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Carrie Lynn Garrett
Funeral services for Miss Carrie Lynn Garrett, 17 months, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Donnie Bull and Bro. Danny Hambree officiating.

Burial was in Storie Cemetery in Byrdstown.

Miss Garrett died Tuesday, January 18, at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville.

Born August 15, 2009 in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Jessie Paul and Terri Lynn Garrett. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Paul Garrett.

Survivors include, in addition to her parents, a brother, Jessie Paul Garrett II; grandparents, Eddie and Vickie Garrett; Robert and Mary Reid, and Ricky Tindle; godparents, Sharon and Dave Buttram; aunts and uncles, Victoria and Hank Richardson, Wendy and Mark Dyer, Tina Sweat, Crystal Randolph, and Joe Garrett; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Robinson, Michael Carlton, Michael Wiggins, and Donald Wiggins.

Honorary pallbearers were Hank Richardson, Stevie Harbert, Kenny Johnson, and Josh Moon.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Deane (Newberry) McDonald
Funeral services for Mrs. Deane (Newberry) McDonald, 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Stoner officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. McDonald died Wednesday, January 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a factory worker, homemaker, and member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born August 2, 1915 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Bernetta (Hull) Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McDonald; 2 sons, Eugene McDonald and Justin McDonald; 2 grandsons, Kenny Smith and Craig McDonald; a granddaughter, Angie Sofferdine; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Berisford.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Margie Peacy of Livingston and Allie and Don Clendenan of Michigan; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Clendenan, Steven Fann, Tommy Crabtree, Doyle Smith, Wayne Smith, and Floyd Bilbrey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Colleen Moore (Brown) Peterman
Memorial services for Mrs. Colleen Moore (Brown) Peterman, 85, of Sparta, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2011 from First Christian Church in Cookeville, with Bro. Hillier Duke and Bro. Allen Morris officiating.

Mrs. Peterman died Wednesday, January 19, at Life Care Center in Sparta.

Her grandmother, Bell Brown, owned the Brown Hotel. Her parents, Clarice and Mike Brown, owned the Ritz Theater. She and her husband, Dwain Peterman, ran the theater and a drive-in for many years. Dwain Peterman was elected mayor of Livingston in 1958 and 1962. The family moved to Cookeville in 1964 where Dwain Peterman was city manager until his death in 1967. Mrs. Peterman was a member of First Christian Church in Cookeville.

Born March 28, 1925 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Clarice A. (Brown) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwain Peterman; a sister, Marinella Rose McKee; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Peterman.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Loretta Peterman of Oak Ridge, TN; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Howard Cochran of Lafayette, TN, and Anita and Gary Ray of Cookeville; 3 granddaughters, Laura Ward and her husband, James, of Lafayette, Amy Ray of Cookeville, and Stacy Suggs and her husband, Josh, of Knoxville; 2 grandsons, Robert Cochran and his wife, DeAnn, of Smyrna, and Brian Cochran and his wife, Latisha, of Cookeville; and 4 great-grandchildren, Bailey Cooper and Emily Suggs of Knoxville, and Justin True and Hunter True of Fairbanks, AK.

Special care provided by Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center. (C)

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Norma Jean Sullivan
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Jean Sullivan, 79, of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Masters and Bro. Nathan Hickman officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Hardys Chapel Community of Overton County.

Miss Sullivan died Sunday, January 16, at Erlanger Medical Center.

Born March 9, 1931 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ona (Hardy) Sullivan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ares Sullivan, Willard Sullivan, and J.D. Sullivan; and a sister, Eillene Roberts.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Patricia Sullivan of Livingston; 2 sisters, Ann Sullivan and Willene Sullivan, both of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Amanda Sullivan of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kevin Pullum, Jonathan Sullivan, Donnie Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, Herman Lee Sullivan, Don Moody, Jeffery Roberts, and Larry Roberts.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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