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Archives 02-25-2009

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Leonard Beason
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Beason, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Duane “Bud” Hargis and Bro. Cletis Beason officiating.

Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Beason died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a brick mason and was affiliated with the Church of God.

Born March 4, 1958 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Gordon and Clara (Garrett) Beason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Beason of Lakeland, FL; a brother, John Beason of Monroe; 5 sisters, Liz Reeder of Cookeville, Faye Taylor of Anderson, IN, Linda Dishman of Lafayette, IN, Janie Anderson and Brenda Garrett, both of Livingston; and special friends Mike Dishman, Anthony Sells, and Jonathan McBride.

Pallbearers were Mike Dishman, Tim Beason, David Smith, Tony Beason, Matthew Harvey, and Jerry Beason.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Beason, Scotty Smith, Daniel Garrett, Jr., Johnny Hill, and Randy Vaughn..

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Edgar A. Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Edgar A. Brown, 88, of Old Hickory, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 at Holly Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Skyline Madison Campus, where he was in hospice care.

Born January 23, 1921 in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Henry Brown and Mollie Florence (Rich) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary E. Brown; 10 brothers, Clura Paul Brown, Willie Hugh Brown, Cecil W. Brown, Carl Brown, Palo Brown, Truman Brown, Rile Brown, Ather Brown, Oscar Brown, and Clifford Brown; and a sister, Orangie Alice Brown.

Survivors include 3 sons, Raymond Brown, Leonard Brown, and James Brown; 2 daughters, Dorothy Hewitt and Reba DeJesus; and 3 sisters, Rose Bulah Smith, Josie Mae Carmack, and Marion Francis; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Micheal Brown, Benjamin Brown, Robert Brown, James Brown, Gregory Brown, Bill DeJesus, Jr., and Teddy Dailey.

Special care provided by Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home.
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Coby K. Coleman
Funeral services for Mr. Coby K. Coleman, 16, of Livingston, were conducted Monday, February 23, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Anderson officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Coleman died Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence.
Born July 15, 1992 in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Terry and Judith (Hummel) Coleman.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Jessica Coleman of Livingston and grandparents, Ronald and Barbara Coleman also of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Chad White, Matt Thrasher, David Thrasher, James Reeder, and Drew Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Eva Mae Ferrill
Funeral services for Miss Eva Mae Ferrill, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in the Carr cemetery.

Miss Ferrill died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and was a Baptist by faith.

Born January 29, 1916 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Everitt and Nora (Carr) Ferrill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carlos Ferrill, Hollis Ferrill, and Aron Ferrill; 2 sisters, Beatrice Hill and Mary Delena Ferrill; and a nephew, Rex Ferrill.

Survivors include a brother, J.C. Ferrill; a brother-in-law, Ernest Hill; a sister-in-law, Lucille Ferrill, all of Livingston, and a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends that loved her dearly.

Pallbearers were Martin Ruzansky, Jeff Ferrill, Jason Ferrill, Rodney Winters, Greg Smith, and Troy Ferrill.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (P)

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Clurel Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Clurel Garrett, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 from the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Cookeville, with Fr. Chad Puthoff, SDS and Fr. Don Loskot, SDS officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 14, 1935 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late R.D. and Pelma (Johnson) Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Garrett; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Connie Garrett, Richard and Carin Garrett, and Raymond Garrett; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzie and Jeff Misenhimer; 2 sisters, Norma Loftis and Virginia Dodson; 7 grandsons; brothers-in-law, Junior Beechboard, George (Cleo) Adelman, Jimmy (Linda) Adelman, Bill (Kathy) Adelman, and John (Judy) Adelman; and sisters-in-law, Rose Miller, Sarah (Bud) Stackpole, Anna (Donald) Strong, and Rena (Tom) Chenney.

Pallbearers were Jerry Haney, Jerry Buck, Bill Dillon, Bill Adelman, Ron Sykes, and Jamie Benjamin.

Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Brown and Larry Hill.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Katherine Holman
Funeral services for Miss Katherine Holman, 62, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Duane “Bud” Hargis officiating.

Burial was in the Campground cemetery.

Miss Holman died on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had worked in childcare and was a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 8, 1946 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Forest Halton and Gladys Ivory (Flatt) Holman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dillard Michael Holman and Doug Holman.

Survivors include 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Regina Holman of Detroit, MI, and Lonnie and Janice Holman of Warren, MI; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Johnny Peek of Rickman, and Janice and Gary Clark of Mt. Pleasant, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Peek, Michael Peek, Derek Ransom , Devin Ransom, Michael Ransom, Jr., and Wesley Holman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (P)

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Dorothy Elese Bumbalough Kernell
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Elese (Bumbalough) Kernell, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Buck and Bro. Roy Lee Seber officiating.

Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery in the Monroe community.

Mrs. Kernell died Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a housewife.

Born May 30, 1929 in White County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lela (Randolph) Bumbalough. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sons, Shirley Leon Kernell, Johnny Carl Kernell, and Randall Kernell; a sister, Vernese McCowan; 3 brothers, Audi Lee Bumbalough, Odel Bumbalough, and James Hershel Bumbalough; 3 grandchildren, Robert Eugene Mabe, Heather Dawn Robbins, and Brandy Nicole Flowers.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Kernell; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Michael Charles and Janice Kernell, Donald Richard Kernell, and David and Dianne Kernell; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Dean and Junior Mabe, Lela Ann and Bob Ledford, and Linnie Marie and Mike Hawkins; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Erline Stamps, and Elizabeth and Charles Brown; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Richard Glen Hammock, Michael Leon Kernell, Bobby Ledford, Jr., Robby Ledford, Kevin Hawkins, and David Carl Kernell.

Honorary pallbearers were Josh Ledbetter and Billy Ray Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (P)


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Naomi E. (Hildebrandt) Messer
Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi E. (Hildebrandt) Messer, 69, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Barry Ray officiating.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at
the Riverview cemetery in Seymour, IN.

Mrs. Messer died Monday, September 29, 2008, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born March 3, 1939 in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Hazel (Riley) Hildebrandt.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest Messer of Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Elmer and Lisa Messer of Rickman; a sister, Alberta Messer of WV; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (P)

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Joseph Edgar Parris
Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Edgar Parris, 89, of Columbia, TN, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Jacob officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Parris died Monday, February 16, 2009 at NHC Place at Cool Springs, in Franklin, TN.

Mr. Parris was retired as the owner of Columbia Wilbert Vault Co. and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbia. He was the past President of the Rotary Club in Mt. Pleasant, TN and the Columbia Kiwanis Club; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean conflict. He was a Japanese POW in WWII at Rangoon, Burma and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a graduate of Livingston Academy and the University of Tennessee, a Paul Harris Fellow, and the Chairman of Meals on Wheels.

Born May 3, 1919 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Cosby L. and Susie (Cope) Parris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline “Polly” (Speck) Parris.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Donna Parris of Columbia, TN, and Steve and Kerrin Parris of Hurst, TX; 2 grandchildren, Joe Parris and Katie Parris, both of Hurst, TX; several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Jewell Dean (Hawkins) Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Dean (Hawkins) Reagan, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Bob Stoner officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Reagan died Monday, February 16, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a hairdresser and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born December 16, 1935 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Edna (Stewart) Hawkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Emogene Copeland, and a brother, Junior Hawkins.

Survivors include her husband, Champ E. Reagan; 2 sons, David Sells and Steve Reagan both of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Michael Buck of Livingston; and a brother, Loyd Hawkins of Hermitage, TN.

Pallbearers were Paul Reagan, Jack Reagan, Doug Reagan, Shawn Reagan, Clinton Kirk, and Mike Buck.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Key and Pete Parsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Linnie Clarzell (Smith) Ruble
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Clarzell (Smith) Ruble, 76, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruble died Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a seamstress for Chrysler Corporation and attended Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine.

Born August 31, 1932 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Nova (Sells) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Ruble; a daughter of Brenda Thompson; and 2 brothers, A.J. Smith and Proctor Smith.

Survivors include a sister, Estelle Smith of Alpine; and a step-granddaughter, Shannon Bilbrey of Davison, MI.

Pallbearers were Kevin Ruble, Donnie Ruble, Lance Ruble, Tory Smith, Shawn Eldridge, and Gerald Clark.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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William Allen Savage
Funeral services for Mr. William Allen Savage, 51, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from the First Freewill Baptist Church, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in the Savage family cemetery in Livingston.

Mr. Savage died Friday, February 6, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had been a factory worker for Russell Stover Candies and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 31, 1958 in Overton County, he was the son of the late E. J. and Edeth (Coffee) Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Allen Savage; a sister, Lucille Rutherford; and a brother, Jimmy Savage.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Savage of Rickman; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Tabitha Savage of Cookeville, and Matthew Savage of Rickman; 4 brothers, Donnie Savage of Cookeville, Larry Savage of Allons, Joe Savage of Harriman, and Wayne Savage of Livingston; 6 sisters, Rita Qualls, Mary Allen, and Lesa Phillips, all of Livingston, Virginia Sawyer of Old Hickory, Shirley Roberson of Monterey, and Janice Helton of Pleasant View, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Lewis, Roger Flatt, Mike Bowman, Robert Underwood, Bob Conatser, James White, Jimmy Harvell, and Scott Deck.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (P)

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O. L. Sullivan
Funeral services for Mr. O. L. Sullivan, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Sullivan died Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born January 28, 1941 in Overton County, he was the son of Mary Lou (Mabrey) Sullivan and the late Lillard Sullivan.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, a son and daughter-in-law, Jayson and Cynthia Sullivan; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Randy Dial, all of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Billie Vaughn of Cookeville, Barbara Parkers of Nashville and Kenny Sullivan of FL; a brother, Leonard Sullivan of Cookeville; 2 grandsons, Cole Sullivan and Cody Wade Sullivan; a granddaughter, Erica Dial; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Darryl Cantrell, John Ed Tyree, Harold Qualls, Keith Wietzel, Jerry Sullivan, and Wayne Langford.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (P)

 

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