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Archives 03-25-2009

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Bengie Lee Carr
Funeral services for Mr. Bengie Lee Carr, 48, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in the Copeland Cemetery.

Mr. Carr died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at his residence. He had been employed at Pacesetters and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born June 27, 1960 in Overton County, he was the son of Trelba (Copeland) Carr Carlock and the late Bryant Carr.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, a step-father, John Carlock of Livingston; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Emogene Carr, and Tony and Peggy Carr, all of Livingston; 2 special nephews, Jacob Carr and Shane Nelson; several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gary Carr, Tony Carr, Shane Nelson, Chris Copeland, John West and Malcolm Rios.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Ina (Thomas) Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Ina (Thomas) Cooper, 92, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from the Hodapp Funeral Home in Cincinnati.

Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mrs. Cooper died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at her residence. She had been a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Born May 7, 1916 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sammy and Addie (Dial) Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Cooper; 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Survivors include 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Birtie Cooper, Ray and Christine Cooper, Gary and Pauline Cooper, and Kenneth and Barbara Cooper; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O.Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Trinity Baptist Church, 8402 Burns Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45216.

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

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Sidney Ruth (Eldridge) Dulworth
Funeral services for Mrs. Sidney Ruth (Eldridge) Dulworth, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Dulworth died Friday, March 20, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and was a Methodist by faith.

Born June 26, 1926 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Johnson and Roshia Elizabeth (Poston) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Dulworth; a sister, Frances Hinds; and a brother, W. B. Eldridge.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Linda Dulworth of Rickman; a daughter, Carol Nivens of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Shirlie and Sue Eldridge of New Orleans, LA; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Anna Mae Miller of Oklahoma City, OK; Colleen Clark of Cookeville; and Robbie Sue and Charles Birmingham of Nashville; a sister-in-law, Christine Upchurch of Livingston; 2 grandsons, Phillip Nivens and Shane Nivens; and 3 great-grandchildren, Sydnie Paige Nivens, Reagan Nivens, and Laken Nivens.

Pallbearers were Phillip Nivens, Shane Nivens, Billy Jim Clark, Van Looper, Larry Clark, and Fred Amonett. Honorary pallbearer was James Hinds.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Sandra Jean Foster
Miss Sandra Jean Foster, 52, of Baxter, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at her residence.

Born May 14, 1956 in Florida, she was the daughter of Bill Thrasher and Edna K. Ferrill.

Survivors include her mother, Edna K. Davis; a sister, Deborah Daughtery; a niece, Katherine Daughtery; a nephew, Parker Daughtery; and a cousin, Carol Nash.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Ronald James "Ronnie" Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald James “Ronnie” Garrett, 41, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Scotty Thrasher officiating.

Mr. Garrett died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a truck driver.

Born February 21, 1968 in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Russell Garrett of Monroe, and Linda (Thrasher) Garrett of Livingston.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, his wife, Kristi Garrett; 3 daughters, Jessica Garrett, Ashley Garrett, and Jamie Garrett, all of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Billie Garrett of Jamestown; and 2 grandchildren, Raleigh Long, and Kaylee Ambs.

Pallbearers were Tracey Walters, Keith Garrett, Larry Mahan, Ricco Gonzalez, Mark Linesay, and Jeremy Long.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, TN.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Barbara Joyce (Daniels) Hicks
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Joyce (Daniels) Hicks, 64, of Safford, AZ, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2009 graveside at the Nelson Cemetery.

Mrs. Hicks died Thursday, March 19, 2006 at Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, AZ.

Born November 26, 1944 in Carmi, IL, she was the daughter of Emerson Daniels and the late Nellie M. “Flowers” Daniels. She had been a homemaker, who lived most of her life in TN and AZ, and traveled extensively.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Daniels.

Survivors include, in addition to her father, her husband, Milton Hicks of Safford, AZ; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Travis Hicks of Sidney, OH; a son, Tim Plauman of Hampton, GA; 2 grandchildren, Dustin Edge and Dakota Edge, both of Safford.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Bobby E. Hunter
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby E. Hunter, 75, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Darren Crockett officiating, and the eulogy given by Danny Hembry.

Burial was in the Algood City Cemetery.

Mr. Hunter died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his residence.
Born January 13, 1934 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Seth and Willie Ann (Weaver) Hunter. He owned Bob’s Body Shop in Cookeville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Johnson; 4 brothers, Howard Hunter, Jim Hunter, Ray Hunter, and Freddy Hunter; and a granddaughter, Tara Hunter.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Gary Nash; and Kristen Hunter; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Rosie Hunter, Greg and Shannon Hunter, and Kyle and Lyndsey Carbon; a sister, Dorothy Reeves; a brother-in-law, Robert Johnson; 5 grandchildren, Matt Hunter, Trey Hunter, Chase Hunter, Samantha Hunter, and Logan Hunter; ex-wives, Reba Hunter and Lee Hunter; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Matt Hunter, Trey Hunter, Chase Hunter, David Hunter, Ron Hunter, Jason Fletcher, Gary Harris, and Robert Ramsey.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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James L. Kennedy
Funeral services for Mr. James L. Kennedy, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Phillip Buck and Bro. Howard Dailey officiating.
Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born April 7, 1931 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Henry and Lurdie (Parsons) Kennedy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 children, Roger Kennedy, James Paul Rush, Raymond Covey, and Joseph Hammons; a brother, Clifford Kennedy; a sister, Austie Smith; and a grandchild, Charity Grace Hammons.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Kennedy; 5 children, Carol Beaty, Mayblean Ayers, Jeff Hammons, Sharon Ray, and Pam McPherson; a sister, Aramith Fulton; 16 grandchildren, Tim Covey, Jody Kennedy, Joshua Kennedy, Amanda Reece, James Allen, Lucan Smith, Jennifer Smith, Jamie Smith, Jamie Stevens, Kelly Hill, Ashley Rush, Wayne Hammons, Brandon Breeding, Ethan Ray, Shawn Flowers, Jessica Hammons, and Joey Ogletree; 19 great-grandchildren, Joseph Covey, Kimberly Covey, Joshua Covey, Alicia Minshall, Jacob Minshall, Bethany Allen, Mary Allen, Andrew Smith, Macayla Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Mazy Stevens, Abby Stevens, Jacie Stevens, McKenzie Hill, Clayton Hill, Rebecca Hammons, Shelby Flowers, Dawson Ogletree, and Simon Ogletree; and 2 special friends, Larry Stover and Priscilla Adams.

Pallbearers were Roger Kennedy, Dougie Kennedy, Lucan Smith, Jerry McPherson, Adam Hill, and Dean Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Garrett, Richard Beaty, Jimmy Kennedy, Jeff Hammons and J.B. Stinston.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Michelle Lynn (Snyder) Predmore
Funeral services for Michelle Lynn Predmore, 54, of Hilham, were conducted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Earl Alverson officiating.

Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg, PA at a later date.

Mrs. Predmore died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her home surrounded by her husband and family after a long battle with cancer.

Born March 4, 1955 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank G. Cuda and Ann J. Snyder. She attended Unity of the Cumberlands Church. She worked at Kroger’s of Cookeville since 1999.

She loved gardening, motorcycle riding, playing piano, nature and no critter came to her door that she didn’t take care of. She was an avid poet and writer. She was a loving wife and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of over 11 years, Don Predmore (whom she married June 27, 1997 in Nashville, TN); step-sons Don Predmore, III and friend Jennifer of Langhorn, PA, George Allen (Jennifer) Predmore of Yardley, PA, and Todd C. (Melissa) Weaver of New Tripoli, PA; 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Sherry Bodine and friend Chuck Swimelar and Suzanne and Richard Niles, all of Wellsboro, PA, Mary and Michael Ditchfield of Trout Run, PA, and Patricia and Bart Langemeier of Red Lodge, MT; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Frank and Judy Cuda of Levittown, PA, and Mark Cuda of Talkeetna, AK; step-mother Mary Jane Cuda of Mesa, AZ; 8 grandchildren; father- and mother-in-law, Don, Sr. and Thelma Predmore; brother- and sister-in-law, Ken and Mary Predmore all of East Stroudsburg, PA; 13 nieces and nephews; 6 great nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center % Gift Processing-Melanoma Program, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN 37235-7727.

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

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Willie H. “Crock” Thompson
Funeral services for Mr. Willie H. “Crock” Thompson, 71, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2009, from the chapel of the Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in the Garrett Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Thompson died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a truck driver and was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born, December 25, 1937 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Millard and Anna Lee (Garrett) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doak Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Thompson of Allons; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Denise Thompson of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Gary Bush of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Jessie Parrott and Neda Copeland, both of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Brook Thompson Gilbert, Megan Thompson, Heath Thompson, Gary Bush, and Lacey Bush; and a great-granddaughter, Caralee Gilbert.

Pallbearers were Paul Martin Garrett, Marty Garrett, Bobby Turner, Jack Parrott, Darrell Thompson, Joel Copeland, and Dale Parrott.

Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Pyles, Ronnie Pyles, Eldon Davis, Lewis Smith, Terry Young, and James Hardy Ogletree.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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