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Curtis A. Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Curtis A. Copeland, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore and James Thrasher officiating.
Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Copeland died Wednesday, June 2, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He worked for 35 years at Speck Hardware. He also worked at Simcox-Copeland and Potters. During this time, he started his own business in his basement. He repaired storm screens and made picture frames. Mr. Copeland enjoyed working and talking with people even to the point of playing mischievous jokes on his friends. He truly was a “people person”.

Born June 1, 1921 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Stephen Ashburn and Cora Dee (Jackson) Copeland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Allie (Gore) Copeland; a brother, Luther Copeland; and 3 sisters, Lottie Ferrell, Enna Mae Copeland, and Lula Copeland.

He was baptized in the Church of Christ and was a member of the First Families of Tennessee. He was one of many descendants of Colonel Stephen Copeland, one of the first settlers of Overton County.

Mr. Copeland has always been known for his honesty and hard work. He was only 7 years old when his father died. He worked at odd jobs to help his mother and family.

He was proud of his name and his family, but his wife, Allie (Gore) Copeland was the love of his life. When he “courted” her he would walk from below Okolona to Airport Road every other week. They wed April 26, 1942. In their later years, they were often found with their recliners side-by-side with them asleep, holding holds. They truly had a rare love and were married over 62 years.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Joyce South and Sue Eldridge, both of Livingston; 3 sisters, Ethel Sells and Vada Ledbetter, both of Livingston, and Betty Free of Indiana; 2 grandchildren, Larry Eldridge and Katie Stubblefield; 2 great-grandchildren, Aleia Eldridge and Braydon Eldridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Rhonda F. Crisp
Funeral services for Ms. Rhonda F. Crisp, 35, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Paul Stringer officiating.

The family has chosen cremation.

Ms. Crisp died Wednesday, June 2, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 28, 1974 in Livingston, she was the daughter of Dottie (Penticuff) Hall of Livingston and the late Gary Crisp. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Crisp.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, her husband, Charles Garrett of Livingston; a son, Hunter Garrett of Livingston; a brother, Jeremy Hall of Livingston; a step-father, Danny Hall of Jamestown; and a very special friend, Irene Peek.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Doris Imogene (Cantrell) Ford
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Imogene (Cantrell) Ford, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bud Hargis and Bro. John Copeland officiating.

Burial was in Cash Cemetery.

Mrs. Ford died Saturday, May 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 25, 1931 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha (Wallace) Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ford; a son, Roger Ford; a daughter, Mary Agular Cadeza; 2 brothers, Hulet Sherrils and T.J. Cantrell; a sister, Avery Sperondeo; and a grandson, Ronald Denson.

Survivors include a son, Allen Ford of Livingston; 7 daughters, Sherry Rogers of Atlanta, GA, Sandra Walker, Tonie Harley, Darlene Delong, Vickie Ford, Teresa Hooks, and Tammy Smith, all of Livingston; a sister, Irene Georgison of Shelbyville, TN; 30 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Willie “Dee” Neal, Donnie Daniels, Charles Dillon, Clinton Ross, Charles Wooden, and Lindon Cook.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Raines, Wayne Booher, and Randall “Little Man” Denson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Howard Gentry
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Gentry, 69, of Haines City, FL, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2010 from the chapel at Hopewell Funeral Home in Lakeland, FL, with Pastor Phillip Baker and Rev. J.D.. Wheeler officiating.

Burial was in Lakeland Memorial Cemetery in Lakeland, FL.

Mr. Gentry died Saturday, May 29, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. He had been a member of Sydney First Church of God in Sydney, FL.

He was a former resident of Putnam and Overton Counties in Tennessee, when his parents served in the pastorate of Maxwell Chapel First Church of God in Hilham, Baxter First Church of God, and Celina First Church of God. He was a self-employed wholesaler of air boats and four-wheelers.

Born August 20, 1940 in Manchester, TN, he was the son of Esther (Bilbrey) Gentry of Plant City and the late Rev. Talmadge Gentry. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Hart) Gentry and a brother, David Gentry.

Survivors in addition to his mother, include 2 daughters, Cheryl Harris of Cookeville and Julie King of Plant City; a brother, Jerry Gentry of Plant City; an aunt, Mae Stanley of Plant City; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Special care provided Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Walter Martin Lipes
Mr. Walter Martin Lipes, 92, of Livingston, formerly of Roanoke, VA, died Friday, May 28, 2010.

Born November 26, 1917 in the Sinking Creek area of Craig County, VA, he was the son of the late Henry Grady and Lena Lake (Lafon) Lipes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Walter Martin Lipes, Jr. and William Norris Lipes.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1936. He founded Green Hill Sausage and Meat Packing Company in 1946 and it became a thriving industry in Elliston, VA. During his years in the meat packing industry, he served on the Virginia Independent Meat Packers Board of Directors and as its president. He also served on National Independent Meat Packers Association (NIMPA) on the Board of Directors and as its national president. In 1986 Green Hill Sausage, along with Jimmy Dean Sausage, was merged into the Sara Lee Corporation.

He was a member and deacon of Salem Presbyterian Church and a long time member of Salem Rotary Club where he was recognized for his attendance record.

He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Farmers National Bank and as a member and chairman of the Board of Directors of First Virginia Bank of Southwest for many years.

He was elected to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and served as chairman for several terms. He considered the Salem-Roanoke County Civic Center as one of his greatest achievements. The other significant achievement was his role in Salem becoming a city. He was politically active in the community and the state of Virginia. The City of Salem recently honored him by declaring June 13, 2009 as Walter Martin Lipes Day.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lipes of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Reid A. Garst; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Daniel Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Daniel Phillips, 62, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Bro. Lowell Harris officiating.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips died Saturday, June 5, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from Fleetguard in Cookeville, where he had worked for 37 years. He was a member of Standing Stone Church of Christ.

Born June 6, 1947 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Basil Sr. and Bertie (Speck) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Diana (Harris) Phillips of Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Darren Davenport of Monterey; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Teresa Phillips of Sparta, and Johnny and Conleda Phillips of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Bertha Hite of Battle Creek, MI, Edith Bowman and Evelyn Crabtree, both of Livingston; 2 brothers, David Phillips and Basil Phillips, Jr., both of Monterey; a mother-in-law, Deane Harris of Monterey; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Doil Arnold Richardson
Funeral services for Mr. Doil Arnold Richardson, 68, of Sparta, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Ayers officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson died Monday, May 31, at his home. He had been a logger who had lived the last 20 years of his life in Sparta.

Born July 4, 1941 in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Peter “Billie” and Maudie (Sells) Richardson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Delma Nation, Desma Harrell, and Donna Mullins; and a brother, Dennis Richardson.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Wilson of St. Clair, MO; a son, Doil Arnold Richardson, Jr. of Salem, MO; 2 sisters, Delsie Humphrey of Bellville, MI, and Della Harvey of Livingston; 3 brothers, Delton Richardson of Rickman, Denver Richardson of Sparta, and Dexter Richardson of Centerville, MO; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Ryan McMullin, Troy Richardson, Orry Richardson, Weston Richardson, Troy Carter, Richie Shubert, Johnny Roberts, Mike Stevens, and David Stevens.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Ione (Danner) Ward
Funeral services for Mrs. Ione (Danner) Ward, 85, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Blaylock officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward died Tuesday, June 1, in Dayton. She had been a homemaker.

Born September 16, 1924 in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late William Benton and Emma (Carmack) Danner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Duleth Ward; a daughter, Nancy Shrock; 3 brothers, Ira Danner, Alfred Danner, and Floyd Danner; and 3 sisters, Clara Ward, Jean Day, and Mildred Savage.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Frank and Kathy Ward, Larry and Marsha Ward, and Mike Ward; a daughter, Shirley Rockwell; 2 sisters, Anna Mae Hogue and Faye Hultberg; 2 sisters-in-law, Gerlene England and Lucin Davis; 7 grandchildren, Amy Ward, Jennifer Ward, Kimberly Bennett, Jeremy Shrock, Leah Rockwell, Sarah Shrock, and Kyle Rockwell; 5 great-grandchildren, Lee Sawers, Luke Sawers, Julia Romine, Jordan Romine, and Samuel Ward; and a great-great-granddaughter, Baby Neal.

Pallbearers were Roger Rockwell, Harold Shrock, Kyle Rockwell, Jeremy Shrock, Lee Sowers, and Luke Sowers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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