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Archives 06-30-2010

Barbara Ruth (Buell)
Barnes and son,
Barry Dale Barnes

Joint funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ruth (Buell) Barnes, 68, and her son, Mr. Barry Dale Barnes, 46, both of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Freddy Looper and Bro. Tim Buford officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Overton County.

They died Wednesday, June 23, at their residence as a result of a house fire. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by a brother, James Buell.

Born January 16, 1942 in Jackson County, Barbara was the daughter of the late Charlie and Edith (Smith) Buell.

Born November 18, 1962 in Putnam County, Barry was the son of Billy Barnes of Livingston and the late Barbara (Buell) Barnes.

Survivors include Billy Barnes, husband and father of Livingston; Darren Barnes, son and brother of Hamilton, IN; Doyle Buell of Cookeville and David Buell of Livingston, brothers and uncles; and Amelia Barnes of IN, granddaughter and niece.

Pallbearers were Jeff Davis, Daniel Phillips, Dusty Hammock, Gary Allen, Jimmy Hammock, Darrell Thompson, Ray Castle, Zach Wilson, Larry Buck, Billy Joe Lee, Bill Davis, and Phillip Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dan Buck, Timmy Hammock, Roy Geesling, and Billy Bull.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Ronnie Ray Bowers
Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Ray Bowers, 62, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24 , 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Bowers died Monday, June 21, at Masters Healthcare in Cookeville.

Born December 30, 1947 in Livingston, he was the son of the late William Samuel and Nadine (Ray) Bowers.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Bowers of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Cindy Bowers of Livingston and Julie Bowers of Nashville; and a sister, Melba Jean Swallows of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Matt Huddleston, Matt Reeder, Shawn Crabtree, Gary Webb, Bill Sullivan, Donnie Sullivan, Herman Moody, and Roger

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Larry G. Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Larry G. Garrett, 54, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. James Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, June 22, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville. He had been a correctional officer for the TN Department of Corrections and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard.

Born May 7, 1956 in St. Clair, MI, he was the son of Alberta (McDonald) Garrett of Monroe, and the late Dorma Garrett.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Agnes Garrett of Livingston; a son, Joel Garrett of Dickson, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and John Robb of McEwen, TN; a brother, Jamie Garrett of Monroe; 5 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Betty King, Robin and Kenny Taylor, Mary Jo and Ricky Winningham, all of Monroe, Gail and Roger Wright of Bolestown, TN, and Edna and Gary Winningham of Livingston; and 2 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jason Wright, Jerrod Wright, Joe Wright, John Robb, Austin Robb, and Travis Puckett.

Honorary pallbearer was David Scott.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Samuel Eugene Hynes
Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Eugene Hynes, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Damon Corley officiating.

Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.

Mr. Hynes died Thursday, June 24, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Mr. Hynes was a retired career U.S. Navy veteran who saw service in the Vietnam Conflict, was a member of Civitan Club, and Overton County Historical Society.

Born September 11, 1943 in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Travis and Illa Glenn (Collins) Hinds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hynes; a brother, Charles Hinds; an uncle, Walter Hinds; and an aunt, Fonzie Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Maxcine (Crabtree) Hynes of Livingston; a daughter, Joanna (Hynes) Smith of Livingston; 7 sisters, Louise Bumbalough of Lebanon, TN, Glenda Grant of Atlanta, GA, Billie Myers, Bonnie Davis, and Bobbie McKinney, all of Nashville; Sandy Moore and Teresa Goodrich, both of Lake City, FL; 2 brothers, Roy Hinds of St. Charles, MO, and a very special brother, Harold Swafford; an aunt, Francis Blair Hinds of Elizabeth City, NC; 4 grandchildren, Dylan Smith, Daniel Smith, Samuel Sooknanan and Emma Sooknanan, all of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Ron Good, Brian Smith, Rick McDonald, Mackie Johnson, Charles Maynord, and Curtis Hayes.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Eldridge, Clarence Walker, Jack Greenwood, Gerald Salyards, Anthony Wynn, Harold Swafford, and Lester Boles.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Joffery Johnson
Mr. Joffery Johnson, 71, of Livingston, died Sunday, June 27, 2010 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will beheld at a later date.

Born July 18, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Milburn and Henreitta (Hunter) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Quitman and Mini Hunter and Josephy and Viola Johnson; 2 brothers, Wilmoth Johnson and Kioto Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Ariannia England.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Danny England, Malinda and Kevin Speck, and Kim and Greg Gray; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Teresa Johnson, and Rodney Johnson; 4 sisters, Wanda Johnson Shultz, Judy Johnson, Betty Jo Denton, and Mary Lou Johnson; 3 brothers, Carvel Johnson, Arvis “Art” Johnson, and R.L. Johnson; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Angela Eae (Mcdonald) Soffredine
Graveside services for Mrs. Angela Rae (McDonald) Soffredine, 41, of Holt, MI, were conducted Monday, June 28, 2010 from Sylvester Robbins Cemetery in Monroe, with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating.

Mrs. Soffredine died Friday, June 23, at her home. She was a home health aide.

Born March 14, 1969 in Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of Rosemary (Herman) McDonald Merritt and the late Alvin Eugene McDonald.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, her husband, Peter Soffredine of Largo, FL; a son, Levvi Soffredine of Seminole, FL; a daughter, Brooke Soffredine of Holt, MI; a sister, Charlene McDonald of Mason, MI; a step-father, Jim Merritt of Mason, MI; and 2 grandchildren, Jacob Robinson and Malakki Soffredine.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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