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Archives 10-23-2002

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Ona Rae (Masters) Christenson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Rae (Masters) Christenson, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. David Adams officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Christenson died Sunday, Oct. 6 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired auto factory employee and a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church.

Born January 3, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ransey and Maggie (Ray) Masters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Christenson; a sister, Brenda Spivey; and three brothers, Paul Masters, Howard Masters, and Dee Masters.

Survivors include a step-son, Jack Christenson, Cape Coral, FL; three sisters, Nell Deck, Livingston, Ruth Burgess, Akron, OH, and Eileen Bechtold, North Manchester, IN; a brother, Bobby Masters, Jamestown; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Jack Christenson, Carl Masters, Homer Reagan, Roy Dillon, and Bradley Fulghum.

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Coleman
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth "BettyÓ Coleman, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, from Livingston First Christian Church with Rev. Robert Ziehmer, Rev. Dee Ledford, and Dr. David Moore officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coleman died Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a registered nurse, a member of Livingston First Christian Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born October 26, 1921, in Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Margaret Elizabeth (Wehrle) Keefe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Rose.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Coleman, Livingston; a son, Ken Stephens, Crossville; two step-sons, Johnny Fred Coleman and Jim Coleman, both of Livingston; two daughters, Barbara Buckner and Sue Winningham, both of Tullahoma; a step-daughter, Betty Ledbetter, Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Walter Fowski, Easton, CT; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 4 special friends, Jane Gaw, Lucille Hyder, Wanda Stephens, and Delores Turnbull.

Pallbearers were Andy Winningham, Stephen Winning-ham, Matthew Winningham, Sean Stephens, Tyler Buckner, Paul Buckner, Jay Coleman, and Kelly Coleman.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were John Turnbull, Ronnie Hyder, Michael Stephens, Fred Amonett, Billy Gene Gaw, Perry Windle, and Larry Misenhimer.

 

Cindy L. Hogue
Funeral services for Mrs. Cindy L. Hogue, 44, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hogue died Thursday, Oct. 17 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a home health nurse and attended Allons Assembly of God.

Born September 13, 1958, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Pascal and Edna Rosaline (Burchett) Staggs. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Hogue, Hilham; a daughter, Shannon Thompson, Pontiac, MI; four brothers, Rick Staggs, David Staggs, and Mike Staggs, all of Livingston, and Donnie Williams, North Carolina; three sisters, Brenda Stewart and Patsy Dailey, both of Livingston, and Diane Neal, Rickman; and a granddaughter, Ashley Bilbrey, Michigan.

Pallbearers were Kevin Hunter, Steve Smith, Brian Dailey, Jeff Auberson, David Cantrell, and Jerry Beaty.

 

Sue Nell Oakley
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Nell Oakley, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, from the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Algood Cemetery with the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Oakley died Thursday, Oct. 17 at her home. She was a care giver with home health care and a member of Algood Church of Christ.

Born September 7, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Mayford and Maude (Lack) Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Otis Oakley Sr.; three sisters, Mattie Speck, Sybil Brown, and Ola Mae Haney; and four brothers, Jasper Webb, Haskell Webb, Leslie Webb, and James Webb.

Survivors include three sons, James Otis Oakley Jr., Livingston, Thomas Michael Oakley, Algood, and Eric Bradley Oakley, Gainesboro; two sisters, Alma Talley, Rickman, and Magdalene Harris, Indiana; a brother, Eddie Webb, Cookeville; and four grandchildren, Kirt Bradley Oakley, Reese Oakley, James Mayford Loftis, and Clint Loftis. Friends of Mrs. Oakley served as pallbearers.

 

Sallie Gertrude Watkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Gertrude Watkins, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. A.J. Looper and Rev. Terry Crabtree officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Watkins died Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a cab service owner, and a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

Born October 10, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Obe and Josie (Ledbetter) Speck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Watkins; a son, Larry Watkins; four brothers, Cecil "BuzzÓ Speck, Ray Speck, J.D. Speck, and A.B. Speck; and a sister, Edith Crabtree.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Thurman Langford, Livingston; two grandsons and their wives, David and Kathy Langford and Danny and Lisa Langford, all of Livingston; two great grandsons, Cody Langford and Collin Langford; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rick McDonald, Brian McDonald, Gary Lee Threet, Gary Lynn Threet, Jeremy Crabtree, Scott Lamb, Darius Sims, and Randall Richardson.

 

Samuel Turner Wilborn
Memorial services for Mr. Samuel Turner Wilborn, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at St. John Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilborn died Saturday, Oct. 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer.

Born December 9, 1913, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Barlow Chowning and Molly Jane (Holman) Wilborn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight sisters, Betty Wilborn, Margie Wilborn, Cassie Wilborn, Lou Logan, Mahalla Kernell, Fannie Coffee Keefee, Minnie Pearl Garrett, and Mattie Harvey; and four brothers, Cordie Wilborn, Joe Wheeler Wilborn, George Wilborn, and Jimmie Wilborn.

Survivors include a brother, Walter Wilborn, Fairfield, IL; a very special great niece and caregiver, Patsy Wilborn, Livingston; and several other nieces and nephews.

 

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