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Archives 11-23-2005

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MARY ALINE ARMS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Aline Arms, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Mrs. Arms died Monday, Nov. 14 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born July 29, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Jonch and Emma (Thrasher) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb Arms; a daughter, Judy (Arms) Tyree; a granddaughter, Gena Meadows; a great-great-grandson, Matthew Meadows; a brother, Woodrow Stover; and 3 sisters, Lee Arms, Zula Stockton, and Edda Stockton.

Survivors include 3 sons, Bobby Arms of Sparta and Jimmy Arms and Larry Arms, both of Livingston; 3 daughters, Betty Meadows of Indianapolis, IN, and Barbara Meadows and Sue Boles, both of Livingston; 25 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Meadows, Nick Meadows, Kenny Arms, Phil Arms, Mike Arms, Jimmy Arms, and Mark Tyree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WONCIE BENNETT
Funeral services for Mr. Woncie Bennett, 52, of Rickman, were conducted at noon Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Hedgecoth officiating.

Burial was in Eckels Cemetery.

Mr. Bennett died Friday, Nov. 18 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a crusher operator with the Rodgers Group and was of the Methodist faith.

Born December 3, 1952, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Harlen "Red" and Gladys (Talley) Bennett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Jo (Bennett) Qualls. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kay Bennett of Rickman; a son, Chad Lee Bennett of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Jewell Dean Bennett of Rickman; a brother-in-law, Harold Qualls of Rickman; 3 nephews, Tony Bennett, Terry Bennett, and Dwayne Qualls; and a niece, Karen Prichard.

Pallbearers were Dwayne Qualls, Tony Bennett, Terry Bennett, Eddie Mercer, Chris Simmons, Camron Howard, Gary Bradford, and Phillip Talley.

Employees of the Rodgers Group served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

UYLES S. GRANT BILYEU
Funeral services for Mr. Uyles S. Grant Bilyeu, 91, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Billy Hawkins and Bro. Phillip Buck officiating.

Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.

Mr. Bilyeu died Sunday, Nov. 20 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer and of the Church of God faith.

Born January 13, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben and Martha (Brown) Bilyeu. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, James Bilyeu and U.L. Bilyeu; 3 brothers, Herman Bilyeu, Sherman Bilyeu, and William Bilyeu; and 4 sisters, Roxie Ditlinger, Flora Gibbons, Rosie Gaw, and Cleo Farris.

Survivors include his wife, Hessie (Webb) Bilyeu of Cookeville; a daughter and a son-in-law, Bernice and David Rankhorn of Smithville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bilyeu of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren, Greg Naugle, Scott Naugle, Chris Naugle, Tiffany Patterson, Catina Peters, and Sammy Bilyeu; 10 great-grandchildren, Aaron Naugle, Rachel Naugle, Lanie Naugle, Ethan Naugle, Scott Wilson Naugle Jr., Tyler Peters, and Brittany Peters; 2 nephews, Donald Bilyeu and Winford Bilyeu; and a niece, Catherine Faye.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

NANCY JUANITA BOSWELL
Funeral services for Miss Nancy Juanita Boswell, 78, of Allred, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Miss Boswell died Saturday, Nov. 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Falling Springs Baptist Church.

Born September 3, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Lloyd and Mary Lou (Bilbrey) Boswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, A.L. Boswell Jr.

Survivors include 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Ward and Mary Lou Boswell, Vernon and Meekle Boswell, and Dwight and Wanda Boswell, all of Allred, and James Boswell of Livingston; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Nilene Masters of Nashville, Mattie and Thomas Gunter of Indianapolis, IN, and Betty and Carlos Turner of Livingston; an aunt, Lela "Aunt Mutt" McBride; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Scott Boswell, Brian Boswell, Matthew Boswell, Richard Boswell, Randall Boswell, and Chase Boswell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MICHELLE DIANNE BURKS
Funeral services for Mrs. Michelle Dianne Burks, 26, of Hilham, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James Haynes officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Mrs. Burks died Friday, Nov. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a CNA at Masters Health Care Center in Algood and was of the Baptist faith.

Born October 4, 1979, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Danny Moss of Gainesboro and Cynthia (Harris) Ogletree of Sparta. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arville Moss and Jessie and Clio Harris.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Chad Elliott Burks of Hilham; her step-father, Wayne Ogletree of Sparta; 2 sons, Shea Stephen Brown and Dylan Blake Moss, both of Sparta; a daughter, Tierra Brooke Harriman of Sparta; her grandmother, Lillie Moss of Gainesboro; a brother, Anthony Moss of Sparta; a sister, Pam Turner of Cookeville; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Kevin Harris, James Cantrell, David Harris, Jonathan Mason, Jason White, and Allan Stout.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUNELL COE
Funeral services for Miss Runell Coe, 57, of Celina, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Dale Strong officiating.

Burial was in Bailey Cemetery.

Miss Coe died Saturday, Nov. 12 at St. Francis Hospital in South Indianapolis, IN. Born September 3, 1948, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Elvie A. (McClerran) Coe of Celina and the late Delmas Coe.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a sister, Ila Sexton; a nephew, Ron Sexton of Indianapolis; 2 great-nephews, Eric Sexton and Alex Sexton, both of Indianapolis; and 2 great-nieces, Abigail Sexton and Aliah Sexton, both of Indianapolis.

Pallbearers were Charles Smith, Donnie Boone, Matthew Boone, Brandon Boone, Matt Smith, and Keith Rich.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHNIE JACKSON CONNER
Funeral services for Mr. Johnie Jackson Conner, 92, of Gamaliel, KY, and formerly of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Conner Cemetery.

Mr. Conner died Monday, Nov. 14 at his home. He was a farmer, a member of Plain Grove Church of Christ, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born April 12, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Robertson and Anna Belle (Reeder) Conner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bithie Ada Conner; 3 brothers, Hoy Conner, Walter Conner, and Rob Conner; and 4 sisters, Anna Conner, Mary Jane Richardson, Edith Morrow, and Cloy Harvey. Survivors include 4 sons, Cecil Conner of Monroe, Larie John Conner of Graysville, OH, Robert Conner of Gamaliel, and James Steve Conner of Doylestown, OH; 4 daughters, Geneva Staggs of Allons, Opal Richardson of Centerville, MO, Winnie Anna Dailey of Livingston, and Charlotte Moore of Corning, CA; 2 sisters, Laura Clark of Northa Canton, OH, and Ida Bell Thomas of Antioch, CA; numerous granchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Shawn Conner, Eric Conner, Robert J. Conner, David Conner, Kevin Conner, Jonathan Smith, Brian Staggs, Mark Staggs, Scott Richardson, and Joshua Nolen.

Roy Harvey and Mr. Conner's great-grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

PAUL ARNOLD DUKE
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Arnold Duke, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Bible Baptist Church in Rickman with Bro. Tim Wilson and Bro. Michael Duke officiating.

Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Duke died Thursday, Nov. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a grinder and set-up man for a machine shop and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Royal Oak Lodge in Royal Oak, MI, and several other Masonic bodies.

Born January 27, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Richard and Ruth Mae (Gore) Duke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Duke; and a sister, Hillis Duke.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Duke of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Steven and Kelly Ann Duke and Michael Shawn and Kellie Lynn Duke, all of Clinton Township, MI; 4 sisters, Gladys Langford of Cookeville, Janice Woosley of Livingston, Jean Williams of St. Clair Shores, MI, and Mary Blanche Fox of Boaz, AL; 4 grandchildren, Tony Destefanis, Angel Brookins, Joshua Duke, and Rebecca Duke; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Russell Maynord, Gary Duke, Terry Brookins, and Tony Destefanis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

PHYLLIS ANN GREEN
Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Ann Green, 58, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at United Fellowship Church on Windle Community Road in Livingston with Pastor Mike White officiating.

Burial was in Green Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Green died Tuesday, Nov. 15 at her home. She was a Registered Nurse at Livingston Regional Hospital and a member of Refuse Church in Livingston.

Born February 2, 1947, in McDowell, KY, she was the daughter of the late Lynze and Emma (Dye) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Green; 4 brothers, David Moore, Charles Moore, Jackie Moore, and William Moore; and 3 sisters, Ruby Moore, Girlow Moore, and Alana Moore.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Tabitha Green of Livingston, Ivan Jr. and Jane Green of Rogersville, and Michael and Barbara Green of Cookeville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Tammy and Rick Lisi and Tina and Eric Phyffer, all of Livingston, and Shelia Green of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Larry Moore of Ohio and Benny Moore of Indiana; 4 sisters, Myrtle Jean Garman, Betty Rose Hall, and Violet Webb, all of Indiana, and Sharon Lynn Kershaw of Kentucky; and 17 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ivan Green Jr., David Green, Michael Green, Rick Lisi, Adam Green, and Christopher Presley.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Marco Lisi, Eric Phyffer, and Michael Green Jr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

THURMAN HOWARD LANGFORD
Funeral services for Mr. Thurman Howard Langford, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. A.J. Looper and Rev. Terry Crabtree officiating.

Burial, with Masonic services, was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Langford died Sunday, Nov. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He owned Watkins-Langford Wrecker Service and was a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church, Livingston Lodge 259, and the Eastern Star. He served on the Town of Livingston Board of Aldermen from 1978-2004 as a representative of the First Ward and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Born September 26, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bradford and Lizzie (Franklin) Langford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruby Jones and Reba Poteet.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Langford of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kathy Langford and Danny and Lisa Langford, all of Livingston; 3 brothers, Doyle Langford of Livingston, Doug Langford of Hilham, and Herman Langford of Cookeville; a sister, Faye Hobbs of Pensacola, FL; and 2 grandchildren, Cody Langford and Collin Langford.

Pallbearers were Darius Sims, Chris Burkett, Pug Lee, Hosea Winningham, Wayne Peek, Scott Lamb, Randy Dodson, Rodger Langford, and Rick McDonald.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cody Langford, Collin Langford, Randy Vaughn, and Cedock Vaughn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROSA MAY LOOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa May Looper, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery on Highland Mountain.

Mrs. Looper died Wednesday, Nov. 16 at her home.

Born March 18, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shelby and Lucy Dee (Murphy) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Smith; and her second husband, Thomas Looper.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Mirtle Jane Hammons of Rickman and Hattie Poston of Algood; and a host of nephews, nieces, and family and friends.

Pallbearers were Gerald Cumby, Dania Hammons, Adam Dodson, Gary Phipps, Leslie Wilson, and Maxey Bilbrey.

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

 

EFFIE LORETTA PETERMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Loretta Peterman, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Livingston First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Cole-Peterman Cemetery.

Mrs. Peterman died Sunday, Nov. 13 at her home. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Livingston First United Methodist Church.

Born June 5, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lizzie (Smith) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Whitney Peterman.

Survivors include a daughter, Odetta Hunter of Livingston; a grandson, Doug Hunter of Livingston; a granddaughter, Shelia Preacher of Marietta, GA; and 4 great-grandchildren, David Moore, Lori Moore, Ashley Hunter, and Skylar Hunter.

Pallbearers were Douglas Hunter, David Moore, Tom Preacher, Ken Peterman, Billy Jim Little, and Andrew Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Overton County Library.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JANINE (WILSON) RAINES
Funeral services for Mrs. Janine (Wilson) Raines, 49, of the Shady Grove community near Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

Mrs. Raines died Sunday, Nov. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was employed at Cumberland Container in Monterey and attended Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church.

Born November 13, 1956, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Marie (Johnson) Wilson Ray of Rickman and the late Harlon Wilson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delene Keith.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her step-father, Loye Ray of Rickman; her husband, Phillip Raines of Shady Grove; a son, Jacob Wayne Wilson of Branson, MO; a daughter, Jody Smith of Hillsboro; 3 brothers, Laddie Wilson of Gallatin, Johnny Wilson of Cookeville, and Ronnie Wilson of the Mineral Springs community; and 6 grandchildren, C.J., Zachary, Ezekiel, Chloey, Macey, and Kirsten.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUTH ANN TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Ann Taylor, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Christ Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. A.J. Looper and Rev. Rick Cross officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor died Monday, Nov. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Born December 9, 1943, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Thelma Lacy Gray of Livingston and the late Hershel Gray. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Gray.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include 2 sons, Jeff Taylor and Greg Taylor, both of Livingston; 2 daughters, Rhonda Manis of Cookeville and Kim Foster of Allons; a brother, Billy Gray of Livingston; a sister, Nadine Fletcher of Livingston; 7 grandchildren, Martina Hargis, Chelsea Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Macy Taylor, Nicholas Foster, Korie Foster, and Tory Manis; and a great-grandchild, Marah Polston.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Fletcher, Bruce Fletcher, Bro. Aron Dillon, Ronnie Melton, Denton Hummel, and Kenny Simmons.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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