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Archives 03-13-2002

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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.

 

Russell White
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 since 1935.

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 Christ.

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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