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Archives 02-07-2001

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Leonard Allen
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Allen, 82, of Gaines-boro, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. H.S. Brown officiating. Burial was in the AllenŐs Chapel Cemetery with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Allen died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Mur-freesboro.

He was a retired farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born October 12, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ossie C. and Hattie (Haney) Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ila (Masters) Allen; two brothers, M.J. Allen and Estel C. Allen; and a sister, Dimple Coffman.

Survivors include two brothers, Clifton "Doc" Allen and Clearence Allen, both of Hilham; two sisters, Lassie Pryor, Gainesboro, and Wiltha Coffman, Hilham; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Betty Sue Weilson
Funeral services for Miss Betty Sue Wilson, 61, of Monterey, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 7, 2001, from the Algood chapel of Hooper and Huddle-ston Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Taylor and Rev. Tony Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Algood City Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Wilson died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked many years as an inspector for the former Ely and Walker Company in Monterey and Freewill Baptist Home for Children in Greenville and was a member of the Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 31, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Roe and Tishie V. (Adkins) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Aubrey Wilson, and a sister, Nora Harris.

Survivors include two sisters, Lela Officer and Myma Harris, both of Monterey; two brothers, Ray Wilson, Monterey, and Aulcie Wilson, Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Claude J. Warden
Funeral services for Mr. Claude J. Warden, 75, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Don Chaffin officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Warden died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born June 5, 1925, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late John Eddie and Addie Mable (Thompson) Warden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Estella (Goolsby) Warden.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Warden and Roger Warden, both of Cookeville; two daughters, Linda Cash, Cookeville, and Diane Herron, Sparta; four sisters, Odell Crabtree, Livingston, Cora Gust, Illinois, Olene Brymer, Mighigan, and Robbie Loftis, Cookeville; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

Bobbie Jean Robertson
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Robertson, 56, of Livingston, were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Little officiating. Burial was in Williamson Memorial Cemetery in Franklin with Bro. Gary Rickman officiating. Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Robertson died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housekeeper.

Born January 2, 1945, in Deer Lodge, she was the daughter of the late Liza Batrice Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Robertson, Cookeville; two sisters, Brenda Clark, Shelbyville, and Dimple Jones, Lebanon; a nephew, Roy Clark Jr., Columbia; a niece, Rhonda Moore, Shelbyville; two great nephews; and two great nieces.

 

James William Murphy
Funeral services for Mr. James William Murphy, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville with Bro. Kelly Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Algood Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Veterans Honor Guard consisting of American Legion Post 135, VFW Post 6277, and VVA Chapter 741. Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Murphy died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

He was an Assistant Postmaster, retiring from Cookeville in 1975, and a naval officer during World War II, serving one year in the Atlantic and two years in the Pacific. He was wounded at Iwo Jima and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a charter member of Collegeside Church of Christ where he served as elder for 26 years. He was a member of Cookeville-Putnam County Library Board and American Legion Post 135 and was active in the Red Cross and local genealogy. Born April 17, 1915, in Hilham, he was the son of the late Walter and Sarah Etta (Langford) Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Swallows) Murphy, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Robert Breeding, Morristown; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Alice Murphy, Trophy Club, TX; a sister, Mildred (Murphy) Bilbrey, Lebanon; and five grandchildren, Libby Breeding, Erin (Murphy) Hensley, Jonathan Murphy, Patrick Murphy, and Sean Murphy.

Pallbearers were Ross Compton, F.B. Toline, John Wall, Jim Hicks, Davis Watts, and Bernard Keys. Serving as honorary pallbearers were past and present elders and deacons of Collegeside Church of Christ, Dr. Don Grisham, Sam and Roy Gibbons, Jo Ed Hunter, Bill Masters, James Kuykendall, Freddy Maxwell, Robert Paul Judd, Verble Carrington, Virgil Benson, and any other former postal employees from 1933 to 1975.

 

Thedford Duane Howard
Funeral services for Mr. Thedford Duane Howard, 89, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Austin Flowers officiating. Burial was in the Red Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Howard died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a chair maker, a member of Oak Grove United Baptist Church in Pickett County, and a former United Baptist preacher.

Born April 26, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Rena (Jackson) Howard.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Howard, Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, M.D. and Carolyn Howard, Monroe; a grandson and his wife, Donald and Levada Howard, Rickman; a granddaughter, Christie Howard, Livingston; and a great grandson, Andy Howard.

Pallbearers were James Bass, Bill Norrod, Richard Palk, Ronnie Bull, Marty Bull, and Donnie Howard.

 

Balis Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Balis Gore, 79, of Mesquite, TX, were conducted Wednesday, January 31, 2001.

Born January 13, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ollie (Watkins) Gore. He was the step-son of the late Georgie Gore. In addition to his parents and step-father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda; three brothers, Gordon Gore, Gurstel Gore, and Bethel Gore; and two sisters, Mozella (Gore) Pennington and Melba (Gore) Savage.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, Mesquite; a son, Bruce, Arkansas; a daughter, Judy Pennington, Mesquite; five sisters, Margaret Pennington, Lorene Lawson, Olene Ledbet-ter, Helen Fletcher, and Junie Richardson, all of Livingston; and five brothers, Harold Gore, Howard Gore, Brent Gore, Bruce Gore, all of Livingston, and Bobby Gore, Alabama.

 

Dillard Gaw
Funeral services for Mr. Dillard Gaw, 91, of Algood, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville. Burial was in the Crestlawn Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gaw died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a mechanic with Ford Motor Company.

Born August 13, 1909, in Overton County, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clarcie Jane (Allen) Gaw, 10 brothers and sisters, and an infant daughter.

Survivors include a special niece, Jean Bilbrey, Livingston; a special nephew, Mark Bilbrey, Livingston; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

 

Adam David Allred
Funeral services for Mr. Adam David Allred, 21, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Allred died Friday, January 26, 2001, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was a Deputy Sheriff and K-9 handler for the Clay County SheriffŐs Department, a member of the Celina Fire Department, a member of the Clay County Rescue Squad, and was of the Baptist faith.

Born October 3, 1979, in Gainesboro, he was the son of David Allred of Celina and Tammy Russell of Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Kyle Russell, Cookeville; three sisters, Brooke Allred, Cookeville, Candace Russell, Cookeville, and Nastasia Allred, Celina; and his grandparents, Andrew and Joyce Davis, Celina, and Bert Hestand Jr., Moss. Pallbearers were his fellow officers.

 

Clara Sylvia Daniel
Funeral services for Ms. Clara Sylvia Daniel, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Daniel died Friday, January 26, 2001 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker.

Born October 12, 1912, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Martha Elizabeth (Wright) Daniel. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by a sister, Pearl Sidwell; and six brothers, Jesse Daniel, Willie Daniel, Crit Daniel, Malcolm Daniel, Frank Daniel, and Charlie Hoover Daniel. Survivors include a sister Jewell Nolen, Livingston; one nephew and seven nieces.

Pallbearers were Bill Daniel, Crit Gaw, Josh Gaw, Randy Gaw, Ed ŇBubÓ Long, and Jim Savage.

 

Eliza Ruth (Cox) Bennett
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Ruth (Cox) Bennett, 71, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Hurricane Cemetery in the Hurricane Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bennett died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Born April 9, 1929, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and May Stacy Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Alonzo Cox Sr.; her second husband, Odus Bennett; and three sons, Thomas Cox Jr., Hubert Bennett, and Samuel Bennett.

Survivors include six sons, Shirley Cox, Billy Cox, Charlie Cox, and Odell Bennett, all of Nashville, James Cole, Florida, and Cecil Cole, Rickman; a daughter, Ruthie Jane Guateri, Michigan; several brothers and sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

 

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