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Archives 2001 09-26-2001

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Milo F. Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Milo F. Nelson, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville, with Bro. Danny Allen and Pastor Eddie Turner officiating. Burial was in the Algood Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Nelson died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Acme Boot Company, a veteran of WWII, U.S. Army, and attended Trinity Assembly of God.

Born Sept. 28, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Myrtle (Newberry) Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, J.T. Nelson and Elmer Nelson; and a sister, Eunetta Bowman.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Nelson, Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ralph Stewart, Georgia, and Linda and Merlon Haney, Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Nelson, and Mark Nelson, all of Cookeville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Demon and Mabel Nelson, Monterey, Z.L. Nelson, and Ken and Sue Nelson, all of Cookeville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Daisy and Willie Hickey, Michigan, and Beulah and Grady Bilbrey, Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Helen Nelson, South Carolina; a brother-in-law, Walter Bowman, Cookeville; three grandchildren, Dawn Harville, Jerry Haney, and Beth Nelson, all of Cookeville; four great grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.

 

Vie L. Ringley
Funeral services for Mrs. Vie L. Ringley, 86, of Albany, KY, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens in Albany.

Mrs. Ringley died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 16, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Modellia Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Ringley; two sisters, Auda Carr and Stella Copeland; a brother, Leonard Young; and two infant children.

Survivors include a sister, Sarah Ann Gore, Cookeville.

 

Margaret Elise Skelton
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Elise Skelton, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Whited officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Skelton died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a market cashier, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Civic and Garden Club of Livingston.

Born Sept. 26, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Palo Goodpasture Dillon and Dora (Norris) Dillon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Skelton.

Survivors include her husband, Alva M. Skelton Jr., Livingston; cousins, Debbie Reeves, Nashville, Sibby Averitt, Livingston, Charles Yelton Norris, Phoenix, AZ, Bonnie (Norris) Allen, Cookeville, Farris Norris Bell, Gallatin, Wonnie B. Meador, Joelton, Della Lee, Hendersonville, Retha Jared, Adophus, KY; and grandchildren, Craig Allen Skelton, Fayetteville, GA, and Monica Eleece Roberts and Matthew Todd Roberts, both of Nashville.

Pallbearers were Billy Gene Gaw, Michael Patrick (Pat) Norris, Charlie Ray, Gaskell Ray, Harlie Jim Sells, and John West.

 

Dennis Wayne Sells
Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Wayne Sells, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sells died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was an accountant, a member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston, helped organize the first Little League and worked on the first baseball park in Livingston, Babe Ruth Baseball, member of the Tennessee Tech Review Board for Vocational Schools in the Upper Cumberland, elected to and served on the Overton County Board of Education, elected to and served on the Overton County Commission, past president and active member in the Livingston Jaycees, past president and active member in the Livingston Rotary Club.

Born July 22, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of Pauline (Dennis) Sells and the late Raymond Sells.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Doris E. Sells, Livingston; three sons, David Nathan Eilander, Livingston, Glenn Curtis Eilander, Rickman, and Gregory William Eilander, Sellerburg, IN; a brother, Ray Sells, Huntsville, AL; a sister, Francis Holt, Livingston; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were James White, Ossie Mitchell, Billy Sullivan, A.B. Coleman, Bill Davis, David Dorminey, Wayne Brown, and Kenneth Dodson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were David Nathan Eilander, Glenn Curtis Eilander, Gregory William Eilander, Ray Sells II, and Jamie Sells.

 

 

 

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