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DILLARD C. DYCUS, SR
Funeral services for Mr. Diliard C. Dycus, Sr., 85, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Jones and Bro. Gerald Rich officiating. Burial was in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Masonic services were conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 at Anderson Funeral Home.

Mr. Dycus, a retired superintendent of Standing Stone State Park, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born July 27, 1913, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Rev. William Dycus and Rosie Huff Dycus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kate Clark Dycus; his second wife, Daffo Berry Dycus; and by four sisters, Cannie Sloan, Alma Hamlet, Vanilla Smith, and Nannie Mosley.

He was an elder of the Pleasant Grove Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the Haydenburg Community of Jackson County, a Mason and a Shriner for 59 years, a former Jackson County Trustee, a former mayor of Gainesboro, a former assistant director of State Parks, a past president of the Rotary Club, and served on the State Primary Care Council.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. D.C. Dycus Jr. and Reva Dycus, Cookeville; a step-son, William R. (Bill) Berry of Lenoir, NC; a step-daughter, Joyce Spears, Rio Rancho, NM; four granchildren, Dr. Doug Dycus Jr. and Margie Stafford, both of Gainesboro, Terry Dycus, Nashville, and Bill Dycus, Livingston; four step-grandchildren, Diane, Donna, Chris, and Claire; and eight great-granchildren, Candice, Jacob, Dustin, Clark, Samantha, Jane Emily, Drew, and Holly.

Pallbearers were James White, John Hamlet, Ben Hamlet, Charles Hix, Edward Netherton, and Ricky Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Benton Quarles, L.E. Oakley, Billy Martin, Dr. E.M. Dudney, Dr. J.S. Johnson, Ronny J. West, Larry West, Danny Forkum, Will Smith, Bobby Roberts, and Richard Ezell.

 

FRED LYNN WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Lynn Williams, 82, of St. Clair Shores, MI, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Dr. Randall L. Adkisson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with full military honors by V.F.W. Post 6277. Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Williams, a retired engineer with U.S. Cold Storage Co., died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at Henry Ford Care Center in Roseville, MI.

Born May 22, 1917 in Cookeville, he was the son of the late Paulo and Bessie Christian Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Warden Williams; and a brother, Billie Williams.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and LisaWilliams, New Baltimore, MI, and David and Denise Williams, St. Clair Shores, MI; five grandchildren, Nancy Feldpauch, Jennifer Williams, David Williams, Shannon Williams, and David A. Williams Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Brian Feldpauch.

 

EARL M. HUDDLESTON SR.
Funeral services for Mr. Earl McCart Huddleston, 87, of Cookeville were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Dr. Gerald Stow and Rev. Woody Adams officiating. Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Huddleston, owner of the Big Dollar Tobacco Warehouse in Sparta, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 1, 1912 in Byrdstown, he was the son of the late Samuel Oren and Vera Groce Huddleston. In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby McDonald Huddleston; a brother, Samuel Olen Huddleston D.D.S.; and a sister, Delma H. Belew.

He was president of Pickett County Bank & Trust Company, a Mason, and a member of Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 F&AM.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Earl M. (Mack) Jr. and Faye Carrington Huddleston; two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia Helen Nunley, and Betty Sue and Leonard A. “Sonny” Allen Jr., all of Cookeville; a sister, Leola H. Sells, Byrdstown; seven grandchildren, Earl M Huddleston III, John Carrington Huddleston, Samule Olen Huddleston, Stanley Gene Nunley Jr., Nancy Elizabeth Nunley, Leonard A. Allen III, and Samuel Earl Allen; four granddaughters-in-law, Candace Allen, Michelle, Allyson, and Sonia Huddleston; and one great granddaughter, Lauren Ansley Huddleston.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and family members.

 

MARY EMOGENE KIMES
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emogene Kimes, 69, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June10, 1999, from chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Adams, Bro. Harold Walker, and Bro. Frank Davis officiating. Burial will be in Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Kimes, a retired Red Kap Industry worker, died Sunday, June 6, 1999 at NHC Healthcare Center.

Born April 16, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Albert and Lula Pearl (Moore) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Auda Flatt and Christine West; four brothers, Herman Bilbrey, Albert Bilbrey, Howard Bilbrey, and Leonard Bilbrey; and three infant brothers.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, and she had served and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church for 14 years where her husband was pastor.

Survivors include her husband, Rev Henry H. Kimes Jr., Cookeville; sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Wanda Kimes, Cookeville, Randall and Sharon Kimes, Celina, son and fiancee, Gary Kimes and Erlene Dawes, Cookeville, and son, Jack G. Kimes, Algood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Gary Ledbetter, Livingston, and Kathy and Albert F. Crisp, Southlake, TX; and nine grandchildren, Jacky G. Kimes Jr. and wife Alice, Erin Kimes, Joshua Kimes, Corey Kimes, Sherry Kimes, Ryan Ledbetter, Ashley Ledbetter, Terra Kimes, and Kayla Kimes.

Pallbearers were Jacky G. Kimes Jr., Corey Kimes, Joshua Kimes, Ryan Ledbetter, Charles West, Roy Bilbrey, Leo Bilbrey, Estell Bilbrey, and Raymond Bilbrey.

 

ALBA WILLETTE BOLES
Funeral services for Mrs. Alba Willette Boles, 90, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 1999 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Boles, a housewife, died Saturday, June 5, 1999 at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born December 8, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose J. and Cynthia Bilyeu Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Boles.

She was a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl G. and Frances Boles, Hilham; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Katherine and John J. Wilson, Cookeville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny Boles, Butch Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Gary Boles, Randy Boles, and Gordon Carmack. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Ward, Joel Upton, Mayhue Masters, Aubrey Allen, Bernie Winningham, and Billy Joe Holt.

 

WILLIAM CLAUDE CANTRELL
Funeral services for Mr. William Claude Cantrell, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 3, 1999 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Lyle Anderson and Rev. Dee Anderson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cantrell, building and grounds supervisor for the Pennfield School District, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born October 6, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Escue and Argie Matthews Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vada Davis and Claudia Cantrell; and a grandson, Charles B. Knowles.

He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWI.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Cantrell, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Jackie Cantrell, Dandridge; a daughter, Claudine Knowles, Knoxville; two brothers-in-law, Jack Huddleston and R.G. Huddleston, both of Livingston; a sister, Ruby Watkins, Allons; a sister-in-law, Carlene Wright, Muncie, IN; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Cantrell, Christopher Cantrell, and Scott Knowles.

Pallbearers were Paul Watkins, Fred Watkins, Christopher Cantrell, Scott Knowles, James Huddleston, and Steve Huddleston.

 

MARY LOU LEDBETTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Ledbetter, 77, of Miamisburg, OH, and a native of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8 from the chapel of the Dalton Funeral Home in Germantown, OH, with Rev. Frank Kelly officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in Ohio.

Mrs. Ledbetter died Friday, June 4, 1999.

Born January 24, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. & Mollie Erness (Bilbrey) McCulley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jim Ledbetter, and a brother, Herman McCulley.

Survivors include her husband, Freeman D. Ledbetter; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Lew Wilcox of Germantown, OH; a granddaughter, Jennifer Wilcox, Kettering, OH; a grandson, Jamie Wilcox, Germantown, OH; two sisters, Lillie Parrigan, Springfield, and Willie Crabtree, Sparta; a special niece, Joann Zornes of Tipp City, OH, and several other nieces and nephews.

 

ORAL LESTER GORE
Funeral services for Mr. Oral Lester Gore, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gore, a used furniture dealer, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 20, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Della Cantrell Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Geneva Gore; two sons, Larry Gore and Gary Gore; two brothers, Clyde Gore and Willie Gore; and a sister, May Gore Dishman. He was affilliated with the Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie O. Gore, Livingston; two daughters, Janice L. Ham, Murfreesboro, and Carolyn S. Dixon, Livingston; three brothers, Bernard Gore, Anderson, IN, Robert (Bob) Gore, Rickman, and Roy Gore, Monroe; three sisters, Opal Gore Dishman, Alexandria, IN, Louise Gore Meredith, Rickman, and Celia Gore Daniels, Monroe; a very special friend, Geneva Lamprey; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Timmy Dixon, David Britt, Randy Gore, Daniel Gore, Jeff Meredith, and Kenny Meredith.

 

ROSALIE JODY RAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosalie Jody Ray, 53, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, from Martin Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Perry Clayton and Rev. Tommy Davis officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ray, an auto factory worker, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 21, 1946, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Montie and Eula Mae Wallace Daniels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Wingate. She was a member of Martin Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Ray, Allons; three sons, Ricky Keen, Nevada, Jay Keen, Arkansas, and Frank Ray, Allons; three grandchildren, Elissa Dawn Keen, Brittney Kizer, and Frank Gavin McKay Ray; three brothers, John Daniels, Smith Grove, KY, Charles Daniels, Joelton, and Donald Daniels, Allons; and four sisters, Linda Hammock, Livingston, and Frances Raines, Martha Booher, and Jane Melton, all of Allons.

Pallbearers were David Raines, Glenn Raines, Shane Booher, Jonathan Daniels, Kelly Daniels, Matthew Melton, Mike Buell, and Steve Buell.

 

ROSE LAWLER
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Lawler, 66, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, from the chapel of Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Rev. Michael J. Weber of Chesterfield Christian Church officiating. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery with Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Lawler, former employee of Indiana Bell, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at St. John's Health Systems.

Born November 17, 1932, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mattie Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lawler; four sisters, Audrey Miller, Lola Brown, Velva Harris, and Estelle Ramsey; and two brothers, Robert Ellis and Kay Ellis.

She was a member of Chesterfield Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Lee Atkinson, Muncie, IN; two sisters, Inez Smethers, Anderson, IN, and Jean Otis, Rocky Mountain, NC; a brother, Luther Ellis, Anderson, IN; a step-daughter, Jowanna Dear-ing, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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