77, of Dayton, OH, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Nolen officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Eldridge died Monday, June 24 at Miami Valley Hospital.

Born September 21, 1924, in Algood, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ada (Nolen) Kenley Sr.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Sedois Eldridge, Dayton; a son, Charles R. Eldridge; a sister, Etta Mae Sheppard, Florida; four brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Gradon Eldridge, North Carolina, and William Meyers, Jesse Scott Eldridge, and R.D. and Colleen Carr Eldridge, all of Dayton; a granddaughter, Carrie Rebecca Eldridge, Dayton; several nieces and nephews; and friends, especially the children of Benton and Emily Nolen Franklin.

 

Shanna Diane Gunter
Funeral services for Miss Shanna Diane Gunter, 19, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Gunter died Friday, June 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital as a result of a car accident. She was a student and a 2001 graduate of Livingston Academy. She loved to play the guitar and loved music.

Born March 29, 1983, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charlie and Evelyn Gunter of Rickman.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandmothers, Ruth Gunter, Crawford, and Veachel Young, Rickman; a sister and brother-in-law, Mandy and Dusty Smith, Ft. Polk, LA; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Jim Young, Charles Young, Roger Young, Robert Young, David Young, and Eddie Gunter. Memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetic Association.

 

Roy "Grizz" Randall Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Roy "Grizz" Randall Martin, 50, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Chris Walker officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, June 29 at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. He was a residential Rehab Assistant Adapt at Plateau Mental Health.

Born May 14, 1952, in Cookeville, he was the son of Odis and Elise (Phillips) Martin of Monterey.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Martha "Marty" Martin, Dodson Branch; two stepdaughters, Ginger Springston, Cookeville, and Tammie Huff, Celina; a sister and brother-in-law, Shelia and Paul Walker, Monterey; a special aunt, Betty Roberts; a special uncle, Donnie Phillips; four nephews, Jason Rose, Martin Walker, Jason Walker, and Chris Walker; a niece, Amanda Charlton; four step children; and many friends and relatives.

 

Ona Richardson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Richardson, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. John Copeland and Bro. Travis Simpson officiating. Burial was in Bethsadia Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Richardson died Saturday, June 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker with the Chrysler Corp. in Detroit, MI, and of the Baptist faith.

Born January 31, 1917, in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Ringley) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Newberry, Maudie Hull, and Bonza Daffron; and a brother, Verdie Richardson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Travis Simpson, Livingston; a sister, Lois Parsons, Monroe; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Jamie Ledford, Josh Simpson, Kelly Hull, David Davis, Jerry Choate, and Steve Myer.

 

Veechel (Thompson) Stringfellow
Funeral services for Mrs. Veechel (Thompson) Stringfel-low, of McClean, VA, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002, from the chapel of Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor R. Eugene Larkin officiating. Burial was in National Memorial Park Cemetery in Falls Church, VA, with Murphy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stringfellow died Saturday, June 8 after a two-year struggle with cancer. She was a member of Charles Wesley United Methodist Church of McClean. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Anna Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman Thompson and Clifton Thompson.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Stringfellow, McClean; a son, Jeff Stringfel-low; two daughters, Lisa and Stacy; seven sisters, Bessie Smith, Cookeville, Zilpha Barlow, Algood, Mary Lou Kottong, Indian Mound, Ruby Smith, Rickman, Villa Maxwell and Norma Jean Smith, both of Hilham, and Marcella Lan-caster, Livingston; a brother, Freeman Thompson, Livingston; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Kaylee.

 

Dennis Vaughn
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Vaughn, 76, of Love Joy Community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett and Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, June 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner and worked in Reeds Pallet Mill in Hanging Limb.

Born February 9, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charlie P. and Dona (Roberts) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rinda Murphy; a brother, Joe Vaughn; and a grandson, Tyler Sampley.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Phillips) Vaughn, Love Joy Community; two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Jean and Charles Freeman, Love Joy Community, and Sandy and Norman Sampley, Monterey; father-in-law, Harson Phillips, Monterery; and six grandchildren, Rebekkah, Rachel, Seth, Caleb, Caitlin, and Bethany.

 

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