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Charles E. Dale

Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Dale, 76, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from the chapel at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home and Crematory in Anderson, IN.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

Mr. Dale died Sunday, November 7, at Saint John’s Medical Center in Anderson after an extended illness. He was retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 40 years of service and attended Anderson Church of the Brethren and was a member of Charleigh Association.

Born February 11, 1934 in Livingston, he was the son of General Hobson and Oga (Dillon) Dale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Dale and Clyde Dale; 2 sisters, Alene Tayman and Elise Stockton.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth (Nevins) Dale; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Tim Bean of Estill Springs, TN, Tammy and Mike Pruitt of Goshen, IN, and Dana and Pat Hardy of Pendleton, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Charles Gunnels of Livingston; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Robert D. Loose Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Elizabeth “Betty” (Qualls) Johnson
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” (Qualls) Johnson, 86, of Donelson, TN, formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 from Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Wead officiating.

Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday, November 9, at Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City, TN. She had been a homemaker, and was a member of First Christian Church in Nashville, Order of Eastern Star, and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Tennessee Tech University for one year.

Born July 3, 1924 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert Butler “A.B.”, Sr. and Clara (Ritchey) Qualls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Wilburn Clyde Johnson; a son, Wilburn Clyde “Rusty” Johnson, Jr.; 3 brothers, A.B. Qualls, Jr., Herbert Qualls, and Donald Qualls; and a granddaughter, Melinda Elizabeth Johnson.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William Albert and Katherine Johnson of Nashville; 2 granddaughters, Amanda Denton and her husband, David, and Kristina Burkhalter and her husband, Tab; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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U. L. Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. U. L. Ledbetter, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon, Bro. Tim Buford, and Bro. Marvin Saylors officiating.

A graveside military service was provided by Veterans Honor Guard from James T. Davis Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ledbetter died Friday, November 12, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He had been a carpenter and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Born January 24, 1920 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Norman and Lockey (Richardson) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene (Sells) Ledbetter; 3 sisters, Gladys C. Ledbetter, Mary Alma Ledbetter, and Nanie Helen Ledbetter; and 3 brothers, Marshall Clifton Ledbetter, Earnest Corbit Ledbetter, and James Verne Ledbetter.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Linda Ledbetter of Rickman and Doug and Linda Ledbetter of Livingston; and 3 grandchildren, Marcus Ledbetter, Suzanna Ledbetter, and Taylor Ledbetter.

Special care was provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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