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Archives 07-14-2004

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ELEASE BEATY
Funeral services for Mrs. Elease Beaty, 63, of Monterey, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery with Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Beaty died Monday, July 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker.

Born October 20, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Cliva (McCowan) Phipps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Beaty; three brothers, Charles Phipps, Donnie Phipps, and Vernon Phipps; and a grandson, Matthew Rodgers.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Phillips of Cookeville; two sons, Tim Swallows of Cookeville and Steve Briley of Muddy Pond; three sisters, Vida Clark, Diane Phillips, and Sharon Miller, all of Monterey; and four grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

REV. BILLY JOE ENGLAND
Funeral services for Rev. Billy Joe England, 56, of Crossville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2004, from Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery with Rev. Troy England, Bro. Mike Kirby, Rev. Aron Dillon, and Rev. Johnny Bertram officiating.

Rev. England died Thursday, July 8 at his home. He was a Freewill Baptist minister for more than 30 years having travelled as an evangelist in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. A member of Pilgrim Freewill Baptist Church in Fentress County, he was employed as a construction worker, a truck driver, and recently with Tubular Products in Livingston.

Born January 9, 1948, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Rev. Olmus and Flossie Mae (Miller) England. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Shane England; a sister, Mary Jane England; a sister-in-law, Marie Raver; a brother-in-law, Junior Denny; and a grandson, Brandon Noel England.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Brown) England of Crossville; five sons, Kemmy Joe England and Jamie Noel England, both of Crossville, Clayton Jimmy England and Richard Paul England, both of Indianapolis, IN, and Troy Dewayne England of Crawford; a brother, Doyle England of Clarkrange; two sisters, Judy Conley and Oma Lee Denny, both of Monterey; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgle and Hessie Brown of Greenfield, IN; and 15 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)

 

LYNN KAREN HUNTER
Funeral services for Ms. Lynn Karen Hunter, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

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

Ms. Hunter died Sunday, June 27 at her home. She was an LPN, employed with Dr. Richard Hall, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Born September 27, 1957, in Hamilton County, she was the daughter of Montyne Wallace of Lafayette, GA, and Shelby and Mary Mayes of Rossville, GA. She was preceded in death by a son, Christian Colby Hunter; and her son Dakota's father, Tim Hunter.

Survivors, in addition to her parents and her son, Dakota Hunter of Livingston, include two sisters, Thyllis Jones of Ringgold, GA, and Elizabeth Guy of St. Charles, MO; two nephews, Jonathan Jones and Nathan Guy; and a niece, Jessica Jones.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HERLIN EDGAR LACY
Funeral services for Mr. Herlin Edgar Lacy, 85, of Alpine, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Bro. Keith Linder and Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Lacy died Tuesday, July 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Born March 3, 1919, in Clinton County, KY, he was the son of the late Roby and Flora Ellen (Daughtry) Lacy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Madge Lacy; and a brother, Hollis Bryce Lacy.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Clanzy (Cooper) Lacy of Alpine; three sons, Roger G. Lacy of Rickman, Ricky D. Lacy of Monterey, and Terry H. Lacy of Alpine; two daughters, Jewel Ann Short of Monterey and Wanda Faye White of Monroe; two brothers, Hershel Lacy of New York and Carson Lacy of Livingston; two sisters, Thelma Gray and Nora Etta Dillon, both of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Dustin Short, Matt White, Chad Lacy, Adam Lacy, Jimmy Conner, and Shane Nelson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

FLORENCE E. LEDBETTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence E. Ledbetter, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Donnie Bull officiating.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Saturday, July 3 at Master's Health Care Center in Algood. She was retired from a jacket factory and was a member of the House of Faith.

Born October 14, 1917, in Ennis, TX, she was the daughter of the late John and Ocie Mae (Manning) Mims. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Kenneth Ledbetter.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Simmons and Mary Keen, both of Crawford; five grandchildren, Kenny Simmons, Billy Houston Simmons, Kimberly Diane Keen, Mary Jo Keen, and Timmy Maxey Keen; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenny Simmons, Houston Simmons, Timmy Keen, Doug Good, Paul Stewart, and Tommy House.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ross Good, Jordan Simmons, and Michael Caldwell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ORAL B. RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mr. Oral B. Ramsey, 51, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ryan Barnhart and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mr. Ramsey died Thursday, July 8 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a factory worker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Born July 30, 1952, in Battle Creek, MI, he was the son of Frances Louise (Smith) Ramsey of Livingston and the late Lansden B. Ramsey.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Allen Ramsey and his wife, Nancy, of Rickman; a sister, Janie Potter of Maryville; a half-brother, Danny Ray Barker of Muncie, IN; three neices, Gina Ramsey, Alice Bradburn, and Robin Holder; and several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Ramsey, J.C. Ramsey, Charles Hammock, Tim Hicks, Mike Holton, and Joey Hill.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETTY JO STORY
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Story, 75, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Story Cemetery with Rev. Don Maxson officiating.

Mrs. Story died Monday, July 5 at her home. She was a retired grocery store owner and a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Born October 13, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Ollie (Smith) Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Leon Story; two sisters, Helen Franklin and Irene (Franklin) Story; and a brother, Harold Ray Franklin.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Guffey and her husband, Clinton, of Monroe; a brother, Luther Franklin of Monroe; a sister, Mildred Franklin of Monroe; and two grandchildren, Chrissy Guffey of Monroe and Brian Parrott and his wife, Michele, of Dandridge.

Pallbearers were Pete Story, John Story, Leon Story, Jeff Story, Craig Story, and Chris Story.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were David Story, Billy Franklin, Doug Franklin, Steve Keisling, Brian Franklin, Kyle Story, and William Glenn Franklin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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