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Elise (Daniel) Buford Hodges
Funeral services for Mrs. Elise (Buford) Hodges, 89, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Danny Whitson and Rev. Tim Buford officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Hodges died Tuesday, January 4, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired teacher with over 30 years of service, teaching at Hickory Flatt, Bangham, and Celina but taught the majority of those years at Algood. She was also a member of Paran United Methodist Church for 60 years.

Born October 25, 1921 in Willow Grove Community of Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Edna (Grimsley) Daniel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Buford and Cleo T. Hodges; and a son-in-law, Marvin Mainord.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Ann Mainord of Cookeville, Judy and Jack Sibilla of Ramsey, NJ, and Faye and Tim Warren of Crossville; a brother, Arthur “Shorty” Daniel of Cookeville; a sister, Louise Smith of Crossville; an aunt, Dean Cherry of Madison, TN; 3 grandsons, Todd Mainord and his wife, Annabel and Scott Warren and his wife, Jayne, all of Cookeville, and Mark Bradley and his wife, Annette of Walterboro, SC; 2 step-daughters, Betty Brady and Joan Mobley and her husband, Wendell; 4 step-grandchildren, Beth Merrell, Salley Brady, Leann Vinson, and David Mobley; and special friends, Virginia King Hunter, Sue Pecora, Marie and Marion Wright, Jean and Lehman Riggs; and her Paran Church family.

Pallbearers were Randy Richardson, Sam Warren, Roger Williams, Fred Matheney, Dr. Lee Moore, Dr. Jimmy Moore, Tommy West, Mike West, and Joe Wheeler Harp.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paran United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 3812 West Paran Road, Cookeville, TN 38506.

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

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Jesse Lee Matthews
Mr. Jesse Lee Matthews, 82, of Livingston, died Monday, January 10, 2010 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He will be buried in Eckels Cemetery.

Born September 23, 1928, he is survived by his wife, Juanita Matthews of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Brooke Matthews of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Jerry Wilkinson of Livingston and Renita and Tom Sommers of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren, Matt Wilkinson and his wife, Karen of Mt. Juliet, TN, Lisa Ledbetter and her husband, David of Livingston, Ashley Matthews and Dustin Matthews, both of Livingston, Heath Matthews, Zachary Sommers, and Macey Sommers, all of Cookeville; and 3 great-grandchildren, Hayden Ledbetter, Hallie Ledbetter, and Dawson Ledbetter, all of Livingston.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be disclosed at a later date.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Betty (Cannon) Neighbors
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty (Cannon) Neighbors, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Neighbors died Tuesday, January 4 at her home. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Born February 18, 1940 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ova D. (Bowman) Cannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Neighbors; and a brother, Charlie Cannon.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Wanda Gore of Livingston and Katherine Allen of Ashland City, TN; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, George Cannon of Allons and Doug and Geraldene Cannon of Livingston; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Tony Cannon, Marshall Cannon, Jeff Cannon, Mark Cannon, Ken Gore, and Jamie Goodpasture.

Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Cannon, Wesley Cannon, David Cannon, Dalton Cannon, and Easton Goodpasture.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Carl Stults Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Stults Jr., 61, of Crawford, TN, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.

Burial with full military honors by Veterans Honor Guard will be in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.

Mr. Stults died Saturday, January 8, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a coal miner, a factory worker, and U.S. Marine who saw service in the Vietnam Conflict.

Born July 30, 1949 in Monterey, he was the son of the late Carl Sr. and Dorothy (Johnson) Stults. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-sister, Misty (Stults) Raines.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Peggy (Boles) Stults of Crawford; a daughter, Amy Stults of Monterey; a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Angela Stults of Cookeville; a sister, Della Jean Smith of Rickman; and a half-brother, Joey Stults of Clarkrange.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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