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Archives 10-26-2005


Funeral services for Mr. Willie Houston Booher, 42, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Booher died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born February 25, 1963, in Overton County, he was the son of Hattie Pearl (Davis) Booher of Allons and the late Cecil Booher. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara Jean Booher.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 brothers, Frank Booher of Allons and Eddie Booher of Livingston; 3 sisters, Jewell Solsbee and Thelma Boles, both of Livingston, and Anna Mabrey of Allons; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Allen Mabrey, Jeremy Dennis, Tony Daniels, Hollis Thrasher, Gene Boles, and Steven Bradford.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Luther Frank Brown, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Short and Bro. Anthony Smith officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Brown died Sunday, Oct. 16 at Masters Healthcare Center. A retired self-employed repairman, he was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 29, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Goldie D. and Zada (Cates) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Shirley Lus Brown, Lee Brown, Paton Brown, Ralph Brown, and Paul Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Delma (Ledbetter) Brown of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Luther and Diana Brown and Jackie Lee and Teresa Brown, all of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Garland Wheeler of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Vada D. Ferguson of Kansas and Pauline Walker of Rickman; 4 grandchildren, Jane (Wheeler) Smith, David Wheeler, Donnel Brown, and Bobby Luther Brown; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Columbus Dewayne Garrett, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Campbell officiating.

Burial, with full military honors performed by James T. Davis VFW Memorial Post 5062, was in Nelson Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a cattle farmer, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of McDonald Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born September 29, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Nancy Lee (Brown) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joey Dewayne Garrett; a brother, Herbert Hoover Garrett; and a great-grandson, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include his wife, Quannie Garrett of Monroe; 2 sons, James Garrett of Livingston and Ricky Garrett of Sevierville; 4 daughters, Martha Phillips of Hilham, Sharon Leath of Westmoreland, and Teresa Lee and Shelia Lancaster, both of Monroe; a brother, Sheird Garrett of Monroe; a sister, Connie Ellis Bullock of Livingston; 7 grandchildren, Vicki Hutchins, Josie Hammock, John Harlan Lee, Josh Garrett, Nakomie Garrett, Bethany Garrett, and Travis Garrett; 4 great-grandchildren, Amber Stansberry, Joe Dewayne Stansberry, Matthew Swallows, and Kyle Leath; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Matthew Slade Swallows and Eli Daniel Swallows.

Pallbearers were Joe Stansberry, Josh Garrett, John Harlan Lee, Matthew Swallows, John Lee, David Lancaster, and Lester Freeman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Nicole "Nikie" Jeanne Griffin
Funeral services for Miss Nicole "Nikie" Jeanne Griffin, 19, of Livingston were conducted Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at 6 p.m. at Livingston-Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness with Bro. Ron Thompson officiating.

Interment was at Bethlehem Cemetery in Overton County.

Nikie died Thursday, Oct. 20 at her home after a three-year battle with cancer.

Born June 10, 1986, in Amsterdam, NY, she was the daughter of Cindy Hamilton Terry of Livingston. She was a senior at Livingston Academy, where she received an honorary diploma during the homecoming celebration on September 30, 2005. She was a member of the Livingston congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

Nikie was well known and loved by the community, friends, and family. She had a warm, bubbly heart and a contagious smile. She taught people how to love, live, and laugh.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, are her step-father, Paul Terry of Livingston; her maternal grandmother, Sharon Moffit of Sparta; her paternal grandmother, Agnes Hamilton of Livingston; her step-grandparents, Allan and Linda Terry of Livingston; a brother, Anthony Hamilton Jr. of Allons; 2 sisters, Kayla Griffin of Livingston and Jennifer Hamilton of Smithville; 2 uncles, Ken Moffitt of New Mexico and Tim Moffitt and his wife, Megan, of Sparta; an aunt, Pam Moffitt of Smithville; a great-aunt, Eva Cantrell of Smithville; and 2 special cousins, Sam Moffitt and Sophie Moffitt, both of Sparta.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Tony Hamilton; her maternal grandfather, Ken Moffitt; and a great-uncle, Ernest Cantrell.

Memorial contributions can be made to "Nikie's Heart" at any branch of First National Bank.

Special care provided by the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie Hoover, 86, of Hanging Limb, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Arnold Murphy and Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial will be in F.A. Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Mrs. Hoover died Sunday, Oct. 23 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, the Green Pond Order of Eastern Star Chapter 482, and a homemaker.

Born March 5, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Ollie (House) Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 infant daughters, Ethel Hoover and Judy Ann Hoover; 10 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include her husband of more than 68 years, B.M. "Lon" Hoover of Hanging Limb; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie Jr. and Wanda Hoover and Marrison and Jacqueline Hoover, all of Hanging Limb, and Randall and Mildred Hoover of Monterey; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Coleman Looper of Rickman, Brenda and James Matthews of Hanging Limb, and Barbara and Ronnie Poston of Cookeville; a sister, Flora Hargis of Crossville; 2 sisters-in-law, Rachel Murphy of Rickman and Lilly Mae Murphy of Green Pond; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter;

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Ilene "Pattie" Maulding, 51, of the Dry Hollow community of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Stringer and Bro. Michael T. Cox officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Maulding died Sunday, Oct. 16 at her home. She was a florist, an active member of First United Pentecostal Church, and she worked many years with the young people at Livingston City Park in baseball and softball.

Born October 16, 1954, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Fred and Omagene Minnie (Winningham) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Garrett; a sister, Teresa Carr; and a grandson, Charles Thomas Neely.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Joe Maulding of Dry Hollow; 5 sons, Matthew Hill of Hilham, Jason Hill of McMinnville, and Joshua Maulding, Skyler Winters, and Kevin Carr, all of Dry Hollow; 2 daughters, Wendy Neely of Cookeville and Alicia South of Smyrna; a brother, James Garrett of Michigan; 2 sisters-in-law, Diane Garrett and Val Garrett; 6 grandchildren, Joseph Hill, Tristin Hill, Dominique Hill, Americus McGuire, Cindy Neely, and Joshua Maulding Jr.; and 3 special nieces, Ashley Winters, Lisa Boles, and Jackie Garrett.

Pallbearers were Josh Maulding, Matt Hill, Jason Hill, Ray South, Rick Neely, and James Garrett.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge Foundation with the American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Sue Stockton, 74, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Charles Walker officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Algood.

Mrs. Stockton died Friday, Oct. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church, and attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church LadiesŐ Bible Study meetings.

Born March 23, 1931, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Martin Van Buren and Mary Bertha (Wilmoth) Peek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Andrew Stockton; a son, Johnny Stockton; a brother, Joe Peek; and a sister, Gertha Schinpock.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Vicki Stockton and Scott Stockton, all of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathie and Joe Johnson of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Davis and her husband, Gary, Tessa Pope and her husband, Chris, and Sara Davidson; a great-grandchild, Eli Pope; a host of nephews and nieces; and a child she loved as a grandchild, Kylee Crouch.

Pallbearers were Bobby Baker, Millard Hayes, Harold Bohannon, Dock Lee, Leroy Jones, and Ralph Coflelt. Ray Neal and Shirley Blaylock served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Sergeant Robert Wesley Tucker, 20, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Clay County High School with Bro. Bill Threet officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, was in Sgt. Tucker Cemetery.

Sgt. Tucker died Thursday, Oct. 13 in Iraq. He was a soldier in the Army National Guard and a member of Baptist Ridge Church of Christ.

Born August 9, 1985, in Cookeville, he was the son of Robert Ted and Kimberly Ellan (Elam) Tucker of Hilham.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Muriel (Kiffe) Tucker of Hilham; a daughter, Cameron Tucker of Hilham; his grandparents, Hosea and Sarah Tucker and Eddy and Linda Elam, all of Celina; his great-grandparents, Archie and Black Boles of Hilham; a sister, Brittany Padgett of Hilham; and a niece, Selena Padgett of Hilham.

Special care provided by Upton Funeral Home in Celina. (G)




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