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Harold Eldridge

Funeral services for Mr. Harold O. Eldridge, 79, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2008, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Edward Todd officiating.
Burial was at Old Union Cemetery.
Mr. Eldridge died Wednesday, August 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a supervisor with Berkline Corporation. A member of Hilham Church of Christ, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Born May 20, 1929 in Overton County, he was son to the late Garvie and Nellie (Hooks) Eldridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harrison Eldridge; and a sister, Estelle Gore.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Eldridge of Hilham; a daughter, Ronda Williams of Cookeville; and 3 grandchildren, Whitney, Courtney, and Ryan Williams.
Pallbearers were Harold Austin, Mark Eldridge, Mike Eldridge, Matt Eldridge, Jack Poindexter, Steve McDonald, L. D. Johnson, Mike McDonald, and Gerald Ferrell.
Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (C)

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Faye Franklin
Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Louise Franklin, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.
Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Franklin died Monday, August 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a school teacher in the Overton County school system for 34 years, and was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. A graduate of the Livingston Academy Class of 1970, she received her bachelor of Science, master of Science, and education specialist degree from Tennessee Tech University. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and International Reading Association.
Born October 19, 1952, in Overton County, she was daughter to Carl and the late Geneva Barnes Peterman.
In addition to her father, survivors include her husband, Nikey Franklin of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lora Franklin of Livingston, and Holli and husband Wade Barnes of Crossville; and a brother, David Peterman of Livingston.
Pallbearers were Terry Melton, Blake Peterman, Grant Mullins, Wade Barnes, Rich Johnson, and Jerry Cravens.
Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (C)

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Laura Hancock
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ann Hancock, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson and Rev. Dee Wells officiating.
Burial was at Hancock Cemetery.
Mrs. Hancock died Sunday, August 10 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and member of First Christian Church.
Born November 24, 1918, in Overton County, she was daughter to the late John Bill and Cora (McDonald) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos A. Hancock.
Survivors include 2 sons, Wayne Hancock of Monroe, and Jimmy Hancock of Lynchburg, VA; a daughter, Wanda Nutter of Largo, FL; 2 sisters, Orlean White of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Hazel Webb of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Galena Salais of Denton, TX, Damon Hancock of Soddy Daisy, TN, Mandy Wegner of Bedford, VA, and Kerri Stevenson of Swansboro, NC; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chris Billings, Ramon Salais, Damon Hancock, Jerry White, Mike Hancock, Kenny Hancock, and Brandon Salais.


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L. J. Looper
Funeral services for Mr. L. J. Looper, 85, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Barefield and Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating.
Burial was at F. A. Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb.
Mr. Looper died Monday, August 18 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Monterey First Baptist Church. He founded Looper Tire Company in Monterey and operated it for many years.
Born July 8, 1923, in Overton County, he was son to the late Willie and Elsie (Ashburn) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Bertie Bowman Looper; a son, James Looper; 2 brothers, A. B. Looper, and James Looper; and a sister, Frances Thrasher.
Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and wife Ruth Looper of Monterey, and Larry and wife Rosalie Looper of Huber Heights, OH; a brother, Doyle Looper of Asheboro, NC; 6 sisters, Jeanette Murphy of Battle Creek, MI, Jewel Solinksi of Bay City, MI, Clarice Collier of Essexville, MI, Johnnie Samon of Vandalia, OH, Mellean Bilbrey of Livingston, and Neda Davidson of Troy, OH; 7 grandchildren, Angela Ray of Dayton, OH, Phoebe Wilson of Cookeville, Mary Beth Looper of Cookeville, Steven Looper of Vandalia, Michael Looper, David Looper, and Janet Gadd, all of Huber Heights; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (C)

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Vicki Oliver
Funeral services for Mrs. Vicki Mai (Taylor) Oliver, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, August 20, 2008, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.
Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Oliver died Saturday, August 16 at her home. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She worked as a case worker and educator with Pacesetters, and was, with her husband Carson, owner of Overton County News. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation for the prevention of SIDS, named after her grandson Oliver Hayes Hitzeman. An artist working in arts and crafts, she loved spending time on the lake with her family, friends, and grandkids.
Born May 22, 1946, in Warren County, she was the daughter of Martha Louise (Frazier) Taylor of Livington and the late Plas Harlan Taylor. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Oliver Hayes Hitzeman.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Carson Douglas Oliver of Livingston; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Gregory Douglas and wife Andrea Oliver of Cookeville, and Plas Darren Oliver of Livingston; a daughter, Kyra Marlene Oliver of Richmond, VA; a sister and brother-in-law, Harlena Louise and husband Danny Walters of Anderson, SC; 2 grandchildren, Adam Douglas Oliver, and Evan Taylor Oliver; 2 nieces, Morgan Lachelle Walters of Livingston, and Kasey Teague Walters, of Anderson, SC;
Pallbearers were Shirley Graves, Jene Barsness, Beth Walters, Carrie Loghry, Carol Loghry, and Diann Evans.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

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Tolbert Pierce
Funeral services for Mr. Tolbert “Tom” Pierce, 77, of Love Joy Community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2008 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Pierce and Rev. David Harris officiating.
Mr. Pierce died Thursday, August 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church, and with his wife, was owner and operator of Tom’s Grocery in Love Joy Community, as well as being owner and operator of Tom’s Used Cars in Monterey. He was a school bus driver with Overton County Schools for 22 years, and a caretaker at Wilson Cemetery for over 30 years.
Born June 20, 1931, in Overton County, he was son to the late Golie and Rosie (Key) Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Dimps, Denelodene, Willie Lee, Delbert, Beecher, and Doffie Pierce.
Survivors include his wife of almost 57 years, Bonnie (Harris) Pierce of Love Joy Community; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and wife Imalene Pierce of Cliff Springs Community, and Chris and wife Carla Pierce of Rickman; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and husband Earl Stephens, and Pam and husband Danny Rollins, all of Love Joy Community; 7 grandchildren, Eric, Heather, Brent, Ethan, Creed, Calla, and Lisa; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (C)


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Bruce Roman
Funeral services for Mr. Bruce Roman, 54, of Warren, MI, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12 at Christ Lutheran Church.
Burial was at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.
Mr. Roman died Friday, August 8. A retired employee of Chrysler Corp. for 30 years, he loved to work with carpentry tools, and do little things around the house. He will be sadly missed by his many loving family members.
Born June 25, 1954, he was son to Gladys McDonald, and son-in-law to Doyle and Fredda Langford.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie Lynn Langford; 2 sons, Christopher Roman, and Kyle Roman; 2 daughters, Sherri Altavena, and Stefanie Leohnard; a brother, Eric Kendell; a sister, Kimberly McClosky; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger and wife Trish Langford; an aunt, Jene Roman; 5 grandchildren; 2 nephews, Tyler and Derek; and 2 nieces, Misty and Emily. (P)


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Anna Inez (Ellis) Smethers

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Inez (Ellis) Smethers, 91, of Anderson, IN, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2008 from Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Smethers died Sunday, August 17 at Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, and attended Church of God.
Born June 12, 1917, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mattie (Lee) Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Smethers in 1975; and 12 siblings.
Survivors include a son, Jack D. Smethers of Anderson; and several nephews and nieces.
Special care provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. (C)

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Sue Stanley
Mrs. Sue Ann (Dishman) Stanley, 57, of Lapel, IN, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Stanley worked at Riverview Hospital for nearly 30 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who adored her family.
Born September 19, 1950, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Cantrell) Dishman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stanley.
Survivors include her brother, Charles Dishman; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Christopher Stanley, Jeremy and wife April Stanley, and Jonathan and wife Michelle Stanley; a daughter, Melissa Stanley; and 3 grandchildren, Jacob Moss, Nikolai Stanley, and Alex Spacaj.
Randall and Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (P)

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William J. Stawicki
Mr. William J. Stawicki, 62, of Monroe, died Friday, August 15, 2008, at his home.
Born November 14, 1945, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of the late John Paul and Lela Clancy Allred Stawicki. He was retired from State Farm Insurance.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Stawicki of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Shauna Stawicki of Nashville; a daughter, Melissa Stawicki of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, John Stawicki of Clearwater, FL; 3 sisters, Kathryn Kirtland of Nashville, Patricia Berning, and Carol Degarmo, both of Valparaiso, IN.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Annanoi Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Annanoi “Ann” Vaughn, 69, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Jerry Harris and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.
Burial was at McFerren Cemetery.
Mrs. Vaughn died Saturday, August 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born November 5, 1938, she was daughter to the late Homer and Edna (Gunnels) Reeder.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Vaughn; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and wife Kyleene Vaughn; Kreg and wife Penny Vaughn; a daughter of the heart, Jordan Barsness; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donnie Dixon, Tommy Gore, Paul Garrett, Carl Davis, Dennis Barsness, Kevin Vaughn, and Nicholas Vaughn.
Hall Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of arrangements. (C)

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Karen Marybeth (McLeod) Williams
Memorial services for Mrs. Karen Marybeth (McLeod) Williams, 48, of Peoria, AZ, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2008, at Grace Baptist Church in Alpine with Bro. John Copeland officiating.
Mrs. Williams died Friday, August 15 at her residence. She was a medical receptionist, a homemaker, and of the Lutheran faith.
Born June 20, 1960 in New Rochelle, NY, she was daughter to the late John Raymond McLeod Sr. and Mrs. Helen (Benz) McLeod of Livingston.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gary Williams of Peoria; a son, Richard Williams of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Jennifer Williams of Scotsdale, AZ; a brother and sister-in-law, John Raymond Jr. and wife Amy McLeod of Livingston; 2 nieces, Bonnie and husband Randall Bear Mathis of Rickman, and Cindy and husband Josh Meadow of Cookeville; 2 great nephews, Robert Mathis, and Ian Hargis; a great niece, Casey Mathis; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. (P)

 

Mary Lucille (Norris) Winton
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucille (Norris) Winton, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2008, with Rev. Ron Roy officiating.
Burial was at Green Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Winton died Tuesday, August 12 at Life Care Center of Sparta. She was a factory worker with Kellogg.
Born May 9, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Beulah Neely Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Carlos Winton; a grandson, Gary Todd Winton; a brother, Arlie Norris Jr.; and a sister, Lois Norris Crump.
Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James T. and wife Cynthia Winton of Sparta, and Gerald E. and wife Gloria Winton of Dowling, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Carla Sue and husband Rev. Ron Roy of Uruguay, South America; a sister, Opal Norris Bell of Battle Creek, MI; 7 grandchildren, Kimberly A. Dudley, Aaron D. Winton, Nathan J. Winton, Gina Bennett, Luke Roy, Kyle Roy, and Lance Roy; and 7 great-grandchildren, Samantha Guess, Christopher Guess, Caleb Winton, Jacob Winton, Christian Winton, Brittany Bennett, and Jessica Bennett.
Pallbearers were Nathan Winton, Aaron Winton, Luke Roy, Kyle Roy, Lance Roy, and Jeff Dudley.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Winton and Wayne Winton.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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