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Archives 03-22-2011

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BERTHA M. (SMITH) CONNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha M. (Smith) Conner, 90, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Kenny Span officiating.

Burial was in Clark Cemetery.

Mrs. Conner died Sunday, March 13, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of Church of Christ at Barnes Ridge.

Born December 17, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Basley Austin and Mattie Gertrude (Taylor) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo L. Conner; and 2 brothers, George G. Smith and Danny Detro Smith.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Nello and Lula Conner, Junior and Sarah Conner, Lonnie Conner, and Kenny and Peggy Conner, all of Monroe; a brother, Bobby Gene Smith of Livingston; 4 sisters, Elsie Carter of Monroe, Virginia Blanch Ford, Bernice Sue Bryson, and Mary Joyce Roop, all of Livingston; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dustin Conner, David Conner, Dwayne Conner, Tony Conner, Carley Conner, and Chris Conner.

Honorary pallbearers were all other grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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JAMES AARON JONES
Funeral services for Mr. James Aaron Jones, 84, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 from Allons Baptist Church with Bro. Damon Corley officiating.

Burial, with full military honors provided by James T. Davis Memorial VFW Post 5062, was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Jones died Tuesday, March 15, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Allons Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

Born August 17, 1926 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee and Maggie (Reeves) Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Douglas Jones, Frank Jones, and Howard Jones; and a sister, Velma Adkins.

Survivors include his wife, Lexie Jones of Allons; 2 daughters, Malinda Keisling of Brentwood, TN and Reta Ledbetter of Livingston; a sister, Gola Gunter of Hilham; a brother, Jessie Jones of Michigan; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Roy Lee Seber, Durell Maynord, Bruce Seber, Jimmy Maynord, Dwain Maynord, and Duran Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Allons Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cookeville
Regional Medical Cancer Center.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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LOLA (McCOWAN) KEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola (McCowan) Key, 74, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Floyd and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery.

Mrs. Key died Monday, March 14, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a factory worker.

Born August 13, 1936 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Celia (Wilson) McCowan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Helen McCowan and Delcie Sparks; 2 brothers, Clyde McCowan and Earl McCowan; 2 nephews, Tommy McCowan and Lonnie McCloud; and a niece, Debbie Greenwood.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Key of Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Earl Blaylock of Monterey; a sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Loyce McCloud of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Braden and Betty McCowan of Cookeville; a brother-in-law, Jim Sparks of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Katrina Eldridge of Monterey, and her fiance, Brad Atkins; a great-granddaughter, Sydnee Eldridge; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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MAMIE L. (JACKSON) LEDBETTER
Graveside services for Mrs. Mamie L. (Jackson) Ledbetter, 82, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Loyce Webb officiating.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Tuesday, March 15, at Indiana Heart Hospital in Castleton, IN. She was a homemaker

Born December 6, 1928 in Rocky Mountain, NC, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Stella (Moore) Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ledbetter, Jr.; 7 brothers and 3 sisters, Merrett Jackson, Ray Jackson, Clee Jackson, Atlas Jackson, Bruce Jackson, Tilda Heatherly Jackson, Mavis Jackson, Wall Jackson, Seamy Jackson, and Fally Kate Jackson.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Light Chapel Building
Fund.

Special care provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson, IN, and Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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DOTTIE LORENE (BLOODWORTH) QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Dottie Lorene (Bloodworth) Qualls, 68, of Jonesboro, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Mr. Greg Nice officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Qualls died Wednesday, March 16, at Lake Bridge Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN. She was a homemaker and member of the Worldwide Church of God.

Born February 8, 1943 in Davidson County, TN, she was the daughter of the late James Fredrick and Lois Jean (Gibbs) Bloodworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Qualls.
Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Myra and Mike Elder, Jr. of Jonesboro and Amy Garrett of Cleveland, TN; 2 brothers, Robert Bloodworth and Wayne Bloodworth, both of Nashville; a sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Herman Carlton of White House, TN; and 2 grandchildren, Griffin Elder and Lily Elder of Jonesboro.

Pallbearers were Herman Carlton, Mike Elder Sr., Mike Elder Jr., John Mosier, Curtis Corbin, and Bob Kidd.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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MICHAEL LARRY STEPHENS
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Larry Stephens, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 from First Christian Church in Livingston, with Rev. Dee Wells officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Stephens died Thursday, March 17, in Hendersonville, TN. He was co-owner of Progressive Engineering Co. and a member of First Christian Church.

Born March 1, 1948 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Larry G. and Mary Gene (Speck) Stephens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Stephens.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Stephens of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Courtney Stephens of Arlington, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Jason Travis of Hendersonville, TN; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Rita Upton of Goodlettsville, TN and Diane and Raymond White of Cookeville; and 2 grandchildren, Jacob Travis and Gabi Travis, both of Hendersonville.

Pallbearers were David Upton, Raymond White IV, Keith Bellanfant, Nathan Kirkwood, Jason Stephens, and Jason Travis.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Davis, Jerry Stovall, Travis Puckett, and David Mayberry.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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