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Archives 12-21-2010

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Hassie Pearl (Nelson) Breeding
Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Pearl (Nelson) Breeding, 72, of Rickman Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Harold Reeder officiating.

Burial was in Crawford Cemetery in Hardy’s Chapel Community.

Mrs. Breeding died Saturday, December 11.

Born July 3, 1938 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Brownie and Edith (Hooks) Nelson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alissa Breeding; 2 sisters, Agnes Nelson and Corina Nelson; 4 brothers, Donnie Nelson, Junior Nelson, Johnny Nelson, and Jimmy Nelson; and a grandson, Jonathon Shane Breeding.

Survivors include 4 sons, Billy Breeding of Allons, Lonnie Breeding of Livingston, Donnie Breeding of Dodson’s Chapel Community, and Willie Breeding of Hardy’s Chapel Community; 2 daughters, Patricia Bilbrey of Hardy’s Chapel Community and Teresa Breeding of Rickman; 2 sisters, Mary Sue Dixon and Carolyn Thompson, both of Hardy’s Chapel Community; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chris Breeding, Tim Breeding, Joe Ratcliff, Brandon Breeding, Jimmy Dickerson, Scottie Nelson, and Jason Bowers.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Murriel (Moss) Coffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Murriel (Moss) Coffman, 76, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Shannon Hammock officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

Mrs. Coffman died Saturday, December 18 at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born January 13, 1934 in Jackson, TN, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mozell (Crabtree) Moss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Coffman; 2 sons, Bud Coffman and Ray Coffman; 3 sisters, Edna Chaffin, Connie Hamlet, and Stella Moss; and a brother, Girstle Moss.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Joan and Jackie Sidwell and Sandra Coffman, all of Livingston, and Cathy and Mack Buck of Hilham; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, U.L. and Betty Coffman of Hilham and Johnny Coffman of Gainesboro; 3 sisters, Sally Geesling and Carol Allen, both of Hilham, and Mildred Hammock of Livingston; 4 brothers, Raymond Moss and Joe Moss, both of Livingston, Glenn Moss and Birl Moss, both of Cookeville; 2 daughters-in-law, Janice Coffman of Livingston and Nancy Farmer of Hilham; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Autrey, Zachary Miller, Justin Coffman, Travis Coffman, Christopher Warden, and Caleb McKay.

Honorary pallbearer was Andy Dickerson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Martha P. (Watkins) Dillon
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha P. (Watkins) Dillon, 77, of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Shipley officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Dillon died Sunday, December 12, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 5, 1933 in Rickman, she was the daughter of the late Joe Robert and Dola (Maynard) Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Overton Dillon; and 5 siblings.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Dian Dillon of Hilham; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda and Billy Hood of Hilham and Debbie Paul of Ocala, FL; a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Harold Spencer of Indiana; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Charles and Ludy Watkins of Indiana and Bill Watkins of Livingston; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Patrick D. Stewart, Chad Dillon, Kelly Paul, Wade Paul, Chris Matthew, and Brian Dailey.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Betty (Murphy) Farley
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty (Murphy) Farley, 67, of Obey City Community of Monterey, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Order of Eastern Star services were conducted by Monterey Chapter #502 at 7 p.m. Monday, December 20.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Farley died Sunday, December 19, at Cumberland Medical Center. She was a retired seamstress and enjoyed spending time at the lake with her husband and friends. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Monterey Order of Eastern Star Chapter #502.

Born December 23, 1942 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rinda (Vaughn) Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Willodean Norrod, Martha Norene Essary, and an infant sister, Ollie Murphy; and a brother, James Murphy.

Survivors include her husband, Roy W. Farley of Obey City Community; a sister, Lora Norrod of Clarkrange; a brother, Damon Murphy of Crossroads Community; and several nieces and nephews that she thought of as her own.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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WillaDean (Crabtree) Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. WillaDean (Crabtree) Garrett, 63, of Livingston, were conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 from Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Tony Barnett officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Garrett died Thursday, December 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been an employee of the Shirt Factory.

Born December 12, 1947 in Overton County, she was the daughter of Edith (Denton) Crabtree and the late Willie Crabtree. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Crabtree and Jamie Lee Crabtree; a sister, Pamela Sue Crabtree; and a brother-in-law, Sam Hynes.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Larry B. Garrett of Livingston; 2 daughters, Janice Garrett of Rickman and Regina Cleghorn of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris B. and Michelle Garrett of Livingston; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Maxcine Hynes and Kathy Savage, both of Livingston, Wanda and Danny Greer of Rickman, and Cynthia Pennington of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, James David and Donna Crabtree of Hilham; 6 grandchildren, Heather Sakpeidah, Christy Coffee, Maranda Key, Jaxson Garrett, Jaicie Garrett, and Khloe Garrett; 3 great-grandchildren, Sarah Beh Sakpeidah, Bailey Maynard, and Daniel Key; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Crabtree, Jonathan Dial, Steve Ledbetter, Mick Smith, Marvin Leslie, and Danny Greer.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Carl Ray Hammock
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Ray Hammock, 54, of Rickman Community, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Derrick Copeland officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Hammock died Sunday, December 12, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 13, 1956 in Rickman, he was the son of Celia Geneva (Eldridge) Shearl of Livingston and the late William Curt Hammock. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Hammock.

In addition to his mother, survivors include a brother, David Hammock of Monroe; 2 sisters, Reba Dulworth of Jamestown and Hessie Honeycutt of Rickman; a girlfriend, Shelia Carter of Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Donald Winningham, Barry Cox, James DeFrance, John Smith, Justin Phillips, Jim Carter, Lee Crowder, and Tom Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Tateman “Tater” Hodge
Funeral services for Mr. Tateman “Tater” Hodge, 73, of Twinton, TN, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from Lakeview Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Phillips officiating.

Burial will be in Rocky Point Cemetery.

Mr. Hodge died Sunday, December 19 at his home. He was an upholsterer and member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Born August 26, 1937 in Monterey, he was the son of the late Jeff and Sarah (Cleghorn) Hodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Regina Hodge; several sisters, brothers, half sisters, and half brothers.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary Hodge of Smyrna, and Shelia Hodge of Nashville; a son, Michael Hodge of Nashville; 2 sisters, Ozie Adkins of Nashville and Dean Phillips of Clarkrange; 3 brothers, Farley Hodge of Twinton Community, Andy Hodge of Springhill, and Andrew Hodge of Nashville; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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Linda Darnell Johnson
Funeral services for Miss Linda Darnell Johnson, 58, of Old Hickory, TN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bob Pharris officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Allons.

Miss Johnson died Wednesday, December 15, at her home.

Born November 17, 1952 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willette and Ruth (Holman) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Odell Johnson, Joe Ed Johnson, James Terry Johnson, and Jerry Wayne Johnson.

Survivors include a brother, Odus Johnson of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Freddy Nelson, Trent Miller, Billy Hawkins, Cody Hawkins, Randell Bale, and Mark Garrett.

Honorary pallbearers were John Derrik Garrett and Travis Hawkins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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Helen Corene (Coleman) Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Corene (Coleman) Sells, 69, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Orbin “Dog” Lane officiating.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Sells died Thursday, December 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She had been a factory supervisor and member of Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born August 3, 1941 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cordell and Siotha (Sweat) Coleman.

Survivors include her husband, George Sells of Monroe; a daughter, Wanda K. Sells of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Anna Joyce Smith of Alpine; and 2 grandchildren, Billy Ray Cooper, Jr. and Bobbi Jean Williams.

Pallbearers were Johnny Cyrus, Ron Cyrus, Bill Cooper, Harold Smith, Howard Smith, and Barney McDonald.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Norma J. (Cole) swift
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma J. (Cole) Swift, 82, of Cookeville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Fleming Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Swift died Friday, December 17, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Born September 26, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lester H. and Annie Mae (Nevins) Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester B. Swift; a sister, Anna Dean Padgett; a brother, James Cole; and a granddaughter, Valerie Swift.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Pam Swift and Stanford Swift, all of Allons; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Bob Wilson of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Billy Cole and Bobby J. Cole, both of Allons; 2 sisters, Irene Dennis of Livingston and Jo Nell Robbins of Allons; 2 grandsons; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Hunter, Jim Hunter, Billy Cole, Jr., Keith Carr, Larry Fleming, and Talon Sircy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Roxie (Garrett) Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie (Garrett) Winningham, 82, of Crawford, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. David Harris officiating.

Burial was in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Mrs. Winningham died Thursday, December 16, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired cook and a homemaker.

Born March 11, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late David Manuel and Nettie Louella (Thrasher) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Coze Edward Winningham; an infant daughter, Evelyn Kay; and a great-grandson, Brodee Austin.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Winningham of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Angela Fuller and her husband, Christopher, of Cookeville; a grandson, William J. Wilson, Jr. of Wilder, TN; 7 great-grandchildren, Alysea, Emma, Eli, Brandon, Blakelyn, Brett, and Grant.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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