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Archives 02-15-2006

Obituaries

Judy Ann Ray Burchett
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; 2 sisters, Anita Clark of Spencer and Linda Anderson 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)

 

HESSIE RAE CANTRELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Hessie Rae Cantrell, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Cantrell died Sunday, Feb. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Falling Springs Baptist Church in Overton County.

Born July 31, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Pearl (Hammock) Hammock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tilbert Cantrell; a brother, Hollis Hammock; and 2 sisters, Ruby Hammock and Susie Hammock.

Survivors include 3 sons, Jewel Cantrell of Allons, and J.C. Cantrell and J.D. Cantrell, both of Livingston; a daughter, Cornelia Linder of Livingston; a sister, Mattie Knopp of Indiana; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Craig Cantrell, Mike Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Joey Cantrell, Jason Cantrell, and Johnny Presley.

Mike Ruble served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

RALPH E. CROSS
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph E. Cross, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Rick Cross officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Cross died Wednesday, Feb. 8 at his home. He was self-employed in the trucking business, a member of Christian Community Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born September 18, 1932, in Albany, KY, he was the son of the late Horace and Nella (Sells) Cross. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Albert Cross; and a sister, Glenda Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Cross of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Donna Cross of Livingston and Butch and SaraLee Cross of Allons; a brother, Gary Cross of Lavergne; 4 sisters, Evelyn Huddleston and Margaret Webb, both of Rickman, Wilma Eldridge of Cookeville, and Jessie Hallett of Crossville; 6 grandchildren, Ciara Cobb and her husband, Andrew, Cody Cross and his wife, Jade, C.J. Cross, Cory Cross, Colby Cross, and Colton Cross; and a great-granddaughter, Ciana Cobb.

Pallbearers were Cody Cross, C.J. Cross, Cory Cross, Colby Cross, Colton Cross, and Andrew Cobb.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

J.C. "BUD" DECK
Funeral services for Mr. J.C. "Bud" Deck, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, from the chapel of Main and Davis Funeral Home in New Castle, IN.

He was the son of Ruby Deck of Overton County and the late Cooper Deck.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Dottie Deck of New Castle; 3 sons, Brad Deck, Scott Deck, and Bryan Deck, all of New Castle; a brother, Rodger Deck of Overton County; 4 sisters, Judy Carter, Wanda Savage, Reba Hammock, and Carolyn Copeland, all of Overton County; and 6 grandchildren, all of New Castle. (P)

 

STELLA LUCYANN (LANGFORD) ELDRIDGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Lucyann (Langford) Eldridge, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Eldridge died Monday, Feb. 6 at Overton County Nursing Home. She worked at the Livingston Shirt Factory for 38 years in the shipping department, co-founded, owned, edited, and published Overton County News with her husband, son, Larry, and daughter-in-law, Sue, for 18 years. She was a member of Livingston Church of Christ and organizing member of the Roaring River Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Her hobbies included flowers and cooking, which she shared with her friends and neighbors.

Born January 24, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Andy Paul and Florence (Pigg) Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Larry E. Eldridge and Garry Eldridge; 2 brothers, Paul Langford and Elmo Langford; and 2 sisters, Norma Coffman and Deloros Yurkanin.

Survivors include her husband, whom she married January 29, 1944, J.D. Eldridge; a daughter-in-law, Sue Eldridge of Livingston; a grandson, Larry E. Eldridge II of Livingston; a great-granddaughter, Aleia Megan Eldridge of Livingston; and nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Bobby Coffman, Kent Atchley, Ronnie Bilyeu, Brian Collins, Edward Gore, and Blaine Eldridge.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Larry Eldridge II, Chalmer Nolan, Charles Sullivan, Charles Craiget, L.G. Puckett Jr., James Thrasher, Robert Stoner, Chris Hibbs, Wilburn Robbins, Vestal Master, and Jackie Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Overton County Library Building Fund or Overton County Heritage Museum.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RANDALL SCOTT PRICE
Funeral services for Mr. Randall Scott Price, 35, of McMinnville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Frank Davis officiating.

Burial was in Brotherton Cemetery.

Mr. Price died Monday, Feb. 6. He was a truck driver and of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Born November 14, 1970, in Wayne County, MI, he was the son of Joyce (Gore) Qualls of Rickman and the late Charles Daniel Price. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, H.C. Pryor.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Christy (Price) Price of McMinnville; a step-son, Ethan Price of McMinnville; a step-daughter, Sera Gillette of McMinnville; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Tim and Teresa Schebel of Rickman, Joe Schebel of Cookeville, and Michael and Sheila Schebel of Livingston; and a host of nephews and nieces.

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

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

MINERVA ELLEN PRICHARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Ellen Prichard, 85, of Whiteside and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Barlow, Bro. Bobby Hubbard, and Bro. Randy Prichard officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Prichard died Saturday, Feb. 4. She was a homemaker and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born March 18, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Mary (Brown) Stockton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Lesie Prichard.

Survivors include 4 sons, A.C. Prichard and Donald Prichard, both of Livingston, Buddy Prichard of Pendleton, IN, and David Prichard of Rickman; 4 daughters, Faye Stewart and Diane Todd, both of Smyrna, Mary Morgan of Hardy's Chapel, and Barbara Vaughn of Whiteside; 2 sisters, Ozell Dyer of Indianapolis, IN, and Mildred Goad of Bowling Green, KY; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Stockton, Scott Stockton, Ricky Vaughn, W.C. Vaughn, Chester Prichard, Leslie Prichard, and Lynn Fields.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLARICE C. VANOVER
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice C. Vanover, 80, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor James Roberson officiating.

Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Vanover died Saturday, Feb. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born June 7, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Addie (Copeland) Crabtree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Vanover.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Sammie Hensley and Barbara "Bobbie" Ferrell, both of Livingston, and Charlotte "Faye" Harris of Cookeville; a sister, Clara Hicks of Spring City; 4 grandchildren, Ricky Hensley and his wife, Chrisie, of Nashville, Barry Ferrell and his wife, Christie, Travis Ferrell and his wife, Brandi, and Wendy Smith and her husband, Jonathan, all of Livingston; and 11 great-grandchildren, Seth Smith, Abby Ferrell, Felicity Ferrell, Cierra Ferrell, Aspen Ferrell, Jonathan Leftwich, Brandon Hensley, Austen Hensley, Jessica Worrall, Cody Worrall, and Chasity Worrall.

Pallbearers will be Barry Ferrell, Travis Ferrell, Danny Ferrell, Jonathan Smith, Ricky Hensley, and Jonathan Leftwich.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Royce "Roger" VAUGHN
Funeral services for Royce "Roger" Vaughn, 65, of Hendersonville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Rev. Courtney Wilson and Rev. David Vaughn officiating.

Burial was in Hendersonville Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Vaughn died Thursday, Feb. 9 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He graduated from Livingston Academy in 1958 and earned a bachelor of science degree from Tennessee Tech University in 1963. He was employed by DuPont and Reemay, where he worked in sales and engineering. He was a man of many interests including hiking, flying, woodworking, farming, and restoration of vintage cars.

He will be remembered as an extraordinary, ordinary man who loved God, family, people, and his country.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. He was ordained as a deacon at Bluegrass Baptist Church in 1977 and subsequently served as chairman of that deacon body. He was a member of the Gideons, the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Sumner County Vintage Car Club, and in time past, judged the early Fords. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served his country through the Tennessee National Guard, holding the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Born in Battle Creek, MI, he was the son of Danise (Allred) Vaughn of Alpine and the late Roger Burns Vaughn. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Vaughn.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include, his wife of 42 years, Clata (Mullinix) Vaughn; a son, Nathan Burns Vaughn (Stephanie Willis) of Hendersonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole (Vaughn) and J. Jack Vines Jr. of Kirkwood, MS; a sister, Deborah Sullivan; two brothers-in-law, Bob R. Mullinix (Sandra Bullock) and Jerry D. Mullinix (Faye Wright); 5 precious grandchildren, Nathan Vaughn Jr., Malayna Vines, Savannah Vaughn, Marin Vines, and Landon Vaughn; and aunts and uncles, Robert M. Vaughn, Joel Vaughn, David Vaughn, Bobbie Bush, Hildagarde Vaughn, Dr. B.F. Allred, Jimmie Bullock, and Nawausa Hargis.

Pallbearers were David Vaughn, Michael Allred, Bob Mullinix, Jerry Mullinix, Ron Page, Charles Joseph, Steve Willis, Todd Wilson, and Thad McKellar.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of a special group of men who provided respite care and added much quality to Roger's life over the past three years: Ron Page, Richard Head, Charles Joseph, Terry Mason, Ed Bailey, Bob Brown, Earl Carnahan, Jack Benz, Harry Carlton, Jim Perkinson, Terry Stephens, Gene Hughes, Frank Coulter, James Smith, Don Long, and Trickett Honda employees.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendersonville First Baptist Church's Building Fund, Alzheimer's disease research, or Gideons' International.

Special care provided by Hendersonville Memory Gardens & Funeral Home. (P)

 

PERRY JAY WALKER
Funeral services for Mr. Perry Jay Walker, 72, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Rick Lacy and Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Mr. Walker died Friday, Feb. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe and Bertie (Stout) Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Alvin Walker and 2 infant brothers; and 3 sisters, Fanny Brown, Rassie Hammock, and Ovie Copeland.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Walker of Rickman; 2 nephews, J.E. Walker and Clifford Walker; 10 nieces, Lois Grant, Patricia Brown, Brenda Bilbrey, Alica Dishman, Wanda Lancaster, Norma Cantrell, Bernice Norris, Betty Copeland, Roberta Copeland, and Pearl Copeland; 7 great-nephews, Chris Cantrell, Jacob Walker, Eliah Walker, Patrick Brown, Brandon Dishman, Todd Brown, and Dakota Lancaster; 5 great-nieces, Angela McDougle, Kendra Lyn Brown, Tabitha Winningham, Alica Garrett, and Ashely Cantrell; 2 great-great-nephews, Calen McDougle and Jonathan Garrett; and 4 great-great-nieces, Gabriella Cantrell, Antonia Cantrell, Lorna Grace McDougle, and Ivy Grace Winningham.

Pallbearers were Randall Brown, Harold Brown, Patrick Brown, Rodger Walker, Larry Cantrell, Garry Grant, and Randall Norris.

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

 

 

 

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