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Funeral services for Mr. James Thomas "Jimmie" Brown, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Jim McGie officiating.

Mr. Brown died Saturday, April 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electrician, a plumber, and a member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Church. He attended Allons Baptist Church and was a special friend to the Amish.

Born July 25, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie C. and Zella Mae (Carmack) Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Brown of Allons; a son, Ricky Brown of Allons; a daughter, Sue Ann Goble of Allons; two sisters, Betty Lewis of Livingston and Ruth Cooper of Hilham; 14 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike McGie, Seth McGie, Wade Jewett, Nathan Hochstetler, Mark Hochstetler, and Jacob Weiler.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Graveside services for Mrs. Charlene Johnson, 73, of Salt Lake City, UT, were conducted Friday, April 23, 2004, at Thompson Cemetery in Gaston, IN.

Mrs. Johnson met her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 17 after a brave battle with cancer. She moved to Gaston from Tennessee in 1948 with her husband, Elmer Johnson. They made Gaston their home for 55 years until 2003. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed gardening, homemaking, and spending time with family. Her laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The Johnsons were members of Prairie Grove Church in Gaston.

Born June 3, 1930, in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Charlie C. Davis and Rebecca Mae Davis Worley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Davis; and her step-father, J. Nesby Worley.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer, of Salt Lake City; a son, Kenneth, of Salt Lake City; and two grandchildren, Braden and Adele, both of Salt Lake City.

Memorials may be sent to Meeks Mortuary in Muncie, IN. (P)


Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Earl Oakley, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Earl Johnson officiating.

Mr. Oakley died Monday, April 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a carpenter and a member of Jesus Precious Word Church.

Born December 8, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Sarah Elizabeth (Hammons) Oakley.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Oakley of Livingston; a son, Tim Oakley of Livingston; a daughter, Debra Oakley of Livingston; and a grandson, Christopher Oakley of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Donald Dale, Brian Emberton, Shaun Emberton, Mike Sells, Billy Sells, and Orden Dulworth.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. George Christopher "Chris" Reagan, 32, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Mr. Reagan died Thursday, April 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver and of the Methodist faith.

Born April 13, 1972, in Overton County, he was the son of Norma Faye (Johnson) Reagan Abston of Allons and the late Johnny Reagan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Glenn Reagan; and his grandparents, Roy and Belle Reagan, and Merman Clay and Freely Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his step-father, Elmer Abston of Allons; two daughters, Morgan Reagan and Kayla Cope, both of Livingston; two sons, Cody Reagan of Allons and Tyler Reagan of Livingston; two sisters, Melissa Diane Bilbrey of Allons and Meshaile Roberts of Livingston; a brother, Johnny Dwayne Reagan of Allons; a step-brother, Kevin Abston of Hilham; a special niece, Shemina Mansell of Allons; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Billy Bilbrey, John John Curtpartry, Chad Geesling, Larry Hunter, Ronnie White, Dallas Carvans, and Joe Abston.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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