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Archives 07-22-2009


Obituaries
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. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Allen; and a daughter, Teresa (Allen) Brown.

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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Grady James Arney
Graveside services for Mr. Grady James Arney, 91, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in Overton County
Memorial Gardens with Bro. Randell Sidwell officiating.

Mr. Arney died Saturday, July 18 at his home. He had been a farmer a member of Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Born November 5, 1917 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Belve and Amanda (Harrison) Arney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-mother, Mary Wilborn; 4 brothers, George “Capp” Arney, Willie Baird Arney, Cordell Arney, and Kenneth Arney; 3 sisters, Lee Arney Roberts, Elizabeth Arney Jolly, and Ruby Arney Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie Arney of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Mary Arney of Gastonia, NC; a daughter, Jane Arney of Nashville; a brother, Joe Arney of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Grant Cathey of Nashville; 2 grandchildren, Jeff Arney of Baltimore, MD, and Jenny Arney of Los Angeles, CA; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Arney of Alpine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Michael Brent Bilbrey


Mr. Michael Brent Bilbrey, 55, of Franklin, TN, left this life on Monday, July 13, 2009 after a valiant fight with illness. He was a man of incredible integrity and superior friend to all walks of life. A celebration of his life will be conducted at a later date. His vibrant spirit and contagious laughter will be deeply missed.

A successful business owner and talented musician, he was loved and admired by all who had the privilege to know him.

Preceding him in death were his parents, R. S. and Lois (Oakley) Bilbrey; 2 brothers, Terry Bilbrey and Gary Bilbrey; and a sister, Nancy Studer.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie Bilbrey of Franklin; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheree and Steve Jolley; 3 grandchildren, Chelsie Jolley, Dalton Jolley, and Mason Jolley, all of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Brenda Bilbrey of Rickman; and many others who loved him.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Special care provided by Williamson Memorial Funeral Ho-me. (P)

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Abi Alan Bingaman
Funeral services for Mr. Abi Alan Bingaman, 48, of the Crawford Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Hanging Limb Freewill Baptist Church in Overton County, with Rev. David Harris officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery.

Mr. Bingaman died Thursday, July 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 27, 1960 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of Oma (Phillips) Bingaman and the late Forrest Bingaman.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Patsy (Murphy) Bingaman of Crawford; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nathan Phillips of Monterey; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Andrea Murphy of Wilder, Anthony Bingaman and fiancee, Christie Farley, of Monterey, and Derrik Bingaman and fiancee, Andrea Chpers, of Crawford; 3 sisters, Jammie Bingaman of Cookeville, Sue Phillips and Julieia Reed, both of Monterey; a brother, Wayne Bingaman of Monterey; and 3 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Monroe Helton
Funeral services for Mr. Monroe Helton, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery.

Mr. Helton died Tuesday, July 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had worked in a foundry as a steelgrinder.

Born August 15, 1930 in Buckhorn, KY, he was the son of the late Sam and Oma (Young) Helton.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Helton; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Patty Stidam, and Monroe Jr. and Beverly Helton; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Christine and B.J. Wilson, Donna Smith, and Mary Beeson; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Adam Beeson, Stephen Beeson, Rick Stidam, Rodney Stidam, Brannon Roop, Garry Lee Smith, and Tyler Jones.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Billy Grey Howard
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Grey Howard, 78, of Crossville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday July 18, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Kevin Clark officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Howard died Wednesday, July 15 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was a disabled, retired Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, and a 1953 graduate of Rickman High School.

Born June 2, 1931 in the Okolona Community, he was the son of the late Harvey G. and Vula (Matthews) Howard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carlis L. Howard, James H. Howard, and Richard H. Howard.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Mildred Livingston of Livingston, and Wilma Jo Moralas of Crossville; a brother, Grady M. Howard of Martinsville, IN; former spouse, Jane Hennessee of Crossville; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brad Watson, Grady Howard, Jr., Rick Hicks, Rex Howard, Jason Clark, and Shane Little.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Randall “Bear” McCulley
Funeral services for Mr. Randall “Bear” McCulley, 61, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. McCulley died Thursday, July 16, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL. He had been a steel worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born March 16, 1948 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late George W. and Bessie (Coffman) McCulley.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline McCulley of Port Charlotte; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sara and Steve Chaffin of Port Charlotte, and Rachel and Jerry Estes of Franklin, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Dale Mars of Livingston; 3 granddaughters; 3 grandsons; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wetzel and Eleanor Isaac of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy Hood, Jeremy Mars, Jeremy Farmer, Steve Isaac, Stevie Isaac, Charlie Isaac, and Steven Fisher.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Robert Paul Moore
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Paul Moore, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Chris Reagan and Bro. Jackie Wheeler officiating.
Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Moore died Wednesday, July 15 at his residence. He had worked for the state of TN in transportation.

Born March 25, 1925 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Cora (Reed) Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Eudean Moore of Rickman; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Ann Moore, and Roger and Brenda Moore all of the Dry Hollow Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Steve Hardison of Cookeville; 8 grandchildren, Rhonda, Annette, Steve, Stacy, Lucretia, Logan, Melanie, and Kari; 13 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Breeding, Kenneth Dodson, John Donald Moore, Bill Warden, J.E. Linder, and Johnny Moore.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Agnes Lura (Reagan) Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Lura (Reagan) Nelson, 82, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 from Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons, with Rev. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson died Friday, July 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a factory worker and member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born November 4, 1926 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmie and Emma (Garrett) Reagan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Nelson; 3 brothers, Willie D. Reagan, Jad Reagan, and E.J. Reagan; and a son-in-law, Jack Conner.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Danita Nelson, and Rodger and Sherry Nelson, all of Allons; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Janice and Quitman Sells of Monroe, Kathy and Dennie Pealer, and Joan Conner, all of Allons; a brother, J.C. Reagan of Allons; and a sister, Lois Cantrell of Rickman; 10 grandchildren, Karen Sells Daniels, David Conner, Shannon Conner, Sheila Conner Reagan, Mark Conner, Travis Puckett, Ashley Pealer, Chris Nelson, Trista Nelson, and Kayla Nelson; 4 great-grandchildren, Jessica McDonald Webb, Molly Daniels, Savannah Reagan, and Jillian Reagan; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Tyler Webb and Madilyn Webb; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Conner, Shannon Conner, Mark Conner, Chris Nelson, Dennie Pealer, and Travis Puckett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Joyce Elizabeth (Wolfgang) Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth (Wolfgang) Taylor, 83, of Farmland, IN, were conducted graveside at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from Amonett Cemetery in Byrdstown, with Bro. Gary Taylor officiating.

Mrs. Taylor died Saturday, July 11 at her residence. She had been a homemaker and was a member of Farmland Christian Church.

Born July 6, 1926 in Richmond, IN, she was the daughter of the late Royden and Laura (Rothermel) Wolfgang. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester “Chuck” William Taylor; 2 sisters, Fredia Wright and Mary Shell; and a brother, Donald Wolfgang.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Bill Fulmer of Hamilton, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Margrette Taylor of Farmland, IN; a sister, Janice Wright of Richmond, IN; 4 grandchildren, Troy Taylor, Melissa Hibbard, Erika Cole, and Jeremy Fulmer; aand 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Fulmer, Troy Taylor, Charles Cross, Clint Cole, Roger Taylor, and Marvin Haar.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Home. (C)

 

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