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Archives 07-25-2001

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Dr. Norman Roy Atnip
Funeral services for Dr. Norman Roy Atnip, 86, of Smithville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Bobby Colvert and Bro. Archie King officiating. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville with Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. Atnip died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired Doctor of Chiropractic who graduated in 1937 from the National University of Health Sciences (formerly the National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois) and began his practice in Smithville in 1939, a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, served as past president of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Federation of Tennessee Chiropractors, Exchange Club of Smithville, Smithville Lions Club, past president and director of the Smithville Junior Chamber of Commerce, past director of the National Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association, served on the board of directors of the Center Hill Broadcasting Corporation (WJLE Radio), a founding director of the CitizenŐs Bank of Smithville, a member of the National College of Chiropractic Alumni Association, served as team physician for many years for the DeKalb County High School athletic teams, a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of WWII, was 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Master Mason, and an elder in the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born April 11, 1915, in DeKalb County, he was the son of the late David J. and Lassie Mai (McGee) Atnip. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marquerite Puckett and two brothers, Dr. Eric C. Atnip and David J. Atnip Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Jannette (Cantrell) Atnip, Smithville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert Roy and Guylene Atnip, Smithville, and Dr. N. Max and Patti Atnip, Cookeville; a sister, Frances Pendarvis, Livingston; seven grandchildren, Lisa Tramel and Tara Atnip, both of Smithville, Robert Atnip Jr., Shelbyville, Jared Atnip, Panama City, FL, Rebecca Vincent, Jennifer Atnip, and Cryste Atnip, all of Cookeville; two great grandchildren, Chase Tramel and Caleb Tramel, both of Smithville.

Pallbearers were Wayne Atnip, Barry Atnip, Dr. Alan Atnip, David Martin, Billy Martin, and David Wytt Davis.

 

Arley Jackson Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Arley Jackson Smith, 98, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Mike Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Masonic Rites were conducted by the Livingston Masonic Lodge on Friday evening at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer, concrete finisher, of the Methodist faith, and a mason.

Born February 22, 1903, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John and Vela (Holt) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ida (Johnson) Smith; two sons, John Smith and Coy Smith; two brothers, Deloy Smith and Harlan Smith; and three sisters, Rhoda Wright, Charity Sidwell and Eula Taylor.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Junior and Sue Smith, Alexandria, IN; a daughter, Willie Hunter, Livingston, seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a special granddaughter and her husband, Peggy and Shirley Dillon.

Pallbearers were Jason Hunter, Earl Hunter, Dale Smith, Doug Smith, Johnny Marvin Smith, and Johnny Ray Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charlie Ray, Keeton Cooper, Eric Dillon, and Ed Long.

 

Mary Rachel (Guffey) Pemberton
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rachel (Guffey) Pemberton, 76, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in the Story Cemetery in Byrdstown with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Pemberton died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Robert Sterling and Minnie Vee (McKinley) Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Early Gay Pemberton.

Survivors include two sons, Earl Garfield Pemberton, Kokomo, IN, and George Robert Pemberton, Goshen, KY; two daughters, Susan Barnes, Livingston, and Brenda Hassler, Knoxville; two brothers, Herbert M. Guffey, Albany, KY, and Eugene Guffey, New Castle, IN; a sister, Betty Weddle, New Castle; and eight grandchildren, Amber, Gina, Tim, Heather, Sterling, Racquel, Megan and Brittany.

 

Delma Vada Nation
Funeral services for Mrs. Delma Vada Nation, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Hillier Duke officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nation died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the First Christian Church of Cookeville.

Born October 20, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Maudie (Sells) Richardson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie T. Nation; a son Carlie Nation; a sister, Donna Mullins; and two step-children, Charlie Nation and Alene Richardson.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Nation, Lubbock, TX, and Coy Nation, Livingston; two daughters, Catherine Bowers, Algood, and Connie Dishman, Rickman; five brothers, Delton Richardson, Rickman, Dennis Richardson, Livonia, MI, Denver Richardso and Doil Richard-son, both of Sparta, and Dexter Richardson, Missouri; three sisters, Desma Harrell, Detroit, MI, Delise Humphrey, Algood, and Doris Harvey, Sparta; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Haskell McCormick
Funeral services for Mr. Haskell McCormick, 71, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. McCormick died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at his home. He was retired from the General Motors Corporation.

Born March 28, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Tom and Ethel (Swallows) McCormick.

Survivors include his wife, Ila (Ray) McCormick, Anderson; a son and daughter-in-law, Dairel and Angie McCormick, Anderson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Bob Ellingwood, and Debbie and Steve Alford, all of Anderson; two sisters, Geneva Cooper and Juanita McCormick, both of Rickman; a brother, Otis "Buck" McCormick, Algood; five grandchildren, Devon McCormick, Jaret McCormick, Tara Swango, Rebecca Swango, and Derek Swango; one great grandchild, Damien Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Edward Ward Lee
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Ward Lee, 57, of Nashville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, from the chapel of Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Sims officiating. Burial was in the Polk Memorial Gardens with Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Lee died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at his home. A native of Gainesboro, he served in the Tennessee National Guard, and was a member of the Church of God. He was the son of the late Dewey and Della (Masters) Lee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Malugin.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie (Matheny) Lee, Nashville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kimberly Shaun Cummings and Nichole and Larry Lehmann, all of Nashville, and Amanda and David Mistro, Mt. Juliet; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Ward and Brenda Lee, Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Linda Lee, Cookeville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Virgie Ramsey, Hilham, and Louise and Earl Zischke, Ladylake, FL, a brother-in-law and his wife, Wade and Katie Matheny, Columbia; a sister-in-law, Dotsy Hight, Columbia; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wade Matheny, Tommy Hight, Larry Lehmann, Lionel Ward, Frank McBride, Jimmy Bassham, Johnny Matheny, and Blake Hight. Serving as honorary pallbearers were employees of McBride Market, employees of Northway Piggly Wiggly, and James Pillar.

 

Darrell Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Darrell Bilbrey, 35, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 25, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Corley and Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was employed at Livingston Manufacturing Company.

Born December 4, 1965, in Dayton, OH, he was the son of Ernest and the late Willene (Reels) Bilbrey.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include two daughters, Hanna Bilbrey and Emily Bilbrey, both of Livingston; three brothers, Jerry Bilbrey, Rickman, and Lannie Bilbrey and Sammy Bilbrey, both of Monterey; and two sisters, Pamela Bowman, Rickman, and Candy Henly, Baxter.

 

Ruth C. Harville
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth C. Harville, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Minister James Castro officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery in Overton County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harville died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a health care provider and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 19, 1917, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Nancy Belle (Sidwell) Warren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Harville; four sisters, Bethene Harris, Sarah Warren, Dellie Warren, and Stella Gentry; and three brothers, Wint Warren, Jim Warren, and Brian Warren.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Lora Harville, Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma (Polson) and Ralph Wilmoth, Cookeville, and Barbara ane Joe Fisher, Florida; a sister-in-law, Oneida Garrett, Cookeville; ten grandchildren, Mickey Thompson, Kassie Polson, Crystal Polson, Jamie Heiss, Tiffany Harville, D.J. Harville, Debbie Roberts, Pat Fisher, Lisa Fisher, and Jennifer Fisher; ten great grandchildren, three local, Emily Polson, Olivia Thompson, and Carrie Thompson, all of Cookeville; and two special friends, Kenneth and Alta Morgan, Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Charles Warren, James E. Warren, Ronnie Robinson, Chad Heiss, Albert Thompson, Danny Garrett, and Willard Vaughn Jr.

 

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