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Archives 01-30-2002

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Ronnie WillIam Allred
Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie William "Hack" Allred, 46, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Allred died Friday, Jan. 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and a member of Livingston First Baptist Church.

Born March 15, 1955, in Jackson County, he was the son of Joyce (Carmack) Allred of Livingston and the late William Reed Allred. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Auda Allred and Shirley and Marietta (Wilson) Carmack; three uncles; and two aunts.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Johnathan William Gore Allred, Livingston, and Brian Allen Gore, Alabama; six sisters, Rita Joyce Phillips, Monterey, Lisa Gore, Christie Liegh Crabtree, and Candi Lynn Stover, all of Livingston, Gina Kaye Cassadine, Murfreesboro, and Jennifer Dawn Flowers, Cookeville; two brothers, Bobby Michael Allred and Ricky Lynn Allred, both of Livingston; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dexter Phillips, Alan Ford, Joshua Gore, Terry Flowers, Johnny Scott, and Jerry Stover.

 

Maggie Lois Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Lois Taylor, 96, of Alvord, TX, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan.30, 2002, from the chapel of Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur, TX, with Minister H.L. Garner officiating and Bill Cleveland assisting. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery in Wise County, TX, with Coker Funeral Home Chapel in charge of the arrangements. Information provided by Speck Funeral Home.

Mrs. Taylor died Sunday, Jan. 27 in Decatur. She was a retired restaurant manager and a member of Alvord Baptist Church.

Born October 28, 1905, in Livingston, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Petway Taylor; and two daughters, Jessie Faye Morrison and Robbie Francis Chambers.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Taylor and Herbert Taylor, both of Decatur, and James Taylor, Belton, TX; four daughters, Claudine Phillips, Killeen, TX, Betty Knight, Tioga, TX, Billie Jean Neal, Bells, TX, and Johnnie Ward, Grand Prairie, TX; a brother, Earnest Conner, Crossville, IL; two sisters, Eula Keisling, Marinna, AR, and Roxie Keisling, Monroe; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Morrison, Gary Chambers, James Phillips, Danny Taylor, Billy Vernon Neal Jr., and David Ward. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Phillips, Michael Taylor, Bruce Neal and Randy Taylor.

 

Bertha Elizabeth McBride
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth McBride, 58, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Minister Robert Turner officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McBride died Sunday, Jan. 27, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife.

Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Carlos and Bessie Lynn Pennington.

Survivors include her husband, Luther McBride, Hilham; a brother, Aaron Pennington, Celina; seven sisters, Frances Langford and Helen Westmoreland, both of Celina, Alpha Hall and Evelyn Boles, both of Hilham, Janie Pennington, Indiana, Alta Southland, London, KY, and Eva Turner, Cookeville; and a special nephew, Champ Pennington, Hilham.

 

Lucile (Lynn) Maxwell
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile (Lynn) Maxwell, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Maxwell died Thursday, Jan. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired Overton County teacher after 35 years. She was a member of Hilham United Methodist Church, Overton County Retired Teachers Association, and Tennessee Education Association.

Born September 15, 1911, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Price and Sarah (Carwile) Lynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Austin Maxwell; three sisters, Eva Mae Brown, Susie V. Mills, and Elese Boyd; two brothers, Davis Lynn and Cecil Lynn; and a grandchild, Lisa Ann Turner.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Ray Turner, Hendersonville; three grandchildren and two grandsons-in-law, Steven Turner, Dana and Steven Reece, and Jill and John Gomas; two great granddaughters, Taylor Reece and Macy Reece; and two great grandsons, Samuel Gomas and Eli Gomas.

 

Ernest Little
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Little, 84, of Cookeville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Winningham officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Little died Friday, Jan. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He worked in the finance business most of his life and retired from Farmers Home Administration. He was a member of Cookeville Christian Church, a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps, and a member of the V.F.W. & American Legion, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Tennessee Farm Bureau.

Born November 10, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Huey V. and Nan (Fletcher) Little. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ninia Dean Beaty; and two brothers, John Dennie Little and Donald Little.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Little, Cookeville; a son, Bruce Averitt, Memphis; four brothers, Champ Little and Ray Little, both of California, and Emitt Little and Dock Little, both of Cookeville; two sisters, Geneva Crabtree, Monroe, and Norma Ruth Brown, Sufford, VA; a granddaughter, Vicki Lynn Morris; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Robbins, Ralph Robbins, Dale Beaty, Mike Beaty, Roger Crabtree, and Mike Aldridge.

 

Herschell Buford Johnson
Funeral services for Mr. Herschell Buford Johnson, 81, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Ralph Jackson and Bro. Joel Hillis officiating. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnson died Sunday, Jan. 27 at his home. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and a farmer. He was a member of the Tennessee Farmers Bureau, served terms as Director of Putnam County Co-op Board, and ASCS Committee. He worked for Tennessee Department of Agriculture as state livestock inspector for three years and was employed with Peoples Stockyard for 15 years. He attended Antioch Church of Christ.

Born August 21, 1920, in Cookeville, he was the son of the late Herschell Jo and Nannie Pearl (Johnson) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie May (Myers) Johnson; and two brothers, William Herman Johnson and George Thurman Johnson.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ron and Sandy Johnson, Livingston, and William Johnson and Loyd "Buddy" Johnson, both of Cookeville; two sisters, Emogene Bullock, Cookeville, and Betty Sue Bradley, Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, Beau Johnson, and Lyndsey Johnson; two great grandchildren, Hillary Martin and Hallie Martin; and a host of cousins, family, and friends.

Pallbearers were Kenny Johnson, Johnny Johnson, George Johnson, Squeaky Myers, Jack Barton III, and Russell Bradley. Serving as honorary pallbearers were J.C. Medley, Winnell Jackson, Pill Hill, Joe Gooch, Dave Johnson, Hugh Myers, and Waymon Isom.

 

Mildred Agnes Heard
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Agnes Heard, 75, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Deason officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Heard died Friday, Jan. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Cookeville for 28 years.

Born June 15, 1926, in Whitley County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Estell (Powers) Peace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Heard; a brother, James Peace; and several half brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, William Kennard Heard, Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Araina Heard, Rickman; two brothers, Namon Peace, Dayton, OH, and Charles Peace, Williamsburg, KY; two sisters, Lillian Sharp, Dayton, OH, and Virgie Mae Peace, Williamsburg; and five grandchildren.

 

Maudie Hancock
Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Hancock, 92, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Stringer officiating. Burial was in Hancock Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hancock died Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of McDonald’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born December 11, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George Henry and Mary E. (Belk) Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Aaron Hancock; two sisters, Ollie McDonald and Clora Keesling; four brothers, Hubert Young, Gilbert Young, Delbert Young, and Tilbert Young; and a great grandson, Jacob Hancock.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Hancock and Billy and Betty Jo Hancock, all of Monroe; three grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Jason and Emily Hancock, Brandy Hancock, and Cindy Hancock; and two great grandchildren, Jaylan Hancock and Ashley Hancock. Pallbearers were Wayne Hancock, Gary Young, Perry Young, Doug Wright, Jimmy Allred, and Robert Imes.

 

Cleopatria "Pate" Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Cleopatria “Pate” Copeland, 83, of Alpine, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Barnhart and Rev. Allen Steele officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland died Monday, Jan. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a general merchandise store owner along with her husband, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Born July 14, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Baley Fred Sr. and Arminda Louvinia (Smith) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. Gentry Copeland; two sisters, Lee Hargis and Sally Brown; and two brothers, Lowell "Bud" Allred and Jonathan Allred.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Wayne Copeland, Alpine; three daughters, Peggy Wood, Judy Buford, and Carol Ashburn, all of Livingston; a brother, Dr. B.F. Allred, Jamestown; three sisters, Nawausa Hargis and Jimmie Bullock, both of Livingston, and Danise Vaughn, Alpine; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark Copeland, Jeff Copeland, John Copeland, Chris Copeland, Derek Copeland, Steven Buford, Tim Buford, Greg Buford, David Ashburn, and Neil Ashburn.

 

Randall Shane Cooper
Funeral services for Mr. Randall Shane Cooper, 26, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Wright and Bro. Mark Stinnet officiating. Burial was in Bowmer Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cooper died Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a cable contractor and a member of Cornerstone Community Church.

Born September 9, 1975, in Overton County, he was the son of Virgil Granville Jr. of Livingston and Sandy King Cooper Tubb of Gordonsville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil Granville and Billie Ruth Cooper; a step father, Tony Tubb; a brother, Jimmy Lynn Cooper; and an uncle, Joe Cooper.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jamie Cooper, Alpine; a son, Eric Shane Cooper, Alpine; a step- mother, Donna Cooper, Livingston; a grandmother, Lerla King, Gordonsville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Debbie Wright; a sister-in-law, Tonya Wright; and a niece, Callie Wright.

Pallbearers were Scotty Scantland, Ryan Lewis, Rick Ledbetter, Darrell Ledbetter, Roy Lawhern, Jason Whited, Ed Hoppe, Charlie Miller, and Steven Coleman. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jerry Dillon, John Pollard, Jason Cooper, Tracy Sells, Timmy Brown, Ronnie Bean, Jeff Greene, Bob Combs, Brandon Lynch, Jerry Isles, Hughston Anderson, Darrell Rector, Anthony Westen, Lee Flatt, Dennis Morgan, John Price, Mike Thomas, Kevin Clay, Mike Beaty, Richard Helms, Don Hall, Andy Alcorn, Gary Chapman, Doug Adams, Scott Allen, Mark Johnson, and Jason Stamps.

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