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Archives 11-19-2003

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MABEL RUTH BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Ruth Bilbrey, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Nolen Bronson and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Monday, November 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Born September 19, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Burr Emberson and Lou Alpha (Lewis) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dennis Bilbrey; a grandson, Andrew J. Bilbrey; a sister, Mertie Brown; and three brothers, Lester Ledbetter, Lloyd Ledbetter, and Carl Ledbetter.

Survivors include her husband, Frank W. Bilbrey of Livingston; a son, Carl Bilbrey and his wife, Reda, of Livingston; a brother, Robert Ledbetter and his wife, Edith, of Jackson; a sister, Annie (Ledbetter) Taylor of Livingston; a granddaughter, Jammie Gibbons and her husband, Brett, of Livingston; two step-grandsons, Terry D. Allen and his wife, Carol Ann, of Cookeville, and Danny Allen and his wife, Sharon, of Livingston; two great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and a step-great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Terry Allen, Danny Allen, McCoy Ledbetter, Steve Ledbetter, Brett Gibbons, and Bub Stockton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SARA FORSHEE
Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Forshee, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Livingston Church of Christ.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Glen Goggins and Bro. Chris Coil officiating.

Mrs. Forshee died Monday, November 10 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born February 22, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. W.M. and Ida (Burks) Breeding. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Forshee; and a son, William Jeffrey Forshee.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Forshee of Livingston; a brother, Edward Breeding of Linden; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gary Luton, Jack Glasscock, Ryan Smith, Herman Brady, Matt Brady, and Jeff Upton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Percy Hill, Brent Gore, David Webb, and Fred Maxwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospice.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

OPAL GLENN (MCCORMICK) LEDBETTER HACKETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Glenn (McCormick) Ledbetter Hackett, 87, of Yardley, PA, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 19, 2003, from the chapel of FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home in Yardley.

Burial will be in Newtown Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

Mrs. Hackett died Saturday, November 15 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis in Trenton, NJ. She had worked for the Heacock Florist in Lower Makefield, was a retired short order cook for the Toddle House in Trenton and Charcoal Steaks n' Things in Yardley, and later worked at the Yardley Pharmacy.

Mrs. Hackett was then a caregiver for many years to several people. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6393 in Yardley, and a life member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation.

She loved life and Atlantic City. She was a very active person and will be sadly missed.

Born in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Shirley Addison and Lillie Mae (Swafford) McCormick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester H. Ledbetter; and her second husband, C. Leroy Hackett.

Survivors include three sons, Addison B. Ledbetter and his wife, Barrie, and Robert E. Ledbetter and his wife, Patricia, all of Langhorne, PA, and Artie Ray Ledbetter and his wife Nancy, of Newtown; a daughter, Anna V. Reed and her husband, Parker, of Levittown, PA; a brother, Floyd McCormick of Nashville; a sister, Ora Lewis of Monroe, MI; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 625 West Ridge Pike, Building A Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428-1190.

Special care provided by FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home. (P)

 

Leona (Chilton) MAYNORD
Graveside services for Ms. Leona (Chilton) Maynord, 64, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at Fisk Cemetery with Bro. David Beaty and Bro. Tim Tinkle officiating.

Mrs. Maynord died Tuesday, November 11 at her home. She was a retired KMA factory employee, a member of Allons Baptist Church, an avid sports fan, and a volunteer at Allons Elementary School.

Born January 9, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Brian and Vera (Hill) Chilton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gwendolyn Staggs.

Survivors include three daughters, Tersa Ogletree of Nashville; Leta Wilson and her husband, Phillip, of Allons, and Kathy Carr and her husband, Tommy, of Alpine; a son, Jimmy Maynord and his wife, Wanda, of Cookeville; a sister, Genora Eldridge of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; a great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and fiancˇ, Percy Hill.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

GRACE (CHRISTIAN) RAMBERGER MCBRIDE
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace (Christian) Ramberger McBride, 82, of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003, from the chapel of A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Burial was in Millers Church Cemetery in Halifax, PA, with Royce Dickenson officiating.

Mrs. McBride died Wednesday, November 12 at Angela Hospice in Livonia, MI.

Born May 30, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Milton J. and Sarah Delilah Christian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy Ramberger; her second husband, Francis McBride; 11 brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Andary; a son, Charles Ramberger; two sisters, Fannie R. Patterson of Monterey and Inez Anderson of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Angela Hospice in Livonia, or Plymouth Church of Christ Building Fund in Michigan.

Special care provided by A.H. Peters Funeral Home. (P)

 

AUDA M. PARRIGIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Auda M. Parrigin, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mrs. Parrigin died Saturday, November 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired cook from Livingston Middle School and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born May 16, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Benson and Louella (Bilbrey) Seber. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Parrigin Sr.; and four brothers, Barney Seber, Aurby Seber, Ausby Seber, and Bernie Seber.

Survivors include a son, Tom Parrigin Jr. of St. Augustine, FL; two daughters, Sandra Roberts of Livingston and Cheryl Barnett of Ponte Vedra, FL; a sister, Dean Seber of Westland, MI; two grandsons, Rick Roberts of St. Augustine and Chris Woods of LaVergne; two great grandsons, Aaron Hanson and Noah Roberts; and several wonderful nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rick Roberts, Chris Woods, Kenneth Seber, Adam Seber, Bruce Seber, Richard Seber, Steve Seber, and Roy Lee Seber.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ETHEL MAE SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae Smith, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, November 9 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born November 23, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Elizabeth (Coffee) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Erby Smith; and two daughters, Patsy Bennett and Kaye Parham.

Survivors include a son, Charles Smith of Livingston; two brothers, Jack Sells of Livingston and Joe Sells of Anderson, IN; three sisters, Judy Husser of Middletown, IN, and Judy Thompson and Betty Lynn, both of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Stormiee Eldred, April Parham, Charles Steven Smith, Jesse James Parham, Chipper Bennett, and Jonathan Bennett; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Smith, Jesse Parham, Jessie Sevier, Ryan Huntzinger, Mike Dishman, and John McBride.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tim Sells, Stevie Joe Sells, and Alan Eldred.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JESSIE L. SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie L. Smith, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Saturday, November 15 at her home. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born September 18, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Martha Ellen (Qualls) Wolfe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Smith; a son, Ronald Martin Smith; three brothers, Carl Wolfe, J.T. Wolfe, and Cecil Wolfe; and a sister, Gladys England.

Survivors include a son, Johnny "Squeak" Smith of Livingston; two granddaughters, Shannon Ford and Becky Smith, both of Livingston; two grandsons, Bryan Smith and Scottie Smith, both of Livingston; six great grandchildren; two nieces, Nelda Brown and Louise Davis; and two special friends, Jessie Pryor and Frances Fyffe.

Pallbearers were Scotty Smith, Bryan Smith, Danny Ford, Doug Smith, Charlie Ray, Horace Ray, and Michael Pryor.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

NANCY CAROL (JOHNSON) YOUNG
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Carol (Johnson) Young, 51, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Cross officiating.

Mrs. Young died Sunday, November 9 at her home. She was an LPN and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born August 4, 1952, in Detriot, MI, she was the daughter of Johnnie B. Johnson of Livingston and the late Willis Terry Johnson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cass S. and Etta Agnes (Eldridge) Stout and Bee and Dollie (White) Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jackie Young of Monroe; two daughters, Christy Gore and her husband, Travis, of Monroe and Kimberly Pierce and her husband, Eric, of Byrdstown; a brother, David Johnson and his wife, Leta, of Gallatin; three sisters, Sherry Maynord and her husband, Rick, and Leigh Ann Simcox, all of Livingston, and Angela Gore and her husband, Barry, of Baxter; two grandchildren, Shayna Gore and Angel Robbins; and a step-grandson, Cody Gore.

Pallbearers were Wayne Huckeby, Dave Parresol, Billy Oliver, Scotty Walker, Adam Smith, Randall Stockton, Allen Roberts, and Dodd Scott.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were the remaining members of Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, Rachel Deck, Rhonda Roberts, Cindy Collins, Steven Flowers, Carolyn Oliver, and Matt Melton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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