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Archives 08-13-2003

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HELEN GRACE (WRIGHT) COKER

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Grace (Wright) Coker, 78, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville.

Burial, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard, will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Bro. Hillier Duke officiating.

Mrs. Dailey died Saturday, Aug. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She retired from Mallory Timers, was a seamstress, loved working with flowers, and enjoyed caring for her family. She was a veteran of United States Army and a three-time Gold Medalist in the Senior Citizen's Bowling Division.

Born October 25, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Julian C. and Rochie (Ramsey) Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Frances Wright and Betty Jean Wright; and a grandson, Joseph Dale Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Allen Coker of Cookeville; a daughter, Mary Helen Prall and husband, Frank, of Virginia Beach, VA; four brothers, Porter Wright and Thomas Wright, both of Cookeville, Jessie Wright of Gainesboro, and Charles Wright of Sparta; six sisters, Anna Wright and Billie Higgenbotham, both of Cookeville, Janice Wright of Nashville, Glynda Sue Greene and Maxine Prewitt, both of West Lake, OH, and Shirley Smith of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Cory Allen Johnson, Samuel Colby Johnson, and Dustin Anthony Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Corey Allen Johnson, Steve Wright, John Wright, Shane Higgenbotham, Chuck Wright, and Jerry Williams.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Michael Wright, Colby Johnson, Dusty Johnson, and Mrs. Coker's brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and sons-in-law.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

DELPHA DAILEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Delpha Dailey, 85, of

Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Rick Frasier officiating.

Mrs. Dailey died Sunday, Aug. 3 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a housewife and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born May 22, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Cora Edna (George) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Dailey.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Dailey of Celina and Carlos Dailey of Sparta; four daughters, Mary Ellis, Vertie Dailey, and Mildred Short, all of Celina, and Hallie Burchett of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Casey Breedlove, Phillip Jennings, Kelly Boles, Mark Dailey, Ronnie Short, and Ricky Short.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROY C. DANIEL

Graveside services for Mr. Roy C. Daniel, 87, of the Willow Grove Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, from the St. John's Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Parsons officiating.

Mr. Daniel died Saturday, Aug. 9 at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born August 20, 1916, he was the son of the late Jufus and Ruthie Daniel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Daniel; a brother, Earnest Daniel; and a sister, Veachel Daniel.

Survivors include three sons, John Daniels of Allons, Tony Daniels of Celina, and William "Bill" Daniels of Livingston; a daughter, Virginia Bilbrey of Allons; a brother, J.P. Daniel of Missouri; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Hummel, Hollis Thrasher, Becky Daniels, Crystal Green, Dalton Daniels, Karah Daniels, Farrah Wood, and Tara Wood; and a great grandchild, Niki Hummel.

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

 

NORMA JEAN DAVIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Jean Davis, 69, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Chapel Cemetery with Ed Todd officiating. Mrs. Davis died Sunday, July 27 at her son's home.

Born June 6, 1934, she was the daughter of Veachel (Brady) Poston of Ohio, formerly of Rickman, and the late Harlen "Speedy" Poston. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Poston.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sons, Pastor Gary Davis of Rickman, and Scott Davis and Kurt Davis, both of Florida; a sister, Charlene Bargo of Ohio; a brother, Arnold Poston of Ohio; eight grandchildren, Kodey Davis, Kyler Davis, Kelli Davis, Kenny Davis, Heather Davis, Carrie Davis, Amanda Davis, and Jessica Davis; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Pallbearers were Randy Prichard, Ricky Dodson, Keith Bass, Tim Hite, and Eugene Gilliam.

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

 

ESTA LOU DENNIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Esta Lou Dennis, 90, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Roberts and Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Dennis died Thursday, Aug. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Rickman First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born August 10, 1912, in the Highland Community of Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Maggie Dee (Bilbrey) Finley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob B. Dennis.

Survivors include a son, Robert Alton Dennis and wife, Reba, of Rickman; a daughter, Lorene Qualls of Rickman; a sister, Teola Pryor of Cookeville; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were John Halsell, David Pennington, Norman Carter, Frankie Bledsoe, Mike Clark, and Doug Hinson.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Willis "Shorty" Wilson and Parnell Wright.

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

 

RAY L. MAXWELL

Funeral services for Mr. Ray L. Maxwell, 85, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hilham Cemetery with Bro. Robert Boles and Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Mr. Maxwell died Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of West End Church of Christ.

Born August 13, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Burr and Etta (Bilyeu) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Maxwell.

Survivors include his wife, Olean Maxwell of Hilham; two sons, Tommy Maxwell of Hilham and Tim Maxwell of Livingston; a sister, Zua McCormick of Livingston; three grandchildren, Tyler Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, and Candy Lewis; and two great grandchildren, Shelby Lewis and Caleb Maxwell.

Pallbearers were Frank Ward, Charles Parrott, Billy Sullivan, Mark Maxwell, Charles Maxwell, and Fred Riley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARVIN AMOS MOSS

Funeral services for Mr. Marvin Amos Moss, 72, of Baxter, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Bro. Joe Roysden, Bro. Burdette Ran-dolph, Bro. Carson Whiteaker, and Bro. Johnny Marshall officiating.

Mr. Moss died Sunday, Aug. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Services Agency (formerly ASCS) since 1954, attended Lily's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, and graduated from Upperman Seminary.

Born March 1, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late E.J. "Jack" and Dollie (York) Moss. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Reba (Mrs. Bill) Hart; and a brother-in-law, Olan Maxwell.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Louise (Apple) Moss of Baxter; a daughter, Linda (Moss) Mines and husband, Tony, of Chattanooga; a brother, Charlie T. Moss of Warren, MI; three sisters, Gerldine Hedge-cough and husband, Zina, and Myrtle Maxwell, all of Baxter, and Louise Herren and husband, Odis, of Dayton, OH; and two grandchildren, Jessica Eras Mines and Jason Anthony Mines, both of Chattanooga.

Pallbearers will be Bill Herren, Donald Jones, Scott Chadwell, Gary Brewington, Dale Moss, Donald Moss, Dewey Moss, Bill Moss, Bob Apple, and Ronnie Gaither.

Current and former employees of Putnam County Agricultural Center will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

FLOSSIE (ALLRED) ROBBINS

Funeral services for Mrs. Flossie (Allred) Robbins, 61, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Bolestown Cemetery with Bro. David Moore officiating.

Mrs. Robbins died Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker in the automotive industry and a member of Miller's Chapel Christian Church.

Born February 15, 1942, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Ophelus and Edith (McDonald) Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Hardy Allred and Lonnie Allred.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Robbins of Alpine; three daughters, Carin Garrett and husband, Richard, of Alpine; and Sharon Regets and husband, Bill, and Shelia Clore and husband, Donnie, all of Warren, MI; a son, Bryan Robbins and wife, Tammy, of Alpine; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew.

Pallbearers were Steve Young, Jim Beaty, Earl Simpson, Danny Simpson, Jerry Simpson, and Randall Simpson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARON RUDOTH "RUDY" VAUGHN

Funeral services for Mr. Aron Rudoth "Rudy" Vaughn, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery with Rev. Bill Ledbetter and Rev. Lyle Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Vaughn died Saturday, Aug. 9 at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. He was employed with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in Anderson, IN. He was a member of Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Anderson and locally attended Knights Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 27, 1935, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben and Tilda (Phillips) Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin Vaughn and Joe Vaughn; and a sister, Martha (Vaughn) Hargis.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Leola (Phillips) Vaughn of Cookeville; a daughter, Brenda Thomas and husband, Dwight, of Cookeville; two sons, Larry Dwayne Vaughn of Hermitage and Douglas Allen Vaughn of Cookeville; a foster daughter, Rhonda Pierce of Anderson; two brothers, Oren Vaughn of Highland Community, and Kenneth Vaughn and wife, Ann, of Allons; two sisters, Elogene Dixon and husband, Homer,of Knoxville, and Ilene Phillips of Cookeville; and grandchildren, Brad and Heather Thomas, Amy and Jamie Ellis, Trisha Vaughn, Heather and Haley Bloyd, and Brianna Vaughn.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

KENNETH WILSON

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Wilson, 45, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Bud Harris and Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Mr. Wilson died Thursday, Aug. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a general laborer and attended Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 30, 1958, in Overton County, he was the son of Ruth (Phillips) Wilson and the late Clayton Wilson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include four sisters, Georgia Savage of Livingston, and Helen Harris, Joyce Phillips, and Barbara Whittaker, all of Monterey; two brothers, Richard Wilson and Johnny Wilson, both of Montery; 10 neices and nephews; and 14 great neices and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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