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Leonard Collins
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Collins, 77, of Gordonsville, were conducted Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from the Gordonsville chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with John Griffin and Dwight Knowles officiating. Burial was in Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.

Mr. Collins died Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage after an extended illness. He was a 1949 graduate of Jackson County High School, an employee of Tredegar industries, William L. Bonnell Plant for 30 years and retired in February of 1997. He enjoyed raising a garden and decorating his yard at Easter and Christmas. He was a member of the Gordonsville Church of Christ.

Born October 14, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Emma Ethel West and Herman Miles Collins.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rosa (Tayse) Collins; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Danielle Collins of Smithville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patsy Collins and Connie and Eugene Williams of Gordonsville; 3 brothers, James Collins and Harold "Slick" Collins, both of Carthage, and Rev. Herman "Jake" Collins of Pleasant Shade; a sister, Betty Schafer of Leesburg, VA; 3 grandchildren, Kevin Williams and his wife Nichole, of Carthage, Keith Williams of Gordonsville, and Hunter Collins of Smithville; and 3 great-grandchildren, Allison Williams, Luke Williams, and Cody Williams, all of Carthage.

Memorials may be made to Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Special care provided by Bass Funeral Homes.

 

John Edward "Ed" Davis
Funeral services for Mr. John Edward "Ed" Davis, 86, of the Timothy community in Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery in the Timothy community. Mr. Davis died Sunday, March 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 2, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Jefferson Davis and Emma (Buck) Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Perry Davis, Luther Davis, and Haskel Davis.

Survivors include a brother, George Davis of Rickman; 3 sisters, Zelma Beaty of Rickman, Myrtie Ledbetter of Cookeville, and Ola King of Anderson, IN; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. Pallbearers were Carl Davis, Charles Davis, David Ledbetter, Bob Beaty, David Baggerly, and Mark McCowan.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.

 

Paul Edward Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Edward Ledbetter, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. March 6, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, March 4 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, a Scottish Rite Mason, a member of West Fork Lodge 648 and the Almenah Temple, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War, and of the Baptist faith.

Born June 30, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ed and Nora (Smith) Ledbetter.

Survivors include an aunt, Ruby Howell of Allred; and several cousins.

Pallbearers were Rex Davis, Roger Hargis, Ralph Ramsey, Jerry Hudson, Danny Hill, Alvin Walker, Joe Schultheis, and Danny Wayne Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Montie Marie (Robbins) Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Montie Marie (Robbins) Phillips, 79, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in Vann's Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, March 3 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Byrdstown.

Born August 6, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arlanzo and Ollie (Brown) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray B. Phillips; and a daughter, Anita Phillips.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Mary Grubbs of Cookeville and Jewel Robbins of Hilham; a brother-in-law, Reid Phillips of Byrdstown; a sister-in-law, Evalene Phillips of Byrdstown; nephews, nieces and other family members; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Ray Jordan, Pat Dudney, Houston Robbins, Eldon Pippin, Bill Robbins, and Bob Robbins.

Honorary pallbearers were Reid Phillips and Stephen Jordan.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

 

Leron C. Presley
Funeral services for Mrs. Leron C. Presley, 86, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Ricky Lacy officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery. Mrs. Presley died Monday, March 5 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 10, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Burr Harris and Doshie (Austin) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.T. Presley; a son, Joe Wheeler; 2 brothers, Claude Harris and Frank Harris; a sister, Lonie Harris; and a grandson, Billy Odell Presley.

Survivors include 4 sons, Billy Presley and Otis Presley, both of Livingston, Bruce Presley of Hilham, and Donald Presley of Monroe; 4 daughters, Bonnie Hargis and Charlotte Masters, both of Livingston, Genevie Cantrell of Rickman, and Shelia Brown of Smithville; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Greg Hargis, Brandon Hargis, Adam Lacy, Chad Masters, Chris Hargis, and Johnny Presley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

Mainord Richardson
Funeral services for Mr. Mainord Richardson, 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Richardson officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Richardson died Saturday, March 10 at White County Community Hospital. He was a salesman and a member of Washington Ave. Baptist Church.

Born January 22, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jimmy Lee and Lola Bell (Mainord) Richardson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Richardson.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Richardson; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Myra Richardson of Knoxville; a daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Ronald Stamps of Crossville; a brother, Jimmy Gayle Richardson of Wilmington, NC; and 3 grandchildren, Eric Stamps and Jey Stamps, both of Lenior City, and Jenni Stamps of Knoxville.

Pallbearers were Mike Richardson, Tim Richardson, Jack Mainord, Nolan Goolsby, Larry Eldridge, and Ronnie Goolsby.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Brewington, Shirley Stamps, Harold Boatman, Joe Maxwell, Sam Gibbons, Freddie Maxwell, and Gerald Pryor.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home.

 

Mildred Lorene Savage
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Lorene Savage, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2007, from the chapel of Speck funeral home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Savage died Friday, March 9 at her residence. She was a retired seamstress at the shirt factory and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born August 1, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Benton Danner and Emma (Carmack) Danner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Douglas Savage; 3 brothers, Ira Danner, William Danner, and Floyd Danner; and 2 sisters, Clara Ward and Jean Day.

Survivors include her son, Mark Savage of Livingston; 3 sisters, Ione Ward of Dayton, OH, Anna Mae Hogue of Byrdstown, and Faye Hultburg of Livingston; and a grandson, Mark Thomas Savage of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Steve Daniels, Keith Taylor, Jerry Ward, Jack Ward, Billy Dishman, and Clifford King.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

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