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Archives 12-24-2008

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Ova (Neely) Allred
Funeral services for Mr. Ova (Neely) Allred, 98, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bailey Fred Allred, III.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Allred died Thursday, December 18, 2008 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 14, 1910 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary Ellen (Ledford) Neely. Mrs. Allred was a retired postmaster and homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Monterey, Monterey Eastern Star and Overton County Home Dem. Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan A. Allred, and 8 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include 3 daughters and one son-in-law, Charlotte Allred Walker of Cookeville; Joanna Allred Hollaway of Monterey; and Priscilla and Dave Baxter of Jasper; 9 grandchildren, William Edward Walker, Jane Walker Enochs, Amy Walker Scholz, Holly Hollaway Hall, Jon Paul Hollaway, Sam Hollaway, Lynn Baxter, Dee Baxter Harwell and Bob Baxter; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Library, Millard Oakley Library or a church of choice.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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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 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 husbands, C.R. Flatt and Leon Dennis; 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 Dillon and Linda Kelley.

She is survived by her father, Darrell Dillon of NY; her mother, Linda Kelley of Livingston; 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. (C)


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Fred Loyd Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Loyd Jones, 71, of Monroe, were conducted at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from Brown Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating.

Mr. Jones died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born June 14, 1937 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Emery and Tennie (Hicks) Jones Tucker. Mr. Jones was a retired industrial supervisor, a U.S. Army veteran and of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Tucker, and a brother, Bob Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Elenor F. (Higgs) Jones of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Kay and Gary Logan of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Paul and Kymberly Jones of Cincinnati, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Jack Stortz of Cincinnati, OH; a sister-in-law, Pat Jones of Monroe; 5 grandchildren, Richie (Melissa) Jones and Maranda (Chris) Bowen, all of Cincinnati, Lauren Williams of Monroe, Sierra Reichert and Brooklyn Reichert, both of Livingston; a great-granddaughter, Ava Bowen of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. (C)

 

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Frederick Neil “Freddy” Maddux
Funeral services for Mr. Frederick Neil “Freddy” Maddux, 52, of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 from the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Bond and Pastor Mike Campbell officiating.

Burial was in the Paran Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Maddux died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at his home on Turkey Creek Road in Overton County, surrounded by his loving family and friends. His courageous battle with cancer is over and he has entered into joy.

Born June 3, 1956, he was the son of Mary Ralph (Jared) Maddux and the late Sid Maddux.

Mr. Maddux was a lifelong area resident and 1974 graduate of Putnam Co. Senior High School. He was known for his wry wit as much as his generous heart, having mastered the knack for finding humor without lending offense.

Following a career with McDowell Materials and Highways, Inc. his talents turned to gardening and a passion for rich compost, well-turned earth and a robust garden; his tomatoes alone were legend. A lifelong sports fan, he was a supporter of the Tennessee Vols and Titans. In later years, his and wife Susan’s faith deepened as they attended the Algood Cumberland Presbyterian Church as well as Trinity Assembly. Although Freddy would not have wished those who love him to mourn him long, he will be profoundly missed.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a step-father, “Bud” Maddux and mother-in-law, Betty Sue Brown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan (Brown) Maddux, whom he married August 19, 1983 at Paran Methodist Church; a father-in-law, Fred Brown; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph Grady and Kathy Maddux; a sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Johnny Jones; a step-sister, Susan Maddux Jones; 2 nieces, Rachael Maddux and Sarah Maddux; 2 step-nieces, Mollie Jones and Erin Jones; a nephew, Jeremy (Emily) Jones; a great-nephew, Jackson Jones; and innumerable loving family and friends.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Algood
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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

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Ivas Gene Neely
Funeral services for Mr. Ivas Gene Neely, 70, of Moraine, OH, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2008 at the graveside in Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Donald Cobb officiated.

Mr. Neely died Monday, December 15, 2008 at his home in Ohio.

Born September 15, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James V. and Beatrice T. (Ledbetter) Neely. Mr. Neely was an employee of General Motors for 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Rose Neely; a brother-in-law, Paul Hutchison; and a niece, Beth Ann Hutchison.
Survivors include a son, Douglas J. Neely, Pikeville, KY; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard D. and Debby Neely of Somerset, KY; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Juanita J. Hutchison of Germantown, OH, Linda and Wade Jordan of Miamisburg, OH; a nephew, Darrell W. Jordan of Miamisburg, OH; and a very special friend and caregiver, Genevieve Rowe of Pikeville, KY.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Ted M. Robbins
Funeral services for Mr. Ted M. Robbins, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Orbin “Dog” Lane.

Burial was in the Bethsaida Cemetery.

Mr. Robbins died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a plumber and attended Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born October 19, 1936 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Vallie (Padgett) Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tim Robbins, a granddaughter, Elisha Nicole Robbins and a brother, Shelton Robbins.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Robbins of Livingston, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Pam Robbins of Lavergne, and Fred and Mary Robbins of Akron, OH; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Linda and Tim Harris of Atlantic Beach, FL, Christine K. Robbins of Monroe, Valerie and Gerald Morrow of Livingston, Sandy and Kenneth Custer, and Cathy and Scott Curto, both of Akron; a brother, Tony Robbins of Monroe; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Peggy and Edwin Garrett of Allons, Patsy Cantrell of Bloomington, MI, and Pam Wilson of Pendleton, SC; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian Lopez, Randy Lopez, Bruce Lopez, Jerry Harris, Anthony Robbins and Robby Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Josephine (Trimble) Terry Sims
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine (Terry) Sims, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Sparta.

Burial was in the Old City Cemetery in Sparta.

Mrs. Sims died Friday, December 19, 2008 at her home in Cookeville.

Born August 25, 1940 in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Eleanor (Hacker) Trimble.

Mrs. Sims and her husband of 48 years, John Moody Sims, helped bring the first Young Life Clubs to the Upper Cumberland. She was a member of Christ’s Community Church, the Monday Bridge Club, the Tuesday Bible Study Group and CBS. She had youth groups and Bible studies throughout her life, as opening the word of God to people was her passion. Mrs. Sims and her husband own the KFC franchise in Sparta.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and David York of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John Taylor “Jack” and Lynlee Sims and William Scott and Rhonda Sims; a foster son Lynn (Stephani) Rains; a brother and sister-in-law, William Scott and Donna Trimble of Knoxville; 8 grandchildren, 6 foster grandchildren; 4 nieces, Laura Trimble McFadden, Amy Trimble Butler and Carol Camp White, all of Nashville, and Lisa Trimble Christiansen of St. Louis, MO; and 2 nephews, Bill Trimble of Knoxville and Scott Camp of Ashville, NC.

Pallbearers were Ernie Cheek, Bob Gallagher, Gary Sheffield, Chris Jones, Joe Pat Clark, and Ross Cardwell. Honorary pallbearer was William T. Morgan.

Special care was provided by Hunter Funeral Home. (C)

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Novine (Martin) Stockton
Funeral services for Mrs. Novine (Martin) Stockton, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Stockton died Friday, December 19, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A retired banker with Union Bank & Trust Co., she was a member of Okolona United Methodist Church, Shiloh United Methodist Women and attended Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and a devoted friend to many, and faithful servant to God.

Born November 10, 1937 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Lola (Vann) Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanetta Renshaw, and a brother, Jerry Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Keith Stockton, 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Kevin Presley of Livingston, and Lisa and Mark McDaniel of Murfreesboro; 2 brothers, James Martin and Frank Martin, both of Livingston; a sister, Geraldine Burton of Rome, GA; 4 grandchildren, Cole Presley and Jordan Presley, both of Livingston, and Stockton McDaniel and Meredith McDaniel, both of Murfreesboro.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Copeland, Bruce Shook, Gruder Carmack, Marion Cooper, Bub Stockton, and Jeff Neal.

Honorary pallbearers were Union Bank & Trust employees.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Overton County Relay for Life, or St. Judes Childrens Hospital by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Cleda (Mayfield) Terry
Funeral services for Mrs. Cleda (Mayfield) Terry, 89, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Dr. David Moore officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Terry died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 8, 1919 in McCreary County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Charles Greene and Nettie (Hammock) Mayfield. Mrs. Terry was a retired bookkeeper at a furniture store, a member of Whitley City Church of God and American Legion Womens Auxillary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Terry, and a sister, Lily Waters.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Linda Terry of Livingston; a daughter, Mala Terry of Rickman; a sister, Irene K. Henry of Whitley City, KY; a grandson, Paul Allan (Cindy) Terry of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Barbara Sue (Ellis) Vettraino
Memorial services for Mrs. Barbara Sue (Ellis) Vettraino, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, with Ryan Thompson officiating.

Mrs. Vettraino died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at her home in Livingston.

Born January 28, 1949 in Grays Knob, KY, she was the daughter of Lilly (Farmer) Ellis and the late Woodow Ellis.

Mrs. Vettraino was a homemaker and manager of Subway, and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, a son, Aaron Vettraino of Livingston; a daughter, Karie Rodriguez of Rickman; 4 sisters, Kay Haskell of Livingston, Phyllis Harris of OH, Pat Walker of Warren, MI and Linda Stirling of Sterling Heights, MI; and a grand-daughter, Bailey Vettraino of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

R.G. Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. R. G. Wilson, 82, of Baxter, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2008 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Benson and Rev. Don Stroud officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Wilson died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 17, 1926 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willis and Maggie (Spurlin) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a brick mason. He was a member of the Algood First Free Will Baptist Church where he was a song leader for 40 years. He attended Lilly’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for the last 5 years. He was also a U.S. WWII Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle (McCowan) Wilson; 4 brothers, Q.E. Wilson, J.D. Wilson, T.A. Wilson and M.C. Wilson; 3 sisters, Nina Buckner, Tennie McCowan and Marie Vaughn; a step-son-in-law, Loyd Puckett, and a step-daughter, Doris Myers.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel (Welch) Wilson of Baxter; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Don Stroud of Columbus, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Dannie and Jean Wilson of Cookeville; 3 stepchildren, Joyce Puckett of Hermitage, Pat Johnson of Lebanon, and Sharon Gregory of Gallatin; 2 sisters, Vanilla Buckner and Reba Hammons, both of Battle Creek, MI; 3 grandchildren, Steven Stroud, Jimmy Short, and Tammy Coleman; 3 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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