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Archives 12-17-2008

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Lula Mae (Mangham) Flatt Dennis
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Mae (Mangham) Flatt Dennis, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Williams officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Dennis died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Mrs. Dennis was a homemaker and a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Born November 15, 1926 in McIntosh County, OK, she was the daughter of the late A.J. and Maudine (Anderson) Mangham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne R. Flatt; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include a son, Carlos R. Flatt of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Wanda M. and David Paschal of Livingston and Shirley K. Bradshaw of Leeds, AL; a granddaughter, Mayna C. Bradshaw of Wilmington, NC; 3 grandsons, Russell W. Flatt, Ryan S. Paschal and Neal E. Paschal, all of Anderson, IN; 2 great-granddaughters, Winter B. Davis of Wilmington, NC and Madison M. Flatt of Anderson; 2 sisters, Genevive Crites of Tuttle, OK and Ophelia Marshall of Hollywood, FL; a brother, R.J. Mangham of Tuttle, OK; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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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.

She is survived by her father, Darrell Dillon of NY; her mother, Linda Kelly of Hilham; 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.

Pallbearers were Anthony Phillips, Butch Murphy, Charlie Greenwood, Blake Harris, Steven Barlow, and R.L. Murphy, Sr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home.

 

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Charles W. McAllister
Mr. Charles W. McAllister, 74, of Louisville, KY, died Monday, December 8, 2008 at Mabry Health Care of Gainesboro. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born August 26, 1934 in Columbia, KY, he was the son of the late William Robert and Dollie A. (Richards) McAllister. Mr. McAllister was a small engine mechanic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Duane A. McAllister, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include a son, Daryl McAllister of Livingston; 2 step-sons, Timmy Tungate and Wayne Tungate, both of Louisville; a daughter and son-in-law, Darci and Brian Kesty of Livingston; a step-daughter, Debby Tungate of Louisville; 4 grandchildren, Cory Kesty, Karen Kesty, Jessika McAllister and Kassity McAllister; and 2 brothers, Elcie Ray McAllister and Bro. Steven McAllister.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Jane (Daniels) Melton
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane (Daniels) Melton, 55, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Phil Tollett and Bro. Perry Clayton officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Melton died Sunday, November 23, 2008 while in the company of family members at St. Thomas Medical Center in Nashville.

Born December 17, 1952 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Monte and Elva Mae (Wallace) Daniels.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Jack Daniels.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Melton of Allons; a son, Matthew Melton of Seattle, WA; 2 sisters, Francis Raines and Martha Booher, both of Allons; and 2 brothers, Donnie Daniels of Allons and Johnnie Daniels of Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Truman Smith, Randy Neal, Junior Fostor, Wayne Shaddon, Dino Cates, Bruce Rainwater, James Moody, and Ryan Reed.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Geneva H. (Riggs) Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva H. (Riggs) Miller, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Cooper officiating.

Burial was in the West Cemetery of the Fairview Community of Putnam County.

Mrs. Miller died on Friday, December 12, 2008 in the Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

Born September 18, 1924 in Pocahontas, AR, she was the daughter of the late Charles Ernest and Eva (Dawson) Riggs. Mrs. Miller and her late husband, Grover Miller, were founders of Larco Medical in Cookeville and formerly owned the Troy Building Supply in Troy, MI. She was a charter member of the One Eleven Fellowship in Cookeville, and a Charter member of the Ten Mile Freewill Baptist Church in Madison Heights, MI.

She was a gifted teacher and speaker of the Gospel in various churches in Michigan and Tennessee. She loved to talk about the Lord. What a special time of the year for this special angel to be called home. She is truly celebrating Christmas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Eileen Dalton, Madeline Whiteaker and infant Ernestine Riggs.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Larry Pratt of Sparta, and Susan and Tim McAleer of Macomb, MI; 6 grandchildren, Randy (Shelia) Chaffin, Jr., Roxanne (Kevin) Thompson, Richard (Angela) Chaffin, Chris (Alise) McAleer, Michael (Alisa) McAleer and Ryan McAleer; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Bea Riggs of MO, Lehman and Jean Riggs of Cookeville, Jim and Pat Riggs of Warren, MI and Dwight and Cathy Riggs of Columbia, SC; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Lena Mitchner of WI, Betty Jo and Claude Mullins of Cookeville, and Dorothy and John Bugbee of Crossville.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions can be made to the 111 Fellowship Building Fund, 6200 Highway 111, North, Cookeville, TN, 38506.

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

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Hattie Jo (Cooper) Randolph
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Jo (Cooper) Randolph, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2008 from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with Bro. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in the Highland Cemetery.

Mrs. Randolph died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Mrs. Randolph was a retired bank teller and a member of the Sparta First United Methodist Church.

Born February 15, 1924 in White County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Reuben and Mary Ellen (Burns) Cooper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Benton “Benny” Randolph; and 2 sisters, Grace Milligan and Jesse Mae Cooper.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley C. and Patrice Randolph of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Nathan (Joanna) Randolph of Livingston and Drew (Jessica) Randolph of Chattanooga; a sister, Betty Marcum of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home. (C)

 

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R.C. Tinch



Funeral services for Mr. R. C. Tinch, 58, of Muncie, IN, were conducted in May of 2007 from the Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, IN. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Elwood.

Mr. Tinch died Thursday, May 15, 2007 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Tinch was a truck driver for Erwin Brothers in Ansonia, OH. He was a long-term cancer survivor, diagnosed with terminal Hodgkin’s disease in 1977 and overcoming it in 1979. God granted him 29 cancer-free years in which to raise his children and grandchildren. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2006 and died as a result of complications. His most important job was that of a dedicated father and grandfather.

Born February 2, 1949 in Livingston, he was the son of Mattie Tinch Knopp and the late Melvin Tinch. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, S.M. Tinch; a daughter, Jennifer Tinch, and step-father, Chet Knopp.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife of 37 years, Sarah (Pyle) Tinch, of Muncie, IN; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and John May of Portland; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lindsey Tinch of Cicero; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Claudean Tinch and Melvin, Jr. and Rosa Tinch, all of Anderson; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and James Dixon, Betty Ruth and John Eldridge, all of Livingston, and Francis and Kenny Woods of Anderson; 4 grandchildren, Dylan, Hannah and Emma Tinch, all of Cicero, and Kristin May of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. (P)


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Christine (Officer) Stephens Watrous



Funeral services for Mrs. Christine (Officer) Stephens Watrous, 87, of Brighton, MI, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from the Kaul Funeral Home. Order of the Eastern Star services were conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from the Kaul Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stephens died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Ashley Court of Brighton, MI.

Born March 27, 1921 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora (Qualls) Officer. She was a retired computer operator with Chrysler, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #489, a past Guardian of Job’s Daughter, Bethel #52, and a member of St. Clair Shores Seniors.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husbands, Duel D. Stephens and Raymond Watrous; 4 brothers, Maurice Officer, Edgar Officer, Robert “Buck” Officer and Billie Joe Officer; 2 sisters, Emogene Bilbrey and Mildred Faye Neely.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Janice and Robert Donofrio, Judith and Dave Crouse and Penny Boles; a sister, Johnnie Kate Looper; 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren;

Special care provided by Kaul Funeral Home. (P)

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Ruby Janet (Allen) Wilborn
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Janet (Allen) Wilborn, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Short officiating.

Burial was in the Allens Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Wilborn died Monday, December 8, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She had been a factory worker for Hutchinson and was a member of the Allens Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 11, 1945 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late M. J. and Alba (Boles) Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Pigg.

Survivors include 3 sons, Darrell Phillips of Jackson County, Brad Lockhart of Hilham, and Wayne Wilborn, Jr. of the Hardy’s Chapel Community; a daughter, Miranda Pennington of Dayton, OH; 4 brothers, James “Bud” Allen, Wayne Allen, Douglas Allen, and Dennis Allen, all of Hilham; a sister, Sandra Goodpasture of Hilham; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Darrell Phillips, Brad Lockhart, Wayne Wilborn, Jr., Douglas Allen, Dennis Allen, and Tony Tharp.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Myrtle Guffey Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Guffey Wilson, 81, of Crawford, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. Order of Eastern Star funeral services were conducted from Goff Funeral Home at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2008.

Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 5, 1927 in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late William Nelson and Fannie (Copeland) Guffey. Mrs. Wilson was a retired textile factory worker and a member of the Hanging Limb Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the Green Pond Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #482, where she served as Past Worthy Matron as well as several other offices.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ezra Wilson, and 3 brothers, Noel Guffey, Elmer Guffey and William Nelson Guffey, Jr.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Opal and Delmer Guffey of Crawford; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Mascle and Willie B. Phillips of Hilham, and Mable and Randell Newberry of Crawford; a step-daughter, Jane Fields of Hamilton, OH; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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