Aaron Thomas "Tommy" Adkins
Funeral services for Mr. Aaron Thomas “Tommy” Adkins, 58, of Algood,
will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 10, 2001,
from the Algood Chapel of Hooper and Huddle-ston Funeral Home with
Rev. Glea Shelley and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial will be
in the Algood City Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Adkins died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Livingston Regional
He was employed with the Ross-Gear Division of TRW in Lebanon and
attended Algood First Freewill Baptist Church.
Born November 25, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of Edith
(Bilbrey) Adkins of Algood and the late Jessie Frank Adkins. In
addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie
Lee Johnson Adkins.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include four sons and a daughter-in-law,
Dewayne and Joy Adkins, Rickman, Aaron Adkins and Michael Adkins,
both of Algood, and Danny Johnson, Cookeville; three sisters, Dean
Ham, Algood, and Mary Freeman and Katherine Ward, both of Cookeville;
and five grandchildren, Paul Adkins, Cody Adkins, Chelsea Adkins,
Dalton Adkins, and Lauren Adkins.
Friends of Mr. Adkins served as pallbearers.
Velma Byrd Watts
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Byrd Watts, 67, of Monroe, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2001, from the chapel of
Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Jeff Flowers and Rick Cross
officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Pickett County
with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Byrd died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Livingston Regional
She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove United Baptist Church
in Pickett County.
Born November 10, 1933, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late James Allen and Fannie (Amonett) Byrd.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Watts, Monroe, two daughters
and a son-in-law, Joy and Vince Ballard and Wanda Smith, all of
Tennessee; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Johnny Jr. and Cheryl
Watts and Timothy Watts, all of Ohio; three sisters, Stella Garrett
and Wanda Lee, both of Monroe, and Louise Masiongale, New Carlisle,
OH; a brother, James Byrd, Byrdstown; eight grandchildren; three
great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Vincent Ballard, Rick Planicka, Bobby Lee, Thomas
Smith, Charlie Leeds, and Terry Byrd.
Murrel Dean (Carter) Wasson
Funeral services for Mrs. Murrel Dean (Carter) Wasson, 71, of Yucca
Valley, CA, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2001,
at First Southern Baptist Church in Yucca Valley, CA, with Tom Fowler
officiating. Burial and graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 4, 2001, at the Holly Spring Cemetery in Hilham.
Mrs. Wasson died December 30, 2000, in Joshua Tree, CA. She retired
from Rockwell International after serving as parts expeditor for
She was a member of the Women of the Moose organization.
Born February 26, 1929, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Raymond and Ruby (Hughes) Carter. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. Wasson,
and a brother, Vanis Carter.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Danny D.
and Christine Wasson, Mira Loma, CA, Darrell E. and Cindy Wasson,
Germany, David A. and Millie Wasson, Morongo Valley, CA, and Dale
A. Wasson, Las Vegas, NV; five brothers, R.D. Carter and Junior
Carter, both of Livingston, Sammy Carter, Hilham, Billy Carter,
Sacramento, CA, and Jimmy Carter, Akron, OH; four sisters and two
brothers-in-law, Betty and Luther Cook, Akron, OH, Inez Wakefield,
Salt Lake City, UT, Oleda Norris, Hilham, and Linda and Norman Morgan,
Cookeville; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Hollis Walker, 69, of Crossville, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2001, from the chapel
of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with Bradley Hatfield and Grover
Atkins officiating. Burial was in Rinnie Cemetery with Crossville
Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Walker died January 1, 2001, in Cumberland County. He was a
Born September 15, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Ike and Nora Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by his wife, Helen Lowe Walker; and two brothers, Claude
Walker and Thurston Walker.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne Walker and Richard Lynn
Walker, both of Crossville; two sisters, Lena Walker, Nashville,
and Thelma Jean Carter, Battle Creek, MI; two brothers, Haskel Walker,
Grimsley, and James Walker, Rinnie; four granddaughters, Memory
Tabor, Rebecca Cox, Amanda Walker, and Samantha Walker, all of Crossville;
and two great grandchildren, Nicholas Tabor and Brooklyn Cox, both
Pallbearers were Roger Keyes, Ray Bowman, Bill Agee, Ronnie Brent,
JB Creason, JD Rector, Butch Stapleton, and Jo Lowe.
Henry Alex Storie
Funeral services for Mr. Henry Alex Storie, 85, of Byrdstown, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2001, from Moodyville Union
Baptist Church with Bro. Howard Moon and Bro. Johnny Davis officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Era Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Storie died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He worked several years as a sawmill employee and was
a member of Moodyville Union Baptist Church.
Born June 25, 1915, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late
John Alford and Mary Etter (Huddleston) Storie. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, John Oliver Storie,
James Eugene Storie, and Samuel Ellis Storie; three brothers, John
Storie, Warren Storie, and Jim Storie; and an infant brother and
Survivors include two daughters, Janalee Logan, Byrdstown, and
Ann Turner, Anderson, IN; a son, J.C. Storie, Manchester, MI; two
sisters, Lois Wright, Clarkrange, and Mary Hower-ton, Anderson,
IN; two brothers, Ward Storie, Jamestown, and Charlie Storie, Atlanta,
GA; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were
Tim Storie, Gary Storie, Mark Inman, David Abbott, Ricky Abbott,
and Michael Abbott.
Rolan Cross Robbins
Funeral services for Mr. Rolan Cross Robbins, 74, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2001, from Fellowship
Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Harris officiating. Burial was in
the Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Robbins died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in Texas, from injuries
sustained in an automobile accident.
He was a retired auto mechanic and a member and deacon of Fellowship
Born September 26, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of
the late Elihu and Elva (Bowers) Robbins. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Glen Robbins.
Survivors include his wife, Bennie Ruth Robbins, Livingston; two
sons and a daughter-in-law, Rusty and Jill Robbins, Livingston,
and Jimmy Robbins, Phoenix, AZ; two brothers and sisters-in-law,
Charles and Anita Robbins, Cookeville, and Billy and June Robbins,
Livingston; six grandchildren, Russ Robbins, Ramona Robbins, and
Kendall Robbins, all of Livingston, Jennifer Robbins Hutson, Amy
Robbins, and Jamie Robbins, all of Phoenix, AZ; and three great
grandchildren, Alisa Stewart, Mikayla Hutson, and Isaac Muniz, all
of Phoenix, AZ.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Taylor, Billy Maynord, Bulos Martin, Delton
Langford, Russ Robbins, Bill Reeder, Daniel Hutson, and Derward
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bro. Paul Stringer, Bobby
Reeder, Bobby Lawson, Millard V. Oakley, Robert Langford, the deacons
of Fellowship Baptist Church, Larry Ferrell Jr., and Jeremy Muniz.
Anna Mae Leach
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Leach, 88, of Mayland, were conducted
at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. David E. Phillips officiating. Burial
was in the Mayland Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs. Leach died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Standing Stone Health
She was a homemaker and a member of the Mayland Missionary Baptist
Church, Mayland Senior Citizens, and Mayland Home Demonstration
Born August 3, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late James L. "Jim" Sr. and Flossie (Hatfield) Garrett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Charlie B. Leach; four sisters, Pauline Garrett, Mary Garrett, Geneva
Garrett, and Alice Wilson; and four brothers, Robert Garrett, Willie
Garrett, Peter Garrett, and Pete Garrett.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vella M. and Rev.
David E. Phillips, Monterey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clay
E. and Judy Stover and Ralph B. and Kathryn Leach, all of Mayland;
a sister, Amy Brissler, Mayland; three brothers, Paul Garrett, Norwalk,
CA, Glen Garrett, Dayton, OH, and James L. "Dan" Garrett
Jr., Mayland; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
Eula Pearl Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Pearl Hunter, 90, of Algood, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2001, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Tom Greenwood
officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Hunter died January 4, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center
She was a homemaker and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.
Born July 7, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the
late Stephen L. and Laura (Thompson) Hunter.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Hunter, Algood, and James
B. Hunter, Livingston; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Randall E. Debree
Funeral services for Mr. Randall E. Dubree, 67, of Monroe, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2001, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Winningham and Bro. Jack Irwin
officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with
Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Dubree died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Livingston Regional
He was a retired grocery store owner, a veteran of the U.S. Army,
and a member of Livingston First Baptist Church, Livingston Lodge
#259, and Livingston Jaycees.
Born June 19, 1933, in Clay County, he was the son of the late
Hollis M. and Rosie (Fletcher) Dubree.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine (Melton) Dubree, Monroe;
a sister and brother-in-law, Peanut and Donald Gray, Livingston;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Estelene and James Cobble, Winnie
and Wayne Brown, W.B. and Peggy Melton, all of Allons, and Terry
and Robbie Melton, Livingston; a nephew, Tim Gray, Livingston; and
two great nephews, Jared Gray and Jacob Gray, both of Livingston.
Pallbearers were Jim Sells, Riley Johnson, Johnny Rose, Kenny
Webb, Mike Maynord, and Rick Maynord.
Mary E. Coward
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Coward, of Nashville, and formerly
of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2001,
from the Hickory Chapel of Woodbine Funeral Home of Nashville with
Reverend Clarence Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Overton
County Memorial Gardens with Woodbine Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs. Coward died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital
in Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Jo
Lawson and Stella Jones; her husband, Dr. Sam B. Coward Sr.; an
infant son, Cecil Eugene Dugan; and three brothers, Herman Jones,
Clyde Jones, and Brandon Jones.
Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Coward and a very special
friend, James E. Lee Sr., Gallatin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry
and Betty Dugan, Livingston; and a brother, Jesse Jones Jr. of Nashville.
Pallbearers were James E. Lee Sr., Jesse Jones Jr., Steven Jones,
George Thomas Jones, Rex Lemons, and Roger Harris.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorcas Barlow, 65, of the Sunk Cane Community,
will be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, January 10, 2001, from
the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Johnny Jones
and Jerry Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery
in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Barlow died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
She was a homemaker. Born July 20, 1935, in Crawford, she was the
daughter of the late Wilburn and Flora (Edwards) Phillips.
Survivors include her husband, John Barlow, Sunk Cane Community;
two sons, Jerry Barlow, Joelton, and Rocky Barlow, Sunk Cane Community;
a sister, Bercy Key, Monterey; five brothers, Bruce Phillips, Middletown,
IN, James Phillips, Monterey, Glenn Phillips and Ronald Phillips,
both of Hanging Limb, and Grady Phillips, Sunk Cane Community; and
a grandchild, Andrew Barlow.
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