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Archives 05-31-2000

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Hollis Qualls
Funeral services for Mr. Hollis Qualls, 77, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, from the chapel of Rick-man Funeral Home. Burial was in Algood City Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Qualls, a used car dealer and farmer, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 7, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Rebecca Jane (Bilbrey) Qualls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Hison and Denton Qualls; and two brothers, Willis Qualls and Dayton Qualls.

He served in the Armed Forces during World War II, receiving the EAME Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal World War II, and Good Conduct Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene (Dennis) Qualls, Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Steve Sagar, Nashville; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Qualls, David Qualls, all of Rickman, and Allen Qualles, Murfreesboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Hack and Violet Qualls, Cookeville; two sisters, Clara Qualls and Hazel Poteet, Algood; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Halsell, Bill Nelson, Bud Easterly, Bill White, Bro. Elmer McCowan, and Delbert Jones.

 

Theda Jeanette Almonrode
Funeral services for Mrs. Theda Jeanette Almonrode, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, from Grace Baptist Church in Alpine with Bro. Daniel Ledford and Bro. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Almonrode, a ward clerk at Livingston Regional Hospital, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 22, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lerion Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald William Ledford. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kent Almonrode, Livingston; two brothers, Larry Ledford, Murfreesboro, and Bruce Ledford, Livingston; and three sisters, Barbara Eganey, Teresa Cantrell, both of Livingston, and Judith Brown, Coalmont.

Pallbearers were Bob Buford, Ray Ringley, Gerald Collins, Robert Norris, Gary Ledbetter, and Jerry Dale.

 

John Elmer Cox
Funeral services for Mr. John Elmer Cox, 77, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Rodney Haskins officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cox, an employee with the Clay County Highway Department, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 21, 1923, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Jessie and Liza (Hawkins) Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (Dulworth) Cox.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors inclue three sons, Troy Cox, Celina, Melvin Cox, Lebanon, and Grady Cox, Brush Creek; two daughters, Rosie Key and Lee Christian, both of Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Roenia Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Roenia Phillips, 83, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home of Monterey with Rev. Billy England and Rev. Gerald Phillips officiating. Burial was in Weeks Cemetery in Muddy Pond with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Phillips, a homemaker, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 10, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Hillman Harrison and Temple (Weeks) Hassler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Willie Phillips.

She was a member of the Union B Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Erbin Phillips, Monterey; two daughters, Jewell Melton and Lilly McCowan, both of Monterey; two sons, Everett Phillips, Monterey, and Elvie D. Phillips, Muddy Pond; a sister, Mary Jane Green, Crossville; a brother, Herbert Hassler, Monterey; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

 

Mary E. Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Copeland, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Steele officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland, a housewife, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 31, 1919, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of the late John and Bell Lee Massey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clois Copeland.

Survivors include a son, James Copeland, Livingston; two daughters, Fay Clark, Livingston and Paulette Wilson, Portland, IN; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

 

Edward Kuell Stephens
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Kuell Stephens, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, from First Christian Church in Livingston with Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stephens, operator of Ritz Theater and Skyline Drive-In and purchasing agent for Botany 500, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 25, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Timothy Frogg and LouSettie (Rich) Stephens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Dallas Stephens, McClura "Tot" Stephens, Newell "Buster" Stephens, and Lillard Stephens; and three sisters, Nona Cason Sims, Elizabeth Stafford Doss, and Marie Poston.

He was a member of First Christian Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII, a long-time member of Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Jaycees, and a charter member and past president of the Civitan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Stephens, Livingston; a son, Tim Stephens, Livingston; two daughters, Janie Keisling, Safety Harbor, FL, and Denise Huckeby, Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Stephens, Knoxville; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phillip Stephens, Marty Stephens, David Keisling, Daniel Keisling, Wayne Huckeby, Thomas Huckeby, and Cliff Eaton.

Honorary pallbearers were E.B. Gray, Herman Crabtree, Leo Little, Raleigh Needham, Joe Dalton, Dow Williamson, Alvin Huddleston, Doc Jolley, Luther Franklin, and Floyd Qualls.

 

Larry David "Tack" Murphy
Funeral services for Mr. Larry David "Tack" Murphy, 51, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Murphy, a truck driver for Livingston Concrete Co., died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 26, 1949, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late James D. and Hester Hargis Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Murphy; and three brothers, Sam Murphy, James Buck Coleman, and Joe Benton Coleman.

He was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Murphy, Alpine; a son, Mark Murphy, Alpine; two brothers, Jerry Murphy and Joe Murphy, both of Livingston; four sisters, Wanda Jones, Akron, OH, Teddy Rose Simpson, Alpine, Valerie Barlow, Hilham, and Becky Raines, Livingston; a granddaughter, Ashley Murphy; an aunt, Effie Coleman; and nieces and nephews.

 

Alta Mary Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Mary Jones, 73, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Dan Jones and Bro. Sammy Webb officiating. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones, a retired employee of Acme Boot Company, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 12, 1926, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late John Millard and Nova Willette (Peterman) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

She was a member of Smyrna Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Jones, Cookeville; two sisters, Ruth Pearson and Eda Pat Mahon, both of Cooke-ville; one brother, John Marcom Davis, Hartsville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Cliff Raney, Randy Hensley, Powell Loftis, Clifton Mayberry, Jere McCul-ley, and George Thomas.


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