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Archives 07-12-2006

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Leo Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Leo Brown, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Mark Gaw officiating.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday, July 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the owner and funeral director of Whitson Funeral Home.

He was employed by Whitson Hardware Co. & Appliance since 1938, a charter member of Upper Cumberland Horse Back Riders Club, a member of Upper Cumberland Beagle Club, past fair board member, Grand Marshal of the 2001 Cookeville Christmas Parade, a coach of Little League baseball and independent basketball teams, commentator at Putnam County Fair mule shows, helped with the Putnam County 4-H program, and received numerous championship awards in mule pulling competitions.

He was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

Born February 11, 1916 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ruel (Rodgers) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Alene (Vickers) Brown; a brother, Carl Brown; and his stepmother, Mary Ellen Fields.

Survivors include a son, David M. Brown of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jack Mattson of Cookeville, a brother, Earl Brown of Topeka KS; 4 grandchildren, Mark Mattson, Kristi Jared, Kyle Brown, and Kim Dyer; and 10 great-grandchildren, Lauren Jared, Rachel Jared, Hannah Jared, Catalina Jared, Leigh Mattson, Sydney Mattson, Alex Brown, Alana Brown, Zachary Greenwood, and Max Greenwood.

His friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Clifton L. "Moose" Cantrell
Funeral services for Mr. Clifton L. "Moose" Cantrell, 51, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. John Preece officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Cantrell died Monday, July 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a self-employed auto window tinter, a factory worker, and was affiliated with Sulphur Community Church.

Born June 6, 1955, in Putnam County, he was the son of Viola (Copeland) Cantrell of Livingston and the late Ray Cantrell. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Donald Copeland; and a cousin, Jeffrey Copeland.

Pallbearers were Gordon Copeland, Ronnie Philpot, Bill Hargis, Maurice Copeland, Ben Danner, and Mike Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Onie Lee (Sevier) Crawford
Funeral services for Mrs. Onie Lee (Sevier) Crawford, 85, of Bellwood, formerly of Carthage, were held Friday, July 7, 2006, from the Carthage chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Bro. Charlie Pollard officiating, and at Holly Springs Church of Christ with Marlin Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Crawford died Wednesday, July 5 at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born May 10, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Hunter and Clure Sevier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Crawford; 2 brothers, Arvill Sevier and Charles Sevier; 2 sisters, Donnie Sevier and Bonnie Mullins; a granddaughter, Charlotte Rigsby; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Roberts.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, J.B. Crawford of Hartsville, and James Marlin and Brenda Crawford of Lebanon; 5 daughters, Corean Rigsby of Lebanon, Genetta Smith and Vicki Maynard, both of Carthage, Eugenia Crawford of Mount Juliet, and Linda Young of Lake City, FL; an adopted daugher, Stephanie Enoch of Carthage; a brother Darnell Sevier; 2 sisters, Juanita Gore and Evelyn Sutton; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Bass Funeral Homes. (C)

 

Lorene A. Dubree
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene A. Dubree, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. A. J. Looper officiating.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mrs. Dubree died Friday, July 7 at Bethesda Healthcare Center. She was a lunch room worker with the Overton County school system, a member of the Home Demonstration Club, and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born August 25, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Daisy Belle (Hoover) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Lansford Dubree; a son, Jackie Ray Dubree; a daughter, Linda Mae Dubree; 3 brothers, Ausby, Robert E., and Magnis Lee; and a sister, Lillian Swallows.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Teddy and Vicky Dubree and James David "Jimmy" and Libby Lee, all of Livingston, and Michael Paul Lee of Texas; a daughter-in-law, Shelvie Dubree; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Steven Dubree, Rick Goss, Griffin Lee, Pat Grimes, and Greg Etheredge.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Thelma V. Gilliam
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma V. Gilliam, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilliam died Friday, July 7, at her daughter's residence in Monroe. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Born August 12, 1916, in Pound, VA, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Arminta (Hollyfield) Potter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kendrick Gilliam; a daughter, Doris Gerber; 5 brothers, Clyde Potter, Clude Potter Ralph Potter, Victor Potter, and Ernest Potter; 4 sisters, Judith Potter, Theo Smith, Edell Morgan, and Mabel Sexton; and a great-granddaughter, Randi Gerber.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Carol and Jim Tisdal of Cookeville, Mary and Bob Brown of Livingston, and Sandra and Ron Puschnig of Monroe; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Brown, Paul Tisdal, Randy Gerber, Greg Gerber, Wally Gerber, and Chad Perkins.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Bonnie J. Ledbetter
Graveside services for Mrs. Bonnie J. Ledbetter, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, at Good Hope Cemetery, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Saturday, July 8, at Masters Healthcare Center. She was a machine operator for Gaylord Printing Co., and a member of East End Church of Christ in Detroit, MI.

Born June 7, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Eliza (Neal) Gilpatrick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Ledbetter; 2 brothers, Cato Gilpatrick and Otto Gilpatrick; and a sister, Vallie Lacy.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Kathy Ledbetter of Cookeville; 3 brothers, Elmo Gilpatrick, Lee Gilpatrick, and Lon Gilpatrick, all of Livingston; and two grandsons, Josh Ledbetter and Nick Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Jack Donald Pangle
Funeral services for Mr. Jack Donald Pangle, 74, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Campbell officiating.

Burial was in Copeland Cemetery.

Mr. Pangle was a project engineer with Tennessee Department of Highways, owner and president of Pangle Construction Co., and a member of Collegeside Church of Christ. He also lived in Ooltewah for 34 years, and was a member of Tennessee National Guard for 17 years.

Born November 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank and Sylvia (Crawford) Pangle.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Pangle of Cookeville; a son, Jack Pangle Jr. of Chattanooga; a brother, Tim Pangle of Livingston; a sister, Geneva Bilbrey of Celina; 2 grandsons, Seth Pangle and John Pangle; a great-grandson, Shawn Pangle; and many nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Scott Copeland, Steve Copeland, Brian Copeland, Chad Copeland, Brent Copeland, and Hamp McCormick.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Harson Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Harson Phillips, 79. of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Delmer McCowan, Rev. Walt Phillips, and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, July 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired railroad section worker, a coal miner, and saw mill worker.

Born April 27, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alvin and Prietta (Harville) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah (Murphy) Phillips on June 22, 1996; 2 sons, Johnny Ray Phillips and Bracy Phillips; 2 brothers, Ezra Phillips and Clifford Phillips; 2 sisters, Effie Sisco and Edna Dean Tayse; 2 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Survivors include 4 sons, Beecher Phillips of the Mineral Springs Community, Jimmy Phillips and Steven Phillips, both of Monterey, and Jackie Phillips of Cookeville; 3 daughters, Shirley Vaughn of the Love Joy Community, and Linda Powell and Kay Jernigan, both of Monterey; 5 sisters, Joanna Looper of Carthage, Aliene Clark of Monterey, and Minnie Nell Garrett, Delcie Farley and Dimple Judd, all of Cookeville; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Carlie Melvin Reeder
Funeral services for Mr. Carlie Melvin Reeder, 86, of Monroe, were conducted at noon Monday, July 3, 2006, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Reeder died Saturday, July 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker, a farmer, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born June 2, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Malissa (Ferrell) Reeder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonza R. (Sells) Reeder; 6 brothers, Talford Reeder, Leslie Reeder, Norman Reeder, Thaddus Reeder, Arvil Reeder, and Delbert Reeder; and 3 sisters, Gracie Maynord, Bercie Chilton, and Lear White.

Survivors include a son, Michael C. Reeder of Mooresville, IN; a daughter, Brenda C. Pemberton of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Charlotte Whited, Sherry Brown, and Steven Reeder; 3 great-grandchildren, Amber Hooks, Samantha Hooks, and Josh Brown, all of Livingston; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Josh Brown, Blake McCormick, Donnie Whited, Steven Reeder, Jim Loftis, Russell Reeder, Keith McCormick, and Kenneth Reeder.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Danny Keith Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Danny Keith Smith, 46, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Monday, July 3, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was employed with DC Power.

Born January 15, 1960, in Overton County, he was the son of Margaret (Garrett) Smith of Monroe, and the late John Arlin Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Hill) Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 sons, Jeremy W. Smith of Cookeville, and Johnathon K. Smith of Monroe; a daughter, Jennifer Ross of Sparta; a brother, Donnie Smith of Monroe; 3 sisters, Debbie Bantz of Crawford, and Dinna Sisco and Delana Smith, both of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Alexis Ross and Chasity Ross, both of Sparta; aunts; uncles; cousins; nephews; nieces; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Jamie Crabtree, Jeremy Smith , Jeremy Perry, Johnathon Smith, Danny Hill, Steven Garrett, and Rod Easterly.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Samuel T. Wade Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Samuel T. Wade Sr., 69, of Red Boiling Springs, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Dodson officiating.

Burial was in Cherry Cemetery.

Mr. Wade died Thursday, July 6 at his home. He was a member of Milestown Church of Christ.

Born November 21, 1936 in Florida, he was the son of the late Andrew Wade and Mary Elizabeth Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean (Johnson) Wade, of Red Boiling Springs; 3 sons, Samuel Thayer Wade Jr. of Watertown, and Ronnie Brown and Jimmy Brown, both of Indiana; 2 daughters, Nancy Williams of Nunnelly, and Judy Sims of Red Boiling Springs; 1 sister, Omha Jane Williams of Celina; a sister-in-law, Barbara Wade of Lebanon; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andrew Bennett, Gregory Bennett, Jeff Payne, Robert Strong, David Williams, and Scott Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Flannery and Hunter Payne.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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