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Paul Robert Berta
Mr. Paul Robert Berta, 56, of Rickman, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Freddie Koebler.

Survivors include 2 sons, Paul Robert "Robbie" Berta of Cookeville and Eddie Koebler of Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Melissa Ryan Berta of Cleveland; and 4 grandchildren, Melissa Koebler, Scott Smith, Allen Smith, and Eddie Smith, all of Cleveland.

The family chose cremation.

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

 

Ofa Marie Brewer
Funeral services for Mrs. Ofa Marie Brewer, 84, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brewer died Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Bethesda Health Care. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 33 years at Purdy School in Pennfield System in Battle Creek, MI, and 10 years in the Overton County School System. She was a member of Rickman First Baptist Church.

Born September 22, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Thelma (Cooper) Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Brewer; and a brother, Ray Wood.

Survivors include her husband, Edward R. Brewer of Algood; a son, Fred H. Brewer of Algood; 2 sisters, Jean Masters of Nashville and Helen Francis of Rickman; a sister-in-law, Lucy Wood of Cookeville; a niece, Marilyn Harris of Nashville; and a great-niece, Amanda Harris of Nashville.

Pallbearers were Glen Wright, Joe Anderson, Clarence Spicer, Nathan Cobble, Richard Lee, and Terry Williams.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Edward N. Fields
Memorial services for Mr. Edward N. Fields, 85, of Granville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Granville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ernest Blair officiating.

Mr. Fields died Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A retired mechanic, he was a member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church choir and the Jubilee Singers in Pasco County, FL, before moving to Granville in 2004. He was a member of Granville United Methodist Church.

Born March 16, 1921, in Asbury Park, NJ, he was the son of the late Dean Westbrook and Eliza (Whitlock) Fields.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Kathryn (Hardt) Fields; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Gaylene Fields and Barry and Jaye Fields, all of Granville; and 3 grandsons, Brian Fields, Michael Fields, and Scot Fields.

The family chose cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Granville United Methodist Church, Clover Street, Granville, TN 38564.

Special care provided by Hooper, Huddleston, & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

David Guy Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. David Guy Ledbetter, 41, of Church Hill, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ward officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, Aug. 27 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. He was an electrician and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 4, 1965, in Wayne County, MI, he was the son of Robert Frank Ledbetter of Livingston and the late Betty (Cheek) Ledbetter. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah "Sunshine" Albertson.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother and sister-in-law, Robert F. Jr. and Peggy Ledbetter of Roseville, MI; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Joe Nevedal of McComb County, MI; his step-mother, Sandra Ledbetter of Livingston; a step-brother, David Wilson of Center Line, MI; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Hershel Lee Miller
Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Lee Miller, 58, of Kaneohe, HI, were conducted at noon Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 at St. Paul's Church at Queen Emma Square in Honolulu, HI.

Mr. Miller died at his home on Friday, Sept. 1 following an extended illness.

After graduating high school at Red Key, IN, in 1966, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army. He served a total of three years of active duty, one of those years being in Vietnam where he was awarded two purple hearts, among many other medals.

After completing his service, he furthered his education and went to work for the Justice Department. Later, he was employed as a port director with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization (Homeland Security). He had many posts all over the world. Even though he had to be away from his family, they always supported him in his endeavors. He spent his entire life working to make the United States a safer place.

After retiring from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and having served as port director in various locations such as Detroit, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, he settled down in Kaneohe.

Born April 6, 1948, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Earnest and Mae (Hall) Miller, and was the sixth of eight children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin C. Miller; and a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Bob Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; 2 daughters, Amy and Joy Hayashida, both of Oahu, HI; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Arthur Dee and Myma Miller and Mark Miller, all of Monterey, Harold and Phyllis Miller of Crawford, and Paul and Sheila Miller of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Bob Sharp of Monterey; a sister-in-law, Velma Miller of Monterey; and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society with envelopes from Goff Funeral Home, or to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI, 96817-5018.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

J. Ewing Smith
Memorial services for Mr. J. Ewing Smith, 74, of New Castle, IN, were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Leeman Cravens officiating.

Burial, with full military honors provided by James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062, was in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Sept. 3 at Ball Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. A retired factory worker and farmer, he was a member of Charity Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching and listening to sports on TV and radio, and loved fishing and rabbit and squirrel hunting. He also enjoyed whittling wood, playing checkers, and Rook. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and special friends, Chester Raines, Lowell Beaty, and Charles Linder.

Born February 12, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George Evans and Betty Leona (Garett) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby (Cooper) Smith; a daughter, Gail Ann Smith; 2 brothers, Gilbert Smith and Clevis Smith; and 2 sisters, Odell Beaty and Edith Enchos.

Survivors include his wife of 7 years whom he loved very much, Janet Ruth Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, J.E. and Lisa Smith of New Castle; 4 daughters and a son-in-law, Doris Smith, Debbie and Ed Shelton, and Reta Guffey, all of New Castle, and Betty Smith of California; a brother and sister-in-law, George E. and Jesse Smith of Wheatfield, IN; a sister Lucille Franklin of Chicago Heights, IL; 2 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Fred Enchos of Muncie and Gerald and Violet Kissick of New Castle; 2 sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Nova Smith and Alberta and Clyde Lowe, all of New Castle; a first cousin, Cluey Smith of Blountsville, IN; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Opal Aileen Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Aileen Smith, 80, of Moss, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Moore Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Aug. 31 at Monroe County Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Freedom #2 Missionary Baptist Church.

Born November 15, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nora Bell (Cherry) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Irena Kendall and Ina Smith; and 2 grandsons, Clinton and John.

Survivors include her husband, Buford Smith of Moss; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, David Cornell and Linda Smith, Cornelious and Wanda Smith, and Kent Boyd and Susie Smith, all of Moss, and Larry and Gail Smith of Celina; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia Christine and Eugene Barrett of Murfreesboro, Emma Jean and Jr. B. Strong and Eva Nell and Odell Moore, all of Moss, Nora Lane and Jimmy White of Center Point, KY, and Diana Kay and Steven Taylor of Glasgow, KY; a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Elvie Jones of Helena, OH; 18 grandchildren, Tammy, Tonya, Angela, Caley, Amy, Kim, Suzette, Shawn, Amanda, David, Sabrina, Anita, Joshua, Brandi, Eric, Jason, and Andy; 27 great-grandchildren, Derek, Celina, Tyler, Brittany, Alisha, Dalton, Devan, Ben, Tanner, Kelsey, Dustee, Gracie, Levi, Gus, Tucker, Joshlyn, Katelyn, James, Lee Ann, Brooklyn, John, Victoria, Samuel, Madlyn, Sawyer, Caley Allen Jr., and Jaylyn-Lei; 8 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

Robert MiLton Vaughn
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Milton Vaughn, 83, of Algood, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Vaughn officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, Sept. 9 at Life Care Center of Sparta. Retired from the U.S. government in aircraft maintenance, he was a member of Kingston Masonic Lodge and Midway Baptist Church.

Born January 14, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Benton and Orangie (Allred) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbra Cardwell; 4 brothers, Burns Vaughn, Roland Vaughn, Doyle Vaughn, and Bruce Vaughn; and a sister, Minnie (Vaughn) Roberts.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Frances Vaughn of Nolensville and David and Caroline Vaughn of Cookeville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bobbie and Robert Bush of Hendersonville and Hildagarde Vaughn of Cookeville; and a grandson, Tyson Hamilton of Kingston.

His nephews served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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