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Funeral services for Mr. Bennett Ray Dailey, 38, of Hilham, were 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 was 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.

Pallbearers were Allen Wayne Pennington, Bobby Joe Pennington, Fowler Pennington, J.C. Roberts, Jackie Roberts, Toby Crouch, Jason Tidwell, and James Homer Dailey.

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, Doug Dishman, and Danny Mead.

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

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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; a step-son, Larry Bilbrey; 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)


Funeral services for Mrs. Delta Lucy Norris, 100, of Anderson, IN, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Norris died Sunday, Jan. 1. She was considered a loving mother and grandmother and a faithful believer in God. Meal time at her house was wonderful, especially her chocolate pies.

Born December 29, 1905, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Dora Carmack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clyde Norris; a son, Lester Coy Norris; numerous brothers and sisters; and 4 grandsons, Jerry Norris, Donnie Norris, Bobby Norris, and Joey Norris.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Keith and Betty Norris of Anderson, Kelly and Jane Norris of Warren, MI, and Charles Norris of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. (P)


Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Eugene Scott, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Myron Greer officiating.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mr. Scott died Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a factory worker for Acme Boot Company and was of the Christian faith.

Born May 2, 1919, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late George and Vallie (Gentry) Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (King) Scott of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Myra and Shane Shoemake of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren, Steve Ashburn and his wife, Lori, and Scotty Ashburn and his companion, Teresa Lloyd; 2 great-grandchildren, Alexis Ashburn and Zander Ashburn; and several nephews and nieces.

Mr. Scott's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Mr. Harold Lucian Smith, 70, of Livingston, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Jesus Precious Word Church in Livingston.

Born June 26, 1935, in Pickett County, he was the son of Beulah (Lacy) Smith of Monroe and the late Ward Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Ricky Dailey; and 2 brothers, Arthur Smith and Eugene Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Edith Smith of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Joyce Smith of Byrdstown; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye and Andrew "Spud" Parson of Monroe, and June Dailey of Byrdstown; 3 step-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

The family chose cremation. No services have been arranged at this time.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy D. Strong, 55, of the Fairview community of Jackson County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Larry Clinkenbeard officiating.

Burial was in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.

Mr. Strong died Friday, Jan. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was employed with Dacco in Cookeville and was a member of UAW Local 2409.

Born October 11, 1950, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Homer and Willard (Coffee) Strong. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carsey Chaffin.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah (Chaffin) Strong of Fairview; a son and daughter-in-law, Scottie and Lisa Strong of Cookeville; a brother, Cecil Strong of Fairview; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Willie White of Monroe; a grandson, Nathan Dale of Cookeville; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and James Stafford of Burristown; 2 nephews, Ricky White and Tony Stafford; and 3 nieces, Lisa Ruffner, Tammy Wells, and Amy Wilson.

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

A memorial guest register may be signed at andersonfh.net.

Special care provided by Anderson Funeral Home. (C)




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