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Melbadine Roach Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Melbadine Roach Davis, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Flatt officiating. Burial was in the Emberton Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Davis, a housewife, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.

Born August 27, 1932, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Effie May McClusky Roach. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, James P. Davis, Cookeville; a daughter, Anna Lee Payne, Cookeville; two brothers, Bill Roach, Celina, and Eddie Roach, Indianapolis, IN; three sisters, Lorena Richardson, Livingston, Christine Smith, Celina, and Rosa Lee Cole, Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Jamie Wilson and Randell Mayberry; four step-grandsons; and four step-granddaughters.

Pallbearers were Jamie Wilson, William Bradley, Jamie Smith, Junior Smith, Bruce Merritt, and Dewayne Smith.

 

Wayne Shannon Peterman
Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Shannon Peterman, 65, of Rossville, GA, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Dodd officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Peterman, an employee of Rossville Paving Company, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, in Rossville, GA.

Born July 25, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walton Edgar and Lizzie Avo Watkins Peterman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Peterman; and a grandson, Daniel Peterman.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen LeVan Peterman, Ross-ville, GA; a son, Gary Peterman, East Ridge, GA; a daughter, Janice Sartin, Rossville, GA; a brother, Bill Peterman, Allons; a sister, Ilene Maynord, Donaldson; and five grandchildren.

 

Eldon Carlton York
Funeral services for Mr. Eldon Carlton York, 63, of Moss, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in the Moss Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. York, a sawmill worker, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 7, 1936, in Clay County, he was the son of Ova Edith Dodson York of Moss and the late Cortez York. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Daffo Adams, and a granddaughter, MaKayla Ruby.

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Dorothy Rhoton York, Moss; seven sons, Lloyd York, Stanton, KY, Alvin York, Dry Ridge, KY, Jessie York, Ricky York, and Steve York, all of Celina, Stanley York, Moss, and Willard York, Gainesboro; a daughter, Linda Ruby, Celina; a step-son, Willie Daniels, Burkes-ville, KY; five brothers, Domer York, Red Boiling Springs, and Freeman York, David York, Homer York, and Rexel York, all of Moss; and four sisters, Dimple Westmoreland, Neldine Kendall, Mildred York, and Reba Smith, all of Moss; 27 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Steven Edward "Steve" Huddleston
Funeral services for Mr. Steven Edward "Steve" Huddleston, 52, of the Rickman community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Lyle Anderson and Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Huddleston, a purchasing agent for Hutchinson in Byrdstown, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born September 22, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of R.G. and Oleta (Robbins) Huddleston of Livingston. He attended Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Teresa Huddleston, Rickman; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven Huddleston, Nashville, Chris and Misty Huddleston, Hardy’s Chapel community, and Russ Deas, Livingston; and two brothers, Carl Huddleston, Livingston, and Kent Huddleston, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Randell Smith, James Huddleston, Troy Cantrell, Gary Almonrode, Bobby Robbins, and Bill Robbins. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Huddleston, Matt Huddleston, Jamie Drawdy, Shawn Crabtree, Beau Huddleston, and Cody Drawdy.

 

Clifton Eugene Moredock
Funeral services for Mr. Clifton Eugene Moredock, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Moredock, a machinist, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born March 13, 1928, in Clay County, he was the son of Tom Moredock and Hester (Smith) Moredock Hensley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Moredock, Cleston Moredock, C.B. Hensley, and Clarence Hensley.

He was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Moredock, Living-ston; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Dale Klein, Livingston; two sisters, Minnie Balthrop, Goodlettsville, and Elise Poindexter, Celina; and a granddaughter, Jacki Hall, Livingston.

 

Marcia Ann Harvey
Memorial services for Mrs. Marcia Ann Harvey, 35, of Monroe, will be held at a later date. Speck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harvey, a construction worker in house construction, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 17, 1965, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Doris Jo Ann (Dearing) Rector of Anderson, IN, and the late Joseph Conrad Rector.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Aaron Harvey, Monroe; three daughters, Tresnie Patterson and Kristina Patterson, both of Indiana, and Chelcy Jones, Tennessee; five brothers, Timothy Lee Rector, Daniel Joseph Rector, Jeffrey Neal Rector, and Scott David Rector, all of Indiana, and Mark Vincent Rector, California; and a sister, Karen Thomas, Mt. Juliet.

 

Joe Walter Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Walter Copeland, 85, of Battle Creek, MI, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Speck officiating. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Copeland, a retired salesperson for Cleveland Plant & Flower Company in Grand Rapids, MI, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born November 22, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Alta (Sells) Copeland. He was affiliated with Cave Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of the West Fork Masonic Lodge.

He was also a former Overton County Road Commissioner.

Survivors include his former wife and the mother of his children, Mazie Vaughn Copeland, Alpine; three sons, Dr. Steve Copeland, Cookeville, Kent Copeland, Cleveland, and David Copeland, Knoxville; three daughters, Betty Speck, Cookeville, Ann Pangle, Chattanooga, and Donna Jean Beason, Alpine; four sisters, Mildred McNamee and Ruth Gallaway, both of Battle Creek, MI, Anna Barker, Cookeville, and Dorothy Huddleston, Livingston; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

 

Danny Keith Rector
Funeral services for Mr. Danny Keith Rector, 47, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Williams officiating. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rector, a former employee of Wilson Sporting Goods of Cookeville, died Wednesday, August 29, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 2, 1952, in Anderson, IN, he was the son of Ruby (Brady) Rector Norrod of Livingston and the late Arthur Rector. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Rector; grandparents, Martin and Flora (Allen) Rector and Quitman and Beth (Hawkins) Brady; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He loved to hunt and fish, play his guitar, and he enjoyed his grandchildren.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Spring (Kensinger) Rector, Hilham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and Steve Cline, Cookeville, and Elaine and Eric Maynord, Gainesboro; his step-father, Ted Norrod, Livingston; a sister, Debbie (Rector) Scantland, Gainesboro; two brothers, Steve Rector, Hilham, and Tim Rector, Livingston; four grandchildren, Keelyn and Christian Boles, Kailey Winningham, and Gracie Maynord; and a special friend, Mark Boles. Pallbearers were Donnie Fox, Bill Johnson, Mark Boles, Joe Lee Bilbrey, Adam Bilbrey, and Terry Rector. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Watkins, Tony Conner, and Shaun Scantland.

 

Hester Gordon Gentry
Funeral services for Mr. Hester Gordon Gentry, 84, of the Brotherton Community, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Leslie Hickey officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the Brotherton Community with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gentry, who was self-employed in farming, trucking, and logging, died Thursday, August 31, 2000.

Born December 3, 1915, he was the son of the late John L. and Mary Ann Chisholm Gentry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Mae Shaver Gentry; a daughter, Margie Earline Gentry; his step-mother, Mona Massa Gentry; a brother, James Gentry; and a sister, Jewel Raulerson.

He was a veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Jackie Gentry and John A. and Brenda Gentry, all of Anderson, IN, and Lamour and Beatrice Gentry and Tony and Penny Gentry, all of Cookeville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Geneleta "Jenny" Ashburn and Beatrice "Beachie" and Billy Glover, all of Cookeville, and Trevenue "Tootsie" and Kenneth Conner of Monroe; two brothers, L.D. Gentry, Lakeland, FL, and Conrad Gentry, Seattle, WA; three sisters, Mildred Judd, Lakeland, FL, Bobbie Woodard, Spokane, WA, and Wilma Amison, Cleveland; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Anna Mae (Huddleston) Logan
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae (Huddleston) Logan, 94, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at the Wolf River Baptist Church in Byrdstown with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating. Burial was in the Smyrna Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Logan, a housewife, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 7, 1905, in Albany, KY, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Nettie (Stockton) Huddleston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Webb Logan; her step-mother, Ollie Huddleston; two sons, Willie D. Logan and Wendell Logan; and a grandson, Chris Masiongale.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Masion-gale, Shelba Shaver, and Janice Sells, all of Byrdstown; two sons, Orbin Logan, Jamestown, and Harold Logan, Byrdstown; a half sister, Aletha Conner, Byrdstown; three half brothers, Howard Huddleston, Byrdstown, Eugene Huddleston, Cookeville, and Willie Huddle-ston, Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Sells, Daniel Shaver, Jimmy Shaver, Ray Logan, Mike Logan, Richard Logan, Kenny Purk, and Pudge Shaver.

 

Hettie R. Keisling
Funeral services for Mrs. Hettie R. Keisling, 88, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. J. Glea Shelley officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Keisling, a housewife, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born September 28, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Webbie Nation Reagan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Keisling; two sisters, Allene White and Alva Roberts; and three brothers, Herman Reagan, Thurman Reagan, and J.B. Reagan.

She was a member of the Hatcher Hall Christian Church. In 1998, she resided for several months with a special great nephew, Ronald Dishman, and his wife, Collette.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Edna Smith, Tennessee; a brother, Shirley Reagan, Anderson, IN; several step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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