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Edward A. Garner
Funeral services for Mr. Edward A. Garner, 78, of Darlington, S. C. were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from the chapel of Norton Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Windham and Rev. Dan Weber officiating.

Burial was in Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. Garner died Saturday, July 3. He had been a candy factory worker.

Born June 12, 1932, in Chase City, VA, he was the son of the late Andrew A. and Clair (Gregory) Garner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Clara (Hudson) Garner.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Robert and Carol Garner, of Hartsville, S.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Ronnie Smith, of Rickman; a brother Larry Garner, of Dolpin, VA, a sister Barbara Griffin, of South Boston, VA; 5 grandchildren, Lori Davis, Lee Garner, Lance Smith, Lacey Pennington, Matthew Price; and 2 great grandchildren Conner Davis and Jasmine Davis.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves Street, Florence, S.C. 29506.

Special care provided by Norton 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 his wife, Joe Ann (Seiler) Johnson; 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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Lorene (Holman) Langford
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene (Holman) Langford, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 from the Holly Springs Church of Christ, with Bro. Jamie McAlpin and Bro. Chuck McAlpin officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Langford died Tuesday, June 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She had been a grocery store clerk.

Born, August 26, 1919, in Overton County, TN she was the daughter of the late Herman and Laura (Peterman) Holman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Oather Langford; a brother John Riley Holman; and a sister Alva Lee Farmer.

Survivors include a brother Clifford Holman, of Livingston; a sister Geneva McAlpin, of Livingston; special nieces and nephew; Stella Smith, of Cookeville, Janie Carter of Livingston, Judy Reagan of Allons, and Johnathan Walker of Livingston, and several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Donald Farmer, Joe Smith, Kenny Holman, Johnathan “Buck” Walker, Cody Cross, and Terry Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Holman, Justin Holman, Jim Holman, and Joe Holman, Gary Farmer, Ronnie Reagan, and Kavin McAlpin.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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William Fred Linder



Funeral services for Mr. William Fred Linder, 82, of Alpine, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillion officiating.

Burial was in the Copeland Cemetery.

Mr. Linder died Wednesday, June 30, at Standing Stone Care and Rehab.
Born April 30, 1928 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Amos R. and Jessie (Bell) Linder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Ronald Linder, C. C. Linder, J. M. Linder, Veon Linder, and Larry Linder; 2 sisters, Ruth Rohrer and Ola Ramsey.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lula (Rhea) Linder of Alpine; 3 sisters-in-law, Joyce Linder, of Alpine, Ella Linder of Michigan, and Cordie Linder of New York; 2 special friends and caregivers, Anna Ruth Smith and Jewell Linder; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Keith Ledford, Johnny Simpson, John Copeland, Jamie Ledford, Larry Mullins, Tommy Ketner, Seth Ketner, and Doyle Collins.
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Hall, Aaron Poston, Gerald Collins, and Ron Feiser.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home.

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Carl Melton
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Melton, 74, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Melton officiating.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Melton died Monday, June 28, at his home in Cookeville. He was of the Freewill Baptist by faith. He had been a factory worker with Indiana Glass in Dunkirk, IN and in 1979 moved back to Tennessee and worked at Hickory Smoke in Mayland. After retirement, he started a lawn mower repair service.

Born October 6, 1935 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sherman and Martha Mae (Hollars) Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Lucille Clark, Katherine Garrett, Pearl Beaty, and Wilma Bradock; and 3 brothers, Jessie Melton, Dewey Melton, and Cecil Dalton Melton.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Gary Mobley of Cookeville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Susan Melton of Cookeville, and Ralph and Kim Melton of Clarkrange, TN; 2 brothers, Haskell Melton and Earl Melton, both of Monterey; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Howard Eugene Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Eugene Phillips, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.

Burial was in Aaron’s Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Phillps died Sunday, June 27, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a car dealer and retired employee from Tennessee Tech University.

Born, July 8, 1947 in Overton Co., TN, he was the son of the late Buren Phillips and Mary Ethel (Young) Phillips. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Haywood Phillips and Thurman Phillips.

Survivors include his wife Betty (Stover) Phillips of Livingston; 3 sons, Tony Phillips of Livingston, Bruce Phillips and Michael Phillips, both of Celina; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Dean and James Neely, of Hilham, and Mary and Donnie Buck of Gainesboro; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Willie B. and Mascle Phillips, and Joe and Martha Phillips all of Hilham; 5 grandchildren, Brooke Phillips, Austin Phillips, Tyler Phillips, Carlie Phillips, and Toni Phillips, and several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Tommy Turner, Eddie Meadow, Joey Neely, Bruce Brown, Bobby Buck, and Danny Buck.

Special Care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Mildred Enola (Sells) Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Enola (Sells) Sells, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Hillier Duke officiating.

Burial was in Nelson Cemetery.

Mrs. Sells died Monday, June 28, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She had been a garment factory worker and was one of many Rosie Riveters during World War II in Akron, OH. She also worked with the Grandparent Program at Little Shepherd Daycare and was a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.

Born September 1, 1924 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward S. and Annie (Little) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude R. Sells; and 2 brothers, Donald Sells and Keith Sells.

Survivors include 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Gary and Linda Sells and Terry and Karen Sells, all of Livingston, and Rick Sells of Ball Ground, GA; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Dennie Chilton of Allons, Gail and John Carr of Sparta, and Glenda and Bob Terry of Cookeville; a sister, Maxine Bowers of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andrew Daniels, Jacob Collins, Rob Ring, Ryan Swallows, Terry Arnett, and Shawn Arnett.

Honorary pallbearer was Jordan Terry.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Betty (Neal) Stamps
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty (Neal) Stamps, 80, of Dickson, TN, formerly of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Woodcliff Cemetery.

Mrs. Stamps died Tuesday, June 29, at her home in Dickson. She had been a blueprint technician.

Born March 31, 1930 in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late Cordell and Hessie (Carter) Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Stamps; and a brother, James Neal.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Stamps of Dickson; a son, Allen Stamps of Rickman; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff 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 Schock; 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 Lucine Davis; 7 grandchildren, Amy Ward, Jennifer Ward, Kimberly Burnette, Jeremy Schock, Leah Rockwell, Sarah Schock, and Kyle Rockwell; 5 great-grandchildren, Lee Sowers, Luke Sowers, Julia Romine, Jordan Romine, and Samuel Ward; and a great-great-granddaughter, Baby Neal.

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

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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