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Archives 2001 10-31-2001

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Cordell Allred
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 Vehicle Enforcement.

 

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.

 

Carson Tinch
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 and nephews.

 

S.T. Randolph
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 Church.

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.

 

Gladys Howard
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, Rick Howard.

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 five grandchildren.

 

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 Ribbon.

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 Association.

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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