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Archives 08-28-2002

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Billy R. Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Smith, 63, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, from Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown with Jesse Ireton and Mickey Jolley officiating. Burial was in Rough Shod Hollow with Brown Funeral Chapel of Indiana in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at his home after a brief illness. He lived in New Castle, IN, and the surrounding area for several years, including Hagerstown and Spiceland. He returned to Byrdstown in 1989, following his retirement from Dana Corporation. He owned Smith Land Development Corporation and developed Rough Shod Hollow, a residential community near Dale Hollow Lake that includes many vacation homeowners from Ohio and Indiana. He was active in Perfect Circle Saddle Club for a number of years in Indiana and led wagon trains on several occasions to Brown County, IN. He was an avid cowboy, hosting rodeos and hog roasts in Indiana and Byrdstown. He was a member of New Castle Church of Christ and UAW Local 370.

Born June 13, 1939, in Byrdstown, he was the son of Virginia Evelyn (Amonett) Smith of New Castle and the late O.B. Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Cathy Chamberlin, Byrdstown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey B. and Kathy Smith, Port Orange, FL, and Gregory B. and Lori Smith, Byrdstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela J. and Duane Ford, Arrington; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald E. and Nancy Smith, Spiceland; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Archic Catron, Cookeville, and Beverly and Duane Matthews, New Castle; in-laws, Al and Arlene Chamberlin, Spiceland; a sister-in-law and her spouse, Cindy and Don Crandall, Spiceland; seven grandchildren, Nicole and Jim Parsons, Edgewater, FL, Kasey Smith, Port Orange, Wesley Ford, Amber Ford, and Katelin Ford, all of Arrington, and Brittnei Smith and Emily Smith, both of Byrdstown; a great grandson. Jalen Parsons, Edgewater; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Pfenninger, David Pfenninger, Brian Pfenninger, Andy Smith, Lee Marcum, Jeff Crandall, and Kevin Crandall. Serving as honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

 

Melvin Eugene Bumbalough
Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Eugene Bumbalough, 48, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Richard Harris officiating. Burial will be in Bohannon Cemetery with Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bumbalough died Monday, Aug. 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a self-employed landscaper.

Born April 17, 1954, in White County, he was the son of the late Tom Otis and Braskie Mae (Randolph) Bumbalough. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilene Bumbalough; and a brother, Clifton Bumbalough.

Survivors include his wife, Priscilla (Cargile) Bumbalough, Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Blake Philpot, Rickman; two sons, Scotty Bumbalough and Lonnie Bumbalough, both of Cookeville; three sisters, Mildred Dyer and Adell Grogan, both of Cookeville, and Alene Laurent, Sparta; four brothers, Cledaus Bumbalough, Sparta, Glen Bumbalough, White Bluff, Frankie Bumbalough, Franklin, and Steve Bumbalough, Cookeville; and a granddaughter, Ashley Philpot. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Linnie Elizabeth (Swift) Fleming
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Elizabeth (Swift) Fleming, 89, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, from Allons Church of Christ with Bro. A.J. Cox and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Fleming Family Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Fleming died Thursday, Aug. 22. A retired LPN, she began her nursing career at Lady Ann Hospital in 1963. She was a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born November 8, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Verd and Callie (Hunter) Swift. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fowler A. Fleming; two sons, James Walter Fleming and Billy Frank Fleming; a brother, Lester Swift; a sister, Lola McAlpin; and a son-in-law, George Simpson.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Mary Frances Fleming, Allons; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Ethel and Allon White, Livingston, Virginia Simpson, Cookeville, Sadie Simpson, Allons, and Sarah and David Wyatt, Crossville; a sister, Lona Christian, Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Norman Swift, Allons; 9 grandchildren, Donna Looper, Anita Burnett, Karen Baltimore, Bud Simpson, George Simpson II, Clark Simpson, Donald Lewis Smith, Travis Wyatt, and Phillip Wyatt; and 17 great grandchildren, Russ Robbins, Romona Robbins, David Burnett, Westley Burnett, Dana Byrd, Jenna Baltimore, Kasey Baltimore, Allie Baltimore, Jacie Baltimore, Oliva Combs, Addison Simpson, Molly Jo Simpson, Elisha Smith, Derek Smith, Emily Staggs, Gary Wyatt, and Emory Wyatt.

Pallbearers were Bud Simpson, George Simpson II, Clark Simpson, Donald Lewis Smith, Travis Wyatt, and Phillip Wyatt. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Russ Robbins, David Burnett, Westley Burnett, and Derek Smith.

 

Bobbie Jean Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Key, 70, of Twinton, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Tony Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Key died Monday, Aug. 26 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a nurse's aide and of the Baptist faith.

Born May 18, 1932, in Twinton, she was the daughter of the late Webster Lee and Elizabeth (Landers) Claghorn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley "Buster" Key; a daughter, Sandra Voiles; a son, Roger Key; a sister, Reba Vaughn; and two brothers, Jim and Claghorn JR. Claghorn.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Nancy Eldridge, Monterey; a son-in-law, Kenneth Voiles, Anderson, IN; two sisters, Treva Payton and Rosemary Hagerman, both of Anderson, IN; two grandchildren, Brent Key and Blake Key, both of Monterey; and a special friend, Bobbye Gipson, Twinton.

 

Vassel B. Ledford
Funeral services for Mr. Vassel B. Ledford, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ledford died Saturday, Aug. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker, a farmer, and affiliated with Grace Baptist Church in Alpine.

Born March 27, 1916, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Elmer Ledford and Corinthia (Jones) Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Ledford.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Ledford, Chelsea, MI, and Bill Ledford, Farmington, MI; four grandchildren, Aaron Michael Ledford, Amy Lynne Ledford, Lindsay Caroline Ledford, and Steven Kent Ledford; a special nephew, Bruce Ledford, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Keith Ledford, Jamie Ledford, Floyd Ledford, Randy Gore, Travis Simpson, and David Conatser.

 

A. Waudine Mabrey
Funeral services for Mrs. A. Waudine Mabrey, 71, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Collins officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mabrey died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at her home. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Born November 3, 1930, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Dorothy (Stover) Thrasher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hollis Thrasher.

Survivors include her husband, James Mabrey, Willow Grove; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Helen Mabrey, Willow Grove, and Robbie and April Mabrey, Timothy Community; two brothers, Elmo Thrasher, Jamestown, and Tommy Thrasher, Monroe; a sister, Linda Garrett, Jamestown; and four grandchildren, Melissa Cole, April Mabrey, Nicholas Mabrey, and Brannan Mabrey.

Pallbearers were Bobby Mabrey, Robbie Mabrey, Joe Lee Thrasher, Josh Smith, Hollis Thrasher, Allen Cole, David Melton, John Henley, and Robert Paul.

 

Flora B. Nash
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora B. Nash, 92, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, from Monterey Community Church with Rev. Edward Todd officiating. Burial was in Whittaker Cemetery in Monterey with Goff Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nash died Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Oakwood Hospital in Taylor, MI. She was a homemaker.

Born June 9, 1910, in the Obey City Community of Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Waymon and Cora Bell (Phillips) Swallows. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Nash; three sons, Jim Nash, Bill Nash, and Ted Nash; three stillborn siblings; a brother, Clarance Haskell Swallows; and four sisters, Della Avo Hood, Elynn-Mary Lee Polston, Ida Arizona Williams, and Anna Mae Tudor.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan E. Dixon, Taylor, MI; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

 

James Delain Smith
Graveside services for Master James Delain Smith, infant son of James Willis and Holly Lee (Davis) Smith of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Cash Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Master Smith was born and died Thursday, Aug. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Willis Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Bobby Davis, Jeana Coleman, North Carolina, and Mary Smith; a brother, Nicholas Flowers; and six sisters, Casey Smith, Citara Smith, Hattie Smith, Kelsey Davis, Destiny Davis, and Angel Flowers.

 

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