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Archives 03-14-2001

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D.C. Carmack
Funeral services for Mr. D.C. Carmack, 81, of Miamisburg, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, from the chapel of Newcomer-Barclay Funeral Home in Miamisburg, OH, with Pastor Danny Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Miami Valley Memory Gardens with Newcomer-Barclay Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carmack died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Sycamore Hospital. He was retired from Frigidaire and was a member of the Franklin Street Baptist Church, West Carrollton Lodge #737 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, and Antioch Shrine. He was preceded in death by his parents Rhesa and Allie (Hardy) Carmack; four brothers, Ernest Carmack, Claude Carmack, A.B. Carmack, and Charles Carmack; and a sister, Zella Mae Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta Carmack, Miamisburg; a son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Debbie Carmack, Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Michael Baxley of Charlotte, NC, and Jon Carmack of Hickory, NC; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Doris Ferrill
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Ferrill, 93, of LaFollette and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Grace Baptist Church in Alpine with Rev. John Copeland and Rev. Charles Redmond officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ferrill died Friday, March 9, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in LaFollette. She was a housewife and a member of Grace Baptist Church of Alpine.

Born April 20, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Rachel (Ledbetter) Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Benton Ferrill. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Scott, LaFollette, and Genevieve Dickinson, Valley Center, CA; a sister, Vesta Brown, Jackson; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

 

Verda Earlene Hammock
Funeral services for Mrs. Verda Earlene Hammock, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Hammock died Friday, March 9, 2001, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. She was a housewife and a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born March 12, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Marietta (Wilson) Carmack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmet Leslie Hammock, and a daughter, Jeanette Walker.

Survivors include a son, Earl Hammock, Bloomington Springs; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marie and Larry England, Cookeville, Brenda and Mike Olmstead, Elmwood, and Shelia Turner, Rickman; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce Allred and Pauline and Noah Jenkins, all of Livingston; four grandchildren, Steve Hammock, Chris Hammock, Mark Brown, and Tina Brown; and four great grandchildren, Leslie Ann Turner, Corey Jackson, Caden Brown, and Ross Olmstead.

Pallbearers were Mark Brown, Steve Hammock, Chris Hammock, Ross Olmstead, Ricky Allred, and Michael Allred.

 

Olin Spurlin
Funeral services for Mrs. Olen Spurlin, 79, of the Vines Ridge Community near Monterey, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Vines Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Padgett and Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Spurlin died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a homemaker, and a member of the Vines Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.

Born September 14, 1921, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Alpha (Choate) Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Spurlin, and two sons, James Kenneth Spurlin and Robert Glen Spurlin.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Christine and Carl Jason, Georgetown, KY, Allene Penticuff, Joyce and Donnie Riley, and Brenda and Marshall Key, all of the Vines Ridge Community; a daughter-in-law, Idella Spurlin, Defeated Creek; two sisters, Zola Sells, Alpine, and Clarie Richardson, Grimsley; a half-sister, Cindy Yates, Livingston; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Magdalen Paul
Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalen Paul, 82, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Paul died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the Oak Dale Baptist Church in Monroe.

Born September 24, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Alex Martin and Myrtle (Ruble) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Paul, and a son, Glenn Paul.

Survivors include seven sons, Clifford Paul, Alpine, Jim Paul, Knoxville, Ray Paul, Tullahoma, Robert Paul, Allons, Tommy Paul, Murfreesboro, Johnny Paul, Cookeville, and Mark Paul, Celina; four daughters, Charlene Collins, Alpine, Shirley Paul, Cookeville, Carole Ayers, Wyoming, and Sheri Upton, Allons; three brothers, Charles Stover, Cookeville, Howard Stover, Atlanta, GA, and Hank Stover, Alpine; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Willis, Jeff Upton, Andy Paul, Eddie Thackston, Keith Paul, Shannon Milsap, and Jamie Mann.

 

Arthur B. Myers
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur B. Myers, 71, of Santa Ana, CA, were conducted Monday, February 19, 2001, from the chapel of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary in Santa Ana with Rev. Bob Hayden and Rev. Bob Stempson officiating. Burial was in Fairhaven Cemetery in Santa Ana with Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Myers died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

Born March 6, 1930, in the Windle Community of Overton County, he was the son of the late Luther Jackson and Sallie Edith (Smith) Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Kirby Myers and Tracy Alex Myers; and a sister, Edna (Myers) Smith.

He was an active member of North Christian Church in Santa Ana and a retired teacher from the Garden Grove Unified School District in Garden Grove, CA. He was appointed in 1971 by then Governor Ronald Reagan to serve on the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, serving two times as chairman and one time as vice-chairman. Mr. Myers attended Windle Elementary School and Livingston Academy before receiving his B.S. degree from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and a Master's degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Survivors include his wife, Thelman (Moyers) Myers, Santa Ana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Joseph Kolp Jr. and Heather and Phillip Combest, all of Santa Ana; a son, Brett Myers, Santa Ana; four sisters, Callie Melton, Livingston, Betty Ashburn, Cookeville, Mary Barker, Sparta, and Marjorie Deck, Maryville; a brother, Earl P. Myers, Livingston; and two granddaughters, Callie Rose Kolb and Shelby Kay Kolb, both of Santa Ana.

 

Mary Ethel Matheny
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Matheny, 91, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, from Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rickman with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Matheny died Monday, February 26, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Born December 10, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Rice and Nancy Jane (Harris) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlen Matheny; a son, Carlen Gentry Matheny; four sisters, Mae Hammons, Lula Bilbrey, Cora (Bilbrey) Matheny, and Rissiean Webb; four brothers, Carson Walker, Reese Walker, Shirley Walker, and Charlie Walker; a grandson, James Daniel Matheny; and a great grandson, Gary Wade Buchannan. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Ruby Matheny, Bradyville, and Ernest and Mary Louise Matheny, Pendleton, IN; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vesta and Charles Thompson and Fran and Chuck Babb, all of Rickman, and Iva and Myrvin Shore, Lafayette, GA; a sister, Hattie Webb, Anderson, IN; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joshua Dindinger
Funeral services for Mr. Joshua David Dindinger, 24, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, from Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church in the Muddy Pond Community near Monterey with Pastor Phillip Rudolph officiating. Burial was in the Weeks Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dindinger died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a construction associate with John Horst Construction Co. and a member of the Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church.

Born December 24, 1976, in Denver, CO, he was the son of Phillip Eugene and Barbara (Troyer) Dindinger of Prenjas, Albania.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Susanna (Horst) Dindinger, Monterey; two daughters, Joanna Ruth Dindinger and Junia Martha Dindinger, both of Monterey; a sister, Esther Rita Catherine Dindinger, Monterey; and three brothers, Joseph Herman Jeremiah Dindinger, Los Angeles, CA, Stephen Andrew Dindinger, Monterey, and Daniel Job Dindinger, Prenjas, Albania.

 

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