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Archives 06-19-2002

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Helen Barker
Mrs. Helen Barker, 84, of Inverness, FL, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Avante in Inverness. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness was in charge of the arrangements. She was a kindergarten teacher, having retired from the Citrus County School System in 1979 with more than 20 years of service. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.

Born April 18, 1918, in Alpine, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Marcia (Ledford) Carlock.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence S. Barker, Inverness; a brother, John Carlock, Livingston; a half-brother, Everel Carlock, Whitley City, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lena Avo Bennett
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Avo Bennett, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bennett died Sunday, June 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was self-employed in the house cleaning business and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Born April 6, 1918, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susie (Rector) Bean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert C. Bennett, and 17 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Herman Bean, Hardy’s Chapel Community; two daughters, Betty Waters, Nashville, and Dorothy Jean Noye, Ypsilanti, MI; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.

 

Clyde Harrison Cantrell
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Harrison Cantrell, 73, of Allred, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cantrell died Friday, June 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a logger and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 31, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Hardy and Ethel Lee (Hammock) Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Artie Smith and Irene Cooper; and two brothers, Clifford Ray Cantrell and Willis "Shorty" Cantrell.

Survivors include his wife, Louree Cantrell, Allred; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Richard Flowers, Living-ston; two brothers, Olef "Dude" Cantrell, Hilham, and James H. Cantrell, Oak Grove Community; four sisters, Auda Ledbet-ter and Nora Alice Flowers, both of Allred, Juanita Kissick, Munice, IN, and Edith Loftis, Cookeville; two grandchildren, Joshua Flowers and Sarah Flowers, both of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Guy Choate, Junior Ledbetter, Glen Ledbetter, Cleston Ledbetter, Leonard Ledbetter, and Justin Ledbetter.

 

Wirt Oscar Carter
Funeral services for Mr. Wirt Oscar Carter, 85, of the Union Hill Community of Jackson County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Morgan Medlin officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery with Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carter died Thursday, June 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of Philadelphia Church of Christ.

Born November 25, 1916, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late John and Altie Elizabeth (Kinnard) Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mable (Burgess) Carter; three sisters, Mable Fuqua, Lillian Flatt, and Mittie Anderson; and four brothers, Ray Carter, Scott Carter, Nathan Carter, and John Henry Carter.

Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Flatt, Clawson, MI, Betty Landry, South Hampton, MA, and Helen Carter and Bobbie Carter, both of Livingston; a sister, Sadie Flatt; three grandchildren, Angela Krebiehl, Andrea Miller, and Stephen Landry; and five great grandchildren, Jessica Krebiehl, Daniel Krebiehl, Rebecca Miller, P.J. Miller, and Megan Miller. Pallbearers were Earl Carter, Dycus Carter, Daniel Krebiehl, Stephen Carter Landry, Robert Morgan, and Hubert Flatt.

 

Ida Cox
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Cox, 89, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with H.S. Brown officiating. Burial was in Turkeytown Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cox died Friday, June 14 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Turkey-town Church Pentecostal.

Born July 11, 1912, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late Sissy Boles. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mounce Cox. Survivors include two sons, R.C. Cox and Haskel Cox, both of Hilham; a daughter, Willa Dean Goolsby, Hilham; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

 

Robert Alan "Bobby" Davis Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Alan "Bobby" Davis Jr., 20, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, from the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Cookeville with Father Peter Coffey officiating. Burial was in Amonette Cemetery in Pickett County with Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Davis died Thursday, June 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 26, 1981, in Livingston, he was the son of Robert Alan Davis Sr. and Ann Delia (Neal) Davis, both of Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-mother, Peggy Davis, Cookeville; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Barbara Neal, Byrdstown; paternal grandparents, Ace and Betty Linian Hennings, Baxter; maternal great grandmother, Audra Jolly, Byrdstown; two sisters, Emily Davis and Kristina Davis, both of Cookeville; and four brothers, Justin Davis, Christopher Davis, Aaron Davis, and David Cox, all of Cookeville. Pallbearers were Jeremy Brannum, David Cox, Kevin Scheaffer, John Douglas, Josh Horn, Justin Boles, Nathaniel Sluder, Jason Davis, Christopher Davis, and Justin Davis.

 

Oliver Hayes Hitzeman



Memorial services for Master Oliver Hayes Hitzeman, age four months, of Richmond, VA, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at a park near his home.

Hayes died Tuesday, June 11 in Richmond. Born January 23, 2002, in Richmond, he was the son of Kyra (Oliver) and Ezra Merwijn Hitzeman of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Evalena Collins.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Vicki and Carson Oliver, Livingston, and Marijke Wilcke, Shipman, VA; his great grandmother, Martha Taylor, McMinnville; four uncles, Gregory Oliver, Cookeville, Darren Oliver, Livingston, and Mathijs Hitzeman and Niels Stillson, Nelson County, VA; and his godparents, Richard and Stacey Farinholt, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation, 22 S. Colonial Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 in support of research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

 

Delma I. McWhorter
Funeral services for Mrs. Delma I.McWhorter, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McWhorter died Friday, June 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was retired from General Motors Corporation, and she served as a member of Swallows Chapel Full Gospel Church and the Eastern Star in Michigan.

Born August 25, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Newton and Ermine Catherine (Clayborn) Dailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. McWhorter.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Kenneth Spas, Livingston; seven brothers, Robert Dailey, Willie Dailey, and Clifton Dailey, all of Indiana, Roy U.L. Dailey and Herman Dailey, both of Livingston, Howard Dailey, Cookeville, and Donald Dailey, Kentucky; three sisters, Mary Brown, Nashville, Beulah Rollins, Hazard, KY, and Thelma Gore, Livingston; and a grandson and grandaughter-in-law, James and Brandi Spas, Livingston.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Gore, Lonnie Dailey, Bruce Dailey, Eddie Dailey, Teddy Dailey, Willie Garrett Morgan, Brian Dailey, and Kevin Hunter. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Nate Mainord.

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