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JAMES M. CLARK JR.
Funeral services for Mr. James M. Clark Jr., 77, of Columbia, and formerly of Clarksville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2000, from Neal-Tarpley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Allan Shields and Rev. Clark Albright officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery with Neal-Tarpley Funeral Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Clark, a self-employed salesman, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at his home.

Born March 23, 1923, in Bumpus Mills, he was the son of the late James M. and Susie Wallace Clark. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having been a prisoner of war and recipient of the Purple Heart, and a member of Bumpus Mills Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Speck Clark, Columbia; a daughter, Sue Clark Albright, Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Albright, Phyllis Albright, Clark Albright, Marcus Albright, Willard Beaver Jr., and Tripp Beaver.

 

BORDEN E. YOUNG
Funeral services for Mr. Borden E. Young, 86, of Livingston, were conducted Friday, November 17, 2000, from the chapel of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service of New Castle, IN, with Rev. Charles Dugger officiating. Burial was in the West Lawn Addition of South Mound Cemetery in New Castle, IN, with Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Young, retired from the Chrysler Corporation, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at New Castle Healthcare in New Castle, IN.

Born March 19, 1914, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Sherman and Ida (Richard-son) Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda (Hill) Young; three brothers, W. Gordon Young, Ordus Young, and Obit Young; and an infant brother and sister.

He was a long-time resident of New Castle, IN, and had resided in Livingston the past eight years. He worked as a stone mason in New Castle for over 40 years and retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1976 after 28 years of service.

He was a member of United Auto WorkerÕs Union Local #371 and was affiliated with the Midway Christian Church in Midway.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Larry Langford, Jo Ann and David Hickman, and Janice and Paul Cashdollar, all of New Castle, IN, and Angie and Rich Peterson, North Myrtle Beach, SC; two sisters, Clancy Young and Clarice Carter, both of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, William Odell and Pauline Young of Russiaville, IN; nine grandchildren,Michael Lang-ford and wife Linda, Plainfield, IN, Vanessa Hickman Cook, Surfside Beach, SC, Wes Cashdollar, Matthew Hickman, Lara Conway and husband Nathan, Megan Cashdollar Fultz and husband Joe, Emily Langford and Kylie Cashdollar, all of New Castle, IN, and Taylor Peterson, North Myrtle Beach, SC; three great grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; and several cousins.

 

BETTY J. (MEANS) TAYSE
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty J. (Means) Tayse, 65, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, KY, with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Tayse, a retired restaurant employee, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at her home.

Born October 13, 1935, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Docia Wilborn Means of Albany, KY, and the late John L. Means. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Means.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Bryan Tayse, Gainesboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Brenda Tayse, Gainesboro, and Troy and Brandi Tayse, Baxter; a daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Donny Bar-tholomew, Celina; a brother, Charles Means, Anderson, IN; four sisters, Johnnie Means and Janice Fay Allred, both of Albany, KY, Sandy Shook, Blue Springs, MO, and Shelby Ferrell, New Castle, IN; and three step-grandchildren.

 

HELEN EMILY SCHMITZ
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Emily Schmitz, 80, of Celina, and formerly of Lemont, IL, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Edward Todd officiating. Burial was in the Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Schmitz, a homemaker, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 20, 1920, in Ravenden, AR, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Allie Sanders Raymond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy, Libby, Beulah, and Jesse; a brother, Gene Raymond; and a granddaughter, Tiffany.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Schmitz; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Robert Johnson, Lemont, IL; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Emma and Pete Detomatis, Edie and Charles Birks, Celina, Ruth Staneart, Portland, OR, and Catherine and Gene Pearman, Missouri; three grandchildren, Robert Johnson and wife Lynn, Cary, IL, Brandy Knieg and husband Larry, Celina, and Heather Johnson, Lemont; and two great grandchildren.

 

RANDY ARGUS RHOTON
Funeral services for Mr. Randy Argus Rhoton, 38, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from the chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Russell Miller and Rev. Roger Cooper officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rhoton, a factory worker, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born December 15, 1961, in Jackson County, he was the son of Hallie Lucille Roach Rhoton of Celina and the late Argus Lowell ŌBudĶ Rhoton. He was employed with Fleet-guard Corporation in the receiving department.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of KnightÕs Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kimberly Kay Hendricks Rhoton, Cookeville; a son, Joshua Rhoton, Cookeville; a step-son, John Short, Cookeville; a sister, Kendra Smith, Hilham; a brother, Bruce Rhoton, Celina; a half-brother, Lowell Rhoton, Louisiana; and a half-sister, Deborah Boswell.

 

HARLIS REEDER
Funeral services for Mr. Harlis Reeder, 81, of the Hatcher Hall Community in Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in the Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Reeder, a farmer, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 15, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willis and Viola (Ramsey) Reeder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Pauline Roberts Reeder and Lela Young Reeder; four sisters, Elsie Vaughn, Eula Vaughn, Cora Taylor, and Thelma Martin; and four brothers, Ben Reeder, Carl Reeder, George Reeder, and Homer Reeder.

He was a member of MartinÕs Chapel United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the VFW. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Reeder, Monroe; a step-son, Howard Young, Monroe; a sister, Estelle Cole, Akron, OH; a special step-grandson, Larry Young, Allons; and five step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Derward Vaughn, Clarence Reeder, Cross Robbins, Rusty Robbins, Kenneth Vaughn, and Tim Vaughn.

 

TALMADGE CARRIE QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Talmadge Carrie Qualls, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2000, from First Baptist Church in Livingston with Bro. Donald Cobb and Bro. Clarence Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Qualls, a housewife, died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born May 9, 1916, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Anna (Franklin) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gentry Qualls; a sister, Edith Wolfe; a half-brother, Bill Brown; and a great grandson, Alex Shipley.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn White, Livingston, and Gail Walker, Sparta; two sisters, Ester Stults, Marietta, GA; and Ethel Lewis, Livingston; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

TEOLA SPECK ROSS
Funeral services for Mrs. Teola (Speck) Ross, 84, of Cadiz, KY, and formerly of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from Anglin Memorial Chapel in Dover with Rev. Calvin Reagan officiating. Burial was in the Morgan Cemetery in Bumpus Mills with Anglin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ross, a homemaker, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at the Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.

Born June 28, 1916, in Rickman, she was the daughter of the late Ezra Lloyd and Oshia Ima (Owens) Speck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Crow Ross.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann McNichols and Sammie Kay Radford, both of Cadiz, KY, and Roberta Thomas, Winona, MS; two sisters, Maxine Clark, Columbia, and Mary Jean Step-hens, Livingston; four grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Greg McNichols, Ricky McNichols, Kevin Radford, Dale Swift, Jerry Swift, and Ross Flatt.

 

HAZEL EXELL TAYLOR REAGAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Ezell (Taylor) Reagan, 77, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Taylor officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reagan, a homemaker and retired shirt factory employee, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 4, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Maggie (Conner) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Thomas Taylor, her second husband, Finis Wilmer Reagan, two sons, Walter Thomas Taylor and Eddie Dean Taylor, a sister, Myrtle Reagan; a daughter-in-law, Reva Dean Taylor, a son-in-law, Carl Lee Waddell; and three grandchildren.

She was a member of the Barnes Ridge Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ruth Thrasher, Monroe, and Patsy Waddell, Hilham; a son, Willie Taylor, Monroe; three sisters, Gladys Smith, Anderson, IN, Melissa Taylor, Fairfield, IL, and Arxie Reagan, Monroe; a brother, Milborn Taylor, Monroe; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kendall Taylor, Kelly Taylor, Kevin Taylor, Andy Taylor, Joe Thrasher, and Ricky Waddell. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bobby Reagan and Gary Reagan.

 

ORA MYRTLE LANGFORD
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Myrtle Langford, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Langford, a housewife, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 13, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Martha (Dailey) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bluford Langford.

Survivors include two sons, Walter Langford and Billy Langford, both of Allons; two sisters, Ila Hawkins, Algood, and Lori Perry, Elwood, IN; a brother, Cleave Copeland, Livingston; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joe Copeland, James Copeland, Shirley Copeland, Grady Langford, Nathan Norrod, and Jared Norrod.

 

EARNEST CLYDE BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Clyde Brown, 76, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Buck officiating. Burial was in Eckels Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown, a factory worker for Wonder Bread, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville.

Born January 22, 1924, in Menifee County, KY, he was the son of the late William and Lila (Culberson) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Brown; and a brother, Glenn Brown. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Nadene Hooks Brown, Rickman; three daughters, Wilma Debusk, Troy, OH, Brenda Bowling, Dayton, OH, and Brenda Randolph, Cookeville; three sons, Garvin Brown, Charlie Brown, and Gene Brown, all of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Ada Smith, Ezell, KY, and Larlie Kilborn, Kentucky; two brothers, Edison Brown, Dayton, OH, and Elmer Brown, Ashland, KY; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Brown, Robie Brown, Ray Brown, Jason Brown, Billy Brown, and Darin Brown. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Troy Pennington, Steven Barlow, and Russell Long.

 

OTTIS GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Ottis Garrett, 77, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Gibbs officiating. Burial was in the Story Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett, a retired funeral home assistant and factory worker, died Thursday, November 16, 2000, at his home.

Born April 22, 1923, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Quincy and Lola (Hill) Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Marchie Smith Garrett, Byrdstown; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Wanda Garrett, Martinsville, IN; two daughters, Dianne Garrett, Cookeville, and Cheryl Savage, Livingston; a brother, Buster Garrett, Monroe; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Garrett, Joey DeDominicis, and Stacy Staggs.

 

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