Billy Max Cobble Sr.
Memorial services for Mr. Billy Max Cobble Sr., 53, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home with Tracy Langford officiating. The
family chose cremation with Livington Funeral Home in charge of
Mr. Cobble died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a truck driver, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and
affiliated with the Aarons Chapel Church.
Born May 18, 1947, in Monterey, he was the son of Olga Roy of Largo,
FL, and the late Strother Cobble.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda (Edmonds)
Cobble, Cookeville; two daughters, Traci Arruda and Jada Cobble,
both of Ashaway, RI; a son, Billy Max Cobble Jr., Groton, CT; a
step-daughter, Kelli Ray, Allons; a step-son, Josh Dickerson, Cookeville;
two sisters, Diana Harmon, Largo, FL, and Kathy Johnson, Muncie,
IN; a brother, Lee Roy Phillips, Anderson, IN; and six grandchildren.
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 were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23,
2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Irwin
officiating. Graveside military services with burial was in Overton
County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. White died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital
in Nashville. He was a farmer and a member of Monroe Christian Church,
Livingston Masonic Lodge # 259, and a founding member of the Monroe
Volunteer Fire Department. He was a World War II veteran and a 50-year
member of the American Legion Bohannon Post #4, as well as a past
member of the Overton County Court.
Born January 23, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Albert and Ida (Smith) White. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by four brothers, Corbit White and Orbit White,
infant twins, Willard White, and J.D. White; and four sisters, Linnie
Allred, Tissie Brown, Ellavee Smith, and Udean Hoover.
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
Pallbearers were Michael Hoover, Rick Hoover, Jerry Melton, Travis
Gore, Tim Nolan, and Mike Hoover. Serving as honorary pallbearers
were members of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department.
Vera Louise Short
Memorial services for Mrs. Vera Louise Short, 55, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, from the chapel of Upton
Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Ken Miller officiating. The family
chose cremation with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangments.
Mrs. Short died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ
Born January 6, 1946, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of the
late Porter York and Harriet Stacy.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Short, Cadiz, KY, and Marvin Short,
Celina; three daughters, Susie Glenn, Smithville, Patricia Thompson,
Celina, and Jackie Ayers, Livingston; and eight grandchildren.
Peggy (Wilson) Pigg
Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy (Wilson) Pigg, 60, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Rev. Billy Haney and
Rev. Harold Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Dodson Branch
Cemetery in the Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County with Anderson
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pigg died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dodson Branch Southern
Born October 19, 1940, in Jackson County, she was the daughter
of the late Oscar and Flossie (Thomas) Wilson. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy Jean
Wilson, Charles Wilson, and Randall Wilson; and a great granddaughter,
Kyra Lashae Rose Christian.
Survivors include three sons, Walter Ray Pigg, Texarkana, TX, Josh
Anthony Pigg, Bloomington Springs, and Patrick Lee Pigg, Cookeville;
two daughters, Patricia Jones, Gainesboro, and Sheila Miller, Crossville;
eight brothers, Burnley Wilson, Hartville, OH, Roger Dailey, Dayton,
OH, Billy Joe Wilson and Paul Ray Wilson, both of Cookeville, James
Wilson, Sparta, Bobby Lane Wilson, Whitwell, Donald Jean Wilson,
Livingston, and Robert Steve Wilson, Gainesboro; six sisters, Ethel
Bailey and Anna Ruth, both of Canton, OH, Margaret Way, Cookeville,
Frances Ray, Connie Ballard, and Bonnie Jones, all of Gainesboro;
and four grandchildren, Audrey Joe Spivey, Peggy Spivey, J.W. Jones,
and Dillon Pigg.
Virginia Lou "Lucy" Langford
Funeral services for Ms. Virginia Lou "Lucy" Langford,
41, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001,
at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.
Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Ms. Langford died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Smyrna Medical Center.
She was a waitress and a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Born September 26, 1959, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of Nancy Louise Ramsey of Ridge Top and the late William C. Langford.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her step-father,
Harold, G. Ramsey, Ridge Top; two brothers, William Bruce Langford,
Smyrna, and Edward Claude Langford, Livingston; three sisters, Delilah
Elaine Hammock, Gainesboro, Willa Mae Himes, Watertown, and Katherine
A.L. Evitts, Ridge Top; and several nieces and nephews.
Betty Ann Hicks
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Hicks, 61, of Rickman, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, from the chapel of
Rickman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Eckels Cemetery in Rickman
with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Hicks died Tuesday, April 24, 2001. She was a homemaker.
She was the daughter of the late Melvin Randles and June Baisch.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister,
Darlene Holmes; a brother, Terry Randles; and a grandson, Bradley
Survivors include her husband, Carlie D. Hicks, Rickman; two sons,
Timothy Hicks, Crawford Community, and Mark Hicks, Cookeville; three
daughters, Dawn Wilson and Kimberly Fish, both of Rickman, and Lori
Nichols, Celina; two brothers, Dale Randles of Arizona, and Paul
Randles of Michigan; two sisters, Shirley Patti, Michigan, and Donna
Greulich, Florida; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Owen Kipling Goodpasture
Funeral services for Mr. Owen Kipling Goodpasture, 89, of the Flatt
Creek Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2001,
from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.
Burial was in the Flatt Creek Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Goodpasture died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.
Born September 27, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Masters) Goodpasture.
Survivors include his wife, Leafie Goodpasture, Flatt Creek Community;
nine sons, Kenneth Goodpasture, and Donald Goodpasture, both of
Ohio, Charles Goodpasture, Rockwood, Johnny Goodpasture, Gerald
Goodpasture, Bobby Goodpasture, Tom Goodpasture, and Ronnie Goodpasture,
all of the Flatt Creek Community, and Frank Goodpasture, Mt. Gilead
Community; a daughter, Mildred Brazzell, Smyrna; a brother, Elmer
Goodpasture, Flatt Creek Community; 17 grandchildren; and four great
Pallbearers were Jamie Goodpasture, Jared Goodpas-ture, Brad Goodpasture,
Steven Goodpasture, Michael Good-pasture, and Damon Goodpasture.
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