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Archives 9-29-99

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Charles Henry Hatcher
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Henry Hatcher, 70, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 29, 1999, from First United Methodist Church in Cookeville with Rev. T.J. Bennett and Rev. Gerald Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Cookeville with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hatcher, a retired wholesale hardware salesman for Orgill Brothers in Putnam and eight surrounding counties, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born July 2, 1929, in Knoxville, he was the son of the late William Aaron and Anne Elizabeth (McCarter) Hatcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Lantz.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Cookeville (formerly Parkview) and V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Hunt) Hatcher, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Darlene Hatcher, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Roberts, Wilmington, NC; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Raymond Gourley, Maryville; a brother-in-law, Henry Lantz, Leland, NC; a grandson, Matthew Charles Roberts, Wilmington, NC; two granddaughters, Sarah Marie Roberts, Wilmington, NC, and Holly Anne Hatcher, Cookeville; an aunt, Nancy King, Maryville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Owsley, David Beeler, Jim Butcher, Billy Lantz, Lloyd Petty Jr., and Robert Smith.

 

Thurman C. Clark
Graveside services for Mr. Thurman C. Clark, 68, of Xenia, OH, were conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, September 24, 1999, at Valley View Memory Gardens in Beavercreek, OH, with Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton, OH in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Clark, a soap boiler at the Hewitt Soap Company, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at Miami Valley Hospital.

Born in 1931, he was the son of the late James W. Clark Sr. and Pearl Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Elmer Clark, and Truman Cecil Clark; and one sister, Pauline Massar.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Clark; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony Clark, and Daniel and Shelley Clark; four grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Amber, Allen, and Emily; two sisters, Lela Sewell, and Reba Lee; and three brothers, Thomas Clark, James W. Clark, and William A. Clark.

 

Lucille Gibson
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Gibson, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, September 24, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gibson, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at her home.

Born April 9, 1928, in Stearns, KY, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Flora Mae (Phillips) Stephens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Birchel Gibson; a son, Birchel David Gibson; and two sisters, Nobel Stephens and Juanita Dorey.

She was affiliated with The Full Gospel Church in Cookeville.

Survivors include her husband, Mitchell Phillips, Hilham; two sons, Charles Gibson, Youngstown, OH, and Jackie Fugate, Tampa, FL; two brothers, Beecher Stephens, Kendallville, IN, and Eugene Stephens, Covington, OH; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Charles Gibson, Robert B. Gibson, Perry Tharp, Josh Phillips, Andrew C. Gibson, Robert Ratcliff, and Jackie Fugate.

 

Myrtle Virginia Harp
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Virginia Harp, 74, of Naples, FL, were conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 1999, from Paran Methodist Church. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harp, a retired food service worker, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at Naples Community Hospital in Florida.

Born January 11, 1925, in Crossville, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Myrtle Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Harp, Naples, FL; a son, DeWayne Harp, Naples, FL, and a sister, Lucille Buckner, Crossville.

 

M.C. Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. M.C. Wilson, 82, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Minister Wayne Vetraino officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, a machinist and coal miner, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born August 3, 1917, he was the son of the late Willis Wilson and Margaret Spurlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Vaughn, and Nina Buckner; three brothers, T.A. Wilson, J.D. Wilson, and Q. E. Wilson. He was a member of Livingston Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Clarissa Bilbrey Wilson, Rickman; a daughter, Carolyn Wilson, Rickman; a son, George Wilson, Cookeville; four grandchildren; three sisters, Tennie McCowan, Monterey, Vanilla Buckner, and Reba Hammonds both of Battle Creek, MI; and a brother, R.G. Wilson, Cookeville.

 

Lester Edker Pennington
Funeral services for Mr. Lester Edker Pennington, or better known as “Toot”, 77, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Burial was in Aarons Chapel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Pennington, a woodworker, died September 24, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born April 29, 1922, in Clay County, he was the son of the late James and Annie (Spivey) Pennington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Joe A. Pennington, Paul Pennington, George Pennington, Billy Pennington, and Chester Pennington; and a step-sister, Anna Geesling.

He was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Ramey “M.C.” (Phillips) Pennington, Hilham; two daughters, Betty Ruth Green, and Barbara Ann Tharp both of Hilham; one step-sister, Ila Lindsy, Cookeville; three brothers, Aaron Pennington, Cookeville, Amos Pennington, Detroit, MI, and Donald Pennington, Rickman.

Pallbearers were Chris Huddleston, Frank Pigg, Jeffery Green, Mike Tharp, Michael Tharp, Jason Phillips, Bill Johnson, and Roy Geesling.

 

Johnny Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Ramsey, 61, of Clarkrange, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, September 24, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Floyd and Rev. Glen Murphy officiating. Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ramsey, a sawer in the saw mill industry, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at the Fentress County General Hospital in Jamestown.

Born June 28, 1938, in Cookeville, he was the son of the late Jim and Bessie Pinkston Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Vickers; two grandchildren, John Michael Ramsey and an infant, Randolph.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Bowman Ramsey, Monterey; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Mark Fuqua, Springfield, Vivian and Mark Johnson, Ann Arbor, MI, Valerie and Bernard Padgett, Clarkrange, Angela and Jim Graham, Redwood City, CA, Anita and Loyal Padgett, Clarkrange, Johnnie and Rick Walker, Monterey, and Jeannie and Bruce Miller, Clarkrange; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Pearl Harville, Cookeville.

 

Clyde V. Williams
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde V. Williams, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 27, 1999, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Carson Whiteaker officiating. Rickman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Williams died Friday, September 24, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 1, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Colbert and Oris (Allred) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mickey (Booth) Williams; and two brothers, Fred Williams and Ben Williams.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Michael Bilbrey, Rickman; two step-sons, Wayne Gilley and Dennis Gilley, both of Lexington, KY; three brothers, Buddy Williams, Byrdstown, J.B. Williams, Tecumseh, MI, and Ernie Williams, Algood; three grandchildren, Matthew Bilbrey, Allen Bilbrey, and Breanna Bilbrey, all of Rickman; and five step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Bilbrey, Wayne Bilbrey, Dennis Bilbrey, John Allred, Donald Huffer, and Lonnie Chaffin.

 

Patricia Ringley Butler
Memorial services for Mrs. Patricia Ringley Butler, 56, of Nashville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999, from Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Butler, a housewife, died September 22, 1999, at her home.

Born February 7, 1943, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Harris Jr. and Lora Elpha King Ringley. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Butler, Nashville; a son, Ben Hix, Nashville; a daughter, Dawn Mayes, Nashville; a step-daughter, Susan Milan, Tallahassee, FL; a brother, John Ringley Jr., Livingston; three sisters, Wilma Heft, Las Vegas, NV, Gwen Chilton, Cookeville, and Joyce Vaughn, Savannah, GA.

 

Robert Wayne Davis
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Wayne Davis, 69, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 27, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth W. Kirby officiating. Graveside services with full military honors followed at 3 p.m. at Sadlersville United Methodist Church Cemetery in Adams with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Davis, retired from the U.S. Army, died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.

Born April 25, 1930, in Cameron, OK, he was the son of the late James Henley Davis and Sarah Cherry Davis. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a brother, Lester Davis, Wooster, OH; a sister, Olene Flute, Sayre, OK; four half brothers, Veachel Davis, Damon Davis, and Leonard Davis, all of Poteau, OK, and Buddy Ray Harris, Antlers, OK; three half sisters, Mae Inez Eccles, Atwater, OK, Reba Stansberry, Oklahoma City, OK, and Faye Jackson, Clayton, OK; a special aunt, Melba Neely; several other aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were Veachel Davis, Damon Davis, Leonard Davis, Will Robbins, and Jim Scott.

Honorary pallbearers were Odell Lemons, Jim Pittman, Les Davis Jr., and Donald E. Davis.

 

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