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Robert S. Duke, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert S. Duke, Jr., 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Speck Cemetery in the Three Forks Community.

Mr. Duke died Tuesday, June 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 10, 1931 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert Sidney and Cora Mae (Pryor) Duke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arlis Duke and Fowler Duke; and 2 sisters, Christine Farmer and Annette Gilpatrick.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Duke of Livingston; a daughter, Gail Duke of Livingston; 3 brothers, James Duke of Macon, GA, Earl Duke of Old Hickory, TN, and Charles Duke of Monroe; 5 sisters, Emma Dean Cook and Billie Matheney, both of Donaldson, Betty Brown of Muskegon, MI, Sonja Watkins of Allons, and Linda Patterson of Madison; a half-sister, Betty Jean Vickers of Cookeville; several friends, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jerry Hargis, Keith Hargis, Scott Watkins, Mark Duke, Mike Duke, and Donovan Duke.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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James Carl McDonald
Private graveside services for Mr. James Carl McDonald, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, from Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald died Thursday, June 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had been a construction worker and was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born April 26, 1929 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Wright and Katie Bell (Swoffard) McDonald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, A.B. McDonald and Rupert McDonald; and a sister, Christine Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Margarett (Bowers) McDonald of Livingston; a daughter, Kelly Houser of Livingston; a son, David McDonald of Algood; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Clifford Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Phillips, 70, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Floyd and Rev. Ronnie Pierce officiating.

Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Saturday, June 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from McCord where he worked for 30 years and was also a used car dealer.

Born December 3, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe and Daisy (Smith) Phillips.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Frances (Riddle) Phillips of Monterey; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike and Shelia Phillips and Kenny Phillips, all of Monterey; 2 sisters, Wanda Whittaker and Pearl Whittaker, both of Monterey; 3 brothers, Doyle Phillips of Anderson, IN, Bethel Phillips and Donnie Phillips, both of Monterey; 4 grandchildren, Tiffany, Cody, Ashley, and Whitney.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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A. C. Prichard
Funeral services for Mr. A.C. Prichard, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Barlow and Bro. James Robertson officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Prichard died Tuesday, June 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1939 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Minerva (Stockton) Prichard.

Survivors include his wife, Vestal Prichard of Livingston; 3 sons, Ronnie Prichard of Burlington, NC, Randy Prichard of Rickman, and Ryan Prichard of Livingston; 3 brothers, Buddy Prichard, Donald Prichard, and David Prichard; 4 sisters, Mary Morgan, Diane Stewart, Faye Stewart, and Barbara Vaughn; 3 grandchildren, Tyler Prichard, Hunter Prichard, and
Clark Prichard; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Leslie Prichard, Wesley Prichard, Marty Prichard, Perry Morgan, Kenny Vaughn, and Rick Vaughn.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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C. B. Noel Selby
Funeral services for Mr. C. B. Noel Selby, 84, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Selby died Wednesday, June 24 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Green Pond Masonic Lodge #703. He was a member of The United Mine Workers Association, and active in local little league baseball for over 25 years as a coach and umpire.

Born January 2, 1925 in White County, he was the son of the late Robert Franklin and Beulah Mae (England) Selby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cathryn Owens Selby; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Louise Smith, and Helen Baker; and a brother, Eugene Selby.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Roger Hargis of Monterey; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Roger Noel and Linda C. Selby of Deer Lodge, TN, and Thomas and Wendy Selby of Lebanon; 2 brothers, Bob Selby of Monterey, and Lloyd Selby of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Shane Selby, Robert Selby, and Rebekah Reagan; 4 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mattie Jernigan of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Eddis (Vaughn) Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Eddis (Vaughn) Sells, 91, of Donelson, TN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Gary West officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Sells died Saturday, June 27 at Trevecca Health Care in Nashville. She was a retired factory worker and a 40 year member of First Baptist Church in Donelson.

Born June 11, 1918 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eula (Reeder) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Sells; 2 brothers, Cratus Vaughn and Milburn Vaughn; and a sister, Agnes Bilbrey.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Marsha Sells of Lavergne, and Ray and Betty Sells of Baxter; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Fran and Paul Vargas of Lebanon, and Nancy and Jim Duke of Memphis; 2 brothers, Derward Vaughn of Livingston, and Raleigh Vaughn of Akron, OH; a sister, Inez Thrasher of Allons; 11 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Duke, Scott Sells, Doug Sells, Mike Sells, Jim Kuydelko, and Andrew Cropsey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Gale A. Setty
Funeral services for Mr. Gale A. Setty, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Davis and Pastor Eddie Turner officiating.

Burial was in Crawford Cemetery.

Mr. Setty died Sunday, June 7 at Masters Health Care Center. He had been a medical equipment design engineer, was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and attended First Assembly of God Church.

Born November 22, 1927 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Rosella (Shoemacker) Setty.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel Setty of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Cheryl Setty of Ohio; a sister, Lourenna Hughes of FL; and 3 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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