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Archives 09-16-2009

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JAMES "JIM" FREDERICK ADIE
Memorial services for Mr. James “Jim” Frederick Adie, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2009, from the Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Greg Perlongo officiating.

Mr. Adie died Thursday, September 10, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Adie was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired manager with Work Lite in Florida, where he was a resident for over 50 years, making his home in Lake Clarke for 33 of those years.

Born August 6, 1926 in Ann Arbor, MI, he was the son of the late Dr. George Chandler and Kennetha Winifred (Berry) Adie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Jean (Adie) Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary (Woodbeck) Adie of Cookeville, whom he married August 9, 1952 in Great Barrington, MA; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Bonnie and Bob Atchison of Hilham, Mary Ellen and Gene Hasemann of Lake Worth, FL, Kay Neinast and Gail Adie, both of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren, Megan Atchison, Christie Atchison, Michael Neinast, Melissa Burns and her husband, Rob, Amber Mattox, Stephanie Hasermann, Jessica Hasermann; and one great-grandchild, Blake Burns.

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

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WILLIE MAE "BILL" (HANCOCK) BROWN
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae “Bill” (Hancock) Brown, 92, of Cleveland, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2009, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Rice officiating.

Burial was in Hancock Family Cemetery in Alpine.

Mrs. Brown died Saturday, September 12.

Mrs. Brown graduated from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, where she met her future husband. Prior to her marriage, she was a school teacher. After marriage, she instilled in her children a love of learning, both by instruction and by experience. Bill’s life was filled with love for her family. She loved camping with her family, fishing, and enjoying the mountains. She was a voracious reader, loved her garden, working crossword puzzles, and cooking. Her chocolate pie and chicken and dumplings were her specialties. She was always ready to share reminiscences of her childhood, and life experiences, and could have filled a book with her varied and colorful life’s adventures.

Born January 28, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Major Richard Ireland Jones and Nola (Ledbetter) Hancock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Samuel L. Brown; and 4 of her 6 siblings.

Survivors include 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Carolyn Lasseter of Panama City, FL, Sharon Goode of Cleveland, TN, Pamela Hill-Moss and Billy B. Moss of Cleveland, and Lisa and David Davis of Lake City, FL; 2 sisters, Lou Ledford of Seffner, FL and Emma Davis of Monroe; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy B. Moss, David Davis, Scott Hill, Kirk Kincannon,
Allen Richardson, and Denver Davis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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GOLDIA R. (FLATT) BUCK
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldia R. (Flatt) Buck, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2009 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Stoner and Rev. Eugene Schmidt officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Mrs. Buck died Sunday, September 6, at her home. She had been a garment factory worker and member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born January 7, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Mary (Farris) Flatt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Tinsley Buck; 4 sisters, Velsie Jackson, Ruby Dickerson, Jewel Ledbetter, and Mary Flatt; 4 brothers, Joe Farris, Rudolph Flatt, Rajio Flatt, and Dewayne Flatt.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Laura Buck of Tucson, AZ, and Jack and Brenda Buck of Livingston; a brother, Leon Flatt of Livingston; a sister, Pearl Roberts of Anderson, IN; 8
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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RONALD BURTON
Memorial services for Mr. Ronald Burton, 63, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating.

The family has chosen cremation.

Mr. Burton died Tuesday, September 1, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born May 30, 1946 in Ohio, he was the son of the late Kinley and Clara Bell (Stewart) Burton.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Norman Bradshaw of Jamestown, KY; a step-mother, Velma Burton of Somerset, KY; his fiancee, Oletta Norris of Hilham; and a niece, Chasity Hancock of Monroe.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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BOBBY RAY CARR
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Ray Carr, 66, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mr. Carr died Sunday, September 13, at NHC HealthCare in Cookeville.

He was a machinist at Leonard Machine Shop and a member of Paran United Methodist Church.

Born May 18, 1943 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Bethel and Mary (Dillon) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 half-brothers, Tommy Carr and Ed Carr.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Caleb and Jennifer Carr of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Kevin Cantrell of Cookeville; and 2 grandchildren, Megan Cantrell and Katie Carr.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


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EDITH A. (KEISLING) CLARK
Graveside services for Mrs. Edith A . (Keisling) Clark, 87, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2009 from Hatcher Hall Cemetery in Monroe with Rev. Dee Wells officiating.

Mrs. Clark died Tuesday, September 8, at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a housewife and a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Born March 18, 1922 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha (Smith) Keisling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Clark; a sister, Ardean Coleman; and 4 brothers, Jack Keisling, Loyd Keisling, Kelly Keisling, and Smith Keisling.

Survivors include a son, Joe Edd Clark of Albany, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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MARY REBA (MOORE) DICKERSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Reba (Moore) Dickerson, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Webb and Bro. Ken Williams officiating.


Burial was in Clay Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Dickerson died Monday, September 7, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Born October 25, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Nancy Jane (Moody) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pinoch Aaron Dickerson; and a brother, Cecil Moore.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Barbara Dickerson, David and Carol Dickerson, and Billy Ray and Melinda Dickerson; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Keith Norris, and Jeanette and Bill Casidy; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steve Norris, Sam Norris, Andrew Dickerson, Chris Dickerson, Ted Poston, and Ricky Moore.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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NELLIE "PAULINE" (DANNER) HOWARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie “Pauline” (Danner) Howard, 86, of Tuolumne, CA, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 from the Chapel of Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora, CA.

Burial was in Carter’s Cemetery in Tuolumne.

Mrs. Howard died Tuesday, September 8, in Sonora. She had lived in Tuolumne for 63 years and worked as a school bus driver for Summerville Union High School. She was a 4-H Club leader for five years, and was a member of the Methodist church. She enjoyed sewing, genealogy, travel, and waiting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to visit.

Born June 7, 1923 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late William and Esta Lee (Brown) Danner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alice (Danner) Wilmoth and a brother, Clay Danner.

Survivors include her husband, Shirley Howard of Tuolumne; a daughter, Doris (Howard) Lillis of Brookings, OR; a son, Darrell Howard of Riggins, ID; 4 grandchildren, Kristi (Lillis) Ropp of Newport, NC, Daniel Lillis of Colfax, CA, Darolyn Howard of Utz, ID, and Jamie Howard of Simar, ID; 5 great-grandchildren, Jeremy Lillis and Anne Lillis, both of Colfax, CA, Kyle Ropp of North Carolina, Brylea Howard and Easton Howard, both of Utz, ID; and 4 nieces and nephews, Ben Danner and Sherryl (Danner) Noble, both of Atlanta, GA, Barbara (Danner) Smith of North Carolina, and Emma Jean (Wilmoth) Dudney of Smithville, TN.
Special care provided by Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home. (P)

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SYLVIA CLEO (HUNTER) PETERMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Cleo (Hunter) Peterman, 89, of Old Celina Highway in Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2009 from the Chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Allen Judd officiating.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Peterman died Tuesday, September 8 at Overton County Nursing Home. She had been a shirt factory employee and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born March 9, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ida Belle (Golden) Hunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Peterman; 2 sisters, Bronza Carmack and Minnie Gibbons; 3 brothers, Mitchell Hunter, Cleston Hunter, and Tinsley Hunter; and a grandson, Greg Smith.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Boyd Smith, and Marie and Harold Hurd, all of Allons, and Martha and Danny Wilson of Indianapolis, IN; a son, Bruce Peterman of Allons; a sister, Bonnie Ferrell of Sparta; a brother, Clyde Hunter of Rickman; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Gene Hunter, Larry Hunter, Howard Hunter, Phillip Johnson, Don Johnson, and Mike Dininger.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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WILLIE J. RAMSEY
A memorial service for Mr. Willie J. Ramsey will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009 from New Hope Community Church at 502 New Hope Road.

Visitation with family and friends will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Phillip Morgan will officiate.

Mr. Ramsey died February 21, 2009 in Chicago, IL. (P)

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WALTER QUITMAN SELLS
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Quitman Sells, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Sells died Monday, September 7, at his home. He had been a factory worker and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born November 10, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee Vadus and Mollie (Smith) Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Lee Sells.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Sells; a daughter, Karen Daniels; a brother, Ralph Sells; a sister, Annie Watkins, all of Monroe; 2 granddaughters, Molly Daniels and Jessica Webb and her husband, Danny; and 2 great-grandchildren, Tyler Webb and Madilyn Webb.

Pallbearers were James Smith, Henry Sells, Jesse Smith, Joe Conner, Joe Arney, and Barry Sells.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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CLAUDE OTIS STOVER
Funeral services for Mr. Claude Otis Stover, 89, of Cookeville, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Stover died Tuesday, September 8 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. He had been a furniture factory worker and member of Sycamore Church of Christ in Cookeville.

Born July 24, 1920 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Millard and Hattie (Winningham) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives Eva Ardean (Pryor) Stover and Patricia (Floyd) Stover; 5 brothers, Cosby Estes Stover, Osville Clovis Stover, Clarence Stover, Andrew Carson Stover, and William Corbett Stover; and 3 sisters, Delsa Ethel Stover, Stella Omer Coffee, and Claudine Stover.

Survivors include a son, Donnie R. Stover of Rickman; 2 daughters, Irene Burroughs of Cookeville, and Jurlene Williams of Jacksonville, FL; 6 grandchildren, Kenny Bowman, Tammy Miller, Donita Burnett, Caryn Robichaud, Kim Huntley, and Lydia Key; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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