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Archives 12-19-2001

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Gladys (Gilpatrick) Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys (Gilpatrick) Brown, 96, of Celina, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Jerry Holman officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brown died Monday, Dec. 10 at her home. She was a member of the Celina Church of Christ, DAR, and First Families of Overton County. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Mattie Gilpatrick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam T. Brown; a son, Francis S. Brown; a sister, Anna Lee Holman; and three brothers, Terry Gilpatrick, Oscar Gilpatrick, and Hasker Gilpatrick.

Survivors include three daughters, Eva Redmon, Nashville, Dora Lee Walker, Tipton, IN, and Jean Royse, Celina; a son, James T. Brown, Moss; and two brothers, Carl Gilpatrick and Devaugh Gilpatrick, both of Livingston. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons.

 

Thelma D. Dulaney
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma D. Dulaney, 95, of Cartersville, GA, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dulaney died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, GA. She was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Born January 1, 1906, in Algood, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Westley and Beulah (Williford) Dalton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.E. "EstilÓ Dulaney; and a brother, Joe Dalton.

Survivors include four sisters, Gladys Vandever, Akron, OH, Opal Moredock, Sevierville, Frances Greene, Canton, and Marie Dalton, Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bill Davis, Alvin Huddleston, Mike Swallows, L.G. Puckett, Jack Windle, and Charles Maynord.

 

Gydney Bilbrey Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Sydney Bilbrey Winningham, 95, of Livingston, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Winningham died Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired teacher from the Overton County School System, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Livingston, Livingston Eastern Star, Overton County Retired Teachers Association, and Livingston Civic and Garden Club.

Born March 22, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late S.J. and Margaret Lansden Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gradis F. Winningham; and two sisters, Mable Estes and Maude Mathis.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and Barbara Winningham and David and Kathy Winningham, all of Livingston; two grandsons, William Winningham and Scott Winningham; and a granddaughter, Katie Winningham.

Pallbearers will be James Bilbrey, Robert Chilton, Bill Winningham, David Winning-ham, William Winningham, and Scott Winningham. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cary Carlock, Charles Franklin, Richard Winton, Dr. W.G. Quarles Jr., Alan Atnip, Raleigh Needham, members of the Overton County Retired Teachers Association, and members of the Eastern Star.

 

Jamie Paul Vaughn
Funeral services for Mr. Jamie Paul Vaughn, 21, of Allons, were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Hargis officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Vaughn died Monday, Dec. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of the Livingston Academy Class of 1999, football manager 1995-1999, and attended Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine.

Born April 4, 1980, in Overton County, he was the son of Bobby Glen Vaughn of Allons and Barbara K. (Smith) Vaughn of Alpine. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Rachel Brymer.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandmother, Hazel Smith, Alpine; a brother, Kevin Vaughn, Hilham; a sister, Robin Vaughn, Algood, and two nieces, Lindsey Rose and Rachel Rose.

Pallbearers were Chris Nevins, Randy Ford, Jeremy Mansell, Mack Peterman, Tony Coffee, and Jessie Stevens.

 

Roger Ale Stewart Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Roger Ale Stewart Sr., 46, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Michael Thomen officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stewart died Friday, Dec. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was a die machinist and was born March 17, 1955, in Harlan, KY.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Stewart, Rickman; a son, Roger Ale "R.J." Stewart Jr., Rickman; a daughter, Savanah Justina Stewart, Rickman; three sisters, Max, Judy, and Junie; a brother, Fred; several cousins, including Joann and WeWe, and Fredie Joe and Donna; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Woodrow Ellis and Lily Ellis; and sisters-in-law, Barbara, Kay, and Pattie.

 

Micheal Ray Norris
Funeral services for Mr. Micheal Ray Norris, 33, of Alpine, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norris died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator, served in the National Guard Unit in Livingston, and was an avid sportsman.

Born December 13, 1967, in Overton County, he was the son of Linda (Walker) Norris of Livingston and the late Larry Ray Norris. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, James C. and Jewel Norris.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jennifer (Bohannon) Norris, Alpine; two daughters, Shelby Nicole Norris and Brittany Lea King, both of Alpine; a stepmother, Janie L. (Sells) Norris, Livingston; grandparents, Charles and Lucille Linder, Livingston; two sisters, Karen M. Norris and Kellie G. Norris, both of Livingston; a stepbrother, Kyle Sells, Livingston; two nieces, Megan Rose Talley and Destani Mechelle Potter; and a nephew, Austin Levi Norris.

Pallbearers were Jerry Bruce, Ronnie Gore, Kip Smith, Johnny Mansell, Scotty Wright, and Rex King. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Danny Ferrell, Mark Linder, and Bill Thornton.

 

Azell McDonald
Funeral services for Mrs. Azell McDonald, 76, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Moore officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McDonald died Saturday, Dec. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Millers Chapel Christian Church.

Born October 4, 1925, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Volley and Mary (Holt) Sells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther S. McDonald; a son, Randell McDonald; three sisters, Bertha Kostelnik, Clemetine Allred, and Ethel Johnson; and three brothers, Clifford Sells, Clifton Sells, and Kenneth Sells.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne McDonald, Alpine, and Robert McDonald, Livingston; a daughter, Brenda Young, Monroe; two brothers, Allen Sells and George Sells, both of Alpine; a sister, Ruth Cyrus, Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott McDonald, Greg McDonald, Jeremy McDonald, Eric Young, Jason Young, Josh Young, Jonathan McDonald, and Derek McDonald.

 

Liza McCloud
Funeral services for Mrs. Liza McCloud, 77, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, from Sand Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Burial was in Sand Springs Memorial Gardens with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCloud died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at her home. She was a homemaker and attended the Sand Springs Baptist Church.

Born October 2, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ollie Bell (Miller) Stephens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. McCloud; a son, Charles McCloud; a brother, Jeff Stephens; a half sister, Rinda Murphy; and four half brothers, Wallace Stephens, Sam Stephens, J.P. Stephens, and Billy Paul Stephens.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Phillips, Sparta, and Joyce Pilkington, Trenton, GA; four sons, Larry McCloud and James McCloud, both of Cookeville, and Gary McCloud and Donald McCloud, both of Monterey; two sisters, Anna Coffee, Livingston, and Erma McCowan, Clarkrange; three brothers, George Stephens Jr., and Whaler Stephens, both of Crossville, and Issac Stephens, Cookville; and nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

James Masters
Funeral services for Mr. James Masters, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Warren officiating. Burial was in Fiske Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Masters died Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and a member of the Hilham Church of Christ.

Born September 6, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Samuel and Flora Jane (Fleming) Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewell Masters and Golda Olgetree; and three brothers, Bill Masters, Roy Masters, and Ben Masters.

Survivors include his wife, Meekle Masters, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Melissa Masters, Rickman; two sisters, Gertie Lee Masters and Eileen Evans, both of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Hannah Masters, Rachel Masters, and Tucker Masters.

Pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Billy Burchett, Jack McCormick, Ed Fleming, Payton Ogletree, and Harold Gore.

 

Fernande Laplante
Memorial services for Mrs. Fernande Laplante, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, from Faith Outreach Worship Center in Rickman with Bro. Ferrel Looper officiating. Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Laplante died Thursday, Dec. 13 at her home. She was a retired factory worker and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Cookeville.

Born January 28, 1928, in Rumford, ME, she was the daughter of the late Marcel and Rose Leterneau St. Pierre. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Laplante.

Survivors include her husband, Reynald Laplante, Livingston; a son, Robert Laplante, Lewiston, ME; three daughters, Joline Charest, Rickman, Diane Keller, Chapel Hill, NC, and Linda Royse, Celina; a sister, Mary Jane Bisson, Maine; and two grandchildren, Jason Laplante, Maine, and Nathan Royse, Celina.

 

Elmo Ison
Funeral services for Mr. Elmo Ison, 59, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Johnson and Rev. Daniel Jackson officiating. Burial was in Sam Flatt Cemetery in Jackson County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ison died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 18, 1942, in Michigan, he was the son of the late Grandville and Gracie Gertrude (Maggard) Ison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Jean Chandler and Louise Fields; and two brothers, Claude Ison and Keiter Ison.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Fetterolf, Rickman; three daughters, Kimberley Moore, Rickman, and Michelle Farley and Sandra Harper, both of Cookeville; two sisters, Mable Woodward and Sue McFall, both of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Kroenert, Terry Kroenert, James Jackson, Stanley Fetterolf, David Fetterolf, and Wayne Fetterolf.

 

Alice Della Gore
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Della Gore, 95, of Gainesboro, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Griffin officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gore died Friday, Dec. 14 at Mayberry Health Care Center in Gainesboro. She was a housewife, beautican, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton, NC.

Born September 27, 1906, in Franklin, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jenny Angel Mashburn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Auther Gore; and three brothers, Furman Mashburn, Cecil Mashburn, and Dave Mashburn.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Cassetty, Carthage, and Janice Cox, Montgomery, AL; two brothers, Avery Mashburn, Cullowhee, NC, and Dean Mashburn, Franklin, NC; and three sisters, Lola Ferraro, Leesburg, FL, Janie Hardin, Canton, NC, and Deeda Elmore, Franklin, NC.

Pallbearers were Sam Cassetty, George Cassetty, Mike Gilpatrick, David Davenport, Jerry Gore, and Darrin Gore.

 

Anna Lee Flowers
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Lee Flowers, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Flowers died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a retired cook for the Pickett County School System and a member of the Midway Christian Church.

Born February 2, 1918, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Will Edd and Della Vera (Reynolds) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester R. Flowers; a sister, Allene Sells; two brothers, Ray Smith and Robert Smith; a son-in-law, Eugene Norris; and two grandchildren, Terri Flowers and Bobby Flowers.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Flowers, Monroe; a daughter, Wanda Norris, Alpine; a brother, J.C. Smith, Monroe; a sister, Willie Dea Riley, Cookeville; three grandchildren, Kristie Hicks, Craig Norris, and Tim Norris; four great grandchildren, Kayla Hicks, Jared Hicks, Dustin Hicks, and Elizabeth Norris; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and very devoted friends; and a very devoted friend, Olene Keisling.

 

Herbert Howard Eldridge
Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Howard Eldridge, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Eldridge died Sunday, Dec. 9 at VA Medical Center in Nashville. He was a farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and attended the Algood Church of Christ.

Born April 7, 1915, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James and Bertha (Martin) Eldridge.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Eldridge, Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Harris and Christine Eldridge, Algood; a sister, Ermine Borden, Cookeville; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Ardith and Bob Billingsley and Lawton Fletcher, all of Cookeville, Delton Fletcher, Chattanooga, and Clifton and Mary Fletcher and Leon and Judy Fletcher, all of Algood; and several nieces and nephews, Gail and Jeff Hunter, Linda and Roy Bridgewater, Jim and Joyce Brandon, Tim Eldridge, Chuck Billingsley, Michael Billingsley, and Kevin Fletcher.

Pallbearers were Tim Eldridge, Jim Borden, Chuck Billingsley, Mike Billingsley, Harold Fletcher, and Willie Fletcher.

 

David Louis Espinosa
Memorial services for Mr. David Louis Espinosa, 47, of Cookeville, were conducted at noon Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Charlotte Seager officiating. Private family graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Smith Chapel Cemetery. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Espinosa died Thursday, Dec. 13 in Somers Point, NJ. He was self-employed in Internet E-Business, very active in AA and in NA in the Cookeville area, and of the Catholic faith.

Born January 7, 1954, in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the son of Louis Espinosa of Miami, FL, and Rose Espinosa of New Jersey.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jacquelyn Espinosa, Cookeville; a son, Daniel Espinosa, Cookeville; a daughter, Elaina Espinosa, Cookeville; two brothers, Johnny Phelps, New Jersey, and George Espinosa, Miami; and a sister, Mirian Espinosa, Miami.

 

 

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