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Archives 02-04-2009

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Astrid Linda (Douwes) Clinton
Funeral services for Mrs. Astrid Linda (Douwes) Clinton, 55, of Hilham, were conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald L. Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Clinton died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. She and her husband co-owned the American Car Wash Systems. She was of the Episcopal faith.

Born March 11, 1953 in Jakarta, Indonesia to Mrs. Ingeline (Vanvreeswyk) Douwes of Livingston and the late Willie Johannes Douwes.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of over 27 years, Kenneth Clinton; 3 sons, Scott Clinton of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Steven Clinton of Nashua, NH, and Kenny Clinton of Baltimore, MD; 3 daughters, Beverly Clinton of Jeffersonville, IN, Jeannie Clinton of Wilton, NH, and Deanna Tardis of Hudson, NH; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Grace and Charles Vanling of Cookeville, Margaret “Maggie” and Wilhelm Schrauwen of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mable Douwes of Cookeville; and 7 grandchildren.

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

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John Dillard “J. D .” Eldridge
Funeral services for Mr. John Dillard “J.D.” Eldridge, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bob Stoner and Bro. James Thrasher officiating.

Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Eldridge died on Monday, January 26, 2009 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was the founder and owner-publisher-editor of the Overton County News newspaper in 1967, and hosted a radio program on WLIV in the 1950’s and 1960’s called ”Cracker Barrel Radio”. Known for his dry sense of humor, he published and authored the book “Cracker Barrel Tales” and wrote a column for the Herald Citizen newspaper called “Easing Along.” He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, and a Shriner of the Al Menah Temple.

Born June 17, 1914 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Marion Sidney and Maniza Ethel (Masters) Eldridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (Langford) Eldridge, 2 sons, Larry E. Eldridge and Garry Eldridge; 4 sisters, Lily Allen, Lura Whittington, Flora Davis and Pearl Boles; and 2 brothers, Oscar Eldridge and Robert Eldridge.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Sue Eldridge; a grandson, Larry E. Eldridge, II; 2 great-grandchildren, Aleia Eldridge and Braydon Eldridge; a special niece, Vaneta (Edward) Gore, and a special neighbor, Joyce Bilbrey, all of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Edward Gore, Darrell Gore, Richard Winton, Kent Atchley, Bobby Coffman, and David Parsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the “Friends of Overton County Library.”

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Bobbie K. Cantrell Hammock
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie K. (Cantrell) Hammock, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Derek Copeland officiating.

Burial was in the Carr Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock died on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 19, 1953 in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Minnie Hammock Cantrell. She had been a furniture factory worker and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Amanda Duncan and Jimmie Cantrell; 2
brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry Cantrell, and David and Glenda Cantrell, all of Livingston; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Jackie Roberts of Livingston, and Sue and Matt Sherrill of Monroe; a boyfriend, Brian Newhall of Livingston; and 4 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Roberts, James Cantrell, Michael Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, Josh Cantrell, and B. J. Presley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Belle (Brown) Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Belle (Brown) Harris, 103, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. J.B. Harris and Bro. Richard Harris officiating.

Burial was in the Oakley Cemetery.

Ms. Harris died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at her residence.

Born September 7, 1905 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Dovie (Austin) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Harris; a daughter, Auda Mae Harris; 2 sons, Billy C. Harris and Joel Harris; and a grandson, Donnie Smith.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, M.J. Harris, L.N. and Betty Harris, Jerry and Mary Harris, and J.B. and Gale Harris; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Bessie Lee Harris, Bertie and Lewis Davidson, Carrie Lou and Floid Vaughn; a sister, Myrtle McDonald; 9 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and a special grandson, Bobby Harris.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Smith, James Harris, John Harris, Kenny Smith, Kevin Smith, and Andrew Phillips.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Lolita Marie (Hamilton) Hollars
Funeral services for Mrs. Lolita Marie (Hamilton) Hollars, 63, of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Ralph Shipley officiating.

Burial was in the Old Union Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Hollars died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at her residence. She had been a housewife, was a member of First Baptist Church and attended Maxwell Chapel Church of God.

Born July 6, 1945 in Breckinridge County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ivan Franklin and Nell Lorraine (Atwell) Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Michal Gwen Hollars, and 2 sisters, Bonnie Singleton and Debbie Hoskinson.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Hollars of Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, J.J. and Amy Hollars of Livingston; a daughter, Gretchen Hollars of Hilham; 4 brothers, Stanley Hamilton, Kerry Hamilton, and Perry Hamilton, all of Cookeville, and Beco Hamilton of Alpine; 3 grandchildren, Peter Hollars, Caroline Hollars, and Aubrey Hollars, all of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Wayne Gilpatrick, Ronald Hollars, Beco Hamilton, Stanley Hamilton, Kerry Hamilton, and Perry Hamilton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Barry Dewayne Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Barry Dewayne Martin, 43, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Martin died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at his residence. He had been a maintenance worker at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born December 22, 1965 in Livingston, he was the son of Edith (Waddell) Martin and the late J.D. Martin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Cora Waddell and Flore and Dewey Martin.

In addition to his mother, Edith, “Edie”, survivors include 2 sons, Adam Martin and Sean Martin, both of Livingston; a brother, Steve Martin of Monroe; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Chris Cantrell, Gregg Smith, Mike Sidwell, Ricky Waddell, Blake McCormick, and Keith McCormick.

Honorary pallbearers were Ken Fields, Bobby Green, Patrick Tubbs, Ed Ortlepp, Mike Jones, Van Looper, Barry Smith, Ronnie Sparks, Mike Farris, and Joe Iwanyszyn.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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David Howard Mitchell
Funeral services for Mr. David Howard Mitchell, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Mitchell died Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a truck driver and was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born September 14, 1948 in Putnam County, he was the son of Helen Jean (Arms) Mitchell and the late William Richard “W.R.” Mitchell.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Donna Mitchell; 2 sons, Matt Mitchell and Chuck Mitchell, all of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Dicky and Elizabeth Mitchell; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Danny and Merrie Lee Norrod, all of Livingston; 3 nephews, Clark Mitchell, William Mitchell and Corey Norrod; 2 nieces, Jean Elizabeth Barlow and Casey Garrett.

Pallbearers were Eldon Davis, Ken Walthall, Jerry Copeland, Mike Copeland, Donnie Davis, and Gerald Winkle.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Anna Glen (Seber) Newberry
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Glen (Seber) Newberry, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Buckner and Bro. Thurman Seber officiating.

Burial was in the Howard Cemetery.

Mrs. Newberry died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at her home. She had worked at the Botany Shirt Factory in Livingston and was a member of the Taylor Seminary Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 14, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cordell and Ona V. (Hall) Seber. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Seber.

Survivors include her husband, Kirby Newberry; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Maxine Newberry, and David and Linda Newberry all of Cookeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Faye Luke of Grand Blanc, MI, and Sarah and Robert Eversole of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Thurman and Laura Seber of Smithville; a sister, Betty White of Livingston; 7 grandchildren, Lisa (Richard) Adamzzwk, Laura Luke, all of MI, Ben (Rebecca) Eversole, Hannah Eversole, Tyler Hamilton, Shelby Hamilton, and Logan Hamilton, all of Cookeville; 3 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Lucille (Rigney) Rains
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille (Rigney) Rains, 84, of Albany, KY, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2009, from the chapel of Campbell Funeral Home in Albany, with Bro. Larry Jones officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Rains died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Central Grove Baptist Church.

Born November 28, 1924 in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Violet Rigney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Rains.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Gearline Copeland of Monroe; Jacqueline Stockton and Joy Armstrong, both of Albany; a brother, Eugene Rigney of Indianapolis, IN; 9 grandchildren, Kim Gibson, Dana Holman, Marcie Siedlecki, Brandy Renfrow, Cully Copeland, Billy Copeland, Cerina Craig, Mary Leah Webb, and Cannon Armstrong; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Campbell Funeral Home. (P)

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