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Archives 06-02-2004

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NANCY (HAYNES) BROWN
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy (Haynes) Brown, 93, of Ten Mile, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, from the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, with Herbert and Sarah Cox officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Ray Brown officiating.

Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, May 26 at Brookewood Nursing Home in Decatur. She was a native of Wilkes Barre, PA, and a resident of Meigs County, TN, since 1972.

She was a graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and taught school in Pennsylvania, New York, and Tennessee. She resigned her teaching job in Wilkes Barre in 1940 and came to Tennessee to become a house mother in an orphan home for girls in Livingston. During this time she visited schools in three counties and taught Bible stories to children using flannel graf pictures.

In 1942, she and Rev. Ray F. Brown were married. Nancy was gifted in music and taught many boys and girls to play the piano and the organ. She also organized children choirs, at different times taking her choir of children to the State Hymn Festival. A few times she and her choir won the Blue Ribbon.

Mrs. Brown was a tireless church worker and was able to fill in where there was a need. She served for a number of years as director of the YWA in the Watauga Baptist Association and also in the McMinn-Meigs Baptist Association taking bus loads of young girls to the state and national conventions.

She and her husband, Ray, had Bible studies in two nursing homes in Sweetwater, two in Athens, and one in Decatur for many years. She served as pianist and song leader for those studies.

We rejoice in the memory of nine people making profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. What a pleasure it was to work with the senior citizens in Decatur for many 26 years. She also served as "Pink Lady" one afternoon each week for seven years at Athens Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late John Godfrey and Minnie (Shook) Haynes.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Rev. Ray F. Brown, of Ten Mile; a son, Paul D. Brown of Glenrock, WY; a brother, Jack Haynes and his wife, Helen, of Nanuett, NY; 3 grandchildren, Julie Goodman of Englewood, David Brown of Lenoir City, and Charlie Brown of Pennsylvania; and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church, 2418 State Highway 304, Ten Mile, TN 37880.

Special care provided by Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLARICE B. CARROLL
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice B. Carroll, 89, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Mike Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Carroll died Thursday, May 27 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a restaurant worker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born October 21, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Halton Marshall and Ida (Bilbrey) Billings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Feaster; four sisters, Jewell Langford, Sarah Billings, Reba Gentry, and Beth Lassiter; and four brothers, William Clure Billings, Kenneth A. Billings, Creed Billings, and John Roman Billings.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert E. Carroll of Allons; a son, Johnny M. Feaster and his wife, Kimberly, of Livingston; a brother, Cloyce Billings of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Frances Beaty of Hixon and Wilma Baldauff of Huntsville, AL; three grandchildren, Tommy Feaster, Jonathan Feaster, and Brandon Feaster; and four great grandchildren, Brigham, Orion, Bryce, and Rylynn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

INA (SELLS) WINNINGHAM GARRETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Ina (Sells) Winningham Garrett, 94, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown.

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

Mrs. Garrett died Monday, May 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was retired from Westinghouse Electric in Winchester, IN.

Born May 2, 1910, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Dora (Holt) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Posey Winningham; her second husband, Clovis Garrett; seven children including the late Lester "Jack" Winningham and Billy O. Winningham; a step-son, Maxie Garrett; and eight siblings.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Sipe and her husband, Gene, of Fort Peck, MT; two sons, Max Winningham and his wife, Phyllis, of Ridgeville, IN, and Lowell Winningham and his wife, Naoma, of Byrdstown; a step-son, Michael Garrett and his wife, Judy, of Monroe; a step-daughter, Delta Jo Wright of Livingston; a daughter-in-law, Theda Winningham of Byrdstown; a step-daughter-in-law, Lucy Garrett of Byrdstown; four sisters, Neva Reader of Indiana, Sophia Peed of Byrdstown, Lizzie Busing of Auberry, CA, and Doris Aycock of Elizabethtown, NC; two brothers, Esco Sells of Byrdstown and Millard Sells of Albany, KY; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Jeff Winningham, Stan Winningham, Max Winningham, Mark Winningham, Mike Winningham, and Steve Lawerence.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

ROBERT RANDAL HODGE
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Randal Hodge, 57, of Livingston, will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Bro. Doug Hill will officiate the service.

Mr. Hodge died Thursday, May 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a painter and a member of Church of Christ.

Born May 7, 1947, in St. Petersburg, FL, he was the son of Dorothy Louise (Matthews) Hodge of Allons and the late Lyndle Earl Hodge.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Shane Hodge of Florida; two daughters, Melissa Hodge and Christiana Hodge, both of Florida; and two brothers, Ray Hodge of Montana and Richard Hodge of Australia.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GARY FRED JOLLEY
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Fred Jolley, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Ron Pulley officiating.

Mr. Jolley died Tuesday, May 25 at his home. He was a serviceman for Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

He was born July 1, 1944, in Putnam County. He was preceded in death by Glenn and Mary Melton and Juanita Jolley Huddleston; and a sister, Gail Beaty.

Survivors include his wife Jane Jolley of Livingston; a son, Tom Jolley and his wife, Jean, of Livingston; a daughter, Merijane Vaughn and her husband, Michael, of Sevierville; five brothers, Rex Melton, Kendrick Melton, and Roy Hugh Melton, all of Monroe, Joe Melton of Hartford City, IN, and Wayne Huddleston of Goodlettsville; three sisters, Mary Ruth Waddey and Barbara Lee, both of Livingston, and Shirley Garrett of Monroe; six grandchildren, Jeremy Vaughn, Jamey Vaughn, Elizabeth Vaughn, Eli Vaughn, Betsy Jolley, and Ben Jolley; an aunt, Jean Norrod of Monroe; and an uncle, Dolphus Jolley of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Johnson, Ben Winningham, Carl Huddleston, Mike Sullivan, Billy Burchett, and Tim Reid.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were current and former employees of UCEMC.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EMOGENE SELLS LEDBETTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Emogene Sells Ledbetter, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Sunday, May 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a nurse at Lady Ann Hospital and Livingston Regional Hosptial and a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.

Born October 15, 1931, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Billy Booze and Elmer (Taylor) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Sells.

Survivors include her husband, U.L. Lebetter of Livingston; two sons, David Ledbetter of Rickman and Doug Ledbetter of Livingston; three brothers, Johnny B. Sells of Livingston, Kenneth Sells of Monroe, and Billy Sells of Akron, OH; three sisters, Willa Dean Holman of Rickman, Ina Ruth Taylor of Cookeville, and Irene Reeder of Livingston; and three grandchildren, Marcus Ledbetter, Suzanne Ledbetter, and Taylor Cheyenne Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GENEVA U. MAYNORD
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva U. Maynord, 74, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Edwin Garrett officiating.

Mrs. Maynord died Sunday, May 30 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a beauty salon owner and a member of Allons Bethel Assembly of God. Born January 30, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Lora (Cole) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Maynord; a sister, Aura Lee Thompson; and six brothers, Billy Garrett, Coley Garrett, Joe Garrett, Louis Garrett, Monty Garrett, and Clyde Garrett.

Survivors include a son, Mike Maynord of Cookeville; a daughter, Martha Brown of Gainesboro; a brother, Teddy Garrett of Livingston; a sister, Nytaree Hilton of California; and four grandchildren, Cody Maynord, Peighton Maynord, Katelyn Brown, and Mason Brown.

Pallbearers were Andrew Ramsey, John Daniels, Louis Smith, Brian Chilton, Joel Garrett, and Ted Garrett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JEREMIAH EDWARD "Jer" SAVAGE


Memorial services for Lance Corporal Jeremiah Edward "Jer" Savage, 21, of the Okolona Community, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, at First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Funeral services and burial were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Mr. Savage died Wednesday, May 12 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was a United States Marine and attended First Christian Church in Livingston.

Born October 10, 1982, in Ottawa, IL, he was the son of Ronald and Eva (Hicks) Savage of the Okolona Community. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arlis "Satch" Hicks.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his his wife, Cassandra Savage of Iowa; a son, Eldon Wyatt Savage of Iowa; a daughter, Madison Savage of Iowa; a step-son, Jayden Ingles of Iowa; a step-daughter, Keyara Ingles of Iowa; grandparents, Robert and Ruby Savage of Livingston and Viola Hicks of Sheridan, IL; a brother, Jonathan Savage and his wife, Brandi, of Allons; a sister, Chelsea Savage of the Okolona Community; and a half-brother, Nicholas Savage of Illinois.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JESSE PAUL WEBB
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Paul Webb, 79, of Hendersonville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Barnhart officiating.

Mr. Webb died Tuesday, May 25 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was a radiology technician and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born April 20, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Elizabeth (Ledbetter) Webb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Jean (Conatser) Webb.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Stout of Rickman, Paula Webb of Hendersonville, and Angela Garrett of Monterey; two brothers, J.C. Webb of Woodbury and Charles Webb of Ohio; a sister, Vada Ledbetter of St. Clair Shores, MI; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charlie Daniel, Mike Duvall, Larry King, Haggard Matthews, Charles Conatser, and Josh Boyd.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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