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Clarence Junior Harp
Graveside services for Mr. Clarence Junior Harp, 52, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2000, from the Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery with Rev. Ferrell Looper officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harp, a self-employed painter, died Friday, September 8, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 19, 1947, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Rhoda Cole Harp.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Harp and Charles Harp, both of Livingston; mother of his children, Louise Dial Allred, Livingston; two brothers, Aubry Harp, Monterey, and James Mack Harp, Michigan; and a granddaughter. Pallbearers were Roger Harp, Charles Harp, Terry Ray, Jessie Taylor, Bob Smith, and Bill Ray.

 

Willodean Norrod
Funeral services for Mrs. Willodean Norrod, 47, of the Love Joy Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial was in the Muddy Pond Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Norrod, a factory worker, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at her home.

Born November 24, 1952, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rinda Vaughn Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Murphy.

Survivors include her husband, Beecher Norrod, Love Joy Community; three sisters, Betty Farley, Love Joy Community, Lori Norrod, Clarkrange, and Norene Essary, Crossville; and a brother, Damon Murphy, Crossroads Community.

 

Audra Effie Skinner
Funeral services for Mrs. Audra Effie Skinner, 82, of Columbus, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Skinner, a housewife, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 19, 1918, in Moss, she was the daughter of the late Luther Smith and Elizie Cherry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Skinner; three brothers, Vancil Smith, Gerv Smith, and Tad Smith; a sister, Crayton Murray; and a granddaughter, Shawna Marie Skinner. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Sue Skinner, Hilham; two sisters, Odean Likens, Columbus, IN, and Eselene Anderson, Sullivan, IL; a grandson, Michael Joseph Skinner, Hilham.

 

Homer E. Smith
Graveside services for Mr. Homer E. Smith, 86, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2000, from the Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Michael Smith officiating. Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith, a retired school teacher, died Friday, September 8, 2000.

Born September 6, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Herbert and Maude (Hassler) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia Oakley Smith.

He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Lions Club.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry H. Smith, San Antonio, TX, and Donnie E. Smith, West Palm Beach, FL; a daughter, Jane Hale, Chattanooga; a brother, Howard Smith, Mountain City; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. REV.

 

James T. Johnson
Funeral services for Rev. James T. Johnson, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Cameron, Rev. Chris Reagan, and Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Johnson, a retired minister, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1920, in Knox County.

He was a United Methodist minister for 51 years, having pastored at Leoma Charge, Savannah Charge, Ethridge Station, Hillsboro Charge, Estil Springs Station, Whiteside Station, Woodbury Charge, Adams Station, Tracy City, Forest Mill, St. Paul, McDonald Chapel, Salem Station, Bethlehem, and Mt. Gilead Station, where he retired.

Survivors include three daughters, Faye Baltimore, Knoxville, Gayle Wells, Man-chester, and Joy White, Livingston; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Wells, Kelvin Wells, Allen Baltimore, James White, Christopher White, and Jonathan White. Serving as honorary pallbearers were United Methodist ministers.

 

J.H. Ledford
Funeral services for Mr. J.H. Ledford, 87, of Battle Creek, MI, and formerly of Livingston, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 13, 2000, from the chapel of the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home in Battle Creek with Rev. Melanie Baker-Streevy officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek with Richard A. Henry Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledford, a retired painter, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at Battle Creek Health Systems in Battle Creek.

Born May 19, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Verlie M. (Winton) Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Grace (Vaughn) Ledford; a brother, Houston Ledford; and a granddaughter, Cora Ann Ledford.

He was employed as a spray painter for U.S. Register Co. for 38 years and a lifetime member of the Ira A. Beck Lodge #503, F&AM, Commandery #33, Knights Templar, Saladin Shrine-Valley of Grand Rapids, MI, and the United Commercial Travelers. While living in Livingston, he played on the school basketball team that competed in the state finals.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice C. Hernandez, San Antonio, TX, and Carol A. Stainoff, West Palm Beach, FL; two sons, Jerry D. Ledford and Bobby V. Ledford, both of Battle Creek, MI; a brother, Charles Ledford, Livingston; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

 

Betty Lou Burks
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lou Burks, 69, of Monroe, will be conducted at a later date in Freemont, OH. Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville will be in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Burks died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Cooke-ville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 6, 1931, in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Rosie Harris Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Burks; two sons, Ralph L. Burks and Guy V. Burks; a daughter, Belinda Burks; a brother, Dickie Ray Moore; and a sister, Mary Rose.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Folk, Cookeville, Rosie Stein, Monroe, and Susan Goodwin, Clyde, OH; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Luther Paul Christian
Funeral services for Mr. Luther Paul Christian, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. L.D. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Christian, an employee of Akron Pure Milk company, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 2, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Edd and Elvie Ogletree Christian.

He was affiliated with Samaria Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Lona Christian, Cookeville; two sons, Jerry Christian, Hanes City, FL, and James Christian, Dandridge; two daughters, Judy Jared and M. Kathryn Abbott, both of Akron, OH; two brothers, Carl Christian, Detroit, MI, and George Christian, Livingston; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

 

Kendrick D. "Pop" Gilliam
Funeral services for Mr. Kedrick D. "Pop" Gilliam, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gilliam, a retired meat cutter, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at his home.

Born January 18, 1917, in Wise, VA, he was the son of the late Arch and Dolly (Stallard) Gilliam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Gerber; a sister, Beulah Gilliam; two brothers, Kyle Gilliam and Hoover Gilliam; and a great granddaughter, Randi Sue.

He attended the First Freewill Baptist Church in Algood and was a member of a Baptist church in Virginia, a Masonic lodge member, and past director of the Overton County Rescue Squad. After retiring from Standard Grocery in Indianapolis, IN, he worked part-time for Jerry’s IGA.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma V. (Potter) Gilliam, Livingston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Carol and Jim Tisdal, Cookeville, Mary and Bob Brown, Livingston, and Sandy and Ron Puschnig, Monroe; three sisters, Ruth Hollyfield, Noblesville, IN, Clara Hubbard, Wise, VA, and Myrtle Connell, Church Hill; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Randy Gerber, Greg Gerber, Scott Brown, Wally Gerber, Paul Tisdal, Danny Gean, Denny Gentry, Brad Palk, and Darrell Tucker.

 

Clifford Lee Boles
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Lee Boles, 63, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home of Celina. Burial was in the Turkey Town Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boles, a truck driver and mechanic for Garrett Bro. Concrete, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Cumberland River Hospital North in Celina.

Born March 9, 1937, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Comer Boles and Ella Short. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Doyle Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Elise Boles, Hilham; a son, David Boles, Hilham; a step-son, Richard Cox, Gaines-boro; a step-daughter, Betty Short, Hilham; two brothers, Archie Boles and Chester Boles, both of Hilham; two sisters, Evelyn Geneva Edwards, Livingston, and Beulah Lee, Hilham; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Harlin H. Hylton
Funeral services for Mr. Harlin H. Hylton, 85, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro with Bro. Edward L. Todd officiating. Burial with military honors was in the McDonald Cemetery in the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hylton, a retired construction worker, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at Cumber-land River Hospital North in Celina.

Born October 20, 1914, in Carter County, KY, he was the son of the late Morton and Minnie McDavid Hylton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey Hylton; a grandson, Jeffrey W. Anderson; a step-son, Earnest D. Goolsby; and a son-in-law, Bill Richmond.

He was a member of Hilham Church of God, a Mason, and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Hylton, Hilham; a daughter, Sarah Jo Richmond, Indianapolis, IN; a brother, Raymond Hylton, Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Virginia Cooper, San Antonio, TX, and Christine Popizon, Florida; two step-sons, Herman Lee Goolsby, Hilham, and Bruce Barnes, Gosport, IN; two step-daughters, Bonnie Jean Alley, Franklin, IN, and Dian Anderson, Celina; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Aanna Casander Bilyeu
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Casander Bilyeu, 80, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 13, 2000, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Terry Geren officiating. Burial will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilyeu, retired from the Putnam County School System, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at her home.

Born May 22, 1920, in Byrdstown, she was the daughter of the late Walter Maldon and Marzettie Lee (Cross) Sims. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bilyeu, and a brother, Doyle Sims.

She was a member of the Wilhite Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Doris Bilyeu, Cookeville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Russ and Jo Ann Steel, Betty Sue and Roger Holloway, and Linda and Mike Williams, all of Cookeville, and Carol and Kelly Wasmund, Huntsville, AL; two sisters, Jenny Fair, Murray, KY, and Ioline Ford, Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 

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