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Gene Edward Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Gene Edward Bilbrey, 45, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Schmid and Rev. Benton Flatt officiating. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey, an employee of Algood Fire Extinguisher Service, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 28, 1954, in Overton County, he was the son of Jewell Hunter and the step-son of Kenneth Hunter, both of Algood.

He was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Marla K. (Long) Bilbrey, Rickman; two daughters, Miranda Bilbrey and Gina Bilbrey, both of Rickman; two brothers, Bobby Hunter, Rickman, and Ricky Hunter, California; two sisters, Jane Ann Tidwell, Cookeville, and Vicki Roberts, Algood; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chris McCormick, Shane Nelson, Frankie Dixon, Blake Medlin, David Qualls, and Jeremy “Bear” Norris. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Brown and Robert Franklin.


Nona Langford Reeder
Funeral services for Mrs. Nona Langford Reeder, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2000, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons with Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reeder, a housewife, died January 26, 2000, at her home.

Born October 8, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elmo and Jennie Guthrie Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death be her husband, Bennie Reeder; two sons, James Reeder and John L. Reeder; a brother, Harlon Langford; and a sister, Dora Maynord.

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Anna Lois Reeder, Independence community; a daughter and son-in-law, Bennie Ruth and Cross Robbins, Livingston; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rusty Robbins, Jimmy Robbins, Bobby Reeder, Bill Reeder, Billy Maynord, Ralph Carr, Delton Langford, and Bulos Martin.

Honorary pallbearers were Leon Reeder, Harlis Reeder, Inez Thrasher, Derward Vaughn, Anne Vaughn, Jean Tayes, Betty Jo Page, Judy Daves, Revis Martin, Quality Home Health Staff, and Dr. Michael Cox and staff.

 

Virgie Ann Dulcenia Hooks
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Ann Dulcenia Hooks, 91, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hooks, a retired factory worker, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 16, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Maggie (Talley) Dickerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Alvin Hooks; two sons, Claude Hooks, and Charles Junior Hooks; a brother, Johnny Dickerson; and a half-brother, Oscar Dickerson.

She was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include three sons, Earl Hooks, Burr Hooks, both of Livingston, and Willie D. Hooks, Cookeville; three daughters, Betty Barlow, Nadine Brown, both of Rickman, and Catherine Bull, Gainesboro; two half-brothers, Archie Dickerson, Dayton, OH, and Oakley Dickerson, Livingston; two half-sisters, Lizzie Sullivan, Hilham, and Lucille Dillon, Dayton, OH; 18 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 20 step-great grandchildren; and 13 step-great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randy Greenwood, Bobby Greenwood, Phillip Hooks, David Hooks, Steven Barlow, Troy Pennington, and Michael Murphy.

 

Ernest Keith Vance
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Keith Vance, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Vance, a retired carpenter, died January 30, 2000, at his home.

Born November 12, 1924, he was the son of the late William Bryan and Stella Maxwell Vance.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Dean Carr Vance, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Paul Norris, Livingston; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Melissa and Brett Johnson, Livingston; two sisters, Imogene Poston, Livingston, and Mary Ruth Young, Lebanon.

Pallbearers were Matthew Nevins, Paul Stockton, Kennith Dickerson, Kenneth Carr, Billy Neal Carmack, and Clyde Hensley.

 

Bailey Hearn Franklin
Funeral services for Mr. Bailey Hearn Franklin, 86, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Franklin, a farmer, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born January 11, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bailey Dowell and Mary Ellen (Masters) Franklin.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include a sister, Elise Danner, Michigan; a special friend, Lola Belle Hawkins, Hilham; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chris McCormick, Ordean Dulsworth, Douglas Lankford, Ronny Franklin, David Franklin, and Clay Franklin.

 

Billy Don Davis
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Don Davis, 61, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Davis, a construction mason, died January 25, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Born August 18, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Dalmas and Mamie Goolsby Davis.

He attended Campground Presbyterian Church and was a veteran with the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his step-mother, Claudia Ogletree, Hilham; a daughter, Lisa Waters, Cookeville; a brother, Edward Davis, Hilham; three step-brothers, Danny Ferrell, Jimmy Ferrell, and Gerald Ferrell, all of Livingston; a half-brother, Mitch Dulworth, Georgia; two sisters, Betty Choate, Hilham, and Alice Faye Thornton, Union, OH; a step-sister, Caroyln Vinson, White County; and two grandchildren, Heather Rodgers, and Jamie Rodgers.

Pallbearers were Gerald Ferrell, Jimmy Ferrell, Danny Ferrell, Mark Rickert, Trampus Lawson, and Tim Gentry. Honorary pallbearers were Chester Melton, and Leon Gillentine.

 

Ed Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Ed Wilson, 68, of the Dripping Springs Community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating. Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, a construction worker, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Allison and Cora (Looper) Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Bilbrey; and two sons, Jackie Wilson and John Mitchell Wilson.

He was Baptist in faith.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Key Wilson, Dripping Springs Community; two daughters, Kathy McCowan, Dripping Springs Community, and Carol Phillips, Hanging Limb Community; two sons, Buddy Wilson, Hanging Limb Community, and Jerry Wilson, Dripping Springs Community; two sisters, Joan Denton, Knoxville, and Edith Clark, Dayton, OH; a brother, Harold Wilson, Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Betty Sue Turner Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Sue Turner Smith, 63, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 2, 2000, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Jim Malone and Rev. Bratton Tucker officiating.

Mrs. Smith, a retired dietician with River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Grade A Catering of Cookeville, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at her home.

Born August 17, 1936, in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Taylor Ervin and Bertha Nell (Brady) Fann. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Williams, and a brother, W.T. Fann.

She was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Cookeville.

Survivors include her husband, James M. Smith, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Grissom and Roy Carrier of Algood; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Lee Jr. and Terry Grissom, Loudon, and Robert Lee Turner and Heather Gaskins, Livingston; a brother, Wade Fann, Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Elaine Grissom McDonald, Madisonville, Alison Grissom, and Cydney Vanosdale, both of Loudon; and one great grandchild, Logan Zane McDonald.

 

Helen May Thomas
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen May Thomas, 75, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000, from the chapel of Healy Funeral Home in Aurora, IL, with Rev. William Q. Allen officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park in Oswego Township, IL, with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thomas, a homemaker, died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at her home in the Hardy’s Chapel Community.

Born November 22, 1924, in Rossville, IL, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Guy and Delia Marie (Herroitt) Hendricks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Catherine Mahaffey, and a twin brother, Clifford Hendricks.

She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Thomas, Cookeville; a daughter, Barbara Burlingame, Northlake, IL; four sons, William Thomas, Rodney Thomas, Jeffery Thomas, all of Cookeville, and Gregory Thomas, Aurora, IL; two brothers, Roy Dale Hendricks, Alvion, IN, and Lloyd Hendricks, Decatur, IN; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Buddy Short
Funeral services for Mr. Buddy Short, 59, of the Shady Grove Community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Mike Kerr officiating. Burial was in Stamps Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Short, owner/operator of Bud’s Lawn Service and a retired factory worker, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at his home.

Born November 22, 1940, in the Shady Grove Community, he was the son of the late Walter Harrison and Hattie (Cunningham) Short. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Jane Bowman, Cora Fee, and Vada Matheney; and three brothers, Joe Hollis Short, George Thomas Short, and Kenneth Short.

He was a member of the Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna (Harris) Short, Shady Grove Community; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Tracy Langford, Ella and Rick Dishman, all of the Shady Grove Community, and Gail and Jimmy Dishman, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Phyllis Short, Monterey; two sisters, Rena Belle Dixon, and Eva Beaty, both of the Shady Grove Community; a brother, James Short, Sciero, IN; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

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