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Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Claudette (Hood) Borden, 55, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Mrs. Borden died Thursday, February 2 in New Port Richie, FL. She was a homemaker, a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and she liked to play Bingo and collect things. She was of the Baptist faith.

Born June 28, 1950, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Velma (Brown) Hood.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Borden, of Hudson; a son, Richie Little of Hermitage; a step-son, Bill Borden of Hudson; a step-daughter, Michelle Symes of Hudson; two sisters, Paulette Sidwell and Sharlette Lewis, both of Livingston; two grandchildren, Ashley Little and William Little, both of Texas; and a step-grandson, Landon Symes of Hudson.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hood, Billy Hood, Mark Symes, Josh Sidwell, Ryan Lewis, and Robert Howell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overton County Public Library.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Ann Ray Burchett, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Allen Judd and Bro. Allen Baltimore officiating.

Burial was held in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Burchett died Saturday, Feb. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a CNA assistant, and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born November 9, 1944, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Mildred (Howard) Livingston. She was preceded in death by two sons, Harvey Glenn Howard and Henry Paul Ray Jr.; two sisters, Melba Hughes and Zelene Edmonds; and a brother, Kenneth Howard.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include four daughters, Robynn Hooten, Tammy Ray, Dusty Watts, and Shannon Ray, all of Livingston; a brother, Mike Brown of Livingston; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jay Hooten, Eric Watts, Kevin Clark, Jason Clark, Scott Little, and Shane Little.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Larry Gene Castle, 55, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson with Bro. Warren Medley officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, will be in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram.

Mr. Castle died Sunday, Feb. 5 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. He was a self-employed electrician and a veteran of the United States Army.

He was born December 22, 1950, in Charleston, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Mary John "Tootsie" (Stamper) Castle of White Bluff; 4 sons, Chris Castle of Cookeville and Chuck Castle, Steven Castle, and Jeremy Castle, all of Livingston; a daughter, Kierra Castle of Livingston; the mother of his children, Donna Castle of Livingston; 5 brothers, Chuck Castle, Bobby Castle, Roger Castle, Billy Castle, and Jimmy Castle; 6 sisters, Louise, Pat, Debbie, Linda, Malta, and Betty; 10 grandchildren, Hannah, Zachery, Tristen, Matthew, Michael, Jake, Timmy, Bridgette, Taylor, and Robby; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Taylor Funeral Home. (P)


Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Inez Clark, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Clark Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark died Monday, Jan. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a restaurant owner and a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born September 18, 1927, in Roane County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Sadie (Dodson) Todd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Clark Sr.; a brother, James D. Todd; and a grandson, Kristopher Rattanavong.

Survivors include a son, Herman Clark Jr. of Cookeville; a brother, Edward Todd of Cookeville; 4 sister, Avo Padgett of Celina, OH, Lorraine McClaine of Crossville, Ova Sangster of Macon, GA, and Louise Renfroe of Rockwood; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Clark's grandsons, Kevin Clark, Joseph Rattanevong, Shandon Roberts, Roy Padgett, Scott Plassenthal, and Khamla Rattanavong.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Willis C. Collins, 98, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Collins died Thursday, Feb. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Born November 16, 1907, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alex and Ida (Ledbetter) Collins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dorcas Collins; 2 brothers, Norman Elmo Collins and Try Collins; and 4 sisters, Ninnie (Collins) Wilson, Vina (Collins) Barlow Bilbrey; Effie (Collins) Evans, and Illa (Collins) Abner Hine.

Survivors include a sister, Katy Bell (Collins) Smith of Livingston; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Roger Nathan Kennedy, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown with Bro. Howard Dailey officiating.

Burial was held in Tompkins Cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy died Wednesday, Feb. 1 at his home. Living most of his life in Fairborn, OH, he was a roofer and attended the Full Gospel Church in Rickman.

Born March 18, 1955, in Pickett County, he was the son of James Kennedy and Nannie Mae (Fulton) Bolin, both of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joline Kennedy; his grandparents, Lurida Kennedy and Dorothy Winningham; and his step-father, Glen Bolin.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brenda (Stinson) Kennedy of Livingston; two sons, Jodi Kennedy and Joshua Kennedy, both of Livingston; five step-sons, Robert Stinson and Michael Fulton, both of Byrdstown, Brian Fulton and Jeffery Fulton, both of Livingston, and Bobby Fulton of Monticello, KY; his step-mother, Mae Kennedy of Livingston; a half-brother, Timothy Bolin of Dixon; four step-brothers, David Bolin, James Rush, and Jeff Hammons, all of Livingston, and Michael Bolin of Orlando, FL; a half-sister, Kim Mosier of Harriman; four step-sisters, Carol Smith of Livingston, Sharon Ray of Allons, Mayblean Ayers of Hilham, and Debbie Embree of Berba, KY; 8 step-grandchildren; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Timmy Bolin, Dave Bolin, Mike Bolin, Jeff Hammons, Mike Cantrell, and Eric Mosier.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)


Mr. Loman Leon Wall, 78, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Mr. Wall donated his body to the Medical Education and Research Institute, Genesis "Gift of Life" in Memphis. He chose cremation.

His remains will later be returned to his family, at which time a memorial service will be held in Big Rock at Taylor's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Wall was born on September 8, 1927, in Bumpus Mills. He served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II and was a member of VFW Post 5062 in Livingston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Marilyn Wall, and a son, Richard A. Wall.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Charles Neal of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Janie Wall of Cadiz, KY; a sister-in-law, Frances Tole; 6 precious grandchildren, Laura Glenda Neal, Michael Savage, David Savage, Chris Neal, and Sheena Scovall; and 10 great-grandchildren. (C)



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