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Archives 03-12-2008

Obituaries

Irene Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Brown, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Dalton officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brown died Friday, March 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born October 23, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Edith (Christian) Eldridge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delon Brown; a brother Fowler Eldridge; and 5 sisters, Ruth Copeland, Dean Warden, Pearl Elrod, Myrtle Allred, and Helen McCauley.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Vicki Brown of Hilham; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Joyce Eldridge of Alpine and Harold and Lorene Eldridge of Livingston; 2 grandsons, Jeff Brown of Livingston and Ryan Brown of Hilham; and a granddaughter, Kristen
Richter and her husband Jeremy of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Shannon Eldridge, Bobby Copeland, Billy Copeland, Mark Allred, Blake McCauley, and Doug Eldridge.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Homer Dennis Copeland
Graveside services for Mr. Homer Dennis Copeland, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2008 at Martin Cemetery with Bro. George Turke officiating.

Mr. Copeland died Thursday, March 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a builder in the construction industry and of the Christian faith.

Born July 7, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Homer and Liza (Garrett) Copeland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Wisner; and 2 sisters, Francis Copeland and Mable Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Faye (Long) Copeland of Livingston; a daughter, Tammy Denise Lewis of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Mayme Carr of Crossville; a sister, Bobbie Hartman of Crossville; 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Sells, Stormy Chilton and Dillon Chilton; a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins; and special friends, Edna Roberts, Johnny and Cathy Taylor, Billy Parrott, Jimmy Chilton, Clifford and Angie Choate, Billy Chaffin, Tim Hartman, and Chandrea Collins.

Pallbearers were Rex Stannard, Milt Maxfield, Ronnie Melton, Junior Foster, Randy Reeder, and Cory Vaughn.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Willie Edward Crabtree
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Edward Crabtree, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Richard T. Gerhart officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mr. Crabtree died Thursday, March 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born May 7, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Whitney and Stella Jane (Thomas) Crabtree.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Paul Crabtree and Jamie Lee Crabtree; a daughter, Pamela Sue Crabtree; 2 brothers, Hezzie Crabtree and Kelsie Crabtree; 3 sisters, Dorothy Ledbetter, Olene Ledbetter, and Laurie Maynard; and a grandson, Daniel Hynes.

Survivors include his wife, Edith (Denton) Crabtree of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, James Davis and Donna Crabtree of Hardy’s Chapel; 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Willa Dean and Larry Garret, Maxcine and Sam Hynes, and Kathy Savage, all of Livingston, Wanda and Danny Greer of Rickman, and Cynthia Pennington of Cookeville; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Durrell and Peggy Crabtree of Springfield and Don L. Crabtree of Livingston; a sister, Joyce Neal of Livingston; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Andy Crabtree, Daniel Crabtree, Michael Crabtree, Chris Garrett, Adam White, and Larry Dailey

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Margaret Kay (Rich) Huckeby
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Kay (Rich) Huckeby, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Paul Forgey officiating. Burial was in Cope Cemetery.

Mrs. Huckeby died Wednesday, March 5 at her home. She was a member of Midway Christian Church and loved Pickett County basketball.

Born February 6, 1940, in Clarkrange, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Webster Rich and Luna Adah (Winningham) Rich.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Clifton Rich, Jesse Rich Jr., Daniel Rich, Bill Rich, George Rich, John Rich, and Perry Rich; and 3 sisters, Frannie Williams, Ava Allred, and Ada G. Rich.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon Ray Huckeby of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Perri Lynn (Huckeby) and Burton Capps of Spring City; 3 brothers, Alfred Sam Rich of Columbus, MI, and Foss Mannion Rich and Kelly Rich, both of Monroe; 6 sisters, Alba Johnson of Lake City, Enola Roehrer, Jean Parsons, and Jane Lefew, all of Monroe, Norma Kerbaugh of Gallatin, and Sandra Rich of Cookeville; 2 grandsons, Robert Capps and James Capps, both of Spring City; and numerous nephews, nieces, other family members, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Bobby Huckeby, Ray Huckeby, Mickey Huckeby, Keven Vaughn, Benny Huckeby, and Kenny Lefew.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

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Austie Pauline (Rains) Huff
Funeral services for Mrs. Austie Pauline (Rains) Huff, 90, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2008, at Moodyville Baptist church with Bro. Jeff Amonett officiating. Burial was in Upchurch Cemetery.

Mrs. Huff died Friday, March 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Moodyville Baptist Church.

Born December 30, 1917, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Cyril Webster Rains and Cora Alice (Pierce) Rains.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Print Huff; a brother, Cohen Rains; and 2 sisters, Velma Crouch and Delma Storie.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sue Huff of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Jimmie and John Poore of Albany, KY; 5 grandchildren, Troy Huff and his wife Teresa, Tim Huff, Teresa Poore, Holli Halfacre, and Lora Spears and her husband Nicky; 5 great-grandchildren, Todd, Trent, Taylor Beth, Levi, and Keaton Landon; and a host of nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Herbie Groce, Tim Huff, Jeff Crouch, Todd Huff, Troy Huff, and Nicky Spears.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

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Glen H. Masters
Mr. Glen H. Masters, 79, of Livingston, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery. Private services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Masters was a retired school teacher and guidance counselor at Livingston Academy, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in World War II.

Born February 5, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mae Edens Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Doyle Masters, Ralph Masters, and Earl Wayne Masters.

Survivors include his wife, Billie (Kirby) Masters of Livingston; 2 sons, Terry Masters of Crossville and Bobby Masters of the Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County; and a grandson, Johnathan Masters.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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Gladys Janet Mathis
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Janet Mathis, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Orbin “Dog” Lane officiating. Burial was in Mathis Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Mathis died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Outreach Church.

Born December 12, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Calvin James and Grace Viola (Weller) Tuckett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Grace Holshue; and a brother, James Tuckett.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Harmon of Livingston; 2 daughters, Laura Johnson of Cookeville and Rebecca Booher of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, George Reecer and Elaine Tuckett of Columbus, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Sam Tackett of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Wanda Tuckett of Sterling Heights, MI; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Peter Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Mark Booher, James Booher, John Downer, and Terry Johnson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Linda Presley
Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Presley, 61, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough and Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community.

Mrs. Presley died Tuesday, March 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker, a homemaker and a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 8, 1946, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Media (Phillips) Harris of the Anderson Community and the late Foil Harris.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Presley; a son, Jonathan Phillips and a step-son, Melvin Presley.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include 2 sons, Eddie Presley of Hanging Limb and Chad Phillips of Monterey; a daughter, Brenda Melton of Monterey; 4 step-children, Clyde Presley and Wayne Presley, both of Cookeville, and Cathy Williams and Goldie Stewart, both of Monterey; 2 brothers, Donald Harris and Ronald Harris, both of the Anderson Community; a sister, Mildred Bilbrey of Monterey; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Gayron Reynolds
Funeral services for Mr. Gayron Reynolds, 59, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 am. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Etter Baptist Church . Burial was in Etter Cemetery.

Mr. Reynolds died Sunday, March 9 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Gladys Opal (Brown) Reynolds; 2 brothers, Billy Wayne Reynolds and Kenneth Harold Reynolds; and a nephew, Gary Ray Buck.

Survivors include a son, Dakota Reynolds of Allons; 2 daughters, Danielle Reynolds of Allons and Christy Reynolds of South Carolina; a brother, Sherron Reynolds of Jamestown; 2 sisters, Kay Story of Albany, KY and Linda Reynolds of Edmond, OK; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jeff Neal, Tim Cope, Galin Buck, Derrick Buck, Brad Bowden, Shannon Reynolds, and Steven Reynolds.

Special care provided by Jennings 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, and a member of the Church of God of Prophesy for 47 years.

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 4 children and their spouses, Howard and Gerry Robbins of Dayton, OH, Hollis and Daisy Robbins of Indianapolis, IN, Vonda Hegler of Orlando, FL and Hyle and Joy Robbins of Oviedo, FL; a sister, Clara Beaty of Alpine; 2 step-brothers, Carlos Reagan of Jamestown and Carson Reagan of Livingston; a step-sister, Phyllis Flowers of Livingston; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Danny lawson, Randy Robbins, Matthew Knopp, Ray Smith, Dewain Peek, and Carson Reagan.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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