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Archives 03-15-2006
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CARL AMBURGEY
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Amburgey, 57, of Celina and formerly of Kentucky, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, from the chapel of Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg, KY, with Bro. Allen Myers officiating.

Mr. Amburgey died Tuesday, March 7 at Cumberland River Hospital.

Born January 15, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of Kelly and Ethel (Johnson) Amburgey of Floyd County, KY.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include 3 daughters, Lynn Berry and Kellie Garrison, both of Missouri, and Kimberly Polly of Ermine, KY; a step-son, Kelly Neace Jr. of Whitesburg; a step-daughter, Rachel Collins of Whitesburg; 2 brothers, Roosevelt Amburgey of Celina and Bobby Amburgey of Whitesburg; 2 step-sisters, Dora Ellen Cornett of Whitesburg and Ann Tyree of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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)

 

JOHN DAVID BADGER SR.
Mass was held for Mr. John David Badger Sr., 62, of Colusa, CA, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Our Lady of Lords Catholic Church in Colusa.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. at Colusa Cemetery.

Mr. Badger died March 4 in Vallejo, CA. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Anderson, IN, and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and UCLA. While at UCLA, he met his future bride, Darlene, who he was married to for 33 years.

His career included the Boys Club of America in Placentia and Richmond, and later as regional director in New York City. He was also a grant writer for AASK Foundation (Salesians), camp director for Camp Najedly, and worked to start numerous nonprofit organizations.

He authored "Delinquency Prevention: Do It", a guide to improving delinquency through youth development.

Mr. Badger enjoyed conversation, debating, telling jokes and stories, adventure travelling, and the outdoors. His famous quote was, "Talk is cheap." Words could be worthless or golden.

He was always there to help in a time of need and had a gift of making all feel important.

The words, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy," were clearly evidenced in his life.

Born February 12, 1944, in Anderson, he was the son of Paul and Velma Badger.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Teresa Badger and Mike and Angelique Badger; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl "Bud" and Artie Badger of Anderson and Tom and Diane Badger of Nevada; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Bob Murdock of Allons, Julia and Ralph Wynn of California, and Mary and Ed Martineau of California; six grandchildren, Josh Badger, Justin Badger, Mike Badger Jr., Daniel Badger, Jordan Badger, and Ryan Badger; and several nieces and nephews including Janice Murdock and Susan (Murdock) and Terry Robbins, all of Allons, and David and Wendy Murdock of Arkansas; and great-nieces and nephews, Amy Bowman, and her husband, Todd, of Allons, Paul Robbins and Nick Robbins, both of Allons, and Jason, Jami, and Matthew Murdock, all of Arkansas. (P)

 

PATRICIA ANN BREWER
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Ann Brewer, 51, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brewer died Wednesday, March 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 19, 1954, in Battle Creek, MI, she was the daughter of Edward Ray and Ofa Marie (Wood) Brewer of Algood.

Survivors include a brother, Fred H. Brewer of Algood; and 2 aunts, Jean Masters of Nashville and Helen Francis of Rickman.

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)

 

KIMBERLY DEE GUNNELS
Funeral services for Mrs. Kimberly Dee Gunnels, 42, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Byrd officiating.

Burial was in Hatcher-Hall Cemetery.

Mrs. Gunnels died Sunday, March 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born June 18, 1963, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Willie D. Dial and Morine (Allred) Reeder, both of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Richard B. Gunnels of Livingston; 4 brothers, Dallas Allred, Douglas Allred, Willie Edward Dial, and Terry Dial, all of Livingston; 2 sisters, Cynthia Ray and Brenda Dial, both of Livingston; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Harold Ray, Dallas Allred, Dolphus Dial, Randall Dial, Roger Harp, Glenn Bowers, Boyd Bowens, and Terry Ray.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

OLLIE MAI HAMILTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Mai Hamilton, 88, of the Free Hill community of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at Free Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating.

Burial was in Free Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton died Friday, March 10 at Cumberland River Hospital. She worked for several years as a cook and housekeeper for Armor and Donohoe Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, KY, and Hilltop Cafˇ until it closed in September 1994.

Born January 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Bailey and Nannie Mai (Davis) Andrews.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Thelma Andrews of Nashville; a daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Bobby Bartlett of Celina; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Clorina Andrews of Celina; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary E. Plumlee of Celina and Rose Edith and Joe Wallace of Nashville; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were William Spears, Neal Bartlett, Alex Tooley, Chris Bartlett, Vaughn Peacock, and Robert Garrett Jr.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOANNA PIERCE
Funeral services for Mrs. Joanna Pierce, 71, of the Love Joy community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ronnie Pierce, Rev. Kathryn Miller, and Rev. Justin Looper officiating.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Pierce died Saturday, March 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker, a homemaker, and a member of Monterey Worship Center.

Born January 21, 1935, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Katherine (Murphy) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Pierce on June 8, 1984; 2 brothers, J.C. Bilbrey and J.B. Bilbrey; and a sister, Neoma Guffey.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Doyle and Reba Pierce of Mineral Springs and Rev. Ronnie Pierce of Love Joy; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Bob Selby of Monterey, Linda and Willard Cain of Love Joy, and Debra and Anthony Tollett of Crossville; 4 brothers, M.J. Bilbrey and Fonzo Bilbrey, both of Obey City, and J.D. Bilbrey and Lonzo Bilbrey, both of Love Joy; a sister, Betty Padgett of Love Joy; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

DENNIS D. RICHARDSON
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis D. Richardson, 77, of Livonia. MI, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, from the chapel of Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Downtown Farmington, MI, with William Gross officiating.

Burial was in Parkview Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson died February 25.

He was born June 9, 1928, in Overton County. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Audie Miracle; and 2 sisters, Donna Mullins and Delma Nation.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edna Richardson; children, Jewell and David Lowe, Barbara and David Gross, Udean and Donald Chick Jr., Judy Miracle and Patrick Deal, Carolyn Yost and Jon Warsop, and Shelia and David Servello; brothers and sisters, Delton, Denver, Dexter, Doil, Doris Harvey, Delsie Humphrey, and Desma Harrell; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. (P)

 

DELORA (DUBREE) STEPSIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Delora Dubree Stepsis, 85, of Bridgeport, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in McFerrin Cemetery.

Mrs. Stepsis died Thursday, March 9 in Bridgeport. She was a machine operator for a paint manufacturing company and was of the Baptist faith.

Born January 31, 1921, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Tommie and Eunice (Smith) Dubree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Stepsis; and 3 brothers, Lasford Dubree, Clarence Dubree, and William C. Dubree.

Survivors include a brother, J.T. Dubree of Livingston; 2 sisters-in-law, Lorene Dubree and Mary Dubree; 3 grandchildren, Sheryl Lynn Canter of Bridgeport, Billy Burchett Furyes of Cleveland, and Steve Burchett of Ohio.

Pallbearers were Butch Canter, Bill Furyes, Paul Reagan, and John B. Massingale.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FRANKIE MURIEL VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. Frankie Muriel Vaughn, 59, of Crawford, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Wesley Jarrett and Bro. Greg Jenkins officiating.

Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Vaughn died Wednesday, March 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an assemblyman at Dacco Incorporated, a member and deacon at Twinton Freewill Baptist Church, a member and past master at Shiloh Masonic Lodge 637 F&AM, and a member of York Rites and Cumberland Commandry 26.

Born December 10, 1946, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Paul and Mazine (Garrett) Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife of more than 27 years, whom he married April 28, 1978, in Crawford, Alice (Johnson) Vaughn; a son Jeremy Vaughn; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Alan Marksberry; a brother, James David Vaughn; 3 grandchildren, Dakota Bryant, William Bryant, and Dalton Bryant, all of Crawford; and 2 aunts, Frances Maybry of Indianapolis, IN, and Roxie Winningham of Crawford.

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

Special care provided by Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

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