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Archives 03-05-2008

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MELVIN BARNES
Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Barnes, 86, of the Twinton Community of Overton County, were conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. David Phillips officiating.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, IN.

Mr. Barnes died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at his home. He was a security guard with DDI Industries in Indiana and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born May 28, 1921, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Thomas
Jefferson and Lissie (Reed) Barnes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Barnes; a sister, Martha Henry; and a granddaughter, Linda Harmon.

Survivors include a son, Albert Barnes of Plainfield, IN; 4 daughters, Betty B. Sizemore of Nineveh, IN, Gale King of Liberty, KY, Jean Miller of Plainfield, and Kay Barnes of Mooresville; 2 brothers, Alvin Barnes of Camby, IN and Paul Barnes of Monterey; 2 sisters, Mary Smith of Monterey, and Edna Pully of Camby.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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ROGER DALE JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mr. Roger Dale Johnson, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, Feb. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He worked for the postal service.

Born November 29, 1946, he was the son of the late Jimmy and Thelma (Horseman) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Allen Johnson and Kenneth Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Johnson of Livingston; a son, Dewayne Letner of Harriman; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Wade Rector of Byrdstown and Tonya and Tim Headlock of Sparta; 2 brothers, Gene Johnson of Livingston and Larry Johnson of Alpine; and 5 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Glenn Williams, Jerald Corya, William Corya, Larry Reeder, Johnnie Sheckles and Mike Sells.

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

 

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LUCILLE V. LAWSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile V. Lawson, 87, of Butlerville, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, from the chapel of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Harting officiating. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery.

Mrs. Lawson died Sunday, Feb. 24 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope. She was a homemaker, and, with her husband, raised and supplied chickens for Mash Supermarket and were owners of Marlin’s Cafe in Marion for several years. She was a member of Graham Baptist Church in San Jacinto and the Ethel Morris Missionary Circle of the church, and enjoyed gardening, canning and fishing.

Born September 11,1920, in Bowling Green, KY, she was the daughter of the late James and Mossie (Bledsoe) Warnell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marlin Lawson, whom she married in 1939; a son, Melvin Ray Lawson; a daughter, Maryland Hoffman; and 2 brothers, Rex Warnell and Edward Warnell.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Susan Lawson of Columbus, IN; a daughter, Margie Wild of Greenwood, IN; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Wild, Beth Ann Holt, and Lisa Lawson , all of North Vernon, IN, Christopher Lawson of San Francisco, CA, Michael Lawson, Tim Lawson, and Julie Hernandez, all of San Diego CA, Ronnie William Lawson of Austin, TX, Tim Holwager and Matthew Lawson, both of Columbus, IN, and Susan Goins of Indianapolis, IN; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana by contacting the funeral home at (812) 346-3977, or by emailing office@dovesharprudicel.com.

Special care provided by Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home.. (P)

 

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HOBERT HUGH LINDER
Funeral services for Mr. Hobert Hugh Linder, 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Linder died Thursday, Feb. 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked at Berkline.

Born October 3, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jess and Florence (Wright) Linder.

Survivors include a brother, Jerry Linder of Alpine; an uncle and aunt, George and Mary Wright of Cookeville; 2 cousins, Anna Ruth Smith and Jewell Linder, both of Alpine; his best friend, Wanda Gore, of Livingston; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were David Todd, Terry Smith, Gary Sidwell, Junior Stover, Marty Bull, and Jason Cox.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Roberson, Mike Ledbetter, Billy Poston, Bobby Poston, Jack Carr, Gentry Upchurch, and George Sells.

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

 

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FAYE PRYOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Pryor, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Barnhart and Rev. Alan Steele officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Pryor died Sunday, Feb. 24 at Bethesda Healthcare Center. She was a retired factory worker, was active at Bolestown Community Center and Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Born January 29, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Pearl (Almonrode) Conatser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Pryor, 2 brothers, Clovis Conatser and Gradis Conatser; a sister, Ruth Copeland; and her precious grandson, Brian Pryor.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Debbie Pryor of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Larry Dreadon of Watertown and Sandra and Allen Linder of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Richard Dreadon, Kim McDonald, Rebecca Jenkins, Misty Pryor, and Brent Linder; 7 great-grandchildren, Jordan Jenkins, Madison McDonald, Will McDonald, Avery Jenkins, Jayden Jenkins, Ashton Jenkins, and Adrian Jenkins; and special nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Brent Linder, Richard Dreadon, Adam Jenkins, Albert Jenkins, Scot McDonald, Terry Copeland, Billy Conatser, and Timmy Copeland.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobbie Miller, Charles Linder, Jerry Murphy, James Cantrell, Donnie Conatser, and Doug Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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CLARICE ROBBINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice Robbins, 94, of Trotwood, OH, formerly of Livingston, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Payne and Rev. Dell Lawson officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Robbins died Sunday, March 2 at Shiloh Springs Care Center. She was a homemaker.

Born March 16, 1913, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ollie (Robbins) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Robbins; an infant child; and 2 brothers, Bethel Copeland and Paris Copeland.

Survivors include 3 sons, Howard Robbins of Dayton, OH, Hollis Robbins of Indianapolis, IN, and Hyle Robbins of Oviedo, FL; a daughter, Vonda Hegler of Orlando, FL; a sister, Clara Beaty of Alpine; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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JAMES SWALLOWS

Funeral services for Mr. James Swallows, 77, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Muddy Pond Cemetery.

Mr. Swallows died Saturday, March 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired factory worker.

Born January 21, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Tilbert and Mattie (Sams) Swallows.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters; a grandson, Jamie Swallows; a great-granddaughter, Symphony Booker; and a son-in-law, Jerry Whitehead.

Survivors include his wife, Elza (Phillips) Swallows of Monterey; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Becky Swallows of Crossville and Ronnie and Debbie Swallows of Clarkrange; a daughter, Anna Gail Whitehead of Monterey; a brother, Lonzie Swallows of Monterey; 8 grandchildren, Jessica McCowan, Brigham Whitehead, Jerry Whitehead, Berry Whitehead, Stephanie Booker, Chery Dolinch, Ashley Looper and Jasper Swallows; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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TOOTSIE (BLANKENSHIP) WRIGHT
Graveside services for Mrs. Tootsie (Blankenship) Wright, 96, of Cynthiana, KY, formerly of Pike County, KY, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Burial will be in Annie Young Cemetery in Pikeville, KY.

Mrs. Wright died Sunday, March 2, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Campus in Cynthiana. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star.

Born June 12, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Alec and Salina (Posey) Blankenship.

Survivors include a son, Dr. A.C. Wright, of Lexington, 3 daughters, Katherine Anderson of Regina, KY, Mary Sanders of Tupelo, MS, and Molly Davis of Sunbury, OH; 11 grandchildren, Beth Underwood, Michael Wright, Benton Wright, Bruce Sanders, Kevin Sanders, Barry Davis, Pamela Hubbard, Samantha Stevens, Juanita York, Gerald Wright and Harold Wright.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cynthiana Presbyterian Women or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Special care provided by Drake -Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home. (P)

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