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Archives 10-19-2005
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MARY EVELYN ABBOTT
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Abbott, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. A.J. Cox officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Abbott died Thursday, Oct. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born November 22, 1924, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Waymon and Minnie (Conner) Arney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Posie Abbott; a son, Bruce Abbott; and 2 sisters, Wilma Ledbetter and Martha Arney.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Charles Smith of Livingston and Betty and Larry Fulkerson of Sparta; 2 brothers, W.J. Arney of Chicago, IL, and Jerry Arney of Port Orange, FL; a sister, Grace Reetz of Detriot, MI; 3 grandchildren, Crystal Glenn, Jennifer Smith, and Michelle Smith; and 2 great-grandchildren, Parker Glenn and Lian Glenn.

Pallbearers were Roger Brady, Bob Denny, Eric Watts, Billy Burchett, Ben Ed Vaughn, and R.L. Ogletree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GENEVA NELL FERRELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Nell Ferrell, 84, of Hendersonville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. John Hunt officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Ferrell died Thursday, Oct. 13 in Hendersonville. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born November 5, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elma Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ray Price, Billy Price, and Frank Junior Smith; and 3 sisters, Madge Norrod, Ruth Ferrell, and Bernice Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Elmo Ferrell of Hendersonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Ferrell of Goodlettsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Vic Boles of Goodlettsville; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Jeanne Smith of Old Hickory; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Shelia Wilmoth of Algood, Betty and Oliver Strong of Moss, Ruby Sells of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, and Edith and Max Robbins of Battle Creek, MI; 5 grandchildren, Gary Ferrell and his wife, Carolyn, of White House, Cindy Hartley and her husband, Jimmy, and Tina Ellis and her husband, Curt, all of Hendersonville, Jeff Boles of Lebanon, and Karen Duebber and her husband, Dave, of Dayton, OH; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Boles, Gary Ferrell, Curt Ellis, Jimmy Hartley, Max Robbins, and Victor Boles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VIOLA MARIE (GARRETT) FRANKLIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Marie (Garrett) Franklin, 60, of Lebanon, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, from the Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown with Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Burial was in Tom Garrett Cemetery.

Mrs. Franklin died Saturday, Oct. 15 at her home. She was a factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born September 5, 1945, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Janie (Neal) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, L.T. Garrett.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Teresa Hill and Tonya Franklin, both of Lebanon; 3 brothers, Leslie Garrett of Lavergne, Ken Garrett of Hoopeston, IL, and Glen Garrett of Milford, IL; 4 sisters, Margaret Smith of Monroe, Virgie Beaty of Lavergne, Aleta Cain of California, and Sandy Priddy of Smyrna; 2 grandchildren, Brooke Perry and Nikki Hill, both of Lebanon; and nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Rick Ward, Danny Richards, John Priddy, Steven Garrett, Michael Garrett, Larry Logan, and Danny Smith.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

AVIE (PADGETT) JONES
Funeral services for Mrs. Avie (Padgett) Jones, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Monterey United Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Jared and Rev. Jack Huesman officiating.

Burial was in Whittaker Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, Oct. 9. Her love of life, elegance, sense of style, and indomitable will was revered by all who knew her. Dedicated to God and devoted to family, she was especially proud to serve as both mother and best friend to 5 children and she was of the Protestant faith.

Born February 2, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Ada (Williams) Padgett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Frank Jones; a son, Robert Lewis Ford; 5 brothers, A.G. Padgett, R.T. Padgett, M.C. Padgett, J.D. Padgett, and Ray Padgett; 3 sisters, Ethel Phillips, Viola Padgett, and Lena Key; and a grandson, Terry Lynn Ford.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Willie Frank “Frankie” Jr. and Susan Jones of Cookeville and John Ronnie and Patricia Ford of Rickman; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Martha Rebecca Jones of Gatlinburg and Cynthia and Michael Clapp of Maryville; a brother, Wilbert Padgett of McMinnville; 9 grandchildren, Tina Zitting, Debra Taylor, Jeff Ford, Elizabeth Howard, Shelia Jared, Jessica Jones, Eric Jones, Nathan Clapp, and Natalie Clapp; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of adoring nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. (C)

 

JOHNNY RAY WINNINGHAM
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Ray Winningham, 46, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

Mr. Winningham died Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a sprinkler fitter for S.C.C. Inc. and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Alpine.

Born September 28, 1959, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Minnie Bell (Bertram) Winningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Joel Winningham.

Survivors include a son, Brian Adam Winningham of Celina; 3 brothers, Bill Winningham of Alpine, Ted Winninham of Monroe, and Leroy Winningham of Albany, KY; and a sister, Brenda Moon of Monroe.

Pallbearers were "Dog" Melton, Darrell McAlister, Bill Hays, Kevin Evans, Ted Winningham, and Dannie McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HOWARD GLEN YOUNG
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Glen Young, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Full military honors were performed by the Honor Guard from James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062.

Mr. Young died Sunday, Oct. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A United States Army veteran, he served his first term in France and Germany and his second in Vietnam. He was a heavy equipment operator, and a member of Midway Christian Church, VFW Post 5062 in Livingston, and Elks Lodge.

Born January 12, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Delbert and Lela (Lee) Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Harlis Reeder.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Young of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rhonda Young of Monroe; a daughter, Hollie Young of Monroe; a step-son, Keith Howard of Johnson City; 3 step-daughters, Diana Stasko, Debra Stalbaum, and Kimberly Radtke, all of Indiana; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Leon Reeder of Monroe; 12 granchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Matthew Reeder, Glen Reeder, John Wright, Brandon Wright, Randy Radtke, Edward Stalbaum, and Doug Holman Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to James T. Davis VFW Memorial Post 5062.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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