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Ada G. Rich
Memorial services for Mrs. Ada G. Rich, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999, from Midway Christian Church. A military service followed at Cope Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

She was the daughter of the late Adah and Jesse W. Rich Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Jesse Rich Jr., Daniel Rich, Bill Rich, George Rich, and John Rich.

Mrs. Rich, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999.

She was a member of the Roaring River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include nine sisters, Fran Williams, Knoxville, Alba Johnson, Lake City, Ava Allred, Old Hickory, Enola Roehrer, Margaret Huckeby, Norma Kerbaugh, and Jean Parsons, all of Monroe, Sandra Rich, Sparta, and Jane Lefew, Harrisburg, NC; five brothers, Clif Rich, Stockton, CA, Sam Rich, Columbus, MI, Perry Rich, Monroe, Mannion Rich, Atlanta, GA, and Kelly Rich, Jamestown; many nieces and nephews; a godson, Adam Robbins; and a host of friends.

 

Evelyn Kirby
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Kirby, 77, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Oaks and Rev. Carson Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Kirby, a homemaker, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Born March 14, 1922, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Clora Vaughn McCowan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kirby.

She was affiliated with Cookeville Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Marsha Kirby and Gena and Randy Bilbrey, all of Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pat and Esther Kirby, Eaton, IN, and Sherlon and Marie Kirby, Nashville; two sisters, Cliva Phipps, Monterey, and Myrtle Wilson, Cookeville; two brothers, Homer McCowan and A.C. McCowan, both of Monterey; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Joyce White Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce White Nelson, 57, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Dow Allen and Bro. Arvel Lee officiating. Burial was in J.J. White Cemetery in Putnam County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nelson, a buyer for McCord Corporation, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at her home.

Born December 27, 1941, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late J.T. and Mary (Ballard) White.

She was affiliated with Post Oak Shade Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Z.L. Nelson, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Mike Selby, Sparta; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl White and Robert L. "Bob" and Linda White, all of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Kayla Eldridge, Kellye Eldridge, and Jordan Selby, all of Sparta.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

 

Odell Dulworth
Funeral services for Mr. Odell Dulworth, 80, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Robert Thurman officiating. Burial was in Dailey Cemetery in Hilham with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dulworth, a retired truck driver, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born October 19, 1919, in Willow Grove, he was the son of the late Charlie Dulworth and Rosetta Mathis Dulworth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Otis Dulworth.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie Dailey Dulworth, Clay County; three sons, Robert Dulworth, Mack Dulworth, and Harold Dulworth, all of Celina; two daughters, Mary Ann Taylor, Lebanon, and Rosa Nell Dulworth, Celina; three brothers, Kirby Dulworth and Cordell Dulworth, both of Winfall, IN, and Edward Dulworth, Springfield; a sister, Ann Rich, Celina; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Verdie Kenneth Massa
Funeral services for Mr. Verdie Kenneth Massa, 66, of Baxter, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Joe Britt officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Cookeville with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Massa, a retired maintenance employee with Tennessee Technological University, died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1933, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late George and Ova (Thomas) Massa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dudley Massa.

He was of the Church of Christ Faith.

Survivors include, his wife, Mae (Maynard) Massa, Baxter; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Herman Brady, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Massa, Baxter; three sisters, Sue McCaleb, Birmingham, AL, and Florene Davis and Thelma Massa both of Cookeville; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Maynard Randolph, Cookeville; a granddaughter, Nicole Massa; three step-grandchildren, Matt, Tammy, and Beth Brady; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Fannie Boone Gaw
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Boone Gaw, 94, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Threet officiating. Burial was in Ray Williams Cemetery in Celina with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gaw, a housewife, died November 1, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 24, 1905, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Wash and Emiline Cain Killmon. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wid T. Boone; and her second husband, William Gaw.

She was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Cecil Boone, Livingston, and Carl Boone and Delmos “Pete” Boone both of Celina; a daughter, Novena Spears, Indianapolis, IN; and a daughter and son-in-law, Winnie and Hubert Blair, Lafayette; a sister, Cora Garrett, Celina; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Thurman, Winston Smith, Pete Jr. Boone, Gene Smith, Ronnie Killmon, and Tommy Perdue.

 

Larry G. Stephens
Funeral services for Mr. Larry G. Stephens, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Ledford and Rev. Lyle Anderson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stephens, the owner of Livingston Auto Parts for 30 years, died November 5, 1999, at his home.

Born November 16, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dallas and Pearl Brown Stephens.

He was a member of First Christian Church and the Civitan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gene Stephens, Livingston; a son, Michael Stephens, Livingston, two daughters, Rita Upton, Goodletsville, and Diane White, Cookeville; a sister, Jean Webb, Livingston; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Stephens, Raymond White IV, Jason Stephens, David Upton, Nathan Kiekwood, and Keith Bellenfant.

 

Mose Worley
Funeral services for Mr. Mose Worley, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Worley, a farmer, died November 3, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 13, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Newton Clarence and Tilda Little Worley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Homer Worley, Comer Worley, Billy Ray Worley, and William C. "Buck" Worley; and his sisters, Bertha Helen Worley, and Dollie Worley.

Survivors include his son, Lonnie Worley, Monroe; a daughter, Edna Worley Hair, Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Larry McCormick, Rickman; and a brother, John C. "Pete" Worley, Livingston.

Pallbearers were Martin Dewayne Hair, Robert Douglas Hair, Jackie Dewayne Worley, and James Lonnie Worley, Jr. Larry Earnest McCormick, Jr. was an honorary pallbearer.

 

Tracy A. Myers
Funeral services for Mr. Tracy A. Myers, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Clarence Stewart officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Myers died November 5, 1999, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born September 18, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Luther Jackson and Sally Smith Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his brother, Luther Myers.

He was a member of First Baptist Church since 1947. He was also a member of Livingston Lodge #259, and he was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Myers, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, John and Cheryl Myers, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Bob Richardson, Cookeville; two brothers, A.B. Myers, California, and Earl Myers, Livingston; five sisters, Mary Barker, Sparta, Marjorie Deck, Maryville, Edna Smith, Livingston, and Callie Melton and Betty Ashburn both of Cookeville; a granddaughter and husband, Dawn and Shawn Fry; and a grandson, Jeff Myers.

Pallbearers were Bill Huff, Bob Arnold, Clay Parsons, Paul Reagan, Bland Speck, and Bruce Harris.

 

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