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Archives 08-19-2009

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Ethelene (Copeland) Ashburn

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethelene (Copeland) Ashburn, 91, of Columbia, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2009, from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Ashburn died Thursday, August 13, in Columbia.

Born May 26, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arkley and Ada (Ledbetter) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Dean Maynard.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Virgle Othel Ashburn; 2 daughters, Barbara Adams and Priscilla Booth; 3 grandchildren, Ronnie Booth II, Michael Booth, and Melissa (Booth) Sims; 8 great-grandsons, Ronnie Lee Booth III, Daniel Booth, Christian Booth, Grant Booth, Andrew Booth, Jonathan Booth, Jared Booth, Austin Booth; and step-great-grandchildren, Amy Duncan and Jonathan Duncan.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Tom Ashburn, Joe Ashburn, Jerry Maynard, Eddie Maynard, and Eddie Sims.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Lola (Vaughn) Harris

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola (Vaughn) Harris, 77, of Twinton, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009, from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Homes with Rev. Greg Jenkins and Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Sunday, August 16, at her home. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a cook at Wilson Elementary and at Crawford Head Start as a teachers aide.

Born December 3, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Pearl (Norris) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Opal Cooper, Offie Sells, and Juanita Hill; and twin brother, Lannie Ray Vaughn.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Harris of Twinton; a daughter, Linda Darnell Harris of Twinton; 2 sons, David “Duke” Matthews of Twinton and Freddie Allen Harris of Nashville; 3 granddaughters, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Wilma Jean (Jones) Howard
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Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Jean (Jones) Howard, 67, of Crawford, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009, from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Murphy and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb community.
Mrs. Howard died Tuesday, August 11, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Vines Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.

Born August 2, 1942 in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Tina (Norrod) Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Big Eye” Howard; and 2 sisters, Anna Mae Starry and Virginia Garrett.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Anna Dean of Rossville, GA, Sandra Samojeden of St. Louis, MO, Lori Ann Stevens of FL, and Lisa Guingona of Saint Stephens, SC; 2 sons, William Charles Kolb of Travelers Rest, SC, and Lee Wayne Brown of Sumter, SC; a sister, Reba Allred of Livingston; a brother, Ellis Jones of Crawford; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Edith Ann (Goin) Lacy

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Ann (Goin) Lacy, 45, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Lacy, Cleston Ledbetter, Jeff Short, and Larry Campbell officiating.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Lacy died Tuesday, August 11, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She worked in sales in a department store.

Born May 31, 1964 in IN, she was the daughter of Dimple E. (Reals) Goin and the late Leslie Wayne Goin.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Roger G. Lacy of Rickman; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Josh Lacy and Adam and Clarissa Lacy; a daughter, Angelia Davenport; 5 brothers, Gary Goin, Junior Goin, Jim Goin, Danny Joe Goin, and Kenny Reals; a sister, Delores Drummonds; 3 grandchildren, Jairus Davenport, Kayleah Davenport, and Jonothan Davenport; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Junior Goin, Gary Goin, Kenny Reals, Allen Sons, Jairus Davenport, Wesley Scantland, Matt White, and Kyler Allred.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Wilma (Roberts) Myers

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma (Roberts) Myers, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2009, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Myers died Friday, August 14, at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She had worked at Botany Shirt Co. and in A.H. Roberts Elementary School cafeteria. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star.
Born October 22, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Roxie (Wallace) Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy A. Myers; and 4 brothers, Cecil Roberts, Donald Roberts, Owen Roberts, and McCoy Roberts.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cheryl Myers of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Robert Richardson of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Joyce Speck and Louise Copeland, both of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Dawn Fry and husband, Shawn, and Jeff Myers; and 2 great-grandchildren, Sidney Fry and Austin Fry.

Pallbearers were Paul Reagan, William Gorman, Edd Copeland, Jeff Myers, Bland Speck, and Kevin Speck.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Gertrude Laura (Lawson) Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Laura (Lawson) Smith, 91, of Cookeville, formerly of New Hope community in Jackson County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009, from the Chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mrs. Smith died Monday, August 10, at NHC Health Care in Cookeville. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Born November 8, 1917 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sallie (Moody) Lawson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis K. Smith; 4 sisters, Jane Mabrey, Josie Wiley, Dalpho Morgan, and Clure Mabrey Hawkins; 2 brothers, Burch Lawson and Roy Lawson; and 2 infant sisters.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Houston Robbins of Allons; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Carolyn Smith of Hilham, and Ronnie and Clara Smith of Livingston; 6 grandchildren, Tim Robbins, Kim Feaster, Matt Hargis, Brian Smith, Adam Smith, and Christina Smith; 11 great-grandchildren, Brigham Robbins, Orion Feaster, Taylor Hargis,, Mikala Hargis, Lily Hargis, Caleb Hargis, Jayce Hargis, Coby Smith, Cloie Smith, Abel Smith, and Coy Smith; and nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Kim Feaster, Tommy Feaster, Christina Smith, Brian Smith, Adam Smith, Tim Robbins, Matt Hargis, Orion Feaster, and Brigham Robbins.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Betty Sue (Carmack) Wells

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Sue (Carmack) Wells, 76, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2009, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Wells died Thursday, August 13, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Mrs. Wells was a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church for over fifty years. She was once part of gospel singing group, Gate City Quartet. She, along with her late husband, Douglas Wells, and their family were well known gospel singers in the Upper Cumberland for many years.
Mrs. Wells graduated from Nashville General Hospital nursing program in 1954. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at Livingston Hospital, and worked at Plateau Mental Health with over 20 years of service prior to her retirement in 1993.

Born June 8, 1933, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Joe C. and Anna Lee (Ledbetter) Carmack. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Marie Murphy.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Valerie Wells of Algood; a daughter and son-in-law, Levita and Wayne McClain of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren, Katie Delong, Charis Wells, Douglas Wells, Chelsea Beria and husband Justin, Misty McClain, Lindsey McClain, and Matt McClain; and two great-grandchildren, Evan Douglas Beria and Landon Dean Beria.

Pallbearers were David Ledbetter, Brian Wells, Alan Flatt, Roger Clouse, Dale Scott and Bob Matthews.

Honorary pallbearers were John West, Lynn Cooper, James Thrasher, Kenny Murphy and Howard Wells.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospice 260 West Fifth Street Cookeville, TN 38501, or Oak Hill Cemetery Fund c/o Glen Cooper 1577 Okolona Road Rickman, TN 38580.

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

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Joyce (Nolen) Loftis Young

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce (Nolen) Loftis Young, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Williams officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Loftis died Monday, August 3, in Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born April 17, 1939 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Willie (Gore) Nolen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Chalmer Nolen and Oscar Nolen.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Young of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sherrye and Steve Smith of Cumming, GA and Robin Cleary of Falls Church, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Amy Loftis of Livingston; a sister, Bobbie Sells of Livingston; a brother, Claude Nolen of OH; 2 granddaughters, Amy Cleary of Falls Church, and Brooklynn Loftis of Livingston; a great-granddaughter, Erin Sullivan of Falls Church; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Watkins, David Webb, Phil Gunter, David Sadler II, Bruce McDonald, and Graham Sells.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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