Rose Lassie Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Lassie Copeland, 80, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Clyde Cunning-ham officiating.
Burial was in the Tinsley Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Copeland, a homemaker, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Cumberland
River Hospital in Celina.
Born February 6, 1920, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late
Charles Burris and Linnie Goolsby Emerton. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Copeland; two sons,
William Copeland and Bobby Copeland; and two sisters, Elsa Hampton
and Thelma Jo Emerton.
She was of the Church of God faith.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jessie Lee
and Jewell Copeland and Charlie Copeland, all of Celina; two daughters
and one son-in-law, Hazel Willis, Celina and Anna Rose and Douglas
Cherry, Cookeville; six brothers, George Emerton, Charles Emerton,
Fred Emerton, and Ray Emerton, all of Celina, Glen Emerton, Indianapolis,
IN, and Howard Emerton, Livingston; one sister, Lucy Copeland, Celina;
15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Copeland's grandsons.
Jewell Swann Dailey
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell (Swann) Dailey, 74, of Clinton,
IN, and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 11 a.m.
today, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, from Allens Chapel Church in Hilham
with Bro. Wayne Langford officiating. Burial will be in Allen Chapel
Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Dailey, a food service employee, died Sunday, July 16, 2000,
at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN.
Born February 9, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late George W. and Rosa (Johnston) Swann.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey Dailey, Clinton, IN; a son
and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Glenda Swann, Clinton, IN; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Thomas Antonetti, Tinley Park,
IL, and Susan and Kenneth Grayczyk, Munster, IN; a brother, Frank
Swann, Stickney, IL; three sisters, Tina Haney, Nashville, Wanda
Hillesheim and Georgia Rebecca Boles, both of Alexandria; six grandchildren;
eight great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Susie Ann (Robbins) Swallows
Funeral Services for Mrs. Susie Ann (Robbins) Swallows, 44, of Hilham,
were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, from the Harris Chapel
Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Farris and Bro. Roger Sisco
officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Livingston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Swallows, a housewife, died Friday, July 14, at the Livingston
Born July 10, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter
of Ornan and Judy Robbins, Rickman. She was preceded in death by
her grandparents, Garfield and Alta Robbins.
She was affiliated with the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church
of Overton County.
In addition to her parents, survivors include husband, Jerry E.
Swallows, Hilham; daughter, Michelle Ann Nelson, Rickman; two sisters,
Sherrie Hinson, Livingston and Tammy Smith, Rickman; one brother,
Jeff Robbins, Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brad Hinson, Noah Hinson, Josh Hinson, Ronnie
Swallows, Freddie Swallows, and Jeremy Swallows.
William Glenn mMitchell Sr.
Memorial services for Mr. William Glenn Mitchell Sr., 74, of Orlando,
FL, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday,
July 8, 2000, at First United Methodist Church in Orlando, FL, with
Reverends E. Wayne Curry and Paul Juvinall officiating, following
a family graveside service.
Mr. Mitchell, a lawyer for 45 years in Orlando, died Wednesday,
July 5, 2000.
Born October 2, 1926, in Livingston, he was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Orlando, FL. He served as chairman of
the church's administrative board several times, as well as serving
as chairman of the Board of Trustees and on the finance and nominating
committees. He also taught the Dietrich Sunday school class for
18 years. In addition to his church activities, he was a member
of the North Orlando Kiwanis Club, the University Club, the YMCA
Board of Directors, and volunteered legal services to Habitat for
Humanity. He was also a member of the American Bar Association,
the Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association, for which
he served as its president in 1967-1968.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Mitchell, Orlando, FL; two sons,
William Glenn Mitchell Jr. and Charles Pendleton Mitchell, both
of Orlando, FL; two daughters, Melissa Lee, Atlanta, GA, and Mary
Ann, Bedford, TX; daughter-in-law, Debbie; three brothers, Charles
Mitchell, Livingston, Richard L. Mitchell, Cookeville, and John
H. Mitchell, Oak Ridge; a brother-in-law, James K. Rush; a brother-and-sister-in-law,
Pen and Stella Gaines; and two grandsons, Justin and William.
Willie Haskel Davis
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Haskel Davis, 66, of Silver Point,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, from the Baxter
chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Burgess officiating.
Burial was in Smellage Memory Gardens with Whitson Funeral Home
of Baxter in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Davis, a retired forklift driver with General Motors, died
Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born April 9, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Willie Jefferson and Emma Elander (Buck) Davis. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry Davis and
Survivors include his wife, Melba (Sells) Davis, Silver Point;
a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Alan and Rebecca Davis, Fontana,
CA; a daughter, Leigh Ann Davis, Baxter; three brothers, Luther
Davis, Edward Davis, both of the Timothy Community of Overton County,
and George Davis, Rickman; three sisters, Zelma Beaty, Rickman,
Ola King, Anderson, IN, and Myrtie Ledbetter, Cookeville; and five
grandchildren, Matthew, Nicki, Kristen, Audria, and Houston.
Anita Pearl Garrett Franklin
Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Pearl (Garrett) Franklin, 84, of
Decatur, IL, and formerly of Monroe, were conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, July 14, 2000, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home
in Byrdstown. Burial was in Cope Cemetery in Pickett County with
Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Franklin died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at her home.
Born February 28, 1916, in the Oak Grove community of Pickett County,
she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ida (Rich) Garrett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Rixie Duval Franklin; five brothers; and four sisters.
She was a charter member of the Christmas Tree Road Baptist Church
in Decatur, IL, and a former member of First Baptist Church in Pittsfield,
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Dick
Cheatham, Decatur, IL, and Wanda and Eric Huntley, Maineville, OH;
a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jo Ann Franklin, Salisbury,
NC; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Verna Garrett, Orlando,
FL; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lenora Farr, Crossville,
Charlene and Joe Carter, Mt. Juliet, and Sharon Kneipp, Milford,
OH; two sisters-in-law, Shiela King, Pickett County, and Juanita
Story, Overton County; two grandsons, Kyle Franklin, Knoxville,
and David Cheatham, Decatur, IL; four granddaughters and two grandsons-in-law,
Heather (Huntley) and Kirk Thompson, Fredricksburg, VA, Stacey (Franklin)
and Steven Hanf, Salisbury, NC, Megan Huntley, Cincinnati, OH, and
Bekki Cheatham, Decatur, IL; a great grandson, Joshua Thomspon,
Fredricksburg, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were David Cheatham, Adam Smith, Randal Garrett, Lowell
Garrett, David Story, and Gayron Franklin.
David Jerry Tyree
Funeral services for Mr. David Jerry Tyree, 57, of Warren, MI, and
formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday,
July 15, 2000, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with
Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery
with the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Tyree, a machinist and factory worker, died Tuesday, July 11,
2000, at his home.
Born November 20, 1942, in Smithville, he was the son of the late
John Alvin and Ennie Mae (Harp) Tyree.
He was of the Methodist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a son, David Jo Tyree, Elk Grove Village, IL;
a daughter, Suzanne Tyree, Chesterfield Township, MI; two brothers,
Alvin Keith Tyree, Goodlettsville, and John Edward Tyree, Gallatin;
a sister, Judy Pendergrass, Rickman; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Pendergrass, Sam Pendergrass, T.J. Pendergrass,
Alvin Tyree, Gary Breeding, and Ron Jones.
Funeral services for Mr. David Crabtree, 49, of Livingston, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Okolona
Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Crabtree, a furniture factory worker, died Wednesday, July
12, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 22, 1951, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Leslie and Frances (Roberts) Crabtree.
He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two brothers, Marvin Crabtree, Livingston, and
Robert Crabtree, Monroe; a sister, Joyce Callender, Ashtabula, OH;
and several nieces and nephews.
Rosa Lee Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee Scott, 92, of Celina, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral
Home in Celina. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Clay County
with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Scott, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Cumberland
River North Hospital in Celina.
Born November 15, 1907, in Celina, she was the daughter of the
late William Napier and Lovie Reecer. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Scott; and a
son, Burnice Scott.
She was affiliated with the Emmanuel Church of God.
Survivors include three sons, Cecil Scott, Tipton, IN, Glen Scott,
and Maxey Scott, both of Celina; five daughters, Dorothy Wilson,
Doris Beasley, both of Celina, Mary Evelyn White, Copan, OK, Connie
Stalcup, Summer Shade, KY, and Martha Western, Rickman; two sisters,
Evoline Pace Watson, Celina, and Amelia Martin, Madison; 25 grandchildren;
37 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Myra Sue Bull Spivey
Funeral services for Mrs. Myra Sue Bull Spivey, 41, of Gainesboro,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Pastor Frank Criswell
officiating. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community
of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Spivey, a factory employee, died Saturday, July 15, 2000,
at her home in the Burristown Community of Jackson County.
Born March 16, 1959, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of Nell
Flynn Bull of Gainesboro and the late Arthur Bull.
She attended the Burristown Assembly of God in Jackson County.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Robert
Spivey, Gainesboro; two sons, Robert Spivey Jr. and Travis Spivey,
both of Gainesboro; a daughter, Heather Spivey, Gainesboro; a mother-in-law,
Nannie Jones Spivey, Maryville; four brothers, Charles Bull, Danny
Bull, both of Gainesboro, Donnie Bull, Hilham, and Ronny Bull, Livingston;
four sisters, Barbara Ledbetter, Cookeville, Betty Lacy, Freda Hensley,
both of Livingston, and Bonnie Burton, Baxter; and several other
relatives and friends.
Natalie Hope Green
Funeral services for Mrs. Natalie Hope Green, 43, of Moss, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Gene Carter officiating. Burial
was in the Moss Cemetery in Moss with Upton Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Green, a homemaker, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Livingston
Born April 7, 1957, in Newhall, CA, she was the daughter of the
late Selvin and Mavis Kate (Chitwood) Spivey. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Christy Green.
She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Richard N. Green, Moss; a daughter,
Natasha Green, Moss; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Troy Spivey,
Gainesboro, Selvin Spivey, Knute Spivey, and Stacey and Lisa Spivey,
all of Moss; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Brenda and
James Cherry, Katrina Spivey, all of Gainesboro, Dainette and Danny
Moore, Moss, Miranda and Ricky Kennedy, North Springs, and Winona
Thomas, Cookeville; two brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Junior
and Sue Green and Kenny and Wanda Green; and a sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Bonnie and Beaver Smith.
Pallbearers were Anthony Anderson, Jock Proffitt, Phillip Reeves,
Jonathan Green, Dustin Kennedy, Bradley Spivey, and Clark Reeves.
Bessie Nola (Cobble) Finley
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Nola (Cobble) Finley, 87, of Rickman,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Ronnie Mitchum officiating.
Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Overton County with Whitson Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Finley, a homemaker, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Summit
Medical Center in Hermitage.
Born November 5, 1912, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of
the late John and Molly (West) Cobble. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her first husband, Pennock Ward; seven
brothers, Willie Cobble, Howard Cobble, J.B. Cobble, Roy Cobble,
Claude Cobble, Carver Cobble, and Ras Cobble; and six sisters, Maggie
Cobble, Lizza Cobble, Dona Cobble, Dimple Cobble, Mae Cobble, and
She was affiliated with the Algood Church of God.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick Robert
and Geri Ward, Sturts Draft, VA, and James Edward and Laura Ward,
Algood; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Ward, Raymond Bowman, Carl Ward, Tim Ward,
Tommy Ward, and Robert Ward Jr.
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