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Archives 11-12-2003

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OMA (LOOPER) BOWMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Oma (Looper) Bowman, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Rev. Dow Allen, Rev. David Harris, and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Bowman died Tuesday, November 4 at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville. She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, seamstress, and farmer. She was a member of Three Forks Missionary Baptist Church for 65 years, joining with her husband in October 1938.

Born March 14, 1913, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Millie Jane (Norrod) Looper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ivor Bowman, who passed away December 6, 1994; three grandchildren, Dwayne Bowman, Vicky Bowman, and Mikey Bilbrey; a great grandson, Dylan Bilbrey; two brothers, Willie Looper and Oather Looper; a sister, Clarice Little; and three infant sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Treva Nelson and her husband, Benton, and Shelia Wilson and her husband, Johnny, all of Cookeville, and Jenell Bilbrey and her husband, M.J., of Monterey; two sons, Hoyt Bowman and his wife, Lera, of Orlando, FL, and Dale Bowman and his wife, Deanie, of Cookeville; eight grandchildren, Lisa Miller and her husband, Rex, Karen Way and her husband, Rick, Brian Bilbrey and his wife, Paula, Miranda Bilbrey, Ben Wilson and his wife, Celena, Darrell Nelson, Amber Bowman, and Susan Pato and her husband, Ivan; and great grandchildren, Sara Miller, Nathan Miller, Daniel Miller, Samantha Way, Tyler Way, Trevor Way, Jacey Bilbrey, Samuel Bilbrey, Mariah Bilbrey, Andrew and Ivor Fate Wilson, and Megan and Justin Pato.

Pallbearers were Darrell Nelson, Brian Bilbrey, Ben Wilson, Rex Miller, Terry Bowman, and Hughie Oakley.

Serving as honorary pallbearer was L.J. Looper.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

SETH COPELAND
Memorial services for Mr. Seth Copeland, 65, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2003, at First Christian Church in Livingston with Dr. David Moore and Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Mr. Copeland died Monday, November 3 at his home. He was a carpenter, a member of First Christian Church in Livingston, and a member of Livingston Jaycees Exhausted Roosters.

Born May 7, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Earl and Minnie Belle (Waites) Copeland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mont Copeland.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Copeland of Livingston; a son, Chris Copeland and his wife, Kim, of Livingston; a daughter, Melody Melton and her husband, Jack, of Monroe; three brothers, Keith Copeland of Alabama, Thomas Wayne Copeland of Middlesboro, KY, and Michael Copeland of Livingston; two sisters, Trelba Carlock of Livingston and Mary Alice Holman of Florence, AL; a granddaughter, Natashia Mel-ton of Monroe; and two grandsons, Terrence Melton of Monroe and Oakley Copeland of Livingston.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital through Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FLORENCE O. DAVIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence O. Davis, 83, of Nashville and formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Bro. Nathan Hawkins officiating.

Mrs. Davis died Thursday, November 2 at Summit Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of God.

Born April 28, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Canarda and Allie (Neely) Lee.

Survivors include a son, Bobby G. Davis of Nashville; a daughter, Sandy Rafferty of Raleigh, NC; a special friend, Luther Blackman of Nashville; a brother, F.T. Lee of Hilham; two sisters, Johnnie Lee and Jessie Arney, both of Nashville; a granddaughter, Lindsey Danielle Neal and her husband, Michael, of Rochester Hill, MI; and a grandson, Bobby Ray Davis of Pigeon Forge.

Pallbearers were Nathan Lee, Foster Lee, Micheal Neal, John Blackman, Charles Blackman, and Michael Lee.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

W. SCOTT FARLEY
Funeral services for Mr. W. Scott Farley, 68, of Oil City, LA, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Oil City.

Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Oil City.

Mr. Farley died Friday, November 7 at his home.

Born June 19, 1935, in Rickman, he was the son of the late Olen and Bessie Farley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cody T. Farley.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Farley of Oil City; a son, R. Scott Farley and his wife, Elaine, of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Robin Howell and her husband, Ronnie, of Bossier City, LA, and Sherry Campbell and her husband, Mitch, of Deatsville, AL; a sister, Janice Finley and her husband, Ralph, of Cookeville; a brother, Dale Farley and his wife, June, of Rickman; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Wilson, Paul Cole, Billy Don Bridges, Billy L. Bridges, Brent Mason, Ray Noble, Ronald Owens, David Crye, Keith Arnold, and T.J. Young.

Information provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

ONAS HARVEY
Funeral services for Mr. Onas Harvey, 88, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Mr. Harvey died Saturday, November 8 at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a farmer, a member of Free Communion Church of Christ, and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Born December 10, 1914, in Clay County, he was the son of the late J.T. and Cordelia Byrd (Heard) Harvey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leon Harvey; two brothers, Grady Harvey and Edward Harvey; and two sisters, Lola Taylor and Pearl Clark.

Survivors include his wife, Floy (Carter) Harvey of Monroe; three daughters, Louise Copeland and her husband, Leonard, of Hilham, Lisa Medley and her husband, Larry, of Baxter, and Linda Rodgers and her husband, Ronnie, of Smithville; a son, Larry Harvey and his wife, June, of Allons; a sister, Mary Lou Reeder of Anderson, IN; a brother, Roy Harvey of Monroe; six grandchildren; and several other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Jacob Harvey, Jerry Harvey, Roger Harvey, Johnny Carter, Stanley Carter Jr., and James Sells.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Harvey, Kenneth Harvey, Keith Harvey, and Earl Forrester.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CASIE HARLAN LEE
Funeral services for Mr. Casie Harlan Lee, 66, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Paul Stringer officiating.

Mr. Lee died Tuesday, November 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an oil driller and a mechanic.

Born August 10, 1937, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Clay and Ollie (Carr) Lee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Estel Clay Lee, Tom Lee, and Bobby Lee.

Survivors include a brother, Claude Lee of Hilham; and two sisters, Mary Braboy of Wayne, MI, and Melba Winningham of Farmington, OH.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELIZABETH (DAVIS) MALONE
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth (Davis) Malone, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Chris Coil and Bro. Glen Goggins officiating.

Mrs. Malone died Friday, November 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born November 26, 1906, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Bamie (Birdwell) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Malone; six brothers, Campbell Davis, Will Davis, Earnest Davis, Ben Davis, Donald Davis, and Lector Davis; and two sisters, Claudia Billingsley and Lola Flatt Kuykendall.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Malone and his wife, Sue, of Livingston, and Jim Malone of Warren, MI; a daughter, Emma Jo Maxwell and her husband, Fred, of Livingston; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Maxwell, Greg Maxwell, Davis Maxwell, Lee Maxwell, Rondall Malone, Ryan Malone, Eric Malone, and Ron Woodard.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CAROLYN (WHITEAKER) MAYNORD
After fighting a courageous battle against lung cancer, Carolyn (Whiteaker) Maynord, 62, passed away Friday, November 3, 2003. Visitation was held Thursday, November 6 at Polland Thompson Funeral Home in Cameron, MO. Church services were held Friday, November 7 at Saint Munchin Church.

Local visitation was held Sunday, November 9 at Speck Funeral Home. Church services were held Monday, November 10 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Cookeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or to the Carolyn Maynord Wildbird Memorial Fund at American Bank & Trust.

Although Carolyn has physically left this world, her spirit remains strong in her husband, Danny Maynord, and her three step-children, Julie Garrett, Jeff Maynord, and Jaime Simmons, all of Livingston, as well as five step-grandchildren. She is also remembered dearly by her four daughters, Cindy Whiteaker of Minneapolis, MN, Michelle Grindstaff of Kansas City, MO, Susan Edgington of Ankeney, IA, and Stephanie Thompson of Livingston, as well as four grandchildren.

Carolyn was born in 1941 in Cameron, MO, to the late Tom and Dorothy O'Conner. Being raised on the farm with 10 brothers and sisters, she cherished the country life and the love and support of her family, which has remained strong through the years.

After graduating Cameron High School, Carolyn received her RN license from St. Mary's School of Nursing. During her life-long career in the health care industry, Carolyn worked as a registered nurse at the hospitals of Cameron, Chillicothe, and Trenton. She also served as a nursing instructor at Trenton Junior College before becoming the Director of Nursing at Wright Memorial Hospital. In 1987, Carolyn moved to Livingston where she became Chief Clinical Officer at Livingston Regional Hospital and later worked for American Home Patient.

She married Danny Maynord in 1992 and together they enjoyed 12 years of outdoor activities centered on the beautiful lakes and mountains of Tennessee. She cherished a very loving relationship with Danny's three grown children and quickly became adored as "Granny Carolyn" by their five grandchildren.

Carolyn touched the lives and will be remembered by so many. She truly loved her family and friends, even in the heat of battle of a good card game. Carolyn loved everything about being outdoors, unless there was a good football game on. She could never get enough of working in her flowers and feeding the birds or improving her golf score. She challenged her daughters to pursue their dreams, live life to its fullest and demonstrated the meaning of unconditional love. She wore the title of Granny with pride and cherished every minute with all her grandchildren.

She will be missed dearly.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MICHAEL THOMAS MCGINLEY
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Thomas McGinley, 31, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Hutchinson officiating.

Mr. McGinley died Tuesday, November 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a truck driver for Performance Food Group in Lebanon and was of the Baptist faith.

Born February 15, 1972, in Lake County, Hammond, IN, he was the son of Peggy (Lee) McGinley of Cookeville and the late Thomas McGinley. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Lee; and his grandparents, John and Martha McGinley.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Deborah (Brown) McGinley of Livingston; two daughters, Korrie McGinley and Hailey McGinley, both of Livingston; his grandmother, Louise Lee of Indiana; a sister, Paula McGinley of Nashville; and two brothers-in-law, Jeff Brown of Celina and Derrick Brown and his wife, Melinda, of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Mike McGinley, Jack McGinley, James Lee, Derrick Brown, Jeffrey Brown, and Jason Neal.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

LUKE L. SCOTT
Funeral services for Mr. Luke L. Scott, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2003, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Jackson County with Bro. Comer McGuire officiating.

Mr. Scott died Monday, November 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman.

Born June 7, 1929, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Faye and Fannie Mae (Moss) Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Carmack, George Warren, Edward Scott, and Winters Scott; and four sisters, Mamie Scott, Edna Lockhart, Opal Lockhart, and Nannie Scott.

Survivors include a son, Rickey Scott of Cookeville; a daughter, Rebecca Phipps and her husband, Gary, of Rickman; four brothers, Elmer Scott, Billy Scott, George Scott, and John Scott; two sisters, Bonnie Scott and Thelma Rogers; two grandchildren, Joshua Scott and Kevin Brown; and three great grandchildren, Kayla Scott, Joshua Brown, and Sierra Brown.

Those wanting to sign the guest register may do so at www. andersonfh.net.

Special care provided by Anderson Funeral Home. (C)

 

LEONARD O. WARD
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard O. Ward, 86, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Robert Boles officiating.

Mr. Ward died Friday, November 8 at Overton County Nursing Home. He worked in road construction and farming, and was a member of West End Church of Christ. He was a member of the Overton County Board of Education under Superintendents Thomas Parrigin and Thurman Crawford and a member of the County Court for 18 years.

Born August 28, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Grover C. and Laura B. (Upton) Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Craft) Ward; and a granddaughter, Donna Turner and her husband, Brian.

Survivors include a son, Frank Ward and his wife, Beth, of Livingston; four daughters, Rose Parrott and her husband, Charles, and Cathy Sullivan and her husband, Bill, all of Livingston, Judy Riley and her husband, Fred, of Glasgow, KY, and Jennie Pike and her husband, Bill, of Mooresville, IN; two sisters, Ozella Ward of Livingston and Olene Maxwell of Hilham; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Reggie Reeder, Gib Jolley, Jason Copeland, Mark Holland, Danny Johnson, and Randy Nuckols.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hilham Cemetery or Fisk Cemetery.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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