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Archives 11-09-2005

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MINNIE A. GIBBONS
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie A. Gibbons, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Gibbons died Thursday, Nov. 3 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Bible Baptist Church in Rickman.

Born August 31, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ida (Golden) Hunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Gibbons; 3 brothers, Tinsley Hunter, Cleston Hunter, and Mitchell Hunter; and a sister, Bronza Carmack.

Survivors include a brother, Clyde Hunter of Rickman; 2 sisters, Sylvia Peterman of Allons and Bonnie Ferrell of Livingston; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Gene Hunter, Lowell Hunter, Howard Hunter, Martin Hunter, Larry Hunter, and Kevin Carmack.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

UDELL LEE HOLT
Funeral services for Mr. Udell Lee Holt, 78, of Knoxville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, from the chapel of Highland Memorial in Knoxville with Rev. Jack Dean officiating.

Mr. Holt died Thursday, Sept. 29. He was known as a very honorable man who never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who knew him.

Born June 29, 1927, in Allons, he was the son of the late Rocky Lee and Sarah Jane Holt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lonnie Holt and Lauren Holt; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne and Mac Mowery; and a son-in-law, Mike Silvery.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bobbie (Mowery) Holt; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Penny Holt; 2 daughters, Gail (Holt) Silvery and Karen Holt; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Jane Holt; 5 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Lola Gunnels, Lydia Brown, Dea Brown, Helen and Will Armstrong, and Mable and Lynn Satterfield; 3 grandsons, Jamie Silvery, Zach Silvery and his wife, Beth, and Caleb Holt; 2 granddaughters, Misty Williams and her husband, Jim, and Jessica Holt; 2 great-granddaughters, Lauren Silvery and Abilene Williams; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jamie Silvery, Zach Silvery, Caleb Holt, Jim Williams, Mike Satterfield, and Mark Satterfield.

Special care provided by Highland Memorial. (P)

 

LASSIE JONES
Funeral services for Mrs. Lassie Jones, 91, of Crawford, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Bro. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was in Welch Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones died Monday, Oct. 31 at her home.

Born August 17, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Cassie (West) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sons, Herbert Eugene Jones, Kendall Elsie Jones, and William Raymond Jones; a daughter, Paulette Holmberg; 2 brothers, Burton Ledbetter and R.D. Ledbetter; and a sister, Avo Ledbetter.

Survivors include 5 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Brenda and Bill Jones and Caroline and Jim Mosher, all of Michigan, and Vauda Mae Wilson, Mary Marie Jones, and Belinda Dillon, all of Crawford; 2 brothers, Arthur Ledbetter and Freeman Ledbetter, both of Ohio; 4 sisters, Sadie Brown of Ohio, Hazel Ryan of Crawford, Lillian Miller of Clarkrange, and Marie Copeland of Nashville; 26 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Daniel Dillon, Dustin Morgan, Jimmy Mosher, Bill Jones, James Mosher, Danny Haley, Danny Wilson, and Rusty Jones.

Kenneth Stults served as honorary pallbearer.

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

 

DOROTHY LOOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Looper, 98, of the Dry Hollow community of Overton County, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. A.J. Looper and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial will be in Looper Family Cemetery in Dry Hollow.

Mrs. Looper died Saturday, Nov. 5 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker.

Born April 24, 1907, in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Chapen and Delilah (Copeland) Raines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Looper; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, W.J. Looper of Auburndale, FL; 3 daughters, Etta Thompson of Cookeville, Beulah Thompson of Dry Hollow, and Anna Jean McCowan of Marion, IN; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

FANNIE JO McDONALD
Graveside services for Miss Fannie Jo McDonald, 49, of Nashville and formerly of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating.

Miss McDonald died Monday, Oct. 31 at Centennial Medical Center. She was disabled.

Born March 9, 1956, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Annie McDonald.

Survivors include 2 aunts, Dean McDonald of Livingston and Jearl Pugh of Monroe; and several cousins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY MILLER
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Miller, 63, of Livingston, will be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Netherland Church of Christ with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial will be in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Miller died Sunday, Nov. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Born July 27, 1942, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Beulah (Ledbetter) Scates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Scates; and 2 sisters, Mildred Chancellor and Mary Pearl Seale.

Survivors include her husband of almost 47 years, Raymond Miller of Rickman; 3 sons, David Miller of Monterey and Jon Miller and Andrew Lee Miller, both of Rickman; a daughter, Kathy Ray of Rickman; 2 sisters, Barbara Faye Chancellor of Wichita Falls, TX, and Linda Isabell of Monterey; and 4 grandchildren, Dusty Ray, Jessica Ray, Abby Miller, and Xander Miller.

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

 

CLAUDIE SIDWELL
Funeral services for Mr. Claudie Sidwell, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Sidwell died Monday, Oct. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 6, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnny Epp and Lizzie Jane (Smith) Sidwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sidwell; 4 brothers, J.C. Sidwell, Frank Sidwell, Ed Sidwell, and Coys Sidwell; and a sister, Arva Sidwell.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Allie June and Jimmy Collins of the Willow Grove community; a sister, Jeanette Hall of Allons; 2 grandsons, Jason Collins and his wife, Chandria, and Dale Collins and his wife, Amy; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Sidwell, Johnny Sidwell, Ronnie Sidwell, J.C. Roberts, Jacob Collins, and Jason Collins.

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

 

PAUL TERRY
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Terry, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Talley officiating.

Burial, with full military honors performed by the James T. Davis VFW Post 5062 Honor Guard, was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Terry died Monday, Oct. 31 at his home. A United States Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, he was a manager of Lay Simpson Furniture Store since 1954 and worked more than 60 years in the furniture business. He was a member of Livingston Church of Christ, Overton County Lions Club, American Legion, the VFW, and Livingston Masonic Lodge 259.

Born November 26, 1920, in Sterns, KY, he was the son of the late Harvey and Lora (Stephens) Terry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Silas Terry; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Glen Foster.

Survivors include his wife, Cleda Terry of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Linda Terry of Livingston; a daughter, Mala Terry of Livingston; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, R.L. and Faye Terry and Jay and Madge Terry, all of Whitley City, KY; 2 sisters, Fayrene Roberts and Wanda Terry, both of Whitley City; and a grandson, Paul Allan Terry and his wife, Cindy, of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Steven Terry, Bill Terry, Scott Terry, Jeff Terry, Mark Terry, and Charlie Kidd.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DALLAS TURNER
Funeral services for Mr. Dallas Turner, 60, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, from the Clarkrange chapel of Jennings Funeral Homes with Bro. Donald Wattenbarger officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Mr. Turner died Sunday, Oct. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a self-employed contractor.

Born September 9, 1945, in the Geniss community, he was the son of Billie (Wattenbarger) Henderson of the Rinnie community and the late John Turner. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, James Dallas "Jamie" Turner II; and daughter, Jennifer Leanne Turner.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Helen Turner of Cookeville; a step-daughter, Amy Travis of Rickman; 2 grandchildren, James Dallas Turner III and Emiley Turner, both of Chattanooga; 3 step-grandchildren, Briar Travis, Gracie Travis, and Tucker Travis, all of Rickman; a special friend, Harold Lee of Atlanta, GA; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milford and Gerlene Winningham of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Bobby Winningham, Harold Lee, Denny Henderson, Bill Bilbrey, Leslie Wattenbarger, Matt Travis, and Joey Burton.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Homes. (C)

 

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