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PAUL BRADY
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Brady, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Old Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mr. Brady died Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory employee and of the Baptist faith. He truly enjoyed life and helping others. He was a friend to all who knew him.

Born November 10, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Quitman and Belle (Hawkins) Brady. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernest Brady and James Brady.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Moss) Brady of Livingston; a daughter, Diane Dale of Hilham; a sister, Ruby Norrod of Livingston; a brother, Carl Brady of Livingston; a granddaughter; a great granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Rector, Tim Rector, Shaun Scantland, Billy Scantland, Thomas Rector, and Roxanne Rector. Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

HERMAN ALEXANDER CLARK SR.
Funeral services for Mr. Herman Alexander Clark Sr., 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Clark Cemetery with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Mr. Clark died Saturday, Dec. 21 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was retired from General Motors and a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Born August 4, 1917, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Henderson and Maude (Richardson) Clark.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Inez Clark of Livingston; a son, Herman Alexander Clark Jr. of Cookeville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Orbia Herald of New Castle, IN, Audrey Jones of Harrodsburg, KY, Dean and Bill Haden of Fairborn, OH, and Wanda and Norman Plassenthal of Dayton, OH; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Clark, Edward Todd, Chad Love, Chuck Kilgore, Khamla Rattanavong, and Mark Hayden.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CASSIE COOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Cassie Cooper, 86, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. David Beaty officiating.

Mrs. Cooper died Saturday, Dec. 28 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a factory worker and a member of Bolestown Baptist Church. She attended Oak Dale Baptist Church.

Born November 18, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Vicktorie (Golden) Ferrill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Clayton Cooper.

Survivors include a son a daughter-in-law, Larry and Doris Cooper of Alpine; and a granddaughter, Amy Cooper of Alpine. Pallbearers were Mike Boswell, Jeff Collins, Short Cooper, Doug Ledbetter, Roy Cooper, Joe Cooper, and Bill Phillips.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

THOMAS MITCHELL DANIELS
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Mitchell Daniels, 69, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Jim Phillips officiating.

Mr. Daniels died Monday, Dec. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A painter, interior decorator, and antique refinisher, he was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born November 28, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Harlan and Claudine (Holman) Daniels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Daniels; and a sister, Margaret Daniels.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Mark Webb of Cookeville and Brenda and Keith Howard of Limestone; four sisters, Geraldine Bowers and Sadie Neal, both of Monroe, Joyce Stark of Idaho, and Janice Goodpasture of Oak Ridge; four brothers, Chat Daniels, Joe Daniels, and Billy Daniels, all of Monroe, and Dudley Daniels of Hilham; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and many other family members and friends. Pallbearers were Jimmy Daniels, Adam Daniels, Tommy Daniels, Mark Daniels, Waymon Daniels, and Wayne Daniels.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM FRANK "BILL" LAWHERN
Funeral services for Mr. William Frank "Bill" Lawhern, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Lawhern-Ringley Cemetery with Bob Hawkins officiating.

Mr. Lawhern died Friday, Dec. 20 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a maintenance engineer and an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born February 17, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Roy and Ellie (Copus) Lawhern. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalena Augstina (Toledo) Lawhern; a daughter, Barbara Ann Lawhern; and a brother, Marion Lawhern.

Survivors include his wife, Susie (Neal) Lawhern of Monroe; a daughter, Ruth Lawhern of Lake Jackson, TX; two sons, Roy G. Lawhern of Rickman and William Frank Lawhern of Monroe; two step-daughters, Janie Thrasher of Lafayette and Indnia Lawhern of Clute, TX; a sister, Veachel Conner of Monroe; a brother, Charles Fred Lawhern of Bonaqua; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy G. Lawhern, Dennis Lawhern, William Frank Lawhern Jr., Lester Perdue, Dennis Perdue, Tim Lawhern, and Scott Watson. Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHELIA ANN MELTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia Ann Melton, 42, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Bradley C. and Lucille Ledbetter Family Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Melton died Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory employee and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Detroit, MI.

Born March 10, 1960, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late J.D. Fuson and Jewell Oneda (Ledbetter) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Dale Melton.

Survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Jewell Hanna of Livingston; a son, Joshua David Melton of Livingston; a sister, Beverly Thompson of Cookeville; four brothers, Brad Carr of Rickman, Bill Burks of Livingston, Bruce Qualls of St. Clair, MI, and Jack Fuson of Detroit; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers were Johnny Thompson, Eddie Dailey, Timmy Ledbetter, Barry Ledbetter, Jason Ledbetter, and Shawn Ledbetter. Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

IRENE PSEMENEKI
Funeral mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Irene Psemeneki, 82, of Swansea, IL, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, from St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church in Belleville, IL. Entombment was in Green Mount Catholic Mausoleum in Belleville with Rev. Dennis Voss officiating.

Mrs. Psemeneki died Tuesday, Dec. 10 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. She received a teaching certificate from Tennessee Technological University and taught for 8 years in Overton County School System. She taught fifth grade at St. Peter's Cathedral Grade School in Belleville for 13 years. She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, the Queenship of Mary Sodality and the Quilters Club at the church, and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Born September 5, 1920, in Peytonsburg, KY, she was the daughter of the late W.T. and Lurline (Teeple) Scott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; three brothers, Bill Scott, Roy Scott, and Raymond Scott; and a sister, Hazel Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Edward D. Psemeneki, whom she married June 1, 1946; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Maurine Psemeneki; and two granddaughters, Tiffany Psemeneki and Stacy Psemeneki, both of Ocoee, FL. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

Special care provided by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Belleville. (P)

 

CLARENCE REEDER
Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Reeder, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, from Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Allons. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Cox officiating.

Mr. Reeder died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a dairy farmer, a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born January 28, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bennie and Nona Pearl (Langford) Reeder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John L. Reeder and James Reeder.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Lois (Ramsey) Reeder of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Ralph Carr of Livingston; a sister, Bennie Ruth Robbins of Livingston; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rusty Robbins, Jimmy Robbins, Bill Reeder, Bobby Reeder, John Mark Ramsey, Billy Maynard, Steve Sebers, and Milburn Taylor. Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

HAROLD C. ROBBINS
Funeral services for Mr. Harold C. Robbins, 80, of Rhea County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.

Burial was in Rhea Memory Gardens with Rev. Doug Brown officiating.

Mr. Robbins died Sunday, Dec. 15 at Pinnacle Assisted Living. He retired in March 1988 from the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Program, where he served Rhea County since 1967 as 4-H Extension Leader and County Extension Leader.

He received numerous state and national awards for his weekly news articles. Prior to service in Rhea County, he worked at the Oak Ridge Institute. He lectured nationally for the Atoms for Peace Program, beginning in 1958.

Prior to 1958, he served as instructor of agriculture at Alvin C. York Institute in Jamestown. He was an alumnus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he graduated in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture.

He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a corporal. He served in the Pacific and saw action in Guam, Marianas Islands, Okinawa, Ryukyus Islands, and occupation of China.

He also served in many local agencies and civic organizations including the Dayton Lions Club. He served as National Director of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents and received the Distinguished Service award in 1980, and several national and state public information awards.

He received the University of Tennessee Bishop award in 1985, Production Credit Association Distinguished Service award in 1983, State Rural Development Committee award in 1988, was a member of the Chattanooga City Farmers Club, received the Man of the Year award in Dayton in 1978, Young Agents award in 1977 from the Tennessee Association of Agricultural Agents and Specialists, and the Distinguished Service award in 1980.

He was the son of the late Virgil Winsted and Myrtle (Reagan) Robbins of Pickett County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Robbins of Gainesville, FL.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty S. Robbins; three sons, Steve Robbins of Dayton, Mark Robbins of Franklin, and Bruce Robbins of Spring City; two brothers, Keith Robbins of Monroe and Ward Robbins of Byrdstown; a sister, Oleta Stanton of Smithville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Harold Robbins Scholarship Fund, established in 1988. Checks should be made payable to Tennessee 4-H Foundation, for Harold Robbins Scholarship, and mailed to P.O. Box 22, Dayton, TN 37321, ATTN: Larry Cunningham.

Special care provided by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. (P)

 

RUBY B. SMITH
Funeral services for Miss Ruby B. Smith, 81, of the Taylor's Crossroads Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Shane Nelson officiating.

Miss Smith died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Overton County Nursing Home. Until her retirement, she was the owner/operator of Smith's Store in the Taylor's Crossroads Community, along with her late sister, Jewell (Smith) Newberry.

Born June 29, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Grover and Verdie M. (Spicer) Smith.

Survivors include five brothers, Veachel Smith, William "Bill" Smith, and Willard Dustin Smith, all of Anderson, IN, and Loyd Smith and J.B. Smith, both of the Taylor's Crossroads Community; three sisters, Pauline Heiny of Lapel, IN, and Lola Conner and Alma Conner, both of the Taylor's Crossroads Community; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Bill Smith, J.B. Smith, Loyd Smith, Terry Smith, Joe Conner, Kenny Conner, and Matthew Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HAZEL MARIE UPTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Marie Upton, 82, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Barry Davis officiating.

Mrs. Upton died Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of McFerrin Methodist Church.

Born April 15, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Sarah Pritchard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hettie Brown and Emma Sullivan; and three brothers, Willie Pritchard, Charlie Pritchard, and Crit Pritchard.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Upton of Hilham; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Joe Eddy Upton and Joe and Judy Sullivan, all of Hilham; and a special niece, Winnie Matthews of Anderson, IN.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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