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Archives 12-13-2000

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Samuel "Sam" Lee Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Samuel “Sam” Lee Brown, 83, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000, from the Algood Chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home with Bro. Ferrel Looper officiating. Burial was in the Algood Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard, consisting of American Legion Post 135, VFW Post 6277, and VVA Chapter 741. Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He raised a lot of watermelons on his Rickman farm before he sold it and was an avid fox and coon hunter.

He attended Bear Creek Baptist Church.

Born February 3, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Millie Lou (Gibbons) Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Elma Bohon Brown, Rickman; two daughters, Carol Brown, Livingston, and Linda Brown, Mt. Morris, MI; three sons, Jack Brown, Lebanon, Mitchell Brown, Fayetteville, GA, and Jimmy "Shorty" Brown, Algood; two brothers, Jared Brown, Rickman, and Fred Brown, Algood; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Mary Jo Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo Poston, 68, of Franklin, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 13, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Poston died December 10, 2000, at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL.

She was a retired seamstress for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, MI, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born January 21, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Jasper and Sally Dee (Brown) Talley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Elaine Raymond.

Survivors include a son, Charles Poston, Franklin; three daughters, Mary Baker, Nashville, Vicky Nolen, Vine Grove, KY, and Rhonda Wallace, Boca Raton, FL; two brothers, Junior Talley, Las Vegas, NV, and Odell Talley, Hilham; a sister, Betty Kirkpatrick, Hilham; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

Franklin Gerald Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Franklin Gerald Copeland, 67, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2000, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home of Byrdstown with Randy Tomp-kins officiating. Burial was in the Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Copeland died Monday, December 4, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired factory and served in the U.S. Army.

Born March 13, 1933, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Homer and Monta (Means) Copeland.

Survivors include a son, Bernie Copeland, Monroe; three step-daughters, Rhonda Venti-miglia, Janie Bilbrey, and Sheila Myrick, all of Livingston; three brothers, Harlan Copeland, Olan Copeland, and Duane Copeland, all of Byrdstown; a sister, Laverne Stockton, Byrdstown; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and one great step-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Kennedy, Bobby Stockton, Jimmy Copeland, Tony Copeland, Francis Copeland, and Pete Ventimiglia.

 

Walter F. Pippin
Funeral services for Mr. Walter F. Pippin, 84, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Crestlawn Cemetery in Putnam County with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr Pippin died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a coal miner and a member of the Slate Springs Baptist Church.

Born March 6, 1916, he was the son of the late Asberry Loftis Pippin and Sina (Vaughn) Pippin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle (Garrett) Pippin; two sons, Jessie Carroll Pippin and William Bruce Pippin; and four sisters, Laura Garrison, Willie McCown, Virgie Baylock, and Ruth Bowman.

Survivors include four daughters, Lola Finley, Crossville, Debra Creighton, Nashville, Frances Loftis, Rickman, and Wilma Selby, Crossville; three sons, A.J. Pippin and Walter Pippin Jr., both of Cookeville, and Lanny Pippin, Dayton, OH; a brother, James Pippin, Crossville; a sister, Mary Garrison, Monterey; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Greg Pippin, Chris Pippin, Randy Selby, Larry Selby, Daniel Reed, and Bobby Parker.

 

Gertrude Livingston
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Livingston, 87, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Livingston, a grocery store co-owner, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at her home.

Born February 26, 1913, in Overton County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee Livingston.

She was a member of the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Norman and Velma Livingston, Dayton, and Hugh and Joann Livingston, Rickman; and seven grandchildren, Debra Agee, Angela Dixon, Gale Gibbons, Timothy Gibbons, Damian L. Livingston, Greg Livingston, and Bret Livingston.

Pallbearers were Damon Livingston, Gregory Livingston, Bret Livingston, Tim Livingston, Dale Gibbons, and Roy Agee.

 

Gary Nuel Key
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Nuel Key, 29, of Knoxville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with James Schaver officiating. Burial was in the Key-Killmon Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Key died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

He was a carpenter and affiliated with the Pentacostal church.

Born November 24, 1971, in Livingston, he was the son of Kenneth Key of Livingston and the late Rosie (Dailey) Key.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include two brothers, Steve Key, Celina, and Larry Key, Ft. Campbell, KY; and a sister, Tammy Key, Tullahoma.

Pallbearers were Marckus Copeland, Jimmy Goad, Josh Hayes, David Goad, Lucian Finch, and Larry Himlick.

 

Nancy Ollie Belle Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ollie Belle Johnson, 85, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Ronnie Parsons officiating. Burial was in the Key-Killmon Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born July 28, 1915, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late John Albert and Ida Mae (Adams) Key. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Spencer "Penny" Johnson; a son, Waymon Johnson; three daughters, Olene Key, Maggie Tencie Goad, and Bonnie Key; and two grandsons, Thomas Johnson and Spencer Johnson.

Survivors include six sons, Jody Johnson and Hubert “White Owl” Johnson, both of Celina, Robert Johnson, Bloomington, IN, Mackie Odell Johnson and Billy Johnson, both of Livingston, and Roy Johnson, Moss; three daughters, Betsy Wilson and Lola Johnson, both of Celina, and Ruby Beechboard, Gainesboro; a sister, Roxie Daniels, Gainesboro; 35 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

 

Otha B. Honeycutt
Funeral services for Mrs. Otha B. Honeycutt, 73, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2000, from Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Hoyt Looper and Rev. Clayton Lee officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery in Rickman with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Honeycutt died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was a housewife and a member of the Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Rickman.

Born May 1, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Magnolia (Livingston) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hershel Walker.

Survivors include her husband, Claudell Honeycutt, Rickman; a son, Carl Honeycutt, Rickman; a daughter, Sharon Soaper, Nashville; a brother, Douglas Walker, Rickman; two sisters, Viekle Qualls, Rickman and Essie Vollenhals, Alex-andra,IN; four grandchildren, Lee Bilbrey, Kristen Dickson, Andrea Honeycutt, and Amber Honeycutt; and two great grandchildren, Makynna and Katie Beth Bilbrey.

Pallbearers were Terry Walker, Edward Walker, Robert Walker, Bruce Walker, Larry Walker, and Richard Qualls.

 

Grace K. Holshue
Funeral services for Miss Grace K. Holshue, 36, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bary Ray officiating. Burial was in the Mathis Family Cemetery in the O'Neal Community with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Holshue died Monday, December 4, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Born April 4, 1964, in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of Gladys Tuckett Holshue Mathis of Livingston and the late Edward L. Holshue.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her grandmother, Grace Brown, Columbus, OH; a brother, Dennis Harmon, Livingston, two sisters, Laura Johnson and Rebecca Booher, both of Livingston; six nieces; and three nephews.

 

Willie Cordell Daniels
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Cordell Daniels, 87, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2000, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Coe officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daniels died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Cumber-land River Hospital in Celina.

He was a farmer and affiliated with the Church of God.

Born August 23, 1913, in Celina, he was the son of the late Joe M. and Sarah Lou Daniels.

Survivors include a brother, Clifford Daniels, Lebanon.

 

 

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