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Archives 9-8-2004

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JAMES RONNIE BOWMAN
Funeral services for Mr. James Ronnie Bowman, 47, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery with Bro. Donald Bowman officiating.

Mr. Bowman died Wednesday, September 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born March 2, 1957, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Paul and Bronzie (Carr) Bowman.

Survivors include his wife, April Bowman of Livingston; three sons, Jamie Bowman and Casey Bowman, both of Cookeville, and Joseph Bowman of Livingston; three daughters, Christy Bright, Ashley Davis, and Marie Bowman, all of Livingston; a brother, Russell Bowman of Livingston; a sister, Robin Bowman of Livingston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rocky Carrm Jamin Carr, Rick Boles, Gerald Goodpasture, Hugh L. Ogletree, and Jamie Webb.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GERALD PAUL "JERRY" GLASSCOCK
Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Paul "Jerry" Glasscock, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2004, at West End Church of Christ.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Glasscock died Friday, September 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of West End Church of Christ, chairman of Overton County Board of Education, a member of Tennessee Education Association, past president and member of Tennessee Vocational Directors Association, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born January 8, 1945, he was the son of Maurine (Hunter) Glasscock of Livingston and the late Henry Paul Glasscock.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janie Glasscock of Livingston; two daughters, Lori Thompson and her husband, Benny, of Livingston, and Leigh Caldwell and her husband, Mark, of Cookeville; three sisters, Patsy Glasscock and June Puckett, both of Livingston, and Betty Sue Konda of Kansas; and six grandchildren, Tiffany Thompson, Devin Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Hallie Thompson, Drew Caldwell, and Luke Caldwell.

Pallbearers were Donnie Webb, Ward Poston Jr., David Poston, Tommy Poston, Dennis Barsness, Terry Webb, Mike Webb, David Webb, Carl David Webb, Mike Buford, L.G. Puckett IV, Wesley Puckett, and Jack Glasscock.

Bill Needham along with members of Overton County Board of Education served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Glasscock Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAISY HOLMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Holman, 97, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Thurman Seber officiating.

Mrs. Holman died Sunday, September 5 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born January 8, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Buck Harrison and Melvina (Stover) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; four sisters, Dellia White, Effie Morgan, Sally Houston, and Melvina Kelly; and two brothers, Eddie Ledbetter and Mosie D. Ledbetter.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Seber and her husband, Charles, of Allons; a grandson, Joel Seber; a special friend, Judy Hammons; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Ledbetter, James Ledbetter, Willie D. Holman, Ron Thurman, Danny Maynord, and Charles Maynord.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LYDA GRACE (POSTON) HUGHES
Memorial services for Mrs. Lyda Grace (Poston) Hughes, 79, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at Hillcrest United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hughes died Sunday, August 29. Retired from the J.C. Penney Company, she was a loving mother, a dedicated wife, and truly a wonderful friend. She was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and was involved in many church activities. She will be sadly missed by those who loved her.

She was the daughter of the late Walter and Lizzie Poston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bethel Poston and Wilbur Poston.

Survivors include her husband, James Edward Hughes; two sons, Ronald Matheny and his wife, Hazel, of Tullahoma, and Michael Matheny and his wife, Judy, of Nashville; a daughter, Ellen Forkum and her husband, Tom, of Gainesboro; a step-son, Todd Hughes and his wife, Ann, of Harvest, AL; two step-daughters, Susan Oliver of Lebanon and Joan Vince and her husband, David, of Lawrenceburg, KY; a sister-in-law, Cleo Poston of Livingston; 10 grandchildren, Christie York Wu, David York, Scott Matheny, Doug Matheny, Tammy Matheny, Michael Steven Matheny, Angie Poston, Seth Hughes, Claire Hughes, and Allie Hughes; and 5 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lydas name to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 5112 Raywood Lane, Nashville, TN 37211.

Special care provided by Woodlawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

BARBARA JEANNE (HOLSAPPLE) LEIFELD
Graveside services for Mrs. Barbara Jeanne (Holsapple) Leifeld, 48, of Charleston, SC, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Locust Grove Cemetery with Tony Beaty officiating.

Mrs. Leifeld died Saturday, August 28 at her home. She was self-employed in the seafood business and was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Charleston.

Born April 28, 1956, in Albany, KY, she was the daughter of Blanche Ruth (Amonette) Holsapple Baum of Livingston and the late Bennie Amberst Holsapple.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Donald W. Leifeld Jr. of Charleston; two sons, Joshua A. VanBarriger and Shawn P. VanBarriger, both of Charleston; a daughter, Heather M. VanBarriger of Charleston; three brothers, Darwin Holsapple of Albany and Welby Holsapple and Danny Holsapple, both of Charleston; a sister, Faye Dempsey of Livingston; three grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Mitchel Rhea, Rodney Dempsey Sr., Rodney Dempsey Jr., Darwin Holsapple, Jerry Holsapple, and Dean Nicholas.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown. (C)

 

EARL DEAN PARRISH
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Dean Parrish, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. John Copeland officiating.

Mr. Parrish died Friday, September 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Alpine.

Born July 8, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Edward and Della (Martin) Parrish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Parrish of Livingston; two sons, Tommy Parrish of Hilham and Joe Bohorfoush Parrish of Livingston; three daughters, Helen Vaughn of Rickman and Angela Breeding and Lisa Bell, both of Livingston; a special uncle, Odis Martin; a special friend, Johnny Arney; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Vaughn, David Bell Sr., Johnny Arney, Sean Bell, David Bell III, Pete Breeding, Thomas Edwards, and Kenny Dishman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

NORMA RUTH (LEE) QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Ruth (Lee) Qualls, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Bro. James Shaver and Bro. Arthur Hall officiating.

Mrs. Qualls died Tuesday, August 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Livingston First Assembly of God.

Born January 4, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Myrtle (Kyle) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Qualls; two brothers, James Lee and Carson Lee; and a sister, Beatrice Coffee.

Survivors include two daughters, Janie Brown of Livingston and Elaine Isabell of Monterey; two sons, Ricky Qualls and Joe Qualls, both of Livingston; a sister, Geneva Garrett of Rickman; two brothers, Paul Lee of Byrdstown and Willie Lee of Monroe; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Johnny Qualls, Jason Isabell, Justin Isabell, David Brown, Calep Wilson, and Baxter Hughes.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARSHALL WAYNE SHEFFIELD
Funeral services for Mr. Marshall Wayne Sheffield, 62, of Celina, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Clay County with Bill Threet and Kenneth McClain officiating.

Mr. Sheffield died Sunday, August 29 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a member of Celina Church of Christ and worked in detailing for the automotive industry.

Born May 7, 1942, in Monroe County, KY, he was the son of Clarice Sheffield of Rossville, IN, and the late John Sheffield. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Hale; and a nephew, Greg Rasner.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Sheffield of Celina; two daughters, Cindy Strong and her husband, Ronald, of Celina, and Tamara Sheffield of Salisbury, NC; a brother, Alton Sheffield of Tompkinsville, KY; a sister, Regina Beckner of Flora, IN; four grandchildren, T.J. McAlpin, Kevin Strong, Michael Strong, and Nathan Strong; and three great grandchildren; Callie Jo Kendall, Taylor Strong, and Zachary Strong.

Pallbearers were Dathan McAplin, Marion Wayne Bowman, Kevin Strong, Nathan Strong, Ricky Sheffield, and Allon Brumley.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

LEONARD WARREN SHOUP
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Warren Shoup, 45, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Hunt officiating.

Mr. Shoup died Friday, August 27 in Ferizij, Kosovo. He worked with Civilian Security Group 4 in Dublin, Ireland, was an ordained minister of World Bible Way Fellowship International, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Born June 27, 1959, in Logansport, IN, he was the son of Della C. Cuellar (Shoup) Hunt of Livingston and the late Donald Leonard Shoup.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his step-father, Jerry Hunt of Livingston; three daughters, Christy Shoup, Jessica Shoup, and Kaitlin Shoup, all of Texas; two brothers, David Gonzales of Texas and Gilbert Gonzales of Oklahoma; and two sisters, Dolores Reminder of Taylor, MI, and Brenda Keisling of Alpine.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

KEDNA M. SPECK
Funeral services for Mrs. Kedna M. Speck, 82, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2004, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Mrs. Speck died Friday, September 3 at Bethesda Health Care in Algood. She was a housewife and a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Born May 14, 1922, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late George Thurman and Hazel Amanda (Hasting) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Q. Speck; and a sister, Blanch Cozine.

Survivors include three sons, Thurman Speck and his wife, Donna, Glenn Speck, and Rodger Speck, all of Rickman; two brothers, Claude Cooper and his wife, Penny, of Mt. Juliet, and Bill Cooper and his wife, Louise, of Goodlettsville; a grandson, Chris Speck and his wife, Wendy; and two great granddaughters, Madelyn Speck and Emma Grace Speck.

Pallbearers were Howard Miller, Raymond Miller, Donnie Holman, Alan Loftis, Ray Austin, John Randolph, Joe West, and Haskel Qualls.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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