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Archives 09-01-2010

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Harlin Howard “J” Bohannon
Funeral services for Mr. Harlin Howard “J” Bohannon, 82, of Spring Creek Community of Overton County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at McClellan Avenue Church of Christ, with Bro. Andre Massengille and Bro. Glen Leftwich officiating.

Burial was in Lyles Cemetery.

Mr. Bohannon died suddenly Friday, August 27, at his home. He was retired from Union Carbide and a member of McClellan Avenue Church of Christ.

Born April 28, 1928 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee Columbus and Susie (Allred) Bohannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Mae Sharpe; and a brother, Walter Lee Bohannon.

Survivors include his former wife, Elizabeth Bohannon of Algood; a son, James T. Bohannon of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Billie Bohannon of Algood, and Patricia Willis of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a niece, Shirley Lucille Keller of Indianapolis, IN; 3 great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Pallbearers and flowerbearers will be family and friends.

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


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Johnnie Michael “Mule” Handy
Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie Michael “Mule” Handy, 53, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike White and James Handy officiating.

Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Handy died Thursday, August 26, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a factory worker at Dacco.

Born May 23, 1957 in Overton County, he was the son of Faye (Winningham) Handy of Livingston, and the late Donald Handy. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Tommy Handy and Roger Dale Handy; and 2 sisters, Debra Fields and Mildred Ann Handy.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, 2 sons, Michael Handy and Chance Handy, both of Cookeville; 5 brothers, James Handy and Steve Handy, both of Livingston, Billy Handy and Brinte Handy, both of Allons, and Gary Handy of Rickman; 2 sisters, Sharon Murphy and Sabra Wilson, both of Livingston; 3 special nieces and nephews, Landon Kelly, Trenton Payne, and Jailee Kelly; and 2 special friends, Grant Presley and Jack Greenwood, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were James Handy, Gerald Handy, Billy Handy, Steve Handy, Gary Handy, Michael Handy, and Chance Handy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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James L. Harris

Funeral services for Mr. James L. Harris, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2010 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Jeff Cotterman officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Harris died Saturday, August 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired teacher of Overton County Schools after 37 years of service.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston, a member of Retired Teachers Association, and also loved to hunt and fish.

Born December 26, 1932 in Overton County, he was the son of the late H.M. and Sally Mae (Bilbrey) Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Harris; and a brother, George L. Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Leretha (Huddleston) Harris of Livingston; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, David Harris of Livingston, and Bruce and Lorrie Harris of Rickman; and 5 grandchildren, Brooklyn Harris, Nickolas Harris, Jordan Harris, Alexis Harris, and Clint Harris.

Pallbearers were Tonny Huddleston, Mike Huddleston, Robert Huddleston, Mark Poston, Wayne Krantz, Gary Harris, Nickolas Harris, Jordan Harris, and Clint Harris.

Honorary pallbearers were Overton County teachers and retired teachers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Robert Frank “Bob Frank” Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Frank Ledbetter, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Ledbetter died Friday, August 20, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. He was also a member of Livingston First Baptist Church. He retired from Chrysler in May, 1994 where he worked as a journeyman pipe fitter. After retiring, he returned to his home in Tennessee where he pursued his love of farming. Although he struggled with health issues during the past few years, he continued to be positive and lived life to its fullest.

Born May 12, 1932 in Rickman, he was the son of the late Robert James and Malissia (Neal) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sunshine Albertson; a son, David Guy Ledbetter; 4 brothers, Aaron Ledbetter, Luther Lee Ledbetter, Perry Ledbetter, and Johnny Ledbetter; and 3 sisters, Opal Ledbetter, Katherine Ledbetter, and Louise Netherton.

Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Sandra (Easterly) Ledbetter of Livingston; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Frank Jr. and Peggy Ledbetter of Rickman, and David Wilson of Centerline, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Marie and Joseph Nevedal of Macomb Township, MI; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, McCoy and Reba Ledbetter, and Thomas and Lida Ledbetter, all of Vonore, TN; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Reba and Gene Koontz of Vonore, TN, Ruth and Charlie Roberson, Jr. and Flossie and Rastus Bowman, all of Rickman, and Betty and Larry Walker of Kingston, TN; a sister-in-law, Earlene Ledbetter of Crossville; 9 grandchildren, Joseph Ledbetter and his wife, Melissa, Elizabeth Ledbetter and her husband, Scott McCollem, Melissa Ledbetter, Mary Ledbetter, Matthew Albertson, Joseph Dobek, Nicole Dobek, Chrystlynn Wilson, and David Charles Wilson, Jr.; 2 great-grandsons, Cameron Joseph Ledbetter and Carter James Ledbetter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Ledbetter, Jr., Joseph Nevedal, David Wilson, Randy Ledbetter, Frank Bowman, Scott McCollem, and Thomas Michael Easterly.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Gentry Roberts
Funeral services for Mr. Gentry Roberts, 73, of Fostoria, OH, formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 from the chapel at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria.

Burial, with full military honors by United Veterans of Fostoria, will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Mr. Roberts died Sunday, August 29, at his home. He was a member of Fostoria Baptist Church in Fostoria, and the American Legion in Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960, and U.S. Army Reserves. He was employed by National Electric Carbon for 42 years, retiring in 1998, during which time he served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the I.U.E. union.

He enjoyed sports, especially baseball and football, and was a Red Cross volunteer. He was a loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather.

Born August 23, 1937 in Monterey, TN, he was the son of the late Carlie and Odie (Phillips) Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Hershel Roberts, Carlie Roberts, Jr., J.C. Roberts, and L.D. Roberts; and 3 sisters, Verdon Hinebaugh, Virgia Roberts, and Barbara Inbody.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice (Eck) Roberts of Fostoria, whom he married on August 26, 1956 in Findlay; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie and Terry Steinhauer of Tiffin, OH, and Kathi Lyon of Findlay, OH; 2 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Perry and Barbara Roberts of Cookeville, TN and Doyel and Teola Roberts of Monterey, TN, and Florence Roberts of Findlay, OH; 2 grandchildren, Angela Malek and her husband, Aaron, of Billings, MT, and Terry Steinhauer, Jr. and his wife, Jen, of Fayetteville, NC; 3 great-grandchildren, Aristotle Malek, Gabriel Malek, and Asher Gentry Malek, who is to be born in September; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Church of God in Tiffin, OH or to Community Hospice Care in Tiffin, OH.

Special care provided by Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home. (P)

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Melissa Dawn Taylor Seeley
Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Dawn Taylor Seeley, 36, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2010, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Elk Spring Cemetery in Monticello, KY.

Mrs. Seeley died Sunday, August 22, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was a nurse.

Born June 28, 1974 in Overton County, she was the daughter of Glenda and Lynn Garrett, and Earl K. Stockton. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Wayne Taylor.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Seeley of Goldsboro, NC; her parents, Glenda and Lynn Garrett, and Earl K. Stockton, all of Livingston; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kimberly and Wayne Sells of Livingston, and Letha and Greg Hill of Monroe; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Tracey Taylor of Franklinton, NC, and Garry and Kim Garrett of Byrdstown; 9 nieces and nephews, Tyler Sells, Kandace Sells, Zakary Sells, Haydn Taylor, Lilly Taylor, Taylor Hill, Allie Hill, Kayla Garrett, and Cole Garrett; and her special little fur babies, Daisy and Duke.

Pallbearers were Sammy Melton, David Melton, Shane Melton, Jeff Sells, Tyler Sells, Doug Taylor, Kandace Sells, and Heather Hammock.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Lois Jean (Culp) Verble
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Jean (Culp) Verble, 68, of Monterey, were conducted on Monday, August 30, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Floyd officiating.

Burial was in Ray Cemetery.

Mrs. Verble died Friday, August 27, at her home. After graduation from Keystone High School in Knox, PA, she worked 8 years at Oil City National Bank at the Knox branch. She then moved to Orlando, FL and worked 10-1/2 years as Deputy Clerk at the Municipal Court and Orange County Court Traffic Division. She moved to Tennessee in September, 1987.

Born April 22, 1942 in Knox, PA, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Myrna F. (Willman) Culp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Ray “Frank” Verble; and a sister, Elmira (Culp) Roe.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Terry Morrison of Auburndale, FL; and 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Brittney, and Bryan, all of Auburndale, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice, or Ray Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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J.V. White
Funeral services for Mr. J.V. White, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home.
Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. White died Monday, August 23, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Don W. and Cassie (Cantrell) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald White.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Marie White of Livingston; 2 sisters, Patricia Hicks of Cookeville and Brenda Laycock of Livingston; 7 brothers, Johnny White of Monroe, and Ralph White, Lloyd White, Billy Wayne White, Danny White, Randel White, and Ricky White, all of Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jeremiah Laycock, Andy Hicks, Chad White, Joey White, Steve White, Jimmy White, Brandon White, Kailen Melton, and Kendall Melton.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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