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Archives 05-23-2001

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Rev. Robert Lee Dillon
Funeral services for Rev. Robert Lee Dillon, 70, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. J.C. Allen and Mike Buck officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dillon died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a custodian at Tennessee Tech and served as a traveling Penecostal minister for 25 years.

Born September 29, 1930, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Willie and Sarah Jane (Cox) Dillon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vouge Dillon; two sisters, Vernie Lephew and Mary Lou Dillon; and a son-in-law, Terry Mark Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel (Winningham) Dillon, Algood; a daughter, Patricia Hill, Algood; three sons, Rodger Lee Dillon, Kentucky, Kenny Charles Dillon Sr., Lebanon, and David C. Dillon Sr., Algood; a brother, George Dillon, Cookeville; a sister, Inez Harris, Jackson County; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Dillon, Jr., Robert Chad Dillon, Michael Judd, Brad Uphold, Tommy Knight, and Kenny Dillon Jr.

 

Margaret Beulah Lewis
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Beulah Lewis, 100, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with Bro. Comer McGuire and Bro. Glen McDoniel officiating. Burial was in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Overton County with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Lewis died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Hill Methodist Church.

Born October 26, 1900, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Amanda (Hawkins) Langford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzie F. Lewis; three sisters, Margie Green, Gladys Hawkins, and Cleo Manning; three brothers, Hubert Langford, Aaron Langford, and Wiley Langford; and two grandchildren, Michael Judd and Jackie Sue Shipley.

Survivors include three daughters, Geneva Glasgow, Cookeville, Ella Hight, Atlanta, GA, and Marcia Shipley, Richmond, VA; a son, Curtis Lewis, Warner Robins, GA; a brother, Willie Langford, Cookeville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Glasgow, Roger Glasgow, Ronald Glasgow, Jeffrey Glasgow, John Shires, Ed Shires, and Johnathan Shipley.

 

Goldie A. Rock
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie A. Rock, 69, of Alexandria, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, from the chapel of Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria with Bro. Billy Hale and Bro. Omer Grisham officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery in Alexandria with Avant Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rock died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brush Creek Pentecostal Calvary Church of Christ in Brush Creek.

Born October 8, 1931, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Jack Riley and Mertie (Ledbetter) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Beulah Cooper, Dorothy Collins, Dimple Ward, and Marie Vaughn; and four brothers, George Vaughn, Hershel Vaughn, Charlie Vaughn, and Bobby Vaughn.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Rock, Alexandria; two sons and daughters-in-law, John E. and Debbie Rock, Cedar Lake, IN, and Ronnie D. and Elaine Rock, Alexandria; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Jackie Johnson, Alexandria, and Glenda and Dan Foster, Birmingham, AL; a brother, Daniel Vaughn, Short Mountain; and seven grandchildren, Chris Foster, Jason Foster, Lindsey Foster, Heather Rock, Dale Rock Jr., Michelle Johnson, and Jamie Johnson.

 

Howard Daron Reed
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Daron Reed, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Frank Davis officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Reed was a farmer and was of the Methodist faith.

Born October 5, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of Hassie Pearl (Patterson) Reed of Cookeville, and the late Herman Reed.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Lorene Reed, Cookeville; a nephew and his wife, Ricky and Liz Reed, McMinniville, and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jerry Smith, Johnny Smith, Dale Farley, Ricky Reed, Randy Deck, and James Rector.

 

Jessie Evelyne Olgetree
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Evelyne Olgetree, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Anderson and Bro. Bob Stoner officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Olgetree died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Born January 17, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Rhoda (Hawkins) West.

Survivors include her husband, James Payton Olgetree, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Lee and Terry Olgetree, Joelton; a brother, Freddie West, Nashville; two sisters, Sue Randolph, Nashville, and Jane West, Cookeville; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne Lee Olgetree and Autumn Lynn Olgetree.

Pallbearers were Webster Lewis, Kenneth Lynn, Jimmy Keisling, Percy Hill, Gib Hill, and Martin Hargis.

 

Larry Ray Norris
Funeral services for Mr. Larry Ray Norris, 50, of Alpine, were conducted at 1 p.m Thursday, May 17, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norris died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born August 28, 1950, in Livingston, he was the son of the late James C. and Oma (Vaughn) Norris.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Norris, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Micheal R. and Jennifer Norris; a step-son, Kyle Sells; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen M. and Frank Potter, and Kellie G. and Dudley Talley; his childrenŐs mother, Linda Norris; a sister, Diane McBride; a brother, Ernest Norris; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Ferrell, Rex King, Mark Linder, Frank Potter, Kyle Sells, Ron Sells, Kip Smith, and Bill Thorton.

 

John B. Kostelnik
Funeral services for Mr. John B. Kostelnik, 86, of the Oak Grove Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aaron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kostelnik died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker and affiliated with the St. John Evangelist Church in Connellsville, PA.

Born September 1, 1914, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Joseph Kostelnik and Anna (Seman) Kostelnik. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha (Sells) Kostelnik.

Survivors include two brothers, Jerome Kostelnik, Dunbar, PA, and Anthony Kostelnik, Los Angeles, CA; and a sister, Marian Harvey, Connellsville, PA. Pallbearers were Brandon Melton, Mark Sells, George Sells, Charles Sells, Johnny Cyrus, Johnny Cyrus Jr., Fred Ashburn, and Joe Stover.

 

Hershell Uriah Mars
Funeral services for Mr. Hershell Uriah Mars, 89, of North Vernon, IN, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, from the chapel of Dove and Sharp Funeral Home in North Vernon, IN. Dove and Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Mars died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon, IN.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mars, Indiana; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale and Debbie Mars, Livingston, and Harold Mars, Indiana; three daughters, Catherine Stafford, Doris Hemmings, and Nancy Giesseman, all of Indiana; a grandson, Jeremy Mars, Livingston; and other grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of Indiana.

 

Francis Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Francis Jones, 55, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Barnett officiating. Burial was in the Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her home in Monterey. She was a factory worker at Livingston Shirt Factory, Ely Walker, Darbo, and Adams USA, and a member of the Monterey 1st Freewill Baptist Church.

Born November 19, 1945, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late D.E. "Bone" and Lucy (Wilburn) Mullins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Gregory Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Jones, Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Andy Ryan, Cookeville; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Ronnie, Richard, and Rebecca.

 

Ona May Holt
Funeral services for Mrs. Ona May Holt, 89, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Gary Pruitt officiating. Burial was in the Amonett Cemetery in Pickett County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Holt died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bloomington Christian Church in Pickett County.

Born May 4, 1912, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Virginia (Amonett) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Leon Holt; and a granddaughter, Teresa (Johnson) Bowman.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Holt, Byrdstown; four daughters, Juanita Moody and Marylyn Johnson, both of Livingston, and Oleta Barber and Ruby Huddleston, both of Byrdstown; a son, Billy Joe Holt, Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Steve Moody, Jared Barber, Dwight Johnson, David Holt, Tim Huddleston, and Joseph Huddleston.

 

Noble O. Jenkins
Funeral services for Mr. Noble O. Jenkins, 85, of Livingston, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 23, 2001, from the chapel of Good Shepherd Mortuary in South Charleston, WV, with Rev. David Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Cemetery in Charleston, WV, with Good Shepherd Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jenkins died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a tool and die maker for Tractor Mfg.

Born January 20, 1916, in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Walter T. and Ada Erenstine (Garrett) Jenkins.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Walker) Jenkins, Livingston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bob Mollett, Livingston, Shirley Maxine and Don McCarter, Coco, FL, and Delores Erenstine and Joe Walker, Fairfield, CA; a sister, Mildred Gaylor, Weeki Wachee, FL; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

 

 

 

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