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Archives 03-15-2000

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Ray Tinsley Buck
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Tinsley Buck, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston with Rev. Lester Flatt officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Buck, a taxi driver, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 9, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Wesley and Sarah Hattie Nevins Buck.

He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Goldia Buck, Livingston; two sons, Harold Ray Buck, Tucson, AZ, and Jackey Lee Buck, Rockvale; two brothers, Artie "Dutch" Buck, and William W. Buck, Jr., both of Anderson, IN; a sister, Nina Pace, Anderson, IN; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bruce Buck, Terry Gene Buck, Jimmy Buck, Kevin Buck, James Buck, and Bill Buck.

 

Ida Ann Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ann Clark, 94, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, from Allons Bethel Assembly of God with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Clark, a retired nurse's aid at Overton County Nursing Home, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born January 2, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Rass and Oanna Stover Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy L. Clark, and a grandchild, Pat Clark.

She was a member of Allons Bethel Assembly of God.

Survivors include four sons, Linzie Clark, Livingston, James H. Clark, Allons, Walter Clark, McMinnville, and Hoy Landon Clark, Jr., Rickman; two brothers, J.C. Ledbetter, Cookeville, and Lige Ledbetter, Kentucky; two sisters, Mary Belle Maynord, Anderson, IN, and Thelma Hancock, Clarksville; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Bobby Thompson, Gerald Clark, David Clark, Chad Clark, Kevin Carter, and Matt Reeder.

 

Carlton Lee Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Carlton Lee Bilbrey, 47, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey, a route driver for the Lance Company, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 22, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of Willard and Geneva C. Cooper Bilbrey. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Willard Bilbrey. He attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include his parents, Willard and Geneva Bilbrey, Rickman; his wife, Virginia Bilbrey, Livingston; a son, Jason Bilbrey, Hilham; a step-son, Hollis Allen Thrasher, Hardy’s Chapel community; a daughter, Carla Michelle Bilbrey, Moss; a step-daughter, Kimberly Kay Hummel, Monroe; two sisters, Barbara June Haney, Indiana, and Gail Collins, Murfreesboro; a grandchild, Selina Michelle Grace; and a step-grandchild, Lee Ann Nicole Hummel.

Pallbearers were Hollis Thrasher, Scott Geesling, Tony Collins, Tony Daniels, Will Haney, and John Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Massengille, and Tim Barnes.

 

William Isaac Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. William Isaac Johnson, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, from the chapel of Dunn and Kelly Funeral Home in Salyersville, KY, with Joe Keeton officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery in Sublett, KY, with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Military rites conducted by Salyersville D.A.V. Chapter 15.

Mr. Johnson, a retired electrician, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 17, 1921, in Lexington, KY, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susie (Burton) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva (Howard) Johnson; and two sisters, Ivy Barnes and Mamie Vincent. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Post #438, and also a veteran of WWII.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Wright, Betta Dunn, both of Monroe, and Billie Johnson, Lexington, KY; two sons, Kenneth Johnson and James Johnson, both of Lexington, KY; two sisters, Ada Hopkins, Nicholasville, KY, and Betty McDonald, Lexington, KY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a special niece, Martha Sue Bowman.

Pallbearers were Billy Gardner, Brandan Wright, George Beaman, Charles Howard, Jackie Young, and Johnny Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Jonathan Wright, Howard Young, and Henry Howard.

 

Annis B. Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Annis B. Ledbetter, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ledbetter, a housewife, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born November 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Eva Johnson Wilmoth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harlen Ledbetter.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Hawkins, Goodlettsville; a sister, Onsby Alexander, Cookeville; and a granddaughter, Shana Jones, Bowling Green, KY. Pallbearers were Tom Hawkins, Donny Jones, Roger Bybee, Anthony Dailey, Roger Linder, and Junior Fleming.

 

Joe Michael Harris
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Michael Harris, 42, of Livingston, were conducted at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harris, a painter, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Born February 28, 1958, in Overton County, he was the son of Mildred Sells Harris and the late Omer L. Harris. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Harris, Livingston; his wife, Gwendolyn Harris, Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Judy Harris, Livingston; two nephews, Damon Harris, and Timmy Harris; and a great nephew, Tyler Harris.

Pallbearers were Timmy Harris, Damon Harris, Willie Ray Hummel, Rick Shoemake, Royce Hummel, and Ronnie Shoemake.

 

Michael Edward Parrigin
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Edward Parrigin, 53, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston with Pastor Mike Campbell officiating. Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Parrigin, employed in law enforcement for 20 years, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Hospital. Born February 9, 1947, in Livingston, he was the son of the Gradis Parrigin and the late Reba Allred Parrigin.

He was a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a cook aboard Air Force One during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.

Survivors include his father, Gradis Parrigin, Livingston; his wife, Judy Parrigin, Livingston; a son, Michael Lee Parrigin, Livingston; a daughter, Shannon Harvey, Livingston; a sister, Brenda Saunders, Virginia; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James White, Roger Phillips, Ryan Allred, Craig Story, Dwain Winningham, and Mike L. Parrigin.

 

Mary Wilburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wilburn, 65, of Crawford, were conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Green Pond Order of Eastern Star Chapter #482 will perform funeral rites. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wilburn, a postal clerk, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 12, 1934, in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lily (Bowie) McCormick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Wilburn.

She was a member of the Green Pond Order of Eastern Star Chapter #482.

Survivors include a daughter, Laurie Wilburn, Murfreesboro; two sons, John McGinnity, Sayreville, NJ, and Brian Wilburn, Colorado; three sisters, Patricia Sottolano, New York, NY, Lily Geoghegan, Menlo Park, CA, and Kathleen McCormick, Washington, DC; a brother, Harry McCormick, New York, NY; and two grandchildren.

 

Linnie Maglean Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Maglean Key, 86, of Florence, TX, and formerly of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Eugene McCowan, Gary Patterson, and Thiurman Key officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Overton County with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Key, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Florence, TX.

Born January 27, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Polk and Mae (Walker) Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Key; a son, Willis Junior Key; two brothers, Troy Ray and Chester Ray; two sisters, Lora Swallows and Bertha Swallows; and four grandchildren, James Colson, Patricia Gail Key, Bobby Joe Key, and Carolyn Sue Key.

She was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Colson, Gatesville, TX; three sons, Homer Key, Florence, TX, Claude Key, Rickman, and Charles Key, Cookeville; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ricky Key, Randall Key, Richard Key, Roger Key, Troy Key, John Key, Stan Key, and Frank Colson.

 

Willene (Brown) Scantland
Funeral services for Mrs. Willene (Brown) Scantland, 65, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Elbert Scantland officiating. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Scantland, a cook at Fairview Senior Citizens Center in Jackson County, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1934, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Vestal and Mai (Hix) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Harris.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Lando Scantland, Gainesboro; five sons, Danny Scantland, Shelby Township, MI, Lando Scantland Jr., Ringgold, GA, Jeffrey Scantland, David Scantland, both of Gainesboro, and Don Scantland, Hilham; a daughter, Debbie Scantland, Gainesboro; three brothers, Perry Brown, Zanesville, OH, Sherrill Brown, and Joe Harris, both of Nashville; four sisters, Kathy Kelly, Ashland City, TN, Tennie Tollett, Shelby Brown, both of Nashville, and Beatrice Head, Gainesboro; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Tommy Eaves
Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Eaves, 37, of Cookeville, were conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at the Algood Church of Christ with Gary Grizzell and Denton Ramsey officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at the Garden Mausoleum in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Eaves died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 2, 1963, in Cookeville, he was the son of Patricia Kirby Eaves of Cookeville and the late Thomas F. Eaves Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fearl and Fannie Ruth Fore Eaves, and his maternal grandfather, Ulysess Kirby.

He was a member of the Algood Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his maternal grandmother, Louise Tripp, Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Tricia and David Atkins, Hilham; and two nephews, Justin Parker and Anthony Atkins.

 

Max W. Humphrey
Funeral services for Mr. Max W. Humphrey, 58, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at McFadden Cemetery in Dover, AR, with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Humphrey, a manager at Nielsen & Bainbridge in Gainesboro, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1941, in Dover, AR, he was the son of Jewell Humphrey of Russellville, AR, and the late Abraham Murol Humphrey.

He was a Mason and a member of the Tannehill Lodge No. 133, Free and Accepted Masons, in Gainesboro, as well an Alderman for the Town of Gainesboro.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Jeff Humphrey, Russellville, AR; a daughter, Tori (Humphrey) Smith, Killeen, TX; a special friend, Pam Humphrey, Cookeville; two step-sons, Ronald Strong, Hilham, and Paul Strong, Gainesboro; a step-daughter, Laura Thomas, Livingston; a brother, Harold Humphrey, Russellville, AR; four sisters, Debbie Garrett, Wilma McBride, both of Albuquerque, NM, Lola McGregor, North Little Rock, AR, and Ann Davis, Russellville, AR; and four grandchildren.



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