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Archives 12-31-2008

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Rozell (Threet) Abston
Funeral services for Mrs. Rozell (Threet) Abston, 82, of the Cravenstown community of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from her home, with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was in the Honey Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Abston died Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and attended God’s House of Worship.

Born June 19, 1926 in Wilder, she was the daughter of the late William Blackhead and Virgie Mae (Winningham) Threet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Abston on October 31, 2001; 2 daughters, Patsy Sells and Kathy Abston; 2 sons, David Abston and Victory Ray Abston; a sister, Neal Threet; and 2 brothers, Marion Threet and Larry Doyle Threet.

Survivors include 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Linda and Mickey Smith of Twinton, TN; Brenda Vaughn, Marilyn Lane, and Lisa and Dallas Cravens, all of Cravenstown; 6 sons and 5 daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Peggy Abston of Twinton; Elmer and Faye Abston of Allons; Michael and Joann Abston of Hilham; Adam and Ginger Abston of Livingston; Joe and Tammy Abston of Crawford; and Gary Abston of Cravenstown; 2 sisters, Frankie Murphy and Patricia Murphy both of Cravenstown; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Atha Ona (Moles) Bond
Funeral services for Mrs. Atha Ona (Moles) Bond, 96, formerly of Pickett County, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2008 from Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown, with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Burial was in the Clark Cemetery.

Mrs. Bond died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Mrs. Bond was a former factory worker and homemaker, and member of Mt. Union Church.

Born June 3, 1912 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late John Milton and Anna (Walker) Moles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hillery Bond; 2 sons, Wayne Bond and Quincy Bond; a daughter, Cindy Irene Gibson; 4 brothers, Clayton Moles, Edison Moles, Benton Moles, and Don Moles; and a sister, Mary Ann Clark.

Survivors include a son an d daughter-in-law, Junior and June Bond of Byrdstown; 2 sisters, Opha Cummings and Elsie Stephens, both of Byrdstown; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Jack Cummings, Bill Cummings, Gary Cummings, Charlie Logan, David Gibson, and Darryl Bond.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

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Cecil Ray “Tom” Bowers
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Ray “Tom” Bowers, 72, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in the Sells Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Bowers died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was formerly a pallet builder at a lumberyard and a Baptist by faith.

Born August 31, 1936 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Gene Carl and Sylvia (Allred) Bowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Bowers and Lonnie Bowers.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Bowers of Monroe; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Andrew Stilts of Dunlap, and Jackie and Louis Campos of Florida; 3 sisters, Jonelda Sells of Monroe, Anoma Davis and Brenda Mauro, both of Ohio; and 2 grandchildren, Seth Stilts and Devan Stilts both of Dunlap.

Pallbearers were Louis Campos, Andew Stilts, Johnny White, Felix Spivey, and Jason Worley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Uva Delpha (Gore) Carmack
Funeral services for Mrs. Uva Delpha (Gore) Carmack 85, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 28, 2008 from the chapel at Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Burial was in the Zion Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Carmack died Friday, December 26, 2008 a Cookeville Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and was a Methodist by faith.

Born April 1, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Dona (Ledbetter) Gore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Carmack, 3 brothers, Herman Gore, Woodrow Gore, and Marvin Gore; and 3 sisters, Elpha Reid, Effie Coffee, and Nancy Brown.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Mary Carmack of Rickman, and Jim and Barbara Carmack of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Joe Conner of Rickman; a brother, Roy Gore of Algood; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Greg Cole, Josh Cole, Mark Carmack, Mike Carmack, Randy McCowan and Delton Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Danny Hugh “Dan” Hill
Funeral services for Mr. Danny Hugh “Dan” Hill, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. David Hill officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Hill died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in Deltona, FL. He was a heavy equipment operator in road construction, a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born August 11, 1945 in Overton County, he was the son of the late M.L. “Doc” and Cecil (Moredock) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Hill, and a sister, Kate Langford.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hill of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Eric Wines, and Sheila and Wally Coe, all of Deltona, FL; 3 brothers, Jerry Hill and Joe Hill, both of Livingston, and Malcolm Hill, of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Ruth Maynard and Wynell Terry, both of Livingston, and Betty Barnes of Rickman; 4 grandchildren, Tate Wines, Gia Wines, Burt Coe, and Jeremy Coe; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kaiden Coe and Rhyce Coe, all of Deltona, FL.

Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Hill, Jody Stevens, Lance Stevens, Brad Stevens, Joe Garrett, Mark Gore, Donald Gray, Jimmy Coleman, Joe Stover, Dickie Mitchell, David Nicholson, and Kenny Nicholson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Leda Evans Hughes
Funeral services for Mrs. Leda Evans Hughes, 86, of Lebanon, were conducted at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens
Mrs. Hughes died Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Born December 25, 1921 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sadie Beaty Evans. She was a graduate of Livingston Academy and attended Tennessee Tech. Early in life she taught school in rural Overton County. She worked for Selective Service and the United States Postal Service having served as assistant and acting postmaster in Livingston. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Golden Gems, the Academy Place Book Club and was a fifty year plus member of the Order of The Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brown Hughes Jr., a pharmacist in Livingston, a brother, Houston Evans, and a sister, Pat Easterday.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Bobby Bilbrey of Fort Oglethorpe, GA; and Margaret and Bill Head of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Frank Bilbrey of Chattanooga; Andy (Leigh) Head of Lebanon; and Emily Jane (Jeremy) Donegan of Mount Juliet; a sister, Lucille Griffin of Albany, KY; two great-grandchildren, McCall Olivia and Neyland Evans Head; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jim Evans, Bert Evans, Chuck Nicholson, Gary Norris, Randall Clemons, and Dwight Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers were Esther Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church, Michael Clemons, James Kuykendall, Dr. Ross Averitt, Ray Upchurch, Keith Bilbrey, Gary Maggart, Wayne Evans, and Joe Lee.

Special care provided by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Elizabeth Beatrice (Garrett) Meadows
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Beatrice (Garrett) Meadows, 90, of Hiram Township of Garrettsville, OH, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Way and Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston.

Mrs. Meadows died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at her home in Ohio, surrounded by her family.

Born November 6, 1918 in Timothy, Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Marcus “Boss” and Flora (DuBree) Garrett. Mrs. Meadows was employed by Hudson Motor Co. and at Oak Ridge, working on the Atomic Bomb. She was a waitress at the Golden Gate in Warren, OH and was employed by Hiram College. She loved gardening, her family, NASCAR, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ and the Windham Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Greenie Gates Meadows, whom she married on June 16, 1935 in Celina; a son, Frankie Meadows, a daughter, Jhonny Meadows; a sister, Clara Meeks, and a brother, Bedford Neely.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Claudia Meadows, and Billie D. and Dotty Meadows all of Garrettsville; Bobby B. and Barbara Meadows of Atlanta, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Nell and Pete Watkins of Hilham; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Buddy (Jo) Neely.

Special care provided by Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ohio, and Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Johnny C. Pendergrass
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny C. Pendergrass, 68, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2008 from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Monday and Bro. Comer McGuire officiating.

Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Pendergrass died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Hospital in the company of family. Mr. Pendergrass was in the construction business.

Born October 29, 1940 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Shirley (Garrett) Pendergrass.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Tyree) Pendergrass; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Elizabeth Pendergrass of Rickman; Tom and Carolyn Pendergrass of Huntsville, AL; Sam and Kelly Pendergrass of Rickman; 3 sisters, Fonza Smith, Juanita Matthews, and Gena Mae Thompson; and a brother, Covis “Bud” Pendergrass.

Pallbearers were Jackie Thompson, Frank Ward, Kenneth Dodson, Mark Brown, Glen Cooper, Robert McGuire, Donnie Hyatt, and Ken Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Joyce E. (Taylor) Quackenbush
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce E. (Taylor) Quackenbush, 74, of Baxter, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Quackenbush died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Overton County Nursing Home. She had been a sewing machine operator in the garment industry.

Born August 17, 1934 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Vaudie (Dennis) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Patricia Whited; 2 sisters, Jolene Taylor and Lorie Taylor; and a brother, Noble Taylor.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Betty Hill of Allons; Delonnie and Betty Hill of Gainesboro; Dale and Janice Hill of LA; 2 brothers, Jim Taylor or Bedford, IN and Donnie Taylor of Monroe; a sister, Cleo Johnson of the Maple Grove community in Clay County and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian Hill, Danny Wayne Hill, Justin Hill, Johnny Hill, Jerry Johnson and Jim Taylor.

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; 6 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Mary Robbins of Akron, OH, Linda and Tim Harris of Atlantic Beach, FL, Christina K. Robbins of Monroe, Balerie and Gerald Morrow of Livingston, Sandy and Kenneth Custer, and Cathy and Scott Curto, both of Akron; a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Patty 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; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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