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Archives 05-16-2001

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Ruth Miller
Funeral services for Ms. Ruth Miller, 43, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Miller died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born May 22, 1957, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Larmon and Delia Mae (Johnson) Crabtree.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Scotty Dale and Melissa Staggs, and William Edward and Charlotte Hammock, all of Livingston; a companion, James Beechboard, Livingston; three aunts, Beulah Tharp and Julie Dailey, both of Hilham, and Dora Anderson, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randall Day, Richard Hammock, Mike Kernell, Dennis Tharp, Lester Tharp, and Perry Tharp.

 

Pansy E. Arms
Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy E. Arms, 94, of Liv-ingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Goggins officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Arms died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Born January 29, 1907, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Cynthia (Guthrie) Gentle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Arms, and a son, Bill Arms.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Jean Mitchell, Livingston, Betty Jo Under-wood, Cookeville, and Peggy Seagraves, Florida; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dicky Mitch-ell, David Mitchell, William Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Chuck Mitchell, and Chris Ayers.

 

Henry Paul Glasscock
Funeral services for Mr. Henry Paul Glasscock, 83, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Glasscock died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Overton County Nursing Home. He was a car salesman, horse farmer and a member of the Allons Baptist Church.

Born January 3, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Novie Howard Maynord Glasscock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Onzie Glasscock, Homer Glasscock, John Glasscock, Howard Glasscock, and Leslie Glasscock; and two sisters, Dessie Reese and Lena Chilton.

Survivors include his wife, Maurine (Hunter) Glasscock, Allons; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Janie Glasscock, Livingston; three daughters and two son-in-laws, June and L.G. Puckett III, and Patsy Glasscock, all of Livingston, and Betty and Masato Kanda, Oletha, KA; a sister, Myrtle Waites, Livingston; a sister-in-law, Clara Glasscock, Livingston; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Charles Langford, Dennis Barsness, Jack Glasscock, Roger Phillips, Randall Bilbrey, and Hugh L. Ogletree.

Serving as honorary pallbearer was Adam Mansell.

 

John Gilbert Elder
Funeral services for Mr. John Gilbert Elder, 77, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Pruitt, Bro. Randy Tompkins, and Bro. Dayton Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Elder died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lovelady Christian Church.

Born December 18, 1923, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late John and Sara (Hassler) Elder.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine (Martin) Elder, Byrdstown; a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Diane Elder, Byrdstown; two daughters, Cheryl Elder, Nashville, and Gwen Smith, Livingston; two sisters, Mildred Davidson and Lucille Elder, both of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Letisha Brewington, Larissa Buck, Sean Smith, and Heath Elder; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Martin, Teddy Martin, Roger Elder, Lloyd Ray Hassler, Ernie Hassler, and John Capps.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ivan Rike, Harold Kautz, John Harlan, Frazier Sells, Kenny Little, Hugh Elder, Alf Taylor, Bill Groce, Joe Groce, and Benton Lee.

 

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 three daughters-in-law, Joe and Gwen Key, David and Ruby Key, and Odean 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; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

 

Garnett W. Johnson Sr.
Graveside services for Mr. Garnett W. Johnson Sr., 76, of Clinton, TN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Holley-Gambrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville. He was retired from the Oak Ridge Nuclear Plant in Oak Ridge, and was affiliated with the Black Oak Baptist Church.

Born May 28, 1924, in Clinton, he was the son of the late Walter and Iva Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Johnson and Cecil Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Johnson, Clinton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Garnett Johnson Jr. and Rickey and Lisa Johnson, all of Clinton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Bennie Brown, Texas, and Debbie and Kenneth Keck, Oak Ridge; five brothers; four sisters; and four grandchildren.

 

Jewel Dean "Judy" Johnson
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Dean "Judy" Johnson, 58, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was an employee of Russell Stover Candies and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Born October 9, 1942, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Mikey Fred Wilson and Mary Idella (Horton) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Jenkins; and two brothers, Arthur Dee Wilson and Earnest Edward Wilson.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Lewis, Cookeville; a sister, Dimple Owens, Crawford; a brother, Billy Wilson, Crawford; and one grandson, Ronnie Eugene Lewis II, Cullman, AL.

 

George Jones
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, Lebanon.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

 

Carolyn Bilbrey
Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Carolyn Bilbrey, 59, of Dalton, GA, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Harris Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA. She was a food server in the food service industry.

Born July 19, 1941, in Knoxville, she was the daughter of Frank Cox of Toledo, OH, and the late Lucille (Hendren) Cox.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Mack Bilbrey, Dalton, GA; four sons, Dale Bilbrey, Bristol, Marvin Ray Huff, Keith Bilbrey, and Craig Bilbrey, all of Dalton, GA; two daughters, Kimberly Dill and Cheryl Cochran, both of Dalton, GA; six brothers, William Inman, Chattsworth, GA, Lonnie Wayne Inman and Robert Inman, both of Dalton, GA, Jack Inman, Jacksonville, FL, and Bob Cox and Jeff Cox, both of Toledo, OH; three sisters, Margaret Beltran, Dalton, GA, Faye Sharpe, Lake City, and Betty Byrd, Pulaski; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gary Phipps, David Bilbrey, Charles Ethridge, Lee Ethridge, James Cochran, and Keith Bilbrey.

 

Bobbie Jean Buck
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Buck, 68, of Anderson, IN, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, from the chapel of Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson, IN, with Rev. Steve Holdzkom officiating. Burial will be in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery with Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Buck died Sunday, May 13, 2001. She was a retired employee of Delco Remy and a member of the New Horizon Methodist Church.

Born August 24, 1932, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Luverna Matthews of Livingston and the late Sim Matthews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Matthews.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Artie (Dutch) Buck, Anderson, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and James Poston, Algood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Jim Summers and Sharon and Ralph Oakley, all of Anderson, IN; five grandchildren, Evan Broderick, Ryan Broderick, Wesley Summers, Chad Oakley, Aaron Oakley; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Hassie (Seber) Gore
Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie (Seber) Gore, 80, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gore died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at St. JohnÕs Health System in Anderson, IN. She was a grocery clerk and of the Baptist faith.

Born January 10, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Sarah (Andrews) Seber. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Haston Seber; and a sister, Ezma Parrish.

Survivors include a sister, Jewell Dean Staggs, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy Mahaney, Scott Hammock, Toby Hammock, Brad Reagan, Gary Melton, and Tony Cannon.

 

James Reid Poindexter
Funeral services for Mr. James Reid Poindexter, 77, of Celina, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with minister Bill Coe officiating. Burial was in the Tinsley Cemetery in Celina with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Poindexter died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Osh Gosh Factory worker and a member of the Cave Springs Church of Christ.

Born May 8, 1924, in Celina, he was the son of the late William Doc Poindexter and Tessie Ann (Colson) Poindexter.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Poindexter, Celina; two sons, Billy Poindexter, Algood, and Bobby Poindexter, Celina; and five grandchildren, Carrie Ann Tinsley, Monica Renee Smith, Felicia Ann Poindexter, Jodi Sue Poindexter, and Spencer Reid Poindexter.

 

 

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