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Archives 03-03-2004

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VERSIE LEE LINDER
Funeral services for Miss Versie Lee Linder, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Linder Cemetery with Bro. Bud Hargis officiating.

Miss Linder died Wednesday, February 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Born November 4, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Reba (Morgan) Linder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Linder, J.B. Linder, and Bill Linder; and three sisters, Betty Richardson, Eva Nell Qualls, and Bessie Holman.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles Linder and Robert Sherman Linder Jr., both of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Donnie Qualls, Sylvester Linder, Keith Linder, Jeff Linder, Tim Holman, Billy Linder, and Phil Cross.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VADA LORENE (REYNOLDS) MAINORD
Funeral services for Mrs. Vada Lorene (Reynolds) Mainord, 77, of Algood, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 3, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial will be in Netherland Cemetery with Bro. Sam Mainord and Bro. Paul Wilmoth officiating.

Mrs. Mainord died Sunday, February 29. She was retired from Roses Department Store in Cookeville and was a member of Algood Church of Christ.

Born February 27, 1927, in Madisonville, KY, she was the daughter of the late Orbit and Mattie (Morrow) Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Reynolds and J.C. Reynolds; a sister, Eula Pearl Wickes; and a grandson, Daniel Mainord.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, L.M. Mitchel Mainord of Algood; two sons, David Mainord of Cookeville and Billy Mainord and his wife, Rhonda, of Rickman; two daughters, Sondra Loftis and her husband, Stanley, of Cookeville and Judy Geurin and her husband, Kelley, of Benton, AR; seven grandchildren, Sam Mainord, Jessica Geurin, Sarah Brown, Jeremy Geurin, Seth Loftis, Amanda Mainord, and Josh Mainord; and two great grandchildren, Shelby Mainord and Grant Mainord.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ZUA ESTEL MCCORMICK
Funeral services for Mrs. Zua Estel McCormick, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Chris Coil officiating.

Mrs. McCormick died Tuesday, February 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born February 17, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Burr and Etta (Bilyeu) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cloyce McCormick; and two brothers, Grady Maxwell and Ray Maxwell.

Survivors include a son, Jack McCormick of Livingston; a daughter, Rita Apple of Carthage; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Robbins, Jack Pigg, David Martin, Earl Carr, Delon Robbins, and Curtis Long.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JESSE ELMO NELSON
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Elmo Nelson, 86, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Eckel Cemetery with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Mr. Nelson died Monday, February 23 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a retired power house operator for the Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Dam with 25 years of service. He was also a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Livingston Lodge 259.

Born October 8, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe and Lizzie (Hammons) Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Claudean Nelson of Rickman; a son, Jesse C. Nelson of Rickman; a brother, Stanley Nelson of Okolona; a sister, Dean Halsell of Livingston; two grandchildren, Darryl Nelson and Amy Webb; and four great grandchildren, Autumn Webb, Katelyn Webb, Alex Webb, and Clark Nelson.

Pallbearers were John Halsell, Andy Melton, Ed Melton, Bill Nelson, Kennith Nelson, and Ray Stewart.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DENNIS WAYNE ROBERTS
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Wayne Roberts, 50, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Aaron's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Roberts died Sunday, February 22 at his home. He was a general laborer in the construction industry and of the Methodist faith.

Born September 17, 1953, in Dayton, OH, he was the son of Winfred M. Roberts of Farmersville, OH, and the late Willie Agnes (Bilbrey) Roberts. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Amie Denise Roberts.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his step-mother, Barbara Roberts of Farmersville; a son, Derrick Roberts and his ex-wife and mother of his child, Linda (Morrow) Roberts, both of Cookeville; a brother, Byron Roberts of Germantown, OH; two step-brothers, Jerry Dalton of Germantown and Jimmy Dalton of Louisville, MS; and two step-sisters, Penny Cramer of Germantown and Kelly Wright of Miamisburg, OH.

Pallbearers were Rick Abbott, Bruce Harris, Hippie Jack, Paul LaBoe, Dick Staup, George Phillabaum, Cowboy, and Easy Larry.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ray Mabrey, Bernie Barton, Tim Hogue, Terry Morrow, and Phillip Randles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUBEN R. SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Ruben R. Smith, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004, at Livingston First United Methodist Church.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Rev. Craig Green officiating. Mr. Smith died Thursday, February 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired auto dealer, a member of First United Methodist Church, and a Shriner.

Born March 15, 1912, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Mac and Lucinda (Young) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Swallows) Smith; and a sister, Zell Gutohrlein.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Langford and her husband, Charles, of Livingston; a brother, Roger Smith of Florida; three sisters, Veachel Hill of Minnesota, and Wilma Liver-more and Vella Mae Sparkman, both of Michigan; two grandchildren, Michelle Bowman and her husband, Mike, and Mike Langford and his wife, Tina; seven great grandchildren, Nicole Thrasher, Danielle Thrasher, Matthew Thrasher, Bonnie Bowman, Colby Langford, Colin Langford, and Cori Langford; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mike Langford, Mike Bowman, Matt Thrasher, Roger Rolfe, Danny Sparkman, Billy Shunk, and Patrick Hughes.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Grady Mullinix, Jimmy Coleman, Johnny Coleman, Lansford Bilbrey, Bill Huff, James Elder, Earl Dale, Jack Crabtree, Bill Clark, Sam Ramsey, Kat Johnson, Jeff Elder, Dr. Vincent Fromke, and the First United Methodist men's Bible class.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church benevolence fund.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARLIS TALLEY
Funeral services for Mr. Arlis Talley, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Reeder and Bro. Gary Anderson officiating.

Mr. Talley died Tuesday, February 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired freight manager at Eagle Express, a member of Fairview Church of Christ, and a former elder and songleader.

Born August 11, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alfred and Dona (Warden) Talley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gillie Lou (Jackson) Talley; two daughters, Laura Marie and Glenda Fay Talley; two brothers, Ellis Talley and Owen Talley; and two sisters, Stella Mayberry and Alma Hartness.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Lynn and her husband, Kenneth, of Cookeville, and Barbara Geesling and her husband, Bobby, of Hilham; a son, Jimmy Talley and his wife, Barbara, of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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