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Archives 08-10-2005

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ALVIN COY CARR
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Coy Carr, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch, Bro. Jerry Harris, and Bro. Dwain Whittaker officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Carr died Saturday, Aug. 6 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a retired foreman with Eaton Manufacturing Corporation, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Highland Freewill Baptist Church, the Square Dance Club, and the Franklin Mint Association.

Born December 15, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Earnel (Gore) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Myra Carr; a son, Robert Carr; a brother, Clayton Carr; and 2 infant brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Carr of Livingston; a daughter, Judy A. McCaw of Konawa, OK; a brother, Thomas Carr of Murfreesboro; a sister, Connie Allred of Murfreesboro; 5 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Gene Inmon, Jeff Lewis, Billy Hood, Carlos Carr, Ngoc Carr, and Floyd Vaughn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ADAM JOE CONNER
Funeral services for Adam Joe Conner, 11, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, from Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown with Bro. Tim Eldridge and Bro. Kenny Spaw officiating.

Burial was in Clark Cemetery in the Barnes Ridge community.

Mr. Conner died Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Byrdstown Medical Center. He was in 5th grade at Pickett County Elementary School and was a member of Barnes Ridge Church of Christ, Pickett and Overton County Republican parties, and Overton County Teenage Republican Party.

Born December 3, 1993, in Overton County, he was the son of David Joe and Elainea Ann (Kennedy) Conner of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pamela Kennedy; his great grandparents, Elmo Conner, Clarence Luse, Robert and Inus Clark, and Cordell and Ora Kennedy; and two uncles, Brian and Ronnie Conner.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Nello and Lula Conner of Monroe and Porter Kennedy of Jamestown; his great grandmother, Bertha Mae Conner of Monroe; 4 brothers, Chris Conner, Kevin Conner, Andrew Conner, and Jared Conner, all of Monroe; a special great uncle, Durell Clark of Monroe; aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Perry Garrett, Harlan Copeland, Steven Kennedy, Sean Smith, Kenny Conner, Garlin Beaty, and Justin Reeder.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

EMMA LOWHORN DAVIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lowhorn Davis, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Willie Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Whittaker Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died Monday, Aug. 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housekeeper, a cook, and attended Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 8, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Issac Sewell and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 husbands, Leo Lowhorn and Alvin Willard Davis.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Joe Anderson of Monterey; 2 brothers, Jerry Ledbetter and Quitman “Bud” Ledbetter, both of Livingston; a half-brother, Earnest Ledbetter of New Castle, IN; 2 sisters, Faye Eldridge of Bloomington Springs and Myrtle Hargis of Monterey; 2 half-sisters, Virgie Carter of Dayton, OH, and Nova Cope of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Joseph Anderson and Matthew Anderson and his wife, Tuesday, all of Monterey; and 2 great grandchildren, Alexis and Ashton.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

LYDA C. (SISCO) HARRIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Lyda C. (Sisco) Harris, 95, of the Mineral Springs community, were conducted on Monday, July 11, 2005, at Cookeville Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community near Monterey.

Mrs. Harris died Friday, July 8 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Mineral Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Her special interests included quilting, gardening, and assisting her husband in the ministry for 75 years.

Born July 5, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Verna Sisco. She was also preceded in death by two sons, M.L. Harris and Donnie Harris; three brothers, Johnny Sisco, Marce Sisco, and Benny Sisco; a sister, Estle Ramsey; two grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Foyster Harris of Mineral Springs; two sons, George Harris of Crossville and Hollis Harris of Lovejoy; four daughters, Bonnie Pierce of Lovejoy, Glennia Stouder of Monterey, and Emma Vernon and Reba Pierce, both of Mineral Springs; a sister, Sue Bull of Cookeville; 33 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; and special caregivers, Wanda, Gladys, Debra, Judy, and Becky.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.

Special care provided by Cookeville Funeral Home. (P)

 

CLOISE "SHORTY" MELTON
Funeral services for Mr. Cloise "Shorty" Melton were conducted Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Akron Baptist Temple with Dr. Charles Keen officiating.

Burial, with military services conducted by Firestone VFW Post 3383, was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

A United States Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Melton was employed with the church for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Survivors include 4 children, 5 sisters, and 9 grandchildren. (P)

 

RANDOLPH WAYNE PORTER
Funeral services for Mr. Randolph Wayne Porter, 55, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Trinity Assembly in Algood with Rev. Jim Moore officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Porter died Thursday, Aug. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired sheriff’s deputy in Montgomery County, OH, and a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood.

Born March 12, 1950, in Flemingsburg, KY, he was the son of Zenith Frances (Caudill) Porter Brady of Rickman and the late Randolph Preston Porter. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Porter.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 sons, James Patrick Porter of Troy, OH, and Tim Porter of Rickman; 3 brothers, Don Porter of Algood, Dan Porter of Hilham, and Bill Porter of Rickman; 2 sisters, Janice Mondabaugh and Cathy Miller, both of Dayton, OH; and a granddaughter, Hailey Grace Porter.

Pallbearers were Tim Porter, James Porter, Bill Porter, Danny Porter, Don Porter, and Danny Lee Porter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY PAULINE SIMMONS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pauline Simmons, 84, of Warren County, were conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, from the chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home with Roy Terry officiating.

Burial was in Crain Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmons died Sunday, Aug. 7 at NHC Healthcare. She was retired from the Levi factory and attended Laurel Creek Baptist Church.

Born July 19, 1921, in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Hampton and Phoebe Mae (Reynolds) Caten. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick"Simmons; and 2 sons, Carl M. Simmons and Wiliam Simmons.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Linda Simmons of McMinnville; 2 grandsons, Chris Simmons and his wife, Leigh, of Rock Island, and Brad Simmons and his wife, Lindy, of Livingston; and great grandchildren, Nichlas Simmons and Chas Simmons, both of Rock Island, Ashley and Wesley Bray of Cookeville, and Ridge Simmons and Haley and Willard Mullins of Livingston.

Special care provided by Love-Cantrell & Cope 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 Coe 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 Vaughn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (G)

 

PARNELL WRIGHT
Funeral services for Mr. Parnell Wright, 77, of the Netherland community in Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Jerry Blair and Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Wright died Thursday, Aug. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born July 26, 1928, in Jamestown, he was the son of the late Grover Cleve and Ada Alice (Allred) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Tollie Wright, Scott Wright, Travis Wright, and Earl Wright; and a sister, Florence Linder.

Survivors include his wife, Genevie Wright of the Netherland community; a son, Jason Wright of the Netherland community; and 2 brothers, George Wright of Algood and Quincy Wright of Ohio.

Pallbearers were Haskel Colson, Jack Smith, Deloy Hinson, Bryce Boles, Robert Sullivan, Marty Hinson, Scotty Hinson, and Jamie Crockett.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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