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Archives 05-21-2003

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JOHN R. "BUD" ALLRED
Funeral services for Mr. John R. "Bud" Allred, 74, of Dayton, OH, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, from the chapel of Tobias Funeral Home. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Gardens with Rev. Edith Brooks and speaker Windy Kesson officiating.

Mr. Allred died Sunday, May 11 at Hospice of Dayton. He retired from General Motors after 39 years of service and attended Xenia Christian Center. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post 763, and a former member of VFW Post 8312.

Born June 30, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Lillie Allred. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

Survivors include a sister, Nena Behnken of Xenia, OH; and several nieces, nephews, and very close friends.

Pallbearers were Kenny Thorp, Thomas Thorp, John Cluff, Buddy Bartlett, A.J. Behnken, and Jamie Kessen.

Special care provided by Tobias Funeral Home. (P)

 

LOU ALLIE DALE
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Allie Dale, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Billy Hawkins officiating.

Mrs. Dale died Tuesday, May 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 4, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ella (Kendall) Neely. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dale; three sisters; and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Fred Rich of Alabama; a daughter, Reba Dale and husband, Willie H., of Livingston; a brother, Sam Neely of Livingston; a sister, Claudia Ogletree of Livingston; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charlie Fox, Glenn Hazard, Richard Sager, Gerald Ferrill, Jimmy Ferrill, and Danny Ferrill.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

TRACY KENNETH FERRELL
Funeral services for Mr. Tracy Kenneth Ferrell, 85, of Sparta and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Mr. Ferrell died Friday, May 16 at White County Hospital in Sparta. He was a farmer, a member of MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born February 12, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Hardy and Sula Belle (Ramsey) Ferrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Bilbrey) Ferrell; four sisters, Juanita (Ferrell) Harris, Tina (Ferrell) Bilbrey, Auda (Ferrell) Looper, and Dean Ferrell; and eight brothers, Clyce Ferrell, Ward Ferrell, Travis Ferrell, Truman Ferrell, Vanis Ferrell, Doyle Ferrell, Carlis Ferrell, and Mitchell Ferrell.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Coleman of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronald Harris, Donald Harris, Frankie Harris, Randall Harris, Jerry Harris, Junior Harris, and Randolph Harris.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joe Harris, Johnny Harris, and Royce Harris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

OVA OLENE SAVAGE HENRY
Funeral services for Mrs. Ova Olene Savage Henry, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham, Tom Greenwood, and Billy Burchett officiating.

Mrs. Henry died Thursday, May 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker, a homemaker, and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born August 19, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Early Erman and Susan Annie (Harville) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Alfred Savage and S.T. Henry; three sisters; a brother; and two grandsons.

Survivors include five sons, Oather Savage and wife, Joyce, Avery Savage and wife, Darlene, Jerry Savage and wife, Brenda, and Danny Savage and wife, Brenda, all of Livingston, and Paul Savage and wife, Inez, of Franklin, OH; two step-sons, Gene Henry of Monterey and Terry Henry of Livingston; two step-daughters, Doris Bohannon and Elaine Leathgo, both of Cookeville; a sister, Elsie Pennington of Sparta; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Savage, Doug Savage, Brandon Savage, Roger Savage, Donald Savage, Sherman Savage, Tim Savage, Chris Savage, Wayne Savage, and Mike Savage.

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, Jerry Wilson, and Ron Barnes; 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)

 

MURIEL E. RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Muriel E. Ramsey, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Ramsey died Tuesday, May 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker at Botany 500 and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born May 18, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Posie Warren and Bonzie (Williams) Gunnels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Porter "Pete" Ramsey; a daughter, Sharon Kay Ramsey; and a brother, Rudolph Gunnels. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Rich of Livingston; a brother, Rodney Gunnels of Livingston; a sister, Fern Bilbrey of Livingston; three grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Dale Bilbrey, John Michael Stephens, David Thompson, Jim Gunnels, and Donald Williams.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MYRTLE JEAN SELLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Jean Sells, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Bro. Rick Cross officiating.

Mrs. Sells died Friday, May 16 in Neoga, IL. She was a housewife and a member of Jesus is the Lighthouse Full Gospel Pentecostal Church.

Born June 29, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Christopher and Mary (Stout) Deck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Auzie Sells Sr.; a son, Williard Auzie Sells Jr.; four brothers, Hayden Deck, Cooper Deck, J.B. Deck, and Bass Deck; and four sisters, Bess Hargis, Maurine Handy, Opal Norris, and Jewell Halsell.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin Ray and husband, Albert, of Dayton, TN; a granddaughter, Jennifer Ray of Fall River, MA; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and dear friends. Pallbearers were Dale Sullivan, Clinton Hargis, Michael Deck, Paul Hargis, R.L. Olgetree, and Billy Hargis. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Ronnie Hargis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

STANLEY WAYMON VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Waymon Vaughn, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Mr. Vaughn died Thursday, May 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a furniture factory worker, a member of Frogtown Church of Christ, and a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.

Born August 11, 1923, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Myrtie Lee (Arney) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; five brothers; a grandson, Tony Staggs; and two great grandsons, Eric Staggs and Derrick Staggs.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Irene Vaughn of Livingston; three sons, James Vaughn of Hilham, Charles Vaughn of Monroe, and Randell Vaughn of Allons; five daughters, Kay Staggs, Carol Auberson, and Arlene Long, all of Livingston, Peggy Sullivan of Rickman, and Mary Gilpatrick of Jamestown, KY; five brothers, Ed Vaughn and Tom Vaughn, both of Livingston, and Bill Vaughn, Bob Vaughn, and Ken Vaughn, all of Hilham; 22 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Neal, Terry Staggs, Joey Staggs, Ray Staggs, Michael Vaughn, and Randle Richardson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILMA RUTH WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Ruth Walker, 58, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Mrs. Walker died Monday, May 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Born August 7, 1944, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Georgia Leigh (Hammock) Stewart and the late William Canada Stewart.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Alvin Eugene Walker of Rickman; a son, Chad Allen Walker of Cookeville; a daughter, Lisa Cowan of Sumter, SC; a sister, Ann Gaw of Rickman; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W.B. Melton, Ed Walker, Nicky Harvey, Dale Sullivan, Phillip Wilson, and Earl Presley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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