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Archives 04-09-2003

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WILLIE EUGENE BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Eugene Brown, 73, of Cooke-ville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Shannon Copeland officiating.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, April 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was an auto factory worker and of the Baptist faith.

Born July 4, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Curtis and Mable (Bowman) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kelly Brown; and a grandson, Phillip Branch.

Survivors include his wife, Zula Brown of Cookeville; two daughters, Judy Cantrell of Crossville and Betty Branch of Springfield; two brothers, Rosco Brown of Tip City, OH, M.C. Brown of Livingston, and Bob Brown of Monroe; two sisters, Reba Cantrell of the Three Forks Community and Roena Phillips of the Hanging Limb Community; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Matthew Cantrell, Danny Arms, Ray Turner, George Hargis, Rosco Brown, and Jim Hargis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLYNE HAWKINS DAWS
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlyne Hawkins Daws, 66, of Goodlettsville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Daws died Saturday, April 5 at her home. She was an analyst for Motorola Corporation and a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born October 13, 1936, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee Stephenson and Myrtle Mae (Ludwick) Stephenson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Hawkins Jr.; four brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Hawkins of Goodlettsville; three daughters, Marlena Linder of Livingston, Ginger Ridgaway of Fayetteville, and Sonita Stewart of Joelton; a sister, Margie Menard of Florida; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM C. (BILL) LANGFORD
Funeral services for Mr. William C. "Bill" Langford, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Langford died Tuesday, March 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked with the Department of Transportation. He was also a barber, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Livingston First United Methodist Church.

Born March 24, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George L. and Ethel (Boles) Langford.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Langford of Livingston; a daughter, Lisa Allen and husband, Jake, of Livingston; and a brother-in-law, Aubrey Allen of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were John Carlock, Billy Jim Little, Lon Gilpatrick, Bland Speck, Jerry Windle, and Carl Peterman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY GWENDOLYN MULLINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Gwendolyn Mullins, 66, of Cookeville, were conducted at noon Wednesday, April 2, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Cecil Barlow officiating.

Mrs. Mullins died Monday, March 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Trinity Assembly of God.

Born May 24, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vadis and Hattie Nevins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Del Mullins; two brothers, Bob Nivens and Archie Nivens; a sister; Bobbie Nivens; and a granddaughter, Amanda Swafford.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Swafford of Cookeville and Mark Mullins of Newport Richie, FL; two daughters, Janie Naselroad of Anderson, IN, and Tammy Shock of Cookeville; two grandsons, Steven Shock of Cookeville and Tommy Naselroad of Anderson; and two great grandchildren, Katie Shock and Gavin Norrod.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE HUGH "BILL" ROBBINS
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Hugh "Bill" Robbins, 95, of the Timothy Community in Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in McFerrin Cemetery with Rev. Rick Frazier and Rev. Jerry Randle officiating.

Mr. Robbins died Monday, March 31 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer and a member of McFerrin United Methodist Church.

Born September 16, 1907, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Wid and Floretta (Upton) Robbins.

Survivors include five sons, Cleston Robbins, Wilburn Robbins, Houston Robbins, and Leon Robbins, all of the Timothy Community, and Delon Robbins of Livingston; two daughters, Odean Davis of the Timothy Community and Helen Gray of Rickman; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Robbins, Stephen Robbins, Tim Robbins, Terry Robbins, Morgan Robbins, Paul Robbins, Eldon Davis, and Tommy Feaster.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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