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Archives 09-23-2009

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WEALTHA L. (DENTON) ADAMS
Funeral services for Mrs. Wealtha L. (Denton) Adams, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Fisk Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Adams died Tuesday, September 15, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born March 2, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Rosa (Hammock) Denton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronnie Hargis.

Survivors include her husband, Junior Adams of Monroe; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Kim Adams, and Jackie and Beverly Adams; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth Hargis, and Jo Ann and Kelly Jones; 19 grandchildren, Amy Adams, Brittany Adams, Kelsey Adams, Jessica Adams, Stephanie Adams, Kyle Adams, Mitch Adams, Casey Crowder, Ricky Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Eric Johnson, Lisa Gibson, Bridget Reagan, Cheri Cantrell, Lonnie Witt, Billy Joe Witt, Mary Ann Jones, Kathryn Jones, and Paul Jones; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Witt, Billy Witt, Roger Witt, Kyle Adams, Mitch Adams, and Kelly Jones.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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J. B. BARTLETT
Funeral services for Mr. James Edward “J.B.” Bartlett, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2009 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating.

Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Barlett died Monday, September 14 at Bethesda Health Care. He was self-employed and of the Baptist faith.

Born August 17, 1938, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Dave William and Earlene (Henley) Bartlett.

Survivors include a son, David Lee Bartlett of Jamestown; 5 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Theresa and Tony Phipps of Monterey, Terry Lynn and Danny Winebarger, and Tina Michelle Phillips, all of Cookeville, Tracey Bartlett of Chattanooga, and Melinda Bartlett of Rockwood; a brother, Billy Joe Bartlett and a sister, Linda Phy, both of Cookeville; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Bobbie Shumate of Cookeville.

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



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DOROTHY LOUISE (BUSH) ELDRIDGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Louise (Bush) Eldridge, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from Oak Hill United Methodist Church, with Bro. Jeff Cotterman and Bro. James Williams officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Eldridge died Monday, September 14, at her residence. She was a lifetime member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.

Born August 13, 1926, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Irene (Woolbright) Bush. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carson H. Eldridge, whom she married December 18, 1942; a son, Donald Eldridge; and a brother, Adrian Bush, Jr.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sue G. and Larry Haskins of Baxter, TN, and Junie Montgomery of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Marcia Eldridge of Cookeville; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn and Lewis Chaffin, Doris Robbins, and Francis Smith, all of Cookeville, and Mary Phares of Dothan, AL; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Rozelle Bush of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Wilma Eldridge, widow of Donny Eldridge, of Cookeville; 5 grandsons, Michael Gilpatrick and his wife, Kathleen, of Baxter, Tim Eldridge and his wife, Sharon, of Cookeville, Ronnie Eldridge and his wife, Michelle, of Hilham, Richard Eldridge, and Bryan Eldridge, both of Collegedale, TN; 2 granddaughters, Cindy Mayberry and her husband, Donnie, of Hilham, and Jennifer Swallows of Cookeville; numerous great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, special caregivers, and friends.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)


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LONNIE HARRIS
Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie Harris, 62, of Anderson Community near Monterey, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19 , 2009 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewayne Whittaker and Rev. Robert Wright officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Anderson Community.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, September 17, at his home in Anderson Community. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 17, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cordell and Rachel (Phillips) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie McCloud.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Wilson) Harris of Anderson Community; a daughter, Jennifer Sisco of Anderson Community; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sarah Harris, of Anderson Community; 3 sisters, Mary Lou Poston and Christine Farley, both of Anderson Community, and Jerlean Bumbalough of Sparta; a mother-in-law, Ruth Wilson of Monterey; 4 grandchildren, Nikita Harris and her husband, Charles, Jonathon Sisco, Brittany Sisco, and Andrew Harris; and a great-grandson, Landon Harris.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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BETTY DIANNA (NEAL) JACKSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Dianna (Neal) Jackson, 44, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Floyd officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in DeKalb County.

Mrs. Jackson died Wednesday, September 16, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 19, 1965, in DeKalb county, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Betty Pearl (Hodges) Neal.

Survivors include her husband, William Jackson of Monterey; ex-husband, Joe Beaty of Monterey; 2 sons, Shawn Beaty and Derek Beaty, both of Monterey; 3 sisters, Judy Pollard of Warren county, Glenda Neal of Cookeville, and Dean Dentson of Smithville; a brother, Billy Neal of Smithville; and 9 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eric Pollard, Ricky Walker, Ricky Edwards, Teresa Beaty, Stephany Pardue, and Chris Jones.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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WILLARD B. RICHARDSON
Funeral services for Mr. Willard B. Richardson, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2009 from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Greg Watson officiating.

Burial was in George B. Stover Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson died Monday, September 14, at Dekalb Community Hospital in Dekalb County. He had been a retired B.F. Goodrich factory employee and was an U.S. Army Veteran.

Born July 21, 1931 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Earnest B. and Dorothy (Stover) Richardson, and lived most of his life in Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Wanda Kennedy and Barb Mercer; and 2 brothers, Esco Richardson and Willie Richardson.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene (Roach) Richardson of Livingston; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Brenda Richardson, Rick and Lisa Richardson, and Randy and Teresa Richardson, all of Ohio; 2 step-daughters and a step-son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Stewart, and Donna Boles, all of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Earnest B. and Margaret Richardson of Indiana; 6 grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Stewart, Barry Stewart, Pig Allred, Nick Richardson, Corey Richardson, and Steve Boles.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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BETTYE J. (BARNES) ZAITZEFF

Graveside services for Mrs. Bettye J. (Barnes) Zaitzeff, of Mission Viejo, CA formerly of Livingston, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, CA.

Born to the late Dalton and Callie (Almonrode) Barnes, she was raised in Livingston and then moved to Washington, D.C., working in an office on Pennsylvania Avenue where she watched parades for returning war heroes, dignitaries, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After moving to Michigan, she met and married Eugene Zaitzeff. They both worked for many years at Bendix Aerospace in Ann Arbor. In 1979, they moved to Campbell, CA where she worked at Quadrex Corp. in San Jose. In 2004, she retired to Palmia, a retirement community, in Mission Viejo, CA near her family.

Her three greatest passions were her love of her family, love of pets, and a love of reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Eugene Zaitzeff, with whom she travelled to most of the 50 states and 32 countries; a son, Andrei Zaitzeff; a sister, Hazel (Barnes) Dallas; and a brother, Hoyt Barnes.

She is survived by her adoring daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne La Rose and Dean Pendergrass of Dana Point, CA.

In lieu of flowers, she would request a donation on her behalf to a local animal shelter/SPCA, or to Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)
www.capoanimalrescue.com where she adopted her cherished cat, Tootsie. (P)

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