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Archives 05-05-2004

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LESSIE KATE BYBEE
Funeral services for Mrs. Lessie Kate Bybee, 94, of Algood, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Monroe Cemetery with Bro. Garry Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Bybee died Monday, April 26 at Masters Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Born January 15, 1910, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew H. and Rosie Elam Bowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Delbert Bybee; and a son, Richard Bowers.

Survivors include two sons, Patton Delbert Bybee of Sparta and Donnie Earl Bybee of Algood; a daughter, Joy (Bybee) Vaughn of Algood; and a granddaughter, Wanda Pippin of Algood.

Pallbearers were Webster Lewis, Patton Bybee, Ralph Sullivan, Kenny Lynn, James Kinnard, and Lear Pigg.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE HASKELL "HACK" CHILTON
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Haskell "Hack" Chilton, 87, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Mr. Chilton died Wednesday, April 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Born September 22, 1916, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Ed and Julie (Boyd) Chilton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Willie Edward Chilton; a daughter, Brenda Jo Chilton; two brothers, Andrew Thomas Chilton and Oscar Chilton; and a sister, Beulah Velma Chilton.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Allene (Dulworth) Chilton of Monroe; a son, Jimmy H. Chilton and his wife, Linda, of Monroe; five grandchildren, Stanley Chilton, Bryan Chilton, Jimmy D. Chilton, Alesha Dillon, and Shelly Byrd; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stanley Chilton, Bryan Chilton, Jimmy D. Chilton, Phillip Byrd, Matt Dillon, and Darrin Chilton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cody Chilton, Stormy Chilton, Dylan Chilton, Parker Chilton, Luke Dillon, and Zeke Dillon.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

LASSIE ANGELEEN DECK
Funeral services for Mrs. Lassie Angeleen Deck, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Deck died Saturday, May 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 3, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Maynord "Judge" and Willie (Dishman) Hammock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyte Deck; and a brother, Benton Lee Hammock.

Survivors include three sisters, Katie Garrett, Callie Matthews, and Carrie Dishman, all of Livingston; a brother, Clinton Hammock of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ray Hammock, Lee Boles, Shorty Dishman, Billy Joe Dishman, Junior Matthews, Will Willis, and Callie Guinn.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

O.L. "CURLEY" DIXON
Funeral services for Mr. O.L. "Curley" Dixon, 72, of Tipton, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, from the chapel of Young-Nicols Funeral Home in Tipton.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Tipton with Rev. Harvey McDaniels officiating.

Mr. Dixon died Wednesday, April 28. He was a farmer from 1960-1966, was employed at Farm Bureau Co-op from 1966-1995, and was a member of East Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Tipton.

Born May 9, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Oliver Lee and Dovie (Denton) Dixon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry R. Dixon; a brother, Thurman Dixon; and three sisters, Nola Ellis, Bertie Mansall, and Maysell Dixon.

Survivors include his wife, Katheryn (Burks) Dixon; a daughter, Judy (Dixon) Kennedy and her husband, Gerald W., of Rockville, IN; a son, Steve H. Dixon and his wife, Karen, of Tipton; a brother, Homer Dixon of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Kristy Dixon of Indianapolis, IN, Chad Dixon of Lafayette, IN, Gerald E. Kennedy and his wife, Lisa, of Lafayette, Christopher L. Kennedy and his wife, Jihan, of Lafayette, Joseph W. Kennedy of Noblesville, IN; and two great grandchildren, Ty Anthony Kennedy and Kaytlen Kennedy.

Special care provided by Young-Nichols Funeral Home. (P)

 

EVELYN ELIZABETH FLEMING
Funeral services for Miss Evelyn Elizabeth Fleming, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Miss Fleming died Saturday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a grocery store clerk and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born August 29, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Doy and Virgie (Swift) Fleming. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Talley, Pauline Turney, and Ann Cordle; and a brother, Albert Fleming.

Survivors include three nephews, Kevin Fleming and Larry Fleming, both of Allons, and Greg Cordle of Ohio; and three nieces, Carolyn Vaughn of Rickman, Mary Wilson of Georgia, and Virginia Long of Michigan.

Pallbearers were Kevin Fleming, Larry Fleming, Charles Vaughn, Matthew Fleming, Wayne Brown, and Chet Brittingham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUBEN HARGIS
Funeral services for Mr. Ruben Hargis, 101, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Rev. Elmer McCowan and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Hargis died Saturday, May 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a timber worker, a farmer, a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Hanging Limb, and a member of Green Pond Masonic Lodge 703.

Born March 19, 1903, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Calvin and Mary Ann (Key) Hargis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha (Sisco) Hargis; his second wife, Ruth (Johnson) Hargis; a daughter, Pauline Reed; and three sons, Homer Hargis, Charles Hargis, and Clyde Hargis.

Survivors include three daughters, Juanita Reed of Hanging Limb, Geneva Simpson of Wallens Creek, KY, and Betty Cleghorn of Algood; three sons, Otis Hargis of Hanging Limb, Claude Hargis of Cookeville, and Danny Hargis of Monterey; 28 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; and 34 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES FRANK "RALPH" LOOPER
Funeral services for Mr. James Frank "Ralph" Looper, 70, of Bradford, OH, were conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, from the chapel of Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home in Bradford with Rev. Daryl Peeples officiating.

Mr. Looper died Sunday, May 2 at his home. He had worked for 30 years at different factories in Sidney, Piqua, Bradford, and retired from Tube Products (Auto Tube) in Troy. He attended a non-denominational church and was a member of the O.K.I. Bluegrass Association.

Born February 28, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie R. and Elsie (Swallow) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, A.B. Looper; and a sister, Frances Thrasher.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Irene (Stover) Looper; two sons, Donnie R. Looper of Kingsport and Ricky G. Savage of Rickman; four daughters, Loretta D. Duncan and her husband, Don, of Proctorville, OH, Judy G. Meade and her husband, Benny, of Maysville, KY, Theresa Kay Burkhart and her husband, Robert, of Everett, KY, and Anna Marie Turner and her husband, Husky, of Wallins Creek, KY; two brothers, L.J. Looper and his wife, Bertie, of Monterey, Doyle Looper and his wife, Swannie, of Asheboro, NC; six sisters, Jenette Murphy and her husband, Bedford, of Battle Creek, MI, Jewell Dean Solonski and her husband, Frank, of Bay City, MI, Clarice Collier and her husband, Bill, of Essexville, MI, Johnnie Buel of Vandalia, OH, Meleane Bilbrey of Livingston, Eunita Davidson and her husband, Larry, of Troy; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; special friends, Lorie and Fred Bollinger, Frances Jackson, and Jim Smith; and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Darke County or Hospice of Darke County.

Special care provided by Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home. (C)

 

GENE LOWE
Funeral services for Mr. Gene Lowe, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery in the New Cross Mausoleum with Bro. Buddy Reed officiating.

Mr. Lowe died Friday, April 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from General Motors Corporation.

Born March 23, 1940, in Slick Fork, KY, he was the son of the late Denton and Bessie (Kennedy) Lowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lowe; a brother, Edward Lowe; and a sister, Ethel Dishman.

Survivors include his wife, Rita; two daughters, Debbie Delk and her husband, Clay, of Muncie, IN, and Amber Oliver of Monroe; two sons, Billy Oliver and his wife, Carolyn, of Monroe, and Rick Lowe of Livingston; three brothers, Earl Lowe and his wife, Lois, of Allardt, Robert Lowe and his wife, Amy, of Willow Grove, and Roy Lowe of Muncie; four sisters, Maxine Wright and her husband, J.B., Wilma Allred and her husband, Willard, Christine Rhumm, and Bonnie Beard, all of Muncie; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

BEULA (REED) THOMAS


Funeral services for Mrs. Beula (Reed) Thomas, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Livingston Church of Christ.

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

Mrs. Thomas died Thursday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hosptial. She was a homemaker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born August 12, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late R.D. and Lucy (Hite) Lee Little Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alma D. Reed, and a brother, Lavon Reed.

Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Thomas Jr. of Livingston; two sons, Kenneth Thomas and his wife, Judy, of Murfreesboro and Richard Reed Thomas and his wife, Tricia, of Lebanon; two daughters, Susan Sain and her husband, Richard, of Bransford, FL, and Cindy Albritton and her husband, Larry of Evansville, IN; two sisters, Edna (Reed) Webb and Nancy (Reed) Brown, both of Livingston; 15 grandchildren, Alan Thomas, John Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Chris Thomas, Ronnie Sain, Trenton Sain, Thomas Sain, Lauren Sain, Amanda (Sain) Horn, Laura Beth (Thomas) High, Kathryn Edd (Thomas) Phillips, Phillip Albritton, David Albritton, Cammie Albritton, and Erica Albritton; 4 great grandchildren, Andrew Thomas, Adam Thomas, Tyler Thomas, and Autumn Thomas; a special friend, Dean Ledbetter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Earl Carwile, Jack Pigg, Lindon Carwile, Phillip Gunter, Ryan Smith, and Delon Robbins.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were James Bilbrey, Dale Flatt, Johnny Halfacre, Charles Hicks, Riley Johnson, Dale Mabrey, Buckie Parsons, Joel Poston, Allard White, and Allon White.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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