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Archives 10-30-2002

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Martha Zelmar Booher
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Zelmar Booher, 105, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Booher died Friday, Oct. 25 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a housewife and affiliated with the Baptist church.

Born October 5, 1897, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Elray (Daniels) Boykin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry B. Mayberry and Willie A. Booher; and six brothers, including C.B. Boykin and Walter Cleo Boykin.

Survivors include a niece, Lula Bell Fields, Cookeville; two nephews, E.C. Boykin, Warren, MI, and Robert Boykin, St. Clair Shores, MI; six great nieces; one great nephew; eight great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; three great-great-great nieces; three great-great-great nephews; and two special friends, Raymond Colson and Ruby Davis. Family members served as pallbearers.

 

Fred Dailey
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Dailey, 65, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with John Dailey officiating. Burial was in Teeples Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dailey died Friday, Oct. 25 at his home. He was a factory worker with Hutchinson. Born November 22, 1936, in Celina, he was the son of the late Thomas Dailey and Iva Lee Dulworth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Stevie Wade Dailey and Freda Ann Dailey.

Survivors include a son, Jamie Dailey, Monticello, KY; a daughter, Rhonda Dailey, Gainesboro; two brothers, Charlie Dailey and Troy Dailey, both of Celina; four sisters, Louise Wall, Lebanon, Jean Head, Celina, Edith Smith, Livingston, and Linda Falley, Cookeville; and three grandchildren, Holly Dailey, Paul Dailey, and Nikki Dailey.

 

Gregory Lynn Hunley
Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Lynn Hunley, 38, were conducted at noon, Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home with Rev. Russ Stephens officiating. Burial was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Hermitage Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Born August 13, 1964, in Nashville, he was the son of Roger Hunley and the late Justine Hunley.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife Sherry Hunley; a son, Jeremy Hunley; a step-son, Jake Messer; a daughter, Carlie Hunley; a step-daughter, April Messer; his step-mother, Joyce Hunley; his grandparents, Wilbur C. and Anna Lee Smith, Livingston; and a brother, Derek Hunley. Friends of Mr. Hunley served as pallbearers.

 

Mary Elizabeth Keith
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Keith, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Larry Keith and Bro. Joseph Hodges officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Whit-son Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Keith died Monday, Oct. 21 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a retired factory worker with Chrysler Corporation and was affiliated with Cookeville Church of God.

Born November 23, 1915, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late James and Hazel (Rosebery) Fry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Huey Keith Sr.; and two grandchildren, James Henry Keith III and Daniel Keith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Huey Jr. and Katherine Keith, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Keith) and David Gentry, Cookeville; a half-sister, Marie Stocksdale, Crawfords-ville, TN; 8 grandchildren, Tara Gentry Price, Dustin Gentry, Larry Keith, Sandy Walleman, Debbie Fortuna, David Keith, Mike Keith, and Marybeth Ervin; a step-granddaughter, Tina Simpson, 22 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Keith's grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.

 

Betty Ruth Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Ledbetter, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Pharris officiating. Burial was in Robbins Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Sunday, Oct. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born December 15, 1933, in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Proctor Edison and Opal (King) Reagan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Catheryn Lee; and four brothers, Bobby Reagan, Terry Reagan, James Reagan, and Charles Reagan.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Ledbetter, Livingston; a son, Ronald Ledbetter, Livingston; a daughter, Penny Haymon, Crossville; five brothers, Pat Reagan and Billy Reagan, both of Lafayette, Mike Reagan and Steve Reagan, both of McMinnville, and Ricky Reagan, Clarkrange; four sisters, Rebecca Thompson, Soddy Daisy, Barbara Ann Beaty, Hendersonville, Jean Reagan, Clarkrange, and Haley Grace Winningham, Livingston; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Donald Ledbetter, Douglas Ledbetter, John Cook, David Cook, Patrick Womack, and Patrick Reagan.

 

Randall T. "Ran" Smith
Masonic services for Mr. Randall T. "Ran" Smith, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby White and Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a dairy farmer and a member of McDonald's Chapel United Methodist Church and West Fork Lodge 648. \

Born April 9, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of Beatrice (Winton) Smith of Monroe and the late R.L. Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Georgia (Padgett) Smith, Monroe; a son, Ronnie T. Smith, Monroe; two daughters, Debbie McMeans, Livingston, and Patricia Smith, Alpine; four brothers, Kendall Smith, Ronald Smith, and Larry Donald Smith, all of Monroe, and Richard Smith, Nashville; a sister, Donna C. Pierce, Lascassas; and six grandchildren, Samantha Copeland, Kendra Smith, Torrey Smith, Courtney Smith, Katelyn Smith, and Houston McMeans.

Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Brent Smith, Johnny Hill, Junior Hill, Gary Melton, and Nathan Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Smith and Tyler Smith.

 

Mary Katherine "Kathy" (Keen) Upton
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Katherine "Kathy" (Keen) Upton, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bernie Barton officiating. Burial was in McFerrin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Upton died Monday, Oct. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an antique dealer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born June 29, 1947, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Hazel Carr of Livingston and the late Carlie Keen. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy H. Upton; and a brother, Jackie Keen.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Denise Dunn and Tabitha Green, both of Livingston; three sisters, Barbara Stevens, Nolensville, and Rose Key and Zelma Ferrell, both of the Timothy Community; her step-father, Talmadge Carr, Livingston; and six grandchildren, Scotty Key, Elizabeth Dunn, Zachary Dunn, Jonathan Green, Cassie Green, and Linzie Green.

Pallbearers were Jay Whitson, James Bilbrey, Jessica Conner, Scottie Key, David Green, Josh Mansell, and Brian Winningham.

 

Ruby E. Whittenburg
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby E. Whittenburg, 81, of Pickett County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Henry Colbert officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Whittenburg died Friday, Oct. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Red Hill Church of Christ.

Born January 13, 1921, in Chanute, TN, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Rhoda (Evans) Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Frank Whittenburg; a sister, Willie Davidson; and a brother, Holbert C. Beaty.

Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Faye and David Cope, Pall Mall, and Thelma and Larry Smith, Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Hurlen and RaeAnn Whittenburg, Pall Mall; a sister, Aleta Rich, Pall Mall; six grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Nicholas Smith, Tyler Smith, Gretta Bryant, Chuck Whittenburg, and Charlene Beaty; and three great grandchildren, Ashley Whittenburg, Spencer Mason, and Tiffany Beaty.

Pallbearers were Nathan Smith, Chuck Whittenburg, Allen Lee, Jody Evans, Stanley Cross, and Jack King. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Smith and Tyler Smith.

 

Preston Willard "Billy" Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Preston Willard "Billy" Wilson, 78, of Antioch, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 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.

Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a disabled Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist church, John B. Garrett Lodge, and Nashville and Al Menah Temple.

Born October 9, 1928, in Ft. Paine, AL, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Beasley) Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Wilson, Antioch; a son, Billy Keith Wilson, Smyrna; two brothers, Jerry Wilson and Garfield Wilson, both of Calhoun, GA; two sisters, Emma Mae Peace and Cora Belle, both of Calhoun; and two grandchildren, Ivy Wilson and Will Wilson.

Pallbearers were Bud Hinebaugh, Bill Zager, Roger Dial, Jackie Sanders, Adam McCaleb, and Mike Cooper.

 

 

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