Hugh R. Moredock
Funeral services for Mr. Hugh R. Moredock, 98, of Allons, were conducted
at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Rev. J. Glea Shelley officiating. Burial was in the Overton
County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mr. Moredock died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a farmer, a carpenter, and a member of the Martins
Chapel Methodist Church.
Born July 15, 1903, in Clay County, he was the son of the late
Joe Davis and Nannie (Maynord) Moredock. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice (Daniel) Moredock;
and a son, Harold Moredock.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Iver and Ima Moredock,
Cookeville; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Ramsey, 79, of Goodlettsville, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson
Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. H.S. Brown officiating. Burial
was in the New Hope Cemetery in the New Hope Community of Jackson
County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ramsey died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at the Madison Health
Care and Rehabilitation Center in Madison. He was a retired machinist
from Textron and a member of the Porter Heights Baptist Church in
Born January 1, 1922, in Jackson County, he was the son of the
late William H. and May (Stafford) Ramsey. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two brothers, Zollie Ramsey and Charles
Ramsey; and four sisters, Ina Rose Ramsey, Joann Ramsey, Juanita
Ramsey, and Alvie Scott.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Smith) Ramsey, Goodlettsville;
a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Bonnie Ramsey, Goodlettsville;
a daughter, Patricia Ramsey, LaVergne; a stepdaughter, Paulette
Board, Goodlettsville; a brother, Willie J. Ramsey, Chicago, IL;
a half-brother, Harold Ramsey, Hilham; a sister, Lola Alexander,
Byhalia, MS; a half-sister, Opal Ayers, Hilham; six grandchildren,
Angela Ramsey, Ryan Ramsey, Michelle Coving-ton, Eddie Lawson, Jennifer
Wyatt, and Darryl Wyatt; and two great grandchildren, Jessica Covington
and Conner Coving-ton.
Cecile (Strode) Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Cecile (Strode) Clark, 86, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro, with Bro. OÕNeal Huffines
officiating. Burial was in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the
Stone Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Clark died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. She was a former assistant Postmaster at the Whitleyville
and Haydenburg Post Offices and former owner and operator of Haydenburg
General Merchandise in Jackson County. She was a member of the Church
Born January 24, 1915, in Jackson County, she was the daughter
of the late Henry and Cartha (Keith) Strode. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jona R. Clark;
and a grandson, Glen Ashley Clark.
Survivors include a son, Ward Clark, Nashville; two daughters,
Patsy Hall, Donelson, and Peggy Gunnels, Livingston; two sisters,
Anna Alice (Tooter) Blankenship, Carthage, and Opal Bilbrey, Red
Boiling Springs; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two
great great grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.
Daniel Tyler Lancaster
Funeral services for Daniel Tyler Lancaster, 16, of Monroe, were
conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2001, from the Livingston
Academy gymnasium with Rev. Robert Ziehmer, Rev. Dee Ledford, and
Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Tyler died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a student at Livingston Academy, and a member of
the First Christian Church in Livingston. He was a YACC reporter,
and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club,
and the Livingston Academy football team. He was also a manager
for two years for the Livingston Academy girlsÕ soccer team, and
the boys' basketball team.
Born August 15, 1985, in Putnam County, he was the son of David
and Shelia Lancaster of Monroe.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Lester
and Bernice Freeman, and Woody Lynn Reagan, all of Monroe, and Charles
and Freida Lancaster, Livingston; great grandparents, Columbus and
Quannie Garrett, Monroe, and Dan and Christine Lancaster, Livingston;
one aunt, Sharon Leath, Westmorland; an uncle and aunt, Steve and
Wanda Lancaster, Livingston; several cousins, great aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Steve Lancaster, Gary Pettis, Terry Melton, Matt
Eldridge, Bobby Gore, Shane Qualls, and Steve Looper. Serving as
honorary pallbearers were the members of the Livingston Academy
Jimmie Howard Franklin
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie Howard Franklin, 54, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters
officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery with Whitson
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Franklin died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. He was a factory worker and of the Methodist Faith.
Born March 26, 1947, in Cookeville, he was the son of James Franklin
of Cookeville, and the late Willie (Hammons) Franklin.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a host of cousins,
aunts, and uncles.
Delborah "Debbie" Kay (Handy)
Funeral services for Mrs. Delborah "Debbie" Kay (Handy)
Fields, 48 of Ellijay, GA, formerly of Livingston, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from the chapel of the First
Baptist Church of Ellijay with Rev. Steve Fields and Dr. Milton
Perry officiating. A funeral service was also held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 16, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston.
Burial was in the Falling Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Fields died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital
in Nashville. She was a graduate of Livingston Academy and Pickens
Tech Department of Cosmetology, and a member of the East Ellijay
Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Mildred Faye (Winningham)
Handy of Livingston and the late James Donald Hany.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Rev.
Steve Lee Fields, Ellijay; two sisters, Sharon (Handy) Murphy and
Sabra (Handy) Wilson; seven brothers, James Lee Handy, Billy Ray
Handy, Johnny Michael Handy, Gerald Brinte Handy, Gary Wayne Handy,
Steve Allen Handy, and Tommy Handy, all of Livingston; and a host
of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Craig Decker were conducted at 7 p.m. from
the chapel of MartinÕs Home For Service, Inc., Montclair, NJ. Martins
Home For Service, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Decker died Sunday, September 9, 2001. He was the son of William
Decker of Monroe, and Ruth Decker.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother,
Joan Decker, Monroe; three brothers, Daim Macadow, Bruce Decker,
and Mark Decker; and other relatives and friends.
Oma Etta Daugherty
Graveside services for Mrs. Oma Etta Daugherty, 78, of Livingston,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at the Overton
County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
Mrs. Daugherty died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at White County Hospital
in Sparta. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.
Born Oct. 7, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the
late Porter and Sinai (Strode) Neal.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randell and Teresa
Daugherty, Cookeville; and three grandchildren, Racheal J. Daugherty,
and Lucas R. Daugherty, both of Lebanon, and Logan L. Ragland, Cookeville.
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