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Curtis W. Owens
Funeral services for Mr. Curtis W. “Shorty” Owens, 68, of Algood, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Collins and Bro. Jerry Peek officiating. Burial will be in Paran Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Owens, a self-employed plumber, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at his home.

Born February 25, 1931, in Putnam County, he was the son of Lela Mae Gentry, Cookeville, and the late Oscar C. Owens. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Jewell; and a brother, Herman D. Owens.

He attended the House of Prayer.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lola Owens, Algood; a daughter, Mary Ellen Hunter, Algood; five sons, Johnny Owens, Sparta, Mike Owens, Rickman, Terry Owens, Ricky Owens, and Robert Owens, all of Algood; two sisters, Flo Yarbororgh and Mae Chaffin, both of Cookeville; 16 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and six step-great grandchildren.

 

Sylvia E. (Ayers) Newby
Graveside services for Mrs. Sylvia E. (Ayers) Newby, 82, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at Anderson Memorial Park with Bob Bell of Bethany Christian Church officiating. Brown, Butz, and Diedring Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Newby, a retired employee of Delco-Remy, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at St. John’s Hospital.

Born April 20, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late J. B. and Avo Ayers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

She was a member of UAW-CIO Local #662 and she graduated from Fisk Academy, Hilham.

Survivors include a son, John B. Newby, Anderson, IN, two sisters, Ollie Geiger and Beulah Moore, both of Anderson, IN, two grandchildren, Kevin and Lucretia, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Eliza Jane Miller
Eastern Star funeral rites for Mrs. Eliza Jane Miller, 78, of Monterey, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 1999, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Miller, a retired factory worker, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 20, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Margaret (Smith) Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Miller, and a daughter, Pauline Miller.

She was a member of the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church and Green Pond Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #482.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Paytina Miller, Sparta, a brother, Lemo Guffey, Hanging Limb, and a grandson, Matthew Miller, Sparta.

 

Dessie Ora Cyphers
Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Ora Cyphers, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cyphers, a housewife, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 17, 1906, in Peytonburg, KY, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Belle Capps Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cyphers; two sons, Radford Cyphers and Raymond Cyphers; a daughter, Jewell Martin; and two grandchildren, Rita Faye Mathis and Jamie Cyphers.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Cyphers and James Carl Cyphers, both of Allons; four daughters, Anna Lee Martin, Livingston, Frances Sells, Monroe, Agnes Ward, Allons, and Betty Leons, Anderson, IN; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Sells, Dale Day, David Harris, Michael Cyphers, Larry Cyphers, and Paul Bybee.

 

Mary Bean Breeding
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bean Breeding, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bary Ray and Rev. Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Breeding, a housewife and farmer, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 11, 1911, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Susie (Rector) Bean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Arlow Breeding; a daughter, Mae Belle Breeding; 17 brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.

She was a member of Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Rickman Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include a son, Joe Breeding, Crawford; a daughter, Ova Warren, Livingston; a sister, Avo Bennett, Livingston; nine grandchildren, Geraldine Walker, Patricia Bilbrey, Lonnie Breeding, Donnie Breeding, Billy Breeding, Willie Breeding, Teresa Breeding, Biddie Moore, and Earlene Norris; 18 great grandchildren; and two special friends, Bary Ray and Debbie Holman.

Pallbearers were Herman Bean, Bill Doran, Dan Waters, Ricky Anderson, Michael Walker, and Cecil Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers were Greg Gentry, Bryan Gentry, Aron Gentry, Thomas Gentry, and Shane Walker.

 

Ledus Francis Westmoreland
Graveside services for Mrs. Ledus Francis Westmoreland, 82, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 1999, with A. H. Smith officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Westmoreland, a homemaker, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born February 3, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Melia Hooten Gibbons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Gayl Westmoreland.

She was Church of God in faith.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon Paul Westmoreland, and a son, Anthony Westmoreland, both of Celina.

 

Horace Sams
Funeral services for Mr. Horace Sams, 90, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 1999 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Whittaker officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sams, a retired employee of the Monterey Planing Mills, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at the Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

Born July 23, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Cora Norrod Sams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Sams.

He was a member of the Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Rev. James Phillips, and Ruth and John Umbarger, both of Monterey, one step-son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Shirley Tinch, Indianapolis, IN, two sisters, Edna Wilson, Monterey, and Velma Phillips, Crossville, and one brother, Charlie Phipps, Rickman.

 

 

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