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Bobby Steve Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Steve Bilbrey, 54, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Cash Cemetery.

Mr. Bilbrey died Sunday, Jan. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 14, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Overton and Carrie Lee (Dillon) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carl Ray Bilbrey and Tommy Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Bilbrey of Livingston; 2 sons, Scotty Bilbrey and Benjamin Bilbrey, both of Georgia; a daughter, Cindy Fouts of Chattanooga; 3 step-sons, Robert Newman of Livingston, Robert E. Lee of Cookeville, and Edward Lee of Nashville; a stepdaughter, Reba Dawn Wallace of Crossville; 3 brothers, Harold Bilbrey of Hilham, Glen Bilbrey of Livingston, and Teddy Bilbrey of Algood; 3 sisters, Mary Stover of Livingston, Betty Davis of Algood, and Margaret Brown of Cookeville; and an aunt, Pauline Bilbrey of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Herman Moody, Joe Shoemake, Keith Linder, Tommy Montooth, Mike Clark, Robert Newman, Tanker Upchurch, and Edward "Bubba" Lee.

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

 

Betty O. Bowers
Mrs. Betty O. Bowers, of Grand Ledge, MI, and formerly of Overton County, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Michigan. Burial was Monday, Jan. 29 in Grand Ledge.

Survivors include her husband, Lincoln Bowers of Grand Ledge; a son, Glenn Bowers of Dewitt, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Tom Hiller of Ann Arbor, MI; a sister, Morene Reeder of Livingston; 3 grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. (P)

 

Carl Q. Brawl
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Q. Brawl, 63, of Monon, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, from the North Chapel of Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park.

Mr. Brawl died Monday, Jan. 22 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. He retired in 2000 from Magnum Express where he was a truck driver. He was a member of Marion Eagles Lodge 227 and loved to fish.

Born May 9, 1943, in Allred, he was the son of the late Perry and Ider (Cantrell) Brawl.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tammy Brawl of Owingsville, KY; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jimmy Thompson of Jonesboro, IN; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carol Brawl of Norwalk, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Woodrie and Dooley of Livingston; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and caretakers, Kathy and Dail Brooks of Monon.

Special care provided by Needham-Storey-Wampner, North Chapel Funeral Home. (P)

 

Justin Avis Clark
Funeral services for Mr. Justin Avis Clark, 18, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Watson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Clark died Saturday, Jan. 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a student at Clay County High School, attended Licking Heights School and Celina United Methodist Church. He loved all sports: baseball, football, basketball, and golf, and was an excellent student.

Born October 11, 1988, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Bill Avis and Kimberly Sue (Moore) Clark of Monroe.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Ann and Don Wallace of Johnstown, OH, Dave and Ida Moore of Howard, OH, Martha Macy of Celina, and Norman and Donna Clark of Ohio; 2 sisters, Courtney Clark and Sidney Clark, both of Monroe; a special uncle, Chad Moore; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were Don Wallace, Norman Clark Jr., Kyle Poling, Joe Santos, Justin Duncan, Dio Domres, Zachary Clark, and Nathan Clark.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Carroll Cook
Funeral services for Mr. Carroll Cook, 85, of Whitleyville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Union Hill Wesleyan Church with Marlin Hotle, Samuel Condor, and L.E. Galyon officiating. Burial was in Cherry Cemetery in the Union Hill community.

Mr. Cook died Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was the pastor of Union Hill Wesleyan Church.

Born September 18, 1921, in Arcola, IL, he was the son of the late Bonnie and Emma Lena Florey.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cook of Whitleyville; 2 daughters, Deborah Cook of Whitleyville and Arleene Dail of Florida; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

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

 

Dorothy Marie Davis
Private graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Davis, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY.

Mrs. Davis died Monday, Jan. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A homemaker, she was a member of Pilot Baptist Church in Eubanks, KY, and attended Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Livingston and River Community Church in Cookeville.

Born December 28, 1928, in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lily June (Griffits) Wheeldon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Davis; 3 brothers, Dennis Wheeldon, Cornelius Wheeldon, and Orris Wheeldon; and 3 sisters, Gladys Williams, Delilah Sharp, and Doris Wheeldon.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Tammy Davis of Phoenix, AZ, Darrell and Gail Davis of Cincinnati, and Billy and Dottie Davis of Verona, KY; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Mike Thiessen of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Maxine Wheeldon of New Port Richey, FL; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a special childhood friend, Christine McLean of Cincinnati.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Above Ministries, 530 Jamestown Road, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

Arnold Buford "Crow" Gore
Graveside services for Mr. Arnold Buford "Crow" Gore, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Okolona Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Tom Greenwood officiating.

Mr. Gore died Tuesday, Jan. 30 at his home. He was a construction worker and truck driver, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Monroe Lilburn and Hattie Velma (Franklin) Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Fredie Mark Gore; a brother, Lilburn Gore; and a sister, Lena (Carmack) Halcomb.

Survivors include a son, Eddie G. Gore of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Becky Roberts of New Lebanon, OH; a brother, J.D. Gore of Springboro, OH; 3 sisters, Gladys Davis, Helen McIlvain, and Judy Greenwood, all of Hilham; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian Taylor Frank McIlvain, Danny Davis, Benny Davis, Steve Greenwood, and Mark Greenwood.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Fred Randall "Randy" Hammonds
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Randall "Randy" Hammonds, 51, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Sims officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Hammonds died Tuesday, Jan. 30 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born February 16, 1955, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Teola (Finely) Pryor of Cookeville and the late Paul Q. Hammonds. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Faye Pryor and Charlotte Stouder.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and John Harnett III of San Antonio, TX; a brother Douglas Hammonds of Michigan; and 2 sisters, Judy Pryor and Cindy Smith, both of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Roger Pryor, Jeffrey Pryor, Larry Pryor, Jerry Sullivan, Danny Pryor, Donnie Pryor, and Billy C. Lawson.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Vestal E. Masters
Funeral services for Mr. Vestal E. Masters, 84, of Jackson County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro.Mike Ayers and Bro. Phillip Morgan officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Hilham.

Mr. Masters died Wednesday, Jan. 31 at his home.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Walter Lee and Mytie (Loftis) Masters.

Survivors include his wife, Leola Masters of Hilham; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Charlotte Masters of Livingston and Jerry and Bonnie Masters of Rickman; 4 grandchildren, Kim Padgett, Kara Mathis, Bridget Parsons, and Chad Masters; 4 great-grandchildren, Alie Parsons, Bryer Padgett, Tyson Parsons, and Braylyn Padgett; and a niece, Wanda Mitchell.

Pallbearers were George Morgan, Robert Boles, Elmer Ayers, Doug Hinson, Earl C. Morgan, and Donald Moody.

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

 

Arlie D. Richardson
Funeral services for Mr. Arlie D. Richardson, 79, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Jimmy Lee Hodges officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson died Monday, Jan. 29 at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indiana. He retired after 43 years from General Motors and was an active member and elder of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ.

Born July 11, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late David and Nannie (Hensley) Richardson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Richardson; a twin brother, Carlie Richardson; another brother Henry Richardson; and a sister, Opal Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lura (Taylor) Richardson of Anderson; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and Jimmy Hodges of Anderson, Debbie and Don Archer of Middletown, IN, and Christy and John Owens of Martinsville, IN; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Louella and Lyman Huckeby of Gideon, MO, Elva Joynes and Alva Dean and Steve Seber, all of Overton County; 7 grandchildren, Jimm Lee (and Gretchen) Hodges, Jennifer Hodges, David Archer, Donovan Archer, Kaitlyn Owens, Bethany Owens, and Matthew Owens; a great grandchild, Gabriel Hodges; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hodges, Jimmy Lee Hodges, John Owens, David Archer, Matthew Owens, and Steve Seber.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Georgia Van Scott
Funeral services for Mr. Georgia Van Scott, 68, of Moss, were conducted Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Donald Bryant officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.

Mr. Scott died Friday, Jan. 26 at Cumberland River Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born February 14, 1938, he was the son of the late Arvil and Lela (Ashlock) Scott.

Survivors include 3 sons, Jessie Scott and Timmie Scott, both of Moss, and Stevie Scott of Celina; 3 daughters, Cynthia Huddleston and Kathy Dulworth, both of Moss, and Marion Beck of Celina; a brother, Willie Clyde Scott of Moss; 2 sisters, Mable Reecer and Siddie Scott, both of Celina; 10 grandchildren, Jess Scott, Jessica Scott, Todd Scott, Nichole Scott, Michelle Dulworth, Cristy Spears, Tabitha Stafford, Thomas Wayne Dulworth, Joseph Key, and Tasha Key; and 8 great-grandchildren, Julie Stafford, Bradley Stafford, Nathaniel Dulworth, Katie Dulworth, Preston Scott, Ethan Van Scott, Ryan Spears, and Baby Spears.

Pallbearers were Luke Scott, Wayne Dulworth, Joseph Key, Chasten Webb, John Spears, and Brad Stafford.

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

 

Robert C. Terry Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert C. Terry Sr., 76, of Barberton, OH, formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Ralph Shipley officiating. Burial was in Hilham Cemetery.

Mr. Terry died Saturday, Jan. 27 at Barberton Manor Care in Ohio. He was a Foreman at Ohio Brass for 35 years, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and helped manage Aleta's Group Home for the Eldery.

Born October 13, 1930, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Pete Clint and Ruth Nita (Upton) Terry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael; and his companion, Aleta Phillips.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law Robert C. Jr. and Dee Terry and William C. and Amy Terry; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Barbara S. Hughes, Brenda J. and Brian Gerstenslager, and Teresa and Wayne Honeycutt; a brother, Glenn; 5 sisters, Gladys, Lois, Reba, Pearl, and Ruby; 15 grandchildren, Chris, Jenny, Robert II, Brian, Tim, Jeremy, Josh, Misty, Mindy, Cory, Stephanie, Mariah, Courtney, Zachary, and Caleb; 16 great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Bonnie; and many nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Agnes Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Vaughn, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. John Harris officiating. Burial was in Gilhead Cemetery.

Mrs. Vaughn died Thursday, Feb. 1 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of House of Prayer Church.

Born March 2, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman S. and Effie E. (Gore) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Herman E. Copeland and Howard Glenn Copeland; a sister, Mary Eunice Copeland; and a grandchild, Bailey Harris.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Lee Copeland and Jamie and Marsha Vaughn, both of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Rick Dickerson of Byrdstown and Judy and John Harris of Livingston; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, Joe and Barbara Copeland, James Copeland, Allen Copeland, and Shirley Copeland, all of Livingston, 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Linda and Wayne Howell of Cookeville, Dorothy Carr of Livingston, Irene and Bobby Smith and Jean and Jimmy Young, all of Columbia; 11 grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Rick Dickerson, Chris Copeland, Wayne Howell, Michael Carr, Joe Copeland, and John Harris.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Lou Veachel Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Veachel Vaughn, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at noon Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Billy Burchett officiating. Burial was at Vans Branch Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, Jan. 29 at her home. She was a factory worker at Hutchinson and a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born July 13, 1943, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Jimmy Boles of Livingston and the late Zora (Martin) Boles. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Vaughn, 2 brothers, Billy David Boles and James Boles; and 2 sisters, Edith Breeding and Ruby Speck.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Marilyn Vaughn of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Michael Masters of Livingston; 4 sisters, Emogene Smith, Imogene Robbins, and Rita Riley, all of Monroe, and Judy Garrett of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren, Emily Vaughn, Katie Vaughn, Amanda Vaughn, Kayla Masters, and Truman Masters; and a great-grandson, Riley Masters.

Pallbearers were Robbie Robbins, Adam Robbins, Anthony Robbins, Darrick Garrett, Darrell Smith, Joey Smith, and Truman Masters.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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