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Archives 2001 10-17-2001

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Anna Marie Barker
Funeral services for Ms. Anna Marie Barker, 76, of Cookeville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Speck officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Barker died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at her home. She was a retired college P.E. Teacher and a member of the Eastern Star. She graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1948, and received a masters degree from Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, MI. She taught 35 years in the Battle Creek School system and retired from Kellogg Community College in 1988.

Born April 9, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Walter and Alta May (Sells) Copeland.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred McNamee, Battle Creek, MI, and Dorothy Hud-dleston, Livingston; a life-long friend, Donna Leatherberry, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jesse Garvin Savage
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Garvin Savage, of Fairfield,IL, were conducted Sunday, October 7, 2001, in Fairfield, with Rev. Richard Hart officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield with Nales Funeral Home of Fairfield in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Savage was a retired carpenter and farmer and was a member of the North Side Baptist Church in Fairfield.

Born March 20, 1914, in the Fellowship Community of Overton County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Jolee Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Berniece (Martin) Savage; his second wife, Serephene (Nelson) Savage; and an infant son, Jesse Giffard Savage.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Masterson, Fairfield, and Margaret Henson, Chicago, IL; two sisters, Mae Reagan, Livingston and Dean Masterson, Mount Carmel, IL; a stepdaughter, Joyce Harris, Indiana; two stepsons, Randal Nelson, Kentucky, and Melvin Nelson, Mount Juliet; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

Horace Marshall Roberts
Funeral services for Mr. Horace Marshall Roberts, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Burial, with full military honors performed by the James T. Davis VFW Post 5062 Honor Guard, was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Roberts died Thursday, October 11, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto dealer for 40 years, a member of the West End Church of Christ, and a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean War.

Born July 18, 1932, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Marshall and Willie (Roach) Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Conner; and a granddaughter, Becky Conner.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Roberts, Livingston; two sons, Joe Roberts, Dallas, TX, and Anthony Roberts, James-town; a daughter, Karen Sells, Livingston; a brother, Maldon Roberts, Jamestown; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Hannah, Terry Sells, Nicholas Sells, Daniel Sells, Brandon Roberts, Michael Roberts, and Brian Roberts.

 

Delene "Dee" (Buckner) Keith
Funeral services for Mrs. Delene "Dee" (Buckner) Keith, 52, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Raymond Phillips and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Keith died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born February 1, 1949, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harlon Wilson and Noble (McCowan) Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jr. Keith.

Survivors include two daugthers and a son-in-law, Drema and Tim Bowman and Kandie Tays, all of Cookeville; three sisters, Genne Raines, Rickman, Pam Sullins, Cookeville, and Patty Tayes, Monterey; three brothers, Laddie Wilson, Hendersonville, and Johnny Wilson and Ronnie Wilson, both of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Tori, Skyler, and Kodee; and companion, Joe Nabors, Cookeville.

 

Arlan I. Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Arlan I. Jones, 97, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jones died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a self employed mechanic, of the Presbyterian faith, and a veteran of the National Guard.

Born April 19, 1904, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Berry Derwood and Velenar (Ramsey) Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Arxie (Sells) Jones, Alpine; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Mary Jones, Alpine; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jerry Hancock, Monroe; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lela O. Barlow
Funeral services for Mrs. Lela O. Barlow, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Sherrill officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Barlow died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and of the Presbyterian faith.

Born November 9, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Overton and Elizabeth (Ledbetter) Carr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Lee Barlow; a sister, Linnie (Carr) Sullivan; and two brothers, Laymon Carr and Tipton Carr.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Connie Barlow, Providence, RI; a daughter, Sue Walters, Livingston; nine grandchindren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Walters, Jim Walters, Frank Walters, Doug Walters, Matthew Ruby, and Joshua Ruby.

 

Jessie L. Dixon
Funeral services for Mr. Jessie L. Dixon, 67, of the Highland Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2001, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Nolen Cantrell and Jeff Short officiating. Burial was in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery in the Highland Community with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dixon died Saturday, October 6, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Faith, a logger, and a farmer.

Born June 9, 1934, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lonzo and Nancy Jane (Harris) Dixon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three infant sons.

Survivors include his wife, Allard (Hammock) Dixon, Highland Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Roger Wilson, Highland Community; a grandson and his wife, Jason and Melissa Wilson, Livingston; a granddaughter and her husband, Jamie and J.E. Ledbetter, Rickman; a great granddaughter, Jessica Wilson, Livingston; a nephew and his wife, W.J. and Pauline Staggs; and two nieces and a nephew by marriage, Jessie Ilene Pryor and Anita and Wayne Dixon.

Pallbearers were L.N. Harris, Jackie Manis, Ordell Dulworth, Jeff Staggs, Jr. Smith, Justin Ledbetter, Gary Walker, and Bill Johnson.

 

Bobby Edward Bilyeu
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Edward Bilyeu, 70, of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glen Masters and Rev. Tracy Langford officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilyeu died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an auto dealer, a Christian, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Born April 17, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ed Clifford and Dora Alice (Johnson) Bilyeu.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bilyeu, Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christy Bilyeu, Hilham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Freddie Paul, Alpine, and Denise and James Mitchell, Monroe; two brothers, Bill Bilyeu and Maxie Bilyeu, both of Hilham; and three granddaughters.

Pallbearers were Danny Barlow, C.B. "Shorty" Richardson, Wayne Beechboard, Glenn Smith, Andy Beechboard, and Johnny Conner.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bobby Dale, Bobby McDonald, Bill Savage, and B.C. Capps.

 

James Harold Clark
Masonic services for Mr. James Harold Clark, 58, of Allons, were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McCloud officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery with full Honors Military Service by James T. Davis Honor Guard #5062 with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Clark died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was the current Overton County Trustee, as well as a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Livingston Lodge #259, and a life-long member of V.F.W./James T. Davis Memorial Post #5062.

Born October 22, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Hoy L. Sr. and Ida Ann (Ledbetter) Clark.

Survivors include his wife, Ann L. Clark, Allons; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darwin and Pat Clark, Livingston, and David and Aleshia Clark, Allons; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Jeff Stephens, Monroe, and Peggy and Gary Smith, Hilham; three brothers, Linzie Clark, Livingston, Walter Clark, McMinnville, and Hoy Landon Clark Jr., Rickman; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gerald Clark, Mitch Copeland, David Clark, Jimmy Clark, Matthew Reeder, David Ledbetter, and Bobby Thompson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Overton County Officials, Justin Hill, Logan Clark, and Martha Grace Clark.

 

 

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