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Archives 09-25-2002

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Elsie M. Allred
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie M. Allred, 97, of Lake Worth, FL, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Allred died Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Avante in Lake Worth. She was a homemaker.

Born December 19, 1904, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Gertrude (Reagan) York. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Allred.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Archie and Elsie Allred, Mobile, AL, and Ray and Janet Allred, Lake Worth; a brother, Bill York, Detroit, MI; a sister, Sue Pearson, Taylor, AL; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Allred, Carl Allred, Allen Allred, Steven Allred, Ron Allred, and Ron Streeter.

 

Ather E. Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Ather E. Brown, 83, of Sparta, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial was in Saylors Cemetery with Hunter Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at his home.

Survivors include five sons, Thomas Brown, Eddie Brown, and Steve Brown, all of Cookeville, Jeff Brown, Livingston, and Mike Sorter, Indiana; two brothers, Oscar Brown, Sparta, and Ed Brown, Nashville; and three sisters, Rose Beulah Smith, Hilham, Josie McCarmack, Indiana, and Marion Fannon, Ohio.

 

James Kelly "Kell" Brown
Funeral services for Mr. James Kelly "Kell" Brown, 66, of Alpine, were conducted Monday, Sept. 9 in the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Ledbetter of Indiana officiating. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Rickman-Hall Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Born January 2, 1936, on Bee Tree Mountain, he was the son of the late Curtis and Mabel (Boman) Brown. He and his brother owned and managed Big Springs Grocery Store in Monroe for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Jean Brown, Allred; a son, Tracy Brown, Alpine; a daughter, Gina Brown, Rickman; two special daughters, Carolina Dunham and Samantha Harper, both of Allred; two sisters, Roena Phillips, Hanging Limb, and Reba Cantrell, Dry Hollow; four brothers, Roscoe Brown, Ohio, M.C. Brown, Livingston, Bobby Brown, Monroe, and Eugene Brown, Cookeville; four grandchildren, Matthew Hall and Dalton Hall, both of Rickman, and Cameron Brown and Avery Brown, both of Alpine; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Brown's nephews, Lavon Cantrell, Darrel Cantrell, Jeremy Cantrell, Wayne Cantrell, Scott Brown, Randy Phillips, Tony Cantrell, Brian Ledbetter, and Barry Ledbetter.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren Cameron Brown, Avery Brown, Matthew Hall, and Dalton Hall; and his friends, Roger Rittenberry, Michael Rittenberry, Norman Conners, Samuel Norrod, and Harold Qualls.

 

Willie Calvin Colson
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Calvin "W.C." Colson, 71, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Collins and Bro. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Colson died Monday, Sept. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a school bus driver for the Clay County School System and a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Born April 19, 1931, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Arville and Bertie Mae (Wright) Colson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth (Groce) Colson; and a sister, Jewell Ellen Reagan.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and James Sells, Allons; a sister and brother-in-law, Nettie and J.T. Daniels, Allons; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jerry Daniels, Dale Reagan, Tony Johnson, James Reagan, James Carl Reagan Jr., and Raymond Colson.

 

Willie Verble Crabtree
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Verble Crabtree, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Crabtree died Monday, Sept. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Born March 23, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Arthur "Pete" and Josie (Taylor) Geesling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Crabtree; two sons, Harold Crabtree and Franklin Crabtree; a grandson, Ronnie Crabtree; two brothers; three sisters; and a daughter-in-law.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Evelyn Crabtree, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Dwight Fox, Gainesboro; a daughter-in-law, Dorise Crab-tree, Hilham; three brothers, Ernest Geesling, Douglas Geesling, and Edison Geesling, all of Hilham; a sister, Clura McCormick, Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Rick Crabtree, Buddy Crabtree, Randal Crabtree, Kevin Crabtree, David Taylor, and Lester Green.

 

Jimmy R. "Jim" Howell
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy R. "Jim" Howell, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Schmid and Rev. Bob Vickers officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Howell died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired inside plant manager of Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperation, a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, and a former Jaycee.

Born December 20, 1938, in Putnam County, he was the son of Wilma (Minchey) Howell of Gainesboro and the late Clester Mell Howell.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Carol Howell, Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Luis Loza, Cookeville; four brothers, W.C. Howell, Larry Howell, and Bruce Howell, all of Gainesboro, and Wayne Howell, Rickman; a sister, Shirley Smith, Gainesboro; and his father and mother-in-law, Matthew and Bea Nevins, Livingston.

Pallbearers were Robert Dudney, Bill Mahaney, Rick Mabry, Tom Anderson, Ronnie Lafever, Jody Stevens, Carlos Wilson, and Ken Eddleman. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Twin Lakes Telephone employees.

 

Lyle Denton Kirkpatrick
Funeral services for Mr. Lyle Denton Kirkpatrick, 85, of Celina, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Bill Threet officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kirkpatrick died Monday, Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a merchant at Kirkpatrick Hardware and member of the Church of Christ.

Born June 15, 1917, he was the son of the late Talby Fowler and Margaret Susan (Denton) Kirkpatrick.

Survivors include a nephew, Michael Kirkpatrick, Celina; and four nieces, Emily Step-hens, Cincinnati, OH, Lela Faye Barley, Gamaliel, KY, Betty Brown, Cookeville, and Margaret Susan Arms, Celina.

 

Kennith Randall Maynard
Memorial services for Mr. Kennith Randall Maynard, 55, of Pall Mall, were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown with Bro. Hile Cummings officiating. Brown Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Maynard died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an aircraft factory employee.

Born August 28, 1947, in Clinton County, he was the son of the late Carbin and Myrtle (Whittaker) Maynard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Maynard.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Nierste, Indianapolis, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Fredia and Glen Clark, Cooke-ville; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Janice Maynard, Sparta; two grandchildren, Loren Nierste and Grace Nierste, both of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

 

Illa Christine McClain
Funeral services for Mrs. Illa Christine McClain, 70, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Barry Mayes officiating. Burial was in McClain Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McClain died Sunday, Sept. 22 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilition Center. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Born September 2, 1932, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late James Gordon and Maggie (Lynn) Kellow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon McClain.

Survivors include two brothers, Car Kellow, Hilham, and Paul Kellow, Indianapolis, IN; and three sisters, Dorothy Strong, Clayton, IN, Adean McColtom, Indianapolis, and Helen Spivey, Hilham.

 

Walter G. Neal
Funeral services for Mr. Walter G. Neal, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. James Shaver officiating. Burial was in Sells Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Neal died Friday, Sept. 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

Born August 23, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie and Lane Carter Neal.

Survivors include three brothers, Arvis Neal, Monroe, Grady Neal, Allons, and Ray Neal, Nashville; and a sister, Gearldean Gravitt, Maryland. His family served as pallbearers.

 

Annetta Ann Hamm Rains
Funeral services for Mrs. Annetta Ann Hamm Rains, 34, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown with Bro. Chester Rhoad and Bro. Abraham Jones officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Fentress County with Jennings Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rains died Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born April 17, 1968, in Abingdon, VA, she was the daughter of Shirley Hamm of Abingdon and the late Joseph Hamm.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jeff Rains, Jamestown; two sons, Jeffery Rains and Travis Rains, both of Jamestown; two sisters, Shirley Mae Parson and Betty Jane Butler, both of Abingdon; a brother, Jaserh Walter Hamm, Abingdon; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Walter Hamm, Erna Riley, Matthew Rains, John Rains, Billy Price, Lee Baltimore, and Ricky Conaster.

 

Jimmie Lee Reagan
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie Lee Reagan, 96, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, from Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Reagan died Saturday, Sept. 21 at his daughter's home. He was a retired farmer and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born February 3, 1906, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Abe and Froma (Sells) Reagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma (Garrett) Reagan; and three sons, E.J. Reagan, Willie D. Reagan, and Radford (Jad) Reagan.

Survivors include a son, J.C. Reagan, Allons; two daughters, Lois Cantrell, Rickman, and Agnes Nelson, Allons; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were James Reagan, Dale Reagan, Ronnie Reagan, Glenn Reagan, Jimmy Reagan, Steve Sidwell, David Cantrell, Donnie Nelson, and Roger Nelson.

 

Junior Noman Sells
Private graveside services for Mr. Junior Noman Sells, 73, of Greenville, OH, were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Greenville Cemetery with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sells died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, OH. He retired from UTA (formerly Sheller Globe) in Union City, IN, in 1991 after 27-1/2 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Born February 17, 1929, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Allard H. and Ella J. (Claborn) Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Benny Sells, Harold Sells, and Charles E. Sells; and an infant sister, Betty Jean Sells.

Survivors include his wife, Patty (Knick) Sells; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Homan, Kettering; OH; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis (Toggy) and Betty Sells, Independence Community; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Arcy Mitchell, Polk City, FL, and Margaret and Clois Greer, Lebanon; two step grandchildren, Joey Homan and Kelsey Homan; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Margaret Undine (Norris) Shelley
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Undine (Norris) Shelley, 73, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Carl Hall and Bro. C.L. Hulse officiating. Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Dyer Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Shelley died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and attended Bethany United Methodist Church.

Born July 10, 1929, in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter of the late William Jesse and Georgia Ada (Honeycutt) Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Bowman; a grandson, Jamie Shelley; two brothers, Joseph Norris and Schuyler Norris; and two sisters, Ruby Groce and Mary Means.

Survivors include her husband, J. Glea Shelley, Algood; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold Shelley and Roger and Teresa Shelley, all of Cookeville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jesse Sellers and Jo and Carl Hall, all of Shelbyville, Jessie and Edward Hull and Brenda and Taylor Reed, all of Cookeville; three brothers, Edward Norris, Bruce Norris, and Fred Norris, all of Ohio: two sisters, Beulah Wells, Ohio, and Jane Jones; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a host of foster grandchildren. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

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