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Archives 12-15-2004


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RUBY F. DICKERSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby F. Dickerson, 80, of Dayton, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2004, from the Beavercreek Chapel of Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton.

Burial was in Valley View Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kathy Horne officiating.

Mrs. Dickerson died Wednesday, December 8 at her home.She was retired after 32 years with Inland Manufacturing.

She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Minnie (Brown) Flatt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Dickerson on July 27, 1993; two brothers, Rudolph Flatt and Dewey Flatt; and a sister, Jewel Ledbetter.

Survivors include a son, Charles E. Dickerson and his wife, Jane M., of Clear Creek Township, OH; two daughters, Brenda K. Price of Kettering, OH, and Connie J. Schneider of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Leon Flatt and his wife, Reba, and Rajoe Flatt and his wife, Virginia; three sisters, Goldia Buck, Pearl Roberts and her husband, Joe, and Velsie Jackson and her husband, Paul; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Special care provided by Tobias Funeral Home. (P)

 

JOHNNIE CHRISTINE DILLON
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Christine Dillon, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Dillon died Monday, December 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Livingston.

Born May 14, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Robert and Fairy (Lynn) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clure Dillon; a son, Shirley Fred Dillon; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Dillon and his wife, Candy, of Livingston; five daughters, Velma Allen and her husband, Larsen, and Betty Allen Roberson and her husband, Rick, all of Livingston, Carolyn Smith and her husband, Jackie, of Hilham, Patt Judd and her husband, Marshall, of Algood, and Vickie Burgess and her husband, Eddie, of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Bud Lee of Springfield, OH, and Bryant Lee of Centerville, OH; two sisters, Geneva Fields of Dayton, OH, and Oma Evers of Los Angeles, CA; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Eric Gentry, Steve Gentry, Ben Dillon, Matt Dillon, Matthew Dial, Bruce Hamilton, Travis Ferrell, and Justin Dillon.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAMON HOWARD GORE
Funeral services for Mr. Damon Howard Gore, 59, of Madison and formerly of the Timothy Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Tinsley Cemetery in Clay County with Rev. Damon Corley officiating.

Mr. Gore died Monday, December 6 at St. Thomas Hospital. He worked for Tennessee Department of Transportation and was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born July 19, 1945, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Sibyl (Howard) Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gore of Madison; two brothers, Donald Charles Gore of Hilham and Tommy Gore and his wife, Patricia, of Rickman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Gilpatrick and Michael and Lisa McClain, all of Celina; uncle and aunts, Carey and Edna Gore of Livingston and Christine Ledbetter of Cookeville; three nephews, Mark Gore, David Gore, and Brandon Gilpatrick; and two nieces, Rebecca Gore and Selissa Gore.

Pallbearers were Jerry Gilpatrick, Brandon Gilpatrick, Larry Irwin, David Gore, Mark Gore, Fred Corley, Bill Estep, and Louis Hayes.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DANIEL GENE GORE
Funeral services for Mr. Daniel Gene Gore, 24, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 13, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Bud Hargis officiating.

Mr. Gore died Friday, December 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church.

Born February 15, 1980, in Overton County, he was the son of Ronnie Oral Gore of Livingston and Laura Ellen (Hargis) Gore Diamond of Allons. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Oral Gore.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Eddie and Joyce Hargis and Gladys Bohannon, all of Livingston; his great grandmother, Laura Dixon of Rickman; his step-father, Chris Diamond of Allons; a sister, Shannon Britt of Rickman; and a step-brother, Christopher Diamond of Allons.

Pallbearers were Donald Gore, Donnie Presley, Billy Laycock, Andy Franklin, Tony Dixon, and J.E. Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROBERT LOWELL GUNNELS
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lowell Gunnels, 73, of McMinnville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 13, 2004, from the chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville.

Burial was in Ogletree Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Gunnels died Friday, December 10 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after an extended illness. He was a retired printer from Womack Printing Company and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was affiliated with New Union United Methodist Church.

Born December 27, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Tela (Peterman) Gunnels.

Survivors include two sons, John Gunnels and Tim Gunnels, both of Nashville; a brother, Warren Gunnels of Black Canyon City, AZ; his companion, Peggy Maxson of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by High Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELMER J. "BLACKIE" JENKINS
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer J. "Blackie" Jenkins, 60, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2004, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Clay County with Bill Threet officiating.

Mr. Jenkins died Friday, December 10 at Cumberland River Hospital. He was a farmer.

Born September 27, 1944, in Moss, he was the son of the late John B. Jenkins and Flora LeAnn Price.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Gravins and her husband, Wendell, of Red Boiling Springs; three brothers, Delmer Jenkins and Delmon Jenkins, both of Moss, and Delmes Jenkins of Red Boiling Springs; and four sisters, Thelma Mitchell of Red Boiling Springs, Delma Crawford of Moss, and Amy Crawford and Mamie Rich, both of Celina.

Pallbearers were Dannie Smith, Ronnie Smith, Michael Johnson, Nick Jenkins, Jackie Jenkins, and Koyie Cherry.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARTHA BEA PARSONS
Funeral services for Ms. Martha Bea Parsons, 77, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Dr. Lyle Anderson and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Ms. Parsons died Wednesday, December 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an LPN at Livingston Regional Hospital for more than 25 years and was a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Born September 1, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Alberta (McDonald) Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow Beaty, Johnny C. Beaty, and J.D. Beaty.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Buckie Parsons and his wife, Lamoine, and Rickie Parsons and his wife, Cathy, all of Livingston; a daughter, Cathy Jolley and her husband, Robert, of Livingston; 10 grandchildren, Beth Parsons, Katie Bilbrey, Melissa Copeland, Dr. Buckie D. Parsons II, Annette Norrod, Bert Jolley, Lori Jolley, Matthew Jolley, Andy Parsons, Cayce Clark, and Cory Parsons; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Buck Parsons, Bert Jolley, Matthew Jolley, Andy Parsons, Billy Joe Norrod, and Bill Beaty.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Overton County Public Library.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HERSHEL HOMER POSTON
Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Homer Poston, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating.

Mr. Poston died Tuesday, December 7 at his home. He was a retired carpenter, a member of Rickman First Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born April 13, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnnie Bell and Mary Isabell (Wilson) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mauda A. (Ray) Poston; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Hershel Atnip of Cookeville and Judith Graham of Villa Rica, GA; two brothers, Gerald Poston of Cookeville and Billy Poston of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Samples, Michael Hamilton, Alex Robinson, Richard Lee, Max Graham, and Jim Atnip.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospital of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOE ALLEN SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Allen Smith, 48, of Celina, were conducted Saturday, December 11, 2004, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Jackson County with Bro. Roy Wright officiating.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, December 9 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He worked in the construction business with heavy duty equipment and was a member of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Riders Club.

Born October 20, 1956, in Beech Grove, IN, he was the son of Hazel (Allison) Smith Wallace and the late Joe J. Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, James H. Wallace.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Serena Teasley Smith; a son, Harley Smith; two daughters, Samantha Russell and Jasmine Smith; a step-son, Nathan Swing; a step-daughter, Katrina Teasley; four sisters, Wilma Dunaway and her husband, Terry, Becky Thomas and her husband, Michael, Melanie Herron and her husband, Billy, and Marty Conard and her husband, Luke; and a grandchild, Anslie Russell.

Pallbearers were Charles Elliott, Donnie Pells, Joe King, Richard Holloway, Ronnie Smith, and David Allison.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

ZELA ETHA WHITE
Graveside services for Miss Zela Etha White, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2004, at Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Miss White died Saturday, December 11 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Born October 6, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Andrew McKinzy and Cory Etha (West) White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Haskell White, Dudley White, Beeland White, and Fred White Sr.; and seven sisters, Caedna Wilmot, Allie Gore, Lillian McBee, Lois White, Elleta Long, Grace Dean Wisdom, and Imogene Copeland.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Lucian Copeland of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Elise White of Livingston; five nephews, Johnny Long of Signal Mountain, Jerry Copeland of Lebanon, Michael Copeland of Cookeville, Fred White Jr. of Algood, and Robert McBee of Hastings, MN; and nine nieces, Nancy Tipps of Lebanon, Vicki Stevens of Livingston, Cheri McConnell of Old Hickory, Faye Pryor and Freida White, both of Algood, Rita McBee and Ann McBee, both of Washington, IA, Sarah Oglesby of Bernardsville, NJ, and Lawson Hubert of Selma, AL.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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