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Archives 06-04-2003

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DON BEATY
Funeral services for Mr. Don Beaty, 88, of the Crossroads Community near Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Arlen Bryant officiating.

Mr. Beaty died Tuesday, May 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electrician, a member of New Life Christian Fellowship World Wide Church of God in Cookeville, and a World War II Navy veteran.

Born April 26, 1915, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Isaac and Martha (Lynch) Beaty.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Ella (Hicks) Beaty of Monterey; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHNIE ESTEL HULL
Funeral services for Mr. Johnie Estel Hull, 72, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Oakdale Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Bro. Nolen Cantrell and Bro. Austin Flowers officiating.

Mr. Hull died Wednesday, May 28 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker, a farmer, and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. He was an officer with the U.A.W. Union, a member of U.A.W. Local 704 for 20 years, and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Born September 19, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ewing and Maudie (Richardson) Hull. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Dulworth) Hull; three sisters, Lexie Booher, Mary Vecheal Hull, and Alma Jean Hull; and three half-brothers, Hubert, Herbert, and Lawerance.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Hull of Monroe and James Hull of Galesburg, MI; four sisters, Ruth Smith and Vada Norrod, both of Monroe, Betty Choate of Alpine, and Louella Ledford of Livingston; four brothers, Kelly Hull of Allons, James Hull of Livingston, Emerson Hull of Monroe, and Lester Hull of Alpine; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Ross Hull, Larry Hull, Richard Hull, Steve Choate, Rodney Johnson, and Ronnie White.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

EVA M. LINDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva M. Linder, 97, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Glen Winningham officiating.

Mrs. Linder died Monday, May 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born January 20, 1906, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Lena Nichels. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gentry Linder; a son, Ray Frank Linder; a daughter, Agnes Christeen Linder; and four sisters, Leo Tayes, Mary Howard, Macy Segrest, and Dee Jopp.

Survivors include a son, Johnnie Ray Linder of Livingston; a daughter, Pauline Linder of Livingston; 9 grandchildren, Eddie Puckett, Jackie Puckett, Agnes Puckett, Eva Puckett, Ray Linder, Rose Nell Linder, Roger Dale Linder, Frank Allen Linder, and Johnny Wayne Linder; 12 great grandchildren, Eddie Puckett Jr., Judy Puckett, David Puckett, Melissa Puckett, Travis Puckett, Tammy Robb, Gentry Linder, Jessie Dale Linder, Jessie Ray Linder, Kimberly Linder, Jody Linder, and Katlyn Rayne Linder; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ray Linder, Roger Linder, Frank Linder, Johnnie Wayne Linder, Eddie Puckett, and Jackie Puckett.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Larry Maynord and James Tinsley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ODESSA MISSOURI NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Odessa Missouri Norrod, 97, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Grant Norrod Cemetery with Bro. John Copeland officiating.

Mrs. Norrod died Sunday, May 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife, a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, and a member of McDonald Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born October 18, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Amy (Dennis) Coleman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benton S. Norrod; two sisters, Lena Mea Green and Cella Ramsey; and four brothers, Claude Coleman, Alphonso Coleman, Lloyd Coleman, and Lester Coleman.

Survivors include four sons, Marvin Norrod and wife, Vada, and Melvin Norrod and wife, Leta, all of Monroe, Cecil Norrod and wife, Ann, of Glasgow, KY, and Earl Dorman Norrod and wife, Anna, of Akron, OH; two daughters, Marian "Toots" Hull and husband, Emerson, of Monroe, and Thelma Philipp and husband, Wally, of Dunlap, IL; a sister, Naomi Gunnels of Akron; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHESTER EUGENE RAY
Graveside services for Mr. Chester Eugene Ray, 76, of Loves Park, IL, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2003, at Linder Cemetery with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating.

Mr. Ray died Wednesday, May 28 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL. He worked for the City Street Department for 30 years.

Born May 14, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Lee and Fannie Mae (Louis) Ray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elveleen (Winningham) Ray; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, James Ray and Charlie Lee Ray, both of Loves Park, and Leonard Eugene Ray of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Amanda Ray, Jamie Eugene Ray, Christie Hancock, Joshua Grenoble, and Jerry Grenoble; and a great grandchild, Kaitlyn Ray.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHNNIE EDWARD REAGAN
Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie Edward Reagan, 59, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at his home. Burial was in Reagan Cemetery with Rev. Mike Owens officiating.

Mr. Reagan died Monday, May 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer, a Christian, and attended MartinŐs Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born October 26, 1943, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Belle (Wilborn) Reagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Glen Reagan; and a step-brother, Stanley Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Reagan of Allons; two sons, Johnnie Dwayne Reagan and George Christopher Reagan, both of Allons; two daughters, Melissa Diane Bilbrey of Allons and Margaret Michelle Roberts of Livingston; two brothers, Roy Reagan and Jack Reagan, both of Allons; three sisters, Willie Pearl Savage, Leida Dulworth, and Ruth Ritter; and 15 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

AUDA BELLE STEWART
Funeral services for Mrs. Auda Belle Stewart, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Stewart died Thursday, May 29 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church.

Born May 14, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late W.T. "Willie" and Nancy Pearl (Holman) Warden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Stewart; four brothers, Hack Warden, Tom Warden, Carl Warden, and Buck Warden; and two sisters, Anna Mae Ledbetter and Willie B. Williams.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Beaudry of Naples, FL, and Rita Yett of San Diego, CA; and two sisters, Johnnye Dickerson of Livingston and Geneva Burris of Celina. Pallbearers were Shane Mosley, Jay Mosley, Brad Mosley, Lance Ruble, Gerald Ferrill, and Russell Warden.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE NADINE "BILLIE" (CRAWFORD) SELLS TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Nadine "Billie" (Crawford) Sells Taylor, 67, of Cookeville and formerly of Pickett County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2003, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. Burial was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Mrs. Taylor died Friday, May 30 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a factory employee, a homemaker, and a member of Wolf River Baptist Church.

Born February 1, 1936, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Edgar "Jack" and Omi (Winn-ingham) Crawford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene "Chief" Sells; a son, David Sells; and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Taylor of Cookeville; three daughters, Sandy Cross and husband, Danny, and Pam Phares, all of Byrdstown, and Shirley Guthrie and husband, Ronnie, of Eubank, KY; a step-daughter, Jeanie Kiney and husband, Scott, of Austin, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Neal and Judy Phillips, both of Indianapolis, IN; nine grandchildren, Brad Cross, Jake Cross, Nathan Guthrie, Ryan Guthrie, Toni Alvarez, Tara Phares, Brandi Sells, Steven Sells, and Dustin Sells; a step grandchild; six great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pallbearers were Danny Nelson, Keith Taylor, Brad Cross, Jake Cross, Nathan Guthrie, and Ryan Guthrie.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

Thomas H. Warden
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas H. Warden, 79, of Wee Dowee, AL, were conducted on Friday, May 23 at Liberty Grove Methodist Church in Wee Dowee. Burial was in Liberty Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Warden died Wednesday, May 21. He was a barber and a veteran of World War II, having served in Germany. He also served as a Mason in East Detroit and a Shriner and deputy sheriff in Roseville, MI.

Born June 24, 1924, in Livingston, he was the son of the late W.T. "Will" and Nancy Pearl (Holman) Warden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Hasker Warden, Jessie W. Warden, and Carl W. Warden; two sisters, Anna Mae Ledbetter and Willie B. Williams; his first wife of 25 years, Virginia (Woodford) Warden, of Calhoun, GA, who served as a captain in the United States Army Nursing Corp.; and his wife of about 15 years, Dorothy (Orr) Warden, formerly of Jonesboro, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Linda (Williamson) Warden; three step-sons, Ricky Rochester, Jim Rochester, and Tommy Rochester; three sisters, Geneva Burris of Celina, Johnnye Dickerson of Livingston, and Auda B. Stewart of Overton County Nursing Home; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. (P)

 

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