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Archives 05-19-2004

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HARRISON KENDRICK CLARK
Funeral services for Mr. Harrison Kendrick Clark, 87, of Sparta, were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery with Doug Benningfield and Doug Downs officiating.

Mr. Clark died Monday, May 10 at his home. He worked with Middle Tennessee Natural Gas.

Born October 7, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bennie Chatten and Maggie Stella (Maynord) Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cybil (Hawkins) Clark.

Survivors include a son, Ben Clark and his wife, Donna, of Sparta; a daughter, Louann Thomas and her husband, Glenn, of Sparta; two brothers, Joe Pat Clark and his wife, Janell, of Cookeville, and Richard Clark and his wife, Martha Jane, of Sparta; a sister, Marie Sevier and her husband, Ordon, of Crossville; six grandchildren, Andy Thomas, Kellie Thomas, Laura Thomas, Lyndee Clark, Lacey Clark, and Kade Clark; and a great grandchild, Nate Martin.

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home. (C)

 

GLENDA DIANNE COWARD

Graveside services for Ms. Glenda Dianne Coward, 50, of Gallatin, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted on Monday, May 10, 2004, at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Ms. Coward died Saturday, May 8. She was a member of Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville.

Born July 9, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Mary E. Coward and the step-daughter of the late Dr. Sam B. Coward.

Survivors include a brother, Jerry Dugan and his wife, Betty, of Livingston; and special friends, James E. Lee of Hendersonville and Rhonda Lee of Gallatin.

Pallbearers were James E. Lee Sr., Roger Harris, Christopher Helms, Ray Wood, Rex Lemons, and Richard Staup.

Special care provided by Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville. (P)

 

FANNIE GENTRY
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Gentry, 69, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Ray Cemetery in Monterey with Rev. Randy Roberson and Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating.

Mrs. Gentry died Sunday, May 16 at her home. She was a factory worker and a member of Woodcliff Baptist Church.

Born December 1, 1934, in Monroe, she was the daughter of Lila (Reagan) Smith of Livingston and the late Johnny Smith.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Carson Gentry of Monterey; a daughter, Lori Morgan and her husband, Ronnie, of Cookeville; a step-son, Tim Gentry and his wife, Tammy, of Rickman; two brothers, Albert Smith of Jamestown and Doug Smith of Deckard; and four grandchildren, Brittany, Justin, Kaila, and Spencer.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JIMMY HAMMOCK
Graveside services for Mr. Jimmy Hammock, 58, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Honey Springs Cemetery in the Crawford Community with Arnold Murphy officiating.

Mr. Hammock died Friday, May 7 at his home.

Born September 9, 1945, in the Twinton Community of Overton County, he was the son of the late James Frank and Happy (Abston) Hammock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Ann Hammock and Billy Joe Clark.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Beane of Anderson; four brothers, Johnny Hammock of Gainesboro, and Jesse Hammock, Junior Hammock, and Jackie Hammock, all of Anderson; five sisters, Thelma Miller of Oneida, Deloris Booth and Judy Stanley, both of Anderson, Peggy Sheer of Gainesboro, and Wanda Phillips of Orange, TX; and two grandchildren, Austin Tyler and Katlyn Mackenzie, both of Anderson.

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

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY JANE HOWARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Howard, 81, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery with Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Mrs. Howard died Sunday, May 16 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Pickett County.

Born December 9, 1922, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Millard Filmore and Laura (Sewell) Gunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thedford Duane Howard.

Survivors include a son, M.D. Howard and his wife, Carolyn, of Monroe; two sisters, Auda Storie of Jamestown and Ollie Atkinson of Clarkrange; two grandchildren, Donnie Howard and his wife, Lavada, and Christie Bull and her husband, Ronnie; and two great grandchildren, Andy Howard and Darbie Bull.

Pallbearers were Donnie Howard, Ronnie Bull, Billy Edens, Richard Palk, Bryan Palk, and Bill Norrod.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LAWRENCE C. MCDONALD
Funeral services for Mr. Lawrence C. McDonald, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at McDonald's Chapel Church.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating.

Mr. McDonald died Saturday, May 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and construction worker and a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was affiliated with McDonald's Chapel Church.

Born July 13, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Porter J. and Aggie (Reagan) McDonald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Porter C. (Short) McDonald.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie M. (Boles) McDonald of Monroe; two nephews, Raymond D. McDonald of Royal Oak, MI, and Ralph C. McDonald and his wife, Judith A., of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Octava "Tay" McDonald of Monroe; three great nephews, Ralph C. McDonald Jr. and his wife, Jogena, of Alpine, Michael D. McDonald and his wife, Anita, of Monroe, and Bryce E. McDonald of Crossville; and great nieces and nephews, Caleb, Wadew, Cole, Matthew, Clay, Michaela, and Cierra.

Pallbearers were Michael D. McDonald, Bryce E. McDonald, Derry Young, Raymond D. McDonald, Ralph C. McDonald, and Scott Henson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

GEORGE WILLIE NAYLOR IV
Funeral services for Mr. George Willie Naylor IV, 24, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiating.

Mr. Naylor died Monday, May 10 at his home.

Born June 15, 1979, in Oak Ridge, he was the son of George W. III and Kathy (Roberts) Naylor. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, D.S. Roberts, and his paternal grandfather, George Naylor.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Neva Roberts of Cookeville; his paternal grandmother, Mary Ruth Naylor of Lebanon; and a sister, Maryjane Webster and her husband, Travis, of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Tate Thornton, Charlie Frasier, Jerry Myers, Steve Stewart, Brad Emerton, Aaron Solomon, and Nate Matthews.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

SALLIE MAE OWEN
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Mae Owen, 75, of Calhoun, GA, were conducted on Sunday, May 2, 2004, from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home. Burial was in Calhoun.

Mrs. Owen died Thursday, April 29 in Calhoun.

Born and raised in Overton County, she was the daughter of Mary Nell Garrett of Livingston and the late Robert Bethel Garrett. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Fields.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Thurman W. Owen of Calhoun; three daughters, Wanda Spagnuolo and Juanitta Knapp, both of St. Clair, MI, and Terry Bryout of Lascassas; three sons, Bobby Collins, Paul Collins, and Keith Owen, all of Michigan; two sisters, Ida Marie Wilson of Antioch and Ann Combs of Smyrna; a brother, Robert C. Garrett of Lebanon; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Thomas Funeral Home. (P)

 

MAUDA A. POSTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mauda A. Poston, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating.

Mrs. Poston died Monday, May 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a supervisor at Livingston Shirt Factory and a member of First Baptist Church in Rickman.

Born January 21, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Perry and Elizabeth (Carwile) Ray.

Survivors include her husband, Hershel Poston of Livingston; two sons, Gerald Poston of Cookeville and Billy Poston of Palm Harbor, FL; two daughters, Janet Atnip of Cookeville and Judith Graham of Villa Rica, GA; a brother, Charles Ray of Mt. Juliet; two sisters, Agnes Hooks of Rickman and Aria Franklin of Cookeville; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Samples, Michael Hamilton, Kenneth Webb, Donald Poston, Nathan Cobble, and Alex Robinson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ETHEL (LITTLE) TOMLINSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel (Little) Tomlinson, 102, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mrs. Tomlinson died Sunday, May 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a seamstress and dry cleaning business owner, a member of First United Methodist Church, and president of United Methodist Women in Detroit, MI, before moving back to Livingston.

Born October 28, 1901, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Lina L. (Mitchell) Little. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Tomlinson; a daughter, Gwenavieve Charlott Alessi; two brothers, Robert Terry Little and infant brother, Jessie Lee Little; and three sisters, Norine Bracken, Mae Branscome, and Minnie Little.

Survivors include a son, Billy Padgett and his wife, Cleola, of Arkansas; a son-in-law, Mario Alessi of Warren, MI; three daughters, Marguerite Kristen and her husband, Carone, of Nevada, Roberta Hill of Minnesota, and Carolyn Black and her husband, Roby, of Harper Woods, MI; a sister-in-law, Stella Vaughn of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Billy Jim Little, Lon Gilpatrick, John Carlock, Charles Maynord, Raleigh Needham, W.S. Ragland, and L.G. Puckett Jr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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