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LEONARD E. BAKER
Memorial services for Mr. Leonard E. Baker, 83, of Sarasota, FL, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Copeland Family Cemetery in Alpine with Rev. John Copeland officiating.

Mr. Baker died Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Sarasota as a final result of complications from back surgery in October 2004. A Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sarasota.

After the war, he and his wife, Edith (Copeland) Baker, lived in Battle Creek, MI, where he worked as a machinist for Eaton Manufacturing Company. Once he retired from Eaton, they moved to Florida in 1980. Mrs. Baker preceded him in death in 1996 and is buried at Alpine.

Born July 2, 1921, in Battle Creek, he was the son of the late Emmett and Lulu (Flynn) Baker.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Charity Baker of Sarasota and Donna and Fred Jolly of Three Oaks, MI; a brother, Buell Baker of Coldwater, MI; and a granddaughter, Sarah Jolly. (C)

 

COY CANTRELL
Funeral services for Mr. Coy Cantrell, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial, with full military honors performed by James T. Davis Post 5067 Honor Guard, was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Cantrell died Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville. He was a retired painter and a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

Born June 5, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Emelic and Lillie Ann (Vaughn) Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Odean (Stout) Cantrell; and 3 sons, Carl Cantrell, J.E. Cantrell, and an infant son.

Survivors include a son and 2 daughters-in-law, Harold and Rita Cantrell of Ringgold, GA, and Bonnie Cantrell; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Cantrell and Fay and James West, all of Livingston; 2 sisters, Laura Dixon of Rickman and Winnie Lucas of Holland, MI; 3 grandchildren, Mark Cantrell and his wife, Jennifer, of Knoxville, James Cantrell and his wife, Kim, of the Independence community, and Ethan Cantrell of South Bend, IN; 3 great grandchildren, Cody Cantrell, Emily Cantrell, and Garret Cantrell; and a special niece, Geneva Lawson.

Pallbearers were Odell Cantrell, Roy Cantrell, Jimmy Dixon, Moe Wakefield, Michael Allred, and James West. Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LARRY RAY DANIELS
Mr. Larry Ray Daniels, 63, of Livingston, died Sunday, Feb. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a business owner and a member of the "Round Table" at Overton Motel & Restaurant. Mr. Daniels also loved the lake.

Born January 28, 1942, in Carmine, IL, he was the son of Emerson and Vercia Daniels of Livingston and the late Nellie Marie (Flowers) Daniels. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Ray Daniels Jr.

Survivors, in addition to his father and step-mother, include his wife, Peggy Daniels of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, David, who is currently serving in Iraq, and Tammy Nimmo of Rickman; 4 daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie Riveros and Karen Daniels-Reece, both of Florida, Staci and Shawn Milton of Livingston, and Nicole and Jason Thomas of Rickman; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Milton Hicks of Arizona; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Bettencourt; 9 grandchildren; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

The family chose cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

KATIE DAVIS
Memorial services for Miss Katie Davis, 70, of Monterey, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Love Joy Baptist Church with Rev. David Harris officiating.

Miss Davis died Sunday, Feb. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a very active member of the Sunday School class at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey.

Born October 23, 1934, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Hershall Palo and Mary Margaret (Phillips) Davis.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Davis of Nashville; 4 brothers, Tom Davis and Charlie Davis, both of Livingston, and Walter Davis and Willie Davis, both of Clay County; and 2 sisters, Esteline Garrett of Rickman and Mary Eldridge of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. (C)

 

JEAN O. HUNTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Jean O. Hunter, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Hunter died Sunday, Feb. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ and the Home Demonstration Club.

Born June 15, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert B. and Julie Rose Ogletree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, George L. Ogletree and Felix Ogletree; and 2 sisters, Nell Weens and Bessie Sells.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Hunter of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny S. and Virginia Hunter of Livingston; 2 brothers, Dale Ogletree of Houston, TX, and Walter Speck Ogletree of Livingston; a sister, Joyce Smith of Livingston; a grandson, Scott Hunter of Livingston; and 2 great granddaughters, Jessica Hunter and Kimberly Smith.

Pallbearers were Phillip McCormick, David Sadler, Frank Ward, Johnny Brown, Don Ogletree, and Joe Sells.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were David Ogletree, Aaron Sells, and Mike Ogletree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY JOE JACKSON
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Jackson, 57, of Rickman, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Roy Allen officiating.

Burial will be in Brotherton Cemetery. Mr. Jackson died Monday, Feb. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was disabled. Born February 25, 1947, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Homer Jackson and Janie Estelle (Swack) Gentry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Lee “Preacher” Jackson; 2 sisters, Diane Massa and Mary Ellen Jackson; a nephew, Jackie Dale Massa; and a niece, Amanda Sue Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Jackson of Livingston; 2 sons, Billy Wayne Jackson of Livingston and Jody Jackson of Hilham; a daughter, Melissa “Lisa” Jackson of Hilham; a brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Debbie Jackson of Algood; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Rose and Larry Ford and Kathy Bumbalough, all of Cookeville; 2 half-brothers, Charlie Gentry of Massachusetts and Leonard Gentry of Algood; a half-sister, Darlene Young of Cookeville; and 7 grandchildren, Steven Jackson, Melissa Sue Jackson, Courtney Jackson, Cody Jackson, Cailey Jackson, Cassidy Jackson, and Cameron Jackson.

Pallbearers were Larry Ford, Danny Ford, Gary Ballard, Steven Jackson, Shane Houston, Tony Houston, and Scotty Eve.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES W. MYERS
Funeral services for Mr. Charles W. Myers, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Vaughn officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Myers died Friday, Feb. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Cookeville Christian Fellowship and the NAACP.

Born August 31, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jerry and Amanda (Wilson) Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Elease (Copeland) Myers; 2 brothers, Harold Myers and William Myers; 2 brothers, Sidney Myers and Ben Myers; and 5 sisters, Melissa Cullom, Ella Hill, Marie Andrews, Sally Myers, and Minnie Myers.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jerry Myers of Livingston and Dr. Danny Myers of Hampton, VA; 4 daughters, Charlene Darty of Cookeville, Betty Coleman of Louisville, KY, Eleane Hogan of Detroit, MI, and Shannon Benson of Lathurp Village, MI; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Mr. Myers' grandsons served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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