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Archives 11-06-2002

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Domer Bowman
Funeral services for Mr. Domer Bowman, 65, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Oliver England and Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial was in Mayland Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bowman died Saturday, Nov. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a heavy equipment operator, a landscaper, and a member of Muddy Pond Independent Baptist Church.

Born June 15, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Ruth (Pippin) Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Leta Boles, Janie Tabor, Treva Wilson, and Lena Kendrick; and a brother, A.J. Stringer.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Glenda and Roger Bilbrey and Wanda and David Wilson, all of Cookeville, Janice Brymer and Tommy Phillips, Gainesville, FL, and Belinda Bilbrey, Monterey; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Bowman, Cookeville, Delmer and Kellie Bowman, Baxter, and Terry and Terri Jo Bowman, Crossville; four sisters, Earlene Lewth-waite and Kathleen Wyatt, Crossville, Maureen Pierce, Monterey, and Beulah Long, Sweetwater; four brothers, Tom Bowman and Denvil Bowman, Crossville, Hollis Bowman, Muddy Pond, and Paul Bowman, Dayton, OH; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Bowman, Rachel Young and her husband Jason, Ashley Bowman, Christopher Bowman, Josh Sparks, Jon-athan Sparks, Jeremy Bilbrey, Hannah Hall, Trevor Hall, and Halley Hall; and a great grandchild, Hunter Young.

 

Lois Dean Coffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Dean Coffman, 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Roberts and Rev. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Fisk Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Coffman died Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Rickman Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 8, 1937, in Smith County, she was the daughter of the late Rayford and Floye (Savage) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Douglas Coffman; and a sister, Olene Sevier.

Survivors include three sons, Randy Coffman, Jeff Coffman, and Gary Coffman, all of Livingston; two daughters, Brenda Keisling and Robin Presley, both of Livingston; three brothers, Richard Brown, Hartsville, Waymon Brown, Lebanon, and Robert Brown, Carthage; three sisters, Pauline Green, Joy Coffman, and Garnetta Hite, all of Carthage; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Glen Dickerson, Chris Keisling, Johnny Reece, Jeremy Reece, Greg Walker, and Paul Sidwell.

 

Roberta Elizabeth Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Elizabeth Copeland, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at McClellan Avenue Church of Christ with Bro. Earl Dirkson, Bro. Eddie Thompson, and Bro. Erman Williams officiating. Burial was in Algood Cemetery with Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Copeland died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired teacher for LBJ&C Head Start Program with more than 26 years of service. She was a member of McClellan Avenue Church of Christ.

Born May 3, 1934, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Madgaline (Bohannon) West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Copeland.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Hobson, Lebanon, and Mary Ann Copeland, Cookeville; a son, William "Bill" Copeland, Cookeville; a son-in-law, Charles Paige, Cookeville; a sister, Mary Catherine Burris, Indianapolis, IN; a sister-in-law, Lovenia Darty, Cookeville; six grandchildren, Rhonda Blair, Derek Oldham, Katina Stigall, Lori Keeton and her husband, Michael, Tashia Neal and her husband Kenny, and Daniel Paige; and five great grandchildren, Jasmine Logue, Tori Keeton, Tyra Keeton, Lyrie Crudup, and Kanazia Neal.

Pallbearers were Michael Keeton, Joe Jobe Derek Oldham, Troy Savage, Robbie League, Anthony Darty, Charles Darty Jr., Clifton Moore, Melvin Peake, and George Hobson. Flower bearers were Shirley Jackson, Flossie Bartlett, Nancy Law, Sisy Lankford, Robin Darty, Wanda McMurry, Odessa Bell, Rhonda Blair, and Mika Gasty, all members of McClellan Avenue Church of Christ Ladies Bible Class.

 

Ina Ruth Dailey
Funeral services for Miss Ina Ruth Dailey, 65, of Algood, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Nevens Cemetery in Clay County with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Dailey died Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a homemaker.

Born May 25, 1937, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Benton and Mattie (Dunning) Dailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Dailey, Thomas Dailey, and Crodell Dailey; and a sister, Lee Glasscock.

Survivors include two sisters, Irene Myers, Livingston, and Pauline Young, Indiana; and a brother, J.B. Dailey, White House. Pallbearers were Kent Hayes, Randy Glasscock, Justin Hayes, Luke Hayes, Danny Killmon, and DeWayne Killmon.

 

Charles Robert "Charlie" Daniels
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Robert "Charlie" Daniels, 52, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Halliburton and Rev. Perry Clayton officiating. Burial was in Stover Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Daniels died Sunday, Oct. 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a Methodist minister and a member of MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he received the Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (unit), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Assualt Badge, Bronze Star with V Device, Vietnam Service Medal with four campaign stars, and Jungle Expert Badge.

Born July 12, 1950, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Monte Darce and Eula Mae (Garrison) Daniels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Ann Wingate, Rose "Jody" Ray, and Linda Hammock.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Daniels, Allons; three sons, Rick Stover, Livingston, Jonathan Daniels, Hilham, and Travis Stover, Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Butch Sells, Livingston, and Sabrina and Jay Yeiser, Clarksville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Johnny and Dee Daniels, Smith Grove, KY, and Donald "Donnie" Daniels, Livingston; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Billy Raines, Martha and Wayne Booher, and Jane and Ronnie Melton, all of Allons; four grandchildren, Cody Sells, Whitney Sells, and Tyler Sells, all of Livingston, and Hannah Yeiser, Brazil, IN; a special friend, Lee Davis, Allons; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Glen Raines, David Raines, Ricky Keen, Frankie Ray, Matthew Melton, Matthew Geesling, and Shane Booher. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Disabled Veterans.

 

Esta Stewart Fultz
Funeral services for Mrs. Esta Stewart Fultz, 92, of Old Hickory, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Old Hickory with Rev. Judd Hays and Rev. Tony Sirten officiating. Burial was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens in Hermitage with Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Fultz died Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Madison Healthcare. She was employed with E.I. Dupont Co. in Old Hickory for more than 30 years.

Born December 11, 1909 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Ada Ann (Peek) Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fultz; two sisters, Edna Hawkins and Frances Nelson; and four brothers, Cecil Stewart, Canada Stewart, Herman Stewart, and James Stewart.

Survivors include 7 nephews, Loyd Hawkins, O.B. Stewart, Donald Lee Stewart, Joe Nelson, Jimmy Nelson, Ricky Nelson, and Danny Nelson; and 13 nieces, Jewel Reagan, Julana Vaughn, Ann Gaw, Wilma Walker, Judy Clark, Eva Chambers, Patrica Hooks, Brenda Clark, Jackie Overholt, Donna Cox, Helen Walker, Elane Allen and Melissa Bright.

 

Clura V. McCormick
Funeral services for Mrs. Clura V. McCormick, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCormick died Sunday, Oct. 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife, a retired factory worker, and affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church.

Born February 8, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Arthur and Josie L. (Taylor) Geesling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar McCormick; three sisters, Verble Crabtree, Myrtle Boles, and Lura Brown; and a brother, Bethel Waldon Geesling.

Survivors include two sons, Michael McCormick, Celina, and Gary McCormick, Livingston; a daughter, Kay Gore, Livingston; three brothers, Ernest Geesling, James D. Geesling, and Billy Edison Geesling, all of Hilham; a granddaughter, Sherri Ledbetter; two grandsons, David Gore and Mark Gore; and three great grandsons.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Geesling, Larry Geesling, Roger Boles, Jimmy Geesling, Carl Ledbetter, and Jeff Brown.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Billy Crabtree, David Gore, Mark Gore, Kevin Geesling, Steve Boles, and Bruce Geesling. Memorial contributions may be made to Overton County Public Library.

 

Raquel C. Murguia
Mrs. Raquel C. Murguia, 72, of Livingston, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at her home. Burial will be in Los Olives Cemetery in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, at a later date. Mrs. Murguia was a housewife and of the Roman Catholic faith.

Born February 18, 1930, in Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Ricardo and Inocencia (Rivera) Cervantes.

Survivors include her husband, Ruben Murguia, Livingston; three sons, Louis Murguia, Mexico, and Ruben Murguia and Miguel Murguia, both of Livingston; four daughters, Martha Gaytan, Mexico, Marie Ramos and Ruth Murguia, both of Carthage, and Judith Kinney, Chicago, IL; two sisters, Manuela Cervantes and Ana Maria Cervantes; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Velva Padgett
Funeral services for Mrs. Velva Padgett, 87, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Dewayne Whittaker and Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating. Burial was in Midway Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Padgett died Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Freewill Baptist Church.

Born March, 22, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vanis and Ova (Phillips) Bilbrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Padgett; a daughter, Lorene Leming; a son, Loyal Padgett; four sisters, Elva Swallows, Delsie Swallows, Elsie McCowan, and Belva Phillips; and three brothers, Destel Bilbrey, Estel Bilbrey, and Vestel Bilbrey.

Survivors include four daughters, Della Norrod, Hanging Limb, Ann Carr, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Wanda McCowan, Monterey, and Chris Lewis, Smithville; a son, Bernard Padgett, Clarkrange; a sister, Delva Melton, Monterey; a brother, Bestel Bilbrey, Crossroads Community; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

Alfred Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Phillips, 65, of the Mineral Springs Community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Bro. Tony Phipps officiating. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Phillips died Thursday, Oct. 31 at his home. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of Columbia Hill Baptist Church and Green Pond Masonic Lodge 703.

Born December 7, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Jasper and Dora (Phipps) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Phillips and Gladys Graves; and two brothers, Lonnie Phillips and Mitchell Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Daphney (Douglas) Phillips, Mineral Springs Community; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jimmy Ray Buckner, Mineral Springs Community, and Diane and Greg Jackson and Sandy and Chris Phipps, all of Monterey; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Tina Phillips, Rev. Raymond and Angie Phillips, and Rev. Kevin and Polly Phillips, all of Monterey; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Shirley and Bill Whittaker and Thelma and Ed Buckner, all of Monterey, Georgie Mitchell, Pendelton, IN, and Nancy and Richard Turner and Bettye and Joe Redenbaugh, all of Anderson, IN; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Arnold Phillips, Monterey, and Rev. David and Vella Phillips, Mineral Springs Community; two sisters-in-law, Mary Phillips, Anderson, IN, and Louise Phillips, Mineral Springs Community; a brother-in-law, Sam Graves, Clay County; 14 grandchildren, Tabatha, Jason, Justin, Lacie, Matthew, Jon, Shelley, Amber, Ashley, Christopher, Christie, Peyton, Jacob, and Jessica; and 2 great grandchildren, Elijsha and Carter.

Mr. Phillips' grandsons served as pallbearers, and Mineral Springs Baptist Church deacons were honorary pallbearers.

 

Ethelene Gracie Rich
Graveside services for Mrs. Ethelene Gracie Rich, 65, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, from McDonald Cemetery with Perry Allen officiating. Upton Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rich died Thursday, Oct. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was the owner of a grocery and carpet store and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 17, 1936, in Allons, she was the daughter of the late Hasker and Dorothy (Sells) Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Marcom Rich.

Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Cover, West Carrollton, OH, and Trish Hartman, Kettering, OH; three brothers, Paul Hughes, Zenia, OH, Willie Hughes, Livingston, and Ray Hughes, Byrdstown; a sister, Evelyn Allen, Gainesboro; three grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

 

Tiffaney Donl (Crabtree) Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Tiffaney Donl (Crabtree) Taylor, 25, of McMinnville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Taylor died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at her home. She was a homemaker.

Born December 9, 1976, in Elizabethtown, KY, she was the daughter of Don L. Crabtree of McMinnville and the late June Elizabeth (Pope) Crabtree.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, James Taylor, McMinnville; a daughter, Autumn Lynn Taylor, McMinnville; a son, Austin Thomas Taylor, McMinnville; her step-mother, April Crabtree, McMinnville; three sisters, Tabatha Lynn Cook, Cedar Hill, Cynthia Leigh Crabtree, Michigan, and Andrea Denise Crabtree, McMinnville; and three brothers, James Whitney Crabtree, Michigan, and Joshua Don Crabtree and Matthew McKinnley Crabtree, both of McMinnville.

Pallbearers were James Crabtree, Michael Crabtree, Larry Neal, Kenneth Denton, Robert Vickers, and John Taylor.

 

Mary A. Young
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Young, 90, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Beaty Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Young died Thursday, Oct. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 27, 1912, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Easter (Mathis) Jaynes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Young.

Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Young, Scottsboro, AL, and Wilbur Young, Thomas Young, and Jimmy Young, all of Monroe; two daughters, Barbara Krispin, Nashville, and Claranell Lancaster, Cookeville; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J.D. Hill, Ralph Robbins, Gary Young, Henderson Young, and Doug Wright.

 

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