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Archives 10-15-2003

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AMELIA "NELL" BOSWELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia "Nell" Boswell, 84, of the Anderson Community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Walt Phillips and Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Bowsell died Saturday, October 11 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker.

Born May 29, 1919, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Caroline Roebuck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Boswell; a sister, Helen Schoenman; four brothers, John Roebuck, Amos Roebuck, Fred Roebuck, and Walter Roebuck; and a great granddaughter, Melissa Amanda Phillips.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Phillips and her husband, Harlon, of the Anderson Community; a sister, Jenny Slater Nelson of Valencia, PA; two brothers, Joseph Roebuck of Dalton, FL, and Ed Roebuck of California; four grandsons, Jerry Phillips and his wife, Becky, Walt Phillips and his wife, Cindy, John Phillips and his wife, Anita, and Bob Phillips and his wife, Luanna; a granddaughter, Ronda Johnson and her husband, Tim; 11 great grandchildren, Mike Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Brad Phillips, Julie Phillips, Brandon Phillips, Luke Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Ashley Phillips, Brandy Mc-Cants, Jacob Johnson, and Joshua Johnson; a sister-in-law, Onalee Bainter of Kettering, OH; a brother-in-law, George Boswell of California; and the special nurses and CNAs at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JEFFREY MYRLE GARRISON
Memorial services for Mr. Jeffrey Myrle Garrison, 47, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Gerald Taylor officiating.

A private family burial will be held at a later date in Shipley Cemetery.

Mr. Garrison died Saturday, October 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a self-employed construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born February 6, 1956, in Dayton, OH, he was the son of Betty Jo (Judd) Garrison of Cookeville and the late Bud Garrison. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Johnnie and Martha Garrison; his maternal grandparents, Hensley and Lizzie Judd; and a brother, Michael Garrison.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers, Buddy Garrison and sons, Johnnie Bud and Aaron, and Allen and Thelma Garrison and sons, Kenny and Judd, all of Cookeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

BERTIE MANSELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Mansell, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Allen Steel and Rev. Ryan Barnhart officiating.

Mrs. Mansell died Monday, October 6 at her home. She was a seamstress.

Born October 5, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Lee and Dovie (Denton) Dixon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Mansell; a brother, Thurman Dixon; and a sister, Nola D. Ellis.

Survivors include two sons, John Mansell and Willard Mansell, both of Livingston; three daughters, Rita Snelling of Ft. Wayne, IN, Carolyn Rose of Butler, IN, and Willo Dene Hill of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Homer Dixon of Knoxville and O.L. Dixon of Tipton, IN; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Garrett, Joe Garrett, James Garrett, Danny Garrett, J.D. Cantrell, and Chuck Thompson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BRYAN DOUGLAS MULLINS
Funeral services for Mr. Bryan Douglas Mullins, 43, of Melbourne, FL, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Mullins Family Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Mr. Mullins died Monday, October 6 in Melbourne. He was a heavy equipment operator, a construction worker, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born July 25, 1960, in Quincy, IL, he was the son of Thomas Landon and Doris Ann (Herrick) Mullins of Livingston. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Mullins.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Willard Landon Mullins of Livingston; two daughters, Ashley Brynn Bray and her husband, Wesley, and Hayley Kye Mullins, all of Livingston; his fiancˇe, Patricia Karlson of Melbourne; a brother, Scott Mullins and his wife, Lisa, of Livingston; a sister, Kim Hill and her husband, Tony, of Livingston; two nieces, Tara Mullins and Miranda Hill; and two nephews, Jared Mullins and Anthony Hill.

Pallbearers were Kelly Hill, Eddie Lee Hill, Ronnie Melton, Anthony Hill, Jared Mullins, and Will Mullins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GEORGE J. PHILLIPS
Memorial services for Mr. George J. Phillips, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Mr. Phillips died Saturday, October 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II.

Born December 11, 1923, in Lake City, FL, he was the son of the late Randolph and Mabel (Arnold) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Carolyn Phillips of Livingston; two daughters, Cindy Johns of Livingston and Karren Phillips of Huntsville, AL; three sons, George Phillips Jr. of LaQuinta, CA, Dennis Phillips of Cavanua, WI, and Stanley Johns of Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family chose cremation.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FRED DELOY POSTON
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Deloy Poston, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Poston died Sunday, October 5 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farm laborer.

Born April 20, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dillard and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Ramsey) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Harris; and a brother, Allen Poston.

Survivors include a brother, Johnny Poston of Hilham; and two sisters, Betty Jo Matthews of Livingston and Nettie Coffee of Gallatin.

Pallbearers were Charles Qualls, Paul White, Joe Brown, Donald Reid, Bruce Davis, and Mark Poston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JUNNIE EARLINE (SMITH) SELLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Junnie Earline (Smith) Sells, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2003, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Bro. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Sells died Wednesday, October 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born June 4, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mary Etta (Smith) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell Smith and Kermit Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Sells of Monroe; three daughters, Judy Garrett and her husband, Michael, and Gloria Sells, all of Monroe, and Delores Storie and her husband, Hoover, of Pall Mall; two sons, Jimmy Sells and his wife, Jane, and Jerry Sells and his wife, Joyce, all of Monroe; three sisters, Marchie Garrett of Byrdstown, Sarah Taylor of Grimsley, and Elise Ledbetter of Caledonia, MI; two brothers, Doyle Carthell Smith of Cookeville and Hollis Smith of Byrdstown; eight grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Sells, Josh Sells, Jason Garrett, Jared Garrett, Matt Masiongale, John Keisling, and Wade Williams.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown. (C)

 

BOBBIE JEAN SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Smith, 72, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Sebastian officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, October 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

Born May 15, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Issac "Ike" and Veachel (Maynard) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Hoy Smith, Boots Smith, Norman Smith, and Don Smith; and two sisters, Nell Smith and Thelma Mullins.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Glen Smith of Cookeville; three sons, Jackie Paul Smith and his wife, Cindy, Roger Glen Smith and his wife, Dawn, and William Scott Smith, all of Cookeville; three sisters, Mable Copeland of Livingston, Mamie Poston of Cookeville, and Judy Dailey of Mobile, AL; and three grandchildren, Cory Smith, Taylor Smith, and Austin Smith.

Pallbearers were Jack Smith, Roger Smith, Chris Smith, Scott Smith, Cory Smith, and Lecil Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES LEE WRIGHT
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lee Wright, 56, of the Netherland Community of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2003, at Paran United Methodist Church.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Buddy Reeder officiating.

Mr. Wright died Tuesday, October 7 at his home. He was a retired Tennessee Highway Patrolman and a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Born April 22, 1947, in Putnam County, he was the son of Delcie Wright of the Paran Community of Rickman and the late Gawain Wright. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Wright.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Wright of the Netherland Community.

Pallbearers were Jim Daniels, Gordon Presley, Bob Beaty, David Cobble, Tilman Pritchard, and Jeff Neal.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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