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Archives 03-29-2000

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Theo H. Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Theo H. Brown, 80, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, from the chapel of Byrdstown Funeral Home with Bro. David Carroll officiating. Burial was in Clark Cemetery with Byrdstown Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown, an employee of the Pickett county school system, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 23, 1919, in Clinton County, TN, he was the son of the late Harrison and Zetta (Tompkins) Brown. He was a member of Clavary Bible Church in Byrdstown and a veteran of WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Amma (Storie) Brown, Byrds-town; a son, Larry Brown, Byrdstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Lou Ann and Billy Maxwell Jr., Hilham; a sister, Gladys Reynolds, Byrdstown; and two grandchildren, James Brown and JoLinda Brown.

Pallbearers were Ransom Clark, George Story, Robert Storie, Bill Storie, Randall Cross, and Robert Dale Garrett.


Ben Roberts
Funeral services for Mr. Ben Roberts, 84, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Cliff Ingram officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery near Monroe with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Roberts, previous owner and operator of Roberts Grocery and Feed in Monterey, died Saturday, March 27, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 5, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Marion and Viola Martin Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Joan Roberts and Burks Roberts; two sisters, Nora Boswell and Mary Boswell; and three brothers, Allen Roberts, Cap Roberts, and George Roberts.

He was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, a WWII Army Veteran, and has served as a substitute postal carrier.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Yolanda Pippin, Cookeville; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason; a niece, Carolyn Stults; and six nephews, Harold Boswell, Kent Boswell, Paul Boswell, Ronald Roberts, Dale Roberts, and Paul Kim Roberts.

Willie Tinch
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Tinch, 64, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery in the Dry Hollow Community with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tinch, a retired factory worker from Nick File in Anderson, IN, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Standing Stone Health Care Center.

Born May 25, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elmer and Rhoda (Walker) Tinch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Beulah Hale, Earlene Brown, and Immogene Monroe; and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Lou (Harris) Tinch, Monterey; four daughters and one son-in-law, Judy King, Middleton, IN, Irene Griggs, Sulphur Springs, IN, Melinda Cornett, Ingalls, IN, and Tammy and Jim Tway, Loma, CO; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Penni Tinch, Middletown, IN; a stepdaughter, Robin Brown, Monterey; a stepson, Hugh Neely, Monterey; two sisters, Barbara Echo, Muncie, IN, Alene Dickens, Cookeville; two brothers, Lawton Tinch, Dry Hollow, and Paul Tinch, Middletown, IN; 12 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and a special friend, Theola Wiggins, Pendleton, IN.


Dimple Marie Gore
Funeral services for Miss Dimple Marie Gore, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. David Singleton officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Gore, a garment factory worker, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 5, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Myrtie (Melton) Gore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Baxter Gore. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Bassel and Viola Gore, Anderson, IN; two sisters, Anna Taylor, Anderson, IN, and Linda Dhobs, Union City, OH; two nephews, Ed Gore, Anderson, IN, and Junior Gore, Union City, OH; and two special friends Joyce Bilbrey and Denise White.

Pallbearers were Ronnie White, Ronnie Qualls, Roy Johnson, Doc Jolley, Kendrick Melton, and Terry Melton.


Amanda Dawn Swafford
Funeral services for Miss Amanda Dawn Swafford, 22, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Martin West and Rev. Cecil Barlow officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Swafford, a factory worker with Perdue Farms in Monterey, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Born April 6, 1977, in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of James Robert Swafford, Cookeville and Ruth Oldham Swafford Belk of Peoria, IL.

She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Gavin Norrod, Monterey; her step-mother, Maggie Swafford, Cookeville; her step-father, Chuck Belk, Peoria, IL; her grandparents, Gwen Mullins, Cookeville, Ray and Lassie Swafford, Livingston, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Oldham, Peoria, IL; and a brother, Jeff Zidek, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Steven Shock, Mark Mullins, John Johnson, Jay Matheny, Jacob Hendrix, and Jonah Hendrix.


Dr. Bedford Hugh Holman Jr.
Graveside services for Dr. Bedford Hugh Holman Jr., 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at Goodhope Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Dr. Holman, a retired dentist, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at his home in Livingston.

Born November 6, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bedford Hugh Holman Sr. and Claudine (Stockton) Holman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Douglas Holman Sr.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving in both the Navy and Marines. He was also a member of the VFW. Survivors include a brother, Dr. L. Clay Holman, Memphis; a niece, Diane Graff; and two nephews, Lester Clay Holman Jr. and Ernest Douglas Holman Jr.


Carrie Velma Goodpasture Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Velma Goodpasture Carr, 94, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Eckel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gore, a housewife, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 16, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Lora A, (Thompson) Goodpas-ture. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley H. Carr.

She was a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Frances Brown and June Evelyn Carr, both of Rickman, and Betty Sue Bilbrey, Sparta; a sister, Lola Gilentine, Glasgow, KY; four grandchildren, Kent J. Brown and Sarah F. Bilbrey, both of Rickman, David E. Bilbrey, Cookeville, and Dale L. Bilbrey, Sparta; and a great grandson, Derick L. Bilbrey, Sparta.

Pallbearers were Calvin Bilbrey, John Randolf, Tom Ashburn, Bob Roberson, Dester Wilson and Howard Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Ray Austin, Bill Barnes, David Swallows, Terry Webb, Allen Loftis, Rick Waddell, Mike Webb, Bill Ward, and Larry Winningham.

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