Martha Rebecca (Stockton) Beaty
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Rebecca "Becky" (Stockton)
Beaty, 47, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25,
2001, from the Full Gospel Church in Byrdstown with Bro. Howard
Moon and Bro. Johnny Rexroat officiating. Burial was in the Beaty
Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Beaty died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Fentress County
General Hospital in Jamestown. She was a factory worker and a member
of the Moodyville Union Baptist Church.
Born February 12, 1954, in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter
of the late Joe B. and Leva (Norris) Stockton. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Freddie Sherman
Stockton and Troy Howard Stockton.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Beaty, Byrdstown; a son, Josh
Beaty, Byrdstown; two step-sons, Kendall Beaty and Chris Beaty,
both of Byrdstown; three sisters, Jeanette Marlow, New Castle, IN,
Phyllis Pryor, Byrdstown, and Linda Buttler, Kokomo, IN; four brothers,
Howard Stockton, Joe W. Stockton, and Ricky Stockton, all of Albany,
KY, and Kenieth Stockton, Indiana; two step-grandchildren, Matthew
Beaty and Gaberal Beaty; one aunt, Geneva Bertram; several nieces
and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends. Pallbearers
were Kendall Beaty, Chris Beaty, Maxie Beaty, Scotty Stockton, Kendle
Davidson, and Eric Davidson.
Clara Dorothy Burnette
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Dorothy Burnette, 80, of Celina,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001, from the chapel
of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Minister Dennis Miller officiating.
Burial was in the Moss Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Burnette died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Cumberland River Hospital
in Celina. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of
Born October 23, 1920, in Moss, she was the daughter of the late
Welcome Greenie Pennington and Josie Bell (Clancy) Pennington. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Ray Downing Burnette; and a sister, May Netherton.
Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla Pace, Henderson-ville,
and Judy Burnette, Celina; a brother, Mitchell Pennington, Tompkinsville,
KY; two sisters, Nova May, Moss, and Deane Goad, Tompkinsville;
two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Oliver Eugene "Gene" Davidson
Funeral services for Mr. Oliver Eugene "Gene" Davidson,
64, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2001,
from the Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ in Cookeville with Bro.
Johnny Fox officiating. Burial was in the Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Davidson died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at his home. He was a
former news writer for the Nashville Banner, and had been Sports
Director and radio announcer for WHUB radio station for over 40
years. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech and was inducted into
the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was a pitcher
for Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ. He attended both Sycamore and
Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ.
Born November 5, 1936, in Jackson County, he was the son of Mable
(Flatt) Davidson of Cookeville and the late Ralph Davidson.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Delores
(Eldridge) Davidson, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael
and Dana Davidson, Cookeville; three daughters and two sons-in-law,
Teresa Pugh and special friend, Roger Gambrell, Cindy and Daniel
Eich, and Amanda and Bryan Street, all of Cookeville; five brothers,
Myrrl Davidson, Baxter, Wallace Davidson, and Tommy Davidson, both
of Jackson County, Bobby Davidson and Billy Davidson, both of Cookeville;
and nine grandchildren, Brandon Flatt, Matthew Pugh, Tyler Pugh,
Hollie Pugh, Josh Eich, Brad Eich, Sarah Eich, Molly Davidson, and
Pallbearers were Mike Medley, Martin Medley, Frank Layne, Hoke
White, Stacy Mott, Mike Dyer, Eldon Burgess, and Gene Wilhite.
Willie Heron Thompson
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Heron Thompson, 89, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001, from the chapel of
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Harold Walker and Bro.
Cleve Hitchcock officiating. Burial was in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery
with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Thompson died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. He was a farmer and of the Methodist faith.
Born October 10, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Raleigh John and Lou Minnie (Boatman) Thompson. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter;
a brother, John Thompson; and four sisters, Cloa Judd, Clara Barnes,
Arkie Hammers, and Anna Dell Presnall.
Survivors include his wife, Winnie Dimple (Boatman) Thompson, Cookeville;
four sons, Roy Thompson, Raymond Thompson, and Ricky Thompson, all
of Cookeville, and Varden Thompson, Rickman; four daughters, Carlene
Scott, Sue Phillips, and Mary Thompson, all of Cookeville, and Janice
Thompson, Livingston; a brother, Edward Thompson, Florida; three
sisters, Alba Reid and Emogene Ritchson, both of Old Hickory, and
Ben Elise Dyer, Cookeville; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
five great grandchildren; and three great step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mark Scott, Kyle Thompson, Elliot Thompson, Kenneth
Lynn, Mark Watts, Terry Robinson, Mark Brown, and James Thompson.
Norma Gail (Townsley) Steward
Funeral services for Ms. Norma Gail (Townsley) Steward, 44, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2001, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Sisco officiating. Burial was
in the Hunter Cove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of
Ms. Steward died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center
in Nashville. She was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith.
Born December 23, 1956, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Bonnie
Lewis of Livingston and Fred Townsley.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Fred
David Townsley, Indiana; two sisters, Jackie Townsley and Diane
George, both of Livingston; two special nieces, Sondra Melton, Livingston,
and Shonna Phillips, Cookeville; 7 nieces and nephews; and 10 great
nieces and great nephews.
Pallbearers were Patrick Cole, P.J. Cole, Jeff Cole, Billy Cole,
Thomas Smith, and Tim Sells.
Anna Mae Starry
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Starry, 63, of Chattanooga, were
conducted at 1 p.m Monday, June 4, 2001, from the North Chapel of
Chattanooga Funeral Home with Elder Mark Bresee officiating. Burial
was in the U.S. National Cemetery with the North Chapel of Chattanooga
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Starry died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in a Chattanooga hospital.
She was a member of Hamilton Community Seventh Day Adventist Church
and the adult sabbath school class. She was the daughter of the
late Edward and Tina Marie (Norrod) Jones. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Garrett.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Starry, Chattanooga; two
sons, Kenneth E. Starry and Thomas Starry, both of Chattanooga;
a daughter, Tina Powell, Collegedale; two sisters, Reba Allred,
Livingston, and Wilma Howard, Crawford; a brother, Ellis Jones,
Crawford; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Ron Sampley, 37, of the Highland Community
of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001,
from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Denman
Frazer officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with
Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Sampley died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Nashville. He graduated
in 1986 from Tennessee Tech with a degree in journalism, and has
worked for Inman Publishing, International Book Search, The Denver
Post in Denver, CO, the Colorado National Bank, the Dispatch, the
Cookeville News Advocate, and the Tennessean in Nashville for the
last 7 years and was a member of the Monterey Church of Nazarene.
Born March 3, 1964, in Harriman, he was the son of Jerry and Jo
(Molden) Sampley of the Highland Community of Overton County. He
was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Linnie
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Carol
Sampley, Highland Community; and maternal grandparents, Jessie and
Merlie Molden, Nancy, KY.
Funeral services for Mr. Frank McIlvain, 98, of Xenia, OH, will
be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, June 6, 2001, from the chapel
of Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro, OH, with Jeff Johnson
officiating. Burial will be in the Springboro Cemetery with Turner
& Son Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McIlvain died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at the Greenewood Manor
in Xenia, OH. He was a retired welder and farmer, a U.S. Army veteran,
and a member of Sugar Tree Ridge Church of Christ.
Born October 16, 1902, in Virgie, IN, he was the son of the late
John David Bates and Catherine (Reber) McIlvain. In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maude (Tindall)
McIlvain; a son, Richard McIlvain; and a grandson, Tony King.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frank B. and Helen
McIlvain, Livingston; two daughters, Gwen King, Xenia, OH, and Patricia
Ann West, Ft. Wright, OH; a daughter-in-law, Ann McIlvain, New Carlisle,
OH; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great-great
grandsons; and three nephews, Ted McIlvain, Salem, OR, Neil McIlvain
and Wilbur McIlvain, both of Dayton, OH.
Nora Avis Martin
Funeral services for Mrs.Nora Avis Martin, 83, of Colora, MD, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, from the Algood chapel
of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.
Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County with Hooper
& Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Martin died Monday, May 28, 2001, at her home in Colora, MD.
She was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, a Cecil
County (Maryland) public school teacher and worked many years teaching
first grade at Conowingo Elementary School before retiring in June
of 1978, and was a member of the Colora Church of Christ.
Born December 4, 1917, in the Willow Grove Community of Overton
County, she was the daughter of the late Bennie C. and Jimmie Ledbetter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
James W. Martin Sr.; a son, James W. Martin Jr.; two sisters, Pauline
Hogan and Rosaline Stover; and a brother, Bennie C. Ledbetter.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Ingerson, Rising Sun, MD; two
sisters, Tula Clark, Lakeland, FL, and Melba Sewell, Athens; and
two grandsons, James W. Ingerson, Acworth, GA, and Timothy W. Ingerson,
Elmer K. Lmbert
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer K. Lambert, 76, of Markleville, IN,
will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, from the Eastview
Nazarene Church in Anderson, IN, with Rev. Thomas Chapman officiating.
Burial will be in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, IN,
with Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory in charge of the
Mr. Lambert died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Community Hospital East.
He was retired from the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors after
30 years of service, a member of the Eastview Church of the Nazarene,
the U.A.W. 663, and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Born April 15, 1925, in Livingston, he was the son of the late
William and Rosa (Walker) Lambert. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by four sisters; three brothers; and his mother-in-law,
Survivors include his wife, Gene (Clark) Lambert, Markleville,
IN; four daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Karl Downey and Christy
and Scott Johnson, all of Pendleton, IN, Janice and Clyde Walker,
Livingston, and Delene and L.D. LaFever, Baxter; three sons, Allan
Lambert, Anderson, Clifton Lambert, Pelham, AL, and Tim Lambert,
New Orleans, LA; a sister and brother-in-law, Lilly Mae and Roscoe
Murphy, Monterey; a brother, Oscar Lambert, Anderson, IN; a special
sister-in-law, June Clark, Markleville, IN; twelve grandchildren,
Lisa Barnes, Greg Lambert, Jamie LaFever, Margie LaFever, Melissa
LaFever, Shane Downey, Brandon Downey, Adrian Lambert, Andrea Downey,
Kody Downey, Kaitlyn Whitson, and Emily Downey; nine great grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Mildred Edith Dalton
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Edith Dalton, 90, of Hermitage,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, from the chapel
of Hermitage Funeral Home with Dr. Garry Speich officiating. Burial
was in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Hermitage Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Dalton died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Manor Retirement Home
in Hermitage. She was a member and very active in the work of the
Born November 24, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Wirt and Florence (Qualls) Eubank. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George O. Dalton;
two sisters, Hettie Gillentine and Delia Phillips; and four brothers,
Herman Eubank, Roy Eubank, Walter Eubank, and Hershel Eubank.
Survivors include two sons, G. Ronald Dalton, Gainesville, FL,
and Roger K. Dalton, Flatwoods, KY; five grandchildren; and three
great grandchildren. Pallbearers were family and friends.
Katy (Bilbrey) Kirby
Funeral services for Mrs. Katy (Bilbrey) Kirby, 99, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Hunter officiating. Burial
was in the Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Kirby died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a housewife and affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Born March 30, 1902, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Sol and Mary Susie (Robbins) Bilbrey. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Kirby;
a daughter, Faye Pruett; two sons, Wilbur Lewis Kirby and Grady
Paul Kirby; four brothers; two sisters; four grandchildren; and
one great grandson.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Kirby, Livingston, Glenn Kirby,
Dickson, and Jack Kirby, Allons; three daughters, Elizabeth Cobble,
Anderson, IN, Louise Johnson, Lake Wales, FL, and Billie Masters,
Livingston; four brothers, Atwell Bilbrey, Livingston, Raymond Bilbrey,
Cookeville, Roy Bilbrey, Allons, and Rue Bilbrey, Livingston; 19
grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry Masters, Bob Masters, David Kirby, Mark
Cobble, Andy Ashe, Robert Kirby Jr., Chris Kirby, Joe Kirby, and
Steve Cobble. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Willie Hugh Bilbrey,
Frank Pruett, Leland Bilbrey, Glen Masters, Greg Whited, Randall
Bilbrey, and Harold Bilbrey.
Betty Lou Hodges
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lou Hodges, 76, of Manchester, will
be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 6, 2001, from the
First United Methodist Church in Manchester. Burial will be in Good
Hope Cemetery in Overton County, with Coffee County Funeral Chapel
in charge of the funeral arrangements and Speck Funeral Home in
charge of the burial arrangements.
Mrs. Hodges died Monday, June 4, 2001.
She was born November 1, 1924, in Newtonia, MO.
Survivors include her husband, Arlice Houston Hodges, Manchester;
two sons, Larry Houston Hodges, Gallatin, and Paul Liles Hodges,
Manchester; a daughter, Nancy Lynn Blair, Soddy; two sisters, Pauline
I. Nutz, St. Louis, MO, and Julia Ann Brower, Midland, TX; four
grandchildren, Heather Lynn Blair, Woodstock, GA, Hugh C. Blair
V, Soddy, David Houston Hodges, Cookeville, and Michael Joseph Hodges,
Gallatin; and several nieces and nephews.
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