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Archives 11-05-2008

Obituaries
Harlan Anthony “Tony” “Tyrod” Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Harland Anthony “Tony” “Tyrod” Copeland, 54, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Copeland died Friday, October 24, 2008, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction company foreman, a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston, and former member of the Jaycees.

Born April 5, 1954 in Overton County, he was the son of Sue (Bilbrey) Copeland and the late Harlan Boswell Copeland.

In addition to his mother, survivors include a daughter, Savannah Copeland of Livingston, 3 brothers, Ricky Copeland of Navarre, FL, Chris L. Copeland of Livingston, and Arthur Norris of Cookeville; a sister, Lori Parton of Cookeville, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brett Coffman, Gerald Windle, Mike Stephens, Scott Copeland, Arthur Norris, Johnny Cyrus, Dale Bilbrey, Mike Copeland, David Copeland, and Gary McCormick.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Roger Dale Dial
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Roger Dale Dial, 59, of Rickman, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Eugene McCowan and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Dial died on Monday, October 27, 2008 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 14, 1949 to Auda Vera (Garrett) Dial and the late Alford Fred Dial.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Judy Dial of Rickman, a son, Dewayne Dial of Rickman, 3 sisters, Diania King of Livingston, Danette Miller of Crawford, and Carla Bailey of Cookeville; and 2 brothers, Randall Dial of Rickman and Bryant Dial of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Chris Speck, Thurman Speck, Glen Speck, Philip Western, Greg Smith, and John Garrett.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Ray Haskel Harden
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Haskel Harden, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Danny Langford, Bro. Malcolm Hill and Bro. Alan Judd officiating.

Burial was in the St. John Cemetery.

Mr. Harden died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Town of Livingston and a member of the Allons Church of Christ.

Born March 12, 1912 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Harrison and Lillie (Stanford) Harden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lannie Howard; and 2 brothers, Elbert Harden and W. J. Harden.

Survivors include his wife, Tessie (Thrasher) Harden of Livingston; a nephew, Danny Langford of Livingston; a niece, Jan Horn of OH; and many other nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Pallbearers were the elders of the Allons Church of Christ, Allen Baltimore, Lynn Burnett, Donald Fleming, Jerry Shaw, Rick Reeder, and Alan Judd.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Inez (Taylor) Schochtt
Funeral services for Mrs. Inez (Taylor) Schochtt, 85, of Hook Ridge in Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 3, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Hoyt Looper officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Schochtt died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Signature Health Care in Erin, TN. Mrs. Schochtt was a homemaker and attended Fellowship Baptist Church and Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born June 26, 1923 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Emma (Maxfield) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruby Winningham and Leah Taylor, and a brother, Gratton Taylor.

Survivors include 2 brothers, J.T. Taylor and Archie Taylor, both of Anderson, IN, and 2 sisters, Florence Wilson of Mansfield, OH, and Magdalene Furrulli of Livermore, CA.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Margie (Barlow) Smith Shehane
Funeral services for Mrs. Margie (Barlow) Shehane, 89, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p..m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from the chapel at Whitson Funeral Home, with Bro. Carl Sims offciating.

Burial was in the Goodhope Cemetery.

Mrs. Shehane died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Master’s Health Care Center. She was a member of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. She was a funeral professional at Smith Funeral Home in Livingston.

Born April 2, 1919 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard Lee and Hattie Belle (Loftis) Barlow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands William H. Smith and Ferman Shehane; 2 daughters, Katherine Sue Qualls and Ruth Rhoten; a sister, Nannie Lawson; a brother, Herbert Barlow; a half-brother, Sanford Scantland; grandchildren James Anthony Qualls, Kathy Ann Dishman, and Brenda Rhoten; and great-grandchild, Destiny Katie Eldridge.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Rene Wilhoit of Cookeville, Betty Richardson of Gainesboro; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Haskell Barlow, and Sim and Jewell Barlow all of Gainesboro; 8 grandchildren, Wayne Rhoten, Rick Qualls, Robbie Hawkins, Alan Qualls, Shelia Bowman, Lisa Malone, Terri Coker, and Kim Rhoten Crabtree, 11 great-grandchildren, Lucretia Qualls, Leslie Gurley, Ray Bowman, Katrina Eldridge, Mackenzie Bowman, Lindsey Hawkins, Katie Malone, Josh Hammock, Kayla Hammock, Jessica Qualls, and Alex Qualls; and a great-great-grandchild, Charles Eldridge.

Pallbearers were Wayne Rhoten, Steven Crabtree, Alan Qualls, Ron Norris, Terrill Malone, and Raymond Bowman.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Vania A. (Abella) Shields


Funeral services for Mrs. Vania A. (Abella) Shields, 33, of Franklin, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2008, from Emmanuel Church of Greenwood in Greenwood, IN, with Revs. Roger Gifford, Tony Portell and Richard Jenkins officiating.

Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Mrs. Shields passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born September 3, 1975, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Eustolio (Sandy) Abella Jr. of Greenwood and Gwendolyn (Ed) Nivens Gilbert of Franklin. She was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Francisca Rivera DeAbella, and her maternal grandparents, James B. Nivens and Velma Ann (Cole) Nivens.

She was a 1993 graduate of Whiteland Community High School in Whiteland, IN, and a graduate of St. Francis Hospital Paramedic School, where she graduated at the top of her class.

Vania was popular with her co-workers. She was a beloved member of the Bargersville Community Fire Department since Sept. 25, 2007. She also worked as a paramedic with Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis for six months until the time of her death.

She was a member of the International Association of Firefighters Indianapolis Local 416.

She loved her family, friends and especially her babies Audrey, Duke and Hondo.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Joe R. Shields of Franklin; a daughter, Leigha J. Shields of Lafayette,IN; two sons, Garrett L. Shields and Logan T. Shields, both of Peru, IN; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy A. and Larry Marshall and Frances K. and Mike Denney, all of Franklin, and Dee Dee M. and Dean Moreland of Cominsky; five brothers and one sister-in-law, Danny E. Abella and Raul Abella, both of Indianapolis, IN, Mike W. and Terry Ridge and Mark T. Ridge, all of Greenwood, and Ricardo R. Abella of Roy, WA; mother- and father-in-law, Ed and June (Schubert) Shields of Indianapolis; brother- and sister-in-law, Kevin and Megan Shields of Stafford, VA; grandmother-in-law, Plinia Cooper of Indianapolis; very best friend in the world, Amanda Notaro of Westfield; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may e-mail condolences to maryswartz1@ comcast.net, and they will be forwarded to the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Special care provided by Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin. Pd.

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Terry A. Staggs
Funeral services for Mr. Terry A. Staggs, 44, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Savage officiating.

Burial was in the Miller Cemetery.

Mr. Staggs died on Sunday, October 26, 20008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a landscaping laborer.

Born September 10, 1964 in Overton County, he was the son of Edwina (Burchett) Staggs and the late Harvey Delbert Staggs. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dwain Staggs and Bruce Glenn Staggs.

In addition to his mother, survivors are 2 brothers, Bobby Staggs of Allons and Jeffrey Staggs of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Shirley Sturgill of Byrdstown and Sandra Garrett of Monroe; 2 nephews, Chad Staggs and Jessie Staggs, 1 niece, Tosha Staggs, and a great-niece, Katelyn Bowman.

Pallbearers were Rodger Hogue, Shane Hogue, Robert Sturgill, Josh Buck, Daryl Epling and Chad Staggs.

Honorary pallbearers were Donald Hogue, Tim Walker, Boone Dishman, and special friends, David and Ruth Hogue.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Shirley Kay (Fields) Whitaker
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 for Mrs. Shirley Kay (Fields) Whitaker, 55, of Cookeville, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Floyd officiating.

Burial was in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mrs. Whitaker died Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at her home.

Born August 30, 1953 in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dora Ruth (Sullivan) Fields. Mrs. Whitaker served in the U.S. Air Force where she became a disabled American Veteran and she was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, RaLonda Nyoka Whitaker, and a brother, David Fields.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas “Sonny” Whitaker of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, LaDonna and Major Ken Landgren of Hoover, AL, a son and daughter-in-law, James and April Whitaker of Cookeville; a sister, Shelia Fields of Cookeville, 2 brothers, Timothy Fields of Algood and Danny Fields of Rickman; and 12 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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