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Archives 01-24-2001

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Billy Howard Bennett
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Howard Bennett, 62, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bennett died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker. Born June 8, 1938, in Hilham, he was the son of Lula Bennett of Hilham and the late Howard Bennett.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Freddie Bennett, and special companion, Sondra Spivey, both of Hilham; a nephew, Bubbie Davis; and four nieces, Valene Davis, Britney Kinnard, Crystal Kinnard, and Sherrie Kinnard.

Pallbearers were Jim Ben-nett, Roy Bennett, Kenneth Geesling, Larry Geesling, Frank Strong, and Tim Geesling.

 

Maude Lee Jernigan-Henry
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Lee Jernigan-Henry, 75, of Oak Ridge, were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2001, from the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Brian Walls officiating. Interment was in Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton with Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jernigan-Henry died Monday, January 15, 2001, at the Methodist Medical Center.

She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and was a retired LPN and unit secretary of the Methodist Medical Center.

Born June 24, 1925, in Moore County, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Wiley and Edna (Seawell) Myrick. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her first husband, L.P. Jernigan; two sons, Stephan and an infant son, Charles Paul; two brothers, Howard Myrick and Willie Myrick; and two sisters, Maybelle Poe and Annie Lou Shaw.

Survivors include her second husband, Franklin Henry, Oak Ridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jack Sturm, Oak Ridge; a daughter-in-law, Betsy Jernigan, Clinton; a sister, Kathleen Latta, Sanford, NC; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Ina Myrick, Asheboro, NC, and Hurley and Ruth Myrick, Farmville, VA; a sister-in-law, Nola Mae Needham, Livingston; four granddaughters, Shannon Leach, Knoxville, Julie Leach, Clinton, Stephanie Jernigan, Clinton, and Molly Jernigan, Clinton; three step-grandchildren, Alison Shoemaker, Cincinnati, OH, Kelly Sturm, and Lauren Sturm, both of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends.

 

Charles Elbert Birkes Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Elbert Birkes Jr., 83, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2001, 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.

Mr. Birkes died Friday, January 19, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a self-employed truck driver, a former St. Louis, MO, police officer with 15 years of service, and a member of the Pentacostal Church of God.

Born September 8, 1917, in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Charles Elbert and Elsa (Bartsch) Birkes. Survivors include his wife, Edith Birkes, Celina; a son, Larry Charles Birkes, Orlando, FL; a daughter, Barbara Louise Bane, Celina; a sister, Ardell Yuchs, Denver, CO; and four grandchildren.

 

Dillard Dale Ramsey
Funeral services for Mr. Dillard Dale Ramsey, 76, of Crawford, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2001, fromVine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Phillips and Rev. Alvin Copeland officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Phillips Cemetery in the Hanging Limb Community with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ramsey died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

He was a coal miner, a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born April 7, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Alice Lou (Ledbetter) Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Ramsey, Crawford; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse and Charlene Ramsey, Vine Ridge Community, Herbert and Brenda Ramsey and Gary and Anna Ruth Ramsey, all of Crawford; five daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Sam Patton, Crossville, Brenda and Steve Ramsey, Banner Springs Community, Roxie and Grady Phillips, Sunk Cane Community, Connie and Gerald Richards, Grimsley, and Janice and Charles Miller, Vine Ridge Community; two sisters, Ellen Morgan, Vine Ridge Community, and June Rooch, Dayton, OH; an aunt, Bessie Morgan, Sparta; two special nephews, J.H. Hall, Monterey and Dwayne Morgan, Crawford; a special family friend, Bessie Harvey, Highland Community; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jonathan Ramsey, Seth Miller, Russell Phillips, Dylan Richards, J.H. Hall, and Dwayne Morgan.

 

Haskell C. Webb
Funeral services for Mr. Haskell C. Webb, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil and Bro. Glen Goggins officiating. Burial was in Savage Cemetery at Walnut Grove with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Webb died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a retired factory worker, a deacon at Livingston church of Christ, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born April 16, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Mayford and Maude Lack Webb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Webb; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Edna Webb, Livingston; two sons, David Haskell Webb and Lewis Paul Webb, both of Livingston; a brother, James E. Webb, Cookeville; four sisters, Ola Mae Haney, Cookeville, Sue Nell Oakley, Algood, Alma Talley, Rickman, and Delane Harris, Anderson, IN; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Webb, Jason Webb, Jamie Webb, Anthony Webb, Gary Webb, and Herman Webb. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the elders and deacons of Livingston church of Christ.

 

Clifford E. Thornton
Mr. Clifford E. Thornton, 62, of Alpine, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver with Roadway Express.

Born January 26, 1938, in Covington, KY, he was the son of the late Myron M. and Grace (Schumocher) Thornton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria Fitzgerald.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thornton, Alpine; a son, Glen Thornton, Alpine; a daughter, Beverly Paul, Alpine; a brother, Rodford Thornton, Covington; a sister, Virginia Howard, Covington; and four grandchildren, Jacob Fitz-gerald, Florida, Bradley Thorn-ton and Chris Thornton, Alpine, and Bryan Paul, Alpine. No services have been scheduled at this time.

 

Winifred Fay Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Winifred Fay Scott, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Scott died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a former scrub nurse at Livingston Regional Hospital, and a member of McDonalds Chapel United Methodist Church and the Livingston Order of the Eastern Star.

Born December 22, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha (Reeser) Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Scott.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Brenda Scott, Monroe; a daughter, Debbie Trotter, Georgia; three brothers, Wilton L. Wright, Arkansas, Kenneth Wright, Nashville, and Duane Wright, Livingston; and four grandchildren, Danielle Scott, Natalie Trotter, Trey Trotter, and Caroline Trotter. Pallbearers were Ralph Robbins, James Robbins, Larry Smith, Kendall Smith, Charlie Sells, and Jimmy Savage.

 

Hazel Alice Johncox
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Alice Johncox, 97, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Allred Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johncox died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Spring City Healthcare in Spring City. She was a housewife.

Born December 17, 1903, in Onsted, MI, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Anna (Clarke) Winters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Johncox; a daughter, Janice Bournes; two brothers, Harold Winters and Harlan Winters; and two sisters Erma Burdeno and Kate Butts.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Winters, Florida; six grandchildren, Debbie Gautz, Cartage, MO, Bill Bournes, Steve Bournes, and Colleen Mitchell Lane, all of Allred, Karen Bournes, Spring City, and Julie Tade, Hestand, KY; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Nick Wilson, Craig Mitchell, Brandon Bournes, Jason Bournes, Todd Bournes, and Chad Bournes. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bradley Bournes and Wyatt Nelson.

 

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