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)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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