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Archives 2001 08-22-2001

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Lester Earl Cope
Funeral services for Mr. Lesster Earl Cope, 51, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Minister Keith Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in the Amonette Cemetery in Pickett County with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cope died Monday, August 13, 2001, at his home. He was a powerplant employee, a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Born July 18, 1950, in Overton County, he was the son of Howard and Edith (Claborn) Cope. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Jamie Allen Cope.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Ursula Cope and Yasmine Cope, both of Page, AZ; three sisters, Carol Ray, Fishers, IN, Wilma Rockwell and Kathy Neal, both of Livingston; a brother, Johnny Cope, Hilham; eight nieces and nephews; and five great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were D.J. Mass-engille, Jason Cope, Steve Ray, Joe Ray, Derrick Beasley, and Randy Claborn.

 

Cecil Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Nelson, 75, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2001, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Nelson died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 22, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Columbus and Mandy (Cox) Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Bilbrey; three brothers, Elvin Nelson, Eugene Nelson, and Odene Nelson; and a sister, Carrie Nelson.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Taylor) Nelson, Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Emma Nelson, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ronnie Qualls, Livingston; three sisters, Mae Pryor, Indianapolis, IN, Eath-elene (Brown) Haste, Livingston, and Christine Harris, Swallows Chapel Community; a brother, Edward Nelson, Algood; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two step- grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Hite, Jason Crabtree, Charles Peek, Scott Davis, Anton Coleman, and Shawn Hughes.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ronald Qualls and Chris Keeter.

 

Lola (Walker) Vaughn
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola (Walker) Vaughn, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ferrell Looper officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Vaughn died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired restaurant worker and affiliated with the Full Gospel Church.

Born November 23, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Dora Lee (Norrod) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Vaughn.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Marie Vaughn and Frances Robbins, both of Livingston; five grandchildren, Angela Marie Scantland, Becky Virginia Smith, Jason Robbins, Valerie Kingery, and Richard Robbins; ten great grandchildren, Brandon Chaffins, Kyle Chaffins, Drew Smith, Daniela Smith, Josh Smith, James Smith, Jessie Smith, Grace Smith, Ethan Robbins, and Devin Robbins; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Hancock, David Chaffins, George Chaffins, Tom Smith, Jon Chaffins, and John Lovelace.

 

Wilson Tone "Tony" Tubb
Funeral services for Mr. Wilson Tone "Tony" Tubb, 48, of New Middleton, were conducted Sunday, August 19, 2001, from the chapel of New Middleton Baptist Church, with Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating. Burial was in the Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage, with Bass Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Tubb died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was an employee of Horizon Concrete Company of Lebanon since 1988. He was an avid musician and had played with several musicians and bands for the last 30 years in Smith and the surrounding counties. He was also a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Born January 27, 1953, in Lebanon, he was the son of Frances Gregory Tubb and the late Billy Tone Tubb.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sandy Tubb, New Middleton; a stepson, Shane Cooper, Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Evelyn and Mike Allen, Gordonsville; a brother, Robert Ward “Rebel” Wilder, Colorado Springs, CO; a stepgrandson, Eric Cooper, Livingston; two nephews, Tyler Allen, Gordonsville, and Dana Wilder, Springfield, OR; a niece, Delana Fisher, Springfield, OR; a god child, Christina Phillips, Grant; and a special friend, Chris Loonsfoot, New Middleton.

 

Alleta D. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Alleta D. Smith, 79, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2001, at Beaty Swamp Community Church with Bro. Glea Shelly officiating. Burial was in the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born April 1, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joel Robert and Hassie (Taylor) King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T. Worth Smith; three sisters, Naomi King, Lella King, and Lerion Parsons; and two brothers, Harlan King and Bob King.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daral Blan and Julia Smith, Livingston, and Larry Pat Smith, Monroe; a brother, John King, Monroe; four sisters, Maxine Scott, Cookeville, Judy Robbins, Rickman, Barbara Jean Davenport, Murfreesboro, and Sandra June Tubb, Gordonsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey Robbins, Barney McDonald, Donnie McDonald, Jimmy Daniels, Jimmy King, Timmy King, and Cody King.

 

Martin "Marty" Foster Shelley Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Martin "Marty" Foster Shelley Jr., 18, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2001, from the chapel of Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown with Bro. Gary Pruitt officiating. Burial was in the Neal Cemetery in Byrdstown with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Shelley died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, in Fentress County.

Born August 19, 1982, in Pickett County, he was the son of Martin F. Shelley Sr., and Theresa (Miller) Shelley.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Allen and Carolyn Dees, Livingston, Jay and Lucy Shelley, Selma, AL, and Sue Whited, Byrdstown; two great grandmothers, Geraldine Gillihan, Hartsville, and Eula Neal, Byrdstown; a sister, Brandie Shelley, Byrdstown; and a half brother, Jason Davis, Cookeville.

 

Denton Murphy
Funeral services for Mr. Denton Murphy, 76, of Spencer, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Coleman Looper officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community of Overton County with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Murphy died Sunday, August 19, 2001, at his home. He was retired from Behm Glass in Dayton, OH after 36 years service and was of the Baptist faith.

Born May 8, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Martin and Liddie (Phillips) Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Murphy; two sisters, Evelyn Swicegood and Stella Mae Pughand; a brother, Jacob Murphy; and a grandson, Michael G. Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, L. Lucille (Abston) Murphy, Spencer; two daughters, Pat Hensley, Spencer, and Betty Calahan, Cookeville; a son, Charles Murphy, Milwaukie, OR; a sister, Christine Perdue, Livingston; two brothers, Earnest Murphy, Monterey, and Bedford Murphy, Battle Creek, MI; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

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