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Archives 02-03-2010

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Talton “Red” Cecil Mercer

Funeral services for Mr. Talton “Red” Cecil Mercer, 71, of Breeding, KY, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 from the chapel of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY, with Rev. Dean M. Roach officiating.

Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Breeding, KY.

Mr. Mercer died Wednesday, January 27, at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY after a short illness. Mr. Mercer retired from General Motors Ft. Wayne Assembly Plant, was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ, and a member of Masonic Lodge #259 in Livingston. He had been an auctioneer and a farmer.

Born October 27, 1938 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Hillary Alexander and Neva Geneva (Glidewell) Mercer.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline “Carolyn” (Hultz) Mercer of Breeding; a daughter, GiGi Starlotta Mercer of Anderson, IN; 2 brothers, Alton Mercer of Rickman, and Harnold Mercer of Gainsboro; a sister, Opalyne Franklin of Rickman; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Columbia Church of Christ in Columbia, KY.

Special care provided by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. (P)

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Wayne Ray “Sam” Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Ray “Sam” Phillips, 47, of Fountain Inn, SC, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Benny Sells officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, January 12, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. He had been a department store manager and a member of Freewill Baptist Church.

Born December 11, 1962 in Overton County, he was the son of Colleen (Walker) Phillips of Livingston and the late Aggard Phillips. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Fannie Walker and Tilbert and Bertha Phillips.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, 3 aunts, Clara Ledbetter, Janice Walker, and Johnnie Walker, all of Livingston; an uncle, Clyde Phillips of Monterey, and several cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Rodger Ledbetter, Robert Ledbetter, Jason Bennefield, Adam Walker, Zack Barnes, and Tyler Barnes.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Willie P. Speck
Funeral services for Mr. Willie P. Speck, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Copeland Cemetery in West Fork.

Mr. Speck died Sunday, January 24 at his home. He had been manager of Willow Grove Resort and was of the Baptist faith.

Born March 23, 1922 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe May and Janie Mae (Ledbetter) Speck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Speck; 2 sisters, Lyda Grace Speck and Anna (Speck) Norris; and 2 brothers, Othel Speck and Herron Speck.

Survivors include his wife, Shirlie Speck of Livingston; a son, Kenny Speck of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Pam Douglas of Livingston; 4 brothers, Estes Speck of Livingston, Bill Speck of Lafayette, Grady Speck of Battle Creek, MI, and Odis Speck of Algood; and a grandson, Blake Speck.

Pallbearers were Charles Park, Willie Ray Sidwell, Mike Speck, Donnie Speck, Steve Speck, Mareon Cooper, Gary Norris, and Ricky McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Margaret (Kroeger) Way
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret (Kroeger) Way, 82, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Mario Cruz officiating.

Burial was in Arlington of Tennessee Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mrs. Way died Sunday, January 24, in Raleigh, NC. She had been a switchboard operator in the banking industry and was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cookeville.

Born September 19, 1927 in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Alice (Morton) Kroeger.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan and Glenda Smith of Fletcher, NC, David and Cherie Smith of Lincoln, NE, and Stephen and Robin Smith of Raleigh, NC; 3 step-daughters and their husbands, Linda and Scott Demoss of Severna Park, MD, Debbie and Eric Paulding of Cummings, GA, and Donna and Jesse Hoilman of Telford, TN.

Pallbearers were Ken Colburn, Roger Wilmoth, Warren Janzen, Jack Lankford, Jerry Colson, and Tom Hotsinpillar.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Alton Neal Winton
Funeral services for Mr. Alton Neal Winton, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Craig Green officiating.
Burial was in Shipley Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mr. Winton died Thursday, January 28, at his home.

Born November 3, 1936 in Coffee County, he was the son of the late Claude and Pauline (Meadows) Winton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larance Winton.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Winton, of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Phillip Hooks of Cookeville; a special daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Tom Snelling of Ft. Wayne, IN; a brother and sister-in-law, Randall Keith and Betty Winton of Brentwood, TN; 2 grandchildren, Brandon Hooks and Kristen Hooks; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Pigg, Dwight Stewart, Don Copeland, Jimmy Coleman, Larry Norris, and Oville Reeder.

Honorary pallbearers were Richard Winton, Kenneth Copeland, and John Officer.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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