Pearl Taylor, 94, of Crossville, IL passed away on Jan. 31 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. Funeral services were held on Feb. 4 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Interment followed at Stokes Chapel Cemetery.
Pearl Taylor was born on Sept. 21, 1917 in Livingston. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Wesley and Stella (Vann) Taylor; husband, Ausby Taylor; sons, Jack and Kenneth Taylor; sons-in-law, Tom Hammond, Samuel Guinn and Raymond Carr; sisters, Mae Harvey, Murl Conner, Erma Reagan, Corine Kennedy; grandson, Michael Guinn; and granddaughter, Rita Fay Taylor.
Surviving relatives include: her sons, Jimmy Taylor and wife Gloria of McMinnville and Shirley Taylor of Crossville; daughters, Nola Guinn, Billie Mullins and husband Byrl, all of Crossville; Barbara Fleck and husband Larry of Carmi, Linda Chambers and husband Stephen of Holland, IN, Carolyn Hammond of Crossville, Cathy Schmidt and husband Brian of Mt. Vernon, IN, LaVonda Tate and husband Jerry of Effingham; brother, Raymond Taylor and wife Elise of Cookeville; sisters, Leoria and husband Shirley of Chesterfield, IN and Ruby Dean Smith and husband J.B. of Livingston; 36 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Verlon B. Krantz
Verlon B. Krantz, 77, of Rickman passed away on Feb. 2 at WyndRidge Health and Rehab Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held on Feb. 7 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed at Wirmingham in Monroe.
Pallbearers included Tony and Wayne Krantz, Shauz and Mark Daniels and Bret and Greg Livingston.
Verlon B. Krantz was born on March 18, 1934 in Overton County. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, a truck driver and owned two grocery stores in Rickman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernal Green and Alice Looper Krantz.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Jean Krantz of Rickman; brothers, Leroy Krantz and his wife Joyce of Joelton and Hardy Miles Krantz of Nashville; and nephew, Hardy Miles Krantz, Jr. of Smyrna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or The Gideons.
Joyce Marie Savage
Joyce Marie Savage, 64, of Livingston passed away on Feb. 7 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Feb. 9 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Mullinix and Bro. Tom Greenwood officiating. Interment followed at the Holly Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Billy and Donnie Buck, Randy Dodson, Tom Goodpasture, Chris Savage, Scotty Scantland, Stevie Auberson and Jordan and Justin Savage.
Joyce Marie Savage was born on Sept. 20, 1947 in Jackson County. She was a florist and a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; Lawton H. and Geraldine Ayers Scantland; sons, Mark Allen Savage and Rick Savage; and brother, George Scantland.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Oather Savage of Livingston; sons, Brandon Savage and wife Jeanine of Livingston and Doug Savage and wife Tina of Livingston; daughter, Jennifer Gilbert and husband Roger of Livingston; sister, Carolyn Huffer and husband Freddie of Monroe; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
James W. Clark, Jr.
James W. Clark, Jr., 70, of Xenia passed away on Feb. 2 while playing golf at Locust Hills Golf Course. Funeral services were held on Feb. 5 at the Fellowship Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Steppe officiating.
James W. Clark, Jr. was born on April 19,1941 in Livingston. He was retired from the Chrysler Corp. and frequently attended Fellowship Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church in Xenia.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, James W. and Pearl (Harvey) Clark; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lela (Arthur) Sewell and Pauline Massar; and brothers and sisters-in-law, James Elmer (Marie) Clark and Truman (Geneve) and Thruman (Sandra) Clark; and brother-in-law, F.T. Lee.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Nina (King) Clark; children, James Dwayne Clark, Jeanetta Denise (Murad) Sabah; and Barbara Lynn (Jose) Alvarado, all of Dayton; grandchildren, Ciara Feltz (Ysai Basa), Dawn Clark and Aaron Feltz (Jamie Wolfe); great-grandchildren, Jacob and Carmen Basa; sister, Rose “Reba” Lee; brothers Thomas (Justine) Clark and Billy (Patsy) Clark; brother-in-law, Johnnie Massar; step-children, Francie (Dan) LaForce of Riverside, Kathy (Larry) Chandler of Xenia and Melody (Paul) Shaw of Franklin, of OH; step-grandchildren, Derek (Megan) Upchurch, Calvin and Carissa Shaw, Brianna (Braydon) Teach, Blaine (Ashley) Lemon, Bruce Lemon and Lake Vannorsdall (Emily Rice); step-great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Brett Teach and Anna Rose Vannorsdall; close friend, Willard (Innes) Wilmouth; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Leva Hammons, 94, of Monterey passed away on Feb. 9 at the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Feb. 12 at the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating. Interment followed at Welch Memorial Cemetery.
Leva Hammons was born on Dec. 23 in Overton County. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a lifetime quilter.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Cortes and Cora Looper Norrod; husband, Albert Escoe Hammons; son, James Hammons; grandson, Michael Bowman; brother, A.C. Norrod; and sister Shirley Norrod.
Surviving relatives include: her daughter, Billie Bowman of Dayton, OH; son, Frank Hammons of Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Jeff Bowman, Lisa Tipton, Kimberley Kessler and Terri Lynn Sharrock; great-grandchildren, Brian, Jessie and Allen Tipton, Zachary, Aimee and Mikyle Kessler, and Ally and Corey Sharrock; sister, Deane Harris of Monterey, daughter-in-law, Betty Hammons of Clarkrange; sister-in-law, Oma Lee Norrod of Hanging Limb.
Hewel Brown, 81, of Pall Mall passed away on Feb. 5 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Feb. 8 at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ricky Cross, Bro. Randy Tompkins and Sister Joy Langford officiating. Interment followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Fentress County.
Pallbearers included Eric, Anthony, Brian and Trevor Brown, Steven Gray, Donald Woody and Joseph Warden. Honorary pallbearers were Amanda Woody, Sara Gray and McKenzie Brown.
Hewel Brown was born on Sept. 10, 1930 in New Castle, IN. He was a retired Pickett County school teacher and farmer. He attended Smyrna Church, was a member of Little Crab Masonic Lodge #614 and a Shriner. He was also a veteran of the Korean conflict serving in the Army and was past co-director of the Pickett County Ambulance Service.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Cashier and Edna (Pritchett) Brown; infant sister, Helen Brown; and brother Harold Brown.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Myrtle (Beaty) Brown of Pall Mall; daughter, Vanessa Gray and husband Bill of Albany, KY; son, Gregory Brown and wife Laura of Pall Mall; sister, Hazel Beaty of Jamestown; brother, Hack Brown of Jamestown; grandchildren, Eric, Anthony, Brian and Trevor Brown and Amanda Woody and Steven and Sara Gray; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Brown; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Georgia L. Stewart
Georgia L. Stewart, 90, of Rickman passed away on Jan. 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Jan. 31 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman with Rev. Jeff Cotterman officiating. Interment followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Matt Durbin, Danny Warden, Phillip Wilson, Larry Breeding, Wynn Cowan and Curtis Cowan.
Georgia L. Stewart was born on Feb. 9, 1921 in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Untied Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Bill and Annie Matthews Hammock; husband, William Canada Stewart; daughter, Wilma Walker; half-sisters, Eva Dell Wilson and Ruby Colene Wilson; half-brother, Clona Dee Hammock; brothers, Herthell Byran and William Curtis Hammock; sisters, Gladys Hammock (infant sister), Bertie Lou Presley, Pluma Melissa Presley and Ruth May Stewart.
Surviving relatives include: her daughter, Ann and Freeman Gaw of Rickman; grandchildren, Tracy Breeding and husband Larry, Holly Bass and husband Keith, Lisa Cowan and husband Wynn and Chad Walker and wife Michelle; half-brothers, Ray Edward Hammock, Roy B. Hammock and Clyde Aron Hammock; half-sisters, Vonda Elese Cooper and Joyce Hellen Coffman; son-in-law, Alvin Walker of Rickman; and six great-grandchildren.
Harry Horton Moore
Harry Horton Moore, 83, of the Willow Grove Community passed away on Feb. 10 at the Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on Feb. 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating.
Pallbearers included Clifton Brown, Larry Daniels, John Daniels, Paul Daniels and Bill Daniels.
Harry Horton Moore was born on May 20, 1928 in Clay County. He was a factory worker for Berkline Corp. and a member of Summer Shade Church of Christ and Eagle Creek Masonic Lodge.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Walter and Maude Daniels Moore; wife Myrtle Phillips Moore; and son, John Moore.
Surviving relatives include: granddaughters, Amy Moore of Willow Grove Community and Peggy Sperati of Ft. Sill, OK.