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Archives 03-17-2010

Obituaries

Anna Mae (Bilbrey) Dale

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae (Bilbrey) Dale, 89, of Hilham, 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 and Mike Cox, both of Hilham, Peggy Hall of Nashville, 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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Elizabeth Carlee (Conatser) Duvall
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Carlee (Conatser) Duvall, 81, of Nashville, formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating.

Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Duvall died March 15, at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She had been a seamstress.

Born May 2, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Tela (Poston) Conatser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William McCoy Duvall; a daughter, Pamela Jean Daniel; 3 brothers, Fred Conatser, Cledith Conatser, and “Uncle” Jack Conatser; 2 sisters, Floy Conatser and Treva Jean Webb; and a granddaughter, Robyn Britton.

Survivors include a son, Michael Duvall of Nashville; a daughter and 2 sons-in-law, Anita and Bill Boyd of Lebanon, and Charles Daniel of Hopkinsville, KY; 2 “sisters in heart”, Louise Conatser of Livingston and Bernice Duvall of Nashville; 3 grandchildren, Joshua Boyd, Billy Boyd, and Scotty Daniel; 5 great-grandchildren, Dylan Boyd, Jacob Boyd, Nathan Boyd, Ezekiel Boyd, and Caden Britton; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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James Robert “Cocky” Ingram
Memorial services for Mr. James Robert “Cocky” Ingram, 53, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Orbin “Dog” Lane officiating.
Mr. Ingram died Monday, March 8, at his home. He had been a truck driver.

Born July 22, 1956 in Colorado Springs, CO, he was the son of Dessie (Brannum) Ingram Harris and the late George Robert Ingram. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Haley (Parsons) Brannum.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Nicole Brannum of Monroe, Eddie and Donna Parris of Knoxville, and Ralph and Debbie Parris of Rickman; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Debbie Ford of Cookeville, Barbara and Charles Thompson and Lynn and Michael Cantrell, all of Livingston, Betty and Greg Wilkerson of Walling, and Mary Sue Parris of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Rose Nell (Poston) Masters
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Nell (Poston) Masters, 85, of Butler Township, OH, formerly of Jackson County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2010 from the chapel of George C. Martin Funeral Home in North Dayton.

Burial was in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Masters died Monday, February 15, at Grace Brethren Village in Dayton, OH.

Born November 5, 1924 in Drumright, OK, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Susan (Smith) Poston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William D. “Jack” Masters, Sr. in 1987; and 3 brothers, Robert Poston, Paul Poston, and Roy Poston.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Wayne Bramble; a son and daughter-in-law, William D. “Bill”, Jr. and Pamela A. Masters; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Ray Poston, Charles and Mable Poston, and Gene and Carol Poston; a special sister-and brother-in-law, Pearl and Dan Ford of West Carroliton, OH; 2 grandchildren, Jacqueline Masters and David Masters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St. , New York, NY 10016.
Special care provided by George C. Martin Funeral Home. (P)e.

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Anna Laura (Melton) Neely
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Laura (Melton) Neely, 89, of Auburndale, FL, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Neely died Wednesday, March 10, in Auburndale, FL. She had worked in food service at Ft. Knox, KY Military Post Exchange.

Born August 9, 1920 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Pearlina (Davis) Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Neely; 6 brothers, Herman Melton, Charlie Melton, Joe T. Melton, Ben Melton, J.D. Melton, and Warren G. Melton; and 7 sisters, Auda Melton, Jewel Melton, Pauline Melton, Saraphine Melton, Clara Melton, Sula Melton, and Nannie Melton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Wendell and Marilyn Neely of Auburndale, FL; a sister, Edna Burchett of Indianapolis, IN; 4 grandchildren, Jerrilyn Bush, Suzanne Martin, Cheryl Mir, and Lisa Chastain; 9 great-grandchildren, Ali Wilson, Joseph Mohr, Megan Mohr, Hannah Martin, Sarah Bush, Lucia Mir, Nicholas Mir, Gavin Chastain, and Chelsey Martin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Opal (Sells) Story
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal (Sells) Story, 95, of Cookeville, formerly of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 from Brown’s Funeral Chapel.

Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Story died Thursday, March 11, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville, surrounded by her family. She had been a schoolteacher in Pickett County, and was the office manager in family businesses, including Story Motor Company and Sells Lumber Company. She also owned an antiques business in Byrdstown for many years.

Born January 20, 1915, she was the daughter of the late F. A. Sells and Lola (Holt) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Story; an infant daughter, Shirley Dean Story; and 2 brothers, Glen Sells and Ray Sells.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Connie Story of Byrdstown; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Bill Huff of Livingston, and Janet and James Kuykendall of Cookeville; a sister, Ova Dyer of Cookeville; 4 grandsons, Troy Huff, Tim Huff, Christopher Storie, and Carey Storie; a granddaughter, Holli (Huff) Halfacre; 2 step-grandsons, Michael Kuykendall and Micah Board; 2 step-granddaughters, Kim Kuykendall and Heather Smith; 7 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were James Kuykendall, Bill Huff, Chris Storie, Carey Storie, Troy Huff, and Tim Huff.

Honorary pallbearers Dylan Storie, Camden Storie, Todd Huff, Trent Huff, and Leni Halfacre.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

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