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Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Ann (Ramsey) Cox, 50, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Cox died Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a machine operator at a garment factory and affiliated with the Church of God.

Born April 14, 1959 in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Genevie (Carter) Ramsey and the late Charles L. Ramsey, Jr.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jeff Cox of Monterey; a daughter, Daphne Ann Tudor of Cookeville; 3 brothers, Charles L. Ramsey, III of Rickman, Tom L. Ramsey of Livingston, and Theodore Bruce Ramsey of Livingston; 2 sisters, Virginia K. Ramsey of Jamestown and Teresa K. Brown of Rickman; nieces and nephews, especially Tawnee Cantrell, Tasha Cantrell, Britney Ramsey, Jessica Hammons, and Derek Brown.

Pallbearers were J.D. Pollard, Pat Pollard, Charles Ramsey, Joey Thompson, Tawny Cantrell, and Adam Barrier.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Oral Gore, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Ricky Dixon officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in Livingston.

Mr. Gore died Wednesday, November 11, at his home. He was a mechanic.

Born August 4, 1959, in Muncie, IN, he was the son of Gladys (Speck) Gore Bohannon and the late Oral Gore. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Gore; 2 brothers, Larry Gore and Gary Gore; and a sister, Geneva Gore.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Miriam Gore of Franklin, TN; a daughter, Shannon Britt of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Carolyn Dixon of Cookeville and Janice Ham of Murfreesboro; and 4 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Timmy Dixon, Tony Dixon, Patrick McCann, Donald Gore, Randy Gore, and Mark Speck.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Albert Edward Gunnels, 78, of Hatcher Hall Community in Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from Hatcher Hall Christian Church in Monroe, with Rev. Hillier Duke officiating.

Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

Mr. Gunnels died Saturday, November 7, at Alive Hospice residence in Nashville. He had been a welder, a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict, and a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.

Born September 12, 1931, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Walter Bedford and Gertrude (Ruble) Gunnels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Gunnels; 6 sisters, Magdalene Conner, Bonnie Melton, Wilma Melton, Marine Garrett, Monnie Garrett, and Ethel Gunnels; 2 brothers, James Gunnels and Albert Gunnels; and a daughter-in-law, Kim Gunnels.

Survivors include his wife, Aletha Gunnels of Hatcher Hall Community; and 2 sons, Randall Gunnels and Ronald Gunnels, both of Hatcher Hall Community.

Pallbearers were Britt Keisling, Scott Copeland, Scotty Gunnels, Brian Johnson, David Dorminey, and Larry Young.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Harris, 65, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Phillips and Rev. Gerald Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Harris died Sunday, November 15, at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, TN. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith.
Born August 20, 1944 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Frank and Nellie (Vaughn) Harris.

Survivors include 5 sisters, Agnes Phillips, Atless Swallows, Doshey Whittaker, all of Monterey, Edith Phillips of Muddy Pond Community, and Frankie Williams of Bakers Crossroads Community; and 3 brothers, James Harris, Talmadge Harris, and Harley Harris, all of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Graveside funeral services for Miss Alisha Marie Lewis, 21, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009 from Poplar Springs Cemetery, with Mr. Keith Ledbetter officiating.

Miss Lewis died Saturday, November 14, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a mother and student.

Born August 4, 1988 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Cindy (Choate) Lewis Hughes and the late Philip Lewis.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Braidyn Philip Lewis of Cookeville; a step-father, David Hughes of Cookeville; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Johnie Choate of Sparta; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Candice and Mark Hunley of Cookeville, and Shelby Lynn Lewis of Madison, TN; a niece, Savannah Hunley of Cookeville; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Veachel Smith, 90, of Anderson, IN were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2009 from the chapel at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home with Chester Smith officiating.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, November 10, of an extended illness.

Mr. Smith lived most of his life in Anderson and worked as an electrician at Delco Remy for 30 years before retiring in 1980. He loved bowling, golf, and family gatherings.

During World War II, he earned the rank of sergeant, as a typist and clerk, although he never attended school beyond the fifth grade, never took a correspondence course, and never took a typing lesson. The Army insisted he take the clerk’s job when he applied for admission to an electronic school.

Born February 24, 1919 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ed and Verdie (Spicer) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Walter Smith and Alfred Smith; and 2 sisters, Ruby Smith
and Jewel Newberry.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gladys (Taylor) Smith of Anderson, whom he married June 11, 1943 in Nashville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Janis Warren and Sharon Kay and Larry Liptow, all of Anderson; 3 sisters, Lola Conner of Summitville, Delcie Pauline Heiny of Lapel, and Alma Conner of Livingston; 4 brothers, Bill Smith of Anderson, Dustin Smith of Shawnee, OK, Loyd Smith and James B. Smith, both of Livingston; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of memorial contributions, the family wishes friends to consider giving blood as this prolonged Mr. Smith’s life for many years.

Special care provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home.(P)

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