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Carl Almonrode
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Almonrode, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.

Mr. Almonrode died Monday, April 14 at his home. He was a carpenter and mason in the construction business, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict, and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 25, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ermon and Lela (Collins) Almonrode.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Almonrode.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Almonrode of Livingston; a son, Bobby Almonrode of Livingston; a brother, Homer Almonrode of Livingston; 2 sisters, Jimmie Masters of Livingston, Juanita Meadows of Cartersville, GA; a nephew; and 4 nieces.

Pallbearers were Greg Walker, Charles Peek, Billy Gene Gaw, Jerry Melton, Jerry Reagan, and Floyd McCormick.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Catherine Bilbrey
Funeral services for Miss Catherine Bilbrey, 89, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery in Monroe.

Miss Bilbrey died Friday, April 18 at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas. She was a retired teacher from Pickett County School System and a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Born April 27, 1918, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas “W.T.” and Lola (Keisling) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harlan Bilbrey and Ward Lamen Bilbrey.

Survivors include a cousin, Charles Keisling of Monroe; a niece, Elizabeth Joan Maynord of Livingston; 2 great-nieces, Jennifer Durby of Algood and Kristi Wright of Monroe; and 4 great-nephews and nieces, Colton Dishman, Addison Wright, Arabella Durby, and Isaac Durby.

Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Johnny Fred Coleman, Billy Maynord, Britt Keisling, Kelly Colson, Scottie Gunnels, Kenneth Sells, and Dale Keisling.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Marco P. Buzachero
Funeral services for Mr. Marco P. Buzachero, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Harrison officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Mr. Buzachero died Monday, April 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was the owner of North Central Tennessee Oil and Gas, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, and of the Catholic faith.

Born March 25, 1933, in Crystal Falls, MI, he was the son of the late John and Josephine Rosa Buzachero. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Buzachero.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Buzachero of Livingston; a son, Bubbie Buzachero of Livingston; a daughter, Crystal Copeland of Murfreesboro; and 2 sisters, Annie Reitmeyer of Central Lake, MI and Emma Carlton of Crystal Falls, MI.

Pallbearers were Clifton Brown, Bubbie Buzachero, Kevin Copeland, Archie Brown, Mitch Copeland, Richard Upton, and Jade McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Eugene “Beaver” Hargis
Funeral services for Mr. Eugene “Beaver” Hargis, 69, of Crawford, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at Lake View Baptist Church in the Mineral Springs Community with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Mayland Cemetery in Mayland.

Mr. Hargis died Tuesday, April 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA, a painter, and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Born December 19, 1938, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Hassie (Hopson) Hargis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Denise Christine Hargis.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Anna Ruth (Elmore) Hargis; 3 sons, C.Dewayne Hargis of Nashville, Danny Eugene Hargis of Monterey, and Dallas Woodrow Hargis of Crawford; 2 daughter, Phyllis Diane Riutta of Ishpeming, MI and Delores Ann Russell of Denton, NC; his twin sister, Christine Candlin of Virginia; 19 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Otis hargis
Funeral services for Mr. Otis Hargis, 79, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Burial was in Sand Springs Memorial Gardens in Monterey.

Mr. Hargis died Wednesday, April 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He retired from Delco Moraine, a division of General Motors, in Dayton, OH, after 31 years of employment, and had moved back to Overton County in 1986. He was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 25, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ruben H. And Bertha Ann (Sisco) Hargis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Homer, Charles, and Clyde Hargis; a sister Pauline Reed; 2 brothers-in-law, Willard Reed and Doug Simpson; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Cooper.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Golda (Blaylock) Hargis of Hanging Limb; 2 sons, Roger Rockwell of Dayton and Michael Hargis of Hanging Limb; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Phillip and Diane Rockwell Hannaford of Mesa, AZ, and Darrel and Brenda Hargis Barnett of Dayton; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Dean Hargis of Cookeville and Danny and Theresa Hargis of Monterey; 3 sisters and two brothers-in-law, Juanita and Buster Reed of Hanging Limb, Geneva Simpson of Wallins Creek, KY, and Betty and Donald Cleghorn of Algood; 2 sisters-in-law, Geraldine Hargis of Monterey and Clarazine Hargis of Hanging Limb; 6 grandchildren, Leah Rockwell, Kyle Rockwell, Bradley Barnett, Justin Barnett, Kayla Barnett, and Brett Barnett; 2 step-grandchildren, Stephanie Barnett Wooten and Amy Barnett Bolten; 3 great-grandchildren, Abigail Wooten, Brianna Wooten and Jade Bolten; and many nephews and nieces.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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James Hobson Holkem
Funeral services for Mr. James Hobson Holkem, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at City Cemetery in Stevenson, AL with Bro. James Roberson officiating.

Mr. Holkem died Thursday, April 17 at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born June 22, 1920, in Jackson County, AL, he was the son of the late Jim and Flossie F. (Stewart) Holkem.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Holkem; 3 brothers, John L. Holkem, Donald Holkem, and Albert Holkem; and 2 sisters, Lacy Roberts and Evelyn Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Glena Holt (Brown) Holkem of Cookeville; a step-son, Roy A. Brown and his wife Shelia of Cookeville; 2 step-daughters, Angela Rich and her husband Billy of Cookeville, and Janie Neely and her husband Larry of Whiteland, IN; and a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Ray and Faye Holkem of Rainsville, AL, 1 sister, Lucille Smith of Stevenson, Al., and 9 grandchildren.

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




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Ezra Lee Qualls
Funeral services for Mr. Ezra Lee Qualls, 87, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Hoyt Looper officiating. Mr. Qualls died Sunday, April 6 in Chesterfield, IN.

Born July 13, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Owen and Mae (Harris) Qualls.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Wallace) Qualls; 2 infant brothers, B.C. Qualls and W. T. Qualls; 4 sisters, Mable Qualls, Josephine Harvill, Olla Harvill, and Sally Maude Fisher.

Survivors include 2 sons, Tony Qualls of Elwood, IN and Bruce Qualls of Alexandria, IN; a brother Donal Qualls of Anderson, IN; 2 sisters, Willie Mae Lowe of Crossville and Wanda Faye Phillips of Rickman; 8 grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Bruce Qualls, Andy Qualls, Tony Qualls, Dylan Combs, Joey Thevathan, Greg Smith, and Garry Phillips.

Special care provided by Dunnichay Funeral Home. (P)

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Fran Richardson
Funeral services for Mrs. Fran Richardson, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Langford, Rev. Dewitt Sampley and Rev. Danny Whitson officiating. Burial was in Ray Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. Richardson died Saturday, April 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She worked for many years as an LPN and was a member of Donelson Freewill Baptist Church.

Born August 1, 1937, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late Coleman and Maude Alma (Lawson) Verble.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brothers, Frank Verble and Donald Verble; and 2 sisters, Bobbie Pierce and Brenda Parrott.

Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years, Clarence “Shorty” Richardson of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Lorraine Richardson of Cookeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sheryl (Richardson) and Mike Sinor of Leesburg, GA and Christy (Richardson) Whittaker of Livingston; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Betty Libby and Linda and Jim Whittaker, all of Donelson, and Alma Lee and Ralph Mackie of Monterey; 5 grandchildren, Wendy Sinor, Sarah (Sinor) Phy and her husband Jason, Kori Frances (Richardson) Hobbs and her husband David, and Dana Richardson, all of Cookeville, and Summer Lee Whittaker of Livingston; 2 great-granddaughters-in-waiting, Addison Grace Phy and Madison Olivia Hobbs; 3 brothers-in-law, Boots Pierce, Roy Tudor, and Kenneth Parrott, all of Monterey; her extended family: a sister, Katherine Beaty of Monterey, a daughter, Jodie Gibson of Cookeville; and a granddaughter, Courtney (Corky) Garrett of Livingston.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association by contacting the funeral Home.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Ora Beatrice (Hill) Jentzen Wessendorf
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Beatrice (Hill) Jentzen Wessendorf, 96, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Monroe, were conducted at 11 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Burial was in Booher Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Wessendorf died Saturday, April 12 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She worked for a meat-packing company.

Born June 10, 1911, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Nancy (Booher) Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Walt Jentzen and Clem Wessendorf; a daughter, Nancy Lucas; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Survivors include a son, Tony Jentzen of Monroe; a daughter, Bea Ellen Becker of Chattanooga; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Tony Williams, Joe Jetter, Nathan Lucas, Tony Dale Jentzen, Steven Jentzen, and Keith Winter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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