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Archives 08-12-2009

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Trula (Hall) Bowman
Funeral services for Mrs. Trula (Hall) Bowman, 88, of the Muddy Pond Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Bowman died Friday, August 7 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She had been a homemaker.

Born May 25, 1921 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Huey and Sylvia (Ashburn) Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Bowman; an infant sister; 5 brothers, Odell Hall, F.L. Hall, Chester Hall, James Horace Hall, and George Hall.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Majid Raissian of Brentwood, TN; a son, Ronald Bowman of Monterey; and 2 grandsons, Brandon Raissian of Atlanta, GA, and Brian Raissian of Brentwood.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)




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Herbert David Cope
Funeral services for Mr. Herbert David Cope, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in McDonald cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Cope died Friday, August 7, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a brick mason.

Born November 10, 1953 in Fentress County, he was the son of Novie (Pulliams) Cope and the late William Leymon Cope.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Mary Cope of Livingston; 2 sons and a step-son, David Cope, Kenneth Cope, and Richard Owens, all of Livingston; 2 daughters, Crystal Cope and Chasity Cope, both of Livingston; a brother, William Cope of Livingston; 2 sisters, Janice Flowers and Connie Holman, both of Livingston; and 9 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Cope, Kenneth Cope, Mark Staggs, Jeff Ledbetter, Eddie Mabe, and Jay Mosley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Bobbye (South) Gibson
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbye (South) Gibson, 77, of Twinton, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Wesley Jarrett and Rev. Robbie Miller officiating.

Burial was in Clarkrange Cemetery.

Mrs. Gibson died Saturday, August 8, at the home of her daughter. She had been a Head Start supervisor/teacher for 34-1/2 years at Crawford Head Start. She was a member of Twinton Freewill Baptist Church, an avid gardener, and a member of Green Pond Order of Eastern Star Chapter #482.

Born July 21, 1932 in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Geneva (Dodson) South. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Gibson; and a brother, Joe South.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Harold Calahan, and Debbie Lane, all of Monterey; 2 sisters, Charlene McDonald of Clarkrange, and Linda South of Cookeville; a brother, Jim South of Dayton, OH; a sister-in-law, Wanda Spurlin of Anderson, IN; 2 grandchildren, Matt Lane, and Brooke Barton and husband, Chris; 2 great-grandchildren, Alexis Grace and Emorie Ruth Barton.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Clifford R. Jones
Military funeral services for Mr. Clifford R. Jones, 85, of Alpine, were conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with LCDR Gordon Kinney, U.S. Navy Retired officiating.

Mr. Jones died Saturday, August 1 at his home. He was retired from Livingston Area Vocational School, where he was a tool & die instructor.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, and of the Baptist faith.

Born July 3, 1924 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Arlan and Willie Alice (Handy) Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rita M. (Gross) Jones, and a son, Clifford R. Jones, Jr.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Jones of Deridder, LA; 2 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Winnie (Cantrell) Lucas
Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie (Cantrell) Lucas, 97, of Belleview, FL, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Liberty Cemetery Chapel. Michigan services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, in Battle Creek, MI at Abscota Cemetery.

Mrs. Lucas joined her ancestors July 29, 2009. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, and an amazing grandmother to all who called her Grams.

Her greatest joy in life was caring for her family with unconditional love, leaving a legacy of family and friends who love her dearly. Enhancing the lives of all she touched, including the kindergartners she volunteered with in her 80’s at Pomona Elementary in Grand Junction, CO.

Winnie had a zest for life that was contagious. She enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, berry picking, and her loving dogs. Her love for having fun at casino’s rewarded her often. Being highly skilled in knitting and crocheting, most of her creations were gifts to those she loved. She will be missed greatly.

Born October 13, 1911 in Livingston, she was one of the 14 children born to the late J.E. and Lillie (Vaughn) Cantrell. She relocated to Battle Creek, MI in the 1930s and later resided in Deltona, FL, Grand Junction, CO, Holland, MI, and Belleview, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; a grandson, Ted Boody, Jr.; a step-son, Robert Lucas; and step-daughter, Wilma Antes.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary A. and Robert Sams of Belleview; a sister, Laura Dixon of Cookeville; 3 granddaughters, Lynda Boody of Washington, D.C., Vicki Boody of Delton, MI, and Wendi Sams of Atlanta, GA; 5 great-grandchildren, Dustin Curtiss and his wife, Shannon, of Holland, MI, Alyssa Curtiss of Kalamazoo, MI, Teddy Boody of Washington, D.C., Tara Boody-Winningham, and Lindsay Hurst, both of Sapulpa, OK; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Tuscany House, 17395 SE 109th Terrace Rd., Summerfield, FL 34491.

Special care provided by Spencer’s Funeral Home in Athen, MI. (P)


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Artie Eugene Montgomery
Funeral services for Mr. Artie Eugene Montgomery, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Hunt and Bro. Edward Todd officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Montgomery died Wednesday, August 5, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a steel construction worker and a member of Hilham Church of God. He had lived in Overton County since 1993.

Born March 3, 1931 in Apopka, FL, he was the son of the late Henry and Ethel (Bradshaw) Montgomery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Montgomery.

Survivors include his wife, Lena (Riley) Montgomery of Livingston; 2 daughters, Darlene Montgomery of Livingston and Pamela Kellenberger of Baltimore, MD; 3 sons, Neal Montgomery of Livingston, Larry Montgomery of Perry, FL, and Andy Montgomery of Toccoa, GA; a sister, Patsy Jackson of Zephyrhills, FL; 4 brothers, Henry Montgomery, Howard Montgomery, Jimmy Montgomery, and Dennis Montgomery, all of Tampa, FL; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Shane Dulworth, Nathan Moore, Phillip McCormick, Joshua Buck, Robert Cox, Ben Goolsby, and Odie Moore.

Special care provided by Livingston 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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