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Archives 10-22-2003

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ANDREW MCROBERTS CHILD JR.
Funeral services for Mr. Andrew McRoberts Child Jr., 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Mr. Child died Tuesday, October 14 at his home. He served in the United States Navy and was retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, IN. He will always be remembered as a wonderful storyteller.

He touched many hearts, young and old, with his stories and poems.

However, he will perhaps be remembered most of all for spending 13 years of holiday seasons at the Cookeville Mall spreading joy and hearing the hopes, dreams, and wishes of many children. He loved nothing more than that and was deeply saddened when his health no longer permitted him to continue.

He never gave up hope that he would be able to return to doing all the things his health did not permit him to do. He can do them for all eternity.

Born June 12, 1931, in Weston, WV, he was the son of the late Andrew and Velma Child.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Child; two daughters, Glenda Mueller and Connie Fowler; a son-in-law, William Fowler; two grandsons, Michael Child and Wesley Caldwell; a granddaughter-in-law, Jeanette Caldwell; and two great grandchildren, Emily Caldwell and Bladen Caldwell, all of Livingston.

The family has chosen cremation at the wishes of Mr. Child.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VELMA LEE (STOVER) DANIEL

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Lee (Stover) Daniel, 87, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Ken Col-lins, Bro. Billy Curtchall, and Bro. Jerry Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Daniel died Sunday, October 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker, factory employee, school cook, and a member of Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Born May 11, 1916, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Etter Jane (Thrasher) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Paul Daniel; three sisters, Bethel Hogan, Ethel Gunnels, and Beatrice Gore; and four brothers, Ray Stover, Robert Stover, Bertie Stover, and James Stover.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jean Hummel and her husband, Melvin, of Allons; a son, J.T. Daniel and his wife, Nettie, of Allons; four sisters, May Wallace of Sparta, Lennie Riddle and Arvella Thrasher, both of Albany, KY, and Eudean Colson of Livingston; four grandchildren, Tammy Sidwell, Pam Breeding, Jerry Daniel, and Patricia Boles; four great grandchildren, Derek Sidwell, Matthew Sidwell, Brian Breed-ing, and Kasie Breeding; and a great-great grandchild, Mason Cole Children; and nieces, nephews, other family mem-bers, and friends.

Pallbearers were Gary Sidwell, Billy Breeding, Jason Boles, Derek Sidwell, Brian Breeding, and Matthew Sidwell.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

H.C. LANGFORD
Funeral services for Mr. H.C. Langford, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hilham Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Chris Coil officiating.

Mr. Langford died Friday, October 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired Overton County School teacher, a member of Livingston Church of Christ, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born March 13, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Herman and Ollie (Gore) Langford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carlos Langford, Herbert Langford, and Oather Langford and a sister, Gladys Talley.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mary Etta Langford and Lorene Langford; a sister, Agnes Mansell of Livingston; a niece, Patsy Bowles; and two special friends, Arthur Freed and Iva Lee Cullom.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Gore, Junior Fleming, Riley Johnson, Dale Mabrey, Dale Flatt, and Delon Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DELVA MARIE MASTERS
Funeral services for Mrs. Delva Marie Masters, 83, of the Crossroads Community near Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Rev. David Harris, Rev. Odell Ashburn, Rev. Freddie Melton, and Rev. Kenny King officiating.

Mrs. Masters died Tuesday, October 14 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She worked as a hosiery mill employee in Monterey and Rockwood and was a member of Muddy Pond Independent Baptist Church.

Born March 6, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Ova (Brown) Howard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark B. Masters Sr.; four sisters, Mary Baldwin, Thelma Walker, Rosie Madewell, Evelyn Mc-Croy; and two brothers, Vavid Miller and David Howard.

Survivors include three daughters, Joann Vaughn and her husband, Arvin, and Elaine Bowman and her husband, Hollis, all of the Crossroads Community, and Elese Cumby and her husband, Harlan, of the Rocky Point Community; a son, Rev. Junior Masters and his wife, Ada, of Mayland; five sisters, Erma Padgett and Odean Proffitt, both of Crossville, Buna Norris of the Martha Washington Community, Earlene Grissom of Rockwood, and Myrtle Madewell of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Billy Howard and Arther Howard, both of Rockwood; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff 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)

 

ERMA LEE PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Lee Phillips, 96, of Muddy Pond, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Muddy Pond Cemetery with Rev. Walt Phillips and Rev. Ronald Norrod officiating.

Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, October 18 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Columbia Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Born December 18, 1906, in Columbia Hill, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Queen (Bilbrey) Norrod. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gardner Phillips; a son, Earl B. Phillips; a sister, Dora Phillips; and five brothers, Cordell Norrod, Dophie Norrod, Other Norrod, Cleo Norrod, and R.B. Norrod.

Survivors include three sons, Mitchell Phillips, Carl Phillips and his wife, Evelyn, and Danny Phillips, all of Monterey; two daughters, Alice Key and her husband, J.R., and Velma Phillips, all of Monterey; a daughter-in-law, Agnes Phillips of Monterey; a brother, Odell Norrod and his wife, Geneva, of Monterey; two sisters, Verdon Norrod and Valenor Norrod, both of Monterey; five grandchildren, Brenda Welch and her husband, Jerry, Randall Key and his wife, Leslie, Cynthia Phillips and her husband, Walt, Stacey Phillips and his wife, Lesa, and Melinda Sipe and her husband, Herbert; five great grandchildren, Crystal Harris and her husband, Chad, Jeffery Welch, Brandy McCants and her husband, Brandon, Ashley Phillips, and Summer Phillips; and two great-great grandchildren, Matthew Harris and Mason Harris.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES LESTER "LECK" SAVAGE
Graveside services for Mr. James Lester "Leck" Savage, 72, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Bernie Barton officiating.

Mr. Savage died Tuesday, October 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a mechanic and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Born April 1, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Gertrude (Ray) Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joanna Savage.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Marla Stevens and her husband, J.D., of Livingston; a step-son, Kenneth Bilbrey and his wife, Linda, of Rickman; two sisters, Judy Franklin and her husband, L.D., of Hilham and Reba West and her husband, James, of Knoxville; a brother, Dillard Savage and his wife, Betty, of Knoxville; seven step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ALICE WILSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Wilson, 77, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Bobby Roberts and Eugene McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday, October 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 22, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Rosie (Harris) Presley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Wilson, and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four sons, James Wilson, Fred Wilson, and Donald Wilson, all of Rickman, and Willie Wilson of Cookeville; two daughters, Edith Allen of Celina and Rosie Murray of Livingston; three brothers, M.G. Presley and Elvin Presley, both of Monterey, and Coy Presley of Livingston; and three sisters, Ova Phillips and Ola Phillips, both of Michigan, and Dora Staggs of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Chris Wilson, Josh Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Billy Murray, Roger Allen, and Johnny Allen.

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

 

 

 

 

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