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
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.
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
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
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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