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Archives 07-24-2002

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Alvin C. Cullom Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin C. Cullom Jr., 66, of Middletown, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with J. David Parsons officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cullom died Friday, July 12 at his home. He was a construction worker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born March 30, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alvin Cross Sr. and Gusta L. (Clark) Cullom.

Survivors include two daughters, Lesia Howard, Thomasville, NC, and Teri Arnder, Lexington, NC; a sister, Alberta Cope, Orange, CA; two aunts, Dortha Neal and Daisy Fleming, both of Rickman; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Angela Gail (Smith) Downs
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Gail (Smith) Downs, 28, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Short officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Downs died Wednesday, July 17 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 28, 1974, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Randall and Joyce Boles of Rickman and the late James Smith.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Michael Downs, Rickman; two sons, Michael Allen James Downs and James Allen Michael Downs, both of Rickman; a daughter, Mika Downs, Rickman; a grandmother, Hazel Smith, Alpine; step-grandparents, Archie Boles, Gainesboro, and Rozell Cooper, Muncie, IN; a brother, Keith Boles, Rickman; and a half-sister, Carrie Swift, Muncie. Pallbearers were Keith Boles, Randy Boles, Johnny Boles, Jimmy Ray Boles, Junior Boles, and Tim Williams.

 

Albert Burris Hammock
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Burris Hammock, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery in Hilham with military honors conducted by James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062. Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hammock died Tuesday, July 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith. He also served in the United States Army during World War II.

Born September 17, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George and Louvenia (Neely) Hammock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Hammock.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hammock, Livingston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Mark Wagner, Raleigh, NC, Doris and Gilbert Ramsey, Westland, MI, and Denise and Owen Traynor, Australia; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mona Hammock, Jacksonville, NC; a sister, Enoie Coffman, Centralia, WA; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were members of James. T. Davis Memorial VFW Post 5062 of Livingston.

 

Betty Irene Roach
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Irene Roach, 74, of Celina, were conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Threet officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Roach died Monday, July 15 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a factory worker at Crotty Corporation and a member of Celina Church of Christ.

Born November 26, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Cloyd Williams and Cora Rosetta Riddle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Freeman "Jack" Roach.

Survivors include four sons, Robert F. Roach, Tuscaloosa, AL, Larry D. Roach and Jerry M. Roach, both of Celina, and Ronnie E. Roach, Byrdstown; five daughters, Betty Jean Morrissey, Susan Nichols, and Judith Rich, all of Cookeville, and Patricia Burton and Cora Spears, both of Celina; a brother, Milton Williams, Littleton, CO; a sister, Mary Westmoreland, Celina; 18 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 6 step-great grandchildren.

 

Bessie Ann Story
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Ann Story, 90, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Ledford officiating. Burial was in Story Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Story died Sunday, July 21 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Midway Christian Church in Monroe.

Born March 8, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thompson and Louann (Flowers) Dennis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Oran Story.

Survivors include a son, Donald O. Story, Livingston; a daughter, Ina Ruth Huddleston, Horse Creek; four grandchildren, Cindy Nolen, Dian Burnett, Janet Bowman, and Donna Jean Massengille; six great grandchildren, Angie Roberts, Alison Massengille, Tate Nolen, Tanner Nolen, Megan Burnett, and John Tyler Bowman; and a great-great grandson, Bailey Roberts. Pallbearers were Tim Nolen, Thomas Weaver, Pete Story, David Story, Clinton Guffen, and Kyle Story.

 

Beatrice "Trixie" Sullivan
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice "Trixie" Sullivan, 90, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Frasier officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sullivan died Wednesday, July 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of McFerrin United Methodist Church.

Born June 27, 1912, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Cora Edna (George) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bailey Sullivan.

Survivors include four sons, Joe Eddie Upton, Dan Upton, and Joe Sullivan, all of Hilham, and Franklin Butler, Edmonton, KY; two daughters, Laura Bailey, Jackson, MI, and Mable Forehand, Clairmont, FL; a sister, Delphi Dailey, Celina; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

 

O.D. Taylor
Funeral services for Mr. O.D. Taylor, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Taylor died Saturday, July 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an attendant at Coleman's Service Station and worked with Wilbert Vault Company. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the West Fork Masonic Lodge 648 F&AM.

Born March 26, 1926, in New Castle, IN, he was the son of the late Hoy and Lola (Harvey) Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Taylor; and two brothers, Clyde Taylor and Jessie Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Voenado (Stover) Taylor, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Jim King, Monroe; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wayne Sells, Jason King, Rod Johnson, Bruce Coleman, Chase Taylor, Junior Stover, William Sells, and Jack Taylor.

 

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