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Archives 08-18-2010

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John Dudley Daniels

Funeral services for Mr. John Dudley Daniels, 63, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Buck officiating.

Burial was in Daniels Cemetery.

Mr. Daniels died Friday, August 13, at his home. He had been a house mover and member of Church of God of Prophesy.

Born April 12, 1947 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Harlan and Claudine (Holman) Daniels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Daniels; a sister, Joyce Daniels; and 2 brothers, Mitchell Daniels and Billy Daniels.

Survivors include his fiancee, Vickie Allred of Monroe; 2 daughters, Patricia Gentry of Monroe and Teresa Dixion of Rickman; a step-son, Richard Daniels of Harriman, TN; 2 brothers, Chat Daniels and Joe Daniels, both of Monroe; 3 sisters, Geraldine Bowers of Monroe, Janice Goodpasture of Harriman, and Sadie Neal of Livingston; the mother of his children, Mary Daniels of Livingston; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Adam Daniels, Terry Daniels, Jimmy Lee Daniels, Tommy Daniels, Jamie Daniels, and Billy Joe Daniels.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Dimple E. (Reals) Goin
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple E. (Reals) Goin, 76, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Goin died Sunday, August 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been in quality control in auto parts manufacturing and was the Church of Christ faith.

Born March 31, 1934 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Delia Ann (Poston) Reals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Goin; a daughter, Edith Ann Lacy; and a sister, Jewel Davidson.

Survivors include 5 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Reals of Monroe, Danny Joe Goin, Wayne Goin, and Jimmy Jay Goin, all of Livingston, and Gary and Sandra Goin of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter and 2 sons-in-law, Delores and Jimmy Drummonds, of Livingston and Roger Lacy, of Rickman; 2 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Alice and Larry Rose of Smithville, Jane and Everett Burgess of Rickman,, and John Davidson of Anderson, IN; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Pauline L. (Hinds) Keisling
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline L. (Hinds) Keisling, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Hillier Duke officiating.

A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Keisling Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Keisling died Monday, August 9, at her home. She was a retired school teacher and member of Midway Christian Church.

Born December 5, 1933 in Rickman, she was the daughter of the late Roy T. and Ida (Smith) Hinds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harlan Hinds; and a sister, Verla Gentry.

Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Keisling of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Britt and Helen Keisling of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Travis Claud of Coopertown, TN; a brother, Kirby Hinds of Smyrna, TN; 3 sisters, Katherine Coward of Algood, Nellie Diamond of Allons, and Lucille Huddleston of Battle Creek, MI; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild also survive.

Pallbearers were Ed Beason, Ian Robbins, Levi Ledbetter, Alex Claud, Drew Claud, and Matt Davenport.

Special care provided by Hall 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 Orene (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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James Michael Nivens, PhD.

Funeral services for James Michael Nivens, PhD., 61, of Cookeville, were conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Gaw officiating.

Graveside services were held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, August 14, from Bethsadia Cemetery in Monroe.

Dr. Nivens died Wednesday, August 11, at his home. He was an Associate Vice President of facilities and business services at Tennessee Technological University.

Born February 28, 1949 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of Wilma June (Reel) Nivens of Livingston, and the late James I. Nivens.
Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Janie Diana Nivens of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Tera Larae and Christopher Hawkins, and Kimberly Paige and Gregory Julian, all of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Sheryl Darlene Nivens of Nolensville, TN, and Janine Faye Christopher of Brentwood, TN; a brother, Gregory Trent Nivens of Hilham; 4 grandchildren, Coleman Blake Hawkins, Cayla Brooke Hawkins, Paige Nicole Julian, Ryan Phil Julian; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Ricky Hill, Vance Williams, Darren Williams, Barry Moody, Billy Moody, Zacc Christopher, Luke Christopher, and Chris Duke.

Honorary pallbearers were Tayeor Nivens and Trent Nivens.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Charles C. Poston
Funeral services for Mr. Charles C. Poston, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Matthews Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Poston died Friday, August 13, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.
Born August 31, 1922 in Crawford, TN, he was the son of the late Irving and Bertha (Matthews) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Olon Olive Poston; 2 sisters, Hilda Robbins and Mamie Bilbrey; and 3 brothers, Odell Poston, Bobbie Poston, and Hinson Poston.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Kramer of Eaton, OH; 2 sons, Fred Poston of Blountville, TN and Ronnie Poston of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Reba Ledbetter and Dean Burden, both of Cookeville, and Elise Dalton of Houston, TX; 2 brothers, Bill Poston of Ohio and Jimmy Poston of Arkansas; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Kramer, Jason Kramer, Andrew Kramer, Doug Poston, Harold Smith, and Jessie Shouse.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Mary Jo (Poindexter) Ray
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo (Poindexter) Ray, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Ray died Monday, August 9, at her home.

Born December 20, 1929 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Albert and Lola (Smith) Poindexter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Hampton “Chip” Poindexter and John Tom Poindexter.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Ray of Livingston; 4 daughters, Susan Ray Sims of Monroe, Sonya Ray Haskins of Nashville, Frances Ray Edmondson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Patricia Ray Sapp of Kathleen, GA; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several very dear friends.
Pallbearers were Jason Sapp, Steve Sims, Charles Sims, Michael Edmondson, Johnny Harris, and Brendon Lawing.

Honorary pallbearers were the Class of 1947.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Polly S. (Stafford) Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly S. (Stafford) Scott, 77, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Scott died Monday, August 9, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born March 6, 1933 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Lela F. (Scott) Stafford.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Phipps of Rickman; a son, Rick Scott of Rickman; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Edna Ruth Jones of Gainesboro, and Marian Frances and Vernon Jones of Nashville; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James Bruce and Jo Stafford of Louisville, KY and Bobby Joe Stafford of Gainesboro; 2 grandsons, Kevin Brown and Joshua Scott; and 4 great-grandchildren, Sierra Brown, Joshua Dylan Brown, Kayla Scott, and Kayce Scott.

Pallbearers were Bill Northan, Chris Jones, Trevor Jones, Scotty Jones, Greg Williams, and Vernon Jones.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Bethel O. Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Bethel O. Smith, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Ronnie Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Story Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, August 11, at Overton County Nursing Home. He had been a garment factory worker aqnd member of Wirmingham Church of Christ.

Born November 11, 1926 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Nova (Gray) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Smith; a sister, Beatrice Rovani; and 3 brothers, Junior Smith, Allard Smith, and Denzil Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Emogene Smith of Monroe; a daughter, Janet Reagan of Monroe; 2 brothers, Lonzo Smith, Monroe and R.D. Smith of Brownsville, NJ; 2 sisters, Cleatrice Wehrli of Livingston and Alfrieda Smith of Monroe; and a grandson, Chris Smith of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Gary Smith, Ronnie Smith, Randy Smith, Tyler Smith, Ronnie Floyd Smith, and Larry Brannum.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Billy Joe Stafford
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Stafford, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 10 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Stafford died Saturday, August 7 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was a furniture factory worker and of the Church of Christ faith.
Born December 14, 1946 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Hershel Hunter and the late Erma Sue Stafford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-father, Ridley Mitchell Meadows; 3 sisters, Sinda Stafford, Bonnie Stafford, and Minnie Rush; 7 brothers, Charles Hunter, Andrew Hunter, Bobby Hunter, James Hunter, Steve Hunter, Ricky Meadows, and Buddy Meadows.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Stafford of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Margie Coffee of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Paul Strong of Livingston; 4 brothers, Billy Hershel Hunter, Donnie Meadows, Dale Meadows, and Bobby Meadows; a sister, Lucille Stafford; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tony Ford, Robbie Strong, Nathaniel Strong, Mark Neely, Tim Coffee, and Shawn Dillon.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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