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Floy Grace Conatser
Funeral services for Mrs. Floy Grace Conatser, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Barnhart officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Conatser died Sunday, Feb. 18 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker, a member of R.S.V.P., and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 13, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Tela (Poston) Conatser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Van Dishman; 3 brothers, Fred Conatser, Cledith Conatser, and Jackie Conatser; and a sister, Jean Webb.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Gaile Conatser of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Robert Ledbetter of Livingston; a sister, Carlee Duvall of Nashville; 7 grandchildren, Mike Dishman, Tammy Keylon, Kim Ledbetter, Melanie Baggerly, Lannie Vickers, Jason Vickers, and Robin Twitty; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Conatser, Nathan Twitty, Jason Vickers, Joe Garrett, Bill Boyd, Josh Boyd, Charlie Daniels, and David Baggerly.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Dishman, Lannie Vickers, Cody Brown, John Michael Dishman, Jacob Pennington, and Mark Keylon.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Donald Richard "Don" Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Richard "Don" Copeland, 62, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Frank officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Copeland died Thursday, Feb. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The owner and operator of Miracle Seamless Guttering Company, he was well-known in the Upper Cumberland area, loved the outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a Christian of the Baptist faith.

Born March 20, 1944, in Tracy City, he was the son of the late Hollis Hall and Ethylene (Matheney) Copeland.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette (Bowman) Copeland, whom he married on October 17, 1964; a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Heidi Copeland of Knoxville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Kim and Brett Margetjak of Chesapeake, VA, and Holli Walker of Cookeville; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Margie Copeland and Dave and Connie Copeland, all of Cookeville, and Charles and Pat Copeland of Chicago, IL; a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Bill Adams of Algood; 3 granddaughters, Lauren Margetjak, Lainey Margetjak, and Cora Copeland; and many nephews, nieces, extended family, and numerous friends.

Pallbearers were Bob Hill, Donnie Ramsey, Jerry Bumbalough, Ronnie Reeder, Jerry Holt, Rodger Davis, and Paul Bowman.

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

 

Marion Ralph Craighead
Funeral services for Mr. Marion Ralph Craighead, 85, of Moss, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery.

Mr. Craighead died Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Monroe County Medical Center. He was a World War II veteran, former principal of Hermitage Springs School, director of Clay County Welfare Department, and regional director of the Department of Human Services. He was a member of Moss Church of Christ.

Born January 2, 1922, in the Boles community of Clay County, he was the son of the late Barlow and Leah (Ritter) Craighead. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Frances (Gates) Craighead.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debra Craighead of Moss; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Leah and Charles Savage and Kathie and Christopher Ridge, all of Moss, and Donna and Keith Ferguson of Franklin; 9 grandchildren, Matthew Craighead, Bonnie Jo Craighead, Anna Savage, Lara Savage, Abigail (Ridge) Derringer, Mallory Ridge, Sara Ridge, Tricia Ferguson, and Craig Ferguson.

Memorials may be made to Fitzgerald Cemetery, Clay County Library, Clay County High School, or Clay County High School Library.

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

 

Arxie Dean Dishman
Funeral services for Mrs. Arxie Dean Dishman, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Dishman died Saturday, Feb. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Allons-Bethel Assembly of God.

Born August 24, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Riley and Mary (Barlow) Greer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hillis Dishman; a brother, Elrin Buddy Greer; and 2 sisters, Anna Wilson and Lorene Talley.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Frog" and Rita Diann Dishman of Livingston; 2 sisters, Lucille Bilbrey and Gladys Garrett, both of Livingston; 2 granddaughters, Michelle Summers and her husband, Brad, and Amy Dishman and her fiancˇ, Mark Greenwood; several nephews and nieces; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Ray Barlow, Johnny Ray Arney, Jimmy Wilson, Bud Swallows, Jerry Bilbrey, Kevin Carmack, and Greg Etheredge.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Wilson, Kenny Dishman, and Eric Hammock.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Kenneth Paul Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Paul Garrett, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrett died Monday, Feb. 19 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. He was a longshoreman in the shipping business.

Born March 2, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jim Harris and Myrtle (Williams) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Cecil Garrett, Thomas Garrett, and Eugene Garrett; and a sister, Kathleen Thompson.

Survivors include a son, Timmy Garrett of Gainesboro; a step-son, John Garrett of Gainesboro; a step-daughter, Connie Crabtree of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Irene Garrett of Livingston and Jean Rose of Barboursville, WV; and 4 step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bryan Crabtree, J.B. Ledbetter, Bradley C. Ledbetter, Jerry Garrett, Johnny Rose, and Joe Garrett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Wilma Jean Hawkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Jean Hawkins, 54, of Goodlettsville, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Shipley officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hawkins died Sunday, Feb. 18 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a cancer registrar for the State of Tennessee Department of Health.

Born January 16, 1953, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Harlen and Annis B. (Wilmoth) Ledbetter.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Hawkins of Goodlettsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shana and Donny Jones of Goodlettsville; and a grandson, Riley Thomas Hawkins of Goodlettsville.

Pallbearers were Rick Frazier, Steven Botts, Anthony Dailey, Jerry Norman, Roger Angel, and Jonathan Greenwood.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ronald Joe "Buddy" Staggs
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Joe "Buddy" Staggs, 57, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery in the Allons community.

Mr. Staggs died Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 29, 1949, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Estel and Flora Velma (Gore) Staggs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special friend, Janice Warden.

Survivors include 2 sons, Gary Staggs and Barry Staggs, both of Livingston; a daughter, Sherry Henry of Livingston; 4 brothers, Donald Staggs, Jackie Staggs, Danny Staggs, and Kenneth Staggs, all of Livingston; 2 sisters, Jimmie Cravens and Janie Maynord, both of Livingston; 6 grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and a special friend, Pat Devers of Laverne.

Pallbearers were Danny Wayne Staggs, David Ledbetter, Mark Walker, Joey Staggs, Donald Hogue, Randy Walker, and Doug Dishman.

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

 

Anne (Pirtle) Sudberry
Funeral services for Mrs. Anne (Pirtle) Sudberry, 80, of Columbia, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at West End Baptist Church in Columbia with Dr. Carl Duck officiating. Burial was in Santa Fe Cemetery in Maury County.

Mrs. Sudberry died Friday, Feb. 16 at her home. She retired from Human Resources Department at Monsanto Company, was a charter member of West End Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. She was devoted to her church and its activities.

A native of Winchester in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Floyd Pirtle and Monnye (Elrod) Pirtle.

Survivors include a sister, Juanita (Pirtle) Story of Monroe; a nephew, Floyd Earl Story and his wife, Cindy; a niece, Linda Buck and her husband, Benny, of Livingston; 2 great-nephews, Kyle Story and Michael Kinnaird; 2 great-nieces, Stefanie Byrd and her husband Jeremy and Sarah Story; and a great-great-niece, Anna Claire Byrd.

Deacons of West End Baptist Church served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 900 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401. Notes of sympathy may be made online at www.oakesandnichols.com

Special care provided by Oakes and Nichols Funeral Directors. (P)

 

Nellie Mae Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Mae Vaughn, 82, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, Feb. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born August 11, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Addie (Thompson) Prichard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cal Ed Vaughn; a brother, Willie Leslie Prichard; a sister, Ruth Barnes; and a grandson, Eric Vaughn.

Survivors include 3 sons, C.E. "C Doc" Vaughn and W.C. Vaughn, both of Allons, and Ricky Vaughn of Livingston; 4 daughters, Edna Hagan and Judy Savage, both of Allons, Patsy Clark of Livingston, and Treva Luellen of Charleston, SC; 3 brothers, Haggard Prichard of Allons, Howard Prichard of Cookeville, and Leck Prichard of Murfreesboro; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Elliot Vaughn, Cory Vaughn, Jamie Ledford, Barry Harvey, Jonathan Savage, and Bill Clark Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Randy Vaughn, Danny Langford, Joshua Luellen, and Colin Ray Langford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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