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Archives 07-31-2002

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Rosanna Baker
Graveside services for Mrs. Rosanna Baker, 79, of Algood, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Malcom Dulworth officiating. Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Baker died Monday, July 22 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a homemaker and affiliated with Collegeside Church of Christ.

Born April 14, 1923, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Laura Mae Pardue. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Lenora Ann West and Sharon Baker; and a sister.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Whisenant, New Market, AL; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a niece, Lavonna Deck, Livingston.

Serving as pallbearers were family members and friends of Mrs. Baker.

 

Mildred Louise Brewer
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Louise Brewer, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Danny Simpson and Bob Younkin officiating. Burial was in Turkey Town Cemetery with Rickman-Hall Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brewer died Wednesday, July 17 at her home. She was a member of Sulphur Community Church.

Born August 12, 1927, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Myrtle (Boles) Burks.

Survivors include her husband, Paris Brewer, Rickman; three sons, Paris Brewer Jr. and Randy Lynn Brewer, both of Rickman, and Roy Glen Brewer, Murfreesboro; two daughters, Lynda Gayle Nelson, Rickman, and Vickie Amy Brown, Smithville; a sister, Earl D. Burks, Rickman; 12 grandchildren; and two nephews, Charlie Thomas and Rodney Thomas. Pallbearers were Keith D. Brewer, Kevin D. Brewer, Matthew T. Brown, Brandon G. Brewer, Sam L. Nelson, and Codi C. Brewer. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Rod Thomas, Charles Thomas, Mark Poston, and Ray Shepard.

 

Billie L. Dishman
Mr. Billie L. Dishman, 70, of Nashville, MI, and formerly of Livingston, passed away Friday, June 14, 2002, at his home in Michigan. Burial was in Memorial Park in Battle Creek, MI.

Born November 17, 1931, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Gib E. and Winnie (Lawson) Dishman. He was the step-son of the late Audie (Bilbrey) Dishman Endsley. In addition to his parents and step-mother, he was preceded in death by a sister; and two brothers, Orbie D. Dishman and James Dishman. Mr. Dishman went to Battle Creek in 1945, where he was employed by V.A. Medical Center. He then went to work in 1968 at United Steel & Wire, retiring in 1991 due to illness. He was a member of Highway Holiness Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Dishman, Nashville; a daughter, Wilma Yepez, Nashville; four sons, David Dishman, Fairborn, OH, Billie Dishman Jr., Mainsville, OH, Daniel Dishman, Bronson, MI, and Tommy Dishman, Battle Creek; three step-daughters; four brothers and four sisters, Ecil Mangrum, Florida, Blenda "Mendy" Trevino, Carlene McBride, Rickman, Leonard Dishman, Pontiac, IL, Jeannie Kellogg, Battle Creek, Patsy A. Dishman, Algood, Ricky Dishman, Monterey, Willis Dishman, Battle Creek, and Carl Dishman, Benton; 32 grandchildren; and a great grandson.

 

Jack Donaldson
Funeral services for Mr. Jack Donaldson, 70, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Dennis Miller officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Donaldson died Friday, July 26 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a ranger for the Corps of Engineers and attended Moss Church of Christ. Born February 16, 1932, in Celina, he was the son of the late Willie “Bill” Grace and Robert Lester Donaldson.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Donaldson, Celina; a son, Kevin Donaldson, Celina; a brother, William "Corky" Harold Donaldson, Celina; a sister, Robbie Dowell, Celina; and two grandchildren.

 

Howard D. Gibbons
Funeral services for Mr. Howard D. Gibbons, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Wilson and Rev. A.C. Cobble officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gibbons died Wednesday, July 24 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer, an aircraft factory worker, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of Bible Baptist Church in Rickman.

Born November 4, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John T. and Edna (Murphy) Gibbons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, May Gibbons.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Gibbons, Livingston; a sister, Marie Cobble, Morris-town; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Kevin Carmack, Howard Hunter, Martin Hunter, Lowell Hunter, Larry Hunter, and Glenn Hunter.

 

Gary Ross Warren
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Ross Warren, 53, of Cookeville, were conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Clayton Lee Jr. officiating. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Warren died Wednesday, July 24 at Nashville Veterans Hospital. He worked in aluminum siding sales and installation and was of the Baptist faith. He was a liver transplant patient in 1995, a past employee of Uniroyal Tire in Detroit, MI, an avid pool player, a veteran of Vietnam, and a member of Upper Cumberland Horseback Riders Club.

Born May 22, 1948, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Henry R. and Faye (Lawson) Warren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda (Glove) Warren.

Survivors include two sons, Timmy Warren and Gary R. Warren Jr., both of the Dodson Branch Community; two daughters, Teresa L. Warren and Roslyn A. Warren, both of the Dodson Branch Community; a sister, Gail DeSantis Paulus, Cookeville; six grandchildren, Nathan Carter, Kenen Carter, Marshel Zupancic, Justin Warren, Shelby Warren, and Taylor Warren; and a special friend, Denise Castello, Oak Park, MI.

 

A.B. Webb
Funeral services for Mr. A.B. Webb, 58, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Webb died Monday, July 22 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a machinist and of the Methodist faith.

Born May 31, 1944, in Overton County, he was the son of Agnes (Ray) Webb and the late Brance Webb. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Faith Webb.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Margaret (Cross) Webb, Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Madelyn Webb, Rickman; a daughter, Lisa Webb, Hilham; a sister, Virginia (Webb) Moody, Rickman; and a granddaughter, Candace Webb, Rickman.

Pallbearers were Allen Loftis, Randy Brewer, Danny England, Mark Cross, Kenneth Laycock, and Jesse Nelson.

 

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