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Archives 08-16-2000

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Charles Henry Cooper
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Henry Cooper, 70, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cooper, a carpenter and retired carpentry instructor at the Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at his home.

Born July 13, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Hessie Qualls Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Grace Marshall.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Brown Cooper, Hilham; a son, Robert Cooper, Hilham; three daughters, Charlotte Vaughn, Gail Morgan, and Nancy Coffman, all of Hilham; three brothers, Marion Cooper and Keeton Cooper, both of Livingston, and Steve Cooper, Poplar Springs Community; three sisters, Lura Dean McGinnis, Atlanta, GA, Sarah Nell Hayes, Chattanooga, and Pat Walker, Rickman; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Matt Morgan, Travis Coffman, Justin Coffman, Chuck Cooper, Ross Cooper, Ronnie Sims, Ryan Burchfield, and Joe Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers were James Marshall and Jamie Fields.

 

W.R. Mitchell
Funeral services for Mr. W.R. Mitchell, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Mitchell, the owner of a trucking business, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 1, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Maude Deck Mitchell.

He was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Arms Mitchell, Livingston; two sons, Dickie Mitchell and David Mitchell, both of Livingston; five grandchildren, William Mitchell, Lt. Clark Mitchell, Jean Elizabeth Ayers, Matthew Mitchell, and Chuck Mitchell; and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Timmy Gray, Lt. Clark Mitchell, William Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Chuck Mitchell, and Chris Ayers.

 

Leila Blanche Ledbetter
Graveside services for Miss Leila Blanche Ledbetter, 91, of Alpine, were conducted Monday, August 14, 2000, from the Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Ledbetter, a homemaker, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 21, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Etta (Sells) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Della McDonald, Fannie Ledbetter, and Ruby Allred; and two brothers, Dewey Ledbetter and Clester Ledbetter. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Ledbetter, Anderson, IN; and several nieces and nephews.


Rita Jean Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Rita Jean Davis, 53, of Fayetteville and formerly of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000, from Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine, with Rev. Dale Weldon officiating. Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery with Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home of Fayetteville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Davis, an elementary school teacher at Brooks Elementary, died Thursday, August 10, 2000.

Born April 17, 1947, she was the daughter of Chloe Beaty of Alpine.

She was affiliated with Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Denver Davis, Fayetteville and formerly of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Marc Fabre, Newman; a son, Brian Davis, Peachtree City; three sisters, Jessie Linder, Deanna Linder, and Sue Ruble, all of Alpine; and three brothers, Rex Beaty, Seattle, WA, Clifton Beaty, Hixson, and David Beaty, Alpine.

 

Eliza Jane Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Cooper, 96, of Algood, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home with Rev. C. Vance Johnson and Rev. Susan Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cooper, a retired supervisor with the Tennessee School for the Blind, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Cookeville NHC.

Born September 23, 1903, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James David and Virginia Nolen Chilton West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Reese Cooper; four sisters, Louise West, Clara Smith, Ruth Qualls, and Maude Goodpas-ture; five brothers, Reece West, Ernest West, Harris West, Clarence West, and Will West; and a son-in-law, Arthur Brown.

She was a member of the Algood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Christine Brown, Cookeville, and Virginia and Willie Arms, Algood; five grandchildren, Phil Brown, Marcia Heady, Ann Mitchell, Dwight Arms and Jan R. Arms; and four great grandchildren, Stephen Warren, Tracy Guyon DeChemilly, Hatten Ray Mitchell, and Shona Ellis.

Pallbearers were Dwight Arms, Phil Brown, Danny Heady, David Mitchell, Patrick Guyon DeChemilly, John West, Raymon Cooper, and Glen Cooper.

 

 

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