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Archives 05-10-2000

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Birdle Knight
Funeral services for Mr. Birdle Knight, 60, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Young and Bro. Eugene Lawson officiating. Burial was in Dodson Branch Cemetery in the Dodson Branch community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Knight, a disabled carpenter, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his residence.

Born December 15, 1939, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Homer and Leona Jackson Knight. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jane Thornton.

Survivors include four sons, Johnny Knight, Sparta, and Rick Knight, Danny Knight, and Tommy Knight, all of Jackson County; a daughter, Tammy Allen, Jackson County; four brothers, Douglas Knight, Overton County, Edd Knight, Dayton, OH, and Carson Knight and Joe Knight, both of Jackson County; a sister, Ora Smallwood, Jackson County; and nine grandchildren.

 

Mary Estelle Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Estelle Allen, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from Algood Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Algood Cemetery with the Algood Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Allen, a retired cook for the Putnam County school system, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence.

She was a member of Algood Church of Christ.

Born February 9, 1920, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mima Loftis Maberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Polk Allen; two sisters, Nell Meadows and Lassie Davis; and a brother, Oscar Mabry.

Survivors include four sons, Bob Allen, Algood, Shirrel Allen, Rellon Allen, and Charley Lewis Allen, all of Cookeville; two daughters, Mary Anna Allen, Cookeville, and Dian Batey, Hazel Green, AL; a brother, Walter Mabry, Gainesboro; a sister, Dimple Mayberry, Frazier, MI; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Batey, Robert Batey, David Allen Batey, Charlie Batey, Ben Batey, and William Batey.

Honorary pallbearers were Tom Hayes, Andy Alcorn, Daniel Sherrill, and Nathan Cobble.

 

Wonnie Wilma Ogletree
Funeral services for Mrs. Wonnie Wilma Ogletree, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangments.

Mrs. Ogletree, a housewife, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 29, 1938, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Jewell Grace (Brown) Dailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Ogletree; and three brothers, Joe Dailey, Walter Dailey Jr., and Bobby Dailey.

She was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, J.T. Ogletree, Hilham; a son, Timmy Ogletree, Hilham; three daughters, Barbara Lewis, Virginia Beach, VA, Diane Garrett, and Tamera Stafford, both of Livingston; a brother, Larry Dailey, Georgia; a sister, Modenia Greenwood, Livingston; four grandchildren; and one great grandson.

 

Dorbitt Stokely Winningham
Funeral services for Mr. Dorbitt Stokely Winningham, 58, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Winningham, a farmer, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Lafollette Medical Center.

Born June 19, 1941, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late James T. and Mary (Hill) Winningham.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Winningham and Darrell Winningham, both of Byrdstown; a daughter, Debra Alfaro, Byrdstown; six brothers, Doyle Winningham, Dewain Winningham, both of Livingston, James Winning-ham, Monroe, Dolphus Win-ningham, Byrdstown, Dowell Winningham, and Drew Winningham, both of Indiana; and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robby Moody, Jason Cross, Dale Wallace, Gary James Winning-ham, Ricky Winningham, and Millard Abbott. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Nathan Winningham.

 

Osta Sidney Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Osta Sidney Smith, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, a retired factory worker in the auto industry, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 6, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Effie (Masters) Ogletree. She was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Smith, Livingston; a sister, Fannie Holman, McMinnville; two special friends, Wayne and Myrtle Allred, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Billy Reagan, Ben Gilpatrick, James Ogletree, R.L. Ogletree, Shawn Ogletree, and Roy Ogletree.

 

Maudie Bell Swallows
Funeral services for Ms. Maudie Bell Swallows, 95, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Burial was in Eckel Cemetery with Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Swallows, a homemaker and employee of Ideal Laundry, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Masters Healthcare Center in Algood.

Born April 27, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Z.B. and Ella Mae (Hassler) Swallows.

She was member of Swallows Chapel Church of Christ.

Survivors include a nephew, Bill Swallows, Rickman; and two cousins, Sam Gibbons and Roy Gibbons, both of Algood.

Pallbearers were Ted Matthews, Horace Lee Harris, John Webb, Walter Burroughs, Sam Gibbons, and Roy Gibbons.

 

Carlos Ray Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Carlos Ray Ramsey, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ramsey, an employee at Berkline Corp., died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Born November 7, 1939, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Claude and Fannie (Hammock) Ramsey.

He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Ramsey, Livingston; a brother, Ralph Ramsey, Livingston; two sisters, Ruth Ramsey and Retha Ramsey, both of Livingston; two nieces, Gail Ramsey and Reba Dean Reid; a great niece, Angela Ray; and a great nephew, Anthony Ledbetter.

Pallbearers were Grant Mullins, Cleston Ledbetter, Glenn Ledbetter, Leonard Ledbetter, Justin Ledbetter, and Junior Ledbetter.

 

John Thomas Ledford
Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas Ledford, 83, of Indianapolis, IN, will be conducted today, Wednesday, May 10, 2000, from Little & Sons Beech Grove Chapel in Indianapolis, IN. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Greenhill Cemetery in Alpine. Little & Sons Beech Grove Chapel in Indianapolis, IN, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledford, a retired employee of American Gas, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital Center in Beech Grove, IN. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Thomas Ledford. He served in the Navy during World Ward II.

Survivors include his wife, Clara (Smith) Ledford, Indianapolis, IN; a daughter, Shirley Elizabeth "Betty" Bertram, Beech Grove, IN; a brother, Grover Cleveland Ledford, Tennessee; a sister, Emogene Anderson, Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Bonnie Beatrice Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Beatrice Clark, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Moody officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Clark, a retired factory worker, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 29, 1929, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late John Ayers and Essie Mae (Sullivan) Ayers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Ward Clark.

She was a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Gena Clark, Monroe, and Jimmy and Angela Clark, Rickman; two brothers, James Ayers, Hilham, and Bill Ayers, Crossville; three sisters, Barbara Dodson, Rickman, Shelby Jean Hawkins, Nashville, and Jessie Edmonds, Hardys Chapel community; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Roxie Dee Bilbrey White
Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie Dee Bilbrey White, 60, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. J. Glea Shelley officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. White, a sales clerk in a department store, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 22, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Ethelene (Parrish) Bilbrey.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include the father of her children, Ken White, Cookeville; two sons, Mike White, Baxter, and Barry White, Cookeville; three daughters, Teresa Bryant, Melissa Bryant, and Cindy Winchester, all of Baxter; two brothers, Bill Bilbrey, Livingston, and Herman Bilbrey, Ohio; a sister, Vestel Prichard, Livingston; a very close friend, Kathy Sparks, Gainesboro; and 12 grandchildren.

 

Samuel Duane Murphy
Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Duane Murphy, 47, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Murphy, a custodian, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 24, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Hester Hargis Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Murphy; and two half-brothers, James Coleman and Joe Benton Coleman.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Spencer Murphy, Nashville; two daughters, Shannon Brown, Cookeville, and Melea Murphy, Rickman; two step-daughters, Megan Spencer, and Lindsey Spencer, Nashville; four sons, Johny Murphy, Buedin-gen, Germany, Christopher Murphy, Phoenix, AZ, and Jason Murphy and Josh Murphy, both of Rickman; four sisters, Wanda Jones, Akron, OH, Teddy Rose Simpson, Alpine, Valerie Barlow, Hilham, and Becky Raines, Livingston; three brothers, David Murphy, Alpine, and Jerry Murphy and Joe Murphy, both of Livingston; an aunt, Effie Coleman, Allred, and two grandchildren, Kristin Murphy, Cookeville, and Joseph Cobble, Algood.

Pallbearers were Mark Murphy, Donnie Simpson, Mike Abston, Marvin Leslie Jr., Kevin Abston, and Michael Simpson.

 

 

 


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