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Archives 04-02-2008

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ATWEL D. BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Atwel D. Bilbrey, 98, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Timothy Wilson and Bro. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Bilbrey died Friday, March 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 2, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Solomon and Susie (Robbins) Bilbrey.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerry Norrod of Livingston; a brother, Raymond Bilbrey of Cookeville; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer Taylor and her husband Larry of Cleveland and Amy Jo Fletcher and her husband Bruce of Livingston; and 3 great-grandsons, Logan Taylor, Micah Fletcher, and Bryson Fletcher.

Pallbearers were Willie H. Bilbrey, Jackie Kirby, Carmen Bilbrey, Jerry Bilbrey, Billy Bilbrey, Randall Bilbrey, Dewey Bilbrey, and William
Carvel Bilbrey.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (P)

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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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NINA (WALKER) CARR
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina (Walker) Carr, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Linder officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Carr died Sunday, March 23 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a factory worker and a member of Highland Freewill Baptist Church.
Born March 13, 1920, in Overton County she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Auda (Ledbetter) Walker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Coy Carr, 2 brothers, J.P. Walker and Edward Walker; and 3 sisters, Neva Evans, Louise Hood, and Myrtle Lewis.

Survivors include a sister, Elene Cantrell of Livingston; a step-daughter, Judy A. McGraw of Konawa, OK; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were Rick Cantrell, Ron Walker, Bill Hood, Jim Hood, Jeff Lewis, Donald Ledbetter, and Gary Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (P)

 

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JERRY RONALD CARTER
Mr. Jerry Ronald Carter, 61, of Michigan, formerly of Taylors Crossroads Community, died Thursday, March 27, 2008 in a Michigan hospital. Services will be held at a later date.

Born October 12, 1946, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John A. and Emily Elizabeth (Richardson) Carter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Coy; and a sister, Floy Harvey.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Susan Carter of Texas; 2 brothers, John H. Carter and Stanley Carter, both of Monroe; 5 sisters, Marie Sells of Allons, Irene Carter of Livingston, Betty Verble of Algood, Ann Gabbard of Ohio, Etta Leske of Michigan; and a host of nephews and nieces.
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WILLIAM HORACE DICKERSON
Funeral services for Mr. William Horace Dickerson, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Dickerson died Monday, March 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He attended Fisk Academy in Hilham, then served in the military during World War II. He served in the Pacific, New Guinea, and Australia. He was awarded the WWII Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Lapel Button and Distinguished Unit Badge.

He worked at Chrysler at Tank Arsenal in Detroit, MI for 16 years, and was a barber later in life. He was a member of Acasia Masonic Lodge in Michigan since 1956, a former Lions Club member and a member of First Baptist Church.

Born August 13, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Essie (Maxwell) Dickerson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Johnnye (Warden) Dickerson of Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Dickerson of Livingston; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Marie Stinson of Akron, OH, and Joyce and Frank Mutz of Manassa, VA; 2 nephews, Mike Dickerson of Ohio and John Mutz and his wife Amy of Indiana; a special sister-in-law and her husband, Geneva Burris and her husband Charles; 3 nieces, Linda Stokley and her husband David of Akron, OH, Marla Latham and her husband Don of Virginia, and Theresa Dickerson of Ohio; 12 other nephews and nieces; and a special little girl, Beth Hasey.

Pallbearers were John Mutz, Lance Ruble, Steve Mosley, Shane Mosley, Jay Mosley, and Brad Mosley.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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ULA DEAN DICKSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ula Dean Dickson, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Horace Burkes officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Dickson died Saturday, March 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born May 19, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dailey and Alcy (Moles) Hammons.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Dickson; a daughter, Doris Jean Daniels; and a sister, Ruby Hammons.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lisa Daniels of
Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Robert Brown of Livingston; a sister, Reba Johnson of Algood; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Daniels, Bobby Brown, Mitch Daniels, Andrew Daniels, David Moles, and Larry Johnson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.
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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 Nelson 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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MARIE (NEVINS) LOOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie (Nevins) Looper, 76, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, from the south chapel of Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory with Jeremy Nevins officiating. Burial was in East Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson.

Mrs. Looper died Tuesday, March 25 at her home. She retired from South Madison Community School Corporation in housekeeping and was a member of Ovid Community Church. She loved to crochet and make crafts of all kinds, and volunteered at St. John’s Health System making hats and blankets for newborn babies.

Born May 18, 1931, in Livingston, she was a the daughter of Ester and Grace (Brown) Nevins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Looper; 2 brothers, Kenneth Nevins and Bobby Nevins; a sister, Betty (Nevins) Masters; a son-in-law, Michael Bailey; 2 brothers-in-law,
Casto Masters and Ewin Denson; and a nephew, David Nevins.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Cathy Looper of Markleville, IN; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie (Looper) and Jay Seal of Markleville; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Brenda Nevins of Markleville, Carl and Laura Nevins of Livingston, and Charles and Glenn Nevins of Anderson; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Lou Denson of Livingston, Reba and Ralph Dishman of Madison, and Linda Jolly of Livonia, MI; a granddaughter, Rebecca Bailey of Markleville; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Nevins of Anderson; her best friend and cousin, Estlene Jenkins and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Robert D. Loose Funeral Home and Crematory. (C)

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VONDA MYRTLE ROBERTS
Funeral services for Mrs. Vonda Myrtle Roberts, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Hunter and Bro. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Roberts died Thursday, March 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was homemaker and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born April 25, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Beulah (Hawkins) Ogletree.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander Roberts; and a brother Cecil Ogletree.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Barbie Roberts of Crawford; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Roberts) and Houston Whitfield of Florida and Judy (Roberts) and Keith Smith of Livingston; 6 grandchildren, Heather (Whitfield) and Andrew Barry, Beau Whitfield and his wife, Chrystal, Jimmy Roberts and his wife Michelle, Rachel Anne Roberts, and Ashley Lawson and her husband, Michael; 3 great-grandchildren, Colin Alexander Barry, Abigail Lawson, and Audrey Lawson; and a special friend, Hazel Webb.

Pallbearers were Houston Whitfield, Beau Whitfield, Andrew Barry, Keith Smith, Jim Deck, and Ben Gilpatrick.

Honorary pallbearers were Luther Gene Coffee, Donald Dale, Dale Mars, Jeremy Mars, Billy Neal Carmack, R.L. Ogletree, Kenneth Hunter, Ray Lunsford, Dr. W.G. Quarles, Dr. Truman Smith, Wayne Hancock, Ed Gilpatrick, Rev. Newsome Harvey, Lois Bybee, Ruth Dailey, Amanda Cox, and employees of CareAll Quality Home Health.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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MANDA JANE "JANIE" SAVAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Manda Jane “Janie” Savage, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Walnut Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Savage died Thursday, March 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a nanny, and housekeeper, and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born January 2, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Effie (Carmack) Swan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hubert Savage; a son, Carl Ray Savage; and 7 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Ray Reeser of West Memphis, AR; a brother, Elmo Swan of Hartsville; 5 grandchildren, Janice Murphree of West Memphis, Rita Copeland of Monroe, Jimmy Reeser of Memphis, Mike Savage of Livingston, and Regina Boykin of Rickman; 9 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and a close family friend, Joyce Bilbrey of Livingston.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (P)

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