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Archives 02-27-2008

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SIBBY K. (NORRIS) AVERITT
Graveside services for Mrs. Sibby K. (Norris) Averitt, 88, of Brookville, OH, will be conducted at Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Averitt died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Chalice (Brown) Norris; her husbands, Aldon Barnes and Burns Averitt; an infant son; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Joe Dillon of Brookville; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Ursula Norris of Arizona; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Jerry Reeves of Tennessee; 2 grandsons, Jeff Dillon and his fiance’ Karie and Judd Dillon and his wife Amy; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Dillon; and nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Special care provided by Kindred Funeral Home of Englewood, OH. (P)

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RICHARD EUGENE HUDDLESTON

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Eugene Huddleston, 80, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis and Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Huddleston died Sunday, Feb. 17 at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was an electrician, a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Church of Christ. He also loved woodworking.

Born November 27, 1927, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late James Oscar an Ollie Evelyn Huddleston.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Huddleston of Rickman; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Linda Huddleston of Cookeville and Jeff and Kelly Huddleston of Jackson County; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and David Smith of Rickman; 2 brothers, Howard Huddleston and Bill Huddleston, both of Byrdstown; a sister, Aletha Conner of Byrdstown; and 7 grandchildren, Dusty Smith, Tyler Smith, Brad Huddleston, Brandon Huddleston, Blake Huddleston, Alana Huddleston, and Avalon Huddleston.

Pallbearers were David Smith, Dusty Smith, Tyler Smith, Brad Huddleston, Brandon Huddleston, and Blake Huddleston

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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MABLE IRENE MABREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Irene Mabrey, 90, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating. Burial was in Mount Pisgah Cemetery.

Mrs. Mabrey died Friday, Feb. 22 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a mother, a licensed CNA and caregiver, and a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born November 13, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late John and Dora (Sidwell) Maxfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Pearl Maxfield; her husband, Roy Mabrey; a daughter, Josephine Copeland; 3 brothers, John Epp Maxfield, Frank Maxfield, and Cullom Maxfield; and 2 sisters, Nancy Hoskins and Callie Renner.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Mabrey of Allons and Roger and Betty Mabrey of Rickman; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Betty and Thomas White and Isabella and Cecil Miller, all of Indianapolis, IN.,Sandra and Gordon Copeland of Allons, and Sharon and Robert Paul and Pam Huddleston, all of Livingston; 4 brothers, Milton Maxfield, Grady Maxfield, Jerry Maxfield, and Benny Maxfield; 7 sisters, Maggie Hawn, Mary Lovely, Ruth Phipps, Louise Hargis, Faye Hargis, Betty Jo Hancock, and Ruby Anderson; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jason Hammock, Jamie Maynord, Dexter Wright, Milton Maxfield, Benny Maxfield, and Jerry Maxfield.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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GARY A. McDONALD
Funeral services for Mr. Gary A. McDonald, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Watson and Bro. Jerry Buck officiating. Burial was in Allens Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at his home. He was a carpenter in home construction, attended Standing Stone Praise and Worship Center, and was a member of Christ Bible Baptist Church in Celina.

Born December 10, 1941, in Overton County, he was the son of Myrtle (Brown) McDonald of Livingston and the late Elliot “Tick” McDonald.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lois “Trudy” McDonald of Livingston; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Teresa Carter of Huber Heights, OH, Gary L. and Rita McDonald and Larry D. and Betty McDonald, all of Monroe, and Jeff and Dana McDonald of Livingston; 2 brothers, Cecil McDonald of Anderson, IN and Danny Lee McDonald of Allons; 7 sisters, Betty Abbott, Diane Worley, Joann Greenwood, and Patricia Gore, all of Livingston, Lily Mae Pennington and Edith Murphy, both of Rickman, and Joyce Bilbrey of Celina; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian McDonald, Billy Witt, Bobby Carter, Gary Carter, Brandon McDonald, and Ryan McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Greenwood, Waymond Daniels, Steven Walker, Steve Carter, and Ron Carter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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RONALD DAVID PARSONS
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald David Parsons, 47, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Aaron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Cope Cemetery.

Mr. Parsons died Saturday, Feb. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a truck driver.

Born June 13, 1960, in Overton County, he was the son of Andrew Albert “Spud” and Karen Faye (Smith) Parsons of Monroe.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tammie (Parris) Parsons of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Chad and Jessica Hicks of Monroe; a daughter, Jodi Danielle Parsons of Monroe; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Barbara Parsons of Livingston and Scott and Lisa Parsons of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Coffman of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Anthony Chad Hicks Jr. and Bella Sage Parsons; his father and mother-in-law, Marshall and Natalie Parris; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were SSG Joshua Parsons, Sgt. James Parsons, PFC Kyle Judd, SSG Jody Looper, SSG Ryan Burchfield, and PFC Jeff Holt.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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McCOY SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. McCoy Smith, 82, of Rickman, were conducted at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Farris and Bro. Rick Lacy officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Feb. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 2, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben and Edna (Oakley) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Carol Melton; and 2 sisters, Clara Nolen and Anna Ray Stockton,

Survivors include his wife, Roberta “Bertie” Smith of Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie M. and Cindy L. Smith of Rickman; 2 sisters, Georgia Ledbetter of Livingston and Willo Frances Smith of Rickman; 2 grandchildren, Lacey Smith and Lance Smith; and special friends, Sara Pruett and Troy Pennington.

Pallbearers were Tiffany Krantz, Gary Harris, Ronald Boles, Tommy Ray, Danny McDonald, and David Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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CLYDE EDWARD "STAN" STANSBERRY III

Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Edward “Stan” Stansberry III, 42, of Bethpage, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Todd officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Stansberry died Friday, Feb. 22 at his home. He was a welder, a veteran of the United States Navy, and was affiliated with the Church of God.

Born July 1, 1965, in Montgomery County, OH, he was the son of Edward and Carol Lee (Daniels) Kesty of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include 2 brothers, Mike Stansberry of Livingston, Robert Danny Stansberry of Florida and Edward Kesty of Minnesota; 3 sisters, Tammy Long of Livingston, and Kathy Madison and Cheryl Rosette, both of Minnesota; 4 aunts, Pat Barlow and her husband Ray, Bonzie Buck and her husband David, Mary Stafford and her husband David, and Dorothy Cross and her husband Gary; and special friends, Brenda Thurman and Vicki Stewart.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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OZELL UPTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ozell Upton, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Reagan and Bro. James Williams officiating. Burial was in McClain Cemetery in Clay County.

Mrs. Upton died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at NHC Healthcare. She was a homemaker.

Born June 19, 1921, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Lunia and Julie (Dailey) McClain.

Survivors include a son, John Douglas Upton Jr. of Livingston; 4 daughters, Bonnie Masters of Rickman, Vivian Lafever of Cookeville, Mary Caffee of Somerset, KY, and Lisa Delaine of Alabama; 2 sisters, Linnie Hawkins of Algood and Lizzie Hewitt of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Champ McClain, Kelly Henson, Nicholas Caffee, Corey Hamm, John Padgett, and Chase Mathis.

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

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ARVIN VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mr. Arvin Vaughn, 70, of the Crossroads Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Walt Phillips and Rev. Ronnie McCowan officiating. Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mr. Vaughn died Thursday, Feb. 21 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was a founding member of Faith Chapel Independent Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon since the founding. He taught school for two years at Crossroads School, was a coal miner, and carpenter, and worked with Vindale Corporation in Crossville as a utility maintenance worker. He retired as maintenance foreman at Delbar in Crossville.
Born June 4, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Abe C. and Oma (Elrod) Vaughn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Dishman.

Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Jo Ann (Masters) Vaughn of the Crossroads Community; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Rhonda Vaughn and Chris and Vicki Vaughn, all of Monterey, and Randy and Glenda Vaughn of Clarkrange; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Daren Melton of the Crossroads Community; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, James D. and Carol Vaughn, Minnis and Ruth Vaughn, and William “Bud” and Loretta Vaughn, all of Monterey, and Donald and Hazel Vaughn of Gallatin; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Grover Buckner of Anderson, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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ALICE ALENE WEBB
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Alene Webb, 86, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Reagan and Bro. Ronnie Pierce officiating. Burial was in Clay Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Webb died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 19, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Audie (Burgess) Pryor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Webb; 6 brothers, Alard Pryor, Minor Pryor, Arkley Pryor, Glen Pryor, Terry Pryor, and Arlis Pryor; and a grandson, David Dishman.
Survivors include a son, Gary Webb of Livingston; 3 daughters, Jonnie Dial of Rickman, Evonne Hodge of Monterey, and Sherry Dishman of Gainesboro; a brother, Harold Pryor of Indiana; 2 sisters, Claudene Lawson and Irene Gaw, both of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Dishman, Craig Dial, Kent Webb, Barry Webb, Brandon Brewer, and Cody Stafford.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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