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GENEVA (McCORMICK) COOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva (McCormick) Cooper, 71, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Ricky Dixon officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper died Friday, Dec. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 28, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ethel McCormick. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Cooper; a daughter, Stella Jean Cooper; and 3 brothers, Earnest McCormick, Odis McCormick, and Haskell McCormick.

Survivors include 3 sons, Samuel David Cooper of Crab Orchard, KY, Donald Lee Cooper of Rickman, and Timothy Dale Cooper of Cookeville; 3 daughters, Helen Dishman and Theresa Capps, both of Rickman, and Sandra Scott of Livingston; a sister, Juanita McCormick of Rickman; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Illa Dean McCormick; a special niece, Patricia Ellingwood; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were Aaron Cooper, Sonnie Cooper, Michael Cooper, Kenny Cooper, Jody Cooper, and James Cooper.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Mike Wilson, Dude Carew, Brandon Capps, and Tommy Bowman.

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

 

NOEL W. GULLEY JR.
Funeral services for Mr. Noel W. Gulley Jr., 49, of Indianapolis, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Moss Church of Christ.

Burial was in Moss Cemetery.

Mr. Gulley died Saturday, Dec. 24 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born December 22, 1956, he was the son of Mabel Marie (Rodgers) Gulley and the late Noel W. Gulley Sr. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 3 brothers, Dale Gulley, Roger Gulley, and Richard Gulley; 3 sisters, Judy Burkhardt, Janey Carver, and Deby Burnette; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.

Pallbearers were Johnny Gulley, Jonathan Gulley, Billy Gault, Rodger Gulley Jr., Donnie Cawer, and Robert Burkhardt.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

HUBERT HAYES HARRIS
Funeral services for Mr. Hubert Hayes Harris, 86, of the Willow Grove community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Anderson officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Mr. Harris died Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter, a farmer, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born August 20, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Ernest (Jones) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Harris of the Willow Grove community; and a sister, Eudean Hummel of Allons; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Nicky Harvey, Royce Harris, Johnny Harris, Ray Sidwell, Buddy Sidwell, and Willie Roy Sidwell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETTY LANE
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lane, 73, of Twinton, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Greg Jenkins officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Lane died Saturday, Dec. 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Twinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 17, 1932, in Twinton, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Callie (Boswell) Claiborn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Bug Davis" Lane on January 28, 2002; a brother, J.L. Claiborn; and a sister, Marie Riddle.

Survivors include a daughter, Callie Lane of Twinton; a sister, Ruth Gunter of Twinton; 4 sisters-in-law, Marlene Claiborn of Joliet, Claudean Richardson and Linda Rice, both of Twinton, and Pauline Threet of Muncie, IN; a brother-in-law, Bobby Dixon of Lafayette, IN; 2 grandchildren, Daniel Coleman and Clayton Coleman, both of Twinton; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

LUTHER FLOYD MAGGART
Funeral services for Mr. Luther Floyd Maggart, 63, of Rock Island, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Jason Barlow officiating.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Maggart died Monday, Jan. 2 at his home. He was a superintendent for a bridge construction company and was nondenominational in faith.

Born April 25, 1942, in Warren County, he was the son of the late Luther and Oretha (Graves) Maggart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Olene Roth Hopkins.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Ann Maggart of Rock Island; 2 step-daughters, Sherry Warren and Lorrie Harris; 2 brothers, Oscar Maggart and Johnny Maggart; 2 sisters, Billie Sue Belwood and Sandra Baker; and 4 grandchildren, Zachary Warren, Bradley Warren, Trista Bilbrey, and Clint Harris.

Pallbearers were Larry Bilbrey, Zachary Warren, Bradley Warren, Ronnie Barlow, Bruce Harris and Wesley Willeford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HASKELL McCOWAN
Funeral services for Mr. Haskell McCowan, 91, of Monterey, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mr. McCowan died Thursday, Dec. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 27, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jimmy and Lona Bell (Pitman) McCowan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 69 years, Mona McCowan; and a brother, Oscar McCowan.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Loyd and Elease McCowan and Floyd and Johnnie McCowan, all of Monterey; 2 grandchildren, Tammy Bowman and her husband, Bobby, of Crawford, and Myron McCowan and his wife, Jessica, of Monterey; 5 great-grandchildren, Justin Bowman Deana McCowan, Brittney Whitehead, Alex McCowan, and Kacie McCowan.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

NORILENE LEDBETTER NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Norilene Ledbetter Norrod, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 1, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Norrod died Thursday, Dec. 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a homemaker, and of the Methodist faith.

Born March 7, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Eller (Allred) McDonald. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd W. Ledbetter; her second husband, Uless Norrod; and a brother, Arthur McDonald.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, McCoy and Betty Ledbetter of Livingston and Steve E. and Brenda Ledbetter of Knoxville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Vanther Johnson and Joyce and Cecil Speck, all of Livingston, and Zopal Sells of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Annie Taylor of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Debbie L. Maynard, Scotty R. Ledbetter, Joshua S. Ledbetter, and Brittany M. Ledbetter; 3 great-grandchildren, Shawn C. Maynard, Travis W. Maynard, and Amber J. Ledbetter; a great-granddaughter-in-law, Karleann Strichland; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Scotty R. Ledbetter, Shawn Maynard, Jim Geesling, Bill Cole, Bob Crabtree, and Mark Speck

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELPHIA EVA REED
Funeral services for Mrs. Elphia Eva Reed, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. James Williams officiating.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Reed died Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Methodist Church.

Born April 1, 1923, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late George Laken and Dona (Ledbetter) Gore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Harold Reed; a son, James Willard Reed; 3 brothers, Woodrow Gore, Herman Gore, and Marvin Gore; 2 sisters, Effie Coffee and Nancy Brown; and a granddaughter, Tammy Reed. Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Haskell and Thelma Reed and Curtis William and Donna Reed, all of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Johnny Phillips of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Edna Gore of Algood; a sister, Delphia Carmack of Cookeville; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Reed's grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

NELLIE D. RICHARDSON
Funeral services for Miss Nellie D. Richardson, 88, of Old Hickory and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Neal officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Miss Richardson died Friday, Dec. 30 at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born July 10, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Ridley and Livie (Sevier) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Walter Frank Richardson, Robbie C. Richardson, Archie B. Richardson, and Billy E. Richardson; a sister, Reba Richardson; infant twin sisters; and a sister-in-law, Claudine Richardson.

Survivors include 2 sisters-in-law, Charlene Richardson of Murfreesboro and Stella Richardson of Shreveport, LA; 2 nephews, Don Richardson and Dwain Richardson, both of Shreveport; 3 nieces, Robbie Sue Chandler of Amarillo, TX, Sheila Manis of Mt. Juliet, and Terry Shelton of Old Hickory; and several great and great-great-nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELLEN LUCILLE (SAVAGE) RUTHERFORD
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Lucille (Savage) Rutherford, 62, of Memphis, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, from the chapel of McBride Funeral Home in Ripley, MS, with Bro. Bill Baker officiating.

Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley.

Mrs. Rutherford died Saturday, Dec. 31 at her home. She worked as a pharmacist's technician for 30 years and was a member of Raleigh Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of Edeth Lucille Savage of Livingston and the late E.J. Savage.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Terry Claude Rutherford of Memphis; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul T. and Shelley Rutherford of Memphis; 6 brothers, Donnie Savage of Cookeville, Larry Savage of Celina, Jimmy Savage and Wayne Savage, both of Livingston, Allen Savage of Rickman, and Joe Savage of Harriman; 6 sisters, Virgina Sawyer of Old Hickory, Shirley Roberson of Monterey, Janice Helton of Pleasant View, and Rita Qualls, Mary Allen, and Lesa Phillips, all of Livingston; and a grandchild, Cassie Rutherford.

Pallbearers were Paul Helton, Ritchey Qualls, Ray Sawyer, Tom LaMontagne, Joel Bryant, and Benji Byars.

Special care provided by McBride Funeral Home. (P)

 

JAMES HAROLD VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. James Harold Vaughn, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at noon Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dannie Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, Dec. 31 at his home. He was a dairy farmer, a member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the VFW, a life member of the American Legion, and attended Livingston First Baptist Church.

Born June 24, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Wilkerson and Clementine (McCormack) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Vaughn; and a sister, Joanna Ferrell.

Survivors include his wife, Katy (Nolan) Vaughn of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Vaughn of Cookeville and Johnny and Robin Vaughn of Livingston; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Margie and Dannie Phillips of Rickman, Barbara Vaughn of Livingston, and Annette Vaughn of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Alvin Vaughn of Crossville and Houston Vaughn of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters, Ruth Thrasher and Euretha Williams, both of Livingston; 6 granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers were J.C. Ferrill, Jeff Ferrill, Rodger Vaughn, Charles Floyd Qualls Jr., Doug Maynord, William McCormick, James Ringley, and Kevin Fleming.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospice or Bethlehem Cemetery.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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