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Scott Beaty
Funeral services for Mr. Scott Beaty, 38, of Alpine, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 from the Alpine Christ Presbyterian Church, with Bro. Eric Dillon officiating.

Burial was in King Cemetery in the Riverton Community of Fentress
County.

Mr. Beaty died Thursday, April 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 10, 1972 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of David and Janie Faye (Norris) Beaty of Alpine. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Chloe and Hobson Beaty; maternal grandfather, B.V. “Toby” Norris; an aunt, Anna Norris; and 2 uncles, L.B. Linder and George Linder.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kellie (McCoy) Beaty of Alpine; 2 daughters, Tara Bates of Hilham, and Chloe Beaty of Alpine; 3 sons, Matthew Bates of Allons, Jonathan Beaty and Elijah Beaty, both of Alpine; a sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Greg Hargis; a nephew, Wiatt Hargis; a niece, Tessa Hargis; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Beau Carr, Tyson Stover, Bernie Ruble, Rod Meadows, Austin Budzilek, and Tim Norris.

Honorary pallbearers, Dewayne Killman, Johnny Linder, Teddy Bilbrey, Gerald Allred, Jerry Salavie, Coy Cherry, Brandon Thomas, and David Sadler.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Delbert J. “Pudge” Edmonds
Funeral services for Mr. Delbert J. “Pudge” Edmonds, 65, of Livingston, formerly of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Edmonds died Wednesday, April 28, at Overton County Nursing Home. He had been a farmer and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Born September 1, 1944 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Richard and Avo (Denson) Edmonds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Edmonds and Dean Edmonds.

Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Geesling of Livingston; a special friend, Barbara Hammock of Livingston; 3 nieces, Kim Caudill, Kristie Hayes, and Sue Tharp; a nephew, Donald Geesling; and many cousins, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Pascheal Denson, Lester Tharp, Jacky Clark, Wayne Garrett, Jerry Carmack, Randy Langford, Michael Moody, and Jimmy Edmonds.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Connie Lou (Ray) Gunnels
Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Lou (Ray) Gunnels, 64, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Joe Grey officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gunnels died Wednesday, April 28, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Born November 11, 1945 in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josie (Seber) Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Sandifer; and a grandson, Jakob Gunnels.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Gunnels of Anderson, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Donna Conner of Nashville; a step-son, Teddy Gunnels of Livingston; a step-daughter, Tammy Thompson of Rickman; 5 sisters, Shirley Smith of Livingston, Helen Whitedhead and Betty Dean Davis, both of Jamestown, Jolene Ledbetter and Tammie Jean Hensley, both of Allons; a brother, Dallas Ray of Nashville; and 5 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Davis, Bill Davis, Steven Smith, Jason Hensley, Chase Clark, Mike Smith, and Rick Hensley.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Alvin Eugene Mcdonald
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Eugene McDonald, 71, of Mason, MI and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Damon Corley officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald died Friday, April 23 in Eaton Township, OH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and had been a forklift operator in an auomotive manufacturing plant.

Born January 13, 1939 in Overton County, he was the son of Naomi Dean (Newberry) McDonald of Livingston, and the late Johnny Kenneth McDonald. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Justin McDonald.

In addition to his mother, survivors include 3 daughters, Lynda LaLonde and Sharlene McDonald, both of Mason, MI, and Angie Soffredine of Holt, MI; 2 sisters, Margie Peacy of Livingston and Allie Clendenan of Williamston, MI; 7 grandchildren, Erica Waltz, Levvi Soffredine, Adrienne Waltz, Travis Colter, Brooke Soffredine, Lauren Waltz, and Connor Pine; and a great-grandchild, Malakki Soffredine.

Pallbearers were Travis Colter, David Clendenan, Chris LaLonde, Pat Smith, Tommy Crabtree, and Bob Ingalls.

Honorary pallbearers were Don Clendenan, William McDonald, Blan Smith, Levvi Soffredine, Connor Pine, Wayne Smith, and Doyle Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Minerva Ellen (Green) Pryor
Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Ellen (Green) Pryor, 93, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Davis and Bro. James Phillips officiating.

Burial will be in Brotherton Cemetery.

Mrs. Pryor died Sunday, May 1, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She had been a factory worker for Wilson Sporting Goods and a member of Brotherton Freewill Baptist Church.

Born February 19, 1917 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Cassie (Bryant) Green. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Pryor; a sister, Maude Fleming; 5 brothers, Melvin Green, Lonnie Green, Claude Green, Johnny Green, and Jim Green; a brother-in-law, Carson Slagle; and a grandson, Randy Price.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Gentry “Butch” Ludeman of Chesterfield, MI, Joyce and Jerry Qualls of Rickman, and Carol and Lonzo Denson of Silver Point, TN; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Hershel and Ena Gore of Baxter, Gary and Shirley Pryor of Brotherton, and Terry and Daisy Pryor of Gainesboro; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sarah and Clarence Ward, and Ann Slagle, all of Cookeville; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Green’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Clifford Odell Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Odell Ramsey, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Robert Wright officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ramsey died Sunday, April 25. He had retired to Livingston after working 22 years as a machinist in Detroit, MI. Mr. Ramsey was of the Greatest Generation, serving in World War II in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945, receiving two Bronze Stars and numerous ribbons.

Born November 19, 1923 in Allons, he was the son of the late Charles Bradley and Addieville Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clella (Coleman) Ramsey; a son James Clifford Ramsey; and 2 brothers, Castle Ramsey and Hollis Ramsey.

Survivors include 2 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Ramsey, Larry and Jackie Ramsey, and Vicki Lynn Ramsey; a sister, Melva Little; a brother, Joe MacArthur Ramsey; Grandchildren, Andrew Ramsey and his wife, Amanda, J.R. Kinnaird III, and his wife, Sarah, Kelsie Clouse and her husband, Lewey, and John Cody Ramsey, and his wife, Ashley; and 3 great-grandchildren, Shayla, Emma, and Jade.

Pallbearers were Charles Ramsey, J.R. Kinnaird III, Andrew Ramsey, Bruce Little, Malcolm Ramsey, and Gilbert Little.

Honorary pallbearers were Lewey Clouse, Wayne Ramsey, and John Cody Ramsey.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Bryon Jason Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Bryon Jason Smith, 34, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Brad Harris officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, April 28, at his home. He had been a concrete polisher.

Born February 11, 1976 in Overton County, he was the son of Kathy (Pennington) Hollars of Hilham.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara Smith of Hilham; his maternal grandmother, Ovell Pennington of Hilham; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Bobby and Tammy Smith of Livingston, and Brian Smith of Byrdstown; 5 nieces, Megan Smith, Brittany Walker, Kimberly Walker, Jodi Jasinski, and Aubree Gore; and 5 nephews, Joey Schwenn, Zachary Jasinski, Ben Jasinski, Jake Jasinski, and Kaiden Gore.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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