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Archives 12-29-99

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Thomas F. Eaves Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas F. Eaves Sr., 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999, from Algood Church of Christ with James Watkins, Mike Glenn, James Boyd, and Kent Bailey officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Friday, December 24, 1999, in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with James Cossey officiating. Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Eaves, a minister since 1952, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Born December 17, 1931, in Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Fearl and Fannie Ruth (Fore) Eaves. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and he served in the U. S. Air Force. He was the Chaplain (LTC) of the Civil Air Patrol and the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and he was the Chaplain and Drug Education Officer for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. He was a Mission Evangelist currently under the oversight of the Elders of the Lenoir City Church of Christ, and he has worked in the Philippine Islands and the countries of Canada, Pakistan, Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary, and India. For numerous years, he was involved in training young men to become gospel preachers. Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Kirby) Eaves, Cookeville; a son, Thomas F. “Tommy” Eaves Jr., Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and David Atkins, Hilham; a sister, Mary Jo Sanders, Nashville; a grandson, Justin Parker, Colleyville, TX; a step-grandson, Anthony Atkins, Hilham; and nieces and nephews.

Katie B. Hammons
Funeral services for Mrs. Katie B. Hammons, 87, of Overton County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Okalona Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Hammons, a homemaker, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born May 13, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Zula (Bowman) Tayse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Milton Hammons; a stillborn infant; and a brother, Carles Tayes. She was a member of Oak Hill Methodist Church. Survivors include a niece; two nephews; and a host of cousins.

Janice W. Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Janice W. Johnson, 69, of Marion, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999, from North Chapel with Rev. Megan Traquair officiating. Burial was in Grant Memorial Park with Needham-Storey Funeral Service and North Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, a retired LPN for Bradner Village Health Care where she was Assistant Director of Nursing for 10 years, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at her home.

Born October 4, 1930, in Muncie, IN, she was the daughter of the late James R. Sr. and Nell (Wray) Claxon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Emmett J. McGreevy Jr.; a brother, James R. Claxon Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Gretchen Schultz and Susan Johnson; and a grandson, John Matthew McGreevy.

She was a member of the Woman of the Moose, Marion; American Legion Auxillary, Post 313; Amvets Auxillary, Post 5; and was past president of American Heart Association of Grant County. She was also a member of the PEI Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Johnson, Marion, IN; three sons, Joseph W. McGreevy, Piedmont, SC, Kenneth R. McGreevy Sr., Kailua, HA, and James T. McGreevy, Cicero, IN; a daughter, Jan May, Allons; two step-sons, Robert Charles Johnson, Marion, IN, and Phillip Johnson, Oswego, IN; a step daughter, Cindy Cain, Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Jane Cull, Muncie, IN, and Betty Bender, Marion, IN; three sisters-in-law, Marty Claxon, Fairmount, IN, Marsha Roach, Horsehead, NY, and Janet Warner, Kentucky; 22 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Robert W. Little
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Wesley Little, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville, with Rev. Woodward A. Adams Jr. and Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Nashville with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Little, a retired plant manager of Cookville Industries, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at his home.

Born October 21, 1913, in Frenchburg, KY, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Ninnie (Kendrick) Little. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Frances (Blu) Little; three sisters, Clara Frisby, Betty Lee, and Bertha Proctor; and two brothers, William Little and Marvin Little.

He was a member of Cookeville First United Methodist Church and a member of the Backsliders Sunday School Class.

He was a charter member of the Cookeville Kiwanis Club, Cookeville American Legion Post #46, a member of the Auxillary Volunteers at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, and a U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maura and Gene Medley, Livingston; and two grandchildren, Rob Medley and Allison Medley, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were W. R. Medley, Rob Medley, W. E. Holford, Dewey Lewis, O. T. Estes, Arthur Hair, and Clarence Palk Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Cookeville Kiwanis Club and the Backsliders Class at First United Methodist Church.


Auda Qualls
Graveside services for Mrs. Auda Qualls, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999, from Coffee Cemetery with Bro. Tilford Gunnels officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Qualls, a housewife, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born April 1, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Alice Smith Coffee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isacc Qualls.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.


Earl Dewey Frazier
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Dewey Frazier, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Raymond White officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Frazier, a retired factory worker, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Masters Health Care Center.

Born June 12, 1912, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late John and Malgy (Maynard) Frazier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Frazier, Hobert Frazier, and Sears Frazier; and three sisters, Hazel Molder, Louise Bradford, and Wilma Frazier.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jane “Janie” Frazier, Cookeville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Shirley Frazier, and Don and Cindy Frazier, all of Algood, Richard and Jo Ann Frazier, Bartlett, Fred and Erin Frazier, Layfayette; a brother, Theron Frazier, Arizona; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Frazier, Don Frazier, Fred Frazier, Jimmy Frazier, Richard Frazier, and Richard Frazier, Jr.

Joseph Albert Otto Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Albert Otto Jr., 72, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 27, 1999, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Peter Coffey S.D.S. officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Otto, owner-operator of Otto Shirtmakers, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at NHC of Cookeville.

Born September 10, 1927, in Dallas, TX, he was the son of the late Joseph Albert Sr. and Madeline Enneking Otto. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Ladona Flippen Otto.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He was also a past president of the Cookeville Country Club.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Julia “Muffin” Otto, Cookeville, Elizabeth Otto Best, MD, Louisville, KY, and Donna and Robert Maughon, Kodak; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe A. III and Wanda Otto, Cookeville; three sisters, Lillian Otto Harris, Rose Otto Hornberger, and Carmen Otto Morrissey, all of Nashville; three brothers, W. James Otto, and James Bernard Otto, both of Mt, Juliet, and W. Thomas Otto, Nashville; four grandchildren, Jonathan Stewart, Cookeville, Michael Flatt, Kodak, Miles Best, and Tyler Best, both of Louisville, KY.


Tina D. Tosh
Funeral services for Mrs. Tina D. Tosh, 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Sells Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Tosh, a homemaker, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 16, 1904, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Sells Threet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Boles; two daughters, Idae Mae Boles, and Lois Marie Boles; a son, Cletis Boles; three brothers, Dewey Threet, Dillard Threet, and William W. Threet; three grandsons; and one granddaughter. She attended First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Tosh, Monterey; four sons, Archie Boles, Cookeville, Johnny Boles, and Ray Boles, both of Albany, IN, and Carl Boles, Dunkirk, IN; three daughters, Anna Fay Daniels, and Mary Daniels, both of Livingston, and Annie Brumblough, Dunkirk, IN; 30 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Adam Daniels, Jimmy Daniels, Terry Daniels, Richard Daniels, Jonathan Daniels, and Corky Brumblough.

Honorary pallbearers were Randal Boles, Carson Boles, Jimmy Boles, and Bobby Boles.


Winfred D. Fleming

Funeral services for Mr. Winfred D. Fleming, 89, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Henderson officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Fleming, a farmer, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 28, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ras and Sallie Wilson.

He was a member of Church of Christ, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Glynna Fleming, Spring Creek community; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Fleming, Spring Creek community, and Denton and Marion Fleming, Howe, IN; a sister-in-law, Daisy Fleming, Rickman; and two grandchildren, Brenda and Robert.

Pallbearers were L.J. Carter, Art Freed, Gayron Franklin, Albert Julian, Jim Stanbaugh, and Tim Clark.

Thurman A. Walker
Funeral services for Mr. Thurman A. Walker, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Walker, a construction worker, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Vince and Nancy (Cantrell) Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Walker, Livingston; four sons, Nelson Parrigin, Tony Walker, Billy Walker, all of Livingston, and Thurman Walker Jr., Indianapolis, IN; two daughters, Judy Moore, and Aleshia Thomen, both of Livingston; two step-sons, Aaron Thrasher, Centerville, and Charles Thrasher, Livingston; a step-daughter, Joan Masters, Livingston; a brother, Owens Walker, California; a sister, Curl Stover, Allons; 15 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brandon Masters, Thurman Vaughn, Rick Stover, Rodger Walker, Gary Walker, and Larry Walker.


Shirley Joe "Jody" Ford
Funeral services for Mr. Shirley Joe "Jody" Ford, 61, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, from Allons Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Scroggins officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ford, a self-employed field stone worker, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 17, 1938, in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Nancy Crabtree Ford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Ford; and two sisters, Carrie Martin, and Stella Mae Phillips.

He was a member of Falling Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Scotty and Charlotte Ford, and Randy and Stephanie Ford, all of Rickman; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Tresta Ford, Livingston, Misty and Andy Crabtree, Hilham, and Melissa and John Daniels, Willow Grove community; four brothers, Alvin Ford, Claude Ford, John Ford, and Clayton Ford, all of Crossville; a half brother, Ray Ford, Texas; three sisters, Ruby Thomas and Mary Taylor, both of Anderson, IN, and Wanda Redwine, New Castle, IN; and eight grandchildren, Wade Ford, Olivia Ann McDonald, Jessica Ford, Nicole Ford, Dalton Daniels, Karah Daniels, Harley Crabtree, and Austin Ford.

Pallbearers were Claude Norris, John Daniels, Chris Mitchell, Wade Ford, Billy Cole, and Billy Joe Norris.


Michael J. Phillips

Memorial services for Mr. Michael J. Phillips, 24, of Gainesboro, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000, from Rock Springs Church of Christ, located in the Pea Ridge community of Clay County, with Bro. Ken Miller officiating.

Mr. Phillips died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Survivors include his mother, Lee Coan, Gainesboro; step-father, Bob Coan, Celina; two brothers, Anthony Phillips, Gainesboro, and Bobby Phillips, North Carolina; a niece, DeAnna Phillips; and a nephew, Anthony Phillips II.

The memorial service is being held in lieu of a funeral due to Mr. Phillips' last wishes to donate all vital organs and tissues for transplant purposes.

 

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