Funeral services for Mr. Lee Collins, 80, of Gainesboro, will be
conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 15, 2002, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Edwin Moore officiating.
Burial will be in John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community
of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Collins died Monday, May 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He was a retired employee of Berkline and retired auctioneer,
a charter member of the VFW Post 5266, former resident of Livingston
and Morristown, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Born July 10, 1921, in Hamblen County, he was the son of the late
Jessee and Daisy (Watts) Collins. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son, James A. Dukes; a brother, Carroll
Collins; and a sister, Ruth Smith.
Survivors include his wife, June (Dukes) Collins, Gaines-boro;
a son, John Collins, Gordonsville; two daughters and a son-in-law,
Melissa and Troy D. York, Gainesboro, and Martha Quinton, Morristown;
and six grandchildren, Leisa Albertson, Cynthia Lane, Isaac Quinton,
Todd Smith, Lee Smith, and Bonnie Bowman.
Funeral services for Mrs. Reva Cooper, 58, of Albany, KY, and formerly
of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002,
from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Buck and
Rev. Jerry Buck officiating. Burial was in Ferrell Cemetery with
Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Cooper died Monday, May 6 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville,
KY. She was a housewife and member of Cookeville Baptist Temple.
Born June 10, 1943, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Isaac Sewell and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Ledbetter.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Cooper, Albany; three sons,
Johnnie Keith, Henning, TN, and Mark Keith and Christopher Keith,
both of Cookeville; two daughters, Jo Wheeler, Baxter, and Shirley
Richards, Buffalo Valley; three brothers, Jerry Ledbetter and Quitman
Ledbetter, both of Livingston, and Ernest Ledbetter, Michigan; seven
sisters, Fay Eldridge, Bloomington Springs, Myrtle Hargis, Monterey,
Emma Davis and Lela Kuykendall, both of Cookeville, Virgie Carter,
Dayton, OH, Clara Rodrigues, Michigan, and Novie Cope, Alpine; 10
grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Randy Mayberry, Billy Mayberry, Randy Ledbetter,
Bobby Eldridge, Eddie Duncan, and Buddy Ledbetter.
Harley Christy Copeland
Funeral services for Mr. Harley Christy Copeland, 70, of Dayton,
OH, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, from the chapel
of Morris and Sons Funeral Home in Dayton. Burial was in Forrest
Hills Cemetery in Vandolia, OH, with Morris and Sons Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Copeland died Thursday, May 9 in Dayton.
He was the son of Bethel Copeland of Livingston and the late Conva
(Smith) Copeland. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in
death by a sister, Christine Robbins.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include a son, Scott Copeland;
three brothers, Ray Copeland, Roy Copeland, and Kelly Copeland and
wife, all of Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie and Fred
Miller and Marie and Charley Danner, all of Ohio; a half brother,
Junior Copeland, Livingston; and two grandchildren.
Ima C. Farmer
Funeral services for Mrs. Ima C. Farmer, 86, of Valdosta, GA, and
formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14,
2002, from the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta
with Pastor Carlton Allen officiating. Burial was in McLane’s Riverview
Memorial Gardens with Carson McLane Funeral Home in charge of the
Mrs. Farmer died Saturday, May 11 at Crestwood Nursing Home. She
was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Calvary Baptist
Church in Lake Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil
L. Farmer; and a daughter, Magdalene Willoughby.
Survivors include two daughters and three sons-in-law, Neva Jean
and Daniel McGuffey, Tipton, MI, Anna and Tommy Adkins, Valdosta,
and Ben Willoughby, Cocoa, FL; three sons and three daughters-in-law,
Robert and Pat Farmer, and Ron and Dian Farmer, all of Rockledge,
FL, and Mike and Donna Farmer, Moultrie, GA; 20 grandchildren; 34
great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Clura (Lawson) Hawkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Clura (Lawson) Hawkins, 87, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, from Poplar Springs
Baptist Church with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating. Burial was in
Poplar Springs Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home of Cookeville in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Hawkins died Thursday, May 9. She was a homemaker and a member
of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Born April 2, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and
Sarah (Moody) Lawson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by three brothers, Burch Lawson, Henry Lawson, and Roy
Lawson; and four sisters, Lura Lawson, Mary Jane Mabrey, Josie Wiley,
and Dapho Morgan. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray
and Janie Mabrey, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice
and C.D. Robinson, Cookeville; a sister, Gertrude Smith, Jackson
County; four grandchildren, Andrea Mabrey, Mathew Mabrey, Steven
Robinson, and Karen Shatley; and three great grandchildren, Brittney
Shatley, Sean Robinson, and Shannon Robinson. Pallbearers were her
family and friends.
Albert Harry Keisling Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Harry Keisling Sr., 87, of Kingsport,
were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2002, from the chapel of
East Lawn Funeral Home in Kingsport. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial
Park with East Lawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Keisling died Wednesday, May 8.
Born October 25, 1914, in Livingston, he was the son of the late
John H. and Hazel Kate (Thrasher) Keisling.
Survivors include two sons, Edward "Bud" Keisling and
Albert Keisling Jr; two daughters, Karen McClure and Cindy Shipley;
a sister, Marie Black-burn; a brother, Doug Keisling; five grandchildren;
and four great grandchildren.
Charles C. Little
Funeral services for Mr. Charles C. Little, 69, of Manchester, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, from the chapel of Coffee
County Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Hubbard and Dr. Benton Cox
officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston with
Coffee County Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Little died Thursday, May 9 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
He was a retired electrical engineer with AEDC and a Veteran of
the US Navy.
Born November 25, 1932, in Livingston, he was the son of the late
William Hershel and Clara Belle (Maddox) Little.
Survivors include his wife, Melva (Ramsey) Little, Manchester;
two sons, Gilbert Little, Athens, AL, and Robert Bruce Little, Silver
Point; a brother, Billy Jim Little, Livingston; and four grandchildren,
Justin Little, Travis Little, Angela Little, and Lauren Little.
Robert Clayton McCormick
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Clayton McCormick, 69, of McEwen,
were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Elder L. Douglas Beaty officiating. Burial
was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McCormick died Friday, April 26 at Three Rivers Baptist Hospital
in Waverly. He was a machinist/factory worker and a veteran of the
U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was affiliated
with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Born April 10, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Roy and Orpha Myrtle (Todd) McCormick. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Dean (Cooper) McCormick;
two brothers, Ward McCormick and Ray McCormick; and an infant sister.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Gary
Watzlavick, Tennessee Ridge, Andra and Paul D'Archangel, McEwen,
and Debra and Chris Mock, Toledo, OH; a brother, Jerry McCor-mick,
Dunlap; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Henry Foster, Allons;
eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Neil Beasley, Jim Hull, Steven Woronec, Di Sawetrat,
Kris Williams, and John Woronec.
Bertha L. Morris
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha L. Morris, 90, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson
Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Myron Greer officiating. Burial
was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Morris died Friday, May 10 at Bethesda Healthcare Center in
Cookeville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cookeville Assembly
Born March 20, 1912, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of the
late Bill and Bell (Thompson) Webb. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Erve Morris; a daughter,
Maxine Morris; a brother, Charlie Webb; a sister, Bessie Flatt;
and a great granddaughter, Megan Nicole Morris.
Survivors include seven sons and seven daughters-in-law, Richard
and Jo Morris, Kenneth and Faye Morris, Calvin and Ruth Morris,
and David and Betty Morris, all of Cookeville, and Charlie and Charlene
Morris, Eugene and Priscilla Morris, and Bruce and Dorothy Morris,
all of Michigan; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Paul Buck,
Cookeville; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and three
great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandchildren and
Louise (Beaty) Price
Graveside services for Mrs. Louise (Beaty) Price, 65, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, at Huerfano Masonic
Cemetery in Walsenburg, CO, with Bro. Gordon Kelly officiating.
Local arrangements were provided by Livingston Funeral Home.
Mrs. Price died Tuesday, April 30 at her home. She was a restaurant
Born August 15, 1936, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of
the late Virgil and Eula (Whittenburg) Beaty. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Price;
and a twin sister, Else Beaty.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Price, Cookeville; a son, Donald
Price, Laveta, CO; three sisters, Nola Gieses, Pluebo, CO, Iladean
Vitatoe, Pall Mall, and Eblin Nivens, Livingston; three brothers,
H.L. Beaty, Pall Mall, Noble "Jake" Beaty, Byrdstown,
and Dorman Beaty, Albany, KY; seven grandchildren; and several nieces,
nephews, and other family members and friends.
Emma E. Reagan
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma E. Reagan, 93, of Allons, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, from Fellowship Baptist Church with
Rev. Dewitt Sample officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Reagan died Saturday, May 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Born August 9, 1908, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the
late George W. and Alice (Garrett) Reagan. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by three sons, E.J. Reagan, Radford Reagan,
and Willie D. Reagan. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Reagan,
Allons; a son, J.C. Reagan, Allons; two daughters, Agnes Nelson,
Allons, and Lois Cantrell, Rickman; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren;
18 great-great grandchildren; and a great-great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Steve Sidwell, David Cantrell, Roger Nelson, Donnie
Nelson, Marvin Dale Reagan, Jimmie Wayne Reagan, James Reagan, Glen
Reagan, and Ronnie Reagan.
Funeral services for Mr. Denton Sisco, 80, of the Crossroads Community
near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, from
the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Terry McCloud
and Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery
with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Sisco died Tuesday, May 7 at his home. He was a retired construction
worker and a member of the Faith Chapel Baptist Church.
Born December 14, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Guthry and Dovie (Phillips) Sisco. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a sister, Dollie Blaylock; and a brother,
Survivors include his wife, Pearl (Melton) Sisco, Crossroads Community;
two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Sisco and Donnie and Glenna
Sisco, all of Monterey; four granddaughters, Cindy, Tammy, Amy,
and Rachel; and three great grandchildren.
Ella (Franklin) Stewart
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella (Franklin) Stewart, 88, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, from the chapel of
Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Dow Allen, Bro. Arvel Lee, and Bro.
Frank Noland officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Stewart died Friday, May 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was retired from Tennessee Technological University,
where she worked in the maintenance department. She was a member
of Post Oak Shade Freewill Baptist Church.
Born September 18, 1913, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the
late Benton and Emily (Noland) Franklin. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, John Pleasant Stewart;
a twin sister, Essie (Franklin) Hogue; a brother, Henry Franklin;
and a granddaughter, Jennifer Beth Stewart.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles G. and
Doris Stewart, Baxter, Albert and Wanda Stewart, Fortville, IN,
and Morgan and Patricia Stewart, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law,
Jane and Willard Boles, Cookeville; three brothers and sisters-in-law,
Howard and Gladys Franklin, Woodstock, GA, Charlie and Esther Franklin,
St. Petersburg, FL, and Wayne and Bonnie Franklin, Hendersonville;
three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Stepek and Mamie Montgomery,
both of Crossville, and Gertrude and Thomas Lewis, Dearborn, MI;
grandchildren, Roy Stewart, Dewayne Stewart, Kelly Fowler, Eddie
Fowler, Danny and Alicia Stewart, Earl and Pam Stewart, Robert and
Teresa Stewart, Amy and Jimmy Boniol, Cody and Holly Beth Stewart,
and Bryan and Heather Emerton; several great grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Overton County News
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