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Archives 03-24-2010

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Anna Jean (Burke) Allred Abram

Eastern Star funeral services for Mrs. Anna Jean (Burke) Allred Abram, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Fossey, II officiating.

Burial was in Lincoln Memory Gardens in Indianapolis, IN.

Mrs. Abram died Sunday, March 21, at her home. She had been a tax preparer and member of Eastern Star.

Born April 20, 1924 in Union Furnace, OH, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Russell and Lutie May (Ingram) Burke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Allred; and a son, Larry John Megenhardt.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Abram of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Eula F. (Thurman) Bowmer
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula F. (Thurman) Bowmer, 98, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Bowmer died Tuesday, March 16, at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Born July 30, 1911 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Emmit and Amanda (Allred) Thurman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Halsey Bowmer; a daughter, Sara Null; and 2 sisters, Lena (Thurman) Burks and Sula (Thurman) Copeland.

Survivors include a sister, Martha Bozanich of Hendersonville, TN; a grandson, William B. Null of Hopkinsville, KY; and a granddaughter, Sara Surprenant of Colorado Springs, CO.

Pallbearers were Mac Curtis, Jim Copeland, Bryan Huddleston, and Barry Taylor.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Leonard B. Hibbs
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard B. Hibbs, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Hibbs died Thursday, March 18, at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation as a Foreman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born January 2, 1923 in Ohio County, KY, he was the son of the late Virgil and Mary (Mosley) Hibbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Sue (Rose) Hibbs; a son, Thomas Duane Hibbs; a daughter, Linda Johnston; 2 brothers, Raley Oather Hibbs and Dexter Denton Hibbs; and 3 sisters, Edith Maddox, Thelma McEvoy, and Mable Duncan.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Carol Hibbs of Livingston, and Randy and Teena Hibbs of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jerry Shaw of Livingston; 3 sisters, Mary Lou Rountree of Louisville, KY, Dorothy Travis of Madisonville, KY, and Bernice Tucker of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Shaw, Josh Shaw, Chris Hibbs, Randy Campbell, Jr., Chad Reeser, Jared Garrett, and Jimmy Thorpe.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Anna Nell (Sevier) Langford
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Nell (Sevier) Langford, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. John Mabrey officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Langford died Tuesday, March 16, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a factory worker at Volunteer Foam Company and a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Born February 17, 1937 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Smith and Lura Bell (Savage) Sevier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Willie Sevier, Charlie D. Sevier, Wilburn Sevier, Johnny Sevier, and Shirley Sevier.

Survivors include her husband, Lannie Langford of Livingston; a brother, H.S. Sevier of Carthage; 2 sisters, Allie Hawkins of Livingston, and Clarice Mace of Watertown.

Pallbearers were Wayne Sevier, Tyler Winningham, Dillon Winningham, Chris Winningham, Kenneth Mace, and Jessie Sevier.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Billie Odis Glen “Bill” Savage
Funeral services for Mr. Billie Odis Glen “Bill” Savage, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Savage died Friday, March 19, at Overton County Nursing Home. He was the former owner of Bill’s Alignment and served with pride in the U.S. Army in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Born November 17, 1933 in Livingston, he was the son of the late James Thomas and Verlie (Ledbetter) Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Oather Savage and Herbert Savage; 2 sisters, Louise Watts, Eula Fordham, and his twin sister, Betty Odel Lynn Savage.

Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Loretta (Franklin) Savage of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty (Savage) and Richard Bernardo of Spartanburg, SC; a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Shirley Savage of Livingston; 5 sisters, Geraldean King of Hanging Limb, TN, Girdean Taylor of Cookeville, Geneva Gibson of Florida, Edith Qualls and Lorene Byrd, both of Livingston; 2 grandsons, Joshua Savage and Jacob Savage, both of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Darrell King, Joshua Savage, Keith Taylor, Ron Taylor, Jack Peters, and James Watts, Jr.

Honorary pallbearer was Jacob Savage.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Forrest Charles “Sonny” Sells
Funeral services for Mr. Forrest Charles “Sonny” Sells, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Sells Cemetery.

Mr. Sells died Thursday, March 11, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a past employee of Russell Stover Candy Factory in Cookeville and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born April 23, 1935 in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late Forrest General and Myrtle (Nelson) Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Sells; a son, Dale Sells; and a brother, Larry Sells.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary Sells of Cookeville, and Donald and Wanda Sells of Hartville, OH; 3 grandchildren, Gary Sells, Brian Sells, and Jennifer McVay; 6 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Wanda Joyce (Buck) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Joyce (Buck) Smith, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Kerry Duke and Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Smith died Monday, March 15, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 31, 1932 in Allons, she was the daughter of the late J.T. and Dona (Chilton) Buck.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Smith of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Melanie Johnson of Livingston; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Regina and Everett Chavis of Dalton, GA, Donna Hickey of Hilham, and Shawnie Ann Hanson of California; 2 brothers, Bill Buck and Finis Buck, both of Ohio; a sister, Shelvie Dubree of Smithgrove, KY; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jamie Johnson, Mac Johnson, David Hooks, Brian Buck, Lee Gilpatrick, and Jimmy Nivens.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Carroll “Doc” Watts
Funeral services for Mr. Carroll “Doc” Watts, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 from the chapel at Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Keen Cemetery in Celina.

Mr. Watts died Friday, March 19, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been an auctioneer, welder, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born September 25, 1940 in Oklahoma, he was the son of the late McKinley and Winnie (Wimpey) Watts.

Survivors include his wife, Mona (Nivens) Watts; 2 daughters, Rhonda Scott and Staci Hahn, both of Oklahoma; a son, Gregory Watts of Livingston; a sister, Neva Clark of Arizona; and 6 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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