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Dewey Thurman Heard


Funeral services for Mr. Dewey Thurman Heard, 81, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Tuttle officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.


Mr. Heard died Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was a retired factory worker in the golf equipment industry and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, where he earned the Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68, World War II Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with Bronze Star. He was a member of Livingston Lodge #259, VFW, American Legion, a graduate of Livingston Academy, and a member of Hamilton Church of Christ in Chattanooga who also attended Flatt Creek Church of Christ.


Born December 14, 1925, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Dewey Nathan and Cordia Ethel (Mullins) Heard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Dannie Young Heard; and his second wife, Elsie Glover Heard.


Survivors include his wife, Marlene Heard of Rickman; a son Frank Heard of Cleveland; 3 daughters, Brenda Eddings of Rossville, GA, Sharon Lawson of Red Bank, and Phyllis Crim of Madison; 2 brothers, William Heard and Leonard Heard, both of Rickman; a sister, Mary Ethel Hall of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers were Jimmy Bilbrey, Pete Heard, Dillon Epperson, Larry Heard, Cannon Witt, Steve Heard, and James Sherrell.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Hassie Willard “Bill” Griffin


Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Willard “Bill” Griffin, 79, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Ayers and Bro. Benton Flatt officiating. Burial was in Browns Mill Cemetery.


Mrs. Griffin died Friday, Aug. 17 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She worked in the restaurant business at Eastside Restaurant and attended New Hope Community Church.


Born November 1, 1927, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Martha (Scott) Evins.


Survivors include her husband, W.E. Griffin of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Griffin of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lynn Burton of Cookeville; a brother, James Evins of Hilham; a sister, Jean Ayers of Hilham; 2 grandchildren, Michael Burton and Marsha Burton, both of Cookeville; 2 great-grandchildren, Toby Lovell Jr. and Destiny Lovell; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Special care provided by Whitson 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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Michelle Selph


Funeral services for Mrs. Michelle Selph, 39, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Livingston New Hope Wesleyan Church with Pastor Richard T. Gerhart officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Pickett County.


Mrs. Selph died Thursday, Aug. 16 at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a beautician and was affiliated with Living Word Ministries in Fort Myers, FL.


Born July 13, 1968, in Midland, MI, she was the daughter of James Horn of Beaverton, MI, and Helen (Warner) Horn Vanbuskirk of Inverness, FL.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Troy Selph of Livingston; a son, Bradley Ray Retherford of Livingston; 2 daughters, Kristina Elaine Selph and Brianna Lee Selph, both of Livingston; her step-father, Daniel Vanbuskirk of Inverness; 2 brothers, John Vanbuskirk of Cape Coral, FL and James Horn Jr. of Michigan; 2 sisters, Kelly Snyder of Fort Myers, and Connie; and a granddaughter, Aliyah Ray Retherford of Livingston.


Pallbearers were Troy Selph, Bradley Netherford, James Horn Jr., Anthony Robinson, John Vanbuskirk, and Will Selph.


Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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