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TEMPEST BURGESS
Funeral services for Mrs. Tempest Burgess, 86, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in Barnes Cemetery.

Mrs. Burgess died Thursday, Sept. 22 at Masters Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born August 24, 1919, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Cleney and Lou (Barnes) Holloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Burgess; and a brother, Cecil Holloway.

Survivors include a son, Jim Burgess of Cookeville; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Karoline and Larry Walker and Gayle and Jerry Hastings, all of Rickman, Sunshine and Dewey Dunn of Baxter, Bubbie Allen of Cookeville, and Vickie and Terry Jolley of Sparta; a sister, Sybol Ballohoefer of Marion, IN; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dewey Dunn, Jerry Hastings, Russell Hastings, Terry Jolley, Jim Burgess, Steven Walker, and Larry Walker.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

IOLA COPELAND
Funeral services for Mrs. Iola Copeland, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Copeland died Monday, Sept. 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God Church in Livingston.

Born June 12, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Cora (Bice) Ferrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Barton Copeland; a son, William Steve Copeland; 3 half-brothers, Verlie Ferrell, Willie Norris, and Hassel Norris; and a half-sister, Vera Hastings.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and James Melton of Livingston; a sister, Mabel Tidrow Sells of Byrdstown; and 2 grandchildren, Kim Dial and her husband, Rocky, and Jamie Poston and her husband, Jon.

Pallbearers were Rocky Dial, Randall Dial, Jon Poston, and Darrell Epling.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

EMILY A. FERRELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily A. Ferrell, 72, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Allons Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Thomas officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Ferrell died Monday, Sept. 19 at Countryside Manor Health Care. She was a nurse's aid.

Born July 16, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Prilla (Copeland) Ruble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Ferrell; 4 brothers, Kenneth Ruble, Truman Ruble, Royce Ruble, and Rex Ruble; and a sister, Jewell Denton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Janie Ferrell of Santa Fe, TX; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Dale Todd of Janesville, WI, Brenda and Robert Baer of Pendleton, IN, and Cindy and Ed Jones of Anderson; 2 sisters, Kenda Jones and Callie Bowman, both of Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dale Todd, Robert Baer, Chad Baer, Austin Baer, Dwight Ferrell, and Daniel Lakes.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUTH ANN HUNTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Ann Hunter, 67, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Cox and Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Hunter died Thursday, Sept. 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an LPN at a physician's office and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born April 26, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Willie Maude (Byers) Eubank. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis O. Hunter.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark O. and Tonya Hunter of Allons; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Melinda and Darrell Williams of Lebanon, Melanie Copeland of Portland, and Mary Lee and Rick Looper of the Dry Hollow community; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Pearl Eubank of Cookeville; and 8 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joshua Looper, Dustin Looper, Jacob Copeland, Dustin Williams, Gary Eubank, John Denton, and Kenny Denton.

William O. Hunter served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROSEY LEE McLERRAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosey Lee McLerran, 69, of Celina, were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Ronnie Parsons officiating.

Burial was in Moss Cemetery.

Mrs. McLerran died Saturday, Sept. 17 in Tipton, IN. She attended the Church of Christ.

Born April 12, 1936, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Jewell G. and Docia E. (Walker) Scott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Flynn H. McLerran; her twin brother, Tony B. Scott; and 2 sisters, Mamie D. Scott and Elva D. Scott.

Survivors include a step-son, Clyde McLerran; 2 step-daughters, Sherry Howell and Michelle Hargis; 3 brothers, Chester Scott, Cordell Scott, and Bennie Scott; a sister, Belva Reecer; several grandchildren; and a faithful companion, Baby.

Pallbearers were Scott D. Ford, Blaze Langley, Dave O. Reecer, Joe Frank Reecer, Mike Royce, and Matt Davenport.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

CARL R. SCHMITZ
Funeral services for Mr. Carl R. Schmitz, 84, of Celina, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Divine Savior Catholic Church with Father Chad Puthoff officiating.

Burial was in Fitzgerald Hamilton Addition Cemetery.

Mr. Schmitz died Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Born June 27, 1921, in Elmont, IL, he was the son of the late Michael F. and Mathita (Gracak) Schmitz.

Survivors include 3 brothers, Michael Schmitz, Robert Schmitz, and Alfred Schmitz.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Celina. (C)

 

CLARK SIMS STOCKTON
Funeral services for Mr. Clark Sims Stockton, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at First United Methodist Church of Livingston with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Stockton died Monday, Sept. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired car dealer, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Men's Sunday School Class, and the American Legion.

Born May 20, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lowery and Pearlie (Bilbrey) Stockton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Stockton; and 2 sisters, Anna Mae Mullinix and Mattie Lou Stockton.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Hallman) Stockton of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Betsy Stockton and Larry and Beverly Stockton, all of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wendell Stockton of Nashville; a brother, Cordell Stockton of Cookeville; 4 grandchildren, Jeff Stockton and his wife, Maggie, David Stockton, Jason Stockton, and Miranda Osborn and her husband, Chris; a step-grandchild, Michele Jilek and her husband, Steve; and 2 step-great-grandchildren, Ethan Jilek and Ava Jilek.

Pallbearers were Jeff Stockton, David Stockton, Jason Stockton, John Stockton, Chris Osborn, Don Smith, Michael Mullinix, Steve Jilek, and Larry McLeod.

The Men's Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

OSTIE ESTELLE (SAVAGE) TURNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Ostie Estelle (Savage) Turner, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Smith officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner died Saturday, Sept. 24 at Bethesda Health Care. She was a girls' counselor at Utah State School and a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Livingston.

Born November 16, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Mary Jane (Staggs) Savage. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Turner; an infant son, Michael Shields; a daughter, Sharon Minor; 2 grandchildren, Robbie Bates and Steven Walker; 3 brothers, Ben Savage, E.J. Savage, and Clester Savage; and 3 sisters, Dellas Savage, Lucille Little, and Jessie Holt.

Survivors include 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Lorene and Charles Walker of Livingston, Pat and Kamron Bates of Hilham, Janie and Jim Perkins of Monroe, and Kathy and David Burgess of Layton, UT; 2 brothers, Jerry Savage of Allons and Charles Savage of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, O.V. Dishman and Genevie Walker, both of Allons, and Joyce Shields of Allons; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LOVEL DOVIE WILSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Lovel Dovie Wilson, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson died Friday, Sept. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born October 15, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Mary Lou (Edmonds) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carvel Woodrow Wilson; 2 sons, Roy Wilson and R.C. Wilson; 2 daughters, Olene Linder and Glendalene Wilson; and a great-grandchild, Jessica Nelson.

Survivors include a son, B.J. Wilson of Livingston; 3 daughters, Mabel Cantrell of Livingston, Jewel Dean Savage of Franklin, OH, and Carol Langford of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Coffee, Clyde Coffee, Tony Gore, Steve Timmons, David Savage, and Johnny Wayne Linder.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Dishman, Justin Timmons, Brannon Roop, and Dalton Gore.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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