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Archives 04-04-2001

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Carl E. Boles
Funeral services for Mr. Carl E. Boles, 58, of Dunkirk, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, from the chapel of M.J.S. Mortuaries-D.W. Jones Chapel in Dunkirk. Burial was in the Dunkirk I.O.O.F Cemetery with M.J.S. Mortuaries-D.W. Jones Chapel of Dunkirk in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boles died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was an operator at Indiana Glass in Dunkirk, a member of the N.R.A., Local Union #501, and the Old Country Church of Dunkirk.

He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Born March 12, 1943, in Wilder, he was the son of the late Archie and Tina (Treat) Boles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cletus Boles.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Boles, Dunkirk; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Junior Boles, Livingston, Johnnie Boles, Eaton, IN, and Ray and Hazel Boles, Albany, IN; and three sisters and one brother-in-law, Annie Bum-balough, Arkansas, Faye Daniels, Livingston, and Mary and Doug Daniels, Livingston.

 

Garry Vaughn
Funeral services for Mr. Garry "Little Red" Vaughn, 45, of Cravenstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. April 2, 2001, from the chapel of Twinton Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Honey Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and a coal miner.

Born May 18, 1955, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dean and Ovelyne (Roberts) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Vaughn, a daughter, Ashley Vaughn, and a step-son, Woody Abston, all of Cravens-town; a sister, Becky Key, Twinton; a twin brother, Larry Vaughn, Monterey; and two step-grandchildren, Korey Abston and Brittany Abston, both of Cravenstown.

 

Jeremiah M. Troyer
Funeral services for Mr. Jeremiah M. (Jerry) Troyer, 84, of the Muddy Pond Community of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, from the chapel of Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Philip Rudolph and Pastor Jacob Troyer officiating. Burial was in the Weeks cemetery with Horner Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Troyer died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Church.

Born March 23, 1917, in Colon, MI, he was the son of the late Moses and Lydia (Wickey) Troyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, August Troyer and Samuel Troyer; two sisters, Mary Schwartz and Fannie Schwartz; and two grandsons, Jeremiah Garber and Joshua Dindinger.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine (Schwartz) Troyer, Muddy Pond Community; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Susanna Troyer, Holland, KY, Moses and Ruth Troyer, San Antonio, TX, Peter and Estella Troyer, Experanza Village, Belize, Noah and Laurette Troyer, Tulsa, OK, Daniel and Joy Troyer, Woodbury, Samuel and Kathy Troyer, Gladys, VA, and Jacob and Christina Troyer, Monterey; seven daughters and six sons-in-law, Margaret Troyer, St. Louis, MO, Lydia and Eli Garber, Prattsburg, NY, Rachel and Gary Cernava, Gustine, TX, Fannie and Leonard Kropf, Ixiamas, Bolivia, Barbara and Phillip Dindinger, Prrenjas, Albania, Mary and Jeffery Wilson, St. Louis, MO, and Rosanna and Martin Horst, Monterey; three brothers, John Troyer, Lamar, MO, Harry Troyer, Ovid, MI, and Moses Troyer, Shelbyville, TN; a sister, Barbara Habeggar, Scottsville, KY; 81 grandchildren; and 51 great grandchildren.

 

Vester Carl Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Vester Carl Smith, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Edens and Rev. Austin Flowers officiating. Burial was in the Bethsaida Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a ferry operator , farmer, and a member of the Bethsaida Christian Church and Eagle Creek Lodge #530.

Born October 23, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie and Minnie Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Emazell Smith, Monroe; a brother, Leonard Smith, Albany, KY; two sisters, Exie Covey, New Ark, DE, and Ruby Ferguson, New Castle, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were members of the Eagle Creek Lodge.

Mary Elise Roach
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elise Roach, 75, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Rev. Horace Burks officiating. Burial was in the McDonald Cemetery in Hilham with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Roach died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a retired teacher, employee of Celina Headstart, and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born September 7, 1925, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late John Benjamin and Flora (Boles) Hull. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Roach, and a son Fred Wayne Roach.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Roach, Houma, LA and Anthony Roach, Bow, KY; a daughter, Debra Smith, Celina; a brother, Fred Hull, Sparta; a half-brother, Mack Herman Cooper, Hilham; a half-sister, Lucille Hall, Celina; and four grandchildren, Lance Roach, Waymon Roach, Brandi Roach, and Lydia Smith. Pallbearers were Stanley B. Roach, Wayne Rich, David Browning, Shirley Cox, and David Terry.

Haggard Earl Poston
Funeral services for Mr. Haggard Earl Poston, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Okalona Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Poston died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer.

Born January 1, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee and Virgie (Matthews) Poston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Hershel Poston, Howard Poston, and Donald Poston.

Survivors include a son, Roy Douglas Poston, Algood; two daughters, Janie Sue Becker, St. Petersburg, FL, and Wanda Carol Ferrell, Livingston; two brothers, Carlos Poston, Livingston, and Arnold Lee Poston, St. Charles, IL; five sisters, Veachel Young, Rickman, Reta Ann Brady, Oak Lawn, IL, Marie Qualls, Algood, Lettie Phillips, Williamsburg, KY, and Bette Stone, Cookeville; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

 

Loyet Ray
Funeral services for Mr. Loyet Ray, 64, of the Dry Hollow Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. Daily McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ray died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired concrete finisher and a member of the Tyler Point Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 12, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Billy Matt and Myrtle (Phipps) Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Looper) Ray, Dry Hollow Community; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Ana Ray, Cookeville, and Johnny and Sheri Ray, Rickman; four sisters, Virginia Honeycutt and Letha Lee, both of Monterey, Ila Dean McCormick and Berta Webb, both of Anderson, IN; three brothers, Loye Ray, Deloye Ray, and Archie Ray, all of Rickman; three grandchildren, Brad M. Ray, Brittany Ray and Danielle Ray; and a special uncle and aunt, Willis and Berta Wilson, Rickman.

 

Dapho Morgan
Funeral services for Mrs. Dapho Morgan, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, from the chapel of Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Dewey Masters and Bro. Harlon Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Overton County Nursing Home.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Born January 4, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sallie P. (Moody) Lawson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Morgan; three brothers, Burch Lawson, Henry Lawson, and Roy Lawson; three sisters, Lura Lawson, Mary Jane Mabrey and Josie Wiley; and a grandson, Roy Robbins.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Ella Morgan, Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Wilburn Robbins, Timothy Community, and Dorice and Donald Groce, Livingston; two sisters, Clura Hawkins, Poplar Springs Community, and Gertrude Smith, New Hope Community; five grandchildren, Terry Robbins, Morgan Robbins, Kelly Morgan, Nancy Hayes, and Shelley Savage; eight great grandchildren, Katie Morgan, Kristin Morgan, Heather Clark, Logan Herron, Taylor Savage, Paul Robbins, Nick Robbins, and Jo-El Hayes. Pallbearers were family and friends.

 

Cora (Heady) Gust
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora (Heady) Gust, 81, of Downers Grove, IL, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, from the chapel of Gainesboro Church of Christ with Rick Billingsley officiating. Burial was in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gust died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Westmont Convalescent Center in Westmont, IL. She was a retired factory employee and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born April 30, 1919, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John Eddie and Addie Mable (Thompson) Warden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, James Walter Heady and Edward Gust.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Kevin Gorski, Downers Grove; three sisters, Odell Crabtree, Livingston, Robbie Loftis, Cookeville, and Olene Brymer, Michigan; three grandchildren, Joseph Tirio, Michael Tirio, and Sabrina Brown; and three great grandchildren, Job Brown, Nicolas Tirio, and Natalie Tirio.

 

Magnolia E. Hicks
Funeral services for Mrs. Magnolia "Maggie" E. Hicks, 69, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown, with Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in the Cope Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hicks died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her home. She worked at Sunset Dock for 20 years and was a member of the Oak Grove United Baptist Church.

Born February 26, 1932, in Claiborne County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Vesta (Smith) Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Bertha Thomas and Lori Webb; and a step-son, Raymond Hicks.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin Earl Hicks, Monroe; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Randall and Linda Hicks, Ronnie Hicks, and Donnie and Kristie Hicks, all of Monroe, and Charles and Debbie Hicks, Livingston; three sisters, Viola Holt, Rebecca Lamance, both of Harriman, and Evelyn Williams, Maryville; four brothers, Curt Evans, Harriman, Jess Evans, Sam Evans, and Albert Evans, all of Kingston; two half-sisters, Zelma Settles, Harriman, and Thelma Bayless, Kingston; a half-brother, James Weaver, Kingston; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Robbie Lowery, Donnie Cranfield, John Cranfield, Chris Hicks, Chad Hicks, and Jason Hicks.

 

Terry J. James
Graveside services for Mr. Terry J. James, 49, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, in the Stacey Cemetery in the Old Antioch Community of Jackson County with Howard Gossett officiating. Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. James died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a truck driver for Elk Mountain Construction Co. Inc. and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era.

Born March 3, 1952, in Michigan, he was the son of Junior James of Detroit, MI, and Evelyn (James) Johnson of Gainesboro.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, Terry L. James, Bradenton, FL, and Mickey R. James, Gainesboro; three brothers, James Johnson, Gainesboro, Randy Johnson, Sparta, and Larry Johnson, Livingston; two sisters, Judy Blair and Pearl Hooten, both of Gainesboro; and two grandchildren.

 

Lewis S. Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis S. "Nimrod" Garrett, 68, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Garrett Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Garrett died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was in the grocery business and of the Baptist faith.

Born April 8, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lester and Lora (Cole) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Lee Thompson; and five brothers, Coley Garrett, Monty Garrett, Clyde Garrett, Billy Garrett, and Joe Garrett.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Denise and Don Arkon, Mt. Juliet, and Deloris Swindell, Sparta; a brother, Teddy Garrett, Livingston; two sisters, Geneva Maynord, Allons, and Nytarie Helton, California; and four grandchildren, Jaclyn Over-street, Chris Arkon, Tol Swindell, and Hallie Swindell. Pallbearers were Ted Garrett, Joel Garrett, Michael Maynord, Russell Garrett, Bill Garrett, Garrett Jones and Darrell Thompson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Steve Thompson, Roy Dale Parrott, Jack Parrott, Joel Copeland, Butch Garrett, and Blaine Garrett.

 

Harshel Bowman
Funeral services for Mr. Harshel Bowman, 82, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. J.B. Harris, Rev. Johnny Jones and Rev. Jerry Harris officiating. Burial was in the Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bowman died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his daughters home in Hanging Limb. He was a retired factory worker, farmer, of the Baptist faith, a member of the Livingston VFW, and a WWII Army Veteran.

Born August 3, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Grant and Nellie (Key) Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Lula (Phillips) Bowman, and Lou Ann Bowman; five brothers, Ivor Bowman, Clarence Bowman, Clayton Bowman, Cortes Bowman, and Marce Bowman.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Harris, Hanging Limb; three sons, Bruce Bowman, Lavon Bowman, and Troy Bowman, all of Hanging Limb; two sisters, Hazel Norod and Roxie Walker, both of Hanging Limb; a brother, A.G. Bowman, Hanging Limb; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a special friend, Deb Guffy, Hanging Limb.

 

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