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Funeral services for Mr. John Charles Heath, 57, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Heath died Monday, January 17 at Bethesda Health Care Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Trial Lawyers Association, Overton County Bar Association, Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers, and Overton County Lions Club.

He was a lawyer, graduated from Louisville Academy and Georgia State University, attended Georgia Tech, and earned his law degree from Emory University.

Born October 12, 1947, in Louisville, GA, he was the son of Cornelia (Ledbetter) Heath of Elizabethton and the late William Estill Heath. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Heath.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Beverly (Wright) Heath of Livingston; two sons, Andy Heath of Nashville and Ryan Heath of Livingston; and a sister, Roslyn LaDuke of Johnson City.

Pallbearers were Bruce Myers, John Officer, Billy Jim Little, Ray Holbert, Royce Harris, and John Turnbull.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of Overton County Lions Club, Clay County Lions Club, and the men's Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Delma L. Laycock, 81, of Rickman, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

At the request of the family, cremation was conducted after the services with Bro. Jackie Wheeler officiating.

Mr. Laycock died Saturday, January 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 21, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Kelly and Ella (Bilbrey) Laycock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Laycock, J.P. Laycock, and Daniel Laycock; and two sisters, Vlasta Cash and Velma Laycock.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Laycock of Rickman; a son, Kenneth Laycock of Rickman; four daughters, Faye Smith of Livingston, and Shelia Laycock, Jewel McGuire, and Madeline Webb, all of Rickman; two sisters, Mabel Ward and Emma Smith; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Laycock, David Laycock, Jeremy Laycock, and Kelly Laycock.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Burnice (Dishman) Sidwell, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mrs. Sidwell died Friday, January 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born May 2, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late E.M. and Mae (Copeland) Dishman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Edward Sidwell; a son, Paul Sidwell; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include five sons, Johnny Sidwell and his wife, Diane, Darrell Sidwell, and Jackie Sidwell, all of Livingston, Gary Sidwell and his wife, Tammy, of Allons, and Roger Sidwell and his wife, Irene, of Hilham; six daughters, Anne Henry and her husband, William, of Cookeville, Shirley Johnson and her husband, Albert, of Allons, and Dean Watkins and her husband, Rick, Darlene Masters and her husband, Roger, Debbie Sidwell, and Rhonda Stewart, all of Livingston; two sisters, Irene Billings and Ruby Cantrell, both of Nashville; two brothers, Bill Dishman and Clifford Dishman, both of Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Dole Hall, Tanker Upchurch, Jeff Watkins, Dustin Flowers, Evin Sidwell, and Russell Firkins.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)




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