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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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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