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
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
Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)
JAMES EARL BOHANNON
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)
JOHNNIE "J.D." CARR
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
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)
RICKIE L. HINDS
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)
CLARENCE C. LITTLE
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)
CHARLES R. STOVER
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
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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