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Archives 03-18-2009

Obituaries
Jennings Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Jennings Bilbrey, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in the Clarkrange Cemetery.

Mr. Bilbrey died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical
Center in Murfreesboro. He had been a courier for First National Bank, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII, a member of James T. Davis VFW Post 5062, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born January 10, 1925 in Nashville, TN, he was the son of the late Bailey and Nina (Farley) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Marie (Miller) Bilbrey; a brother, William Veal Bilbrey, and a sister, Jessie Ruth Bilbrey.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Don Dorris of Smyrna; and 2 grandsons, Nathan Dorris and Jonathan Dorris.

Pallbearers were Jack Keisling, Wade Keisling, Mark Keisling, Don Dorris, Carl Franklin, and Butch Parton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James T. Davis VFW Post 5062.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 


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Mayzelle (Looper) Buckner
Funeral services for Mrs. Mayzelle (Looper) Buckner, 81, of Monterey, were conducted at noon on Monday, March 16, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community.

Mrs. Buckner died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her home in Monterey.

She was a factory worker, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was a member of the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born March 1, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late A.P. and Lou Effie (Bilbrey) Looper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dimple Looper, and 3 brothers, Homer Looper, L.J. Looper, and Dempsey Looper.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger Dale and Debbie Buckner of Cookeville; ex-husband of 52 years, Gene Buckner of Monterey; a sister, Deanna Looper of Livingston; 2 brothers, Austin Looper of Overton County, and Carl Braden Looper of Smith County; a special sister-in-law and caregiver, Treva Looper of Smith County; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Willie T. Burroughs
Memorial services for Mr. Willie T. Burroughs, 71, of Covington, will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from Swallows Chapel Church of Christ in Cookeville.

Mr. Burroughs died Saturday, March 12, 2009 at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Memphis.

Mr. Burroughs had retired as a building maintenance mechanic for the City of Memphis. He was a member of Solo Church of Christ in Covington.

Born September 26, 1937 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Josie Burroughs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lillian Byrd and Anna Huddleston, and a brother, Lilburn Burroughs.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Wanda (Webb) Burroughs of Covington; a daughter, Laura Burroughs of Millington; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tommy Burroughs of Covington, and Tim and Robin Burroughs of Looxahoma, MS; 2 brothers, Jim Burroughs and Walter Burroughs, both of Cookeville; an uncle, Carlos Burroughs of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Brittani Burroughs, Brady Richardson, and Keaton Burroughs.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Swallows Chapel Church of Christ, 1966 Windle Community Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506 or Memphis School of Preaching, 3950 Forest Hill Irene Rd., Memphis, TN. (P)

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Betty (Cooper) Dale
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty (Cooper) Dale, 72, of Smyrna, TN, were conducted at noon on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from the Hickory chapel of Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville, TN with Rev. David Prophater and Rev. Richard McLemore officiating.

Born January 17, 1937 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Faye (McCormick) Cooper. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Laura Grisham and Lisa Grisham; and an aunt, Anna Laura Matthews.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Dale of Smyrna; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Faye and David Turrentine, and Kimberly McLemore; 4 grandchildren, Kyle Grisham, Dallas McLemore, Andrea Grisham, and Hailey McLemore; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meads Chapel Bible Camp, 1251 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211.

Special care provided by Woodbine Funeral Home and Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Sidney Balem Harward, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Sidney Balem Harward, Jr., 91, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Rogers and Rev. A.J. Looper officiating.

Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Harward died Monday, February 23, 2009 at Metropolitan Hospice in Marietta, GA. He had been a lumber inspector and was a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born October 19, 1917 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sidney B., Sr. and Sally (Clark) Harward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Magdalene Green, and his twin sister, Sarah Hoover; a brother, Leon Harward, and son-in-law, Sammy B. Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes (Ward) Harward of Marietta, GA; a son, Clark S. Harward of Canton, GA; a daughter, Donna Evans of Marietta, GA; a sister, Lois Jordan of Lansing, MI; a granddaughter, Lori Ballington and a grandson, Russell Evans, both of Woodstock, GA; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carl Masters, Jerry Melton, Russell Evans, and Clark Harward.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Paul Wilburn Lee
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Wilburn Lee, 77, of Byrdstown and formerly of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Bro. Jeff Flowers and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Lee died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

He worked most of his life as a factory employee with FMA and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Born May 24, 1931 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Perry Wilburn and Myrtle Evelyn (Kyle) Lee. He lived most of his life in Overton County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Della (Byrd) Lee; 2 sisters, Beatrice Coffee and Norma Qualls; 2 brothers, Carson Lee and James Lee.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Howard Garrett of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Wanda Lee, of Monroe; several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Richard Lee, Bobby Lee, Randy Coffee, Jimmy Coffee, Randall Hicks, and Johnny Lee.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. (C)

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Matthew Nevins
Funeral services for Mr. Matthew Nevins, 86, of Livingston, were conducted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Buford officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Nevins died Monday, March 9, 2009 at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born July 15, 1922 in Celina, he was the son of the late Johnie P. and Fannie (Stone) Nevins.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice “Bea” Nevins of Livingston; a son, Jim Nevins of Lebanon; a daughter, Carol Howell of Livingston; a grandson, Matt Nevins; a granddaughter, Christie Loza; and a great-grandson, Gaven Loza.

Pallbearers were Gary Ledbetter, Tim Smith, Joe Brown, Jackie Brown, Lee Richardson and Jeff Misenheimer.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Ernest W. Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest W. Phillips, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 26, 1926 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Bennie and Mindie (Gore) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Phillips of Livingston; 2 sisters, Ruby Savage of Livingston, and Lela Barry of OK; a brother, Grady Phillips of Livingston; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Steve Key, Terry Key, Ron Savage, Kevin Maynard, Kevin Presley, Colten Damron, and Noel Key.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Pamila Faye (Cleghorn)Polk
Funeral services for Mrs. Pamila Faye (Cleghorn) Polk, 46, of Cookeville, were conducted at noon on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in the Board Valley Claus Cemetery.

Mrs. Polk died Thursday, March 5, 2009.

Born July 7, 1962 in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Julie and Johnny Cleghorn.

Survivors include her daughters, Ashley Threet, Felicia Cleghorn, Angela Moore, Jamey Faye Polk, and Mary Farley; a brother, Randy Cleghorn; 2 sisters, Brenda Cleghorn and Patty Cleghorn; her companion of 17 years, Mike Brown; 7 grandchildren; and friends and neighbors.

Special care provided by Dyer Funeral Home. (P)

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Bobby James Spell
Funeral Services for Mr. Bobby James Spell, 28, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Estel Bilbrey officiating.

Burial was in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mr. Spell died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born October 20, 1980 in Fitzgerald, GA, he was the son of James M. and Judy (Owens) Spell.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Barrett Marshall and Lydell Spell of VA; and 2 nieces, Joyce Spell and Courtney Spell, both of VA.

Pallbearers were family and friends.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Meredith Winningham


Funeral services for Miss Meredith Winningham, 35, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Derrek Copeland officiating.

Burial was in the Falling Springs Cemetery.

Miss Winningham died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 21, 1973 in Battle Creek, MI, she was the daughter of Dewain Winningham and Carol (Mack) Pippen. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Keith and Blanche Storm of Battle Creek, MI; and paternal grandparents, J.T. and Mary Winningham of Monroe.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Dewain and Button Winningham; her mother and stepfather, Carol and Mack Pippen all of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Dustin and Melody Winningham of Byrdstown; a sister and brother-in-law, Ricole and Kevin Morgan of Crossville; 2 step-brothers, David Pippen and Randy Pippen; a step-sister, Ashley Pippen; 2 nephews, Chase Pippen and Tylin Winningham; and 2 nieces, Kayla Pippen and Leanndra Winningham.

Pallbearers were members of the Livingston Police Department.

Honorary pallbearers were Jake Reeder, Gary Winningham, Ed Winningham, Johnny Stover, Johnny Seagraves, Johnny Arney, David Coleman, Bobby Hunter, Darrell Winningham, Donald Winningham and The Overton County Sheriff’s Department.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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