Funeral services for Mr. Thurman Key, 71, of Monterey, will be conducted
at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, from the chapel of Goff
Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. James Phillips and Rev. Johnny
Jones officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery with Goff
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Key died Sunday, Nov. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a member of the Hanging Limb Freewill Baptist Church and
served as a minister for 50 years in the Eastern Division of the
Stone Association of Freewill Baptists. He was retired from General
Motor Corporation after over 30 years of service.
Born April 25, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Thomas Lee and Mary Jane (Walker) Key. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters, Rosie (Key)
Pierce, Ben Key, Fletcher Key, Casto Key, Cecil Key, Arthur Key,
James Key, Valasta (Key) Stringer, Gladys (Key) Lackey, Laurine
Key, Mazelle (Key) Spurlock, Alice (Key) Mata, and J.W. Key.
Survivors include his wife, Bercy (Phillips) Key, Monterey; a
daughter, Judy (Key) Brown, Indianapolis, IN; two sons, Daniel Key,
Denver, CO, and Samuel Key, Greenwood, IN; and eight grandchildren,
Joseph Key, Megan Key, Katie Key, Valene Key, Chad Key, Victoria
Brown, David Key, and Joshua Brown.
Hairold Junior Strode
Funeral services for Mr. Hairold Junior Strode, 46, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, from Macedonia Baptist
Church with Paul Strong officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia
Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Strode died Saturday, Nov. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a firefighter for the Tennessee Department of Forestry.
Born Nov. 30, 1954, in Clay County, he was the son of Lulie May
(Trobaugh) Strode of Celina and the late Floyd Gilbert Strode.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Vickie
Strode, Celina; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Gilbert and
Amanda Deann Strode, Moss, and Joseph Lee Strode, Celina; a brother,
Charles Mitchell Strode, Celina; a half brother, David Strode, Tomp-kinsville,
KY; and three grandchildren, Logan Gilbert Strode, Rebecca DeAnn
Strode, and Caitlin DeAnn Strode.
Evelyn Ruth Qualls
Funeral services for Miss Evelyn Ruth Qualls, 55, of Rickman, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, from the Rickman Chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial
was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Miss Qualls died Saturday, Nov. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 12, 1946, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter
of Juanita (Blaylock) Qualls of Rickman and the late Guy M. Qualls.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a sister, Koleta
Pearson, Rickman; a nephew, Tommy Pearson; and a special aunt, Ann
Pallbearers were Hugh Livingston, Tommy Pearson, O.L. Sullivan,
Ridley Lee, Tommy Thompson, Danny McNeal, and Harvey Pharris.
Robert t. "Pat" Patterson
Funeral services for Mr. Robert T. "Pat" Patterson, 82,
of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001,
from Livingston Church of Christ with Bro. Chris Coil officiating.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Prosperity
Cemetery in Auburntown with Bro. David Dunn officiating. Speck Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Patterson died Friday, Nov. 9 at Blount Memorial Hospital in
Maryville. He was a retired Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant, a
member of the Livingston Church of Christ, Livingston Rotary Club,
American Legion and V.F.W., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Born September 30, 1919, in Auburntown, he was the son of the
late Chester and Arah (Estes) Patterson.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Patterson, Livingston; a daughter
and son-in-law, Peggy and Jack Putnam, Maryville; a sister and brother-in-law,
Francis and Paul Bastian, Glasgow, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were retired Tennessee Highway
Patrol officers, members of the American Legion and V.F.W., members
of Livingston Rotary Club, and men of Livingston Church of Christ.
Carrie E. Matthews
Funeral services for Miss Carrie E. Matthews, 89, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was
in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Miss Matthews died Thursday, Nov. 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She worked at Livingston Shirt Factory and Ideal Laundry.
Born February 16, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Benton M. and Fannie (Brown) Matthews. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie (Stewart)
Crowley and Hazel Matthews.
Survivors include a sister, Lillian Kilgore, Crossville; a nephew,
Earl Ray Stewart, Cookeville; a niece, Dora Stewart, Cookeville;
several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces
Pallbearers were Greg Shirley, Bob Stewart, Joe Lucent, Earl Carwile,
David Dickerson, and David Sadler.
Hilda Jean Norris
Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Jean Norris, 65, of Alpine, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Branch officiating. Burial was
in Copeland Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Norris died Thursday, Nov. 8 at her home. She was a housewife
and a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine.
Born July 23, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daugther of
the late Jessie James and Stella Jane (Young) Copeland. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Issac
Marion "I.M." Norris; and four sisters, Nelda Ray, Patricia
Benson, Wanda Kay Copeland, and Ethel Marie Copeland.
Survivors include a son and daugther-in-law, Steve and Jane Nichole
Norris, Cookeville; two sisters, Janice Pryor, Indianapolis, IN,
and Sammie Qualls, Livingston; and a special nephew, Scotty Qualls,
Pallbearers were Steve Norris, Scotty Qualls, James Qualls, Raymond
Qualls, Steve Cooper, and Brandon Cooper.
Overton County News
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