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Archives 12-24-2003

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JAMES MALBERT "BERT" BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. James Malbert "Bert" Brown, 44, of Baxter, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003, from the chapel of Baxter Funeral Home.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Chuck Branch officiating.

Mr. Brown died Friday, December 19 at his home. He was a factory worker at Identity Group and attended New Hope Baptist Church.

Born July 18, 1959, in Cookeville, he was the son of Larry Hugh and Marie (Phelps) Brown of Baxter. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Doris Phelps; and his paternal grandparents, Malbert and Ora Mae Brown.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Larry Dale Brown of Baxter; two sisters, Anna Brown and Glenda Medley and her husband, Roger, all of Cookeville; a niece, Ashlyn Medley of Cookeville; a nephew, Jackson Medley of Cookeville; two aunts, Susan Stamps and Arnell Anderson; and an uncle, William Phelps.

Pallbearers were James Maynard, Floyd Brown, Charles Anderson, Bill Anderson, Mike Robichaud, and Wayne Stamps.

Special care provided by Baxter Funeral Home. (C)

 

PEARL (PHILLIPS) Crawford
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl (Phillips) Crawford, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Crawford Cemetery with Bro. A.J. Cox officiating.

Mrs. Crawford died Friday, December 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Flatt Creek Church of Christ.

Born May 11, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary (Carwile) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Crawford; a son, Ray Crawford; and a great grandson, Johnathan Earl Crawford.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Crawford and his wife, Sue, of Hardy's Chapel; a daughter, Lula Bell Riley and her husband, Bill, of Hardy's Chapel; a brother-in-law, Buford Rector of Gainesboro; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Phillips of Livingston; 9 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY FRANK DILLON
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Frank Dillon, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Bill Dillon officiating.

Mr. Dillon died Monday, December 15 at his home. He was a factory worker in the auto industry and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born August 2, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Carrie (Ward) Dillon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Zelphia Carmack; and a brother, Keith Dillon.

Survivors include three sisters, Gratice Maxwell of Algood, Floy Moles of Dayton, OH, and Ella Sheffield of Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Coleman, Barney Wakefield, Jerry Sparks, Steven Auberson, David Cox, and Larry Peek.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EVA (OVERTON) WILMOTH
Haney Funeral services for Mrs. Eva (Overton) Wilmoth Haney, 98, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Wilmoth Cemetery with Pastor Bruce Argo officiating.

Mrs. Haney died Thursday, December 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired telephone operator for the Railroad Company and attended Duncan's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 2, 1905, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Elizabeth (Harness) Overton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie Dyer, Charlie Harness, Jubie Collins Wilmoth, and Everette Haney; two sons, Elmer Harness and Boyd Harness; two daughters, Helen Harness and Maxie Harness; two sons-in-law, John Gullette and Sterling Kennedy; a daughter-in-law, Helen Harness; four brothers, Sherman Overton, Freeman Overton, Leahman Overton, and Morris Overton; and two sisters, Gertie Ward and Bertha Byrge.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae (Harness) Gullette of Cookeville and Earlie Kennedy of Caryville; a son, J.C. Wilmoth and his wife, Linda, of Cookeville; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Harness of Cookeville; 33 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were DeWayne Harness, Rick Allen, Johnny Raney, Rick Cummins, Dennis Davenport, Ricky Burgess, and Travis Moore.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

LINNIE (SPICER) HUFFER
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie (Spicer) Huffer, 85, of St. Petersburg, FL, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Glea Shelley officiating.

Mrs. Huffer died Sunday, December 14 at Grace Health Care in St. Petersburg. She was a retired assembler for Honeywell, manufacturer of the space shuttle.

Born September 9, 1918, in Fairview, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Mattie (Mullins) Spicer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Ray Huffer Jr.; and a brother, Edward Spicer.

Survivors include a son, Michael G. Huffer of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Rena L. Buswell of Tampa, FL; a sister, Myrtle Reynolds of Granville; and four grandchildren, Christopher Huffer, James Huffer, Jonathan Huffer, and Charma Huffer.

Pallbearers were Scott Mullins, Larry Mullins, Christopher Huffer, Tony Hill, Jack Reagan, and Anthony Hill.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLIE W. MASTERS
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie W. Masters, 100, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Bro. Fred Hawkins and Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mr. Masters died Saturday, December 20 at Masters Health Care in Algood. He was an auto worker, a farmer, and a member of the Church of God.

Born February 14, 1903, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sid and Nancy (Bilyeu) Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Ora (Ward) Masters and Sibbie Lee (Carmack) Masters; four brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Davanzo of Cookeville; two step-daughters, Janice Hall and her husband, Cecil, and Ruby Edmonds and her husband, Jim, all of Hilham; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ADDIE ROAM
Funeral services for Ms. Addie Roam, 96, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Taylor Cemetery with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Ms. Roam died Friday, December 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Born March 28, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Frona (Taylor) Roam. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Roam and Hattie Roam; and a brother, Woodrow Roam.

Survivors include two special cousins, Raleigh Melton and Nina Melton, both of Allons.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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