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Archives 04-14-2010

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Dannie Carl Dishman, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Dannie Carl Dishman, Sr., 66, of Whites Creek, TN, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from the chapel at Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Nashville, with Bro. Mike Trotter officiating.

Entombment was in Spring Hill Serenity Chapel Mausoleum.

Mr. Dishman died Friday, April 9, surrounded by his family. He was retired from Marathon-Ashland Petroleum.

Born June 28, 1943 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Kenneth and O.V. (Savage) Dishman.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Michelle and Danny Calin, Latisha and Tim Johnson, and Rhonda Scott; a son, Dannie Dishman, Jr.; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Center Point General Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1705, Hendersonville, TN 37077.

Special care provided by Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery. (P)

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Gearldine (Shephard) Hargis
Funeral services for Mrs. Gearldine (Shephard) Hargis, 77, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Way and Rev. Richard Rollins officiating.

Burial was in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.

Mrs. Hargis died Tuesday, April 6, at her home. She was a factory worker in the garment industry and a member of Hanging Limb Missionary Baptist
Church.

Born September 17, 1932 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Bonnie (Winningham) Shephard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hargis.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Donnie Shouse of Monterey, and Donna and Billy Baker of Hanging Limb Community; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger and Vickie Hargis of Monterey, Dewayne Hargis and Jack Hargis, both of Hanging Limb Community; 5 sisters, Claudine Eberle of Muncie, IN, Bonnie Hawn of Dayton, OH, Shirley Kerley, Carline Warner, and Glenda Warner, all of Crossville; 2 brothers, Hancell Shephard of Dayton, OH and Junior Shephard of Crossville; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend who is like a daughter, Brenda Bingham of Livingston.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Willie (Smith) Holman
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie (Smith) Holman, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. George Turke officiating.

Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Holman died Wednesday, April 7, at Overton County Nursing Home.

She had been a factory worker at Tutco and a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church.

Born March 29, 1925 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Ida Mae (Johnson) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Calvin Hunter; and 2 brothers, John Smith and McCoy Smith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Mary Hunter of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Shirley Dillon of Livingston; a brother, Junior Smith of Anderson, IN; a grandson, Jason Hunter of Nolensville, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Earl Hunter, Jason Hunter, Butch Smith, Ed Long, Dale Smith, and Doug Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Eric Dillon and Forrest Dillon.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Beacher Miller
Funeral services for Mr. Beacher Miller, 66, of Vines Ridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. David Harris and Rev. Tony Phipps officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, was in George M. Phillips cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.

Mr. Miller died Wednesday, April 7, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Vietnam conflict, retiring after 32 years as a full time U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant. He was a great father, dedicated grandfather, and of the Baptist faith.

Born June 28, 1943 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cordell and Ruby (Norrod) Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby sister, Ruth Ann Miller; and a brother, Michael Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Michele “Mickey” (Stephens) Miller of Vines Ridge Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Danny Harville of Monterey; a son, Beacher “Jake” Miller, Jr. of Vines Ridge Community; 3 sisters, Justean McDonald of Mineral Springs Community, Twilla Wilson of Vines Ridge Community, and Judy Lowe of Honey Springs Community; 6 brothers, Raymond Miller and Howard Miller, both of Rickman, Billy Miller of Albany, IN, Clyde Miller of Clarkrange, Freddie Miller of Vines Ridge Community, and Bruce Miller of Monterey; and 5 grandchildren, Teonia Miller, Brett Miller, Samantha Harville, Brandon Harville, and Hunter Harville.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Chad Pritchard
Funeral services for Mr. Chad Pritchard, 26, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. James Roberson officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Pritchard died Tuesday, April 6, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born February 20, 1984 in Texas, he was the son of Doyle Pritchard and Ande (Howell) Pritchard Prather. He had served in the U.S. Army and with Overton County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Casey Pritchard of Livingston; a step-father, Reece Prather; a step-mother, Sue Pritchard; a step-brother, Tharon Prather; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were members of Overton County Sheriffs Department.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mona E. (Warden) Ledbetter Rakowski
Funeral services for Mrs. Mona E. (Warden) Ledbetter Rakowski, 88, of Indiana, were conducted at noon Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from Good Shepherd Chapel at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis, IN.

Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Rakowski died Friday, April 2, at Seasons Hospice in Indianapolis.
Born September 1, 1921 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lauren (Cook) Warden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno Rakowski.

Survivors include a son, Garry D. Ledbetter; 3 daughters, Lavena Ledbetter, Shirley Burgess, and Mary Burns; 2 sisters, Jessie Dodson and Roxie Rushton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 8350 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 140, Indianpolis, IN 46237.

Special care provided by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers. (P)

 

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Mary Catherine Wells
Funeral services for Miss Mary Catherine Wells, 68, of Oliver Springs and formerly of Rickman, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010, with Bishop Russell Williams officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be held at Oak Hill United Methodist Church and Oak Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Rickman with Rev. Jeff Cotterman officiating.

Miss Wells died Monday, April 12 at her home. She was employed by Rural Development as a loan supervisor for 40 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints at the Oak Ridge Ward.

She was also a member of Overton County Historical Society and her hobby was researching and recording genealogy.

Born January 17, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rupert and Lillian Burkes (Ray) Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Wells.

Survivors include cousins, Howard Wells and his wife, Betty, of Rickman; Clyde Hood and his wife, Lela Marie, of Dyer, TN; and Frances Means of Battle Creek, MI; and special friends, Sharon and Paul Grant, Michaela Burrell, all of Oliver Springs, Sophia Edwards of Harriman, and Henry Wattenbarger of Rockwood. She is also survived by former co-workers, her church family, and school friends from the graduating classes of Rickman High School of 1960 and Tennessee Technology University Class of 1964.

Special care provided by Sharp Funeral Home. (P)

 

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