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Archives 03-10-2010

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Alberta (Goodwin) Carmack



Graveside services for Mrs. Alberta (Goodwin) Carmack, 77, of Hickory, NC, formerly of Dayton, OH, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, OH.

Mrs. Carmack died Saturday, March 6, at Lutheran Home West in Hickory.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church of Hickory. She formerly worked in the retail furniture industry for 46 years, retiring from Roberd’s Furniture in West Carrollton, OH.

Born March 10, 1932 in Stanton, KY, she was the daughter of the late Naomi Geneva Goodwin. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, D.C. Carmack.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Richard and Debbie Carmack of Hickory; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Carmack) Baxley and her husband, Michael; a grandson, Jon Michael Carmack; and a great-granddaughter, Bryce Lynn Baxley, all of Charlotte, NC.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Lutheran Capital Campaign, 2780 N. Center St., Hickory, NC 28601 or Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.

Special care provided by Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory of Hickory, NC and Swart Funeral Home of West Carrollton, OH. (P)

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Doris Marie (Huckeby) Clenney
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Marie (Huckeby) Clenney, 82, of St. Louis, MO, were conducted Tuesday, March 2, 2010, from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in St. Louis, with Rev. Jonathan Urshan officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Gardens in St. Louis.

Mrs. Clenney went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 26, at Delmar Gardens Assisted Living Care in St. Louis. She was a faithful member of the United Pentecostal Church for many years, baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:38, in 1948.

Born January 16, 1928 in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ora Huckeby of Monroe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Clenney; and a sister, Adalene Choate.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, David Clenney, Stephen Clenney, and Debbie Clenney; 4 sisters, Lois Lee of Hilham, Lourene Berry of Bethelalto, IL, and Thelma Breeding and Peggy Smith, both of Monroe; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Special care provided by Alexander Funeral Home. (P)


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Anna Mae (Bilbrey) Dale
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae (Bilbrey) Dale, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Dale died Friday, March 5, at Overton County Nursing Home. She had been a homemaker and a member of Maxwell Chapel Church of God.
Born March 13, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Frances and Nona (Eldridge) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Dale; 5 brothers, Roy Bilbrey, Floyd Bilbrey, Charlie Bilbrey, Quitman Bilbrey, and Clois Bilbrey; and a sister, Genola Sevier.

Survivors include a son, James Dale of Hilham; 2 daughters and sons-in-
law, Hilda and Gene Cox of Hilham, and Betty and Raymond Brown of Livingston; a brother, Shirly Bilbrey of California; 5 grandchildren, Sharon Ashlock, Mike Hall, Peggy Hall, Jenny Samples, and April Cogburn; 6 great-grandchildren, Desirea Ashlock, Demetria Ashlock, Dylan Ashlock, Cody Cox, Nick Cox, and Courtney Dale.

Pallbearers were Dylan Ashlock, Cody Cox, Nick Cox, Michael Cox, Donald Ashlock, and Patrick Melton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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George H. Davis
Funeral services for Mr. George H. Davis, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston, with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Davis died Sunday, February 28, at his home. He had been a cabinet maker and served in the U.S. Army.

Born March 8, 1925 in Timothy, TN, he was the son of the late William Jefferson and Emma Elinor (Buck) Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Mae Davis; a daughter, Paula Davis; and 4 brothers, Perry Davis, Luther Davis, Haskel Davis, and Ed Davis.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles L. and Linda Davis of Cedar Grove, TN; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Jim Baggerly, Joann and Carlie McCowan, and Donna and Dester Wilson, all of Rickman, and Kathy and Roger Norrod of Green Bank, WV; 3 sisters, Zelma Beaty of Rickman, Myrtle Ledbetter of Cookeville, and Ola King of Anderson, IN; 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Baggerly, Ryan McCowan, Mark McCowan, Brian Norrod, Jake Sublett, Joshua Wilson, Aaron Wilson, and Caleb Wilson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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John D. Eldridge
Funeral services for Mr. John D. Eldridge, 69, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Rogers officiating.

Burial was in Eldridge Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Eldridge died Sunday, February 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a truck driver with Overton County Highway Department, and attended Rickman United Methodist Church.

Born February 26, 1941 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Claude V. and Lillie Mae (Clark) Eldridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Lee Eldridge; and a sister, Sarah E. Eldridge.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Eldridge of Rickman; a son, David Harris of Cookeville, and a step-son, Jimmy Harris of Hanging Limb Community; 3 daughters, Mary Ann Eldridge of Cookeville, and Beth Eldridge and Leann Eldridge, both of Cortez, CO, and 2 step-daughters, Sandra Kay Phillips of Rickman and Betty Kay Begley of Crossville; a sister and brother-in-law, Genevie and Don Poston of Livingston; 5 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; 2 aunts, Daisy Flemming and Dorothy Neal, both of Rickman; and a host of cousins.

Pallbearers were Jim Ed Eldridge, Glenn Cooper, James Dixon, David Harris, Chris Dixon, and Jeff Neal.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Arlow Gentry
Funeral services for Mr. Arlow Gentry, 76, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, with Rev. Ken Stephens officiating.

Burial was in Dodson’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Gentry died Monday, March 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was of the Church of God faith. He enjoyed rabbit and deer hunting with his family and friends.

Born August 21, 1933 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Arnold and Lona Belle Gentry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Anna Ruth (Mabe) Gentry; 2 brothers, Woodrow Gentry and Arnold Gentry, Jr.; 4 sisters, Pearl Merritt, Agnes Gentry, Elise Bess, and Laura Hensley.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Debe Gentry of Cookeville, and Larry and Debbie Gentry of Gainesboro; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and John Overstreet, and Linda and Hugh Ellington, all of Cookeville; a brother, Howard Gentry of Indiana; a sister, Evla Mae of California; a special brother-in-law, Gary Mabe and his wife, Brenda; 6 grandchildren, Kayla Bean, Beth Lewis, Brad Julian, Tara Stephens, Jennifer Sutton, and Keith Ellington; 8 great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, James Dero Gentry.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Mabe, Donald Mabe, Jr., Christopher Mabe, Charles Gentry, David Gentry, and Dusty Gentry.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Robert G. “Bob” Miller
Funeral services for Mr. Robert G. “Bob” Miller, 77, of Oak Grove Community in Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Ryan Barnhart officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Miller died Monday, March 1, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had retired as the maintenance supervisor for the State Department of Transportation. He was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born November 30, 1932 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Silas and Ura (Conatser) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Miller; an infant son; and 2 half-brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Miller of Oak Grove Community; 2 granddaughters, Emily Miller and Erica Miller, both of Livingston; a half-brother, Terry Miller of Crossville; and a half-sister, Sandra Vincent of Crossville; and 2 special cousins, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Wilson.

Pallbearers were Roger Smith, Jerry Wilson, Donnie Conatser, Joe Gore,
Charlie Sells, and Steve Moody.

Honorary pallbearers were Fred Ashburn, Allen Linder, Johnny Smith,
Mike Swallows, and Huston Mullins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Jackie C. Sidwell
Funeral services for Mr. Jackie C. Sidwell, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Sidwell died Monday, March 1 at his home.

Born November 19, 1953 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Willie Edward and Bernice (Dishman) Sidwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Sidwell and Roger Sidwell; a sister, Shirley Johnson; a nephew, Jeff Watkins; and a niece, Heather Sidwell.
Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Sidwell; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Ann and Will Henry, Dean and Rick Watkins, Darlene and Roger Masters, Debbie Sidwell, and Rhonda Brannum; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Johnny and Diane Sidwell, Gary and Tammy Sidwell, and Darrell and Tammy Sidwell; a step-son, Nathan Carr and his wife, Amy; a very special niece, Alexis Balajadia; and 2 very special nephews, Trent Balajadia and Logan Balajadia.

Pallbearers were Roger Masters, Derek Sidwell, Matthew Sidwell, Josh Masters, Richie Pryor, and Dewayne Stone.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Durell Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Durell Smith, 74, of Cookeville, were conducted at noon Saturday, March 6, 2010 from Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville, with Bro. Jimmy Arms and Jack Smith officiating.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, March 3, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had been a truck driver for Institutional Wholesale and was a member of Stevens Street Baptist Church.

Born October 12, 1935 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Sanford and Lola (Chilron) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ida Faye Smith; and a brother, Willie Arnold Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Smith, of Cookeville; a son, Chris Smith of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Tim Richardson of Livingston, and Taunee and Justin Whittenbarger of Crossville; and 3 grandchildren, Brandi Richardson, Chad Richardson, and Brock Whittenbarger.

Pallbearers were Chris Smith, Roger Smith, Tim Richardson, Chad
Richardson, Justin Whittenbarger, and Bob Roberson.

Honorary pallbearers were Huell Smith, Derek Smith, Lecil Smith, Paul Glen Smith, and Bryan Roberson.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Laura Estell (Smith) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Estell (Smith) Smith, 86, of Alpine, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Monday, February 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a cook at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 12, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Nova (Sells) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl C. Smith; 2 brothers, Proctor Smith and A.J. Smith; and a sister, Clarzell Ruble.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Randy and Kathy Smith of Livingston, Ralph “Buck” Smith and Ronald and Patricia Smith, all of Alpine; 3 grandchildren, Myra Carwile and her husband, Jacob, of Livingston, Kendra Smith of Monroe, and Torrey Smith of Knoxville; a great-grandson, Rocco Carwile; 2 nieces, Sandy Handy and Lisa Sloan; 2 cousins, Tom Hall and Walter Hall; and a special friend, Faye Hill.

Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Buck Smith, Ronald Smith, Torrey Smith, Walter Hall, and Thomas Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Pamela Louiza (Robbins) Wilson



Funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Louiza (Robbins) Wilson, 53, formerly of Monroe and most recently of Pendleton, SC, were conducted Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from Bethsaida Christian Church in Monroe, with Bro. Orbin “Dog” Lane officiating.

Burial was in Robbins Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson died Friday, February 26, at her home in Pendleton. She was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and later employed by Clemson University in the Energy Department. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Born August 24, 1956 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Vallie (Padgett) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Shelton Robbins and Ted Robbins.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Wilson of Pendleton; a son, Robby Wilson of Pendleton; a daughter, Bleu Arrowwood of Piedmont, SC; a brother, Tony Robbins of Monroe; and 2 sisters, Peggy Garrett of Allons and Patsy Cantrell of Bloomingdale, MI.

Pallbearers were Marty Garrett, Robby Robbins, Tony Robbins, Jr., Anthony Robbins, Scotty Robbins, and Robert Padgett.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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