William H. "Haskell" Carr
Funeral services for Mr. William H. "Haskell" Carr, 92,
of Battle Creek, MI, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15,
2002, from the chapel of Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with Rev.
Dr. Morris Anderson and Rev. Dr. Charles Sandum officiating. Burial
was in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek with Richard
A. Henry Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Carr died Monday, Feb. 11 at Battle Creek Health System after
a brief illness. He moved from Livingston to Battle Creek in 1942.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in France, Germany, and the Pacific
during World War II. He was employed by the Eaton Corporation for
30 years, retiring in 1972 and served as a member of First Baptist
Church of Battle Creek for 55 years. He was also a member of the
Shuffleboard Club. He enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Florida,
wordsearch puzzles, and attending Burnham Brook and Lakeview Meadows
Senior Citizen Club.
Born November 4, 1909, in Rickman, he was the son of the late
Millard C. and Emma (Gentry) Carr. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle C. Norris; four brothers,
Howard Carr, Fowler Carr, Albert Carr, and Kenneth Carr; and three
sisters, Nannie Mae Qualls, Carrie Hicks, and Dessie Langford.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William C. "BillÓ
and Norma Carr, Battle Creek; two brothers and three sisters-in-law,
Talmadge and Hazel Carr, Livingston, George C. and Mayme Carr, Dunlap,
and Elizabeth Carr; a brother-in-law, Coy Carr; two granddaughters
and their husbands, Denise and Terry Nickerson, Bellevue, MI, and
Michelle and Ron Williams, Battle Creek; two great granddaughters,
Leslie Quackenbush, Columbus, OH, and Tabathe Williams, Battle Creek;
and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bill Carr, Ron
Christmas, Steve Osborn, Bob Quackenbush, Troy Smith, and Ron Williams.
Dow Enson Williamson
Funeral services for Mr. Dow Enson Williamson, 85, of Alpine, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Christ Church Presbyterian
in Alpine with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial was in the Green
Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the VFW Honor Guard
of James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062. Speck Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Williamson died Saturday, March 9 at Select Speciality Hospital
in Nashville. He was a retired rural mail carrier and superintendent
for Standing Stone State Park and Norris Dam. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, a charter member of Livingston Civitian
Club, and a member of the American Legion and First United Methodist
Church in Livingston.
Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Thomas and Ella (Crawford) Williamson.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah (Qualls) Williamson, Alpine;
a son, Dow E. Williamson Jr., Cookeville; a daughter, Vicki Williamson,
Nashville; a brother, Bethel Williamson, Livingston; and a grandson,
Dustin Williamson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members
of Livingston Civitian Club.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Russell White, Sr., 87, of Cookeville,
will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Cookeville First
Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Eisenmenger officiating. Burial
will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. White died Monday, March 11 at his home, following an extended
illness. He was a 45-year member of American Legion Post 46 and
a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater, including
the invasion of Okinawa, as a sergeant in the 147th Infantry Regiment.
He was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville
and served terms as elder, deacon, and trustee. A 1939 business
administration graduate of Tennessee Technological University, he
worked throughout Middle Tennessee for Nabisco for 37 years. He
was a member of West Fork Lodge 648 of Free and Accepted Masons
Born March 22, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
James Dillard and Leah (Smith) White. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Vaughn; four brothers,
Roy White, Ray White, Eugene White, and Ruben White; and a great
granddaughter, Haley Jo White.
Survivors include his wife, Opal (Parris) White, Cookeville; two
daughters and two sons-in-law, Geeta and Scott McMillan, Sparta,
and Pam and Eddie Cass, Franklin; two sons and two daughters-in-law,
Tom and Joyce White, Cookeville, and Jim and Joanne White, Silver
Point; two brothers, J.D. White, Clarksville, and Jerry Smith White,
Castalian Springs; nine grandchildren, Russ White and wife, Linda,
Jeff White, Ben White, Scott White, Matt Davis, Sam Davis, Katie
Cass, Joey Pratt, and Holly Pratt; and three great grandchildren.
Allison Faith Webb
Graveside services for Miss Allison Faith Webb, infant, of Rickman,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at Zion Hill Cemetery
with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating. Livingston Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements. Miss Webb died Wednesday, March 6
at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born Wednesday, March 6, 2002, she was the daughter of Donnie and
Madelyn (Laycock) Webb of Rickman.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandparents,
A.B. and Margarett Webb, Hilham, and Delma and Mary Bell Laycock,
Rickman; and a sister, Candace Webb.
Ruby Lee Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Webb, 76, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, from the chapel of
Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in Algood with Rev. Gary Lee
officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Hooper and Huddleston
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Webb died Sunday, March 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Methodist Church
for more than 50 years.
Born Dec. 27, 1925, in Algood, she was the daughter of the late
Porter M. and Tina (Stockton) Holloway. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cathy Webb; a sister,
Lena Mae Stone; and four brothers, Joe Holloway, Colbert Holloway,
Howard Holloway, and Curtis Holloway.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Webb, Cookeville; a daughter
and son-in-law, Gail and Al Glover, Cookeville; a sister, Beulah
Kirby, South Pittsburg; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law,
Lisa Glover, Cookeville, and Amy and Shane Sewell, Athens; and several
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were family members and friends.
James Bedford "J.B." Reagan
Funeral services for Mr. James Bedford "J.B." Reagan,
64, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002,
from the chapel of MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church with
Rev. Perry Clayton and Rev. Carl Hubbard officiating. Burial was
in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the
arrangements. Mr. Reagan died Monday, March 4 at Centennial Medical
Center in Nashville. He worked for Overton County Highway Department
and was a member of MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church.
Born June 1, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of Dollie
(Collins) Reagan of Allons and the late Elbert Reagan.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Betty Reagan,
Allons; two sons, Jackie Reagan, Crossville, and James Donald Reagan,
Jamestown; three daughters, Vicki Lee, Crossville, Sandy Clayton,
McMinnville, and Donna Short, Allons; a brother, E.C. Reagan, Allons;
five sisters, Maxine Smith, Cookeville, Ellen Morris, Indianapolis,
IN, Pearl Vaughn, Linnie Ray, and Inis Harris, all of Allons; 10
grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bryan
Reagan, Brandon Matthews, John Garrett, Michael Hamilton, Kevin
Hamilton, and Randy Vaughn.
Lou Estelene Nevins
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Estelene Nevins, 84, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home with Harold Reeder officiating. Burial was in
Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Nevins died Sunday, March 10 at Cumberland River Hospital
in Celina. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of
Born Sept. 5, 1917, in the NeelyŐs Creek Community of Celina, she
was the daughter of the late Bud and Mary (Dailey) Spear. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskill
Milton "Jack" Nevins.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Judith Nevins,
Celina; a former daughter-in-law, Debbie Nevins, Cookeville; a brother,
Lester D. Spear, Celina; two sisters, Beulah Mae Riley, Morgantown,
IN, and Martha Ann Hawkins, Nashville; a grandson, Neil Nevins;
two step-grandchildren, Jamie Dailey and Johnny Painter; and a step-great
grandson, Cade Landon Painter.
Argie Lorena Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Argie Lorena Copeland, 71, of Rickman,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Duane "BudÓ Hargis and Rev.
Bary Ray officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Speck
Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Copeland died Tuesday, March 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a garment factory worker, a housewife, and a member
of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.
Born January 26, 1931, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late Elmer and Icy Ellen (Spurlin) Hargis. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Hollan
Copeland; a brother, Elmer Hargis; and two sisters, Marie Hargis
and Ruby Stinson.
Survivors include three sons, Kenny Copeland, Glenn Copeland, and
Gerald Copeland, all of Rickman; two daughters, Brenda Copeland,
Glenda Carol Hawn, both of Rickman; three brothers, Eddie Hargis,
Alpine, George Hargis, Rickman, and Jimmy Hargis, McMinnville; two
sisters, Zula Brown, Cookeville, and Pauline Presley, Rickman; 14
grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shannon Copeland, Shawn Key, Travis Copeland,
Ben Hargis, Chris Hargis, and Brandon Hargis.
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