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Archives 02-09-2005

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LEVIN "DOC" GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Levin "Doc" Garrett, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, February 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born December 9, 1919, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Billy Morgan and Rose (Flowers) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Barney Garrett, Bill Garrett, Thurman "Mutt" Garrett, and Landon Garrett; and four sisters, Velma Garrett, Mae Garrett, Emma Lou Garrett, and Betty Garrett.

Survivors include three nephews with whom he made his home, Greg Murphy, Ray Long, and Mark Long; and two sisters, Agnes Garrett of Monroe and Daisy Garrett of Dayton, OH.

Pallbearers were Don Clark, Dan Clark, James Cook, Jerry Reagan, William Johnson, and Jason Turner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROSA LEE HILL
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee Hill, 85, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Frank Bledsoe officiating.

Mrs. Hill died Saturday, February 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker from Red Kap Industries and a homemaker.

Born September 22, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Margaret (Bowman) Reels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Haskel Pryor and Charles Hill; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include six daughters, Sophia Swafford of Algood, Janet Conatser and her husband, Larry, of Rickman, Charleen Eversole, and Donna Laeufer and her husband, Mark, all of Indiana, Brenda Hill of Kansas, and Rebekah Sadler and her husband, Doug, of Cookeville; a son, Michael Hill of Algood; 16 grandchildren; 14 great gandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

WOODROW HITE
Funeral services for Mr. Woodrow Hite, 89, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating.

Mr. Hite died Friday, February 4 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was a retired coal miner, a member of United Mine Workers of America, and attended Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 17, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lark and Verna (Owens) Hite. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shelia (Smith) Hite; a daughter-in-law, Carrie Hite; three brothers, Walter Hite, Clyde Hite, and Ernest Hite; and two sisters, Rosie Isabell and Edna Hite.

Survivors include three sons, Cluster Hite and Ronald Hite and his wife, Wanda, all of Monterey, and Tim Hite and his wife, Angie, of Livingston; three daughters, Wanda Austin and her husband, David, Gloria Phillips and her husband, Roy, and Brenda Phillips and her husband, Basil, all of Monterey; a sister, Tina Jones-Sophia of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

NATHAN DOXIE JACKSON
Funeral services for Mr. Nathan Doxie Jackson, 75, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005, at Liberty Church of Christ.

Burial was in Morgan Pippin Cemetery with Bro. Raymond Hensley officiating.

Mr. Jackson died Wednesday, February 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a security guard at U.S. Security Associates in Livingston, a member of Liberty Church of Christ, and a United States Army veteran.

Born March 29, 1929, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Leander W. and Celie (Bean) Jackson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Ann Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Lula (Buhl) Moore Jackson of Algood; a step-son, Lark Moore and his wife, Terry, of Cookeville; a foster brother, Elmer Montgomery of Cookeville; a foster sister, Rozelle Cole of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Alisha Moore of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. (C)

 

BONNIE RAY (BEATY) KING
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Ray (Beaty) King, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Bro. Alvin Copeland officiating.

Mrs. King died Wednesday, February 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 5, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Arter Beaty and Lerla (Reagan) Beaty King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray King.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Mabe and her husband, Gene, of Cookeville, Shirley Blaylock and her husband, David, of Primm Springs; five sisters, Betty McDonald of Livingston, Peggy Conatser of Jamestown, Margie Sells of Alpine, Barbara Davenport of Milton, and Sandy Tubb of Gordonsville; three granddaughters, Crickett Gillentine, Summer Lehew, and Stacy Nelson; five grandsons, Scottie Mabe, Chris Mabe, Ben Blaylock, Michael Blaylock, and Rob Davenport; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scottie Mabe, Chris Mabe, Tarpin Mabe, Barney McDonald, Charlie Tom (King), and Matthew Hill.

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

 

ISSAC CARTER MASTERS
Funeral services for Mr. Issac Carter Masters, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mr. Masters died Sunday, January 30 at Nashville General Hospital. He was a carpenter, a 38-year member of Livingston Lodge 259, a United States Coast Guard veteran of World War II, and of the Baptist faith.

Born May 8, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Issac G. and Stella D. (Loftis) Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Morrison Masters; and two sisters, Eva Mitchell and Edith Chettle.

Survivors include a son, Alan Masters and his wife, Amy, of St. Marys, GA; a brother, Robert Howard Masters of Livingston; two grandchildren, Heather Yuill and Casey Leigh Masters; and four great grandchildren, Skylar Masters, Elizabeth Yuill, Austin Yuill, and Bryce Blakely.

Pallbearers were Butch Allen, Ron Masters, John Webb, Jack Pigg, Clifford Choate, and Jim Hicks.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MICHAEL THOMECZEK
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Thomeczek, 46, of Hardy's Chapel, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Eckel Cemetery with Bro. Glen Goggins officiating.

Mr. Thomeczek died Saturday, February 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was the owner and operator of High Hope Machine Shop in Hardy's Chapel.

Born August 19, 1958, in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Eugene John and Armella Cecelia (Quinter) Thomeczek. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Thomeczek.

Survivors include his wife, April (Sewell) Thomeczek of Hardy's Chapel; a son, Michael Thomeczek of Hardy's Chapel; three daughters, Julie Warren and Jessica Thomeczek, both of Dayton, and Jillian Thomeczek of Monterey; three step-children, James Keagle, Chris Keagle, and Tommy Keagle, all of Hardy's Chapel; six brothers, John Thomeczek of Alexandria, NH, Joe Thomeczek of Liberty, IN, Rick Thomeczek of St. Petersburg, OH, Bill Thomeczek of Seminole, FL, Tom Thomeczek Xenia, OH, and Jim Thomeczek of Beaver Creek, OH; six sisters, Judy Michael, Mary Longo, and Patti Ott, all of Beaver Creek, Lois Pond of Dayton, Debbie Smith of Bellbrook, OH, and Theresa Brechak of St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren, Alex Warren, Taylor Farley, Jayson Farley, and Carlie Blankenship.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES EDWARD THRASHER
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Thrasher, 58, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Mr. Thrasher died Wednesday, February 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired dairy farmer and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born January 18, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of Martha Gertrude (Daniels) Thrasher Walker of Rickman and the late Elmer Forrest Thrasher.

Survivors, in adddition to her mother, include two sons, Charles Edward Thrasher Jr., of Monterey and John Thrasher of Livingston; three sisters, Monica (Thrasher) Thompson of Lebanon, Pam Ray of Cookeville, and Terri Thrasher of Livingston; a brother, Aaron Paul Thrasher of Kentucky; a sister, Joan Masters of Livingston; and two grandchildren, Jackson Ray and Justin Thrasher.

Pallbearers were Brad Matthews, Jerry Carr, Brandon Masters, Paul Thrasher, John Stephens, and Cledith Padgett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELSIE IRENE VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Irene Vaughn, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, January 31 at her home. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born March 15, 1921, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Joe and Lucy Dennis Pryor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Waymon Vaughn; four sisters, Eva Stover, Mae Vaughn, Odeda Keisling, and Jeanette Pryor; a grandson, Tony Staggs; and twin great grandsons, Erick Staggs, and Derick Staggs.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Randell Vaughn and his wife, Patricia, and Charles Vaughn and his wife, Mae, all of Livingston, and James Vaughn and his wife, Helen, of Rickman; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Kay Staggs and her husband, Jackie, Carol Auberson and her husband, Roy, and Arlene Long, all of Livingston, Peggy Sullivan and her husband, Jim, of Rickman, and Mary Gilpatrick and her husband, Glen, of Jamestown, KY; a brother, Willie D. Pryor of Livingston; 22 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terry Staggs, Michael Vaughn, Michael Neal, Ray Staggs, Joey Staggs, and David Pryor.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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