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
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.
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
Born December 18, 1920, in the Buffalo Valley Community of Putnam
County, he was the son of the late Anthony and Levora (Bennett)
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
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
Mrs. Sells died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Sandy Missionary Baptist
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
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
She was a housewife and a member of the Oak Dale Baptist Church
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.
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
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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