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Archives 07-30-2003

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KERMIT DUETT HILL
Funeral services for Mr. Kermit Duett Hill, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Booher Cemetery with Rev. Randy Tompkins officiating.

Mr. Hill died Friday, July 4 at his home. He was a truck driver and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born January 1, 1935, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Ezra and Alvia Rosetta (Smith) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Millie (Hill) Smith; and two brothers, Loye Hill and Cleo Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel (Cravens) Hill of Monroe; a son, Gregory "CrackerÓ Hill and wife, Letha; a daughter, Kim Craig and husband, Michael, of Albany, KY; a sister, Ora Dean Smith of Cincinnati, OH; six brothers-in-law, Billy M. Smith of Muncie, IN, Clovis Cravens and wife, Anna, Alan Cravens and wife, Lela, Dayton Cravens, who passed away Thursday, July 10, 2003, and wife, Nora, Ralph Cravens and wife, Lena, and Billy Cravens; four sisters-in-law, Faye Hill of Alpine, Effie Stover, Ruby Frogge and husband, W.S., and Betty Abston and husband, George; three grandchildren, Mikaela Craig, Madison Craig, and Taylor Hill; an aunt, Beatrice Wessendorf of Cincinnati; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Smith, Wayne Smith, Tommy Crabtree, Ronnie Hicks, Phillip Hill, Joe Spivey, Robert Padgett, and Tony Jentzen.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (G)

 

DAVID FRANKLIN MOORE
Funeral services for Mr. David Franklin Moore, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Eckels Cemetery with Pastor Verna Seager officiating.

Mr. Moore died Thursday, July 24 at his home. He was a diesel mechanic and attended Livingston Church of God of Prophecy.

Born July 12, 1957, in Overton County, he was the son of Willie Grace (Davis) Moore Hargis of Livingston and the late Walter Tin Moore. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Biddie Moore of Livingston; a son, David Franklin Moore II of Livingston; three half-brothers, Horton Moore of the Willow Grove Community and Bobby Joe Johnson and Terry Wayne Johnson, both of Livingston; and two half-sisters, Irene Dennis of Livingston and Clarie Wright of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Michael Walker, Shane Walker, Mike Horvatin, Walt Seager, Don Walker, and Rodney Whited.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROY DONALD PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Donald Phillips, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in West Cemetery in Cookeville with Rev. Billy Haney officiating.

Mr. Phillips died Monday, July 21 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He worked at Rath Meat Packing Plant and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Navy.

Born July 30, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jake and Mary (Carwile) Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Phillips of Livingston; a step-son, David Townsley of Lafayette, IN; a step-daughter, Diane George and husband, Bill, and Jackie Townsley, all of Livingston; two sisters, Pearl Crawford of Livingston and Ona Russell of Goodlettsville; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Richard Smith, Doyle Buell, Ben Goolsby, Harold Lynn, Kenneth Lynn, and Tommy Phillips.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ALVA MEREDITH "AL" SKELTON JR
Funeral services for Mr. Alva Meredith "Al" Skelton Jr, 85, of Nashville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ronald Whited officiating.

Mr. Skelton died Friday, July 25 at Bethany Health Care Center in Nashville. He was a retired rural mail carrier for United States Postal Service, a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corp, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston. He was also a member of the VFW, the American Legion, Overton County Lions Club, Fairgrounds Volunteer Fire Department, and Dale Hollow Chapter 1222 Experimental Aircraft Association. He started flying at age 16 and was a ham radio operator.

Born May 21, 1918, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Alva Meredith Skelton Sr. and Annie (Turner) Skelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elise Skelton; and a son, Ronald Skelton.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Teresa Skelton, Fayetteville, GA; daughter by love, Debbie Reeves and husband, Jerry, of Antioch; a granddaughter, Monica Eleece Jones and husband, Jesse, of Cottontown; two grandsons, Craig Skelton of Fayetteville, GA, and Matthew Todd Roberts of Antioch; and a brother, Carl W. Skelton of Audubon, PA.

Pallbearers were E.B. Gray, Johnny Halfacre, Jerry Dale, Benny Buck, Craig Booher, Carl Allred, Gary Bilbrey, Roger Carr, and Jerry Sadlin, all members of Dale Hollow Chapter 1222 Experimental Aircraft Association.

Honorary pallbearers were the remaining members of Dale Hollow Chapter 1222 Experimental Aircraft Association and the menŐs Bible class at First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LENORA MAY YEAGER
Mrs. Lenora May Yeager, 83, of Livingston, died Wednesday, July 9 at her home. She was a waitress.

Born April 1, 1920, in Vincennes, IN, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Flossie (Smith) Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Authur Yeager.

Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Doherty of Livingston; two grandchildren, Debra Danner and Mark Danner, both of Livingston; six great grandchildren, Thea Danner and Brett Danner, both of Livingston, and Mark E. Danner, Jaren Doherty, Melissa Doherty, and Raymond Doherty, all of Baltimore, MD.

No services have been planned at this time. The family has chosen cremation.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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