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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 Christ.

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 Rachel Davidson.

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 the arrangements.

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.

 

Ron Sampley
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 Sampley.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Carol Sampley, Highland Community; and maternal grandparents, Jessie and Merlie Molden, Nancy, KY.

 

Frank McIlvain
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, Rising Sun.

 

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 arrangements.

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, Pearle Clark.

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 Methodist Church.

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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