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Archives 03-19-2008

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Carl Wayne “Bud” Coffman
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Wayne “Bud” Coffman, 52, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Webb and Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Stacey Family Cemetery in Gainesboro.

Mr. Coffman, died Friday, March 14 at his home.

Born October 12, 1955, in Overton County, he was the son of Mearl (Moss) Coffman and the late Jesse Coffman.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Coffman; and his father-in-law, Arvil Hammock.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jan (Hammock) Coffman; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Andy Dickerson; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, U.L. and Betty Coffman and Johnny and Linda Coffman; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Kraig Miller, Cathy and Mack Buck, and Joan and Jack Sidwell; his mother-in-law, Rose Hammock; 2 brothers-in-law , Jeff Hammock and his wife, Pooh, and Steve Hammock; 4 sisters-in-law and their husband, Betty and Don Scantland, Sherry and Carl Wayne Beechboard, Deb and Robin Trudel, and Nancy Farmer; 16 nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Randy Dodson, James Morgan, Jimmy Copeland, Jamie Goodpasture, Timmy Scantland, and Donnie Phillips.

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

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Christeen (Phillips) Farris
Funeral services for Mrs. Christeen (Phillips) Farris, 89, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Mrs. Farris died Tuesday, March 11 at her home. She worked 35 years for General Motors, was a member of Eastern Star and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Born October 31, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Laura (West) Phillips.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Farris; 4 brothers, Norval Phillips, Edison Phillips, Carson Phillips and Kenneth Phillips; and a sister, Aleen Varella.

Survivors include a brother, Odell Phillips of Lewisville, IL; a sister, Mozelle Day of Anderson, IN; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Olyene (Neely) Gore
Funeral services for Mrs. Olyene (Neely) Gore, 91, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Moore officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Gore died Tuesday, March 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born April 24, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late J.P. Neely and Hosanna (Pennington) Neely. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James William Gore; a son, James McCoy Gore; a brother, Vester Neely; and 2 sisters, Estella Ogletree and Etta Brown.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Patt Gore of Dayton, OH; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lois and Joe Wilmoth of Baxter and Carol G. Morgan of Cookeville; a sister, Ruby Rich of Nashville; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren Levi Killom, Torey Killom, Joe Bradley Wilmoth, Justin McQueen, Gary McQueen, Kenny Gore, and Chris Reed.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Tony Douglas “T.D.” Harden

Funeral services for Mr. Tony Douglas “T.D.” Harden, 40, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Steve Thornton, Bro. Orbin “Dog” Lane , and Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in Hilham Cemetery.

Mr. Harden died Tuesday, March 11 at his home. He had worked as manager at Potters Builders Mart in Algood and was employed as a musician for Ranch Hands Band.

Born June 28, 1967, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Frank Jr. and Betty Sue (Buck) Harden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Harden; and an aunt, Brenda Buck.

Survivors include a daughter, Kenzi Brook Harden of Cookeville; his ex-wife, Pamela Gail (Beaty) Harden; a brother, Randy Harden; a half sister, Aubrey Harden of Indiana; an aunt, Shirlene Holman of Cookeville; 3 cousins, Amanda Hoffmeister and her husband John of Cookeville, Greg Brannon and his wife Melissa of Moss, and Andrea Langford of Celina.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a college fund for his daughter Kenzi at any Bank of Putnam County branch in Putnam, Overton, and Clay counties or mailed to 140 S. Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501, or brought to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Mary Alice Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Johnson, 73, of Crawford, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Jenkins and Bro. David Harris officiating. Burial was in Honey Springs, Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, March 13 at Standing Stone Healthcare and Rehab in Monterey.

She was a homemaker and a member of Twinton Freewill Baptist Church.

Born December 12, 1934, in Coffee County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Clarcie (Walker) Shelton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Calvin Johnson; 4 brothers, Thebert Shelton, Wil Shelton, Donnie Shelton, and Jr. Shelton; and 2 sons-in-law, Carl Stults and Frankie Vaughn.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, James Edward “Ed” and Cathy Johnson and Ronnie and Jane Johnson, all of Cookeville and Donnie and Aleshia Johnson of Crawford; 2 daughters, Alice Vaughn of Crawford and Gertie Stults of Monterey; a brother, Charles Shelton of Crossville; 3 sisters, Gertie Sheppard, Rosie Sheppard, and Jeanie Sheppard, all of Crossville; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Albert Donnie Ray
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Donnie Ray, 72, of Rickman, were conducted at noon Monday, March 17, 2008, at Harris Chapel Church with Bro. Elmer McCowan and Bro. Josh Ray officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Ray died Friday, March 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a school bus driver, a farmer, and master carpenter. He was a charter member of Algood Circle Drive Freewill Baptist Church since 1962, and an ordained Deacon since 1973.

Born July 2, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jack and Ida (Brown) Ray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dovie Mae Ray.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Lula Mae (Bilbrey) Ray of Rickman; 4 sons, Terry Ray and his wife Shelia of Charleston, SC, Tony Ray of Rickman, and Tommy Ray and his fiance Missy Wright of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Tim Schebel of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Faye Ray of Rickman; a sister, Beulah White of Rickman; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Ray and his wife Jessica of Mount Pleasant, SC, Nikki Ray, Justin Schebel and Colby Ray, all of Rickman; and Kari Seay and her husband Tyler of Charleston, SC; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Justin Schebel, Keith Ray, Dolan Bilbrey, Randall Bilbrey, James Bilbrey, Lee Bilbrey, Glen Bilbrey, and Colby Ray.

Honorary pallbearers were Hank White, Kenneth “Doc” Hargis, Bill Dodson, Bill Matheney, and the men of Algood Circle Free Will Baptist Church.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)




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Jacqueline Paulette Sidwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Jacqueline Paulette Sidwell, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Wells and Rev. Sunny B. Riding officiating. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Mrs. Sidwell died Wednesday, March 12 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club for 30 years, and of the Baptist faith.

Born October, 25, 1951, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Velma (Brown) Hood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Claudette Borden.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Roy Sidwell of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Joshua Adam and Susan Sidwell of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Christy Leigh and Steve Beed of Livingston; a sister, Sharlotte Lewis of Rickman; 3 grandchildren, Jake Smith, Shawn Sells, and Will Sidwell; and 2 step-grandchildren, Michael Davis and Keith Davis.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Copeland, Jack Crabtree, Ryan Lewis, Ritchie Little, Mike Sidwell, David Key, David West, and Bruce Myers.

Honorary pallbearers were Marty Sidwell, Keith Davis, Michael Davis, Buddy Sidwell, and Ray Sidwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Norma Estelle Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Estelle Smith, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating. Burial was in Cash Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, March 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Antioch Church of Christ.
Born January 28, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Etter (Reagan) Garrett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Dudley Smith and Colbert Martin; 3 brothers, Avel “Doc” Garrett, Dorma Garrett, and Norton Garrett; and a sister, Nelma Ledbetter.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Melissa Smith of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bud Worley of Monroe; a sister, Margie Maurice of Rickman; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Alberta Garrett of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Roger Worley, Martin Worley, Greg Worley, Bud Worley, Adam Taqui, and Darrel Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Danny Edward Stover
Funeral services for Mr. Danny Edward Stover, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Morris McMaster officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Stover died Saturday, March 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver.

Born February 22, 1953, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ester Edward and Nova (Carter) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Lee Stover; and his grandparents, Arland and Ivy Lee Stover and James Cleve Carter.

Survivors include his son, Micheal Reagan of Livingston; his grandmother, Ada Hutcheson; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Betty and Howard Phillips and Sheila and Matt Hill, all of Livingston; Linda Moss of Cookeville and Judy Neal of Sparta; 5 grandchildren, Alexis Reagan, Carissa Reagan, Levi Reagan, Hailey Craig, and Hope Craig; and his girlfriend, Margaret Abbott.

Pallbearers were David Shoemaker, Tony Phillips, Rick Moss, Bryant Handy, Ronnie Cunningham, and Ralph Bilbrey.

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


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