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Archives 11-22-2006

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Minnie Jewell Adkins
Funeral services for Ms. Minnie Jewell Adkins, 94, of the Spring Creek community of Putnam County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Algood City Cemetery.

Ms. Adkins died Thursday, Nov. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was retired from Tennessee Tech University and was a member of Douglas Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 20, 1912, in the Falling Water community of Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Mary (Madewell) Buckner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Adkins; 2 brothers, Crawford Buckner and Arnold Buckner; and a sister, Flossie Bilbrey.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Janice Adkins and Joe Frank and Martha Adkins, all of the Spring Creek community; a daughter and son-in-aw, Norene and Sam Talent of Spring Creek; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Billy H. Adkins, Vernon L. Adkins, Harley H. Adkins, Rick and Angela Adkins, Tammy and Mike Hoover, Sammy and Molly Talent, and Kelly Talent; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Billy Adkins, Vernon Adkins, Rick Adkins, Wade Adkins, Wesley Adkins, and Sammy Talent.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Dorothy Mae Barnes
Funeral services for Miss Dorothy Mae Barnes, 83, of Taylor's Crossroads, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. J.D. McDonald officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Miss Barnes died Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Born May 23, 1923, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Esco and Eula (Taylor) Barnes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jack Barnes and Elmo Barnes.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Hurd of Taylor's Crossroads; 4 nephews, George Hurd, Harold Hurd, Johnny Barnes, and Ralph Barnes; and 5 nieces, Shirley Barnes, Jeanette Colson, Carol Gaw, Charlotte Cummins, and Sue Smith.

Pallbearers were Harold Hurd, George Hurd, Jerry Colson, Tod Smith, Brent Smith, Phillip Johnson, Johnny Barnes, and Ralph Barnes. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ester Mae Collins
Funeral services for Mrs. Ester Mae Collins, 99, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Collins died Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She worked for 17 years as a cook at Blue Circle Restaurant and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Born September 21, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Martin and Leann (Eldridge) Carmack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Lester Collins; a brother, Domer D. Carmack; and a sister, Ila Glen Ledbetter.

Survivors include a daughter, Edith Cook of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Cheryl Marie Thomas and Kenneth Cook; 4 great-grandchildren, Leah Thomas, Dillon Thomas, Travis Cook, and Jordan Cook; and a niece, Jean Nivens of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Mike Holton, Jordan Cook, Dillon Thomas, Terry Thomas, Roger Jones, Ronnie Carmack, Duane Ledbetter, and Jack Henry.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Harris R. Eldridge Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Harris R. Eldridge Sr., 76, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Cales officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mr. Eldridge died Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A retired salesman in the meat-packing industry, he was a member of the Church of Christ and a minister for about 60 years. He started 4th Avenue Church of Christ in Algood in 1969.

Born January 17, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Baker and Bertha Victoria (Martin) Eldridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harris R. Eldridge Jr; a brother, Herbert Eldridge; and 3 sisters, Gladys Windrow, Delsie Hammock, and Ermine Borden.

Survivors include his wife, Christine (Bowman) Eldridge of Algood; and a son, Timothy Clay Eldridge of Algood. Pallbearers were Bruce Bowman, Steve Bowman, Carlie Conner, Donald Thompson, Dana Chandler, and Donald Ramsey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

William TheAdore Holt
Memorial services for Mr. William Theadore Holt, 83, of Lebanon, will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness Woodridge Place in Mt. Juliet with Garrett Scott officiating.

Mr. Holt died Saturday, Nov. 18 at his home. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was retired from American Family Life Insurance and volunteered in the Bible education work of Jehovah's Witness.

Born May 16, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Perry and Lucille Holt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jo Holt of Lebanon; a daughter and son-in-law, Rochelle and Don McBride of Jacksonville Beach, FL; 2 step-daughters and their husbands, Patty and Jeff Barton and Michelle and Michael Johnson, all of Lebanon; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Chester Waddell of Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall building fund.

Special care provided by Wilson County Funeral Home. (P)

 

Evelyn (Easterly) Martin
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn (Easterly) Martin, 73, of Algood, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Geren and Bro. Roy Allen officiating.

Burial was in Parris-Riley Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mrs. Martin died Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Masters Healthcare in Algood.

Born September 17, 1933, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Orpha (Russell) Easterly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Martin.

Survivors include 4 brothers, William "Bud" Easterly and Roger Easterly, both of Algood, James Earnest Easterly of Fairview, and Ezra Travis Easterly Jr. of Niceville, FL; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers were Bob Peters, Vicky (Easterly) Sweat, Carol (Easterly) Flatt, Lydia (Easterly) Venable, Terry Easterly, Elizabeth Cryer, and Hershell Bush.

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

 

Larry D. Mathews
Graveside services for Mr. Larry D. Mathews, 67, of Fort Thomas, KY, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey with Rev. Jim Short officiating.

Mr. Mathews died Thursday, Nov. 16 at Highlands of Fort Thomas Nursing Center. He was a retired salesman and a member of Alpine Masonic Lodge 648.

Born October 17, 1939, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Hershel and Doris (Moon) Mathews.

Survivors include 2 stepdaughters, Tammie Byrd of Wilder, KY, and Pamela Sheanshang of Highland Heights, KY; 2 brothers, Lannie Mathews of Mason, OH, and Loren Mathews of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Rosanell McDonald and Linda Mathews, both of Alpine, and Joyce Mathews of Cookeville; and 2 grandsons.

A guest register may be signed at gofffh.com.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home in Celina. (C)

 

Clara Mae Nolen
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Mae Nolen, 79, of the Highland Mountain community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dixon and Bro. Rick Lacy officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery.

Mrs. Nolen died Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 24, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ben W. and Edna (Oakley) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Anna Ray and Cecil Stockton; and a niece, Brenda Carol Melton.

Survivors include her husband, Haskell Nolen of Highland Mountain; a brother, McCoy Smith of Highland Mountain; 2 sisters, Georgia Ledbetter of Livingston and Willo Frances Smith of Highland Mountain; 3 nephews, Bub Stockton, Ricky Ledbetter, and Ronnie Smith; a niece, Margret Ann Collins; 4 great-nephews, Chad Collins, Slade Collins, Lance Smith, and Levi Ledbetter; and 2 great-nieces, Lacey Smith and Jada Ledbetter.

Pallbearers were Bub Stockton, Rick Ledbetter, Ronnie Smith, Chad Collins, Slade Collins, Dallas Collins, Lance Smith, and Levi Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Euna Daisy Stephens
Funeral services for Mrs. Euna Daisy Stephens, 97, of Monterey, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Copeland Cemetery at West Fork.

Mrs. Stephens died Sunday, Nov. 19 at Standing Stone Health Care. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 22, 1909, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Alice (Garrett) Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Stephens; a son, Bobby Stephens; 3 brothers, Van Hill, Fate Hill, and Arnold Hill; 5 sisters, Cora Flowers, Fannie Flora Huckeby, Audie Cravens, Eshma Cravens, and Bonza Flowers; a grandson, Robbie Stephens; and a great-grandson, Anthony Winningham.

Survivors include a daughter, Dimple Abston of Monterey; 6 granddaughters, Janice Hargis and Jan Smith, both of Baxter, Donna Brown of Mayland, Debbie Stults of Crawford, Dana McDonald of Livingston, and Delma Stamps of Monterey; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joshua Smith, Matt Howard, Ben Stults, Ryan McDonald, Keith Boles, and Randy Boles. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Stamps, Ethan Stamps, and Jaylon McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Clara B. Swanson
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara B. Swanson, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Schmid officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Swanson died Thursday, Nov. 16 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born March 5, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta (Glidewell) Auberson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn Swanson of Livingston; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Barbara Keisling of Monroe and Judy and Terry Dillon and Brenda and Bill Warren, all of Livingston; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Keisling, Pat Warren, Jay Warren, Chris Dillon, Daniel Roddy, and Wayne Wilson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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