Funeral services for Mr. Cordell Allred, 90, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Lou Paradiso officiating. Burial
was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Allred died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired owner and operator
of Allred’s Garage.
Born March 20, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Virgil and Susie (Cantrell) Allred. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude (Dishman) Allred;
a son, Elbert Ray Allred; and a great grandson, Adam Allred.
Survivors include a grandson, David Allred, Celina; a granddaughter,
Jackie Danner, Celina; and two great grandchildren, Brooke (Allred)
Reid, Cookeville, and Nastasia Allred, Celina.
Pallbearers were Lt. Ray Robinson, Ofc. Gary Garrison, Ofc. Mike
Loftis, Ofc. Kent Norris, Ofc. David Slatten, Ofc. Ronnie McBride,
Ofc. Malcolm Marler, and Ofc. Danny Woodward, all officers of Tennessee
Bill M. West
Funeral services for Mr. Bill M. West, 80, of Gainesboro, were conducted
at 3 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2001, from the chapel of Anderson
Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. John Whitson, Travis Thompson,
and Rev. Jimmy Dixon officiating. Burial was in the Pharris Cemetery
in the McCoinsville Community of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. West died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Gainesboro First
Baptist Church and Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Overton
County. He was a member of the Tannehill Lodge No. 133, Free and
Accepted Masons, in Gainesboro.
Born January 23, 1921, in Jackson County, he was the son of the
late William Dillard and Kate (Sadler) West. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Daffo (Hawkins) West.
Survivors include two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Ray and Irene
West, Gainesboro, and James and Fay West, Livingston; a brother
and sister-in-law, Joe E. and Joy West, Joelton; a sister, Bonnie
M. Roberts, Nashville; four grandchildren and two of their spouses,
Randall and Missy West, Angie Castle, Tonya Kane, and Christy and
Brian Hill; six great grandchildren and a step-great grandchild;
and a special friend, Gladys Cathey of Dickson.
Funeral services for Mr. Carson Tinch, 90, of Monterey, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2001, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey with Rev. Carson Whiteaker and Rev. Bobby Floyd
officiating. Burial was in the Whittaker Cemetery with Goff Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Tinch died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. He was a retired employee of the City of Monterey,
worked with the WPA in East Tennessee, and had driven a truck in
the Upper Cumberland area.
Born November 26, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Robert and Ollie (Ray) Tinch. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby (Pedigo) Tinch; a
daughter, Billie Katherine Tinch; two sons, James Cordell Tinch
and Robert Coy Tinch; and a sister, Lealer Matthews.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Vanderpool) Tinch, Monterey;
two daughters, Sylvia Tinch, Monterey, and Doris Garrison, Anderson,
IN; a son, James Tinch, Monterey; two stepsons, Glen Horn, Monterey,
and Bill Horn, Bell Buckle; a stepdaughter, Bennie Phillips, Dayton,
OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces
Funeral services for Mr. S.T. "T" Randolph, 76, of Baxter,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2001, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Pastor Fabron Nicholson
officiating. Burial was in the Nash Cemetery with Whitson Funeral
Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Randolph died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at Bethesda Health
Care Center. He was a farmer and member of the Independent Baptist
Born February 2, 1925, in Putnam County, he was the son of the
late William Bill and Maude (Henry) Randolph. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Clouse; and two
brothers, John Randolph and Jessie Randolph.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Randolph, Baxter; a son, Kenneth
Randolph, Baxter; four daughters, Maudie Lloyd, Livingston, Brenda
Hensley and Janie Pryor, both of Baxter, and Emily Pinkston, Cookeville;
three sisters, Ruby Dockery, Dimple Judd, and Lucille Jackson, all
of Cookeville; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. Pallbearers
were family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Howard, 83, of Hanging Limb, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2001, from Hanging Limb
Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Jones, Rev. James Phillips,
and Rev. Alvin Copeland officiating. Burial was in the Phillips
Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Howard died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. She was a retired cook working at Wilson School
in Hanging Limb and at Camp Country Lad, and a member of the Hanging
Limb Freewill Baptist Church.
Born October 20, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Melvin and Lola (Sisco) Phillips. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burris
Howard; a daughter, Dimple Guffey; two infant children; three sisters,
Claudine Moody, Beulah Carrington, and Lula Bowman; and a grandson,
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Howard,
Hanging Limb, and David and Carolyn Howard, Monterey; a brother,
Bill Phillips, Hanging Limb; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren;
and a special friend, Doris Taylor of Monterey.
Monnie O. Gunnels
Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie O. Gunnels, 80, of Monroe, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2001, from Hatcher Hall
Christian Church with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial
was in the Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Gunnels died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. She was a waitress/restaurant manager and a member of
the Madison Church of Christ.
Born February 12, 1921, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late Walter Bedford and Gertrude (Ruble) Gunnels. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Wilma
Melton, Marine Garrett, Magdilene Conner, and Ethel Gunnels.
Survivors include two brothers, Edward Gunnels and James Gunnels,
both of Monroe; a sister, Bonnie Melton, Crossville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rick Gunnels, Ronnie Gunnels, Scott Gunnels, Chuck
Conner, Adam Trundle, and Andy Trundle.
Carlos B. Greenwood
Funeral services for Mr. Carlos B. Greenwood, 58, of Rickman, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2001, from the chapel of
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mike Adams officiating.
Burial was in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community of Jackson
County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Greenwood died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Masters Health
Care Center in Algood. He was a plumber for Carwile Mechnical Services.
Born June 20, 1943, in Rickman, he was the son of the late Claude
Leonard and Emogene (Coffee) Greenwood.
Survivors include three sons, Billy Greenwood and Bobby Greenwood,
both of Rickman, and Randy Greenwood, Jackson County; a brother,
Roy Greenwood, Jackson County; a sister, Maggie Hall, Algood; and
Willie "Bill" Mitchell Coffman
Funeral services for Mr. Williie "Bill" Mitchell Coffman,
78, of Centralia, WA, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October
20, 2001, from Sicklin Chapel with Rev. Larry Meade officiating.
Burial was in the Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, WA, with Sicklin
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Coffman died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Rosary Manor. He
served in the German campaign during World War II as a Corporal
Technician 5th Grade, 83rd Battalion. He was an Automatic Rifleman
and M1 Rifle Marksman, and received the Purple Heart, EAM Ribbon
with one star, World War II Victory Medal and the American Service
He farmed and worked in construction for several years before working
for the Webb Forge Company in Michigan for 17-1/2 years prior to
moving to Washington in 1976. He retired from Weyerhaeuser Research
Center in 1989, having worked 13-1/2 years, and in 1999, he retired
from Fullers Market in Centralia after working for 5-1/2 years.
He was an ordained deacon affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church
Born July 26, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Willie Andrew and Ollie Elizabeth Coffman. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a sister; three brothers; and an infant
son, Gary Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Martela Enoie Coffman, Centralia; a
daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rod Meade, Centralia; two sons
and two daughter-in-laws, Rod and Chris Coffman, Rochester, WA,
and Ralph and Kathy Coffman, Livonia, MI; four brothers, Lester
Coffman, Donald Coffman, and Paul Coffman, all of Hilham, and Jesse
Coffman, Michigan; a sister, Velma Smith, Hilham ; six grandchildren
and their spouses, Shad and Hannah Meade, Onalaska, WA, Angela Meade,
Centralia, Scott and Darcie O’Donnell, Olympia, WA, Mark Coffman,
Redmond, WA, Kevin and Shyla Coffman and Nick Coffman, both of Michigan;
and four great grandchildren, Quartney Meade, Racheal Meade, and
Grace Meade, all of Onalaska, and Christian Coffman, Michigan.
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