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Archives 12-20-2006

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Clarice E. Carter
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice E. Carter, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Carter died Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker, a babysitter, and a member of Midway Christian Church.

Born August 8, 1923, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Ida Mae (Richardson) Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Avon J.W. "Cam" Carter; 5 brothers, Gordon Young, Bordon Young, Ortus Young, Orbit Young, and Odus Young; and a sister, Clancey Young.

Survivors include a brother, Odell Young of Indiana; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Edward Chilton
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Chilton, 74, of Crawford, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Chilton died Monday, Dec. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and of the Baptist faith.

Born September 22, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Fount and Bercie (Reeder) Chilton.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linnie (Ledbetter) Chilton of Crawford; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Linda Chilton of Crawford; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Cravens of the Love Joy community; a brother, Howard Chilton of Crawford; 2 grandsons, Brian Cravens and his wife, Ashley, and Bo Cravens; and a great-grandson, Levi Cravens.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home.

 

Willy Johannes Douwes
Funeral services for Mr. Willy Johannes Douwes, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Byrd officiating.

Mr. Douwes died Tuesday, Dec. 12 at his home. A retired airplane mechanic, he served in the Dutch Royal Navy and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Born June 4, 1918, in Djokjakarta, Indonesia, he was the son of the late Willem Douwes and Elizabeth Annen Douwes.

Survivors include his wife, Ingeline W. Douwes of Livingston; 4 daughters, Grace Y. Vanling and Mabel Douwes, both of Cookeville, Margaret J. Schrauwen of St. Petersburg, FL, and Astrid L. Clinton of Hilham; 2 sisters, Rose Romein and Elizabeth Ferns; and 7 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Sherra Jane Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Sherra Jane Garrett, 43, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Garrett died Thursday, Dec. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a bookkeeper for Overton County News and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born January 8, 1963, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Joyce (Ledford) Linder Hancock and the late Bill Linder.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry V. Garrett of Livingston; a daughter, Brandi Smith of Livingston; a step-son, Steve Garrett of Byrdstown; a step-daughter, Penny Russell of Byrdstown; and 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Phil Cross of Byrdstown and Tammy and Danny White of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Tim Sells, Steve Garrett, Bill Russell, Josh Cross, Justin Cross, and Darren Oliver.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Carrie Frances Hooten
Funeral services for Miss Carrie Frances Hooten, 61, of Hilham, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Barlow officiating.

Miss Hooten died Sunday, Dec. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was disabled and participated in Pacesetters. She attended House of Faith Church.

Born July 8, 1945, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Mildred D. (Stafford) Hooten and the late Oval Francis Hooten. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Joe Hooten.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a brother and sister-in-law, Jack E. and Diane Hooten of Hilham; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Arnold Trevathan of Hilham and Mable Ann Keller of Livingston; 6 nephews, Joe Trevathan, Vince Trevathan, Arnold Trevathan, Brandon Hooten, Ricky Keller, and Robert Keller; and 3 nieces, Theresa Kennell, Missy Hooten, and Chicquita Buck.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

John Harvey Law
Funeral services for Mr. John Harvey Law, 66, of Rickman, were conducted at noon on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Barlow, Bro. Ron Prichard, and Randy Prichard officiating.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Law died Friday, Dec. 15 at his residence.

Born September 18, 1939, in Clarksville, he was the son of the late Harvey and Zula (Craft) Law.

Survivors include Patricia Law; John, Melissa, and Olivia Law; Cody Jones; Adam Jones; Lucas Reeder; Ron, Sherry, and Hunter Prichard; Harold and Kathy Phillips; Ben, Stacie, and Maggie Phillips; George and Leann Ramsey; and Dr. Jim and Linda Nelson.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

 

Homer C. Ledford
Funeral services for Mr. Homer C. Ledford, 79, of Winchester, KY, were conducted on Friday, December 15, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Winchester.

Mr. Ledford died Monday, Dec. 11 at his home.

Born September 26, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Abe and Ova (Lee) Ledford. A bluegrass musician, he began making musical instruments at an early age, his first being a "match stick" fiddle.

He received a rehabilitation scholarship to attend John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, when he was 18 and recovering from rheumatic fever. It was then that he made his first dulcimer.

After attending Berea College and graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 1954, he taught industrial arts in Jefferson and Clark counties in Kentucky. In 1963, he became a full-time instrument maker, and completed more than 6,000 dulcimers, hundreds of banjos, dozens of mandolins and guitars, several ukuleles, dulcitars, dulcijos, dulcibros, and violins, and a bowed dulcimer. Some of his instruments are on display at Smithsonian Institute, including a dulcitar, an instrument of his own invention

Mr. Ledford formed Homer Ledford & the Cabin Creek Band in 1976. They performed in the United States and overseas. He played 13 different musical instruments and had opened for and shared the stage with Bill Monroe, opened for Allison KraussŐ bluegrass band, performed for several of Kentucky's governors, and entertained a variety of audiences during his music career.

He was honored in Winchester in 1986 when the Homer Ledford Bluegrass Festival was named after him.

He will be missed by his fellow bluegrass musicians, his church, his family, and the community.

Survivors include his wife, Colista, whom he met at Berea College in the late 1940s; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark L. and Melanie Ledford of Clark County; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Douglas Lowy of Louisville, KY, Julie and Dan Baker of Lexington, KY, and Mattie and Jerry Conkwright of Clark County; and 5 grandchildren.

 

Rachel Mae (Bilbrey) Murphy
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Mae (Bilbrey) Murphy, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy died Monday, Dec. 11 at her home. She and her family moved to Ohio in 1953, where she resided for 52 years. She then returned to her beloved Tennessee to live out the remainder of her years. She was a homemaker and a member of North Dayton Freewill Baptist Church in Dayton, OH.

Born December 22, 1921, in the Sunk Cane community of Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Martha Ann (Walker) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Matthew Murphy; an infant son, Harold Wayne Murphy; 2 brothers, William Forrest and Winford B. Bilbrey; and a sister, Lula Rae Reeves.

Survivors include 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Talmage and Linda Murphy of New Carlisle, OH, Thurmon and Karen Murphy of Wichita Falls, TX, Herman and Dorothy Murphy of Dayton, and Roger D. and Debra Murphy of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Bobby Jean and Carl Farley of Rickman and Joann and Jerry Young of Tipp City, OH; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home.

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