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Archives 10-29-2003

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BERTHA E. ALLEN
Funeral services for Ms. Bertha E. Allen, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2003, at Allen's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Burial was in Allen's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. H.S. Brown officiating.

Ms. Allen died Saturday, October 25 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Allen's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 20, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Campbell and Ida (Master) Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas Allen; and two half-sisters, Amie Taylor and Effie Allen.

Survivors include two brothers, Odis Allen of Cookeville and Haskell Allen of Hilham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GARY RICHARD ALLRED
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Richard Allred, 65, of Odessa, TX, will be conducted Thursday, October 30, 2003, from the chapel of Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Allred died Monday, October 27 at his home. He worked in the oil fields.

Born March 19, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Cortes and Ruby (Ledbetter) Allred. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaQuita Allred; a brother, Earl Allred; and two sisters, Johnnie Ruth Padgett and Betty (Allred) Cragite.

Survivors include a son, Mike Allred; a daughter, Chris; two brothers, Gene Allred and Mike Allred; a sister, Charlene McMahan; and a grandson, Jacob.

Special care provided by Kelly Funeral Home. (P)

 

RAYMOND R. "NAP" BAUCOM
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond R. "Nap" Baucom, 77, of Cookeville, and formerly of Nashville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003, from the chapel of Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville.

Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville with Rev. Gordon Donahoe officiating.

Mr. Baucom died Thursday, October 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and a member of Donelson View Baptist Church, John B. Garrett Masonic Lodge, Al Menah Shrine Temple, and Woodmen of the World.

Born July 19, 1926, in Nashville, he was the son of the late W.T. and Eula Baucom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Baucom.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda West and her husband, John, of Livingston; a brother, Bill Baucom of Nashville; two sisters, Lizzie Rogers of Boise, ID, and Marie Smith of Sun City West, AZ; two grandchildren, Alison West and Adrian West, both of Livingston; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Irene Barnhart of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Gene Baucom, William Baucom, Horace Ray, Lloyd Anderson, Robert Hill, and Charlie Hunter.

Serving as hononary pallbearers were Mr. Baucom's former classmates at Howard School.

Special care provided by Woodbine Funeral Home. (P)

 

MACKY EUGENE COOPER
Funeral services for Mr. Macky Eugene Cooper, 63, of Alpine, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Cooper died Wednesday, October 22 in Nashville. He was a machine shop foreman and attended the Baptist Church.

Born June 19, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Oral Willard and Florence (Smith) Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Wilson) Cooper; and a brother, Bruce Cooper.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas Cooper of Actworth, GA, David Cooper of Rome, GA, and Gary Cooper of Cartersville, GA; four daughters, Sherry Chilton and Dorris Barfield, both of Calhoun, GA, Necole Cooper of Jamestown, and CeCe Cooper of Clarkrange; two sisters, Sharon Hood and Charlotte Huddleston, both of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Hood, Patrick Huddleston, Eric Huddleston, Lee Barfield, James Barfield, and Tony Huddleston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOSHUA GLEN DICKERSON
Funeral services for Mr. Joshua Glen Dickerson, 19, of Hardy's Chapel, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Reed and Rev. Michael Anderson officiating.

Mr. Dick-erson died Thursday, October 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a press operator for G&G Metal Fabrication, Inc. and was affiliated with Swallows Chapel Full Gospel Church.

Born October 17, 1984, in Putnam County, he was the son of Vernon and Linda (Edmonds) Dickerson of Hardy's Chapel.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Bill and Bonnie Edmonds and Glen and Nell Dickerson, all of Hardy's Chapel; a sister, Kelli Ray and her husband, Scott, of Allons; two nephews, Joseph Ray and Cody Ray; a niece, Kayln Conner; and two special friends, Hayley Wisehart and Josh Whalen.

Pallbearers were Devin Gentry, Todd Rose, Coby Reid, Jamie Mee, Jeremy Malone, Dustin Binkley, Wayne Thompson, Jeff Gunter, Rob Cook, Dusty Short, and Loren Reed.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Scott Ray, Cody Gentry, Stacy Dickerson, Buddy Reed, Corey Maynord, Josh Whalen, and Brett Sullivan.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FRED T. GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Fred T. Garrett, 81, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Dock Hall Cemetery in Clay County with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mr. Garrett died Sunday, October 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a machinist, a toolmaker, and a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Born March 29, 1922, in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late John William T. and Willie Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include his wife, Katie (Hammock) Garrett of Livingston; three daughters, Jan Morse and Patty Hickok, both of Pennsylvania, and Kathy Stevenson of New York; five sons, Tom Garrett, Steve Garrett, Mike Garrett, Jim Garrett, and Matt Garrett, all of New York; a sister, Louise Frazier of Arizona; and 43 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tom Garrett, Steve Garrett, Mike Garrett, Ray Hammock, Merle Melton, and Shane Melton.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELIZA GERTRUDE MAYNARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Gertrude Maynard, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cole-Peterman Cemetery in Allons with Bro. Mike Maynard and Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Maynard died Monday, October 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a life skills teacher for Tennessee School for the Blind and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston, the Democratic Party, and the Eastern Star.

Born February 9, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Alice (Kirby) Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Armel H. Maynard; and a brother, Johnny Reed.

Survivors include a son, Mike Maynard and his wife, Missy, of Rickman; a daughter, Linda Lawrence of Pigeon Forge; a sister, Bobbye Cope of Livingston; four grandchildren, Megan Maynard, Reed Maynard, Mahlon Maynard, and Ceren Farr; two great grandchildren; and two special friends, Tom and Liz Clark.

Pallbearers were Mike Allison, Steve Ledbetter, Lonnie Hickey, Steve Hickey, Noel Key, and Tom Clark.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DOROTHY VELLA (TAYSE) MOORE
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Vella (Tayse) Moore, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Mrs. Moore died Friday, October 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and of the Presbyterian faith.

Born January 31, 1912, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Alba (Kennedy) Tayse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Denny Brown; her second husband, Fred T. Moore Sr.; two brothers, Carvel Tayse and Willard Sells; and three sisters, Lola Norris, Della Chilton, and Lois Eldridge.

Survivors include four step-children, Melba Burns and Reese Brown, both of Kansas, Fred T. Moore Jr., and Betsy Brodie of Florida; a sister, Arxie Jones of Alpine; several step-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers were Jeff Collins, Jimmy Kennedy, Mickey Bowman, Marvin Norrod, Lonnie Hoover, and Gerald David Norris.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BRUCE EDWARD PAUL
Funeral services for Mr. Bruce Edward Paul, 38, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Robert Wright and Dr. David Moore officiating.

Mr. Paul died Friday, October 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Miller's Chapel Christian Church.

Born April 1, 1965, in Overton County, he was the son of O.H. and Irene (King) Paul of Alpine. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Travis Paul.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Beverly Paul of Alpine; a son, Bryan Edward Paul of Alpine; a brother, Jeff Paul of Alpine; five nephews, Joshua Paul, Jacob Paul, Brad Thornton, Chris Thornton, and Jacob Fitzgerald.

Pallbearers were Randall Penticuff, Brian Robbins, Freddie Paul, Kelly Paul, Chris King, Ryan King, and Jeff Copeland.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LELA H. PAUL
Funeral services for Mrs. Lela H. Paul, 75, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Danny Simpson officiating.

Mrs. Paul died Sunday, October 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a factory worker in the garment industry and a member of Miller's Chapel Christian Church.

Born August 2, 1928, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late J.T. and Parr (King) Hoover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Smith; and two brothers, Hobert Hoover and Herbert Hoover.

Survivors include her husband, Ostil Paul of Alpine; two sons, Robert Paul and his wife, Sharon, of Monroe and Freddie Paul and his wife, Denise, of Alpine; two brothers, Fred C. Hoover of Alpine and Don Hoover of Allons; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were B.J. Todd, Josh Paul, Jerry Simpson, Jeff Paul, Chris King, and Jimmy Gunter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MATTHEW HAROLD PEEK
Funeral services for Mr. Matthew Harold Peek, 17, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery with Bro. Frankie Bledsoe officiating.

Mr. Peek died Thursday, October 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a senior at Livingston Academy and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 19, 1985, in Overton County, he was the son of Harold Peek of Monroe and Tammy (Smith) Peek of Rickman. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, J.B. Peek; his great grandmother, Jewell Smith; great grandparents, Huel and Pauline Hawkins; and an aunt, Joetta Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandmother, Dollie Peek of Livingston; maternal grandparents, Jerry Smith of Gainesboro and Linda Smith of Hilham; his great grandfather, Clifton Smith of Gainesboro; a sister, Brittany Peek of Rickman; and several aunts, uncles, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Kyle Nolen, Steven Walker, Paul Melton, Daniel Keys, Micheal Hayes, Eric Hawkins, Billy Thompson, Dustin Flowers, and Jordon Sebers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

GEORGE J. PHILLIPS
Memorial services for Mr. George J. Phillips, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Holly Springs Church of Christ.

Mr. Phillips died Saturday, October 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II.

Born December 11, 1923, in Lake City, FL, he was the son of the late Randolph and Mabel (Arnold) Phillips. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Carolyn Phillips of Livingston; two daughters, Cindy Johns of Livingston and Karren Phillips of Huntsville, AL; three sons, George Phillips Jr. of LaQuinta, CA, Dennis Phillips of Cavanua, WI, and Stanley Johns of Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family chose cremation.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

PHILIP ROLAND RODGERS
Funeral services for Mr. Philip Roland Rodgers, 62, of Cookeville were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial, with full military honors, was in West Cemetery in the Fairview Community in Putnam County, with ministers Charlie Hutchinson and Harlon Johnson officiating.

Mr. Rodgers died Saturday, October 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He attended First Baptist Church in Cookeville and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA.

After 23 years, Mr. Rodgers retired as a purchasing agent. He was also a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army with over 20 years in the service, 7 of which he served overseas. He was a Vietnam veteran. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. During his service, he served at the following duty stations: Fort Holabird, MD; Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Meade, MA; Camp Carroll, South Korea; and Tehran, Iran.

He was an ROTC instructor at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, Fort McPherson, GA, Southern Command, and Panama Canal Zone.

Mr. Rodgers received the following commendations: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 2nd Leaf Cluster, Overseas Service Bar, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Mr. Rodgers recently received the Cross of Military Service from the United Daughters of the Confederacy for his service in South Vietnam. He was a member of the Dillard-Judd 1828 SCV Camp.

Born October 26, 1940, in Tallapoosa County, AL, he was the son of Mary (Wall) Ballog of New Port Richey, FL, and the late Roland Charles Rodgers. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, June (Rodgers) Bez; a nephew, Alan Bollog; and an uncle, James Wall.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 31 years, Shirley (Maberry) Rodgers, whom he married on August 24, 1972, in Cookeville; a step-father, Don James Ballog of New Port Richey, FL; two sons, Philip Roland Rogers Jr. and his wife, Elisa, of Hiram, GA, and Steven Andrew Rodgers and his wife, Erin, of East Point, GA; a daughter, Christal Ann (Rodgers) Hall and her husband, Michael, of Ellenwood, GA; two grandchildren, Allison Christine Riggle and Brandon Scott Riggle, both of Ellenwood; four nieces, Celeste Alm, Michele Barrett, Kathy Bohan, and Lisa Lowry, all of West Palm Beach, FL; a nephew, Michael Payne of West Palm Beach; and an aunt, Eloise Lowry of West Palm Beach.

Members of the Tennessee Tech ROTC served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES SISCO
Funeral services for Mr. James Sisco, 64, of Hanging Limb, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Billy Hedgecough, Rev. David Phillips, and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Mr. Sisco died Wednesday, October 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born August 22, 1939, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Eskew and Clara Sisco. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Sisco; and a sister, Ruth Codwell.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sisco of Cookeville; a son, Lynn Sisco of Hanging Limb; a sister, Mary Ellen Robbins of Algood; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

HARVEY "BILL" WHITE
Funeral services for Mr. Harvey "Bill" White, 75, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Nolen Cantrell and Mike White officiating.

Mr. White died Thursday, October 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 23, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Caleb and Tina (Marrow) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clifton Harvey White; and a sister, Bernice Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah White of Rickman; four sons, Billy Hank White and his wife, Joy, and Timothy White and his wife, Jane, all of Livingston, Mark White and his wife, Sherry, of Clarkrange, and Ronnie White and his wife, Angie, of Rickman; six daughters, Clara Powers and her husband, Dick, and Connie Hickey and her husband, Jackie, all of Cookeville, Linda Bilbrey and her husband, Kenny, of Rickman, Cecilia Wright and her husband, Doug, and Debbie Boswell and her husband, Joe, all of Livingston, and Sybil Honeycutt of Dodson Branch; two brothers, Paul White of Rickman and Arvis White of Livingston; four sisters, Gladys Looper of Monterey, Lucille Hargis of Rickman, Sylve Beason of Rickman, and Katherine Deck of Algood; 20 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Honeycutt, Eric Bujnevicie, Dickie Powers II, Christofer White, and Johnathan White.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were James White, Joey Green, Randy Boswell, and Corey Boswell.

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

 

 

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