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Archives 07-06-2005

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MARTHA LOIS BROWN
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lois Brown, 49, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Nelson officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown died Sunday, June 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith.

Born November 18, 1955, in Logan County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Mary Ann (Staten) Newsome. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Brown; 2 brothers, Virgil Newsome and Sammy Bo Newsome; and a sister, Dixie Gillman.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Samantha and Michael Bingham of Hilham and Leeann Galati of Pikeville, KY; a step-son, Bill Joe Brown of Keen Mt., VA; a step-daughter, Angela Brown of Chillicothe, OH; a brother, Richard Newsome of Chillicothe; 3 sisters, Marsha Cassada of Williamson, WV, and Leslie Larimore and Sherry Liston, both of Dayton, OH; and a grandchild, September Bingham.

Pallbearers were Mitchell Edmonds, Mitchell Edmonds Jr., Carl Piercefield, Donald Edmonds, Leonard Sullivan, and Leon Gillentine.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MILDRED JANE FRANKLIN
Funeral services for Ms. Mildred Jane Franklin, 82, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Don Maxon officiating.

Burial was in Cope Cemetery.

Ms. Franklin died Thursday, June 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired school teacher from Michigan, a member of Midway Christian Church, and a 54-year member of the Eastern Star.

Born November 9, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late W.O. and Ollie (Smith) Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Irene Story, Helen Franklin, and Betty Jo Story.

Survivors include a brother, Luther Franklin of Monroe; a nephew, Steve Keisling of Monroe; and several other nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LILLARD KEITH GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Lillard Keith Garrett, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams officiating.

Burial, with full military honors provided by the Honor Guard of James T. Davis VFW Post 5062, was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett died Thursday, June 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A retired mechanical engineer technician at Tennessee Tech University, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and of the Methodist faith.

Born March 9, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lillard Coe and Minnie (Carr) Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Garrett of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sue Garrett of Livingston; a daughter, Patricia Garrett of Rickman; a brother, Bill Garrett of West Carrollton, OH; two sisters, Ruth Ann Kurzawa of Daytona, OH, and Colleen Kennedy of Hilham; and four grandchildren, Matt Garrett, James Cantrell, Samantha Head, and Chris Head.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHARON KAY GEESLING
Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Kay Geesling, 57, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, from the chapel of Seals-Staton Funeral Home in Fortville, IN, with Bro. Joseph Jordan officiating.

Burial was in New Palestine Cemetery in Indiana.

Mrs. Geesling died Sunday, June 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a secretary.

Born October 15, 1947, in Danville, IL, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Jane (Ireland) Beyers.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Geesling of Celina; 2 sons, Bryan Bilbrey of Indiana and Jason Bilbrey of Cookeville; 2 brothers, David Beyers of Morrisville, IN, and Rick Beyers of New Albany, IN; and 6 grandchildren.

Mrs. Geesling's family served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

ALLIE MAE GREEN
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Mae Green, 92, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Cooper officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Green died Saturday, June 25 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was a retired factory worker, a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and devoted friend to her neighbors.

Born May 6, 1913, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late George and Abbie (Cooper) Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Green; 4 brothers, Arlon Cooper, Claudie Cooper, J.B. Cooper, and Homer Cooper; and a great grandchild, Rebecca Herzog.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, George Ed and Joanna Green of Algood, James and Judy Green of Metamora, IL, and Danny and Denise Green of Clayton, IN; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Claudean and Hubert Bryant of Glasgow, KY, Betty and Stan Bacon of Brownsburg, IN, Velva Marie and Thomas Tolley of Brentwood, and Sammie and Frank Kovach of Livingston; 2 brothers, George C. Cooper of Glasgow and Charles Cooper of Rickman; a sister, Geneva Bilbrey of Rickman; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ken Bryant, Ronnie Bacon, Jacob Green, Myke Green, Wes Green, and Glen Tolley.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUBY ETHEL GREENWOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Ethel Greenwood, 85, of Livingston and formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Greenwood died Monday, June 27 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 1, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Modenia (Greenwood) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Greenwood; a daughter, Wanda Gillentine; 2 infant brothers; a sister, Elsie Adams; and an infant sister.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Judy Ledbetter of Hilham and Reba Joyce Long of Livingston; 2 sisters, Sarah Ledbetter of Livingston and Estie Moss of Nashville; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chris Stacy, Charlie Greenwood, Roy Jenkins, Carl Adams, Larry Moss, and Donald Moss.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

RALPH LEACH
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Leach, 65, of Mayland, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Mayland Baptist Church with Rev. David Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Mayland Cemetery.

Mr. Leach died Friday, July 1 at Country Place Health Care in Crossville. He was a water well contractor and a member of Mayland Baptist Church.

Born September 18, 1939, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charlie B. and Anna Mae (Garrett) Leach.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Linder) Leach of Mayland; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Bryan Dunsmore of Nashville and Rhoda and Asa Davis of Crossville; a sister and brother-in-law, Vella and Rev. David Phillips of Monterey; a half-brother, Clay E. Stover and his wife, Judy, of Mayland; a granddaughter, Chloe Maggie Davis; 3 nephews; 2 nieces; 4 great nephews; and 4 great nieces.

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

 

DRAXIE GUYLAND LEWIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Draxie Guyland Lewis, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Damon Corley officiating.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mrs. Lewis died Thursday, June 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born September 12, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Finley and Josie (Gilpatrick) Maynord. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lewis; a grandson, Mike Lewis; and a sister, Arxie Seber.

Survivors include a son, Guyland Lewis of Livingston; three daughters, Glenda Sue Beasley Howard of Rickman, and Genola Cooper and Barbara Gail Wells, both of Livingston; a sister, Ruth Copeland of Haines City, FL; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Beasley, Durran Lewis, Roy Joe Cooper, Phillip Lewis, Shawn Wells, and Mark Albright.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY MAY PERCELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy May Percell, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Carter and Bro. Paul Stringer officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery of North Vernon, IN.

Mrs. Percell died Saturday, June 25 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired factory worker and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church of Delphi, IN.

Born June 27, 1917, in Jennings County, IN, she was the daughter of the late George and Elsie (Simmons) Kelly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Percell; a son, Dale Ray Percell; a half-brother, Frank Kelly; a half-sister, Florence; and a great grandson, Aaron Percell.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Alice Jordan of Greenwood, IN; 6 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Percell's family served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JUANITA POSTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Poston, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Hunter and Bro. Billy Burchett officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Poston died Tuesday, June 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born February 2, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Velma (Staggs) Holman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Carlos Poston; a brother, Bobby Joe Holman; 2 sisters, Louise Smith and Ruth Burchett; and 3 grandchildren. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Janet Poston of Alpine; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bobby Turner and JoAnn and Jim Turner, all of Livingston; 3 sisters, Linda Bybee, Jean Norris, and Nell Dean Hammock, all of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Poston, Jason Poston, Tony Melton, Tommy Turner, Gary Winningham, and Curt Winningham.

Austin Poston served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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