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Archives 04-12-2006

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J.B. Dickerson
Funeral services for Mr. J.B. Dickerson, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Dickerson died Thursday, April 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver, a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born April 3, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John William and Estell (Davis) Dickerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Wade (Talley) Dickerson; 2 brothers, Albert Dickerson and Louis Dickerson; and a sister, Christene (Dickerson) Ogletree.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Dickerson of Livingston; a daughter, Debbie Dickerson of Livingston; a grandson, Jared Dickerson of Livingston; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Dickerson; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

James Walter Hastings
Funeral services for Mr. James Walter Hastings, 78, of Rickman, were conducted at noon on Thursday, April 6, 2006, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Hastings died Tuesday, April 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer and a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Born September 5, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lester and Julie Florence (Reels) Hastings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian (Hastings) Gragg.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Hastings of Rickman; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Gayle Hastings and Philip and Tinna Hastings, all of Rickman; a daughter, Brenda Hastings of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Ruby Hastings of Rickman; a brother-in-law, Earl Franklin of Beaverton, MI; a sister and brother-in-law, Lizzie and Woodrow Ferguson of Rickman; 2 sisters-in-law, Sylvia Zambardi and Blondell Speck, both of Algood; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hastings' grandsons served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Margaret Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ledbetter, 81, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Barnett and Rev. Jack Taylor officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Thursday, April 6 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. A retired factory worker from Ely & Walker, she was the oldest living member of Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church, having been a member since 1952, and was a member of the church's women's Bible class.

Born September 22, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Riley and Rosa Della (Dailey) Hollars. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl Ledbetter; a son, Dennie Ledbetter; 2 brothers, Herbert Hollars and Eugene Hollars; a sister, Beulah Ellis; a half-sister, Mae Hall; a brother-in-law, Ross Vanderpool; and a great-granddaughter, Kelsey Tayes.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Gale Ledbetter of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ronnie Tayes of Monterey; a daughter-in-law, Kay Ledbetter of Mayland; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dooley and Woodrie Hollars of Crossville and Bill and Vivian Hollars of Anderson IN; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Lillie Vanderpool of Wartburg, Louise and Don Smith of Lancing, and Agnes and George Powell of Hamilton, OH; a sister-in-law, Betty Hollars of Gainesboro; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Orene (Copeland) Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Orene Copeland Ledbetter, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Freddie Looper and Bro. Paul Wampler officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Wednesday, April 5 at her home.

Born July 4, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Milton and Elizabeth (Vaughn) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ledbetter; a son, Dwayne Ledbetter; 2 brothers, Ridley Copeland and Junior Copeland; 3 sisters, Lyda Hammock, Avo Fields, and Treva Crabtree; and a great-grandchild, Christopher Reeder.

Survivors include 5 sons and daughters-in-law, Mickey and Tena Ledbetter and Jerry Ledbetter, all of Livingston, Jimmy and Rhonda Ledbetter of Roseville, MI, Danny and Jolene Ledbetter of Allons, and Kenneth Ledbetter of Monroe; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Kenneth Reeder of Nashville, Bonita and Jimmy Sidwell of Hermitage, Debbie and Gary Franklin of Rickman, and Barbara and Timmy Duke of Livingston; a brother, Howard Copeland of Livingston; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Gladys Kernell; and a special family pet, Kalli Lu.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Reeder, Chris Farmer, Ryan Duke, Travis Duke, Tyler Ledbetter, Kevin Ledbetter, and Chad Slayton.

Mrs. Ledbetter's granddaughters served as honorary pallbearers.

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

 

Thomas Jayse McDonald
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Jayse McDonald, 22, of Lebanon, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Michael Melton officiating.

Burial was in Stover Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald died Friday, April 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a road construction worker, loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and 4-wheelers, and was also a drummer.

Born November 9, 1983, he was the son of Ralph Jay McDonald and Tammy (Sells) Gardner. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bill Tom McDonald and E.T. Stover; an aunt, Alice White; and a cousin, Craig McDonald.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-father, Rick Gardner of Lebanon; his grandmothers, Effie Stover and Jearl Pugh, both of Monroe; a sister, Tiffany McDonald of Lebanon; 2 step-brothers, Chris Gardner and Zack Gardner, both of Lebanon; an uncle, Billy McDonald of Cookeville; 3 aunts, Nell Spivey and her husband, Joe, and Sandra Smith, all of Monroe, and Jenetta McDonald of Livingston; a host of cousins and many great-aunts and great-uncles; and special friends, Chris Gardner, Terry and June O'Leary, Brian Smith, Greg Hill, Mike Reeser, Michael Craig, Ronald Harris, Donald Ray and Vonda Reid, Michael Melton, Josh Jolley, Donna Elkins, Gail Holt, Myra Austin, Ronance Jackson, Shawn Copeland, and Jamin Carr.

Pallbearers were Donovan Reid, Jonathan Wright, Brett Sullivan, Nick Franklin, Josh Gaw, Rusty Copeland, Matt Aldridge, and Craig Aldridge.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Anita Geer Pierce
Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Geer Pierce, 68, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Barnett and Rev. Jack Taylor officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Pierce died Thursday, April 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, a retired garment factory worker, and a member of Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born March 13, 1938, in Davidson, she was the daughter of the late John Warren and Helen (Flowers) Geer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ray Pierce; and 3 brothers, James Geer, John Geer Jr., and Bill Geer.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Trina Pierce of Monterey; a brother, Frank Geer of Centerville, OH; a sister, Barbara Roberts of Brookville, OH; and a granddaughter, Abby Laine Pierce of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Brian Leslie Pryor
Funeral services for Mr. Brian Leslie Pryor, 25, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Potter-West Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Pryor died Sunday, April 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born April 21, 1980, in Overton County, he was the son of Leslie Harold and Deborah Jane (Savage) Pryor of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Clyde Pryor and Claude Savage; and a cousin, Hope Conatser.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Misty Pryor of Monroe; his grandmothers, Faye Pryor and Anna Mae Savage, both of Livingston; and aunts and uncles, Sandra and Allen Linder, Brenda and Larry Dreadon, Melissa and Howard Holmes, and Charles and June Conatser.

Pallbearers were Brent Linder, Adam Jenkins, Phillip Lee, Jared Norrod, Richard Dreadon, and Shane Conatser.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Alex Robinson Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Alex Robinson Jr., 75, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman First Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson died Tuesday, April 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 13, 1930, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Alexander and Emma (Hatfield) Robinson.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Robinson of Rickman; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Leigh Ann Robinson of New Mexico, Neil and Tammy Robinson of Virginia, and Gordon and Maria Robinson of Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Tawnya and Dale Moss of Cookeville; a brother, Bob Robinson of Sparta; a sister, Ruth Goney of Algood; 9 grandchildren, Justin Robinson, Daniel Robinson, DeWayne Howard, Michelle Poteet, Jeremy Robinson, Jordan Robinson, Jared Robinson, Sally Moss, and Jace Robinson; and 2 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Robinson and Jaidon Poteet.

Pallbearers were Maurice Presley, Kevin Cantrell, Randall Dial, Huggy Williams, Clarence Spicer, and Nathan Cobble.

Honorary pallbearers were Herman Webb, Harold Smith, Richard Lee, and Jr. Robinson.

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

 

Susie B. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie B. Smith, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Chris Reagan officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, April 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Church in Allred.

Born December 17, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Kirby and Betha (Ledbetter) Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Smith; and a son, Stephen W. Smith.

Survivors include 4 sons, Larry Smith of Middletown, IN; Danny Smith of Allred; Mitchell Smith of Greensboro, IN; and Marshall Smith of Byrdstown; 4 daughters, Dixie McKinney and Rita Markich, both of Livingston, Wanda Smith of Shirley, IN, and Aletha Fiser of Springfield; 2 brothers, Harold Cantrell and Burns Cantrell, both of Anderson, IN; 3 sisters, L.E. Hammock of Battle Creek, MI, and Eula Hargis and Betty Scott, both of Anderson; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters, April Ford and Candie Powers; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenny Smith, Larry David Smith, Tim Smith, Jason Smith, Matt Sherrill and John Wyatt.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Lisa Enswiller, Dana Maddle, Andrea Reagan, Julie Knox, Catherine Smith, Sarah Fiser, April Ford, and Candie Powers.

Memorial donations may be made to Brown's Chapel Community Center.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Howard U.L. Warden
Graveside services for Mr. Howard U.L. Warden, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mr. Warden died Wednesday, April 5 at his home. He was a brick mason, a United States Army veteran, and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born July 22, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of Ida Villa (Neal) Warden of Livingston and the late Thomas Estil Warden. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Allen Warden.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 sons, Billy Warden and Tommy Warden, both of Byrdstown; a daughter, Michele Warden of Columbia; a brother, Gerald Allen Warden of Livingston; a sister, Wynell Warden of Livingston; 5 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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