Funeral services for Mrs. Emogene Beaty, 76, were conducted on Wednesday,
March 15, 2006, from the chapel of Richard A. Henry Funeral Home
in Battle Creek, MI.
Burial was in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Beaty was a member of the Eastern Star, a past Worthy Matron,
and a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Born March 6, 1930, in Hornersville, MO, she was the daughter of
the late Fred and Beaulah Litner.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Herbert H. Beaty; a
son, Tim Willie Beaty; 3 daughters, Linda Kopec, Ruby Bechelheimer,
and Shiry Callahan; a brother, Willis Letner; a brother-in-law,
Willie Beaty; 6 sisters-in-law, Grace Morgan, Sadie Vaughn, Hazel
Reifert, Betty Norris, Flora Walker, and Louise Matheny; 6 grandchildren;
8 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Special care provided by Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. (P)
EMMETT B. BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Emmett B. Bilbrey, 91, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2006, from the chapel of
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.
Burial was in Eckels Cemetery.
Mr. Bilbrey died Saturday, March 18 at Bethesda Health Care Center.
He was a mechanic, of the Baptist faith, a member of the VFW, and
a veteran who received numerous medals and awards including the
Good Conduct, the Expert Combat, the Theater Ribbon, two Bronze
Stars, and the Victory Medal in World War II.
Born June 25, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Sammie and Sallie (Livingston) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jean (Bilbrey) Bilbrey.
Survivors include a foster son, Jackie Anderson of Cookeville;
2 brothers, Frank Bilbrey of Livingston and Roy Lee Bilbrey; and
3 sisters, Cleo Harris of Livingston, Clara Sells of McMinnville,
and Georgia Romine of North Carolina.
Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice in remembrance
of Mr. Bilbrey.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)
Funeral services for Mr. Trenton Iles, 41, of Monroe, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Col. Benton Iles officiating.
Burial, with full military honors performed by James T. Davis Honor
Guard Post 5062, was in Nelson Cemetery.
Mr. Iles died Saturday, March 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a maintenance supervisor at TRW Manufacturing, of the Christian
faith, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of
Liberty Masonic Lodge 123 of Louisiana.
Born December 20, 1964, in Tulsa, OK, he was the son of Frances
Sampley Iles of Ozark, AR, and the late Conrad Foster Iles.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Patricia
Ann Iles of Monroe; a son, Conrad Briar Iles of Monroe; 2 daughters,
Christina Nikole Iles and Tanya Renee Iles, both of Monroe; a brother,
Col. Benton Iles of Ft. Polk, LA; and a sister, Cindy Iles of Moralton,
Pallbearers were Cody Porter, Laish Williams, Rich Froning, Barry
Smith, Sammy Reynolds, and Reggie Richards.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tim Oakley, Jason Oakley,
Ronnie Garrett, Jerry Demps, Andy Sidwell, Conway Jones, and Ted
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
TRACY WAYNE NIVENS
Funeral services for Mr. Tracy Wayne Nivens, 53, of Spencer, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from the chapel of
Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
Mr. Nivens died Monday, March 13 at White County Community Hospital
in Sparta. He was purchasing manager for Norwalk Furniture Company
and enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, and really enjoyed his work.
Born November 14, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of Joseph
Nivens of Hilham and the late Vanlier (Day) Nivens. In addition
to his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Anthony Ray
Nivens and Danny Thomas Nivens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Kathy (Short)
Nivens of Spencer; 3 sons, Jeffery Wayne Nivens, Christopher Bryant
Nivens, and Joshua Allen Nivens, all of Hilham; 2 brothers, David
Nivens of Hilham and Jerry Mike Nivens of Livingston; 6 grandchildren;
and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Johnny Cope, Donny Rector, Rick Wheeler, Rick
Golden, Josh Nivens, Chris Nivens, Jeff Nivens, and Billy Geesling.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Megan Nivens, Aspen Nivens,
Bobby Nivens, Dakota Nivens, Kameron Nivens, Kris Ann Nivens, Brett
Allen, Alisa Dishman, and Mikie Stover.
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)
VELLA M. PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Vella M. Phillips, 61, of the Mineral
Springs community of Overton County, will be conducted at 1 p.m.
today, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. Hoyt Looper officiating.
Burial will follow in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community.
Mrs. Phillips died Sunday, March 19 at her home. She was a homemaker
and faithfully assisted her husband in his ministry for 40 years.
Born February 11, 1945, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Charlie B. and Anna Mae (Garrett) Leach. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Leach.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Rev. David Phillips
of Mineral Springs; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Amy
Phillips and Johnny and Mechelle Phillips, all of Mineral Springs;
a half-brother, Clay Stover of Mayland; and 4 grandchildren, Jared,
Lily, Austin, and Makayla.
Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ovas Reeder, 87, of Livingston, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Bro. Freddie Looper officiating.
Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.
Mrs. Reeder died Tuesday, March 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.
Born July 26, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Tilbert and Leann (White) French. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Thadous Reeder; a son,
Dennis Reeder; a daughter-in-law, Anna Sue Reeder; 3 brothers, Doak
French, Dock French, and Doyle French; and 3 sisters, Orpha Crane,
Lola Maynord, and Oza Brown.
Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Elizabeth
Reeder of Nashville, Allon and Helen Reeder of Castalian Springs,
Johnny and Mary Jo Reeder of Hartsville, and Arvil Reeder of Livingston;
a daughter-in-law, Michelle Reeder of St. Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; and close friends, Delsie Flowers and Ruth
Pallbearers were Doug Reeder, Junior Reeder, Ronnie Reeder, Tim
Reeder, Dennis Daly, and Justin Davenport.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dennis Reeder, Jake Reeder,
Rusty Hammock, and Darrell Thompson.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
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