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Sherry Brown
Mrs. Sherry Brown, 56, of Cookeville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 in Cookeville.

The family chose cremation and memorial services are being planned for a later date.

Mrs. Brown was co-owner of Corner Market in Cookeville for more than 20 years.

Born January 30, 1951, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Van Buren and Sarah Ethel Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Choate.

Survivors include her son, Gary Lynn Threet of Hermitage; 2 brothers, Jack Brown of Allons and Jerry Brown and his wife Sammy of Byrdstown; a sister, Jeanie Davis of Allons; and her former husband, Gary Lee Threet, of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Everett Rex Ferrill

Funeral services for Mr. Everett Rex Ferrill, 59, of Lake Odessa, MI. were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Clarksville Bible Church with Pastor Tim Batem and Pastor Larry Pike officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Mr. Ferrill died Thursday, Dec. 20 at his residence.

Born February 4, 1948, he was the son of the late Aron and Bessie Ferrill of Livingston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Chad Ferrill and Thomas Aron Ferrill.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, John Ferrill, Andrew and Denise Ferrill, and Corey and Stephanie Ferrill; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Charles and Pat Ferrill of Cookeville, and Carl and Jean Ferrill and Gerald Ferrill, all of Livingston; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Jane and Marty Ruszansky of Phila, PA and Sue Choate of Battle Creek, MI; and 5 grandchildren, all of Lake Odessa.

Pallbearers were Andy Ferrill, John Ferrill, Corey Ferrill, Eric Winslow, Aaron Evans, Darren Evans, Christopher Habek, and Branden Dyer.

Special care provided by Koops Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

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Viola (Handy) Ledbetter Hazelett
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola (Handy) Ledbetter Hazelett, 88, of Chicago, IL, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, from the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, IL. Burial was in Fairmount-Willow Hills Cemetery, Section 18, Lot 127, Grave 6.

Mrs. Hazelett died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at her home.

Born March 30, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Issac E. Handy and Martha Hargis Handy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Jim Handy, Lee Handy, Woodrow Handy, Walter Handy, Vincent Handy, and Donald Handy; and 4 sisters, Alice Weber, Susie Neal, Erna Ledbetter, and Marie German.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Claude G. Ledbetter of Chicago and Donald and Charlene Ledbetter of Livingston; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Claudine and Roy Allen of Big Sandy, Betty and William Riley of Paris, and Sabra Ballings of Chicago; a sister, Myrtle Floera of Monterey; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearersw were her grandsons, John Allen, Joe Allen, Shawn Ballings,
Greg Ballings, Johnny Ledbetter, and Doug Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home. (P)

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Bonnie (Warden) Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie (Warden) Hunter, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Talley officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Hunter died Saturday, Dec. 29 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born November 12, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Laura (Thompson) Warden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleston Hunter; a son, Kelly Hunter; 3 brothers, Alvie Warden, Oscar Warden, and Estil Warden; and a sister, Gertie Clark.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Jo Hunter of Cookeville, Lowell and Peggy Hunter of Allons, and Carl and Gloria Hunter of Seattle, WA; 3 sisters, Mona Rakowski, Jessie Dodson and Roxie Rushton, all of Indiana; a brother-in-law, Clyde Hunter of Rickman; 4 sisters-in-law, Marie Hunter of Ohio, Avalon Hunter and Sylvia Peterman, both of Allons, and Bonnie Ferrell of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Livingston Church of Christ.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Ninnie Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Ninnie Key, 88, of Crawford were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery in Crawford.

Mrs. Key died Friday, Dec. 28 at her daughter’s home in Cookeville. She was a teacher’s aide at Crawford Head Start for more than 25 years.

Born November 13, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Farbus and Myrtle (Smith) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer L. Key; a son, Michael Joe Key; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include 3 sons, Ronnie Key of Crawford, Terry Key of Cookeville, and Doug Key of Rickman; 2 daughters, Susie Cantrell of Allred and Janie Bowman of Cookeville; a sister, Nell Jones of Monterey; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Sharon Leath
Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Leath, 45, of Westmoreland, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2007, from the chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Sloan and Shelia Lancaster officiating. Burial was in Eulia Cemetery.

Mrs. Leath died Sunday, Dec. 30. She was a pharmacy technician at Fred’s in Westmoreland and a member of Eulia General Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregg Steven Leath; her grandparents, George and Lucy Daniels, Columbus and Quannie Garrett, and Thurman Reagan; and a nephew, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include her father, Woody Lynn Reagan of Monroe, her mother and step-father, Bernice (Daniels) Freeman and Lester Freeman, both of Monroe; 2 sons, Matthew Swallows of Monroe and Kyle Leath of Westmoreland; a sister, Shelia Lancaster of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Clay Swallows and Eli Swallows, both of Monroe; and her fiance, Doug Morgan of Westmoreland.

Special care provided by Woodard Funeral Home. (P)



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Larry Dale Matheney

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Dale Matheney, 51, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Matheney died Friday, Jan. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a brick mason and was of the Methodist faith.

Born January 30, 1956, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie and Bessie (Raines) Matheney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Allred; and his grandparents, Cass and Mary Matheney and Chapin and Deliah Raines.

Survivors include 4 brothers, Royce Matheney of Monterey, Eugene Matheney of Clarkrange, Buddy Matheney of Livingston, and Michael Matheney of Crawford; and 5 sisters, Betty Greenwood and Wanda Thompson, both of Livingston, Linda Hassler of Crossville, Barbara Copeland of Hilham, and Brenda Carter of Gallatin.

Pallbearers were O.L. Sullivan, Moose Sullivan, Randall Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Dave Anway, and Ray Hammons.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Maurine Gillentine Roberts
Funeral services for Mrs. Maurine Gillentine Roberts, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Roberts died Thursday, Jan. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 17, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lola McDonald.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bouser” Alston Gillentine; a brother, Clyde McDonald; and a sister, Allie McDonald.

Survivors include 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Gillentine and Jim and Judy Gillentine, all of Muncie, IN; and David Gillentine and Larry Gillentine, both of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dr. Champ Clark of Monterey and Sandy and Dale Smallwood of Miami, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Hilda McDonald; 15 grandchildren, Jeff and Kelly Gillentine, Terri Gillentine, Wendy and Pat Boyle, Fred and Kathy Osborne, Jason Gillentine, Ann Gillentine, Lisa Gillentine, Donald Gillentine, Michelle Turner, Eric Dyer, Heather Gillentine, and Shannon, Christopher, Sarah, and Chelsea Smallwood; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Austin Gillentine, Jason Gillentine, Pat Boyle, Chris Smallwood, Raymond Stuve, and Dale Smallwood.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Vesta Jewel Thompson
Funeral services for Mrs. Vesta Jewel Thompson, 75, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Born February 29, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Carlon and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny; and a sister, Iva Shore.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Thompson of Rickman; 3 sons, Roger Thompson of Stanley, NC, Terry Thompson of Anderson, IN, and Randel Thompson of Muncie, IN; 2 daughters, Brenda Trennepohl of Atlanta, IN and Cheryl Holt of McMinnville; 2 brothers, James Matheny of Bradyville and Earnest Matheny of Anderson; a sister, Fran Babb of Rickman; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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