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Benton Thomas Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Benton Thomas Brown, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Mr. Durran Lewis officiating. Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer and a member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born December 14, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas Clinton and Margaret Malissa (Neely) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laura (Bledsoe) Brown; 5 brothers, Willie Brown, Carlie Brown, Haskell Brown, Hubert Brown, and Lloyd Brown; and a sister, Linnie Upchurch.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Charles Brown of DeLeon, TX, and Grover C. Brown of Livingston; 2 sisters, Virgie McAlpin of Dayton, OH, and Reba Wyrick of Cleveland; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Phillip Lewis, George Sells, Jeff Hammock, Curt Parsons, David Brown, and Jared Brown.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Woodrow Ellis
Funeral services for Mr. Woodrow Ellis, 83, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Michael Thomen officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ellis was a mechanical design engineer for General Motors, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, and a Jehovah’s Witness.

Born September 28, 1923, in Harlan County, KY, he was the son of the late Bradley and Erma (Nolan) Ellis.

Survivors include his wife, Lily (Farmer) Ellis of Rickman; 5 daughters,
Linda Ellis Stirling of Sterling Heights, MI, Barbara Sue Ellis Vettraino and Betty Kay Ellis Haskel, both of Livingston, Carolyn Patricia Ellis of East Pointe, MI, and Phyllis Ellis Harris of Harrison, OH; 2 brothers, Hampton Ellis and Charles Murphy Ellis, both of Homasassa, FL; 2 sisters, Ila Ellis Grey and Celia Ellis Townsend, both of Louisville, KY; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Hassie Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Garrett, 85, of Livingston, will be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

Mrs. Garrett died Sunday, Sept. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an auto factory worker and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born February 24, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Millard Richardson and Nora (Pryor) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton L. Garrett; a son, Danny Richard Garrett; 2 brothers, Hassell Richardson and Clure Richardson; and a sister, Dean Lampbert.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Millard Clois Richardson of Michigan and Herbert Truman Richardson of Detroit, MI; 3 sisters, Bertie Latimer of Livingston, Ethel Lofton of Hilham, and Alyne Harcourt of Mt. Clemons, MI; 2 grandsons, Kyle Richard Garrett of Lexington, KY and Joel Richard Garrett of Pilgrim, KY; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Quannie (Reagan) Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Quannie (Reagan) Garrett, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Ledford, Shelia Lancaster and Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery.

Mrs. Garrett died Sunday, Sept. 9 at Bethesda Health Care. She was a dietician at Lady Ann Hospital and a member of McDonalds Chapel UMC.

Born November 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Worley and Louella (Deck) Worley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Thurman Reagan and Columbus Garrett; 3 brothers, Ward Worley, Adolph Worley, and Arthur D. Worley; 2 sisters, Glatys Dennis and Mable Conner; and a grandson, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include 2 sons, Lynn Reagan of Monroe and Jim Garrett of Livingston; 2 daughters, Teresa Lee of Monroe and Martha Phillips of Hilham; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-
grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Keith Wayne Harris

Funeral services for Mr. Keith Wayne Harris, 50, of Inman, SC, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, with Bro. Larry Campbell and Bro. Keith Long officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery.

Mr. Harris died Sunday, Sept. 2 at his home. He was employed with BMW in Greer, SC and was a member of Greer Church of God.

Born June 6, 1957, in Lavonia, MI, he was the son of Ida Cleo (Young) Harris of Monroe and the late Alfred Ralph Harris.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Alice Harris of Inman; a son, Keith Harris Jr. of Paraguay, South America; a daughter, Leah Harris of Greenville, SC; a brother, Kenneth Ralph Harris of New Mexico; 4 step-daughters, Shannon Stutler and her husband Jeff and Rachel Cook, all of Hamer, SC, Melinda Garris and her husband Griffin of Fork, SC, and Brianna Lane; and 9 step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Stutler, William Rause, Griffin Garris, Kenny Harris, Jackie Young, and Jeffrey Young.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Bill Parrott
Funeral services for Mr. Bill Parrott, 69, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Walt Phillips officiating. Burial was in Ray Cemetery.

Mr. Parrott died Sunday, Sept. 9 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, an EMT with Monterey Ambulance Service and Cumberland County Ambulance Service, a police officer for the City of Monterey, a deputy, and later chief deputy with Putnam County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement.

Born February 21, 1938, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Paul and Pearl (Roberson) Parrott.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene (Guffey) Parrott of Monterey; 2 sons
and daughters-in-law, Steve and Barbara Parrott of Sevierville and Bill and Ann Parrott of Watertown; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Dr. Rick Gibbs of Maryville; 6 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Peggy Parrott of Harriman, Jim and Sue Parrott of Tracy City; and Ken and Wanda Parrott, Joe and Betty Parrott, Dan and Glenda Parrott, and Bobby and Sharon Parrott, all of Monterey; 10 grandchildren, Christian Parrott, Zack Parrott, Cole Parrott, Haley Parrott, Emma Parrott, Collin Russell, Conner Russell, Chase Parrott, Allison Bogle, and Ashley Bogle; and 2 great-grandchildren, Raven Mason and Jackson Mason.

Mr. Parrott’s brothers served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Dollie (Collins) Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie (Collins) Reagan, 97, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. George Turke officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Reagan died Friday, Sept. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born July 14, 1910, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary (Finley) Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Carlie Reagan; a son, J.B. Reagan; 3 daughters, O.V. Reagan, Kyle Reagan, and Odell Reagan; and 5 sisters.

Survivors include a son, E.C. Reagan of Allons; 5 daughters, Innis Harris, Pearl Vaughn, and Linnie Ray, all of Allons, Ellen Morris of Indiana, and Maxine Smith of Cookeville; 31 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Hamilton, Ricky Lee, Andrew Hamilton, C.E. Vaughn Jr., Bobby Taylor, and Clark Reagan.

Honorary pallbearers were Randy Vaughn, Dennis Morris, Kevin Hamilton, E.C. Reagan, Cory Vaughn, Collin Langford, Michael Hall, Allen Ray, and Danny Langford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lura Athlene (Padgett) Snoddy
Funeral services for Mrs. Lura Athlene (Padgett) Snoddy, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Beaty Swamp Community Church with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

Mrs. Snoddy, a housewife, died Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born March 29, 1929, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Hattie (Regan) Padgett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Snoddy; and an infant sister, Rurie Padgett.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Scott Henson of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Chad Edens, Brad Edens, and Jacob Henson; and 6 great-grandchildren, Fletcher, Chloe, Gracie, Jacob, Emma, and Graham.

Pallbearers were Bill Edens, Ralph McDonald, Bryce McDonald, Tommy Crabtree, Gary Melton, and Tony Robbins.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

Sallietta VanSteenburgh
Graveside services for Mrs. Sallietta VanSteenburgh, 99, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Shiloh Cemetery with Bro. Carl Webb officiating.

Mrs. VanSteenburgh died Tuesday, September 4 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a department store clerk and a member of Flatt Creek Church of Christ.

Born August 1, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Alice (Neely) Tayse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Al VanSteenburgh; 6 brothers, Fred Tayse, Carlie Tayse, Dee Tayse, Bryan Tayse, Everett Tayse, and Homer Tayse; and a sister, Fannie Thompson.

Survivors include a special niece and her husband, Geneva and Kenneth Bennett of Livingston; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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George W. Watkins
Funeral services for Mr. George W. Watkins, 74, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Nice officiating. Cremation and inurnment will be at a later date in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Watkins died Friday, Sept. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired paramedic and firefighter.

Born March 24, 1933, in Sidney, OH, he was the son of the late Palmer W. and Lucille (Owen) Watkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joseph, Wright, and John; and a sister, Lerna.

Survivors include his wife, Hettie (Cooper) Watkins of Rickman; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Jo Watkins of Tipp City, OH and Donald Watkins of Fort Laramie, OH; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Helen Phoebe Watkins of Sidney, Sabrina and Jeff Wischmeyer of Ottawa, OH, Tiara and Mark Maxwell of Tiffin, OH, Mary and Randy Fillers of Greenville, and Della and Steve Carden of Allons; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Leatha Watkins and P. Willard Watkins, all of Sidney, OH; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertha and William Gander of Pigua, OH, Olive Perin of Springfield, OH, and Zeneth Johnson of Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia Church of God, P.O. Box 3700, Edmond, OK, 73083.

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

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