Henry Leo "Little LEO" Beechboard
Funeral services for Mr. Henry Leo "Little Leo" Beechboard
Jr., 41, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002,
from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton
County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Eugene McCowan officiated.
Mr. Beechboard died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at his home. He worked most
of his life at Hills Department Store in Anderson, IN. He was a
member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston.
Born September 23, 1961, in Anderson, he was the son of Henry Leo
Sr. and Virginia "Ginny" (Morris) Beechboard of Allons.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include aunts, uncles, cousins,
and other family members and friends. Pallbearers were Greg Phillips,
Harold Scott, Dale Long, Paul White, Glen Ledbetter, and Kenneth
Mattie C. (Maxwell) Bilyeu
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie C. (Maxwell) Bilyeu, 82, of Anderson,
IN, were conducted at noon Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, from the chapel
of Rozell-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson. Burial was in Anderson
Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Harold Milner officiated.
Mrs. Bilyeu died Monday, Nov. 11 at Rolling Hills Conv. Center
in Anderson after an extended illness. She was employed in the production
department of Barber Manufacturing for 12 years. Her interests included
cooking, gardening, crocheting, and quilting.
Born June 6, 1920, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late
Claude and Lou (Harper) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bilyeu; two sisters,
Annie Johnson and Mable McCoy; and a brother, Willie Howard Maxwell.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ron and Carol
Bilyeu of Anderson and "Joe" Bilyeu of Hemphill, TX; two
brothers and a sister-in-law, James Maxwell and Bob and Mary Maxwell,
all of Connersville, IN; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lena
Hawkins, Tommie McGuire, Janice and Junior Carter, and Sue and Jack
Gibbons, all of Algood, and Beulah Harvey of Anderson; four grandchildren,
Jerry and Paula Bilyeu, Jody Bilyeu, and Jama Bilyeu, all of Anderson,
and Jeff and Tonya Bilyeu of Dumfries, VA; three great grandchildren,
Jessica Bilyeu, Hannah Bilyeu, and Abby Bilyeu, all of Anderson;
and several nieces and nephews.
Georgia Elizabeth (Young) Bryant
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Elizabeth (Young) Bryant, 84,
of Algood, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 20,
2002, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial
will be in Paran Cemetery. Bro. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Harold Walker
Mrs. Bryant died Sunday, Nov. 17 at Bethesda Health Care. She was
a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Born November 17, 1918, in Jackson County, she was the daughter
of the late Timothy C. and Minnie (Terry) Young. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bryant;
and two granddaughters, Rebecca Ann Garrett and Kimberly Mary Les.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Pam
Bryant of Rickman, Jack and Pam Bryant of Algood, and James "Randy"
and Debra Bryant of Cookeville; four daughters and two sons-in-law,
Betty and George Seber of Allons, Martha Les and Susan Coronado,
both of Cookeville, and Barbara and Carl Garrett of Rickman; 16
grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Bryant's grandsons
will serve as pallbearers.
Margaret Elizabeth (Hembree) Carr
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Hembree) Carr, 89,
of Knoxville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery. Bro. Grant Standifer officiated.
Mrs. Carr died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at U.T. Knoxville Hospital. She
was a retired garment factory worker and a member of Farragut Church
Born February 9, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late William Henry and Della (Gillentine) Hembree. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie
Hugh Carr; two sons, John Paul Carr and Joseph Henry Carr; two brothers,
Robert Hembree and Paul Hembree; and two sisters, Henrettia Greenwood
and Bernice Jackson.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerome Edwin and Sue
(Brazle) Carr of Knoxville; a daughter and son-in-law, Mabel Lillian
and Martin Hazlett of Knoxville; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Hughs
Carr and Joyce Cox Carr, both of Antonio, TX; a brother, Charles
Hembree of Kettering, OH; and 10 grandchildren, Ronnie, Sandy, Bill,
Windy, John Jr., Cammie, Greg, Jami, Machael, and Joey.
Pallbearers were Joe Carr, Bill Hazlett, John Carr Jr., John Markowski,
Gary Rector, and Robert Bogavich.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mahala Flowers, 78, of Monroe, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home. Burial was in Flowers Cemetery. Rev. Perry Clayton officiated.
Mrs. Flowers died Thursday, Nov. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a housewife and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist
Born May 22, 1924, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the
late Pinkney and Rosetta (Jones) Beaty. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy Flowers; a sister,
Eliza Richard-son; and six brothers, Edward Beaty, William Beaty,
Douglas Beaty, Curtis Beaty, Forster Beaty, and Louis Beaty.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Alexander and Kathleen
Beaty of Pall Mall; three sisters-in-law, Eliza F. Beaty of Byrdstown,
Eva P. Beaty of Jamestown, and Gertie Beaty of Pall Mall; and several
nieces and nephews.
Hobert Clifton Huffine
Funeral services for Mr. Hobert Clifton Huffine, 90, of Laurens,
SC, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, from Kennedy
Mortuary Chapel in Laurens with Rev. Ted Rush and Rev. Roger Tripp
officating. A committal service with Masonic rites was held at 1
p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga.
Mr. Huffine died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at National Health Care Center.
He worked for 3M Corporation for 35 years before retiring as manager
of the company's tool and die shop. He also worked four years until
he retired with Lowry Mechanical. He attended Tennessee Tech in
Cookeville and was a member of Hejaz Shrine Temple, Grand Encampment
of Knights Templar of the United States of America, Red Bank Masonic
Lodge 717 Free and Accepted Masons, National Wildlife Federation,
and National Rifle Association. He was also an active member of
Laurens Church of Christ, where he was a former treasurer.
Born November 16, 1911, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Theodore Thurston and Maudie (Flatt) Huffine. In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys
Lucille (Ward) Huffine; a son, Capt. Melvin Thomas Huffine; a sister
and brother-in-law, Myrtle Gertrude (Huffine) and Estel B. Smith;
three brothers, William Clarence Huffine, Hilman Howard Huffine,
and Freddy Arnold Huffine; and three grandchildren, James Huffine
Davis, James Clifton Huffine, and David Ward Huffine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Inez Brooks Martin Huffine of
Laurens; a daughter and son-in-law, Faye (Huffine) and Steve Altman
of Williamsburg, VA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ward Thurston
and Bobbie A. Huffine of Knoxville and Gene Ellis and Judith F.
Huffine of Hixon; three sisters, Edith Masters of Dayton, OH, Gwendola
Garrett of Anderson, IN, and Nadean Smith of Gainesboro; five grandsons,
Samuel Clifton Davis and wife Cortney W., Chris Huffine, Charles
Huffine, William Keith Huffine and wife Misty, and Eric Martin Huffine;
and four great grandchildren, Taylor Huffine, Jacob Huffine, Serena
Huffine, and Kali Lambard.
Serving as honorary escorts were 3M retirees and workers. Memorials
may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris
Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
Lillie Belle Jackson
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Belle Jackson, 82, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, from the Cookeville
chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial was in
Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Dewitt Sampley and Bro. Paul Fox officiated
Mrs. Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Brotherton Missionary
Born July 14, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Virgil and Rosie Lee (Short) Dishman. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Myrtle Oakley
Dishman; four sisters, Velma Conley, Beulah Haney, Christine Atkinson,
and Bertha Mae Dishman; three brothers, Jesse Dishman, Clayton Dishman,
and Charlie Thomas Dishman; and a step-grandson, Terry Bouldin.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Clinton Odell Jackson
of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosie Maxine and Kenneth
Fox of Cookeville and Ruby Lorene and Dennis Smith of Clark-range;
three sons and daughters-in-law, George Leroy and Joy Wilmoth of
McMinnville, Johnny and Patricia Jackson and Donnie and Onda Jackson,
all of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren, Gary Wilmoth, Regina Wiggins,
J.R. Jackson, J.D. Jackson, Justin Jackson, Iris Jackson, Janet
Fox, Jennifer Stephens, Jason Smith, and Tim Smith; a step-granddaughter,
Renee Simmons Morgan; a great grandson, Ben Wiggins; and 4 step-grandchildren,
Adam Simmons, Jeff Simmons, Brett Simmons, and J.T. Morgan.
Pallbearers were Gary Wilmoth, J.R. Jackson, J.D. Jackson, Justin
Jackson, Jason Smith, Tim Smith, Michael Wiggins, and Joshua Stephens.
Hauta Eunice Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mrs. Hauta Eunice Ledbetter, 96, of Allons,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.
Bro. Thurman Sebers officiated.
Mrs. Ledbetter died Sunday, Nov. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Born February 7, 1906, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Jake and Bennie (Daniels) Holman. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ledbetter;
two brothers; four sisters; and two sons-in-law.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Wanda and
Lloyd Thurman of Livingston, Bobbie and Ezell Thurman and Clara
Hunter, all of Allons, and O.V. Apollos of Gallatin; two sons, Coy
Ledbetter and James Ledbetter, both of Allons; 10 grandchildren;
17 great grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; and nieces
and nephews. Mrs. Ledbetter's grandsons and great grandsons served
Funeral services for Mr. Bruce Phillips, 34, of Monterey, were conducted
at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, from the chapel of Goff Funeral
Home in Monterey. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery. Rev. Mike Kirby
and Rev. Richard Rollins officiated.
Mr. Phillips died Saturday, Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
He was a logger and heavy equipment operator, a member of Hanging
Limb Missionary Baptist Church, and a 1986 graduate of Monterey
Born June 17, 1968, in Monterey, he was the son of Harvey and Diane
(Phipps) Phillips of Monterey.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Lorene
Phillips and Elizabeth Phillips, both of Monterey; a son, Matthew
Phillips of Monterey; his fiancˇe, Marie Wright of Monterey; his
maternal grandmother, Cliva Phipps of Monterey; his paternal grandmother,
Ferbia Phillips of Monterey; two sisters, Mary Ann Henry and Debra
Cantrell, both of Monterey; and two brothers, Stacy Phillips of
Hanging Limb and Alex Phillips of Monterey.
Lula (Looper) Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula (Looper) Phillips, 82, of Hanging
Limb, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, from the chapel
of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery.
Rev. Ronnie Wilson and Rev. Talmadge Welch officiated.
Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, Nov. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a school teacher in Overton County, having taught at Columbia
Hill, Thompson Flatt, Anderson Community, Union B, Mineral Springs,
and Twinton. She was a member of Hanging Limb Baptist Church.
Born February 3, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Darling and Dora (Clark) Looper. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Holland Phillips.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Oma
(Bilbrey) Phillips of Chesapeake, VA, and Earl and Louise (Bowman)
Phillips of Hanging Limb; three brothers, George Looper, D.M. Looper,
and Center Looper, all of Anderson, IN; two sisters, Sara Duncan
of Anderson and Emogene Pickle of Johnson City; three grandchildren
and their spouses, Cortes Earl and Tammy Phillips of Hanging Limb,
Dana Kevin Phillips of Newport News, VA, and Sherry and Jackie Farley
of Monterey; and three great grandchildren, Levi Phillips, Shelley
Phillips, and Matthew M. Phillips.
Dimple Magdalene Pullins
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Magdalene Collins, 79, of Muncie,
IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, from the chapel
of Garden View Funeral Home in Muncie. Burial was in Gardens of
Mrs. Pullins died Friday, Nov. 8 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
She was a cook at Ball State University in Muncie before her retirement
and a member of Ball State Sympathy Club. She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband, Fred Pullins; a daughter, Betty Jean
Pullins; and five brothers.
Survivors include three sons, Grady Tayse of Akron, OH, Thomas
Pullins of Muncie, and Bill Pullins of Parker City, IN; two daughters,
Elaine Wooten and Kathy Pullins, both of Muncie; two sisters, Laura
Ledford of Livingston and Evelyn Walker of Cookeville; 12 grandchildren;
and 23 great grandchildren.
Darrell Morris Rhoton
Funeral services for Mr. Darrell Morris Rhoton, 63, of Moss, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery in
Moss. Paul Stringer officiated.
Mr. Rhoton died Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Cumberland River Hospital
in Celina. He was a truck driver for Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Born June 7, 1939, in Boles, KY, he was the son of Flora (Denton)
Rhoton of Moss and the late Reed Rhoton.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Shirley
(White) Rhoton of Celina; three daughters, Brianna Rhoton of Moss,
Tammy Sloan of Lascassas, and Elizabeth Rosbury of Warner-Robbins,
GA; five brothers, Carl Rhoton of Tompkinsville, KY, Fred Rhoton
of Oxford, MS, Paul Rhoton of Nashville, Jerry Rhoton of Celina,
and Mike Rhoton of Sparta; two sisters, Ina Davis of Bowling Green,
KY, and Sandra Head of Hestand, KY; and four grandchildren.
Willowdean Dudley Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. Willowdean Dudley Webb, 71, of Celina,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, from the chapel
of Upton Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Kenny
Mrs. Webb died Monday, Nov. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was a director for Tennessee Department of Human Services and
a member of Beech Bethany Church of Christ.
Born December 2, 1930, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late
Elmer and Mattie Kelma (Key) Thompson. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her first husband, Otis Webb.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Webb of Celina; two step-daughters,
Linda Rich of Celina and Joan Stinson of Conroe; and three half-sisters,
Oneal Spoonamore, Wanne Davis, and Patricia Hale, all of Burkesville,
Clara E. West
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara E. West, 83, of Rickman, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall
Funeral Home. Burial was in Netherland Cemetery. Bro. Mark Loftis
Mrs. West died Monday, Nov. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a member of Netherland Church of Christ.
Born June 10, 1919, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late
Will and Mildred (Langford) Elam. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac "Ike" West;
and a daughter, Barbara Winborn.
Survivors include a nephew and his wife, Billy and Faye Elam of
Cookeville; and a niece, Evelyn Smith of Cookeville. Pallbearers
were Bob Roberson, John Randolph, Dewey Ogletree, Jeff Jones, Rev.
A.J. Cox, and Jimmy Smith.
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