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Dorothy (McAlpin) Cole Armour


Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy (McAlpin) Cole Armour, 97, of Rockwood, TN, were conducted Monday, August 31, 2009 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Chaplain Brian Hinds and Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating.

Mrs. Armour died Thursday, August 27, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. She was a member of Post Oak Church of Christ in Rockwood. She was a retired dispatcher with TDOT, District 16 and was former co-owner of Armour’s Motel, Restaurant and Service Station in Midtown.

She was the first telephone operator in Livingston, and was an avid card player at the Senior Center in Overton County, where she won trophies with her nieces and nephews, and special friend, Geraldine West. She made afghans for many people.

Born August 16, 1912 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late James Virgil and Laura F. (Abney) McAlpin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Clio Cole and Lee Armour; 4 sisters,
Docia Short, Hattie Strong, Vera Watkins, and Aileen Rogers; 4 brothers, Herbert McAlpin, Earl McAlpin, Buster McAlpin, and Clyde McAlpin; and a special aunt, Beulah Abney.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Darla Cole of Rockwood; 2 granddaughters and spouses, Joni (Cole) and Mike Mann of Kingston, TN, and Jill (Cole) and Lloyd Norton of Knoxville; a great-grandson and friend, Barrett Mann and Courtney Leanne Swails of Kingston; a step-grandson, Tanner Norton; 3 step-great-grandchildren, Lelah of California, Lee of Texas, and Lynn of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Post Oak Church of Christ, in care of Doyle Griffis, 1212 Post Oak Valley Road, Rockwood, TN 37854.

Special care provided by Evans Mortuary. (P)

 

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John Thomas Coffman
Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas Coffman, 45, of Martinez, GA, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Pastor David Brown officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Coffman died Monday, August 24, in Charleston, SC. He was in customer service and sales, and was a member of the Yurbo Assembly of God.

Born June 13, 1964, in Tucson, AZ, he was the son of Johnnie (Beech) Coffman and the late Billy Thomas Coffman. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom and Lucy Coffman.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, a son, Sean Thomas Coffman of Chatem, AL; a daughter, Nicole Susan Coffman of Aiken, SC; a step-daughter, Morgan Brook Dixon of Chatem, AL; and a brother, Thomas Benton Coffman of Martinez, GA.

Pallbearers were Rod Davis, John Webber, Richard Neilson, Nick Giles, Carl Carver, Kelly Atcherson, and Wade Knight.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Coy Haston Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Coy Haston Ledbetter, 85, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Ledbetter died Friday, August 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had worked in an automotive factory.

Born March 18, 1924 in Allons, he was the son of the late Joe and Hauta (Holman) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Ledbetter and Charles Ledbetter; and 2 sisters, Wanda Thurman and Joyce Ledbetter.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Clara Hunter and Bobbie Thurman, both of Allons, and O.V. Apollos of Gallatin, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ed Poston, Keith Thurman, Ronald Thurman, Mike Thurman, Kenny Thurman, and Steve McGee.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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William “Corky” Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. William “Corky” Ledbetter, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Al Gaspard officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, August 23, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was a farmer.

Born September 26, 1928 in Allons, he was the son of the late Henry and Lula (Seber) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, William Steve Ledbetter and Barry Joe Ledbetter; and 3 sisters, Climma Hughs, Lois Warden, and Buna Ferrell.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann Ledbetter; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karen Ledbetter of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Randolph, and Sue and James Rhoton, all of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Ola Hall, and Geneva Julie Reeder, both of Livingston, and Cueburtice Glasscock of Gainesboro; 6 grandchildren, Tony Ledbetter of TX, Angela Maynord and Travis Ledbetter, both of Livingston, Mandy Servo, Josh Ledbetter, and Erica Rhoton, all of Cookeville; 5 step-grandchildren, Lora Rhoton, Harold Rhoton, and Richard Rhoton, all of Baxter, Steve Randolph and Serena Sparkman, both of Sparta; 3 great-grandchildren, Katie Davis of Cookeville, Talon Ledbetter and Ty Maynord, both of Livingston; 7 step-great-grandchildren, Lindsay Yates, Heather Rhoton, AlexaYates, all of Baxter, Whitney Randolph and Madison Sparkman, both of Sparta, Aaliyah Servo of Cookeville, and Matasia Goodwin.

Pallbearers were Bobby Reeder, Billy Reeder, Billy Glasscock, Baxter Hughs, Keith Hughs, and Michael Wallace.

Honorary pallbearers were Howard Hughs, Claudell Hall, Lewis Hall, and Don Hall.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mildred E. (Savage) Ogletree
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred E. (Savage) Ogletree, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Ogletree died Saturday, August 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born June 21, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Sylvester “Bud” and Flora Jane (Gore) Savage. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felix C. Ogletree; a son, J. Michael Ogletree; a sister, Magdalene Holman; and 2 brothers, Cordell C. Savage and Claude Denton Savage.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Felix D. and Naoma Ogletree of Livingston, and Buddy E. and Betty Ogletree of Santa Ana, CA; a daughter and son-in-law, Katheryn and Marlin Winningham of Livingston; a brother, Owen S. Savage of Livingston; a sister, Christine Tidrow of Richmond, VA; a granddaughter she raised as her own, Donna F. Reagan and husband, James, of Livingston; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenny Holman, Johnny Hunter, Larry Joe Sells, David Ogletree, Scott Savage, and Casey Auberson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Grove Cemetery Fund or the India Orphanage Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Mary Ann (Wilson) Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann (Wilson) Phillips, 105, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009, from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Delmer McCowan and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.

Mrs. Phillips died Wednesday, August 26 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, an avid quilter, and a member of Union B Free Will Baptist Church.

Born June 9, 1904 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Caleb and Emma (Ryan) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Sherman Eldridge, Miller Phillips, George Gillihan, and Abi Phillips; a daughter, Emma Jean Eldridge; 2 sons, Dalton Eldridge and Chester Eldridge; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Celia Geneva Shearl of Monterey and Zelia Mae Presley of Donelson, TN; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Fire Department in Hanging Limb, 204 Floyd Padgett Lane, Crawford, TN 38554.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Carolyn Sue Talley


Ms. Carolyn Sue Talley, 49, of Cookeville, died Friday, August 28, 2009, after a long battle with COPD. Her family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest at a private family oceanside ceremony.

Ms. Talley was formerly employed as a CNA by IOI Home Health Care in Cookeville. She was a member of Stevens Street Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother, sister, and friend. She had a sweet, loving spirit that held a special place in many hearts.

Born May 23, 1960, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward and Ova Lorene (Greer) Talley.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, April and Stacy Cole of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Gregory Rayner of Covington, GA; and a brother, Jack Talley of Livingston.

April remembers her mother’s affection with this quote, “Mother, I love you so. Said the child, I love you more than I know. She laid her head on her mother’s arm and the love between them kept them warm.” — Stevie
Smith

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis House, P.O. Box 1180 Cookeville, TN 38503.

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

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