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Archives 10-09-2002

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Wilborn D. "Buddy" Carr
Funeral services for Mr. William D. "Buddy" Carr, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carr died Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a self-employed roofer and of the Baptist faith.

Born May 7, 1943, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sim and Ada (Walker) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Auda Eldridge and Eunice Dale; and three brothers, Willis "Will" Carr, Willard Carr, and Dillon Carr.

Survivors include a son, Randell Carr, Celina; three daughters, Brenda (Carr) Olmstead, Elmwood, Paula Hutchinson, South Carolina, and Ashley Carr, Livingston; three brothers, Dewey Carr and Clyde Carr, both of Livingston, and Jimmy Carr, Monroe; a sister, Collene Eldridge, Dayton, OH; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Carr, Mark Carr, Marty Carr, Keith Carr, Al Johnson, and Larry McClerran.

 

Robert D. Evans
Memorial services for Mr. Robert D. Evans, 77, of Chattanooga, were conducted at noon Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, from Tyner Church of Christ in Chattanooga. Funeral services for Mr. Evans were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Cupp and Bro. George Cupp officiating. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Evans died Thursday, Oct. 3 at a hospital in Chattanooga. He retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation having worked in the district and regional offices for over 30 years. Following his retirement from DOT, he continued his career in sales for Kock Industries. An avid supporter of the athletic programs at Tyner High School for many years, he organized the Booster Club renovations at the Tyner athletic facilities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The football field at Tyner High School is named in his honor. He was named the Times-Free Press Sports Father of the Year in the early 1970s. His tireless efforts resulted in the acquisition of the property on which the Church of Christ Children's Residence and the Martin Boyd Assisted Living are located. He was a member of Tyner Church of Christ.

Born April 5, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Anderson and Effie (Collins) Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline (Poston) Evans.

Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Henricks, Ooltewah; three sons, Wayne Evans, Orlando, FL, Steve Evans, Atlanta, GA, and Terry Evans, Houston, TX; three sisters, Anna Gilpatrick and Reba Smith, both of Chattanooga, and Ruby Vaughn, Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or the local Alzheimer support group.

 

Versie D. Loftis
Funeral services for Mrs. Versie D. Loftis 86, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Sharp and Rev. Edward Todd officiating. Burial was in Matthews Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Loftis died Friday, Oct. 4 at her home. She was a housewife and a member of Maxwell Chapel First Church of God.

Born January 31, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Leona (Gibbons) Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jacky Loftis; a sister, Trula Brown Reid; and a grandson, Tim Loftis.

Survivors include her husband, Walton Loftis, Hilham; a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Janice Loftis, Livingston; a daughter-in-law, Sue Matthews Loftis, Windle Community; a sister, Alta B. Farris, Bethpage; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jim and Sherry Loftis, Regina and Dwayne Little, Randy and Penny Loftis, and Rene Adkins; and six great grandchildren, Madison Loftis, Colby Loftis, Nick Loftis, Ethan Loftis, Dalton Loftis, and Josh Brown.

Pallbearers were Jim Loftis, Randy Loftis, Anthony Coffman, David Coffman, Jim Farris, Mark Tullock, and Ted Matthews.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dwain Little, Sill Coffman, Joe Copeland, Jerry Carr, Roger Carr, Steve Ayers, James Neely, Ricky Thompson, Larry Geesling, Ernest Geesling, Gary Hollars, Doug Young, Clyde Taylor, and C.O. Young.

 

Ellen Morgan
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Morgan, 74, of Crawford, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Raymond Phillips and Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Morgan died Sunday, Oct. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was owner and operator of Morgan's Grocery in Crawford and was of the Baptist faith.

Born June 10, 1928, in Davidson, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Lou (Ledbetter) Ramsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Morgan; a son, Doug Morgan; two brothers, Dillard Ramsey and Red Ramsey; four sisters, Zoe Hall, Ida Hall, Rosie Gracey, and Eunice Ramsey; and an infant sister.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Nickie Lane, Crawford; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Terry Morgan, Crawford; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Doyle Roach, Dayton, OH; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and special nephew, Jay Hall and Lennie Ruth Hall, Monterey.

 

Mitchell Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell Phillips, 76, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Ronnie Swallows and Rev. Raymond Phillips officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Phillips died Sunday, Oct. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a coal miner and a self-employed carpenter.

Born December 4, 1925, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Dora Phipps and W.J. Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Phillips; and a sister, Gladys Graves.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Phillips, Monterey; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Troy Jones, Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Rita Phillips and Anthony and Donna Phillips, all of Cookeville; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Steve and Melanie Phillips, Cookeville; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Thelma and Ed Carson Buckner and Shirley and Bill Whittaker, all of Monterey, Georgie Mitchell, Penelton, IN, and Nancy and Richard Turner and Betty and Joe Redenbaugh, all of Anderson, IN; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alfred and Daphaney Phillips and Arnold Phillips, all of Monterey; a sister-in-law, Mary Phillips, Anderson, IN; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday school class.

 

Dora Pryor Rector
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Pryor Rector, 83, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Rev. Tracy Langford and Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial was in Allen's Chapel Cemetery in the Allen's Chapel Community of Overton County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rector died Friday, Oct. 4 at Cumberland River Hospital. She was a factory worker and associated with Aaron's Chapel Community Church in Overton County.

Born March 9, 1919, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Volentine Pryor and Veler Lynn Pryor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paskel Lawson; a step-daughter, Wilma Jean Morris; a sister, Neely Pryor; and three brothers, Encil Pryor, Willie Pryor, and Arvle Pryor.

Survivors include a step-son-in-law, Att Morris, Indiana; a brother, Harse Pryor, Gainesboro; three sisters, Magdalene Allen and Lucille Brown, both of Hilham, and Iva D. Parrette, Dayton, OH; three step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Shelia "Joe" Rice
Funeral services for Mr. Shelia "Joe" Rice, 66, of Gaines-boro, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Elmore Judd officiating. Burial was in Nash Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rice died Monday, Sept. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer and a retired auto worker for General Motors.

Born June 24, 1936, in Baxter, he was the son of the late Logan Mansfield and Flora Alice (Judd) Rice. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Kay Rice; a brother, Lawrence Rice; and three sisters, Ethel Rice, Versa Maxwell, and Grace Maynard.

Survivors include his wife, Morina (Young) Rice, Gaines-boro; three sons, Brian Lee Rice, Hueston Rice, and Joe Daryl Rice, all of Gainesboro; three daughters and a son-in-law, Camilla Jo and Donald Mann, Royal Oak, MI, Elizabeth Ann Ortmann, Beverly Hills, MI, and Tina Morina Rice, Gainesboro; four brothers, Houston Rice, Baxter, Arson Rice, Canton, MI, Cleburn Rice, Livonia, MI, and Bobby Lee Rice, Hilham; five sisters, Edna Williams and Nancy Pearl Johnson, both of Sparta, Oma Stidham and Wilma Rodgers, both of Cookeville, and Deloris Massa, Detroit, MI; two grandchildren, Michael Carl Joseph Mann and Hannah Elaine Ortmann; and several nieces and nephews. His family members served as pallbearers.

 

Sue Stringer
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Stringer, 63, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Rev. Buddy Henry officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Putnam County with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Stringer died Monday, Oct. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist church.

Born November 16, 1938, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Crockett and Stella (Lafever) Randolph.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy E. Stringer, Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul A. and Teresa Stringer, Livingston, and Ronald Edwin and Melissa Stringer, Smithville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and John Ours, Smithville; a brother, Clayton Randolph, Baxter; five sisters, Margie Parham, Jewell Watts, Ruth Holman, and Juanita Wilson, all of Cookeville, and Dorothy Spivey, Sparta; nine grandchildren, Jason Ours, Shannon Ours, Alan Stringer, Kristin Stringer, Elicia Taylor, Benjamin Stringer, Andrea Stringer, Amanda Ours, Hannah Stringer, and Nathan Stringer; and two great grandchildren, Gavin Gunter and Avery Ours.

 

Roy White
Funeral services for Mr. Roy White, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. White died Monday, Sept. 30 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served as a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge Post 259.

Born October 21, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Lela (Norris) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary White; and three brothers, Charles White, Troy White, and James White.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean (Coffman) White, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Tammy White, Livingston; a sister, Clara Jean Reed, Bridgewater, VA; four brothers, Billy Joe White, Barbarton, OH, Jerry White, Cookeville, and Tommy White and E.B. White, both of Livingston; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Jay Coffman, Jack Poindexter, James Parrott, Charles Parrott, Tim White, and Charles Stockton.

 

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