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Archives 10-03-2007

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John Bowden Brown
Funeral services for Mr. John Bowden Brown, 100, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Livingston with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Overton County Nursing Home.

He was a baker for A&P Tea Company, an agent for National Life and Accident Insurance Company in Nashville, and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born April 30, 1907, in Stewart County, he was the son of the late William Prince and Edna Mae (Bibb) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Hargis) Brown.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sandra Brown of Newtown, PA; 2 grandchildren, Jeff Brown of San Diego, CA, and Susan Preski of Kensington, MD; and a great-grandchild, Clara Preski.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Rassie Nina Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Rassie Nina Brown, 88, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Jackie Wheeler and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Methodist Church.

Born September 29, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Johnny E. and Fannie Mae (McDonald) Deck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bethel Odell Brown; 5 brothers, Raymond Deck, Richard Deck, Roy Deck, Rastus Deck, and Leonard Deck; and 2 sisters, Ruby Deck and Ophelia Barnes.

Survivors include 4 sons, Larry Brown, Michael Brown, and Richard Brown, all of Rickman, and Carlon Brown of Corbin, KY; a daughter, Marie White of Livingston; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Dailey, Dan Nelson, Keith Brown, Ricky Livingston, Russell Long, and Billy White.

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

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Roscoe E. Crabtree
Funeral services for Mr. Roscoe E. Crabtree, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross, Bro. Charles Rice, and Bro. Terry Geran officiating. Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mr. Crabtree died Sunday, Sept. 23 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was retired from Overton County EMS where he worked for 30 years, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born October 25, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Andrew Crabtree and Nora Jane (Ledbetter) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Quitman Oscar Brown; and a sister, Clara (Brown ) Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. Crabtree of Livingston; a stepson, Robert Carroll of Indiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Russell Gray of Allons; a stepdaughter, Lisa Pryor of Byrdstown; 3 grandchildren, Shawn Gray, Chasity Choate, and Weston Gray; 3 step grandchildren, Sarah Carroll, Jason Carroll, and Sam Carroll; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

Richard Bedford Gunnels
Funeral services for Mr. Richard Bedford Gunnels, 49, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, from Hatcher Hall Christian Church in Monroe with Rev. Jeremy Byrd officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

Mr. Gunnels died Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a tow motor operator and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born December 16, 1957, in Barberton, OH, he was the son of Albert Edward and Ethel Aletha (Stover) Gunnels of the Hatcher Hall Community. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly Gunnels.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include 2 brothers, Randell Gunnels and Ronnie Gunnels, both of Hatcher Hall Community.

Pallbearers were Kenny Melton, Britt Keisling, Freddie Paul, Scott
Gunnels, Larry Young, and Ed Beason.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Roman P. Kallmes
Mr. Roman P. Kallmes, 82, of Hilham, died Monday Sept. 24, 2007, at Overton County Nursing Home. The family chose cremation, and private family services will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and receiving the Purple Heart, was a self-employed architect and owned his business as Roman Kallmes, AIA prior to retirement.

Born February 26, 1925, in Muelheim, Germany, he was the son of the late Jakob and Martha (Nebusch) Kallmes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johann Kallmes.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Roman J. Kallmes of Fresno, CA, Kurt P., and Tammy Kallmes of Buckeye, AZ, and Mark R. and Nicholette Kallmes of Roseville, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene M. and Kenny Pigg of Hilham; a brother, Walter Kallmes of Washington; 8 grandchildren, Eric Kallmes of Pueblo, CO, Terry Pigg and his wife Melanie of Hilham, Christopher Kallmes and his wife Lisa of Goodyear, AZ, Mark Kallmes of San Diego, CA, Nicholas Kallmes of Roseville, MI; Deanna Savage and her husband Mike of Livingston, Sarah Fleming and her husband Eddie of Denton, TX, and Cortney Kallmes and her husband Tom Wiltsey of Vacaville, CA; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)

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Mattie (Fletcher) Kennedy

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie (Fletcher) Kennedy, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Kennedy died Friday, Sept. 28 at Bethesda Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Smith Chapel Methodist Church.

Born October 18, 1916, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late William and Angie (Moredoc) Fletcher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Bedford Daniels and Walter “Sy” Kennedy; 3 brothers, Johnny Fletcher, Bethel Fletcher, and Frank Fletcher; a sister, Pauline Reeder; 3 half-brothers, Eddie Fletcher, Bert Fletcher, and Gilbert Fletcher; and a half-sister, Ida Willis.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Cleston and Edna Daniels of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jim Werden of Charleston, SC and Marie and Marion Wright of Cookeville; 8 grandchildren, Bryan Wright, Regina Wright, Chris Werden, Mark Daniels, Wilma Daniels, Aurora Daniels, Michael Daniels and Heather Daniels; 5 great-grandchildren, John Wright, Jack Wright, Shauz Daniels, Solomon Daniels, and Christian Joseph Staton.

Pallbearers were Bryan Wright, John Wright, Jack Wright, Chris Werden, Chris McGee, Mark A. Daniels, and Shauz Daniels.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Justice Lane Keys
Graveside services for Master Justice Lane Keys, infant, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Bilbrey-Hill Cemetery with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Justice was born and died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harry Dale Keys; and his grandmother, Carolyn Hill.

Survivors include his parents, Brandon and Pamela Keys of Livingston; 2 brothers, Jordan Dale McQuade Keys and Joshua Dakata Smith, both of Livingston; his grandparents, Jennings Hill of Livingston and Janet Bailey of Indiana; and his great-grandmothers, Jewell Bilbrey of Livingston and Nettie Hewitt of Indiana.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


J.C. “Jake” Smith
Funeral services for Mr. J.C. “Jake” Smith, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in Smith Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at his home. He was a farmer, the owner of Smitty’s Grocery in the Boom Community, and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Born March 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Will Edd and Della Vera (Reynolds) Smith.

Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Lee Smith of Monroe; 5 grandchildren, Mark Smith, Brian Smith, Brent Smith, Jeremiah Lee, and John David Lee; a great-grandson, Nathaniel; a special nephew, Jerry Flowers, and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were Mark Smith, Brent Smith, Steve Kerney, Jerry Flowers, Craig Norris, and William Riley.

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

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Linda Carol Stout
Funeral services for Ms. Linda Carol Stout, 55, of Cookeville, were conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Ms. Stout died Saturday, Sept. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a graduate of Tidewater Technical University in Norfolk, VA, was an assistant with Pacesetters in Livingston, a former civilian medical assistant at the U.S. Naval Base in Little Creek, VA, was an in-home care provider, and a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Born April 18, 1952, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Charles and Juanita (Sullivan) Stout.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Tammy “Charlie” and Ronald Schlueter of Jacksonville, FL and Pammie McCrary of Jamestown; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Darla Stout of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Martin McDaniels of Cookeville; and 5 grandchildren, Cory Garrett, Kenny Cooper, Alura Guidara, Alexis Schlueter, and Charlee McCrary.

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

Wylie Swift JR.
Funeral services for Mr. Wylie Swift Jr, 75, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Swift died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He worked in construction, was retired from Swift Construction Company, and attended Netherland Church of Christ.

Born August 7, 1932, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Wylie and Aline (Bullington) Swift. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a brother, William Bailey Swift.

Survivors include 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph Sammy and Anita Swift of Nashville and Bobby Glenn and Sharon Swift of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Elise (Swift) and Joseph Williamson of Castalian Springs; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Perry Thomas Tharp
Funeral services for Mr. Perry Thomas Tharp, 43, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Tharp died Saturday, Sept. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a state forestry employee.

Born June 15, 1964, in Overton County, he was the son of Beulah (Johnson) Tharp of Hilham and the late William Dalphus Tharp. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Tharp; and a sister, Janice Tharp.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Dennis Tharp of Hardy’s Chapel, Billy and Carol Tharp of Florida, Mike and Barbara Tharp and Lester and Sue Tharp, all of Hilham; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy Hammons and Jerry Swallows of Rickman, Kathy and Roger Webb of Gainesboro, and Lisa and Joe Moss of Celina; and several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Keith Brown, Larry Hull, Jessie Sevier, Michael Tharp, Chris Huddleston, and Lester Tharp.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


James “Tis” William Tisdal
Funeral services for Mr. James “Tis” William Tisdal, 70, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Frank and Rev. Earl Dirkson officiating. Entombment was in Crestlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Tisdal died Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He retired from Penn Central Railroad, then worked in food service, and opened Tis’ Barbecue in Cookeville in 1990.

Born June 25, 1937, in Princeton, IN, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Mildred (Pearson) Tisdal.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sue Carol (Gilliam) Tisdal; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Natalie Tisdal of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie and Darrell Tucker of Gainesboro and Karen and Pat Hensley of Shreveport, LA; a sister, Francis Rae Butz of Clarksville, IN; 11 grandchildren, Chad Perkins, Wesley Randall, Clayton Randall, Cassie Bradshaw and her husband Jeff, Amber Strong and her husband Nathan, Mandi Hensley, Maleia Tucker, Brittany Tisdal, Brooke Tisdal, Johanna Hensley, and Bailey Tisdal; and 2 great-grandchildren, Zackery Randall and Ryleigh Perkins.

Mr. Tisdal’s friends served as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Cookeville Police Department, Cookeville Fire Department, Putnam County Rescue Squad, Putnam County Emergency Medical Service, and Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Rim Academy by contacting the funeral home.

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

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Joyce Elaine Upchurch
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Upchurch, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Upchurch died Thursday, Sept. 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

She was born December 19, 1945, in Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletis Upchurch Jr.

Survivors include a brother, Jim Larson of Colorado; and a sister, Carol Metz of Colorado.

Pallbearers were Ray Barlow, Doug Stansbury, Curtis Hayes, Dan Smith and Darius Sims.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Billy D. White

Funeral services for Mr. Billy D. White, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Travis Simpson officiating. Burial was in White Family Cemetery.

Mr. White died Saturday, Sept. 15 at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. He worked in construction at Swift Construction in Cookeville before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born July 4, 1952, in Tennessee, he was the son of Mary Magdalene (Ledbetter) White of Livingston and the late Alphas White. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Alphas White Jr. and William Ronald White; and a sister, Edith White.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son and daughter in-law, Anthony and Ashley White, of Livingston; a grandson, Noah White, of Livingston; 5 brothers, Landis White, Lonnie White, Michael White, and Willie White, all of Livingston, and Donnie White of Monroe; 2 sisters, Genell Coleman and Shelia Garrett, both of Livingston; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Landis White, Willie White, Donny White, Lonnie White, Michael White, Rick White, David White, Adam White, and Ted Garrett.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. (C)

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