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Archives 08-17-2005

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MABEL (RAMSEY) BANDOIAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel (Ramsey) Bandoian, 79, of Annapolis, MD, will be conducted at St. Paul Anglican Church in Maryland.

Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

Mrs. Bandoian died August 9 at Annapolis Hospital after a long illness.

Born February 2, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Willis and Sallie (Winningham) Ramsey.

Survivors include her husband, Banny Bandoian; a son, James Rice of Kittyhawk, NC; 2 daughters, Betty Jean Thrailkill of California and Patsy Naptolenanu of Michigan; a brother, James Ramsey of Algood; 3 sisters, Leona Wheeler of New York and Myrtle Patterson and Ina Moredock, both of Cookeville; and 11 grandchildren. (P)

 

MORRIS LEGRANT CARLSON
Funeral services for Mr. Morris Legrant Carlson, 81, of the Hardy's Chapel community of Overton County, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman with Rev. Ferrell Looper and Rev. Howard Dailey officiating.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mr. Carlson died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Masters Health Care Center. He was a retired farmer, the chief mechanic at Freight Line, a foreman at a fabrication company, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

He received the following decorations and awards: Presidential Citation Unit, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and a Silver Star Medal.

Born January 7, 1924, in Belvidere, IL, he was the son of the late Morris and Elizabeth (Frietag) Carlson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edward Harold Carlson.

Survivors include his wife, Phillis Carlson of the Hardy's Chapel community; a son, Keith Morris Carlson of Wonder Lake, IL; 2 daughters, Sarah Rankhorn of McMinnville and Carol Ann Gillentine of the Hardy's Chapel community; and 3 grandchildren, Ryan Manning, Cody Gillentine, and Samantha Carlson.

Members of the VFW Honor Guard served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES BRIAN "CHUBBY" DAVIS SR.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Brian "Chubby" Davis Sr., 64, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Friday, Aug. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a school teacher and a member of Independence Community Church.

Born July 16, 1941, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William and Eula (Spicer) Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Davis; and a half-brother, Jack Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Davis of Allons; a son, Brian Davis of Allons; a step-daughter, Angela Medley of Calhoun, GA; 2 sisters, Jean Cowsert of South Bend, IN, and Marie McCloud of Portland; a half-sister, Avon Yoho of South Bend; 6 grandchildren, Dianna Bartlett, Phillip Bartlett, Kevin Smith, Mandy Smith, Amanda White, and Josh White; and 2 great grandchildren, Courtney Copeland and Alex Bartlett.

Pallbearers were Loyd Smith, J.B. Smith, Joey Conner, Kenny Conner, Ralph Sells, David Conner, and Shannon Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BEN FRANK GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Ben Frank Garrett, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Doak Turner officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired factory worker with General Motors and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, MI.

Born June 26, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George Wash and Eunice (Flowers) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Garrett; and 5 sisters, Bonnie Davis, Hassie LaBlanc, Sylvia Ledbetter, Connie Davis, and Mozelle Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Garrett of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Brenda Garrett of Sparta; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Marlene Staggs of Rickman, Darlene and Donnie Bilbrey of Cookeville, Leila and Nick Turner of Livingston, and Frankie Keisling of Murfreesboro; 3 sisters, Lucille Oakley, Geraldine Dale, and Frances Sells, all of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Eric Turner, Nathan Turner, Greg Bowers, Tony Sullivan, Jeremiah Keisling, and Joey Bull.

Dustin Staggs and Kurt Garrett served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MORINE (EDMONDS) GARRETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Morine (Edmonds) Garrett, 66, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at her home. She was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods.

Born July 22, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Noah Marshall and Dona Lee (Hayes) Edmonds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Edmonds.

Survivors include her husband, Norbert Dolphis Garrett of Cookeville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steve R. and Nena Garrett and Wayne and Donna Garrett, all of Cookeville; a daughter, Diane Hargis of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, EmoJean and James Gambrell of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Shane Hargis, Angel Garrett, and Allie Garrett; a special niece, Kath Lewellen of Cookeville; a special cousin, Millard Hayes and his wife, Rhonda, of Cookeville; a special friend, Wilma Wilmoth of Cookeville; and a special nurse, Amy Phillips of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Shane Hargis, Jacky Clark, Gary Webb, Rod Edmonds, Millard Hayes, and Donnie Dismang.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home of Baxter. (C)

 

MELINDA GAIL GORE
Funeral services for Miss Melinda Gail Gore, 37, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Savage and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Rob Draper Cemetery in Jackson County.

Miss Gore died Friday, Aug. 12. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Born August 14, 1967, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Junior Gore of Dayton, OH, and Dean Smith of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Kris Gore of Livingston; 3 brothers, Danny Greer of Rickman and Randall Gore and Barry Gore, both of Cookeville; a sister, Teresa Huffines of Gainesboro; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Clarence Alen, Josh Brown, Billy Oliver, Sherman Savage, Levi Ledbetter, Matt Thrasher, and Ronnie Keith.

Chris Story served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

J.D. MELTON
Funeral services for Mr. J.D. Melton, 95, of Carthage, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, from the chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage with Jerry Melton and Edward L. Anderson officiating.

Burial, with military honors, was in Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Melton died Saturday, Aug. 13 at his home after an extended illness. He was married on December 26, 1940, in Tompkinsville, KY, to Loucille (Thrasher) Melton. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an M.P. with the 30th Infantry after going overseas. He was later wounded in Germany. On June 6, 1944, he was in the second wave to land on Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

A retired farmer, he was a former member of Moss Church of Christ, a member of Carthage Church of Christ, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Born March 30, 1910, in the Saint John community of Clay County, he was the son of the late Tom and Perlina (Davis) Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 7 sisters.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 64 years, include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gaye and Scotty Yeaman of Carthage and Carolyn and Gib Hill of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Anna Laura Neely of Livingston and Edna Burchett of Moss; a granddaughter, Misty White of Carthage; a great grandson, Jake Cameron White of Carthage; and several nephews, nieces, and church family.

Special care provided by Sanderson Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY NORROD
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Norrod, 72, of the Green Pond community in Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Doffie Pierce officiating.

Mrs. Norrod died Saturday, Aug. 13 at her son's home in Knoxville. She was a bookkeeper.

Born March 19, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Viola (Lowhorn) Norrod. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Ray Norrod; and 7 brothers, Frank Swicegood, Jessie Norrod, Demsey Norrod, Ted Norrod, Ogle Norrod, Maurice Norrod, and Jim Norrod.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Brett and Cindy Norrod of Maryville and Steve Norrod and his fiancˇe, Rhonda Valentine, of Knoxville; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Daniel Stover of Knoxville; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda (Whittewn) Norrod of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Charlie Norrod of New Hampshire; a sister, Faye Thrasher of Monterey; and 10 grandchildren, Tausha Norrod, Bryan Norrod, Stephen Norrod, Savanna Norrod, Ryan Stover, Chase Stover, Gavin Stover, Brittany Norrod, Fletcher Norrod, and Benjamin Norrod.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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