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KAYLA ANN BILBREY
Funeral services for Miss Kayla Ann Bilbrey, 16, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Roberts and Bro. Frankie Bledsoe officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Miss Bilbrey died Tuesday, September 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 5, 1993 in Livingston, she was the daughter of Carol Presley Bilbrey, of Rock Island, and the late Thomas Bilbrey. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by Jim and Carrie Bilbrey, and A.T. and Leron Bilbrey.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, 2 sisters, Lori Presley and Shelia Bilbrey, both of Livingston; grandfather Billy Presley of Livingston; 2 nieces, McKenzie Walker and Macie Presley, both of Livingston; a nephew, Trey Edwards of Livingston; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Devin Gentry, Cody Gentry, Tyler Ridge, Josh Masters, Jacob Wilson, and Seth Beaty.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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RUBY ELLEN (GARRETT) DANIELS
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Ellen (Garrett) Daniels, 99, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2009, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Ken Williams officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Daniels died Friday, October 2 at Masters Healthcare. She had been a homemaker.

Born April 20, 1910 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Hardy and Callie (Winningham) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Daniels; 2 sons, Noel Daniels and Carl Daniels; a daughter, Betty Allred; a brother, Bill Garrett; a sister, Reba Callahan; and 5 grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons, Gene Daniels of Albany, IN, and Kenneth Daniels of Muncie, IN; 5 daughters, Ann Winningham of Ridgeville, IN, Peggy Bullock of Monroe, Margie Wilborn of Livingston, Judy Hughs of Allons, and Helen Pierce of Rickman; 2 sisters, Marie McDonald of Michigan and Charlsie Vankougnett of Monroe; 29 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Cody Boles, Dustin Boles, Ed Daniel, Jimmy Ferrell, Micheal Ferrell, Barbara Ferrell, and Justin Ferrell.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)



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RICKY WILLIAM DICKERSON
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky William Dickerson, 49, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs cemetery.

Mr. Dickerson died Friday, September 25, at his home. He had been a CNA and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born December 23, 1959 in Overton County, he was the son of the late J.B. and Willie Wade (Talley) Dickerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shirley and Edith Talley, and Willie and Estelle Dickerson; and a brother, Gary Dale Rogers.

Survivors include a sister, Debbie Dickerson of Livingston; a nephew, Jared Dickerson of Livingston; and a great-niece, Jordan Dickerson of Livingston; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Johnny Wayne Mansell, Johnny Shane Mansell, Richard
Dinkins, Mark Buck, and Jeremy Mansell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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MYRTLE JANE HICKS
Funeral services for Miss Myrtle Jane Hicks, 84, of Ashland City, TN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 from the Hardy’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in the Hardy’s Chapel Community, with Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating.

Cremation was chosen in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Miss Hicks died Tuesday, September 29, at her daughter’s residence.

Born August 25, 1925 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Elizabeth (Dickerson) Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Overton Hicks, Henry Hicks, Walter Thomas Hicks, Eugene Hicks, Benton Hicks, Willie Hicks, and Columbus Hicks; and 4 sisters, Mary Gillem, Martha Copeland, Edith Nelson, and Sylvia Hunter.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Velma and Stanley Thompson of Ashland City; 2 granddaughters and their husbands, April and Matthew White of Knoxville, and Melissa and Michael Ott of Clarksville, TN.

Pallbearers were Henry Webb, Johnny Vaughn, Bill Derosett, Fred Maynard, Willie Willis, and Bruce Gaw.

Honorary pallbearers were Tanner Higgins and Danny Webb.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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ANNA LUCILLE (CRABTREE) MULLINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lucille (Crabtree) Mullins, 95, of Sparta, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2009, from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta, with Joe Neal and Ronnie Taylor officiating.

Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. from Flat Creek Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Mullins died Friday, October 2, 2009 at Raintree Manor in McMinnville, TN.

Born December 6, 1913 in Overton County, she was the daughter, and the last of 17 children, of the late Whit and Laura (Gore) Crabtree.

Survivors include 7 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Louise and Denver Richardson, and Jackie Mullins, all of Sparta, Patricia Mullins of McMinnville, Virginia and Jerry Rogers of Michigan, Mary Ruth Mullins, Agnes Hedgecough, and Jean Benton, all of Cookeville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank and Jody Mullins of Sparta, and John Henry Mullins of Missouri; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta. (P)

 


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LESBY (FERRELL) PETERMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Lesby (Ferrell) Peterman, 82, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Ken Williams and Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Peterman died Tuesday, September 29, at her home. She had been a homemaker, a member of Livingston Church of Christ, and V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary.

Born October 20, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Fate and Martha Carrie Estell (Dubree) Ferrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Peterman; a sister, Janell Bilbrey; and 2 brothers, Howard Ferrell and William Homer Ferrell.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jerry Beason of Nashville and John Beason of Livingston; 2 daughters, Sherri (Peterman) Pyle of Cookeville, and Sharon Beason Phillips of Bay Springs, MS; 6 grandchildren, Michael Phillips and his wife, Cindy, of Bay Springs, MS; Eric Beason and Mirissa Smith, both of Florida; Gere Beason of Nashville; Jennifer Britt of Murfreesboro, and special granddaughter, Katelyn Pyle, of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Michael Phillips, Eric Beason, Roy Farris, Terry Fletcher,
Ken Dickerson, and Phillip Gunter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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OPAL LORETTA (HULL) SAVAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Loretta (Hull) Savage, 92, of Doyle, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 from Doyle Nazarene Church, with Bill Welch officiating.

Burial was in Skurlock Cemetery.

Mrs. Savage died Tuesday, September 29, at N.H.C. Health Care in Sparta. She had been a retired factory worker.

Born July 22, 1917 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Edgar “Ed” and Menta Frances (Bilbrey) Hull. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Tim Mason; a son-in-law, Allen Lee Mason; and a brother-in-law, Ridley “Sonny” Ray.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Davina Mason of Quebeck, and Sharon Kay and Tommy Turner of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Sherry Savage of Sparta; a sister, Evelyn Ray of Hendersonville, TN; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; special friends, Tracy and Silissa Curtis; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rush Rich, Jordan Dukes, Gary Mason, Brad Mason,
Cody Mason, Dustin Mason, Michael Hooper, Connor Hooper, Brett Turner, and Tim Savage.

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VONDA (GARRETT) STOVER
Funeral services for Mrs. Vonda (Garrett) Stover, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2009 from Free Communion Church of Christ, with Bro. Cecil Shaw and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Stover Cemetery.

Mrs. Stover died Friday, October 2, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a factory employee and a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born December 1, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Wright) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cletis Stover; a sister, Allene Osborne; and 3 brothers, Cecil Garrett, Mose Garrett, and Carlton Garrett.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Johnson of Livingston; a sister, Sally Cary of Florida; 2 grandchildren, Jamie Johnson and Mac Johnson; 5 great-grandchildren, Katlyn Johnson, Gracie Johnson, Coy Johnson, Thomas Johnson, and Cale Johnson; and several nieces nephews, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Danny Bailey, Kevin Reeder, Jack Parrott, Donald Wilson, Jim Sells, and Roger Harvey.

Special care was provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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HAMP "CHUB" TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mr. Hamp “Chub” Taylor, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2009, from Independence Community Church, with Bro. Randy Maynard officiating.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Taylor died Saturday, October 3, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a farmer.

Born January 25, 1931, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Halton and Lillie (Logan) Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James “Pete” Taylor; and 2 sisters, Betty Marion and Dimples Cantrell.

Survivors include his life long friend, Gladys Kernell; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Hazel Fugate, Marie Pryor, Joyce Brown, and Sue and Terry Neal; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Brenda Taylor; 6 grandchildren, Stacie Roberson, Tonya Sells, Kevin Ledbetter, Richard Winningham, Lora Beth Winningham, and Faith Winningham; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Brown, Derrick Brown, Danny Reagan, Richard
Winningham, Jr., Denny Sells, and Dustin Sidwell.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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W.G. UPCHURCH
Funeral services for Mr. W. G. Upchurch, 87, of Allons, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery.

Mr. Upchurch died Sunday, September 27, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a farmer and member of Lillydale Church of Christ.

Born January 5, 1922, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Herman E. and Willie Jean (Wilborn) Upchurch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alyene Upchurch; and 2 brothers, Clifford E. Upchurch and Alford E. Upchurch.

Survivors include 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Eracine and Charles Ledford, and Christine Dodson, all of Livingston; 2 special nieces, Lisa Ledford and Jeannie Petitt; and several other nieces.

Pallbearers were Joe Arney, Jerry Borden, Grant Kathey, Johnny Ford, Jeff
Petitt, and Dale Keisling.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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