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Archives 11-10-2004

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LULA VICTORIA (GEESLING) BENNETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Victoria (Geesling) Bennett, 85, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mrs. Bennett died Thursday, November 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker in the garment industry and a member of Aaron's Chapel Baptist Church.

Born August 3, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Avo (Johnson) Geesling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Bennett; a son, Billy Howard Bennett; a brother, Vester Geesling; and a sister, Vallie Davis.

Survivors include a son, Freddie Bennett of Hilham; a grandchild; two great grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Geesling, Russell Dillon, Larry Geesling, Sam Bennett, Frank Strong, Tony Coffee, Herman Moody, and Mayford Geesling.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY FRANCES BREEDING
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Breeding, 80, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Mrs. Breeding died Saturday, October 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Zion Hill Methodist Church.

Born September 23, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Dora (Stockton) Harp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Breeding; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Breeding and Jeff Breeding and his wife, Kathy, all of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Ross Breeding and Erin Breeding, both of Cookeville; a special niece, Judy Pendergrass; a special sister-in-law, Dorothy Matthews; and a special friend, Delight Cowan.

Pallbearers were Fred Lee Ashburn, Jim Means, Alvin Tyree, Tim Pendergrass, Sam Pendergrass, and T.J. Pendergrass.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EARL D. CARTER SR.
Funeral services for Mr. Earl D. Carter Sr., 77, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2004, at Middletown Church of the Nazarene Family Center.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery in Middletown, IN, with Pastor David Whitteberry officiating, assisted by Dr. Philip C. Rogers.

Mr. Carter went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, October 30. He worked for General Motors Delco Remy for 40 years, was an avid gardener, a member of the UAW Local 662 of Anderson, a member of Middletown Church of the Nazarene, and a World War II veteran.

Born December 28, 1926, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Earl T. and Hattie Ann (Garrett) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe Carter, Larry Carter, Robert Carter, and Gerald Carter; and a sister, Wanda Knoblock.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Gloria A. (Stevenson) Carter of Middletown; a daughter, Mary A. Vernon and her husband, Bob, of Noblesville, IN; two sons, Earl D. Carter Jr. of Middletown and James Earl Carter and his wife, Judy, of Livingston; three sisters, Genieve Ramsey of Livingston, Mavis Bilbrey of Ingalls, IN, and Carlene Knoblock of Anderson; three grandsons, Jason Carter and Travis Carter, both of Livingston, and Damon R. Smith of Noblesville; several nephews, nieces, and cousins; and a special neighbor and friend, Jerry Gibson of Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Church of the Nazarene building fund.

Special care provided by Ballard and Sons Funeral Home. (C)

 

ORGIE L. COX
Funeral services for Mrs. Orgie L. Cox, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Steve Thorton officiating.

Mrs. Cox died Friday, November 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Rickman Baptist Church.

Born February 5, 1918, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard and Sallie (Ashburn) West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Arlow Cox and Billy Cox.

Survivors include five sons, Russell Cox of Cookeville, James Cox of Rickman, and Bobby West, Walter Cox, and Horace Cox, all of Livingston; a daughter, Jean Auberson of Rickman; two step-sons, Layton Cox of Hilham and Tom Cox of Glasgow, KY; three step-daughters, Willowdean Ball and Lula Barker, both of Livingston, and Marie Cox of Cookeville; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Auberson, Mark Auberson, Donnie Auberson, Andrew Cox, Jason Cox, Roger West, Cordell West, and Ricky Bean.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM A. GREER JR.
Funeral services for Mr. William A. Greer Jr., 37, of Celina, were conducted Monday, November 8, 2004, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Clay County with Kenny Miller officiating.

Mr. Greer died Tuesday, November 4 at his home.

Born June 15, 1967, in Clay County, he was the son of the late William A. Sr. and Lila (Westmoreland) Greer.

Survivors include a son, Alex Greer of Celina; a brother, Louis Greer of Celina; two sisters, Georgia Goney and Angie Smith, both of Celina; and his fiancˇe, Shannah Sparks and her son, Gabe.

Pallbearers were William Goney, Brian Boles, Allen Greer, David Greer, Yogi Boles, and Terry Key.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

KERMIT HARGIS
Funeral services for Mr. Kermit Hargis, 93, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Cox, Bro. Glen Goggins, and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating.

Mr. Hargis died Tuesday, November 2 at his daughter's home in the Woodcliff community. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA, and a member of Monterey Church of Christ, where he had served as an elder.

Born January 5, 1911, in Crawford, he was the son of the late Tom and Etta (Vaughn) Hargis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cecil (Reeves) Hargis; a brother, Vince Hargis; and five sisters, Ora Wilson, Etta Copeland, Stella Brown, Bernice Harper, and Katherine Hill.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Whittaker and her husband, Jim, of Monterey; a sister, Cora Byrd of Battle Creek, MI; two grandchildren, Jimmy Whittaker and his wife, Marylin, of Cookeville, and Sherry Whittaker of Monterey; and a great grandchild, Amber Whittaker of Monterey.

Mr. Hargis' nephews served as pallbearers and the adult Sunday School class of Monterey Church of Christ served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROBERT ARGLE "BOB" HILL
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Argle "Bob" Hill, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Hill died Thursday, November 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was general superintendent and former co-owner of Highways Inc. He was a member of Flatt Creek Church of Christ.

Born July 12, 1926, in Clay County, he was the son of the late M.L. "Dock" and Cecil (Moredock) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Hill; a son, Eddie Lee Hill; and a sister, Kathy Langford.

Survivors include a son, Kelly Hill and his wife, Damita, of Livingston; a daughter, Penny Hill of Livingston; four brothers, Joe Hill, Dan Hill, and Jerry Hill, all of Livingston, and Malcolm Hill of Cookeville; three sisters, Wynell Terry and Ruth Maynard, both of Livingston, and Betty Barnes of Rickman; and four grandchildren, Blair Hill, Hayden Hill, Hartlee Hill, and Whitney Hill, all of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Darrell Linder, Kent Terry, Joey Hill, Chig Parrott, Bill Boswell, Tim Pangle, Jerry Hill, and David Sells.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bruce Spears, Bud Spears, John Spears, Ezell Spears, Allen Loftis, James Bilbrey, Ray Sidwell, Dr. Vincent Fromke, Judy Evans, Juanita Easterly, and Iver Moredock. Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MYRTLE L. MOORE
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle L. Moore, 70, of Allons, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004, at Summer Shade Church of Christ in Allons.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating.

Mrs. Moore died Thursday, November 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Summer Shade Church of Christ.

Born April 10, 1934, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late John and Belle (Harvey) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Moore.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Horton Moore of Allons; two sisters, Miranda Phillips of Allons and Mary Westmoreland of Anderson, IN; two granddaughters, Amy Collins of Allons and Peggy Moore of Jamestown; four great grandchildren, Jenna Collins, Allie Collins, John Collins, and Nicholas Emerick; and five nieces, Shelby Daniels, Tamara Brown, Carolyn Wright, Marsha Savage, and Martha Boles.

Pallbearers were Truman Brown, Eric Brown, Clifton Brown, Larry Daniels, John Daniels, Dale Collins, and Jimmy Collins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE D. SWALLOWS
Funeral services for Mr. Willie D. Swallows, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Swallows died Wednesday, November 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a farmer, an ATF agent, a real estate agent, former owner of Robbins & Garrett Electric & Plumbing, a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Born March 6, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late H.C. and Mary Ada (Webb) Swallows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lillian Swallows.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Grimes of Hilham and Virginia Moore of Memphis; four grandchildren, Kelly Grimes of Livingston, Melissa Smith of Cookeville, Amy Hertter of Martin, and Patrick Moore of Memphis; and two great grandchildren, Rylee Hertter of Martin and Katie-Claire Smith of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Pat Grimes, Don Moore, Patrick Moore, Ryan Hertter, Mike Smith, and Kevin Fleming.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Max Garrett, Sam Gibbons, Ernest Geesling, Charles "Chig" Parrott, Mike Swallows, Billy Dan Buford, and Mike Austin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

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