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Archives 12-07-2005


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DORA ALICE ANDERSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Alice Anderson, 85, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Crabtree Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson died Saturday, Dec. 3 in Amarillo, TX. She was a great homemaker and friend to her neighborhood. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

She was born July 1, 1920, in Hilham. Preceding her in death were her husband, James Anderson; and a daughter, Erie Ann, who passed away as an infant.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Delon and Pat of Amarillo; a daughter, Spring Rector; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren;

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY FRED CRABTREE
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Fred Crabtree, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Crabtree died Monday, Nov. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a factory worker, a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 27, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dallas and Verble (Geesling) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Michael Crabtree; and 2 brothers, Harold Crabtree and Franklin Crabtree.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Crabtree of Livingston; 2 sons, Rick Crabtree of Allons and Randall Crabtree of Cookeville; a daughter, Glenda Burchett of Livingston; a sister, Sue Fox of Gainesboro; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rick Crabtree, Randall Crabtree, Robert Hinds, Ernest Geesling, Jeff Brown, and Dwight Fox.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JEWEL (DODSON) DANIELS
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel (Dodson) Daniels, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. David Sauer officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Daniels died Thursday, Dec. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Paran Methodist Church.

Born August 12, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Nora (Danner) Dodson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Daniels; 2 brothers, Robert Dodson and Hollis Dodson; and a sister, Mary Lou Stockton.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Hamlet of the Paran community; a sister-in-law, Jewel Owens of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Chasity Hamlet of the Paran community; a step-grandson, Billy Hamlet of Cookeville; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Daniels' family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLARICE P. ELSTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice P. Elston, 82, formerly of Tulsa, OK, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Southern Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Hess Hester officiating.

Burial was in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Elston died Saturday, Nov. 5 in Hays, KS. A lifelong member of Southern Hills Baptist Church, she graduated from Austin Peay State College in Clarksville in 1946 with a degree in Elemetary Education and Physical Education. She retired from Tulsa Public Schools in 1982 after teaching for the school district for 24 years. During her teaching career, she was active in the Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association. She also taught in Chichasha and Sapulpa.

Born August 12, 1923, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Hubert S. and Ethel (Stockton) Pryor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William W. “Buck” Elston; and a daughter, Susan Jayne Elston.

Survivors include a daughter, Linn Ann Huntington of Hays; and a brother, Dr. Harold S. Pryor of Columbia.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia Society of America, Floral Haven, Broken Arrow, OK, 252-2518. (P)

 

LIBBY KILPATRICK
Funeral services for Mrs. Libby Kilpatrick, 67, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Ronnie Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Kilpatrick died Monday, Nov. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a garment inspector with CM Clothing and a member of Pippin Church of Christ.

Born November 17, 1938, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Billy Lee and Lillie (Harris) Locke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Locke.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Kilpatrick of Cookeville; 2 sons, Michael Ray Kilpatrick and Danny Wayne Kilpatrick, both of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Joey Fraizzell of Cookeville; and 4 grandchildren, Michael Wayne Kilpatrick, Raymond Lee Kilpatrick, Corie Fraizzell, and Carie Fraizzell.

Pallbearers were Michael Kilpatrick, Raymond Kilpatrick, Ronnie Rayburn, Dow Allen, Ralph Moore, and Arkley Moore.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARVIL BRUCE KING
Funeral services for Mr. Arvil Bruce King, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Bratcher officiating.

Burial was in Smith Cemetery.

Mr. King died Sunday, Nov. 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a carpenter and a member of Defeated Creek Baptist Church.

Born September 19, 1941, in Overton County, he was the son of Veechel (Lowhern) King Conner of Monroe and the late Allard Detro King. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arlis King; and a special friend, Beatrice Hughes.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 3 sons, Jerry King of Whitleyville, Ronnie King of Algood, and Terry King of Monroe; a daughter, Rebecca Coffman of Celina; 3 brothers, Norman King of Livingston, Larry King of Cookeville, and Lonnie King of Hilham; 3 sisters, Virginia Mercer and Nell Stephens, both of Cookeville, and Marjorie Mercer of Gainesboro; 18 grandchildren; several nephews, nieces, and friends; and his ex-wife, Marie King of Celina.

Pallbearers were Roy Lowhern, Timmy Mercer, Ray Stephens, James King, Kirk King, and David Judd.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CARLOS LINDER
Funeral services for Mr. Carlos Linder, 93, of Clarkrange, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Clarkrange with Bro. Leeman Cravens and Bro. Jim Rogers officiating.

Burial was in Wright Cemetery.

Mr. Linder died Monday, Nov. 28 at Fentress Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was a farmer.

Born August 10, 1912, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Fannie (King) Linder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl (Wright) Linder; a son, J.B. Linder; a brother; and 6 sisters.

Survivors include 2 sons, Clinton Linder of Clarkrange and Jimmy Linder of Anderson, IN; a daughter, Grace White of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Chris Linder, Buffey Linder, and Kim Shokles; 3 great-grandchildren, Alex Shokles, Tori Shokles, and Cassie Shokles; and 2 brothers-in-law, Eugene Wright and Raymond Doss, both of Jamestown.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roysden, Chris Linder, Jeff Shokles, Bobby Ledbetter, Bobby Wright, Benny Atkinson, Bill Ashby, and Mike Duvall.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE MARY McALPIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mary McAlpin, 85, of Algood, were conducted at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, from the Algood Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. David Sauer officiating.

Burial was in Algood City Cemetery.

Mrs. McAlpin died Thursday, Dec. 1 at Masters Health Care Center. She was a retired English teacher for Putnam County School System with more than 38 years of service, teaching at Algood and Cookeville Junior High Schools. She was a member of Paran United Methodist Church and was active with the Paran United Methodist Women’s Group.

Born March 26, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lizzie (Stockton) Verble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Clyde McAlpin; and a son-in-law, Norman Turner.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth Turner of Algood and Rebecca and Gary Nelson of Glendale, AZ; a sister, Mayme Catherine Swallows of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Armour of Harriman; a granddaughter, Mary Veit and her husband, Patrick, of Glendale; a great-granddaughter, Allison Veit.

Pallbearers were Todd Mainord, Justice Ward, Harold Ferguson, Joe Harpe, Harold McCartney, Charles Verble, Bill Benson, and Fred Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Paran United Methodist Church.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

RALEIGH DENVER MELTON
Funeral services for Mr. Raleigh Denver Melton, 76, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter and Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Burial was in Chowning Cemetery.

Mr. Melton died Wednesday, Nov. 30 at his home. He was a farmer and furniture salesman and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born November 8, 1929, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Ella (Taylor) Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robbie Melton; and 2 brothers, Ben Melton and J.P. Melton.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Melton of Allons; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Debbie Melton of Jacksonville, FL, and Larry and Joan Melton of Allons; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Rodney Brower of Brentwood, Gaye and Rickey Mott of Sparta, Ila and Ronnie Robbins of Cookeville, and Julia and Steve Poston of Rickman; a sister, Mildred Daniels of Allons; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brandon Melton, Landon Melton, Bryan Melton, Jason Mott, W.B. Melton, and Terry Melton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Richard Daniels, Robert Daniels, and Greg Borden.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JERRY DALE REAGAN
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Dale Reagan, 59, of Jeffersonville, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mr. Reagan died Thursday, Dec. 1. He worked in building construction and was of the Baptist faith.

Born March 26, 1946, in Overton County, he was the son of Erma (Taylor) Reagan of Jeffersonville and the late J.B. Reagan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly (Duncan) Reagan; and a sister, Joyce Reagan.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 3 sons, Scott Reagan of Mt. Vernon, IN, Jeff Reagan of Evansville, IN, and Brian Reagan of Sesser, IL; a daughter, Melanie Reagan of Sebring, FL; a brother, Bill Reagan of Jeffersonville; a sister, Betty Melton of Palmira, IN; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C.J. Griffen, Brian Reagan, Scott Reagan, Jeff Reagan, Britt Winningham, Bobby White, Justin Reagan, and Jimmy Taylor.

Jason Reagan and Melanie Reagan served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ELLEN (HILL) SMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen (Hill) Smith, 47, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Burial was in Green Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born March 30, 1958, in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of Ellen (Watson) Hill of Monroe and the late Floyd Hill.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Danny Smith of Monroe; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Kristin Jernigan and Hillary and Brandon Walker, all of Cookeville; her grandmother, Ina Watson of Hanging Limb; a sister, Susie Reeder of Monroe; a grandson, Zachary Maxfield of Cookeville; a niece, Abby Reeder of Monroe; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Brown, Shane Raines, Michael Koffas, Steven Garrett, Glen Reeder, Buddy Watson, Jeremy Smith, and Scott Norrod.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JACK TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mr. Jack Taylor, 69, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005, at First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston with Bro. Eugene McCowan and Bro. Randy Maynord officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester-Robbins Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States military, a railroad employee, and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston and Mountain Cur Association.

Born June 4, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of Pearl Taylor of Crossville, IL, and the late Ausby Taylor. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Taylor; an infant brother, Kenneth Taylor; and a granddaughter, Cassandra Vaughn.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Bertha (Flowers) Taylor of Monroe; 3 sons, Jackie Taylor of Chesterfield, IN, and Donald Ray Taylor and Bobby Joe Taylor, both of Livingston; a step-son, Donnie Garrett of Monroe; 2 daughters, Anita Kaye Hill of Anderson, IN, and Sandra Vaughn of Allons; 3 step-daughters, Gail Wilson of Indianapolis, IN, Pansy Robinson of Byrdstown, and Doe Kinchen of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Jimmy Taylor of Livingston and Shirley Taylor of Crossville, IN; seven sisters, Nola Guinn and Billy Faye Mullins, both of Crossville, IL, Linda Chambers of Holland, IN, Barbara Fleck of Carmin, IN, Darlene Schmit of Mt. Vernon, IN, LaVonda Tate of Effingham, IL, and Carolyn Hammond of Crossville, IL; 10 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Brandon Vaughn, Danny Vaughn, Ronnie Hill, Michael Hammilton, Burle Mullins, and Randy Vaughn.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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