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Archives 05-03-2011

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Lorene (Staggs) Hammock Carmack
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene (Staggs) Hammock Carmack, 74, of Algood, were conducted a 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating.
Burial was in Ledbetter Cemetery.

Mrs. Carmack died Friday, April 22, at Bethesda Healthcare Center. She was a hardworking factory worker most of her adult life. She worked as a seamstress in many different factories in Overton County. She had many wonderful friends and was loved by all that knew her.

Born April 27, 1936 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Staggs and Gladys (Ledbetter) Staggs Pryor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie “Booze” Carmack; and a brother, Edgar “Junior” Pryor.

Survivors include 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Georgia (Staggs) Taylor and Byron “Bud” Gibson of Sparta, Jewell Dean (Carr) Bean, Earline (Pryor) and Willie Wilson, and Evelyn (Pryor) Garrett, all of Cookeville, and Opal (Pryor) and Melvin Holsapple of Tulsa, OK; 2 brothers, Alvin Pryor and Larry Pryor, both of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Jessie Pryor of Livingston; 2 step-sons, Mike Carmack and Arthur Carmack, both of Livingston; a step-daughter, Francie Burk of Livingston; 7 nieces, 5 nephews, 6 great-nieces; 17 great-nephews; 3 great-great-nieces; and 6 great-great-nephews.

Pallbearers were Eric Williams, Bobby Zimerman, Adam Zimerman, Terry Oakley, Bailey Hoover, Harold Ledbetter, Daryle Ledbetter, and Brandon Hoover.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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James Raymond “Big Crow” Crawford
Funeral services for Mr. James Raymond “Big Crow” Crawford, 46, of Cookeville, were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Roger Phillips officiating.

Burial was in Crawford Family Cemetery.

Mr. Crawford died Tuesday, April 26, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a brick mason.

Born June 9, 1964 in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Lora Sue (Riley) Crawford and the late Raymond W. Crawford. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Earl Crawford.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Kimberly Crawford; 3 daughters, Brandi Nicole Mercer, Megan Brooke Crawford, and Chelsea Crawford; a stepson, Jason Masters; a stepdaughter, Melissa Masters; a brother, Thomas B. “Tommy” Crawford; 2 sisters, Debra Lambert and Angela Crawford; and 2 step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Nolph, Jackie Clark, Travis Smith, Caleb Smith, Jim Gunnels, and Thomas Crawford.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Ida Cleo (Young) Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Cleo (Young) Harris, 92, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating.

Burial was in Beaty Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Saturday, April 23, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She had been a homemaker and member of McDonalds Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born November 9, 1918 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Washington and Nola (Norrod) Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Harris; a son, Keith Wayne Harris; 2 brothers, Cecil Young and Estel Young; and a sister, Veo Stotler.

Survivors include, a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ralph and Sandra Harris of Albuquerque, NM; a brother-in-law, Howard Harris and his wife, Deloris, of Detroit, MI; a sister-in-law, Ala Young of Monroe; 4 grandchildren; and a great-granchild.

Pallbearers were Jackie Young, Jeffrey Young, Rod Meadows, David Sells, Kenneth Norrod, and Bill Norrod.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Edith Alva (Stewart) Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Alva (Stewart) Harris, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Ruth Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Sunday, April 24, at Alive Hospice in St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a Garment Factory worker and member of Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born June 22, 1916 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Flossie Belle (Ogletree) Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Harris; and a daughter, Billie (Harris) Smith.

Survivors include a son, Roger Dale Harris of Timothy Community in Overton County; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Jerry Dugan, and Joyce Helms, all of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Mark Danner and his wife Debbie, and Christopher Helms and his wife, Danielle, all of Livingston, Susan Straup and her husband, Dick, of Hilham, and Tonya Ferrell and her husband, David, of Allons; 7 great-grandchildren, Markie Danner of Baltimore, MD, Nicholas Ferrell and Cody Ferrell, both of Allons, Zachary Helms and Bret Danner, both of Livingston, Thea Wyatt of Crossville, and Anna Staup of Hilham.

Pallbearers were Christopher Helms, Mark Danner, Nicholas Ferrell, Cody Ferrell, Bret Danner, and Jacob Wyatt.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Dawson Lee Leffew

Funeral services for Mr. Dawson Lee Leffew, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.

Mr. Leffew died Saturday, April 23, at Overton County Nursing Home. He was retired from Hilham Convenience Center and a former deacon at Fredonia Community Church.

Born May 2, 1932 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Allen Duram and Ina Bea (Anderson) Leffew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernia Julia Ann (Dillon) Leffew; his second wife, Bobbie (Wilson) Leffew; and a sister, Dorothy Alcorn.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Lee and Lisa (Mullins)
Leffew of Livingston; a sister, Doen Rector of Cookeville; 5 grandchildren, Capt. Steven Leffew, Crystal (Leffew) Cartwright, James Dawson Leffew, Staff Sargent Patrick L. Wissing, Jr., and Lequita Fisher; 11 great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Steven Leffew, Jerry Speck, John Cartwright, Robert Bean, James Dawson Leffew, and Johnny Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Mildred G. (Brown) Maynord
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred G. (Brown) Maynord, 94, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mrs. Maynord died Saturday, April 30, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born August 26, 1916 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late James and Ettie (Fletcher) Brown.

Survivors include a son, Randy Maynord of Cookeville; a daughter, Lillie Cantrell of Cookeville; a grandson, Kevin Cantrell; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Cantrell.

Pallbearers were Truman Brown, Mike Melton, Steve Mastin, Andy Melton, Durell Maynord, and Charles Maynord.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Sidney Smith



Funeral services for Ms. Sidney Smith, 93, of Hermitage, TN, formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Smith died Monday, April 25, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

She was an LPN at Lady Ann Hospital and of the Baptist faith. A WW II veteran of the U.S. Army, she enlisted with her 3 brothers. She was living with her daughter in Hermitage for the last 6 years of her life.

Born September 1, 1917 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Grant (Stover) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Grace Mallo and Ethel Smith; and 2 brothers, Neil Smith and Roy Smith.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sibyl “Tootsie” and Chuck Myatt of Hermitage; a brother, Cato Smith of Akron, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David York, Gerald Collins, Chuck Myatt, Ted Mallo, Mark Smith, and Fritz Gisewhite.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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