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Archives 03-02-2005

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JUNIOR RAYMOND CARTER
Mr. Junior Raymond Carter, 74, of Algood, died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the Sanitation Department with the City of Cookeville and he also loved working on lawn mowers.

Born January 4, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Raymond Andrew and Ruby Willette (Hughes) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Carter; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Claude and Lou Maxwell; a brother, Vanis Carter; a sister, Merle Watson; and a granddaughter, Amanda Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Janice (Maxwell) Carter of Algood; 4 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Sandra and John Woody and Phyllis and Anthony Sparks, all of Cookeville, and Rita Warren and Johnnie Reels and Debbie and Claudie Jackson, all of Algood; 4 brothers, R.D. Carter and Billy Carter, both of Hilham, Sam Carter of Livingston, and Jimmy Carter of Indiana; 4 sisters, Oletta Norris of Hilham, Linda Morgan of Cookeville, Inez Ford of Utah, and Betty Cook of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces.

The family chose cremation. No funeral services will be held.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. (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 Smith, and Mike Ogletree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (G)

 

CHRISTINE JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Johnson, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton, Rev. Michael Ledbetter, and Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, Feb. 9 at her home. She was a housewife, a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, and an active member of United Methodist Women.

Her husband, the late Rev. James T. Johnson, served as a United Methodist minister for 51 years.

Born October 5, 1914, in Coffee County, she was the daughter of the late Cleve and Rushie (Layne) Carroll. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leonard Carroll and 2 infant brothers; and a sister, Alline Harrell.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Joy White and Faye Baltimore, both of Livingston, and Gayle Wells of Manchester; a sister, Verna Woods of Walling; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Pallbearers include James White, Jonathan White, Allen Baltimore, Kelvin Wells, Keith Wells, and Chase Wells.

Christopher Whited served as an honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (G)

 

MILLARD E. MULLINS
Funeral services for Mr. Millard E. Mullins, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Mullins died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a United States Army veteran.

Born May 20, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Martha (Neal) Mullins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hallie (Andrews) Mullins; a son, James Mullins; 2 brothers, Milton Mullins and Marvin Mullins; and a sister, Mary Dale.

Survivors include a son, Clois Mullins of Livingston; 3 daughters, Anna Conley of Madison, Margaret Bilyeu of Monroe, and Faye Bluhm of Cookeville; a sister, Minnie Mullins of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Conley, Kenny Conley, Matt Bluhm, Damon Harris, Tim Harris, and Bobby Mullins.

Billy Laycock and Wayne Mullins served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

OMA PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Oma Phillips, 76, of the Sunk Cane community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tim Beaty and Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Cedar Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, Feb. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Born April 20, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Della (Phillips) Hite. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Hite; and an infant sister, Geneva Hite.

Survivors include her husband, J.B. Phillips of the Sunk Cane community; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cathy Phillips of Monterey; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Sharon Nelson and Valerie and James Hill, all of the Sunk Cane community, and Annette and Merle Harris of Mayland; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Joyce Hite of the Sunk Cane community; a sister, Ortha Sisco of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

NINA JO QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Jo Qualls, 67, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Davis, Rev. Jackie Wheeler, and Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Burial was in Speck Cemetery.

Mrs. Qualls died Thursday, Feb. 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Zion Hill United Methodist Church.

Born February 22, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harland "Red" and Gladys (Talley) Bennett.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Qualls of Rickman; a son, Dwayne Qualls of Rickman; a daughter, Karen Prichard of Rickman; two brothers, Woncie Lee Bennett and Clyde Bennett Jr., both of Rickman; and three grandchildren, Tyler Prichard, Courtney Qualls, and Rusty Qualls.

Pallbearers were Adam Qualls, Rusty Qualls, Keith Qualls, Troy Qualls, David Qualls, Robert Qualls, Eddie Qualls, and A.C. Prichard.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ISAAC (STEPHENS) STEVENS
Funeral services for Mr. Isaac (Stephens) Stevens, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Stevens died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired mechanic from Ford Motor Company and a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 26, 1933, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late George Kernel and Ollie Belle Lee (Miller) Stephens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Wallace Stephens, Samuel Webster Stephens, Jeff Stephens, J.P. Stephens, and Billy Paul Stephens; and 3 sisters, Liza Jane McCloud, Rendia Omalee Murphy, and Oma Mae Stephens.

Survivors include 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Richard and Sandy Stevens and Gregory Stevens, all of Cookeville, Darrell and Patsy Stevens of Jamestown, and Billy Paul Stephens of Carthage; 2 daughters, Sandra Pahl of Cookeville and Angel Stephens of Donelson; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, George Jr. and Hazel Stephens of Cookeville and Whaler Stephens of Crossville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Erma Lee and Junior McCowan of Monterey and Anna Jean Coffee of Livingston; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a special friend, Ina Stephens; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Mr. Stevens' granddaughters, Chasity Hammons, Crystal Craig, and Natasha Sells, served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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