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Archives 04-11-2001

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Elsie Mae (Boatman) Crabtree
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Mae (Boatman) Crabtree, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville with Bro. Sterl Paramore officiating. Burial was in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Crabtree died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at University Medical Center in Lebanon.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 6, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Dora (Thompson) Boatman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Crabtree.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Cecil Holder, Lebanon; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Crabtree, Cookeville, and Douglas and Susan Crabtree, Lebanon; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Garland and Elleen Crabtree, Panama City, FL; four grandsons, Jeffrey Holder and wife, Linda, Bob Crabtree, Russ Crabtree, and Matthew Crab-tree; a granddaughter, Kristy Crabtree; and a great grandson, Stephen Holder. Pallbearers were Junior Palk, Bob Crabtree, Matthew Crab-tree, Russ Crabtree, Jeff Holder, and Billy Thompson.

 

Hallie Copeland Wilde
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mrs. Hallie (Copeland) Wilde, 85, of Livingston, who died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 17, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Elza Allen and LouDora (Ledbetter) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wilde. Survivors include a sister, Odelle Ledbetter, Oak Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Vestel "CUB" steward
Funeral services for Mr. Vestel "Cub" Steward, 66, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery in the New Hope Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Steward died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired farmer.

Born September 5, 1934, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late James Henry and Maggie (Dishman) Steward. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Estellean and Clio Webb, Cookeville; two nephews and spouses, Garry and Sherry Webb and Roger and Kathy Webb; a great niece, Michelle Hoffman; and an aunt, Lizzie Hawkins, Gainesboro.

 

Elbert Clester Savage
Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Clester Savage, 86, of Alpine, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Scott Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Vaughn Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Savage died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a clerk at Alpine Post Office, a member of Falling Springs Missionary Baptist Church, and a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge #259 for 50 years.

Born February 15, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Millard and Mary Jane (Staggs) Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Effie (Norris) Savage; three sisters, Lucille Little, Dellas Savage, and Jessie Holt; and two brothers, E.J. Savage and Ben Savage.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ella Lefevre, Smithville, and Sue Savage and Cheryl Savage, both of Alpine; two brothers, Charles Savage, Ohio, and Jerry Savage, Allons; four sisters, Q.V. Dishman, Oste Turner, Joyce Shields, and Genevieve Walker, all of Allons; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Ronald Lee Phipps
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Lee Phipps, 53, of North Miami, FL, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, from Mt. Pisgah Church with Rev. Cullom Maxfield officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Phipps died Friday, March 30, 2001, in North Miami, FL. He was an installation manager at a fence company and a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War.

Born May 30, 1947, in West Grove, PA, he was the son of Robert Phipps and the late Irene (Ballard) Phipps.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Ruth (Maxfield) Phipps, North Miami, FL; two sons, Louis Colon and Paul Colon; a daughter, Rhonda Phipps; a brother, Robert Dean Phipps; a sister, Brenda McClure; six brothers-in-law, Walter Maxfield, Indianapolis, IN, Jerry Maxfield, Monterey, Cullom Maxfield, Milton Maxfield, Grady Maxfield, and Benny Maxfield, all of Allons; eight sisters-in-law, Ruby Anderson, Celina, Francis Hargis, Indianapolis, IN, Faye Maxfield, Irene Mabrey, and Callie Renner, all of Allons, Betty Jo Hancock, Alpine, Maggie Hawn and Mary Lovely, both of Lake City; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

Anna Lee Rich
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lee Rich, 70, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with minister Bill Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rich died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Baptist Church.

Born February 14, 1931, in Willow Grove, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Rosetta (Mathis) Dulworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Howard Rich.

Survivors include a son, Danny Rich, Celina; two daughters, Judy Atchley and Patsy Ann Poindexter, both of Celina; three brothers, Kirby Dulworth and Cordell Dulworth, both of Winfall, IN, and Edward Dulworth, Springfield; three grandchildren, Brandon Atchley, Jamie Colson, and Chris Poindexter; and one great grandchild, Allysa Colson.

 

Claude Norris
Memorial services for Mr. Claude Norris, 87, of Eliza-bethton, TN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001, from the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, in Elizabethton, with Rev. Brent Seals officiating. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norris died March 20, 2001, at Hermitage Health Care Center in Elizabethton.

He received a B.S. in agriculture from Tennessee Technological University and an M.A. in agriculture from the University of Tennessee. He was in the U.S. Air Force in WWII, and worked for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service in Johnson and Carter Counties. After his retirement in 1975, he worked as agricultural and public relations director for CitizenŐs Bank until 1983. He also served in the GovernorŐs Advisory Council of Aging, the Board of Directors of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Watauga Mental Health Center, the Advisory Board of the Herman Robinson Vocational Technical School and the Private Industry Council of the First Tennessee Development District. He was a member and past chairman of the American Heart Association, member and past president of Watauga Chapter 1845 of N.A.R.F.E., and held memberhip in Dasheill Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and American Legion Watauga Post 49. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, where he was a charter member of the Four Square Sunday School Class.

Born in Alpine, he was the son of the late Center and Foncie (Smith) Norris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Lloyd Norris, Fred Norris, Arlie Norris Sr., Gladis Norris, Banis Norris, and Dr. Denton D. Norris; and two sisters, Estelle (Norris) Hall and Orene (Norris) Winningham.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Grindstaff) Norris, Elizabethton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon N. and Dr. Neil Mooney, Bristol, and Beverly N. and Russell M. Miller, Snellville, GA; two sons and daughters-in-law, M. Lynn and Jatana Norris, Columbia, SC, and Steve and Janie M. Norris, Knoxville; a sister, Marie (Norris) Lewis, Livingston; a brother, Amon Norris, Old Hickory; two sisters-in-law, Margery G. McPeake, Eliza-bethton, and Winona L. Grindstaff, Butler; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Frank J. Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Frank J. Jones, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Winningham and Rev. Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jones died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He and his late wife were the owners and operators of Jones Jewelry on South Church Street in Livingston. He was a member of Monroe Christian Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, and a Mason.

Born May 25, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lee and Maggie (Reeves) Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha (Daws) Jones; two brothers, Douglas Jones and James Henry Jones; and a sister, Nellie Marie Jones.

Survivors include three brothers, Jessie Jones, Warren, MI, Howard Jones, Middletown, OH, and Aaron Jones, Allons; two sisters, Velma Adkins, Englewood, OH, and Golla Gunter, Hilham; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were George Sells, Phillip Gunter, Bud Sells, Bill Poston, and Larry Adkins Sr., and Larry Adkins Jr.

 

Willie Homer Glasscock
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Homer Glasscock, 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Geren officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Glasscock died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker for Goodyear Tire in Akron, OH, and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born January 12, 1906, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Nova Adell (Maynord) Glasscock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Helen (Johnson) Glass-cock; a son, Charles Glasscock; two sisters, Dessie Reece and Ezma Chilton; and three brothers, Leslie Glascock, Howard Glasscock, and Onzie Glasscock.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Achor, Huntington Beach, CA; a brother, Paul Glasscock, Allons; a sister, Myrtle Waites, Livingston; and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scott Norris, Jack Glascock, Jerry Glasscock, Kent Hayes, Randy Glasscock, and Roger Leisure.

 

 

Andrew "ANDY" Jerome Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Andrew "Andy" Jerome Bilbrey, 25, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m Saturday, April 7, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore and Rev. Dow Allen officiating. Burial was in the Burris Cemetery in Jackson County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a student.

Born November 24, 1975, in Putnam County, he was the son of Carl Douglas and Reda (Knight) Bilbrey of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Frank W. and Mabel Bilbrey, Livingston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry David and Carol Ann Allen, Dodson Branch Community, and Danny Edward and Sharon Allen, Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Brett Gibbons, Livingston; three nephews, Josh Allen, Chris Allen, and Brandon Allen; three nieces, Jessica Allen, Britney Allen, and Haleigh Gibbons; and an aunt, Annie Taylor, Livingston. Pallbearers were Dusty Short, Bub Stockton, Dale Day, Sammie Bilbrey, Scott Cantrell, and Bret Gibbons.

 

Jessie Aaron "Ace" Gore
Funeral services for Mr. Jessie Aaron "Ace" Gore, 50, of the Vines Ridge Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Arnold Murphy and Rev. Robbie Miller officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with full military honors. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gore died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a truck driver and a Vietnam Army veteran.

Born October 1, 1950, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Doyle and Sarah Melinda (Judd) Gore.

Survivors include his wife, Faye (Howard) Gore, Vines Ridge Community; two daughters, Angie Christensen, Cookeville, and Joanie Raines, Vines Ridge Community; two sons, Ronnie Gore, Cookeville, and Tony Miller, Vines Ridge Community; two sisters, Denise White, Livingston, and Darlene Gore, Cookeville; two brothers, Jimmy Gore, Livingston, and Darrell Gore, Dayton, OH; and 10 grandchildren.

 

 

 

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