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Archives 04-15-2009

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Charles David Blackwell, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles David Blackwell, Jr., 39, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeremy Byrd and Bro. Chris Breeding officiating.

Burial was in the Cash Cemetery.

Mr. Blackwell died Friday, April 3, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a carpenter and a Baptist by faith.

Born January 13, 1970 in Putnam County, he was the son of Billie (Bussell) Blackwell and the late Charles David Blackwell, Sr.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife Christy Blackwell of Livingston; 6 sons, A.T. Blackwell, David Blackwell, Skiler Blackwell, Robert Blackwell, Darrell Louis Blackwell, and Cody Presley; 2 daughters, Betty Blackwell, and Kimberly Rose Blackwell, both of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Ruby Blackwell of Livingston, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gerald Allred, Randal Dodson, Michael Childs, Rick Burgess, David Thompson, Chris Blackwell, Jr., Joe Knight, and Kenny Bussell. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Blackwell, Jerry Blackwell, Jr., and Jamie Presley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Billie Carl Eppley
Funeral services for Mr. Billie Carl Eppley, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery.

Mr. Eppley died Friday, April 3, 2009 at his residence. He had been a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born July 29, 1952 in Wabash County, IN, he was the son of Richard Dean and the late Mildred Maxine (Knotts) Eppley. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Eppley; a brother, Rick Eppley; and a grandson, Tristan Carpenter.

Survivors include, in addition to his father, his wife, Charyl Eppley of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Stephania Eppley of Fairmont, IN; 4 daughters and a son-in-law, Billie Jean and Joey Carpenter of Fairmont, IN; Jessica Fohl of Gary, IN; Stefani Williams of Huntington, IN; and Leilani Shaffer of Canfield, OH; a brother and sister-in-law, Korki and Shelly Wilson of Muncie, IN; 3 sisters, Mardgot Swisher of Alexandria, IN; Candi Hayse of NY; Susie Earhart of Wabash, IN; 3 grandchildren, Taylar, Toni and Damian; and 5 step-grandchildren, Taylor, Kayhlie, Christian, Victoria, and Spencer.

Pallbearers were Joey Carpenter, Korki Wilson, John Eppley, James Robbins, Brandon Robbins, Ronnie Thien, Damian Lantzenheiser, and Christian Carpenter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Sheird Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Sheird Garrett, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Don Maxson and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, April 10, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WWII and a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Born February 9, 1925 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jim and Nancy Lee (Brown) Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Wally Garrett of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sherry Garrett of Rock Island, IL; a granddaughter Mandy (Derek) Swartz of Knoxville; a great-grandson of Garrett William Swartz; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Pat Warren, Jim Loftis, Donald Norrod, Dale Garrett, Lee Melton, and James Robbins.

Honorary pallbearers were Denny Bullock and Ron Henderson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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David James Laycock
Funeral services for Mr. David James Laycock, 51, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. David Looper and Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Laycock died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 22, 1957 in Cookeville, he was the son of Mary (Miller) Laycock and the late Frank Laycock. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kelly and Ella Laycock, and James and Levada Miller.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Vicki Laycock of Rickman; 2 sons, Jeremy Laycock of Gainesboro, and Kelly Laycock of Cookeville; a brother, Scott Laycock of Rickman; and 4 grandchildren, Zach Laycock, Mel Laycock, Luke Laycock, and Taylor Laycock of Gainesboro.

Pallbearers were Josh Copeland, Matt Copeland, Brandon Masters, Frank Dial, Bryant Swallows, and Jarman Hicks.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 


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J.B. Looper
Funeral services for Mr. J.B. Looper, 82, of Clarkrange, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Swallows officiating.

Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Looper died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from The Regional Authority in Dayton, OH as a bus driver, a WWII Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post #0238, and a member of Midway Baptist Church in Clarkrange.

Born March 25, 1927 in the Sunk Cane Community, he was the son of the late Elbert and Christine (Phillips) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years, Lela (Phillips) Looper; and 3 brothers, Perry Looper, Albert Looper, and Billy Looper.

Survivors include his wife, Ova (Reagan) Looper of Clarkrange; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Dale and Linda E. Looper of Fairborn, OH; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Doyle and Beatrice Looper of Monterey; Gerald and Vicki Looper of Anderson, IN; John Leland and Dimple Looper of Monterey; Lorn and Jewel Looper of Chattanooga; and Bobby and Claudia Looper of Wilkerson, IN; a sister-in-law, Nannie Looper of Clarkrange; 3 step-children, David (Sarah) Morgan, and Margaret (Denny) Branstetter, all of Crossville, and Randy (Alex) Threet of Nashville; 3 grandchildren, Joshua Looper, Steven Looper, and Daniel Looper; 6 great-grandchildren, Cheyanne Looper, Autumn Looper, Alexis Looper, Georgia Looper, Layne Looper, and Brody Looper; 7 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Othel “Dobe” Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Othel “Dobe” Wilson, 75, of Urbana, OH, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating.

Burial was in the Hanging Limb Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson died Friday, April 10, 2009 at his son’s home in West Jefferson, OH. He was retired from the Local 18 Construction as a heavy equipment operator.

Born June 20, 1933 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe and Cora (Hoover) Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Emerson Wilson and Leslie B. Wilson; a sister-in-law,
Agnes Wilson; and a brother-in-law, Paul Looper.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth (Brown) Wilson of Urbana, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Kelly Othel and Jean Wilson of West Jefferson, OH; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Genata Looper of the Dry Hollow Community, and Myma Jean and Arthur Dee Miller of Monterey; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, George Wilson of Wilder, Dester and Mary Wilson of Warren, MI, and Hershel and Georga Wilson of Alpine; 2 grandchildren, Kelliam Ruth Wilson and Cassie Dee Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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