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Archives 11-12-2008

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Jennifer Louise (Hughes) Cornell
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennifer Louise (Hughes) Cornell, 30, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike White officiating.

Burial was in the Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Cornell died Sunday, November 2, 2008 in Clay County.

Mrs. Cornell was a beautiful woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, who was tragically taken from her family on Thursday, October 30, 2008. Born December 19, 1977, Jennifer was full of life, courage and pure fun! Her contagious smile and laughter filled the room every time she entered. Her mischievous brown eyes could capture anyone’s attention and the sparkle therein naturally drew you closer. Jennifer radiated happiness as she rarely complained about her life’s difficulties. With forbearance and fortitude, she created a home for her children, never once giving up and she did so with integrity, hard work and a love for God.

She and her husband, Steven, cherished their life together and eagerly awaited for their future to unfold as they worked together building on what Jennifer had started. Jennifer had once again, in a spirit of “true grit” began taking college classes at Volunteer Community College, eventually wanting to earn a bachelor degree in human resources from Tennessee Tech University. She was employed as a secretary at WW Manufacturing in Livingston, and was active in her church, Hilham Baptist, the schools her children attended, and in her community. Steven and her children, Danielle Hughes and Dylan Savage, all of Livingston, are committed to carrying on her legacy of love for God, family, and others in order to honor her life.

Her family and friends are grateful she knew Jesus Christ as her Savior and find comfort knowing she is in Heaven.

In addition to her husband and children, Jennifer is survived by her parents, Keith and Judy Hughes of Allons; 2 brothers, Brian Booher of Monroe and Earl Hughes of Livingston; 2 sisters, Karen Pickens of Livingston, and Kristy Hughes of Allons; and maternal grandmother, Ruby Daniels of Monroe. She is also survived by many special friends, Tina Booher, Penny Donaghy, Brad Dyer and Penny Cummins, along with many extended family members, friends, co-workers, and school colleagues. Jennifer was well-loved and oh, how she ever loved back.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, the late Lindell and Climma Hughes; and maternal grandfather, Floyd Daniels.

Pallbearers were Paul Hargis, Bobby Hughes, Baxter Hughes, Wayne Wilborn, Tim South and Earl Hughes.

Special care provided by Hall funeral home. (C)

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Donald Charles Hale
Funeral services for Donald Charles Hale, 77, of Baxter, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2008 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper- Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Max Mayo officiating. Further services will be held at a later date in Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Hale died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Born May 5, 1931 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of the late Rex and Opal (Lykins) Hale. Mr. Hale moved to Cookeville and worked at Bowser’s from 1962 to 1968. He then moved back to Indiana for a period of time before returning to Cookeville in 1988. He was the former owner and operator of the Bird’s Nest. He most recently was an associate at Maggart Tire Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty McDonald.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Border Hale, whom he married September 14, 1957 in Cookeville; a son Matthew and close family friend, Brenda Robbing; a daughter, Kimberly Hale, 2 grandchildren, Samantha Hale and Allison Hale, all of Indianapolis; and two family pets, Boomer and Krystal.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Putnam County Animal Shelter, 2105 West Jackson Street, Cookeville.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Sarah May (tucker) Hawkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah May (Tucker) Hawkins, 61, of Terre Haute, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Terre Haute, IN with the Rev. Bernie Jackson officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2008 in the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston.

Mrs. Hawkins died Monday, November 10, 2008 in Terre Haute.

Born May 2, 1947 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Evie (Hankins) and Thomas Ada Tucker. She grew up in Livingston and graduated from Livingston Academy in 1964 as class Valedictorian. She graduated magna cum laude from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson
City, TN in 1968 with a degree in Home Economics.

She earned a Master of Science in nutrition degree in 1969 and a PhD in nutrition in 1974, both from the University of Tennessee. She taught for 2 years at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA, and then for 34 years at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, where she planned to retire in May of 2009.

She earned a number of professional honors including Distinguished Alumnus Award from Carson-Newman College and the Leader Award from the Indiana and American Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has presented research at national conferences and has been published in both professional and lay publications.

She and her family have been active members of First Southern Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Terre Haute, where she has served in such capacities as Church Clerk, Deacon Chair and Moderator, GA leader and WMU Director, as well as teaching Sunday school classes. She also contributed many service hours to community volunteer organizations.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 half-sisters, Elizabeth Tucker Twyman and Ester Tucker Creasman, and 2 half-brothers, Hearly W. Tucker and Charlie G. Tucker.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Lyle Hawkins; a daughter, Tracy Hawkins of Claremont, CA; a son, Stephen Hawkins, of Princeton, NJ; a sister, Lynn Tucker Pennington, of Johnson City, TN and a half-sister, Beryl Tucker Little of Fort Meade, FL and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 4701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or St. Ann Clinic, 1436 Locust Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Elmer Ray Mccowan
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Elmer Ray McCowan, 71, of Carthage, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from the chapel of

Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Elmer McCowan officiating.

Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in the Columbia Hill Community.
Mr. McCowan died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at The Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN.

Born June 24, 1937 in Overton County, he was the son of Lee Verdon (Vaughn) McCowan and the late Willie M. McCowan. Mr. McCowan was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam McCowan, and 2 brothers, Hershel and Marshall McCowan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl; a son, Ricky McCowan of California; a sister, Linda Wilborn, of Rickman; 3 brothers, Rev. Delmer McCowan and Rev. Eugene McCowan both of Monterey,

Earl McCowan of Red Key, IN; and 2 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Mary Thelma (Storie) Pritchard Mitchell
Funeral services for Mary Thelma (Storie) Pritchard Mitchell, 96, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating.

Burial was in the Williams Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Mitchell died Sunday, November 2, 2008 at her home in Byrdstown.
Born July 6, 1912 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Alford and Ora (Crisp) Storie. She lived all of her life in Pickett County and attended the Smyrna Church. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Pritchard, an infant daughter, Jewel Dean Pritchard, a step-son, Howard Mitchell, and a step-grandson, Mike Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, H.H. “Hack” Mitchell of Byrdstown; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Eva and Gale Copeland and step-daughter-in-law, Charlene Mitchell, all of Byrdstown; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jan Mitchell of Clay City, KY; a half-sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Granville Stone of IL; 11 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by special friends, Cassie, Sholonda, Dorothy, Phyllis, Irene and Ruth Beaty.

Pallbearers were Lynn Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, John Scott, Kenny Scott, Jeff Elder, Jim Martin, Clois Brown, and Kyle Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Diane Copeland Martin, Susan C. Parlo, Debbie Elder, Patricia Scott, Cathy Mitchell, Kay Brown, Jessica Miller, Michelle Mitchell, Angie Robinson, Haley Parsons, and Asheley Brown.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Home. (C)

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Edward Jack Reed
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Jack Reed, 61, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2008 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Reed officiating.

Mr. Reed died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 24, 1946 in Rickman, he was the son of the late Fred and Ruby (Miller) Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Reed.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Matthews) Reed, a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jody Reed of Celina; a daughter and son-in-law, Levada and Donnie Howard of Rickman; 2 grandchildren, Andy Howard and Kaige Whitaker; a mother-in-law, Gerene Matthews, a sister-in-law, Kathy Reed, and brother-in-law and his wife, Bob and Sandra Matthews, all of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Robbie Matthews, Loren Reed, Terry Hammock, William Smith, Nathaniel Rich, and Daniel Key.

Honorary pallbearers were Andy Howard, Kaige Whitaker, Abby Hammock, Madison Hammock, Brooke Hammock, Austin Smith, Kayla Smith and Kally Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Carlen Sisco, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Carlen Sisco, Jr., 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating.

Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mr. Sisco died suddenly, Thursday, November 6, 2008 in the Emergency Room at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 2, 1930 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Carlen and Julie (Cooper) Sisco. Mr. Sisco was a member of the Monterey First Baptist Church, attended the Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville and was an avid gardener. He and his family lived in Kettering, OH for over 30 years where he was a member of the Kettering First Baptist Church. He was a retired inspector for Hobart Manufacturing Company in Dayton, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Sisco, and a sister, Nell Mackie.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ellen (Brown) Sisco, whom he married November 28, 1953 in Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lisa Sisco of Brooks, GA; a sister, Pat Donegan of Dickson, TN; 5 grandchildren, Cassie (Jack) Wheatley, Cody Sisco, Devin Sisco, Sean Sisco, and Victoria Sisco; and 2 great-grandchildren, Madison Wheatley and Hope Wheatley.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Sarah Elizabeth Venters
Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2008 for Sarah Elizabeth Venters, infant daughter of Cliff and Amy (Beaty) Venters at the Paran Cemetery, with Bro. James Roberson officiating.

Sarah was born and died on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Clifford Venters, Sr.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Bobby and Sandra Beaty of Rickman; paternal grandmother, Francis Watts, of the Nameless Community; 2 aunts, Amanda Hammock of Rickman and Misty Watts of Cookeville; an uncle, Stevie Watts of the Nameless Community, and 2 cousins, Matthew Hammock and Tyler Watts.

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

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