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Ottis V. Baker


Graveside services for Mr. Ottis V. Baker, 89, of Hilham, were conducted Friday, February 12, 2010 from Hilham Community Cemetery, followed by a special memorial service at Gamaliel Baptist Church in Gamaliel, KY.

Mr. Baker died Saturday, February 6, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He had worked for Chrysler and General Motors Corporations, retiring from General Motors in 1983. He moved from Westland, MI to Hilham, where he lived until his death. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston and a part of Hilham Volunteer Fire Department. He often visited different churches in the Hilham area where he enjoyed the fellowship of friends and neighbors. While living in Michigan, he was actively involved in church serving as a deacon and song leader and often enjoyed singing with special groups.

Born November 8, 1920 in Barbourville, KY, he was the son of the late Jeff and Oda (Mills) Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia (Poe) Baker who died in 1974; 2 brothers, Charles Baker and Obie Jefferson Baker; 3 sisters, Jelema Beeler, Sudie Grubbs, and Ruby Butler; and a precious son, Gregory Otis Baker.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Loftis of Eastpointe, MI and Brenda and Pastor Richard Easterling of Gamaliel, KY; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Baker of Ajax, Ontario, Canada; a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Norma Baker of Garden City, MI; 6 grandchildren, Matthew Loftis, Marissa (Loftis) Wolgast and her husband, Shaun, Richard Easterling and his wife, Becky, Christian Easterling and his wife, Susan, Allison (Baker) Van de Kemp and her husband, Anson,

Christi-An (Baker) Bowler, and her husband, Matt; 4 great-grandchildren, Aimee Van de Kemp, Chloe Van de Kemp, Jack Wolgast, and Luke Wolgast; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members and a host of friends who loved him dearly. (P)

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Willie Alford Glasscock
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Alford Glasscock, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donnie Disney officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Glasscock died Monday, February 22, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had worked as an upholsterer.

Born February 20, 1929 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Albert and Delphia Cecilia (Andrews) Glasscock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Jimmy Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Cuebertice Glasscock of Cookeville; 2 sons, Bill Glasscock of Cookeville and Kim Glasscock of Princeton, WV; a daughter, Judy Wharton of Portland, TN; 2 sisters, Lena Booher and Melba Bennett, both of Cookeville; a half-sister, Judy Than; 2 half-brothers, Dewroy Neal and Paul Neal, both of Carthage; 5 grandchildren, Amy Davis, Kevin Glasscock, John Glasscock, Jamie Wharton, and Mike Davis; and 8 great-grandchildren, Annie Wharton, Alissa Wharton, Kalista Glasscock, Kristopher Glasscock, Hillary Copeland, Skylee Davis, Lora Davis, and James Vaughn.

Pallbearers were Kevin Glasscock, Larry Huddleston, William Reeder, Ed Loftis, William Ketterman, and Michael Davis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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George Warren Morgan
Funeral services for Mr. George Warren Morgan, 75, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Danny McCoy, Bro. Mike Ayers, and Bro. Clayton Lee officiating.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Morgan died Sunday, February 21, at his home.

Born July 15, 1934 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Perry and Fronia (Cooper) Morgan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, U.L. Morgan; and 4 half-brothers, Alton Morgan, Haskell Morgan, Vestal Morgan, and Lester Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Etta Morgan; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip and Teresa Morgan and James and Sue Morgan; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Devon Reeder and Debbie and Ronnie Loftis; 3 brothers, Cooper Morgan, Joe Morgan, and Shirley Morgan; 4 sisters, Rose Lee, Martha Fields, Leola Masters, and Unetta Masters; 8 grandchildren, Reggie Reeder, Christie Whittenburg, Melissa Reeder, Stephanie Houser, Jodi Smith, Christopher Morgan, Ashley Morgan, and Justin Loftis; and 7 great-grandchildren, Matthan Houser, Nathan Reeder, Olivia Reeder, Jordan Sidwell, Aubree Whittenburg, Courtney Whittenburg, and Paige Whittenburg.

Pallbearers were Matthan Houser, Nathan Reeder, Jared Robertson, Justin Loftis, Jordan Smith, Christopher Morgan, Reggie Reeder, and Eddie Whittenburg.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Cassius “Clay” Parsons, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Cassius “Clay” Parsons, Jr., 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 from the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Parsons died Wednesday, February 24, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been an environmentalist for the State of Tennessee Department of Health & Environment for 43 years, serving as Director of Overton County and 14 other counties in the Upper Cumberland region, and was involved in the building program for Overton County. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Livingston, a charter member of Overton County Lions Club, and a U.S. Army veteran during World War II.

Born August 10, 1926 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cassius Clay, Sr. and Clydia Lee (Vaughn) Parsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eldrith (Carwile) Parsons; a sister, Karen Tolleson; and a brother, Bill Parsons.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Debra Parsons, and David and Lesa Parsons, all of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Shannon DePry and her husband, Daryl, of Henderson, NV, Casey Parsons and his wife, Dr. Amy Parsons, of Winston-Salem, NC, Curtis Parsons, Rebekah Sims, and Stuart Parsons, all of Livingston; 6 great-grandchildren, Madisyn Sims, Connor DePry, Makynlee Sims, Vayda DePry, Lily Parsons, and John Clay Parsons.

Pallbearers were John Officer, Larry Winningham, Jeff Hammock, Earl Carwile, Larry Mason, M.D., Jim Means, Chig Parrott, and Bill Huff.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Oscar M. Sevier
Funeral services for Mr. Oscar M. Sevier, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Charlie Rice officiating.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mr. Sevier died Wednesday, February 24, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a carpenter and was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born November 13, 1919 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jasper and Lillie Belle (Holt) Sevier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jenola (Bilbrey) Sevier; and 3 sisters, Vela Sevier, Lena Eldridge, and Veachel Winningham Johnson.

Survivors include his son, Charles Sevier of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Earl Harris of Livingston; 8 grandchildren, Sharolette Hensley, Dianne Hofflund, Donna Bell, Louis Alkire, Denise Alkire, Steven Alkire, James Alkire, and David Sevier; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Darrell Gore, R.L. Johnson, Carvel Winningham, Doug Franklin, Jerry Bell, and Harold Gore.

Special care provided by Speck 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 Maxson 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 Windle and her fiance, Adam Henry, all of Pikeville; and 2 great-grandchildren, Isabell Humble and Kate Humble.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Clark, Jack Clark, Ralph Robbins, Tom Windle, Jeff Humble, and Adam Henry.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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