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Archives 12-29-2004

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JACK LEE ASHCRAFT JR.
Memorial services for Mr. Jack Lee Ashcraft Jr., 49, of Livingston, were conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2004, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Ashcraft died Monday, December 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 16, 1955, in Indiana, he was the son of the late Lena (Elrod) Kilgore.

Survivors include a daughter, Lena Michelle Ashcraft of Columbia; and a sister, Gwendolyn Harris of Livingston.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

VANIS O. BARLOW
Funeral services for Mr. Vanis O. Barlow, 78, of Murfreesboro and formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2004, at Aaron's Chapel Community Church in Hilham.

Burial was in Aaron's Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters and Bro. Doyle Hayes officiating.

Mr. Barlow died Tuesday, December 21 at Centennial Medical Center. He was a self-employed wood crafter, a member of Unity Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born November 5, 1926, in Jackson County and raised in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alfus and Dellar (Langford) Barlow.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Barlow of Murfreesboro; four sons, Earris Barlow and his wife, Yvonne, and Jarvis Barlow and his wife, Nancy, all of Mt. Juliet, Fletcher Barlow and his wife, Sabra, of Smyrna, and Danny Barlow and his wife, Regina, of Hilham; a daughter, Sharon Rader of Mt. Juliet; a brother, Kenneth Barlow of Hilham; four sisters, Veachel Bennett and Pearl Masters, both of Hilham, Jewel Smith of Livingston, and Kathleen Boles of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, Amanda Barlow of Hilham, Casey Barlow of Murfreesboro, Eric Barlow of Mt. Juliet, Angela Duncan of LaVergne, and Shelly Todd of Murfreesboro; and two great grandchildren, Brandon Duncan and Jordan Duncan, both of LaVergne.

Pallbearers were Randy Bilyeu, Johnny Conner, Wayne Beechboard, Gunther Bennett, Glen Smith, Casey Barlow, Eric Barlow, and Brian Todd.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DANNY "THOMAS" DENNIS
Funeral services for Mr. Danny "Thomas" Dennis, 51, of Indianapolis, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Scully officiating.

Mr. Dennis died Monday, December 20 at his home. He was a construction worker.

Born July 31, 1953, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John P. and Pearl (Johnson) Dennis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Kay Dennis.

Survivors include a son, Jeremy Dennis of Livingston; a brother, Johnny Dennis of Cadiz, KY; seven sisters, Margaret Colson of Livingston, Betty Jouett of Monroe, Julie Maggart of Rock Island, Patsy Post of Nixa, MO, Jean Clark and June Barlow, both of Cadiz, and Joyce Hayes of Cerulean, KY; and a granddaughter, Amber Dennis of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAVID H. GOODPASTURE
Funeral services for Mr. David H. Goodpasture, 45, of Trotwood, OH, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2004, from the chapel of Rogers Funeral Homes in Trotwood.

Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Goodpasture died Saturday, December 18 at his home surrounded by his devoted family.He had fought a most courageous battle against cancer for a long time. David loved his job and all the people he worked with, as well as those he bowled with during his Tuesday night bowling league.

He was the son of Kenny and Mary Goodpasture of Trotwood. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hubert and Rosa Wilson; his paternal grandparents, Owen and Ona Goodpasture; and an aunt, Pauletta Dean.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a very special brother, Eddie Goodpasture of Trotwood; a step-grandmother, Lefie Goodpasture of Livingston; a special friend, Sandy Rutherford; all his many friends on Kuntz and Jergens roads; many cousins, including Mary Meredith; and aunts, uncles, and other relatives who will certainly miss this young man's great smile and wonderful sense of humor.

Special care provided by Rogers Funeral Homes, Inc. (C)

 

GLORIA GRIFFIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Griffin, 72, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2004, from the chapel of Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet.

Burial was in Hollis-Wright Cemetery with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Griffin died Saturday, December 25. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston and a former member of Two Rivers Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Robbie Lee (Swann) Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, Ray F. Griffin of Celina; a son, Gary Griffin and his wife, Lynn, of Nashville; a daughter, Tina Arnold and her husband, Tim, of Lebanon; a brother, Aubrey Mitchell and his wife, Lois, of Madison; a sister, Ruth Rasmussen of Nashville; six grandchildren, Shelley Wright and her husband, Scott, Bethany Goodman and her husband, Andrew, Melissa Oliver and her husband, Steve, Joseph Griffin, Patrick Van Buren, and Rachel Van Buren; and five great grandchildren, Emma Wright, Moses Wright, Thomas Wright, Braden Oliver, and Graham Oliver.

Pallbearers were Tim Arnold, Scott Wright, Andrew Goodman, Steve Oliver, Joseph Griffin, and Tim Arnold Jr.

Special care provided by Bond Memorial Chapel. (C)

 

RICHARD PAUL NORRIS
Funeral services for Mr. Richard Paul Norris, 64, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Copeland-Carr Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mr. Norris died Friday, December 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He owned Norris Body Shop in Livingston and was a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge 259 and Livingston Eastern Star. He was affiliated with the Christian Church. Born July 28, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of Ruth (Poston) Norris Phillips of Livingston and the late William Hershel Norris.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joann Norris of Livingston; a daughter, Melissa Johnson and her husband, Brent, of Livingston; two brothers, Larry Norris and Terry Norris, both of Livingston; two sisters, Barbara Keisling of Livingston and Sherry Manuel of Mississippi; and a granddaughter, Ashley Johnson.

Pallbearers were Oren Frank Huddleston, Earnie Maynord, Jim Geesling, Bud Coffman, Larry Shell, and Aaron Johnson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLYDE EDGAR REAGAN
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Edgar Reagan, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter and Bro. Joey Wright officiating.

Mr. Reagan died Thursday, December 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked in sawmill and furniture manufacturing as a woodworker and was a member of Free Communion Church of Christ. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

Born April 4, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Finis B. and Zula (Hutchinson) Reagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Finis W. Reagan; a sister, Hertie Stewart; two half-brothers, Robert Wallace and George Wallace; and a half-sister, Mary Wallace Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Lula (Dulworth) Reagan of Livingston; a son, Jerry Reagan and his wife, Bonnie, of Monroe; four daughters, Linda Wright and her husband, Don, of Jamestown, and Sherry Shoemake and her husband, Gary, Pat Parsons and her husband, Tony, and Marilyn Brown and her husband, Chris, all of Monroe; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Nathan Reagan, Jerry Reagan, Joey Wright, Carlos Pacheco Quiroz, Danny Reagan Jr., and Shane Parsons.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

HORACE SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Horace Smith, 86, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Dave Smith Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

\Mr. Smith died Tuesday, December 21 at Bethesda Health Care Center. He was a retired truck driver in the construction business and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born December 10, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dave and Sally (McDonald) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Hershell Smith and Carl Smith; and three sisters, Eunice Smith, Bertie Smith, and Clarice McDowell.

Survivors include four nephews, Jerry Smith of Monroe, David "Hen" Smith of Livingston, Joe Walton Smith of Santa Maria, CA, and Orville Duval Smith of Farmington, MI.

Pallbearers were Tony Reeser, Kevin Vaughn, Junior Huckeby, and Ray Petry.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN ARKLEY STOVER
Funeral services for Mr. John Arkley Stover, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Stover died Sunday, December 19 at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. He was a retired factory worker, a member of Livingston Church of Christ, a veteran of the United States Army, and member of the VFW.

Born October 16, 1927, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Walter G. and Maggie (Kennedy) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Gilbert; and two sisters, Essie and Margie.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Campos and her husband, Louis, of Palm Harbor, FL, and Jennifer Stilts and her husband, Andrew, of Dunlap; and two grandchildren, Seth Stilts and Devan Stilts.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 


   
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