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Charles "Bug Davis" Lane
Funeral services for Mr. Charles "Bug DavisÓ Lane, 69, of Twinton, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery in Allred with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Davis died Monday, Jan. 28 at his home. He was a retired construction worker.

Born April 29, 1932, in Davidson, he was the son of the late Sherman and Mattie (Davis) Lane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ray Golden.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Claiborn) Lane, Twinton; a daughter, Callie Lane, Twinton; three sisters, Claudine Richardson, Twinton, Linda Rice, Columbia, KY, and Pauline Threet, Muncie, IN; a brother, Bobby Dixon, Lafayette, IN; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Clayton.

 

frances Thrasher
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Thrasher, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. A.J. Cox officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thrasher died Monday, Jan. 28 at her home. She was a retired nurses assistant at Livingston Regional Hospital and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born September 23, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Elsie (Swallows) Looper.

Survivors include her husband, Sam Thrasher, Living-ston; three daughters, Linda MacGuire, Knoxville, Wanda Phillips, Muddy Pond, and Rhonda Mainord, Rickman; three brothers, L.J. Looper, Monterey, Doyle Looper, Ashboro, NC, and Jim Looper, Troy, OH; six sisters, Jeanette Murphy, Battle Creek, MI, Jewell Solinski, Bay City, MI, Clarice Collier, Essexville, MI, Johnnie Buell, Vandalia, OH, Mellean Bilbrey, Livingston, and Neda Davidson, Troy; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Norman Looper, James Allen Thrasher, Rick Wade, Jamie Webb, Rick Reeder, and Nook Thrasher.

 

William Bailey Swift
Funeral services for Mr. William Bailey Swift, 67, of Dearborn, MI, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Swift died Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Rivergate Convalescent Center in Riverview, MI. He was a retired service manager/auto dealership and a member of the American Cancer Society.

Born December 23, 1934, in Whitleyville, he was the son of the late Wiley Sr. and Aline (Bullington) Swift. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dale Edward Swift.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah (Swift) Auer, Monroe, MI; two sons, George "Al" Swift, Garden City, MI, and Sid Swift, Taylor, MI; a sister, Elise Williamson, Castalian Springs; three brothers, Wiley Swift Jr. and Bob Swift, both of Cookeville, and Ralph "Sam" Swift, Nashville; and five grandchildren, William Swift, Tiffany Swift, Elizabeth Auer, Ashley Auer, and Rebecca Swift.

 

Mary Lou (Dodson) Stockton
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou (Dodson) Stockton, 92, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Jackie Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stockton died Friday, Feb. 1 at Masters Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Dodson Chapel Methodist Church.

Born May 14, 1909, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Nora (Danner) Dodson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Stockton; and two brothers, Hollis Dodson and Robert Dodson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Roger Reed, Algood; a stepson, Aubrey Stockton, Algood; a sister, Jewell Daniels, Rickman; two sisters-in-law, Clista Dodson, Brookville, OH, and Jessie Dodson, Lebanon, IN; a special grandson, DeWayne Reed, Algood; a step granddaughter; two step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were her family members.

 

Benny Carl Mott
Funeral services for Rev. Benny Carl Mott, 63, of Allons, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Polston and Rev. Glea Shelley officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Mott died Saturday, Jan. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired minister.

Born April 2, 1938, in Sparta, he was the son of Lily (Pinegar) (Mott) Griffin and the late Isacc Merlin Mott.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Jo (Greene) Mott, Allons; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Sherry and Billy Joe Sells, Allons, and Tammy and Lynn Holloway, Cookeville; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Rickey and Gaye Mott, Sparta, and Fabian and Lisa Mott, Clinton; three sisters, Wilma Henry, Cookeville, Helen Horton and Kathy Welch, both of Sparta; two brothers, Jim Mott, Cookeville, and Kenneth Mott, Forest City, AR; mother-in-law, Myrtle Hicks, Sparta; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Farley J.B. Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Farley J.B. Ledbetter, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledbetter died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from NelmŐs Market, affiliated with First Freewill Baptist Church, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Born December 12, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Overton and Mary Jane (Andrews) Ledbetter.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Ledbetter, Livingston; a son and daugther-in-law, Larry and Marchia Hunter, Livingston; a brother, Stanley Ledbetter, Indianapolis, IN; a granddaughter, Mariah Hunter; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mable (Reed) Knox
Funeral services for Mrs. Mable (Reed) Knox, 81, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, from Monterey United Methodist Church with Rev. David Adams and Rev. Bill Baisley officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Knox died Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, worked as an LPN nurse from 1951-1962 at Monterey Hospital, 1963-1980 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, and 1982-1988 at Standing Stone Health Care Center.

Born March 16, 1920, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late W. Carroll and Drucilla (Jones) Wyatt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Horace Baisley, J. Talmadge Reed, and Roscoe Knox; a grandson, John Baisley Williams; two sisters, Wealtha (Wyatt) Baisley and Glennis (Wyatt) Hamilton; four brothers, Ridley Wyatt, Lester Wyatt, Justin Wyatt, and Browder Wyatt; and four stepchildren, Harvey Reed, Talmadge Reed Jr., Clara (Reed) Bagwell, and Libby (Reed) Beaty.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Estes (Berta Baisley) Williams, Cookeville, Wanda Reed Thurmond, Mon-terey, and Brenda Talene Colvin, Chattanooga; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Larry and Ima Reed, Crossville; two sisters, Kethel Henderson, Dickson, and Dorothy Wyatt McLoud, Kingston; a brother, Alfred "A.B" Wyatt, Nashville; two stepchildren, Bernie Reed Gilmore, Monterey, and Gerald Reed, Dayton, OH; eight grandchildren, Gordon Hutchinson, Robin Thurmond Matos, and Valerie Thurmond, all of Cookeville, Kelly Thurmond Long, Clarksville, Jan Reed Gonzalez, Raleigh, NC, Madge Reed Farooq, Washington, DC, Tammy Reed Doyle, Badem, Germany, and Diane Graves, Birmingham, AL; and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers were nephews John Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Luke Wyatt, Phillip Wyatt, Bob Baisley, Jay Coleman, Carl Henderson Jr., and Jody McLoud.

 

Mary Ruth (Gross) Jones
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ruth (Gross) Jones, 72, of Alpine, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jones died Thursday, Jan. 31 at her home. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, a member of the Hillcrest FCE Home Demonstration Club, and a craftsperson in crochet, sewing, and other different kinds of crafts.

Born November 29, 1929, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late James Robert and Addie Elizabeth (Woods) Gross.

Survivors include her husband, Charles O. Jones, Alpine; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lavada and Bob Skakun, Cleburne, TX, Cheryl and Larry Thomas, Jonesville, MI, and Elana Jones, Arlington, TX; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Iris and Clara Jones, Horton, MI, and Thoren Jones, Jackson, MI; two sisters, Doris Hollifield and Linda Cook, both of LaFollette; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Larry Cooper, Jerry Hancock, Jason Jones, Jim Schappaugh, Larry Thomas, and Thoren Jones.

 

Mildred Darlene (Masters) Huber
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Darlene (Masters) Huber, 69, of Washington Township, OH, and formerly of the New Hope Community of Jackson County, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Comer Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Jackson County with Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Huber died Sunday, Feb. 3 in Dayton, OH. She was a homemaker and of the Assembly of God faith.

Born August 30, 1932, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James Millard and Della (Barlow) Masters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Loftis and Virgie Smith; and five brothers, Haskell Masters, Willis Masters, Jack Masters, Elmer Masters, and Roy Masters.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Gary Kosins, Sebastian, FL; five sisters, Lula Hawkins, McMinnville, Pearl Ford, Dayton, Ruby Carwile and Irene Malone, both of Cookeville; and Ruth Brown, Livingston; and two grandchildren, Carilon Kosins, New York, and Roman Kosins, Colorado.

 

William Taylor "Bill" Hall
Funeral services for Mr. William Taylor "BillÓ Hall, 78, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, from First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Ledford, Robert Ziehmer, and Jesse Bradshaw officiating. A naval military graveside service with full military honors was conducted by Ft. Campbell Military Honor Guard. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery in Monroe with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hall died Sunday, Jan. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was retired from U.S. Navy and FFA Air Traffic Controllers Association. He was a deacon and Elder Emeritus at First Christian Church and a member of the Disciples Class of First Christian Church, the Naval Fleet Reserve Association, VFW USS Enterprises CV-6 Association, and the Air National Guard.

Born November 28, 1923, in Paintsville, KY, he was the son of the late Ellis Clayton and Myrtle Mae (Slavens) Hall Nottingham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Watts Hall and Ralph Cassander Hall; and one sister, Clyda Kathryn (Hall) Mize.

Survivors include his wife, June (McDonald) Hall, Monroe; two sons, William Taylor Hall, Jr., Cookeville, and Thomas Clayton Hall, Monroe; two daughters, Debra (Hall) Roberts, Florence, KY, and Donna (Hall) Palermo, Madison, WI; two brothers-in-law, Roger McDonald and Troy McDonald Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Gail McDonald and Mildred McDonald; eight grandchildren, Jason Nicholas Palermo, Jessica Rae Palermo, Brittany Leah Hall, Brandon Hall Roberts, Michael Andrew Roberts, Brian Marshall Roberts, Tayler Danielle Hall, and Thomas Austin Hall; three nephews; five nieces; eight cousins, Mary Lucy Womack, Mary Will Desantis, Zack Hall, Cassandar Hall, Homer Baxter Womack, all of Grayson, KY, Mary Jane Chishalm, Adventure Farm, VA, Robert Worley, Ashland, KY, and Carolyn Myers, Atlanta, GA; other relatives; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were 2nd Lt. Elena Araujo, SSG. Sonny O. Cosmas, SPC. Jose L. Baez-Cordero, SPC. Joel S. Jordon, SPC. Travis L. Stech, SPC. Nicholas T. Treadway, PFC. John Geffrard, PCF. Leon W. Rathburn, PV2. Jason L. Buescher, and SPC. Marcia Haggerty (bugler), all military officers of Ft. Campbell, KY.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were the Disciples Sunday School class at First Christian Church.

 

Olene Gunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Olene Gunter, 79, of Largo, FL, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Winningham officiating. Burial was in Booher Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gunter died Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Pinellas Park, FL. She was a box factory worker, a member of Bethsaida Christian Church in Monroe, and quilting was her hobby.

Born November 5, 1922, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Vera (Hill) Smith.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Goldberg, Largo, FL; a brother, Glenn Smith, New Bern, NC; a sister, Lois Reagan, Livingston; a granddaughter, Lisa Black, Seminole, FL, and four great grandchildren.

 

Alfred "Fred" Dial
Funeral services for Mr. Alfred "FredÓ Dial, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Phillips, Bro. Ovle Tinch, and Bro. Norman Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Old Zion Cemetery with Rickman Funeral Home and Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dial died Sunday, Feb. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired saw mill operator and a Veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army.

Born March 2, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Sallie (Hayes) Dial. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darrel Dial.

Survivors include his wife, Auda Vera (Garrett) Dial, Cookeville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randall Fred and Judy Dial and Roger Dale and Judy Dial, all of Rickman, and Bryant and Teri Dial, Cookeville; four daughters and son-in-laws, Janet and Harold M. Gore and Diane and Norman King, all of Livingston, Danette and Michael Miller, Vines Ridge, and Carla and Randy Bailey, Baxter; a sister, Nell (Dial) Garrett, Rome, GA; 11 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jason Miller, Ryan Miller, Randy Dial, Darrin Gore, David King, and Anthony King. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dewayne Dial, Eddie Webb, J.B. Deck, Mark Poston, and Ralph Phillips.

 

Aron V. Ferrill
Funeral services for Mr. Aron V. Ferrill, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Wilson officiating. Burial was in Carr Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ferrill died Monday, Jan. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a mechanic and farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

Born August 6, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Everett Dallas and Nora (Carr) Ferrill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie (Carr) Ferrill.

Survivors include four sons, Gerald Ferrill and Carl Ferrill, both of Livingston, Charles Ferrill, Algood, and Rex Ferrill, Lake Odessa, MI; two daughters, Jane Ruzansky, Philadelphia, PA, and Sue Choate, Battle Creek, MI; a brother, J.C. Ferrill, Livingston; three sisters, Beatrice Hill, Eva Mae Ferrill, and Mary Ferrill, all of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dan Ruzansky, Troy Ferrill, Jason Ferrill, Brandon Ferrill, Rodney Winters, Jack Cruser, and Rick Gillespie.

 

 

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