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Mary Helen Averitt


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Helen Averitt, 69, of Lebanon, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, from First United Methodist Church in Lebanon with Dr. Martin Thielen and Bishop Bob Spain officiating.

Burial was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Averitt died Saturday, June 7, at her residence. She was a graduate of the Memphis Methodist School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse at the Labonner Children’s Hospital and Nashville Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the hand bell choir, the Stephen Ministry, and served on various committees. She was a member of the Garden Club, Jr. Women’s Club, Lebanon Women’s Christian Club, Leadership Wilson, Past President of the Tennessee Optometric Association Auxillary (TOA) and Past President of the United Methodist Women. She was very active in community and school functions, and served as nurse for the Volunteers Mission to Guatemala.

Born May 13, 1939, in Henderson County, KY, she was the daughter of the late E.G. Crowley Sr. and Mary Allyne (Davis) Crowley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Paul Averitt.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Dr. T. Ross Averitt; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly Vaughn and wife Audrey Averitt of Cookeville, and Stanley Ross and wife Kelly Averitt of Lebanon; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and husband Tim Barlow of Gladeville, KY, and Amy and husband Mike Wheeler of Murfreesboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin Garrett Crowley Jr. and wife Donna of Hendersonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and husband Gene Hull of Hendersonville; 11 grandchildren, Joel Barlow, Sarah Beth Barlow, Emily Averitt, Daniel Paul Averitt, HaileyAveritt, Hannah Averitt, Mattie Averitt, Andrew Ross Averitt, Stephen Wheeler, Mary Ruth Wheeler, and Julia Wheeler.

Pallbearers were David Bingham, Jimmy Harper, Larry Oakley, Mac McClusky, Ken Clinard, and Sam Cardwell. Honorary pallbearers were the Questers Sunday School Class.

Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (P)

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Mary Edwina Gilpatrick
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Edwina Gilpatrick, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Greenwood and Bro. Marlon Winninham officiating.

Burial was at Flatt Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilpatrick died Sunday, June 15 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker, and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born August 31, 1913 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harris and Allie (Bailey) Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Gilpatrick; a son, Jack Gilpatrick; an infant daughter, Mary Edith Gilpatrick; a brother, Wells Thomas; and a sister, Edith Thomas.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and wife Anna Gilpatrick of Chattanooga, and Mike and wife Linda Gilpatrick of Livingston; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth and husband Jim Lewis of Rossville, GA, and Linda Sue Gilpatrick of Dalton, GA; 6 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Thomas, Gary Gilpatrick, Terry Gilpatrick, Mark Gilpatrick, Jim Lewis, James Brown, Tim Sells, and Harold Brewer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Vera (Flatt) Jackson


Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Velcie (Flatt) Jackson, 77, of Anderson, IN, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008 from Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home with Rev. Richard True officiating.

Burial was at East Maplewood Cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson died Friday, June 6 at Countryside Manor. She retired from Delco Remy in 1980 after 30 years of service.

Born August 1, 1930, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Minnie (Brown) Flatt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, C.R. Flatt, Bedford Flatt, and Ragoe Flatt; and 2 sisters, Jewell Ledbetter, and Ruby Dickerson.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Paul Jackson of Anderson; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and wife Mary Jackson of Fishers, IN, and Barry Jackson and fiancee Chris Kramer of Anderson; 2 grandchildren, Kyle Jackson and Tyler Reels; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and wife Reba Flatt of Livingston; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Golda Buck of Livingston, and Pearl and husband A.C. Roberts of Anderson; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nephews and nieces.

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (P)


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Anne Karie Clark Keisling
Mrs. Anne Marie (Clark) Keisling, of Columbia, and formerly of Willow Grove, died June 10, 2008.

She taught school in Pickett County for many years, and worked there as the school system’s first speech therapist.

Born in Willow Grove, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Pearl (Upchurch) Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Keisling; a son, James Phillip Keisling; and a daughter, Jane Ellen Keisling.

Survivors include her son, Joseph A. Keisling of Nashville; her daughter, Nancy (Silas) Jones of Goodlettsville; a grandson, Stanton E. McCloud of Murfreesboro; two granddaughters, Anna Keisling, and Grace Keisling; a brother, A.C. Clark of Cookeville; two sisters, Edwinna Langford of Livingston, and Margaret Coleman of Tullahoma; and many nephews and nieces.

According to her wishes, funeral services were not held. Mrs. Keisling had requested that anyone wishing to honor her memory should do a kind deed for someone else today.

Woodfin Funeral Chapels was in charge of arrangements. (P)

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Curtis Ray King
Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Ray King, 86, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from Beaty Swamp Church with Bro. Orbin Lane officiating.

Burial was at Booher Cemetery.

Mr. King died Sunday, June 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer.

Born May 4, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walter Green and Posie Mae Booher King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamala King; 3 brothers, Leamon King, Gene King, and Rue King; 3 sisters, Christine Hancock, Dolly King, and Pauline King.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Wilma (Parsons) King of Monroe; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and wife Sandra King of Smyrna, Jim and wife Brenda King of Monroe, Donald and wife Veta King of Sevierville, and Ronnie and wife Hyang Ku King of Omaha, NE; 2 brothers, John King of Pleasant Hill, TN, and Dallas King of Crossville; 6 sisters, Vella Kirkpatrick of Atlanta, GA., Treva Denhardt of Crawdfordville, FL, Wanda King of Crossville, Edna Wightman of Pleasant Hill, Vicky Smith of Crossville, and Cathy Wightman of Crossville; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tyler King, Jason King, Andrew King, Doug Parsons, Rick Parsons, and Mike Hancock.

Hall Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements. (C)

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Melinda K. Owens
Funeral servies for Mrs. Melinda K. Owens, 55, of Cookeville, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from First Baptist Church in Cookeville.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Owens died Thursday, June 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked as a public health nurse for the Tennessee Department of Health at Cookeville Regional Health Office.

Mrs. Owens was also involed with the Tenn Care program, the Crippled Children’s Program, and other nursing activities during her 33 year career.

In 1997, she received an America’s Outstanding Women Award for her contributions to her field. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cookeville.

She will be truly missed by those she left behind. She was an outstanding woman, wife, and mother. The world was truly a better place with her in it, and all who know her will miss her greatly and remember the good time spent with her.

Born September 16, 1952, in Petaluma, CA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Burkitt and Ellen Burkitt of Nashville.

Survivors include her husband, John C. Owens; her mother, Ellen Burkitt; a daughter and son-in-law, Emily and husband Brad Qualls of Nashville; a brother, Russell Burkitt of Nashville; a nephew, Nathan Burkitt of Nashville; a niece, Leslie Burkitt of Nashville; and an aunt, Martha Mulloy of Nashville.

Pallbearers were friends and family members.

Dyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (C)



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Ola Linder Ramsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Linder Ramsey, 93, of Heritage Community in Kalamazoo, MI, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008 from the Chapel of the Richard Henry’s Funeral Home in Kalamazoo with Rev. Brian Spencer officiating.

Burial was at Floral Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Ramsey died Thursday, June 12 at her residence in the Director’s Hall of Heritage Community in Kalamazoo.

Born April 9, 1915, in Alpine, she was the daughter of the late Amos Linder and Lilly (Speck) Linder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Ramsey; 5 brothers, Ronald Linder, C.C. Linder, J.M. Linder, Veon Linder, and Larry Linder; and a sister, Ruth Rohrer.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and husband Thomas Hall of Kalamazoo, and Donna and husband Ron Feiser of East Leroy, MI; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and wife Lula Rhea Linder of Alpine; 3 sisters-in-law, Joyce Linder, Cordie Linder, and Ella Linder; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, family members and friends.

Information of arrangements provided by Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. (C)

 


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