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Archives 08-03-2005

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ONIA D. BEECHBOARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Onia D. Beechboard, 71, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Thomas officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Beechboard died Friday, July 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born May 6, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late R.D. and Pelma (Johnson) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.L. Garrett.

Survivors include her husband, Junior Beechboard of Allons; a brother and sister-in-law, Clurel and Betty Garrett of Livingston; and 2 sisters, Norma Loftis of Allons and Virginia Dodson of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Charles Seber, Phillip Wilson, Wayne Beechboard, Donnie Phillips, Dan Buck, and Kenneth Beechboard.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Wallan Chilton, Roy Lee Seber, and Tim Dodson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES "JOHN" COX
Funeral services for Mr. James "John" Cox, 78, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Bud Hargis officiating.

Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Cox died Saturday, July 30 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Born January 21, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Martha (Warden) Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Albert Leslie Cox; and 3 sisters, Rosie Thomblin, Josie Wilson, and Ruthie Belle Richardson.

Survivors include 2 brothers, William Cox and Radford Cox, both of Monterey; and 8 nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN ANDREW LEDFORD
Funeral services for Mr. John Andrew Ledford, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Ferrell Cemetery.

Mr. Ledford died Tuesday, July 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired foreman of Botany Shirt Factory and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born October 14, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William "Bill" and Ruby (Evans) Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ledford; and an infant brother, Pat Ledford.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ledford of Livingston; a son, Rick Ledford of Livingston; a brother, Bruce Ledford of Lebanon; 2 sisters, Edith Sells of Alpine and Nannie Mae Ledford of Livingston; and 2 grandchildren, John David Ledford and Dana Ledford.

Pallbearers were Derek Ledford, Jeff Ledford, Joey Conatser, Jamie Conatser, Dwain Maynord, and David Moore II.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Danny Sells, David Sells, Billy Joe Sells, Mike Sells, Randall Dial, Tanner Ledford, and Danny Maynord.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MICHAEL CAREY LYNN
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Carey Lynn, 19, of Tullahoma, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2005, from the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Father Bill Kelly officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Lynn died Sunday, July 17 at Harton Regional Medical Center. He was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, an apprentice for Boilermakers 454, and he worked in the maintenance department for Deutsch of Tullahoma.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of Jack and Maria Carey Lynn.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Dustin Lynn of Tullahoma; and his grandparents, Clayton and Marilyn Carey and Winifred and Julienne Lynn, all of Tullahoma.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tullahoma City Schools Special Education Department, 510 South Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Special care provided by Tullahoma Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY GERALDINE "JERRY" (THREET) McDONALD
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Geraldine "Jerry" (Threet) McDonald, 65, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2005, from the Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, in Anderson with Pastor Bill Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Richland Township Cemetery.

Mrs. McDonald died Monday, July 25 at Community Hospital in Anderson after a sudden illness. She was a homemaker, had previously worked at Nicholson File, Anderson University, and Anderson Community Schools, and was a member of Valley Grove Freewill Baptist Church since 1978.

Born February 16, 1940, in Twinton, she was the daughter of the late McKinley and Auda Mae (Sells) Threet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include her husband whom she married December 22, 1956, Cecil McDonald; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryant and Sheryl McDonald of Anderson; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Dennis Rodgers of Anderson; a sister, Anita Melton of Anderson; 4 grandchildren, Joshua McDonald and his wife, Erica, of Riverview, FL, Micheal McDonald of Bloomington, IN, Donita Bragg and her husband, Jason, of Chesterfield, IN, and Stefani Rodgers of Anderson; 3 great grandchildren, Kaleb McDonald, Chase McDonald, and Cheyanne Bragg; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the M.S. Association.

Special care provided by Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel. (C)

 

OPAL CHRISTINE (DALTON) MOREDOCK
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Christine (Dalton) Moredock, 96, of Sevierville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, from the chapel of Mt. Juliet Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Patton officiating.

Burial was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Moredock died Tuesday, July 19 at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home.

Born in Livingston in 1909, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Beulah (Williford) Dalton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace L. Moredock; a son, Joe M. Moredock; and 7 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Gladys Vandever of Akron, OH, and Francis Green of Canton, GA; 2 grandchildren, Micca Grizzell and her husband, Dwight, of Sevierville, and Edward L. Moredock of Spring Hill; 2 great grandchildren, Nathan Grizzell of Orlando, FL, Sarah Grizzell of Sevierville; a great-great granddaughter, Madelaine Rose Grizzell of Sevierville; and many nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Mt. Juliet Funeral Home. (P)

 

PAULINE "POLLY" (SPECK) PARRIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline "Polly" (Speck) Parris, 84, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Columbia with Rev. Jim Hughes officiating and at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Parris died Thursday, July 28 at The Bridge in Columbia. Retired secretary/treasurer of Middle Tennessee Wilbert Vault Company and formerly employed at Ray's Jewelry, she was an avid traveller, a member of First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Narciss (Allred) Speck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ira Speck and Ray Speck.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joseph E. Parris of Columbia; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Donna Parris of Columbia and Steve and Kerrin Parris of Hurst, TX; a sister, Lyda Speck of Livingston; and 2 grandchildren, Katie Parris and Joe Parris.

Pallbearers were Bill Speck, Ira Sidwell, Clay Parsons, Curt Parsons, Stuart Parsons, and Jared Beasley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUTH EMAZELL SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Emazell Smith, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Austin Flowers and Bro. Travis Simpson officiating.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Monday, July 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born February 8, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ewing Alexander and Maudie Elizabeth (Richardson) Hull. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vester Carl Smith whom she married May 12, 1940; 4 brothers, Hubert Hull, Herbert Hull, Lawrence Hull, and Johnny Hull; and 3 sisters, Alma Jean Hull, Mary Veachel Hull, and Lexie Booher.

Survivors include 4 brothers, Emerson Hull of Monroe, Lester Hull of Alpine, and Jim Hull and Kelly Hull, both of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Exie Covey of Delaware; 3 sisters, Vada Norrod and Betty Choate, both of Alpine, and Louelle Ledford of Livingston; a brother-in-law Leonard Smith of Albany, KY; and a host of nephews, nieces, and special friends and family.

Pallbearers were Danny Hull, Larry Hull, Richard Hull, Gary Ferguson, Larry Hurst, and Brian Kovy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BOBBY JOE VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Joe Vaughn, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Billy Burchett officiating.

Burial was in Vans Branch Cemetery in Byrdstown.

Mr. Vaughn died Sunday, July 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a grocery butcher, a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ, and a member of Livingston Lodge 259.

Born December 12, 1937, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Ben and Myrtie (Arney) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Buster Vaughn, Jim Vaughn, Fount Vaughn, Stanley Vaughn, Tom Vaughn, Raymond Vaughn, and Eugene Vaughn; and 3 sisters, Mandy Greenwood, Annie Sells, and Sallie Sells.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Vaughn of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Marilyn Vaughn of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Michael Masters of Livingston; 3 brothers, Billy Cole Vaughn (his twin), Ben Ed Vaughn, and Kenneth Lee Vaughn, all of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Emily Vaughn, Katie Vaughn, Kayla Masters, Truman Masters, and Amanda Vaughn; and a great grandchild, Riley Masters.

Pallbearers were Doyle Sells, Benny Sells, Jason Vaughn, James Vaughn, Randall Vaughn, and Gene Sells.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES "JIM" ROBERT WHITLOW
Funeral services for Mr. James "Jim" Robert Whitlow, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2005, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Ryan Bennett officiating.

Burial, with military honors, was in Lovelady Cemetery in Byrdstown.

Mr. Whitlow died Saturday, July 30 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield. He spent his childhood in Adams and the Cedar Hill area of Robertson County. He left Cedar Hill High School after his junior year to join the Armed Forces, where he served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Following his service, he graduated from University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a masters of science degree in Agricultural Education. He served as agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Greenbrier High School in Robertson County from 1950 to 1961.

In 1962, he moved his family to McMinnville and then to Cookeville after taking a position with Production Credit Association and retired from that office in 1985. He later worked at the Farmers Home Administration.

He was a great friend of the FFA, 4-H, and other youth organizations. He was a member of Cookeville First Baptist Church and Cookeville Masonic Lodge 266 Free & Accepted Masons.

Born October 24, 1924, in Scottsville, KY, he was the son of the late Tobias James and Lillie Mae (Davis) Whitlow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marle (Elder) Whitlow; and 3 brothers, Alonzo Whitlow, Harold Whitlow, and Morris Whitlow.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Rosie Whitlow of Gallatin; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and David Kent of Pleasant View; 4 grandchildren, Robert Whitlow, Claudia Crook, Jackson Crook, and James Kent; and 3 sisters, Mary Ann Walker of Nashville, Bernice Peacock of Panama City, FL, and Virginia Ellis of Springfield.

Mrs. Whitlow's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee FFA Foundation or the American Leukemia Foundation by contacting the funeral home.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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