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Archives 12-10-2008

Melissa A. Dillon
Funeral services for Ms. Melissa A. Dillon, 42, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Cooper officiating.

Burial was in the Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe.

Ms. Dillon died Monday, December 8, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a Home Health Aide.

Born September 27, 1966 in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Darrell and Linda (Cook) Dillon.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Daniel and Gloria Cook of Camillus, NY; 2 sons, Jonathan Raymond Dillon and Joseph Franklin Short, both of Hilham; a daughter, Miranda Anne Murphy of Rickman; a brother, Nathaniel Kelly of Hilham; 3 sisters, Simone Willard, Sabrena Wilson and Ashley Allen, along with several aunts and uncles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Glen Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Glen Gore, 53, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the graveside at
Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Rickman.Mr. Gore died Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Jamestown Regional Hospital.

Born December 6, 1954 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Aaron Doyle and Sarah Melinda “Linda” (Judd) Gore. Mr. Gore was a tree trimmer by trade, a member of the First Baptist Church of Jamestown, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Aaron and Darrell Gore.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Denise Smith of Livingston, Darlene Pippin of Baxter, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Della Marie Guffey
Funeral services for Ms. Della Marie Guffey, 90, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at Byrdstown First Christian Church, with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Gene Grasham officiating.

Burial was in the Rich Cemetery.

Ms. Guffey died Monday, November 24, 2008 at her residence in Byrdstown. A former factory worker, she lived all of her life in Pickett County, and was a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church.

Born June 23, 1918 in Byrdstown, she was the daughter of the late Major Adam “Babe” and Dona Alice (Rich) Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lillie Bilbrey and an infant sister; 4 brothers, Travis Guffey, Tasso Guffey, Fred Guffey, and an infant brother.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene “Tootie” and Keith Parrott of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Travis (Chrystal) Parrott of Byrdstown, and Adam (Jessica) Parrott of Monroe; 4 great-grandchildren, Montana Tuck, Adrianna Thurman, Dylan Parrott and Hatton Parrott; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Keith Esper, Jim Thompson, Steve Reagan, Bob Robbins, Bill Robbins, and Tom Allen.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

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Ruth Ray Jackson

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth (Ray) Jackson, 95, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2008 from Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Randall Adkisson and Bro. Charlie Hutchinson officiating.

Burial will be in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.
Mrs. Jackson died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at her residence in Cookeville.

Born March 12, 1913 in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late George Floyd and Mattie Malinda (Hembree) Ray. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cookeville and worked as a nurses aide and private duty nurse at Livingston Hospital and Cookeville General Hospital, and also worked as a “Pink Lady” volunteer at Cookeville General Hospital for 20+ years.She taught crochet classes at Cookeville and Algood Senior Centers. She loved roses and gardening, being with her family and reading her Bible every day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L.O. Jackson, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Tinch of Cookeville, 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Vera Jackson of FL and Robert Jackson of Murfreesboro; 2 sisters, Jewell Koonce of Seymour, IN and Villa Finney of MI; 3 granddaughters, Melinda (Ken) Pendleton of Cookeville, Janet (David) Winstead, and Mary (Kenny) Reed, all of Murfreesboro; 2 grandsons, Gary (Teresa) Huddleston of Glasgow, KY and Paul Jackson of FL; 9 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 very special caregivers, Barbara Sells and Katherine Cates.

Donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice at 851 South Willow Avenue, Suite 102, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)


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