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Archives 08-31-2005

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CONNIE (CARR) ALLRED
Funeral services for Mrs. Connie (Carr) Allred, 85, of Antioch and formerly of Tullahoma, were conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, from the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Rev. David Wall officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Allred died Saturday, Aug. 27 at Northside Health Care Center in Murfreesboro. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church, and attended Center Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from H.G. Hill Grocery Company.

Born in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Shirley H. and Ernal (Gore) Carr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lansden Allred, in 1979; and 2 brothers, Clayton Carr and Coy Carr.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and James Barber of Antioch; a brother, Thomas Carr of Murfreesboro; 2 grandchildren, Ronnie Barber and his wife, Lisa, of Murfreesboro, and Teresa Weaver and her husband, Richard, of Knoxville; 2 step-grandchildren, Rod Adkins and Ashley Adkins, both of Jefferson City; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler Barber and Jessica Barber, both of Murfreesboro, and Colby Weaver of Knoxville; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Special care provided by Tullahoma Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM EDWARD "EDD" COLSON
Funeral services for Mr. William Edward "Edd" Colson, 84, of the Barnes Ridge community, were conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Nelson Cemetery.

Mr. Colson died Monday, Aug. 29 at his home. He was a road construction worker, a farmer, a member of Barnes Ridge Church of Christ, a member of the VFW, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born March 3, 1921, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Hershel Craig and Willie Mae (Long) Colson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bedford Colson and Randolph Colson; and a sister, Olene Whitsitt.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Colson of the Barnes Ridge community; 2 sons, Gene Colson and Jerry Colson, both of Monroe; 2 brothers, Hershel Craig Colson of Hilham and Bobby Colson of Monroe; 2 sisters, Opal Marie Pryor or Livingston and Louretta Rainey of New Castle, IN; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Colson's grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ESTEL ELZO HALL
Funeral services for Mr. Estel Elzo Hall, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. H.S. Brown officiating.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mr. Hall died Sunday, Aug. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver, a United States Army veteran having served in Germany, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born November 14, 1932, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late James Marshall and Cora Virgie (Masters) Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna B. (Link) Hall; and a brother, Marshall Wayne Hall.

Survivors include a step-son, Danny Ray Hargis of New Jersey; a step-daughter, Patricia Hargis of Michigan; 4 brothers, Cecil Hall and Donnie Hall, both of Hilham, Edward Hall of Livingston, and Lewis Hall of Algood; 2 sisters, Elizabeth York of Livingston and Annette Smith of Cookeville; 2 step-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Randall Hall, Brian Hall, Donnie Hall, Jamie Moody, Stevie Hall, Eddie Hall, and Terry Scantland.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CAROLYN SUE (BILBREY) HILL
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Sue (Bilbrey) Hill, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Howard Dailey and Charles Crain officiating.

Burial was in Bilbrey-Hill Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill died Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 15, 1959, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Jewell (Masters) Bilbrey of Livingston and the late Arnold Simon Bilbrey.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, William Jennings Hill of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Kelly Hill; 2 daughters, Pamela Lynn Smith of Livingston and Michelle Nellis of Canada; a brother, Ricky Bilbrey of Livingston; 6 grandchildren, Joshua Smith and McKenzie Hill, both of Livingston, and Jason Nellis, David Nellis, Michael Nellis, and Austin Nellis, all of Canada; and her best friend, Helen Dishman of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Bud Swallows, Jim Staggs, Jed Stevens, Jerry McPherson, James Paul Rush, and Paul Stevens.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Pete Ventimiglia, Tim Huewitt, Joe Dishman, Keith Smith, Jeff Hammons, David Melton, Brandon Keys, Kip Smith, Kenneth Swallows, Bruce Dailey, Brett Nelles, and James Kennedy.

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

 

PHIL HILL
Funeral services for Mr. Phil Hill, 40, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Booher Cemetery.

Mr. Hill died Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker.

Born September 10, 1964, in Indiana, he was the son of the late Norman Loyd Hill and Mary Ann (Brown) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-sister, Patricia Hill; and a brother, Norman Hill Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Hill of Livingston; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Ann and Tom Hall, Patricia Hill, and Carla Sue Hill and Brandon Robbins, all of Livingston; 5 brothers, Danny Hill of Allons, Delonnie Hill of Gainesboro, Dale Hill of Los Angeles, CA, and Gene Decker and Bob Decker, both of Indiana; a sister, Sue Purdy of Indiana; 2 grandchildren, Adriana Harvey and Mary Lee Harvey; and 2 best friends, Olene Edmonds and Kenneth Swallows.

Pallbearers were Davie Cantrell, Gizmo Riley, Doug Dishman, McKenzie Guffey, Jamie Edmonds, and Jim Fulford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

PAULINE KING
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline King, 93, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. King died Saturday, Aug. 27 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. She retired after 35 years as a dietician with Monterey High School, Upperman Elementary School, and Cookeville High School. She was a past director of Monterey Senior Citizens, a member of Monterey Garden Club, a board member of the Home Demonstration Club, a member of Monterey Church of Nazerene, and she attended Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Born August 19, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Melissa (Bilbrey) Phipps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Manson on August 16, 1992; 3 brothers, Lawrence Phipps, Edgar Phipps, and Frank Phipps; and 2 sisters, Christine Buckner and Emma Lee Rice.

Survivors include 2 sons, Fred King of Peoria, IL, and Kenneth King of Rickman; 2 daughters, Anna Rose Campbell of Monterey and Helen Cummings of Nashville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 special caregivers, Lucille Phipps, Justine McDonald, and Juanita Welch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roy and Pauline King Memorial Scholarship Fund at TTU, c/o TTU University Advancement, P.O. Box 5111, Cookeville, TN 38505. Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILL L. PARSONS
Funeral services for Mr. Bill L. Parsons, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial, with Masonic services by Livingston Lodge 259, was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Parsons died Friday, Aug. 26 at the VA Medical Center in Nashville. A member of the Democrat Party, he was elected mayor of Livingston in 1972. He owned and operated Parsons Market in Overton County and Parsons Handle Mill in Allons. Mr. Parsons was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston and Livingston Lodge 259 F&AM.

Born April 9, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cassius Clay Sr. and Clydia (Vaughn) Parsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Tolleson.

Survivors include his wife, June (Brown) Parsons of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Cathy Parsons and Cindy and Randy Wilson, all of Livingston; a brother, Clay Parsons of Livingston; and 3 granddaughters, Carrie Smith and her husband, Tyler, of Knoxville, and Stacie Wilson and Kaylie Wilson, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Millard Oakley, Tyler Smith, Cody Campbell, Hamp McCormick, Jimmy Hood, and Herman Moody.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

INA BEATRICE (LAWSON) PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Ina Beatrice (Lawson) Phillips, 74, of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters and Bro. Ray Smith officiating.

Burial was in Allen's Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, Aug. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith and was affiliated with Aaron's Chapel Community Church and New Life Community Church.

Born April 6, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Haskell and Nannie (Scantland) Lawson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mackey Phillips; and a brother, Comer Lawson.

Survivors include a son, Ronney Phillips of Hilham; a daughter, Shelia Ledbetter of Hilham; a brother, Edward Lawson of Cookeville; a sister, Emily Boles of Toledo, OH; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Roger Phillips, Dave Boles, Mike Boles, Benny Buck, Randle Ledbetter, and Art Chase.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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