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Archives 08-14-2002

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Mary E. Brown
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Brown, 79, of Nashville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the Hadley Chapel of Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Old Hickory, with Bro. Sellers Crain officiating. Burial was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at Holly Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mrs. Brown died Sunday, July 14 at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a housewife.

Born January 6, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Newton and Ermine Catherine (Claborn) Dailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Dailey, Hubert Dailey, and Arvis Ray Dailey; and two sisters, Lara Ethel Dailey and Delma McWhorter.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Brown, Nashville; three sons, Raymond Brown, Leonard Brown, and James Brown; two daughters, Dorothy Hewitt and Reba DeJesus; seven brothers, Herman Dailey, Roy Dailey, Howard Dailey, Donald Dailey, Willie Dailey, Robert Dailey, and Clifton Dailey; two sisters, Thelma Gore and Bulah Morgan; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Brown, Ray Brown, Robert Brown, James Brown, Gregory Brown, and Billy DeJesus Jr.

 

Melissa Renee (Daniels) Cope
Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Renee (Daniels) Cope, better known as "Missy", 35, of Byrdstown, were conducted Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home with Randy Tompkins officiating. Burial was in Cope Cemetery with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Cope died Sunday, Aug. 4. She was a dental assistant. Born February 16, 1967, in Hartford City, IN, she was the daughter of Jackie and Mary (Cross) Daniels.

Survivors in addition to her parents include two daughters, Brittany Ann Stovall, Byrdstown, and Ericha Rose Stovall, Guam; a son, Ethan Christopher Stovall, Byrdstown; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Randy Daniels, Joe Daniels, and Mickey and Regina Daniels, all of Monroe, and Michael and Toni Daniels, Pall Mall; and a grandmother, Ruby Cross, Byrdstown.

Pallbearers were Randy Daniels, Troy Storie, James Storie, Scott Cope, Tony Robbins Jr., and Martin Evans.

 

Carl Cecil Crabtree
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Cecil Crabtree, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Crabtree died Friday, Aug. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a lumber grader and affiliated with the Church of Christ. Born January 20, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jerry Whit and Laura (Gore) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian (Peek) Crabtree, Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Betty Crabtree and Jerry and Sharon Crabtree, all of Livingston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ronnie Burchfield, Marlene and Bruce McDonald, and Anita and Johnny Poston, all of Livingston; a brother, Carlos Crabtree, Livingston; two sisters, Alma Ward, Livingston, and Lucille Mullins, Sparta; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Crabtree, Bryan Crabtree, Jason Crabtree, Ronnie Burchfield, Jamie Loftis, and Johnny Poston.

 

Edgar C. Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Edgar C. Smith, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. James Hunter officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Friday, Aug. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born November 25, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John M. and Nancy A. (Ward) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Osta Sidney (Ogletree) Smith.

Survivors include two nephews, Fred Smith, Johnson City, and Mike Smith, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were R.L Ogletree, James Heady Ogletree, Mike Smith, Fred Smith, Junior Fleming, and Mark Allred.

 

Emily Eliza Harper
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Eliza Harper, 78, of Hilham, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Carrol R. Sutton officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harper died Friday, Aug. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born December 18, 1923, in Cedar Key, FL, she was the daughter of the late Richard Frank Dees and Mary Etta (Ogden) Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gabe Allen Harper; a daughter, Estelle Megar; and a son, Gabe Allen Harper Jr.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, David Harper, Boaz, AL, Steven and Dorless Harper, Cabot, AR, and John and Jennifer Harper, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alma and Jim Crawford, Hilham, and Betty Jane and Roger Yates, Attalla, AL; a daughter-in-law, Lynn Harper, Miami, FL; a son-in-law, Andrew Megar, Miami, FL; 22 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild. Pallbearers were David Harper, Steven Harper, John Harper, Jim Crawford, Roger Yates, and Charles Houston.

 

Dimple Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Key, 73, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Padgett and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Key died Saturday, Aug. 10 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 29, 1929, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Bertha (Phillips) Welch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Key; a son, Johnny Key; three brothers, Hollis Welch, Hershel Welch, and infant brother, Gerstel Welch; and two grandchildren, Julie Annette Key and Nathan Key.

Survivors include four sons, Ray Key, Rickman, Tony Key and Wayne Key, both of Cookeville, and Michael Key, Monterey; a sister, Jewell Clark, Baxter; two brothers, Rev. Talmadge Welch and Joe Welch, both of Monterey; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Paskell Long
Funeral services for Mr. Paskell Long, 92, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Wilbur Bass officiating. Burial was in Tinsley Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Long died Sunday, Aug. 11 at Cumberland River Hospital. He was a construction worker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born October 6, 1909, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Elbert and Rosa (Adams) Long. Survivors include his wife, Gladys (Tinsley) Long, Celina; a daughter, Kathy Poindexter, Celina; and a grandchild.

 

Thelma H. Masters
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma H. Masters, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Masters died Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

Born August 3, 1918, in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Jefferson and Anna Mae Halfacre. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Masters; two sisters, Alice Dudek and Grace Williams; and four brothers, Hank Halfacre, Leo Halfacre, Leathers Halfacre, and James Halfacre.

Survivors include a brother, Cordell Halfacre, Hohenwald; three sisters, Neoma Meadows, Livingston, Juanita Ruhf, St. Clair Shores, MI, and Janet Dekert, Gross Point Woods, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were her nephews, Johnny Halfacre, Louie Halfacre, John Meadows, Leo Halfacre, John Meadows III, Ellory Lewis, and Steve Williams.

 

Carl Hildreth Smith
Graveside services for Mr. Carl Hildreth Smith, 79, of Jacksonville, FL, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville, with Jim Franks officiating.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 7 at his home. He attended Willow Grove High School and was a salesman for Florshiem Shoe Company. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Born November 30, 1922, in Celina, he was the son of the late Thomas Cecil and Mary Velma (Goodpasture) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edwina Upton.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Camplin) Smith, Jacksonville, FL; two daughters, Donna Rudy Staggs, Celina, and Tamera Joe Spivey, Nashville; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

 

Duane Wright
Funeral services for Mr. Duane Wright, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Whited officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wright died Sunday, Aug. 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired district manager for a restaurant chain, a member of McDonald's Chapel United Methodist Church, and a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II.

Born October 5, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Martha (Reeser) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilton Wright, and a sister, Winefred Scott.

Survivors include his wife, Delta Jo Wright, Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Cecilia Wright, Livingston, and Curtis and Denise Wright, Plant City, FL; a brother, Kenneth Wright, Nashville; and three grandchildren, Cindy Wright, Kayla Wright, and Kristen Wright. Pallbearers were Jason Garrett, Jerry Garrett, Brandon Suiter, Wayne McDonald, Junior Honeycutt, and Danny Scott.

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