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Archives 03-19-2003

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BONNIE H. BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie H. Bilbrey, 94, of the Newtown Community in McMinnville, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003, from the chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Thursday, March 13 at her daughter's home in Madison. She was a retired school teacher with Warren County School System and attended Forest Park Baptist Church.

Born December 28, 1908, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sophronia (Zachary) Huddleston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kimoth Howard Bilbrey; and a daughter, Margaret Conner.

Survivors include a daughter, Sophrona Bilbrey of Madison; a son-in-law, Junior Conner of Christiana; grandchildren, David and Linda Conner of Avon, IN, and Kim and Wade Bryant and Dennis and Paula Conner, all of McMinnville; and a great grandson, Jared Conner of Cookeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Special care provided by McMinnville Funeral Home. (C)

 

ILA RUTH BURCHETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Ila Ruth Burchett, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Young and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mrs. Burchett died Saturday, March 15 at her home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Born January 30, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bennie Clyde and Addie Velma (Staggs) Holman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Chester Burchett; a sister, Louise Smith; and a brother, Bobby Joe Holman.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frankie Burchett and Billy and Thelma Burchett, all of Livingston; four sisters, Linda Bybee, Jean Norris, Juanita Poston, and Nell Hammock, all of Livingston; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EDDIE D. CYPHERS
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie D. Cyphers, 77, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Cyphers died Saturday, March 15 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was an auto body technician and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ. Born April 24, 1925, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Dessie (Brown) Cyphers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Radford Cyphers and Raymond Cyphers; a sister, Jewel Martin; a nephew, Jamie Cyphers; and a niece, Rita Mathis.

Survivors include his wife, Earlene (Hagan) Cyphers of Allons; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Tami Cyphers of Allons; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Jerry Sells of Monroe, Judy and Paul Bybee and Shirley and Jim Washburn, all of Cookeville, and Linda and Dale Day of Livingston; a brother and three sisters-in-law, James and Anna Cyphers of Allons and Mary Cyphers and Ruth Cyphers, both of Livingston; four sisters and five brothers-in-law, Anna Lee Martin of Livingston, Estelle and Hurfert Sells and Will J. Martin, all of Monroe, Agnes and Neal Ward of Allons, and Betty and Harry Leons of Anderson, IN; three grandsons, Jason Bybee and wife Heather of Baxter, Cody Day of Livingston, and Matthew Cyphers of Allons; eight granddaughters, Stacy Keisling and husband John, Stephanie Bybee, Lindsey Bybee, and Kendall Washburn, all of Cookeville, Jill Massengille and husband Matt of Chattanooga, and Amy Cyphers, Rachel Cyphers, and Ashley Day, all of Livingston; a great granddaughter, Taylor Williams of Cookeville; a great grandson, Landon Bybee of Baxter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jason Bybee, Michael Cyphers, John Keisling, Matt Massengille, Doyle Colson, Timmy Mathis, Ricky Melton, and Clois Fletcher. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Cody Day and Matthew Cyphers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

AUDREY SUE JONES
Graveside services for Mrs. Audrey Sue Jones, 23, of Hilham, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, from the Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mrs. Jones died Saturday, March 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a grocery store clerk and of the Baptist faith.

Born November 20, 1979, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Janet (Walker) Padgett and step-daughter of Larry Padgett, both of Livingston. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Jewel Walker; a grandfather, John Walker; and a step-grandfather, Victor Padgett.

Survivors, in addition to her mother and step-father, include her husband, James Lynn Jones of Hilham; a son, Quinton Jones of Hilham; her step-grandmother, Pauline Padgett of Monroe; a sister, Ashley Faye Padgett of Livingston; and several friends and other family members.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ALICE (PRICE) KEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice (Price) Key, 59, of Alexandria, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, from the North Chapel of Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson, IN. Burial was in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria with Rev. Bill Ledbetter, Dailey McCowan, and Gilbert Mata officiating.

Mrs. Key died Monday, March 10 at St. John's Health System in Anderson. She was a graduate of Frankton High School and a lifelong resident of the Anderson area. She retired from Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors in 1995 and enjoyed family research/genealogy, outdoor flowers, and cooking with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed photographs, and was a good friend and mother. She will be greatly missed.

Born June 1, 1943, in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Earl Chester and Elsie Mae (Plummer) Price. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Sue Price and Donna Jean Price.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Elbert "Junior" Key; two children, Robert G. Key of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Michelle R. Ficklin and husband, Truitt, of Alexandria; a brother, William A. Price; two grandchildren, Brandon S. Key and Brittney N. Key, both of Alexandria; and special friends, Horace and Jean Matthews, as well as many well thought of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special care provided by Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory. (P)

 

JAMES MICHAEL NEELY
Funeral services for Mr. James Michael Neely, 41, of Sparta, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Concord Cemetery with Bro. Virgil Covel officiating.

Mr. Neely died Sunday, March 9 at Erlanger Health System. He was a carpenter and of the Seventh Day Adventist faith. Born April 13, 1961, in Clay County, he was the son of Melba (Davis) Neely Allen of Georgia and the late John Neely.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Beverly Neely of Sparta; three step-children; four step-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Neely of Livingston and Cecil Lemons of Cookeville; and a sister, Judy Scott of Burns.

Pallbearers were Chris Bilbrey, Garvin Davis, Steve Handy, A.B. Handy, Frankie Booher, Eddie Booher, Alvin Dyer, and Bob Ewing.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES RAY NORROD
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Ray Norrod, 58, of the Hanging Limb Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Richard Rollins and Rev. J.B. Harris officiating.

Mr. Norrod died Saturday, March 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a logger and a member of Hanging Limb Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for more than 30 years. He was also a member of Green Pond Masonic Lodge 703 and Eastern Star Chapter 402.

Born May 26, 1944, in Cookeville, he was the son of the late Esley Price Norrod and Linnie (Bowman) Norrod McDonald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Norrod.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Pat (Phillips) Norrod of Hanging Limb; a daughter and son-in-law, Navona and Stacy Phillips of Hanging Limb; a sister, Peggy Norrod of Hanging Limb; and a grandchild, Rachel Phillips of Hanging Limb.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM BRYAN ROOKER
Funeral services for Mr. William Bryan Rooker, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Gary Ledbetter and Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Rooker died Friday, March 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born January 24, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Booze and Sophia (Ledbetter) Rooker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Rooker of Livingston; a son, Tommy Rooker of Livingston; two daughters, Gloria Ellefsen of Atlanta, GA, and Peggy Ledbetter of Livingston; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a nephew, Steve Brown of Chicago, IL; and two godchildren, Steven Brown and Stephanie Brown.

Pallbearers were David Ledbetter, Bryan Rooker, Matt Rooker, Ryan Ellefsen, Andy Ellefsen, Christopher Ellefsen, and Kenny Murphy.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Newell Brock, James Harris, Doug Keisling, Estes Speck, Byrd Dillon, Harold Vaughn, George Wright, Ronnie Qualls, Jim Sells, Charles Sullivan, Wayne McDonald, Derrick McDonald, and Charles Dishman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANGIE (NORROD) WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Angie (Norrod) Walker, 31, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2003, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cooke-ville.

Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, March 12 at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a line worker for Fast Food Merchandise and had studied to be a dental hygienist.

Born July 1, 1971, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Roger and Brenda (Tollett) Norrod of Silver Point. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Herbert and Gertrude Tollett; a grandmother, Carlene Norrod; and a cousin, Jeremy Hunter.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Larry Walker; a son, Dalton Chase Walker; and a sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Greg Glynn of Smithville.

Mrs. Walker's family and friends served as pallbearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Angie (Norrod) Walker Memorial Trust Fund at Union Bank in Rickman.

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

 

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