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Archives 12-22-99

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Bertha Tackett Lee Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Tackett Lee Ellis, 78, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1999, from the Hilham Church of God, with Edward L. Todd officiating. Burial was in Berry Cemetery in the New Hope Community of Jackson County, with Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ellis, a homemaker, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 14, 1921, in Sparta, she was the daughter of the late David and Jo Mae (Crawford) Tackett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Howard Ellis; two brothers, Herbert Tackett and David Tackett Jr.; and a sister, Maggie Smith.

She was a member of the Hilham Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Clayton Ellis, Hilham; three sons, Johnny Tackett, Kettering, OH, Charles Lee, Hilham, and David Lee, Cookeville; two daughters, Virginia Wilkerson, Sparta, and Frances George, Napa, CA; a brother, Buster Tacket, Union, OH; four sisters, Jessie Mae Dobbs, Manchester, Ruby Parker, Tiptonville, Mildred Powers and Rowena T. Lowery, both of Murfreesboro; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

 

Minnie Belle Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Belle Copeland, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery, with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland, a housewife, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 20, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard and Linnie Alice (Lewis) Waites. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Copeland.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Keith Copeland, Huntsville, AL, Thomas Wayne Copeland, Middlesboro, KY, Seth Copeland, Michael Copeland, and Mont Copeland, all of Livingston; two daughters, Trelba Carlock, Livingston, and Mary Alice Holman, Florence, AL; a sister, Odell Beaty, Livingston; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Hoyt K. Barnes
Funeral services for Mr. Hoyt K. Barnes, 83, of Livingston were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Newsome Harvey officiating. Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Barnes, a farmer, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dalton Talmadge and Callie Mae (Almonrode) Barnes.

He was a member of Freedonia Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Ann (Wilson) Barnes, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Keith Barnes and Glenda D. Barnes, Donelson; a special niece, Shelia Padgett King, Rickman; two sisters, Hazel Dallas, Oregon, and Betty Jo Zaitzeff, California; and a granddaughter, Gatha Barnes, Donelson.

Pallbearers were Bill Sullivan, Larry Powell, Seymour Barnes, Carl Peterman, Jackie Wilson, and Jerry Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Ritchie Quarles, Bruce Barnes, Bill Warren, Byrd Dillon, Cletis Padgett, Pat Sullivan, Larry King, Carlos Pardue, and Mike Frizsell.

 

Robert Boian, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Boian, Jr., 75, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 17, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boian, a former employee of The Champion Paper Co, of Hamilton, OH, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 23, 1924, in Paintlick, KY, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel Mae (Davis) Boian, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae (Ramsey) Boian; and by his brother, Harold Boian.

He was deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was also a past commander of the VFW Post in Hamilton, OH. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy Stratton and Cloyd Stratton, Monroe; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Wehr, Rob Wehr, Mike Wehr, Drew Stratton, Steve Woolum, and Chester Whittamore.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

 

Annie May (Holt) Hill
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie May (Holt) Hill, 84, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 1999, from Byrdstown First Christian Church with Bro. Gene Grasham officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hill, a homemaker, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 18, 1915, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. C.L. and Bertie (Cross) Holt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Hill; a brother, Lloyd Holt; and two sisters, Ruth Garrett, and Bessie Rich. She was a lifetime member of Byrdstown First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Ann Hill, Byrdstown; a son, James E. Hill, Byrdstown; two sisters, Virginia Evans and Martha “Jo” Craven, both of Byrdstown; a brother, Grady C. Holt, Huntsville, AL; three granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; and one step-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Reynolds, J.B. Reynolds, Greg Holt, and Stephen Bilbrey.

 

Reba D. Meglich
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba D. Meglich, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 20, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. J. T. Johnson officiating. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Meglich, a housewife, died Saturday, December 18, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 17, 1919, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Betty (Zachary) Johnson. She was affiliated with Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Meglich, Apison, and John Meglich, Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Joanne Bedwarski, East Lake, OH; two sisters, Elise Williams, Livingston, and Cleo Long, Hilham; seven grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

 

Rose Lee Sidwell
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Lee Sidwell, 52, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sidwell, a housewife, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 19, 1947, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Burchie (Conner) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sidwell. She was a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Paul Evin Sidwell, Allons; two daughters, Tammy Daniels and Anna Reece, both of Livingston; three brothers, James Sells, Arlie Sells, and Haggard Sells, all of the Willow Grove community; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randy Coffman, Gary Coffman, Barry Staggs, Mickey Bowman, Dale Hargis, and Jerry Reece.

 

Gloria Nevada Leone
Mrs. Gloria Nevada Leone, 68, of Livingston, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at her home. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Leone was a retired factory worker wih Boeing Aircraft.

Born June 28, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Gipson) Clift.

Survivors include a brother, Billy Clift, Cookeville; a sister, Mildred Cook, Hilham; a niece, Barbara Franklin, Hilham; and a nephew, Ronald Brown, Cookeville.

 

Clifton Thompson
Funeral services for Mr. Clifton Thompson, 61, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 20, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens, with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Thompson, owner of Livingston Manufacturing Company for many years, died Saturday, December 18, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 23, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jim and Annie Dale Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman Thompson.

He was affiliated with First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Thompson, Livingston; a son, Jim Thompson, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bruce Elder, Livingston; a brother, Freeman Thompson, Livingston; eight sisters, Bessie Smith, Cookeville, Normagene Smith, Villa Maxwell, both of Hilham, Ruby Smith, Rickman, Veechel Stringfellow, Richmond, VA, Zilphia Barlow, Algood, Mary Lou Kottong, Indian Mound, and Marcella Lancaster, Livingston; and two grandchildren, Daniel Elder and Rachel Elder, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were James Elder, Omer Haile, Drue Huffines, Bill Huff, Danny Norrod, and Jerry Kinchen.

 

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