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Archives 7-21-99

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Seymore Allen
Funeral services for Mr. Seymore Allen, 73, of the Allens Chapel Community of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Allens Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Allen, a waiter and cook in the restaurant business, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born September 22, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late McKinley and Mary Taylor Allen.

Survivors include a brother, Tilman B. Allen, Livingston; a sister, Tilda Dickerson, Livingston; three nephews; a host of cousins; and a special friend, Joyce Upchurch.

Pallbearers were Paul Brady, Billy Crabtree, Jim Geesling, Gary Allen, Gary McCormick, and Larry Geesling.

 

Georgia Myrle Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Myrle Bilbrey, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 16, 1999, from the chapel of Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Sterl Paramore and Bro. A. J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Algood Cemetery with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilbrey, a retired store manager with U.S. 5 & 10 and a secretary with Cookeville Cable TV, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 22, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Harvey and Mary Adkins Roberson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Roberson and Douglas Rober-son; and a sister, Maude Stover.

She was a member of Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J.B. Bilbrey, Cookeville; a sister, Pearl Brown, Algood; and a brother, Bill Roberson, Warren, MI.

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Geneva A. Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva A. Cooper, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cooper, a housekeeper at Overton County Nursing Home, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 30, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Ollie Cravens Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Cooper.

She was affiliated with Monroe Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonita Smith, Monroe; a sister, Katie Smith, Monroe; four grandchildren, Michael Smith, Vickie Meathery, Tammy Robbins, and Tim Smith; five great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff McDonald, Larry McDonald, Gary McDonald, Tim Smith, Tom Hargis, and Dodd Scott.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Scott, Josh Smith, Ian Robbins, Zack Smith, and Denny Scott.

 

George W. Dillon
Funeral services for Mr. George W. Dillon, 77, of Cleveland, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999, from the Wildwood chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Home. Burial and interment followed at 12:30 p.m. in Cash Cemetery in Livingston.

Mr. Dillon died Monday, July 12, 1999. He was the son of the late Icey Richardson Dillon and James K. Dillon.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a nephew, Rex Roark, Cleveland; and several other nieces and nephews.

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Kelly Jack Daniels
Funeral services for Mr. Kelly Jack Daniels, 25, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 1999, from Martins Chapel Methodist Church with Perry Clayton and Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daniels, a construction worker, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Born April 5, 1974, in Putnam County, he was the son of Joe and Vickie Garrett of Livingston and Jane and Ronnie Melton of Allons. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Montie Daniels and Eula Mae Daniels Garrison; his grandfather, Alvin Garrett; and his step-grandparents, Champ Melton, and Lester and Eula Spears.

He was a member of the Martins Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Jane and Ronnie Melton, Allons, and Joe and Vickie Garrett, Livingston; his grandmother, Elise Garrett, Livingston; his step-grandmother, Harlene Melton, Celina; a sister, Misty Garrett, Livingston; and two brothers, Garon Garrett, Livingston, and Matthew Melton, Allons.

Pallbearers were Tony Maxfield, Frank Ray, David Smith, Jonathan Daniels, Mike Buell, Glen Raines, William D. Raines, and Shane Booher.

 

Lorene Holt Long
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Holt Long, 78, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 21, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Long, a housewife, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 22, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Perry and Lucille Williams Holt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Long. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Curtis Long, Livingston; two daughters, Margaret Lucas, Knoxville, and Joyce Sells, Washington, NC; two brothers, Cecil Holt, Blacksburg, VA, and Bill Holt, Lebanon; a sister, Helen Waddwell, Cleveland, OH; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Curt Long, Tim Bissell, Denny Sells, Jameson Glass, Eddie David-son, and Jim Glass.

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Nellie Maude Maynord
Funeral services for Nellie Maude Maynord, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m., Sunday July 17, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Hooper & Huddle-ston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Maynord, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at BrassellŐs Residential Home in Portland.

Born November 24, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Danner Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nines Maynord; a daughter, Betty Lavin; two brothers, Arnold Thompson and Archie Thompson; and a sister, Elease Thompson.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Burcham, Goodlettsville, Sarah Wilborn, Michiana Shores, IN, and Wanda Bilyeu, Chattanooga; two sisters, Hallie Norrod and Elizabeth Norrod both of Rickman; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

 

Perry Norrod
Funeral services for Mr. Perry Norrod, 97, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Clagg and Rev. Jack Taylor officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norrod, a coal miner, farmer, and timber cutter, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Standing Stone Health Care Center.

Born October 20, 1901, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Will and Belle Bowman Norrod. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Reid Norrod; a daughter, Jean Phillips; a son, Willie Ray Norrod; three infant children; two grandsons, Alan Bowman and Larry Ray Norrod; three sisters, Bertie Swigert, Nellie Reed, and Mindy Looper Weeks; and four brothers, Virgil Norrod, Burton Norrod, Curtis Norrod, and Cortes Norrod.

Survivors include a daughter, Claudia Bowman, Monterey; a son, Owen Norrod, Monterey; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchildren.

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Velma Peterman
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Peterman, 93, of McMinnville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, from the chapel of High Funeral Home with Kevin Deason officiating. Burial was in Viola Cemetery with High Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Peterman, a homemaker, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at NHC McMinnville.

Born September 9, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George Bilbrey and Flora Howard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pendy Peterman. She was a member of Viola Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Imogene Moredock, Viola; three sons, Lester Howard Peterman, Charleston, SC, Bedford Peterman, Goodletsville, and Ken Peterman, Nashville; a brother, Earl Delon Bilbrey, Old Hickory; two sisters, Vocle Cannon, Hendersonville, NC, and Loverda Upton, Cookeville; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

 

Carl A. Poston
Funeral services Mr. Carl A. Poston, 58, of Knoxville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, July 17, 1999, from the chapel of McCarty-Weaver Funeral Home in Knoxville with McCarty-Weaver Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Poston died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Park West Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Poston, Knoxville; a son, Randy Poston, Nashville; a daughter, Debbie Wheeler, Indianapolis, IN; three sisters, Gladys Poston, Livingston, Mildred Melton, Moss, and Reva White, Hermitage; two brothers, Ward Poston, Livingston, and O.H. Poston, Michigan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Grace Robbins
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Robbins, 88, of Living-ston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Robbins, a housewife, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 10, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nannie Clinton Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Robbins.

She was a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, John Robbins, Livingston; a grandson, David Robbins, Livingston; a great grandson, John Ross Robbins, Livingston; and a sister, Johnnie Masters, Celina.

Pallbearers were Tony Bilbrey, Brian Hogue, Bud Swallows, Gene Robbins, Bobby Coffman, and Gene Pennington.

 

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