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Archives 09-10-2003

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ALBERT L. BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. Albert L. Brown, 82, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Perry Allen and Bro. A.J. Cooper officiating.

Mr. Brown died Thursday, September 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and farmer and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Campground. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II and a member of the American Legion.

Born March 24, 1921, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Samuel "Fate" Lafayette and Sarah Amelia "Sally" (Masters) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Inez Smith, Verdie Barlow, and Eva Rogers; two brothers, Lester Brown and Robert Marion Brown; and a grandson, Samuel T.L. Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Brown of Hilham; two sons, Albert Jerry Brown and his wife, Nola, of Gallatin and Danny T. Brown and his wife, Sophia, of Blairsville, GA; three sisters, Ella Mae Bilbrey and Velma Hood, both of Livingston, and Thelma Bartlett of Roseville, MI; five grandchildren, Denise Richards, Teresa Brown, Andrea Brown, Travis Brown, and Alexis Brown; and two great grandchildren, Hannah Plant and Egan Romero.

Pallbearers were Johnny Brown, James Brown, Carl Barlow, Ray Barlow, Ricky Boles, and Travis Brown.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Smith, Buford Allen, Egan Romero, Scott Richards, Bill Lindsay, and Gerald Willeford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CAPT. DAVID W. CARTER

Capt. David W. Carter of Celina Sheriff's Dept., age 53, went to be with his Lord Sunday, August 31, 2003, after an extended illness. He was born in Jackson, MI.

He devoted his life to martial arts and was trained with his respected and dearest friend David Hunter of Hunter's Total Fitness Center. He was an accomplished fourth degree Black Belt, a natural competitor, judge, and instructor for 22 years.

He was highly recognized and respected in the martial arts arena. He donated his time and talent to youth and started the Red Boiling Springs Hunter's Team for five years.

He served as a police officer for the City of Celina with dear friend Clint Hestand, Algood, Red Boiling Springs, and the 15th District Drug Task Force over the last 20 years, working as K-9 officer for nine years.

He was an active member of the Cookeville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, David W. Carter, Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Gladys M. Carter of Livingston; four sisters, Rachel Vaughn of Cookeville, Diane French of Jackson, MI, Zelda Moon of Livingston, and Margaret Meglich of Chattanooga; a brother, Nick Carter of the Dodson Branch Community; an uncle, Hubbie Carter; seven aunts, Joyce Ramsey, Robbie Tackett, Josephine Ward, Margaret Dishman, Carlee Bilbrey, Carol Howell, and Elaine Pitchner; and many loved cousins.

He is also survived by his beloved children, David W. Carter III, and Christine Carter, both of Philadelphia, PA, and John Derek Carter of Nashville; many loved nieces and nephews; wife, Mary Ellen; and many special friends and colleagues.

Services for Mr. Carter were Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were David Hunter, Clint Hestand, Clifford Carter, Gerald Carter Jr., Brandon Boone, and Brandon Carter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JACK R. DUBREE
Funeral services for Mr. Jack R. Dubree, 67, of Smiths Grove, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003, from the Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove chapel.

Burial was in Smiths Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Dubree died Saturday, August 9 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was employed at Eaton Corporation, a member of Smiths Grove Baptist Church, and a member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge No. 259.

Born in 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of Lorene Lee Dubree of Livingston and the late Lansford Dubree.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Shelvie Buck Dubree; a daughter Lisa Dubree Goss and her husband, Rick, of Portland; a son, Steve Dubree and his wife, Tammy, of Bowling Green, KY; a brother, Ted Dubree of Livingston; and four grandchildren, Austin Dubree and Cassidy Dubree, both of Bowling Green, and Danielle Goss and Devon Goss, both of Portland.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in honor of his granddaughter to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Debi Magnes, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 507, Louisville, KY, 40218.

Special care provided by Hardy & Son Funeral Home. (P)

 

JESSE E. HARRIS
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse E. Harris, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, September 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital after a short illness with cancer. He was a retired merchant working in the furniture industry and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston. He was a veteran of the Army serving in World War II.

Born February 4, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Oma (Breeding) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Ray Harris; a sister, Odell Lewis; and a brother, Carson Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo (Bilbrey) Harris of Livingston; two daughters, Reba Spears and Christine Spear, both of Livingston; three sisters, Eudean Moore of Rickman, Dimple Williams of Byrdstown, and Opal Parrigin of Livingston; a brother, Horace Lee Harris of Rickman; three grandchildren, Bryan Spears, Kyle Spear, and Darian Spear; a great granddaughter, Kylie Spear; and nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Kyle Spear, Darren Spear, Robert Moore, Ralph Moore, Roger Moore, and David Harris.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

PAUL WILLIAM HARRIS
Funeral services for Mr. Paul William Harris, 78, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Dewitt Sampley officiating.

Mr. Harris died Friday, September 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He retired from General Motors in Anderson, IN, in 1986, and was a member of Independence Community Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Born February 19, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Earnest (Jones) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eula Harris; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Inis (Reagan) Harris of Allons; two step-daughters, Sandy Vaughn of Allons and Anita Hill of Muncie, IN; three step-sons, Jackie Taylor of Chesterfield, IN, Bobby Taylor of Hilham, and Donald Taylor of Allons; a sister, Eudean Hummel of Allons; a brother, Hubert Harris of Allons; and nine step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Vaughn, Ronnie Harris, Royce Harris, Jerry Harris, Manuel Chevez, Michael Sidwell, Johnny Harris, and Nicky Harvey.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JUANITA HOLDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Holder, 75, of Warren County, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 10, 2003, from the chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville.

Burial was in Charles Creek Cemetery with Henry "Hank" Brewer officiating.

Mrs. Holder died Sunday, September 7 at River Park Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

Born September 25, 1927, in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Fanny Mae Dodd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Dodd and Joe Melton Dodd; and a sister, Willie M. Marlow.

Survivors include her husband, John B. Holder; a step-daughter, Elsi Lynn Ervin of Boyle MS; four brothers, Brown Dodd and Richard Dickie Dodd, both of McMinnville, Herbert Dodd of Murfreesboro, and Robert Dodd of Detriot, MI; four sisters, Louis Lyle and Margeret Moore, both of Murfreesboro, Janie Bailey of Houston, TX, and Johnnie Faye Prater of McMinnville; a step-grandchild, Jim Ervin; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special care provided by Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home. (C)

 

LOLA BELLE (BROOM) JUDD
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Belle (Broom) Judd, 86, of Doyle, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003, from Greenwood Baptist Church.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Doyle with Lloyd Kerr and Garvin Haley officiating.

Mrs. Judd died Monday, September 1 at Life Care Center of Sparta. She worked in Social Services at L.B.J.&C.

Born January 17, 1917, in White County, she was the daughter of the late W.B. and Daisy (Harris) Broom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Judd; a daughter, Daisy McDole; two infant daughters; a son, Jimmy Judd; and two sisters, Lena Knight and Alyne Morris.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Judd and his wife, Glory, and Johnny Judd and his wife, Gail, all of Sparta, Bill Edd Judd and his wife, Jane, of Doyle, and Rob Judd and his wife, Frankie, of Smithville; eight daughters, Frances Holcomb and her husband, Paul, of Dunlap, Sue Jones of Rock Island, Becky Martin and her husband, Billy, of Livingston, Carolyn Smith and her husband, Don, Joyce Jones, Ruthie Kelsey and her husband, Jerry, and Kathy Driver and her husband, Mark, all of Sparta, and Lena Humphrey and her husband, Allen, of Walling; a sister, Helen Allen of Kentucky; 43 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; and 28 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta. (C)

 

CHARLIE F. "Bill" MELTON

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie F. "Bill" Melton, 67, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Ken Collins officiating.

Mr. Melton died Sunday, August 31 at his home. He was a punch press operator at Barber Mfg. in Anderson for 33 years and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born December 21, 1935, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Della Mae (Thrasher) Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Reginia Melton; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Hummel) Melton of Anderson; two daughters, Marlene Vaness of Anderson and Revinia Melton of Kokomo, IN; four sons, Darrell Melton and his wife, Mildred, of Lady Lake, FL, Todd Melton and his wife, Andrea, Roger Melton, and Jeff Melton, all of Anderson; seven sisters, Elizabeth Richardson of Livingston, Bonnie Shipley of Celina, Ruby Hurley and Wanda Craves and husband, Bennie, all of Anderson, Tommie Adams and her husband, Art, and Helen Ledbetter and her husband, Raymond, all of Plainfield, IN, and Christene Brown of Bedford, IN; a brother, James Melton and his wife, Carol, of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Ledbetter, Mike Ledbetter, Rocky Dial, Paul Brown, Johnny Sidwell, Ricky Simmons, Dennis Vanness, and Pat Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

EARL PATRICK MYERS
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Patrick Myers, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Hillier Duke officiating.

Mr. Myers died Wednesday, September 3 at his home. He retired from the Printing Department at Tennessee Tech and loved to fish. He was of the Methodist faith and a veteran of the United States Army 100th Infantry during World War II.

Born January 17, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Luther Jackson and Sally Edith (Smith) Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo (Evans) Myers; a son, Joe Pat Myers; a sister, Edna Smith; and three brothers, Luther Myers, Tracy Myers, and A.B. Myers.

Survivors include a son, Jack Myers and his wife, Debbie, of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Beth Shell and her husband, Darren, of Allons; four sisters, Callie Melton and Betty Ashburn, both of Cookeville, Mary Barker of Sparta, and Marjorie Deck of Maryville; and a granddaughter, Lauren Shell of Allons.

Pallbearers were Wayne Netherton, Bob Richardson, John Myers, Roy Ferguson, Kenneth Allen, and Larry Shell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

IRIS DELORIS WOODY
Funeral services for Mrs. Iris Deloris, 69, of Hilham, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2003, from the chapel of Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool, OH.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park, located in East Liverpool with Morris McMaster officiating.

Mrs. Woody died Monday, September 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She worked in a pottery factory and was a nurses' aide in West Virginia and a member of the Church of Nazarene. Born September 28, 1933, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Huldah (Ayers) Morton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Woody.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy McMaster and her husband, Morris, of Hilham; a brother, John Franklin Morton of East Palestine, OH; two sisters, Mary Newlan of East Liverpool and Shirley Montgomery of Wellsville, OH, and two granddaughters, Alicia Linder and her husband, Josh, of Livingston, and Michelle Tarnovich of Hilham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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