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Bobby Lewis Buford
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Lewis Buford, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 1, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Donald Cobb and Bro. Baley Fred Allred, III officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Buford died Monday, December 29, 2008 at St. Mary’s Knoxville. He was the longtime owner of Bob’s Auto Parts and Buford’s Auto Sales. Mr. Buford was also a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, a member of West Fork Masonic Lodge, and a faithful servant to the Gideons for many years.

Born April 19, 1935 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Haskell Lee and Allie (Fletcher) Buford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Smith, and 3 brothers, Fred Buford, Billy Frank Buford and Charles Buford.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judith Buford of Livingston; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Lisa Buford of Knoxville, Greg and Christy Buford of Powder Springs, GA, and Timothy and Karen Buford, International Baptist Missionaries; 2 brothers, Raymond Buford of Battle Creek, MI and Joe Buford of Cookeville; a sister, Alice Sewell of Algood; 7 grandchildren, Tanner Buford, Weston Buford, Alexis Buford, Kristen Buford, Avery Buford, Lance Buford, and Sophia Buford; and several nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

Pallbearers were Mark Copeland, Jeff Copeland, John Copeland, Derrick Copeland, Chris Copeland, David Ashburn, Deil Ashburn, David Buford, Dennis Buford, and Tanner Buford.

Honorary pallbearers were L.G. Puckett, II, Bob Morrison, Billy Jim Little, Edwin Garrett, and Larry Duewer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lela (Norris) Cravens
Funeral services for Mrs. Lela (Norris) Cravens, 80, of Twinton, will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Wesley Jarrett officiating.

Burial was in the Green Hills Cemetery in Alpine.

Mrs. Cravens died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a nurses aide, homemaker and a member of the Twinton Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a song leader for many years.

Born May 31, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Terry and Dora (Wright) Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kay Abston, a sister, Cloie Cravens; 5 brothers, James C. Norris, Junior Norris, Fred Norris, Toby Norris and A.D. Norris; and a special grandson, Chad Allen Cravens.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Allen Cravens of Twinton; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and David Dunn and Kathy and David Norrod, all of Monterey; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Cravens of Anderson, IN; 3 sisters, Nora Cravens and Ovalee Johnson both of Alpine, and Flora Cashion of Fayetteville, and a host of family and friends.

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

 

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Cory Dean Gillespie
Visitation for Mr. Cory Dean Gillespie, 28, of Livingston, was held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Mr. Gillespie died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Mr. Gillespie had been disabled and had many friends at Davita Dialysis Center.

Born January 28, 1980 in Fulton County, GA, he was the son of James Gillespie, Jr. and Kathy (Ferrell) Gillespie Price. He was preceded in death by a niece, Sarah Caldwell.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, a step-father, Butch Price of Hilham; a brother, Cecil Myers, Jr. of Livingston; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Wesley Caldwell of Livingston; grandparents, Willeane and Charlie Ferrell of Allons, and Evelyn and James Gillespie, Sr. of SC; a nephew, Bladen Caldwell, and a niece, Emily Caldwell.

Special care provided by 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, Johnny 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.

Pallbearers were Mike Sigmon, Alex Sigmon, Brian Meadows, Mark Meadows, John Veremule, and John Veremule, Jr.

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

 

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Jewell Irene (Barlow) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Irene (Barlow) Smith, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters and Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in the Aarons Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Smith died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

Born July 22, 1920 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Alfus and Della (Geesling) Barlow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fount C. Smith; an infant daughter, Linda; a brother, Vanis Barlow; and a sister, Pearl Masters.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Donna Smith of Hilham; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Fay and Donald Gunter of Clarkrange, and Debby and Ronny Goodpasture of Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Barlow of Hilham; 2 sisters, Veachel Bennett of Hilham, and Kathleen Boles of Hendersonville; 4 grandchildren, Kirsten Ramsey, Jared Goodpasture, Shannon Hambridge, and Tiffany Mansell; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lillie Myrtle (York) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Myrtle (York) Smith, 85, of Alpine, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in the Dugan Smith Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Millers Chapel Christian Church and the American Legion Auxillary in Livingston.

Born December 22, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Somler and Mary (Robbins) York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reno Smith; a sister, Metta McCormick; 3 brothers, Ira York, Harvey York, and Price York; and a grandson, James Edward Smith.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Joyce Smith and Jesse and Billie Smith, all of Alpine; a daughter and son-in-law, Reda and Jack Ezell of Alpine; a sister, Rillie Upchurch of Alpine; 4 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doug Davis, George Sells, Billy Smith, Josh Paul, Jacob Paul and Jeff Paul.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Michael Wayne Turner
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Wayne Turner, 51, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. David Beaty officiating.
Burial was in the Green Hills Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Turner died Monday, December 29, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 13, 1957 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James H. and Reva (Smith) Turner.

Survivors include a brother, James D. Turner of Monroe; a nephew, Jason Lee Turner, and a niece, Jamie Ann Turner.

Pallbearers were Bobby Davis, Jeff Petrie, Danny Ferrill, Jimmy Vaughn, Michael Simpson, and Jason Turner.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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