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Archives 12-12-2007

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Alba D. Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Alba D. Allen, 79, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Preece officiating. Burial was in Allen Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died Thursday, Dec. 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Allen Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born July 15, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Plumie (Hamilton) Boles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M.J. Allen; a daughter, Rita Pigg; and 2 grandsons, Dustin Pigg and Ethan Key.

Survivors include 4 sons and daughters-in-law, James “Bud” and Carol Allen, Wayne and Mary Allen, Doug and Lora Allen, and Dennis and Elaine Allen, all of Hilham; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Janet Wilborn of Livingston and Sandra and Gerald Goodpasture of Hilham; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Sandy Boles of Hilham, Wheeler and Lola Boles and Hank and Peggy Boles, all of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Reba Dillon of Cookeville and Thelma Mullinero and Sue Jean Vinson of Las Vegas, NV; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Douglas Allen, David Allen, Brad Goodpasture, Steven Goodpasture, Keith Allen, Jake Pigg, Wayne Wilborn, and Brad Lockhart.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Callie Maranda Asquith

Graveside services for Mrs. Callie Maranda Asquith, 95, of Livingston, will be conducted at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 13 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI.

Mrs. Asquith died Sunday, Dec. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked for Chrysler, later retired from Woods Barber Shop in Detroit, MI, and was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ.

Born December 17, 1911, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Hilary and Sallie (Swift) Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Asquith; 4 brothers, Rufus Langford, Elmer Langford, Bluford Langford, and Waymon Langford; 3 sisters, Nettie Little, Daisy Glasscock, and Alpha Wilmoth; 2 nephews; and 3 nieces.

Survivors include a brother, Lannie Langford of Algood; and several nephews and nieces.

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

 

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Mary (WilBorn) Freed Collins
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary (Wilborn) Freed Collins, 44, of Rutledge, GA , were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Talley officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Clay County.

Mrs. Collins died Thursday, Dec.6 at her residence.

Born November 26, 1963, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Margie Daniel Wilborn and the late Huey Wilborn.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Tracy Freed; 4 brothers, Lloyd Wilborn, Louis Wilborn, Joe Wilborn, and Wayne Wilborn; 9 sisters, Pauline Smith, Joyce Bridgeman, Ruth Leary, Cordie Long, Dimple Wilborn, Barbara Ferrell, Ruby Robinson, Sue Kesty, and Patsy Wilborn; her grandmother, Ruby Daniel; grandchild, Shaelyn; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Ferrell, Michael Ferrell, Cody Boles, Ken Kesty, Jimmy Ferrell, and Rob Cook.

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

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Earl K. Fikes
Funeral services for Mr. Earl K. Fikes, 70, of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. James Roberson and Sis. Joy Langford officiating. Burial was 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; a sister-in-law, Alene Andrews of Rickman; his father- and mother-in-law, Clay and Reba Smith of Cookeville; 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 andn 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 Coumty, 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. (pd)

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Mary E. Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Jones, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, from the chapel of Crestview Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Williams officiating. Burial was in Live Oak Memorial Cemetery in Crestview, FL.

Mrs. Jones died Thursday, Nov. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a grocery cashier and of the Protestant faith.

Born Dec. 27, 1917, in Covington County, AL, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Hazel E. (Robbins) Heath.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe N. Scroggins and L.C. Jones; 2 brothers, Emmitt Heath and Glenn Heath; and 4 sisters, Lucille Smith, Eleanor Sides, Kate Hudson, and Audrey Gordon.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Day of Allons; a brother, James Heath of Opp, AL; and 3 grandchildren, Sherry D. Kirby, Dherry W. Day, and Patricia A. Webb.

Pallbearers were members of Nas Whitingfield Fire Department of Milton, FL.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Kenneth Eugene McKinney
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Eugene McKinney, 77, of Livingston, were conducted on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from the chapel of Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home in Columbus, IN. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. McKinney died Thursday, Nov. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a garage door salesman and a decorated veteran of the United States Military who received a Purple Heart.

Born June 14, 1930, in Dupont, IN, he was the son of the late James and Lou Ella (Jines) McKinney.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie (Smith) McKinney of Livingston; 3 sons, Mark McKinney, Brian McKinney, and Gary McKinney, of Columbus; 2 daughters, Kathie Parkins of Maryville and Linda Thompson of Citrus Springs, FL; a brother, Virgil McKinney of Scottsburg, IN; 2 step-children, Lisa Sherill of Shirley, IN, and Matt Sherill of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

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


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Milford J. Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Milford J. Nelson, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Clayton Lee Jr., Bro. Ronnie Dunn, and Bro. Shane Nelson officiating. Burial was in Dodson Branch Cemetery.

Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Dec. 4 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He retired from Fleetguard, was a veteran of World War II who received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and was a member of Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 24, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elisha B. Nelson and Rosa (Moore) Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Nelson, a brother, Clyde Nelson; and a granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Nelson.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Vina Nelson; a son, Roger Dale Nelson and his fiancee Sandy Brown of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dennis Knight of Cookeville; 3 brothers, Herbert Nelson and Harold Nelson, both of Ohio, and Charles Ray Nelson of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Marie Adkins of Detroit, MI and Jeanette Sisco of Gainesboro; 6 grandchildren, Michael Shane Nelson, Kali Nelson, Tyler Knight, Bethany Knight, Carl and Avy-Ona Knight; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jaden Cole and Justis Nelson.

Pallbearers were Joe Vernon Maberry, Curtis Maberry, Tyler Knight, Dennis Knight, Denny Smith, Charles Nelson and Harold Nelson.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


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Hollis E. Stockton
Funeral services for Mr. Hollis E. Stockton, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Sis. Dee Wells officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Stockton died Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired bus driver.

Born May 24, 1920, he was the son of the late Bailey and Edna (Copeland) Stockton.

Survivors include 2 sons, Harold Stockton and Earl Stockton, both of Livingston; a brother, Addison Stockton of Indiana; 4 sisters, Juanita Johnson of Livingston, Mattie Bailey and Jean Kennedy, both of Alabama; and Vesta Beaty of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Gunnels of Livingston; and 6 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Turner, Joe Gunnels, Jerry Dale, Willie Qualls, Frank Huddleston, and Riley Johnson.

Mr. Stockton’s grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

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

 

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