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Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Lee (Holifield) Stewart, 61, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 18, 2003, from the chapel of Castlewood Funeral Home in Castlew

Mrs. Stewart died Friday, June 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was retired from Chrysler Corporation and attended Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

Born June 17, 1941, in Dickenson County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Bessie (Mann) Holifield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Holifield, Howard Holifield, and Radford Holifield; and two sisters, Daffine Cooper and Edith Cornett.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Ray Stewart of Cookeville; a step-son, Robert "Bob" Stewart of Signal Mountain; two step-daughters, Rhonda Stewart of St. Clair Shores, MI, and Mary Beth Shirley of Cookeville; a brother, Thomas Holifield of Warren, MI; a sister, Alma Phillips and husband, Andy, of Castlewood; five grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stewart's nephews served as the pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Cora D. Vaughn, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Mountain Cemetery with Jerry Harris and Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Vaughn died Saturday, June 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She retired from Gobles Nursing Home in Indiana after working there for 25 years. She was a very special person, and she loved and cared for every person she knew.

rn June 29, 1925, in Brotherton, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Argen Texas (Haney) Mansell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Riley Mansell, Wesley Mansell, Mayford Mansell, and Littleton Mansell; and two great granddaughters, Cassandra Priest and Victoria Schmitt.

Survivors include her husband, Oren Vaughn of Livingston; three sons, James Vaughn of Anderson, IN, Dalles Vaughn of Moonville, IN, and Billy Vaughn of Livingston; a daughter, Susie Miller of Allen Town, PA; a brother, John Mansell of Rock Island; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Willard Mansell, John Mansell, Kenneth Mansell, Bill Vaughn, Johnny Mansell, and Kristian Mansell.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Bethel G. Williamson, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating.

Mr. Williamson died Tuesday, June 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an electronics repairman and a member of Cave Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Alpine.

Born May 13, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Ella (Crawford) Williamson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bill Williamson.

Survivors include his wife, Arta Williamson of Livingston; two granddaughters, Kim and Patty; and several nieces and nephews

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



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