Terry D. Ayers
Funeral services for Mr. Terry D. Ayers, 39, of Strawberry Plains,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2000, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Phillip Morgan
and Bro. Clayton Lee officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery
in the New Hope Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ayers, a self-employed heavy equipment operator, died Friday,
September 22, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson
Born December 17, 1960, in Jackson County, he was the son of Elmer
and Jean Evins Ayers of Hilham. He was preceded in death by his
paternal grandparents, Mitchell and Bessie Ayers, and maternal grandparents,
Lee and Martha Evins.
He served in the Army National Guard for six years and was affiliated
with the New Hope Community Church.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Debbie
Ayers, Strawberry Plains; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Andrea
Ayers, Strawberry Plains; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve
and Sharon Ayers and Mike and Tina Ayers, all of Hilham; two nephews,
Chris Ayers and Brandon Ayers; three nieces, Penny Cummins, Mandy
Ayers, and Casey York; a great nephew, Mitchell Ayers; and a great
niece, Emma Grace Ayers.
Billy E. Dishman
Funeral services for Mr. Billy E. Dishman, 65, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2000, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Todd and Benton Goolsby
officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with
Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangments.
Mr. Dishman, a foreman of a road construction crew, died Saturday,
September 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born September
27, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Carver Lee
and Oda Mae (Bilbrey) Dishman. He was affiliated with the Hilham
Church of God and a U.S. Veteran, having served in the Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie (Bowman) Dishman, Livingston;
a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Baker, Allons; a brother,
Leland Dishman, LaVonia, GA; an uncle, Carlon Dishman, Battlecreek,
MI; three grandchildren, Michael Baker Jr., Rachel Samantha Baker,
and Elizabeth Savannah Baker, all of Allons; a niece, Amy Wilcox,
Georgia; a nephew, Mike Dishman, Ankorage, AK; and a great niece,
Emily Wilcox, Georgia.
Pallbearers were Paul Bilbrey, Ridley Blaylock, Bill Hassler, Jeff
Moore, Estus Pennington, and Johnny Ray Seegraves. Serving as honorary
pallbearers were Lib Gore, Verlin Henson, Frank Owens, Noah Choate,
James Holkem, Leonard Barlow, and Quality Home Health workers.
Stella Mary Gentry
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Mary Gentry, 86, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2000, from the
chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Jack Gentry
officiating. Burial was in the Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Cookeville
with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Gentry, a retired employee of Model Cleaners, died Sunday,
September 24, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born November 29, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Willie and Nancy Bell (Sidwell) Warren. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winnell
Gentry; three sisters, Bethene Harris, Sarah Warren, and Dollie
Warren; and three brothers, Wint Warren, Jim Warren, and Bryan Warren.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Harville, Cookeville; two nieces,
Wilma Polson Wilmoth, Cookeville and Barbara Fisher, Florida; a
nephew, David Harville, Cookeville; and great and great-great nieces,
Jamie Heiss, Crystal, Kassie, and Emily Polson, and Mickey, Carrie,
and Olivia Thompson.
Pallbearers were Albert Thompson, Chad Heiss, Ronnie Robinson,
David Harville, Jack Lee, Ralph Wilmoth and James Wilmoth.
Charles E. "Chuck" Hinds
Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. "Chuck" Hinds, 52,
of Antioch, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000,
from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Thielen
officiating. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery with Livingston Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Hinds, a freight dispatcher for a trucking company, died Thursday,
September 21, 2000, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.
Born January 5, 1948, in Sparta, he was the son of Travis Hinds
of Tallahessee, FL, and the late Illa Glenn Collins Hinds.
He was a Veteran.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Jeannette
(Gavareski) Hinds, Antioch; three daughters, Heather Hinds, Lisa
Hinds, and Megan Hinds, all of Memphis; two brothers, Samuel Hinds,
Livingston, and Roy Hinds, St. Louis, MO; seven sisters, Billie
Jean Myers, Gallatin, Bobbie Abney, Las Vegas, NV, Bonnie Abney,
Warren, MI, Louise Bumbalough, Lebanon, Glenda Grant, Snellville,
GA, Terri Goodrich, Tallahassee, FL, and Sandra Richards, Gainesville,
FL; and a granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Tim Jones, Chris Biggs, John Pietuszka, Thomas
Wesson, Kevin Mulvey, and Butch Quinn.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ressie Hughes, 88, of Livingston, will
be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 27, 2000, from
the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Aron Dillon officiating.
Burial will be in Turkeytown Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangments.
Mrs. Hughes, a housewife, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at the
Overton County Nursing Home.
Born October 30, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Robert and Rosie (Flatt) Tharp. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by two husbands, Ricie Boles and William
Hughes; three daughters, Nora Ledford, Cora Hall and Betty Edwards;
a sister, Beulah Coffman; two brothers, Jessie Tharp and Gasgil
Tharp; and four grandchildren, Windle and Stella Hall and Beverly
Sue and Adam Boles. She was a member of the Holiness Church.
Survivors include a son, Ricey Boles, Crossville; six daughters,
Evelyn Sidwell and Thelma Limpson, both of Livingston, Nell Cox,
Hilham, Ora Brady and Gracie Beckett, both of Anderson, IN, and
Ressie Jackson; two half-brothers, Louis Tharp, Georgia, and Luther
Osborne, Tennessee; 38 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Lane and Faith Johnson
Funeral services for Master Lane Johnson and Miss Faith Johnson,
infant twins of Mac and Stephanie (Hyatt) Johnson of Livingston,
were conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Free Communion
Church of Christ with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating. Burial was in
Stover Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Master Johnson was born Sunday, September 17, 2000 at Vanderbilt
Medical Center in Nashville, and died the same day.
Miss Johnson was born Monday, September 18, 2000, at Vanderbilt
Medical Center, and died the same day.
The twins were preceded in death by a grandfather, Rodney F. Hyatt;
and two great grandfathers, Cletis Stover and Ray Johnson.
Survivors, in addition to their parents, include their maternal
grandmother, Sarah K. Hyatt, Rickman; paternal grandparents, James
and Marcia Johnson, Livingston; and great grandparents John and
Jane Kirkpatrick, Clyde, NC, Fred and Helen Hyatt, Waynesville,
NC, and Vonda Stover and Wanda Smith, both of Livingston. Pallbearers
were Jim Bos and Jamie Johnson.
Bessie Velma Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Velma Sells, 87, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was
in the Walnut Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs. Sells, a retired cook of Lady Ann Hospital in Livingston,
died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 9, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the
late E.B. and Julia Rose Ogletree. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Sells. She was a member
of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Joe Sells, Mt. Juliet, and Bill
Thompson, Melbourne, FL; a daughter, Saundra Thompson, Livingston;
three brothers, Speck Ogletree, Dale Ogletree, and Felix Ogletree,
all of Livingston; two sisters, Joyce Smith and Jean Hunter, both
of Livingston; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Michael Glenn Wilson
Graveside services for Master Michael Glenn Wilson, infant, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Algood Cemetery
with Doyle White officiating. Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville
was in charge of the arrangements.
Master Wilson, son of Michael and Amy Wilson of Algood, was stillborn
Sunday, September 24, 2000 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents,
James White and Cathy Chastain, both of Cookeville, Jean Wilson,
Algood, and Arvis and Beulah White, Livingston; and a great grandmother,
Lockie Tayes, Cookeville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Wilson, 76, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2000, from the chapel
of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Frank
Davis officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with
Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Wilson, a homemaker, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Born September 10, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Andy and Clora (Vaughn) McCowan. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Kirby
and Noble Melton; and three brothers, Thurston McCowan, Holly McCowan,
and James McCowan.
She was a member of the Algood First Freewill Baptist Church and
worked as a dietician in the Putnam County School System.
Survivors include her husband, R.G. Wilson, Cookeville; a daughter
and son-in-law, Joyce and Don Stroud, Columbus, OH; a son and daughter-in-law,
Danny and Jean Wilson, Crossville; a sister, Cliva Phipps, Monterey;
two brothers, Homer McCowan and A.C. McCowan, both of Monterey;
five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Overton County News
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