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Archives 05-28-2003

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LYDIA (BOLES) BARGER
Graveside services for Mrs. Lydia (Boles) Barger, 80, of Waterbury, CT, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2003, at Clarkrange Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Barger died Saturday, May 24 at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. She was a senior companion.

Born May 4, 1923, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late James Jefferson Boles and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Boles Manis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Avert Boles, Edgerbert Boles, Beel Boles, Elbert Boles, Charlies Boles, John R. Boles, and Lonnie Boles.

Survivors include a daughter, Pat Doherty of Waterbury; two sons, Jeff Barger and Bill Barger, both of Bellbrook, OH; a sister, Josie Hooks of Algood; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home of Clarkrange. (C)

 

JOHN WILLIAM DAILEY
Funeral services for Mr. John William Dailey, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Bro. Clarence Jared officiating.

Mr. Dailey died Saturday, May 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Cookeville, a retired sheet metal operator at Bennett Industries, and was affiliated with Missionary Baptist Church.

Born February 10, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben Bilyeu and Lena Ellie (Neal) Dailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Gene Dailey and Paul Vanis Dailey.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Leonia (Daniels) Dailey of Cookeville; three brothers, Walter Dailey and wife, Nell, Bob Dailey, and Jerry Dailey and wife, Faye, all of Rickman; two sisters, Mary Smith and husband, Troy, of Rickman, and Janice Brown and husband, Billy Joe, of Hanceville, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN DAVID "DAVE" HASSLER
Funeral services for Mr. John David "Dave" Hassler, 83, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. Burial was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Bro. Dickie Hinton officiating.

Mr. Hassler died Thursday, May 22 at his residence. He was a retired employee with Tennessee Department of Transportation, a member of Lovelady Christian Church, a member of Byrdstown Masonic Lodge 496, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Born September 15, 1919, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Landon B. and Laura (Gunnels) Hassler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donovan Hassler and Shirley Hassler.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie (Wells) Hassler of Byrdstown; a brother, Early "Pete" Hassler of Sparta; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

Mr. Hassler's nephews and great nephews served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

ALTON MASTERS
Funeral services for Mr. Alton Masters, 75, of Thackery, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Masters died Monday, May 19 at Erlanger Health System. He was a metal fabricator and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born October 6, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Birdwell and Florence Sarah (Lee) Masters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie (Lee) Masters.

Survivors include a son, Rick Masters of Tipp City, OH; four brothers, Orcie Masters, Henry Masters, Vadis Masters, and Revell Masters, all of Livingston; two sisters, Immie Brady of Dayton, OH, and Dee Cummins; and two grandchildren, Josh Masters and Amanda Masters, both of Tipp City, OH.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELWANDA (TAYLOR) MEYER
Funeral services for Mrs. Elwanda (Taylor) Meyer, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, from Smyrna Church. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Randy Tompkins officiating.

Mrs. Meyer died Friday, May 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a long time business woman.

Born September 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Edith (Cope) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lupton Meyer; a daughter, Marguerite Meyer; a brother, Jerry Taylor; and a sister, Leona Taylor.

Survivors include four sons, William R. Meyer of Livingston, John D. Meyer of Culpeper, VA, Charles L. Meyer and wife, Ilona, of Toledo, OH, and Robert D. Meyer and wife, Valeria, of East Ridge; a daughter, Janet Wallace and husband, Morgan, of Buffalo Valley; five brothers, Herman Taylor and wife, June, of Gray, KY, Gilbert Taylor of Byrdstown, Donald Taylor and wife, Elaine, of Austell, GA, Carl Taylor and wife, Jewell, of Maysville, KY, and Edmond Taylor and wife, Nancy, of Burkesville, KY; three sisters, Virginia Taylor of Byrdstown, Ann Norrod and husband, Cecil, of Glasgow, KY, and Sue Howell and husband, Lonnie, of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Crestlawn Funeral Home of Byrdstown. (C)

 

NANCY LOUISE RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Louise Ramsey, 63, of Watertown, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Bro. H.S. Brown officiating.

Mrs. Ramsey died Monday, May 19 at her home. She was a cook, a waitress, and of the Baptist faith.

Born January 2, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Eva Dean Matthews and step-father, Millard Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William "CurlyÓ Langford; three sons, Johnny Ugene, Dewayne Boles, and Bruce Langford; and a daughter, Lucy Langford.

Survivors include her husband, Harold G. Ramsey of Watertown; a son, Edward Claude Langford; a step-son, Mitchell Ramsey of Hilham; three daughters, Elaine Hammock of Hilham, Willa Himes of Watertown, and Katherine Evitts of Millersville; three brothers, John Matthews of Smyrna, James William Matthews of Livingston, and Charles Matthews of West Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Virginia Scantland of Gainesboro; seven granchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Todd Matthews, John Garrett, Doyle Langford, Roger Langford, Bryan Matthews, and Daniel Hammock.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ALLARD HERSHEL SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Allard Hershel Smith, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Bro. Donald Bowman and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Smith died Saturday, May 17 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired truck driver, a rock quarry employee, and a member of Wirmingham Church of Christ.

Born November 15, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Floyd Allard and Nova Gray (Daniels) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Junior Smith and Dinzle Smith; a sister, Beatrice Rovani; and a granddaughter, Lisa Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Bonza (Bowman) Smith of Monroe; two daughters, Stella Holly of Baxley, GA, and Portia Grissom and husband, Tom, of Algood; a son, Hershel Smith and wife, Betty, of Monroe; two sisters, Cleatrice Wehrli and husband, Leonard, of Philadelphia, PA, and Alfrieda Smith of Monroe; three brothers, Lonzo Smith and wife, Linda, and Bethel Smith and wife, Emogene, all of Monroe, and R.D. Smith and wife, Cathy, of Brownsville, NJ; 5 grandchildren; 10 great granchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Gary Smith, Ronnie Smith, Randy Smith, Billy Smith, Charles Ray Smith, and Tom Grissom.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

HEDDIE E. SMITH
Funeral services for Miss Heddie E. Smith, 99, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating.

Miss. Smith died Saturday, May 24 at Overton County Nursing Home. She worked at Firestone Tire in Akron, OH, and was a former owner of East Port Boat Dock on Dale Hollow Lake. She was of the Methodist faith, and she also served in the United States Army.

Born February 14, 1904, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Nellie Maria (McKnight) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Howard Smith, Harold Smith, Bill Smith, J.T. Smith, Ken Solek, and Sam Masters.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE JOE THOMPSON
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Joe Thompson, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Mr. Thompson died Monday, May 19 at his daughter's home in Sevierville. He was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Born May 7, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas Casto and Bertha (Matheney) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Anna (Raines) Thompson.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Poston of Sevierville; three brothers, Charles Thompson of Rickman, Carlon Thompson of Cookeville, and Richard Thompson of Anderson, IN; two sisters, Odene Key of Rickman, and Estelle Taylor of Anderson; four grandchildren, Derrick Poston, Rebecca Poston, Katie Poston, Valerie Loveday, and Brad Loveday, all of Sevierville; and a great granddaughter, MacKenna Loveday of Sevierville.

Pallbearers were Doug Taylor, Junior Thompson, Kevin Thompson, Leon Raines, Wayne Key, and Jerry Key.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

AUDIE W. THREET
Funeral services for Mrs. Audie W. Threet, 84, of Noblesville, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Threet died Thursday, May 22 in Noblesville. She was a shirt factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born November 7, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Dora (Norrod) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilford Otto Threet.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Threet and Gilgord Threet, both of Noblesville, and Collins Threet of Monticello, KY; a daughter, Audrey Cravens of Monterey; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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