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Archives 02-24-2010

Obituaries
Claudine (Eldridge) Bilbrey

Funeral services for Mrs. Claudine (Eldridge) Bilbrey, 92, of Livingston were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Wednesday, February 17, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a registered nurse and member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Born February 22, 1917 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James and Junie (Reid) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Vasco Bilbrey; a daughter, Betty Lou Matthews; 3 sisters, Veachel Livingston, Mary Livingston, and Barbara Butler; 4 brothers, J.B. Eldridge, Carson Eldridge, Harry Eldridge, and an infant brother.

Survivors include a sister, Geneva Norrod of Rickman; 2 grandsons, Scott Matthews of McMinnville and Chris Matthews of Rickman; a granddaughter, Twila Spears of Rickman; and 6 great-grandchildren, Brandon Matthews, Brittany Matthews, Chance Spears, Summer Spears, Challice Matthews, and Ridge Matthews.

Pallbearers were Shane Qualls, Keith Payne, Bruce Matthews, Billy Poston, Brandon Matthews, and Scott Matthews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Marie (Norris) White Lewis

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie (Norris) White Lewis, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2010 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Lewis died Thursday, February 18, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a dietician, and a volunteer at Livingston Regional Hospital and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born March 6, 1921 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late A. C . and Mary Foncie (Smith) Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carson White; a daughter, Sandy Hammock; 2 sisters, Estelle Hall and Orene Winningham; 8 brothers, Loyd Norris, Fred Norris, Arlie Norris, Cladis Norris, Amon Norris, Banis Norris, Claude Norris, and Denton Norris; a granddaughter, Melissa Hammock.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Lewis of Livingston; 4 sons, James Lewis, Ralph Lewis, Danny Lewis, and Bruce Lewis, all of Livingston; 3 daughters, Brenda Brooks of Cookeville, Faye Key of Livingston, and Ann Pellham of McMinnville; 16 grandchildren, Ronnie Winningham and his wife, Valrie, Debbie Wainwright and her husband, Justice Dale, Kim Hess and her husband, Todd, Sam Brooks and his wife Tera, John Brooks and his wife Kristi, Jimmy Hammock and his wife Becky, Tim Hammock, Karen Key, Ginger Ricketts, Dylan Lewis, Christopher Lewis, Dr. Lori Austin, Brian Lewis, Tania Stephens, Dyan Tyre, and Ellery Lewis; 15 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and several step-great-great-grandchildren; and a loving niece, Bernice Duvall.

Pallbearers were John Brooks, Sam Brooks, Ronnie Winningham, Tim Hammock, Jimmy Hammock, and Torey Hess.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church by contacting the Church or Speck Funeral home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Hershel Buttler Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Buttler Smith, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p .m. Saturday, February 20, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Ronnie Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, February 18, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked most of his life at Overton Farm Supply and was a member of Wirmingham Church of Christ.

Born September 17, 1941 in Overton County, he was the son of Bonza (Bowman) Smith of Monroe, and the late Allard Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa (Smith) Davidson.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Betty (Sidwell) Smith of Monroe; a son, Joey Smith of McMinnville; 2 sisters, Stella Holly of Algood and Portia Grissom of Cookeville; 4 grandchildren; a special friend, Jackie Staggs; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Gary Smith, Ronnie Smith, Randy Smith, Paul Henry, Tim Henry, and Steve Barlow.

Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Staggs and Kendrick Melton.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Elois (Clark) Windle
Funeral services for Mrs. Elois (Clark) Windle, 86, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Maxon officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Windle died Saturday, February 20, at Pickett County Care and Rehabilitation. She was a school teacher for 31 years in Overton County and a member of Monroe Christian Church.

Born December 4, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Nannie Cue (Hill) Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Windle.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe and Tina Windle of Pikeville, TN and Alf Windle of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Carrie Humble and her husband, Jeff, and Cathy Windley and her fiance, Adam Henry, all of Pikeville; and 2 great-grandchildren, Isabell Humble and Kate Humble.

|Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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