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Willie George "Papa" Capps
Funeral services for Mr. Willie George "Papa" Capps, 83, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Capps, a furniture factory worker and farmer, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 16, 1916, in Peytonsburg, KY, he was the son of the late William "Bill" and Alice (Pruitt) Capps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene "Mama" (Scott) Capps; a son, L.D. Capps; three brothers, Calvin Capps, Ramon Capps, and Ben Capps; and four sisters, Lizzie, Fannie, Daizy, and Viola.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Grace Foster, Hilham, Betty Barnes, Monroe, and Peggy Moore, Celina; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Maggie Lee Conner Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Lee Conner Key, 85, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Tim Bennett officiating. Burial was in Key-Killmon Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Key, a housekeeper, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 16, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Nathan and Lena Belle (Dulworth) Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Armel Key; and a sister, Nina Dean Sells.

She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ina Sloan, Celina, Elizabeth Griffith, Smithville, and Linda Neal, Celina; two sons, Willie Joe Cordell Key, Allons, and Kenneth Nuel Key, Livingston; two brothers, Hubert Conner, Celina, and Norman Conner, Hilham; one sister, Dolly Lennie Smith, Livingston; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

 

Rita June (Delk) Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. Rita June (Delk) Williams, 56, of Monroe, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 26, 2000, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown with Steve Reeder officiating. Burial will be in the Wolf River Cemetery in Fentress County with Jennings Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Williams, a factory worker with Russell Stover, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 1, 1943, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Patton Edward Delk and Eva Chestine (Sells) Delk Bliss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacquelina Williams.

She was the owner of Remember Me Gifts in Byrdstown and a member of the Whitson Chapel Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Steve Williams, Monroe; a son, Michael Keith Williams, Monroe; her mother-in-law, Jewell Williams, Cookeville; and two aunts, Lois Mooningham, Muncie, IN, and Junita Salerno, Jamestown.

 

Thomas Edward Tinch
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Edward Tinch, 62, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Bill Matheney officiating. Burial was in the Crestlawn Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tinch, retired from Tennessee Technological University, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born September 11, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Frank Tinch and Lula Ferguson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Albert Tinch.

He was a member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, the Overton County Horseback Riders Association, and the Upper Cumberland Horseback Riders Association.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Tinch, Cookeville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Maria and John Terry, Algood, Marice and Horace Poston, Livingston, Mary Ann and Myron Stringer and Melinda and Ken Pendleton, all of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Teresa Huddleston, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Ruth Jackson, Cookeville; three brothers, Gerald Tinch and Donald Tinch, both of Cookeville, and Harce Tinch, Rickman; three sisters, Catherine Cates, Monterey, Jonnie Key, Algood, and Sue Tosh, Cookeville; and grandchildren, Brody and Chloe Stringer and Kristian and Kaylon Pendleton, Cookeville, Justin Poston, Livingston, and Michelle Huddleston, Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Eugene Gilliam, David Mays, Kenny Phillips, Bill Underwood, Robby Underwood, and Bobby Watson.

 

Lola Ellen (Harvey) Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Ellen (Harvey) Taylor, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Old Bethel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Taylor, a homemaker, died Monday, July 17, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 26, 1904, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Byrd (Heard) Harvey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy McKinley Taylor; two sons, Jessie Taylor and Clyde Taylor; two brothers, Edward Harvey and Grady Harvey; and one sister, Pearl Clark.

She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, O.D. Taylor, Hilham; a sister, Mary Lou Reeder, Indiana; two brothers, Onas Harvey and Roy Harvey, both of Monroe; 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Daniel Sells, Tony Hamilton, Bryan Crabtree, Chase Taylor, Michael Poston, and Carl Crabtree.

 

Mattie Lee Stults
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lee Stults, 78, of Monterey were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Rex Boles officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stults, a homemaker, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Born May 23, 1922, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Colonel and Minnie (Harris) Isabell.

She attended the Monterey Second Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dallas Stults, Monterey; a son and daughter-in-law, Dallas Jr. and Carolyn Stults, Clinton; three daughters, Carol and Harold Bilbrey and Jo and Lloyd Covington, all of Cookeville, and Becky and Daniel Jones, Monterey; eight grandchildren, Scott and Ellen Bilbrey, Amanda and Mike Phillips, Andrea and Elton Macintosh, Amber Stults, Eli Covington, Hannah Covington, and Danielle and Caleb Jones; and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Olivia Bilbrey.

Pallbearers were Terry Bowman, Argle McCowan, Hoyt Looper, M.B. Phillips, James England, and Eli Covington. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Phillips, Scott Bilbrey, Elton Macintosh, and Doyle Vaughn.

 

Willie Ray Shelton
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Ray Shelton, 77, of Mayland, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. J.C. Ford officiating. Burial was in the Mayland Cemetery with full military honors by the Monterey VFW Post. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Shelton, a well driller, school bus driver, and farmer in Cumberland County, died Thursday, July 20, at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Born May 2, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Irvin Emerson and Mary Belle Swallows Shelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Brown Shelton; two brothers, James Melvin and Haskel Owen Shelton; seven sisters, Effie Shelton, Dollie Clark, Myrtle Shelton, Ernal Hooten, Bethel Walker, Della Roberson, and Shirley Wright. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Shelton, Mayland; one son, Kenneth Ray Shelton, Cookeville; five daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and John Brown, Mayland, Katherine and Donny Baisley, Sandra and Danny Brown, Mary and Danny Brewer, and Eva and Danny Baisley, all of Crossville; one sister, Bonnie Smiddie, Crossville; 19 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

 

Ida Ethel Norris
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ethel Norris, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. David Singleton officiating. Burial was in the Vaughn Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Norris, a factory worker, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 6, 1912, she was the daughter of the late N.C. and Rebecca (Smith) York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Norris; six brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.

She was a member of the Falling Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Norris, Alpine, and Larry Norris, Livingston; two daughters, Inez Wright, Holland, MI, and Joanna Johnson, Livingston; five grandchildren, two great grandchilren, and one step-great grandchild.

 

Richard Herman McDonald
Funeral services for Mr. Richard Herman McDonald, 81, of Clinton, MI, and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 26, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Vankoughnett officiating. Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McDonald, a factory worker, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, MI.

Born June 23, 1919, in Alpine, he was the son of the late Johnathan and Cassie (Smith) McDonald. He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Fraser, MI.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Garrett McDonald, Clinton, MI; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Teresa McDonald, Chesterfield Township, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Suellen and Phillip Wagner, Armada, MI; three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mitchell Maberry
Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell Maberry, 74, of the Seven Knobs Community of Jackson County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Raymond Hensley officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Cemetery in Jackson County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Maberry, retired from the maintenance department at Tennessee Technological University, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home.

Born July 30, 1925, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Newton and Naomi (Hensley) Maberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daryl T. Maberry; and a brother, Charlie Maberry.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie (Gentry) Maberry, Gainesboro; a son and two daughters-in-law, Howard Lee and Linda Maberry and Carol Maberry, all of Cookeville; a brother, Alton Maberry, Gainesboro; a sister, Lorene Netherton, Cookeville; two granddaughters, Shanna Maberry and Shelley Maberry, both of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy C. Maberry, Dale Maberry, Paul Mayberry, Donnie Mayberry, Wayne Mayberry, and Daryl Blair.

 

Edna Linder
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Linder, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. David Beaty officiating. Burial was in the Hatcher Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Linder, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 18, 1931, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Fowler and Cora (Smith) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Linder; a sister, Claudine Collins; and a brother, Horace Allred.

She was a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine.

Survivors include three brothers, Curtis Allred and Bill Allred, both of Alpine, and Darius Allred of Phoenizville, PA; a sister, Pauline Johnson, Alpine; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gerald Allred, Randell Allred, Matthew Bates, Brandon Hargis, Grey Hargis, and Scott Beaty.

 

William C. "Bill" Hall
Funeral services for Mr. William C. "Bill" Hall, 48, of Whitleyville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Bobby Bartlett officiating. Burial was in the Doc Hall Cemetery in the Mill Creek Community of Clay County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hall died Wednesday , July 19, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 25, 1951, in Clay County, he was the son of Zora Lee (Rich) Hall of Gainesboro and the late Jesse Hall. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lodis Duren and Georgia Borgg.

He was a member of the Stone Church of Christ in Jackson County and a former resident of the Mill Creek Community in Clay County.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Doris Martin Hall, Gainesboro; three brothers, Willie Hall of Hilham, John Hall, Pennsylvania, and Richard Hall, Cottontown; eight sisters, Opal Pennington and Retha Pennington, both of Celina, Bea Ellis, Hilham, Nancy Luceim, California, Bessie Dean, Ruby Pennington, and Jessie Shambaugh, all of Indianapolis, IN, and Sue Adams, Cookeville; an uncle, Charlie Rich; two aunts, Pat Rich and Beula McClain; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

 

Louesther Qualls Coffey
Funeral services for Mrs. Louesther (Qualls) Coffey, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coffey, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 23, at Standing Stone Health Care.

Born August 7, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Garrett and Addie (Finley) Garrett.

She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Rickman. Survivors include a son, J.H. Qualls, Port Huron, MI; a grandson, Bruce Qualls, St. Clair, MI; and a granddaughter, Beverly Thompson of Rickman.

 

Ronnie Wayne Conner
Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Wayne Conner, 38, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Spaw officiating. Burial was in the Clark Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Conner, a school bus driver and deputy sheriff for the Pickett County Government, died Sunday, July 16, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 14, 1962, in Overton County, he was the son of Nello and Lula (Clark) Conner of Monroe. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Conner, and grandparents, Robert and Inis Clark.

He was a life-long member of the Barnes Ridge Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Rosie (Brown) Conner, Monroe; three daughters, Jamie Conner, Jessica Conner, and Leesa Conner, all of Monroe; four sons, Cody Conner, R.J. Conner, Joseph Conner, and Christopher Brown, all of Monroe; grandparents, Elmo and Bertha Conner, Monroe; three sisters, Regina Reeder, Rosie Cales, and Briania Conner, all of Monroe; four brothers, Ricky Conner and David Conner, both of Monroe, Timothy Conner, Pall Mall, and Dwain Conner, Livington; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Bobby Stockton, Danna Dowdy, Cecil Huddleston, Larry Zachary, Bryan Franklin, Harlan Copeland, and Dennis Kennedy.

 

Vannie Lou Halfacre
Funeral services for Mrs. Vannie Lou Halfacre, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Goggins officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Halfacre, a housewife, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her home.

Born October 21, 1909, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late John and Hannah Jane (Rich) Poore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo B. Halfacre.

She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Leo Halfacre Jr., Hermitage and Johnny Halfacre, Livingston; two daughters, Peggy Sullivan and Patsy Coleman, both of Livingston; a sister, Lola Bush, Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchilren and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeff Halfacre, Mike Coleman, Chris Halfacre, Kevin Hawkins, Robby Robbins, Ted Sells, and Joe Pigg.

 

 


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