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Archives 02-01-2011

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Anna Grace (Hastings) Beaty
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Grace (Hastings) Beaty, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Junior Foster officiating.

Burial was in Sylvester-Robbins Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Beaty died Wednesday, January 26, at her home.

Born May 16, 1930 in Alpine, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Anna Vera (Ferrell) Hastings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Beaty; a son, Gary Beaty; a daughter, Debbie West; a sister, Sarah Price; and 2 brothers, Billy Hastings and Alf Hastings.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Carol Beaty of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Bobby Byers of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Anna Lee Smith of Monroe; a brother-in-law, Thurman Price of Sparta; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bo Byers, B.J. Byers, Jonathan Beaty, Jeff Beaty, Jason Davis, and Josh West.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Avo Carrie (Carr) Cantrell
Funeral services for Mrs. Avo Carrie (Carr) Cantrell, 93, of Anderson, IN and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Bennie Sells officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Cantrell died Wednesday, January 26, at her home. She married Cleo Clayton Cantrell on January 11, 1934 and they spent 38 happy years together until his passing on November 14, 1972. Avo and Clayton moved from Tennessee to Anderson, IN in March, 1953 where they lived with their two children, Reba and Earl. Avo’s hobbies were sewing, making quilts, playing and singing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved and enjoyed them all. She enjoyed going to church as long as she could walk around.

Born October 31, 1917 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Lee Carr. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Reba (Cantrell) Edwards; 5 brothers, Carver D. Carr, Woodrow Carr, Monroe Carr, Robert Gentry Carr, and Edward Donald Carr; and 4 sisters, Laura Arline, Bessie Ramsey, Dorothy Ashbey, and Zola Norrod.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Veachel (Ledbetter) Cantrell; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnny Edwards, Jeff Edwards, Kyle Young, Tony Cantrell, Gary Ledbetter, and David Reynolds.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Roy Edgar Gifford
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Edgar Gifford, 85, of Hilham, were conducted at noon Saturday, January 29, 2011 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 28 at Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Allens Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Gifford died Thursday, January 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver, veteran of World War II, a Shriner, and attended New Hope Community Church.

Born December 22, 1925 in Columbia, TN, he was the son of the late Scott and Lela Moude (Roberts) Gifford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Villa Gifford; an infant son, Roy Wells Gifford; and 2 brothers, Howard Gifford and Clarence Gifford.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Pearl Boyd of White House, TN and June Steffey of Hermitage, TN; 4 nieces, Sheliah, Patty, Terry, and Gail; and a nephew, Doak.

Pallbearers were Roger Phillips, James Speck, John Alcorn, Harold Gore, David Pryor, and Lester Qualls.

Special care by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Lucille (Evans) Griffin
Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille (Evans) Griffin, 86, of Albany, KY and previously of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from Overton County Memorial Gardens in Livingston, with Bro. Larry Martin officiating.

Mrs. Griffin died Saturday, January 29 at Clinton County Hospital. She was a member of Westview Christian Church.

Born April 5, 1924 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sadie (Beaty) Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Griffin; 2 sisters, Leda Hughes and Patsy Easterday; and a brother, Houston Evans.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Gary Norris of Albany, KY; 5 special caregivers, Reba Claborn, Debbie Hood, Sandy Jackson, Christy Herron, and Shelia Groce; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Talbott Funeral Home. (P)


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Gerald D. “Jerry” Hansen
Funeral services for Mr. Gerald D. “Jerry” Hansen, 52, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. John Preece officiating.

Burial was in Aarons Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

Mr. Hansen died Thursday, January 27 at his home.

Born October 20, 1958 in Spokane, WA, he was the son of Shirley (Doyle) Hansen of Spokane, and the late William A. Hansen. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, William A. Hansen; and a father-in-law, Louie Geesling.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Carolyn Hansen of Hilham; 3 step-sons, Jeff Nivens, Chris Nivens, and Josh Nivens, all of Hilham; a mother-in-law, Ina Rose Geesling of Hilham; 4 brothers, Charles C. Hansen, Jonathon T. Hansen, and Kenneth Hansen, all of Spokane, and Michael A. Hansen of Post Falls, ID; and 5 grandchildren, Megan Nivens, Cameron Nivens, Aspen Nivens, Kris Ann Nivens, and Dakota Nivens.

Pallbearers were Jeff Nivens, Chris Nivens, Josh Nivens, Donny Rector, Tracy Milsap, Buddy Geesling, Wayne Poston, Brett Allen, and Jason Cope.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Odene (Thompson) Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Odene (Thompson) Key, 78, of Pleasant Ridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2011 from Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, with Rev. Tony Barnett, Rev. Nolan Cantrell, and Rev. Jack Taylor officiating.

Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Key died Tuesday, January 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker from Russell Stovers and a member of Monterey Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 4, 1932 in Brotherton, TN, she was the daughter of the late Casto and Bertha (Matheney) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Key, on October 3, 1976; a sister, Christine Galbreath; and 2 brothers, Joe Thompson and Charles Thompson.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Rourke of Pleasant Ridge Community; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Bobby and Ethel Key, Wayne and Missy Key, James Key, and Jerry Key, all of Pleasant Ridge; a sister, Estelle Taylor of Anderson, IN; 2 brothers, Carlen Thompson of Cookeville and Richard Thompson of Anderson, IN; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Shirley C. Morgan
Funeral services for Mr. Shirley C. Morgan, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Randy Prichard, Arnold Murphy, and Phillip Morgan officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Morgan died Friday, January 28, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver and of the Christian faith.

Born March 23, 1944 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late William Perry and Fronia Mae (Cooper) Morgan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 brothers, George Morgan, U.L. Morgan, Vestal Morgan, Haskel Morgan, Lester Morgan, and Alton Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Mary R. Morgan of Hardys Chapel Community; a son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Melinda Morgan of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jerry Hamilton of Hardys Chapel Community; 2 brothers, Cooper Morgan of Cookeville and Joe Morgan of Mt. Juliet; 4 sisters, Eunita Masters and Leola Masters, both of Livingston, Martha Fields of Algood, and Rose Lee of Hermitage; and 7 grandchildren, Cory Hamilton, Casey Hamilton, Caleb Morgan, Clare Morgan, Austin Morgan, Tara Taylor, and Jada Jackson.

Pallbearers were Frankie Nolan, Donnie Bull, Kevin Carmack, Earl Morgan, Dylan Ashlock, Cory Hamilton, Caleb Morgan, and Wesley Prichard.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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Ora D (Halsell) Oakley
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora D (Halsell) Oakley, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011 from First Christian Church with Rev. Dee Wells officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Oakley died Wednesday, January 26 in Crossville. She was a registered nurse and former Director of Nursing with Lady Ann Hospital and retired with the State of Tennessee. She was a member of First Christian Church in Livingston.

Born May 21, 1925 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Bedford and Mae (Bilbrey) Halsell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Oakley; 2 brothers, Glenn Halsell and Raymond Halsell; and 3 sisters, Avis Windle, Orpha Halsell, and Geneva Langford.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Cathy Oakley of Livingston; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Roger Price of Crossville and Becky and Mike Patterson of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jon Cook, Jimmy Miller, Rob Oakley, Scott Oakley, David Riddle, and Mike Swallows.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Charles “Buck” Robert Ward
Funeral services for Mr. Charles “Buck” Robert Ward, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from Flatt Creek Church of Christ with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Ward died Saturday, January 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a brick mason, a member of Flatt Creek Church of Christ, and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born August 19, 1923 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Auda (Carmack) Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Alma (Crabtree) Ward; a brother, Corkey Masters; and a sister, Doris Ward.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Sharon Ward of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Douglas Sears of Griffin, GA; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, William “Bill” and Mable Ward of Cookeville, and Carl and Ethel Masters of Hilham; a sister, Agnes (Ward) Harward of Marietta, GA; and a grandson, Charles D. Sears of Florida.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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