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Donald Glenn Bowman
Funeral services for Donald Glenn Bowman were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 7 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles and Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was at the Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mr. Bowman died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 29, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late William L. and Dessie (Bullock) Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Paul Bowman, Carl Bowman, Bill Bowman, Hampton Bowman and Bobby Bowman; 2 sisters, Reba Nell Bowman and M.C. Webb.

Mr. Bowman was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a minister of the Church of Christ in Overton County and surrounding areas for over 40 years. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred Wilmoth Bowman (whom he married July 11, 1961, in Algood, TN), a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Melissa Bowman of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Patrick Strong of Jamestown, TN; a sister, Christine Eldridge of Algood; three grandchildren, Michael Bowman, Jeremy Bowman and Lee Huddleston; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Veers and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Cornelia M. (Handy) Stephens Florea
Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelia M. (Handy) Stephens Florea, 87, of Allred, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 3 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Benny Sells officiating.

Burial was at the Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Florea died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

Born April 23, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Erit and Martha Jane (Hargis) Handy.

Survivors include 1 son, John Florea of Allred; 2 daughters, Linda Britton of Warren, MI and Mary Mathews of Boca Raton, FL; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Aaron Poston, Michael Florea, Michael Mathews, Samuel Florea, Rob Britton, and Gary Harris.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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L.D. Tyson Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. L.D. Tyson Garrett, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrett died Saturday, September 27, 2008 at his residence.

Born August 1, 1924 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John L. and Dolly (Ledbetter) Garrett. He was a Merchant Marine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Garrett, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 4 sons, Leo Garrett of Bowling Green, KY; Tyson Garrett of Hartford; Robert Garrett of Beaver Dam; Jerry Garrett of Somerset; 5 daughters, Dolly Rimbey of KS; Patty Young of Hartford, KY; Emma Jean Parker of Beaver Dam; Janice McDaniel of Hartford; Ella Mae Garrett of Beaver Dam; 2 sisters, Hazel Speck of Livingston and Jeweldean Richardson of Melvindale, MI; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a special nephew and wife, James and Mickie Garrett; a companion, Novie Cope and several other nieces and nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Daniel McDaniel, Josh Garrett, Sherman Garrett, John Garrett, Clay Garrett, and Johnny Garrett.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Edward Claude “Peanut” Langford
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Claude “Peanut” Langford, 42, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Burial was at the Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Langford died on Monday, September 29, 2008 at Metro General Hospital in Nashville, TN. He was a siding worker in construction. He was a Baptist by faith.

Born June 13, 1966 in Beech Grove, IN, he was the son of the late William C. and Nancy (Matthews) Langford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Langford, and 2 brothers, Johnny Eugene Langford, Bruce Langford, and Dwayne Boles.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Elaine Hammock of Hilham, Willa Himes of Watertown and Katherine Ann Langford Evitts, of Ridge Top, TN.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Grady Lee Mullinix
Funeral services for Mr. Grady Lee Mullinix, 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 from the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Craig Green and Rev. Dee Wells officiating.

Burial was at Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Mullinix died Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was formerly a used car dealer and had a grocery business. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, a US Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He enjoyed wood working.

Born October 30, 1912 in Fentress County, he was the son of the late George and Sina (Cooper) Mullinix. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae (Stockton) Mullinix; 2 sisters, Roxie Gunter and Betty Byle; 5 brothers, Ralph Mullinix, Arnold Mullinix, Shelley Mullinix, Ellis Mullinix and Homer Mullinix.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tellie Mullinix of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Brian Mullinix of Madison, TN and Amanda Mullinix of Cookeville, TN.

Pallbearers were Donald Stockton, David Stockton, Jeff Stockton, Larry Stockton, Jason Stockton and Don Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Mildred Faye (Officer) Neely
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Faye (Officer) Neely, 79, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. A. J. Looper officiating.

Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens in Livingston.

Mrs. Neely died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Standing Stone Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey.

Born December 3, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Cora (Qualls) Officer, she was an elementary teacher with the Overton County School System for over 33 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nilon Ray Neely; 1 sister, Emogene Bilbrey and 4 brothers, Maurice Officer, Edgar Officer, Robert “Buck” Officer and Billy Joe Officer.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Christine Waturs of Ann Arbor, MI and Johnnie Kate Looper of Alturas, CA; 7 nieces and 1 nephew.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Timothy Newberry
Funeral services for Mr. Timothy Newberry, 45, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was at the Hanging Limb Cemetery in Hanging Limb, TN.

Mr. Newberry died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a communication technician with Wireless Solutions in Cookeville. A US Navy veteran, he worked at the White House as a communication technician under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush. He was a Baptist by faith.

Born August 31, 1963 in Monterey, he was the son of Randall and Mabel (Guffey) Newberry.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Fannie Guffey and Alfred and Norma Newberry.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Katherine Newberry of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Scott Norris of Clarkrange; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony Wayne and Roxana Newberry of Algood, and Terry and Rhonda Newberry of Vines Ridge.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Dr. Alg Ramsey



Funeral services for Dr. Alg Ramsey, 85, of Cookeville wereheld Saturday October 4 at 3 p.m. at Stevens Street Baptist Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Dr. Jimmy Arms, Rev. Tim Frank, and Rev. John Murphy officiated.

Dr. Ramsey died Thursday October 2, 2008 in Masters Health Care Center.
Dr. Ramsey was born May 31, 1923 in Overton County, Tennessee and was the son of the late Luther Van Buren and Etta Virginia Ray Ramsey.

Dr. Ramsey received his Bachelors Degree in Bio-Chemistry from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TTU) and in 1958 received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Dr. Ramsey was a well-known and beloved Dentist in Cookeville for over 50 years where his wife, the late Jesse Rose Ramsey, served as his office manager. Following his retirement, he continued to serve and minister in the community as a Dentist with the Upper Cumberland Department of Health.

He was active in numerous civic and community activities including member and Past- Commander of Cookeville VFW Post 46; member of the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. He served a number of years on the Putnam County Election Commission and was a board member of the former Tennessee Savings and Loan. He was a member of the Cookeville Masonic Lodge #266 F&AM and the Al Menah Shrine.

Dr. Ramsey was a long-time active member of Stevens Street Baptist Church serving a number of years as Deacon and Superintendent of Sunday School.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leamon Ramsey, and a sister, Eudene Boykin.

Dr. Ramsey is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly & Ken Madewell of Cookeville, Cheryl & Bill Markin of Franklin, TN, and Lisa & David Copeland of Algood; seven grandchildren, Craig & Amanda Madewell, Jessica, Ruthie, and Joe Markin, and Andrea and Logan Copeland; two sisters, Deliah Stevens of Lakeland, FL, and Gwen Thrasher of Livingston; two brothers, Reed Ramsey of Cookeville, and Donald Ramsey of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Deacons and the Willing Servants Sunday School Class at Stevens Street Baptist Church.

Active Pallbearers were family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Stevens Street Baptist 327 West Stevens Street Cookeville, TN 38501 or the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. (C)

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