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DANNY EDWARD ALLEN
Funeral services for Mr. Danny Edward Allen, 39, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Burris Cemetery in Jackson County with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Dow Allen officiating.

Mr. Allen died Tuesday, January 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker at Hutchinson.

Born April 5, 1965, in Putnam County, he was the son of Walter David Allen of Cookeville and Reda and Carl Douglas Bilbrey of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stant and Ila B. Knight, Louis and Beulah Allen, and Mable Bilbrey; and a brother, Andrew Jerome Bilbrey.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Terry David Allen of the Dodson Branch Community of Cookeville; and a sister, Jammie Gibbons of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Steve Lancaster, Jerry McDonald, Timmy Scantland, Bob Crabtree, Rob Shoettle, and Rick Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overton County Library Building Fund.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHIRLIE HASKELL ALLEN
Funeral services for Mr. Shirlie Haskell Allen, 82, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Allen's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. H.S. Brown officiating.

Mr. Allen died Sunday, January 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and attended New Hope Community Church.

Born May 3, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Campbell and Ida (Masters) Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Julean Allen of Hilham; a brother, Odis Allen of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Gaw, Terry Gaw, Dave Garner, Mike Ayers, Phillip Morgan, and Roger Hawke.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES MICHAEL "MIKE" HEADY
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Michael "Mike" Heady, 58, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial, with full military honors provided, was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Don Maxon officiating.

Mr. Heady died Friday, January 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired United States Army 1st Sergeant, attended Monroe Christian Church, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Born December 11, 1946, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Herman and Eudean (Walker) Heady. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Terry and Susie Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Carol Heady of Livingston; a sister, Barbara Dixon and her husband, Domer, of Springfield; a nephew, Randell Dixon; two nieces, Kathy Brown and Lisa Patterson; a great nephew; and seven great nieces.

The Military Honor Guard served as pallbearers.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Lee Crowder, Mike Boswell, David Howard, Tim Sells, Randy Dixon, and David Dockins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VELMA OLEAN MAXWELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Olean Maxwell, 82, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hilham Cemetery with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Mrs. Maxwell died Saturday, January 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired restaurant owner and a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born February 14, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Laura B. (Upton) Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lester Maxwell; a son, Ronald Ray Maxwell; a brother, Leonard Ward; and two sisters, Buel Tidwell and Ozella Ward.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Maxwell and his wife, Linda, and Tim Maxwell and his wife, Trish, all of Livingston; three grandchildren, Candy Maxwell, Tyler Maxwell, and Michael Maxwell; and two great grandchildren; Shelby Lewis and Caleb Maxwell.

Pallbearers were Frank Ward, Billy Sullivan, Chig Parrott, Mike Tidwell, Mark Maxwell, and Charles Maxwell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

OWEN DOUGLAS PHY
Funeral services for Mr. Owen Douglas Phy, 69, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Bro. Howard Hooper and Pastor Jim Moore officiating.

Mr. Phy died Friday, January 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a salesman and truck driver with Pepsi Cola Company and retired after 30 years of service.

Born July 23, 1935, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Douglas Lee and Martha Meckle (Stockton) Phy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Sue (Johnson) Phy; a brother, Wilburn Phy; and a grandson, Douglas Gaw.

Survivors include three sons, Franklin Phy and his wife, Donna, and Danny Phy and his wife, Debbie, all of Cookeville, and Jimmy Phy of Algood; two daughters, Janet Gaw and her husband, Steve, and Martha Henley and her husband, Charles, all of Cookeville; two brothers, Ralph Phy and his wife, Eudell, and Kenneth Phy and his wife, Shirlene, all of Cookeville; a sister, Linda Fox of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Linda Phy of Cookeville; 12 grandchildren, Heather Boyd, Jennifer Hammock, Jared Phy, Ivan Phy, Chris Phy, Priscilla Phy, Shanna Phy, Megan Phy, Wayne Gaw, Kristy Gaw, Tiffany Henley, and Joshua Henley; and 2 great grandchildren, Olivia Gaw and Elixius Lamson.

Mr. Phy's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Mr. Phy's close friends served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARTHUR ELMER "BUD" SELLS
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Elmer “Bud” Sells, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon, Bro. Bob Stoner, and Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Mr. Sells died Sunday, January 30 at his home. He was a truck driver, attended Beaty Swamp Community Church, and was a member of West Fort CB Club.

Born December 5, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Seth and Tina (Threet) Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zola C. Sells; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, William Sells of Livingston; two daughters, Martha Jane Padgett and her husband, Rod, and Margaret Ann Talley, all of Monroe; a brother, Hershel P. "Big Boy" Sells of Crossville; a sister, Alice Carmel Norris of Livingston; seven grandchildren, Coy Padgett, Dudley Talley and his wife, Kellie, Rodney Padgett and his wife, Tracey, Buddy Sells, Eddie Sells, Frankie Talley, and Jayne Ann Ferrell; five great grandchildren, Matthew Ferrell, Chase Ferrell, Jayna Kate Ferrell, Megan Talley, and Beth Talley; two special nephews, Robert Norris and Jerry Winningham; two honorary grandsons, Duke Doubler and Paul Doubler; and six special friends, Warren Choate, James Tinch, Norma Tinch, Ray King, Wilman King, and Eugene McDonald.

Pallbearers were Coy Padgett, Dudley Talley, Rodney Padgett, Buddy Sells, Eddie Sells, Frankie Talley, Matthew Talley, and Chase Talley.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Warren Choate, Ray King, James Tinch, George Sells, Eugene McDonald, Kelly Hull, and Robert Norris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HERSCHEL L. SIMCOX
Mr. Herschel L. Simcox, 89, of Oak Ridge, died Thursday, January 20, 2005.

The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Friday, January 21 in the chapel at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge.

Graveside services were held at noon Saturday, January 22 at Wilson’s Cemetery near Monterey.

Born July 2, 1915, near Monterey in Putnam County, he was the youngest son of the late William Allen and Rebecca (Tudor) Simcox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Simcox; and a sister, Florence (Simcox) Webb.

Mr. Simcox was class president and a graduate of the Livingston Academy Class of 1936.

He was drafted and served in Europe as a medic during World War II. Returning home on February 13, 1946, he married Famie Lois Winningham, who bore him three sons, Dale Lynne, Randy Lee, and Troy Leon. They moved to Oak Ridge in 1953, where he worked for nine years at the K-25 Plant. He later retired as store manager at an equipment rental center in Oak Ridge.

He enjoyed watching sports, especially NASCAR races, enjoyed flea marketing, and was a member of Highland View Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Famie; his sons; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or the Boys Club of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 4021, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. (P)

 

VERNON SWALLOWS
Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Swallows, 58, of the Union B Community of Overton County, near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Rev. Harlon Thompson officiating.

Mr. Swallows died Wednesday, January 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a factory worker at FFM.

Born February 11, 1946, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elmus and Laura (Wilson) Swallows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Swallows and Thurman Swallows; two sisters, Velma Wilson and Erma Hargis; and four infant brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sisters, Winnie Bilbrey of the Crossroads Community and Evelyn Thompson and her husband, Harold, of the Union B Community; three brothers, Losure Swallows of Winter Haven, FL, Leamon Swallows and his wife, Susie, of Clarkrange, and Clarence Swallows and his wife, Emogene, of Monterey; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

ALVIN VINCE WALKER
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Vince Walker, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery with Bro. Nolen Cantrell and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Walker died Monday, January 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a logger, a factory worker, and a member of Highland Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 1, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe and Bertie S. (Stout) Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eudean (Phillips) Walker; a daughter, Linda Walker; and three sisters, Rassie Hammock, Fannie May Brown, and Ova Copeland.

Survivors include two sons, J.E. Walker and Clifford Walker, both of Livingston; six daughters, Bernice Norris of Rickman, and Norma Gunnels, Lois Grant, Alice Dishman, Brenda Bilbrey, and Wanda Landcaster, all of Livingston; a brother, Perry Walker and his wife, Pauline, of Rickman; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Larry Cantrell, Pat Norris, John Norris, Frank Pigg, Gary Walker, and Willie Langford.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

STEPHANIE D. WESTMORELAND
Kilmon Funeral services for Stephanie D. Westmoreland Kilmon, 24, of Tompkinsville, KY, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Bailey Cemetery in Heston, KY, with Bro. Robert Gilbert officiating. She died Sunday, January 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 26, 1980, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Betty (Scott) McLerran and the late Ernest Troubaugh.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her fiancé, Mickey Kilmon; a son, Joshua Westmoreland; two brothers, Johnny Scott and Terry McLerran; and a sister, Teresa McLerran.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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