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Archives 12-08-2004

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RUFICE LAYTON DISHMAN
Funeral services for Mr. Rufice Layton Dishman, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Bob Vickers officiating.

Mr. Dishman died Friday, December 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a maintenance worker at the food processing plant and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He attended Memorial Baptist Church.

Born December 1, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Carson and Mary Ethel (Cravens) Dishman.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Dishman of Livingston; a daughter, Michelle Parrott and her husband, Brian, of Dandridge; a brother, Benny Dishman of Livingston; and two nephews, Ronald Dishman and Derek Dishman, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Allen, John Halsell, Ralph Brown, Jerry Murphy, Ralph Sells, and James Ogletree.

Tom Crawford and Ronald Dishman served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

IRENE (DENTON) MARLOW
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene (Denton) Marlow, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Dixon officiating.

Mrs. Marlow died Sunday, November 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and had attended Dorsey Business College in Detroit, MI. Her hobby was wood burning.

Born May 21, 1954, in Detriot, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Edna Olene (Crabtree) Denton.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Neal of Flatt Lick, KY; two brothers, Hugh Denton and Kenneth Denton, both of Livingston; and a grandchild.

Pallbearers were George Cushing, Larry Dailey, David Crabtree, Gentry Linder, Jesse Linder, and Mike Neal.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ODIS WILLIAM MARTIN
Funeral services for Mr. Odis William Martin, 75, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Baxter.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Chris Walker and Bro. Rick Dixon officiating.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, December 4 at his home. He was a retired welder, mechanic, and machine operator at Babcok & Wilcox Industries in Barberton, OH. He was also a sharp shooter, an auto mechanic, a racer, and a teacher of many skills.

Born January 12, 1929, in Celina, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Mary Belle (Maxwell) Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Dale Martin and Ray Randall Martin; two brothers, Haskell Martin and Brad Martin; and four sisters, Etta Mae Haney, Della Parrish, Zora Boles, and Iva Jean Dishman.

Survivors include his wife, Elise Martin of Monterey; a daughter, Sheila Walker and her husband, Paul, of Monterey; two sisters, Charlotte Phillips of Algood and Ora Langford of the Poplar Springs Community; a brother-in-law, Donnie Phillips of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Betty Roberts of St. Clair Shores, MI; 5 grandchildren, Jason Rose, Marty Walker, Amanda Walker Charlton, Chris Walker, Jason Walker, and many others who called him Grandpa; and 10 great grandchildren, Shadow Rose, Santana Rose, Moah Rose, Nathan Rose, Cody Charlton, Kelsey Charlton, Carter Charlton, Kendra Walker, Christina Walker, and Taylor Walker.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dishman, Kenny Dishman, Joe Bohorfoush, David Bell, Sean Brogan Bell, and Gene Mabe.

Jason Rose and Michael Breeding served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETTY JO (DENTON) MCDONALD
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo (Denton) McDonald, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Duane Hargis officiating.

Mrs. McDonald died Friday, December 3 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired beautician and attended Algood Freewill Baptist Church.

Born February 27, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bernice (Fuqua) Denton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Hill. Survivors include three sons, Doug Parsons of Rickman, Mike Parsons of Alpine, and Tony Parsons of Monroe; a daughter, Debbie Parsons of Livingston; eight grandchildren, Derek Parsons, Lachelle Parsons, Kim Boles, Andrea Parsons, Brian Parsons, Christy Parsons, Shane Parsons, and Nakota Parsons; four great grandchildren; a nephew, Kelly Hill of Livingston; and a niece, Penny Hill of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Derek Parsons, Kelly Hill, Bryan Parsons, Shane Parsons, Nathan Hargis, and Jim Beaty.

Donovan Savage and Steve Gentry served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELIZA PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Phillips, 87, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. John Wood and Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, December 2 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was saved at 11 years-old and baptized by her father into the Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a member of Monterey First Baptist Church and Green Pond Order of the Eastern Star.

Born September 29, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Willis and Amanda (Copeland) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Daily Phillips; two sons, Dennis Phillips and Fred Phillips; four sisters; and six brothers.

Survivors include a son, Jack Phillips and his wife, Gina, of Monterey; three daughters, Betty Looper and her husband, Raymond, of Monterey, Billie Miller and her husband, Hoyt, of Clarkrange, and Katie Anderson and her husband, Paul, of Onieda; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

THERESA MARY (BECK) POSTON
Memorial services for Mrs. Theresa Mary (Beck) Poston, 57, of Jackson County, were conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2004, from the chapel of Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Poston died Friday, December 3 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker.

Born October 13, 1947, in Mt. Clemons, MI, she was the daughter of William Beck of Rochester Hills, MI, and the late Mary Elizabeth (Kovacs) Beck.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include three sons, Michael Poston and his wife, Brandy, of Hilham, James Roy Poston Jr. of Gainesboro, and Danny Lantto of Cookeville; a sister, Margaret Patterson of Houghton Lake, MI; four grandchildren, Tyler Scott Poston, Sheena Poston, Mike Ben Poston, and Tiffany Prudue; a nephew, Troy Patterson of Harrison, MI; and a niece, Sandy Dollen of Harrison.

Special care provided by Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY GLEE ROBBINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Glee Robbins, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.

Mrs. Robbins died Sunday, November 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of the Penticostal Church.

Born April 15, 1922, in Cumberland County, KY, she was the daughter of the late William Samuel and Myrtle Belle (Sheperd) Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aras Oren Robbins.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Stephens and her husband, Gordon, of Florida; three brothers, James Wells, Rabon Wells, and Donald Wells, all of Livingston; two grandchildren, William Morrow of Aldant and Jennifer Arnold of Gainesville, FL; and two great grandchildren; Christopher Morrow and Leah Morrow.

Pallbearers were Donald Wells, Rabon Wells, Shawn Wells, William Morrow, and Wesley Arnold.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARGIE K. SMITH
Graveside services for Mrs. Margie K. Smith, 75, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at Dave Smith Cemetery in Monroe with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, November 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker.

Born February 21, 1929, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Data (Smith) Little. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Smith; and two brothers, Gilbert Smith and Randell Smith.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Smith of Monroe; a brother, Hollis Little of Cross Plains; three sisters, Clarice Dale of Springfield, Fredia Willis of Hagerstown, IN, and Wilma Marlow of Crossville; and a brother-in-law, Horace Smith of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Joe Spivey, Perry Young, Robert Padgett, and Wayne Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

 

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