CLARA ANN BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ann Bilbrey, 57, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery with Bro. Cletis
Beason and Bro. Craig Green officiating.
Mrs. Bilbrey died Thursday, Dec. 5 at her home. She was a garment
factory worker and of the Church of God faith.
Born October 10, 1945, in Pickett County, she was the daughter
of the late Gorden and Clara Jane (Garrett) Beason. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William
Beason, Ray Beason, and Kermit Beason.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Amy
Harvey of the Willow Grove Community and Jerry and Tosha (Smith)
Beason of Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Harvey
and Johnny Hill of Livingston and Tina and Jean Pierre Joubert of
France; five step-children, Larry Bilbrey and John Bilbrey, both
of Livingston, Cindy Bilbrey and Lorrie Harris, both of Rickman,
and Sherry Warren of Nashville; two brothers, Leonard Beason and
John Beason, both of Monroe; five sisters, Linda Dishman and Faye
Taylor, both of Indiana, Liz Reeder of Cookeville, and Brenda Garrett
and Janie Long, both of Livingston; three grandchildren, Skyler
Beason, Destiny Beason, and Donovan Harvey; and a special friend,
JOHN CURTIS COPE
Funeral services for Mr. John Curtis Cope, 79, of Byrdstown, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, from Byrdstown First
Baptist Church. Burial was in Story Cemetery with Bro. Charles Gibbs
and Bro. Henry Colbert officiating. Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown
was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Cope died Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a farmer and factory worker and worked in house construction.
He was a deacon of Byrdstown First Baptist Church and a World War
II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Born January 29, 1923, in Pickett County, he was the son of the
late John C. and Hannah (Riley) Cope. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by a siser, Virgie (Cope) Rich; and five
brothers, Garfield Cope, Leo Cope, Earnest Cope, Lloyd Cope, and
Survivors include his wife, Vannie (Huddleston) Cope of Byrdstown;
three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Milton Anderson of
Nashville, Sharon and Gerald Scott of Oak Ridge, and Karen and Rick
Jones of Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Doyle Cope
of Byrdstown and David and Mary Faye Cope of Pall Mall; six grandchildren,
Amanda Anderson, Brandon Jones, David Jones, Kelly Scott, Kayce
Scott, and Dustin Scott; and several nieces, nephews, and other
family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Brandon Jones, David Jones, Dustin Scott, Curtis
Paul Cope, Stacy Evans, and Chris Evans.
CHARLENE RUTH (VANCE) HURST
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlene Ruth (Vance) Hurst, 85, of Jamestown,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, from the chapel of
Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown. Burial was in Taylor Place Cemetery
with Bro. Tommy Duncan and Bro. Leonard Brown officiating.
Mrs. Hurst died Thursday, Dec. 5 at Jamestown Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker.
Born May 15, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary
(Cooper) Vance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Oliver Hurst; two sons, Kenneth Hurst and
Roy Hurst; a daughter, Sadie Hurst; a step-son, Floyd Hurst; a step-daughter,
Betty Jean Privet; a son-in-law, Johnny Winningham; two brothers,
Kirklan Vance and Carl Vance; a step-brother, Lewis Vance; and a
step-sister, Vallie Vance.
Survivors include eight daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary Lou
(Hurst) and L.D. Franklin of Livingston; Shirley Hurst, Peggy and
Bob Trowbridge, Nancy Winning-ham, and Moody Hurst, all of Jamestown,
Judy Winningham of Indianapolis, IN, and Pat (Hurst) and Jim Harrigan
and Vicky (Hurst) and Mark Hurst, all of Los Angeles, CA; three
sons and a daughter-in-law, Marty Hurst of Jamestown and Jack and
Vangie Hurst and Luke Hurst, all of Los Angeles; a brother, Charles
Casper Vance of Rockwood; a sister, Virginia Langley of Harriman;
25 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Von Crabtree, Ronald Hurst, Tommy Hood, Jim Hood,
Ronnie Threet, and Joe Bertram. Serving as honorary pallbearers
were Linda Melton, Paul Melton, Bernard King, Michelle Stockton,
Mark Livingston, Gene Hull, Rodney Smith, Johnny Boles, Nate Copley,
Turk Baz, Jo Hood, Tim Richardson, L.D. Franklin, and Jerry Brown.
CHARLES FRED KRANTZ
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Fred Krantz, 89, of the Dry Hollow
Community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, from
the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Qualls Cemetery
in the Dry Hollow Community with Gary Farris and Mike White officiating.
Mr. Krantz died Thursday, Dec. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born January, 12, 1913, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Hardy and Florence (Brown) Krantz.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Krantz of the Dry Hollow Community;
two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Wanda Krantz and Tony and
Angie Krantz, all of the Dry Hollow Community; three daughters and
two sons-in-law, Patricia Krantz and Joanna and Hugh Livingston,
all of the Dry Hollow Community, and Vivian and Roscoe Brown of
Tippcity, OH; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a
great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and
Mr. Krantz' grandchildren served as pallbearers.
FRANKLIN R. "FRANK" LAYCOCK
Funeral services for Mr. Franklin R. "Frank" Laycock,
66, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002,
from Lighthouse Church in Rickman. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery
with Gary Davis and Theo Watts officiating. Rickman-Hall Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Laycock died Thursday, Dec. 5 at his home.
Born September 25, 1936, in Overton County, he was the son of the
late Kelly and Ella Mae (Bilbrey) Laycock. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two sisters, Valesta Spears and Velma
Laycock; and two brothers, James Laycock and Daniel Laycock.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Miller) Laycock of Rickman;
two sons, David Laycock and Scott Laycock, both of Rickman; two
sisters, Mable Ward of Cookeville and Emma Smith of Algood; and
a brother, Delma Laycock of Rickman.
Pallbearers were Greg Whited, Kenneth Laycock, Larry Reed, Rick
Clouse, Mike Miller, Deloy Miller, and Larry Smith.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ron Abner, Cecil Cole, Randy
Prichard, Rick Dodson, Keith Bass, and Eugene Gilliam, all deacons
of Lighthouse Church.
LARRY PAUL LEDBETTER
Funeral services for Mr. Larry Paul Ledbetter, 47, of Celina, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, from the chapel of Upton
Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Bro.
Bill Ramsey officiating.
Mr. Ledbetter died Friday, Dec. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He was a packer with Osh Kosh and a member of the Baptist
Born May 6, 1955, in the Timothy Community, he was the son of Ruth
Ledbetter of Celina and the late Paul Colson.
Survivors include two brothers, B.J. Ledbetter of Celina and Johnny
Ledbetter of Gaines-boro; and a siser, Sandra Hargis of Celina.
INEZ NAOMI WRIGHT
Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Naomi Wright, 70, of Monroe, were
conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, from the chapel of Speck
Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with
Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.
Mrs. Wright died Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Midland, TX. She was a housewife
and a member of Level Park Baptist Church in Battle Creek, MI.
Born January 12, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Ervin E. and Ida Ethel (York) Norris.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur O. Wright of Monroe; a son
and daughter-in-law, Edward and Kathy Wright of Rocklin, CA; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Billie Norris of Livingston
and Jerry and Treva Norris of Alpine; a sister and brother-in-law,
Joanna and Roy Johnson of Livingston; two grandchildren, Sara Naomi
Wright and Jacob Luke Wright; and four nephews, Jonathan Norris,
Kevin Norris, Dale Norris, and Darrell Norris.
Pallbearers were Kevin Norris, Jonathan Norris, Darrell Norris,
Nolan Cantrell, Doug Smith, and Mike Smith.
Overton County News
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