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Archives 8-25-99

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Dinzle Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Dinzle Smith, 60, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith, a handyman, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 9, 1939, in Overton County, he was the son of Nova “Gray” Smith of Monroe and the late Floyd Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Wayne Smith; and a brother, Robert “Jr.” Smith.

Survivors in addition to his mother include two sons, Ricky Smith, Albany, KY, and Tim Smith, Florida; three sisters, Allfrieda Smith, Monroe, Cleatrice Wehrli, Philadelphia, PA, and Beatrice Rovani, New Jersey; four brothers, Allard Smith, Bethel Smith, and Lonzo Smith, all of Monroe, and R.D. Smith, New Jersey; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Smith, Ronnie Smith, Randy Smith, Billy Smith, Ronnie Smith, and Hershel Smith.

 

James Fred Brown
Funeral services for Mr. James Fred Brown, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 23, 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. Brown, a carpenter, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born January 16, 1912, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jim and Lou Ann Richardson Brown.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Brown, Livingston, and Billy K. and Nelda Brown, Livingston; two brothers, Ray Brown, Ten Mile, and Warden Brown, Livingston; two sisters, Myrtle McCormick, Livingston, and Callie Murley, Burkesville, KY; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harold Vaughn, J.D. Stevens, Bruce Lee, Paul Stockton, Clyde Hensley, and Mike Tinch.

 

Hassie Ray Swallows
Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Ray Swallows, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 1999, from Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Swallows, a housewife, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 13, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Susie Elvissa McDonald Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Marshall Swallows; two sisters, Linnie Bell Danner and Etta Jane Ledbetter; a great grandson, Jonathan Dixon; and a son-in-law, Doyce Dixon.

She was a member of Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bud Swallows and Kenneth Swallows, both of Livingston; three daughters, Velma Jean Bilbrey, Crossville, and Earlene Dixon and Sue Perdue, both of Livingston; a brother, J.B. Eldridge, Kentucky; two sisters, Velma Lee Ledbetter, Liv-ingston, and Myrtle Brown, Rickman; 12 grandchildren, Bruce Dixon, Wayne Dixon, Ronnie Dixon, Rick Dixon, Lee Swallows, John Ringley, Matthew Swallows, Diane Willis, Donna Breeding, Cynthia Sullivan, Susie Swallows, and Lora Ringley; and 12 great grandchildren, Stacy Dixon, Crystal Dixon, Amanda Dixon, Kim Dixon, Sara Murphy, LaKrisha Willis, Callie Swallows, Brian Dixon, Andrew Dixon, Willie Dewayne Dixon, Jacob Dixon, and Dylan Gore.

Pallbearers were Bruce Dixon, Ronnie Dixon, Rick Dixon, Lee Swallows, John Ringley, Matthew Swallows, Jason Sullivan, Jackie Willis, and Chris Breeding.

 

Paul Joseph Grasberger
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Joseph Grasberger, 51, of Shelbyville, KY, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, from the chapel of Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville, KY, with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Shannon Funeral Home of Shelbyville, KY, in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Grasberger, a Wal-Mart manager, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at his residence.

Born December 17, 1947, he was the son of Mary Tabacsko Grasberger and the late Paul Joseph Grasberger Sr.

He was a member of Shelbyville Church of Christ and a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Myrtle Stephens Grasberger, Shelby-ville, KY; a daughter, Amy Kimberly Grasberger, Shelbyville, KY; three sisters, Mary T. Grasberger, Janet (Andrew) Koloski, and Marianne Gras-berger, all of Freehold, NJ; and a nephew, Matthew Koloski, Freehold, NJ.

 

Reba Mae Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Mae Bilbrey, 86, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilbrey, a housewife, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at Madisonville.

Born April 21, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe D. and Fannie Burroughs Deck.

She was a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.

Survivors include four sons, Charlie Eugene Bilbrey, Monroe, Clavis Bilbrey, Livingston, Floyd Bilbrey, Crossville, and Jerry Kelly Bilbrey, Highland Mt. Community; four daughters, Lucille Wright, Maryville, Juanita Kirksey, Madisonville, Nina Oakley, Monroe, and Irene Neal, Englewood; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry Bilbrey, Darrell Bilbrey, Bryant Oakley, Tim Oakley, David Bilbrey, Jason Oakley, Glenn Kirksey, Anthony Bilbrey, and John Bilbrey.

 

Lee Adam Glover
Funeral services for Mr. Lee Adam Glover, 93, of Homer, AK, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Terry Moser officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Glover, a machinist, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, in Homer, AK.

Born April 22, 1906, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Edward Randolph and Parlee Wiggins Glover.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Roy Glover, Anchor Point, AK, and Bob Glover, Sierra Vista, AR; two daughters, Evelyn Moser, Miranda, CA, and Betty Yohpe, Norcrosse, GA; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

 

James K. Polk Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. James K. Polk Bilbrey, 81, of Algood, were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, August 20, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Gaw officiating. Burial was in Algood Cemetery with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey, farmer and retired owner and operator of Bilbrey’s Greenhouse in Algood, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February, 26, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elmore and Kate Newberry Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hallie Bilbrey.

He was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church and had served as a deacon at Algood First Baptist Church. He served more than 20 years as a justice of the peace on the Putnam County Quarterly Court, now known as the Putnam County Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Hunter Bilbrey, Algood; two daughters, Margaret Crosby, Fairview, and Lisa Hyder, Lancaster, MA; a son, Gerald Bilbrey, Algood; two sisters, Edith Adkins, Algood, and Bessie Dillon, Rickman; a brother, J.B. Bilbrey, Cookeville; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

   
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