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Mary Ruth (Eldridge) Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth (Eldridge) Copeland, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Livingston Church of Christ with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Copeland died Monday, Oct. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born December 23, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edd Eldridge and Edith (Christian) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fowler Eldridge; and 4 sisters, Dean (Eldridge) Warden, Pearl (Eldridge) Elrod, Myrtle (Eldridge) Allred, and Helen (Eldridge) McCauley.

Survivors include her husband, Willis H. "Bill" Copeland; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Bob and Mary Jane Copeland of Livingston and Billy Copeland of Murfreesboro; 2 brothers, Harold Eldridge of Hilham and Ernest Eldridge of Alpine; a sister, Irene Brown of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rob Copeland, Bryan Copeland, Cameron Copeland, James Brown, Doug Eldridge, and Shannon Eldridge.

Honorary pallbearers were Lynelle Peacsall and Blake McCauley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

John R. Fleming
Funeral services for Mr. John R. Fleming, 68, of the Spring Creek community of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, from the Rickman chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Henderson officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Fleming died Saturday, Oct. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto factory worker and a member of Cullom Church of Christ.

Born February 12, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Winfred D. and Glynna (Myers) Fleming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carla J. (Linder) Fleming.

Survivors include a brother, Calvin Denton Fleming of Howe, IN; a nephew, Robert; a niece, Brenda; and an aunt.

Pallbearers were Gayron Franklin, Joe Ashburn, Tom Ashburn, Joe Don Hammons, Harold Ferguson, David Livingston, Ethan Livingston, and Jack Mainord.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Barbara Sue (South) Gray
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Sue (South) Gray, 62, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Williams Chapel Church in Pickett County with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating.

Burial was in Williams Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Gray died Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She owned and operated BarbŐs Bakery in Muncie, IN, and worked at OshKosh in Byrdstown.

Born September 9, 1944, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Della C. (Poore) South. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jim South, Charles South, and Harold South.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Gray of Byrdstown; a son, Daniel Gray of Crossville; 2 daughters, Rhonda Lipscomb of Byrdstown and Pamela Gray of Texas; 2 brothers, Clifford South and Malcolm South, both of Byrdstown; and 2 grandchildren, Samantha Gray and Kayla Gray, both of Crossville.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. (C)

 

William "Bill" Taylor Hall
Funeral services for Mr. William Taylor "Bill" Hall, 46, of Monroe, were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at First Christian Church with Bro. Jesse Bradshaw and Dee Ledford officiating.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery.

Mr. Hall died Saturday, Oct. 7 at his home. He graduated from Livingston Academy in 1978, and attended Tennessee Technological University for three years. He had a variety of jobs, from road construction, banking, and truck driving to managing auto parts stores.

He was an avid sports fan, but was especially fond of NASCAR auto racing and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was a member of First Christian Church of Livingston, which he joined through baptism in October 1970.

Born May 26, 1960, in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of June (McDonald) Hall of Monroe and the late William Taylor Hall.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Leah (Hall) and Eddie Johnson of Byrdstown; a brother, Thomas "Tom" Clayton Hall of Monroe; 2 sisters, Debra Gayle Roberts of Florence, KY, and Donna Rae Palermo of Miami, FL; 2 uncles, Roger McDonald of Monroe and Troy McDonald Jr. of Tullahoma; 2 grandchildren, Chase Hayden Johnson and Brylee Faythe Johnson; 5 nephews, Jason Palermo, Brandon Roberts, Michael Roberts, Brian Roberts, and Austin Hill; 2 nieces, Jessica Palermo and Tayler Hall; 8 first cousins; several other relatives; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Jarman Hicks, Mike Huddleston, Johnny Cyrus, Jack Dale, Scott Gore, Ben Danner, Scot McDonald, and Craig McDonald.

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at First Christian Church in Livingston.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. (C)

 

Dorothy Leslie
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Leslie, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Leslie died Friday, Oct. 13 in Livingston. She was an Avon representative and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born March 8, 1924, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Cleve and Harriet (Mansell) Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Leslie; an infant son, Billy Sherrill Leslie; and a brother, R.C. "Clarence" Allen.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Ruby Leslie of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Jacky Hughes of Livingston and Gale Dailey of Sweetwater; a sister, Dimple Frye of Gallatin; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Allen, Ward Anderson, Mike Mason, Glen Shultz, Steven Shultz, and Billy Hood.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Emogene "Jean" Mercer
Funeral services for Mrs. Emogene "Jean" Mercer, 82, of Owensboro, KY, were conducted at noon on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, from the chapel of Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. William Holiday officiating.

Burial was in Nelson Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Mercer died Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was retired from Uniroyal Tire in Detroit, MI.

She was born September 24, 1924, in Overton County. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Patrick Waltz of Owensboro; 3 step-children; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com

Special care provided by Tucker Funeral Home. (P)

 

James Paul Rush
Funeral services for Mr. James Paul Rush, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Shaver officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Rush died Saturday, Oct. 7 at his home. He worked in construction laying hardwood floors and attended Swallows Chapel Full Gospel Church.

Born June 16, 1960, in Overton County, he was the son of Laura Mae (Barnes) Rush Kennedy of Livingston and the late Logan Rush.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Vickie Rush of Livingston; his step-father, James Kennedy of Livingston; 5 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Jamie and Jonathan Stevens and Ashley Rush, all of Rickman, and Kelly and Adam Hill, Britney Jackson, and Emily Rush, all of Livingston; 3 brothers, Jeff Hammons Jr. of Hilham, Tim Covey of Livingston, and Dewayne "Billy Bob" Rush of Jackson County; 6 sisters, Carol Smith of Livingston, Sharon Ray of Allons, Mayblean Ayers of Hilham, and Jenny Anderson, Judy Heady and Patty Whittaker, all of Jackson County; 4 grandchildren, Mazy Grace Stevens, Abby Reshelle Stevens, Jacie Danielle Stevens, and McKenzie Esaw Hill; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Donnie Wright.

Pallbearers were Tayler Biddle, John Lee, Zeb Waller, Tim Covey, Jerry McPheonson, Jeff Hammons, Tony Stover, and Jim Shock.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Dick White
Funeral services for Mr. Dick White, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

Mr. White died Monday, Oct. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto machinist and a member of Midway Christian Church.

Born August 2, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Ida (Smith) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Willie D. White, Willard White, J.D. White, and Thomas O. White; and 3 sisters, Linnie Allred, Tissie Brown, and Eudean Hoover.

Survivors include his wife, Orlean White of Monroe; 2 sons, Jerry White of Monroe and Gary White of Hollywood, FL; 2 daughters, Elaine Larson and Barbara Yoh, both of Cleveland, OH; and 3 sisters, Bobbie Maynord of Monroe, Nettie Jean Johnson of California, and Ella V. Smith of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Gerald Norrod, Wayne Hancock, Ryan Larson, David Larson, Damon Hancock, and Doug Yoh.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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