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Archives 09-24-2003

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BILLY F. BILYEU

Funeral services for Mr. Billy F. Bilyeu, 70, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Rev. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mr. Bilyeu died Friday, September 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a boat builder and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born May 12, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Edd and Dora (Johnson) Bilyeu. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jewel Dean Bilyeu; and two brothers, Bobby Bilyeu and Donnie Bilyeu.

Survivors include his wife, Cozetta Bilyeu of Hilham; a brother, Maxie Bilyeu of Hilham; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Bilyeu and Shelby Bilyeu, both of Hilham; a nephew, Randy Bilyeu; and three nieces, Denise King, Dora Beth Huddleston, and Donna Paul.

Pallbearers were Gary McDonald, Larry McDonald, Jeff McDonald, Bobby Carter, Donnie Webb, and Gary Kem.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROBERT O. BOWERS
Funeral services for Mr. Robert O. Bowers, 69, of Grandledge, MI, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Joseph Stover Cemetery in Monroe with Rev. Thurman Seber officiating.

Mr. Bowers died Saturday, September 20 at Pines Healthcare in Lansing, MI. He was a heavy equipment operator with the Washtenaw Road Commission, a member of Saline Road Missionary Church of Ann Arbor, MI, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Born November 28, 1933, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William H. and Essie (Stover) Bowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Bowers and Alpho Bowers.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Bowers of Ypsilanti, MI; three daughters, Sherry Bowers, Brenda Bowers, and Debbie Jarrell, all of Ypsilanti; a brother, Boyd Bowers of Grandledge; two sisters, Anna Laura Seber of Liberty and Maggie Rose Decker of Skaneateles, NY; and two grandchildren, Heather Jarrell and Jack Jarrelll.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DEWEY RICHARD CARR
Funeral services for Mr. Dewey Richard Carr, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Carr died Tuesday, September 16 at his home. He worked as a clerk at Speck Bros. Hardware and was a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the VFW.

Born November 2, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sim and Ada (Walker) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Illa C. Carr; four brothers, Willis Carr, Willard Carr, Dillon Carr, and Wilborn "Buddy" Carr; two sisters, Auda Eldridge and Eunice Dale; and a great granddaughter, July Dillon.

Survivors include a son, Cledis Dewel Carr and his wife, Tammy, of Livingston; three daughters, Judy Dillon and her husband, Aron, and Helen Garrett and her husband, Kenneth, all of Livingston, and Mable Copeland and her husband, Steve, of Alpine; two brothers, Clyde Carr and Jimmy Carr, both of Livingston; a sister, Colleen Eldridge of Dayton, OH; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a special friend, Betty (Ogletree) Hunter.

Pallbearers were Wayne Dishman, Bryan Dishman, Travis Dishman, Scott Dishman, Eric Dillon, and Craig Copeland.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ginger Neely, Kimberly Hawkins, Sara Greenwood, and Emily Carr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

NORMAN G. "GREENVILLE" COPELAND
Graveside services for Mr. Norman G. "Greenville" Copeland, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003, from Copeland Cemetery with Bro. Allen Steele officiating.

Mr. Copeland died Thursday, September 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a sign maker and served in the United States Navy.

Born January 28, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Hughie and Maggie (Parrish) Copeland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Ruth Fields.

Survivors include two sons, Earl Glen Copeland and his wife, Gail Laree, of Grand Junction, CO, and Kevin Dale Copeland and his wife, Gretchen, of Livingston; a sister, Patsy Ann Shepard of Hermitage; a brother, Earl Douglas Copeland of Hermitage; two step-grandchildren; and his dearest friend, Ken Clark of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Steve Lancaster, Ronnie Bull, Frank Pig, Coy Nation, Donnie Clark, Kenneth Clark, and Kirby Clark.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

THOMAS CORDELL "TOM" LOOPER
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Cordell "Tom" Looper, 81, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2003, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Phillips officiating.

Mr. Looper died Friday, September 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired farmer and attended Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Born June 18, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Samuel and Alta (Coltar) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Auda (Ferrell) Looper; five sisters, Lutha Hargis, Cora Wilson, Artie Brewer, Dolly Deck, and Linnie Ann Hammock; and eight brothers, Dan Looper, Coy Looper, Odell Looper, Bennie Looper, Quinton Looper, William Looper, Foister Looper, and Dock Looper.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Bilbrey Smith Looper; two daughters, Betty Buckner and Bennie McCowan and her husband, Jimmy, all of Mt. Juliet; three grandchildren, Robbie Buckner of Mt. Juliet, Kevin McCowan of Lebanon, and Terry McCowan of Kingston Springs; and five great grandchildren, Caitlin McCowan, Kelsey McCowan, John McCowan, Patrick McCowan, and Jordan Buckner.

Pallbearers were Gerald Cumby, Laddie Key, Ronald Coleman, Robbie Buckner, Kevin McCowan, and Terry McCowan.

Special care provided by Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

ARVIN LANCE PIGG
Funeral services for Mr. Arvin Lance Pigg, 78, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters and Bro. Tom Greenwood officiating.

Mr. Pigg died Monday, September 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer, a school bus driver, and a janitor. He was of the Church of Christ faith and a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.

Born February 21, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Ella (Ayers) Pigg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Barlow; and two grandchildren, Dustin Pigg and Crystal Huddleston.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Jean Pigg of Hilham; six sons, Kenny Pigg, Frank Pigg, David Pigg, Donald Pigg, and Jerry Pigg, all of Hilham, and Clifton Pigg of Livingston; two daughters, Elaine Daniels of Monroe and Pam Huddleston of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, Lear Pigg of Cookeville; two sisters, Joliet Scrimager of Memphis and Lois McDonald of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Edd Long, Jason Daniels, Allen Shelton, Terry Melton, Ray Austin, and Brad Edens.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Terry Pigg, Johnnie Pigg, Jacob Daniels, Jake Pigg, Charlie Huddleston, Dustin Pigg, Billy Joe Maxwell, and Robert Boles.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SERENE (GARRETT) STEPHENS
Funeral services for Mrs. Serene (Garrett) Stephens, 76, of Stigler, OK, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bobby Gore, Bro. Randy Stephens, and Bro. Benny Stephens officiating.

Mrs. Stephens died Tueday, September 16 at her daughter's home in Oklahoma. She was a retired factory worker, clerk, and a quilter. She was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. Her greatest joys in life were singing and her children. She was an alto singer in the "Tennessee Stephens Quartet", and she and her brother, Lonzie Garrett, recorded as "Garrett Duet".

Born March 1, 1927, in the Barnes Ridge area of Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late W.H. and Ella (Clark) Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Z.J. Stephens; two brothers, Dessie Garrett and Garland Garrett; and a step-daughter, Bobby Ann Masters.

Survivors include two sons, John Stephens and his wife, Patricia, of Livingston, and Randy Stephens and his wife, Donna, of Springville; four daughters, Myrtle Grasberger of Shelbyville, KY, Marilyn Auberson and her husband, Doy, of Lebanon, and Marcia Labor and her husband, John, and Marla Stephens, all of Stigler; two step-daughters, Betty Lamb of Berea, KY, and Frances Sebastian and her husband, Wayne, of Lexington, KY; two brothers, Lonzie Garrett of Phoenix, AZ, and Clurie Garrett of Livingston; a sister, Monnie Garrett of Gainesboro; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; six step-grandchildren; and nine step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doy Auberson, John Labor, Tom Spohn-holtz, Tommy Lamb, Kyle Ste-hens, and Stephen Sebastian.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charlie Hicks, Darrell Sebastian, Wayne Sebastian, and Michael Sebastian.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Church of Christ or Sulphur Well Church of Christ Scholarship Fund through Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES LARRY WHITE
Funeral services for Mr. James Larry White, 65, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Monroe Cemetery with Rev. Don Maxon officiating.

Mr. White died Sunday, September 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and affiliated with the Christian church.

Born October 7, 1937, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George and Della (Wright) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle "Buck" White.

Survivors include his wife, Grace White of Monroe; a brother, Lloyd White of Livingston; and two sisters, Norma Jean Johnson of Livingston and Polly Dishman of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Barry Johnson, Mike Johnson, Jerry White, Brandon Robbins, Ralph Robbins, and Clinton Linder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARGARET MARY WHITED
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Mary Whited, 62, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Whited Cemetery with Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Mrs. Whited died Thursday, September 18 at her home. She was a restaurant owner and of the Catholic faith.

Born October 10, 1940, in Indiana, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Holiday Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Whited; a sister, Donna Coomey; and a brother, Bob Mitchell.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony Black and Billy Whited, both of Monroe, TN, and Ricky Black of Carlton, MI; two daughters, Jackie Main-zinger of Monroe, MI, and Samantha Winningham of Monroe, TN; 12 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Ryan Black, Andy Auberson, Donnie Nelson, Tim Mainzinger, Doug Main-zinger, and Kevin Mainzinger.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gary Winningham and Ricky Black Jr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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