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Archives 03-21-2001

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Wilburn Arnold Maynord
Funeral services for Mr. Wilburn Arnold Maynord, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in the Stover Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Maynord died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a farmer, a veteran, a member of the U. S. Army WWII, and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born August 31, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Brankley "B" and Lela (Cole) Maynord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Welman Maynord, Waymon Maynord, John Wilmoth Maynord, and Anthony Wilberson Maynord; and two sons-in-law, Johnny Garrett and Richard Stover.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice (Richardson) Maynord, Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Deborah Ellen Maynord, Cross Village, MI; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirlie Jean Stover and Charlie Daniels, Allons, Linda and Keith Vaughn and Sheena Garrett, all of Monroe; a sister, Maxine Richardson, Monroe; eight grandchildren, Teresa Sells, Rick Stover, Travis Stover, Ronnie Vaughn, Jerry Vaughn, Jamie Maynord, Deidra Garr-ett, and Jason Hammock; two step-grandchildren, Jonathon Daniels and Sabrina Yeiser; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tim Carner, Jimmy Little, Leo Little, Bulos Martin, Odis Mayberry, and Darius Sims.

 

Virgil Whitehead
Funeral services for Mr. Virgil Whitehead, 80, of Carthage, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, from the chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage with Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating. Burial was in the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Sanderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Whitehead died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Smith County Health Care Center. \

He was a retired farmer, a member of the Rockwood Benevolent Lodge #403, F&AM, and the Linwood Emmanuel Church of Christ in Wilson County.

Born December 18, 1920, in the Buffalo Valley Community of Putnam County, he was the son of the late Anthony and Levora (Bennett) Whitehead.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Sue (Christian) Whitehead, Carthage; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Lewis, Rockwood; a son, Alfred Lee Whitehead, Rockwood; three sisters, Katie Robinson, Lebanon, Emma Anderson, Silver Point, and Dean Chaffin, Pea Ridge; six grandchildren, Ann Woodard, Lebanon, Frank Brown and Louise Gibbs, both of Carthage, Willie Brown, Red Boiling Springs, Harrison Brown, Livingston, and Catherine Bingham, Turkey Creek Community; one grandchild; and one great grandchild.

 

Wilma Sells
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Sells, 60, of the Cravenstown Community, will be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, March 21, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Billy Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sells died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Sandy Missionary Baptist Church.

Born January 3, 1941, in Cravenstown, she was the daughter of the late Beve and Nancy (Hite) Tays.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar D. Sells, Cravens-town; three daughters, Dorothy Brown, Knoxville, Janet Crabtree, Cookeville, and Donna Abston, Crawford; six sons, Jim Cook, Steve Sells, and Scotty Sells, all of Cravenstown, Rick Cook, Vines Ridge, Bill Cook, Knoxville, and Dave Cook, Hanging Limb; four sisters, Carlene Sevier, Monroe, Udean Geesling, Hilham, Lana Cravens, Cravenstown, and Carolyn Maxfield, Willow Grove; two brothers, Beve Tays Jr., Alexander, IN, and Randall Tays, Cravenstown; 19 grandchildren; and 2 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.

 

Walter Handy
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Handy, 66, of the Bowlings Branch Community near Gordonsville, were conducted at 11 a.m.Wednesday, March 14, 2001, from the chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage with Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating. Burial was in the Oakley Cemetery near Rickman with Sanderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Handy died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Carthage General Hospital.

He was a farmer and retired mechanic of McKee Amoco in Gordonsville.

Born March 6, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walter and Verlie (Harris) Handy.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Louise (Honeycutt) Handy, Bowlings Branch Community; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Jim Handy, Gordonsville, Donnie and Ruby Handy, Defeated Creek, Bill and Evelyn Handy, Rickman, and Ray and Rosie Handy, Lebanon; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kay and Chuck Wright, Clarkrange, Joyce Cox, Cas-talian Springs, and Becky Handy, Hickman; a sister, Gertrude Honeycutt, Brush Creek; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

 

Uree Dodson Gibbons
Funeral services for Mrs. Uree (Dodson) Gibbons, 85, of Manchester and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, from the chapel of Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester. Burial was in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Overton County with Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gibbons died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Manchester Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Effis Dodson and Amanda Mary Jane (Massey) Dodson, and her husband, Charles A. Dodson.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty McCormick, McMinnville; a son, Joe Gibbons, Manchester; four grandchildren, Kammie Vincent and Rhonda Keele, both of Manchester; Landon McCormick, McMinnville; and Reece McCormick, Nashville; three step-grandchildren, Tammy Kelly, Manchester, and Richard Mason and Tim Mason, both of Rock Island; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; seven step-great grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren.

 

Joseph Henry BilBrey
Graveside services for Mr. Joseph Henry Bilbrey, 89, of Hermitage, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, from Hermitage Memories Mausoleum in Hermitage with Dr. Garry Speich officiating. Hermitage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr.Bilbrey died Thursday, March 15, 2001. He worked for General Motors for over forty years.

He was born in Overton County, and was the son of Joseph Morgan and Nora (Qualls) Bilbrey. Survivors include a son, Donald Bilbrey, and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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