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Archives 09-19-2007

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George Brandon Earl Brown
Funeral services for Mr. George Brandon Earl Brown, 25, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Sunday, Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a construction worker and was affiliated with Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born October 27, 1981, in Putnam County, he was the son of Lisa Jo (Brown) Dunn and Timothy Ray Dunn of Rickman.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, George V. Brown, Bobby R. Dunn, and Marvin L. Hill.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandmother, Joann Brown of Rickman; a brother, Jeremy Dunn of Rickman; and a sister, Amber Dunn of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Dunn, Dustin Savage, Greg Brown, Robbie Gore, Chris Shellenbach, Johnny Presley, Bobby Cravens, and Mark West.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Edith JoAnn (Bilbrey) Dailey
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith JoAnn (Bilbrey) Dailey, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. J. D. Stevens officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Dailey died Sunday, Sept. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a former employee of Overton County Nursing Home, a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born October 7, 1929, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Ab and Lulu (Strode) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Kenneth Bruce Dailey and Bobby Randall Dailey; 4 brothers, James Bilbrey, Loyd Bilbrey, Sid Bilbrey, and Aaron Bilbrey; a sister, Cathleen Butler; and a grandson, Brandon Dailey.

Survivors include her husband, Billy C. Dailey of Livingston; a son, Billy Wayne Dailey of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Teresa Medley and Brenda Ann Dailey, both of Livingston; 3 sisters, Molene Howell of Gainesboro, Elizabeth Crawford of Lebanon, and Ozina Smith of Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Melissa Coffman, Ashley White, Brad Dailey, and Andy Dailey; and 2 great-grandchildren, Payton Dailey and Lelia Coffman.

Special care provided by Livingston 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 United Methodist Church.

Born November 21, 1921, in Overton County, 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; and a special friend, Meekle Masters of Livingston

Pallbearers were David Lancaster, Lester Freeman, Matthew Swallows, Michael Wilburn, John Lee, and Joey Phillips.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Myrtle (Bilbrey) Hammons
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle (Bilbrey) Hammons, 101, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammons died Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 8, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shelby and Lucy Dea (Murphy) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude V. Hammons; 2 sons, Aaron Hammons and Bobby Hammons; 2 brothers, Cecil Bilbrey and Ershel Bilbrey; and 4 sisters, Rosa Looper, Cordie Phipps, Bertha Bilbrey, and Beaulah Caupp.

Survivors include 2 sons, Dana Hammons of Rickman and Doyle Hammons of Two Rivers, WI; 2 daughters, Marie Eldridge of Livingston and Judy Randolph of Cookeville; a sister, Hattie Poston of Algood; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Hammons, Mike Eldridge, Mark Eldridge, and Matt Eldridge, Larry Hammons, and Joel Randolph.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Earnest Lee Harris

Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Lee Harris, 82, of Tampa, FL, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, from the chapel of Haught Funeral Home.

Mr. Harris died Wednesday, Sept. 12. He was a roofing contractor for many years, a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the USS Copahee CVE-12 during World War II, a member of the Brandon Masonic Lodge 114 F&AM, and a member of Low Twelve Club. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and 5 brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Exie Neal Harris; a son, Jack Harris and his wife Debra; 5 daughters, Pam Harris, Pat Cullver and her husband Ray, Barbara Scudder and her husband Cole, JoAnn Harris, and Mary Durrett and her husband Steve; a sister, Annie Jean Sanders of Carbon Hill, AL; 7 grandchildren, Sundi Marino, Julie Dickey, Amy Culver, Danny Culver, Diana Harris, Chris Harris, and Meagan Scudder; and many nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masonic Park and Youth Camp, P.O. Box 17274, Tampa, FL, 33682, or by calling 813( 634-1220 or Haught Funeral Home at (813) 717-9300.

Special care provided by Haught Funeral Home. (P)

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Timothy James Hillabrand
Funeral services for Mr. Timothy James Hillabrand, 45, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Ward officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mr. Hillabrand died Friday, Sept. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born June 13, 1962, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Robert E. and Nancy Marie (Wood) Hillabrand of Toledo.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include 3 sons, T.J. Hillabrand, Zack Hillabrand, and Matt Hillabrand, all of Crossville; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Todd and Kelly Hillabrand and Tom and Lori Hillabrand, all of Toledo; a sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dale Kunckel of Toledo; several nephews and nieces; and a special friend, Barbara Taylor of Hilham.

Pallbearers were Andy Holbine, Tom Hillabrand, Todd Hillabrand, T.J. Hillabrand, Matt Hillabrand, and Bart Schwab.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Kaylee Sue Hooks
Graveside services for Miss Kaylee Sue Hooks, infant daughter of Johnny R. and Angela Kay Hooks, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating.

Kaylee died Monday, Sept. 10 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother, Aden Hooks; paternal grandparents, Pat and Jay Hooks of Rickman; maternal grandparents, Jack and Sue Gibbons of Rickman; 3 uncles, Randall Hooks, Michael Hooks, and Mike Gibbons; and an aunt, Pam Surridge.

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

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Carol Brown Phipps
Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Brown Phipps, 48, of Algood, were conducted at noon Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Cooper officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Phipps died Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker and a member of Highway 111 Fellowship.

Born January 22, 1959, in Tucker County, WV, she was the daughter of Jeanie (Bohon) Brown of Rickman and the late Samuel Brown. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 3 infant brothers and sisters; and a sister, Dianna Brown.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Clifford Phipps of Algood; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Marleen Brown of Cookeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Brandy and Jerry Fras of Rickman and Candy Brown of Sparta; a step-daughter, Kristie Weaver of Algood; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Theresa Brown of Lebanon, Mitch and Karen Brown of Newnan, GA, and Jimmy “Shorty” and Bobbie Brown of Algood; a sister, Linda Brown of Rickman; and 9 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


Bobbie Eugene Poston

Funeral services for Mr. Bobbie Eugene Poston, 75, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, from the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Allen, Pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Poston died Thursday, Sept. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He owned and operated Poston’s Body Shop until his retirement, and was of the Protestant faith.

Born March 29, 1932, in Wilder, he was the son of the late Irvin Eddie and Bertha Susan (Matthews) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Odell Poston and Henson Poston; and a sister, Hilda Robbins.

Survivors include his wife of more than 58 years, Mae (Roberts) Poston; 2 daughters, Marilyn Dishman and her fiance David Stephenson, and Sheryl Beatty and her husband Jimmy, all of Livingston; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Deloris Poston of Streetsboro, OH, Charles and Olen Poston of Rickman, and Jimmy and Peggy Poston of Arkansas; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Dean and Denton Burton of Jamestown, Elise Dalton of Houston, TX, Mamie Bilbrey of Kentucky, and Reba and Coy Ledbetter of Detroit, MI; and 2 granddaughters, Samantha Johnson and her husband Daniel and Malinda Beatty, all of Baxter.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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


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Virgia Roberts
Funeral services for Miss Virgia Roberts, 80, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Dillard Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Miss Roberts died Thursday, Sept. 13 at her home. She was a retired factory worker at Wilson Sporting Goods, a member of the Green Pond order of Eastern Star Chapter #482, and a member of Love Joy Baptist Church.

Born March 28, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Carlie and Odie (Phillips) Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, L.D. Roberts, Carlie Roberts Jr., J.C. Roberts, and Hershel Roberts; and a sister, Verdon Hinebaugh.

Survivors include 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Doyel and Teola Roberts of Monterey, Perry and Barbara Roberts of Cookeville, and Gentry and Clarice Roberts of Fostoria, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Jean and Fred Inbody of Findlay, OH; a sister-in-law, Florence Roberts of Findlay; 14 nephews and nieces; a special great nephew, Colby Roberts; 2 special great nieces, Hannah Roberts and Amber Whittaker; and a host of other great-nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

Philip M. Smith



Memorial services for Mr. Philip M. Smith, 59, of Dubois, WY, were conducted at Shoshone National Forest in Dubois with Shaman Mike Greywolf officiating. Burial was in Dubois Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, Aug. 2 in Idaho Falls, as a result of injuries he sustained in a 4-wheeler accident. He had recently moved to Dubois, living the life of a cowboy after retiring from Ford Motor Company in 1996 after 30 years of service. He was an avid reader of Native American culture and loved Western films. He enjoyed horseback riding, 4-wheeling, boating, and Major League Baseball.

Born September 5, 1947, in Garden City, MI, he was the son of Beryl Smith and the late William “Bill” Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Corbit and Myrtle (Gillentine) Smith of Hilham.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Christine; his mother, Beryl; 3 daughters, Heather, Sherry, and Jillian; a brother, Ken; 6 grandchildren, Shelbey, Madison, Avery , Alexis, Gabriel, and Aiden; an uncle, Charles Smith of Waukesha, WI; an aunt, Doris Hawkins of Old Hickory; and several cousins, Mary Rose and Jimmy Crawford, Randy Albritton, and Sandra, Barbara, and Rusty Peterman.

Special care provided by Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, WY. (C)


Vi Eva Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Vi Eva Smith, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Smith died Saturday, Sept. 1 at Masters Health Care Center. She was owner of a grocery store and service station in the Allred community; organized singing for Overton County Nursing Home for several years, and was a member of Falling Springs Baptist Church.

Born November 16, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Sarah (Bilbrey) Hargis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Niland Smith; a son, Kent Smith; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Sells of Cookeville; a sister, R.E. Smith of Columbia; 3 grandchildren, David Eilander of Cookeville, Curt Eilander of Rickman, and Greg Eilander of Mt. Juliet; and a great-grandchild, Joshua Mabrey.

Pallbearers were Richard Stout, Greg Eilander, Arch Warren, Wayne Anderson, David Eilander, and Royce Harris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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