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JESSIE C. ELDRIDGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie C. Eldridge, 74, of Dayton, OH, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Eldridge officiating.

Burial will be in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Eldridge died Saturday, May 21 at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the former Ohmer Baptist Church.

Born June 9, 1930, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late David Leslie and Manda Bell (Allen) Scott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Kate and Bill Richardson; a half-brother, Elvis Scott; a brother-in-law, Oscar J.D. Eldridge; and 3 sisters-in-law, Ruby Eldridge, Auda Eldridge, and Amy Eldridge.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, William Myers Eldridge of Dayton; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Joe David and Kathy Eldridge and Floyd D. and Erin Eldridge; 3 brothers-in-law, James G. Eldridge, Charles S. Eldridge, and R.D. Eldridge; a half-sister, Zelma D. Fox; a sister-in-law, Colleen (Carr) Eldridge; grandchildren, David Michael Eldridge, Stephen Eldridge, Lisa Eldridge, Kevin F. Eldridge, and Patrick W. Eldridge; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or to American Diabetes Association.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANCIL LEE FORD
Funeral services for Mr. Ancil Lee Ford, 55, of Moss, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Larry Smith officiating.

Burial was in Isenberg Cemetery in Monroe County, KY.

Mr. Ford died Thursday, May 19 at Clay County Manor.

Born May 20, 1949, in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Delbert and Lula (Isenburg) Ford.

Survivors include 5 sisters, Gearldene Chris Zlomke of Columbus, NE, Clarene Margaret Gentry of Celina, Wanda Smith of Moss, Sue Lyons of Hermitage Springs, and Gayla Ford of Mt. Vernon.

Pallbearers were Wally Strode, Kenny Arterburn, Brooks Arterburn, Timmy Woods, Brence Bean, and Shane Roberts.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARITY GRACE HAMMONS
Funeral services for Charity Grace Hammons, infant, of Hilham, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Larry Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Eckels Cemetery.

Charity died Wednesday, May 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 11, 2005, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Jeff and Chasity Ann (Roberson) Hammons of Hilham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Geneva Novella Roberson, Isaac Stevens, and Virgie Flatt; and her paternal great grandparents, Johnson and Gladys Barnes and Oscar and M.V. Brown.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Jessica Renee Hammons; her maternal grandparents, Richard and Sandy Stevens; her paternal grandparents, Willard Hammons, Judy Hammons, and James and Maie Kennedy; her maternal great grandparents, Coyle and Diane Roberson; and a host of aunts and uncles.

Rick and Sandy Stevens will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to "The Charity Hammons Trust Fund" at Bank of Putnam County to be used for medical expenses.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

WANDA JANE KENNEDY
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Jane Kennedy, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Burial was in Sells Cemetery.

Mrs. Kennedy died Wednesday, May 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a housewife, and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born April 1, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Burnley and Dorothy Elizabeth (Stover) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Willie Richardson and Esco Richardson; and a sister, Barbara Jean Mercer.

Survivors include her husband, James Kennedy of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Patra Lynn and Donald Foreid of Yelm, WA; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Shaney Kennedy of Monroe and Col. James Matthew and Rebecca Kennedy, stationed in Germany, serving in the United States Army; 2 brothers, Willard B. Richardson of Allons and E.B. Richardson of Evansville, IN; 8 grandchildren, Ashley Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Amanda Kennedy, Wesley Kennedy, Justin Hummel, Alex Burns, Ashley Foreid, and Kennedy Foreid.

Pallbearers were Jim Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, Wesley Kennedy, Donald Foreid, Justin Hummel, and Tony Richardson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOSEPH WAYNE MURPHY
Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Wayne Murphy, 40, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

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

Mr. Murphy died Saturday, May 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He served in the Marine Corps for 12 years and was a member of Allons Bethel Assembly of God.

Born August 13, 1964, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Hester (Hargis) Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, David Murphy and Sam Murphy; and a sister, Becky Raines.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Murphy of Monroe; a son, Jeremy Murphy of Monroe; 2 daughters, Julie Murphy of Livingston and Chelsey Murphy of Monroe; a brother, Jerry Murphy of Livingston; 3 sisters, Teddy Rose Simpson and Valerie Barlow, both of Alpine, and Wanda Jones of Akron, OH; a grandchild; his mother-in-law, Faye Handy of Livingston; and a son-in-law to be, Robert Kelly of Livingston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ADA JEWELL NOLEN
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Jewell Nolen, 89, of Lebanon and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Mrs. Nolen died Friday, May 20 at Quality Health Care in Lebanon. She was a homemaker and a member of MartinŐs Chapel Methodist Church.

Born August 28, 1915, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Martha Elizabeth (Wright) Daniel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Nolen; 6 brothers, Jessie Daniel, Crit Daniel, Willie Daniel, Malcolm Daniel, Frank Daniel, and Hoover Daniel; and two sisters, Pearl Sidwell and Sylvia Daniel.

Survivors include a niece, Janice Gaw of Lebanon; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Josh Gaw, Carol Laine, Daniel Mayes, Leon Flatt, Dale Flatt, and Eddie Testamand.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

J.B. PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Rev. J.B. Phillips, 76, of the Sunk Cane community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 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.

Rev. Phillips died Sunday, May 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a Missionary Baptist minister, serving the Upper Cumberland region, and was a retired highway construction worker.

Born March 30, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Basil and Birtie (Speck) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oma C. (Hite) Phillips on February 24, 2005.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cathy Phillips of Monterey; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Joe Flatt and Valerie and James Hill, all of the Sunk Cane community, and Annette and Merle Harris of Mayland; 3 brothers, Rev. David Phillips, Daniel Phillips, and Rev. Basil Phillips Jr., all of Monterey; 3 sisters, Edith Bowman and Evelyn Crabtree, both of Livingston, and Bertha Hite of Battle Creek, MI; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHNNY BENTON SELLS
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Benton Sells, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Hatcher Cemetery.

Mr. Sells died Friday, May 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born March 29, 1941, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Billy Booze and Elmer Tood Taylor Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Sells; and a sister, Emogene Ledbetter.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Sells of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Glen and Mary (Garrett) Sells of Monroe; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Diane and Steve Thrasher and Whitlee Sells, all of Monroe; 2 brothers, Kenneth Sells of Monroe and Billy D. Sells of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 3 sisters, Willa Dean Holman of Rickman, Ruth Taylor of Cookeville, and Irene Reeder of Monroe; and 2 grandchildren, Jordan Thrasher and Carlie Thrasher.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

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