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Archives 04-19-2011

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Ward Boswell
Funeral services for Mr. Wade Boswell, 88, of Allred, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.
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Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Boswell died Friday, April 15, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 22, 1922 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Andrew Lloyd Sr. and Mary Lou (Bilbrey) Boswell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Boswell; and 2 brothers, Andrew Lloyd Boswell, Jr. and James Lewis Boswell.

Survivors were his wife, Mary Lou (Speck) Boswell of Allred; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Marshal Reeder; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Randi Boswell, and Randall and Rebecca Boswell; 3 sisters, Nilene Masters, Nozelle Gunter, and Betty Estelle Turner; 2 brothers, Vernon Boswell and Dwight Boswell; 6 grandchildren, Amy Leigh Heidel, John Andrew Boswell, Jason Charles Boswell, Chase Daniel Boswell, Effren Reeder, and Mark Vaughn; 6 great-grandchildren, Nathan Heidel, Andrew Boswell, Jasmine Leigh Boswell, Jackson Ryan Boswell, Eli Vaughn, and Cameron Gaw; a very special niece, Mary Francis “Sis” Howell; a special friend, Edna Booher; and special cousins, Larry Boswell, Vivian Boswell, and Mike Boswell.

Pallbearers were John Boswell, Effren Reeder, Chase Boswell, Jake Boswell, Nathan Heidel, and Cameron Gaw.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Reuel Cross
Funeral services for Mr. Reuel Cross, 76, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Randall Sidwell officiating.

Burial was in Tidrow Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mr. Cross died Sunday, April 10, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer.

Born June 11, 1934 in Kentucky, he was the son of the late James V. and Bessie (Norris) Cross.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Neal) Cross; a brother-in-law, Eliza
Neal; and a sister-in-law, Margie Neal.

Pallbearers were Dennis South, Ed Deveau, Brian Cross, Stanley Cross, and Randy Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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William Allen Ford
Mr. William Allen Ford, 53, of Livingston, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at his home in Livingston.

Born May 12, 1957 in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Imogene (Cantrell) Ford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a brother, Roger Ford; and a sister, Mary Smith.

Survivors include 4 children; 7 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Sherry and Billy Rogers of Evans, GA, Toni Harley of Nashville, Darlene Cox of Rickman, Sandra and Jerry Walker, Vicki Ford, Teresa Hooks, and Tammy and Clay Smith, all of Livingston; 3 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. (P)

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Oleta J. (Robbins) Huddleston
Funeral services for Mrs. Oleta J. (Robbins) Huddleston, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Cotterman officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Huddleston died Sunday, April 10, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was a cook and homemaker.

Born August 29, 1929 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Alta (Lacy) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve Huddleston.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Huddleston of Livingston; 2 sons, Kent Huddleston of Cookeville and Carl Huddleston of Livingston; 2 brothers, Ornan Robbins of Rickman and Kenneth Robbins of Byrdstown; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brad Huddleston, Bo Huddleston, Matt Huddleston, Chris Huddleston, Steven Huddleston, Matt Reeder, and Shawn Crabtree.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Will J. Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Will J. Martin, 83, of Independence Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 from Antioch Church of Christ, with Bro. Steve Watts and Bro. Joe Hill officiating.

Burial was in Antioch Cemetery.

Mr. Martin died Friday, April 15, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electronics technician and member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Born May 27, 1927 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Annis Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives Jewell B. (Cyphers) Martin and Idell (Conner) Martin; a sister, Emogene Garrett; 4 brothers, Oscar Martin, Colbert Martin, Paul Martin, and Cleo Martin; and 2 siblings who died as infants.

Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Marietta and Brinte Handy of Independence Community, Wanda and Steve White of Horton, MI, and Marlene and Donnie Staggs of Rickman; 8 grandchildren, Amber Handy, April Handy, Cody White, Levi White, Brooklyn Harris, Nicholas Harris, Jordan Harris, and Alexis Harris; and a great-grandchild, Kade Powell.

Pallbearers were Elmo Garrett, Joe Garrett, Junior Stover, Tim Anthony, Donald Ramsey, and Royce Hummel.

Honorary pallbearers were Cody White, Levi White, Nicholas Harris, and Jordan Harris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 


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Ruby (Taylor) Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby (Taylor) Nelson, 89, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson died Thursday, April 14, at Overton County Nursing Home.
Born September 25, 1921 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Parsons) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Nelson; a son, Donald Bilbrey; 3 brothers, Arthur Taylor, Bill Taylor, and Junior Taylor; a sister, Clara Taylor; and 2 grandchildren, Russell Qualls and Ashley Nelson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ronald Qualls; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Emma Nelson; 4 sisters, Irene Nelson, Ethel Lalone, Maureen Byrd, and Willodean Baltimore; 5 grandchildren, Penny Peek, Angie Hite, Dawn King, Amy Martin, and Jennifer Hoover; and 14 great-grandchildren, Tyler Peek, Jade Thrasher, Tristica Coleman, Anton Coleman, Aria Coleman, McGuire Hite, Rhiannon Voss, Luke Voss, Candace Voss, Abby King, Savanna King, Aiden Hoover, Adisson Martin, and Briggs Martin.

Pallbearers were Charles Peek, Tyler Peek, Anton Coleman, Brandon Martin, Mike Hoover, and Kevin King.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Mary Clarice Qualls
Funeral services for Miss Mary Clarice Qualls, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Dr. Lyle Anderson, Rev. Dee Wells, and Rev. Don Maxson officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Miss Qualls died Saturday, April 16, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired school teacher who taught in Overton and Clay Counties, and a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

Born August 19, 1917 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elvin Alexander and Cora (Poteet) Qualls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Helen Qualls and Lois Warren.

Survivors include a nephew, Bill Warren and his wife, Brenda; great-nephews, Pat Warren and Jay Warren; great-great-nephews, Cody Warren and Clint Warren; and great-great-niece, Brittany Warren, all of Livingston.
Pallbearers were Pat Warren, Jay Warren, Cody Warren, Clint Warren, Charles Qualls, Jr., and Harold Stockton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Jessica D. Sells
Funeral services for Miss Jessica D. Sells, 17, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Russell Scott officiating.

Burial was in Beaty Cemetery in Monroe.

Miss Sells died Friday, April 8 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a junior at Livingston Academy.

Born July 11, 1993 at Fort Knox, KY, she was the daughter of Darrell and Michelle (Baker) Sells of Monroe.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Hunter Sells of Monroe; maternal grandparents, Billy and Evelyn Handy of Cookeville; and paternal grandparents, Ray and Joan Sells of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Cummings, Jonathan Cummings, Jordan Hargis, Jacob Beu, and Travis Human.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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Roy Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Smith, 87, of Ypsilanti, MI, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2011 from Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, with Dr. Marc Graham and Dr. Thomas J. Loyola officiating.

Burial was in Alban Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Monday, April 11, at Superior Woods in Ypsilanti. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served from 1943 to 1945. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS degree in geology in 1950.

He had a passion for serving others and spent his career in public service.

During his distinguished career, he received numerous civic honors and awards. He was a man of vision who knew how to solve problems and worked tirelessly to help anyone who came to him with a need.

Mr. Smith was employed by Ford Motor Company as a specifications specialist and it was at that time he became interested in politics. He ran for the Ypsilanti Township Tax review and was elected for the term of 1955-59. In 1959 he was elected as Ypsilanti Township Supervisor and served until 1966. As supervisor, he served simultaneously on the Washtenaw County Board of Supervisors and was chairman of the board in 1966. In 1966 he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and served from 1966 to 1972. From 1973 to 1974, he served as Saline City Administrator and in 1974 he was again elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and served in that body through 1982. In 1984, he was elected to the Washtenaw Board of Commissioners and served through 1992.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as usher for many years, and was also a member of the American Legion.

Born February 12, 1924 in Monroe County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Billy and Grant (Stover) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ethel Smith and Grace Mallo; and a brother, Neil Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Sanford) Smith, whom he married 61 years ago on July 23, 1949 in Milford, MI; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. William Sanford and Wendy Smith and Phillip Gates and Carrol Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ann and Thomas Loyola; a brother and sister-in-law, Cato and Nola Smith; a sister, Sidney Smith; 5 grandchildren, Scott Smith, Crystal Butler, Brian Smith, Elise Loyola, and Michael Loyola; 3 great-grandchildren, Katelyn Smith, Olivia Butler, and Grant Butler; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, the Gideons, or Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti by contacting Stark Funeral Service.

Special care provided by Stark Funeral Service. (P)


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Clarice (Maxwell) Upton
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice (Maxwell) Upton, 85, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011 from the Methodist Church in Berea, KY.

Burial was in Berea Cemetery.

Mrs. Upton died Monday, April 4, in New Port Richey. She had been homemaker.

Born October 15, 1925 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Ruby (Ayers) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Upton; a sister, Blanche Fisk; a brother, John Maxwell; a son-in-law, Ralph Gabbard; and a granddaughter, Amy Gabbard.

Survivors include 2 sons, Denny Upton of Tampa, FL and Jim Upton of Berea, KY; 4 daughters, Jacqueline Gabbard and Tamara Conner, both of Lexington, KY, Teresa Davis of Cynthiana, KY, and Jennifer McIntosh of Berea, KY; 2 brothers, Maurice Maxwell of Clinton Township, MI and Billy Joe Maxwell of Hilham; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. (P)


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Shirley Dimple (Harris) Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Dimple (Harris) Williams, 75, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 from chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, April 13, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a shirt factory employee and homemaker. She lived most of her life in Michigan, but lived in Pickett for the past 18 years. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Pickett County Senior Citizens.

Born November 7, 1935 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Oni (Breeding) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Osby “Buddy” Williams; 2 sisters, Opal Parrigin and Odell Lewis; and 2 brothers, Jessie Harris and Carson Harris.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Brian Boucher of Livonia, MI; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Valerie Williams of Canton, MI and Randy and Cynthia Williams of Graham, NC; a sister, Geneva Eudean Moore of Rickman; a brother, Horace Lee Harris of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were James Chave, Joshua Boucher, Jeffrey Williams, Joseph Williams, and Christopher Williams.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Rogers K. Winningham



Memorial services for Mr. Rogers K. Winningham, 71, of Livingston, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 from the chapel of First Methodist Church in Livingston.

The family has chosen cremation.

Mr. Winningham died Saturday, April 16 at the home of his daughter in Almaville, TN after a long battle with cancer. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic who had worked at the shirt factory. He was of the Methodist faith.

Born June 25, 1939 in Pickett County, he was one of twin sons born to the late Lester V. and Ruby D. Winningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Richard A. Winningham; and a sister, Pheonicia Winningham.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Steven Ricketts; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Lester Winningham and Hosea Winningham, both of Livingston, and Clester and Suzanne Winningham of Tullahoma; a grandson, Cody Ricketts; a special nephew who considered him a grandfather, Chris Ferris; and several nieces and nephews. (P)

 

 

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Alexander D. Wright
Funeral services for Mr. Alexander D. Wright, 18, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011 from First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Donald Cobb and Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a senior at Livingston Academy.

Born February 15, 1993 in Cookeville, he was the son of David and Denise (Anderson) Wright of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Elmo Wright and Andy Anderson.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Ashley and Andy Allred; maternal grandparents, Martha and Duane Wakefield; paternal grandmother, Blanche Wright; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Andy Heath, Anthony Anderson, Angelo Anderson, Luke Mason, Troy Human, Mark Langenberg, Cody Newman, and Andy Allred.

Honorary pallbearers were Quincy Buchheit, Travis Human, Daniel Mathis, Reece Berg, Andrew Berta, and Jackson White.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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