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Archives 02-04-2004

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OPAL (ALLRED) CHOATE
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal (Allred) Choate, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mrs. Choate died Tuesday, January 27 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a nurse’s aide, a housewife, and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born December 17, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Winnie Lee (Goodpasture) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Vestel Choate; her first husband, William Clyde Boles; a son, Curtis Boles; a sister, Reba Parrigin; and a brother, Charles Allred Jr.

Survivors include a son, Clifford Choate and his wife, Angie, of Livingston; four daughters, Patricia Collins of Dover, Regina Colson and her husband, Haskel, and Betty Speck and her husband, Ray L., all of Rickman, and Janet Grissom and her husband, Monte, of Spencer; a brother, Roy Allred and his wife, Lois, of the Flatt Creek Community; 12 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; three nieces, Brenda Saunders, Judy Parrigin, and Mary Boles; and a special friend, Cookie Conner.

Pallbearers were Anthony Speck, Brandon Choate, Bryan Collins, Jamison Colson, Goodloe Saunders, and Steve Boles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HELEN SUE (AUBERSON) DAILY
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Sue (Auberson) Daily, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Gene Schmid officiating.

Mrs. Daily died Tuesday, January 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born March 31, 1947, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Reba Lee (Cravens) Auberson of Livingston and the late Tony Bryan Auberson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Earl Wayne Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Michelle Burgess and her husband, Greg, of Hilham; a brother, Bruce Auberson and his wife, Brenda, of Livingston; a sister, Gail Auberson of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Crystal Burgess, Beth Burgess, Tiffany Burgess, Michael Burgess, and Thomas Burgess; a nephew, Michael Auberson; and a niece, Regina Ray.

Pallbearers were John Halsell, Larry Johnson, Roger Auberson, John Wayne Threet, Benny Dishman, and Jerry Murphy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELBERT DONALD HUNTER

Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Donald Hunter, 68, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery with Bro. Lester Flatt, Bro. Larry Thomas, and Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Hunter died Tuesday, January 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer, a school bus driver, and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born March 23, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Commadore Perry and Sally Vaudy (McCormick) Hunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas "T.D." Hunter, McCoy Hunter, and Melvin Hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Ina Hunter of Allons; two daughters, Cindy Hunter and Penny White and her husband, Anthony, all of Allons; a brother, Raymond Hunter of Nashville; three grandchildren, Nathasa Hunter, Courtney White, and Thomas White; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jerry Hunter, Robert Hunter, Rick Hunter, Timmy Hunter, Roger Hunter, Doug Hunter, Joey Dilldine, Larry Buck, Bobby Burgess, and Rick Ledbetter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the library at Allons Baptist Church.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAN LANCASTER
Funeral services for Mr. Dan Lancaster, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Lancaster died Thursday, January 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired warehouse employee of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, a United States Navy veteran, and a member of Livington Lodge 259 Chapter and Council.

Born December 20, 1916, in Smith County, he was the son of the late Alfred and Eva (Atkins) Lancaster. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christene (Plumlee) Lancaster; a daughter, Carolyn Young; two brothers; four sisters; and a great grandson, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lancaster and Charles Lancaster, both of Livingston; a brother, Bill Lancaster of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Lorie Berta, Steve Lancaster, David Lancaster, Christopher Lancaster, and Jason Lancaster; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim McDonald, Steve Lancaster, David Lancaster, Christopher Lancaster, Jason Lancaster, and Drew Berta.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EVA MAY LOOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva May Looper, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mrs. Looper died Saturday, January 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She sold antiques and was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church.

Born June 24, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Tina (Speck) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Looper; two sisters, Mable (Bowman) Brown and Edith Phillips; and four brothers, Bonnie Bowman, Roscoe Bowman, Ray Bowman, and Roy Bowman.

Survivors include two half-brothers, Billy Bowman of New Carlye, OH, and Al Bowman of Cookeville; two half-sisters, Mary Agnes Schlensker and Anna Marie, both of Anderson, IN; a special nephew, M.C. Brown of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUBY LEE (SULLIVAN) NEAL
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee (Sullivan) Neal, 73, of Tipton, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2004, from the chapel of Porter Funeral Home in Tipton.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery with Jerry Markins officiating.

Mrs. Neal died Monday, January 26 at her home. She worked for 30 years as custodian at Tipton County Courthouse, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, and quilting.

Born August 28, 1930, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Mary Lampie (Brown) Sullivan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewroy Neal; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Coan and her husband, Dave, of Greentown, IN, and Sharon Adajare and her husband, Felix, of Indianapolis, IN; three sons, Tom Neal and his wife, Kay, and John Neal and his wife, Pam, all of Tipton, and Terry Neal of Orestes, IN; a sister, Lorane Clark and her husband, Ned, of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Tipton Funeral Home. (C)

 

NEIL SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Neil Smith, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Smith died Friday, January 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a boilermaker and a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Air Force.

Born April 1, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Billy and Grant (Stover) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Mallo.

Survivors include his wife, Hassie (Cole) Smith of Livingston; two sons, Mark Hawk Smith of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Samuel Neil Smith of Livingston; a sister, Sidney Smith of Alpine; two brothers, Cato Smith of Alliance, OH, and Roy Smith of Michigan; two grandchildren, Askley and Jacob; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Justin Higgins, Thomas Smith, Josh Smith, Mark Smith, and Ted Mallo.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

HERSHELL VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. Hershell Vaughn, 52, of the Mineral Springs Community near Monterey, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 4, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial will be in Vaughn Family Cemetery with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Mr. Vaughn died Sunday, February 1 at his home.

Born October 12, 1951, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Louis and Rosie (Dishman) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Faye Vaughn; and a brother, Paul Vaughn.

Survivors include six sisters, Jewel Cathcart and Josie Smith, both of North Vernon, IN, Christeen Mahaney of Indianapolis, IN, Norma Jean Randolph of Nashville, Mildred Maxwell of Monterey, and Connie Ribardi of Cookeville; and six brothers, Arnold Vaughn of Pomona Park, FL, Harson Vaughn, James Vaughn, and Russell Vaughn, all of Monterey, Fred Vaughn of Indianapolis, and Arnold Vaughn of the Rocky Point Community.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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