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Archives 06-28-2000

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Caston David Shoemaker
Funeral services for Mr. Caston David Shoemaker, 78, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons with Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Shoemaker, a factory worker for RCA Manufacturer, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Community Hospital in Anderson, IN.

Born April 15, 1922, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Allen and Julie Smith Shoemaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Laureen; and two brothers, Wilburn and J.B. Shoemaker.

He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ford Shoemaker, Anderson, IN; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bob Shoemaker, and David and Dottie Shoemaker, all of Anderson, IN; three daughters and two sons-in-law; Kathy Collins, Gina and Stephen Paschal, all of Frankton, IN, and Lisa and Sean Shirley, Middletown, IN; seven grandchildren, Daniel Shoemaker, Bobbie Lynn Shoemaker, Brittney Shoemaker, Shannon Shoemaker, Kaley Shoemaker, Ashton Shirley and Saydee Shirley; three great grandchildren, Jimmy Shoemaker, Roy Shoemaker, and Drew Shoemaker; and a niece, Jean White, Milford, IL.

 

Bennie Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Johnson, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bobby Lee Taylor officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery in Pickett County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, a farmer and lift operator for Livingston Saw Mill, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 9, 1933, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late William and Ada Taylor Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Bowman; a sister, Janice Hutchison; and two brothers, Welmer Johnson and Elmer Johnson.

He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marylyn Holt Johnson, Livingston; a son, Dwight Johnson, Smithville; two daughters, Denesa Jolley, Cookeville and Christina Johnson, Livingston; two brothers, Aaron Johnson, Rickman and Edd Johnson, Estil Springs; four sisters, Christine Franklin, Livingston, Robie Dean Pritchard, Murfreesboro, Alean Reeder, Huntsville, AL and Lura Wells, Hermitage; and five grandchildren.

 

Patty Allen
Funeral services for Mrs. Patty Allen, 51, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Lee, Jr. and Bro. Frank Davis officiating. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Allen, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born January 25, 1949, in Murfreesboro, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bencie (Johnson) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Duke; and three brothers, Billy Ray Moore, Wesley Moore, and Junior Moore.

She was a member of Hilham Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Allen, Cookeville; two daughters, Jennifer Allen, and Kim Allen, both of Cookeville; a sister, Reba Bledsoe, Indiana; two brothers, Alva Moore, and Stanley Moore, both of Indiana; and one granddaughter, Brooklynne Paige Allen, Cookeville.

 

Oakley Edison Upchurch
Funeral services for Mr. Oakley Edison Upchurch, 86, of Alpine, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. David Moore officiating. Burial was in the Upchurch Family Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Upchurch, a farmer, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 15, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Kernal Lee Upchurch and Cornelia (Beaty) Upchurch.

He was affiliated with the MillerŐs Chapel Church in the Ivyton Community.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae (Smith) Upchurch, Alpine; a daughter, Faye Hill, Alpine; two sons, James Lee Upchurch, Jamestown, and Harold Gentry Upchurch, Livingston; one brother, Melvin Upchurch, Alpine; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Emerton, Gary Culpepper, Danny Hill, Wayne McDonald, Mike Turner, and Ray Copeland.

 

Velma E. Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma E. Carr, 79, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Bowmer Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Carr, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at her home in Indiana.

Born February 18, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Nova Clark Bowmer. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Carr; and a son, Ronnie Carr.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Gaile and Wilber Durant, Livingston, and Carolyn (Dukes) and Charles Korthuis, Anderson, IN; a daughter-in-law, Diana Carr, Anderson, IN; a sister, Darlene Delk, Jamestown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Wilma Bowmer, Pendleton, IN, and Bob and Fonsie Bowmer, Livingston; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Fred Carr, Livingston, Thurman Carr, LaGrange, IN, Hilary and Burnes Carr, Dayton, OH, and Lelar Stout, Aiken, SC; six grandchildren, Darris Dukes, Michael Dukes, Melody Dukes, Tammy Hart, Julie Cook, and Robert Carr; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Carol Dean Choate
Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Dean Choate, 57, of Algood, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Rev. Myron Greer officiating. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Choate, a care giver for children and elderly, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born September 7, 1942, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Van Buren and Sara Ethel (Nelson) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Choate.

She was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Roger Hood, Cookeville, and Donna Fox, Cookeville; two brothers, Jackie Brown, Clay County, and Jerry Brown, Byrdstown; two sisters, Jeanie Davis, Clay County, and Sherry Brown, Livingston; two grandsons, Michael Todd Connelly and Sladen Hood; and a granddaughter, Sydney Hood.

Pallbearers were Roger Hood, Bernie Cooke, and Gary Lynn Threet.

 

Minnie Vaughn Robertson
Memorial Services for Mrs. Minnie Vaughn Robertson, 73, of Cookeville, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the Whitson Chapel Church of Christ with Bro. David Vaughn and Bro. Steve Reeder officiating. Interment was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Robertson, a retired teacher from Overton and Jackson Counties, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 23, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Orangie (Allred) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, K.B. Robertson; and six brothers, Burns Vaughn, Hillard Vaughn, Roland Vaughn, Doyle Vaughn, Danny Vaughn, and Donnie Vaughn.

She was a member of the Whitson Chapel Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Bobbie Bush, Hendersonville, and Hildegrade Vaughn, Cookeville; four brothers, Robert Vaughn, Algood, Bruce Vaughn, Savannah, GA, Joel Vaughn, Nashville, and David Vaughn, Gastonia, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends.

 

Clarice Brown Tomlinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice Brown Tomlinson, 73, of Bryan, OH, were conducted Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Rice Funeral Home in Bryan, OH. Rice Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Tomlinson, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Ohio.

Born July 7, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lula Ayers Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Giles Tomlinson; a brother, Grady Brown; and five sisters, Grace Nivens, Ada Brown, Eunice Sullivan, Essie Hodges, and Lois West.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Steve Tomlinson, Ohio; three daughters, Judy Tomlinson, Ohio, Carol Tomlinson, California, and Mindy Tomlinson, North Carolina; a brother and sister-in-law, H.S. and Lucille Brown of the New Hope Community of Jackson County; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joyce Ray Sandifer
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Ray Sandifer, 58, of Cookeville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Turner and Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sandifer, a general foods factory worker, died Saturday, June 22, 2000 at her home.

Born September 8, 1941, in Overton County, she was the son of the late Thomas Ray and Josie Seber Ray.

She was a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Sandifer, Cookeville; a daughter, Marti Sandifer, Cookeville; a brother, Dallas Ray, Nashville; and six sisters, Connie Cunnels, Anderson, IN, Shirley Smith and Jolene Ledbetter, both of Allons, and Helen Whited, Tommie Hensley, and Betty Davis, all of Jamestown.

 

Marshall Thomas Murphy
Funeral services for Mr. Marshall Thomas "Tommy" Murphy, 44, of the Waterloo Community of Overton County, will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, June 28, 2000, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home with Rev. John M. Murphy and Rev. Harold Walker officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Murphy, an avid outdoorsman, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his home.

Born January 27, 1956, in Cookeville, he was the son of Mary Ila Ray Murphy of Cookeville and the late Virgil Murphy. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sue Murphy.

He attended DuncanŐs Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sisters, Marilyn Hand, Clarksville, Mary Ellen McGugin, Cooke-ville, and Elizabeth Ann McKinley, San Antonio, TX; and three brothers, James Murphy, Paul Murphy and John Murphy, all of Cookeville.

Pallbearers will be Harry T. McGugin III, Charles Hand Jr., Patrick McKinley III, Jimmy Ray Murphy, Brice Murphy, Lake Murphy, and Jamie Phipps.

 

Clyde McKinley Taylor
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde McKinley Taylor, 77, of Murfreesboro and formerly of Pickett County, were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Taylor, a mechanic, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at his home.

Born August 3, 1922, in Pickett County, he was the son of Lola (Harvey) Taylor of Livingston and the late Hoy McKinley Taylor. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Jean (Stover) Taylor; a son, Kenneth Clyde Taylor; and a brother, Jessie Taylor.

He was a veteran.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three daughters, Burnice Ledford, Murfreesboro, Betty Crabtree, Livingston and Robbie Sells, Alpine; a son, Kenny Taylor, Monroe; a brother, O.D. Taylor, Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bryan Crabtree, Bryan Ledford, Daniel Sells, Chase Taylor, Scott Norrod, Danny Stover, Tony Hamilton and Michael Poston.

 


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