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Archives 03-26-2008

Obituaries

JAMES HAROLD BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. James Harold Bilbrey, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Burial was in Cash Cemetery.

Mr. Bilbrey died Wednesday, March 19 at his home.

Born April 30, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Overton and Carrie (Dillon) Bilbrey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald H. Bilbrey; and 3 brothers Carl bilbrey, Tommy Bilbrey, and Bobby Steve Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Bilbrey of Livingston; 2 brothers, Glen Bilbrey and Teddy Bilbrey; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Katherine and Junior Stover, Betty Davis, and Margaret Brown; a daughter-in-law, Pauline Bilbrey of Livingston; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Wayne Mullins, Brandon Mullins, Randy Bull, L.D. Johnson, Riley Johnson, and Charles Andrews.

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

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LUTHER JAMES BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. Luther James Brown, 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Monday, March 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 9, 1923, in Clay County, he was the son of the late James and Ettie (Fletcher) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Fred Brown, Robert Brown, John Brown, Van Brown and Wilmon “Hoss” Brown; and 2 sisters, Minnie Langford and Ruth Brown.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Maynord of Cookeville; 2 nephews, Randy Maynord and Robert Brown, both of Cookeville; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Ed Melton, Andy Melton, Darrin McDonald, Steve Martin, Merrill Phy, and David Hill.

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

 

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BERNICE FREEMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Freeman, 61, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Wells and Rev. Sunny B. Ridin officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman died Wednesday, March 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a cosmetologist, worked at Volunteer Foam, and was a member of First Christian Church.

Born December 14, 1946, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George Weaver and Lucy Lola Mae Paul Daniel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Leath; 2 brothers, Troy Daniel and Eugene Daniel; and a grandson, Tyler Lancaster.

Survivors include her husband, Lester Freeman of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and David Lancaster of Monroe; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Bill Shewmake of Monroe, Hassie Pearson of Millington, and Jewell Dennis of Akron, OH; 2 grandsons, Matthew Swallows and his wife Ashley of Monroe and Kyle Leath of Westmoreland; and 2 great-grandsons, Slade Swallows and Eli Swallows.

Pallbearers were Phillip Welsh, Jason Daniel, Jacob Daniel, Spencer Curd, Mark Neely, and Doug Morgan.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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ROBERT CLESTON HALL
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Cleston Hall, 85, of Hermitage, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro. Judd Hays officiating. Burial was in Fentress Memory Gardens in Jamestown.

Mr. Hall died Thursday, March 20. He retired from DuPont with 25 years of service, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II; a 32nd degree Mason at Old Hickory Lodge No. 598; and a member of First Baptist Church Old Hickory.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Opal (Evans) Hall.

Survivors include his son, Robert Evans Hall; his daughter and son-in-law, Vikki and Charles Johnson; a brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Jeanette Hall; and 2 grandchildren, Taylor Johnson and Keats Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203

Special care provided by Hermitage Funeral Home Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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REBA LEE (CRAVENS) JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Lee (Cravens) Johnson, 78, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Murphy officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Friday, March 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker an a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born January 15, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Effie Cravens. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Auberson and Earl Wayne Johnson; 2 daughters, Helen Sue Dailey and Nona Gail Auberson; and a great-granddaughter, Reeva Shey Ray.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tony Bruce and Brenda Auberson; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Burgess, Regina Ray, and Tony Auberson; and 6 great-grandchildren, Thomas Burgess, Michael Burgess, Tommy Spurlock, Gavin Ray, Josie Spurlock and Tonie Lee Spurlock.

Pallbearers were Johnny Threet, Blain Threet, Jerry Goolsby, Mike Allred, John Halsell, and Greg Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Spurlock and Gavin Ray.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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ALBERT P. McDONALD
Mr. Albert P. McDonald, 79, of Alpine, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at a later date, with burial in McDonald Family Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald was a farmer, a member of West Fork Masonic Lodge #648, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.

Born February 25, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Warder and Sadie (Smith) McDonald.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Wells.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul D. and Janice McDonald of Lavergne; and a step-grandson, Zane Cunningham of Rocky Gap, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)




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CHARLES JUNIOR MULLINS
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Junior Mullins, 59, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Copeland officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Mullins died Friday, March 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith.

Born May 16, 1948, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Hassel and Dorothy (Cooper) Mullins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half-brother, Arvil Mullins.

Survivors include 2 bothers, Bruce Mullins of Celina and Randy Mullins of Livingston; and 4 half-sisters, Ann Buckay, Ruby Hollifield and Mildred Potter, all of Michigan, and Joyce Johnson of Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Larry Cooper, Joe Cooper, Eric Mullins, David Todd, John Cass, and Ronald Cooper.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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DELPHA (BOLES) PIGG
Funeral services for Mrs. Delpha (Boles) Pigg, 93, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina.

Mrs. Pigg died Monday, March 17 at Cumberland River Hospital. She was a factory worker.

Born January 13, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clure Icem and Ada (Williams) Boles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gaskill Pigg; a son, Winton Pigg; 5 brothers, Finis Boles, Lester Boles, Winton Boles, Edward Boles, and Kaye Tinsley Boles; and 2 sisters, Faye Carmack and Willie B. Young.

Survivors include 3 sons, Mayford Boles and Roger Pigg, both of Celina, and Normand B. Boles of Boles, KY; a daughter-in-law, Evonne Lewis of Pendleton, IN; 2 brothers, Eugene Boles of Celina and Eldon Boles of Anderson, IN; a sister, Esteline Kilman of Celina; 5 grandchildren, Pamela Gorkin of Prairie Trail, MN, Michelle Scott and Suzanne Bandy, both of Indianapolis, IN, Lynn Cole of Gainesboro, and Steve Pigg of Pendleton, IN; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jacob Glowner, Jim Boles, Tim Boles, Clifton Boles, Lester Boles, and Kyle Scott.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Scott, Tony Scott, Robert Abney, Bruce Myers, John Officer, and Huel Boles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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PAULINE TAYLOR
Graveside services for Mrs. Pauline Taylor, 85, of Byrdstown, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Old Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Taylor died Saturday, March 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 16, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Hilrey and Nettie Jane (Garrett) Shoemake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hulbert Taylor; a brother, Darlos Shoemake; and 4 sisters, Lorene Flowers, Montery Steel, Flossie Daniels, and Rettie Jane Smith.

Survivors include a son, Shirley Eugene Shoemake; a daughter, Frances Jeanette Virani; several nephews and nieces; and a special friend, Lisa Tramel of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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JULIE ANN WEST
Funeral services for Miss Julie Ann West, 27, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bennie Sells officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Miss West died Sunday, March 16 at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born October 25, 1980, in Overton County, she was the daughter of John West of Livingston and Ruth Ann York of McMinnville.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Hubert and Burksie West and A.B. Hill.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her brother and sister-in-law, David and Stephanie West of Livingston; her grandmother, Virginia Genell Hill of Livingston; her step-father, Kenneth York of McMinnville; her step-mother, Sarah West of Livingston; her half sister, Emily Nelson of McMinnville; 2 nieces, Karlie West and Katie West, both of Livingston; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Travis Peek, Derick Beasley, J.T. Cantrell, Michael Graff, Josh Sidwell, and L.D. Johnson.

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

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