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Archives 01-07-2004

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JERRY BRUCE GARRETT Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bruce Garrett Jr., 33, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Jason Sells officiating.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, January 2. He was a truck driver and a logger.

Born April 30, 1970, in Overton County, he was the son of Jerry Bruce Garrett Sr. and Colene (Sullivan) Garrett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Elsie Garrett and Lucean and Zelma Sullivan.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Ashley Garrett of Livingston; a sister, Kristy Nail and her husband, Ron, of Georgetown, KY; a nephew, Garrett Nail; and several aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers were Dallas Lucean Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan Jr., Daniel Sullivan, Andy Melton, Daniel Garrett, Russell Sells, and Jake Crabtree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WARD KING
Funeral services for Mr. Ward King, 73, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Bolestown Cemetery in Pickett County, with Bro. Paul Bradley officiating.

Mr. King died Saturday, January 3 at NHC Healthcare. He always enjoyed helping others and working in auto mechanics. He was a retired machinist with Cadillac Gauge and attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Born June 11, 1930, in Monroe, he was the son of the late Ambrose Marion and Nancy (Choate) King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie King, Allard King, Oral King, and James Donald King; four sisters, Epsie King, Allene Robbins, Opal Reagon, and Emma D. Milton; and a grandson, Jason Huffman.

Survivors include his wife, Grace (Maniaci) King of Cookeville; a daughter, Nancy Ruth Huffman and her husband, Roger, of Sterling Heights, MI; a son, Steven Dwayne King of Cookeville; two brothers, R.D. King and his wife, Dorothy, of Cookeville, and Randall King of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Eurola Pryor of Crossville; three grandchildren, Jeremiah King of Texas, Jessica Dimagio of St. Clair Shores, MI, and Amanda Lynn Moles of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

DELMA JEAN MITCHELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Delma Jean Mitchell, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Buford and Bro. John Copeland officiating.

Mrs. Mitchell died Tuesday, December 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a seamstress at a garment factory and of the Baptist faith.

Born January 16, 1937, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Reba Lee (Davis) Hayes of Celina and the late R.T. Hayes. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Jackie Hayes, Jerry Hayes, Houston Hayes, and Walter Hayes; and two sisters, Sue Dodson and Lois Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Terry Wayne Mitchell and his wife, Felicia, and Christopher Lee Mitchell, all of Livingston; a daughter, Cynthia Jean Eldridge and her husband, Terry, of Livingston; three brothers, Carl Hayes of Livingston, and J.T. Hayes and Ricky Hayes, both of Celina; two sisters, Docia Kirby of Rickman and Frankie Burris of Celina; six grandchildren, Christopher Blake Mitchell, Terry Joe Mitchell, Sacha Nasha Mitchell, Ashley Gail Mitchell, Misty Dawn Looper, and Hannah Mae Mitchell; and two great grandchildren; Tyler Davis Boswell and Jasmine Cheyenne Boswell.

Pallbearers were Anthony Hayes, Michael Hayes, Jason Swallows, Josh Truell, Jacob Boswell, Greg Kinsler, Jack Collins, and Gary Looper.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cliff Burris and Tony Bilbrey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLIE PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Phillips, 86, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community, with Rev. Randy Bilbrey and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Mr. Phillips died Sunday, January 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner.

Born October 15, 1914, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Laborn and Clora Mae (Vaughn) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Emby Phillips, J.C. Phillips, Jake Phillips, Joe Phillips, John Phillips, and L.A. (Dempsey) Phillips; and five sisters, Dora Murphy, Rinda (Vaughn) Nash, Liddie Murphy, Emma Phillips, and Hena Lou Phillips.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELNORA RUBLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Elnora Ruble, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery with Bro. H.C. Vanderpool officiating.

Mrs. Ruble died Friday, January 2 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Allons.

Born November 22, 1907, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Erman (Walker) Logan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Ruble; and two sons, Leisel W. Ruble and Claxton Ruble.

Survivors include three sons, Glen Ruble of Indianapolis, IN, John Ruble of Sunrise, FL, and Ronnie Ruble of Allons; four daughters, Beulah Simons and Virginia Thompson, both of Pembrook Pines, FL, Geneva Hawkins of Allons, and Patsy Johnson of Columbia; a sister, Zelma Johnson of Port Huron, MI; 24 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Glenn Ruble, John Ruble, Ronald Ruble, Branville Thompson, Phil Simons, and James Johnson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

NANNIE LEE (BILBREY) WILSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Lee (Bilbrey) Wilson, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating.

Mrs. Wilson died Monday, December 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Born September 11, 1923, in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Dorothy (George) Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Bilbrey; a daughter, Patricia Ann (Bilbrey) Groce; two brothers, Melvin Ray and Cortis Ray; and a sister, Flora (Ray) Ledbetter.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Cheryl Reels of Livingston; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Ledbetter, Harold Johnson, Jeremy Reels, Cody Doss, Stephen Groce, and Levi Groce.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY LEE WINNINGHAM
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Winningham, 94, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Bro. Paul Stringer officiating.

Mrs. Winningham died Tuesday, December 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a custodian at PuckettŐs Furniture and a member of First United Pentacostal Church.

Born March 3, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Tim and Becky (Kennedy) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Winningham; four sons, Alphas Winningham, Willie Andrew Winningham, Duane Winningham, and Tim Winningham; two daughters, Omagene Garrett and Opal Keisling; a brother, Alfred Allred; three sisters, Ava Wisdom, Colva Winningham, and Grace (Flowers) Reeder; a grandson, Danny Garrett; a granddaughter, Teresa Carr; and a great grandson, William Michael Keisling.

Survivors include five grandsons, Archie B. Winningham, Duane Winningham, and Donald Winningham, all of Cookeville, James Garrett of Detroit, MI, and Michael Keisling of Vandervoort, AR; five granddaughters, Patty Maul-ding of Monterey, Becky Wheatley, Pam Boswell, and Vickie Monday, all of Cookeville, and Kathy Vearce of Elkton, KY; 20 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; a special nephew, Archie Allred; and a special neice, Oneida Haney.

Pallbearers were Archie Winningham, Duane Winningham, Michael Keisling, Chuck Norris, Matt Hill, and Josh Maulding.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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