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Archives 07-08-2009


Elmer C. Edmonds
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer C. Edmonds, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery in the Hardy’s Chapel community in Overton County.

Mr. Edmonds died Wednesday, July 1, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a bricklayer. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and the outdoors.

Born February 2, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ruffus and Gooley (Wilson) Edmonds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 wives, Helen Edmonds and Ida Edmonds; 2 brothers, Sherman Edmonds and Cotton Edmonds; 4 sisters, Rosa Taylor, Ruby Bull, Gladys Barnes, and Jewell Edmonds.

Pallbearers were Randy Edmonds, Brian Edmonds, Carl Piercefield, Mitchell Edmonds, Stevie Davenport, Chris Edmonds, Brian Edmonds, Jr., and Steve Edmonds.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mary Opal (Harris) Parrigin
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Opal (Harris) Parrigin, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009 from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Parrigin died Thursday, July 2, at the home of her daughter in Water Valley, MS. She had been a homemaker and factory worker, and was a member of Livingston First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 4, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Ommie (Breeding) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Parrigin; a sister, Odell Lewis; 2 brothers, Carson Harris and Jessie Harris; 2 grandchildren, Tammy Spence and James Lee Howard; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Newberry.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Shirley and Ricky Howard, and Linda and Kenneth Howard, all of Water Valley, MS, and Martha Newberry of Livingston; 2 sisters, Shirley Dimple Williams of Byrdstown, and Eudean Moore of Rickman; a brother, Horace Lee Harris of Rickman; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Roger Moore, Robert Moore, Joe Harris, Donny Harris, Darian Spear, and Kyle Spear.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Claudine (Ledbetter) Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Claudine (Ledbetter) Sells, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from the chapel at Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Anderson and Bro. Buddy Reeder officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Mrs. Sells died Sunday, July 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been a factory worker at Acme Boot Company and a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Born April 24, 1921 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Maggie (Thrasher) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Sells; a daughter, Shirley Sells; a son, Karl Sells; 3 sisters, Ruth Capps, Bessie Sells, and Melba McGinnis; and a brother, Eddie “Buster” Ledbetter.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Glen Wilmoth, and Georgia and Johnny Clark, all of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Bennie Ray and Joyce Ledbetter of Alabama; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Geneva and Willie Hugh Collins of Allons, Reba Clayborn of Albany, KY, Willene Ledbetter and Alyne Colson, both of Columbus, GA; 3 grandchildren, Barry Wilmoth, Randy Clark, and Rhonda Wright; 2 great-grandchildren, Ross Tyler Wright and Kaitlyn Wright.

Pallbearers were Randy Clark, Darren Wright, Barry Wilmoth, Jimmy Collins, David Vance, and Ken Collins.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Maurice “Bud” Travilla Trout, Jr.

Mr. Maurice “Bud” Travilla Trout, Jr., 78, of Monterey, passed peacefully into eternity on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and will plan a celebration of Bud’s life at a later date.

Mr. Trout was born July 4, 1930 in Tacoma Park, MD to the late Maurice Travilla Trout, Sr. and Elizabeth (Parington) Trout. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Trout.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.As a non-combatic soldier, he proudly served his country during the Korean conflict as a medic in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Westinghouse Aerospace Division in 1980 and began his own business of fragrance manufacturing.

Without the ability to play any instrument, Bud became known for his skill and talent as a craftsman, constructing beautiful (and sought after) harps and dulcimers.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joyce Ann (Miller) Trout of Monterey; 2 sons and daughter-in-law, Gene and Raquel Trout of Mechanicsville, MD, and Jeffrey Trout of Merritt Island, FL; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Vanessa and Ed Dugan of Merritt Island, FL, and Lesia and Andy Bacon of Odenton, MD; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
An adopted daughter, Donetta Hawkins, and 3 additional grandchildren also survive.

Special care provided by Cremation Society of TN. (P)

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John C. “Pete” Worley
Funeral services for Mr. John C. “Pete” Worley, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery in Monroe on the Worley Loop.

Mr. Worley died Wednesday, July 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born July 9, 1925, he was the son of the late Clarence and Tilda (Little) Worley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Worley.

Survivors include 2 sons, Gary Worley of Livingston, and Larry Worley of Monroe; a daughter, Denise Richardson of Knoxville; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Ledbetter, Harold Smith, Dock Little, George Sells, Bud Worley, and Hershel Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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