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Archives 12-19-2007

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Leonard Collins
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Collins, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Mr. Collins died Thursday, Dec. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 3, 1944, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Sarah (Ledford) Collins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Paul Collins.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Collins of Livingston; 3 sons, Ricky L. Collins of Georgia, Jackey L. Collins of Livingston, and Gary L. Collins of Carthage; a daughter, Vickie Sevier of Carthage; a step-son, Rodney Phillips of Livingston; a step-daughter, Molessia Phillips of Livingston; 2 brothers, Johnny D. Collins and Mike Collins, both of Cookeville; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Allie E. Dishman

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie E. Dishman, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mrs. Dishman died Sunday, Dec. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 14, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late
Billie Carr and Ova (Ledbetter) Carr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell Dishman; 3 brothers, Johnny Carr, Earnest Carr, and Bradley Carr; and 4 sisters, Bronze Bowman, Ina McCormick, Linnie Garrett, and Mable Dishman.

Survivors include a brother, A.B. Carr of Livingston; and a host of nephews and nieces.

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: and 2 sisters, Zula Brown of Crossville and Pauline Presley of Rickman.

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

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

 

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Randall “Crow” Kernell
Funeral services for Mr. Randall “Crow” Kernell, 44, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Buck and Bro. Roy Lee Seber officiating.

Mr. Kernell died Thursday, Dec. 13 after a long illness. He was a carpenter.

Born June 14, 1963, in Overton County, he was the son of Floyd Leon and Dorothy Elese (Bumlough) Kernell.

Survivors include 3 brothers, Micheal C. Kernell, Donald R. Kernell, and David R. Kernell; 3 sisters, Betty M. Mabe, Lela A. Ledford, and Linnie M. Hawkins; 3 grandchildren Alexis Grace, Trenton, and Logan Balajadia; a host of special nephews and nieces; and a special friend, David Brown.

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

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Mandy May Meness
Funeral services for Miss Mandy May Meness, infant, were held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the family’s residence with Bro. Rick Lacy officiating. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Miss Meness died Thursday, Dec. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 13, 2007, she was the daughter of Christopher Meness and Tina Prescott of Livingston.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Tommy Veal and Emmett Printup.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandfather, Jacques Meness of New York and Todd Prescott of New York; her grandmothers, Lesa Meness of Livingston, Evelyn Printup of New York; her great-parents, James and Bonnie Dixon of Livingston; her great-grandmothers, Linda Veal of Livingston and Terry Printup of New York; and a host of uncles, aunts and family.

Pallbearers were Dana Sappier, Chris Bass, Micheal Veal, Steve Cash, and Jacques Meness.

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

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Betty J. Ogletree Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty J. Ogletree Hunter, 81, of Livingstson, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Kenneth Mansell officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hunter died Saturday, Dec. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 5, 1926, in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Pearl (Cole) Price. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Hugh L. Ogletree; her second husband, James T. Hunter; and a son, David L. Ogletree.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Hugh L. and Linda Ogletree, Robert Ogletree, and Mark and Joyce Ogletree, all of Livingston; a daughter, Diane M. Johnson of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, Nichelle Shanks, Amy Ward, Betty Harmon, Jessica Stump, Savannah Walker, David Johnson, Mark Ogletree II, David Ogletree, Craig Ogletree, Tonya Ford, and Tammy Mansell; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kristian Mansell, Roger Shanks, Michael Stump, Brian Ward, Clinton Mansell, and Andrew Mansell.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


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Cledith Lee Padgett
Funeral services for Mr. Cledith Lee Padgett, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Harris and Bro. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Overton Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Padgett died Monday, Dec. 10 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was self-employed in the telephone construction business.

Born June 9, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of Betty Ione “Betty Jane” Bilbrey Padgett of the Lovejoy Community and the late Hershell Lee Padgett.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mina H. Padgett of Livingston; 2 sons, Scott Padgett of Lebanon and Daniel Forrester of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Stanford and Laura Padgett of the Lovejoy Community, a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Tim Phillips of the Lovejoy Community; and a grandson, Nicholas Lee Padgett.

Pallbearers were Bill Warren, Jay Warren, Pat Warren, Jimmy Johnson, John Stephens, and Rod Huff.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Harold Ralph Robbins
Funeral services for Mr. Harold Ralph Robbins, 66, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Alan Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Robbins Cemetery.

Mr. Robbins died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was a factory worker at Hutchinson’s Livingston plant, a member of West Fork Masonic Lodge #648 F&AM, and a member of Christian Community Church.

Born Dec. 12, 1941, in Overton County he was the son of the late Clifford and Elean (King) Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Robbins.

Survivors include his ex-wife and caregiver, Phillis (Cole) Robbins of Monroe; 3 daughters, Wanda Ann Marrow and Melissa Sue Covey, both of Livingston, and Susan Kay Bankhead of Decatur, AL; 3 brothers, Edgar Robbins of Alpine, Norman Robbins of Lebanon, KY, and Shelly Robbins of Indiana; 4 sisters, Nancy Ramsey of Rickman, Wilma Maynord of Livingston, Evelyn Newberry of Greensburg, KY, and Rita Etheridge of Clarksville; and 7 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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James Doyle Shake
Funeral services for Mr. James Doyle Shake, 86, of Linton, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Sandborn United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Anderson officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in Sandborn Cemetery.

Mr. Shake died Thursday, Nov. 22 at Lyons Health and Living Center in Lyons, IN. He was a farmer, livestock hauler, U.S. mail carrier, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and receiving a Purple Heart, a member of American Legion Post No. 479, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge F&AM, and a member of Sandborn United Methodist Church.

Born April 26, 1921, he was the son of the late Sherman and Viola Fern (Watt) Shake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Marie; a daughter, Karen Shake, a brother, Bert Shake; and 2 sons-in-law, John Atlogic and Rex Hollingsworth.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Brent Shake of Cookeville and Brad and Robin Shake of Naples, FL; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Beth and Fred Phillips of Cookeville, Kay and T.J. Ball of Linton, and Belinda Atlogic of Oquawka, IL; a brother, Harry Shake of Sandborn, IN; 2 sisters, Helene Davidson of Lyons and Ruth Jane O’Dell of Mooresville, IN; 9 grandchildren, Lisa, Lee, Kimberly, Justin, Adina, Matthew, Justin, Jim, and Lisa; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Special care provided by Anderson Poindexter Funeral Home. (P)

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Artie Jane (Looper) Bilbrey Sheets
Funeral services for Mrs. Artie Jane (Looper) Bilbrey Sheets, 91, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Anderson, IN. and Overton County, will be conducted today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Pastors Norm and Dr. Tim Livingston officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Sheets died Friday, Dec. 14 in Dayton. She retired from General Motors in Anderson, in 1974, was a member of Greenview Calvary Tabernacle in Dayton and 38th Street Freewill Baptist Church in Anderson.

Born February 15, 1916 in Thompson Flat in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willy Joe and Emma (England) Looper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Bilbrey; a baby daughter; her second husband, Clifton Sheets; 3 brothers, A.P. Looper, Ernest Looper, and Herman Looper; 6 sisters, Bessie Key, Daisy Looper, Myrtle Phillips, Dorothy Hinson, Maudie Looper, and Ester Dixon; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wilburn and Cora (Walker) Bilbrey; 7 brothers-in-law, Orley Bilbrey, Casto Key, Dallas Phillips, Thurston Phillips, J.C. Hinson, Preston Anderson, and P.A. Dixon; sisters-in-law, Effie Bilbrey McDaniel, Edith Bilbrey Qualls, Lou (Bilbrey) Looper, and Effie (Phillips) Looper; and 9 nephews and nieces.

Survivors include 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Christine Phillips of Sparta, Marguerite Anderson of Nashville, and Velma and Rev. Norm Livingston of Dayton; a sister-in-law, Lillie (Hinson) Looper of Rickman; 20 nephews; 21 nieces; numerous great- and great-nephews and nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 


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