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Kathleen Marie Martin
Mrs. Kathleen Marie Martin, 60, of Livingston, died July 26, 2009, at her home. She had been a restaurant owner/waitress. No services are planned at this time.

Born May 27, 1949, in Washtenaw County, MI, she was the daughter of the late Robert Jerome and Henrietta Marie (Thomas) Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Martin.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Dana Brust, and Vince and Pam Brust, all of Canton, MI; 4 brothers, Richard Martin, Roger Martin, Tom Martin, and Mike Martin; 2 sisters, Ann Marie Zebredowski and Rusty Martin; and 2 grandchildren, Sophia Brust and Nolan Brust.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Kathy Darlene (Kimes) Crisp
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Darlene (Kimes) Crisp, 51, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, from the chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Adams and Rev. John Preece officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Crisp died Sunday, July 19 at her home. She had worked as a restaurant manager in various locations in Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee, including Cracker Barrel and Long John Silver in Cookeville.

Born November 6, 1957, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Henry Henderson Kimes, Jr. and the late Emogene (Bilbrey) Kimes. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Crisp.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Donny and Wanda Kimes, Gary and Earlene Kimes, and Jack G. Kimes, Sr., all of Cookeville, and Randall and Sharon Kimes of Celina; a sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Gary W. Ledbetter of Livingston; 5 nephews and their spouses, Jacky G. and Alice Kimes, Corey Kimes, Joshua Kimes, Ryan and Bethany Ledbetter, and Heath Kimes; 5 nieces and their spouses, Erin and Michael Ledbetter, Sherry and Ryan Allen, Ashley Ledbetter, Terra Kimes, and Kayla Kimes; 3 great-nephews, Addison Kimes, Trey Kimes, and Tucker Allen; and a great-niece, Jozie Allen.

Mrs. Crisp’s nephews served as pallbearers and her great-nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Geneva “Neva” (Halsell) langford
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva “Neva” (Halsell) Langford, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green and Rev. Nolan Brunson officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Langford died Tuesday, July 14 at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a beautician and member of First United Methodist Church.

Born March 8, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bedford and Mae (Bilbrey) Halsell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Langford; a son-in-law, Jake Allen; 2 sisters, Orpha Halsell and Avis Windle; and 2 brothers, Glen Halsell and Raymond Halsell.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Langford) Allen of Livingston; a sister, Ora Oakley of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were Louis Oakley, Bill Crabtree, Bob Crabtree, David Riddle, Bill Warren, and Carl Peterman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Fellowship Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church, adult Sunday School class members at Bethlehem Methodist Church, and Jerry Windle.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Herman Phipps
Masonic services for Mr. Herman Phipps, 85, of Rickman, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26 with Rev. Derrick Copeland and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

Mr. Phipps died Friday, July 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired factory worker, a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of Rickman Freewill Baptist Church, Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, and 32 degree Scottish Temple of the Al Menah Temple in Nashville.

Born April 28, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late W.J. and Lou Ella (Swallows) Phipps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 children, Richard Phipps, Carol Ann Phipps, and Roy V. Phipps; 3 brothers, Clayton Phipps, Lloyd Phipps, and Edward Phipps; and 2 sisters, Laura Buckner and Lillie Buckner.

Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Margaret N. (Patton) Phipps of Rickman; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Billie Gene and Reba J. Phipps of Rickman and Teddie and Dawn Phipps of Jackson, TN; 3 sisters, Martha McCowan, Reba Anderson, and Lucille Anderson, all of Monterey; 3 grandchildren, Bill Phipps, Tiffany Cervantes, and Jason Phipps; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Erma (Taylor) Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Erma (Taylor) Reagan, 86, of Livingston and formerly of Jeffersonville, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan and Tom Berry officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mrs. Reagan died Monday, July 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Born August 4, 1922, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Stella (Vann) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Reagan; 2 daughters, Joyce Reagan and Betty Melton; a son, Jerry Reagan; and 3 sisters, Murl Conner, Mae Harvey, and Corrine Kennedy.

Survivors include a son, Bill Reagan of Charlestown, IN; a brother, Raymond Taylor of Livingston; 3 sisters, Leora Reagan of Anderson, IN, Pearl Taylor of Carmi, IN, and Ruby Dean Smith of Monroe; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Matthew Melton, Blake Winningham, Gary Reagan, Terry Smith, Clayton Griffin, Aaron Stewart, and Jason Reagan.

Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Brown and Wesley Griffin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Juanita (Pirtle) Story
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita (Pirtle) Story, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Byrd officiating.

Burial was in Story Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Story died Tuesday, July 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 24, 1923, in Sparta, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Floyd and Monnye (Elrod) Pirtle.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Floyd “Pete" and Cindy Story of Hilham; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Benny Buck of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marvine Bilbrey, Michael Kinnaird, David Story, John Story, Kyle Story, and Leon Story.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mildred E. (Murphy) Sullivan
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred E. (Murphy) Sullivan, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Sullivan died Tuesday, July 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been a shirt factory employee and a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston.

Born October 15, 1931, in Wilder, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Pearlie (Neal) Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Buster” Sullivan; 3 sisters, Pauline Thompson, Eola Hudson, and Betty White; and 2 brothers, Arthur D. Murphy and Billy Ray Murphy.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Bright of McEwen; a step-daughter, Linda Brown of Birmingham, AL; 3 step-sons, Billy Sullivan and Mike Sullivan, both of Livingston, and Pat Sullivan of Jamestown; 3 brothers, R. L. Murphy of Rickman, A.B. Murphy of Red Boiling Springs, and Joe Boy Murphy of Mayland, TN; 2 sisters, Wanda Ridge of Portland, and Joyce Green of California; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Tyler Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Matt Brady, Richie Murphy, Mark Murphy, and Adam Murphy.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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