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Archives 12-21-2005

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CARRIE GLADYS COPELAND
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Gladys Copeland, 80, of Spencerville, OH, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hill officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Copeland died Sunday, Dec. 11 at Doylestown Healthcare in Doylestown, OH. She was a nurse’s aid and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born September 23, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Peterman) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hasker Copeland; and a brother, Claude B. Smith.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Ledbetter of Livingston; a daughter, Patricia Conner of Mansville, OH; a step-daughter, Pat Austin of Livingston; a sister, Stella Geneyson of Florida; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Conner, David Conner, Denny Spears, Ricky Ledbetter, Mike Austin, and Ray Austin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUTH C. COPELAND
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth C. Copeland, 85, of Alpine, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore officiating.

Burial was in Copeland Cemetery at West Fork.

Mrs. Copeland died Sunday, Dec. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and worked in childcare.

Born February 22, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Pearl (Almonrode) Conatser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Copeland; and an infant daughter, Barbara Jean Copeland.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Faye Copeland of Alpine; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Janet King and Patricia and Kendall King, all of Alpine; a sister, Faye Pryor of Livingston; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Cooper, Brandon Cooper, Dustin Cooper, Darrell Cravens, Billy Conatser, Don Madewell, Brent Linder, and Gentry Upchurch.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM "BILL" PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Phillips, 83, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home of Monterey with Rev. Richard Rollins and Rev. Tim Frank officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, Dec. 13 at his home. He was a logger, a school bus driver for Overton County Schools, and a member of Hanging Limb Baptist Church for 54 years, where he served as a deacon for more than 35 years.

Born January 9, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Melvin B. and Lola Mae (Sisco) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Jean (Norrod) Phillips; a son-in-law, Charlie Norrod; a step-son-in-law, John Cooper; and 4 sisters, Gladys Howard, Lula Bowman, Beaulah Carrington, and Claudean Moody.

Survivors include his wife, Oma Lee (England) Phillips of Hanging Limb; a daughter, Pat Norrod of Hanging Limb; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Beverly Phillips of Monterey; 2 step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Paul and Peggy Norrod and Bill and Kristie Norrod, all of Hanging Limb; 4 step-daughters and 3 step-sons-in-law, Bobbie and Lester Hite of Crossville, Brenda and Rick Dyle of Muddy Pond, and Barbara Cooper and Donna and Skip Overstreet, all of Maryville; 3 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; 11 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kenneth Guffey of Hanging Limb.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANGELA RANE (CONNER) RECTOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Rane (Conner) Rector, 34, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating.

Burial was in Clark Cemetery.

Mrs. Rector died Saturday, Dec. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born December 29, 1970, in Davidson County, she was the daughter of Lonnie Ray and Dinah Sue (Cook) Conner of the Barnes Ridge community. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmo Conner Sr. and Roy and Susie Mae Cook; and a brother-in-law, Danny Rector.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Tim Rector of Livingston; 2 sons, Thomas Mark Rector and Louis Ray Rector, both of Livingston; her grandmother, Bertha Conner of Monroe; 3 brothers, Tony Conner of Monroe, Bobby Conner of Nashville, and Micky Cook of Dickson; and a special friend, Donnie Perdue of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Keith Barlow, Dewayne Conner, Jason Conner, David Clouse, Phillip Clouse, David Barlow, Dustin Conner, and Chris Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JEANETTE ETHLENE MAYNARD RANDOLPH
Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette Ethlene Maynard Randolph, 93, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Ralph Dunn and Bro. Dow Allen officiating.

Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Randolph died Wednesday, Dec. 14 at NHC Healthcare. She was a factory worker at Wilson Sporting Goods and a member of Samaria Church of Christ. She was also considered a talented and avid quilter.

Born September 1, 1912, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Jessie Thomas (Robinson) Jernigan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgle Maynard; her second husband, Cleo Randolph; a son, Carson Maynard; a brother, Clifford Jernigan; 3 sisters, Margaret Anderson, Gertrude Page, and an infant sister; and a grandson, Gary Lee Maynard.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Thomas “Bud” and Ruby Maynard and Richard and Frances Maynard, all of Silver Point, and James Virgle Maynard of Baxter; 3 daughters, Helen Hunter and Faye Lowe, both of Cookeville, and Anna Mae Massa of Livingston; an adopted son, Mike Maynard of Cookeville; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Steve Lowe, Jeff Massa, Ricky Maynard, Keith Maynard, Scott Maynard, Mike Maynard, Johnny Maynard, Lynn Maynard, and Donnell Maynard.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAISY MELINDA ROBINSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Melinda Robinson, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Haskell Cox officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson died Thursday, Dec. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born July 17, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Ann (Gore) Sidwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Haywood Lynn; her second husband, Bill Robinson; a half-brother, Johnny Sidwell; and a granddaughter, Beverly Sue Boles.

Survivors include a son, Billy Gene Sidwell of Livingston; a daughter, Nanalee Cunningham of Crossville; a half-brother, Bedford Sidwell of Rockwood; a half-sister, Savannah Sidwell of Rockwood; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

IVA SPURLIN
Funeral services for Miss Iva Spurlin, 88, of the Vines Ridge Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Glen Pierce officiating.

Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery.

Miss Spurlin died Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

Born September 11, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sarah (Stevens) Spurlin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Milas Spurlin and Earl Spurlin; and 3 sisters, Virgie Guffey, Alice Robbins, and Opal Matthews.

Survivors include her twin sister, Marjorie (Spurlin) Garrett of Monterey; a sister, Ruby Roberts of Monterey; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM "BILL" LEO TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Leo Taylor, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Todd and Bro. Elmer McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Aaron’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor died Friday, Dec. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A retired body shop manager for Heritage Ford in Cookeville, he was a United States Army veteran of World War II and affiliated with Algood Circle Drive Freewill Baptist Church.

Born July 20, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Myrtle (Parsons) Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine (Crawford) Sells Taylor; and a sister, Clara Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Scott Kinney of Elgin, TX; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Arthur and Girdean Taylor of Cookeville and James Taylor Jr. of Port Charlotte, FL; 5 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Ethel LaLone, Irene and Ardean Nelson, and Maurine Byrd, all of Cookeville, Ruby Nelson of Rickman, and Willadean and Jim Baltimore of Port Charlotte; 2 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Keith Taylor, Ron Taylor, Danny Nelson, Freddie Nelson, and Tommy Nelson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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