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Funeral services for Mr. Billy James “Jim” Coleman, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from First Christian Church in Livingston with Dr. David Moore and Rev. Dee Wells officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Coleman died Saturday, February 12, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was the owner of Livingston Limestone Company, Monterey Limestone Company, and Gainesboro Limestone Company, and was active
within the industry in various trade associations.

He cared deeply about the employees who worked with his companies, as was evidenced as they were asked to serve as honorary pallbearers. He was passionate about his work and appreciated the privilege of giving back to the community for more than 40 years.

He received recognition throughout his professional life, including Businessman of the Year and Citizen of the Year by Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce. Jimmy was a graduate of both Livingston Academy as well as Tennessee Tech University. He was a member of First Christian Church.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being on Dale Hollow Lake, deep-sea fishing as well as other sports. Special friends include Norman Copeland, Charles Langford, John Officer, Jack Ray, and the late Neal Winton.

Born September 24, 1943 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie D . “Bill” and Ardean (Keisling) Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Brian Rose; and a granddaughter, Alyse Coleman.

He is survived by his devoted family, including Wanda (Looper) Coleman of Livingston, his wife of 36 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Gina (Coleman) and Lance Shaver of Burlington, IA, and a step-daughter, Kristal Rose of Knoxville; a son, Jay Coleman of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny Fred and Carol Coleman of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Sue and David Ledbetter of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Austin Shaver, Morgan Shaver, Alexia Coleman, and Aliza Coleman; and a step-granddaughter, Bailey Rose.

Pallbearers were Robert Davidson, Alan Linder, John Officer, John Turnbull, Jack Parrott, Charles Langford, Tommy Stephens, Lynn Burnett, and Lowell Arney.

The family is extremely grateful for the sympathy shown throughout his illness with cancer and their time of loss. Memorial donations may be made to either Cookeville Regional Cancer Center, 142 West 5th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501, or First Christian Church Building Fund, 320 Oakley Street, Livingston, TN 38570.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Carmon B. Hammock, 70, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 from Holly Springs Church of Christ, with Bro. Mark Loftis and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Hammock died Friday, February 25 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was retired from Berkline and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ. He was a member of Hilham Fire Department, Disabled American Vets, VFW Post 5062, and Army National Guard. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm.

Born October 25, 1940 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jeff and Myrtle (Gore) Hammock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Moore; and 2 brothers, Carl Douglas Hammock and Carlos Hammock.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Ann Hammock of Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lori Hammock of Rickman; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Missey and Chris Winningham of Hilham and Melanie and Donald Staggs of Livingston; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Dean and Mickey Hagan of Rickman, Johnnie Walker of Highland Community, and Carlene and Junior Poston of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Carlon C. and Mildred Hammock of Livingston; a father-in-law, Jess Greenwood; a brother- and sister-in-law, Billy and Thelma Burchett of Livingston; 11 grandchildren, Kylor Winningham and fiancee, Kanessa Jacobs, Dillon Winningham, Kaleigh Hammock, Cade Hammock, Cole Hammock, Chloe Hammock, Heather Gentry and her husband, Josh, Donnie Staggs and his wife, Casey, Travis Staggs and his girlfriend, Kristen Webb, and baby due in July, and Bradi B. Staggs; and 5 great-grandchildren, Brianna Gentry, McKinzie Gentry, Gracy Gentry, Hayden Staggs, and Trey Staggs.

Pallbearers were Kylor Winningham, Dillon Winningham, Travis Staggs, Donnie Staggs, Josh Gentry, Cade Hammock, Cole Hammock, and Donnie Bull.

Honorary pallbearers were Hilham Volunteer Fire Department.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Maxine (Smith) Harlow, 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.

Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Harlow died Tuesday, February 22, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 17, 1945 in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Sells) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Talmagene Smith; and a sister, Ann Hunter.

Survivors include a son, Brian Harlow of Livingston; 4 daughters, Patti Harlow of Livingston, Mary Layne Christian of Sevierville, Molly Jean Turner of Cookeville, and Jennie Marie Harlow of Hilham; a sister, Ruby Maynord of Allons; 4 brothers, Bruce Smith, Delon Smith, and Louis Smith, all of Allons, and Franklin “Peck” Smith of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchldren.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert Mack Thompson, 89, of Mogadore, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 from Millers Chapel Christian Church in Alpine with Rev. David Moore officiating.

Burial was in Clayton Smith Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson died Tuesday, February 22, at Hospice Care Center in Akron, OH. He was a truck driver, a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II, and member of Millers Chapel Christian Church.

Born December 14, 1921 in Newell, WV, he was the son of the late David McKinley and Geneva Pearl (Campbell) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (McDonald) Thompson.

Survivors include a son, Ray Thompson; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Gordon Gomez and Karen and Terry Saxe; 2 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many treasured friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Millers Chapel Christian Church.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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