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Archives 04-26-2000

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James "Sweet Pea" Lane
Graveside services for Mr. James "Sweet Pea” Lane, 73, of Wilder, were conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, from Honey Springs Cemetery with Bro. Glen Goggins officiating. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Lane, a retire coal miner, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 17, 1926, in Wilder, he was the son of the late Walter and Myrtle (Neal) Lane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Betty (Watson) Lane; two daughters, Judy Lane and Sue Delk; two sons, Keith Lane and Ken Lane; a sister, Carrie Dodson; and a brother, Junior Lane.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Gipson, Anderson, IN, and Kim Reeder, Byrdstown; six grandchildren, Linda Syverson, Betty Stamps, Scottie Delk, Brian Lane, Daniel Reeder, and Robert Newberry; and three great grandchildren, Eric Syverson, Robbie Syverson, and Dustin Keith Stamps.

 

J.C. Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. J.C. Phillips, 70, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tex Boles officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Phillips, a retired coal miner, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 4, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Laborn and Clara Mae (Vaughn) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Rinda Vaughn Nash, Liddie Murphy, and Emma Phillips; and four brothers, Emby Phillips, Jake Phillips, Joe Phillips, and John Phillips.

He was affiliated with the Monterey 2nd Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Belva (Bilbrey) Phillips, Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dale Thompson, Monterey; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Pam Phillips, Monterey; a sister, Dora Murphy, Monterey; a brother, Charlie Phillips, Monterey; and four grandchildren, Jason Thompson, Stacy Thompson, Jessica Phillips, and Jamie Phillips and wife Lora Phillips.

 

Ollie Beaty
Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Beaty, 93, of Dunkirk, IN, and formerly of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, from the chapel of MJS Mortuaries Jones Chapel in Red Key, IN, with Bro. Arnold Burris officiating. Burial was in Dunkirk, IN.

Mrs. Beaty died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the Caylor Nickel Clinic in Bluffton, IN.

Born September 13, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora Bell Norrod Sams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thermon Caleb Beaty; and two daughters, Edith Story and Elise Lea.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mabel and Ernest McCowan, Dunkirk, IN, Opal and Clifford Phillips, Livingston, and Delsie and Ernest Buckner, Dunkirk, IN; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Lucille Beaty, Redkey, IN, and Dewey and Reba Beaty, Dunkirk, IN; two sisters, Velma Phillips, Crossville, and Edna Wilson, Monterey; 31 grandchildren; 73 great grandchildren; and 42 great-great grandchildren.

 

Dustin Grant Rush
Funeral services for Dustin Grant Rush, 12, of the Pleasant Ridge Community of Overton County, will be conducted today, Wednesday, April 26, 2000, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Jeff Short and Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Memorial Gardens with Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Dustin died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga.

Born September 14, 1987, in Cookeville, he was the son of Willie H. and Vickie L. (Bowman) Rush of the Pleasant Ridge Community. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Russell Bowman; paternal grandparents, Clarence Earl and Donna Ann (Cross) Rush; and a step-brother, Scott Howard. He was a sixth grade student at Rickman Elementary School; a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church; and a member of the Livingston Junior Pro "Outlaws” football team.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Russell Rush; and his maternal grandmother, Ollie Mae (Blaylock) Bowman, Cookeville.

Pallbearers will be Russell Rush, Alan Shelton, Bennie Swindle, Jeff Bowman, Casey Bowman, Jim Staggs, and Don Staggs. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Livingston Junior Pro "Outlaws” football team.

 

Roy Earchel King
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Earchel King, 52, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. King, a road construction worker, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Born October 30, 1947, in Fentress County, he was the son of Lena King of Jamestown and the late Travis King.

He was a member of Millers Chapel Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janet King, Alpine; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Connie King, Alpine; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Jerry Dixon; a mother-in-law, Ruth Copeland, Alpine; two brothers, Kendall King, Alpine, and R.B. King, Cadiz, KY; four sisters, Irene Paul, Alpine, Alene Hayes, Grimsley, Clara Carr, and Pauline Logsdon, both of Bowling Green, KY; two grandchildren, Olivia King and Clay Dixon; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jeff Paul, Bruce Paul, Freddie Paul, Ryan King, Brent Linder, and Timmy Copeland.

 

Clara Anna Thompson
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Anna Thompson, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thompson, a hospital kitchen worker, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her home. Born July 30, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shapin and Delilah (Copeland) Raines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Joe Thompson. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Joe Thompson, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Joe Poston, Sevierville; a sister, Dorothy Looper, Dry Hollow community; and four grandchildren, Derrick Poston, Valerie Loveday, Rebecca Poston, and Katie Poston.

Pallbearers were Leon Raines, Phillip Raines, Jerry Key, Wayne Key, Tommy Thompson, and Stanley Thompson.

 

Avon J.W. "Cam” Carter
Funeral services for Mr. Avon J.W. "Cam" Carter, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carter, a highway construction worker, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his home.

Born December 4, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Eulis and Johnnie (Bilbrey) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mayhew Carter and Paul Carter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice Young Carter, Livingston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Owen C. "Red" and Pauline Carter and Eulis M. Jr. and Betty Carter; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Naomi Poll, Gardner, IL, Sue Reed Jones and Jerry Jones, Cookeville, and Emogene Fletcher Pryor and Allard Pryor, Allons; a godson, Andrew Looper; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Odus Johnson, Doug Carter, Bill Fletcher, Addison Fletcher, Kevin Carter, and Andy Looper.


Teddy Charles Sullivan

Graveside services for Mr. Teddy Charles Sullivan, 60, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Fellowship Cemetery with Jackie Wheeler and Kenny Vaughn officiating. Rickman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sullivan, a brick mason, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hosptial.

Born June 21, 1939, in Livingston, he was the son of Mary Lou Sullivan of Rickman and the late Lillard Sullivan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Sullivan. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sisters, Billie Vaughn, Cookeville, Laura Sullivan, Orlando, FL, and Barbara Parker, Ashland City; two brothers, O.L. Sullivan and Leonard Sullivan, both of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Donald Edmonds, Craig Dial, Jerry Sullian, Chris Parker, J.D. Pryor, and Jason Sullivan.

 

Coby D. Spicer
Funeral services for Mr. Coby D. Spicer, 90, of Barnes Road in Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Joey Spicer and James Spicer officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Spicer, a carpenter, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his home. Born July 11, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joseph Yancy and Florence (Sims) Spicer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Odell (Maynard) Spicer; an infant daughter; a son, Ronald Spicer; three sisters, Beulah Maynard, Lela Arney, and Pauline Hager; and a brother, J.Y. Spicer.

He was a member of the Bangham Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Eulene Robbins, Hilham; seven sons, Vernon Spicer, Mayford Spicer, both of Rock Island, J.C. Spicer, Crossville, Clarence Spicer, Joe Spicer, Jack Spicer, all of Cookeville, and Mike Spicer, McMinnville; three sisters, Zilpha Hertzog, Akron, OH, Reba Hunter, Rickman, and Lois DeFazio, Kansas City, KS; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Chad Spicer, Aaron Spicer, Kevin Spicer, Fred Spicer, Andrew Spicer, Charlie Spicer, Randy Spicer, Zechariah Spicer, and Sarah Spicer, all grandchildren of Mr. Spicer.

 

Ora M. Stout
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Mae "Beulah" Stout, 93, of Emmett Township, MI, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, from the chapel of Bachman Hebble Funeral Service of Battle Creek, MI, with Rev. Gary Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI, with Bachman Hebble Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stout, a retired employee of the Kellogg Co., died Monday, April 17, 2000, at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility in Michigan.

Born January 28, 1907, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late James David A. and Edna S. (Blaylock) Verble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy Stout; a son, David A. Stout; two brothers, David Verble and Nolen Verble; two sisters, Cleo Hoover and Lora Coker; and a grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Aaron Stout, Temple Hills, MD, and Paul Stout, Battle Creek, MI; three daughters, Billie Ickes, Fairfield Glade, Anna Rae Waltman, and Glenna Bateson, both of Battle Creek, MI; two brothers, Sam Verble, Battle Creek, MI, and William "Carl” Verble, Miami, FL; a sister, Pearl Norris, Crossville; 19 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

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