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Alvin Jared Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Jared Brown, 87, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at Netherland Church of Christ with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in Eckel Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, July 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A retired school teacher, mail carrier, farmer, and board member of Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 204th MP Company 7th.

He graduated from Rickman High School as president of the class and was a member of Rickman School Alumni Association. He also graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science degree.

He was a member of the American Legion and Netherland Church of Christ.

Born May 13, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jonny Maloy and Millie Lou Gibbons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers, Ernest Boatman, Hubert Brown, Cecil Brown, Aaron Brown, Millard Brown, Arthur Brown, Sam Brown, and Clarence Brown; and a sister, Retta Mae Filder.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Brown of Rickman; a son, Kent J. Brown of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara Frances and Calvin Bilbrey of Rickman; a brother, Fred Brown of Algood; a granddaughter, Shanna Renee Stevens of Rickman; and several nephews, nieces, and sisters-in-law.

Pallbearers were Willard Brown, Bill Filder, Phillip Brown, Gerald Brown, Jimmy Brown, and David Brown.

The family extends a special thanks to Mr. Brown's caregivers: Gerlene Winningham, Tina Vaughn, Hilda Taylor, Kim South, Joyce Melton, Christianna Allen, Mary Booher, and the late Janie Dixon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Haven Children's Home or American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Lona Mahala Christian
Funeral services for Mrs. Lona Mahala Christian, 88, of Carthage, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Henderson officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Christian died Monday, July 17 at Carthage General Hospital. She was a beautician and a member of Cullom Church of Christ.

Born August 17, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Verd and Callie (Hunter) Swift. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Paul Christian; a brother, Lester Swift; and 2 sisters, Lola McAlpin and Linnie Fleming.

Survivors include 2 sons, James Christian of Greenville and Jerry Christian of Haine City, FL; 2 daughters, Kathi Abbott of Carthage and Judy Jared of Akron, OH; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fran Kemp, Tom McAlpin, Donald Fleming, Eddie Towslee, Steve Swift, and Stanford Swift.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Wilburn Adrian Daily
Funeral services for Mr. Wilburn Adrian Daily, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore and Pastor Michael Daily officiating.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Daily died Thursday, July 20 at Overton County Nursing Home. Retired from the United States Army, he was a affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born February 25, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Buford F. and Nola Alice (McClain) Dailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Elzie Dailey and J.T. Dailey; and his former wife and mother of his children, Alice E. Dailey.

Survivors include a son, Michael A. Dailey of Ashland, VA; 2 daughters, Katherine Burgess of Mechanicsville, VA, and Karen Black of Ashland, VA; a brother, James F. Dailey of Fort Myers Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Anna Ruth Hogue of Livingston and Lassie Frances Gore of Washington, MI; and 3 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Wilma J. Hooks
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma J. Hooks, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Hooks died Sunday, July 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Born November 5, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ab and Minnie (Ogletree) Gore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hasker Hooks; a daughter, Janice Brown; a brother, Howard Gore; and 3 sisters, Maureen Gore, Wilkie Thomas, and Anna Mae Maxwell.

Survivors include 2 sons, Donald Hooks of Cookeville and Jimmy Hooks of Livingston; a daughter, Brenda Harris of Cookeville; a sister, Grace Boles of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Michael Brown, Robert Brown, Steve Hooks, Jamie Hooks, Joey Hooks, and Chris Hooks. Gerald Hooks served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Haskell W. "Cracker" Huddleston
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Haskell W. "Cracker" Huddleston, 81, of Battle Creek, MI, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Huddleston died Sunday, July 16 at Evergreen Manor Senior Care Center in Springfield, MI, surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife moved to Battle Creek from Livingston in 1950. He retired from Kellogg's as a machine operator in 1987, after 18 years of faithful service.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theatre aboard the destroyer/minesweeper USS Thomas E. Frazier, and witnessed the American flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, from his ship.

He was a member of Kellogg's Local #3 and Central Christian Church in Battle Creek. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting, but his passion was baseball, in which he coached many Little League teams.

Born July 30, 1924, in Byrdstown, he was the son of M. Haskell and Frankie (Vaughn) Huddleston. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby K. Huddleston; and a son-in-law, Richard C. Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Hinds) Huddleston, whom he married on May 17, 1946, in Alpine; a daughter, Sharon K. Baker of Comstock Park, MI; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Alvin Huddleston and Oren and Jean Huddleston, all of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Leretha and James Harris of Livingston; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Tara M. Baker of Comstock Park, Ryan C.W. and Jandi Baker of Livonia, MI, and Ross D. and Catherine (Corbett) Baker of Charlotte, MI; and a great-grandson, J.C. Tate Baker of Comstock Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Auda Mae Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Auda Mae Ledbetter, 88, of Allred, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Deck Cemetery in Crawford.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Monday, July 17 at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

Born July 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Hardy and Ethel Lee (Hammock) Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ledbetter; a daughter, Gelene Ledbetter; and a grandson, James David Ledbetter.

Survivors include 5 sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest Jr. and Ina Ledbetter and Cleston and Gail Ledbetter, all of Livingston, Glenn Edward and Sue Ledbetter and Leonard and Diane Ledbetter, all of Allred, and Justin T. and Necie Ledbetter of the Highland Mountain community; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Guy Choate of Allred and Pansy and Donnie Phillips of Monterey; 2 brothers, Olaf "Dude" Cantrell and James Howard Cantrell, both of Livingston; 3 sisters, Juanita Kissick of Muncie, IN, Alice Flowers of Allred, and Edith Loftis of Cookeville; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Darrell Ledbetter, Waylon Ledbetter, J.E. Ledbetter, Blake Ledbetter, Jamie Phillips, Jason Phillips, and Josh Choate.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Dannie Carl Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Dannie Carl Ledbetter, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Friday, July 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker at Chrysler Motors and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born August 17, 1949, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Emmett and Omega (Brown) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doy Ledbetter; a sister, Tina Perdue; a half-brother, Oliver Ledbetter; and 3 half-sisters, Dorothy Gore, Ethel Hooks, and Bernice Brown.

Survivors include 2 sons, Joseph Wayne Ledbetter and David Ledbetter, both of Michigan; 2 daughters, Valerie Kraft and Angela Vanhaverbek, both of Michigan; a brother, Donnie Ray Ledbetter of Athens, AL; a sister, Geraldine Cannon of Livingston; a brother-in-law, Robert Perdue of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; 2 aunts, Belle Harris and Myrtle McDonald; and a special niece, Janice Ugorawski of St. Clair, MI.

Pallbearers were Leo Willis, Danny McDonald, Jerry Harris, J.B. Harris, Billy Joe Gore, and Gary McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Rebecca Dimple Leusack
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Dimple Leusack, 80, of Grand Blanc, MI, formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006, from the chapel of Swartz Funeral Home in Flint, MI, with Pastor Doug Kelin officiating.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Leusack died Friday, July 21 at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

Born September 23, 1925, in Livingston, she had been a resident of Michigan since 1945. She married Frank Leusack on July 5, 1945. He passed away February 26, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a brother and 3 sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Leusack; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl "Fred" and Helen "Virginia" Davis of Florida; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Helen Meyers of Colorado, Bernice and Carvel Warden of Ohio, and Dorothy "Patsy" and Charles Stanton of Livingston; several nephews and nieces; and special friends, Joan Schreck, Betty Dragus, and Liza Kendrick.

Special care provided by Swartz Funeral Home. (P)

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