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Archives 12-20-2000

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Pearl Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Copeland, 82, of Living-ston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in the Eckel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

She was a housewife and a member of the Sulpher Community Church.

Born July 17, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Lola Lewis Dickerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Copeland; a brother, Pinoch Dickerson; a sister, Raymonda Poston; and an infant brother.

Survivors include four sons, Gordon Copeland, Allons, Maurice Copeland, Rickman, and Kenneth Copeland and Don Copeland, both of the Sulpher Community; two daughters, Sue Huddleston, Cookeville, and Marie Philpot, Livingston; a brother, Glen Dickerson, Cookeville; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Copeland's grandchildren served as pallbearers.

 

Steven Dewayne Buell
Funeral services for Mr. Steven Dewayne Buell, 34, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday December 3, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Buell died Friday, December 1, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a roofer and of the Methodist faith.

Born September 22, 1966, he was the son of Lynda Daniels Buell Hammock of Livingston and the late Earl Buell.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Mike Buell, Monroe; two sisters, Melinda Frogge and Nancy Buell, both of Livingston; a half sister, Delilah Blankenship, Allons; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers were David Raines, Glenn Raines, Shane Booher, Frankie Ray, Mark Daniels, and Michael Mays.

 

Freda Gail Bull Hensley
Funeral services for Mrs. Freda Gail Bull Hensley, 44, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2000 from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Rev. Frank Criswell officiating. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hensley died Saturday, December 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a former factory employee.

Mrs. Hensley was of the Baptist faith and a former resident of the Burristown Community of Jackson County.

Born December 11, 1956, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Nell Flynn Bull of Gainesboro and the late Arthur Bull. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Larry Hensley; a sister, Myra Bull Spivey; paternal grandparents, George and Mattie Bull; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Ruby Flynn.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Larry Charles Hensley, Gainesboro; a daughter, Kayla Brooke Hensley, Livingston; four brothers, Charles Bull and Danny Bull, both of Gainesboro, Donnie Bull, Hilham, and Ronnie Bull, Livingston; three sisters, Bonnie Burton, Baxter, Barbara Webb and Betty Lacy, both of Livingston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Reba Hensley, Livingston; and a special friend, Patricia Stewart, Cookeville.

 

George Allen Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. George Allen Garrett, 94, of Crossville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2000, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home of Byrdstown with Gene Grasham officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, December 15, 2000, at the Crossville Medical Center.

He was a member of the Christian Church and was a retired tool and dye maker. Mr. Garrett also served in the United States Navy and participated in World War II.

Born September 14, 1906, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joshua and Polly Patrick Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sells Garrett.

Survivors include three daughters, Rita Miller, Joyce Miller, and Sharon Mullins, all of Crossville; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Mr. Garrett's grandsons served as pallbearers and his granddaughters were the honorary pallbearers.

 

Cleo Scott Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Cleo Scott Jones, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2000, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro with Bro. Duane Gossett officiating. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones died Friday, December 15, 2000 at NHC HealthCare of Cookeville. She was a homemaker.

Born July 16, 1922, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Della Mae Richardson Scott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Dillard Jones.

Survivors include two sons, Luke B. Scott, Cookeville, and Eugene Scott, Fayetteville; two daughters, Patsy Allison, Smyrna, and Lorayne Smithey, Mount Juliet; three brothers, Lushion Scott, Gainesboro, Alonzo C. Scott and Arvil Scott, both of Cookeville; three sisters, Daffo Hamlet, Illinois, Lary Petty, Gainesboro, and Lucy Brown, Rickman; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Nellie Ann Wright
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Ann Wright, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wright died December 11, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired factory worker from Berkline and a member of the West End Church of Christ.

Born April 9, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Kermit and Nellie Mullins Conner. Survivors include her husband, Claudie Gene Wright, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Shelia Wright, Livingston; a brother, Kermit Conner Jr., Livingston; a sister, Linda Ogletree, Allons; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kristian Mansell, Bobby Bryant, Jim Ringley, Ron Gordley, Thomas Estep, and Ricky Bowman.

 

Mary Jo Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo Poston, 68, of Franklin, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was 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 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; four daughters, Mary Baker, Nashville, Vicky Nolen, Vine Grove, KY, Rhonda Wallace, Boca Raton, FL, and Cathy Burton, Cookeville; two brothers, Junior Talley, Las Vegas, NV, and Odell Talley, Hilham; a sister, Betty Kirkpatrick, Hilham; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

Joe Frank Melton
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Frank Melton, 65, of Moss, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000, at Pine Hill Church of Christ with Roy Henson officiating. Burial was at Moss with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Melton died Monday, December 11, 2000, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a property assessor, a farmer, and he served in the U.S. Army.

Born January 31, 1935, in the Lillydale Community of Clay County, he was the son of Herman T. Melton and Mary Sevier. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Louise Melton, and a sister, Alene Ames.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Melton, Moss; two sons, Joe Stephen Melton, Celina, and Sammuel Thomas Melton, McMinnville; a step-son, Mark Gillenwater, Franklin; a daughter, Beth Ann Melton, McMinn-ville; three step-daughters, Lisa Melton, Oak Grove, Heather Dunham, Bethpage, and Amanda Gillenwater, Moss; four brothers, Bobby G. Melton, Gainesboro, Billy Melton and Fred Melton, both of Moss, and George Melton, Oak Grove; three sisters, Kathleen Brady, Celina, Frances Fox, Castaic, CA, and Betty Smith, Celina; one grandchild; and three step-grandchildren.

 

Casper D. "Cap" Little
Funeral services for Mr. Casper D. "Cap" Little, 80, of Rickman, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, December 20, 2000 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Comer McGuire and Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will be in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Little died December 17, 2000, at his home. He was a farmer and a member of the Oak Hill Methodist Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born May 23, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Proctor P. and Laura Ramsey Beaty Little. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Grace (Robbins) Little, and a brother, Randal Little.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Wells, Rickman, Margaret Brown, Cookeville, and Ann Fielder, Cookeville; grandchildren, Richard and Tina Brown, Mark Brown, Craig Brown, Wesley Brown, Shawn Fielder, Marnie and Raymond Bray, Bryan Wells, and Stephanie and Craig Norris; and great grandchildren, Elizabeth Norris, Shawna and Dusty Baker, Nicholas Bray, and Whitney and Kristen Brown.

Pallbearers were Richard Brown, Bryan Wells, Mark Brown, Wesley Brown, Shawn Fielder, Craig Norris, Dusty Baker, and Craig Brown. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Raymond Bray, Howard Wells, Willard Brown, Bill Cooper, and Nicholas Bray.

 

Willie Luther Hooks
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Luther Hooks, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Eckels Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hooks died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a security guard and attended Hardy's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 10, 1918, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Robert Noah and Cora Elizabeth (Dickerson) Hooks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Climma (Webb) Hooks; six brothers, Benton Hooks, Henry Hooks, Louis Hooks, Walter Hooks, Eugene Hooks, and Columbus Hooks; and three sisters, Mary Gilliam, Martha Copeland, and Edith Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Hooks; two step-children, Virginia Moody, Cookeville, and A.B. Webb, Livingston; two sisters, Myrtle Hicks and Sylvia Tipton, both of Cookeville; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Willard Willis, Danny Webb, Stephen Hicks, Brandon Davenport, Allen Sells, David Harris, Carl Crawley, and Charles Lee Hicks.

 

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