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Archives 03-31-2004

Obituaries

 

POSIE LEE ABBOTT
Funeral services for Mr. Posie Lee Abbott, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. A.J. Cox officiating.

Mr. Abbott died Saturday, March 27 at his home. He was a retired concrete finisher and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born July 13, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Laken and Lanie (Ruble) Abbott.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Abbott of Livingston; two daughters, Betty Fulkerson of Sparta and Joan Smith of Livingston; three sisters, Rosie Arney of Lawrenceburg and O.V. Morrow and Eula Adams, both of Livingston; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Morrow, Bill Linder, R.L. Ogletree, Rick Reeder, Kent Atchley, and Phillip Randalls.

Eddie Morrow served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by, Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANNA CHRISTINE CONNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Christine Conner, 76, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Mrs. Conner died Thursday, March 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born July 19, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Buck and Cora (Raines) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malton Conner; and a daughter, Barbara Jean Handy.

Survivors include two sons, Lonnie Conner of Temperence, MI, and Larry Conner of Chattanooga; four brothers, James Ledbetter, Bobby Ledbetter, and Glen Ledbetter, all of Livingston, and Billy Ledbetter of Kansas City, MO; and two sisters, Barbara Edith Pearson of Algood and Laura B. Ledbetter of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Scott Conner, Toby Crouch, Brian Crouch, Larry Conner, Lonnie Conner, and Billy Handy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EMMA LOU GARRETT
Funeral services for Ms. Emma Lou Garrett, 70, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, March 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired garment factory worker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born July 16, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Billy Morgan and Rose (Flowers) Garrett.

Survivors include three sons, Greg Murphy, Ray Long, and Mark Long, all of Monroe; a brother, Levin Garrett of Livingston; and two sisters, Agnes Garrett of Monroe and Daisy Stover of Dayton, OH.

Pallbearers were Dan Clark, Don Clark, Jeff Sells, Jason Turner, Pete Lee, and Leland Garrett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EDDIE BENTON HUMMEL JR.
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Benton Hummel Jr., 67, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Dewitt Sampley and Bro. Michael Anderson officiating.

Mr. Hummel died Thursday, March 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a logger and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born November 28, 1936, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Eddie and Martha (Cherry) Hummel Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Sue (Brown) Hummel.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Trull and her husband, Ron, of Allons, and Julie Coleman and her husband, Terry, of Livingston; three sons, David Hummel and his wife, Jane, of Gaston, IN, Chris Hummel and his wife, Sheena, of Monroe, and Jeff Hummel of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Connie Taylor and Charlotte Foster, both of Allons; five brothers, R.D. Hummel of Allons, Willie Ray Hummel, M.B. Hummel, Gene Hummel, and Razell Hummel, all of Anderson, IN; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Corey, Jesse, Deidra, Jessica, Colton, Coby, and Katy; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Reagan, Michael Ray, Bill Vaughn, Kevin Collins, Jerry Reeder, W.B. Melton, Aaron Johnson, and David Thrasher.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CARL LEDFORD
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Ledford, 85, of Russellville, KY, were conducted Wednesday, March 10, 2004, from the chapel of Young Funeral Home in Russellville.

Burial was in Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Rev. Randy Richardson officiating.

Mr. Ledford died Monday, March 8 at his home. He was a farmer and was of the Presbyterian faith.

Born March 28, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Fletcher B. and Annie (Crabtree) Ledford. Survivors include his wife, Della Mae Ledford; two daughters, Helen Joyce Looper of Monterey and Wanda Hale of Beaver Dam, KY; a sister, Mamie Hunter of Sarasota, FL; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wayne Overholt, Robert Stuart, Frank Orndorff Jr., Steve Hindman, Charles Delaney, and Joe Fuest.

Special care provided by Young Funeral Home. (P)

 

DONNIE SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Donnie Smith, 51, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Smith, Rev. Kevin Smith, and Rev. Willie Anderson officiating.

Mr. Smith died Saturday, March 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Born February 21, 1953, in Tennessee, he was the son of Bertie (Harris) Davidson of Livingston and the late Bill Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 32 years, Nora (Anderson) Smith of Monterey; two sons, Rev. Kenny Smith and his wife, Leanne, and Rev. Kevin Smith and his wife, Karen, all of Monterey; a brother, Ronnie Smith and his wife, Kathy, of Crossville; his step-father, Lewis Davidson of Livingston; his grandmother, Bell Harris of Monterey; and five grandchildren, Chase, Shelby, Kenlee, Carson, and Denver.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAVE STOVER
Funeral services for Mr. Dave Stover, 87, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating.

Mr. Stover died Wednesday, March 24 at his home. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for W&O Construction, a member of Allons Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born March 9, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Winfield and Laura (Ledbetter) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randall David Stover; four sisters, Dorothy Richardson, Dolcie Wyatt, Stella Collins, and Della Coleman; and eight brothers, Carnis Stover, George Stover, E.T. Stover, Cecil Stover, Eulis Stover, and three infant brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Curl (Hammock) Stover of Allons; a son, Rick Stover and his wife, Cathy, of Allons; a daughter, Sue Maynord and her husband, Dwain, of Livingston; seven step-children, Edd Hammock, Dee Hammock, and Betty Hill, all of Allons, Junior Hammock of Monroe, and Joanne Garrett, Eunita Carr, and Linda Hogue, all of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Roger Hogue, Shane Hogue, and Valerie Maynord; 20 step-grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 34 step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roger Hogue, Shane Hogue, Grant Hogue, Richard Sebers, Toby Hammock, and Scott Hammock.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Allons Baptist Church Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, Mr. Stover's nephews, his step-grandchildren, Charles Sebers, and Roy Lee Sebers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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