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Archives 01-18-2011

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Tom Bowman

Funeral services for Mr. Tom Bowman, 71, of Crossville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from Plateau Road Independent Baptist Church, with Rev. Kevin Melton and Rev. Freddie Melton officiating.

Burial was in Mayland Cemetery.

Mr. Bowman died Sunday, January 16, at his home. He was a tree trimmer and member of Muddy Pond Independent Missionary Baptist Church.
Born August 14, 1939 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Ruth (Pippin) Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannah Bowman; 4 sisters, Janie Tabor, Leta Mae Boles, Lena Kendrick, and Treva Wilson; 3 brothers, Domer Bowman, Paul Bowman, and A.J. Stringer; and a granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Bowman.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene (Troxtel) Bowman of Crossville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Angela Faye and Kriss Maraman of Roseville, MI and Pamela Sue and Greg Krivdo of Merritt Island, FL; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Angela Bowman of Crossville and Tim and Drema Bowman of Cookeville; 3 step-children, Roger Thompson and Tony Thompson, both of Cave City, KY, and John Thompson of Crossville; 4 sisters, Earlene Lewthwaite and Kathleen Wyatt, both of Crossville, Maureen Pierce McCowan of Monterey, and Beulah Long of Sweetwater, TN; 2 brothers, Hollis Bowman of Monterey and Denvil Bowman of Crossville; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Peggy Joyce (Daniels) Bullock

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Joyce (Daniels) Bullock, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Kevin Phillips officiating.
Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Bullock died Friday, January 14, at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville. She was a factory worker and loved gardening, taking care of her flowers, cooking, canning, and enjoyed the outdoors.

Born June 5, 1930 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Ruby (Garrett) Daniels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Audrain Bullock; 2 brothers, Noel Daniels and Carl Daniels; a sister, Betty (Daniels) Allred; and 2 grandchildren, Stephanie Huckeby and Jodie Cole.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Loretta “Susie” Crouch and her fiancee, Michael Wilborn of Rickman, and Diane and John Blankenship of Chattanooga; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Joyce Bullock of Vines Ridge, TN and Marvin Bullock of Livingston; 4 sisters, Margie Wilborn, Helen Pierce, Ann Winningham, and Judy Hughes; 2 brothers, Gene Daniels and Kenneth Daniels; 5 grandchildren, Chris Bullock, Jamie Bullock, and Matt Bullock, Amy Burke, Jennifer Heath; 8 great-grandchildren; and 4 special friends, Bertha Taylor, Gail Young, Pauline Young, and Sandy Conner.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Conner, John Blankenship, Chris Bullock, Jamie Bullock, Michael Wilborn, and Matt Bullock.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Dorothy Jean (Earnest) Child

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean (Earnest) Child, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 from First Christian Church, with Rev. Sunny Ridings officiating.

Mrs. Child died Thursday, January 13, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Born December 14, 1931 in Okmulgee, OK, she was the daughter of the late Willy and Lucy (Webb) Earnest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew McRoberts Child, Sr.; a brother, Russell Earnest; and a sister, Betty Overall.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Jean Mueller of Livingston; 2 sisters, Dolly Dixion and Helen Scott, both of Oklahoma; 2 brothers, Billy Earnest and Glen Earnest, both of Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Michael Child, Wesley Caldwell, and Jeanette Caldwell, all of Livingston; and 2 great-grandchildren, Emily Caldwell and Bladen Caldwell, both of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Sue (Cook) Conner

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue (Cook) Conner, 60, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Alan Judd officiating.

Burial was in Clark Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Conner died Tuesday, January 11, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been a factory worker and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born April 22, 1950 in Dickson County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Susie Mae (Whitfield) Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Rector; and a sister, Brenda Barlow.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie R. Conner of Monroe; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Amy Conner of Monroe, and Bobby and Tonya Conner and Micky and Cindy Cook, all of Nashville; a brother, Roy Neil Cook of Nashville; and 9 grandchildren, Rhea Lynne Conner, Hannah Conner, Haleigh Conner, Nick Cook, Cody Cook, Thomas Rector, Louis Rector, Michele Conner, and B.J. Conner.

Pallbearers were Keith Barlow, David Clouse, Chris Conner, Dwain Conner, Jason Conner, and David Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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James Ray Gore

Funeral services for Mr. James Ray Gore, 63, of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Short officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Gore died Thursday, January 13, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church.
Born July 17, 1947 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Clyde and Gladys Ray (Dishman) Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Carl Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Gail (Dial) Gore of Hilham; a son, Wayne Sells of Livingston; 2 daughters, Chastidy Gore of Hilham and Cynthia (Gore) Seber of Allons; a sister, Reba Barlow of Hilham; 2 brothers, Donald Keith Gore and Clifford Dwayne Gore both of Hilham; and 11 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Medley, Donald Gore, Bruce Barlow, Tyler Sells, Otis Bowman, and Dolphus Dial.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Jesse Lee Matthews

Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Lee Matthews, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 from Oak Hill United Methodist Church, with Bro. Jeff Cotterman and the son-in-law of the deceased, Jerry Wilkinson, officiating.

Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 13 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Burial was in Eckels Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Matthews died Monday, January 10, 2010 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He joined the U.S. Army in 1954 and was stationed in Fort Jackson, SC. After serving there for two years, he returned to Rickman and helped his father on the family farm. He later took a job helping build houses and in 1960 cut timber from his farm to build the house where he lived until his death.

He worked for construction companies until the mid-1960s, when he began his own building construction company, Jesse L. Matthews Construction, which he operated for 35 years. Jess was known throughout the Upper Cumberlands for his work in residential and commercial building. His last non-residential construction was the existing sanctuary at Oak Hill. He also owned a grocery business with his wife in the early 1980s.

He was a member and leader of Oak Hill United Methodist Church for over 50 years, serving as Secretary/Treasurer for 40 years and as an active board member until his death.

Jess was active in the community, participating in the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Shriners Organization, Livingston Civitan Club (past President), and Tennessee Board of Contractors.

His hobbies included farming, gardening, fishing, and socializing with his friends in the community. He was also a proud supporter of his grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.

Born September 23, 1928 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Dennis and Mamie (Poston) Matthews.

Survivors include 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; 2 sisters-in-law, Fonza Smith of Indianapolis, IN and Judy Pendergrass of Rickman; a brother-in-law, Bud Pendergrass and his wife, Nell, of Jamestown; 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, Halle Ledbetter, and Dawson Ledbetter, all of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Matt Wilkinson, Dustin Matthews, Zachary Sommers, David Ledbetter, Hershel Bilbrey, Sam Pendergrass, Ken Caldwell, and Jason Copeland.

Honorary pallbearers were Ron Hyder, Frank Ward, Jeff Kennedy, Fred Ashburn, Danny Greer, Kenneth Copeland, Don Copeland, Millard Oakley, Molly Tallent, Robin Copeland, Kenny Smith, Tim Pendergrass, Jackie Thompson, and Steve Huntley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Margaret Naomi (Patton) Phipps

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Naomi (Patton) Phipps, 79, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.
Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.

Mrs. Phipps died Monday, January 10 at Overton County Nursing Home. A retired factory worker and homemaker, she was a member of Rickman Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 23, 1931 in Wilder, TN, she was the daughter of the late Luther Clarence and Claudia Mae (Parks) Patton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herman O. Phipps on July 24, 2009; 3 children, Richard Phipps, Carol Ann Phipps, and Roy V. Phipps; a sister, Clara Mae Hensley; and 2 brothers, Earl Patton and Clarence Patton.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Billie Gene and Reba Phipps of Rickman and Ted and Dawn Phipps of Jackson, TN; a sister, Mary Ann Blankenship of Livingston; 2 brothers, Charlie Patton and Bill Patton, both of Clinton, TN; 3 grandchildren, Bill Phipps of Livingston, Tiffany Cervantes of Garden City, MI, and Jason Phipps of Spring Hill, TN; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Barbara Ann (Coulson) Reigle

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ann (Coulson) Reigle, 68, of Watertown, TN, formerly of Ocala, FL and Algood, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011 from the Algood Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Atnip officiating.
Burial was in Algood City Cemetery.

Mrs. Reigle died suddenly Friday, January 7 in Cookeville. She was the Valedictorian of her 1960 Algood High School senior class and earned her BS degree in English at Tennessee Tech University in 1965. She re ceived her Master’s degree in Library Science from George Peabody College in 1967. She served as Librarian for Ocala Public Library in Ocala, FL for 35 years. She was a member of Ramah Baptist Church in Watertown.

Born December 25, 1942 in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Pauline (Edwards) Coulson, Jr.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Walt and Robin Coulson of Lebanon, TN.

Pallbearers were Mike Edwards, Steve Edwards, Roy Lee Standifer, David Qualls, David Cummings, and Don McComb.

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

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Mae Mildred (Pierce) Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Mildred (Pierce) Smith, 83, of Allons, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. James Walling officiating.

Burial will be in McFerrin Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, January 16, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was a homemaker.

Born December 31, 1927 in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Ora and Grace (Williamson) Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Smith; 3 sisters; and a brother.
Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Dennis Etheredge of Livingston, Pam and David Dillon of Cookeville, and Melissa and Gary Greenwood of Allons; 3 grandchildren, Jacob Henson, Adam Etheredge, and Wesley Maynord; and a great-grandchild, Jacob Scott Henson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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