JACKIE LYNN BREEDING
Funeral services for Mr. Jackie Lynn Breeding, 44, of Monroe, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, from the chapel of Livingston
Funeral Home. Burial was in Booher Cemetery with Bro. Paul Stringer
Mr. Breeding died Saturday, Nov. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a factory worker.
Born January 28, 1958, in Overton County, he was the son of Carlos
and Thelma (Huckeby) Breeding of Monroe. He was preceded in death
by a brother, Lonnie Breeding.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four sisters, Shirley
Bullocks of Rickman, and Maria Staggs, Patti Bunger, and Stacy Long,
all of Livingston; four brothers, Michael Breeding and Timmy Breeding,
both of Monroe, Bobby Breeding of Knoxville, and Gregory Breeding
of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were W.B. Melton, Richard Sebers, Helton Robbins,
Eddie Balajadia, Darrell Beason, David Bell, and Joe Bohorfoush.
ESTELLA TUCKER CARDWELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Tucker Cardwell, 80, of Pikeville,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, from the chapel
of Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Inc. in Pikeville. Burial was in Pikeville
Mrs. Cardwell died Friday, Nov. 22. She was a member of Sampson
Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands,
Robert McGuire and George Tucker; and a daughter, Alice Currier.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Cardwell; two daughters,
Mattie Cadle of Pikeville and Raymond Bouldin of McMinnville; two
sons, Powell McGuire of Spencer and Robert McGuire of Rickman; 12
grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
ODIS CLAYTON "ODIE" COOPER
Funeral services for Mr. Odis Clayton "Odie" Cooper, 88,
of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, from
the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial
Gardens with Rev. Nolan Cantrell and Rev. Alvin Copeland officiating.
Mr. Cooper died Sunday, Nov. 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a farmer and school bus driver. He attended Oak Dale Baptist
Church and was a member of Bolestown Baptist Church.
Born July 5, 1914, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late
Joe and Leann (Huddleston) Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Cassie Cooper of Alpine; a son and
daughter-in-law, Larry and Doris Cooper of Alpine; and a granddaughter,
Amy Cooper of Alpine. Pallbearers were Short Cooper, Roy Cooper,
Joe Cooper, Don Cooper, Ronald Cooper, and Mike Boswell.
WILLIAM HAROLD "CORKY" DONALDSON
Funeral services for Mr. William Harold "Corky" Donaldson,
73, of Celina, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002,
from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Fitzgerald
Cemetery with Bill Threet officiating.
Mr. Donaldson died Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He was an insurance agent and a member of the Church of
Born February 21, 1929, in Celina, he was the son of the late Robert
Lester and Willie Grace (Elam) Donaldson.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo (Henson) Donaldson of Celina;
a daughter, Ann Oakley of Cookeville; a sister, Robbie Dowell of
Celina; and three grandchildren.
IDA (NORRIS) GUNTER GARRETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida (Norris) Gunter Garrett, 81, of Livingston,
were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, from the chapel
of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Copeland Cemetery with
Bro. Darrek Copeland and Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.
Mrs. Garrett died Monday, Nov. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church
Born April 18, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Granville and Ollie Minnie (Winningham) Norris. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband,
Virgil Gunter; her second husband, Jim Garrett; four brothers, R.L.
Norris, Cecil Norris, Earnest Norris, and Marshell Norris; and two
sisters, Mary Lee Linder and Delphia Linder.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Ralph
Ramsey of Livingston; three sisters, Myrtie Franklin of Alpine,
Effie Linder of Livingston, and Martha Rains of Crossville; a granddaughter,
Lisa Gail Ramsey; and nieces, nephews, and other family members
and friends. Pallbearers were Ed Linder, Harold Upchurch, Paul McDonald,
L.B. Linder, Willie Qualls, and Tim Norris.
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Ledford, 92, of Crossville, and formerly
of Overton County, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday,
Nov. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.
Mr. Ledford died Sunday, Nov. 24 at his home. He was a forester
and of the Baptist faith.
Born May 10, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Floyd and Rebecca (Ledbetter) Ledford. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah (Newberry) Ledford;
four brothers, Bob Ledford, Arthur Ledford, Connie Ledford, and
J.T. Ledford; and a sister, Lena McDonald.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Maxine
Ledford of Crossville and Carlos and Mary Ledford of Cookeville;
a daughter and son-in-law, Nella and Floyd Bilbrey of Crossville;
six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Ledford, Brian Ledford, Blake Magnuson,
Darrell Bilbrey, David Bilbrey, and Michael Langley.
REV. JOHN DEMPSY NORRIS
Funeral services for Rev. John Dempsy Norris, 82, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Crest Lawn
Memorial Gardens in Cookeville with Dr. Harold Hunter and Bro. Harlon
Rev. Norris died Friday, Nov. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. Having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was
a minister for more than 48 years and a carpenter. He conducted
the Christian Gospel Hour on WHUB Radio for more than 20 years.
Born December 18, 1919, in Algood, he was the son of the late Lowery
D. and Scytha (Stockton) Norris. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Moore; a sister, Katie
Law; and two brothers, Dennis Norris and Carl Norris.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ethel (Sullivan) Norris of
Cookeville; a daughter, Virginia Moore of Cookeville; two sisters,
Juanita Norris of Algood and Zella Hunsicker of Hazel Park, MI;
a grandson and his wife, Jeff and Cindy Moore of Cookeville; a great
granddaughter, Tiffany Moore of Cookeville; and a host of nieces,
nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
KARL WOODROW SELLS
Funeral services for Mr. Karl Woodrow Sells, 56, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in St. John Cemetery
in Clay County with Bro. Buddy Reeder and Ken Collins officiating.
Mr. Sells died Monday, Nov. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was employed with Fleetguard in Cookeville and a member of Fairview
Church of Christ. He also served in the Tennessee National Guard
for six years.
Born March 13, 1946, in Davidson County, he was the son of Claudine
(Ledbetter) Sells of Cookeville and the late Woodrow Sells. In addition
to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Sells.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Georgia and Johnny Clark and Kathy and Glen Wilmoth, all of Cookeville;
a niece, Rhonda Wright; and two nephews, Randy Clark and Barry Wilmoth.
Pallbearers were Barry Wilmoth, Randy Clark, Ken Collins, Darren
Wright, J.R. Lewis, and Kenny Hunter.
LEOLA (HUDDLESTON) SELLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Leola (Huddleston) Sells, wife of the
late Lloyd H. Sells, 86, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, from First Baptist Church in Byrdstown. Burial
was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Bro. Charles Gibbs and Bro. Ivan
Raley officiating. Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown was in charge
of the arrangements.
Mrs. Sells died Friday, Nov. 22 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
She was a homemaker and a founding member of First Baptist Church
Born February 13, 1916, in Byrdstown, she was the daughter of
the late Samuel Oren and Vera (Groce) Huddleston. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; a sister,
Delma H. Belew; two brothers, Earl M. Huddleston and Samuel Olen
Huddleston; a sister-in-law, Enola Story; and her father-in-law,
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Howard and Betty
(Scott) Sells of Brentwood; her step-mother-in-law, Mary Sells of
Byrdstown; a brother-in-law, Harris Sells and wife Charles Dean
of Muncie, IN; a sister-in-law, Janelle Winningham and husband Carl
of Muncie; two grandsons, Jack Huddleston Sells and wife Michele
(Carter) Sells of Brentwood and Brooks Sells of Nashville; a granddaughter,
Peggy O'Neal Sells of Brentwood; and two great grandsons, Carter
Scott Sells and Jackson Lloyd Sells, both of Brentwood.
Pallbearers were Ben Crabtree and the deacons of First Baptist
Church. Serving as honorary pallbearers were the lady choir members
of First Baptist Church.
DOROTHY MAXINE (SPECK) CLARK
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Maxine (Speck) Clark, 80, of Columbia,
and formerly of Clarksville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Nov. 21, 2002, from the chapel of Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home in Clarksville.
Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
Mrs. Clark died Tuesday, Nov. 19 at NHC of Columbia. She was a
member of Spring Creek Baptist Church of Rickman and affiliated
with Brandon Chapel Freewill Baptist Church of Bumpus Mills.
Born November 30, 1921, in Rickman, she was the daughter of the
late Lloyd and Ima (Owens) Speck. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, James Manuel Clark Jr.; two
brothers, Willie Hugh Speck and Charles Ray Speck; and two sisters,
Teola Ross and Mary Jane Stephens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue (Clark) Albright of Columbia;
four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
ROY HUGH UPTON
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Hugh Upton, 85, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors provided by James T.
Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW, was in Okolona Cemetery with
Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.
Mr. Upton died Friday, Nov. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a retired school teacher, a deacon and member of First Baptist
Church in Livingston, a member of Overton County Retired Teachers,
and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Born February 12, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Jim and Mertie (Neely) Upton. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Ruth (Bilbrey) Upton; a
daughter, Aneva (Upton) Ward; three sisters, Ruth Bradford, Sarah
McCulley, and Anna Eley; and a brother, Paul Upton.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Hugh Jr.
"Sonny" and Rita Upton of Goodlettsville and Joe and Susan
Upton of Livingston; a sister, Lois Haven of Chattanooga; five grandchildren,
David, Nicole, Mary Ellen, Richard, and Stacy; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Keith Bilbrey, Bobby Bilbrey, David Upton, Chester
Ward, Richard Upton, and Keith Bellenfont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Okolona Cemetery and
LARRY S. WALTHALL
Funeral services for Mr. Larry S. Walthall, 71, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery with Dr. David
Moore and Rev. Dee Moore officiating.
Mr. Walthall died Thursday, Nov. 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a businessman, a member of First Christian Church in Livingston,
a veteral of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and a member of
the Rescue Squad, American Legion, and VFW.
Born July 7, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
John Henry and Ora Lee (Davis) Walthall. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita McDonald and Annie
Wynne; and three brothers, Joe Walthall, Kent Walthall, and Pinky
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Jimmie" Walthall
of Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Jackie Walthall
of Livingston and Ken and Pat Walthall of Monroe; a daughter, Joan
Thomas of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Walthall of Monroe;
six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jack Windle, Perry Windle, Perry Young, Ralph
Cross, A.A. "SpudÓ Parsons, and Jerry Windle.
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