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Archives 08-11-2010

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Harold Kenneth Carmack


Funeral services for Mr. Harold Kenneth Carmack, 87, of Indianapolis, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial chapel in Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Carmack died Sunday, August 8. He had worked as a Chef for the Anderson Country Club for 12 years, then 12 years at the Log Cabin in Indianapolis, and retired from the Sahara Grotto in 1988.

Mr. Carmack served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was an avid fisherman, loved to tell jokes, and
had a great sense of humor.

Born November 12, 1922 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Effie E. (Bowers) Carmack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma M. (Perkins) Carmack.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold “Kenny” and Cindy Carmack, Jr., and Brad A. Carmack; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry L. and Larry Hartrick; 4 step-daughters, Donna Zering and her husband, Jack, Dianna M. Juhasz and her husband, Steve, Becky Witt and her husband, Brad, and Cheryl Ransom; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. (P)


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Eugene Cox
Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Cox, 67, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Ayers officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Cox died Thursday, August 5, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a machine operator in auto parts manufacturing.

Born April 8, 1943 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Robert and Versie (Beechboard) Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Pearly Atchley and Christine Westmoreland; and a brother, Joe Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Cox of Hilham; a son, Michael Cox of Hilham; a daughter, Sharon Ashlock of Hilham; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Shirley and Earlene Cox of Hilham, and Bobby Cox of Rockwood, TN; 7 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Veachel Pennington of Celina, Avo and Richard Hall of White House, TN; Cleo Cox and Edna Rich, both of Rickman, Dimple and Larry Lee of Red Boiling Springs, TN, Emogene Daniels of Sparta, and Dolly Rich of Celina; and 5 grandchildren, Desiree Ashlock, Demetria Ashlock, Dylan Ashlock, Cody Cox, and Nicholas Cox.

Pallbearers were Cody Cox, Nicholas Cox, Dylan Ashlock, Donald Ashlock, Raymond Brown, and Patrick Melton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Eva Lee (Wilson) Finley
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Lee (Wilson) Finley, 93, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Max Mayo and Rev. Drew Shelley officiating. An Eastern Star funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Friday, August 6.

Burial was in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Finley died Wednesday, August 4, at NHC of Cookeville. She was a member of Rickman First United Methodist Church.

She graduated from Rickman High School in 1934. She continued her education at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TTU) receiving a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Master of Library Science from Middle Tennessee State College (MTSU). She was an educator in the Overton County School System for over 41 years.

She was a member of the Tennessee Retired Teacher’s Association, Tennessee Parent Teacher Association, and Tennessee Association of Family and Community Education.

Mrs. Finley was a member and Past Matron of the Livingston Chapter 206 Order of the Eastern Star.

Born November 18, 1916 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Qualls) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C . Finley, whom she married September 5, 1937 in Albany, KY; a son, Chester Finley; a brother, Woodrow Wilson; and a sister, Hattie Bowman.

Survivors include a sister, Mary “Frankie” Gore; a daughter-in-law, Rita Finley; 2 step-grandchildren, Shannon Smith and his wife, Bridget, and Wendy Dale and her husband, Carl, all of Cookeville; 5 step-great-grandchildren, Christian Smith, Ali Smith, Slade Dale, Layne Dale, and Kelly Teague; several nieces and nephews; and her “granddog,” Bentley.

Pallbearers were Christian Smith, Slade Dale, Layne Dale, Dwayne Harness, Howard Swack, Todd Maynard, Roger Taylor, Scott Bowman, and Donnie Copeland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rickman Elementary School Library, 631 Rickman Monterey Highway, Rickman, TN 38580.

Special care provided by Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (P)

 

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Esther (Leval) Franklin
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther (Leval) Franklin, 93, of Crossville, were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Frank Nolen officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Franklin died Saturday, July 31, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She had been a homemaker and attended Tansi Community Church.

Born April 19, 1917 in Benk, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Ester (Litki) Leval. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a half-brother and step-sister.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Franklin of Crossville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Shirley and Lyle Simons of Crossville, Linda and Calvin Kelly of Cedar Lake, IN; and Donna Franklin of Denver, CO; and 5 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Matthew Anderson, Steven Anderson, Calvin Kelly, Joseph Keilman, Robert Stewart, and Earl Stewart.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland County Hospice by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Catherine (Carie) Gralton
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine (Carie) Gralton, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Buddy Reed officiating.

Burial was in Spicer Cemetery.

Mrs. Gralton died Saturday, August 7, at her home.

Born January 23, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys (Chambers) Carie.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Gralton of Cookeville; and 2 sisters, Maxine Marlowe and Cleo Black, both of Michigan.

Pallbearers were Keith Brown, Paul Brown, Hubert Almy, Hugh Dickerson, Benny Davis, and Chris Brown.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Ernest Hill
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Hill, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Carr Cemetery in Livingston.

Mr. Hill died Wednesday, August 4, at his home. He was a sawyer in the lumber business and worked at Speck Funeral Home until he retired. He was a member of Highland Freewill Baptist Church.

Born November 16, 1917 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ervin and Dee (Ledbetter) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice (Ferrill) Hill; a brother, Enloe Hill; and 2 sisters, Deloy Brown and Zola Ferrill.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Gerene Matthews of Rickman and Margaret Roberson of Algood; a sister-in-law, Lucille Ferrill of Livingston; a brother-in-law, J.C. Ferrill of Livingston; 2 special caregivers, Robin Allen and Verrica Ferrill Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Pallbearers were Johnny Roberson, Bobby Matthews, Robbie Matthews, Terry Hammock, Jason Reed, and Jeff Ferrill.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Ferrill, Gerald Ferrill, J.
C. Ferrill, Mike Ferrill, and the employees of Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Kenneth Ray Ledbetter
Mr. Kenneth Ray Ledbetter, 65, of Monroe, died Saturday, August 7, 2010 at his home.

The family has chosen cremation, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born April 26, 1945 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ray and Olene (Copeland) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewayne Ledbetter.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Ledbetter of Knoxville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Tonya Sells of Livingston, and Stacia and Brian Roberson of Allons; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonita and Jimmy Sidwell of Lebanon, TN, Elizabeth and Kenneth Reeder of Nashville, Debbie and Gary Franklin of Rickman, and Barbara and Timmy Duke of Livingston; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Mickey and Tena Ledbetter, and Jerry Ledbetter, all of Livingston, Danny and Jolene Ledbetter of Allons, and Jimmy and Rhonda Ledbetter of Michigan; and 5 grandchildren, Sara Sells, Shaina Sells, Hannah Roberson, Jacob Roberson, and Bella Roberson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Hilda E. (Ledbetter) Mcdonald
Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda E. (Ledbetter) McDonald, 82, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Buford officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McDonald died Tuesday, August 3, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a beautician and member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Born May 8, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Adley and Nora (McDonald) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Ray Ledbetter, Harry Ledbetter, H.C. Ledbetter, A.T. Ledbetter, and Howard Ledbetter; and 3 sisters, Gladys Pryor, Orpha Gunnels, and Bonnie Vadorsick.

Survivors include her husband, Louie McDonald of Monroe; a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Dimple Ledbetter of Livingston; 2 sisters-in-law, Auda Ledbetter and Geraldine McDonald; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Alvin Pryor, Charles Ledbetter, Gerald Norrod, Freddie Looper, Roger McDonald, John Halsell, Bob Karl, and Johnny Lynn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Geneva (Prunty) Paul
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva (Prunty) Paul, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Morris McMasters officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mrs. Paul died Thursday, August 5, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 28, 1946 in Levi, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hoy and Rosa (Utt) Prunty of Braxton County, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jeff Upton; 4 sisters, Pearl McCracken of Rayland, OH, Betty Barker of Avalon, OH, Reba Gean of Radord, WV, and Irene Workman of Anncrame, NY; a grandson, Brandon Upton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Lewis Collins, Jeff Upton, Brandon Upton, Ray Paul, Clifford Paul, and Ron Upton.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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