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Archives 08-05-2009

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Bonnie Dell (Norris) Allen
Mrs. Bonnie Dell Allen, 82, of Hendersonville, TN, died Saturday, August 1, 2009. Services will be private.

Inurnment will be in Zion Hill United Methodist Cemetery in Overton County.

Born January 22, 1927 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Gilbert and Roxy Avo (Matthews) Norris.

Mrs. Allen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a lifelong resident of Tennessee.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and David Rentfrow and Susan and Steve Jones; a son, Roger Allen; 3 grandchildren, Tyra E. and her husband, Eric Haag, Alyssa Tucker, and Matthew Allen Jones; and a great-grandson, Noah Haag.

Special care provided by Hendersonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home. (P)




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Melissa Gail (Charnetzky) Brown
Funeral services for Ms. Melissa Gail (Charnetzky) Brown, 30, of Livingston, were conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Ms. Brown died Thursday, July 30, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a truck driver and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Born December 23, 1978 in Overton County, she was the daughter of Robert and Zelda Glee (Carter) Charnetzky.

Survivors include, in addition to her parents, a step-father, Roger Hogue, of Livingston; a step-mother, Christy Charnetzky of Canton, OH; a son, Triston Brown, of Livingston; and 2 sisters, Heather Moon and Beth Hogue, both of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Linda Nell (May) Eaton
Graveside services for Mrs. Linda Nell (May) Eaton, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, from Poplar Log Cemetery in Barren Co., KY.

Mrs. Eaton died Friday, July 31, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith.

Born September 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Tone and Edna (Arnett) May. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Eaton.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Arnett of Livingston, and Thomas and Sonya May of Celina; a sister, Theda Perkins of Salyersville, KY; 2 brothers, Winford May of Rochester, IN, and Mike May of Salyersville, KY; 5 grandchildren, Taylor May, Peyton May, Kenady May, Landrey May, and Brittany Arnett; a step-granddaughter, Brittany Dillon; and a special friend, Robert Tate of Livingston.

Special care provided by McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, KY. (P)

 

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Lonnie D. Ford
Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie D. Ford, 45, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jackie Reagan and Bro. Bob Ritter officiating.

Burial was in Wright Chapel Cemetery in Fentress County.

Mr. Ford died Tuesday, July 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a bus driver for the Overton County school system.

Born December 4, 1963 in Overton County, he was the son of Hettie (Ford) Clift.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, a step-father, Dwight Clift of Hilham; 2 daughters, Amanda Ford and Samantha Ford of Jamestown; and 2 brothers, Tony McClelland of Indianapolis, IN, and Chriss McClelland of Greensboro, NC.

Pallbearers were Chriss McClelland, Tony McClelland, Johnny Richsons, Danny Ferrel, Jack Melton, and Bobby Williams.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Wanda K. (Wright) Ford
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda K. (Wright) Ford, 50, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jackie Reagan and Bro. Bob Ritter officiating.

Burial was in Wright Chapel Cemetery in Fentress County.

Mrs. Ford died Tuesday, July 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an LPN for the Fentress County Hospital and Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 16, 1959, she was the daughter of Casto Wright and the late Virginia Faye (Choate) Wright. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Wright; 3 aunts, Flonnie Wright, Avo Cooper, and Esto Wright; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Eller (Hoover) Wright.

Survivors include, in addition to her father, 2 daughters, Amanda Ford and Samantha Ford, both of Jamestown; an aunt, Goldie Wright; and a nephew and his wife, Dustin and Amanda Wright.

Pallbearers were Wesley Bilbrey, Bobby Tinch, Carlos Choate, Austin Choate, Larry Sharp, Daryl Strunk, Jerry King, and Joe Hughes.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Virgie Ann (Harris) Phillips



Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Ann (Harris) Phillips, 84, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2009 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Dr. Wesley Henry and Bro. Mike Clayborn officiating.

Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, August 1, at Master’s Health Care Center in Algood. She was a retired associate with the former Wilson Sporting Goods with over 34 years of service. She was a member of Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church; however, she has been an active member and former Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher at Post Oak Presbyterian Church. She was active with the Putnam County Farm Bureau and participated in the Putnam County Fair. She was a member of the Algood Senior Citizens, Senior Quilters, and an honorary member of Cookeville Pistons Car Club. She was widely known in the Upper Cumberland area for her famous fried apple pies.

Born December 6, 1924 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ollie Frances (Short) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Phillips; an infant daughter, Connie Lea Phillips; a brother, Luther Harris; and a sister, Pearl Bilbrey.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bennie Carol and Earl Mason of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Fannie Mae Harris of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Cordie (Phillips) Linder of Long Island, NY; a granddaughter and spouse, Priscilla (Mason) and Brian Hogue of Smyrna, TN; a grandson, Brandon Mason and his fiancee, Desiree Chaffin, both of Portland, TN; 2 great-grandchildren, Rebekah Renee Hogue and Mason Andrew Hogue; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Mason, Brian Hogue, Oliver Mason, Bruce Bilbrey, Raymond Smith, and Rellon Phillips.

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

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Annette “Ann” (Haskell) Poston
Memorial services for Mrs. Annette “Ann” (Haskell) Poston, 75, of Manistee, MI, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at Okolona United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Okolona Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Poston died Thursday, July 9, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee surrounded by her family after a short illness.

She was a graduate of Aroostook Center Institute in Mars Hill, ME and then for a short time attended Gordon College in Massachusetts. She served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, where she met Ted Poston, whom she married on October 17, 1955 in Texas.

After their marriage, they lived in Detroit until 1971, when they moved to Manistee, where they owned and operated the Orchard Beach Market until 1976. After they sold the store, they returned to Detroit where they lived until their retirement in 1989. Ted and Ann then moved to Livingston, where she was a member of the Okolona United Methodist Church where she became church organist. They were very active in Livingston Lion’s Club.

Ann returned to Michigan after Ted’s death on June 24, 1998, where she lived until her death. Music was one of her greatest passions and she was able to play many different instruments but enjoyed playing the piano and organ the most. Ann enjoyed teaching children all about music and was also a great writer, excelling in writing poetry.

Born October 12, 1933 in Norway, ME, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Myra (Gammon) Haskell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Haskell; a grandson, Christopher McCardell; and a granddaughter, Hope McCardell.

Survivors include 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Coyle of Manistee, MI, Laura and Jay McCardell of Rochester Hills, MI, Deb and Jorge Fernandez of Eagle, MI, and Sandra and Brent Parker of White Lake, MI; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Poston of Kalamazoo, MI, Ray Poston of Rochester, MI, and Robert and Jennifer Poston of Auburn Hills, MI; 3 brothers, Harold Haskell of Indianapolis, IN, Donald Haskell of Pyallup, WA, and Stan Haskell of Sacramento, CA; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Okolona United Methodist Church, c/o Faye Qualls, 486 Okolona Road, Rickman, TN 38580.

Special care provided by Herbert Funeral Home. (P)

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Gina Bonita (Bilbrey) Stults
Funeral services for Mrs. Gina Bonita (Bilbrey) Stults, 32, of Cookeville, were conducted 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Charter-Bilbrey cemetery.

Mrs. Stults died Monday, July 27 at Erlanger Medical Center.
Born January 5, 1977 in Livingston, she was the daughter of Kent Edwin Bilbrey and Brenda Sue Scott.

Survivors include, in addition to her parents, her husband, Joey Allen Stults; 2 sons, Levi Coty Smith Stults and Tyler Stults, both of Cookeville; a daughter, Brianna Skye Richardson Stults of Cookeville; a sister, Angela Renee Bilbrey of Livingston; and a brother, Christopher Shawn Bilbrey of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Dixon, Tony Dixon, Devan Stults, Ted Poston, Danny Bowman, and Bruce Dixon.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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