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Joe Glen Allen
Graveside services for Mr. Joe Glen Allen, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Poplar Springs Cemetery with his son-in-law Daniel Gill officiating.

Mr. Allen died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 13, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Samuel Escue and Louvanda (Loftis) Allen.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Allen of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Gale Stone of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Ann and Daniel Gill of Cookeville and Sherry and Garry Webb of Hardy’s Chapel; 2 sisters, Phylis Jean Hunt of Delaware and Sharon Allen of Hardy’s Chapel; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

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

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Nona Gail Auberson
Funeral services for Mrs. Nona Gail Auberson, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Jerry Murphy officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Auberson died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a business manager and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born Oct. 26, 1952, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Reba L. (Cravens) Auberson Johnson of Livingston and the late Tony Auberson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Sue Dailey ; and her step-father, Earl Wayne Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a brother, Tony Bruce Auberson of Livingston; and a loving nephew and nieces; a great-niece; and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Johnny Threet, Jerry Threet, Blaine Threet, John Halsell, Roger Auberson, and Michael Allred.

Honorary pallbearers were Kody Taylor and Jerry Gosbey.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Beatrice Coleman
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Coleman, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Coleman died Sunday, Nov. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a pre-school teacher at LBJ & C, a homemaker, a member of Overton County Home Dem Club, Senior Friends, and Martins Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born July 26, 1924, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Ada (Harrison) Martin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Coleman Jr; 5 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Rita Hillis of Mount Juliet and Sandra and Ed Johnson of Estill Springs; a sister, Georgia Johnson of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Ryan Johnson, Josh Hillis, and Nicole Roberts; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Gladys “Gagi” (Wayne) Franklin
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys “Gagi” (Wayne) Franklin, 85, of Woodstock, GA, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Nolen officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Mrs. Franklin died Thursday, Nov. 8 in Woodstock. She was a homemaker, a member of Kennesaw Chapter 414 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Woodstock First Baptist Church.

Born October 7, 1922, in Allen, KY, she was the daughter of the late Hobert and Lena Jewell Atwood.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Franklin of Woodstock; a son, Donnie Gwaltney of Woodstock; 2 daughters, Mary-Jo Whitman of Jonesboro, AK and Robin Cook of Woodstock; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Bertha Eldridge Green
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Eldridge Green, 84, of Rockwood, were conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. David Bailey officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Green died Thursday, Nov. 1 at her home. She graduated from Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, retired from Kaisor Roth Industries where she had perfect attendance for more than 15 years, and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Harriman. A strong Christian lady and an avid animal lover, she was very active in her community and was a kind neighbor.

Born January 15, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Dovie Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Milton Eldridge and Denton Eldridge; and 2 sisters, Ethel Eldridge and Clarcie Green.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Willard Harold and Deborah Green of Rockwood; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tim Robinson of Rockwood; 2 brothers, Claude Eldridge of Monterey and Sherman Eldridge of Muncie, IN; 2 grandchildren, Harold Lee Green and Shawana Green, both of Rockwood; 6 great-grandchildren, Damien, Preston, Jonathan, Lexi, Lacey, and Ashley; a nephew and niece, Howard Green and Essie Green, both of Rockwood; 3 special sisters-in-law, Pat Tosh and Sarah Cagle, both of Rockwood, and Rose Frady of Midtown; a special friend, Vaughn Price of Rockwood; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Special care provided by Evans Mortuary. (P)

 

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Michael Howard Mitchell
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Howard Mitchell, 53, of Pall Mall, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell died Monday, Nov. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He worked in the livestock industry and was a member of Smyrna Church.

Born October 27, 1954, in Overton County, he was the son of Charlene (Greer) Mitchell of Byrdstown and the late Howard Mitchell.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerlene Mitchell and Elmer and Ellen Greer.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his grandfather H.H. Mitchell and his wife Thelma of Byrdstown; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle Mitchell and Angie and Brandon Robinson, all of Byrdstown, and Madison Wells of Somerset; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Patricia and Kenneth Scott and Kay and Clois Brown, all of Byrdstown, and Cathy Mitchell of Livingston; a grandson, Evan Robinson of Byrdstown; a special aunt, Eva Copeland of Byrdstown; and uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and other family members.

Pallbearers were Terry Phillips, Kyle Phillips, Andy Wilson, Bill Groce, Robert Huddleston, Bud Mitchell, David Sells, and Jackie Young.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

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Anna Jean Qualls
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Jean Qualls, 77, of Crossville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Plateau Independent Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Melton officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery in Crossville.

Mrs. Qualls died Sunday, Nov. 11 at her home. She was a devout Christian and a member of Plateau Independent Missionary Baptist Church, which she attended for 41 years.

Born May 8, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Avo Blaylock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Charles Blaylock, Harold Blaylock, and James Blaylock; and a sister Wiladean Swika.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, D.W. Qualls of Crossville; 5 sons, Larry Qualls, Gary Qualls, Randy Qualls, and Michael Qualls, all of Crossville, and Jerry Qualls of Mayland; 4 sisters, Eva Mae Phillips and Betty Lou Qualls, both of Crossville, Josephine Hargis of Dearborne, MI, and Zenobia Qualls of Dickson; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and 33 nephews and nieces.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Elizabeth (Tucker) Twyman
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth (Tucker) Twyman, 91, of Memphis, formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Twyman died Sunday, Nov. 11 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She worked as a registered nurse at Overton County Health Department and Berkline, was a member of First Baptist Church in Memphis, and attended Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston where she also taught a Sunday School class.

Born September 17, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Anna Tucker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Twyman.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Carol Twyman of Memphis; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Martin Ikle of Memphis; a sister, Beryl Little of Fort Meade, FL; 2 granddaughters, Anna Wallace and Kathryn Perez, both of Memphis; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 38018.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Betty Jo White
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo White, 71, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery.

Mrs. White died Thursday, Nov. 1 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a factory worker and a member of Church of Christ.

Born November 30, 1935, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Pearlie (Neal) Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy White Sr., a son, James McCoy White; and a daughter, Judy Gail White.

Survivors include a son, Troy White Jr. of Indianapolis; a daughter, Brenda Kay Carter of Indianapolis; 3 brothers, A.B. Murphy of Red Boiling Springs, Joe Boy Murphy of Mayland, and R.L. Murphy of Rickman; 3 sisters, Mildred Sullivan of Livingston, Wanda Ridge of Portland, and Joyce Ann Green of California; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry White, Adam Murphy, Mark Murphy, Kraig Murphy, and Christopher Murphy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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