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Archives 02-25-2004

Obituaries

 

BILL COLEMAN
Funeral services for Mr. Bill Coleman, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2004, at the First Christian Church. Masonic rites were preformed at graveside.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Mr. Coleman died Tuesday, February 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was the owner and manager of Livingston Limestone and a member of First Christian Church. He was also a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge, Al Menah Shriners, and a past member of Tennessee Crushed Stone Association.

Born March 31, 1915, in Clay County, he was the son of the late John Dudley and Mary Etta (Maynard) Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Ardean (Keisling) Coleman and Elizabeth M. (Keefe) Coleman; and four brothers, Chester Coleman, Ed Coleman, Minor Coleman, and J.D. Coleman.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Coleman and Jimmy Coleman, both of Livingston; a daughter, Betty (Coleman) Ledbetter of Livingston; three step-children, Ken Stephens Jr. of Crossville, and Sue Winningham and Barbara Buckner, both of Tullahoma; a sister, Nell Norris of Old Hickory; 10 grandchildren, John Kelly Coleman, Candy Coleman Griffith, Tammy Stocking, Christie Kelley, Patty Dale, Krystal Rose, Gina Shaver, Jay Coleman, David W. Ledbetter Jr., and Rex Dale; and 12 great grandchildren.

Mr. Coleman's grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES ELMER GOODPASTURE
Funeral services for Mr. James Elmer Goodpasture, 90, of the Flatt Creek Community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.

Mr. Goodpasture died Sunday, February 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker, a farmer, and a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born December 19, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Masters) Goodpasture. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence Smith, Ova Bilyeu, Winnie Allred, and Dora Lynn; and two brothers, Will Goodpasture and Owen Goodpasture.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Leafie Goodpasture of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jamie Goodpasture, Damon Goodpasture, Jared Goodpasture, Steven Goodpasture, Brad Goodpasture, and Andy Crabtree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RODNEY NOEL GUNNELS
Funeral services for Mr. Rodney Noel Gunnels, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Gunnels died Tuesday, February 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto body repairman, a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Born January 25, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Posie Warren and Bonzie (Williams) Gunnels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Gunnels; and a sister, Muriel Ramsey.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gunnels of Livingston; two sons, Jeff Gunnels and Jimmy Gunnels, both of Livingston; three step-children, Debbie Dixon of Athens, OH, and Don Dixon and David Dixon, both of Livingston; a sister, Fern Bilbrey of Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dillon Dixon, Chris Cantrell, David Thompson, Mark Thompson, Dale Bilbrey, and John Michael Stephens.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELBERT HARRIS
Sr. Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Harris Sr., 93, of Brush Creek, were conducted Friday, February 20, 2004, from the chapel of Bass Funeral Home in Gordonsville.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery with Bro. Matt Long officiating.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, February 19 at Carthage General Hospital. A resident of the Brush Creek Community since the early 1950s, he was a farmer and attended Brush Creek United Methodist Church.

Born July 12, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Beckie Jane Walker and John Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Girlie May Honeycutt; two sisters, Mary Harris and Nancy Jane Dixon; and three brothers, Ferlie Harris, Barry Harris, and Luther Harris.

Survivors include three daughters, Sallie Wilson and her husband, Bud, of Brush Creek, Fannie Howard and her husband, Chester, of Deer Lodge, and Bessie Sells and her husband, Moose, of Jamestown; two sons, Elbert Harris Jr. of South Carthage, and Willie Allen Harris and his wife, Belinda, of Baxter; and a brother, Tommy Harris of Carthage.

Special care provided by Bass Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY JOE NEAL
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Neal, 51, of Springfield, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Buddy Rawls officiating.

Mr. Neal died Wednesday, February 18 at North Crest Hospital in Springfield. He was a maintenance foreman at Wiley Steel Company in Springfield.

Born January 24, 1953, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Della (Allred) Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Lewis Neal, Carl Douglas Neal, and Robert Neal; and a sister, Collen Culver.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Batey) Neal of Springfield; a daughter, Stacey Jo Neal of Springfield; three sisters, Judy Boles and Mary Ann Lawson, both of Livingston, and Betty Ware of Cookeville; four brothers, Willie D. Neal of Lebanon, Lois Neal and Terry Neal, both of Livingston, and Dickie Neal of Moss; a granddaughter, Kristin Jiminez of Springfield; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Crabtree, Tom Neal, Jamie Neal, Jeff Pitt, Terry Wallace, and Wayne Doss.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY LOU REEDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Reeder, 96, of Alexandria, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery with Bro. Harold Reeder officiating.

Mrs. Reeder died Friday, February 20 at Alexandria Care Center. She was a housewife and a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ.

Born September 6, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late J.T. and Byrd (Heard) Harvey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Reeder; a son, James B. Reeder; three brothers, Edward Harvey, Grady Harvey, and Onas Harvey; two sisters, Pearl Clark and Lola Taylor; and a grandson, Skippy Smith.

Survivors include two sons, Delphis Reeder of Nashville and Harold Reeder and his wife, Mary, of Celina; two daughters, Virginia Stover of Anderson, IN, and Dean Hibbs of Allons; a brother, Roy Harvey of the Taylor's Crossroads Community of Overton County; 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Ledford, Jeff Reeder, Keith Stover, Edd Ramsey, Ricky Reeder, Michael Reeder, Phillip Reeder, Mike Shebell, and Wayne Reeder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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