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Archives 8-4-99

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Eva Bowman Funeral
S ervices for Mrs. Eva Bowman, 85, of Crossville and formerly of Allred/Steel Bridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Turner officiating. An Eastern Star service was held at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bowman, a retired, teacher, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Country Place Health Care Center in Crossville.

Born December 31, 1913 in Badaxe, MI, she was the daughter of William H. MacGillivary and Ella Kreutziger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bowman.

She was a member of the Livingston Eastern Star Chapter #206.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rob Bowman and Nancy Bowman, Fairfield Glade, and Donald Bowman and Betty Bowman, Memphis; five grandchildren, Sharon Voehringer, William Bowman, Elizabeth Bowman, Fred Bowman, and Martha Bowman, all of Memphis.

 

Arthur K. Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur K. Copeland, 84, of Crawford, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Copeland, a retired coal miner, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Fentress County Nursing Home.

Born July 1, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Maggie Winningham Copeland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include a brother, William Edgar Copeland, Livingston; a sister, Geraldine Johnson, Dayton, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George Sells, Mike Allred, James Leslie, Randy Copeland, Joe Copeland, and Derrick Copeland.

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James Elkins Graveside
Services for Mr. James (Jim) Elkins, 64, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, August 4, 1999, in the John L. Clark Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating and Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Elkins, a retired brick and block mason, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Cumberland River Hospital North in Celina.

Born March 6, 1935, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Zeb and Anna Lee Smith Elkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Hawkins.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Elkins, Gainesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Paul Fisher, Hartsville, and Lesa and Gary Stafford, Red Boiling Springs; a brother Jackie Elkins, Mount Juliet; two sisters, Virginia Carter, Smyrna, and Gayle Cox, Livingston; three grandsons, Matthew Stafford, Cody Stafford, and Jamie Stafford, all of Red Boiling Springs; and two step-granddaughters, Heather Fisher, and Whitney Fisher, both of Hendersonville.

 

Herbert H. Holt
Funeral services for Mr. Herbert H. Holt, 70, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 23, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Holt, retired from the U.S. Navy, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 8, 1929, in Monroe, he was the son of the late Jobe and Gurtrude Potts Holt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Sue Holt; two brothers, Herchell Holt and Noble Holt; two sisters, Willadean Holt and Mildred Newberry; and a half-sister, May Hinyschla.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Todd Holt, Alpine; two sons, Wayne Holt, Monroe, and Timmy Holt, Jamestown; a daughter, Patricia McKenzie, Greenfield, NC; three grandchildren, Robert Holt and Matthew Holt, both of Monroe, and Cody Holt, Jamestown; and three sisters, Pauline Padgett, Monroe, Emojean Holt, Pittsburgh, PA, and Louise Taylor, Coraopolis, PA.

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Wheeler Kellow Funeral
Services for Mr. Wheeler Kellow, 52, of Celina, were conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Kenneth McClain officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home of Celina in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kellow, a metal factory worker, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born March 6, 1947, in Hilham, he was the son of the late James Gordon Kellow and Maggie Lynn Kellow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Nora Kellow, James Kellow, Audrey Kellow, Rellon Kellow, and Billy D. Kellow.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three step-sons, Charlie Anderson, Scotty Brown, and Kevin Brown, all of Celina; two daughters, Christine Kellow and Heather Kellow, both of Indianapolis, IN; a step-daughter, Angie Lewis, Indianapolis, IN; four brothers, Carl Kellow, Gainesboro, Mitchell Kellow, Celina, and Woodrow Kellow and Paul Kellow, both of Indianapolis, IN; four sisters, Dorothy Strong, Clayton, IN, Ruby McCollom, Indianapolis, IN, and Christine McClain and Helen Spivey, both of Hilham; and eight grandchildren.

 

Randall James Key
Funeral services for Mr. Randall James Key, 69, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, August 2, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Coe officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home of Celina in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Key, a construction worker for Oman Construction Co., died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Andrew Key and Maggie Blye Key. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Key.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, James Key, Celina, and Roy Key, Moss; a brother, Raymond Key, Celina; three half-brothers, Robert Key, Allons, Jerry Key, Moss, and Tommy Key, Indianapolis, IN; three sisters, Mable Tidwell, Hilham, Darlene Miller, Muncie, IN, and Minnie Nicholson, Watson, OK; four half-sisters, Jean Reagan, Sue Vaughn, Christine Reagan, and Barbara Stephens, all of Allons; and four grandchildren.

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Reba Claudine Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Claudine Key, 57, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Lou Paradiso officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Key, a factory worker, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 28, 1942, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late John Haiford Ledbetter and Flora Elizabeth Ray Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carvel Ledbetter.

She was a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Shelia Key, Livingston; two brothers, David Ledbetter, Timothy, and Charles Ledbetter, Celina; and three sisters, Pauline Brown, Celina, Lynda Gray, Livingston, and Ruth Hunter, Akron, OH.

 

Wayne Stacy Matheney
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Stacy Matheney, 56, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 1999, from Brotherton Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Harold Walker and Bro. Raymond Peek officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Matheney, owner and operator of Matheney Electric, died Monday August 2, 1999, at his home.

Born June 25, 1943, he was the son of Joseph Basil Matheney and the late Elvada S. (Short) Matheney. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Joseph Matheney, and Michael Todd Matheney.

He was a member of Brotherton Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his father include his wife, Beverly Joan (Keisling) Matheney, Cookeville; two daughters, Deborah Velez, North Manchester, IN, and Tina Scott, Anderson, IN; a step-daughter, Alison Marlow, Cookeville; a brother, Gerald Patrick Matheney, Garden Grove, CA; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bob Stafford, James Winters, and Sam Salvatore Petralia.

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Justin Craig McDonald
Funeral services for Mr. Justin Craig McDonald, 36, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arragements.

Mr. McDonald, a highway construction worker, died Thursday, July 26, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 11, 1963, in Overton County, he was the son of Justin McDonald of Monroe and the late Alice Sells McDonald White.

He was affiliated with Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Survivors in addition to his father include a son, Cristopher Craig McDonald, Cookeville; a daughter, Jessica McDonald, Monroe; his grandmothers, Deane McDonald and Effie Stover, both of Monroe; a great grandmother, Auda Cravens; five aunts, Nell Spivey, Sandra Smith, Tammy McDonald, Allie Clendenan, and Margie Peacy; an uncle, Eugene McDonald; five cousins, Crystal Spivey, Brian Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Tiffany McDonald, and Thomas McDonald; a host of family and friends; and a dear friend, Myra Burton, Livingston.

Pallbearers were David Clendenan, Ronald Looper, Troy Gore, Donnie Simpson, Donnie McDonald, and Keith Steele.

 

Culvert Reed
Funeral services for Mr. Culvert (Cub) Reed, 84, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements

Mr. Reed, a saw mill owner and operator, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 15, 1915 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Brunton and Nellie Norrod Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Bowman Reed; a daughter, Delissa Reels; a son, Danny Reed; a sister, Mazelle Reed; and two brothers, Johnnie Reed and Willard Reed.

He was a member of Green Pond Masonic Lodge #701.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Alice Reed, Hanging Limb; two granddaughters, Robbye Reels, and Tammy Abston, both of Hanging Limb; four grandsons, Bill Reed, Bo Reed, Craig Reed, and Jody Reed, all of Hanging Limb; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers, L.B. Reed, and Buster Reed, both of Hanging Limb.

Pallbearers were Bill Reed, Bo Reed, Craig Reed, Jody Reed, Joe Abston, and Bobby Bowman.

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Arvis Edward Seber
Funeral services for Mr. Arvis Edward “Billy” Seber, 73, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Hunter-Cove Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Seber, a truck driver, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.

Born August 25, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lewis Gordon and Eula “Bilbrey” Seber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Josie Ray, Clydie Powell, and Beatrice Seber; a brother, Lewis Seber; and two infant daughters, Wanda Gewin Seber and Vonda Gail Seber.

He was a member of Allons Assembly of God, and was a veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Ima G. (Pardue) Seber, Allons; two daughters, Anetta Hargis, Rickman, and Aletha Fletcher, Livingston; two sons, Garry Seber, Livingston, and Jerry Seber, Allons; five sisters, Ila Dean Gaskin, Nashville, Hazel Richardson and Ima Jean Staggs, both of Allons, Dimple Driggers, Madison, FL, and Bonnie Lewis, Livingston; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dallas Ray, Alton Davis, David A. Pardue, Danny Pardue, Anthony White, and Stephen Smith.

 

Linda Faye Borden Vanpelt
Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Faye Borden VanPelt, 52, of Duncan, SC, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mrs. VanPelt, a retired elementary school teacher, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 9, 1946, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Olyne Langford Borden of Allons and the late Edmond (Edd) Eugene Borden. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kennth Borden.

She was a member of Duncan Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Joe VanPelt, Duncan, SC; a daughter, Jennifer VanPelt, Charleston, SC; three brothers, Russell Borden, Cookeville, and Jerry Borden and Terry Borden, both of Allons.

Pallbearers were Lester Langford, Tim Young, David Dorminey, James Parrott, Joe Arney, and Adam Borden.

 

 

 

 

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