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Roy William Harvey
Funeral services for Mr. Roy William Harvey, 97, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Richardson Cemetery.

Mr. Harvey died Thursday, Jan. 11 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born January 16, 1909, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late James Thomas and Cornelia (Heard) Harvey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ida (Richardson) Harvey; 3 brothers, Edward Harvey, Grady Harvey, and Onas Harvey; 3 sisters, Pearl Clark, Lola Taylor, and Mary Lou Reeder; and a grandson, Kendall Harvey.

Survivors include 5 sons, Douglas Harvey of Anderson, IN, Johnny P. Harvey of Murfreesboro, Donald Harvey of Waynesboro, Kenneth S. Harvey of Bell Buckle, and Gerald Harvey of Fredericksburg, VA; a daughter, Beatrice Taylor of Monroe; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Phyllis Ann Hix
Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Ann Hix, 52, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hix died Saturday, Jan. 13 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born October 4, 1954, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Clyde and Maggie Julene (Carwile) Taylor of Hilham.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Ricky Hix of Livingston; her grandmother, Velma Smith of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Derek McDonald of Livingston; a brother, Doug Taylor of Nashville; 2 sisters, Sharon Ayers and Barbara Taylor, both of Hilham; and a granddaughter, Peyton McDonald of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Kevin Presley, Max Crabtree, Chris Ayers, Matthew Boynton, Andrew Boynton, and Mike Bowman.

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

 

ILla Mae Lindsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Illa Mae Lindsey, 79, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, from the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home with Bro. Shawn Patterson officiating. Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Lindsey died Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Life & Praise Worship Center in Sparta.

Born June 9, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sarah (Taylor) Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Brenda and Terry Geesling; a sister, Anna Geesling; and a grandchild, April Lindsey.

Survivors include her husband, Thurman Lindsey of Cookeville; 5 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Thomas Bruce and Lola Ann Geesling and Ronnie Lindsey, all of Cookeville, Ronald Geesling of Helena, MT, Donnie Lindsey of Sparta, and Danny and Kim Lindsey of Algood; 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Barbara Croker of Thomasville, NC, Reta Geesling of Bennett, NC, Kathy and Ed Johnson and Patricia and Raymond Rodgers, all of Cookeville, and Pam and Steve Alexander of Sparta; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Danny Geesling, Gerald Geesling, Kenneth Geesling, Richard McClanahan, Thomas McCulley, and Steve Alexander.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life & Praise Worship Center, 264 Judah Drive, Sparta, TN 38583.

Special care provided by Cookeville Funeral Home. (C)

 

Joe Edward Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Edward Martin, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, Jan. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 21, 1933, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Jim and Hattie (Stafford) Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Loriene Martin of Livingston; a son, Mike Martin of Livingston; 2 daughters, Shirley Lane of Cookeville and Mary Jo Lockman of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Betty Jean Kraft of Indianapolis, IN; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of Livingston VFW Post 5062 and Major Mike Manor.

Bobby Flatt served as honorary pallbearer.

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

 

Bonnie G. Norrod
Memorial services for Mrs. Bonnie G. Norrod, 81, of Londonderry, NH, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Rockingham Christian Church. Private family burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Milford, NH.

Mrs. Norrod died Monday, Jan. 15 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She was a full-time homemaker and her life revolved around her family. She lived in Londonderry for a short time, formerly residing in Nashua, NH, for 5 years, and Mount Clemens, MI, for more than 50 years. She enjoyed music, especially gospel and bluegrass. She was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Born August 11, 1925, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late George and Barbara A. Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Petty.

Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Norrod of Londonderry; a son, James D. Norrod of Nashua; 4 grandchildren, April Pedroza of Milford, Heather Smith of Amherst, NH, Billy Petty of Londonderry, and Tami Petty of New York, NY; 4 great-grandchildren, Douglas Pedroza, Bailey Pedroza, Sierra Goodson, and Josh Goodson; and many nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Special care provided by Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford. (P)

 

Jessie Lee qualls
Graveside services for Mr. Jessie Lee Qualls, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at RuthÕs Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Qualls died Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 9, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Vurly and Ina (Myers) Qualls.

He is survived by a very special friend, Mable Cantrell of Livingston.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Helen (Norrod) Reeser
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen (Norrod) Reeser, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Beaty Swamp Community Church in Monroe with Bro. Bob Stoner and Bro. Orbin "Dog" Lane officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery.

Mrs. Reeser died Thursday, Jan. 11 at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a retired school bus driver, a dairy farmer, a member of the Livingston Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born July 19, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Clancy (Sells) Norrod. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Landon Norrod, Paul Norrod, Glen Norrod, and Homer Norrod.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond "Sonny" Reeser of Monroe; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tony and Lue Reeser and Mike Reeser and special friend Sandy Smith, all of Monroe; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Vern Storie and Pat and Mickey Huckeby, all of Monroe, and Tena and Joe Windle of Pikeville; 5 brothers, Donald Norrod, Gerald Norrod, and Roy Norrod, all of Monroe, Tom Norrod of Washington, IN, and Bethal Norrod of Cookeville; a sister, Betty Ledbetter of Monroe; 7 grandchildren, Connie Sells, Chad Reeser, and Candy Reeser, all of Monroe, Carrie Humble and Cathy Windle, both of Pikeville, Curt Huckeby of Celina, and Christy Blazer of Nashville; 7 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, Tucker Brannum, Hallie Sells, Isabell Humble, Rachel Blazer, and Reese Blazer; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-step-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Curt Huckeby, Chad Reeser, Chris Blazer, James Sells, Jeff Humble, and James Norrod.

Honorary pallbearers were Connie Sells, Candy Reeser, Carrie Humble, Cathy Windle, and Christy Blazer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Wilma Maxine Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Maxine Scott, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Myron Greer officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mrs. Scott died Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A retired factory worker for Dixie Furniture of Cookeville, she attended Assembly of God Church and was of the Christian faith.

Born March 9, 1928, in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hassie (Taylor) King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Scott; 3 brothers, John King, Harlan King, and Bob King; and 4 sisters, Aleta Smith, Lerlon Parsons, Neoma King, and Lella King.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Myra and Shane Shoemake of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ornan Robbins of Rickman; 2 half-sisters, Sandy June Tubb and Barbara Jean Davenport, both of Smith County; 2 grandchildren, Steven Ashburn and his wife, Laurie, and Scotty Ashburn and his companion, Teresa Lloyd; 2 great-grandchildren, Alexis Ashburn and Zander Ashburn; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Donald Ray Wells
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ray Wells, 61, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Wells died Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer, a veteran of the National Guard, and a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Born February 1, 1945, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Rupert and Lillian Burks (Ray) Wells.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Catherine Wells of Oliver Springs; and 3 cousins, Howard C. Wells of Rickman, Clyde Hood of Dyer, and Frances Means of Battle Creek, MI.

Pallbearers were Bryan Wells, Craig Norris, Roger Clouse, Maurice Copeland, Glenn Cooper, and Jim Ed Eldridge.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Reba Lila Wisehart
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Lila Wisehart, 71, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, from the chapel of Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Klinger officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Walk Cemetery.

Mrs. Wisehart died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at St. John's Medical Center after a brief illness. She retired from Nicholson File in 1979 after 20 years. She loved to spend time with her family, shopping with her niece and sister, and camping in her motor home.

Born February 11, 1935, in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Eubert and Eva (Sullivan) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Larry Leon Wisehart; and her father-in-law, Charles Wisehart.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Wisehart of Anderson; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Inez Bilbrey of Allons; a sister, Lois Hummel of Anderson; her mother-in-law, Lois Wisehart of Oklahoma City, OK; 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Wisehart and his wife, Georgia, of Wyoming and Jimmie Wisehart of Anderson; a sister-in-law, Linda Williams and her husband, Bob, of Oklahoma; a nephew, Keith Hummel of Florida; 3 nieces, Lydia Gore and her husband, Mark, of Allons, Barbara Beasley and her husband, Jack, and Sharon McWilliams, all of Anderson; and several other nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home. (P)

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