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Archives 06-16-2010

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Emma Nell (Cook) Bilyeu
Memorial services for Mrs. Emma Nell (Cook) Bilyeu, 89, of Oliver Springs, TN and formerly of Overton County, were held Sunday, June 13, 2010 from Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

Mrs. Bilyeu died Friday, June 11, in Oliver Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bilyeu, who died in September, 2009.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Joan Bilyeu of Oliver Springs; and 3 grandchildren, Kelli Bilyeu, Jeff Bilyeu, and Kasi Bilyeu, all of Oliver Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Sharp Funeral Home. (P)


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Billy Joe Bowen
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Bowen, 72, of Baxter, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Timmy Eldridge officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Bowen died Tuesday, June 8, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born December 10, 1937 in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Grace and Addie (Hellums) Bowen.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristie Thomas of Rickman; 3 sons, Michael Bowen of Hartsville, Gary Bowen of Algood, and Jason Bowen of Rickman; 2 sisters, Betty Johnson and Linda Hopkins, both of Lebanon, TN; a brother, Chuck Westmoreland of Algood; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jason Bowen, Josh Holloway, Casey Thomas, Seth Beaty, Jason Bowen, and Tim Thomas.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mary Elizabeth (Peek) Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Peek) Carr, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery.

Mrs. Carr died Monday, June 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been homemaker and member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born September 28, 1922 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Colbert and Cora Ann (Freeman) Peek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Carr; 2 brothers, Otto Peek and Fred Peek; and a granddaughter, Amy Michelle Webb.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alberta and Rick Wade of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Kathy Carr of Livingston; a sister, Jessie Dubree of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Jeff Webb, Jamie Webb, Chelsea Carr, Ariel Carr, and Beau Carr; 2 great-grandchildren, Maddie Webb and Hayden Webb; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Earl Carr, Donald Carr, Doyle Carr, Mike Peek, Percy Hill, and Mark Ogletree.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Henry H. Kimes, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Henry H. Kimes, Jr., 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Kimes died Tuesday, June 8, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was an ordained minister and he pastored several churches in the Upper Cumberland area. He was pastor of Shady Grove Church for 14 years. He was also a lifelong farmer.

Born February 17, 1926 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Henry H., Sr. and Daisy (Jones) Kimes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene Kimes; a daughter, Kathy (Kimes) Crisp; and a step-grandson, Samuel Dawes.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Donny and Wanda Kimes, Gary and Earlene Kimes, and Jack Kimes, all of Cookeville, and Randall and Sharon Kimes of Celina; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Gary W. Ledbetter of Livingston; a sister, Mildred Green of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren, Jacky G. Kimes and his wife, Alice, Erin Ledbetter, and her husband, Michael, Cory Kimes, Sherry Allen and her husband, Ryan, Josh Kimes, Ryan Ledbetter and his wife, Bethany, Ashley Jackson and her husband, J.R., Terra Kimes, Kayla Kimes, and Heath Kimes; 2 step-grandchildren, Nancy Maynard and her husband, Michael, and Emanuel Dawes; 4 great-grandchildren, Addison Kimes, Trey Kimes, Tucker Allen, and Jozie Allen; 7 step-great-grandchildren, Justin Ragland, Jessica Ragland, Daniel Dawes, Taylor Dawes, Zach Phann, Kassidy Phann, and Noah Frey; and a step-great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Barbara Raye (Beatty) Saunders
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Raye (Beatty) Saunders, 70, of Crawford, TN, were conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.
Mrs. Saunders died Thursday, June 10, at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, TN. She was a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She was a machinist inspector working at Delbar, Midwest Steel, and Essex Wire. She was a volunteer at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey.

Born March 23, 1940 in Warren, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ray, Sr. and Rose (Wright) Beatty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Beatty, Jr.; a daughter, Carol Lee Matheney; and a son, Ricky Lynn Rupert.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Suzann Dolson of Laport, IN and Rose Phillips of Lafayette, TN; 3 sisters, Doris Jean Cunningham of Toronto, OH, Ruth Ann Smucker of Reedsville, WI, and Florence Idella Spurlin of Carthage, TN; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (P)

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Jack J. Turner
Funeral services for Mr. Jack J. Turner, 74, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 from the chapel of Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home, with the brother and sister-in-law of the deceased, Doak and Mildred Turner, officiating.

Burial was in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Mr. Turner died Saturday, May 29, at St. Vincent Hospital, following a brief illness. He had worked as a mower for Madison County Highway Department before retiring in May after 15 years of service. He had previously worked at Emge Packing Company for 29 years. He was a political advocate for the Democratic Party. He loved to sell cars and enjoyed his home, being outside, and working in the yard.

Born December 6, 1935 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Haywood and Mae (Swan) Turner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Turner; and a grandson, James Randall Taylor, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sara (Emberton) Turner; a daughter, Cindy Taylor; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Donna Turner, all of Anderson; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Doak and Mildred Turner, Ted and Berniece Turner, Bob and Judy Turner, Jim and Joann Turner, and Tommy and Sharon Turner, all of Tennessee; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Jean Long, Fay Thompson, and Patsy and Bayliss Cravens, all of Tennessee; 9 grandchildren, Jameo Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Justin Taylor, Sarah Henderson, Kristy Turner, Jessica Cooley, Jacob Turner, Abby Turner, and Johnna Rhodus; several great-grandchildren; 2 special friends, Carla Zech and Mark Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
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James Steve “Rabbit” Young
Graveside services for Mr. James Steve “Rabbit” Young, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Paul Stringer officiating.

Mr. Young died Thursday, June 10, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 21, 1939 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cecil Young and Karen Malise Parsons.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Stephanie Young of Livingston and Sandy Stewart of Muncie, IN.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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