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Archives 05-30-2001

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Joy C. Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Joy C. Brown, 64, of Smyrna, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2001, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Burial was in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brown died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ and was retired, having worked a number of years at Oshkosh B'Gosh and Acme Boot Company.

Born February 16, 1937, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Artis Clabe and Nettie B. (Haney) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Lex Brown, Smyrna; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Brown, Seattle WA; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Tim Raymond, Seattle, WA; a brother, Bobby C. Johnson, Cookeville; a sister, Anna Bell Stafford, Bloom-ington Springs; an aunt, Myrtle Dyer, Bloomington Springs; four grandchildren, Julia Brown, Jacob Brown, Tyler Metzger, and Dan Metzger; nine grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Hensley, Justin O’Conner, Jonathan Jones, Thomas Jones, Roy Johnson, and Teddy Johnson.

 

Claudie G. Wright
Funeral services for Mr. Claudie G. Wright, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked in the maintenance department at Berkline and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Born December 12, 1934, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Perry and Ollie (Cooper) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Ann (Conner) Wright.

Survivors include a son, David Wright, Livingston; two sisters, Dean Groce and Atley Winningham, both of Byrds-town; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shirley Wright, Terry Byrd, Jimmy Ringley, Thomas Winningham, Rick Bowman, Ron Gordley.

 

Leon Laverne Mills
Funeral services for Mr. Leon Laverne Mills, 72, of the Allred Community, will be conducted on Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Reading, MI, with Clyde Wonders officiating. Burial will be in the Frontier Cemetery in Frontier, MI, with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Mills died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a sawmill operator, a member of the VFW in Livingston, a master Mason of the Shiloh Lodge 637, a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 206 of Livingston, and he served in the Korean War.

Born May 29, 1928, in Jackson, MI, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Leta (Haines) Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Mills.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Mills, Allred; two sons, Larry Mills and Lee Mills, both of Michigan; two daughters, Linda Mills, Alpine, and Besia Smith, Michigan; three sisters, Alice Miller and Daneen Maxson, both of Michigan, and Donelda Hayes, Indiana; a brother, Thomas Mills, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

 

Earlene McCloud
Funeral services for Mrs. Earlene McCloud, 40, of Monterey, were conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Harris and Rev. J.C. Hood officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCloud died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a disabled factory worker.

Born March 23, 1961, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late George Earl and Lula (Bilbrey) Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Bilbrey and James Reeves.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie McCloud and Jeffery McCloud, both of Monterey; four sisters, Dimple Reeves and Lucille Looper, both of Monterey, Anna Guffey, Hanging Limb, and Ellen Allen, Crossville; two brothers, Carl Reeves and Doyle Reeves, both of Monterey.

 

Shiela Vechel King
Funeral services for Mrs. Shiela Vechel King, 77, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001, from Etter Baptist Church with Jeff Brown officiating. Burial was in the Etter Cemetery in Pickett County, with Crestlawn Funeral Home of Byrdstown in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. King died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a production worker, homemaker, and a member of the Etter Baptist Church.

Born September 4, 1923, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Franklin and Nora (King) Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlen “Pee Wee” King.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Smith, Byrdstown; a son, Gerald King, San Antonio, TX; a sister, Juanita Story, Monroe; and two grandchildren, Adam King Smith, Byrdstown, and Leslie Brooke King, San Antonio.

Pallbearers were David Story, and the Deacons of the Etter Baptist Church.

 

Elmer Howard
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Howard, 87, of Mayland, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Howard died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was a retired factory worker, a farmer and a 1933 Monterey High School Graduate.

Born December 26, 1913, in the Columbia Hill community of Overton County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Sarah Jane (Phillips) Howard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Hall) Howard; a daughter, Barbara Ireland; two sisters, Winifred Hackney and Elise Lathram; and a brother, Carson Howard.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Potter, Crossville; a son, Roger Howard, Crossville; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

 

Meagan Cassetty
Funeral services for Miss Meagan Cassetty, 16, of the North Springs community of Jackson County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001, from the Kermit Forkum Gymnasium at Jackson County High School with Bro. John Kirby and Bro. Andy Kirby officiating. Burial was in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Cassetty died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Jackson County. She was a member of the North Springs Church of Christ in Jackson County and a student at Jackson County High School, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the softball team.

Born July 25, 1984, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Kelly and Karen Cassetty of the North Springs community. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Billy Jay Cassetty; and great grandparents, Luster and Dixie Cassetty, and Rad and Minnie Spivey.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Tyler Cassetty, North Springs community; a grandmother, Inez Cassetty, North Springs community; great grandmother, Lucy Stafford, Gainesboro; a close personal friend, Clint Conner, Gainesboro; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and other relatives.

 

Wilma H. Dyas
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma H. Dyas, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, from the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville, GA. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville with Little & Davenport Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dyas died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife.

Born June 19, 1921, in Clermont, GA, she was the daughter of the late Newt and Ada (Gilstrap) Hulsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everitt Dyas; and a step-daughter, Kathy Scott.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Joann Dorsey, Lakeland, FL; a son-in-law, Ted Scott, Denver, CO; a step-daughter and her husband, Susan and Clayton Miller, Inver Grove Heights, MN; three grandchildren, Darla Bernath, Spartenburg, SC, Cindy Hendler, Lawrenceville, SC, and Jongee Arnold, Livingston; and five great grandchildren.

 

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