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Funeral services for Ms. Martha Bell Brown, 69, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Bill Threet officiating.

Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery.

Ms. Brown died Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville.

Born January 19, 1936, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie May (Massengille) Brown.

Survivors include 2 aunts, Mary Spurlock of Lebanon and Kate Evelyn Holland of Elwood, IN; a special friend, Wilma Brown; a host of cousins; and lots of friends.

Pallbearers were Steve Massengille, Kelvin Massengille, Brad Murphy, Ricky Green, Jerry Spurlock, James Hamilton, and John B. Massengille.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Bennett Ray Dailey, 38, of Hilham, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Robert Turner and Mike Buck officiating.

Burial will be in Spicer Cemetery.

Mr. Dailey died Sunday, Jan. 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 25, 1967, in Clay County, he was the son of Shirley Ray Dailey of Hilham and Eva Turner of Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie Keith and Christy Dailey of Rickman; a sister, Kim Kirby of Cookeville; 3 nephews, Corey Dailey, Hunter Dailey, and Jacob Dailey; 4 nieces, Chelsea Kirby, Cassidy Dailey, Hannah Dailey, and Jessica Dailey; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. O.V. Dishman, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Smith and Bro. Jerry Savage officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Dishman died Thursday, Jan. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church.

Born April 22, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Mary Jane (Staggs) Savage. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dishman; a daughter, Linda Lou Dishman; 3 brothers, Clester Savage, E.J. Savage, and Ben Savage; 4 sisters, Lucille Little, Estelle Turner, Dellas Savage, and Jessie Holt; and a grandson, Mark Dishman.

Survivors include 3 sons, Paul Dishman of Alpine, Dannie Dishman of Nashville, and Boone Dishman of Livingston; 2 daughters, Janet Walker of Monroe and Brenda Shelton of Nashville; 2 brothers, Charles Savage of Ohio and Jerry Savage of Livingston; 2 sisters, Joyce Shields and Genevie Walker, both of Livingston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends including Carol Hammock who visited her every day and was so loved by Mrs. Dishman.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Shelton, Donald Shelton, Anthony Scott, Brian Scott, Kenny Dishman, and Danny Mead.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jeff Walker, Mike Walker, Dwayne Dishman, Doug Dishman, Danny Dishman Jr., and Ben Savage.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Ernest W. Hicks, 82, of Edgewood, FL, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, from the chapel of Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home in Mansfield, OH, with Pastor Rich Rader officiating.

Burial, with full military honors conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Council Burial Detail, will be at Mansfield Memorial Park.

Mr. Hicks died Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Bert Fish Hospital in New Smyrna, FL. He was a tool and die maker for General Motors Corporation for 41 years, retiring in 1987. A World War II veteran of the United States Army in the 24th Infantry Division, he served in the Philippines earning his Combat Infantry badge, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Bella Vista Baptist Church in Edgewater, FL, Charles Hoffman Lodge 767 Free & Accepted Masons, 32¼ AASR Valley of Columbus, United Auto Workers Union 549, the American Legion, and the 24th Infantry Division Association.

Mr. Hicks was an avid NASCAR fan, working at the Daytona 500 for several years. He was very proud of volunteering to build several homes for Habitat for Humanity in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Born June 12, 1923, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Elbert H. and Rosa (Pigg) Hicks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Alberta R. Hicks of Edgewood; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Stephen Gates of Mansfield and Cindy and Lance Larson of Middleburg Heights, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Hicks of Hilham; 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Gates of Mansfield, Jason Gates and his wife, Stacey, of Strongsville, FL, Bryce McKee of Mansfield; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Gates.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity Southeast Volusia, 843 Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168.

Special care provided by Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home. (P)


Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Faye Matthews, 53, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Jeff Cotterman officiating.

Burial was in Monroe Community Cemetery.

Mrs. Matthews died Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 16, 1949, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maude (Ledbetter) Bybee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Grady Bybee and Woodrow Bybee; and a sister, Dean Newberry.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Matthews of Livingston; a son, Scottie Bybee, and his fiancˇe, Melissa Pippin, both of Livingston; 4 brothers, Doak Bybee, Michael Bybee, Roger Bybee, and Donald Bybee, all of Livingston; 3 sisters, Shirley Hammock, Anna Richardson, and Betty Long, all of Livingston; her son's father, Horace "Doc" Matthews; and an ex-daughter-in-law, Bridgett Bybee of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Randall Richardson, David Langford, Terry Staggs, Danny Carmack, Brandon Hargis, and Michael Walker.

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


Funeral services for Mr. Gary Moles, 53, of Temecula, CA, and formerly of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Moles died Friday, Dec. 30 in Temecula.

Born August 7, 1952, he was the son of the late Robert and Teresa (O'Conner) Moles.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Moles of Temecula; a daughter, Shanna Wheeler of Temecula; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, David and Alice Moles, Rick and Veneshia Moles, and Jeff Moles, all of Rickman.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)





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