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Eskel H. “Hubie” Carter
Funeral services for Mr. Eskel H. “Hubie” Carter, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. John Murphy officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Carter died Sunday, October 17, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was disabled and of the Methodist faith.

Born December 8, 1921 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willard and Lesbie E. (Kyle) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-mother, Verda (Johnson) Carter; 4 brothers, Eugene Carter, Joe Carter, Welman Carter, and R.D. Carter; and a sister, Joyce Ramsey.

Survivors include 5 sisters, Carlee Bilbrey of Timothy Community, Carol Howell of Crossville, Margaret Dishman of Battle Creek, MI, Josephine Ward and Robbie Tackett, both of Delton, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bryce Murphy, Herb Tackett, Dewey Bilbrey, Donald Ramsey, and Clifford Carter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



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William N. “Bill” Davis
Funeral services for Mr. William N. “Bill” Davis, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Davis died Thursday, October 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He retired as a banker from Union Bank & Trust Co. after 42 years of service. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born November 21, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Clarence and Mary Blanche (Lansden) Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Davis of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Estelle Davis of Gallatin, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Mickie and Mark Amundson of Washington, D.C.; 5 grandchildren, Becky Habegger and her husband, Ben, of Murfreesboro, TN, Kady Amundson of New Orleans, LA, Annie Amundson of Nashville, Will Amundson of Rickman, and Taylor Adcock and her husband, Jacob, of Gallatin; and a great-grandson, Brady Amundson of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Will Amundson, Jon Prine, Josh Clincy, Jacob Adcock, Ben Habegger, Lance Mason, Luke Mason, and Chuck Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Calvin Denton Fleming
Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Denton Fleming, 78, of Howe, IN, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010, from the chapel of Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange, IN with Pastor Denise Heller officiating.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery in Middleton, TN.

Mr. Fleming died Thursday, October 21 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. Mr. Fleming had been employed as a truck driver for a number of companies, most recently by Weiss Trucking in Mongo, IN retiring in 1979 after an accident. He was a former member of the local Teamsters #7 and of LaGrange and Middleton CB Club, and was known as “the night owl.” He enjoyed working on CBs.

Born April 8, 1932 in Livingston, he was the son of the late Winfred D. and Glena C. (Myers) Fleming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marion C. (Carroll) Fleming, whom he married in 1965 and who preceded him in death on January 24, 2007; and a brother, John Fleming.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and James Stambaugh of Howe, IN; 2 sons, Robert and Melissa Fleming of New Mexico and Jeffrey and Pamela Smith of Lebanon, MO; an aunt, Daisy Fleming of Rickman; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Carney-Frost Funeral Home and Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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John E. “Johnny” Hammock
Funeral services for Mr. John E. “Johnny” Hammock, 70, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010 from Mr. Hammock’s residence at 3763 York Highway in Gainesboro, with Bro. Jerry Murphy officiating.

Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery in Crawford, TN.

Mr. Hammock died Thursday, October 21, at his home.

Born February 25, 1940 in Crawford, he was the son of the late James Frank Sr. and Happy (Abston) Hammock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Billy Jo Clark; and a brother, Jimmy Hammock.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hammock of Gainesboro; 3 daughters, Rebecca Henley, Brenda Jones, and Lisa Hammock; 2 sons, Johnny Hammock, Jr. and Jefferey Hammock; 3 brothers, James Hammock, Jr. of Florida, Jessie Hammock and Jackie Hammock, both of Indiana; 6 sisters, Thelma Harris of Crawford, Peggy Scherer and Deloris O’Brian, both of Gainesboro, Wanda Phillips of Rickman, Judy Stanley and Deloris Hammock Hammock, both of Indiana; a grandson, John John Hammock; and several other grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bruce Harris, Donnie Hite, Leroy Phillips, Jason O’Brian, Willie Ray Hodge, and John John Hammock.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Delton Langford
Funeral services for Mr. Delton Langford, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Stoner officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Langford died Friday, October 22, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born November 26, 1920 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Palo and Idella (Hunter) Langford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters, Tina Ramsey, Minnis Langford, Vadus Langford, Elbert Langford, and Benny Langford.

Survivors include his wife, Mae (Savage) Langford of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, June and James Lewis of Livingston; a granddaughter Debb Key and her husband, Terry of Livingston; and a great-granddaughter, Lori White and her husband, Chris.

Pallbearers were Michael Ray, Willie Hugh Bilbrey, Leon Robbins, Clifton Beaty, Edwin Garrett, and Durran Lewis.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Mary Catherine (Hancock) Leverette
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine (Hancock) Leverette, 47, of Shelbyville, TN, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from the chapel at Doak-Howell Funeral Home, with Rev. Rickey Carr officiating.

Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

Mrs. Leverette died Friday, October 22, at Vanderbilt Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was retired from Newell Rubbermaid Corporation in Sanford.

Born January 21, 1963 in Cowan, TN, she was the daughter of the late Marion Jr. and Betty (Hazelwood) Hancock.

Survivors include her long time companion and partner, Austin Avery Leverette of Shelbyville; 2 sons, Michael Avery Leverette and Jeremy Lynn Leverette, both of Shelbyville; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Sherma Hancock of Gainesboro, TN, Alvin and Lynn Hancock, and Eric and Tina Hancock, all of Cookeville, TN; a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Ricky Carr of Cookeville; a grandmother, Catherine Cole of Manchester, TN; a step-mother, Joyce Hancock of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Leila C. Leverette of Manchester, Payzlei Allision Leverette, Logan Moyer Leverette, and Alyx Leverette, all of Shelbyville; 5 aunts and uncles, Wayne and Bessie Adams, John and Mary Hancock, Johnny and Ruby Burton, Shannon Leann Warren, and Great Uncle and Aunt Harlan and Nancy Philpot, all of Shelbyville.

Special care provided by Doak-Howell Funeral Home and Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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George Thomas Looper



Funeral services for Mr. George Thomas Looper, 85, of Anderson, IN, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from First Pentecostal Church in Anderson, with Rev. Danny St. Clair officiating.

Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery with military gravesite rites by VFW Post 266 Honor Guard.

Mr. Looper died Friday, October 22, at Community Hospital in Anderson after a brief illness. He was a supervisor at General Motors for 38 years before retiring in 1982. He was a Marine Corp veteran of World War II, who saw service in the Pacific Islands.

Mr. Looper was a 63 year member of the First Pentecostal Church in Anderson where he was trustee, Sunday School teacher, treasurer, and served in many capacities. He loved his church and was very faithful to his church family. He loved hunting, fishing with his sons and his nephew, gardening, planting flowers, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a sports lover and Colts fan.

Born September 10, 1925 in Monterey, he was the son of Darling M. and Dora (Clark) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 9 siblings and a daughter-in-law.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Anna (Wilson) Looper, whom he married 64 years ago; 3 devoted sons and daughters-in-law, George Douglas and Pam Looper of Anderson, Mark and Diane Looper of Daleville, IN, and Randy Lee and Stepheni Looper of Denver, CO; a brother and sister-in-law, D.M. and Nancy Looper of Anderson; a sister and brother-in-law, Imogene and Jim Pickle of Johnson City, TN; 8 grandchildren, Autumn Gasior and her husband, Jeff, Dustin Looper, Carly Looper, Magedlyne Looper, Kaitlyn Looper, Shelby Looper, Crystal Elliott and her husband, Jeremy, Amanda Reed and her husband, Andrew; 2 great-grandchildren, Tyler Elliott and Gatlin Elliott; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and dear friend, Earl Phillips.

He will be deeply missed by all these friends, family, and people he touched along his blessed path of life.

Special care provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Services in Anderson, IN. (P)

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jeffrey Allan Morris
Mr. Jeffrey Allan Morris, 37, of Livingston, died Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Morris had been a factory worker for Berkline Corporation.

Born March 6, 1973 in Napoleon, OH, he was the son of Barbara (Broyles) Morris of Livingston, and the late David Morris.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Rosemary Morris of Toledo, OH; a brother, Aaron Morris of Allons; 2 nephews, Zachary Morris and Jonathan Morris; and a niece, Hannah Morris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Johnny Michael Stover, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Michael Stover, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Roy Depolitte officiating.

Burial was in Padgett Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Stover died Thursday, October 21, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 12, 1950 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Harrison and Bessie (Crabtree) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nelldean Copeland and Olene Garrett; and a brother, Junior Stover.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye Stover of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Ted Vaughn of Cookeville; a son, Johnny Michael Stover, Jr. of Nashville; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Ryan and April Davis of Monroe; 2 sisters, Gerlene Winningham of Wirmingham Community and Irene Looper of Ohio; and 2 brothers, Alford Stover of North Carolina and Jerry Stover of Pall Mall, TN; and 2 grandchildren, Emily Vaughn and Clayton Vaughn.

Pallbearers were members of Livingston Police Department, Overton County Sheriffs Department, and Cookeville Police Department.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Lura (Kennie) Sullivan
Memorial services for Mrs. Lura (Kennie) Sullivan, 61, of Orlando, FL, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 from Zion Hill United Methodist Church in Cookeville.

Additional services will be held in Orlando the following week.

Ms. Sullivan died Monday, October 11 at her home.

Born March 6, 1949 in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Mary Lou (Mabrey) Sullivan of Rickman and the late Lillard Sullivan. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Keith Sullivan, Teddy Sullivan, and O.L. Sullivan.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kim Sullivan and Larry Foster of Lakeland, FL; a son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Cynthia Pryor of Hermitage, TN; 2 sisters, Billie Vaughn of Cookeville, and Barbara Parker; a brother, Leonard Sullivan of Cookeville; and 2 grandchildren, Rebecca Pryor and Jacob Pryor.

Special care provided by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Services of Orlando, FL. (NC)

 

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