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Velma Marie Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Marie Bilbrey, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Clarkrange Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilbrey, a cook at Livingston Academy, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born July 9, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Angie Nira Pullins Miller.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jennings Bilbrey, Livingston; a daughter, Sheila Dorris, Smyrna; a sister, Hazel Franklin, Grimsley; and a grandson, Nathan Dorris. Pallbearers were Don Dorris, Carl Franklin, Brent Garrett, Shane Monday, Josh Swallows, and Bud Wright.

 

Jewell Smith Newberry
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Smith Newberry, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Newberry, a homemaker, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born June 29, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Verdie M. Spicer Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oakley Newberry.

She was a member of the Martin Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include five brothers, Veachel Smith, Bill Smith, and Dustin Smith, all of Anderson, IN, and Loyd Smith and J.B. Smith, both of Monroe; four sisters, Ruby Smith, Lola Conner, and Alma Conner, all of Monroe, and Pauline Heiny Lapel, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Leon Holt
Funeral services for Mr. Leon Holt, 77, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home of Celina with Bill Threet officiating. Burial was in the Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Holt, a retired store merchant of Holt’s Variety Store, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1923, in Hilham, he was the son of the late A.W Holt and Annie (Cherry) Holt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Comer Holt and Larma Holt; and two sisters, Lizzie Langford and Versie Fikes.

He was a member of the Celina Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Holt, Celina; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Shelia Holt, Cookeville, and Lanny and Lori Holt, Manchester; three brothers, Johnny Holt, Indianapolis, IN, Buford Holt, Greenwood, IN, and Mayford Holt, Hilham; one sister, Lola Ayers, Celina; six grandchildren, Waylon, Jason, Matthew, Sarah, Samuel, and Hannah Holt; and one granddaughter-in-law, Darya Holt.

 

James O. Gaw
Funeral services for Mr. James O. Gaw, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Sterl Paramore and Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gaw, a retired custodian and masonry worker, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at Standing Stone Health Care Center. Born August 10, 1929, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late James A. “Jim” and Ella (Hooks) Gaw.

Survivors include Minnie Lafever Gaw, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Phyllis Gaw, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Keith Harvey, Cookeville; a sister, Ola C. Brown, Dayton, OH; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Owen and Margaret Gaw, Oakley and Ruby Gaw, all of Cookeville, and Fred and Mae Gaw, Algood; and four granddaughters, Lori Gaw, Rachel Holland, Rhonda Phillips, and Lisa Gaw, all of Cookeville.

 

James Edward "Jimmy" Daniel
Funeral services for Mr. James Edward "Jimmy" Daniel, 64, of Selmer, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer with Rev. Max Walker, Gov. Don Sundquist, John T. Williams, Dr. Milton Sewell, and Jim Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Selmer with Shackelford Funeral Home of Selmer in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daniel, West Tennessee Representative for Gov. Don Sundquist, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at his home.

Born September 9, 1935, in Madison County, he was the son of the late Eugene and Ardell Daniel.

He served two terms as president of the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce and he was a former chairman of the Chamber Industrial Development. He was also a former Selmer City Alderman and Statesman of the Year for the 7th Congressional District.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Williams Daniel, Selmer; two sons, James Michael Daniel, Union City, and William Andrew Daniel, Cordova; a daughter, Melanie Daniel Pafford, Chicago, IL; and a sister and brother-in-law, Imogene and Newsome Harvey, Livingston.

Pallbearers were John McAdams, Joey Hargrove, John Everett Williams, Jimmy Exum, Jerry Woodall, and R.C. Stegall.

 

Ervin Dixon
Funeral services for Mr. Ervin Dixon, 88, of Monterey were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dixon, a retired factory worker, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at the Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

Born November 27, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Gib and Mary Catherine (Key) Dixon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Maye Short Dixon; three sisters, Clara Hargis, Cynthia Hollo-way, and Anna Mae Dixon; and four brothers, Paul Dixon, Walter Dixon, Clarence Dixon, and Rev. P.A. Dixon. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Vaughn, Monterey, and Ella D. Raines, Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Gladys Pierce
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Pierce, 88, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2000, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Gary Pruitt and Charles Jolley officiating. Burial was in the Tidrow Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Pierce, a retired county employee, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born February 20, 1912, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Dock E. and Alice Bell Tidrow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jahue Pierce. She was a member of the Bloomington Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Blan Keith and Jewel Pierce, Livingston, and Gordon L. and Nancy Pierce, Warren, MI; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Richard Pierce, Tony Shayota, David Pierce, Maxie Beaty, Elza Neal, and Josh Vitatoe.

 

William Haskell "Bill" Cooper
Funeral services for Mr. William Haskell "Bill" Cooper, 95, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2000, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cooper, a farmer, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 21, 1905, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George Cooper and Julie Verble Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Opal Eldridge Cooper; three brothers, Alex Cooper, Woodrow Cooper, and Oren Cooper; a sister, Velma Livesay; and a granddaughter, Sharron Ann Oakley Maddux. He was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Cooper, Antioch, and Glen Cooper, Rickman; a daughter, Billie Ann Oakley, Cookeville; a sister, Aline Stout, Crossville; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Jim Edd Eldridge, Randell Eldridge, Calvin Eldridge, Deloy Looper, Frank Cooper, and Donald Dillon.

 

Donald Ray Cobble
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ray Cobble, 61, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 30, 2000, from Zion Hill Methodist Church with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cobble, a retired employee of the AT&T production plant, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Levi and Sylvia (Reed) Cobble. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Levi Cobble Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Frances (Matthews) Cobble, Cookeville; a sister, Shirley Cobble, Joelton; nine nieces and nephews, Jeff Cobble, Lebanon, Sandra Hall, Joelton, Shanna Cobble, Murfreesboro, Junior Matthews, Shelbyville, IN, Pennie Matthews, Fairland, IN, Callie Guinn, Greenfield, IN, Gary Matthews, McCordsville, IN, Alan Matthews, Indianapolis, IN, and Pam Matthews, Oklahoma; and several great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Junior Matthews, Wayne Guinn, Jeffrey Cobble, Jack Hall, Alan Matthews, Callie Guinn, Pennie Matthews, and Debbie Matthews.

 

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