LULA FRANCES BOHANAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Frances Bohanan, 77, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro.
Robert Boles and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.
Mrs. Bohanan died Monday, Dec. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a housewife and a member of Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.
Born April 18, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the
late Jesse H. and Ola T. (Wright) Sherfield. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Samuel Bohanan;
a siser, Anna Holmes; and a brother, Johnny Sherfield.
Survivors include a son, Paul Samuel Bohanan Jr. of Tennessee;
a brother, James L. Sherfield of Elgin, SC; two sisters, Dean Wright
of Granite, OK, and Bertie Sherfield of Livingston; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jim E. Sherfield, Mark Sherfield, Doug Key, Jimmy
Copeland, David Holland, and Jonathan Holland.
DENZIL HAROLD GORE
Masonic services for Mr. Denzil Harold Gore, 65, of Allons, were
conducted at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial
was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Copeland officiating.
Mr. Gore died Tuesday, Dec. 3 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
He was a warrant writer and a member of Grace Baptist Church. He
was also a Shriner, affiliated with Monroe Volunteer Fire Department,
and a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge 259.
Born March 4, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Gordon and Headith (Hunter) Gore. Survivors include his wife, Ruby
Gore of Allons; five sons, Rickie Gore and Troy Gore, both of Allons,
Roy Gore of Livingston, Randy Gore of Alpine, and Travis Gore of
Monroe; a brother, Denver Gore of Allons; 11 grandchildren; and
6 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jamie Ledford, David Parrelsol, Adam Smith, Dodd
Scott, Scotty Walker, Allen Roberts, Billy Oliver, and Wayne Huckeby.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Randall Stockton, Rhonda Roberts,
Jamie Marinich, Stephen R. Flowers, and Cindy Collins.
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Hamilton, 44, of Rickman, were conducted
at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall
Funeral Home. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Bro. Allen
Mr. Hamilton died Monday, Dec. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born September 1, 1958, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late James Arlo and Teola (Breeding) Hammock.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hamilton of Rickman; a daughter,
Crystal Desormeaux of Castle Rock, CO; a son, Dustin Binkley of
Rickman; a sister, Janet Flowers of Livingston; and two brothers,
Jeffery Hamilton and Randy Hamilton, both of Livingston. Pallbearers
were Jamie Flowers, Scott Coleman, Joe Lee, Scotty Hamilton, Todd
Rose, and Dustin Binkley.
Mr. Larry Hobbs, 53, of Livingston, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at
his home. He was a sawmill worker and a Navy veteran. Born December
9, 1949, in English, IN, he was the son of Laura (Gabbard) Hobbs
Sturgill of English and the late Levi Allen Hobbs.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Debra
(Stevens) Hobbs of Livingston; three sons, Larry Junior Hobbs II
of New Middleton, IN, and Erick Hobbs and Quentin Hobbs, both of
La Grange, KY; his step-father, Cloyd Sturgill of English; three
sisters and a brother-in-law, Janie Forbes of Leavenworth, IN, and
Martha and Carl McAdams and Stacy Melton, all of English; a brother
and sister-in-law, Gary and Stella Sturgill of Paoli, IN; and four
Mr. Hobbs had chosen cremation. No services are planned at this
time. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Miss Arzie Melton, 85, of Crossville, were
conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, from the chapel of
Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro.
Dallas Catron officiating.
Miss Melton died Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Country Place Health Care Center
in Crossville. She was of the Baptist faith. Born January 15, 1917,
in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late James Curtis
and Lizzie (Roame) Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by a half-sister, Geneva Burris; two brothers, Finnis Melton
and Robert Melton; and three half-brothers, Charles Melton, J.P.
Melton, and Robert Melton.
Survivors include two sisters, Margarett and Bernadine of California;
seven half-sisters, Mary Stallcup, Edna Kidd, and Joyce Catron,
all of Louisville, KY, Beatrice Childers of Vine Grove, KY, Donna
Silbert of Zionsville, IN, Linda Sells of Monroe, and Glinda Garrett
of Livingston; three half-brothers, Sammy Melton and David Melton,
both of Livingston, and Murl Melton of Allons; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lynn Garrett, Lowell Hunter, David Melton, Murl
Melton, and Kurt Hunter.
JOSEPH W. “JOE” POSTON
Funeral service for Mr. Joseph W. “Joe” Poston, 54, of Sevierville,
and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at noon, Saturday, Nov.
30, 2002, from the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Sevierville with Rev. Kenneth Stansberry
Mr. Poston died Thursday, Nov. 28 at Ft. Saunders Hospital in Sevierville.
He was employed with Richardson Turner Construction Company and
a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Born May 31, 1948, in Overton County, he was the son of Cleo (Winningham)
Poston of Livingston and the late Wilbur Poston.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara
(Thompson) Poston of Sevierville; a son and daughter-in-law, Derrick
and Wendie Poston of Knoxville; three daughters and a son-in-law,
Valerie and Brad Loveday, Rebecca Poston, and Katie Jo Poston, all
of Sevierville; two sisters, June Robbins of Livingston and Brenda
Williams of Byrdstown; and one grandchild. Obituary information
was provided by Speck Funeral Home.
RUBY JEWELL QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Jewell Qualls, 88, of Monroe, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter
and Bro. Chris Coil officiating.
Mrs. Qualls died Saturday, Nov. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ and Overton
County Senior Citizens.
Born November 18, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Henry Clay and Lena Frances (Richardson) Smith. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison
Survivors include two brothers, Zachry Smith of the Wirmingham
Community and Claude Smith of Cincinnati, OH; and several nieces
JEFFREY ALAN SCOTT
Funeral services for Mr. Jeffrey Alan Scott, 37, of Allons, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro. A.J. Cox
and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.
Mr. Scott died Thursday, Dec. 5 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
He was a factory worker. Born December 27, 1964, in Overton County,
he was the son of Betty Davis of Livingston and Maxey Scott of Celina.
He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Ruth Etta Davis
and Andrew and Rosey (Napier) Scott.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Lisa
Scott of Allons; a daughter, Katelyn Scott of Allons; his grandfather,
Luther Davis of Allons; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eddie
Ray and Faye Thrasher of Allons; a special great-uncle, Ed Davis
of Allons; a special friend, David Davis of Monroe; and a host of
special family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Jim Turner, Kent Atchley, Greg Atchley, Bob Denny,
Matthew Davis, and Bruce Davis. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Katelyn Scott Trust Fund by contacting Speck
Funeral Home or Debbie Denny at First National Bank.
Masonic services for Mr. Osby Turner, 67, of Alpine, were conducted
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Burial,
with full military honors by the Honor Guard of VFW James T. Davis
Post 5062, was in Padgett Cemetery with Dr. David Moore officiating.
Mr. Turner died Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He was a factory worker at General Motors Corporation, a
veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of West Fork Masonic Lodge
648. He was of the Baptist faith.
Born February 1, 1935, in Pickett County, he was the son of the
late Johnnie A. and Barbara E. (Padgett) Turner. In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold Turner,
Argyle Turner, Hershell Turner, and Ishmael Turner.
Survivors include two brothers, Comer Turner of Clayton, IN, and
Carlos Katto Turner of Livingston; a sister, Jewell Marieda Turner
of Alpine; a special friend, Ruth McCormick; a niece; and 10 nephews.
Pallbearers were Jim Grindstaff, Carl Turner, Terry Turner, Michael
Turner, Bob Bell, and Jerry Bell.
JOHN L. WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Mr. John L. Williams, 74, of Livingston, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, from the chapel of
Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro.
Jerry Johnson officiating.
Mr. Williams died Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a brick mason and served in the U.S. Army in the German Occupation
during the Korean War.
Born October 21, 1928, in Clay County, AL, he was the son of the
late Aubrey and Belle (Price) Williams. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Elise Williams; and two
brothers, Hurston Williams and Tommy Williams.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Margaret
Williams of Livingston; two sisters, Sara Darling and Dorothy Powell,
both of Macon, GA; three brothers, Oscar Williams and J.O. Williams,
both of Hollins, AL, and Charles Williams of Rome, GA; two grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Tim Williams, John Williams,
Nathan Williams, Ed Long, Ed Hensley, Tom Hensley, and John Kirkpatric.
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