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Archives 09-08-2010

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Myrtrude (Greenway) Allen

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtrude Estelle (Greenway) Allen, 94, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 from the chapel of Hooper-Huddeston & Horner Funeral Home, with Dr. Randall Adkisson and Rev. Charles Hutchinson officiating.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died Tuesday, August 31, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Cookeville First Baptist Church.

Born April 29, 1916 in Tellico Plains, TN, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Lee and Estelle Mosier Greenway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lee Allen; and 2 brothers, Kenneth Greenway and J.L. Greenway.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Janice Allen of Cookeville, Gary and Janie Allen of Alpine, and Mike and Amy Allen of Hilton Head, SC; 9 grandchildren, Janet Bowling and her husband, Kevin, Donna Bell, Eric Allen, David Allen and his wife, Buffy, John Allen and his wife, Maria, Luke Allen and his wife Melissa, and Matt Allen and his wife, Sarah; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

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


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Patrick “Pat” Owen Cole
Funeral services for Mr. Patrick “Pat” Owen Cole, 69, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Michael Ledbetter and Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiating.

Burial was in Cole Cemetery.

Mr. Cole died Wednesday, September 1, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a construction worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church.

Born February 22, 1941 in Allons, he was the son of the late Thomas O. and Irene (Brown) Cole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas “Eddie” Cole; and 2 sisters, Charlotte Cole and Diana Cole.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna (Lay) Cole of Allons; 2 daughters, Christy Munsey of Cookeville and Becky Cole of Allons; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, P.J. and Tanya Cole, Billy and Robbie Cole, and Jeff Cole, all of Allons; 3 brothers, Freddy Cole, Johnny Cole, and David Cole, all of Allons; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Stephen Bilbrey, David Bilbrey, Tyler Cole, Jesse Cole,
Dustin Harris, and Matthew Harris.

Honorary pallbearers were Luccis Cole, Donnie Andrews, David Lancaster, Tommy Cucurru, and David Harris.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Ralph Fletcher

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Fletcher, 62, of Algood,was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Baldwin officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Fletcher died Wednesday, September 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the owner/operator of a trucking company, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, and of the Methodist faith.

Born October 15, 1947 in Nashville, he was the son of the late Walter Ralph Jr. and Kathryn (Horsley) Fletcher.

Survivors include his wife, Frances (Dishman) Bowman Fletcher of Algood; a daughter, Kathy Lamorte of Murfreesboro, TN; a son, Ralph Fletcher IV of Murfreesboro, TN; 4 stepdaughters and 3 step-sons-in-law, Glenda and Roger Bilbrey and Wanda and Jim Keagle, all of Cookeville, Janice and Carl Bawgus and Belinda Shearer, all of Crossville; 3 stepsons and a step-daughter-in-law, Gary Bowan of Crossville, Delmer and Kellie Bowman of Baxter, and Terry Bowman of Algood; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and John Viachies of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Nell Dean (Holman) Hammock
Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Dean (Holman) Hammock, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Sis. Janie Johnson and Bro. Roger Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Miller Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock died Monday, August 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker.

Born February 23, 1932 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Velma (Staggs) Holman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clona Dee Hammock; a daughter, Janice Faye Garrett, a brother, Bobby Joe Holman; 3 sisters, Juanita Poston, Louise Smith, and Ruth Burchett; and a great-granddaughter, Serenity Jade Winningham.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Edna Winningham of Hilham, Ricky and Mary Jo Winningham of Monroe, and Larry and Willa Dean Garrett of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle and Roger Shelton of Livingston; 2 sisters, Jean Norris and Linda Bybee, both of Livingston; 9 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Devin Walker, Dustin Walker, Billy Walker, Danny Pardue, Cody Dickerson, Cody Gilpatrick, Pat Norris, and Randall Norris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Nina Kazell (Hunter) Ridge
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Kazell (Hunter) Ridge, 67, of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Marion Winningham officiating.
Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Ridge died Saturday, September 4, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born September 11, 1942 in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Illus and Beatrice (Martin) Hunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Harmon Ridge; a brother, Kenneth Hunter; and a sister, Carol Miles.

Survivors include 2 sons, Keith Alan Ridge and Earl Glen Ridge; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Ridge; 4 sisters, Katherine Holman, Kellene Long, Karen Schanke, and Kathy Lane; a brother, James Kelly Hunter; a grandson, Tyler Alan Ridge; and 2 great-grandsons, David Levi Ridge and Jamison Glen Ridge.

Pallbearers were Tyler Ridge, Devin Gentry, Shawn Walthall, Carl Smith, Mark Cannon, and Bob Rich.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Willo Frances “Mut” Smith
Funeral services for Miss Willo Frances “Mut” Smith, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Rick Lacy officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery.

Miss Smith died Wednesday, September 1, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a furniture factory worker and was of the Baptist
faith.

Born February 14, 1941 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ben W . and Edna O. (Oakley) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Anna Ray Stockton and Clara Mae Nolen; and a brother, McCoy Smith.

Survivors include a sister, Georgia Ledbetter of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Bertie Smith of Highland Mountain Community; a brother-in-law, Haskell Nolen of Livingston; 3 nephews and a niece, Bub Stockton, Rick Ledbetter, Ronnie Smith, and Margret Collins.

Pallbearers were Rick Ledbetter, Levi Ledbetter, Chad Collins, Slade Collins, Bub Stockton, Ronnie Smith, and Lance Smith.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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Ronda Kaye (Eldridge) Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. Ronda Kaye (Eldridge) Williams, 48, of Cookeville, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Edward Todd officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Williams died Thursday, September 2, at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a hairdresser and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 5, 1962 in Overton County, she was the daughter of Jean (McDonald) Eldridge and the late Harold Odell.

Survivors in addition to her mother, include a son, Ryan Williams of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Courtney Williams and Whitney Williams, both of Cookeville; other family members, Ken McDonald, Joyce Austin, Debbie Huff, Libby Lee, Marie Eldridge, Donnie and Patsy Williams, and Stacy Williams; and a special pet, “Tori.”

Pallbearers were Ken McDonald, Jimmy Lee, Griffin Lee, Jack Poindexter, Matt Eldridge, and Steve McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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