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Archives 05-24-2000

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Albert Rudolphis "Towhead" Booher
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Rudolphis "Towhead" Booher, 77, of Hebron, KY, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, from Bethsaida Christian Church with Bro. Danny Simpson officiating. Burial was in Booher Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Booher, a factory worker and school custodian, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at his daughter's' residence.

Born November 23, 1922, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Joel and Sibbie Evaline "Hill" Booher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lexie (Hull) Booher; a daughter, Jewel Booher; four sisters, Flora Rich, Lora Huff, Edna Logan, and Delsie Winningham; and six brothers, Willie C. Booher, Obert D. Booher, Hoy Lee Booher, Eugene H. Booher, Homer C. Booher, and Coy E. Booher.

He was a member of Taylor's Port Church of God in Taylor's Port, KY. He was also a U.S. veteran of WWII.

Survivors include two daughters, Jennie Jones, Monroe, and Kay James, Hebron, KY; a son, Jimmie A. Booher, Hebron, KY; a sister, Wilma Huckeby, Monroe; a brother, Irvin Booher, Cincinnatti, OH; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steven Choate, Larry Hull, Sammy James, Tyler James, Stephen Jones, and Timothy Jones.

 

Spencer Paul Kingery
Graveside services for Master Spencer Paul Kingery, infant, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Whited Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Master Kingery died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 17, 2000, in Putnam County, he was the son of Terry and Crystal Hammock Kingery of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Janie Kingery; and a great grandmother, Opal Hunter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two grandfathers and a grandmother, Dwight Hammock, Livingston, and Gail and Darrell Denney, Monroe; a great grandmother, Irene Whited, Monroe; one sister, Bailey Kingery, Livingston; four uncles and five aunts, Chris and Emily Hammock, Kelly and Anita Hammock, Perry and Stacy Kingery, Howard and Amanda Mea, and Karen Pitch.

 

Willie B. Wilborn
Funeral services for Mr. Willie B. Wilborn, 84, of Monroe were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr.Wilborn, a mechanic and farmer, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 1, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Isum Wilborn and Lillie (Smith) Wilborn.

He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

He was also a veteran of WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Flora (Reagan) Wilborn, Monroe; a daughter, Judy Crutcher, Oak Ridge; a son, Kenneth Wilborn, Cookeville; three sisters, Celia Holman, Livingston, and Inis Jolley and Ada Smith, both of Monroe; a brother, Victor Wilborn, Allons; and two grandchildren, Michael Wilborn, Algood, and Michele Wilborn, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Ronald Wilborn, Jerry Smith, Stanley Carter, Jr., Loyd Smith, Larry Smith, and Joe Conner.

 

Walter Irving Norrod
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Irving Norrod, 93, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire and Rev. Michael Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norrod, a carpenter and farmer, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 20, 1906, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Grant and Sarah Belle (Smith) Norrod. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Norrod.

He was a member of Rickman United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Norrod, Rickman; a son, Roger Norrod, Arbovale, WV; a daughter, Janice Stemen, Columbus, OH; a half-brother, A.G. Norrod, Monroe; two half-sisters Pauline Garrett and Hazel Spaulding, both of Indiana; six grandchildren, Lisa, Carrie, April, Heidi, Allison, and Brian; and three great grandchildren, Benjamin, Lindsay, and Dillon.

Pallbearers were Donald Norrod, Melvin Norrod, Kenneth Norrod, James Reynolds, Phillip Livingston, and Paul Grutch.

 

Willie T. "Bill" Tayse
Funeral services for Mr. Willie T. "Bill" Tayse, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, from First Baptist Church in Livingston with Rev. Donald Cobb and Rev. Clarence Stewart officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tayse, a salesman for Gate City Mills and Overton Farmers Co-Op, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 22, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Anna Mae (Eldridge) Tayse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Dora Tayse; and a sister, Ruth Crabtree.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and a deacon for 16 years.

Survivors include his wife Jean (Langford) Tayse, Living-ston; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim E. and Frances Tayse, Carlisle, OH; a half-sister, Betty Tayse Robbins, Livingston; a grandson and granddaughter, Chris Tayse and Amanda Tayse, both of Carlisle, OH; and a special niece, Kathy Robbins Stacy, Livingston.

Pallbearers were Don Page, Danny Langford, Carlton Drumwright II, Eric Holcomb, Charlie Ray, and Steven Demchick.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church and members of Mr. Tayse's Sunday school class.

 

Morris E. Williams
Funeral services for Mr. Morris E. Williams, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke and Bro. Shane Nelson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Williams, a mechanic with the Overton County school system, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 20, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Hershel and Doris (Whited) Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Norrod and Faye Reagan.

He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Zenith Williams, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Kenneth Carney, Lebanon; a, sister, Norma Richard-son, Lincoln Park, MI; and four grandchildren, Rachael Daugh-erty, Lucas Daugherty, Emily Carney, and Gibson Carney.

Pallbearers were Randall Daugherty, Stevie Smith, Larry Gunnels, Carl Whited, Danny Norrod, and Marvin "Junior" Whited.

 

Hallie Beatrice Mullins
Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Beatrice Mullins, 75, of Sevierville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mullins, a housewife, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Ft. Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Sevierville.

Born October 20, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late A.T. and Rose (Smith) Andrews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Mullins.

She was a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Millard Mullins, Living-ston; a son, Clois Mullins, Livingston; three daughters, Margaret Bilyeu, Rickman, Anna Conley, Madison, and Faye Bluhm, Sevierville; a brother, Doc Andrews, Indiana; a sister, Hassie Crabtree, Springfield; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Damon Harris, Timmy Harris, Matt Bluhm, Kevin Conley, Kenny Conley, Bobby Mullins, and Richard Mullins.

 

Marie Winningham Neal
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Winningham Neal, 79, of Tipton, IN, and formerly of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, from the chapel of Young and Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton, IN, followed by burial in that city. Mrs. Neal died Sunday, May 14, 2000.

Born July 27, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Delta (Allred) Winningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Neal; and a brother, Clarence Winningham.

Survivors include four daughters, Jean Mahaffey, Maggie Norris, Sue Welcher, and Faye Elston, all of Indiana; two sons, Donald Neal and Clois Neal, both of Indiana; four sisters, Ester Thomason, Lola Coffee, both of Rickman, Jewel Dillon, Algood, and Lorene Morrow, Indiana; three brothers, Elbert Winningham, Algood, Clyde Winningham, Hilham, and Clifton Winningham, Nashville; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

 

Clifford C. Looper
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford C. Looper, 61, of Anderson, IN, and formerly of the Dry Hollow community in Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, from the chapel of Rozelle Johnson Funeral Home of Anderson, IN, with Rev. Loyce Webb and Rev. Eric Fox officiating. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park in Anderson, IN, with Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Looper, retired from Byrum Builders after 35 years, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Community Hospital in Anderson, IN.

Born September 17, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Woodly Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Vernice Mendenhall Cutler; father-in-law, Merle E. Mendenhall; and two brothers-in-law, Luther Harris and Rocky Fox. He was a member of the Gospel Light Church, Red Man's Lodge, and Chesterfield American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Shirley “Jeanie” (Mendenhall) Looper, Anderson, IN; a son, David Lee Looper, Anderson, IN; step-mother, Hallie Looper, Rickman; a mother-in-law, Dorothy Mendenhall, Anderson, IN; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty Harris, Monterey, Joyce and Loyet Ray, Dry Hollow, Mary and Thomas Swallows, Rickman, and Doris Fox, Anderson; a brother, Melvin Looper, Rickman; and a special buddy, Tia Bailey, Anderson, IN.


Sarah Ethel Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ethel Brown, 82, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Harris and Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, a housewife, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born June 13, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late James and Rettie (Brown) Nelson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Van Buren Brown; four brothers, Wilbur Nelson, Starling Nelson, Wayne Nelson, and Chalmer Nelson; and a sister, Flora Burks.

She was a member of Martin Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Nelson Brown, Allons, and Jerry David Brown, Byrdstown; three daughters, Jeanie Davis, Allons, Carol Choate, Algood, and Sherry Brown Threet, Cookeville; two sisters, Alene Reedy, Indianapolis, IN, and Lorene Dailey, Tipton, IN; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Donnie Nelson, Randall Nelson, Michael Conley, Roger Hood, Melvin Nelson, and Roger Nelson.


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