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Archives 11-30-2005

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SARA PEARL (LONG) BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Pearl (Long) Bilbrey, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Burial was in Eckels Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was an LPN for five years at Overton County Nursing Home and a member of Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.

Born December 16, 1939, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Sewell Canada and Clara Parker (Melton) Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Horace C. Long.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Bilbrey of Cookeville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Bilbrey and William Travis and Shelby Bilbrey, all of Cookeville; a daughter, Monica Burg of Crossville; a brother, Bill J. Long of Lawton, OK; 3 sisters, Faye Copeland and Edna Roberts, both of Livingston, and Phyllis Alford of Columbus, GA; and 5 grandchildren, Caitlyn Burg, Parker Burg, Lucas Bilbrey, Joshua Bilbrey, and Cierra Bilbrey.

Pallbearers were Doug Bilbrey, George Bilbrey, Calvin Bilbrey, Richard Bilbrey, David Carr, and J.C. Roberts.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

SAM DOUGLAS COPELAND
Funeral services for Mr. Sam Douglas Copeland, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Copeland died Friday, Nov. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a livestock and crops farmer and of the Methodist faith.

Born November 9, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Domer and Lucille (Johnson) Copeland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Myra White.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Neda Copeland of Livingston; a son, Joel Copeland of Livingston; a son-in-law, Jerry White of Monroe; a sister, Mary Belle Jolly of Livingston; a grandson, Jacob Copeland; and 2 granddaughters, Lora White and Jordan White.

Pallbearers were William McCormick, Billy Sullivan, Phillip McCormick, Steve Lancaster, Gib Jolley, Charles Parrott, Bob Crabtree, and Johnny Vaughn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

THOMAS DOUGLAS CRAVENS
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Douglas Cravens, 34, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Cravens died Sunday, Nov. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a roofer.

Born November 8, 1971, in Overton County, he was the son of Bobby B. and Patsy Gail (Turner) Cravens of Rickman.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his fiancée, Heather Stover; 2 brothers, Bobby D. Cravens and Jamie Donald Cravens, both of Rickman; a sister, Patricia Cravens of Rickman; and his nephews and nieces, Levi Cravens, Wade Cravens, Kyle Cravens, Jerry Bingham, Kala Baines, Abbigale Cravens, and Sarah Bingham.

Pallbearers were Paul Gilpin, Jimmy Johnson, Jim Turner, Benny Cravens, Kevin Cronk, Melvin Cronk, and Greg Brown.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BENNIE ROBERSON
Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Roberson, 68, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, from the chapel of United Fellowship Church in Rickman with Rev. Bennie Wayne Roberson and Pastor James Roberson officiating.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Roberson died Thursday, Nov. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired master carpenter (cabinet maker and home builder) and a member of United Fellowship Church.

Born March 8, 1937, in Van Buren County, he was the son of the late Beecher and Daisy (Ford) Roberson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Louis Roberson and Alvin Roberson; an infant brother; 2 infant sisters; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Allene (Lee) Roberson of Rickman; 3 sons, Edward Roberson of Wake Forrest, NC, Rev. Bennie Wayne Roberson of Raleigh, NC, and Pastor James Roberson of Rickman; 3 daughters, Pamela Dunson of Sparta, Sallie Greene of Riverview, FL, and Shirley Raley of Springfield, FL; 2 sisters, Louise Brown of Cookeville and Pansie Bohannon of Vandalia, OH; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and several other family members and friends.

Mr. Roberson's grandchildren and sons-in-law served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JEAN S. WEBB
Memorial services for Mrs. Jean S. Webb, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Erwin and Bro. Don Maxson officiating.

Mrs. Webb died Wednesday, Nov. 23 at her home. She was a housewife and a very active community volunteer. She was a member of Monroe Christian Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the Roaring River Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and a charter member of Hillcrest Home Demonstration Club. She dedicated more than 30 years to the Girl Scouts of America and was one of the first women in Overton County to "solo" a private plane.

Born October 16, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dallas R. and Pearl (Brown) Stephens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Larry Stephens and Harry Stephens.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 61 years, William J. "Johnnie" Webb; a son and his friend, Stephen Webb and “Doe” Kinchen of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Johnny Gann of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Lynn Gann and his wife, Cissy, of Fayetteville, AR, Jeannie Cavendish and her husband, Chad, of Fredericksburg, VA, Wesley Webb of Cookeville, and Shanae Webb of Livingston; and 6 great-grandchildren, Jordan Gann, Julia Gann, and Jaden Gann, all of Fayetteville, and Mason Cavendish, Audrey Cavendish, and Ethan Cavendish, all of Fredericksburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overton County Public Library.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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