Elbert Donald Hunter
Farmer/School Bus Driver
Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Donald Hunter, 68, were held Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at Speck Funeral Home with Bros. Lester Flatt, Larry Thomas and Donald Cobb officiating. Interment followed in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.
He was born March 23, 1935 in Overton County, to the late Commadore Perry and Sally Vaudy McCormick Hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas (T.D.) Hunter, McCoy Hunter and Melvin Hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Ina Hunter of Allons, two daughters and son-in-law, Penny and Anthony White of Allons and Cindy Hunter of Allons, one brother, Raymond Hunter, three grandchildren, Nathasa Hunter, Courtney White and Thomas White, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jerry Hunter, Robert Hunter, Rick Hunter, Timmy Hunter, Roger Hunter, Doug Hunter, Joey Dilldine, Larry Buck, Bobby Burgess and Rick Ledbetter.
Retired Warehouse Employee of UCEMC
Funeral services for Mr. Dan Lancaster, 87, were held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
He was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Smith County, to the late Alfred and Eva Atkins Lancaster.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Livingston Lodge #259 Chapter and Council.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christene Plumlee Lancaster, a daughter, Carolyn Young, a great grandson, Tyler Lancaster, two brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Robert and Charles Lancaster, both of Livingston, a brother, Bill Lancaster, five grandchildren, Lorie Berta, Steve Lancaster, David Lancaster, Christopher Lancaster and Jason Lancaster and six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers for Mr. Lancaster were Tim McDonald, Steve Lancaster, David Lancaster, Christopher Lancaster, Jason Lancaster and Drew Berta.
Opal Allred Choate
Nurses Aide and Homemaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Allred Choate, 81, were held Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Interment followed in the Flatt Creek Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 17, 1922 in Overton County, to the late Charles Lee and Winnie Lee Goodpasture Allred.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Vestel Choate, first husband, William Clyde Boles, a son, Curtis Boles, a sister, Reba Parrigin and a brother, Charles Allred, Jr.
She was a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Angie Choate of Livingston, four daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Collins of Dover, Regina and Haskel Colson of Rickman, Betty and Ray L. Speck of Rickman and Janet and Monte Grissom of Spencer, a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Lois Allred of Flatt Creek, three nieces, Brenda Saunders, Judy Parrigin and Mary Boles, 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one special friend, Cookie Conner.
Pallbearers were Anthony Speck, Brandon Choate, Bryan Collins, Jamison Colson, Goodloe Saunders and Steve Boles.
Eva May Looper
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva M. Looper, 88, were held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 at Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
She was born June 24, 1915 in Overton County to the late, Floyd and Tina Speck Bowman.
Mrs. Looper passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 2004, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a member of the Three Forks Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Looper, sisters, Mable Bowman Brown and Edith Phillips and brothers, Bonnie, Roscoe, Ray and Roy Bowman.
She is survived by her half-brothers, Billy Bowman of New Caryle, Ohio, and Al Bowman of Cookeville, half-sisters, Mary Agnes Schlensker and Anna Marie, both of Anderson, Indiana, special nephew, M.C. Brown of Livingston and several nieces and nephews.
Horace Lynnville Nelson
Retired from DuPont Plant
Funeral services for Horace Lynnville Nelson, 77, were conducted March 1, 2004, from the Chapel of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kansas. A memorial service was conducted March 20, 2004, at the Nelson Cemetery, in Overton County, Tennessee, with Matt Abbott officiating.
Mr. Nelson was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Old Hickory, Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1950 with a degree in economics. He enlisted with the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He served on the John L. Williamson Destroyer Escort 370 and Bull Destroyer Escort 402.
He worked at DuPont plants in Chattanooga and Old Hickory, Tennessee, and Tecumseh, Kansas. He retired as an employee relations supervisor in 1985.
Mr. Nelson passed away Feb. 26, 2004, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Starling Nelson; mother, Gladys Smith Nelson; and one brother, James Kenneth Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Freddie Banks Nelson, and one daughter, Resa Nelson.
Reba Frances Short
Reba Frances Short, 68, of 1080 East Short Rd., Moss, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the Cookeville Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Short was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Riddleton, Tennessee, to the late Matthew Crowder and Mary Painter Crowder. She was a factory worker for Crotty Corp. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Upton Funeral Home, Inc., with Gary Wilder officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Crowder and Odell Crowder.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace Short, whom she married on Dec. 18, 1954; two sons, Mike Short of Smyrna and Randy Short of Moss; one daughter, Rhonda Kichler of Nashville; one brother, Earl Crowder of Brimstone Creek; five sisters, Irene Anderson of Union Hill, Nervie Martin of Cookeville, Ila Stone of Murfreesboro, Polly Scott of Murfreesboro and Jean Brown of Indianapolis, Indiana; six grandchildren, Wendy Madon, Shaun Short, Van Eric Short, Erica Hopper, Kayla Sargent and Klye Sargent; and two great grandchildren, Brooke Madden and Seth Madden.
Funeral services for Mr. Ed Petermann, 57, were held Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Chapel with Rev. Carl Knowles officiating. Visitation services were held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. before the funeral service.
Mr. Petermann, of LaGrange, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2004 at Atlanta Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Columbia, South Carolina, to the late Melcher Clarence, Jr. and Martha Nell Slaughter Petermann. He was employed by Guardian Automotive as a plastic engineer and was a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans Military Order of Stars and Bars. He was the owner and operator of ES & P Industries, specializing in wrought iron work.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sally Petermann, of LaGrange, GA; four children and their spouses, Edward Ross Petermann, Jr., of Greenville, SC, Melcher C. IV and Beth Petermann of Columbia, SC, Kathryn and Keith Steele of LaGrange, GA, and Elizabeth Petermann of LaGrange, GA; one sister and brother-in-law, Bette and Richard Coney of Columbia, SC; one nephew and his wife, John and Mary Coney of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law, Susan Chappell of Aiken, SC; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Gail Scurry of Huntersville, NC; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and John Thomas of Jacksonville, FL; one niece, Sarah Horonzy of Jacksonville, FL; one great nephew, Lukas Sparks of Jacksonville, FL and several other nieces and nephews.
Geneva U. Maynord
Beauty Salon Owner
Funeral services for Geneva U. Maynord, 74, were held Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Speck Funeral Home with Edwin Garrett officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Maynord, of Allons, passed away May 30, 2004, at Overton County Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Overton County, to the late Lester and Lora Cole Garrett. She was a member of the Allons Bethel Assembly of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Maynord; one sister, Aura Lee Thompson; and six brothers, Billy Garrett, Coley Garrett, Joe Garrett, Louis Garrett, Monty Garrett and Clyde Garrett.
She is survived by one son, Mike Maynord of Cookeville; one daughter, Martha Brown of Gainesboro; one brother, Teddy Garrett of Livingston; one sister, Nytaree Hilton of California; and four grandchildren, Cody Maynord, Peighton Maynord, Katelyn Brown and Mason Brown.
Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Ramsey, John Daniels, Butch Garrett, Joel Garrett, Ted Garrett and Roy Dale Parrott.