Elsie Mae Cantrell
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Mae Cantrell, 72, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial
was in the Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs. Cantrell, a housewife, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at Livingston
Born April 7, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late James and Elva (Abbott) Brown. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Cantrell; two
brothers, Edmond Brown and Edward Brown; and a sister, Ethel Hammons.
She was a member of Allons Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, James Brown Jr., Celina, and Varnie
Brown, Livingston; two sisters, Kay Smith and Carol Hammock, both
of Livingston; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend,
Lillian Sherrill. Pallbearers were Ted Burch-ett, Darrell Beason,
Rick Danner, Earl Harris, Ray Hammock, and Randall Hall.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vaden Norrod, 88, of Monterey, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2000, at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist
Church with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant
Ridge Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the
Mrs. Norrod, a homemaker, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at Livingston
Born September 15, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Dock and Cassie (Neely) Looper. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Norrod. She was
a member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Bilbrey, Monterey, and Carol
Fugate, Anderson, IN; two sons, Willie Benton Norrod, Anderson,
IN, and Danny Norrod, Monterey; three sisters, Christine Whittaker,
Monterey, Anna Tinch, Rickman, and Bertie Mae Wilson, Rickman; four
brothers, Roscoe Looper and Ray Looper, both of Rickman, Enloe Looper,
Alturas, CA, and Arlie Looper, Anderson, IN; 10 grandchildren; 14
great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Dimple Irene McWhorter
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Irene McWhorter, 60, of Celina,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2000, from the chapel
of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Kenny Westmoreland and Robert
Thurman officiating. Burial was in the Turkeytown Cemetery with
Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. McWhorter, a homemaker, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000,
at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.
Born September 20, 1940, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of
the late John B. Boles and Annie (Hammock) Boles.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Gary McWhorter, Celina, and Greg Boles,
Gainesboro; three daughters, Thelma Crabtree, Rickman, and Lori
Moss and Lisa Paul, both of Celina; three brothers, Logan Boles,
Indianapolis, IN, and Howard Boles and Paul Boles, both of Celina;
two half-brothers, Herman Beechboard, Celina, and Clyde Dillon,
Gainesboro; three sisters, Thelma Beechboard and Maxine Boles, both
of Celina, and Kate Griffin, Indianapolis, IN; eight grandchildren;
and one great grandchild.
Allie Ruth Lynn Warden
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Ruth Lynn Warden, 80, of Gainesboro,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2000, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Sean Dozier, Bro.
Jimmy Anderson, and Bro. Donald Chaffin officiating. Burial was
in the Lynn Family Cemetery in the Tinsley Bottom Community of Clay
County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Warden, a homemaker, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at her
home in the HamiltonŐs Branch Community of Jackson County.
Born June 14, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the
late Sammie Lee Lynn and Margaret (Tinsley) Lynn. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. "Bill"
Warden; two infant sons; and one grandson, John Mark Warden.
She was a member of the Sugar Creek Church of Christ in Jackson
Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard and
Lorene Warden, Cookeville, and Billy Harold and Verneal Warden,
Celina; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Louise M. and Bobby
G. Cox, Old Hickory, Margaret and Reed Gray, Allons, and Kathy and
Marvin Badger, Monterey; two sisters, Elizabeth Dee Martin, Hermitage,
and Sammie Louise Chaffin, Celina; four grandchildren; four great
grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and two special friends,
Sue and Casandra.
Melvin Earl Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Earl Johnson, 71, of Livingston,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse Bradshaw, Eldon Davis, and
Kenneth Dodson officiating. Burial was in the Fentress Memory Gardens
in Jamestown with James T. Davis Post 5062 performing a miltary
service with full military honors. Speck Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Johnson, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born May 3, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Sam and Modena (Geesling) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Williams) Johnson; three
brothers, Ray Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Esque Johnson; and four
sisters, Lola Richardson, Nola Swan, Gladis Ramsey, and Ivory Johnson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War, a
member of Overton County Public Library Board and Overton County
School Board for 10 years, and he taught school for 30 years.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Johnson, Cambridge, MA; two sisters,
Frances Hooks and Sue Maynord, both of Livingston; a special friend,
Lucy Buttram, Monterey; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Danny McCormick, Ben Oakley, Donald Brown, Perry
Harris Windle, Derward Vaughn, and Billy Sullivan. Serving as honorary
pallbearers were Kenny Webb, Frank Martin, and Kenny Stephens.
Jewell Elizabeth Shelton
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Elizabeth Shelton, 87, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Johnson officiating. Burial
was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Shelton, a homemaker, died Saturday, October 14, 2000, at
Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born August 26, 1913, in Fentress County, she was the daughter
of the late Andrew and Laura (Winningham) Conatser. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis
Shelton; a son, Jerry Shelton; three sisters, Lucy Perry, Lillie
Hines and Ruth Conatser; and three brothers, Jake Conatser, Earnest
Conatser, and Jack Conatser.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Staggs and Ruth Watkins,
both of Livingston, and Thelma Arney, Rickman; two sons, Billy Shelton,
Nashville, and Roger Shelton, Livingston; four sisters, Virgie Copeland,
Lorene Stults, and Helen Conatser, all of Jamestown, and Beadie
Stevens, New Castle, IN; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Joe Shelton, Donald Shelton, Johnny Dewayne
Arney, Jimmy Dickerson, and Jackie Watkins. Serving as honorary
pallbearers were Chris Maynard, Jonathan Thomas, and Danny W. Staggs.
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