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Archives 05-20-2009

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Ricky Dean Allen
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Dean Allen, 49, of Cottonwood, AZ, formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters and Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Mr. Allen died Saturday, May 9 at Verde Valley Medical Center in Arizona.

Born November 13, 1959 in Jackson County, he was the son of Florence Faye Allen and the late Claude Dean Livingston. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a grandmother, Maudie (Carr) Allen; a brother, Terry Allen; and a sister, Yolanda Allen.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Kimberly Allen of Hilham; a son, Christopher Allen, and a daughter, Jamie Allen, both of Rickman; a step-son, Jason Masters of Hilham; a step-daughter, Melissa Masters of Rickman; 2 sisters, Kimberly Thrasher of Livingston, and Tammy Lee of Hilham; 2 step-grandchildren; 4 nieces, and 2 nephews.

Pallbearers were Paul Coffman, Travis Lee, Christopher Allen, Mike Clark, Joel Clark, and Gerstle Taylor.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Martha (Taylor) Boswell
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha (Taylor) Boswell, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Boswell died Sunday, May 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 4, 1947, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Bessie (Harvey) Taylor.

Survivors include her husband, Levoid Boswell of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Steve Castle of Livingston; 4 sisters, Mary Duke, and Irene Taylor, both of Monroe, Mildred Duke of Old Hickory, and Lana Richardson of Anderson, IN; 6 grandchildren, Brigette Bowers, Robbie Ledbetter, Timmy Ledbetter, Taylor Ledbetter, Michael Castle, and Matthew Castle; 2 sisters-in-law, Colene Ledbetter of Livingston, and Mary Howell of Allred; 2 brothers-in-law, David Boswell and Charles Boswell, both of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Michael Duke, Mark Duke, Donovan Duke, David Boswell, Robbie Ledbetter, and Timmy Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Vida (Phipps) Clark and Roy Clark
Joint funeral services for Mrs. Vida (Phipps) Clark, 62, and Mr. Roy Clark, 38, of Mineral Springs Community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenny Smith and Rev. Kevin Smith officiating.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark and Mr. Clark both died Wednesday, May 13 at their home.

Mrs. Clark had been a homemaker and attended Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Born September 17, 1946, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Cliva (McCowan) Phipps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elease Beaty; and 3 brothers, Vernon Phipps, Charles Phipps, and Donnie Phipps; and a son, Roy Clark.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Umbarger of Monterey; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Audrey Clark of Hanging Limb Community, and Kevin and Susan Clark of Mineral Springs Community; 2 sisters, Diane Phillips of Love Joy Community, and Sharon Miller of Dripping Springs Community; and 7 grandchildren.

Mr. Clark had been a construction worker. Born January 1, 1971, in Monterey, he was the son of David Clark of Bloomington Springs and the late Vida (Phipps) Clark.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Samantha Clark and Hayley Clark, both of Obey City Community; his step-mother, Deborah Clark of Bloomington Springs; a sister, Sandra Umbarger of Monterey; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Audrey Clark of Hanging Limb Community, and Kevin and Susan Clark of Mineral Springs Community.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Harold Anthony “Tony” Duke
Graveside services for Mr. Harold Anthony “Tony” Duke, 65, of Hilham, were conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Ruth Chapel Cemetery, with family and friends officiating.

Mr. Duke died Wednesday, May 13 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He had been a machinist and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and American Legion.

Born July 28, 1943 in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Aaron Burr and Arlene Warren (Harpe) Duke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie L. D. Duke and a son, Greg Duke.

Survivors include a companion, Dorthy Sidwell of Hilham; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tony and Patty Duke, and Donnie Duke, all of Michigan; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Kenny Woverton of Michigan; a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Wayne Brewington of Lebanon; and 5 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Maggie Dean (Hall) Gore
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Maggie Dean (Hall) Gore, 82, of Livingston, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Goggins and Bro. Ken Williams officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Gore died Thursday, May 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a garment factory worker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born October 23, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Maude (Gunnels) Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ridley M. Gore, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Janet Gore, and a son, Larry Gore.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Marilyn Gore of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Joe Conner of Monroe; 3 sisters, Marie Elam, Billie Sanders, and Jessie Benson, all of Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren, Chris Gore, Kedra Joy, Darrin Gore, Stacey Gore, Christie Crabtree, and Amanda Conner; 5 great-grandchildren, Tanner Grijalva, Peyton Joy, Austin Joy, Lane Gore, and Britni Hargis.

Pallbearers were Chris Gore, Darrin Gore, Michael Gore, Michael Crabtree, Joe Conner, and Brent Gore.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Deboroah (Looper) Hartman
Mrs. Deboroah (Looper) Hartman, 56, of Naples, FL, died Monday, May 11, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Her ashes were interred in the gardens of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples.

Mrs. Hartman graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1970. She earned a BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1977. She went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1992.

Mrs. Hartman worked for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, Schering-Plough, first as a sales representative, then a hospital representative, then a District Manager for southern Florida and finally as a Managed Care Area Manager for the Boston, MA area.

Born in Livingston, she was the daughter of Carolyn J. Looper and the late Billy Gray Looper, of Columbia, TN. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Roy and Mable Looper of Livingston.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, her husband of 23 years, Henry Carl Hartman, III of Naples; a son, James Gray Hinshaw of Nashville; a daughter, Julieanna Hinshaw Sands of Naples; a brother, Michael Roy Looper; 2 sisters, Cynthia Kollstedt and Martha Meservy; and 2 grandchildren. (P)

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David B. Key

Funeral services for Mr. David B. Key, 77, of Thorn Gap Community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009, from Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, with Rev. Marvin Saylors and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Key died Wednesday, May 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He had been a Soil Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church.

Born February 19, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Fletcher and Effie (Webb) Key. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Key.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Delmaleen) Key of Thorn Gap Community; 2 sons, Carl Key of Cookeville, and Billy Key of Lexington, NC; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Deloris Key of Cookeville, and Theresa and Michael Geraci of Portsmouth, NH; and a brother, Joe Key of Thorn Gap Community.

Pallbearers were Carl Key, Billy Key, John David Key, Wayne Key, James Key, and Michael Geraci.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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J.D. McCloud
Funeral services for Mr. J.D. McCloud, 74, of the Anderson Community, near Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie England and Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community.

Mr. McCloud died Monday, May 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had been a truck driver.

Born August 4, 1934, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Nancy (Sparks) McCloud. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie (Harris) McCloud; 3 sons, Royce McCloud, Michael McCloud, and Gregory McCloud; and 2 brothers, Coy B. McCloud and Troy McCloud.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Burke of Monterey; 5 sons, Dennis McCloud, Tommy McCloud, Keith McCloud, Scottie McCloud, and Eddie McCloud, all of Monterey; 3 sisters, Fay Murphy of Monterey, Betty McCowan of Cookeville, and Sue Maynard of Sparta; 3 brothers, Loyce C. McCloud and Donnie McCloud, both of Cookeville; Bonell McCloud of Orlando, FL; a special daughter-in-law, Mary McCloud of Monterey; 19 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Luccianna Daisy Melton
Funeral services for Miss Luccianna Daisy Melton, 20 days, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Melton officiating.
Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Miss Melton died Monday, May 11 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Born April 22, 2009, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Timmy Melton and Brandy Angela Bilbrey.

Survivors include, in addition to her parents, 3 sisters, Gabriella Cantrell, Antonia Cantrell, and Lorna Grace McDougle; 2 brothers, Caelan McDougle and Casen McDougle; grandparents, Rick and Brenda Bilbrey of Livingston, Howard and Doris Isabell of Celina, and Brenda S. Bilbrey of Livingston; special Pa and Granny, Garry and Lois Grant of Livingston; and a special aunt, Mica Bilbrey of Cookeville.

Pallbearer was Billy Isabell.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Bonnie Louise (Smith) Oakley
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Louise (Smith) Oakley, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Oakley died Monday, May 11 at Overton County Nursing Home. She had been a factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born July 22, 1941, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Ray and Hallie (Bowman) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dianna Hodge.

Survivors include her husband, David Oakley of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Glyn and Joyce Smith of Monterey; and 3 aunts, Edith Robbins of Michigan, Ruby Sells of Chattanooga, and Betty Strong of Moss.

Pallbearers were Clifford Bowman, Norman Looper, Richard Norrod, Larry Ferrill, Chad Harvey, Teddy Sells, and Timmy Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Hillie (Cravens) Simpson
Funeral services for Mrs. Hillie (Cravens) Simpson, 84, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Scroggings and Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Duggan-Smith Cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson died Tuesday, May 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born January 28, 1925, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Ernie (Cooper) Cravens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Simpson, 2 great-grandchildren, Noah Paul Simpson, and Michael Brock Simpson; a sister, Bertha Simpson; and 2 brothers, Willie Cravens and Charlie Franklin Cravens.

Survivors include her husband, James “Ottley” Simpson; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Joe Cooper and Flonnie and Ronald Cooper, both of Alpine, Treva and Jerry Norris of Livingston, Linda and Tollie King of Jamestown; 3 sons, and 2 daughters-in-law, Jackie and Cindy Simpson of Hilham, Lester and Jeannie Simpson, and Jimmy Simpson, all of Alpine; 4 brothers, Charlie Cravens of Grimsley, Virgil Cravens and Quitman Cravens both of Manson, and Willard Cravens of Allardt; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cody Winton, Michael Simpson, Roger Neal, Dale Norris, Darryl Norris, Rick Cooper, Donnie Simpson, and Joshua Simpson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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William Clay Smith
Funeral services for Mr. William Clay Smith, 92, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Edward Todd officiating.

Burial was in the Eckel Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, May 14 at Masters Health Care Center.

Born October 23, 1916 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie Washington and Adaline (Pigg) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Earl Fikes; 2 brothers, Milton Smith and James Howard Smith; and 2 sisters, Eliza Hawkins and Filena Tayes.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Smith of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Allean and Charles Andrews of Rickman; a sister, Ellie Woolbright of Rickman; a grandson and spouse, Mark and Murry Andrews; a great-grandchild, McCartney Andrews; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Mark Andrews, Gerald Woolbright, David Swallows, Jimmy Miller, Steve Mosley, and Gary Webb.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Veatrice (Roberts) Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Veatrice (Roberts) Wilson, 85, of the Vines Ridge Community of Overton County, will be conducted May 20, 2009 at 4 p.m. from the Vines Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Walt Phillips and Rev. Anthony Wilson officiating.

Burial was in F.A. Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Mrs. Wilson died Friday, May 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born December 30, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Laura (Looper) Roberts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Clell Wilson; 3 sisters, Clara Murphy, Beatrice Guffey, and an infant sister; 4 brothers, Willard Roberts, Claude Roberts, W.C. Roberts, and L.G. Roberts; 3 grandchildren, Sherry Lynn Wilson, Jennifer Lee Rose, and David Key.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Mima and Merle Key of Crawford, and Barbara and Roger Rose of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Barbara Wilson of Anderson Community; a sister, Elleane Williams of Red Key, IN; an uncle, Enloe Looper of Monterey; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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