Glenn Ward "Wheeler" Hassler
November 23, 1922 - February 15, 2010
BYRDSTOWN--Glenn Ward Hassler (better known as Wheeler), 87, 154 Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born in Pickett County on Nov. 23, 1922 the son of Lenora Hassler. He lived most of his life in Pickett County and attended the Lovelady Christian Church, Byrdstown First Baptist Church and was a WWII Veteran serving in the Army. He was a retired school teacher and basketball coach.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Hassler; wife, Dorothy Hassler; daughter, Glynna Richardson; granddaughter, Monica Richardson.
Survivors include grandson, Brad Richardson; aunt, Oleta Davidson, both of Byrdstown. Also survived by other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services are set for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Chapel. Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Ivan Raley will officiate with burial at Lovelady-Sims Cemetery.
Luther G. Franklin
October 17, 1924 - February 10, 2010
MONROE -- Luther G. Franklin, 85, Monroe, passed away Feb. 10, 2010 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired after 40 years as a rural mail carrier and postmaster. He was also a farmer. He was a member and elder of Midway Christian Church. He was a charter member of VFW, served in the United States Army in WWII, a member of Eagle Creek Masonic Lodge, he was a York Rite Mason and a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner of Al MEneh Temple in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 17, 1924 in Overton County, the son of the late William Otto and Ollie Alberta Smith Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Helen Franklin, Irene Story, Betty Jo Story and Mildred Franklin.
Surviving relatives include wife Petty Lollar Franklin, Monroe; sons, William Lee Franklin and wife, Harriett, Cookeville; Douglas Glen Franklin and wife, Dian, Livingston; daughters Judith Ann Vaden and husband, Charles, Lebanon, Tn.; grandchildren Christy Leigh Hamilton, Brian and Billy Franklin, Elizabeth Drury, Jennifer Masters, Brittany Franklin, Rebecca Vaden, Alisia Dauw; three great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Speck Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens. Military honors were held by the Honor Guard of James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW. Pallbearers were Brian and Brian Franklin, John Hamilton Jr., Sam Drury, Shawn Masters and Kyle Dauw. Steve Keisling was an honorary pallbearer.
Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.