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Archives 08-27-2003

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Wilbur Dean Eldridge
Funeral services for Mr. Wilbur Dean Eldridge, 50, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Rev. David Harris and Rev. Richard Rollins officiating.

Mr. Eldridge died Thursday, August 21 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a member of Hanging Limb Missionary Baptist Church.

Born September 30, 1952, in Cozad, NE, he was the son of Ann Phillips Eldridge of Hanging Limb and the late Elmer Eldridge.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two aunts, Mabel Cox of Crossville and Oma Bingaman of Hanging Limb; and two uncles, Gilbert Phillips of Crossville and Cliford Phillips of Anderson, IN.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Anna Ruth Franklin Fairley
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ruth Franklin Fairley, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mrs. Fairley died Monday, August 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born January 17, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Etter (Rich) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Woodrow Franklin and Jim Fairley; four brothers, Odell Ledbetter, Bethel Ledbetter, K.B. Ledbetter, and Spurgon Ledbetter; and two sisters, Elsie Garrett and Nora Crabtree.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Franklin and his wife, Erma, of Ohio, and Gary Franklin and his wife, Edna, of Cookeville; five daughters, Loretta Savage, and her husband, Bill, of Livingston, Jean Cantrell, and her husband, Harold, of Anderson, IN, Carol Gillentine of Westland, MI, Ruth Ann Richmond of Cookeville, and Hope Pardue, and her husband, Jack, of Cookeville; three brothers, R.L. Ledbetter and Lecill Ledbetter, both of Livingston, and Gladiston Ledbetter of Westland; and two sisters, Rosie Smith of Monroe, and Glendan Ashburn of Clarkrange.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Harold Mitchell Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Harold Mitchell Gore, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Chris Coil officiating.

Mr. Gore died Wednesday, August 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an employee of U.C.E.M.C. and a member and Elder of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born September 29, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of Maggie (Hall) Gore of Livingston and the late Ridley Gore. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Gore.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janet Gore of Livingston; a son, Darrin Gore of Livingston; a daughter, Stacey Gore, and her husband, Mike, of Allons; a brother, Jerry Gore, and his wife, Marilyn, of Livingston; a sister, Patricia Conner, and her husband, Joe, of Monroe; and a grandson, Lane Gore of Allons.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Qualls, Allard White, Danny Scott, Joe Brown, Donald Fleming, Billy Mahaney, Billy Burchett, and Chris Gore.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were John Stephens and the elders, deacons, and children of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

William Luther Harris
Funeral services for Mr. William Luther Harris, 98, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery with Rev. Richard Harris and Rev. Tim Beaty officiating.

Mr. Harris died Saturday, August 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Born August 24, 1904, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Becky Jane (Walker) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Audie Mae Harris; two sons, Billy C. Harris and Joe L. Harris; a brother, Berry Harris; and four sisters, Nancy Jane Dixon, Verly Cooper, Mary Copeland, and Sarah Finley.

Survivors include his wife, Belle Harris of Monterey; four sons, M.J. Harris and Jerry Harris, both of Livingston, L.N. Harris of Monterey, and J.B. Harris of Crawford; three daughters, Bertie Davidson and Carrie Vaughn, both of Livingston, and Bessie Harris of Monterey; two brothers, Tommy Harris and Elbert Harris, both of Brushcreek; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Smith, James Harris, Donnie Smith, John Harris, Kenny Smith, and Kevin Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Kathern Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathern Jones, 58, of Monterey, will be conducted at 10 a.m., today, Wednesday, August 27, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ray-mond Phillips officiating.

Mrs. Jones died Monday, August 25 at her home. She worked 28 years with Ely & Walker in Monterey and recently with Landers Trade Center in Monterey. She was a 1963 graduate of Rickman High School and was a member of Columbia Hill Baptist Church.

Born December 2, 1944, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Rachel (Smith) Landers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James "Red" Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Jones of Monterey; a special son, Chris Landers of Monterey; a special grandson, Andrew Landers; a sister, Doris Taylor of Monterey; and three brothers, Larry Landers, Eddie Landers, and Tony Landers, all of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ermer Linder
Funeral services for Mrs. Ermer Linder, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Linder Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Linder died Wednesday, August 20 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Falling Springs Missionary Church.

Born September 5, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Louella (Tayse) Almonrode. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Linder; two sons, Ernest Linder and Edward Linder; five brothers, Arnold Almonrode, Ermon Almonrode, Vermon Almonrode, Herman Almonrode, and Robert Almon-rode; and a sister, Alene White.

Survivors include four sons, Sylvester Linder, James Linder, Roger Linder, and Wayne Linder, all of Livingston; three daughters, Claudine Crabtree, Lois Cantrell, and Anna Ogle-tree, all of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Craig Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Michael Cantrell, Ralph Linder, Ronnie Linder, and Anthony Dailey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Veachel Beaulah Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Veachel Beaulah Poston, 95, of Moraine, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2003, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Poston died Thursday, August 21 at her son's home in Ohio. She was a retired seamstress at a garment factory and of the Baptist faith.

Born June 3, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Ellen (Howard) Brady. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan B. Poston; a son, Doyle Poston; and a daughter, Norma Jean Davis.

Survivors include a son, Arnold Poston, and his wife, Margaret, of Moraine; a daughter, Charlene Barga, and her husband, Otis, of Waynesville, OH; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Poston of Algood; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roger Poston, Greg Poston, Tim Barga, Larry Barga, Roni Barga, Gary Davis, and Kurt Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Scott Davis, Mike Poston, Doug Poston, and Bruce Poston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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