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Archives 11-26-2003

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BILLY R. BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Bilbrey, 63, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Rev. Greg Jenkins and Rev. David Harris officiating.

Mr. Bilbrey died Wednesday, November 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Love Joy Baptist Church and had worked as a telephone installer lineman.

Born August 21, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joe Early and Jewelene (Edwards) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlis Bilbrey, Talmadge Bilbrey, and Bobby Bilbrey.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Gail Bilbrey of Clarkrange; a son, Roger Dale Bilbrey of Clarkrange; five sisters, Phyllis Vaughn and Eva Bilbrey, both of Monterey, Meritta Neal of Algood, Arlene Gillespie of Knoxville, and Charlene Johnson of Cookeville; three brothers, Eddie Bilbrey of Old Town, FL, and Paul Bilbrey and Ted Bilbrey, both of Monterey; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

IRENE (PARRIS) ELDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene (Parris) Elder, 91, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2003, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown.

Burial was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery with Bro. Dickie Hinton and Bro. Rick Cross officiating.

Mrs. Elder died Wednesday, November 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved teaching, being active in her church, and participating in educational and community events.

She loved teaching and continues to be fondly remembered by her students. Irene was a strong-willed but humble woman who treated everyone with respect and dignity.

She was also a kind and generous person throughout her life. She was a retired teacher with 29 years of service to the Pickett County schools. Over the years, she acted as both president and secretary of the Pickett County Retired Teacher's Educational Association. Active in her church, she taught Sunday School for years and acted as both president and secretary of the Christian Woman's Fellowship.

Born January 29, 1912, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Seber Parris and Emma (Young) Parris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Ward Elder; and her infant twins.

Survivors include two daughters, Vivian (Elder) Edwards of Byrdstown, Phyllis (Elder) Howden and her husband, William B., of Port St. Lucie, FL; a sister, Maggie (Parris) Garrett; five grandchildren, William Ward Edwards, Jane (Edwards) Whitten, Carole Anne Edwards, Katie (Howden) Rienzo, Jackie (Howden) Bazylewicz; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doug Elder, Jason Elder, Josh Elder, Fred Elder, William Edwards, and David Whitten.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Lovelady Christian Church. Special care provided by Crestlawn Funeral Home. (C)

 

PEARL (ELDRIDGE) DAVIS ELROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl (Eldridge) Davis Elrod, 74, of Clarksville, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mrs. Elrod died Tuesday, November 18 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born April 5, 1929, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Edith (Christian) Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmoth Davis, and her second husband, George Elrod; a son, Charles Edward Davis; two sisters, Dean Warden and Helen McCauley; and a brother, Fowler Eldridge.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Lindsey of Clarksville; two brothers, Ernest Eldridge of Alpine and Harold Eldridge of Livingston; three sisters, Mary Ruth Copeland, Irene Brown, and Myrtle Allred, all of Livingston; a brother-in-law, Edd McCauley of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny Eldridge, Doug Eldridge, Shannon Eldridge, Blake McCauley, Bobby Copeland, Billy Copeland, and Butch Brown.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHARON INEZ (PIPPIN) JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Inez (Pippin) Johnson, 55, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2003, at Union Hill Church of Christ.

Burial was in Union Hill Flatt Cemetery with Jimmy Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Johnson died Friday, November 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 31, 1948, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James Losier Pippin and Mabel (Stewart) Pippin Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Moore; an infant sister, Judy Ann Pippin; and an infant grandson, Matthew Lee Johnson.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel Eugene Johnson of Cookeville, Sean Johnson of Florida, and Mark Johnson of Michigan; a daughter, Tammy Johnson of Michigan; five sisters, Eva Sullivan and Effie Pippin, both of Cookeville, Margaret Bandy and Tresea Moore, both of California, and Debra Shepard of Florida; four brothers, James L. "Peanut" Pippin of Monroe, Dale Moore and David Moore, both of Michigan, and Richard Moore; an uncle, J. Fred Pippin of Baxter; three aunts, Lucille Suggs Flatt of Cookeville, and Stella Birdwell and Bulah Birdwell, both of Bloomington Springs; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Brandon Hargis, Rodney Hargis, Larry Elmore, Wayne Hayes, Vernon Johnson, and William Harris.

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

 

NORA CARRIE LEMING
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Carrie Leming, 92, of Lenior City and formerly of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Mrs. Leming died Monday, November 17 at NHC Health Care Center in Oak Ridge. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born August 14, 1911, in Ironsburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Nancy Lou (Carter) Brannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Marion "Buster" Leming; a son, Arville Leming and his wife, Lorene; a daughter, Elega Goff; a granddaughter, Victoria Flatt; and a grandson, Billy Leming.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Schaich and her husband, Chuck, of Lenior City; a son, Lee Leming and his wife, Betty, of Monterey; a brother, Dink Brannon of Woodsfield, OH; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ESTIE (HOLMAN) NEWBERRY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Estie (Holman) Newberry, 102, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2003, at Free Communion Church of Christ in Monroe.

Burial was in Sells Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter, Bro. Danny Russell, and Bro. Lloyd Holman officiating.

Mrs. Newberry died Tuesday, November 18 at her home. She was a farmer, a homemaker, and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born February 9, 1901, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Rebecca Jane (Sells) Holman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ammie Newberry; two brothers, Grant Holman and Floyd Holman; two sisters, Nova Holman and Audra Holman; and four nephews, Bedford Holman, David Holman, Lester Holman, and Milburn Holman.

Survivors include eight nieces and nephews, Mildred (Holman) Sells of Algood, Edward Holman of Nashville, Lloyd Holman of Wilson, NC, Robert Holman of Sparta, J.D. Holman of Cookeville, Lucille (Holman) King of Springfield, OH, Orpha (Holman) Metzger of Huntsville, AL, and Paul Holman of Kansas City, MO; and many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Holman, Edward Holman, J.D. Holman, Robert Holman, Randy Holman, and Donnie Holman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ANNA (CULBERSON) QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Anna (Culberson) Qualls, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2003, from the chapel of Brentwood Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. David McIntyre officiating.

Mrs. Qualls died Friday, November 14. She was a graduate of Livingston Academy and Tennessee Tech University, and a retired teacher for Metro Nashville Schools.

She was the daughter of the late John P. and Zoe (Dell) Culberson.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Ed Qualls of Nashville; a daughter, Jacquelyn Power of Franklin; a sister, Reba May Stults of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, Nicole Harper, John Power, Henri Harris-Qualls, and Sofie Harris-Qualls; and two special friends, Jeanne Gardner and Brad Perkinson.

Memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228.

Special care provided by Brentwood Funeral Home. (C)

 

LELA SEWELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Sewell, 82, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2003, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Algood.

Burial was in Algood Cemetery with Bro. Sidney White officiating.

Mrs. Sewell died Friday, November 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Algood Church of Christ and owned and operated Lela's Beauty Shop in Algood since 1946.

Born January 8, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Willis and Beaulah Pearl (Harvey) Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Sewell on August 23, 1988; a sister, Pauline Massar; and three brothers, Elmer Clark, Truman Clark, and Thurman Clark.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Sewell of Algood and John Sewell of Cookeville; a sister, Rose Reba Lee of Hilham; three brothers, Thomas Clark of Ohio, James Clark Jr. of Xenia, OH, and Billy Clark of Livingston; eight grandchildren, Ashley Sewell, Zachary Sewell, Robert Sewell, Dezarae Sewell, Lakashia Sewell, John Arthur Sewell, J.C. Sewell Jr., and Legina Jackson; and three great grandchildren.

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

 

IVA (MATHENY) SHORE
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva (Matheny) Shore, 67, of Lafayette, GA, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Chaplain Aline Summerli officiating.

Mrs. Shore died Monday, November 17 at her home. She was a beautician and was of the Methodist faith.

Born September 5, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Carlen and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny; and a grandson, Gary Buchanan.

Survivors include her husband, Myrvin L. Shore of Lafayette; two daughters, Vickie Buchanan and her husband, George, and Angela Heatherly, all of Lafayette; two brothers, Ernest Matheny of Pendleton, IN, and Jim Matheny of Gradyville; two sisters, Vesta Thompson and Fran Babb, both of Rickman; five granddaughters, Amy Bradley, Chrystel Morton, Nicole Whitener, Amber Chapman, and Kristen Chapman; and four great grandchildren, Kalen Bradley, Landen Bradley, Tiffany Chapman, and Tyann Chapman.

Pallbearers were George Buchanan, Jay Bradley, Heath Morton, Chuck Babb, Ernest Matheny, and Leroy Shore.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM EVERETT "BILL" STONECIPHER
Funeral services for Mr. William Everett "Bill" Stonecipher, 79, of Columbia, SC, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating.

Mr. Stonecipher died Monday, November 17 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He was a manager of customer service for IBM, a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church, and a veteran of United States Army Air Corps as 1st Lieutenant/Pilot of B-26 (1943-1945).

Born November 23, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John T. and Ida (Jones) Stonecipher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Homer Stonecipher, Curtis Stonecipher, Walter Stoneciph-er, and John Stonecipher; and three sisters, Helen Smith, Marie Roberts, and Mina Stonecipher.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Stonecipher of Columbia; a daughter, Anita Ashley of Columbia; a sister, Janie Stephens of Livingston; two grandsons, Thomas Middle-brook Lane Jr. of Savanah, GA, and William Ashley of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews in Livingston and Murfreesboro.

Pallbearers were Tim Stephens, Phillip Stephens, Wayne Huckeby, Brad Sim-mons, Dan Parrish, and Cort Huffman.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SYlVIA TIPTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Tipton, 74, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2003, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Algood.

Burial was in Algood City Cemetery with Bro. Kerry Higgins officiating.

Mrs. Tipton died Friday, November 21 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was retired from Cookeville Shirt Co. and a member of Algood First Baptist Church.

Born June 20, 1929, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora (Dickerson) Hooks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Jacob Hunter and James Tipton; a son, Eddy Hunter; three sisters, Mary Gillem, Martha Copeland, and Edith Nelson; and seven brothers, Overton Hooks, Benton Hooks, Walter Hooks, Eugene Hooks, Henry Hooks, Willie Hooks, and Columbus Hooks.

Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Sain of Algood and Cindy Gothard of Nashville; a sister, Myrtle Hicks of the Hardy's Chapel Community; a granddaughter, Curiston Stevens of Cookeville; a grandson, Corey Hunter of Nashville; and a great grandson, Seth Stevens of Cookeville.

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

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

 

MCKINLEY BOOT WOODY
Funeral services for Mr. McKinley Boot Woody, 79, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2003, at Apostolic Lighthouse Church on Falling Water Road.

Burial was in West Cemetery with Bro. Jay Blankenship and Bro. George Conley officiating.

Mr. Woody died Friday, November 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired coal miner at Red Jacket Coal Co. and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was a World War II veteran, having received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, a Victory Medal, three overseas medals, and the American Service Medal.

Born June 12, 1924, in Londall, WV, he was the son of the late Don and Tennessee (Goodman) Woody. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Lee (Cecil) Woody; a daughter, Polly Ann Kennedy; two brothers, William C. Woody and E.C. Woody; a sister, Nancy Marie Paint; a granddaughter, Mary Ann Toler; and a great grandchild, Amy Toler.

Survivors include three daughters, Mable Tayse and her husband, Kenneth, and Joann Woody, all of Cookeville, and Glenna Lafferty and her husband, Walter, of Sunhill, WV; two sons, John Woody and his wife, Sandra, and Jimmy Woody and his wife, Patricia, all of Cookeville; three brothers, Jason Woody and his wife, Inas, of Bartley, WV, and Roy Goodman and his wife, Clara, and Connie Kennedy, all of Cookeville; three sisters, Anna Lawrence of Dayton, OH, Dolly Kenneda of Simon, WV, and Bonnie Miller Flatt and her husband, Al, of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren, Angel McCloud, John Woody Jr., Charles Woody, Lucas Woody, Jason Tayse, Charlie Toler, Georgia Suttles, Glenna V. Blankenship, Jesse Dunford, and John Conn; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Woody's grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. (C)

 

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