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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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