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Archives 11-28-2001

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Deborah Carol (Matheney) Allred
Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Carol (Matheney) Allred, 42, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Allred died Monday, Nov. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a licensed practical nurse and of the Methodist faith.

Born Feb. 24, 1959, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Willie Matheney of Rickman and the late Bessie Margretta (Raines) Matheney.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include two daughters, Tabitha Matheney, Allons, and Amy Allred, Livingston; a son, Michael Andrew Allred, Cookeville; five sisters, Linda Hassler, Crossville, Wanda Thompson and Betty Greenwood, both of Livingston, Barbara Copeland, Hilham, and Brenda Carter, Nashville; five brothers, Royce Matheney, Monterey, Eugene Matheney, Clarkrange, Buddy Matheney, Livingston, Larry D. Matheney, Rickman, and Michael Matheney, Crawford; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Josh Krack, Kyle Story, Ernest Maynard, Jamie Vaughn, Roger West, and John Fisher.

 

James Luther Shea
Funeral services for Mr. James Luther "Jim” Shea, 76, of Rickman, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Additional services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, from the chapel of Barnett-Demron Funeral Home in Waynesburg, KY, with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Burial was in Gooch Cemetery in Kings Mt., KY, with Livingston Funeral Home and Barnett-Demron Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Shea died Monday, Nov. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired janitor from A.H. Roberts Elementary School and a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Born January 31, 1925, in Lincoln County, KY, he was the son of the late George and Laura (Phillips) Shea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Shea; two brothers, Albert Shea and Tom Shea; and three sisters, Blanch, Evelyn, and Ula.

Survivors include his wife, Clema (Davis) Shea, Rickman, a daughter, Jeannie Coffman, Rickman; a stepson, Dallas Hayes, Cookeville; a brother, George Shea, Waynesburg, KY; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family and friends from Kentucky.

 

Eddie Douglas Riley
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Douglas Riley, 27, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Cope Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Riley died Thursday, Nov. 22 at his home. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Livingston and an avid outdoorsman.

Born January 31, 1974, in Overton County, he was the son of Jeff and Rita (Boles) Riley of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Herchel Riley; a sister-in-law, Amy Maynord; and an aunt, Myra Boswell. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda (Maynord) Riley, Allons; grandparents, Billie Riley, Monroe, Jim and Zora Boles, Livingston, Robert and Ruby Maynord, Allons, and Clifton and Myrtle Allen, Hilham; a brother, Eric Riley, Monroe; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Gail Maynord, Allons; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Maynord, Allons.

Pallbearers were Mark Rich, Steve Rich, Anthony Robbins, Robbie Robbins, Mickey Daniels, and Michael Daniels.

 

Lola Belle Richardson
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Belle Richardson, 96, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mark Lee officiating. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Richardson died Friday, Nov. 23 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a housewife and a member of Paron United Methodist Church.

Born June 1, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Eli Joshua and Martha Ann (Buck) Mainord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Richardson; three sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mainord and Norma Richardson, Cookeville; a daughter-in-law, Etheleen Richardson, Cookeville; four grandchildren, Mike Richard-son, Tim Richardson, Patti Stamps, and Randy Richardson; and four great grandchildren, Chad Richardson, Brandi Richardson, Eric Stamps, and Jenni Stamps.

Pallbearers were Mike Richardson, Ronald Stamps, Randy Richardson, Eric Stamps, Tim Richardson, and Jack Mainord.

 

Gilberta R. Presley
Funeral services for Mrs. Gilberta R. Presley, 81, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Paran Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Presley died Monday, Nov. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Paran Methodist Church.

Born November 6, 1920, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Haywood and Maggie Tennessee (Mc-Broom) Rodgers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul David Presley; two brothers, Malcolm Rodgers and Arlington Rodgers; and two sisters, Alene Fields and Clauie Mahan.

Survivors include her husband, Willard Presley, Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Gordon and Bettie Presley, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Faye and Dave Bartholoma, Phoenix, AZ; a sister and brother-in-law, Dean and Arvel Lee, Cookeville; three granddaughters, Sonya Johnson, Darlene Knight, and Genetta Moore; two grandsons, Steven Bilbrey and Russell Bilbrey; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Grace Poock
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Poock, 83, of the Mineral Springs Community of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey with Bro. Glen Goggins officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Poock died Thursday, Nov. 22 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker, a master seamstress, and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born November 14, 1918, in Mason, OH, she was the daughter of the late Eli H. and Nettie (Horn) Durban. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Otto Poock; a sister, Flossie Tanncher; and four brothers, Lester A. Durban, Shirley V. Durban, John W. Durban, and Eli Durban III.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Phillips, Mineral Springs Community; three sisters, Cliffie Hall, Redman, WA, Helen Rich, Arkon, OH, and Anna Tincher, Lexington, KY; four grandchildren and their spouses, Ron and Salley Phillips and Don and Judy Phillips, all of Houston, TX, Stephen and Deborah Eby, Livingston, and Sue and Paul Haas, Baltimore, MD; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. John Durban, Santa Barbara, CA, and Peggy Durban, Nicholasville, KY.

 

Marlin Lawson
Funeral services for Mr. Marlin Lawson, 80, of Butlerville, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, from the chapel of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon, IN, with Rev. Troy Greene officiating. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery with military rites conducted by North Vernon V.F.W. Matt Hester Post #2021. Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Lawson died Thursday, Nov. 22 at his home. He was a farmer, head chef at Anderson Hotel in Anderson, IN, and owner and operator of Marlins Care in Marion, IN. He established Delco Remey Cafeteria in Anderson and supplied Marsh Supermarkets with chickens. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the Graham Baptist Church in San Jacinto, IN, former member of the Masonic Lodge of Butlerville, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Roscoe Lawson and Fannie Belle Crowder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Ray Lawson; a daughter, Maryland Hoffman; a brother, John Lawson; and two sisters, Zuie Hunter and Opal Lawson.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Warner) Lawson, Butlerville; a son, Ronnie Lawson, Columbus, IN; a daughter, Margie Wild, North Vernon; a sister, Loami Morgan, Livingston; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Wild, North Vernon, Christopher Lawson, San Francisco, CA, Michael Lawson, Tim Lawson, and Julie Hernandez, all of San Diego, CA, Beth Ann Holt, Tim Holwager, and Matthew Lawson, all of Columbus, Lisa Lawson, Waynesville, IN, Ronnie William Lawson, Austin, TX, and Susan Lawson, Greenwood, IN; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

 

Opal Huddleston
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Huddleston, 84, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Hile Cummings and Howard Buck officiating. Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Chapel Cemetery in Overton County with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Huddleston died Saturday, Nov. 24. She was of the Methodist faith.

Born March 20, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Roda Jane (Taylor) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Huddleston; a daughter, Alice Cope; and a granddaughter, Patty (Cope) Sturgil.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Mary Huddleston, Pall Mall, and Robert Paul and Brenda Huddleston, James-town; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Marvin Davidson, Byrdstown, Judy and Carl Soules, Muncie, IN, and Vickie and Tim Hicks, Albany, KY; a sister, Ova Garver, Hollywood, FL; four half brothers, Clifford Robbins and Charles Robbins, both of Overton County, Carl Robbins, Mt. Juliet, and Jesse Robbins, Cookeville; 7 grandsons; 9 granddaughters; 10 great grandsons; and 6 great granddaughters.

Pallbearers were Philip Huddleston, Junior Cope, Donnie Broles, Joseph Cope, Gale Stinson, and Jeremy Huddleston.

 

Agnes (Knight) Campbell
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes (Knight) Campbell, 90, of Knoxville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Marc Upchurch officiating. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Campbell died Friday, Nov. 23 at her home. She received a B.S. degree in 1934 from Tennessee Technological Institute in Cookeville and did post graduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville during 1935 and at the University of Chicago during 1942 and 1946. She received the M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1952-1953. She was employed by Tennessee Department of Public Welfare as regional director and was later the executive director of Knoxville Travelers Aid Society. She served on many different committees and was listed in various editions of "Who's Who of American Women," "Two Thousand Women of Achievement,” "Royal Blue Book,” and many different books of achievement. She was a member of the Christian Church.

Born January 10, 1911, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late George Allen and Nova (Clark) Knight. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Campbell; a sister, Ines Gunnels; a brother, Orbitt Knight; and a niece, Dean K. Wright.

Survivors include four nieces and their spouses, Lena and John M. York, Sebring, FL, Jean Upchurch, Cookeville, Sue and Fay Qualls and Peggy and James A. Cobb, all of Jamestown; and a nephew and his spouse, Jack D. and Claudia Knight, Jamestown.

Pallbearers were her great nephews.

 

Larry James Harris
Funeral services for Mr. Larry James Harris, 43, of the Dry Hollow Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Murphy and Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harris died Thursday, Nov. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver for Overton County Highway Department and a member of the Three Forks Baptist Church and Channel 13 Goodtime Gang CB Club.

Born August 5, 1958, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Lurther J. and Betty J. (Looper) Harris. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Harris, Dry Hollow Community; a son, Jason Harris, Dry Hollow Community; his son's fiancee, Tasha O'Neil, Dry Hollow Community; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Fred Gaw, Rickman.

Pallbearers were Roy Harris, Frank Dial, Gary Ray, Tommy Swallows, Randell Thompson, Gary Walker, Eric Fox, and Terry Speck.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cordell Speck, Mark Syder, Tommy Thompson, Dr. W.G. Quarles, Jack Windle, John Officer, Keith Burgess, Ernest Geesling, Brandon Mason, David Looper, Tommy Parrish, Timmy Swallows, Chris Matheny, and Earl Mason.

 

 

 

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