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Mary Dodson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dodson, 83, of Whitleyville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Coe officiating. Burial was in Anderson-Cherry Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dodson, a homemaker, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Monroe County Medical Center.

Born July 4, 1916, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Roark and Sarah (Beechboard) Roark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Cherry; three sons, Ray Cherry, Roy Cherry, and Donald Cherry; and a great grandson, Harley Cherry.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Afton Dodson, Whitleyville; four daughters, Dimple Cherry, Seymour, IN, Robbie Crawford, Whitleyville, Kay Duncan, and Joyce Anderson, both of Indianapolis, IN; 14 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.


Stella Garrett Hargis
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella (Garrett) Hargis, 81, of Battle Creek, MI, and formerly of Crawford, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating. Burial will be in Honey Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hargis, a homemaker, died Sunday, January 23, 2000, at Mercy Pavilion in Battle Creek, MI.

Born October 13, 1918, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Smith) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vince Hargis; two sisters, Pauline Cooper and Etta Smith; and three brothers, Clouie Garrett, Cecil Garrett, and Junior Garrett.

Survivors include a son, Steve Hargis, Battle Creek, MI; two step-sisters, Mary Ellen Louise Polson, and Louise Wyatt, both of Crossville; a step-brother, Milford Cannon, Crossville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kermit and Cecile Hargis, Monterey; and two grandchildren, Julie Smith, Battle Creek, MI, and Steven Hargis, East Leroy, MI.


Opal Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Jones, 78, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Jerry Harris and Rev. Johnny Jones officiating. Burial was in Sand Springs Memorial Gardens with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones, a retired Ely-Walker employee, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at the Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

Born August 14, 1921, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Laura (Sebers) Reels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Fisher” Jones; and a daughter, Dorothy Farley.

She was a member of the Monterey Church of God of Prophecy.

urvivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Joanne Jones, Hanging Limb, James and Brenda Jones, Monterey, and Tom and Darlene Jones, Cookeville; a daughter, Elizabeth Copeland, Glade Creek Community; a sister, Nina Marlow, Cookeville; a brother, Mike Reels, Sparta; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.


Juanita Gladys (Bennett) Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Gladys (Bennett) Moore, 81, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2000, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Jackie Wheeler and Dolan Rodgers officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Born August 8, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther V. and Ada (Lee) Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harlon Moore, and a brother, Cecil Bennett.

Mrs. Moore, a housewife, was a member of the Dodson’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elise Webb, Satellite Beach, FL, and Madaline and Paul Livingston, Daleville, IN; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Geneva Bennett, Livingston, and Rellon and Ann Bennett, Oxford, OH, Paul and Eudean Moore, Cookeville; two sisters-in-law, Jewel Livingston, Anderson, IN; and Pauline Bennett, Cookeville; and a nephew and niece, Rodger and Brenda Moore, Dry Hollow community in Rickman.

Pallbearers were Robert Moore, Ralph Moore, Wade Paul, Randell Graham, Bill Steele, and Ronnie Bennett.

 

Loyd Williams
Funeral services for Mr. Loyd Williams, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Self officiating. Burial was in Browns Mill Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Williams, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born September 3, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie and Mary Jane (Reed) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Viris Williams; a sister, Covie Harris; and three brother, Clure Williams, Zinia Williams, and Boney Williams.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Aris and Wanda Williams, Cookeville, and Harold and Mary Alice Williams, Algood; a daughter and son-in-law, Paunie and Jerry Reeves, Baxter; a brother, Earl Williams, Algood; a sister, Allie Moody, Overton County; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.


Clio Richardson Long
Funeral services for Mrs. Clio (Richardson) Long, 95, of Gainesboro, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 26, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial will be in John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Long, a retired factory worker, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at Cumberland River Hospital North in Celina.

Born March 6, 1904, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Clay and Mollie (Haliburton) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bud L. Long.

She was a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earnest and Olene Long, Gainesboro; two grandsons, Jerry Long, Livingston, and Tim Long, Cookeville; two great grandchildren, Andrew Long and Megan Long; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Martha Evelyn McCoin
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Evelyn McCoin, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2000, from Hilham Church of Christ with Bro. Ronald Strong and Bro. Paul Roberts officiating. Burial was in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCoin, a housewife, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 28, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Sally Elizabeth (Rich) Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben H. McCoin Sr. She was a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Reuben H. McCoin, Caruthersville, MO, Harold Douglas “Doug” McCoin, and Bobby Dan McCoin, both of Livingston; a daughter, Charlene Kozy, Nashville; a sister, Richmond Brown, Gainesboro; nine granchildren, Karen Lynn McCoin, Jennifer McCoin, both of Lafayette, Deborah Lynn Hayden, Caruthersville, MO, Billy G. Johnson, Allan Johnson, both of Nashville, Danny McCoin, Johnny McCoin, both of Livingston, Kathleen Fennesey, Lebanon, and Rita McCoin, Covington, GA; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Christopher Holland, Danny McCoin, Johnny McCoin, Allan Johnson, Billy G. Johnson, Joy Hayden, and Steve Kozy.

 

Sol G. Norris
Funeral services for Mr. Sol G. Norris, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norris, a mail carrier, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 19, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Porter and Sallie (Ledbetter) Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie (Walker) Norris.

He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Norris, Judy Stacey, both of Livingston, and Ann Colecchia, Adrian, MI; two sisters, Evelyn Walker, Cookeville, and Laura Ledford, Alpine; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of the VFW.


Christy Smith Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Christy (Smith) Reagan, 29, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. George Nave, Pastor Greg Watson, and Pastor Bob Adams officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, an auto factory worker, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born April 18, 1970, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Louis Smith, Allons, and Norma Veachel Boles Smith, Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Timmy Reagan, Allons; a brother, Donald Louis Smith, Cookeville; a sister, Amanda (Smith) Scott, Cookeville; three nephews, Brett Smith, Allons, Brandon Threet, Cookeville, and Jerry Aaron Threet, Hilham; a niece, Ashley Smith, Independence community, and a grandmother, Gertrude Boles, Cookeville.

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