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Archives 12-23-2009

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Anna V. (Barnes) Boatman
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna V. (Barnes) Boatman, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Gaw officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Boatman died Tuesday, December 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Washington Ave. Baptist Church.

Born January 18, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Payton and Tina (Breeding) Barnes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Barnes.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Boatman of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diane Boatman of Algood; a daughter, Patricia Grisham of Knoxville; a brother, Lloyd Barnes of Algood; 4 sisters, Josie Wilmoth of Dayton, OH, Dimple Geer of Monterey, Nola Silcox of Smyrna, TN, and Lois Larue of Atlanta; and a granddaughter, Jessica Boatman of Algood.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Emma Christene (Bowman) Eldridge
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Christene (Bowman) Eldridge, 83, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Cales and Bro. Harry Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mrs. Eldridge died Monday, December 14 at Masters Health Care Center.

She worked in housekeeping in the food industry and was a member of Fourth Avenue Church of Christ.

Born December 9, 1926 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Levi and Dessie O.

V. (Bulloch) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Renford Eldridge, Sr.; a son, Harris Renford Eldridge, Jr.; 6 brothers, Paul Bowman, Bill Bowman, Carl Bowman, Donald Bowman, Bobby Bowman, and Hampton Bowman; a sister, Reba Nell Bowman; and an adopted sister, M.C. Webb.

Survivors include a son, Timothy C. Eldridge of Algood.

Pallbearers were Phil Honeycutt, Tony Whiddon, Alex Conner, Caleb Conner, Zach Conner, and Jason Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Donald Junior “Harry” Harry
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Junior “Harry” Harry, 74, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Kerry Higgins officiating.

Burial was in Zion Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mr. Harry died Sunday, December 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver with Dart Transportation, a U.S. Navy veteran, and attended Hardy’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born July 8, 1935 in Croswell, MI, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Agatha (Levitt) Harry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewayne Harry.

Survivors include a girlfriend, Glenna Knopp of Cookeville; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Katherine Alber of Vicksburg, MI, Deborah and Isaac Wilson, and Joyce and Joey Nemith, all of Martinsville, VA, and Teresa Rakes of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Betty Pringle of Carsonville, MI, Bertha Jarrett and Diane Irwin, both of Lewisburg, TN; and 4 grandchildren.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

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Cecilia (Riveros) Magyar


Funeral services for Mrs. Cecilia (Riveros) Magyar, 68, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Magyar died Thursday, December 17 at her home. She was an owner of a pet shop and of the Catholic faith.

Born April 20, 1941 in Bogota, Columbia, South America, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rosa (Rios) Riveros.

Survivors include a son, Robert Magyar of Jamestown; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Sandy Thompson of Livingston; 2 grandchildren, Joseph Thompson and Ashley Casey Thompson; and a great-granddaughter, Mattie Thompson.

Pallbearers were Sandy Thompson, Casey Thompson, Joey Thompson, Alex Riveros, and Luis Efren Riveros.

Don’t Cry For Me
If you could only see where I’m at now,
You wouldn’t cry for me. All of Heavens Angels met me when I arrived
And I was met by Jesus with a loving embrace.
I walked side by side with old friends and family alike. Don’t cry for me because here there is no trace of sickness
or sadness
Only His Loving Grace.
The beauty is beyond words and nothing I could say
would compare.
Don’t cry for me
Because I am in a far better place, with streets of gold,
Just like we were told.
So please remember
Don’t cry for me
But rather rejoice
For I can hear angels sing. Oh, how much peace their voices bring.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Glennis (Bilbrey) Mansell
Funeral services for Mrs. Glennis (Bilbrey) Mansell, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Pastor Joe Ramsey and Pastor Judy Harville officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Mansell died Tuesday, December 15 at her home. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Born March 23, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Chammie and Loretta (Dishman) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Littleton Mansell; a son, Lawrence Mansell; and a daughter, Louise Dillon.

Survivors include a son, Ray Mansell of Baxter; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Gladys and Freddy Andrews of Livingston, Mary Mansell of Cookeville, and Rose Thompson of Silver Point, TN; 2 brothers, Shirley Bilbrey of Crossville, and Bill “Bonzie” Bilbrey of Rickman; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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


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Billy Oral “Bill” Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Oral “Bill” Smith, 57, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Buck and Bro. Benny Buck officiating.

Burial was in Sells Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, December 16 at his home. He was an Overton County school bus driver and factory worker, a member of Shiloh Lodge, and was of the Christian faith.

Born September 15, 1952 in Overton County, he was the son of Bethel Oral and Eva Emogene (Brannum) Smith of Monroe.

Survivors include, in addition to his parents, his wife, Carolyn (Daniels) Smith of Monroe; a son, Christopher Smith of Monroe; and a sister, Janet Reagan of Monroe.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Virginia E. “Jimmie” (Beaty) Walthall
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia E. “Jimmie” (Beaty) Walthall, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Rev. David Moore, Rev. Dee Wells, and Rev. Sunny Ridings officiating.

Burial was in Monroe Cemetery.

Mrs. Walthall died Thursday, December 17 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Born May 4, 1936 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Creo (Boles) Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Walthall; a sister, Betty Beaty; and a sister-in-law, Nell Beaty.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Jackie Walthall, and Ken and Pat Walthall; a daughter, Joan (Walthall) Thomas; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill Beaty, and Bud and Margaret Beaty; 6 grandchildren, Brandi (Thomas) Timmons, Brandon Thomas, Tiffany (Walthall) Mackie, Thorn Walthall, Shawn Walthall, and Cetera Walthall; and 3 great-grandchildren, Ethan Beechboard, Kaiden Thomas, and Camden Mackie.

Pallbearers were Brandon Thomas, Thorn Walthall, Shawn Walthall, Ethan Beechboard, Mitchell Beaty, and Richard Beaty.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Shirley Marie (Costello) Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Marie (Costello) Webb, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Webb died Sunday, December 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a retired office manager for Comcast Cable and a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born September 18, 1937 in Windsor, NC, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Alean (Overton) Costello. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy LaVar.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Webb of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Lisa Webb of Livingston, and C.D. and Cindy Webb of Smithville; a daughter, Sherrie Thrasher of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jess Swallows of Celina; 6 grandchildren, Lindsay Brooke Thrasher, Nate Webb, Tucker Webb, Rebecca Grace Webb, Susan Marie Webb, and Ellie Elizabeth Webb.

Pallbearers were David Poston, Tommy Poston, John Buford, Taylor Thompson, Brandon Smith, and Mark Houser.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Lawrence S. Wright
Masonic memorial services for Mr. Lawrence S. Wright, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright died Sunday, December 13 at Signature Health Care in Jamestown. He had been an aeronautical engineer, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korean conflict, and a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge.

Born May 18, 1925 in Overton County, he was the son of the late S.R. and Virgie (Crockett) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise (Darrell) Wright; 2 sisters, Kate Reese and Ann Golk; and 3 half-brothers, Silas Wright, Dayton Wright, and Paul Wright.

Survivors include a son, Richard Wright of Rickman; a brother, Kendall Wright of Clarkrange, TN; and a grandson, Lawrence Samuel Wright, II.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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