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Mitch Kellow
Funeral services for Mr. Mitch Kellow, 70, of Celina, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home of Celina with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kellow, a retired farmer, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Cumberland River North Hospital in Celina.

Born December 19, 1929, in Hilham, he was the son of the late James Gordon and Maggie Lynn Kellow.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Kellow, Nashville; a step-daughter, Lois Thompson, Nashville; two brothers, Carl Kellow, Gainesboro, and Paul Kellow, Indianapolis, IN; four sisters, Dorothy Strong, Clayton, IN, Christine McClain, Helen Spivey, both of Hilham, and Adean McCollom, Indianapolis, IN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Majorie L. Bryant
Graveside services for Mrs. Marjorie L. Bryant, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Hebbertsburg Cemetery in Cumberland County with Bro. Michael McCoy officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bryant, a homemaker, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 25, 1936, in Crossville, she was the daughter of the late Brance and Viola Barnes Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Bryant.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Galyon, Ft. Pierce, FL, and Joel Turner and Larry Jenkins, both of Crossville; two brothers, Brance Myers, Jr. and Donald Myers, both of Crossville; two sisters, Joyce McLemore, Nashville, and Georgia Lynch, Crossville; and four grandchildren.

 

Sarah Alice Mace
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Alice Mace, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mace, a retired factory worker, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 26, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mae Newberry Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Eller Ledford; two brothers, Orbie Ledford and Lyman Ledford; three sisters, Florence Flowers, Patsy Reeder and Emogene Ledford; and a grandson, James Michael Collins.

Survivors include three sons, Leonard Collins, Rickman, and Johnny Collins and Mike Collins, both of Cookeville; a brother, Wilmoth Ledford, Livingston; four sisters, Carolyn Vaughn, Donelson, Dean Hulett, Hendersonville, and Anna V. Carr, and Joyce Hancock, both of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

 

Billie Steve McCormick
Funeral services for Mr. Billie Steve McCormick, 48, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in Hoover Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McCormick, a manager of a rental business, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 7, 1952, in Overton County, he was the son of Sara Ina Carr McCormick of Livingston and the late Miles Herman, McCormick, Jr.

He was affiliated with Allons Assembly of God. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Connie McCormick, Livingston; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Ricky and Laura Buck, Liberty, KY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sherlene McCormick, Livingston,Janice and Johnny Bowers, Livingston; two nieces; a nephew; and a great niece.

Pallbearers were Dale Maxfield, James Handy, David Garrett, Aaron Maxfield, Chris Buck, David Harris, Kenneth Bilbrey, and Dwayne Rogers.

 

Lester R.D. Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Lester R.D. Ledbetter, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Burial was in Fiske Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledbetter, an auto factory worker, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born March 15, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Troy and Della Greenwood Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Ledbetter.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons; Danny Ledbetter, Nashville, and Lanny Ledbetter, Livingston; four daughters, Lila Valentine, Allons, Gail Howard and Judy Moss, both of Hilham, and Shelia Winningham and Alice Rogers, both of Livingston; a brother, J.C. Ledbetter, Murfreesboro; a sister, Lillian Vaughn, Livingston; 14 grandsons; five granddaughters; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Josh White, Toby White, Mike Winningham, Benny Allen, Sam Howard, Richard White, and Scott Winningham.

 

Lois Sells Eldridge
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Sells Eldridge, 69, of Alpine, will be held today, Wednesday, June 21 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Eldridge died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Alba Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Eldridge Jr.; a son, James Edward Eldridge; three brothers, Sam Sells, Willard Sells, and Carvel Tays; and two sisters, Lola Norris and Lena Norris.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Larry Cooper, Alpine; three sisters, Arxie Jones, and Della Chilton, both of Alpine, and Dorothy Vella Moore, Algood; and a granddaughter, Amy Cooper, Alpine.

Pallbearers were Jeff Collins, Doug Ledbetter, Roger Smith, Matt Smith, Mike Boswell, Kenneth Swallows, Kent Copeland, and David Copeland. Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Collins, Jacob Collins, and Bud Swallows.

 

Ronald Ray Maxwell
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Ray Maxwell, 52, of Davidson County, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral with Rev. Malcolm Hill and Rev. Mike Tidwell officiating. Burial was in Hilham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Maxwell died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his home.

Born March 23, 1948, in Lebanon, he was the son of Ray Lester Maxwell and Velma Olean Ward Maxwell of Hilham. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his care parents, John and Tammy Tucker, Madison; his step-grandmother, Emily Maxwell, Hilham; two brothers, Tommy Joe Maxwell, Hilham, and Timothy Wayne Maxwell, Allons; two nephews; one niece; and one great niece.

Pallbearers were Michael Maxwell, Tyler Maxwell, Mark Maxwell, Charles Maxwell, Frank Ward and Jack McCormick.

 

Charles R. Bilyeu
Funeral services for Mr. Charles R. Bilyeu, 87, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, from the chapel of Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson, IN. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson,IN, with Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilyeu, retired employee of the City of Anderson, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at St. JohnÕs Health System ER in Anderson, IN.

Born July 8, 1912, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Marion and Ida (Buron) Bilyeu. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ester Bennett. He attended the Anderson Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie (Maxwell) Bilyeu, Anderson, IN; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ron and Carol Bilyeu, Anderson, IN, and Larry "Joe" Bilyeu, Hemphill, TX; four grandchildren, Jerry Bilyeu, Jeff Bilyeu, Jody Bilyeu, and Jama Bilyeu; three great grandchildren, Jessica Bilyeu, Hannah Bilyeu, and Abby Bilyeu; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mikie Joe Newberry
Funeral services for Mr. Mikie Joe Newberry, 46, of Wilder, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Newberry, a dry wall finisher, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his home.

Born October 7, 1953, in Putnam County, he was the son of Edna Charline Cook Newberry Richardson of Grimsley and the late Albert Bobby Newberry.

He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include five brothers, Bobby Newberry, Ft. Wayne, IN, Timmy Newberry and David Newberry, both of Crawford, and Ray Newberry and Shawn Newberry, both of Jamestown; and six sisters, Randa Ashley, Florida, Nancy Bennett, Jamestown, Becky Newberry, Athens, and Debbie Newberry, Gerry Newberry, and Sonia Newberry, all of Grimsley.

Pallbearers were Timmy Newberry, Bobby Newberry, David Newberry, Shawn Newberry, Adam Newberry, Robert Newberry, Douglas Newberry and Steve Walker.

 

Betty J. Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty J. Harris, 62, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harris, a housewife, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Standing Stone Health Care Center.

Born July 12, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Woodley Looper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Harris; and a brother, Clifford Looper.

She was a member of Three Forks Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include, a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patricia Harris, Dry Hollow Community; a foster son, Joe Hammons, Spring Creek Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Fred Gaw, Rickman; a brother, Melvin Looper, Rickman; three sisters, Joyce Ray, Dry Hollow Community, Mary Swallows, Rickman, and Doris Fox, Anderson; a grandson, Jason Harris, Dry Hollow Community; an honorary granddaughter, Cheyenne Burgess, Hardys Chapel; a stepmother, Hallie Looper, Spring Creek Community; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Jenie Looper; a former sister-in-law, Letha Looper; all her friends at Standing Stone Health Care Center; and a special friend, Tosha OÕNeal.


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