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Funeral services for Mrs. Mazell Bilbrey, 62, of the Love Joy Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Bilbrey, Rev. David Harris, and Rev. Johnny Bertram officiating.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Sunday, June 8 at her home. She was a factory worker and a member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church.

Born July 29, 1940, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Audrey (Neely) Bilbrey of the Plateau Community of Cumberland County and the late Estel Bilbrey. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Bilbrey; and four sisters, Margie Swallows, Grace Edith Bilbrey, Ernistine Bilbrey, and Willene Bilbrey.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 41 years, J.D. Bilbrey of the Love Joy Community; three step-daughters, Susan Bilbrey of Monterey, Linda Bilbrey of Sparta, and Lisa Harris of the Mineral Springs Community; four sisters, Adean Vaughn of Monterey, Gwen Pryor of Crossville, Jeanette King of Mayland, and Brenda Swallows of the Plateau Community; four brothers, J.V. Bilbrey, Harlon Bilbrey, Terry Bilbrey, and Jerry Bilbrey, all of the Plateau Community; a special friend, Betty Hollars of Cookeville; and four grandchildren, John Harris, Elizabeth Presley, Savanna Bowman, and Jesse Reeves.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. James Earl Bohannon, 74, of Vandalia, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, from Northridge Chapel of George C. Martin Funeral Home in Dayton, OH. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Dayton with Pastor Michael Severt officiating.

Mr. Bohannon died Monday, June 2 in Vandalia. He retired from General Motors and was a member of House of Faith Church.

Born December 9, 1928, in Cookeville, he was the son of the late John and Effie Mae (Huddleston) Bohannon.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Pansy (Roberson) Bohannon of Vandalia; three sons, David Bohannon and wife, Brenda, of Cookeville, Rick Bohannon and wife, Elizabeth, of Laura, OH, and Jack Bohannon of Vandalia; a brother-in-law, Bennie Roberson and wife, Alene, of Rickman; two sisters, Geneva Roberson of Cookeville and Vallie King of Crossville; a sister-in-law, Louise (Roberson) Brown of Cookeville; six grandchildren, Gina, Scott, Crystal, Karie, Jeremy, and April; and nine great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Earl Bohannon Trust, c/o House of Faith Church, 4060 Champaign Avenue, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Special care provided by George C. Martin Funeral Home, with information provided by Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie "J.D." Carr, 76, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Ulis Hammock officiating.

Mr. Carr died Monday, June 2 at his home. He was a factory worker at Dacco Inc. and also worked at Builder's Supply. He was affiliated with Officer's Chapel Church of God.

Born August 25, 1926, in Algood, he was the son of the late Willie and Lola (Qualls) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Webb) Carr; a son, David Carr; and two brothers, Frankie Carr and Jimmie Carr.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Carr and wife, Gail, of the Dodson Branch Community; two daughters, Judy Carr and Teresa Peek, both of Algood; a brother, Bruce Carr and wife, Dimple, of Algood; three sisters, Lucille Grant of Algood, Joanna Steele of Baxter, and Carol Mahan and husband, Lynn, also of Baxter; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Carr, Richard Carr, and Adam Carr. Mr. Carr's family served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Rickie L. Hinds, 50, of Battle Creek, MI, will be conducted at noon Thursday, June 12, 2003, from the chapel of Royal Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Burial will be in Ceresco Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Huisinga officiating.

Mr. Hinds died Sunday, June 8 at his home in Battle Creek. He graduated from Springfield, MI, High School in 1970 and was previously employed by Community Hospital in housekeeping for two years. He had been employed by General Motors for the past 30-1/2 years at the Fisher Body Plant in Kalamazoo, MI, and most recently by the Oldsmobile plant in Lansing, MI. Mr. Hinds was a member of United Auto Workers Local 652, coached Springfield league baseball for many years, enjoyed bowling, particularly in the Wednesday night Climax bowling league, golfing, softball, tennis, playing cards, and gardening. He loved his family, children, and granchildren. He married the former Susan Lyke on July 19, 1975, and their union lasted 11 years.

Born October 20, 1952, in Battle Creek, he was the son of Frances (Eldridge) Hinds, of Springfield, MI, and the late Harlan A. Hinds.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Rickie L. Hinds Jr. and wife, Gina, of Springfield and Nickolas S. Hinds and wife, Kassandra, of Battle Creek; a brother, James Hinds and wife, Noreen, of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren, Loretta, Mercedez, Troy, and Autumn; an uncle and aunt, Haskell and Lucille Huddleston of Battle Creek; two special nieces, Barbara Michniak and Jill Dresslein; two nephews, Eric Hinds and Scott Kerr; ex-wife and best friend, Susan Miller of Springfield; and several aunts and uncles in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Special care provided by Royal Funeral Home. (P)


Funeral services for Mr. Clarence C. Little, 83, of Ft. Meade, FL, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 11, 2003, from the chapel of McLean Funeral Home in Fort Meade. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade with Rev. Roy Hancock officiating.

Mr. Little died Saturday, June 7 at Bartow Center in Bartow, FL, due to heart failure. He was a teacher and of the Baptist faith. He was a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston, a veteran of World War II, and served in the Tennessee National Guard. After retiring as a school teacher, he worked as a carpenter.

Mr. Little was born May 8, 1920, in Byrdstown.

Survivors include his wife, Beryl Little of Fort Meade; a son, Ken Little of Bartow; and three grandchildren.

Special care provided by McLean Funeral Home. (P)


uneral services for Mr. Charles R. Stover, 91, of Cookeville, and formerly of Clarkrange, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Clarkrange. Burial was in Clarkrange Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Floyd officiating.

Mr. Stover died Sunday, June 8 at V.A. Hospital in Nashville. He was a self-employed construction worker and a heavy equipment and dozer operator.

Born May 22, 1912, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Alex Martin and Myrtle Melissa (Ruble) Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Jean Crabtree and husband, Carl; and a son, Charles Gary Stover.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie V. (Bridgman) Stover of Cookeville; four daughters, Rita Johnson, Linda Beaty, and Hazel McCanless and husband, Phillip, all of Cookeville, and Margaret Lewis and husband, Roger, of Monterey; two brothers, Howard Stover of Temple, GA, and Hank Stover of Alpine; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Chris Lewis, Jason Beaty, Charles Johnson, Bryan Crabtree, Tylor Young, and Evan McCanless.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Eddie Branstetter, Jody Kelley, and Gary Robert.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home. (C)




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