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Archives 02-27-2002

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James E. Adcock
Funeral services for Mr. James E. Adcock, 84, of Westland, MI, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Davis officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Adcock died Thursday, Feb. 21 in Garden City, MI. He was a machine operator for Ford Motor Company.

Born May 8, 1917, in DeKalb County, he was the son of the late Henry Lee and Elizabeth Ann (Robinson) Adcock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Etta Emerton, Vera Victory, and Beulah Manning; and a brother, Robert Adcock.

Survivors include his wife, Emojean (Ray) Adcock, West-land, MI; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Edward and Judy Adcock, Holland, OH, and James and Machelle Adcock, Westland, MI; two daughters and a son-in-law, J. Carol and Greg McKay, Livonia, MI, and Peggy Ann Adcock, Westland, MI; three brothers, Bill Adcock, Murfreesboro, Odie Adcock, Nashville, and Frank Adcock, McMinnville; two sisters, Lera James, Castroville, TX, and Veda Clark, Sparta; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

Grace Norene Hensley
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Norene Hensley, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, from Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr. Charles McCaskey officiating. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hensley died Saturday, Feb. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife, a Red Cross volunteer at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, and she was active in the Women's Missionary Society. She also served as a teacher's assistant for several years. She was a member of Cookeville Art Society and the Home Demonstration Club.

Born June 20, 1916, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Norene Vantrease. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt and guardian, Nora Pointer.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Hensley, Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ron and Georgia Hensley, Cookeville, and Harold Hensley, Sparta; four grandchildren, Greg Hensley, Gary Hensley, Frankie Hensley, and Kim Ficken; and a great grandchild, Garrison Hensley. Pallbearers were Greg Hensley, Pee Wee Bryant, Gary Hensley, Kevin Wilmoth, Frankie Hensley, and Larry Wilmoth.

 

Daisy Belle (McMillin) Elder
Memorial services for Mrs. Daisy Belle (McMillin) Elder, 77, of Portland, OR, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Holman's Funeral Home in Portland, OR.

Mrs. Elder died Sunday, Feb. 24 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Benton and Bonnie (Poindexter) McMillin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Hubert B. Elder; and a sister, Katherine (McMillin) Hale.

Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Wendy and Stephen Ott, Dallas,OR, and Dixie and Patrick Eckford, Portland, OR; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Wilmon Burr Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Wilmon Burr "Hoss" Brown, 82, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker, a member of Netherland Church of Christ, the VFW, and a Veteran of World War II serving in the Navy.

Born August 11, 1919, in Clay County, he was the son of the late James and Etta (Fletcher) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Minnie Langford and Ruth Brown; and four brothers, Fred Brown, Robert Brown, Van Brown, and John Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores (Ventola) Brown, Rickman; a sister, Mildred Maynord, Rickman; a brother, Luther Brown, Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Randy Maynord, Truman Brown, Kevin Cantrell, Robert Hugh Brown, Edd Melton, and Calvin Bilbrey.

 

Louis Dewayne Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Louis Dewayne Bilbrey, 60, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home with Kim Woodson and Rosie Woodson officiating. Burial was in Bolestown Cemetery in Alpine with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was brick layer in construction and a member of the Local Labor Union 1112 of Muncie, IN.

Born March 12, 1941, in Wilder, he was the son of the late William and Opal (Boles) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene K. (Bilbrey) Bruss.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Cummings) Bilbrey, Byrdstown; four children, Louis D. Bilbrey Jr., Union City, IN, Tony Bilbrey and Susan Arlene Rayl, both of Catoosa, OK, and Carlene Bilbrey, Smithville; four stepchildren, Penny Shoemaker and Larry Shoemaker, both of Hagerstown, IN, Robin Patterson, Amsterdam, NY, and Laurie Wright, Dayton, OH; four brothers, Jimmy Bilbrey, Selma, IN, Jackie Bilbrey, Muncie, IN, Clayton Bilbrey, Dunkirk, IN, and John Bilbrey, Bidderford, ME; and two sisters, Barbara Murphy, Grimsley, and Lula Miller, Redkey, IN.

 

George L. Boles
Funeral services for Mr. George L. Boles, 86, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Turkeytown Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Boles died Thursday, Feb. 21 at Cumberland River Hospital. He was a farmer. Born July 17, 1915, in Gainesboro, he was the son of the late Willie and Rillie (Carmack) Boles.

Survivors include his wife, Ona Mae Boles, Celina; two sons, Robert Boles, Hilham, and Billy Boles, Indianapolis, IN; a daughter, Sue Jean Watson, Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Ruby Burris, Celina; three grandchildren, Robert Allen Boles, Donna McBride, and Phillip Mark Watson; and five great grandchildren.

 

Nilon Neely
Funeral services for Mr. Nilon Neely, 74, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Neely died Friday, Feb. 22 at his home. He was a farmer and an Army veteran. He was affiliated with the East Tennessee Natural Gas Company and Monterey VFW Post 6277.

Born July 12, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lester and Mae (Phillips) Neely. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Leva Norrod.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Faye (Officer) Neely, Monterey; and a brother, Marshall Neely, Livingston.

 

E.L. Lansden Smith
Funeral services for Mr. E.L. Lansden Smith, 95, of Monroe, Pickett County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery in Pickett County with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Midway Christian Church. He served as Circuit Court and Sessions Court Clerk in Pickett County from 1958-1966.

Born April 20, 1906, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Porter Franklin and Sibbie (Hill) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Omogene (McDonald) Smith, seven brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Smith, Monroe, and Bobby Smith, Galveston, IN; five daughters, Ann Garrett and Linda Koger, both of Muncie, IN, Kay Savage, Monroe, Jane Green, Byrdstown, and Laura Lewis, Livingston; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild.

Pallbearers were David Smith, Marty Savage, Michael Savage, Dana Green, Brian Lewis, and Bruce Winningham.

 

Willard Alvin Stotler
Funeral services for Mr. Willard Alvin Stotler, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. J. Glea Shelley officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Stotler died Tuesday, Feb. 19 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a millwright, a member of Grace Baptist Church in Alpine, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born November 2, 1918, in Missouri, he was the son of the late Ralph and Rose (Shipman) Stotler.

Survivors include his wife, Veo (Young) Stotler, Monroe; two sons, Willard Alvin Stotler Jr., Missouri, and Ronald L. Stotler, Michigan; two daughters, Louise McCloud and Barbara Huffer, both of California; three brothers, Chuck Stotler, California, and Floyd Stotler and Howard Stotler, both of Missouri; a sister, Mable Herbert, California; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. Pallbearers were Louise McLeod, Steve Stotler, Ron Stotler, Kenny Stotler, Tim Stotler, and Jason Stotler.

 

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