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Archives 11-05-2003



Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Randall Bilbrey, 48, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Nolen Cantrell and Bobby Roberts officiating. Mr. Bilbrey died Friday, October 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 23, 1955, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James Overton and Carrie (Dillon) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Ray Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bilbrey of Livingston; three daughters, Sheila Walker, Kayla Bilbrey, and Lori Presley, all of Livingston; three sisters, Mary Stover of Livingston, Betty Davis of Algood, and Margaret Brown of Gainesboro; four brothers, Glen Bilbrey and Steve Bilbrey, both of Livingston, Harold Bilbrey of Hilham, and Teddy Bilbrey of Gaines-boro; three grandchildren, McKenzie Walker, Macie Presley, and Trey Edwards, all of Livingston; an aunt, Pauline Bilbrey of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Wayne Wilborn, Herman Moody, Joe Shoemake, William Edward Upchurch, Darrell Sidwell, and Chad Geesling.

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


Funeral services for Mrs. Alpha C. Carmack, 96, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Dr. Charles McCaskey and Rev. Jonathan Clark officiating.

Mrs. Carmack died Friday, October 31 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. She was a homemaker, a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a Golden Patron with Cumberland Presbyterian Women.

Born August 23, 1907, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mattie (Phillips) Barlow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Carmack; and a sister, Sylvia Masters.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Richardson and her husband, Jerry, of Winchester; four sons, Odell Carmack and his wife, Jesse, of Nashville, James Carmack and his wife, Eunetta, of Winchester, Bobby Carmack and his wife, Mary June, of Chattanooga, and Glen Carmack and special friend, Linda Ryan, of Cookeville; a brother, Herman Barlow of Cookeville; three sisters, Hattie Johnson of Hilham, and Lesby Carr and Lucille Lynn, both of Sparta; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Carmack's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Steve A. Davis, 80, of Johnson City, were conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2003, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel in Johnson City, with Rev. C. Bryant Collins officiating.

Burial was in Washington County Memory Gardens.

Mr. Davis died Friday, October 31 at his home. He was a retired maintenance worker, a Mason, a Navy veteran, and of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Mr. Davis was a native of Cranberry, NC, and had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie (Burke) Davis; a daughter, Shirley Davis; a brother, Bynum Davis; and two sisters, Gladys Stonecypher and Pansy Baker.

Survivors include four sons, Dwight Douglas Young and his wife, Colleen, of Goldsboro, NC, Claude Steely Young and his wife, Patricia of Gray, Scott D. Davis and his wife, Elizabeth, of Jonesborough, and Danny Steve Davis of Elizabethton; two daughters, Charlotte Snider of Livingston and Helen Chappell of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Elizabeth Holt of Elizabethton; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tony Snider, Tim Young, Kevin Davis, Dennis Davis, Gordon Walters, Ed Snowden, and Cass Wigent.

Special care provided by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. M.L. Harris, 71, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. David Phillips officiating.

Mr. Harris died Friday, October 31 at his home. He was a glass worker and a member of Mineral Springs First Baptist Church.

Born September 28, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of Rev. Foyster and Lyda (Sisco) Harris. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Harris.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, May Bell Harris of Monterey; two sons, Ronald Harris of Knoxville and Merle Jr. Harris of Mayland; three daughters, Olive Harris, Joyce Quinlin, and Dava Harris, all of Monterey; two brothers, George Albert Harris of Crossville and Hollis Harris of the Love Joy Community; four sisters, Bonnie Pierce of the Love Joy Community, Reba Pierce and Emma Lou Vernon, both of the Mineral Springs Community, and Genevieve Stouder of Monterey; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. John Melton, 86, of Monterey and formerly of the Crossroads Community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Wilson Cemetery with Rev. Willie Anderson and Rev. Hoyt Looper officiating.

Mr. Melton died Wednesday, October 29 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a sawmill worker and a World War II Army veteran.

Born October 16, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Tom and Kelley (Ford) Melton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas Melton and Bill Melton; and two sisters, Veachel Buckner, and infant sister, Daisy Dimple Melton.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas "Puter" Melton of Monterey; and two sisters, Pearl Sisco and Rosezell Wilson, both of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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