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Archives 02-21-2001

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Ray Junior Boles
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Junior Boles, 60, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Joy Langford officiating. Burial was in the Turkeytown Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boles died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was formerly a mechanic and was employed at Honest Abe Log Homes.

Born January 1, 1941, in Hilham, he was the son of Agnes (Dillon) Boles of Celina and the late Kay Tinsley Boles.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Ray N. Boles, Hilham; two daughters, Julie K. Wilbourn, New Market, AL, and Ruth Ann Barr, Huntsville, AL; two brothers, David Boles, Celina, and William Boles, Whiteville, TN; a sister, Carolyn (Boles) Webb, Celina; and four grandchildren.

 

Bonza Oleeva (Martin) Dennis
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonza Oleeva (Martin) Dennis, 77, of Athens, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001, from the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County today, Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dennis died Monday, February 19, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of Mt. Verd Baptist Church, the W.M.U. and the Eastern Star. She was retired from HarrodŐs Thrift Mart and Bakery.

Born in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard Filmore and Maude (Lankford) Martin.

Survivors include a son, Estes Dennis, Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Tannis and Tom Blackwell, Marietta, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Bulos and Barbara Martin, Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Bessie and Joe Guay, St. Albans, ME; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Benny Larry Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Benny (Ben) Larry Garrett, 58, of McMinnville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001, from the chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville with Larry Neal officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery with High Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, February 16, 2001, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

He was a self-employed electronics technician.

Born January 31, 1943, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Benny Osborn Garrett and Linnie Louise Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Pat" Ann Garrett, McMinnville; two sons, Roger Larry Garrett, Woodbury, and Kenneth Dwight Garrett, Murfreesboro; a daughter, Andrea Bloodworth, McMinnville; two brothers, William Earl Garrett, Centertown, and Lolan Ray Garrett, Livingston; three sisters, Nina Alfred, Texas, Faye Vasquez and Shirley Branch, both of Oklahoma; an aunt, Edith Polson, Cookeville; ten grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Therman Lee Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Therman Lee Wilson, 65, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2001, from Netherland Church of Christ in Rickman with Bro. Harold Reeder and Bro. Donald Bowman officiating. Burial was in the Netherland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wilson died Thursday, February 15, 2001, at Livings-ton Regional Hospital. He was a self-employed woodcutter for home heating and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Born July 8, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George Fleming and Rebecca Jane (Ray) Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Wilson, Livingston; three daughters, Connie Wilson, Hilham, Anna Wilson, Cookeville, and Patricia Wilson, Livingston; a sister, Lou Conner, Algood; and two grandchildren, Samuel Wilson and Jessica Carter.

 

Judy Myrtle Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Myrtle Smith, 92, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Monday officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith died January 16, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a retired assistant postmistress and a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Rickman.

Born September 25, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Leona (Stout) Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Smith; a brother, Professor Marlin C. Hill; a sister, Gewell Ola Pennington; a son-in-law, Horace Dial; and a daughter-in-law, Peggy (Buford) Smith.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Barbara Smith and Frank and Wanda Smith, all of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Nell and Walter Daily, Rickman; grandchildren, Mike and Patricia Spicer, McMinnville, Jimmy and Becky Bilbrey, Rickman, and Edward and Kathy Smith, Nashville; four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

 

Avo Scott Funeral
services for Mrs. Avo Scott, 93, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Burial was in the Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Scott died Thursday, February 15, 2001, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a self-employed babysitter and a member of the Celina Church of Christ.

Born June 10, 1907, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late James Porter Ledbetter and Mary Etta (Hammons) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Curtis Scott.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, George C. and Lois Scott, Lexington, KY, and Jack and Eva Nell Scott, Nashville; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Ruth and John Crawford, Buhl, ID, Betty Lyons, Burley, ID, Ollie Vittorio, Hollywood, FL, Joyce and Ed Witham, Hampton, VA, and Mary Etta and Don Sherrell, Celina; 21 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Curtis Witham, Tom Witham, Greg Lyons, Thomas Lyons, Steve Scott, David Hutchenson, Thomas Roach, and Chris Scott.

 

Bethel Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Bethel Ledbetter, 75, of West Bloomfield, MI, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Nardin officiating. Burial was in the DanielŐs Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledbetter died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at Danto Marvin Health Center. He worked in the tool and die industry and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born January 1, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bradley and Bessie (Garrett) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Ledbetter; a sister Betty Ledbetter; and two brothers, Clifford Ledbetter and Lavy Ledbetter.

Survivors include three sons, Rocky Ledbetter, Roger Ledbetter, and Steven Ledbetter, all of Warren, MI; two daughters, Charlotte Potes, Canton, MI, and Regina Reddick, Warren, MI; two sisters, Jewel Bagby and Joyce Wakefield, both of Livingston; three brothers, Bradley Ledbetter, Carl Ledbetter, and J.B. Ledbetter, all of Livingston; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roger Ledbetter, Steven Ledbetter, Troy Potes, Dustin Potes, Billy Johnson, and Brian Ledbetter.

 

Eliza Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. J.E. "Eliza" Johnson, 96, of Monterey will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Pastor Eddie Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Intergrated Health Services in Donelson, TN. She was retired from the Monterey Hospital where she served as a dietician and homemaker and was a member of Monterey First Baptist Church.

Born June 26, 1904, in Davidson, TN, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lou Ella (Edwards) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Johnson, and a son, Ralph Johnson.

Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Riddle, Mt. Juliet; three sons, James Johnson, Battle Creek, MI, Hugh Johnson, Dayton, OH, and Bob Johnson, Algood; a sister, Mattie Wilson, Anderson, IN; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

 

Ione Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Ione Hunter, 93, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Stringer officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hunter died Monday, February 12, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born March 14, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lou (Deck) Halsell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hunter. Survivors include a nephew, John Warner Halsell, Livingston; other nephews and nieces; a sister-in-law Dean Halsell, Livingston; six cousins, Orpha Halsell, Avis Windle, Geneva Langford, and Ora Oakley, all of Livingston, Dortha Neal and Daisy Fleming, both of Rickman; and her special family, Jeff and June Neal, Elaina Morgan, and Mattie Taylor, all of the Bethlehem Community.

Pallbearers were John Halsell, Kirby Clark, Donnie Qualls, Mark Neal, Wilburn Robbins, Vernon Morgan, Mark Hill, and Mark Sells. Serving as an honorary pallbearer was Hollis Stockton.

 

Porta Emmazella "Zell" (Smith) Gutohrlein
Funeral services for Mrs. Porta Emmazella "Zell" (Smith) Gutohrlein, 82, of Pacifica, CA, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gutohrlein died Friday, February 16, 2001, at Victoria Manor in California. She was an insurance accounting supervisor.

Born August 22, 1918, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Benton MacMillan "Mack" and Lucinda (Young) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Otto Gutohrlein.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Wright, Pacifica, CA; two brothers, Ruben Smith, Livingston, and Roger Smith, Cape Coral, FL; three sisters, Veahel Hill, Andover, MN, Wilma Livermore, South Lyon, MI, and Vella Sparkman, Plymouth, MI; a granddaughter, Janine Giaramita; three great-granddaughters, Gina Romero, Rachel Romero, and Alexis Domingues, all of California; two step-grandchildren, Gretchen Gutohrlein and Allen Gutohrlein; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Carl Denton Harris
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Denton Harris, 56, of James-town, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2001, from the chapel of Mundy Funeral Home of Jamestown with Bro. Chester Rhoad officiating. Burial was in the Livingston Cemetery in Jamestown with Mundy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1945 in Fentress County.

Survivors include four brothers, Edward Harris and Gary Harris, both of Jamestown, Hubert Harris, Alexandra, IN, and Glenn Harris, Celina; and four sisters, Opha Threet and Christine Jones, both of Jamestown, and Edna Bilbrey and Chestolene McGee, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Rick Threet, David Wright, Larry Simpson, Jeff Campbell, Roger Bilbrey, and David England.

 

Claude Bowman and David Bowman
Joint funeral services for Mr. Claude Bowman, 80, of Roseville, MI, and Mr. David Bowman, 78, of Monterey, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 21, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating. Burial will be in the Love Joy Cemetery with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The brothers died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Claude Bowman was born January 24, 1921, and Mr. David Bowman was born September 28, 1922. Both were born in Overton County to the late Walter Lee and Faith (Masters) Bowman.

Mr. Claude Bowman was a WWII Army Veteran, a millwright in Michigan, and a member of the Millwright Union Local #1102 in Michigan. He was a commissioner in Roseville, MI, from 1950 to 1956. He was also a past VFW Post Commander in Howard City, MI, where he was a member.

Mr. David Bowman was a retired machinist for General Motors, a WWII Army Veteran, and a member of the Royal Oak Masonic Lodge in Madison Heights, MI, where he was a past Master. He was also a member of the Crossville VFW Post #5025, a Royal Arch Mason - Chapter #167 in Madision Heights, MI, and a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. In addition to their parents, the brothers were preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Bowman and Helen Eaton, and two brothers, Leslie Bowman and Marshall Bowman.

Mr. Claude Bowman is survived by two sons, Lonnie J. Bowman, Warren, MI, and John Claude Bowman Jr., Columbus, OH; a grandson, Robert John Bowman; and a great grandson, R.J. Bowman. Mr. David Bowman is survived by a daughter, Rita Bowman, Brighton, MI; a son, Michael Bowman, Bozeman, MT; and three grandchildren, Andrew and Meghan Sochocki and Ezra Bowman. The brothers are also survived by a sister, Bertle Eaton, Rockwood, and two brothers, Ray Bowman, Rockwood, and Walter Bowman, Monterey.

 

Norma Coffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Coffman, 87, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Burial was in the Hilham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coffman died Monday, February 12, 2001, at the Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Hilham Church of Christ.

Born January 1, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Andy Paul and Florence (Pigg) Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ray Coffman; a son, Howard Coffman; and a sister, Delores Yurkanin.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Coffman, Hilham; a daughter, Mary Sue Matthias, Hagerstown, MD; a brother, Paul Langford, Roseville, MI; a sister, Stella Eldridge, Livings-ton; six grandchildren; and a great granddaugther.

Pallbearers were Mark Matthias, Matthew Matthias, David Matthias, Terry Coffman, James Hicks, and Paul Coffman.

 

 

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