Gwendolyn F. (McDonald) Dixon
Funeral services for Mrs. Gwendolyn F. (McDonald) Dixon, 65, of
Knoxville, were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, from
Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Oaks and Rev. Angela
Hardy officiating. Graveside services for Mrs. Dixon were conducted
at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Highland
Memorial Funeral Home of Knoxville in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Dixon died Tuesday, Feb. 5. She was a member of the Trinity
United Methodist Church, the TVMA Auxiliary, and the American Dietetic
Association. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Huddleston)
McDonald. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her husband, Ken Dixon.
Survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Brent and Shelia
Dixon, Knoxville; a daughter, Cindy Dixon, Knoxville; and two grandsons,
Eric Dixon and Trevor Dixon, both of Knoxville.
Owen C. Reid
Funeral services for Mr. Owen C. Reid, 87, of Livingston, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Eckel
Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Reid died Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a farmer, of the Methodist faith, and a Veteran of the U.S.
Army during World War II.
Born April 7, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Porter and Bertha (Eckel) Reid.
Survivors include his wife, Willie P. Reid, Livingston; two sons
and two daughters-in-law, Wallace and Rita Reid, Cookeville, and
David and Gale Reid, Livingston; a brother, Arlo Reid, Livingston;
one granddaughter, Leigh Ann Reid, Franklin; and two step grandchildren,
Rex Bennett and Keri Bennett, Cookeville.
Pallbearers were Donald Ray Reid, Gary Reid, Joe Brown, Earl Loftis,
Owen Norrod, Mance Brown, and Mike Webb.
Edmon Ray Mathis
Funeral services for Mr. Edmon Fay Mathis, 63, of Byrdstown, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston
Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Jones, Bro. Jeff Amonett, and Bro. Eugene
McCowan officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Mathis died Saturday, Feb. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He worked with frozen food in Nobelsville, IN, and was a
member of the Moodyville Baptist Church in Byrdstown.
Born June 8, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Plez Edmon and Sarah Ann Mathis. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Faye Mathis; a brother,
Bill Mathis; two infant sisters; and a nephew, Michael Mathis.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce West Mathis; a daughter and
her special friend, Deborah Kay Mathis and Eric Shell, Anderson,
IN; a son and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Ray and Kelly Mathis, Anderson;
two step-sons and two daughters-in-law, Darrell and Lisa Huddleston
and Michael Dale and Joy Huddleston, all of Byrdstown; five grandchildren,
Brandy Mathis, Shane Huddleston, Jesse Huddleston, Junior Huddleston,
and Wayne Huddleston; a niece, Amanda Mathis; two nephews, Shane
Mathis and Travis Mathis; and a great great nephew, Michael Mathis.
Pallbearers were James Cyphers, Keith Cyphers, Ranson Clark, James
Dishman, Coy Nation, and Don Williams. Serving as honorary pallbearers
were Kevin Hughes, Fred Clem, Willard Hill, Herb Groce, Ancel Beaty,
and Ed Colson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Garrett, 82, of Mayland, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, from the chapel of Goff
Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Carl Hubbard and Rev. David Phillips
officiating. Burial was in Mayland Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Garrett died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Peachtree Nursing Home in
Smyrna. She worked with the State of Tennessee as office manager
at the Tennessee Department of Unemployment Security in Cumberland,
Put-nam, Fentress, and Roane counties. She was a member of Mayland
Baptist Church, the Mayland Senior Citizens, and the Order of Eastern
Star. She was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in
Cookeville and had a real estate license with Pioneer Realty in
Born February 1, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Vince and Nannie (Speck) Stout. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Garrett; two sons,
Elmer Keith Garrett and Gerald Wayne Garrett; and a infant daughter,
Patricia Ann Garrett.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Clydine Everett, Nashville,
and Cheryl Darlene Watson, Hendersonville; nine grandchildren; and
15 great grandchildren.
Nathaniel O'neal Farr
Funeral services for Master Nathaniel O'Neal Farr, 4 months-old,
of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002,
from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby
Sexton officiating. Burial was in Scroggins Cemetery with Byrdstown
Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Master Farr died Friday, Feb. 8 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He
was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Walter Scroggins.
Born October 13, 2001, he was the son of George Richard Farr IV
and Tabatha (Conner) Farr of Byrdstown.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents,
Elbert and Tami Conner, Byrdstown, and Sherry Diane Farmer, Pall
Mall; great grandparents, Albert and Aletha Conner, Byrdstown, and
Loretta Scroggins, Pall Mall; a brother, Matthew Calvin Conner,
Byrdstown; and two uncles, Jeremy Conner and Daniel Conner. Pallbearers
were Boyd Scroggins and Marty Scroggins. Honorary pallbearers were
Jeremy Conner and Daniel Conner.
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