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Archives 01-21-2009

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Ruth Blanche (Amonette) Holsapple Baum
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Blanche (Amonette) Holsapple Baum, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2009 from the chapel of Brown Funeral Home in Byrdstown, with Bishop Rick Medrano officiating.

Burial was in the Amonette Cemetery.

Mrs. Baum died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a home health caregiver, and was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Jamestown. She lived most of her life in Huntersville, KY.

Born November 1, 1928 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Oren Cullen and Eula Grace (Jones) Amonette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Bennie Holsapple and Adolph Baum; a daughter, Barbara Vanbarriga; 2 sisters, Nell Cross and Marie Boles; and 2 brothers, Philip Amonette, and Harry Amonette.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Faye and Rodney Dempsey of Monroe; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Darwin and Ann Holsapple of Albany, KY, Danny Holsapple of Charleston, SC, and Welby Holsapple of Ladson, SC; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Carolyn Mitchell of Byrdstown, Patricia and Mike Michalek of West Bloomfield, MI, and Linda and Pat Sheets of Sevierville, TN; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Doris Amonette of Livingston, Joe and Lynne Amonette, and Eugene and Roxie Amonette, all of Byrdstown; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Danny Holsapple, Welby Holsapple, Darwin Holsapple, Christopher Carter, Ashton Harvey; Rhyan Branson, Mitchell Rhea, and Rodney Dempsey, Jr.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Home. (C)

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Ronald “Ronnie” Charles Bowman

Funeral services for Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Charles Bowman, 51, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey, with Rev. David Harris and Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mr. Bowman died Friday, January 16, 2009 at his home. He was a member of the Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church and a truck driver.

Born May 27, 1957 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of Kenneth McCoy and Linda Lou (Spears) Bowman of Troy, OH.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Bowman; his paternal grandfather, Cletus Bowman; and grandmothers, Ada Bowman and Momma Spears.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 21 years, Annette O’Neal Bowman; a son, James Bowman of Hanging Limb; 2 daughters, T. J. Roberson and Nikki Bowman, both of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Donna Bowman of Rickman; a sister, Gina Schwartz of Troy, OH; a mother-in-law, Jewell O’Neal of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob Roberson, Madison Bowman, McKenzie Bowman, Makayla Bowman, Logan Wilhite, and Bralee Bowman.

Memorial contributions can be made to CRMC Foundation Cancer Care Fund, 1 Medical Center Blvd., Cookeville, TN 38501.

Special care provided by Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Mildred Katherine (Tinch) Cates
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Katherine (Tinch) Cates, 75, of Monterey, were conducted at noon on Saturday, January 17, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. David Cobb officiating.

Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Cates died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at her home in Monterey. She was a loving mother and homemaker, and was Baptist in faith.

Born March 18, 1933 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Franklin and Lula Jewel (Ferguson) Tinch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William J. Cates, and 2 brothers, James Albert Tinch and Thomas Edward Tinch.

Survivors include 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Barbara Swallows, and Diane and Larry Vaughn all of Monterey, and Judy and Jack Adkisson of Cleveland, TN, and Rita Cates Looper of Denver, CO; 2 sisters, Jonnie Key of Algood and Sue Tosh of Cookeville; 3 brothers, Harce Tinch, and Donald Tinch, both of Rickman, and Gerald Tinch of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren, Brad Vaughn, Travis Adkisson, Tyler Adkisson, Paige Adkisson, Jade Huddleston, and Tasha Looper; 2 great-grandchildren, Levi Adkisson, and Colby Adkisson.

Active pallbearers were John Terry, Dennis Holpp, Wayne Blaylock, Kendall Swallows, Mac Pointer, and Mark Green. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Vaughn, Tyler Adkisson, and Travis Adkisson.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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James Lloyd Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. James Lloyd Ledbetter, 80, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Thurman Seber officiating.

Burial was in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a custodian.

Born November 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Joe and Hauta (Holman) Ledbetter.

Survivors include a brother, Coy Ledbetter of Allons; 4 sisters, Clara Hunter, Wanda Thurman, and Bobbie Thurman, all of Allons, and O.V. Apollos of Gallatin; and a girlfriend, Mary Allred. He was a special Uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronald Thurman, Keith Thurman, Mike Thurman, Kenny Thurman, Billy Poston and Rodney Hargis.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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William Armstrong Reagan
Funeral services for Mr. William Armstrong Reagan, 81, of Elkton, VA formerly of Livingston, were conducted at noon, Friday, January 16, 2009, graveside at the Good Hope Cemetery, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Reagan died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at his home in Elkton, VA. He was retired as an inspector for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran during World War II.

Born January 27, 1927 in Livingston, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Evelena (Armstrong) Reagan.

Survivors include a son, William Reagan, of Bath Co., VA; and a daughter, Amy Goswick of Louisburg, NC.; and 4 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Dan Lewis Upton
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Dan Lewis Upton, 73, of the Timothy Community in Overton County, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronnie Melton officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Lewis died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Overton County Nursing Home. He had been a delivery man for Coca Cola, and a member of McFerrin United Methodist Church.

Born May 19, 1935 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Riley and Beatrice (Johnson) Upton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel (Prichard) Upton, and a sister, Bonnie May Bilbrey.

Survivors include 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Joe Eddie Upton, and Joe and Judy Sullivan, all of the Timothy Community, and Franklin Butler of Edmonton, KY; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mable Forehand of Clearmont, FL, Laura Bailey of Jackson, MI, and brother-in-law, Minor Bilbrey of Celina; 5 nephews and 7 nieces.

Pallbearers were Louis Johnson, Arvil Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Eddie Vickery, Jason Tayse, and John Stephens.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Gail A. (Vaughn) Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Gail A. (Vaughn) Winningham, 71, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2009, from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery in Allred.

Mrs. Winningham died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker.

Born October 8, 1937 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eula (Ramsey) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Winningham, and a sister, Blanche Storm.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy Neely of Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cassie Winningham of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren, Josh Brunner, Lauren Nelson, Lyndsey Nelson, Martin Phillips, Michael Winningham, and Matthew Presley; and 4 great-grandchildren, Xander Brunner, Cora Brunner, Alanna Brunner, and Jayden Guinn.

Pallbearers were Mark Neely, Doug Neely, Gary Winningham, Dewain Winningham, Michael Miller, and Logan Herron.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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