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Archives 08-07-2002

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Billy Junior Boles
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Junior Boles, 49, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Camp Ground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boles died Monday, July 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter, a member of the Church of Christ, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

Born June 4, 1953, in Overton County, he was the son of James Boles and the late Zora B. (Martin) Boles.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sue Boles, Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kellie and Michael Hayes, Livingston, and Billie Sue and Al Wilson, Cookeville; five sisters, Emogene Smith and Rita K. Riley, both of Monroe, Imogene Robbins and Lou Veachel Vaughn, both of Livingston, and Judy Garrett, Cookeville; and three grandchildren, Dylan Hayes, Suzanna Hayes, and William Thomas Wilson.

Pallbearers were Steve Vaughn, Darrell Smith, Robbie Robbins, Anthony Robbins, Scottie Robbins, and Adam Robbins.

 

Albert Carlos Poston
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Carlos Poston, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Greenwood and Bro. James Hunter officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Poston died Friday, Aug. 2 at his home. He was a timber cutter, a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born January 23, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee and Virgie (Matthews) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald Poston, Hershel Poston, Jim Poston, and Haggard Poston; and three grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Poston, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Janet Poston, Alpine; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bobby Turner and JoAnn and Jim Turner, all of Livingston; a brother, Arnold Lee Poston, Chicago, IL; five sisters, Veachel Young, Rickman, Marie Qualls, Algood, Betty Stone, Nashville, Lettie Merle Phillips, Kentucky, and Ann Brady, Illinois; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Anthony Turner, Pat Norris, Michael Poston, Jason Poston, Josh Turner, and Jacob Turner. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Austin Poston.

 

Barbara Reed
Order of Eastern Star funeral rites for Mrs. Barbara Reed, 54, of the Mineral Springs Community near Monterey, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Funeral services for Mrs. Reed were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 from Mineral Springs First Baptist Church with Rev. Talmadge Welch and Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. Burial was in Speck Cemetery in the Three Forks Community with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reed died Thursday, Aug. 1 at her home. She was a charter member of Mineral Springs First Baptist Church, where she was pianist and a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Green Pond Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 482, where she was past Worthy Matron. She was active with the Green Pond Rainbow Girls and worked many years as a bank teller at Bank of Putnam County and First Tennessee Bank.

Born January 26, 1948, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Lucille (McCowan) Phipps of the Mineral Springs Community and the late William Edgar Phipps.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Travis Reed, Mineral Springs Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Kim Delape, Mineral Springs Community; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Becky Reed, Sparta; a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Theresa Phipps, Monterey; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Collin, Joshua, and Matthew.

 

Glen A. Staggs
Funeral services for Mr. Glen A. Staggs, 70, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Hubbard, Bro. Ron Harris, and Bro. Willie Hugh Bilbrey officiating. Burial was in Glen Staggs Family Cemetery with Living-ston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Staggs died Monday, July 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electrician and plumber, affiliated with the Church of Christ, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born February 21, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Archie D. Staggs and Vesta (Sullivan) Staggs Strode. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Valorie G. Staggs; two sisters, Louise Strode and Elise Staggs; and his mother-in-law, Bithie Conner.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva O. (Conner) Staggs, Allons; two daughters, Vivian Staggs, Livingston, and Vickie Allred, Monroe; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael A. and Etter Mae Staggs, Allons, and Mark and Edie Staggs, Livingston; his step-father, James N. Strode, Michigan; his father-in-law, Johnny Conner, Monroe; a brother, James A. Strode, Michigan; four grandsons, Daniel Staggs, Dylan Staggs, Brian Staggs, and Brandon Staggs; and six nieces. Pallbearers were Donnie Savage, Mike Ray, Daniel Staggs, Dylan Staggs, Brian Staggs, Dewey Bilbrey, Josh Nolen, and No. 2 Junior Foster.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ed Hammock, Fred "Peanut" Dennis, I.B. "Cotten" Martin, Bob Bufford, Brandon Staggs, Frankie Nolen, Joey Nolen, Cecil Conner, Leonard Ray, No. 1 David "Dog" Melton, John Allred, Joey Foster, Nolen Cantrell, Dexter Richardson, Hollis Hummel, J.T. "BorkinÓ Daniels, and Larry Savage.

 

Cecil Douglas Wolfe
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Douglas Wolfe, 73, of Dunlap, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2002, from the chapel of Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap with Rev. Bill Wolfe, Rev. Darrell Nance, and Bro. Tom Beavert officiating. Burial was in Collier Cemetery with Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wolfe died Wednesday, July 31 at Pikeville Hospital. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and served as custodian of Sequatchie County High School for more than 15 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Pope) Wolfe, and a son, Michael Wolfe.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Jimmy Segers and Sheila and Curt Segers, all of Crossville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Regina Wolfe, Dunlap, and Bill and Joyce Wolfe and Gary Wolfe, all of Pikeville; a sister, Jessie Smith, Livingston; four grandchildren, Robin Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Jimmy Lee Segers, and Brittany Segers; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

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