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Braxton “Bubbles” Bowman
Funeral services for Braxton “Bubbles” Bowman, 5 months old, of Monterey, were conducted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church, with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Braxton died Sunday, August 23, at his home.

Born March 2, 2009 in Livingston, he was the son of Jamie Bowman and Tasha Cook, both of Monterey.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Ronnie Bowman; great-grandfather, Robert Lee Vaughn; and great-grandmother Wilma Jean Sells.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, 3 sisters, Madison Bowman, and twin sisters, Makayla and Makenzie Bowman, all of Monterey; maternal grandparents, Rick and Amanda Cook of Monterey; paternal grandparents, Candy and Mike Lamb of Ohio; paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Linda Bowman of Ohio; and several aunts and uncles.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Richard “Rick” Dyle, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Richard “Rick” Dyle, Jr., 54, of the Muddy Pond Community of Overton County were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Dyle died Tuesday, August 18 at his home. He was a member of Hanging Limb Missionary Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher, and U.S. Army veteran. He was a maintenance electrician and had worked at Tutco since 1995.

Born October 27, 1954 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Johnnie (Davis) Dyle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Dyle; and 3 grandchildren, Kadence Hedgecough, Kaitlyn Hedgecough, and Nate Hedgecough.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Norrod) Dyle of Muddy Pond Community; 3 daughters, Dana Maddle of Muddy Pond Community, Amanda Hedgecough and Andrea Reagan, both of Monterey; 2 sons, Judd Dyle of Cookeville, and Michael Dyle of Crossville; 2 sisters, Linda Potter and Willa Blackkburn, both of Crossville; a brother, Larry Dyle of Lavergne, TN; and 4 grandchildren, Marissa, Elijah, Hannah, and Ethan.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Jerry D. Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry D. Gore, 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Ray Family Cemetery.

Mr. Gore died Friday, August 21, at St. Thomas hospital in Nashville. He was a retired rural mail carrier, a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, member of Livingston Lodge #259, and served with Livingston Police Department for 20 years.

Born June 30, 1944 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ridley Mitchell and Maggie (Hall) Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry Gore, and Harold and Janet Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Gore of Livingston; a son and fiancee, Chris Gore and Alicia Cummings of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kedra and Clayton Joy of Puyallup, WA; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Joe Conner of Monroe; a granddaughter, Tanner Grijalva; 2 grandsons, Peyton Joy and Austin Joy; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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J.D. Hill

Funeral services for Mr. J.D. Hill, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Burial was in Booher Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Hill died Sunday, August 16 at his home.

Born December 25, 1927 in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Everitt and Hazel (Reynolds) Hill.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James Dwight and Liz Hill of Byrdstown, and Richard and Jennifer Hill of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Mike Lockhart of Livingston; a sister, Irene King of Livingston; 8 grandchildren, Chris, Tonya, Jereme, Misty, Ashley, Ellie, Emma, and Norah; and 2 great-grandchildren, Micalyn and Jake.

Pallbearers were Lynn King, Dale King, J.R. Hill, Johnny Hill, Jeremy Hill, Chris Duke, and Jimmy Beaty.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Billy Clyde Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Clyde Johnson, 58, of Highland community of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, August 14, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a farmer.

Born November 3, 1950 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Truman and Ora (Phillips) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Johnson; 2 sons, Michael Johnson and Ricky Johnson; and 2 brothers, Valis Johnson and Bavlis Johnson.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Brenda Bilbrey of Livingston; 2 step-sons, Larry Scott of Cookeville and Roger Bilbrey of Livingston; 2 aunts, M.C. Pennington of Hilham and Julie Daily of Livingston; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, family, and friends.

Pallbearers were W.J. Staggs, Tony Dixon, Timmy Dixon, Wayne Krantz, Lester Tharp, and Dennis Tharp.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Hull and Keith Brown.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Cecil Edward Myers, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Edward Myers, Sr., 40, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009, from the Chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Myers died Friday, August 21, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a factory worker and was affiliated with Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Born September 9, 1968 in Huntington, WV, he was the son of Robert Myers and the late Cecilia (Russell) Myers. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Nila Davis.

Survivors include, in addition to his father, his wife, Angela (Davis) Myers of Livingston; 2 sons, Cecil Myers, Jr. and Jacob Myers, both of Livingston; a step-mother, Toni Myers, of Jackson, GA; 2 sisters, Cindy Myers of Jackson, GA and Tammy Rogers of Palm Coast, FL; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, John and Christy Myers of Upson Co., GA, Joe and Tab Edmonds of Livingston, and Rob Myers of Henry Co., GA; 2 brother-in-laws and a sister-in-law, Bruce Davis of Livingston, and J.B. and Mildred Clark of Hardy’s Chapel Community; 4 nieces; 6 nephews; 4 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were John Myers, Joe Edmonds, Cindy Myers, Cecil Myers,
Jr., Hunter Edmonds, Tami Rogers, Ronnie Noell, and Robert L. Myers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Donald Isaac Norris
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Isaac Norris, 75, of Livingston, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial will be in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Norris died Sunday, August 23, at his home. He had been a machinist and was a member of First United Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge #13.

Born February 28, 1934 in Johnsville, OH, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ethel (Lamp) Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard Norris and Paul Norris; and 6 sisters, June Podreca, Vivian Millat, Bernice Lankin, Dorothy Mitchell, Juanita Davis, and Miriam Norris.

Survivors include his wife, Sue (Allred) Norris of Livingston; a son, Don Norris of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Tom Smith of Abingdon, VA; 4 grandchildren, Megan (Long) Wills, Ashley Long, Tommy Smith, and Madison Smith; and 3 great-grandchildren, Macie Wills, Acelynn Long, and Johnny Wills, Jr.

Pallbearers were Tom Smith, Rob Loch, John Wills, Tommy Smith, Dennis Millat, and Doug Davis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Clifford Ray
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Clifford Ray, 77, of Bowling Green, KY, formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Greg Swack officiating.

Mr. Ray died Wednesday, August 19 at Hopkins Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. Mr. Ray was retired from Social Security Administration after 33 years of service. He was a member of Eastwood Church, veteran of the Korean conflict, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and American Red Cross, where he was “Volunteer of the Year” in 1997. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1958.

Born April 2, 1932 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Burris and Jane (Savage) Ray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nelda (Copeland) Ray; and 2 brothers, W.G. Ray and Fred Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Ray of Bowling Green, KY; a son, Thomas Gregory Ray of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter, Danita Ray of Jacksonville, IL; a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Marilyn and Hank Darke of Clarksville; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, David and Jan Adams of Lake Zurich, IL; 3 brothers and sister-in-laws, Charlie and Mary Jo Ray of Livingston, Robert G. and Bonnie Ray of Cookeville, and Terry and Faye Ray of Matthews, NC; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Junior Smith of Alexandria, IN; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Darrius Sims, Bill Gresham, Horace Ray, Kenny Ray, Junior Smith, and David Ray.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Walter Cordell Stockton
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Cordell Stockton, 95, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, from the Cookeville Chapel at Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Dr. C. Vance Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Stockton died Monday, August 17 at Heritage Point Senior Living. He came to Algood with his family in 1946 and was an active member of the community. In 1946, he and Arnold Benson founded Stockton-Benson Hardware in Algood. They owned and operated the hardware store until their retirement in 1965. Mr. Stockton was a member of Algood United Methodist Church for over 64 years.

Born July 1, 1914 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lowery Pierce and Pearlie (Bilbrey) Stockton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 61 years, Irene (Copeland) Stockton, who died April 17, 2001; 2 brothers, Carl Stockton and Clark Stockton; 2 sisters, Anna Mae Mullinix and Mattie Lou Stockton; and a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Rachel and Andrew Looney.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Don Smith of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sandra Stockton of Athens, AL; 6 granddaughters and 5 grandson-in-laws, Donna and Matt McManus, Martha and Eric Alford, Margaret and Paul Itoney, Sara and Todd Toler, Anne and Andy Garrett, and Elizabeth Stocton; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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