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Archives 05-07-2003

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ALBERT GORDEN "ABB" CONNER
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Gorden "Abb" Conner, 83, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. Burial was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Mr. Conner died Monday, April 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Wolf River Baptist Church. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 100th Division, and a member of Disabled Veterans Association.

Born March 4, 1920, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late James Lorenzo "J.L." and Mary Clementine (Cross) Conner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William T. Conner and Granville Conner; three sisters, Bonnie Tompkins, Nora Conner, and Minnie (Conner) Arney; and two great grandchildren, Nathaniel Farr and Dylan Stewart.

Survivors include his wife, Aletha (Huddleston) Conner of Byrdstown; five daughters, Rosie Roger and husband, Mike, of Albany, KY, Leta Gatlin and husband, Bob, of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Lily Greene and husband, Steve, of Baltimore, MD, Julia Wright and husband, Frank, of Livingston, and Mary Busby and husband, Tony, of Warner Robins, GA; two sons, James Conner and wife, Becky, of Lake Elsinore, CA, and Elbert "Chico" Conner and wife, Tamie, of Monroe; 19 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Christopher Rogers, Brad Wright, Chris Busby, Scott Busby, James Daniel, Jeremy Conner, Michael Neal, and Kevin Neal.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

MARIE (HANDY) GERMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie (Handy) German, 88, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating.

Mrs. German died Thursday, May 1 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Lexington, KY.

Born November 27, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late I.E. and Martha (Hargis) Handy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher C. German; two daughters, Lois Loraine German and Betty June Williams; three sisters, Susie Neal, Alice Weber, and Erna Ledbetter; six brothers, Lee Handy, Vince Handy, Woodrow Handy, Jim Handy, Walter Handy, and Donald Handy; and a grandson, Charles "Chuck" German.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Billy R. German of St. Augustine and Glenn E. German of Midlothian, VA; a son-in-law, Charles Williams; two sisters, Myrtle Florea of Warren, MI, and Ola Hazelett of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Leo Ledbetter, Mickey Ledbetter, Aaron Poston, Michael Poston, Chris German, and Mark Manley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BOBBIE JEAN (WILSON) LEFFEW
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean (Wilson) Leffew, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Freedonia Cemetery with Bro. David Moore and Bro. Billy England officiating.

Mrs. Leffew died Monday, April 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Freedonia Community Church. She also attended Christ Chapel Church.

Born August 5, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late M.C. and Allie May (Evans) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie E. Wilson.

Survivors include her husband, Dawson Leffew of Livingston; a daughter and a son-in-law, Shelia Padgett King and husband, Larry E., of Rickman; a step-son, James Lee Leffew and wife, Lisa, of Livingston; a sister, Ruby Ann Barnes of Livingston; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; special nephews, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Wilson; special cousins, Nannie Mae Ledford and Wilma York, both of Livingston; special friends, Mildred Sullivan and Lorriane Vaughn, both of Livingston; and other cousins and family.

Pallbearers were Kevin Vaughn, Ron Barnes, Jerry Wilson, Jackie Wilson, Roger Wright, Rick Brown, and Bobby Miller.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were James Leffew, Steven Leffew, J. D. Leffew, Larry King, Mike Frizzell, Bruce Ledford, John Ledford, and Jessie Norfleet.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLARA BELL (LEE) MABERRY
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bell (Lee) Maberry, 78, of Putnam County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in West Cemetery, in the Fairview Community with Bro. Harlon Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Maberry died Sunday, May 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church. She lived most of her life in the Roaring River Community of Jackson and Overton counties before moving to Putnam county with her husband in 1987.

Born November 28, 1924, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Millard Filmore and Laura Threecy (Gentry) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Arnold Maberry; a son, Kennith Earl Maberry; a sister, Ora Mae Chaffin; and three brothers, Roy Lee, Howard Lee, and Garrett Lee.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Rose Rodgers and husband, Philip R., and Evelyn Joyce Owens and husband, Johnny, all of Cookeville; a sister, Arvilla Carlile of Cookeville; two brothers, Arvis Lee and Carson Lee, both of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Steven Andrew Rod-gers and wife, Erin, of East Point, GA, Gewaine Arlen Long, and Yolande Shannay (Long) Griffin and husband, Scott, of Cookeville; two step-grandchildren, Philip R. Rodgers Jr. and wife, Elisa, of Hiram, GA, and Christal (Rodgers) Hall and husband, Michael, of Ellenwood, GA; two step-great grandchildren, Allison Christine Riggle and Brandon Scott Riggle, both of Ellenwood; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Carlile, Randy Carlile, James Chaffin, Johnny Lee, and Danny Lee. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be James B. McWilliams and the deacons of Double Springs Baptist Church.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

HARLEY MCDANIEL
Funeral services for Mr. Harley McDaniel, 74, of Rickman, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial will be in Woodcliff Cemetery with Rev. Tony Barnett officiating.

Mr. McDaniel died Saturday, May 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church and a Gunners Mate Missile Chief Instructor in the United States Navy. After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, he worked with General Motors in Detroit, MI and retired after more than 20 years of service. He was a VFW member at large, a member of Masonic Lodge 751 in Monterey, Monterey Order of Eastern Star Chapter, the Moslem Temple in Detroit, MI, and the Scottish Rite-Detroit Valley of Detroit.

Born October 16, 1928, in Monterey, he was the son of the late James Arthur and Bonnie Jean (Barnwell) McDaniel.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Davis of Pensacola, FL, and Linda Small of Cantonment, FL; and two sons, John McDaniel of Fredericksburg, VA, and James McDaniel of Muskegon, FL.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES MELVIN UPCHURCH
Funeral services for Mr. James Melvin Upchurch, 81, of Overton County Nursing Home, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Duggan-Smith Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Dewitt Sampley officiating.

Mr. Upchurch died Wednesday, April 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Miller's Chapel Christian Church. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Born May 16, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Kernal Lee and Cornelia Jane (Beaty) Upchurch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oakley Upchurch.

Survivors include his wife, Rillie (York) Upchurch of Alpine; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tootsie Almonrode and husband, Homer, and Barbara Fletcher and husband, Terry, all of Livingston; a son and a daughter-in-law, Danny Up-church and wife, Dianne, of Allons; a sister-in-law, Eva Upchurch of Alpine; and three grandchildren, Derrick Upchurch, Michael Almonrode, and Christopher Fletcher. Pallbearers were Jerry Linder, Lewis Collins, Jessie Smith, Christopher Fletcher, Derrick Upchurch, and Gentry Upchurch.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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