Funeral services for Mr. Kellie Buck, 63, of Byrdstown, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial
Funeral Home. Burial was in the Tompkins Cemetery with Byrdstown
Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Buck died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in
Born July 17, 1937, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late
Dennis Oak and Zona (Cravens) Buck. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Buck.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Sammy
Buck, Livingston, and Tammy and Terry King, Byrdstown; a daughter-in-law,
Sheila Buck, Byrdstown; two brothers, Kirby Buck and Shellie Buck,
both of Byrdstown; three sisters, Nellie Smith and Janie Hughes,
both of Rickman, and Mary Pritchard, Indiana; seven grandchildren;
and two step-grandchildren.
Cora (Beasley) Wisner
Graveside services for Mrs. Cora (Beasley) Wisner, 113, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, with Rev. Glen Winningham
officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Cemetery with Speck Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Wisner died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Overton County
Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of the Monroe Christian
Church, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible school
for many years.
Born January 10, 1888, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late George Stanton and Elizabeth Frances (Reed) Beasley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Clarence Henry Wisner; two daughters, Naomi W. Coleman and Heston
W. Bowers; and a son, William "Jack" Wisner.
Survivors include a daughter, Jewel Williams, Eastpointe, MI; a
half-brother, Harlan Beasley, Livingston; 11 grandchildren; 32 great
grandchildren; and 30 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Tayes, 65, of Monterey, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Barnett officiating. Burial was
in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens with Goff Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Tayes died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Cumberland Medical Center
in Crossville. He was a supervisor at Elm Meats in Nashville for
over 35 years and retired from Nashville Shores as the maintenance
supervisor, and he attended the Monterey 1st Freewill Baptist Church.
Born February 29, 1936, in Monterey, he was the son of the late
Calvin and Nola (Sparks) Tayes. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Tayes.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Karen Tayes,
Panama City, FL; two sisters, Barbara Tayes, Monterey, and Linda
Bowman, Hanging Limb; two brothers, Horace Tayes, and Ronnie Tayes,
both of Monterey; and a grandchild, Trent Tayes.
Mary Lillian (Lee) Swallows
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lillian (Lee) Swallows, 77, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 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.
Mrs. Swallows died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her home. She was
a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Born July 23, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late George and Daisy (Hoover) Lee.
Survivors include her husband, Willie D. Swallows, Livingston;
two daughters, Elaine Grimes, Hilham, and Virginia Moore, Memphis;
a sister, Lorene Dubree, Livingston; and four grandchildren, Kelly
Grimes, Livingston, Melissa Smith, Cookeville, and Amy Moore and
Patrick Moore, both of Memphis.
Pallbearers were Teddy Dubree, Jack Dubree, Pat Grimes, Patrick
Moore, Don Moore, and Jimmy Lee.
Ruby U. Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby U. Moore, 75, of Crossville, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Johnny Goldston officiating.
Burial was in the Clay Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Moore died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. She was a housewife and affiliated with the Emmannuel
Baptist Church in Crossville.
Born January 18, 1926, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late Emery Taylor and Ophie Cargile Mullins. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nobel
Peek; four brothers, Johnny Paul Mullins, Cecil Mullins, Hoy Mullins,
and Donald Mullins; and a sister, Ivalene (Mullins) Koger.
Survivors include her husband, John Henry Moore, Crossville; two
sons, Jimmie Ray Peek, Rickman, and Larry Nobel Peek, Livingston;
a daughter, Judy Fay Robbins, Lebanon; three brothers, Odell Mullins
and Alvin Mullins, both of Livingston, and Daniel Mullins, New Castle,
IN; six grandchildren, Travis Peek and Thresa Ann Shoemake, both
of Rickman, Brian Robbins and Jason Robbins, both of Lebanon, and
Chad Peek and Brad Peek, both of Livingston; and three great grandchildren,
Cody Robbins and Hayden Robbins, both of Lebanon, and Matthew Peek,
Paul R. May
Funeral services for Mr. Paul R. May, 63, of Allons, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, from the chapel of Needham-Storey-Whampner
Funeral Home in Marion, IN, with Rev. Howard May officiating. Burial
was in the Grant Memorial Cemetery in Marion, withNeedham-Storey-Whamp-ner
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. May died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home in the Willow Grove
Community. He worked several years in the eastern United States,
then settled in Marion in the 1960’s and retired from General Motors
in 1990. He and his wife moved to Allons in 1993. He served with
the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. The Honor Guard presented
Mrs. May with the American Flag in recognition of Mr. Mays service
to his country.
Born October 13, 1937, he was the son of the late Rev. Charles
and Maggie (Chinn) May. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by two brothers, Kenneth May and Frances May; and a son,
Paul R. May Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Jan May, Allons; a daughter and son-in-law,
Paula Reisann and Mike Cox, Richmond, IN; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
Tim and Leslie May and Greg and Christy Walters, all of Marion,
and Todd May, Richmond; two brothers, Rev. Howard May, Alabama,
and Charles May, North Carolina; two sisters, Mabel Barker, North
Carolina, and Laura Lee Griggs, Georgia; eight grandchildren; two
great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers
were David Liddick, Mike Smith, Bob Tucker, Marcus Cannon, David
Woodward, and Johnny Poling.
Lawrence "Whitt" Mansell
Funeral services for Mr. Lawrence “Whitt” Mansell, 55, of the Spring
Creek Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001,
from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.
Burial was in the Barnes Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Mansell died Monday, May 28, 2001, at his home. He was a truck
Born December 22, 1945, in Putnam County, he was the son of Glennis
(Bilbrey) Mansell of Cookeville and the late Littleton "Whitt"
Mansell. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by
a sister, Louise Dillon.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joey (Conner)
Mansell, Spring Creek Community; two daughters, Angela Burton, Silver
Point, and Sherry Gosnell, Rickman; a son, Terry Mansell, Cookeville,
three sisters, Gladys Andrews, Livingston, Rose Thompson, Baxter,
and Mary Mayberry, Cookeville; a brother, Ray Mansell, Cookeville;
and a grandson, Nicholas Gosnell, Rickman.
Pallbearers were Richard Dillon, Terry Ray Dillon, Jerry Melton,
Donnie Lynn, Ray Mansell, Delton Robbins, Cascy Conner, and Kelly
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jones, 93, of Monterey, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. Raymond Phillips officiating. Burial
was in the Hanging Limb Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements. Mrs.
Jones died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Born June 22, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Sevier Burr and Alice Maude Bell (Collins) Phillips. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Flem Jones; two sons, Tony Jones and Boyd Jones; three sisters,
Rosetta McCowan, Dolly Youngblood, and Martha Miller; and six brothers,
George Phillips, Robert Phillips, Willie Phillips, Jasper Phillips,
Daniel Phillips, and Albert Phillips.
Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Stephens and Linda Hodge,
both of Monterey, and Reba Webber, Witcha Falls, TX; five sons,
Frazier Jones, Paul Jones, Carl Jones, Shirley Jones, and Frank
Jones, all of Monterey; a sister, Sarah Norrod, Monterey; 17 grandchildren;
and 28 great grandchildren.
Overton County News
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