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Archives 02-14-2001

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Johnnie Gradis Beaty
Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie Gradis Beaty, 92, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2001, from the chapel of the Beaty Swamp Church in Monroe with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Beaty died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA.

He was a veteran and a member of the Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born January 9, 1909, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late William Robert and Hattie (Parris) Beaty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Homer Beaty, Ray Beaty, Dewell Beaty, Jewell Beaty, Conrad Beaty, Glenn Beaty, and Victor Beaty; and two sisters, Maudie Glover and Christine Little.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie (Hayden) Beaty, Monroe; a son, Harley Beaty, Battle Creek, MI; a daughter, Barbara Deiro, Battle Creek, MI; two step-daughters, Barbara Snider, Ohio, and Jeanne Osborn, Bakersfield, CA; two brothers, Willard Beaty, Trenton, FL, and Clinton Beaty, North Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Bessie Hargis, Battle Creek, MI, and Faye Badger, Springfield, IL; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dale Beaty, Donald Beaty, Bo Beaty, Bill Beaty, Shawn Brannon, and Kim Edwards.

 

Frankie Charles Ray
Funeral services for Mr. Frankie Charles Ray, 36, of Old Hickory, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Earl Williams officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery in Overton County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ray died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at the U.T. Knoxville Medical Center.

He was a construction worker.

Born December 29, 1964, in Livingston, he was the son of Charles Edward Ray of Old Hickory and the late Glenda Ray. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony D. Ray. Survivors, in addition to his father, include a brother, Loyd Edward "Ed" Ray, Nashville; three sisters, Kathy Kendall, Old Hickory, Joanie Smith, Franklin, KY, and Julie Thomas, Maynardville; and two nephews Joshua and Jake Kendall.

 

Roxie May Perkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie May Perkins, 85, of Bloomington Springs, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2001, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Ken Burton officiating. Burial was in the Crest Lawn Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Perkins died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Born September 3, 1915, in Morgan County, KY, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Dora Alice (Stacy) Peyton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Recie Clair Perkins.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Janie Perkins, Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie and Raymond McCloud, Dearborn, Hts, MI; six grandchildren, James Michael Lykins, David Lawrence Lykins, Leigh Ann Metcalf, Kimberly Ann McNally, Leslie Lynn Pizzino, and Jason Garant Perkins; and eight great children, Leisha Lykins, Heather Metcalf, Tyler McNally, Leighanna Pizzino Maxwell, Samuel Pizzino, Isabella Pizz-ino, Justin Perkins, MacKinsy Perkins, and Zachary McNally. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

 

Elizabeth Norrod
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Norrod, 89, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2001, from Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church with Timothy Wilson, A.J. Looper, and John Copeland officiating. Burial was in the QuallÕs Family Cemetery in Overton County with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Norrod died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Livingston Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired school teacher.

Born August 18, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Tom and Sara Malinda May (Danner) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. "Bill" Norrod; three sisters, Nellie Maynord, Elease Thompson, and Velma Thompson; and three brothers, Hollis Thompson, Arnold Thompson, and Archie Thompson.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel Norrod and Jerry Norrod, both of Livingston; seven daughters, Billie Faye Johnson, Fortville, IN, Elizabeth McCowan and Roberta Kay Ledbetter, both of Monterey, Clara May Phillips, Crawford, and Margie Dixon, Jonell Speck and Brenda Moore, all of Rickman; a sister, Hallie Norrod, Rickman; and two special ladies, Anita Peterman and Edith Beaty.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Michael Walker, Phillip Walker, Mark Norrod, Richard McCowan, Ronnie Phillips, Rocky Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Brian Ledbetter, Barry Ledbetter, and Terry Speck.

 

Dora Murphy
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Murphy, 92, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home of Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett and Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Murphy died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Cumber-land Medical Center in Cross-ville. She was a homemaker.

Born February 6, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Laborn and Mae (Vaughn) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Murphy; three infant children; and a grandson, Tracy Murphy.

Survivors include two daughters, Earlene Padgett, Monterey, and Emma Jean Truitt, Orlando, FL; five sons, Robert Lee Murphy, Cookeville, Percy Murphy, Joe D. Murphy, and Paul Murphy, all of Monterey, and Marvin Murphy Jr., Dun-kirk, IN; a brother, Charlie Phillips, Monterey; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

 

Rupert McDonald
Funeral services for Mr. Rupert McDonald, 69, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McDonald died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

He was a machinist and of the Methodist faith.

Born May 4, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Molly Doris McDonald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Sells; and four brothers, Owen McDonald, Emil McDonald, Porter McDonald, and Gerald McDonald.

Survivors include three sons, Barney McDonald and Donnie McDonald, both of Livingston, and Tracy McDonald, Monroe; two brothers, George McDonald, Cleveland, OH, and Ted McDonald, San Antonio, TX; a sister, Betty Joe Dotson, White Bluff; and a grandson. Pallbearers were Tommy Crabtree, Clifford Paul, Blan Smith, Pat Smith, Jeff Dodson, and Justin McDonald. Serving as honorary pallbearers were T. Crabtree and Kevin Dotson.

 

Stella Ruth Martin
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Ruth Martin, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001, from Antioch Church of Christ with Bro. Steve Watts of Murfreesboro officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Martin died Monday, February 5, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a housewife and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

Born July 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John Tom and Susie (Chilton) Holman.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar Martin, Monroe; a sister, Larue Price, Algood; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terry Young, Joe Conner, Joe Garrett, Elmo Garrett, Bud Worley, and Joe Arney.

 

Evalena Collins
Funeral services for Mrs. Evalena Collins, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Collins died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a garment factory worker and of the Presbyterian faith.

Born March 24, 1921, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Carrie (Milligan) Snodgrass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.F. Collins; and two brothers, Herman Snodgrass and Clay Snodgrass.

Survivors include a son, Carson Oliver, Livingston; two daughters, Betty Sue Bilbrey and Brenda Oliver, both of Livingston; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carson Oliver, Darren Oliver, Greg Oliver, Lucas Oliver, Michael West, and Rick Sykes.

 

Billy Gene Daily
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Gene Daily, 64, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. John Daily officiating. Burial was in the Old Union Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daily died Monday, February 5, 2001, at his daughterÕs home.

He was a factory worker for TRW Ross Gear, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of the Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church.

Born June 25, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben and Ellie (Neal) Daily.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Daily, Cookeville; a daughter, Phyllis Crawford, Livingston; a step-son, Marty Allen, Gainesboro; four brothers, Bob Daily, Jerry Daily, and Walter Daily, all of Rickman, and John Daily, Cookeville; two sisters, Magdalene Smith, Rickman, and Janice Brown, Alabama; a grandson, Travis Ledbetter; and a step-grandson, Hunter Allen.

Pallbearers were William Johnson, Don Ogletree, Roy Daily, Ronnie Flatt, Richard Ledbetter, and Albert Harris.

 

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