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Beulah Roberts Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Roberts Allen, 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999, from Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Dow Allen, Bro. Daily McCowan, Bro. Harold Walker, and Bro. Clayton Lee Jr. officiating. Burial was in Dodson Branch Cemetery in Jackson County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Allen, a housewife, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born December 26, 1914, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Frances (Allen) Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Allen; a sister, Lou V. Allen; and two brothers, Joe Roberts and Elmer Roberts. She was a member of Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Raymond Thompson, Cookeville; a brother, Walter Roberts, Flint, MI; five sisters, Lola Wilmoth, Pulaski, Lassie Myers, Lena Gentry, Dorotha Pearl, all of Cookeville, and Magdaline Smith, Atlanta, GA; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sherrie and Fred Shellenbarger, Cookeville; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Danny Allen, Cookeville, and Terry and Carol Ann Allen, Cookeville; and two great grandchildren, Shayna Shellenbarger and Josh Dailey.



Gleeson P. "Jeep" Frasier
Graveside services for Mr. Gleeson P. "Jeep" Frasier, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 31, 1999, at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Dr. Lyle Anderson, Dr. David Moore, and Rev. Dee Ledford officiating and with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 1999 at First Christian Church in Livingston.

Mr. Frasier, a retired principal at Rickman School and a Tennessee Army National Guard retiree, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his home.

Born February 11, 1920, in White County, he was the son of the late Waymon and Myra Perry Frasier.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Livingston, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and Commander and Adjuntant of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Margret Frasier, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, John Eric and Cathy Frasier, Nacodoches, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and John Turnbull, Livingston; two sisters, Lottie Frasier, and Mollie Frasier both of Sparta; four grandchildren, Amy Hollars, Karen Wolfram, John Matthew Turnbull, and Daniel Justin Frasier; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Charles Richard Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Richard Brown, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, November 1, 1999, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolana Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown, an Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency probation officer, former road superintendent, dairy farmer, and active member of the Artificial Breeding Association, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his home.

Born July 6, 1931, in White County, he was the son of the late Willie Hugh and Floy Edna Vickers Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lee Brown, and a brother, David Brown.

He was a member of the Livingston Lodge #259.

Survivors include his son, Mance Brown, Cookeville; two daughters, Pat Copeland, Rickman, and Charla Brown Gardner, Chattanooga; three sisters, Joyce Breeding, AL, Anita Tinch, and Linda Bilbrey both of Cookeville; five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Mitch Copeland, Billy Poston, Horace Poston, Craig Fouts, David Reid, and Charles Tinch. Honorary pallbearers were “Ossie” Mitchell, Keaton Cooper, Charles “Chig” Parrott, Otis Mason, Lecil Huffer, Dr. Jack Roe, Bill Qualls, Owen Reid, Wallace Reid, Horace Roberts, W.C. Poston, Kenneth Winningham, and Charles Floyd Qualls, Jr.



Willis Terry Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Willis Terry Johnson, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, an insurance agent for Speck-Hyder Funeral home for 17 years and a fur and ginseng dealer, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 4, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bee and Dollie White Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Parrot and Irene Pennington, and two brothers, McCloyd Johnson and Claudie B. Johnson.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston and a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie B. Johnson, Livingston; a son, David Terry Johnson, Gallatin; four daughters, Angela Gore, Gainesboro, Nancy Young, Monroe, Leigh Ann Simcox, and Sherry Maynord both of Livingston; a brother, Paul Johnson, Livingston; a sister, Clarice Cotter, Tacoma, WA; a sister-in-law, Mary Johnson, Celina; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kelly Hull, Ronnie Maynord, Jeff Young, Michael Kiser, Mike Maynord, and Wade Mahan.

 

 

Johnnie Ruth Padgett
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Padgett, 65, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Winningham officiating. Burial was in Padgett Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Padgett, a retired C.N.A., died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 8, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cortis and Ruby Ledbetter Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Ray Padgett.

She was a member of Monroe Community Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry David and Shelia Padgett, Jamestown; a daughter, Kaye Davis, Monroe; four brothers, Richard Allred, Odessa, TX, Earl Allred, La Messa, TX, Gene Allred, Livingston, and Michael Allred, Only; two sisters, Betty Craiget and Charlene McMahan, both of Livingston; three grandchildren, Stacy Kingery, Allons, and Matt Padgett and Ryan Davis, both of Monroe; a great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kenneth McMahan, Steven McMahan, Woody McMahan, Don Ford, Ben Winningham, and Charles Craiget.

 


Reba Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Olene Vaughn, 72, of Monterey, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 1999, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Whittaker officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Vaughn, a nurses aid at Standing Stone Health Care Center, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born March 4, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Landers Cleghorn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Herman Vaughn; a son, Gary Crisp; three brothers, Billy Ray Cleghorn, Junior Cleghorn, and Jim Cleghorn; and a grandson, Eugene Crisp.

She was a member of Vines Ridge Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie "Joe" and Judy Vaughn, Cookeville; three sisters, Treva Payton, Bobbie Jean Key, and Rosemary Hagerman, all of Anderson, IN; two grandchildren, Marcie Vaughn, Monterey, and Rhonda Crisp, Livingston; and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Donnie Fritts, Ken Voiles, John Hagerman, Ronnie Matthews, Johnnie Matthews, and Donnie Matthews. Honorary pallbearers were management and staff of Standing Stone Health Care Center.


Glen Edward Paul
Funeral services for Mr. Glen Edward Paul, 45, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. Austin Flowers officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Paul, a truck driver for Martin Lumber Co., died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Born July 22, 1954, in Putnam County, he was the son of Magdalene Stover Paul of Alpine and the late Homer Paul.

He was a member of Oak Dale Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Mary “Frannie” Paul, Monroe; two daughters, Maranda McGinnis, Cookeville, and April Paul, Monroe; seven brothers, Mark Paul, Hilham, Johnny Paul, Cookeville, Tommy Paul, Smyrna, Ray Paul, Tullahoma, Robert Paul, Allons, Jim Paul, Knoxville, and Clifford Paul, Alpine; three sisters, Charlene Collins, Alpine, Shirley Paul, Cookeville, and Carol Ayers, Wyoming.

 


John Paul Long
Funeral services for Mr. John Paul Long, 71, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bennie Sells officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Long, a research and development worker in the Bremer Division of Ralston Purina Foods, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 10, 1927, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late William O. and Gladys Marie Weaver Long.

He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, University Baptist Church in Coral Gables, FL, American Legion, and V.F.W. and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Long, Hilham; a son, Gary Paul Long, Florida; a daughter, Gail Ann Belshoff, Springfield, MO; two step-sons, Duane McAllister, Hilham, and Daryl McAllister, Livingston; a step-daughter, Darci Kesty, Livingston; four grandchildren, Christopher Paul Long, Kyle Edward Long, Eric Richard Belshoff, and Lucas Benjamin Belshoff; and four step-grandchildren, Cory Allen Kesty, Karen Adele Kesty, Jessika Ann McAllister, and Kassity Dawn McAllister.

Pallbearers were members of the V.F.W.



William Clyde Gore
Funeral services for Mr. William Clyde Gore, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 29, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gore, a retired factory worker for Chrysler in Detroit, MI, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born September 19, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bryant Dayton and Ella Mae Ray Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Carley Gore, Charley Gore, Cecil Gore, Ray Gore, and Deloy Gore; and a sister, Lucille Poston.

He was a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Ann Gore, Cookeville; a daughter, Brenda J. Keisling, Cookeville; a brother, Carey Gore, Livingston; a sister, Christine Ledbetter, Cookeville; and two grandchildren, Bruce L. Keisling and Stacey A. Marino.

Pallbearers were Mike Webb, John Randolph, Donnie Holman, Bob Roberson, Calvin Bilbrey, and Bill Barnes.

 

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