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Archives 10-08-2003

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BETTY BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Bilbrey, 50, of the Love Joy Community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2003, at Love Joy Baptist Church.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Rev. Randy Bilbrey and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Tuesday, September 30 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a nurse's aid and a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She and her husband, Lonzo, were married August 15, 1969.

Born March 21, 1953, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Maxine (Johnson) Phillips of Love Joy and the late L.J. Phillips. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Stanford Bilbrey; and a brother, Hershel Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Lonzo Bilbrey of Love Joy; two daughters, Nickie Donathan of Kingston and Shannon Beaty of Crossville; a son, Brad L. Bilbrey of Love Joy; a sister, Carrie Wilson, of Love Joy; three brothers, Larry Phillips, Gary Phillips, and Sam Phillips, all of Love Joy; and three grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY OSWALD CRABTREE
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Oswald Crabtree, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Little Cemetery with Bro. Mike Campbell officiating.

Mr. Crabtree died Friday, October 3 at his home. He was a lithographer in the printing business and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born January 18, 1939, in Roseville, MI, he was the son of Oswald Crabtree of Cookeville, and Mattie Geneva (Little) Crabtree of Monroe.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Camelle Farley and JoAnn Winkler, both of Cookeville; a brother, Roger Crabtree of Walled Lake, MI; three sisters, Betty Sera of Oxford, MI, Carol Simonetti of St. Clair Shores, MI, and Diane Aldridge of Monroe; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roger Crabtree, David Crabtree, Jeffrey Aldridge, Mike Sera, Chris Flatt, and Bud Peters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospice.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MYRTLE M. DISHMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle M. Dishman, 64, of Rickman, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Cash Cemetery with Sis. Diane Wright and Bro. Tifford Gunnels officiating.

Mrs. Dishman died Monday, September 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was of the Pentecostal in Jesus' Name faith.

Born August 21, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mable (Pryor) Gunnels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Dishman; and a sister, Jane Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammie Dishman of Rickman; a brother, Tifford Gunnels of Rickman; three sisters, Carol Morris of Rickman, Faye Guthrie of Livingston, and Kaye Key of Cookeville; and two grandsons, Koty and Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Roger Key, Charles Key, Donnie Allred, Casey Guthrie, T.J. Gunnels, and Jerry Adams.

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

 

CAROLYN SUE ELIZER
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Sue Elizer, 52, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003, from the chapel of DeKalb Funeral Home.

Burial was in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Don Davidson officiating.

Mrs. Elizer died Monday, September 29 at her home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late Buren and Bess (Deck) Hargis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Jean Ogletree.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Knowles and her husband, Larry, of Smithville; a step-daughter, Shannon Dillon Sink of Crossville; two step-sons, Matthew Tinsley of Cookeville and Robert Alan Elizer II of North Carolina; eight brothers, J.B. Hargis of Sparta, Otis Hargis of Crossville, and Bill Hargis, Paul Hargis, Earl Hargis, Jack Hargis, Ronnie Hargis, and Tom Hargis, all of Overton County; four sisters, Lois Cross of Overton County, and Vicky Birdwell, Deborah Jones, and Betty Harris, all of Putnam County; and four grandchildren, Kerigan Bess Sanders, Maggie Knowles, Parker Knowles, and Brandon Dillon.

Donations in memory of Mrs. Elizer may be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church building fund.

Special care provided by DeKalb Funeral Home. (C)

 

HILDA JOYCE (MABE) KIRKLAND
Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Joyce (Mabe) Kirkland, 57, of Maryville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2003, at Lower Chilhowee Baptist Church.

Burial was in Lower Chilho-wee Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leon Amburn, Rev. Mike Clore, Rev. Tyson Matoy, and Rev. Arthur Ridge officiating.

Mrs. Kirkland died Friday, October 3 at the family home. She was a member of Birchfield Baptist Church and was retired from Blount County Schools as a cook at Lanier Elementary School.

She was the daughter of Ethel Mabe of Cookeville and the late Alvin Mabe. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Mabe and Billy Mabe; and a sister, Ann Ruth Gentry.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 38 years, Reed Kirkland; a son, Scott Kirkland of Maryville; two daughters, Mona Lisa Myers of Maryville and Cynthia Greene of Philadelphia, TN; eight grandchildren, Brittney Kirk-land, Tiffney Kirkland, Frank Kirkland, Brandon Amburn, Justin Myers, Steven Evans, Taylor Greene, and Anna Greene; a step-grandson, Jeffery Icenburg; six brothers, Donald Mabe of Monroe, Gene Mabe and Gary Mabe, both of Rickmond, Junior Mabe of Allons, Jerry Mabe of Cookeville, and Homer Mabe of Clinton, MI; and special caregivers, Jane Jackson, Pat Kirkland, and Ruth Starnes.

Special care provided by Miller Funeral Home in Maryville. (C)

 

VOID C. MAYNORD
Funeral services for Mr. Void C. Maynord, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery with Rev. Randy Maynord officiating.

Mr. Maynord died Monday, September 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer, a retired school bus driver, and of the Baptist faith. He was also a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.

Born November 28, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Martin K. and Rosie Maynord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry Maynord, Roger Maynord, and Kenneth Maynord; a daughter, Elizabeth Maynord; three brothers, Vanis Maynord, Verdie Maynord, and Varney Maynord; and three sisters, Velma Gillentine, Hettie Mae Johnson, and Henrietta Maynord.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Maynord of Livingston; two sons, Durell Maynord and Larry Maynord, both of Livingston; a daughter, Jonesetta Johnson of Livingston; a brother, Villard Maynord of Livingston; a sister, Veachel Bilbrey of Livingston; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doug Maynord, Barry Johnson, Steve Young, Adam Maynord, Mitch Williams, Rick Bowman, Eric Dillon, and Brad Huff.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

HOLLIS RAY RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mr. Hollis Ray Ramsey, 74, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Independence Community Center.

Burial will be held in Overton County Memorial Gardens at a later date with Rev. Dewitt Sampley and Bro. John Murphy officiating.

Mr. Ramsey died Tuesday, September 30 at his home. He sold real estate, and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.

Born February 4, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Charles Bradley and Addeville (Ray) Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Castle Ramsey.

Survivors include a son, Dwayne Ramsey of Livingston; a daughter, Debra Padgett Schreck of Allons; two brothers, Clifford Ramsey of Livingston and Joe Ramsey of Henderson-ville, NC; a sister, Melva Little of Manchester; two granddaughters, Virginia Padgett and Casey Padgett, both of Allons; and his former wife, Judith A. Strickland.

Pallbearers were Larry Bradley Ramsey, Danny Clark, Brett Sullivan, Malcolm Terry Ramsey, Joe Hal Ramsey, and Robert Bruce Little.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ed Clark, Bill Parsons, Joe Arney, Bill Bowman, Wilburn Robbins, George Cannon, and Donald Ramsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Overton County Library, Disabled Veterans, or any charity of choice.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOSHUA SNYDER
Funeral services for Mr. Joshua Snyder, 18, of Rickman, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, October 8, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wilson Family Cemetery with Rev. Nolen Cantrell officiating.

Mr. Snyder died Friday, October 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a 2003 graduate of Livingston Academy.

Born December 29, 1984, in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of Mark and Lisa (Wilson) Snyder of Rickman.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Hayes and Pearl Wilson of Cedar Chapel Community in Overton County; his paternal grandparents, Dorville and Mary Swango of Gaston, IN; two sisters, Amanda Snyder of Cookeville and Lacey Snyder of Rickman; a brother, Jacob Snyder of Rickman; and three half-brothers, Shawn Snyder, Mark Snyder, and Eric Snyder, all of Alexandria, IN.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

EUNA B. WRIGHT
A celebration of life for Mrs. Euna B. Wright, 93, of Fountain Hills, AZ, formerly of Darrtown, OH, was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2003, from the chapel of Rogers Funeral Home in New Lebanon, OH.

Mrs. Wright died Monday, September 29 in Fountain Hills. She was a member of Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.

She was born in Livingston and lived most of her life in Ohio until moving to Fountain Hills in 1966. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace, with whom she enjoyed 70 years of marriage.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Yordy and her husband, Bob, of Fountain Hills, and Louise Beckett and her husband, Bob, of Orangeburg, SC; a brother, Dormal Newberry of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Loranza Worley of Indianapolis, IN; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many more relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014, or Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

Special care provided by Rogers Funeral Home. (P)

 

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