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Archives 03-31-2010

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Edith May (Smith) Bull

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith May (Smith) Bull, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. James Shaver officiating.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mrs. Bull died Wednesday, March 24, at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a presser in the Livingston Shirt Factory and a member of First Assembly of God in Livingston.

Born December 4, 1917 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Ethel (Brown) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Walter Bull; a son, James Buell; 2 brothers, Henry Smith and Pate Smith; 7 sisters, Avo Hooten, Margaret Smith, Anna B. Smith, Brina Phann, Lucille Willeford, Verdia Dailey, and Pauline Dailey.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Sue Buell of Cookeville, and David and Jan Buell of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Billy Barnes of Livingston; 2 brothers, Sam Smith of Cookeville, and Clyde Smith of Illinois; 3 sisters, Wilma Rector of Cookeville, Bernie Stevens of Dayton, OH, and Geraldine Loftis of Illinois; 7 grandchildren, Barry Barnes, Darrin Barnes, Phillip Buell, Kelly (Buell) Sikes, Kerie Buell, Penny Matthews, and Amelia Buell; and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Benton Goolsby, Kenneth Lynn, Richard Smith, Phillip Buell, Terry Matthews, and Darrin Barnes.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Johnny Melvin Curry, Jr.
Memorial services for Mr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Jr., 51, of Seminole, FL, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 from the chapel of First Baptist Church in Cookeville, with Dr. Randy Adkisson, Dr. Johnny M. Curry, Sr., and Rev. Johnny Moody officiating.

Mr. Curry died Saturday, March 20, in Seminole, FL. He had been a mechanic in a manufacturing company and was a member of First Baptist Church in Cookeville.

Born January 3, 1959 in Macon, GA, he was the son of Dr. Johnny M., Sr. and Faye (Kirkus) Curry.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Maureen Curry, of Seminole, FL; a son, David Curry of Georgia; 2 daughters, Melissa Curry and Amandy Curry, both of Florida; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly and Larry Stockton of Livingston, Sharon Mann of Cookeville, and Tonja Graham of Florida; a grandmother, Era Reed of Covington, GA; 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Rubye (Smith) Howell
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Rubye (Smith) Howell, 93, of Allred, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bennie Sells officiating.

Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Allred Community.

Mrs. Howell died Sunday, March 21, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born December 17, 1916 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Bilbrey) Smith.

Survivors include a son, Van Howell; 2 daughters-in-law, Burgeline Howell and Mary Howell; a sister, Bertie Hargis; 2 granddaughters, Vanesia Koger and Tonyia (Howell) Duke; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Pat Smith, David Boswell, Jason Duke, Tray Koger, Tyler Koger, and Charlie Duke.

Honorary pallbearers were Emery Duke and Carter Duke.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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James Leo Little
Funeral services for Mr. James Leo Little, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Larry Thomas officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Little died Wednesday, March 17, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a farmer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born July 29, 1920 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Benton and Ida Mae (Vaughn) Little. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ethel Jennings and Mary Vada Masson; and a brother, Charlie Edmond Little.

Survivors include 5 nephews and cousins, Kenny Vaughn and his wife, Barbara, Keith Vaughn and his wife, Linda, Junior Little and his wife, Susan, James Little and his wife, Deby, and Margie Hawkins; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved dearly.

Pallbearers were Jerry Vaughn, Ronnie Vaughn, Kenny Wayne Vaughn, Ritchie Little, Ralph Robbins, and Joe Looper.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Charles Lois Neal
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lois Neal, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Buford officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Neal died Monday, March 22, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He attended Memorial Baptist Church and had been an auto mechanic.

Born January 5, 1934 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Clyde Neal and Della (Allred) Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra K. Neal; a sister, Colleen (Neal) Culver; and 4 brothers, John Neal, Robert Neal, Billy Neal, and Carl Douglas Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Wall) Neal of Livingston; a daughter, Kathy (Neal) Hammer of Livingston; 2 step -daughters, Laura Chaffins of Livingston and Glenda Neal of Rickman; 2 sons, Chris Neal of Livingston and Charles Ray Neal of Rickman; 2 step-sons, David Savage of Byrdstown and Michael L. Savage of Wartburg, TN; 3 sisters, Judy Boles of Allons, Betty Sue Ledbetter of Cookeville, and Mary Ann Lawson of Livingston; 3 brothers, Willie D. Neal of Carthage; Terry Gene Neal of Rickman, and Dicky Neal of Moss, TN; 6 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Charles Hammer, Dereck Neal, Jeremy Neal, Josh Turner, Nathanael Rich, and Abel Hernandez.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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