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Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Beaty, 84, of the Crossroads Community near Monterey, were conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Arlen Bryant officiating.

Mrs. Beaty died Friday, April 16 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Christian Fellowship World Wide Church of God.

Born July 10, 1919, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Huge and Louisa (Brown) Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Beaty, on May 27, 2003.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Bowman, 89, of the Union B Community near Monterey, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Bowman died Thursday, April 15 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 8, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late McKinnley and Ida (Murphy) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bluford Bowman; a son, Bluford Bowman Jr.; two sisters, Ethel Buckner and Floreen Martin; three brothers, Lozier Phillips, Homer Phillips, and Thurston Phillips; two grandchildren, Veronica Peterman and Justin Hargis; and a son-in-law, Fred Peterman.

Survivors include three daughters, Velma Hargis and her husband, Odell, of the Union B Community, Juanita Cook and her husband, Mack, of Mt. Juliet, and Anita Peterman of Livingston; a daughter-in-law, Norma Jean Bowman of the Union B Community; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Clifton "Tut" H. Ford, 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Baxter.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Bro. James Williams officiating.

Mr. Ford died Sunday, April 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a shovel operator for Putnam County Highway Department.

Born April 13, 1920, in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late Joe Dow and Alice (Hayes) Ford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jimmie Lee (Vickers) Ford; a daughter, Janet Ford; a sister, Christine Bates; and three brothers, George N. Ford, J.D. Ford, and Travis Ford.

Survivors include a daughter, Euneeda Malone and her husband, Michael, of Cookeville; a son, Terry P. Ford and his wife, Pamelia, of Cookeville; two brothers, Kenneth Ford of Cookeville and Donald Ford of Monroe; five grandchildren; Terry L. Ford, Windy Cheryl Kutrich, April Dawn Carlile, Christopher Malone, and Loria Malone; and six great grandchildren, Jessica Kutrich, Shannon Kutrich, Ryan Kutrich, Seaira Ford, Skyra Ford, and Serenity Carlile.

Mr. Ford's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Leslie John Hagens
Funeral services for Mr. Leslie John Hagens, 82, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Roger Paavola officiating.

Mr. Hagens died Saturday, April 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a trainmaster for the railroad and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was of the Lutheran faith.

Born February 19, 1922, in Yokum, TX, he was the son of the late Erwin and Lisa (Schemoce) Hagens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Melton Hagens.

Survivors include his wife, Jolene (Carr) Hagens of Monroe; three daughters, Connie Palmor of Dear Park, TX, Lisa Marie Istre of Portland, TX, and Lasetta Hagens of Corpis Christi, TX; a son, Tony Ray Hagens of San Antonio, TX; a brother, Lee Roy Hagens of Corpis Christi; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Sturgill, Jamin Carr, Jerry Carr, Donald Savage, Charles Ledbetter, Eugene Walker, Rocky Gore, and Jerry Moran.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Memorial services for Mr. Oral Ray Hall, 76, of Port Charlotte, FL, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2004, at Port Charlotte Church of Christ.

Interment will be at Holly Springs Church of Christ in Livingston on Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

Mr. Hall died Tuesday, April 13 at his home. He received his education from Tennessee Technological University at Cookeville and Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo, MI, where he prepared for a career in education. During his 35 years in education, he was a classroom teacher for 33 years in the Battle Creek, MI, area, president of a school board for 3 years, and headmaster of Pennyrile Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, KY, for more than 2 years. While headmaster, he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel for his outstanding leadership in education.

He was a faithful Christian most of his adult life. While working to support himself, he worked with many small congregations of the Church of Christ in Michigan and northern Indiana. He served his local congregation in Battle Creek as an elder for 20 years. After his retirement in education, he preached full-time for congregations in Kentucky, Michigan, and Florida.

He also served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Port Charlotte American Legion.

Born May 11, 1927, in Overton County, he was the seventh of 12 children born to the late Joseph William and Lizzie E. (Davis) Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and five brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Frazier) Hall of Florida; four children by a previous marriage, Jackie Shea and Mary Hall, both of Michigan, Sandi Swan of Indiana, and Ray Hall of Texas; two brothers, Roy H. Hall and Willie C. Hall of Old Hickory; three sisters, Mary M. Edison of Lavergne, Bertie Worley of Springfield, and Sue Flood of Union City; several grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 34238. (P)


Mr. Kenneth Richard Johnson, 61, of Allons, died Saturday, April 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a factory worker at Hutchinson of Livingston and lived most of his life in Kentucky.

Born February 15, 1943, in Frankfort, KY, he was the son of the late Jimmie and Thelma (Horseman) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Wheeler) Johnson of Allons; five daughters, Ruby Whitenight of Williamson, TX, Yvonne Cruise of Rockport,TX, Racheal Roberson of Advance, NC, Rene Lewis of Livingston, and Rosie Johnson of Celina; three brothers, Roger Johnson of Livingston, Eugene Johnson of Allons, and Larry Johnson of Alpine; and eight grandchildren.

The family chose cremation. No services are planned at this time.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Edward Parris Jr., 43, of Jacksonville, FL, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Albany, GA.

Private graveside services followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson, GA.

Mr. Parris died Friday, April 2 in a car accident. He was reared in Dawson and graduated from Terrell Academy in 1979. He received a bachelor of science degree in Political Science from University of Georgia in 1984.

He had a distinguished career with the Department of Treasury, United States Customs Service as a special agent. He was on temporary assignment for the World Trade Center Recovery Effort in 2002 in New York City. In 2003, he was assigned to the Carrier Security Initiative in Sweden, which looked for weapons of mass destruction that terrorists hide in shipping containers en route to the United States.

He was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation North Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force, which investigated terrorist groups that could be working secretly in the United States. He was the lead United States Customs investigator in the Jacksonville office for "Operation Predator", an undercover operation to identify pedophiles attempting to meet underage children in internet chat rooms. He was the Number one agent in North Florida for "Operation Predator". This operation resulted in the arrest and prosection of pedophiles. He was also instrumental in the arrest and prosection of several large narcotics violators.

At age 12, he became a member of the Church of Christ. As an adult, he became a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Florida. He was a charter member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association and the Jacksonville Bulldog Club.

He loved to travel, having visited such places as France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Russia in his younger days. He wanted to instill his love for travel in his family by taking vacations in Alaska, New York, and Sweden.

He especially loved to go camping every summer with his family and his parents at Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake near Byrdstown. He was very involved in his children's lives and had been a coach of both sons' soccer teams for several years.

Born January 5, 1961, in Monroe, he was the son of Thomas E. Parris Sr. and Nellie R. Parris.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sandra (Bridges) Parris; two sons, Thomas Edward III and Grant Hunter; a daughter, Ansley Katherine; three sisters, Pam Hooks, Linda Parris, and Jennifer Norman; and the children's godparents, Tommy Mitchell and his wife, Barbara. He also considered his United States Customs co-workers as part of his family.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for the children at the Bank of Terrell, 250 E. Lee Street, Dawson, GA, 39842.

Special care provided by Harvey Funeral Home. (P)



Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda (Owens) Taylor, 56, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at the Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene in Allardt.

Burial was in Owens Cemetery with Bro. Sam Wood officiating.

Mrs. Taylor died Sunday, April 4. She was employed by Emergency Coverage Corporation in Knoxville and worked as an adult nurse practitioner in the Fast Track at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was loved and will be missed by every life she touched.

Survivors include her mother, Ruth (Zachary) Owens of Allardt; two sons, John Taylor and James Taylor, both of Allardt; a sister, Judy Beatty of Allardt; two brothers, David Owens of Knoxville and Bobby Neal of Allardt; the father of her children, Loyd Taylor; and a special friend, Steve Cravens of Allardt.

Pallbearers were James Taylor, John Taylor, David Owens, Loyd Taylor, Steve Cravens, Dane Owens, and Cody Owens.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home of Jamestown. (P)


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