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Clara (Hudson) Garner
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara (Hudson) Garner, 73, of Hartsville, SC, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Windham and Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 in Florence National Cemetery.

Mrs. Garner died Thursday, Aug. 2. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Born in Halifax County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Hallie Bell (Lowery) Hudson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Shirley Lee Hudson.

Survivors include her husband, Edward A. Garner of Hartsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carole Garner of Hartsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Ronnie Smith of Rickman; 4 brothers, Franklin Hudson and Bradley Hudson, both of Halifax, Robert Junior Hudson of Virgilina, VA, and Carl Jackson of Roxboro, NC; 6 sisters, Betty Blanks of South Boston, VA, Edith Crews of Roxboro, NC, Gloria Fay Bonham of Roanoke, VA, Jerry Wilmoth of Turbeville, VA, Mildred Hite of Buffalo Junction, VA, and Lula Belle Poole of Virgilina; 5 grandchildren, Lori Davis of Florence, SC, Lee Garner of Hartsville, Lance Smith and Lacy Smith, both of Rickman, and Matthew Price; and a great-grandson, Conner Davis of Florence.

Memorial contributions may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 East Cheves St., Florence, SC, 29506 or Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 144, Darlington, SC, 29532.

Special care provided by Norton Funeral Home. (C)

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Gary Lee Hunter
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Lee Hunter, 51, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Rice and Rev. Damon Corley officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Hunter died Saturday, July 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A 1974 graduate of Livingston Academy, he was a garment factory worker and a member of Allons Baptist Church for 42 years.

Born June 8, 1956, in Putnam County, he was the son of Clema Johnson Hunter of Livingston and the late Claudis B. Hunter. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arland and Carmon Johnson and J.B. and Tina Hunter; and 2 uncles, T.D. Hunter and Coy Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Shelton Keisling of Kansas City, MO; aunts and uncles Clara Hunter, Odell Johnson, Catherine and Gene Willis, and Cleston and Jo Hunter; a nephew, Matthew Keisling of Kansas City; a niece, Michelle Bloodworth and her husband Ben of Evansville, IN; and several cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Steve Hunter, Dale Johnson, Roy Lee Seber, Durran Lewis, Phillip Lewis, and Barry Ledbetter.

Honorary pallbearers were his cousins and friends.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Joanna Merl Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Joanna Merl Johnson, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Byrd officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker at Kelloggs, a member of Livingston Chapter of the Eastern Star #206, and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born October 23, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ervin E. and Ida Ethel (York) Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Johnson; a son, Bobby Johnson; a daughter, Rebecca Lea Johnson; and a sister, Inez Naomi Wright.

Survivors include 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry G. and Billie Norris of Rickman and Jerry and Treva Norris of Alpine; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Norris, Kevin Norris, Darrell Norris, Bobby Meadows, Gary Young, and Jacob Wright.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Audrey Murdock

Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Audrey Murdock, 75, of Allons, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Cookeville with Father Chad Puthoff officiating.

Mrs. Murdock died Friday, Aug. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anderson, IN, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Cookeville.

Born January 14, 1932, in Brown County, IN, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Velma (Ernstes) Badger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Murdock; a son, John Murdock; and a brother, John Badger.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Wendy Murdock of Dardanelle, AK; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Janice Murdock of Livingston and Susan and Terry Robbins of Allons; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Thomas and Diane Badger of Las Vegas, NV and Carl “Bud” and Artie Badger of Anderson; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Ed Martineau of Garden Grove, CA, and Judy and Ralph Wynn of Hemit, CA; 9 grandchildren, Michelle Murdock, John Murdock, Charlie Murdock, Jason Murdock, Matthew Murdock, Jamie Murdock, Amy Bowman and her husband Todd, Paul Robbins, and Nick Robbins; and 3 great-grandchildren, Randy Evans, Alexus Evans, and Carter Bowman.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper, Huddleston, and Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Arthur Lee Ramsdell
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Lee Ramsdell, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Ramsdell died Tuesday, July 31 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Methodist Church.

Born May 20, 1932, in Marble Falls, TX, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee Sr. and Marie Ann (Kocurek) Ramsdell.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie (Warden) Ramsdell of Livingston, a son, Rick Qualls of Lebanon; 2 daughters, Teresa Dulworth and Jo Anne Keen, both of Celina; a sister, Myrt Townsend of Dallas, TX; 3 granddaughters, Mallory Qualls, Danielle Qualls, and Dee Qualls, all of Lebanon; and 2 nephews, John Fuller and Chuck Fuller, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Rick Qualls, Carl Davis, Robert Key, Joe Keen, David Keen, and Chris Keen.

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

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John Robert White
Funeral services for Mr. John Robert White, 70, were conducted on Friday, June 22, 2007, at the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Winchester officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery.

Mr. White died Tuesday, June 19 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a retired grocery merchant, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ and First Baptist Church of Celina.

Born September 5, 1936, in Celina, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Beulah Mae (Brown) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dr. Fred T. White and Joe Frank White; a sister, Catherine Russell; and his father-and mother-in-law, Albert and Viola Garner Dial.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Faye (Dial) White; a daughter, and son-in-law Regina Dawn and Randall Killman of Celina; a brother and sister-in-law, James Esby and Wilma Jean of Celina; 2 sisters, Ina Mae Plumlee of Cookeville and Linda Webb of Celina; a granddaughter, Payton Rachelle Killman; and brothers- and sisters-in-laws Kenneth and Jean Dial of Crossville, Ed and Bonnie Dial of Monterey, Charles and Johnnie Dial of Rickman, and Rita and Verble Wilson of Sparta; and a host of special nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Scotty Wilson, Dale Russell, Wendall Scott, Phil White, Ernest Garrison, and Gary Plumlee.

Honorary pallbearers were Willie C. Scott, Terry Scott, Jerry Scott, Vanis Long, Allen West, Howard Young, John Eads, Edward Sweezy, Keith Plumlee and Stevens Plumlee.

Special care provided by Upton Funeral Home. (P)

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Martha Jane York
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane York, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Derreck Copeland officiating. Burial was in Andy Smith Cemetery in Fentress County.

Mrs. York died Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and past employee of Overton County Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 23, 1923, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Victoria (Mathis) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira York; a daughter, Faye Brown; 4 brothers, Erb Smith, Carson Smith, Oscar Smith, and Reno Smith; 3 sisters, Pearl York, Mae York, and Ethel Simpson; and a grandson, Timothy Brown.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Rabon and Elizabeth York and Ward and Anna Ray York, all of Livingston, and Alton and Deloris York of Allons; a daughter, Treva Leisure of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Dewayne York, Cody York, Darren York, Arvil York, Eugene Johnson, and Timmy Scantland.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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