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Archives 07-15-2009

Janice Carr Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Janice (Carr) Allen, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral
Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Smith’s Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died Friday, July 10 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Born June 23, 1943 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Carver D. and Bessie (Cantrell) Carr.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Hensley of Livingston; 7 sisters, Myrtle Steele, Linda Scarberry, Ruth Collins, Kathy Swallows, Sheila Rothwell, Anita Smith, and Shirley Adams; 2 brothers, James Carr and R.H. Carr; and a granddaughter, Vanessa Hensley.

Pallbearers were Christopher McDonald, Keith Steele, Danny Webb, Greg Collins, John Ringley, Billie Harris, Willard Willis, Jason Carr, David Collins, and Brandon Due.

Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Collins, Randall Collins, Eric Scarberry, and Jimmy Scarberry.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Jenell Bowman Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mrs. Jenell Bowman Bilbrey, 63, of the Obey City Community in Overton County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Donnie Umphrey and Rev. Tommy Baldwin officiating.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Thursday, July 9, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Love Joy Baptist Church.

Born May 11, 1946, in Hanging Limb Community in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ivor and Oma (Looper) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Mikey Bilbrey, and a grandson, Dylan Bilbrey.

Survivors include her husband, M.J. Bilbrey of Obey City; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lisa and Rex Miller, and Karen and Rick Way, all of Monterey, and Miranda Bilbrey of Obey City; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Paula Bilbrey of Obey City; 2 sisters, Treva Nelson and Shelia Wilson, both of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Hoyt Bowman of Mayland, TN, and Dale Bowman of Cookeville; 9 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Audrey “Ruth” (Landreth) Byrd
Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey “Ruth” (Landreth) Byrd, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009, from the chapel at Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah, TN. A memorial service will be held at Okolona Church in Livingston on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery beside her beloved husband.

Mrs. Byrd went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 8, 2009, after several months of failing health.

Born January 7, 1930, in Knoxville, she lived there until she was 8. She then moved to Etowah and lived with James “Cy” and Goldie Turner until attending secretarial school in Atlanta, GA, where she met her future husband, Jim Byrd. They were married in Etowah on June 12, 1951. They lived in Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, and Bartow, FL until they retired to Etowah. Jim and Ruth were active members of Delano Baptist Church in Delano, TN. Wanting to be nearer to family, they moved to Livingston in 1999 where they were active in Okolona Methodist Church.

Mrs. Byrd will always be remembered for her gentle spirit, warm heart, charming smile, kind words to all, great sense of humor, and for being a willing listener with empathy but without judgment. She loved life and touched the hearts of everyone she met. Mrs. Byrd enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, going to church and choir, reading the Bible, being a friend to all, gardening, bird watching, playing board and card games (she usually won no matter what the game!).

She will be greatly missed by everyone, but especially by Cindy, who was
not only a daughter but a long-time companion who gave untiringly of herself to make her mom’s last years more fun and fulfilling.

Mrs. Byrd is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Katheryn
Byrd of El Prado, NM, and Spencer and Ruth Byrd of Oliver, GA; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Penelope Wingo of Wasilla, AK, and Jeff and Cindy Nickol of Celina; 7 grandchildren, Clark Gregg, Katie Jones, Michael Byrd, Jessica Ivey, Ashley Byrd, Turner Wingo, and Colin Wingo; 3 great-grandchildren, Mick Jones, Grace Gregg, and Addison Gregg.

Special care provided by Bordwine Funeral Home. (P)

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Susie Jane (Neal) Norrod Lawhern
Memorial services for Mrs. Susie Jane (Neal) Norrod Lawhern, 65, of Monroe, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2009 from the Livingston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 13 at Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Lawhern died Saturday, July 11 at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a homemaker, was a past employee of Overton County Nursing Home, and attended Livingston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness Church.

Born April 27, 1944 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella (Brown) Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Burx Norrod; her second husband, William Lawhern; a sister, Mary Lee Neal; and a step-daughter, Janet Parkhurst.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Dennis Thrasher of Lafayette; a brother, Thomas Neal of Monroe; 6 step-children, Connie Gates and Maurina Norrod, both of Michigan, Burx Norrod, Jr. of Maui, HI, William Lawhern, Jr. of Monroe, Ruth Lawhern of Texas, and Roy Lawhern of Rickman; 2 grandchildren, Colby Thrasher and Ellie Thrasher; numerous step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Sheldon Lee Mayberry
Funeral services for Mr. Sheldon Lee Mayberry, 67, of Baxter, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, from the chapel at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. John Pippin officiating.

Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Mayberry died Saturday, July 4, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. He was retired from Fleetguard, Inc. and was a member of Baxter Church of Christ.

Born August 11, 1941, in Gainesboro, TN, he was the son of the late Howard Farley and Lillie Ann (Chaffin) Mayberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Elise Mayberry, Beulah Bowman, and Velva Holland; and 4 brothers, Tommy Mayberry, Edward Mayberry, Horace Mayberry, and Earl Mayberry.

Survivors include his wife, Kalma Louise (Dyer) Mayberry of Baxter; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty A. and Harold Chambers of Cookeville; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Ronald L. and Connie Mayberry of Smyrna, Donald R. and Cindy Mayberry of Livingston, and Terry L. Mayberry and his friend, Strawberry, of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Lural Dunn and Jean Roberts, both of Cookeville, and Eloris Hensley of Columbia; a brother, Clifton Mayberry of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Whitney Rhea Mayberry of Livingston; 2 grandsons, Adam B. Mayberry of Nashville, and Morgan Mayberry of Livingston; a step-grandson, Lance B. Henley of Smyrna.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)

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Kenneth Rose
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Rose, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, grave side from Walnut Grove Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mr. Rose died Friday, July 3, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a plant operator for Union Oil Co., was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Born May 19, 1930 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charles and Mona (Ogletree) Rose.

Survivors include his wife, Darleen Rose of Livingston; a step-son, Larry James Long of Royal, AR; a step-daughter, Susan Dornsife of Walnut Creek, CA; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Anna Mae (Oakes) Savage
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae (Oakes) Savage, 78, of Upper Hilham community, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Savage died Friday, July 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had worked in the garment industry and was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born January 27, 1931 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hester (Riddle) Oakes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Savage; 2 grandchildren, Hope Conatser and Brian Pryor.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Leslie Pryor of Livingston, and Melissa and Howard Holmes of Lenoir City; a sister, Helen Coffee of Mt. Juliet; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; special friend, James Hull of Livingston; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shane Conatser, Owen Savage, James Hull, Larry Coffee, Boyd Coffee, and Billy Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Clifford Holman, Speck Ogletree, Charlie Ray, Johnny Hunter, Doug Cannon, Danny Smith, Grant Mullins, Rick Johnson, Dewain Bilbrey, Billy Joe Gore, Darrin Gore, and Billy Dishman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Sharon Louise (McAdoo) Thompson
Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Louise (McAdoo) Thompson, 47, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Stringer officiating.

Burial will be in Thompson Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, July 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a receptionist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born April 3, 1962 in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Doris McAdoo.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, her husband, Jeffrey Thompson of Cookeville; a son, Travis Allred of Rickman; 2 daughters, Nicole Elizabeth Allred and Chrystal Me’Shea Thompson of Cookeville; 4 brothers, David McAdoo of Geneva, OH, Allen McAdoo of Twinsboro, OH, Doug McAdoo of Streetsboro, OH, and Gary McAdoo of Wickliff, OH; a sister, Patricia Obolnar of Highland Heights, OH; 3 step-sons, Michael Thompson, David Thompson, and Matthew Thompson, all of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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