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Clifton “Dock” Allen
Funeral services for Mr. Clifton “Dock” Allen, 78, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. John Mabry and Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

Mr. Allen died Saturday, May 14 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a painter and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born May 20, 1932 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ossie and Hattie (Haney) Allen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Ray Allen and Terry Anthony Allen; and a granddaughter, Amy Maynord.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Allen of Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Pam Allen of Celina; 3 daughters and 2 son-in-laws Connie Miller, of Livingston; Gail and Ronnie Maynord of Allons; and Sherry and Terry Dyer of Bloomington Springs; a brother, Clarence “Bob” Allen of Hilham; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Mansell, Chad Lacy, Denny Allen, Danny Boles, Edwin Lee, and Adam Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy McDonald and Bobby Boles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Audie (Wright) Daniels
Funeral services for Mrs. Audie (Wright) Daniels, 87, of Cape Girardeau, MO, formerly of Overton County, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Daniels died Monday, May 2 at Fountain Bleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Born April 29, 1924 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Sarah Finley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ex-husband 40-plus years, Quincy Wright; ex-husband Paul Daniels; and 2 sisters, Myrtle
McDonald and Ida Ledford.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Judy Wright, Sr., of Cape Girardeau, MO; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Fannie Smith of Rickman, Emma Cowan of Cookeville, and Bessie and Leon Poe of Sparta; 2 Grandchildren, Sandra Creg of Jackson, MO and Billy Wright, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Cape Girardeau, MO; 5 great-grandchildren, Cassy, Kyle, Amelia, Haley, and Adam; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Bobby Alton Davis
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Alton Davis, 32, of Allons were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Phillip Buck officiating.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery in Allons.

Mr. Davis died Monday, May 2 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Born April 29, 1979 in Livingston, he was the son of Willie Alton Davis of Allons and Betty Dean (Ray) Davis of Jamestown.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Alexis Brooke Davis, of Allons; 2 brothers, Billy Davis of Allons and Steve Smith of Livingston; 4 nephews, Jake Smith, Dalton Smith, Connor Smith, and River Davis; 1 grand niece, Amnesty Smith; and a girlfriend, Melanie Choate, of Allons;

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Frank Recie Lewis
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Recie Lewis, 101, of Rossville, GA, and formerly of Livingston, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with Dr. Douglas Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be in Paran Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mr. Lewis died Friday, May 20 at Parkridge Nursing Home in Rossville, GA. He formerly worked as a supervisor at Dixie Furniture and was a member of the Memorial Baptist Tabernacle.

Born March 9, 1910 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jessie Golden Lewis and Rosa Belle (Reid) Lewis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Sanner) Lewis.

Survivors include a son, and daughter-in-law James A. and Elizabeth Lewis, of Rossville, GA; 2 brothers, Jack Lewis of Livingston and Jessie Lewis of Oak Ridge; a sister, Ann Smith, of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Gary Gilpatrick, James A. Lewis, II, and Paige (Terry) House; and 2 great-grandchildren Jackson Carter House and William James House.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Mike “Bondo” Looper
Funeral services for Mr. Mike “Bondo” Looper, 54, of the Anderson community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with Bro. Lynell Williams officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community.

Mr. Looper died Wednesday, May 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a disabled auto body technician and a member of Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 2, 1956 in Monterey, he was the son of Austin Looper of Crawford and the late Judy (Honeycutt) Bowman.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Larry David Looper and Ricky Wayne Looper.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Wilburn) Looper, of the Anderson community; a daughter, Michelle (Looper) Martin, of the Anderson Community; 3 sisters, Diana Hoffman and Lisa Brewer, both of Murfreesboro, and Angela Blair, of Nashville; and 3 brothers, Timothy Looper, Bobby Looper, and Jesse Looper, all of the Anderson community.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Betty Jean Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips, 71, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Frankie Bledsoe officiating.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe.

Mrs. Phillips died Friday, May 20 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a grocery store clerk.

Born April 11, 1940 in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Evadean (Smith) Miller of Red Key, IN and the late Arnold Miller.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Phillips; and 2 sons, Chad Phillips and Doug Phillips.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Phillips of Monroe; a son, Kevin Phillips of Georgetown, IL; 3 daughters and 2 son-in-laws, Claressa and George Goodman of Monroe, Lisa and James Brant of Richfield, IN, and Stacy Hood of Monroe; 2 brothers and 2 sister-in-laws, Arthur and Fran Miller of Muncie, IN and Bobby and Alicha Miller of Monroe; a sister and brother-in-law, Clara and John Beaty of Red Key, IN; 9 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Sean Allen Wright
Funeral services for Mr. Sean Allen Wright, 38, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Booher Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Wright died Tuesday, May 17 at his home in Hilham. He was a brick mason and a member of the Methodist Church.

Born March 10, 1973 in Seattle, WA, he was the son of Debbie Ross Hargis and the late Roger Clifford Hargis.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Arizona, include his wife, Carla Wright, of Hilham; 2 sons, South Wright and Drake Wright; a brother, Gary Hargis, of Monterey; 2 sisters-in-law Ann Hall and Patricia Hall; 2 step-fathers Bill McLerran and Dick Wright, both of Arizona; a mother-in-law, Laurie Hill, and her special friend, Danny Burt, both of Hilham; and good friends, David and Judy Thomen and James and Carmen Webber.

Memorial contributions may be made to an account that has been established for the benefit of Mr. Wright’s children at Union Bank and Trust Company in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Sylvia D. Zambardi

Graveside services for Mrs. Sylvia D. Zambardi, 91, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 from the Netherland Cemetery in Rickman, with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Mrs. Zambardi died Friday, May 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Born April 3, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dawson Franklin and Zuia Ellen (Horner) Franklin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Zambardi; 2 sisters, Pat Mobley and Judy Scott; and 2 brothers, Arvel Franklin and Sammy Franklin.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Franklin, of Michigan; 2 sisters, Estelle Hastings, of Rickman and Blondell Speck, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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