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Louree (phillips) Cantrell
Funeral services for Mrs. Louree (Phillips) Cantrell, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Benny Sells officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Cantrell died Friday, November 27, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Church at Allred.

Born September 26, 1929 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Rosie Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Harrison Cantrell; and a brother, L.D. Philllips.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Richard Flowers of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Joshua Flowers of Anderson, IN, and Sarah Flowers of Livingston; and a nephew, John Steven Phillips.

Pallbearers were Brent Garrett, Justin Phillips, Josh Flowers, Chris Cantrell, Bob Loftis, and Bo Loftis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lilly (Farmer) Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Lilly (Farmer) Ellis, 86, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Hawkins officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Ellis died Wednesday, December 9, at her home. She had been a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Born March 10, 1923 in Harlan County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Tipton and Laurie (Hall) Farmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Ellis; a daughter, Barbara Sue Vettraino; 6 brothers, Ranse Farmer, Carlos Farmer, Arlis Farmer, Cilvin Farmer, Cecil Farmer, and Hyman Farmer; 6 sisters, Rose Burke, Eve Greene, Alicie Farmer, Vesta Ellis, Stella Gibson, and Hazel Davis.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Linda Stirling of Sterling Heights, MI, Carolyn Walker of Warren, MI, Phyllis Stewart-Harris of Harrison, OH, and Kay Haskell of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phyllis Stewart-Harris, Savanah Stewart, R.J. Stewart, Joseph Ruthenberg, Herrick Haskell, and Aaron Vettraino.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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James Donald Gray
Funeral services for Mr. James Donald Gray, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gray died Thursday, December 10, at his home. He had been a truck driver.

Born April 17, 1937 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Howard and Mashie (Killman) Gray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Gray; and a sister, Barbara Gray.

Survivors include his wife, Mary “Peanut” Gray of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Linda Gray of Rickman; 3 brothers and 2 sister-in-law, Reed and Margaret Gray, Grady and Georgie Gray, and Shirley Gray, all of Allons; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Wilma and Kenny Wolf of Peru, IN, Betty Gray of Celina, and Maria Grace of Livingston; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Rod Hall, Don Hall, Denny Spears, Lee Crowder, Danny Gean, Bill Vinsion, Raymond Key, and Dicky Mitchell.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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B.C.”Ellison” Hooks
Graveside services for Mr. B. C. “Ellison” Hooks, 69, formerly of Hardy’s Chapel Community and resident of Overton County Nursing Home, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2009 from Crawford Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Mr. Hooks died Friday, December 11, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born March 11, 1940 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Eugene and Martha Lee (Flemings) Hooks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Johnny Ben Hooks and Robert George Hooks.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Willie Jay Ray and Pat Hooks of Livingston; a special nephew, Michael Lee Hooks and his wife, Teresa, of Livingston; 3 nephews, Johnny Hooks, Randal Hooks, and Eugene Hooks; and other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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James Willie “Jim” Key
Funeral services for Mr. James Willie “Jim” Key, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Matthews Cemetery in Livingston.

Mr. Key died Monday, December 7 at his home. He was a retired X-ray technician, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born October 10, 1939 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Frank and Myma (Wilson) Key. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amy Jo Key; a brother, Harold Ray Key; and a nephew, Chad Key.

Survivors include his wife, Faye (Lewis) Key of Livingston; a daughter, Karen Faye Key of Livingston; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Wanell Key of Nashville, Tom and Jenny Key, Larry and Sandy Key, Noel and Lorene Key, and Doyle and Trish Key, all of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Billy Lawson of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Key, Ellery Lewis, Christopher Lawson, Duane Lawson, Brian Lewis, and Kelly Key.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Alford “Lige” Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Alford “Lige” Ledbetter, 73, of Thomasville, NC, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Trulite Baptist Church in Asheboro, NC.

Burial was in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Asheboro, NC.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, November 22, at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, NC.

Preacher Ledbetter was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born again on November 11, 1964 and called to preach July 4, 1969. He was a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Asheboro and an evangelist for 45 years, singing and preaching.

Born February 23, 1936 in Allons, TN, he was the son of the late Ras Turner and Ina Jane (Hogue) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William Fate Ledbetter and Ras Turner “Bump” Ledbetter; 3 sisters, Thelma Hancock, Connie Hunter, and Mary Belle Mainord; 3 half-brothers, Thomas Clural Hogue, James “Harrison” Ledbetter, and John Haliford “Spud” Ledbetter; and 3 half-sisters, Auda Richardson, Ida “Dude” Clark, and Nora Stover.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Ann (Bilyeu) Ledbetter of Thomasville; a son, Jeff Ledbetter of Belleville, MI; 2 daughters, Janet Haines of San Diego, CA and Angie Weaver of Sylvester, GA; a brother, J.C. Ledbetter of Cookeville; 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Joshua, David, Bradley, Sheli, Elizabeth, Joseph, Stefany, and Brylee; 10 great-grandchildren, Tori, Madi, Sammy, Johnny, Julie, Elijah, Lilliana, Kaylen, and Colton; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special care provided by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point, NC. (P)

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Mildred (Mullins) Paul
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred (Mullins) Paul, 96, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Paul died Friday, December 11, at her home.

Born May 9, 1913 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Dona (Roam) Mullins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waldon Paul; a son, Clyde Paul; and 2 sisters, Agnes Smith Brown and Jessie Fletcher.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elease and Bill Smith of Anderson, IN; a daughter-in-law, Betty Paul of Cookeville; 2 granddaughters, Linda Smith of Anderson, IN, and Laurel Martin and her husband, Lance, of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Conner, Lance Martin, Lloyd Smith, Kenney Conner, and J.B. Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Robert Edward “Sandy” Shields
Graveside services for Mr. Robert Edward “Sandy” Shields, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 from Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Shields died Thursday, December 10, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a gospel recording artist and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in the Korean conflict.

Born November 4, 1938 in Washington, D.C., and lived the last 10 years of his life in Overton County, he was the son of the late Doris and Ruby (Blankenship) Shields.

Survivors include his wife, Anna (Oakley) Shields of Livingston; 2 daughters, Jamie Higgins of Monroe and Joanie Wright of Livingston; a son, Jason Copeland of Livingston; a brother, Sonny Shields of North Hollywood, CA; a half-sister, Susie Toler of Oak Ridge, TN; a mother-in-law, Betty Oakley of Rickman; 9 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Ernestine May (Collins) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Ernestine May (Collins) Smith, 75, of Hilham, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from Jackson County Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Ayers and Pastor Phillip Morgan officiating.

Burial will be in New Hope Community Church Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mrs. Smith died peacefully Wednesday, December 9, at her home. She had been a homemaker, devoted wife, and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of New Hope Community Church.

Born May 22, 1934 in Anmore, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ernest D. and Daisy I. (Green) Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herman D. Smith, whom she married August 8, 1953; and a twin brother, Ernest Ray Collins.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda B. and Tim Winburne of Laveen, AZ, Idona A. and Roy Bayless of Hilham, and Saundra M. and Randy Nicks of Ebenezer, SC; a son, Richard D. Smith of Strawberry, AZ; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Gary D. and Robin Reddin of Phoenix, AZ; 4 brother and 2 sisters-in-law, Boyd Collins of Vacaville, CA, James Collins of Sun City, AZ, Ricky and Becky Collins, and Randy and Donna Collins, all of Kingman, AZ; a step-mother, Annabelle Gilcrease of Cholide, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Community Church.

Special care provided by Jackson County Funeral Home.
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