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Archives 12-05-2007


Herman Carl Bowers
Funeral services for Mr. Herman Carl Bowers, 89, of Gallatin, were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Bowers died Monday, Nov. 19 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He worked in the ASCS office.

Born July 12, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Clay Bowers and Willie (Ledbetter) Bowers.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Thompson) Bowers; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marcene Bowers; a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Jerry Flatt; 2 grandchildren, Stephen Flatt and Amanda (Flatt) Prichard; and a great-grandchild, Maddox Prichard.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Leda (Taylor) Cox

Funeral services for Mrs. Leda (Taylor) Cox, 39, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Willow Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Ken Collins officiating. Burial was in Willow Grove Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox died Friday, Nov. 30 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Born February 14, 1968, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Connie (Hummel) Taylor of Allons and the late Curtis Taylor. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hobert and Bessie Taylor and Eddie and Martha Hummel.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, David Cox of Monroe; a son, David Curtis Cox of Monroe; a daughter, Kayleigh Rose Cox of Monroe; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Debie Taylor of Allons; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty Rose and Jerry Johnson and Rita Kay Colson, all of Allons; and a host of nephews, nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces.

Pallbearers were Tony Daniels, Tony Johnson, Ronnie Kilmon, Larry Stone, Tim Sipe, Rick Dickerson, and Scott Keesling.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Earl K. Fikes
Funeral services for Mr. Earl K. Fikes, 70, of Overton County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Ministers James Roberson and Joy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Eckels Cemetery.

Mr. Fikes died Sunday, Dec. 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a car salesman and a member of the church of God.

Born May 17, 1937, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Robert M. “Bob” and Versie (Holt) Fikes.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Barbara Brown of Madison and Dorene Carr of Livingston; his father- and mother-in-law, Clay and Reba Smith of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Alene Andrews of Rickman; a nephew; and 3 nieces.

Pallbearers were Darrell Holt, Steve Holt, Charles Andrews, Gary Langford, Ed Guffey, Cecil Langford, and Mark Andrews.

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

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Eddie Gene Hargis
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Gene Hargis, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Lacy officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Hargis died Saturday, Dec. 1 at his home. He was a minister of Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years.

Born March 25, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Eddie Elmer and Icy Ellen (Spurlin) Hargis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Hargis; 2 sisters, Ruby Stinson and Argie Copeland; a grandson, Daniel Gore; and a great-grandson, D.J. McClintock.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Joyce (Dixon) Hargis of Livingston; a son, Duane “Bud” Hargis of the Dry Hollow community; 6 daughters, Sandra Evetts of Jackson County, Sharion “Fay” Wilson of Monterey, Karion “Lulu” Lee and Debra Presley, both of Livingston, Laura “Sissy” Diamond of Lilydale, and Leasa Presley of Rickman; and 2
brothers, George Hargis of Livingston and Jimmy Hargis of McMinnville.

Pallbearers were Chris Breeding, Robert Franklin, Shannon Copeland, Jeff Short, and Ricky Dixon.

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

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Foyster Harris

Funeral services for Mr. Foyster Harris, 97, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community.

Survivors include 2 sons, George Albert Harris of Crossville and Hollis Harris of Lovejoy; and 4 daughters, Bonnie Pierce of Lovejoy, Gennia Stouder of Monterey, and Emma Vernon and Reba Pierce, both of Mineral Springs.

Special care provided by Cookeville Funeral Home. (C)

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Dwayne Allen Webb
Funeral services for Mr. Dwayne Allen Webb, 43, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Foalden officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Webb died Thursday, Nov. 22 at his home. He was a carpenter.
Born February 23, 1964, in Lake County, OH, he was the son of Roy and Ellen (Miller) Webb of Hilham.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Jo Webb.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Roy Allen Webb of Hilham; a step-son, Kenny Keaton of Columbus, OH; a step-daughter, Sarah Keaton of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, Armon Webb of Brightwood, VA; 2 sisters, Rhonda Marshall of Honolulu, HI and Tina Joy Webb of Hilham; and several other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Foalden, Robert Harper, Leon Horn, Phillip Randles, Daniel Webb, and Henry Webb.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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