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James Lonzie “Jim” Beaty Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. James Lonzie “Jim” Beaty Jr., 74, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from Brown Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Johnny Davis, Bro. Amos Dishman, and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Burial was in Beaty Family Cemetery in the Poplar Grove Community of Fentress County.

Mr. Beaty died Sunday, January 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired Tennessee Highway Patrol officer, former Pickett County Sheriff, and member of Chanute Church in Pall Mall.

Born October 29, 1935 in Fentress County, he was the son of the late James L. and Lillian (Young) Beaty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Jamie Beaty; a father-in-law,

Glen Ford; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Beaty.

Survivors include his wife, Janet (Ford) Beaty of Monroe; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Keith Poston of Livingston, and Brooke and Daniel Masiongale of Byrdstown; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Donna Beaty of Livingston, and Toby and Lisa Beaty of Byrdstown; a sister, Beverly June Williams of South Carolina; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Jerry and Margaret Beaty and Jess and Helen Beaty, all of Crossville, Ray and Francis Beaty of Crown Point, IN, and Joe Beaty of Jamestown, TN; a mother-in-law, Betty Jo Ford; 6 grandchildren, Elliot Poston and his wife, Stephanie, Michael Poston, Lillian Masiongale, Josie Masiongale, Gabriel Beaty, and Jasper Beaty; a great-grandchild, Emma Poston; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.
Tennessee Highway Patrolmen served as active and honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

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Lola Pearl (Smith) Conner

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Pearl (Smith) Conner, 86, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Conner died Saturday, January 9 at Summit Convalescent Center in Summitville, IN. She had been a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Born August 25, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Verdie (Spicer) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Herman Conner; a son Larie Conner; a brother, Veachel Smith; and 2 sisters, Ruby Smith and Jewell Newberry.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James Ben and Kristine Conner of Ft. Wayne, IN and Ron and Cindy Conner of Shippenville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and William Retherford of Elwood, IN; 4 brothers, Dustin Smith of Oklahoma, Bill Smith of Anderson, IN, Lloyd Smith and James B. Smith, both of Monroe; 2 sisters, Pauline Heiney of Lapel, IN, and Alma Conner of Monroe; 5 grandchildren, David Conner and his wife, Kristina, and Mike Retherford, all of Elwood, IN; James Pat Conner and Shawn Conner, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; and Erica Conner of Bloomington, IN; and 2 great-grandchildren, Will Retherford and Allison Retherford.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Cecil Howard Hall

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Howard Hall, 73, of Hilham, will be at 2 p.m. today, January 20, 2010, in the chapel at Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Richard Gerhart and Bro. Sonny Gilpatrick officiating.

Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.

Mr. Hall died Saturday, January 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from McCord’s Wynn after 28 years of service, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and loved to fish and garden. He came to know his Lord and Saviour on September 27, 2009 and was baptized in October 2009. He was a great Pa that loved his grandchildren.

Born May 25, 1936 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late James Marshall and Cora Virgie (Masters) Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marshall Wayne Hall and Elzo Hall; and a granddaughter, Ashley Faye Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Hall, of Hilham; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike “Fuzz” and Nancy Lee of Rickman, Jeff and Karen Hall of Cookeville, and Randall Hall of Rickman; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Maggie Hall of Algood, Curtis and Jen Hall of Livingston, and Donnie and Joann Hall of Hilham; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Annette and Jimmy Smith of Algood, and Elizabeth York of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Donna Hall of Rickman; 9 grandchildren, Kristy Wilson, Susan Lee, Matthew Hall, Chris Hall, Kaci Hall, T.J. Hall, Jeffery Hall Jr., Kayla Hall, and Alec McKinney; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T.J. Hall, Darren York, Chris Hall, Terry Skantland, Timmy Skantland, Donny Hall, and Andy Hall.

Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Hall, Jeffery Hall Jr., Jordin Wilson, and Hunter Wilson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Inis L. (Wilborn) Jolly
Funeral services for Mrs. Inis L. (Wilborn) Jolly, 87, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

Mrs. Jolly died Wednesday, January 13, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a machine operator at a garment factory and attended the Church of Christ.

Born December 9, 1922 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Isum and Lillie (Smith) Wilborn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Jolly; a brother, Willie Wilborn; and a sister, Celia Holman.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ronnie Swallows of Monroe; a brother, Victor Wilborn of Allons; a sister, Mary Ada Smith of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Swallows, Jerry Swallows, Deloy Reeder, Kevin Reeder, Bill Copeland, and Ronald Wilborn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Charles Randolph “Randy” Lawson

Mr. Charles Randolph “Randy” Lawson, 53, of Hardy’s Chapel, died Friday, January 8, 2010, after a long term battle with an inherited lung disease.

Mr. Lawson was a organ donor and will be cremated in accordance with his wishes. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A web page designer, Mr. Lawson was also a sales representative for Daycare Universe and Toddler Tables, donating a portion of his sales to the Alpha One foundation. A talented artist and guitar player, his hobbies included acrylic painting and music. He was a loving husband and father.

Born January 1, 1957 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Charles Terry Lawson and Wanda Fay (Smith) Lawson Waidley.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Lawson, of Hardy’s Chapel; a son, Charles Justin Lawson of Richmond, VA; a sister, Chloe Adams of Hardy’s Chapel; a step-father, Patrick Waidley of Livingston; 2 nephews, Jason Lawson of Nashville, and Joshua Lawson of Livingston; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. (P)

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Dimple Sue (Allred) Norris
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Sue (Allred) Norris, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Norris died Saturday, January 9 at her home. She had been a machinist for a tool and die manufacturer and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born February 12, 1943 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Audie Mae (Sells) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Isaac Norris; 4 brothers, Reed Allred, Walter Allred, Mitchell Allred, and Arnold Allred; and a sister, Charlene Pitts.

Survivors include a son, Donald Norris of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Tom Smith of Abingdon, VA; 2 brothers, Wayne Allred of Livingston, and Creed Allred of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Mable Pennington of Springboro, OH, and Twila Forinash of Carlisle, OH; 6 grandchildren, Megan Long Wills, Ashley Long, Tommy Smith, Madison Smith, Amanda Smith, and Nicole Daniels; 4 great-grandchildren, Macie Wills, Johnny Wills Jr., Aspen Daniels, and Anna Mae Smith; and special friends, John Wright, J.C. and Sabrina Runion, Marietta Ledbetter, Louise Davis, and Bob and Shirley Morreale.

Pallbearers were J.C. Runion, David Sadler, Tommy Smith, John Wright, Doug Davis, and Tom Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Haywood Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Haywood Phillips, 72, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010, from the chapel at Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Burial was in Aaron’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, January 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been an electrician with Lakeland Electric and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Born January 6, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Buren and Ethel (Young) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman “Peck” Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Phillips, of Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Becky Phillips of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Missy Scott and Michelle Choate, both of Hilham; 2 grandsons, Kyle Scott and Colby Phillips; and a granddaughter, Abby Phillips.

Pallbearers were Billy Sullivan, Donnie Sullivan, Brett Sullivan, Johnathan Sullivan, Sam Moody, Jr., and Jeff Hammock.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Barbara Ann (Thompson) Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ann (Thompson) Poston, 59, of Sevierville, were conducted Thursday, January 14, 2010 from the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, with Rev. Kenneth Stansberry officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Poston died Monday, January 11 at her home.

Born October 31, 1950 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Joe and Clara Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Poston; and a brother, Gary Thompson.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Wendy Poston; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Valerie and Brad Loveday, Becca and Josh Schraufnagel, and Katie Jo Poston; and 6 grandchildren, Savanah Bree Poston, Kalub Preston “Cole” Poston, Mackenna Elizabeth Loveday, Carsyn Elise Loveday, Brody Joshua Schraufnagel, and Sawyer William Poston.

Special care provided by Atchley Funeral Home. (P)

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James A. Rickett
Memorial services for Mr. James A. Rickett, 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at the home of Lavenia Ledbetter in Livingston.

Mr. Rickett died Tuesday, January 5 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He had been a painter and veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

Born July 21, 1944 in Hamblen County, TN, he was the son of the late Arthur Henry and Carrie Mae (Wit) Rickett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Rickett.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Rickett of Livingston; a son, Billy Rickett of Florida; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Jerry Alkire of Florida, Pam and Russ Scholl of North Dakota, Jennifer and Matthew Hogue of Cookeville, and Marie Poe and Jared Dickerson, and Mindy and Chris Hall, all of Livingston; a brother, Frankie Rickett of Morristown, TN; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Charlie Temple of Palatka, FL; 16 grandchildren, Shaylee Hall, Natalee Hall, James Hall, and 13 other grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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