Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Shirley Adkisson, 87, of Cleveland,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, from the chapel of
Horner Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Gary Thacker officiating.
Burial was in the Mayland Cemetery in Cumberland County with Horner
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Adkisson died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Royal Care Nursing
Home in Cleveland. She and her husband were owners and operators
of the former KOA Campgrounds in Monterey. She was a member of the
Cookeville senior citizens, active in the centerÕs art classes for
many years, and a member of the Big Springs Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Born January 12, 1914, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter
of the late Henry and Laura (Tabor) Whited. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, David Adkisson, a daughter,
Lydia June Riddle; and two sons, James Hale Russell and John William
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Judy
Adkisson, Cleveland, and David "Buck" and Beryl Adkisson,
Mobile, AL; a step-son and his wife, David and Brenda Adkisson,
Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Laura Wayne Murphy, Naples, FL; a step-daughter,
Margaret Joyce Bray, Pensacola,FL; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren;
and four great-great grandchildren. Mrs. AdkissonÕs family and friends
served as pallbearers.
Thurston B. Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Thurston B. Jones, 77, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 4 p.m. May 7, 2001, from Shady Grove Church with Bro.
Dailey McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery
with Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Jones died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Standing Stone Health Care
Center in Monterey. He was a farmer and a Navy veteran of WWII.
Born January 5, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Bluford F. and Polly (Stamps) Jones. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton A. Jones.
Survivors include a sister, Reva Fixsal, Indianapolis, IN; a brother,
Harley L. Jones, Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Longia Olen "Curly" Taylor
Funeral services for Mr. Longia Olen "CurlyÓ Taylor, 74, of
Indianapolis, IN, and formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2001, from the chapel of G.H. Herrmann Madison
Avenue Funeral Home in Indianapolis, IN. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery at Glenns Valley, Greenwood, IN, with G.H. Herrmann Madison
Avenue Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his home. He was a worker
in the Pattern Shop at Chrysler Foundry for 30 years, a U.S Navy
veteran of WWII, and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean war.
Born January 30, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Clure and Annie B. (Poston) Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Wynell (Holt) Taylor, Indianapolis,
IN; four sons, Dan Taylor, Greenwood,IN, Bruce Taylor, Indianapolis,
IN, Lonnie Ray Taylor, Castalian Springs, and Bill Shinkle Taylor,
Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Pearl Pennington, Cookeville; eight
grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Padgett, 75, of Livingston, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Rev. Terry McCloud and Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating.
Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Padgett died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a used car dealer, a veteran of the U.S. Army during
WWII, and affiliated with the Assembly of God.
Born December 26, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Millard and Ada (Williams) Padgett.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Padgett, Livingston; three sons,
Hoyt Padgett and Ray Padgett, both of Livingston, and David Padgett,
Dayton, OH; a daughter, Sharon Arabi, Dayton, OH; two step-daughters,
Ilene Day, Livingston, and Irene Coffman, Monterey; a brother, Wilbur
Padgett, McMinnville; a sister, Avia Jones, Cookeville; three grandchildren,
Saria Arabi, Holly Kirk, and Katie Hicks; and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Key, Larry Key, Frankie Jones, Randy Coffman,
Lewis Davidson, and Jeff Coffman.
Ronald Ivan McKinnis Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Ivan McKinnis Sr., 68, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 1 p.m Sunday, May 6, 2001, from the chapel of
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. John Whitson officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, was in the John Young Cemetery
in Jackson County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McKinnis died Friday, May 4, 2001, at V.A. Medical Center
in Murfreesboro. He was retired from McKinnis Lawn Care, served
in the Navy and Army and fought in the Korean conflict.
Born April 2, 1933, in Clayton, MO, he was the son of Norman Ivan
McKinnis and the late Grace Elizabeth (Barr) McKinnis. In addition
to his mother, he was preceded in death by step-parents, Albert
and Pearl Holden; and a step-sister, Emery Dawn Holden.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Dorothy
Ann Lois (Haney) McKinnis, Cookeville; four sons, Ron McKinnis Jr.
and Bradford Allen McKinnis, both of Cookeville, and Bruce Franklin
McKinnis and Terry Lance McKinnis, both of Rickman; four sister-in-laws
and spouses, Ernest and Darlene Williams and Judy Long, all of Jackson
County, Bobby Joe and Faye Hammock, Baxter, and Clifford and Shirley
Hensley, Cookeville; four brother-in-laws and spouses, Aaron Haney,
Herbert and Samatha Haney, Kenneth and Ruby Haney, and Marshall
Haney and special friend, Sue Mabe, all of Jackson County; five
grandchildren, Shane McKinnis, Alecia McKinnis, Kimberly McKinnis,
Chasity Grasty, and Elijah Grasty; four great grandchildren, Isonia
McKinnis, Preston Grasty, Justice Grasty and Allinuah Jade Grasty;
and three step-grandchildren, Angie Bohannon, Scarlett Roberts,
and Bill Roberts. Members of the VFW served as pallbearers.
Effie Mae Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Mae Key, 94, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, from Pleasant Ridge United
Methodist Church with Rev. A.J. Looper and Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rickman with the Rickman
Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Key died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Standing Stone Health
Care Center in Monterey. She was a retired factory worker and a
member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.
Born September 10, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late John and Fannie (Parrigan) Webb. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Key;
a son, John Key; a sister, Mattie Eldridge; and two brothers, Clyde
Webb and Washington Webb.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Gwen Key
and David and Ruby Key, all of the Pleasant Ridge Community; a brother,
Jim Webb, Pleasant Ridge Community; and two sisters, Opal Webb,
Monterey, and Ona Wilson, Cedar Chapel Community; and six great-great
Horace O. Duke
Funeral services for Mr. Horace O. Duke, 70, of Atwater, OH, and
formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday,
May 5, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Michael
Duke officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Duke died May 1, 2001, at Hospice Care Center in Copley Township,
OH. He was a steel worker in the auto industry, a veteran of the
Korean Conflict, first in Airborne Division and later in the Special
Forces, Green Beret, and a member of the Atwater Baptist Church.
Born October 10, 1930, in Livingston, he was the son of the late
Richard and Ruth (Matthews) Duke. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his wife, Becky Duke.
Survivors include a son, Gary Duke, Akron, OH; a daughter and son-in-law,
Cindy and Dave McBee, Arkon, OH; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul
and Barbara Duke, Detroit, MI; five sisters and three brother-in-laws,
Hillis Duke and Gladys and Bill Langford, all of Cookeville, Jean
Williams, Detroit, MI, Blanch and Junior Fox, Boaz, AL, and Janice
and Bob Woosley, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Russell Maynord, Reed Maynord, Leon Flatt, Earl
Carr, Glenn Gore, and Bill Thomas.
Funeral service for Mr. George Jones, 80, of Lebanon, were conducted
at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, from the chapel of Ligon & Bobo
Funeral Home in Lebanon with Eld. Hilman Duncan officiating. Burial
was in the Smyrna Cemetery in Pickett County with Ligon & Bobo Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jones died Thursday, May 2, 2001, at Cedars Health Care. He
was a retired saw mill worker and of the Baptist faith.
Born December 17, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Eli and Nettie (Reagan) Jones. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary White; and three brothers,
Royce Jones, James Jones, and E.B. Jones.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Eld. Edgar Leon White, Lebanon;
a nephew, Randall "Rudy" White, Lebanon; a great niece,
Leah Elizabeth White, Lebanon; and a great nephew, Lee Elliott White,
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Overton County News
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