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Archives 08-06-2003

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PEARL DENNIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Dennis, 87, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Livingston.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Don Dortch officiating.

Mrs. Dennis died Friday, Aug. 1 in Cadiz, KY. She was a housewife and of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

Born September 8, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Althea (Zachary) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Porter Dennis; and a daughter, Margie Kay Dennis.

Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Dennis of Cadiz and Tommy Dennis of Indianapolis, IN; seven daughters, Margaret Colson of Livingston, Betty Jouett of Monroe, Julie Maggart of Rock Island, Patsy Post of Nixa, MO, and Vonnie Jean Gore, June Barlow, and Joyce Hayes, all of Cadiz; a brother, Harris Johnson of Red Boiling Springs; a sister, Alice Wallace of Hoopston, IL; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WANDA GAIL GILLENTINE
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Gail Gillentine, 51, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Bro. Tracy Langford officiating.

Mrs. Gillentine died Friday, Aug. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 9, 1952, in Davidson County, she was the daughter of Ruby (Eldridge) Greenwood of Hilham and the late J.P. Greenwood.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Melissa Jackson and husband, Jody, of Hilham; two sisters, Judy Ledbetter and husband, Daryl, of Hilham and Reba Joyce Long of Livingston; four grandchildren; her fiance, Billy Ray Dickerson of Hilham; and cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Stacy, James Greenwood, Charlie Greenwood, James Stewart, Mitch Long, and Pascall Denson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

BEATRICE S. GROCE
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice S. Groce, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro. Glen Goggins officiating.

Mrs. Groce died Thursday, July 31 in Upland, IN. She was a housewife and affiliated with Livingston Church of Christ.

Born March 16, 1921, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Dolly (Thrasher) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Groce; and six brothers and sisters, Ray Stover, Bethel Hogan, Ethel Gunnels, Robert Stover, Bertie Stover, and James Stover.

Survivors include a son, Donald Groce of Livingston; a daughter, Susie Roberts of Marion, IN; five sisters, Velma Daniels of Allons, Lennie Riddle and Arvella Thrasher, both of Albany, KY, Mae Wallace of Sparta, and Eudean Colson of Livingston; three grandchildren, Jerry Roberts, Lisa Elliot, and Shellie Savage; and eight great grandchildren, Derek Roberts, Heather Clark, Dana Roberts, James Roberts, Logan Herron, Donovan Elliott, Luke Elliott, and Taylor Savage.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roberts, Willie Ray Stover, Gary Stover, Daryl Colson, Hollis Thrasher, and Ronnie Colson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LIZZIE (STEWARD) HAWKINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie (Steward) Hawkins, 87, of the Burristown Community of Jackson County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gaines-boro.

Burial was in Lynn Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mrs. Hawkins died Sunday, July 13 at Mabry Health Care and Rehab Center in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born April 12, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Polly Ann (Riley) Steward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jasper Hawkins; five brothers, Millard Steward, Henry Steward, George Steward, Kirk Steward, and Oliver Steward; and two sisters, Bonnie Brewer and Gladys Coffee.

Survivors include a son, Howard Hawkins and wife, Kaye, of Hilham; a sister, Lassie Gaw of Cookeville; two special nephews, Odell Steward of Gainesboro and Winel Steward of Wartburg; a special niece, Sue Gore of Livingston; two grandchildren, Eric Hawkins of Hilham and Shawn Hawkins of Nashville; a step-grandchild, Brian Smith of Byrdstown; a great granddaughter, Chelsie Smith of Hilham; two step-great grandsons, Tony Poore and Bill Storie, both of Byrdstown.

Special care provided by Anderson Funeral Home. (C)

 

MAE GWENDALENE "GWEN" KEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Gwendalene "Gwen" Key, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman.

Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. Marvin Saylors officiating.

Mrs. Key died Thursday, July 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a hostess at Shoney's and a member of Apostlistic Pentecostal Church.

Born October 29, 1934, in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Jerry I. and Lillie Ooten Sell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lynn Akers.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Key of the Pleasant Ridge Community; a son, Kenneth Akers of New Castle, IN; a daughter, Anita Akers of Rickman; a step-daughter, Julia Key of Anderson, IN; four step-sons, John David Key and Joseph Michael Key, both of Anderson, Jason M. Key of Elwood, IN, and Lt. Col. James Daniel Key of Germany; two sisters, Mary Halsell of New Castle and Nova McDowell of Spencer; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John David Key, Ernie Garrett, Kenneth Akers, Joseph M. Key, James Daniel Key, and Mark Key.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN D. MURPHY
Funeral services for Mr. John D. Murphy, 68, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in West Cemetery, in the Fairview Community, with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters and Bro. Harold Walker officiating.

Mr. Murphy died Monday, Aug. 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He worked with the Overton County Highway Department and was a member of Duncan's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born March 21, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of Mary Ila (Ray) Murphy of Cookeville and the late Virgil Reese Murphy. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James C. Murphy and Tommy Murphy; and a sister, Betty Sue Murphy.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sarah Sally (Smith) Murphy of Cookeville; a son, Johnny Murphy and wife, Vonette, of Doyle; two daughters, Jenny Phipps of Cookeville and Lessa Hayes of Overton County; a brother, Paul Murphy and wife, Frances, of Cookeville; three sisters, Evelyn Hand of Clarksville, Ellen McGugin of Cookeville; and Elizabeth McKinley and husband, Patrick, of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren, Brice Murphy, Lucas Murphy, Jesse Phipps, Jamie Phipps, and Charity Hayes; and a great grandchild, Haley Morgan Murphy.

Pallbearers were Brice Murphy, Lucas Murphy, Jesse Phipps, Jamie Phipps, Jimmie Ray Murphy, Harry T. McGugin, J.R. Hand, and Mark Hayes.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ORA ALYNE REEDY
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Alyne Reedy, 83, of Indianapolis, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Rev. Tony Slutz officiating. Mrs. Reedy died Sunday, July 27 at her son's home. She was a housewife and a member of Garfield Park Church of God.

Born January 13, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James and Reddie (Brown) Nelson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Dennis Reedy and Bill Abbott.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Abbott and wife, Rita, and Richard Abbott, all of Indianapolis; a sister, Lorene Dailey of Tipton, IN; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark Abbott, Matt Abbott, Jim Dailey, Donnie Nelson, Melvin Nelson, and Randel Nelson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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