Funeral services for Mr. J.D. Martin, 63, of Monroe, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral
Home with Glen Ledbetter and Cecil Shaw officiating. Burial was
in Martin Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Martin, an oil well worker, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at
Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born July 18, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of Flora
(Johnson) Martin and the late Dewey Martin. He was a member of the
Free Communion Church of Christ.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Barry Martin,
Livingston, and Steve Martin, Monroe; a sister, Willa Dean Seber,
Monroe; three grandchildren, Adam Martin, Sean Martin, and Makaylah
Cole; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bulos Martin, Carlie Reeder, Howard Winningham,
J.B. Kyle, Clyde Paul, and Keith McCormick.
Dulah Grace (Flowers) Nicholas
Funeral services for Mrs. Dulah Grace (Flowers) Nicholas, 91, of
Pall Mall, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, from
Wolf River Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Cross and Bro. Randy Tompkins
officiating. Burial was in Williams Chapel Cemetery with Livingston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Nicholas, a homemaker, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at her residence.
Born July 7, 1908, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the
late Charlie and Mary (Neal) Flowers. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar "Ed" Nicholas;
a son, Glen Nicholas; four sisters, Uldean Huddleston, Donnie White,
Delores Nicholas, and Rose Lee; three brothers, Drexel Flowers,
Dewey Flowers, and Dennis Bradley; and a granddaughter, Amanda Daniels.
She was a member of the Wolf River Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy
Cross, Panama City, FL, Edith Davidson, Byrdstown, Beatrice and
Eulis Evans, Pall Mall, and Glee and Joe Daniels, Baxter; four sons
and daughters-in-law, Duell and Donna Nicholas, Willie and Dorothy
Nicholas, Randy and Helen Nicholas, all of Pall Mall, and Oren and
Carol Nicholas, Albany, KY; a brother-in-law, Clayton Lee, Byrdstown;
17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jimmy King, Phillip Badham, Ricky Nicholas, Garry
Daniels, Terry Daniels, Jerry Poore, Jimmy Nicholas, Matt Nicholas,
Larry Beaty, Michael Hamlin, Darryl Crawford, and Scott Storie.
Lola Inus (Beaty) Byrd
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Inus (Beaty) Byrd, 88, of Elkhart,
TX, and formerly of Pickett County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
May 31, 2000, from Williams Chapel Church in Pall Mall with Bro.
Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Davidson Cemetery with
Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Byrd, a homemaker, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her residence
Born June 29, 1911, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of
the late John Andrew and Eliza (Stephens) Beaty. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Omer
Norris; her second husband, Benton Whittenburg; her third husband,
Fred Byrd; a son, Cashier Whittenburg; three brothers, Caster Beaty
and Hasca Beaty, and an infant brother; and two sisters, Vannie
Upchurch and an infant sister.
She was a member of the Williams Chapel Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Bilbrey, Monterey; three
sons, Burnis Whittenburg, Elkhart, TX, Dale Whittenburg, Houston,
TX, and Danny Byrd, Pall Mall; three sisters, Maxine Beaty, Myrtle
Brown, and Fonzie Storie, all of Pall Mall; a brother, Harley Beaty,
Pall Mall; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tommy Whittenburg, Danny Byrd, Tom Storie, Larry
Beaty, Rick Whittenburg, and Alfred Gibson.
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Randolph, 58, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Hawkins and Rev. Tim Sharp officiating.
Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Randolph, a welder, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Livingston
Born December 7, 1941, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Herbert and Ila Brown Randolph. He was affiliated with the
First Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Randolph, Livingston; a brother,
Elton Randolph, Cookeville; two sisters, Imogene Geesling, Hilham,
and Linda Copeland, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bryan Rhea, Greg Etheredge, Scott Copeland, Larry
Geesling, Brandon Geesling, Russell Dillon, Donald Harris, and Gary
Honorary pallbearers were the Overton County CB-ers.
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
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.
Overton County News
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