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Ronnie B. Bohannon
Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie B. Bohannon, 45, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.

The family chose cremation.

Mr. Bohannon died Saturday, Dec. 30.

Born June 28, 1961, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Eula (Lee) Bohannon.

Survivors include 3 brothers, Harold Bohannon of Johnson City and Bobby Bohannon and Donnie Bohannon, both of Cookeville; a sister, Jeanette Crider Seymour of Cookeville; 3 nephews, Hank Bohannon, Clayton Crider, and Howard Bohannon; and 5 nieces, Donna Sue Bohannon, Mary Beth Bohannon, Teresa Bohannon, Jennifer Bohannon, and Christie Bohannon.

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

 

Kenneth Ray Denton
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Ray Denton, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Denton died Thursday, Jan. 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a welder and a member of New Life Community Church.

Born March 15, 1956, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Hugh Denton and Olene (Crabtree) Denton Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Joe Ledbetter; and a sister, Irene Marlow.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Denton of Livingston; 2 sons, Gentry Linder and Jesse Linder, both of Livingston; 2 daughters, Miranda Whitehead and Angela Denton, both of Benton, KY; a brother, Hugh Denton Jr. of Kentucky; a granddaughter, Marie Whitehead; and 7 additional grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Crabtree, Tom Neal, Curtis Hayes, Larry Daily, Gentry Linder, and Jesse Linder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Elise (Jolly) Gilman
Funeral services for Mrs. Elise (Jolly) Gilman, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2006, at First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Ledford and Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilman died Friday, Jan. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Born October 11, 1933, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Virgie (Keisling) Jolly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Gilman; a son, Duane Gilman; and 2 brothers, Dr. Jim Jolly and E.B. Jolly.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Leneda and Rusty Linder of Loganville, GA, and Darlene and Ricky Crenshaw of Fairmount, GA; a brother, Larry Jolly of Livingston; 2 sisters, Jackie Winningham of Livingston and Peggy Melton of Allons; and 4 grandchildren, Trey Crenshaw, Robert Crenshaw, Blakelee Linder, and Macy Linder.

Pallbearers were Kenny Winningham, Jason Jolly, Steve Jolly, David Holt, Bill Buhl, and Ron Hewitt. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Disciples Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Livingston, Hatcher Hall Christian Church, or Hatcher Hall Cemetery by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Raymond E. Hewitt
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond E. Hewitt, 74, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Reed and Bro. Howard Dailey officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hewitt died Monday, Jan. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the VFW, and a member of Keeping the Faith Church in Rickman.

Born February 15, 1932, in Gas City, IN, he was the son of the late John and Susie (Clouse) Hewitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Siebe; a brother, Wayne Hewitt; and a sister, Phyllis Shields.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Hewitt of Rickman; 3 sons, Tim Hewitt of Rickman, John Hewitt of Tampa, FL, and Ron Hewitt of Orlando, FL; 2 daughters, Cheryl Roberson and Michele Weitzel, both of Rickman; 2 brothers, Robert Hewitt of Ferndale, WA, and Richard Hewitt of Missoula, MO; and 7 grandchildren, James Roberson Jr., Kristen Weitzel, Audrey Weitzel, Dustin Weitzel, Ryan Hewitt, Bryan Hewitt, and Ronnie Hewitt.

Pallbearers were James Roberson Jr., Kevin Weitzel, Charles Hills, Keith Weitzel, James Roberson Sr., and Paul Stevens.

Honorary pallbearers were Tim Hewitt, Donnie Staggs, and Travis Staggs.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Coy D. Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Coy D. Johnson, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked in construction and masonry.

Born May 26, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Arland and Carmon (Sells) Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Odell (King) Johnson of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Melanie Johnson of Allons; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Carl Ledbetter of Livingston; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Clara Hunter and Catherine and Gene Willis, all of Allons, and Clema and Claudis Hunter of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Barry Ledbetter and his wife Jan, Jason Ledbetter and his wife Paula, Shawn Ledbetter and his wife Jennifer, Lyndon Johnson and his fiancˇe Anna Brown, and Hannah Johnson; and 2 great-grandchildren, Megan Ledbetter and Gracie Ledbetter.

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

 

Nannie Mae Ledford
Funeral services for Ms. Nannie Mae Ledford, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. David Moore and Bro. David Sweitzer officiating. Burial was in Ferrell Cemetery.

Ms. Ledford died Sunday, Dec. 31 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a secretary and a member of MillerÕs Chapel Christian Church.

Born July 5, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruby (Evans) Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Kenneth Ledford, John Ledford, and Pat Ledford.

Survivors include a brother, Bruce Ledford of Lebanon; a sister, Edith Sells of Alpine; and several nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Rick Ledford, Jeff Ledford, Derrick Ledford, Daniel Sells, Wayne Sells, and Rocky Dial. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Norrod and special friends of the Class of 1953.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Bertie Looper
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Looper, 82, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Johnny Bowman and Rev. Bob Barefield officiating. Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery.

Mrs. Looper died Saturday, Jan. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Monterey First Baptist Church.

Born November 1, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Floyd and Halie Ann (Sisco) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Looper; 3 brothers, Granville Bowman, Cletus Bowman, and Arthur Bowman; and 2 sisters, Halie Smith and Nan Bowman.

Survivors include her husband of almost 64 years, L.J. Looper of Monterey; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Ruth Looper of Monterey and Larry and Rosalie Looper of Huber Heights, OH; 3 grandsons, Steven Looper of Vandelia, OH, and Michael Looper and David Looper, both of Huber Heights; 3 granddaughters, Angela Ray of Dayton, OH, and Phoebe Wilson and Mary Beth Looper, both of Cookeville; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Charles Morrow
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Morrow, 66, of Markleville, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Condo & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Savage officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson, IN.

Mr. Morrow died Thursday, Dec. 28 at St. JohnÕs Hospital after battling cancer. Retired from Chrysler, he enjoyed fishing, flea marketing, model restoration, and singing country music.

Born January 31, 1940, in Willow Grove, he was the son of Lillie May (Hummel) Morrow and the late William Clyde Morrow. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony A. Morrow.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his ex-wife Karen; his children, Kevin, Chris, William, Lisa, Cindy, and Pat; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, James L. and Linda, Martin E. and Gloria, and Robert L. and Sandy; 12 grandchildren, Ashleigh, Erica, Brandon, Seth, Kailei, Karen, Wesley, Savanha, Lacey, Patrick, Katie, and Tabitha; a great-grandchild, Makayla; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Special care provided by Condo & Son Funeral Home. (P)

 

Tina L. Neal
Funeral services for Mrs. Tina L. Neal, 94, of Cookeville, formerly of the Okolona community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Moore officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Neal died Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Born January 11, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Mary Ann (Hammock) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Haskell Neal; 2 daughters, Josephine and Annette; and a sister, Lola Phillips.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Ellese Neal of Mt. Juliet and Willace and Sue Neal of Donaldson; a daughter, Wanda Neal of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren, Martha Tate of Old Hickory, Jimmy Neal of Hendersonville, David Neal of Nashville, Greg Neal of Kingsport, and Michelle Holcombe of Seymour; and 12 great-grandchildren, Nick Neal, Josh Neal, Jarod Neal, Anthony Tate, Sarah Tate, Megan Cash, Taylor Cash, Katie Neal, Lauren Neal, Sydney Holcombe, Will Holcombe, and Candace Holcombe.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Neal, David Neal, Gregory Neal, Jarod Neal, Joshua Neal, Vick Neal, Eric Holcombe, and Taylor Cash.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Arnold Lee Poston
Funeral services for Mr. Arnold Lee Poston, 78, of St. Charles, IL, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Bernard Barton officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Poston died Thursday, Jan. 4 at his home. He was a shipper at Swift Manufacturing for 20 years and a member of First Baptist Church in St. Charles.

Born October 2, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee and Vergie (Matthews) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Jim Poston, Herchel Poston, Carlos Poston, and Haggard Poston.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine (Garrett) Poston of St. Charles; 4 sisters, Marie Qualls of Algood, Betty Stone of McMinnville, Lettie Phillips of Kentucky, and Vechial Young of Livingston; and several nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Mike Qualls, Robert Young, John Garrett, Barry Bates, Charlie Gunter, and Jimmy Lee Young.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

James Helton Robbins
Graveside services for Mr. James Helton Robbins, 64, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Bethsaida Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Military honors were performed by the Honor Guard of James T. Davis Post 5062.

Mr. Robbins died Friday, Jan. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver, a farmer, a National Guard veteran, and of the Methodist faith.

Born October 1, 1942, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Arter and Colleen (Nicholas) Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Colin Robbins.

Survivors include his wife, Ona Robbins of Livingston; 2 sons, James Delton Robbins and Brandon Robbins, both of Rickman; a daughter, Carolyn Jane Jones of Monroe; 2 sisters, Ronelda Bilbrey of Rickman and Sandy Gail Geer of Cookeville; 4 grandchildren, Rachael Tollett, Ronnie Keith Jones, Jenny Lee Robbins, and Lori Robbins; and a special friend, Shirley Bullock of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Gary Reid, Donald Ray Reid, John Cole Robbins, Terry Mansell, David Cantrell, and Harley Bert.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Brenda G. Saputo
Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda G. Saputo, 54, of Clinton Township, MI, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Cooper officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Saputo died Saturday, Dec. 30 at St. Joseph Health Care. She was a loss prevention director for a retail business and was of the Baptist faith.

Born May 20, 1952, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of McCoy and Reba (Poston) Ledbetter of Livingston. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Saputo.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jill Saputo of Chesterfield, MI; a granddaughter, Savannah Saputo; and many other loving family members.

Pallbearers were Jim Roberson, Wyatt Bowman, Randy Ledbetter, Tim Walker, Doug Poston, and Frank Bowman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Sylvia Carol Scott
Mrs. Sylvia Carol Scott, 64, of Livingston, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a cook at Overton Restaurant.

Born July 14, 1942, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Nancy Ellen (Martin) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Sesley Scott.

Survivors include 2 sons, Eddie Lopez of Hilham and Max Herbert Scott of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Patricia Ann Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Ann Winningham, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Winningham died Tuesday, Dec. 26 in Livingston.

Born September 22, 1945, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Otley and Mary Ethel (Norris) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Houston Smith and Lucian Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Hosea Winningham of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Tim Young of Livingston and Amy and Joe Lowery; 2 brothers, Robert Smith and Charles Smith; 4 sisters, Vea Mason, Bea Nevins, Ruth Ledbetter, and Nell West; and 2 grandchildren, Zachary Young and Callie Lowery.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Ledbetter, Jimmy Nivans, Kelly Sells, Clester Winningham, Bob Stoner, and Clinton Kirk.

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

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