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Archives 04-25-2001

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David Dewayne Abston
Funeral services for Mr. David Dewayne Abston, 50, of Wilder, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Robbie Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Abston died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a grader operator for the Livingston Highway Department and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 30, 1951, in Putnam County, he was the son of Woodrow and Rozell (Threet) Abston of Wilder. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Abston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brenda Abston, Wilder, a step-daughter, Tracy Smith, Wilder; six brothers, Ronnie Abston and Joe Abston, both of Crawford, Elmer Abston and Michael Abston, both of Livingston, and Adam Abston and Gary Abston, both of Wilder; and five sisters, Patsy Sells, Marilyn Lane, Brenda Vaughn, and Lisa Cravens, all of Wilder, and Linda Smith of Crawford.

Pallbearers will be Dallas Cravens, Mickie Smith, David McDonald, Joe Garrett, Floyd Ledford, Mark Gore, Carl Hodge, and Willie Hodge.

 

Willie D. White
Masonic rites for Mr. Willie D. White, 80, of Monroe, were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Irwin officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. White died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a farmer and a member of Monroe Christian Church and Livingston Masonic Lodge # 259.

Born January 23, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Albert and Ida (Smith) White. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Dean (Gunter) White, Monroe; two daughters, Beth Payne, Atlanta, GA, and Susan Asberry, Monroe; a brother, Dick White, Monroe; two sisters, Bobbi Maynard, Monroe, and Nettie Jane Johnson, Sacramento, CA; and a grandson, Thomas Ledford.

Pallbearers were Mike Hoover, Rick Hoover, Jerry Melton, Travis Gore, Phillip Gunter, and Mike Hoover.

 

Gearl Condon Waites
Funeral services for Mr. Zearl Condon Waites, 72, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Dr. Perry Pirtle and Rev. Matt Jones officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Overton County with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home, Cookeville Chapel, in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Waites died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the shipping department of Acme Boot Co. and was a member of the Cookeville Senior Citizens and Algood First Baptist Church.

Born October 17, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Ethel (Pharris) Waites.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brown Waites, Algood; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Johnny Randolph, Kingston; three step-daughters, Bonetta Whitehead, Barbara Jones, and Shelia Nash; a step-son, Joey Whitehead; a sister and brother-in-law, Onda and Sam Gibbons, Algood; grandchildren, Justin and Stephanie Randolph, Benjamin Randolph, and Jonathan Randolph; and step-grandchildren, Monica Weileman, Travis and Tamra Whitehead, Keisha Jones, and Mark Nash Jr.

Pallbearers were Joe Maxwell, Sam Talent, Joey Whitehead, Walter "Bud" Bandy, Bob Means, Phillip Gibbons, Joe Vaughn, and Donnie Williams. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jeff Burton, Delbert Jones, Brownie Rigdon, and Baskell Jones.

 

Irene (Copeland) Stockton
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene (Copeland) Stockton, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, from Algood United Methodist Church with Rev. Vance Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Paran Cemetery in Overton County with the Algood Chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stockton died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at NHC of Cookeville. She was a graduate of the Alpine School in Overton County and Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. She was a teacher with Overton and Putnam County school systems for 36 years, a member of the Algood United Methodist Church, a member of the choir, and a teacher of the Christian Fellowship Class.

Born February 27, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Harrison and Pearl (Ferrell) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Howard Copeland and Edward Ward Copeland.

Survivors include her husband, Cordell Stockton, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Beth" and Donald "Don" Smith, Cookeville; a son, John D. Stockton, Athens, AL; seven granddaughters, Donna Dieringer, Martha Alford, Margaret Itony, Anne Garrett, Elizabeth Stockton, Sarah Stockton, and Rachael Stockton; four great grandsons, Matthew Dieringer, Travis Alford, Harrison Alford, and Zachary Itony; and a great granddaughter, Sarah Alford.

Pallbearers were Donald Stockton, Larry Stockton, Michael Mullinix, Ed Copeland, Charles Dyer, Gerald Parham, and Dennis Jones. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Christian Fellowship Class of Algood United Methodist Church.

 

Luke David Pigg
Funeral services for Mr. Luke David Pigg, 58, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Garry Anderson and Fred Spivey officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Pigg died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member and the minister of Fairview Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born June 24, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George Hubert and Mary Ella (Ayers) Pigg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Pigg, and two sisters, Myrl Moss and Vivian Wooten.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta (Dickerson) Pigg, Cookeville; two step-sons, Anthony Smith, Lake City, FL, and Jimmy Smith, Baxter; two sisters, Joilet Scrimager, Memphis, and Lois McDonald, Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Arvin Pigg, Hilham, and Lear Pigg, Cookeville; a granddaughter, Ashlee Smith, Lake City, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brett Bice, Clifton Pigg, Ken Hunter, Gary Pigg, Chris Barnes, and Ernest Moody. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kenny Pigg, David Pigg, Jerry Pigg, Donald Pigg, Frank Pigg, and Duane McDonald.

 

Walter Henry Muehlbauer
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Henry Muehlbauer, 63, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Langford officiating. Burial was in Aarons Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Muehlbauer died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a brick layer and a member of Columbia Presbyterian Church in Owensville, IN.

Born July 27, 1937, in Evansville, IN, he was the son of the late William and Madiline (Munsterman) Muehlbauer.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Muehlbauer, Hilham; a son, Walter Allen Muehlbauer, New Harmony, IN; a daughter, Ann Marie Gillian, New Harmony, IN; three step-sons, Ricky Wayne Garrett, Knoxville, James Garrett, Monroe, and Bill Goolsby, Gainesboro; three step-daughters, Teresa Lee, Monroe, Martha Phillips, Hilham, and Betty Dailey, Celina; and a grandson, Thomas Gillian. Pallbearers were Bill Goolsby, James Garrett, Doug Stansberry, Jeff Hammock, Joe Phillips, and John Lee.

 

Reba Joan McDonald
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Joan McDonald, 52, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Jim Lottie Smith Cemetery in Monroe with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McDonald died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born May 9, 1948, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Oscar Phillips of Livingston, and Lela (Smith) Nichols of Monroe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Phillips.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three sons, Frank Dotson, Jeffery Dotson, and Kevin Dotson, all of Rickman; a daughter, Rhonda Hooks, Cookeville; two brothers, John Phillips and Rodney Phillips, both of Monroe; four sisters, Karen Adragna, Michigan, Kim Biauce and Kathy Dyer, both of Gainesboro, and Molissa Phillips, Livingston; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Burgess, Barney McDonald, Donnie McDonald, Jason Phillips, Bland Smith, and Pat Smith.

 

Trevle Mae Hicks
Funeral services for Mrs. Trevle Mae Hicks, 73, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with burial in Carr Cemetery in Overton County. Whitson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hicks died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home. She was a housewife.

Born January 29, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Fannie Bell (Boswell) Allred. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hicks; two infant children; three sisters; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Michelle Hicks, Ray and Theresa Hicks, and James Hicks, all of Cookeville; a brother, Junior Ray "Buddy" Hicks, Florida; two sisters, Jewel Hicks and Betty Finley, both of Livingston; and four grandchildren, James Hicks Jr., Jamie Hicks, Tawanna Hicks and Linda Faye Morris.

 

Nell Cross
Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Cross, 61, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Amonett officiating. Burial was in Amonett Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cross died Friday, April 20, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Calvary Bible Church.

Born August 14, 1939, in Byrdstown, she was the daughter of the late Cullen and Eula Grace (Jones) Amonett.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Copeland, Byrdstown; three brothers, Eugene Amonett and Joseph Amonett, both of Byrdstown, and Fred Amonett, Livingston; four sisters, Ruth Baum, Monroe, Linda Sheets, Harriman, Carolyn Mitchell, Byrdstown, and Patricia Michalek, West Bloomfield, MI; and a special friend, Michael Davidson, Livingston.

 

Dimple Bilyeu Carter
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Bilyeu Carter, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Burial was in Algood City Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Carter died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at NCH of Cookeville. She retired from a 50-year nursing career in November 2000 from the Overton County Nursing Home and was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville.

Born June 14, 1920, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Perry D. and Rhonda (Weeks) Bilyeu. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Carter; her step-mother, Julia Bilyeu; and three sisters, Willie Rice, Lorell Peppers and Pauline Warren.

Survivors include a brother, Bill Bilyeu, Cookeville; a sister, Polly Hatch, Jackson; two nieces, Cindy Wilmouth and Perri Elkins; three nephews, Pat Warren, Jim Warren, and Mickey Bilyeu; a special and devoted friend, Debbie Jones, along with friends Pat Eldridge, Lorraine Ewers, and Trish Bement.

Pallbearers were Bruce Jones, Travis Jones, Jeremy Elkins, Mickey Bilyeu, Michael Bilyeu, James Cumby and Eric Clark. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dr. Kenny Lynn, Mark Allison, and Mark Hill.

 

Beatrice W. Burgess
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice W. Burgess, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Glen McDoniel and Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery in Putnam County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Burgess died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired General Motors factory worker and a member of the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ.

Born August 3, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Tina Sells. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Horn; and a son Tommy Horn.

Survivors include her husband, Haskell D. Burgess, Cookeville; a daughter, Carol Wyland, Eaton, OH; two step-daughters, Shirley Carter and Pasty Cronk, both of Cookeville; a step-son, Charles Burgess, Cookeville; a sister, Alice Carmel Norris, Livingston; two brothers, Hershell P. Sells, Crossville, and Arthur E. "Bud" Sells, Monroe; two grandsons, Tommy Horn Jr. and Dennis Wyland Jr.; two granddaughters, Tracie DeMarco and Kerrie Laramore; and five great grandchildren.

 

Lester Eugene "Gene" Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Lester Eugene “Gene” Bilbrey, 50, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, from Allardt First Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating. Burial was in the Fentress Memory Gardens in Fentress County with Jennings Funeral Home of Jamestown in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a support manager for the Jamestown Wal-Mart for 12 years, a Fentress County school bus driver for 8 years, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Allardt. Born October 24, 1950, in Overton County, he was the son of Rue and Lucille (Greer) Bilbrey of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Judy Bilbrey, Jamestown; two sons, William Bilbrey and Wesley Bilbrey, both of Jamestown; a mother-in-law, Ada Williams, Jamestown; and a brother, Jerry Bilbrey, Livingston. Pallbearers were Don Williams, Dan Young, Donald Mullins, Donald Frasier, Gary Williams, and Danny Williams.

 

Rosie (Loftis) Barnes
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie (Loftis) Barnes, 95, of Gallatin and formerly of Jackson County, were conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin with Pastor James Bell officiating. Prayer services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at New Hope Community Church in Jackson County with Bro. Phillip Morgan officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in the New Hope Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Barnes died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Gallatin.

Born June 24, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Mary (Cooper) Loftis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman D. Barnes; two sons, Estel Barnes and Elmer B. Barnes; four sisters, Modella Masters, Altie Masters, Myrtie Masters, and Della Ramsey; and a half-sister, Ellie Carr.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Robert Carmack, Gallatin, Estelene and Teet Netherton, Gainesboro, and Mary and Aaron Jones, Mount Juliet; a daughter-in-law, Treva Barnes, Rock Island; eight grandchildren, Dan Carmack, Gallatin, Margaret Branam, Franklin, Andy Netherton and Shannon Key, both of Gainesboro, Tammy Haskins, Lebanon, Carl Barnes, Georgia, Carole Barnes, Antioch, and Sandra Keopf, Old Hickory; and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Isaiah Alton Bain
Funeral services for Master Isaiah Alton Bain, infant, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Mitchum officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Master Bain died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born Friday, April 13, 2001, he was the son of Jeffrey Allen and Delia Suzanne (Reeder) Bain of Algood. He was preceded in death by two great grandparents, Betty Jane St. Clair and Delia Jewell (Clark) Reeder. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Jerry H. and Cynthia L. (St. Clair) Reeder, Algood, and James Alton and Mabel Bain, Jackson County; great grandparents, Reba Lawson, Jackson County, and Harold R. St. Clair, Galion, OH; an aunt and uncle, Karrie L. Reeder and Brandon Johnson, both of Livingston; and a cousin, Vallie Johnson, Livingston.

 

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