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Archives 05-04-2005


Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. "Bessie" Allen, 93, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Clayton Lee Jr., Bro. Kerry Higgins, and Bro. Dow Allen officiating.

Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died Sunday, May 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Born November 5, 1911, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Martha (Roberts) Keith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Zenith Allen; a son, Winford Allen; brothers and sisters, Lena Jones, Nora Netherton, Mattie Woy, Huey Keith, Norman Keith, Joe Keith, and Johnnie Keith; a granddaughter, Jennifer Allen; and a great grandson, Daniel Allen. Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, James and Ella Mai Allen of Sparta and Norman Allen of Cookeville; 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Mattie Rush of Portland, Mildred Harness, Anna and Clayton Lee, and Mary and Roy Fields, all of Cookeville, and Velma and Steve Demps of North Carolina; 18 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dewayne Harness, Seth Presley, D.K. Hall, Damon Hall, Josh Fields, and William Rush.

Mrs. Allen's great grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Graveside services for Mr. Frank Edward Booher, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Holly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Kent Terry officiating.

Mr. Booher died Monday, April 25 at his home. He was a retired school bus driver and security guard, a member of Flatt Creek Church of Christ, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born January 10, 1937, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Gordon and Amelia (Hill) Booher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Edward Booher; and a brother, Keith Booher.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Farmer) Booher of Livingston; a son, Greg Booher of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Rick Walker of Livingston; 2 brothers, Bud Booher and Tommy Booher, both of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Andrew Dixon, Jamie Beaty, and Gregory Walker; and other family members.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Radford D. "R.D." Carter, 77, of Hilham, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Hunter officiating.

Burial, with military honors performed by James T. Davis Post 5062 of Livingston, was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Carter died Friday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from the United States Air Force.

Born January 4, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Ruby (Hughes) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Vanis Carter and Junior Carter; and a sister, Murrell Dean Wasson.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Nell (Fleming) Carter of Hilham; 3 daughters, Marilyn Joiner and Helen Gish, both of Anchorage, AK, and Carol Parr of Hilham; 3 brothers, Billy Carter of Sacramento, CA, Jimmy Carter of Westville, IN, and Sam Carter of Rickman; 4 sisters, Oleeta Norris of Hilham, Inez Ford of Murray, UT, Betty Cook of Akron, OH, and Linda Morgan of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren, Mandy Dore-mire, Phillip Carter, Adrian Doremire, Helena Jenkins, and Chelsey Nickerson; and 2 great grandchildren, Bryce Chelini and Johnny Womack.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Howard Houston Cross, 77, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2005, at Bloomington Christian Church with Bro. Ricky Cross and Bro. Matt Kingston officiating.

Burial was in Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Cross died Friday, April 29 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired Pickett County trustee, serving for 22 years. He was a member and elder at Bloomington Christian Church and a member of GideonŐs International.

Born October 10, 1927, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Rhoda (Garrett) Cross. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba (Moon) Cross; and an infant brother.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Retta and Roger Sells of Monterey and Tammy and Tim Tiernan of Celina; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Virginia Cross of West Carrollton, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Andrew Amonett of Byrdstown; 6 grandchildren, Jessica Mullins and her husband, Charlie, Summer Smith, Todd Tiernan, Sloane Tiernan, and Sage Tiernan; 2 great granddaughters, Kelsey Mullins and Kaylee Mullins; and other family members.

Pallbearers were Scott Cross, Randall Cross, Jim Cross, Michael Amonett, David Moon, and Charlie Mullins.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Hewel Brown, Glenn Parris, Jimmy Storie, Truman Holt, Larry Mason, Millard Abbott, and Dennis Stodghill.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Marie (Jones) Johnson, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2005, from House-Rawlings Funeral Home Chapel in London, KY, with Bro. Arthur Benge officiating.

Burial was in Gilbert Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Monday, April 25 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired factory employee and waitress.

Born August 26, 1929, in Black Water, KY, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Lucy (Smith) Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Johnson of Livingston; 3 brothers, Roy Jones, B. Jones, and Edsel Jones, all of Black Water; 3 sisters, Claudia McDaniel of Simpsonville, SC, Lena Gross of New Caney, TX, and Rebecca Partin of Salem, IN; and nephews, nieces, and other family members.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Graveside services for Mrs. Marilyn Glenn Niebuhr, 76, of Westminster, MD, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Crawford Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mrs. Niebuhr died Tuesday, April 19 in Baltimore, MD. She was a retired administrative assistant.

Born December 13, 1928, in Evansville, IN, she was the daughter of the late Marion Gaskell and Elise (Crawford) Masters.

Survivors include 4 sons, Bryan Niebuhr, Kevin Niebuhr, Jeff Niebuhr, and Scott Niebuhr; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. St. Joseph High School, Marilyn Niebuhr Scholarship Fund, 4403 Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD, 21229, Attn: Kevin Kearney.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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