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Archives 04-22-2009

Obituaries
Gary Allen Allred
Mr. Gary Allen Allred, 65, of Livingston, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital. There will not be a funeral service at his request.

He had been a painter, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. He was a Baptist by faith.

Born March 20, 1944 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cooney and Clea (Ledbetter) Allred. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include a son, Gary Allred, Jr., and a daughter, Deanna Lee Calhoun, both of FL; 6 sisters, Connie Amos, Gaynell Burt, Hattie Whitfield, Joyce Thomas, Anna Robbins, and Carol Carlson; a granddaughter; and a special niece, Tabe, and kids.

In memory of Gary, if you love your freedom, thank a Veteran.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
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Alvin Baty “A.B.” Carr
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Baty “A.B.” Carr, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home on Sunday, April 19, 2009, with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating.

Burial was in the Shiloh at West Fork Cemetery.

Mr. Carr died Friday, April 17, 2009 at his home. He had been employed in road construction.

Born August 30, 1932 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Billy and Ova (Ledbetter) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Allen Carr, 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Frances Carr of Livingston; a son, Donnie Roger Carr of Livingston; 3 daughters, Ruth Ann Carr of Allons, Shirley Marie Carr of Monterey, and Deloris Jo Burris of Cookeville; 6 grandchildren, Melissa Ann Wilborn, Nathan Christopher Carr, James Ray Hutchinson, Samantha Jo Sidwell, Jonathan Kyle Ledbetter, and Ethan Lee Burris; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nathan Carr, James Hutchison, Jonathan Ledbetter, Cecil Story, Jason Wilborn, and Harold Burris.

Honorary pallbearers were Grover Boyatt, Randy Mullins, Clinton Guffey, and Michael Handy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Bonnie June (Davis) Edmonds
Mrs. Bonnie June (Davis) Edmonds, born December 21, 1934, went to meet her Lord and Savior on April 16, 2009 while surrounded by a host of friends and family at Masters Healthcare.

She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, that was devoted to her family. She was a very active member of the Hardy’s Chapel Community, always giving of herself and her talents. She took pride in her job as a florist. She was a member of Keeping The Faith Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Willie “Bill” Edmonds, a daughter, Carolyn Edmonds, a grandson, Josh Dickerson, and her parents, Andrew and Hazel Davis.

She is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Julene and Hugh Lee Dickerson, Joann and Rondal “Buddy” Reed and Linda Dickerson all of Hardy’s Chapel; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bobbie and Jim Mabrey of Hilham, and Barbara Danner of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Charlotte Davis of Hilham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edmonds were held on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery, Bro. Rondal Reed and Bro. Corey Maynord officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were Buddy Reed, Jr., Stacy Dickerson, Scott Ray, Fred Spicer, Daniel Bowman, and Vernon Dickerson.

The Hall Funeral Home of Livingston handled the arrangements. (C)

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Johnny D. Harvey
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny D. Harvey, 78, of Murfreesboro, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Kevin Dye officiating.

Burial was in the St. John Cemetery.

Mr. Harvey died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

Born October 21, 1930 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Roy William and Ida B. (Richardson) Harvey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean conflict. He attended Leana Church of Christ in Leana, TN.

Survivors include a sister, Beatrice Taylor of Monroe; 4 brothers, William D. Harvey and Roy D. Harvey, both of Anderson, IN; Kenneth J. Harvey of Bell Buckle, TN, and Gerald D. Harvey of Fredericksburg, VA; 14 nephews, 4 nieces, and a host of great nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jason Taylor, Malcolm Harvey, Cameron Harvey, Mike Harvey, Blake Harvey, Brian Harvey, and Jeff Harvey.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Bettey l. (Turner) Kelley
Mrs. Bettey L. (Turner) Kelley, 77, of Cookeville, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

The family has chosen cremation with no formal services to be announced.

Born January 25, 1932 in Athol, MA, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Balanch (Guerard) Turner.

Survivors include 3 sons, Glen L. Tucker of Cookeville, Wayne F. Tucker of Orange, MA, and Thomas E. Tucker of Ocala, FL; a daughter, Dawn Marie Kenneway of Orange, MA; and a sister, Glennie Berry of Orange, MA.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Stanley Eugene Moore
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Eugene Moore, 53, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bennie Sells officiating.

Burial was in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Mr. Moore died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He had been an auto mechanic.

Born March 11, 1956 in Indiana, he was the son of the late Bill and Anna (Hammock) Moore.

Survivors include a son, Matthew Moore of Indiana; a sister, Mary Jane Burchett of Nashville; 4 brothers, James Moore of Nashville, Eddie Moore, Jerry Moore, and David Moore, all of Cookeville, and Jeff Moore of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Moore, Wayne Fetterholf, Richard Cooper, Jeff Hammock, Michael Poston, and Chris Winningham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Jessie (Carmack) Murphy
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie (Carmack) Murphy, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlie Rice officiating.

Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy died Monday, April 13, 2009 at her home. She was a retired LPN at NHC Healthcare, a DAR member, and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Born September 20, 1926 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Anna Lee (Ledbetter) Carmack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Murphy; a son, Jackie Murphy, and a grandson, Lance Murphy Clark.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Donna Thrasher and Susie Clark both of Cookeville; a son, Kenny Murphy of Cookeville; a sister, Betty Sue Wells of Cookeville; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Craig Thrasher, Greg Scott, Jason Scott, Travis Clark, Richard Wells, and Joe Murphy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Johnny Raymond Norris
Mr. Johnny Raymond Norris, 67, of Cookeville, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 25, 2009 at noon at Douglas Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Mr. Norris had been a mechanic and repaired signs. He was a Baptist by faith.

Born July 3, 1941 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jessie Lee and Lena Ann (Sells) Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Norris; 3 sisters, Maggie Taylor, Eula Arbogast, and Jean Parris; and an infant daughter, Sarah Norris.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Louise (Deck) Norris of Cookeville; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Tooley of Algood; 3 sons, John Raymond Mark Norris, Richard VanBuren Norris, both of McMinnville, and Jeremy Landen Norris of Rickman; a sister, Geraldine Cantrell of Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Norris of Anderson, IN; 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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