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Archives 01-23-2008

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Joshua Michael Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Joshua Michael Smith, 20, of Bloomington Springs, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Jan. 20 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He worked in concessions at Tennessee Technology Center, Livingston and with S&L Cleaning, and was a member of Fowlers Grove Methodist Church in Bybee.

Born August 19, 1987, in Overton County, he was the son of Michael Lee and Jan A. (Hargis) Smith of Bloomington Springs.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, J.L. Abston and Leroy Hargis; his great-grandparents, Melvin and Geneva Cooper, Harmon and Bob Smith, Haskell and Daisy Stephens, and Onva and Ethel Hargis.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his sister, Kourtney Smith of Bloomington Springs; his grandparents, Bill and Bonita Smith of Monroe and Dimple Abston of Monterey; 7 aunts; an uncle; and several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Lefever, Joseph Crouch, Andrew Triplet, Ian Robbins, Craig LaForm, and Jamie Austin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Stultz, Matt Howard, and Ryan McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Jimmy E. Newberry
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy E. Newberry, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Greenwood and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Newberry died Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electrician and plumber, a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam, a member of the VFW, a second degree Mason, and a member of Church of Christ.

Born March 20, 1941, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Fate and Margie (Boatman) Newberry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Newberry.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Newberry of Livingston, a son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Martha Newberry of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Richard Dinkins of Byrdstown; 3 grandchildren, Haleigh Newberry, Christian Newberry, and Kendall Newberry; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were William Brent Gore, Harold Gore, Clyde Qualls, M.J. Hammock, Kenneth Clark, and Leon Gillentine.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Jo Ann (McConnell) Little
Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann (McConnell) Little, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.

Mrs. Little died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a travel agent with The Travel Agency, a member of Civic and Garden Club, Livingston Merchants’ Association, secretary for Overton County Republican Party and Overton County Election Commission, sales chairman for Overton County Girl Scouts Cookie Sales for many years, and a member, treasurer and Elder of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Born November 7, 1936, in Birmingham, , she was the daughter of the late Leslie F. and Jean (Trowbridge) McConnell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marlys McConnell.

Survivors include 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Jeane Scott of Edgewater, MD, Janette Lauzon of Livingston, and Jennifer and Curt Eilender of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Cliff and Trish McConnell of Birmingham; 5 grandchildren; and a cousin, Hilda Yost of Charlotte, NC.
Pallbearers were Curt Eilender, Greg Burgess, Donald Fossey, Charles Maynord, Jack Crabtree, and David Harvey.

Honorary pallbearers were Dwayne Harvey, Lynn King, and her bridge club.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Okla J. Dickerson
Funeral services for Mr. Okla A. Dickerson, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral home with Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial was in Allens Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Dickerson died Friday, Jan. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto mechanic and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II.

Born October 10, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie and Lula (Nelson) Dickerson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Tilda Dickerson; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 3 sons, Delmas Dickerson of Florida, and Billy Ray Dickerson and Clyde Dickerson, both of Hilham; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Dickerson, Jerry Smith, Mark Isaccs, Tyler Long, Lester Tharpe, Cody Dickerson, and Butch Barlow.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Harold Paul Dial
Funeral services for Mr. Harold Paul Dial, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Elmer McCowan officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Dial died Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an equipment operator for building construction and of the Baptist faith.

Born July 21, 1948, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Paul William Harris and Mary Lou Dial.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, David Jones and Bulas Dial.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Dial of Livingston; a son, James Dial of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Randy McCowan of Rickman and Linda and Lynn Eddington of Algood; 3 brothers, Louis Jones and Tommy Jones, both of Marion, VA, and Johnny Willis of Algood; 2 sisters, Charlene Lane, Darlene Jones, and Lisa Jones, all of Pulaski, VA; and 4 grandchildren, Jamie McCowan, John McCowan, Hunter Eddington, and Ciara Eddington.

Pallbearers were Sherman Savage, Donald Savage, Randy McCowan, Lynn Eddington, James Handy, and Jerry Smith.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Herman Crabtree
Funeral services for Mr. Herman Crabtree, 86 of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Crabtree died Sunday, Jan. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired insurance agent with Farm Bureau. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Agriculture, and was in charge of Fredonia Cemetery. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Civitan Club, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born Dec. 31, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Addie (Maddox) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Lillian Doras, Iva Gilliam, and Ruth Bowman; and 4 brothers, Paris Crabtree, Gordon Crabtree, Hoy Crabtree, and James Crabtree.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Crabtree of Livingston; 2 sons, Bill Crabtree and Bob Crabtree, both of Livingston; a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Crabtree of Las Vegas, NV; and a sister, Lorene Gleason of Sacramento, CA.

Honorary pallbearers were his Sunday School class.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



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Lois Jean Allred

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Jean Allred, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Allred died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker and of the Methodist faith.

Born August 11, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie B. and Bessie Lee (Hammons) Bilbrey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doug Bilbrey.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Allred of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Steve Boles of Livingston; 5 brothers, Kenneth Bilbrey, Ralph Bilbrey, and Danny Bilbrey, all of Hilham, David Bilbrey of Livingston, and Billy Bilbrey of Rickman; 7 sisters, Charlene Hicks of Hardy’s Chapel Community, Bonnie Wright and Dorothy Sidwell of Hilham, Margaret Leach of Livingston, and Barbara Robbins, Anita Walker, and Sandy Ramsey of Gainesboro; and a grandson, Derick Boles of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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