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Archives 04-05-2006

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Lois E. Copeland
Funeral services for Miss Lois E. Copeland, 76, of Kettering, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Miss Copeland died Sunday, March 26 in Dayton, OH. She was a meat processor for Kroger and a member of Belmont Church of Christ in Dayton.

Born March 18, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Lula (Coffman) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Copeland; and 2 sisters, Ethelene Craft and Lela Bilbrey.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Roscoe Copeland of Huber Heights, OH, and Carlos Copeland of Whitting, NJ.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ralph Walden Masters
Memorial services for Mr. Ralph Walden Masters, 71, of Nashville and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating.

Mr. Masters died Thursday, March 30 at Summit Medical Center. He was a woodworking salesman and estimator, a member of First United Methodist Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born May 13, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mae (Edens) Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Doyle Masters and Rev. Wayne Masters.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Masters of Nashville; a daughter, Marilyn Harris of Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Billie Masters of Livingston; and a granddaughter, Amanda Harris of Nashville.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Bobby Nelson "Bob" Murdock
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Nelson "Bob" Murdock, 74, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Frazier officiating. Burial was in Garrett Cemetery.

Mr. Murdock died Friday, March 31 at his home. He was a retired utility man for Delco-Remy General Motors plant 8 in Anderson, IN, and was a union representative with the UAW Local 662 in Anderson.

Born June 23, 1931, in Madison County, IN, he was the son of the late John and Ethel (Ray) Murdock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Murdock.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Audrey (Badger) Murdock of Allons; a son and daughter-in-law Bobby David and Wendy Murdock of Dardanelle, AK; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Terry Robbins and Janice Murdock, all of Allons; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Nancy Murdock of Frankton, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ron Davis of Fort Walton Beach, FL; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild, Carter, due in August.

Pallbearers were Jason Murdock, John Murdock, Matthew Murdock, Charles Murdock, Todd Bowman, Nick Robbins, and Paul Robbins.

David Hogue served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Claudine Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. Claudine Nelson, 91, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Burial was in Eckel Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson died Monday, March 27. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Born January 29, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Agnes (Matthews) Eckel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Elmo Nelson; and a brother, William Carlos Eckel.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Janell Nelson; 2 grandchildren, Darryl Nelson and his wife, Ruth Ann, and Amy Webb and her husband, Mike, all of Rickman; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ray Stewart, Billy Joe Matthews, Ted Matthews, Donald Wilson, Bill Nelson, and Ed Melton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Settie Estelle Plake
Funeral services for Mrs. Settie Estelle Plake, 81, of Tipton, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, from the chapel of Porter Funeral home in Tipton.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Plake died Saturday, March 25 at Tipton County Memorial Hospital. In 1979, she retired from Cuneo Press in Kokomo, IN, after 20 years of service. She was an avid quilter who also enjoyed knitting and any kind of needlework.

Born March 1, 1925, in Red Boiling Springs, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Dillard and Docia Irene (McAlpin) Short. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Walter H. and Terrie Plake of Logansport, IN, and Dillard P. and Connie Plake of Tipton; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra K. Barry and Veronica L. and Thomas Barry, all of Kokomo; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Pauline and John Hunter, Laura Cast, and Katherine Vincent, all of Tipton, Imogene and Elmo Dulworth of Anderson, IN, and Elene and Jim Flowers of Celina; 18 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Porter Funeral Home. (C)

 

Charles Floyd Qualls Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Floyd Qualls Sr., 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Qualls died Sunday, March 26 at Masters Health Care Center. He was a retired rural mail carrier and cattle farmer, a member of First United Methodist Church, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve with more than 30 years of service.

Mr. Qualls was also a member and past master of Livingston Lodge 259, past patron of Order of the Eastern Star 206 in Livingston, and a member of Evening Star Chapter 136, Frizzell Council 84, Cumberland Commandry 126, Shriner Al Menah Temple in Nashville, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and Overton County Civitan Club.

Born October 18, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dr. M.J. and Lula (Myers) Qualls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon (Qualls) Peterman; 6 brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Greta Qualls.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Qualls of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Floyd Jr. and Faye Qualls of Livingston and Mike and Carolyn Qualls of Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, Myers and Mable Qualls of Columbus, GA; grandchildren, Shane and Christy Qualls of Livingston, Cara and Mike Steck of Portland, OR, and Griffin Qualls of Morristown; 3 great-grandchildren, Kaleb Qualls, Blake Qualls, and Allie Qualls, all of Livingston; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Bob Crabtree, Billy Sullivan, W.B. Melton, Larry Misenhimer, Hamp McCormick, Johnny Vaughn, Richie Qualls, and A.B. Coleman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Marie (Crabtree) Sevier
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie (Crabtree) Sevier, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

Mrs. Sevier died Monday, March 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born December 24, 1928, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Radford and Lettie (Johnson) Crabtree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Sevier; a son, Steve Sevier; a brother, Jessie Crabtree; and a sister, Dessie Poindexter.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Jessie and Margie Sevier and Wayne and Joan Sevier, all of Gainesboro, Randy Sevier of Livingston, and Mike and Jean Sevier of Lebanon; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Michael Kaufer of Celina and Ann and John Gibbs of Carthage; a sister, Jean Bilbrey of Livingston; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Frankie Mace, Michael Mace, Joey Tidwell, Nicholas Cox, David Sevier, and Brian Sevier.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

James W. "Bud" Sherrill
Memorial services for Mr. James W. “Bud” Sherrill, 69, of Livingston, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Mr. Sherrill died Saturday, April 1 in Pickett County. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Born September 4, 1936, in Alamo, he was the son of the late James Wade and Mable Reed (Jackson) Sherrill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Sherrill; and a sister, Lillian Colleen Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Sherrill of Livingston; 4 sons, Fred Sherrill and James B. Sherrill, both of Livingston, Andy Sherrill, of Dallas, TX, and Chris Sherrill of Harriman, NY; 5 daughters, Deborah Wells and Denise Thomen, both of Livingston, Amy Hill and Jennifer Wilmoth, both of Cookeville, and Rebeccah Goforth of Sparta; 3 sisters, Commell White, Ann Schevings, and Nelberta Baker; 19 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Billy L. Smith
Mr. Billy L. Smith, heavy equipment operator and Korean War veteran, was born October 21, 1931, in Pickett County, and departed this life on March 28, 2006.

Bill leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Huckeby) Smith; a daughter, Vicki, and son-in-law, Scotty Upchurch; a grandchild, B.J.; an adopted grandchild, Sharon Smith; his brother and sister-in-law, Bobby G. and Anna Smith of Galveston, IN; a nephew, David Smith and his wife, Gaberiella, of Lafayette, IN; a niece, Donna Smith and her children, Denise and Dustin Smith, all of Kokomo, IN; and two cousins, Delta Jo Wright and Lucy Garrett.

Bill proudly served in the Korean War from October 15, 1952, until he was honorably discharged on September 25, 1954. He will be sadly missed by many friends and neighbors.

Pallbearers were Lois E. Copeland, David Copeland, Michael Copeland, Ross Copeland, Roy Cravens, Bart Renfro, Keith Craft, Trevor Renfro, and Phillip Murphy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ward D. Worley
Funeral services for Mr. Ward D. Worley, 82, of Crossville, IL, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2006, from the chapel of Cook Funeral Home in Crossville.

Burial was in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi, IL.

Mr. Worley died Thursday, March 23 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He had worked for many years as a service technician for Modern Gas Company in Grayville, IL, until his retirement in 1981. He later worked for Mobil/Superior in Crossville until he retired in 2000. Mr. Worley was a member of McDonald’s Chapel Methodist Church in Monroe, attended Crossville United Methodist Church, and was an avid gardener and took great pride in caring for his lawn.

Born February 10, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jasper and Ella (Deck) Worley. Mr. Worley married Mary E. Colledge on June 21, 1947, in Akron, OH, and she preceded him in death on July 3, 1998. He later married Mildred Sells in June 2001 in Monroe. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arthur D. Worley and Adolph Worley; and 2 sisters, Gladys Dennis and Mable Conner.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Worley of Monroe; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lois Harrelson of Crossville and Marilyn and Ken Botsch of Round Rock, TX; a sister, Quannie Garrett of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Jean Hughes of Akron; 3 grandchildren, Micki Halligan and her husband, Danny, Davin Botsch, and Kelli Scott and her husband, Graham; and 4 great-grandchildren, Tori Halligan, Kloe Halligan, Christian Scott, and Lucy Scott.

Special care provided by Cook Funeral Home. (P)

 

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