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Rose (Wright) Beatty
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose (Wright) Beatty, 91, of Crawford, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with Rev. Walt Phillips officiating.

Burial was at the Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. Beatty died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey.

Born May 25, 1917 in Crawford to the late John Savage “J.S.” and Florence (Morgan) Wright, she was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and making things with her hands that she shared and gave to many friends and family. She was a member of the Hanging Limb Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Floyd Beatty, Sr., a son and daughter-in-law, Ray Floyd Jr. and June Beatty; a son-in-law, Robert Spurlin; 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 4 daughters and a son-in-law, Doris Jean Cunningham of Toronto, OH, Barbara Raye Saunders of Crawford,TN., Ruth Ann and Ted Smucker of Reedsville, WI, and Florence Idella Spurlin of Carthage, TN.; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Jacobs of Battle Creek, MI; and her extended family in the staff and residents of Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Veechel Esther (Lawhern) King Conner
Funeral services for Mrs. Veechel Esther (Lawhern) King Conner, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Wilson officiating.

Burial was at the Dave Smith cemetery.

Mrs. Conner died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston. She was a homemaker and former garment factory worker.

Born October 15, 1921 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Alford and Ella (Matheny) Lawhern. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Allard King and Kermit Conner; 2 sons, Bruce King and Arlis King; 2 brothers, Marion Lawhern and William F. Lawhern; and an adopted daughter, Paula Conner.

Survivors include 3 daughters and two sons-in-law, Nell and John Stephens of Cookeville; Virginia Mercer Alton of Cookeville, and Margery and Harold Mercer of Gainesboro; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Shelia King of Rickman, and Lonnie and Dorothy King of Hilham; and 2 brothers, Charles Fred Lawhern of Dixon, TN and Norman and Dianna King of Rickman; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Eddie Mercer, Wesley Mercer, Timmy Mercer, Tommy Crabtree, Roy Lawhern and Josh Mercer.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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William Ray Fishburn
Funeral services for Mr. William Ray Fishburn, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 10 from Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Gallatin, TN, with Bro. Ken Williams officiating.

Mr. Fishburn died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a jeweler and repaired watches. Mr. Fishburn was a member of the Church of Christ and a 50 year member of King Solomon Lodge 94 in Gallatin, TN.

Born May 3, 1922 in Macon County, he was the son of the late James W. and Vada (Crowder) Fishburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Pauline (Templeton) Fishburn.

Survivors include a step-son, Ray Worrell of Cookeville, 3 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Cluster Hite
Funeral services for Mr. Cluster Hite, 68, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m., October 13, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was at Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Hite died Saturday, October 11, 2008 at his home in Monterey. He was a member of the Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church and worked 33 years at Fleetguard in Cookeville.

Born January 12, 1940 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Shelia (Smith) Hite. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie (Bowman) Hite and one sister, Wanda Austin.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and George Lusk of Monterey and Kim and Bo Reed of Hanging Limb; a son, Jimmy Joe Clark, of Monterey; 7 grandchildren, Christian Lusk, Stephanie Lusk, Eva (Dennis) English, John David Lusk, Jessica (Robert) Jacobsen, Lindsey Reed, and Adam Clark; 3 great-grandchildren, Dennis Eugene English, III, Ashton James English, and George Clifford English; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Roy Phillips and Brenda and Basil Phillips, both of Monterey; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Wanda Hite of Monterey, Tim and Angie Hite of Livingston; 1 brother-in-law, David Austin. Monterey, TN.; a half-sister, Anna Jo (Arnold) Smith of Wilder, TN; and a special cousin, Donnie (Christine) Hite.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Keith murphy
Funeral services for Mr. Keith Murphy, 67, of Wilder, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, from God’s House of Worship in the Cravenstown community, with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was at the Sells Cemetery in the Cravenstown community.

Mr. Murphy died Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He attended God’s House of Worship in the Cravenstown community. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Born October 28, 1940 in Wilder, he was the son of the late Jeff and Almedia (Herman) Murphy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Murphy, and 2 infant sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie (Threet) Murphy also of Wilder, a son Randle Murphy of Wilder; 3 grandchildren, Morgan Murphy, Jacob Murphy and Alexis Murphy; and a sister, Edith Vaughn of Lebanon, TN.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Waldon Paul
Funeral services for Mr. Waldon Paul, 98, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens in Livingston.

Mr. Paul died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at the Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born October 18, 1909 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mary Belle (Bybee) Paul. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Paul.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Paul of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Elease and Bill Smith of Anderson, IN; a daughter-in-law, Betty Paul of Cookeville; and 2 grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Laurel and Lance Martin of Nashville and Linda Smith of Anderson, IN.

Pallbearers were Lance Martin, Jason Stover, Dale Pope, Darrius Sims, Ray Smith and Otis Maberry.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
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Doris Frances (Terry) Ragland
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Frances (Terry) Ragland, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 13, from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Tom Halliburton officiating.

Burial was at the Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ragland died Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong Christian and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Born March 28, 1931 in Jackson Co., TN, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Lera (Jackson) Terry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Terry, and a sister, Elizabeth Terry.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Ragland of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. and Diane Ragland of Disputanta, VA and Dr. Donald and Jackie Ragland of Rickman, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Kent Lewis of Tullahoma, TN.; a brother and sister-in-law, Arvil and Sylvia Terry; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Charles Malone; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jared Ragland, Eric Ragland, Cassidy Patton, Zachary Patton, Hillary Getsey, Vanessa Ragland, Charles Malone and Billy Jim Little.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Buford Rector

Funeral services for Mr. Buford Rector, 92, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Burial was at Allens Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Rector died Monday, October 6, 2008 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a truck driver for the Overton County Highway Department and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 16, 1916 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Martin and Flora (Allen) Rector. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 wives, Virgie May Phillips Rector and Dora Lawson Rector; a daughter, Wilma Jean Morris; 3 sisters, Audie Breeding, Lizzie Bilbrey, and Opal Brady; and 3 brothers, Arthur Rector, Wiley Rector, and Junior
Rector.

Survivors include a sister, Elise Taylor of Livingston, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Ovalene (Maynord) Sullivan
Funeral services for Mrs. Ovalene (Maynord) Sullivan, 91, of Akron, OH, were conducted at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 6 from the chapel of the Newcomer Funeral Home in Akron, OH, with Pastor John Stolzfus officiating.

Burial was at the Overton County Memorial Garden.

Mrs. Sullivan died on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Akron, OH.
Born April 26, 1917 in Overton County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Linzie Sullivan and a son, Harold Sullivan, and a daughter, Linda Harrison.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Vera Sullivan, Richard and Marie Sullivan, and Larry and Jean Sullivan; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Millard Downey, Bobbie and Carvel Johnson, and Kathy and Mike Stohovitch; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Benjamin Johnson, Jon McHugh, Brandon McHugh, Jeff Johnson, Joel Johnson, and Matthew Sullivan.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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