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Archives 06-25-2003

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LOU OMA PRESLEY CARPENTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Oma Presley Carpenter, 64, of Sparta, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Bro. Carl Sims officiating.

Mrs. Carpenter died Wednesday, June 18 at White County Hospital in Sparta.

Born September 29, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Martha (Vaughn) Taylor, of Rickman, and the late Thomas Vaughn. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, James Taylor; and a daughter, Barbara Ann Presley.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Beverly Neely of Sparta and Sondra Spivey of Hilham; three sons, Larry Presley, Gary Presley, and Grant Presley, all of Livingston; three sisters, Fannie Whitaker of Monterey, Dimple Copeland of the Oak Hill Community, and Joann Abston of Livingston; three brothers, Floyd Vaughn and Thurman Vaughn, both of the Highland Mountain Community, and Herman Vaughn of Overton County; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

HOYETT GERTRUDE (GARRETT) COFFEE
Funeral services for Mrs. Hoyett Gertrude (Garrett) Coffee, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Jeremy Byrd officiating.

Mrs. Coffee died Wednesday, June 18 at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. She was a member of First Christian Church in Monroe.

Born May 17, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joel Sparks and Nancey Evelyn (Whited) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Ward Coffee; a sister, Martha Judd; three brothers, Hardey Garrett, Harold Garrett, and Alvin Garrett; and a grandson, Allen Ward Peace.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancey Peace and husband, Dr. Rural Peace, of Cookeville; a grandchild, Dr. Christie Shattuck, and husband, Dr. Deavor Shattuck, of Knoxville; and four great grandchildren, Alan Shattuck, Raney Shattuck, Reed Shattuck, and Kylie Shattuck.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

E.J. CONNER
Graveside services for Mr. E.J. Conner, 69, of Lakeland, FL, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Mr. Conner died Saturday, June 14 at his home due to throat cancer. He was a cabinet maker and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born December 28, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walter and Velma Conner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clois Conner and Odell Conner.

Survivors include a companion, Lou Ella Little; three daughters, Erica Conner and Barbara Conner Brown, both of Lakeland, and Bonnie Kauff-man of Fort Wayne, IN; a son, Eddy Conner of LaGrange, KY; a brother, Kenny Ray Conner of Anderson, IN; two sisters, Veatrice Odom of Winchester, IN, and Leetta Woody of Akron, OH; and a grandson.

Special care provided by Veterans Cremation and Burial Society in Clearwater, FL. (P)

 

CLETA MAE COPELAND
Graveside services for Mrs. Cleta Mae Copeland, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2003, at Carr Cemetery with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mrs. Copeland died Thursday, June 12 at The Health Center At Sandifer in Chattanooga. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Born November 1, 1943, in Logan, WV, she was the daughter of the late James and Nola (Perkins) Baisden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Silina Runyon.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Runyon of Houston, AK; two daughters, Kimberly Dailey of Livingston and Tina Williams of Alaska; four brothers, Robert Stonoff of Arizona, Jim Stonoff of Indiana, and Melvin Sheppard and Paul Brisden, both of Alaska; two sisters, Jonnie Hall of Indiana and Velma Smith of Texas; two grandsons; three granddaughters; and a great grandchild.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES DEFOE
Memorial services for Mr. Charles Defoe, 56, of Livingston, will be conducted at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 25, 2003, from the Algood Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Conner officiating Mr.

Mr. Defoe died Sunday, June 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electrician.

Born September 13, 1946, in Athens, AL, he was the son of Edward Defoe and the late Ruby (Grant) Defoe.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sandra Defoe; a son, Dwayne Thompson; four brothers, Bobby Defoe, Paul Wayne Defoe, Tommy Defoe, and Ray Defoe; and three sisters, Joyce Holley, Wilma Harbin, and Jewel Dean Sinard.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JIM JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mr. Jim Johnson, 39, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, June 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a roofer and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born August 22, 1963, in Overton County, he was the son of Grace (Davis) Johnson and the late Jim Floyd Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three brothers, Bobby Joe Johnson, Terry Wayne Johnson, and David Franklin Moore, all of Livingston; several half-sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VEACHEL WINNINGHAM JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Veachel (Winningham) Johnson, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Hoover Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Parsons and Bro. Lester Flatt officiating.

Mrs. Johnson died Friday, June 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born October 28, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Lilly Belle (Holt) Sevier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Haskell Winningham, Marion Johnson, and Lebret Johnson; four sons, Darrell Winningham, Norman Winn-ingham, Verdie Winningham, and Vergil Winningham; a daughter, Mary Evalene Ray; a sister, Lena Eldridge Sevier; a great grandson, Jonny Ray; and a great granddaughter, Lori Ray.

Survivors include four sons, Haspon Winningham of Tremont, UT, Carvel Winningham of Livingston, Dallas Winningham of Greenwood, IN, and David Winningham of Viola; three daughters, Kathleen Smith and Florene Smith, both of Livingston, and Adorene Hodge of Billings, MT; a brother, Marion Sevier of Norwalk, CA; 25 grandchildren; and 40 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnny Smith, Dallas Winningham, Charles Booher, Johnathon Smith, Carvel Winningham, and Harold Gore.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOE GLENN KNIGHT
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Glenn Knight, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Cash Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Knight died Friday, June 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born May 28, 1957, in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late James Bedford and Anna Sue (Smallwood) Knight.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Jeanette (Bateman) Knight of Livingston; six sons, Joe Knight Jr. of Livingston, Charles Allen Vance of Gainesboro, Eric Brown and Larry Brown, both of Lafayette, David Knight of Sparta, and Timmy Langford of Cookeville; four daughters, Sarah Knight of Livingston, Linda Knight and Ruby Knight, both of Sparta, and Charlene Knight of Gainesboro; two step-sons, Charles Blackwell and Chris Blackwell, both of Livingston; three brothers, Albert Knight of Clarksville, James P. Knight of Baxter, and Zolly Knight of Shelbyville; two sisters, Francis Watts of Baxter and Charlotte Johnson of Clarksville; and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Blackwell, Chris Blackwell, William Rittenberry, Jamie Presley, Joe Knight Jr., David Knight, Rick Burgers, Chad Howard, Wayne Smallwood, Danny McCloud, Zolly Scott, and Bradley Knight.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FRANCIS CHRISTINE LANCASTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Francis Christine Lancaster, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Lancaster died Saturday, June 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born April 2, 1917, in Smith County, she was the daughter of the late James and Virginia (Huewitt) Plumlee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Young; a sister; a brother; and a great grandson, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Lancaster of Livingston; two sons, Robert Lancaster and Charles Lancaster, both of Livingston; a brother, James Lancaster of Texas; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BERNICE HOLBERT OWENS
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice (Holbert) Owens, 92, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Rev. Billy Blakenship officiating.

Mrs. Owens died Thursday, June 19 at Life Care Center of Sparta. She was a homemaker, a farmer, and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church. She attended Byrdstown High School and then graduated from Alpine Institute. She taught Adult Education in Twinton and was a United States Census Enumerator.

Born December 4, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William "BillÓ" and Ella (McDonald) Holbert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Owens; a daughter, Peggy Owens; and a brother, Holmer Holbert.

Survivors include a son, John Owens of Cookeville; three daughters, Ella Givens of Kennesaw, GA, Ann Barkalow of Mt. Juliet, and Jerri Barnhill of Huntsville, AL; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tony Barenhill, Todd Barkalow, Anthony Rella, Bruce Barkalow, Ray Holbert, and Gary Givens.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SULLIVAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sullivan, 78, of Hilham, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mrs. Sullivan died Friday, June 20 at Masters Health Care Center. She attended Shiloh Methodist Church.

Born October 6, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Lula (Nelson) Dickerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John David "Bunk" Sullivan; a brother, Oscar Dickerson; a half-sister, Virgie Hooks; and a half-brother, Johnny Dickerson.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Moody and husband, Sam, of Cookeville and Brenda Phillips and husband, Haywood, of Hilham; two sons, Billy Sullivan and wife, Brenda, of Livingston and Donnie Sullivan and wife, Alexandra, of Hilham; two brothers, Archie Dickerson of Dayton, OH, and Oakley Dickerson of Livingston; a sister, Lucille Dillon of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and 3 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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