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Archives 01-22-2003

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OPAL (HAMMOCK) BROWN
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal (Hammock) Brown, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakley Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Brown died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker, a member of Eastern Star of Livingston, and of the Baptist faith. Born November 16, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Tilford and Ollie Butler Smith Hammock.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Vickie Brown of Soddy Daisy; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Mac McLeod of Livingston; a brother, M.J. Hammock of Livingston; a sister, Dallas Smith of Livingston; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harold Smith, Danny Smith, Daniel Smith, Eric Hammock, Tony Carr, and Joey Clement.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

RUTH (MASTERS) BROWN
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth (Masters) Brown, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Ruth Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Comer Hawkins and Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating.

Mrs. Brown died Sunday, Jan. 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born October 10, 1918, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Della (Barlow) Masters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Brown; three sisters, Darlene Hubert, Vergie Smith, and Norma Loftis; and five brothers, Elmer Masters, Haskel Masters, Jack Masters, Willis Masters, and Roy Masters.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Moore of Kokomo, IN, and Brenda Hough of Carmel, IN; four sisters, Irene Malone and Ruby Carlile, both of Cookeville, Pearl Ford of Ohio, and Lula Mae Hawkins of McMinnville; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HOMER LEE COOPER
Funeral services for Mr. Homer Lee Cooper, 70, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Roger Cooper officiating.

Mr. Cooper died Thursday, Jan. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a carpenter.

Born November 12, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George C. Sr. and Abby Gail Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Stella Gene Cooper; and three brothers, Arlon Cooper, Claude Cooper, and James Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Cooper; three sons, Timothy Cooper, David Cooper, and Donald Cooper; three daughters, Helen Dishman, Theresa Capps, and Sandra Scott; two brothers, George C. Cooper Jr. and Charles Cooper; two sisters, Allie Mae Green and Geneva Bilbrey; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Andrew Cooper, Brandon Capps, James Cooper, William Carew, Gary Cooper, and Jody Cooper.

Serving as hononary pallbearers were Michael Cooper, Kenny Cooper, and Aaron Cooper.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELISE HILL
Funeral services for Mrs. Elise Hill, 69, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. A.J. Cox officiating.

Mrs. Hill died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born May 3, 1933, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Burr and Venice (Colson) Thrasher. She was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Thrasher.

Survivors include her husband, Enloe Hill of Rickman; and three brothers, Willie Thrasher and Randall Thrasher, both of Livingston, and Eddie Ray Thrasher of the Willow Grove Community.

Pallbearers were Randy Thrasher, Steve Thrasher, Mark Thrasher, Danny Langford, Bobby Matthews, and Johnny Roberson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WALTER STEVEN KUNTZ
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Steven Kuntz, 43, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Glen H. Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Kuntz died Tuesday, Jan. 14 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith.

Born November 20, 1959, in Overton County, he was the son of Lora Mae White of Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Oletta Lynn Kuntz of Cookeville; a daughter, Jessica Lynn Rich of Raytown, MO; a sister and brother-in-law, Tonya Lynn Thompson and William Post of Carthage; a nephew, Trevor Post; two nieces, Emily Post and Amanda Post; an uncle, Odis White of Westland, MI; and four aunts, Daisy Sullins of Lebanon, Maudie Mae Palmer of Mt. Juliet, Rosie Lee Clark of Rickman, and Jeanette White of Louisiana.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHRISTINE BERNICE LOOPER
Funeral services for Ms. Christine Bernice Looper, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Sevier Cemetery in Monroe with Bro. Bill Young officiating.

Mrs. Looper died Monday, Jan. 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a volunteer at the hospital and Baptist in faith.

Born December 25, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Eudean (Long) Looper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Looper; and two brothers, Jimmy Looper and Kermit Looper.

Survivors include a son, Donald Brown of Monterey; a daughter, Sandra Crawford of Livingston; three brothers, Bruce Looper of Monroe, Joe E. Looper of Livingston, and Danny Looper of Rickman; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronald Looper, Wayne Looper, Andrew Looper, Josh Brown, Chris Huddleston, Gary Looper, and Johnny Linder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY L. LUTZWEIT
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Lutzweit, of Medway, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, from Airway Baptist Church in Dayton, OH. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery in West Alexandria, OH.

Mrs. Lutzweit died Monday, Jan. 13 at Hospice of Dayton. She was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where she worked for more than 20 years making many lasting friendships. She was a member of Airway Baptist Church, Ladies Moose of Medway, and Ladies VFW Auxiliary of Medway.

Born June 19, 1935, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ellen and Hobert Ogletree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Ogletree; and a sister, Ruth Evans.

She is survived and will be missed by her husband, Jack Lutzweit of Medway; son Jimmy Hunter and wife Terry of Olathe, KA; son Randall A. Long and wife Betty of West Carrollton; daughter Shelia J. Mick and spouse Roger of Fairborn; daughter Vickey L. Grow and family of Dayton; step-daughter Dawn Kolh-bacher and spouse Tony of Fairborn; stepdaughter April Cross and spouse Jeff of Columbus, OH; stepson Gary D. Long and wife Amy and their daughters Lacey and Emily of Burkesville, KY; three sisters, Betty Bowling of Livingston, Peggy Claborn of Apache, OK, and Sue Dinsmore of Fort Ville, IN; 13 grandchildren, Roy, Aaron, Rodney, Kelly, Jimmy, Mary Beth, Alysia, James, Elizabeth, Ryan, Randy Lee, Brandy, and Amanda, and their spouses, Rona, Chelsa, Liz, Heather, and Jody; and 6 great grandchildren, Mikala, Riley, Morgan, Maryjane, Reed, and Isley.

Special care provided by Tobias Funeral Chapel of Dayton. (C)

 

ZORA MAE NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Zora Mae Norrod, 90, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Campground Cemetery in Clarkrange with Jimmy Dixon and Jerry Harris officiating.

Mrs. Norrod died Saturday, Jan. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She attended Highland Baptist Church.

Born January 31, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Tilbert B. and Mattie (Samms) Swallows. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Elbert Norrod; a daughter, Beatrice Walker Hardison; a son, Albert Ray Norrod; three sisters; and seven brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Dickson of Rickman; two sons, Carl Norrod of Springfield and Homer Norrod of Dayton, OH; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Nicholson, David Norrod, Dan Dickson, Eddie Swallows, Michal Swallows, and Mark Walker.

Serving as hononary pallbearers were Greg Norrod, Ben Norrod, Terry Swallows, Jackie Dickson, Ada

 

PLUMA PENNINGTON
Funeral services for Ms. Pluma Pennington, 80, of Nashville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, from the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Ms. Pennington died Monday, Jan. 13. Born March 31, 1922, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late N.L. and Effie Pennington. She was retired from Porcelain Industries.

Survivors include five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marie and James Reding, Earline Johnson, Gladys Deluma, Edna Lozoya, and Linda and Randall Hemby; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tony and Jody Pennington and Larry Pennington; and several beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Alive Hospice.

Special care provided by Forest Lawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

OLIVER DOYLE QUALLS
Funeral services for Mr. Oliver Doyle Qualls, 72, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Crossville with Rev. Shawn Durham officiating.

Mr. Qualls died Friday, Jan. 17 at his sonÕs home in the Drippings Springs Community of Cumberland County. He had farmed with the UT Agricultural Extension Farm in Crossville.

Born April, 26, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe Wheller and Lee Ethel (Looper) Qualls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathaleen Looper and Josephine Cantrall; and a brother, Carlyell Qualls. He was married to Betty Louise (Blaylock) Qualls on December 22, 1948, and to this union five children were born.

Survivors include four daughters, Janet Jelene Wilson, Sharon York, and Cindy Lee Garrett, all of Crossville, and Charlotte McCowan of Monterey; a son, Roger Juan Qualls of Monterey; two sisters, Christine Deck of Cincinnati, OH, and Drucilla Qualls of Crossville; three brothers, Harold Qualls and D.W. Qualls, both of Crossville, and Jessie Qualls of Nashville; 9 grandchilren, Deneasa Phillips and Bethany Melton, both of Monterey, and Nathan Wilson, Melisa Schubert, Jessica Dickenson, Ryan Dickenson, Blake Dickenson, Jonathan Garrett, and Shawn Garrett, all of Crossville; and 12 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

DONALD OTIS SELLS
Donald Otis Sells, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, in Kingwood, TX, having never fully recovered from a stroke last year.

Mr. Sells was raised in Livingston and Alpine, attended Livingston Academy, and barbered in Livingston and Chattanooga. He had lived in Texas since 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis V. and Eva Jane Reagan Sells; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Reagan of Livingston; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sells; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Loy Sells; his children, Evan Jane Nance of Porter, TX, Donald O. Sells of Tennessee, and Lisa Fisher of Fort Worth, TX; and nine grandchildren.

A1 Home of Houston was in charge of the arrangements for the private services. (C)

 

ANNA MADGE SHELTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Madge Shelton, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Rev. Terry McCloud and Rev. Steve Fields officiating.

Mrs. Shelton died Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired nurseÕs aide and a member of Allons Assembly of God.

Born June 2, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Quitman and Vina (Hite) Winningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde Vaughn and John R. Shelton.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Clifton Pigg of Hilham and Anna Jo and Arnold Smith of Cravenstown; a brother, Cozy Winningham of Crawford; a sister, Faye Handy of Livingston; grandchildren, Sherry and Russell Cravens, Johnny Pigg, and Amy Pigg; great grandchildren, Arnie Cravens and Brandon Cravens; and special nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CORA LEE THOMPSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee Thompson, 92, of the Pleasant Ridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, from Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Comer McGuire and Rev. Marvin Saylor officiating.

Mrs. Thompson died Friday, Jan. 17 at Standing Stone Health Care in Monterey. She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Born May 16, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cass and Mary (Short) Matheny. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Thompson; a son, Billie Thompson; a daughter, Emogene Norrod; a grandson, Donald Raines; two great grandchildren, Glen Thompson and Leann Raines; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, James Howard Thompson and Wayne Thompson, both of the Pleasant Ridge Community; a daughter, Mazell Raines of the Pleasant Ridge Community; a sister, Ethelene Haney of Cookeville; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joey Thompson, Bobby Thompson, James Allen Thompson, Johnny Thompson, Leon Raines, and Steve Raines.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY LEE FULTON WINNINGHAM
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Fulton Winningham, 83, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown. Burial was in Tompkins Cemetery in Pickett County with Rick Cross officiating.

Mrs. Winningham died Wednesday, Jan. 15. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Church in Byrdstown.

Born May 4, 1919, in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Solly and Belle Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Porter Fulton and Oral Winningham; and a daughter, Katie Lowe.

Survivors include six daughters, Sally Griffin of Doyle, Polly Rednour of Dayton, OH, Betty Seibers of Stanford, KY, and Nannie Bolin, Nellie Bolin, and Rita Whited, all of Livingston; five sons, Bill Fulton of Marengo, OH, Jimmy Fulton of Dayton, OH, Malcom Fulton of Beaver Creek, OH, and Jackie Fulton and Jeff Fulton, both of Byrdstown; a brother, Nathan Brown of Albany, KY; 40 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Whited, Hollis Wade, Billy Joe Stinson, Dean Bolin, Ray Fulton, and Archie Griffin.

Special care provided by Crestlawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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