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Archives 03-08-2006

Obituaries

 

ROSIE C. ARNEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie C. Arney, 79, of Lawrenceburg and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Damon Corley and Bro. Bernie Barton officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Arney died Wednesday, March 1 at NHC Healthcare in Lawrenceburg. She worked in the Dietary Department at Livingston Regional Hospital and was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born August 29, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Laken and Lanie (Ruble) Abbott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.E. Arney; 3 brothers, Posie Abbott, J.T. Abbott, and Clifford Abbott; and 2 sisters, O.V. Morrow and Mary Alice Abbott.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dean and Dr. Charles Love of Lawrenceburg; a step-son, Johnny Arney of Cookeville; a sister, Eula Adams of Livingston; 3 grandsons, Tony Gore of Livingston, Jeremy Gore of Lawrenceburg, and Brandon Gore of Johnson City; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Gore, Brandon Gore, Bill Linder, Terry Morrow, Ronnie Adams, Donnie Adams, Johnny Ray Arney, and Billy Adams.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETTY E. CAPPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty E. Capps, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Capps died Saturday, March 4 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a factory worker and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born March 13, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sim Vanburren and Lola C. (Johnson) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Eugene Richardson and Willie Richardson.

Survivors include her husband, B.C. Capps of Livingston; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Teresa Capps of Rickman and Timmy Capps of Livingston; 2 brothers, Bobby Richardson of Mansfield, OH, and Keith Richardson of McMinnville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Dean Ledbetter and Joyce Stephens, both of Warren, MI, and Faye and Jimmy Hargis of McMinnville; a grandson, Brandon Capps; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Tom Greenwood, Jerry Savage, B. Hammock, James McAlpin, Chris Winningham, and Kyler Winningham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VIRGIE LINDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Linder, 97, of Alpine, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Linder died Thursday, March 2 at Masters Health Care. She was a retired factory worker at Livingston Shirt Factory and a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star 206.

Born August 10, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Ellen (Bilbrey) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Linder; a son, Bruce Linder; a daughter, Carol June Linder; 2 brothers, Van Smith and Haskell Smith; and 3 sisters, Nora Ledbetter, Molly Linder, and Alva Marlow.

Survivors include a son, Allen Linder of Livingston; a brother, Morris Smith of Battle Creek, MI; 2 sisters, Ruby Howell of Allred and Bertie Hargis of Muncie, IN; 3 grandsons, Brent Linder and Darrell Linder, both of Livingston, and Greg Linder of Smyrna; 2 grandaughters, Kimberly McDonald of Monroe and Rebecca Jenkins of Livingston; 6 great-grandchildren, Katie Linder, Avery Jenkins, and Ashton Jenkins, all of Livingston, Lauren Coffman of Cookeville, and Madison McDonald and William McDonald, both of Monroe; and a great-great-granddaughter, Rylee Coffman of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Darrell Linder, Greg Linder, Brent Linder, Albert Jenkins, Scot McDonald, and Rick Norrod.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Fred Linder, Bob Howell, Hershel Wilson, Tommy Simcox, Van Howell, Josh Coffman, Jerry Simpson, Eugene McDonald, R.D. Stout, and Paul Ledbetter.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELVIN PRESLEY
Funeral services for Mr. Elvin Presley, 78, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Harris and Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community.

Mr. Presley died Sunday, March 5 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was a logger, a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church, and attended Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Born February 7, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George and Rosie Lee (Harris) Presley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Melvin Presley and Jonathan Phillips; 2 brothers, Loyd Presley and Harlon Presley; and 3 sisters, Agnes Presley, Alice Wilson, and Mattie Neal.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda (Harris) Presley of Monterey; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Clyde and Sonya Presley and Wayne Presley, all of Cookeville, Eddie and Deloris Presley of Hanging Limb, and Chad Phillips of Monterey; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Cathy and Lynell Williams, Goldia and Sherman Steward, and Brenda Melton, all of Monterey; 2 brothers, M.G. Presley of Monterey and Coy Presley of Livingston; 3 sisters, Ova Phillips and Ola Phillips, both of Battle Creek MI, and Dora Staggs of Rickman; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-granchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Staggs, Jim Staggs, W.J. Staggs, Donald Harris, Ronald Harris, and Lynell Williams.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARGARET MICHELLE ROBERTS
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Michelle Roberts, 32, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Roberts died Saturday, Feb. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born July 22, 1973, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Norma Faye (Johnson) Abston of Livingston and the late Johnnie Edward Reagan. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Billy Glenn Reagan and Chris Reagan.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her step-father, Elmer D. Abston of Livingston; her husband, Jeffery Wayne Roberts of Livingston; a brother, Johnnie Dewayne Reagan of Allons; a sister, Melissa Bilbrey of Allons; and several special nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Casey Chilton, Brian Bilbrey, Brad Bilbrey, Ray Cranker Sr., Ray Cranker Jr., and Larry Hunter.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES HOWARD SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. James Howard Smith, 85, of Dry Hollow, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman with Bro. Roger Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, March 2 at Standing Stone Health Care Center. He was a farmer, worked for Rusell Stover Candies, was a member of Netherland Church of Christ, and was a Mason.

Born June 27, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Will and Adeline (Pigg) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Smith; and 2 sisters, Liza Hawkins and Filena Tayse.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Roberta Looper of Dry Hollow and Judy Miller of Rickman; a brother, Clay Smith of Rickman; a sister, Ellie Woolbright of Rickman; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Steve Mosley, Jimmy Miller, Billy Sells, David Swallows, Tony Woolbright, and Gerald Woolbright.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SAM THRASHER
Funeral services for Mr. Sam Thrasher, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Thrasher died Monday, Feb. 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver, a member of Allons Church of Christ, the VFW, and Overton County Farm Bureau, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born April 8, 1927, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Willie Floyd and John Ann (Long) Thrasher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Looper) Thrasher; 7 brothers, Willie Thrasher, Lester Thrasher, Chester Thrasher, Cecil Thrasher, Albert Thrasher, Elmer Thrasher, and Eithel Thrasher; and a sister, Ora Carr.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Thom MacGuire of Kernersville, NC, Wanda and Kenneth Phillips of Muddy Pond, and Rhonda and Bill Mainord of Rickman; a brother, Gene Thrasher of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Mary McCulley of Livingston and Alyne Matthews of Clinton, KY; and 3 grandchildren, Amanda Mainord and Joshua Mainord, both of Rickman, and Thomas MacGuire Jr. of Kernersville.

Pallbearers were Josh Mainord, Thomas MacGuire, Rick Wade, Rick Reeder, Joe Coffee, and Elmo "Noot" Thrasher.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARTA FRANCES WILLIAMSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Arta Frances Williamson, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Damon Corley officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Williamson died Friday, March 3 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born May 12, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vess L. and Johanna (Hunter) Maynord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bethel G. Williamson; a son, Bill Williamson; and 2 brothers, Doy Maynord and Don Maynord.

Survivors include 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Kedith Maynord of Hohenwald and Kimble and Patsy Maynord of Columbia; 2 sisters-in-law, Hester Maynord and Bea Maynord; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Dean and Clois Billings of St. Joseph, Betty Puryea of Orlando, FL, and Margie and Freeman Arney of Cookeville; and 2 grandchildren, Kim and Patty.

Pallbearers were Marion Maynord, Freeman Arney, Claudis Hunter, Cleston Hunter, Guyland Lewis, and George Seber.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Donald Maynord, Robert Maynord, Tony Billings, Beverly Griggs, Joe Puryea, Steve Puryea, Neal Maynord, and Diane Franklin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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