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Archives 04-23-2003

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CONNIE BILLINGS
Graveside services for Mrs. Consawillo "Connie" (Gore) Billings, 77, of Dublin, GA, and formerly of Cookeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Farris W. Cox officiating.

Mrs. Billings died Tuesday, April 15, at her home. She was one of the first employees of the American Cancer Society-Dublin Chapter. She served as a missionary in the Republic of South Africa for two years. She was also a member of World Harvest Church in Dublin and a volunteer for Harvest Christian Academy. She was a former resident of Johnson City, Tulsa, OK, Detroit, MI, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Statesboro, GA.

Born March 9, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cubert and Verda (Ledbetter) Gore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kelso Billings.

Survivors include a daughter, Nita Lloyd and husband Rodney of Dublin; a son, Dr. Charles K. Billings Jr. and wife, Kathy, of New Orleans, LA; a brother, Olon Wyant Gore of Chattanooga; a sister, Juanita Angie Phillips of McMinnville; five grandchildren, Dr. Julian and Dr. Amy Billings of Birmingham, AL, Minda and Paul Nichols of Dublin, Michael and Nicole Lloyd of Detroit, Curtis Gore Billings of New York City, NY, Benjamin McGehee Billings of Austin, TX; and two great grandchildren, Grant Billings and Jackson Billings. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Life Center Building Fund or World Harvest Church.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)

 

ALEX RAY CASSETTY
Funeral services for Mr. Alex Ray Cassetty, 17, of the Whitleyville Community of Jackson County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, at Jackson County High School Kermit Forkum Gymnasium. Burial was in John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Bro. Tom Bilbrey and Bro. Dewayne Chaffin officiating.

Mr. Cassetty died Friday, April 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He attended Whitleyville Church of Christ and was a senior at Jackson County High School, where he was a member of the Beta Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the basketball and baseball teams, the Science Club, and the J-Club. He was also a Boys State delegate and a Youth Leadership delegate.

Born May 16 1985, in Cookeville, he was the son of Steven A. and Sue Cassetty of Whitleyville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard Ray and Katherine (Meadows) Cassetty and Archie Ledbetter.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Ammie Sue Cassetty of Crossville and Amanda Carol Cassetty of Knoxville; a grandmother, Vella Ledbetter of Livingston; and several uncles, aunts, relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers were Josh Brown, Andy Elkins, Travis Agee, Brandon Ward, Danny Allen, and Brandon Chaffin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County High School baseball team by contacting Anderson Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro. C)

 

GEORGE L. CHETTLE
Funeral services for Mr. George L. Chettle, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mr. Chettle died Tuesday, April 15 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a retired sign and billboard maker and a member of First United Methodist Church. He was also a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born May 10 1916, in Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late George R. and Agnes (Marsh) Chettle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith (Masters) Chettle; a brother; and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Speck) Chettle of Livingston; a son, Michael Lyndon Chettle of Balticlen, GA; a stepdaughter, Louise (Speck) Ruppel of Livingston; and two nieces, Diana Chettle of Salt Lake City, UT, and Freddie Butterfield of Mariposa, CA.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

KATHERINE JEAN CLARK
Mrs. Katherine Jean Clark, 54, of Cookeville, died Tuesday, April 15 at Bethesda Health Care. She was a homemaker and a member of Cookeville First Christian Church. Burial was in Clark Cemetery in Pickett County. Private services are planned for a later date.

Born October 23, 1948, in Minden, NE, she was the daughter of the late Marston and Margaret Jean (Hollenbeck) Anderson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Finley; and an infant grandson, Christopher Rattanovong.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Clark of Cooke-ville; a son, Kevin Clark of Cookeville; three daughters, Karen Rattanovong of Cookeville, Kristen Love of Morristown, and Kelli Kilgore of Crossville; her step-mother, Helen Anderson of Grand Island, NE; a sister, Pam Magness of Santa Rosa, CA; and seven grandchildren, Briana Rattan-ovong, Joseph Rattanovong, Jordan Rattanovong, Benjamin Rattanovong, Shandon Roberts, Alissa Love, and Jade Clark.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROY JUSTIN MCDONALD
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Justin McDonald, 58, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Bro. Bob Stoner officiating.

Mr. McDonald died Thursday, April 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a cattle farmer and a member of Beaty Swamp Community Church.

Born June 19, 1944, in Overton County, he was the son of Dean (Newberry) McDonald and the late Kenneth McDonald. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Justin Craig McDonald.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Eugene McDonald of Livingston; two sisters, Allie Clendenan of Williamston, MI, and Margie Peacy of Livingston; a granddaughter, Jessica Webb of Rickman; a grandson, Christopher McDonald of Knoxville; a great grandson, Tyler Webb of Rickman; and a special friend and companion, Betty White of Livingston.

Pallbearers were A.B. Coleman, Barry Martin, Donnie McDonald, Barney McDonald, Bryan Smith, Doyle Smith, and Wayne Smith.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Donnie Garrett and W.C. Howell. Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GRADIS PARRIGIN
Funeral services for Mr. Gradis Parrigin, 79, of Afton, VA, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Flatt Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Parrigin died Sunday, April 13 at a Virginia health care facility. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Force in China, Burma, and India, and was in the 14th Air Force, formerly called the "Flying Tigers". He also served with Merriels Maruaders in Burma and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He served in Tennessee National Guard with the rank of 1st Sergeant and was a life member of the Air Force Association in Washington, D.C. Mr. Parrigin also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for 28 years, serving as assistant scout master for eight years and serving on the Advancement Committee. He was vice chairman on the Eagle Board of Review for 22 years, having served 20 years as a Merit Badge counselor in six different subjects. He volunteered with the Steel Workers of America while employed with Ternes Steel Company and had served as vice president and president of Kiwanis Club in Roseville, MI.

Born October 11 1924, in Livingston, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Mary C. (Cooper) Parrigan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Ester (Allred) Parrigin; and a son, Michael E. Parrigin.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Saunders and husband, Goodloe, of Afton, VA; a daughter-in-law, Judy Parrigin of Livingston; four grandchildren, Shannon Harvey and Michael Lee Parrigin, both of Livingston, and Jamie Saunders and Christy Saunders, both of Afton; and seven great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROSIE MAE PHILLIPS
Graveside services for Mrs. Rosie Mae Phillips, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Falling Springs Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Phillips died Sunday, April 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born May 14 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Vicie Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Phillips; a son, Johnny L.D. Phillips; two brothers, Tilbert Phillips and Rob Phillips; and a sister, Loanie Dixon.

Survivors include a daughter, Louree Cantrell of Allred; two grandchildren, Joyce Flowers and John Steven Phillips; and two great grandchildren, Sarah and Joshua.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES LONNIE WORLEY
Graveside services for Mr. James Lonnie Worley, 56, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at Red Hill Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Worley died Tuesday, April 15 in Monroe. He was an auto mechanic and an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

Born February 15 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of Mable Pauline (Sells) Worley Boles and the late Mose Worley.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, James Lonnie Worley Jr. of Monterey and Rick Worley of Livingston; two sisters, Edna Hair of Monroe and Sue McCormick of Rickman; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hoy Worley, Bud Worley, Martin Worley, Leo Wells, Gene Bilbrey, Donald Norrod, and Rodger Worley. Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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