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Archives 09-18-2002

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Emma Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Bilbrey, 94, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday Sept. 12, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Monday, Sept. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, a member of Monterey United Methodist Church, and a 1931 graduate of Crawford High School.

Born July 3, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vince and Loursey (Upton) Hargis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bilbrey; three brothers, Ike Hargis, Benton Hargis, and Buren Hargis; and five sisters, Anna Mae Crabtree, Dessie Norrod, Edna Hargis, Martha Hargis, and Zola Hargis.

Survivors include a daughter, and son-in-law, Betty Lou and Ray Higgins, Cookeville; six grandchildren, Carolyn Harris, Thomas Buttram, and Bobby Buttram, all of Monterey, Sara Howell, Algood, Donna Robin-son, Cookeville,and Kenny Buttram, Sparta; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Anna Ruth Gentry
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ruth Gentry, 67, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Frank Davis and Bro. Jim Tinnon officiating. Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gentry died Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born July 2, 1935, in White County, she was the daughter of Ethel (Harness) Mabe of Cookeville and the late Alvin Mabe. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Everett and Billy Mabe.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Arlow Gentry, Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Debe Gentry, Cookeville, and Larry and Debbie Gentry, Hilham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Hugh Ellington, and Darlene and John Overstreet, all of Cookeville; six brothers, Gary Mabe, Gene Mabe, and Jerry Mabe, all of Cookeville, Donald Mabe, Monroe, Homer Mabe, Michigan, and Junior Mabe, Allons; a sister, Joyce Kirkland, Maryville; six grandchildren, Tara Stephens, Beth Gentry, Kayla Bean, Jennifer Hendrixson, Brad Julian, and Keith Ellington; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scottie Mabe, Christopher Mabe, Johnny Mabe Jr., Donald Mabe Jr., Dero Gentry, and Kenneth Walker.

 

Terry Guffey
Funeral services for Mr. Terry Guffey, 35, of Hanging Limb, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Richard Rollins officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Guffey died Monday, Sept. 16 at his home. He was a construction worker.

Born August 26, 1967, in Monterey, he was the son of Kenneth Guffey of Hanging Limb and the late Dimple (Howard) Guffey.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his fiance, Julia Read, Hanging Limb; his step-mother, Glenda Guffey, Hanging Limb; three brothers, Dennis Comer, Monterey, and William Smith and Joseph Smith, both of Hanging Limb; and two sisters, Amanda Smith and Samantha Smith, both of Hanging Limb.

 

Thomas Paul Harp
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Paul Harp, 61, of Summerville, SC, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Overton County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harp died Wednesday, Sept. 11 at VA Hospital in Charleston, SC. He was the owner and operator of OTR Truck and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Born September 25, 1940, in Algood, he was the son of the late Willie Clayton and Verna (Whiteaker) Harp.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny Harp and Ralph Harp, both of Monroe; three brothers, Thurman Harp, Cincinnati, OH, David Harp, Knightown, IN, and Raymond Harp, Mt. Pleasant, SC; two sisters, Ann Smith, Nashville, and Ruby Anderson, Toledo, OH; and five grandchildren, Susie Harp, Stephanie Harp, Madison Harp, Brent Lindsey, and Garrett Lindsey.

 

Helen (Eldridge) McCauley
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen (Eldridge) McCauley, 64, of Clinton Township, MI, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, from Livingston church of Christ with Bro. Alan Frasier and Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCauley died Sunday, Sept. 8 at St. Joseph Hospital in Clinton Township. She was the office manager of a tool and die company and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born September 11, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Edith (Christian) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dean Warden, and a brother Fowler Eldridge.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Blake and Tracie McCauley, Clinton Township; two brothers, Harold Eldridge, Livingston, and Ernest Eldridge, Alpine; four sisters, Pearl Elrod, Clarksville, and Ruth Copeland, Irene Brown, and Myrtle Allred, all of Livingston; two grandchildren, Kyle McCauley and Kaitlyn McCauley; and former husband, Edward McCauley, Waterford, MI.

Pallbearers were Shannon Eldridge, Doug Eldridge, Lance Ruble, Shane Mosley, Butch Brown, and Bob Copeland.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Shawn Eldridge, Dan Eldridge, Wade Eldridge, Briley Eldridge, Jesse Eldridge, Billy Copeland, Rob Copeland, Roger Ruble, Steven Mosley, Jay Mosley, Brad Mosley, Jeff Brown, Ryan Brown, Gage Vaughn, Mike Allred, Mark Allred, Marvin Allred, Cameron Copeland, Bryan Copeland, Ty Eldridge, and Paxton Eldridge.

 

Ray Nebraska Poston
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Nebraska Poston, 79, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Williams and Rev. Comer McGuire officiating. Burial was in Algood City Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Poston died Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a heavy equipment owner and operator, past Master of Masonic Lodge 259, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and of the Methodist faith.

Born June 10, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Canada and Lou Myrtle (Frye) Poston.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Poston, Rickman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ray Edward Poston, Algood, and Harold Keith and Melissa Poston, Livingston; two daughters and a son-in-law, Blenda Sue Burgin, Atlanta, GA, and Patricia Ann and Jeff Keyes, Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, W.C. Poston Jr. and Effer Lee Poston, Livingston; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Poston, Billy Poston, David Poston, Elliott Poston, Michael Poston, Horace Poston, Donald Ray, and Daniel Keyes. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Randall Livingston, Rick Livingston, Noah Houston, and Jeff Keyes.

 

Willie Mayford Reeder
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mayford Reeder, 57, of the Independence Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Honeycutt and Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Reeder died Friday, Sept. 13 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was a healthcare worker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born January 11, 1945, in Overton County, he was the son of Nellie Kyle Reeder of Cookeville and the late Clarvess Reeder.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Marsha Reeder, Cleveland; five brothers, William Fred Reeder, Marshall Reeder, Shirley Reeder, and John Reeder, all of Nashville, and Billy Joe Reeder, Houston, TX; and two sisters, Betty Bowman, Livingston, and Charlene Sisco, Nashville.

 

Buster Bilbrey
Funeral services for Rev. Buster Bilbrey, 76, of Algood, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from the Algood chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Gaw officiating. Burial will be in Burton Quarles Cemetery with Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bilbrey died Monday, Sept. 16 at Masters Health Care Center. He was a retired minister having served at several area churches including Union Hill, Douglas Chapel, and Shady Grove Freewill Baptist churches. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 1, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Minda Phillips Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Burton) Bilbrey; three sisters, Agnes Looper, Magalene Bilbrey, and Bettie Ruth Bilbrey; and two brothers, Conroy Bilbrey and McKay Bilbrey.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Melinda Bilbrey; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and William L. "Bill" Wiegand; and three grandchildren, Sara Bilbrey, Ben Wiegand, and Josh Wiegand. Pallbearers will be Bob Brown, Doyle Burton, Wayne Burton, Josh Wiegand, Ben Wiegand, and Bill Wiegand.

 

Clara Pauline Rich
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Pauline Rich, 85, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Ken Miller officiating. Burial was in Rich Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rich died Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cumberland River Hospital. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born July 20, 1915, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Mary Ellen (Key) Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Rich, Celina; a son, Bobby Rich, Monrovia, IN; two daughters, Lou Vena Estep and Wilma White, both of Celina; four half-brothers, Boyd Scott, Celina, James Scott, Hilham, Roger Scott, and Jerry Scott; four half-sisters, Josephine Nixon, Celina, Hallie Branson, Owensboro, KY, Billie Sixter, Indiana, and Christine Moynihan; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Dorothy Lee Sissom
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Sissom, 79, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Doyle Crawford officiating. Burial was in Moss Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sissom died Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a clerk at a department store and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born December 19, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Edward and Ada "Condra" Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Odle.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Joan Odle, Muncie, IN; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Lynn, Sparta; a step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Joyce and Matt Weaver, Muncie, IN; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald and Mabel Bilbrey, Lafayette, David Bilbrey, Celina, and James and Linda Bilbrey, Rickman; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Doris and Robert Jackson and Lorene Long, all of Red Boiling Springs; Dorene Bilbrey, Celina, Lexie Shupperd, Tipton, IN, and Paul and Evelyn Brown, Moss; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

 

Diane Withers
Funeral services for Mrs. Diane Withers, 40, of the Love Joy Community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Charles Dickey officiating. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Withers died Sunday, Sept. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a nurse, a member of the Church of God in Chattanooga, a pianist, and valedictorian of her licensed practical nursing class in Livingston in June 2000.

Born December 5, 1961, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of John and Rita Glyn-Jones of the Love Joy Community.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, C.M. Withers, Love Joy Community; a daughter, Jessica Withers, Love Joy Community; a son, Zachary Withers, Love Joy Community; a brother, John David Glyn-Jones, Smithfield, VA; and a special friend, Mary Ann Norrod, Cookeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Aplastic Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404.

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