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Archives 12-10-2003

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CLYDE LEE "SONNY" BALLARD
Memorial services for Mr. Clyde Lee "Sonny" Ballard, of Rootstown, OH, were conducted on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at Unity Chapel of Light in Tallmadge, OH.

Mr. Ballard died Thursday, November 25 at his home. He was a Mason with Akron, OH, Lodge 83, an alumnus of University of Akron, and owner and operator of Ballard Heating and Air Conditioning since 1985. He loved his family, home, his dog, gadgets, mechanical things, and fast cars.

He was born in Nashville and lived most of his life in Akron and Rootstown.

Survivors include his mother, Pauline Ballard of Livingston: his wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Wendy Miller and her husband, Jon, and Karie Ballard; two sisters, Beverly of Tennessee and Barbara Kress of Massillon, OH; a grandchild, Seth Miller; four nieces, Krista Schwerger, Michelle Stanton, Kimberly Ricker, and Jane Kress; and three nephews, Ryan Cummings, John Cummings, and Rick Kress.

Special care provided by Unity Chapel of Light. (P)

 

NELL (MOON) BEATY
Funeral services for Mrs. Nell (Moon) Beaty, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Bro. Arnold Moon and Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Beaty died Saturday, December 6 at her residence. She was a housewife and a member of Livingston First Baptist Church.

Born August 20, 1935, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late William Spencer and Bertha (Conatser) Moon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Fonzie Tompkins, Vonnie Gibson, and Nora Mullins; two brothers, Jay Moon and Tommy Moon; and an infant brother and sister.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Beaty of Livingston; two sons, Mitchell Beaty and his wife, Angie, of Cookeville, and Richard Beaty and his wife, Susan, of Mobile, AL; six sisters, Dorothy Tompkins and Ilene West, both of Byrdstown, Cora Storie and her husband, Walden, of Springboro, OH, Bessie Garrett of Akron, OH, Norma Qualls and her husband, Doyle, and Betty Barton and her husband, John, all of Beaufort, SC; a brother, Talbert Pryor of Crossville; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Tompkins of Akron, and Glee Gibson of Byrdstown; five grandchildren, Morgan Beaty, Taylre Beaty, Trey Beaty, Gracie Beaty, and Mary Clare Beaty; and several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Mrs. Beaty's nephews served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARIE KATHLINE CARR
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Kathline Carr, 70, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Pastor Mike Campbell officiating.

Mrs. Carr died Saturday, December 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired owner and operater of Dipsy Doodle Restaurant and attended Trinity Assembly in Algood. She organized benefits for Christmas for underprivileged children, and assisted numerous employees in their college education.

She was also acknowledged in USA Today for having the best hamburgers and hamburger steaks in the United States, and was the best mom that she could possibly be.

Born October 10, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Effie Mae (Key) Qualls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darel Carr; two brothers, Donnie Qualls and A.J. Qualls; and her mother and father-in-law, Henry and Maude Carr.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Carr) Black of Cookeville; a brother, Ronnie Qualls and his wife, Barbara, of Livingston; a grandson, Dakota Ray Black of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Hill, Mike Maynord, Craig Terry, Howard Allison, Mike Turner, and Ismail Bagci.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES TROY FINLEY
Funeral services for Mr. James Troy Finley, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Finley died Friday, December 5 at his home. He was a retired machine shop operator and a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Born February 28, 1935, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Notie (Sparks) Finley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, J.B. Finley and Bailey Finley.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Finley of Livingston; four sons, Troy Dale Finley, Cliff Finley, and Eddie Bays and his wife, Debbie, all of Dayton, OH, and Thomas Gore and his wife, Sue, of Livingston; three daughters, Alisha Finley of Livingston, Wilma Bullock and her husband, Bill, and Donna Collins, all of Dayton; two brothers, Charles Finley and his wife, Dolores, of Crossville, and Cordell Finley and his wife, Pearl, of Orlando, FL; special grandson and caregiver, Michael White; six other grandchildren, Keith Bullock, Melissa Bullock, Stacy Collins, Brian White, Kim Downing, and Kary Burlile; and five great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quality Home Health Benevolence Fund or Lazarus House Hospice.

Pallbearers were Doyle Looper, Bill Bullock, Keith Bullock, Frank Howard, Cory Looper, and Brian Fetters.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Finley, Thomas Gore, Michael White, and Brian White.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELMA L. MABREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma L. Mabrey, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Mabrey died Saturday, November 29 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith.

Born May 19, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Buford and Sarah Mandy (Richardson) Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Mabrey; four sisters, Ethel Mabrey, Devilla Smith, Hallie Rector, and Ruby Daniels; and a brother, Hobert Kennedy.

Survivors include a son, John P. Mabrey; six daughters, Ella Ramsey and her husband, Ray, Barbara Moss and her husband, Raymond, Faye Farnsworth and her husband, Les, Theresa Richard, Betty Hemschemeyer and her husband, Charles, and Elfreda Carmickle; a sister, Ruth Hicks; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JAMES RICHARD "JIM" MACKIE
Funeral services for Mr. James Richard "Jim"Mackie, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial, with full military honors by Putnam County Veterans Honor Guard, was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Pomona with Bro. Kerry Young and Bro. Gary Taylor officiating.

Mr. Mackie died Tuesday, December 2 at his home. He served as a deacon at Hidden in Christ Fellowship, served in the United States Army, and was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, celebrating 22 years of sobriety on November 11, 2003. Mr. Mackie was an office clerk for Dairy Queen in Cookeville and Smithville, and worked with the railroad and in insurance sales.

Born May 10, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, IL, he was the son of James Mackie of Clifton, IL, and the late Dorothy Imogene (Albrecht) Mackie. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Paul Bohon; and a brother-in-law, Dan Knoth.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Juanita (Bradley) Mackie of Cookeville; three daughters, Cheryl Taylor and her husband, Lynn, of Humboldt, and Laura Bohon, and Teresa Burton and fiancˇ, William Rains, all of Cookeville; two sons, Steve Mackie of Cookeville, and Paul Mackie and his wife, Heather, of Jackson; two step-sons, Tom Privett and Marty Privett, both of Norman, OK; two step-daughters, Lorie Valadev of Moore, OK, and Robin Carpenter and her husband, Chris, of Edmond, OK; a sister, Judie Knoth of Clinton; 6 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

PAT MATTHEWS
Funeral services for Mr. Pat Matthews, 46, of Hanging Limb, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, December 10, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Masonic funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 9 at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. David Harris officiating.

Mr. Matthews died Sunday, December 7 in Monterey. He was an employee of Tutco in Cookeville, an Army veteran, a member of Green Pond Masonic Lodge 703, and a member of Love Joy Baptist Church.

Born March 26, 1957, in Monterey, he was the son of Opal Spurlin Matthews of the Vines Ridge Community and the late Hobert Matthews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Amanda Matthews; and a brother, Roy Dale Matthews.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Tabitha Dawn Matthews of Athens, GA; five sisters, Betty Jean Thompson of the Union B Community, Dean Neal, Frances Neal, and Ruth Looper, all of Monterey, and Sue Coffman of Cookeville; and three brothers, James Matthews of Hanging Limb, Junior Matthews of Vines Ridge, and Ricky Matthews of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

GILLIE LOU TALLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Gillie Lou Talley, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Reeder and Bro. Gary Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Talley died Tuesday, December 2 at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. She was a homemaker and attended Fairview Church of Christ.

Born April 23, 1916, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Logan and Maggie (Underwood) Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Laura Marie Talley and Glenda Fay Talley; a brother, Harley Jackson; and a grandson, Randall Lynn.

Survivors include her husband, Arlis Talley of Cookeville; two daughters, Virginia Lynn and her husband, Kenneth, of Cookeville and Barbara Geesling and her husband, Bobby, of Hilham; a son, Jimmy Talley and his wife, Barbara, of Cookeville; a brother, Dewey Jackson and his wife, Ida, of Michigan; three sisters, Stella Pudlo of Ohio, Irene Ballard of Nashville, and Lena Warren of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

CLIFTON WINNINGHAM
Funeral services for Mr. Clifton Winningham, 77, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial, with full military honors, was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Roberts officiating.

Mr. Winningham died Monday, December 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a self-employed painter and a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy.

Born February 24, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Herman and Delta (Allred) Winningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Lavinnia Winningham and Maxine Winningham; two brothers, Clarence Winningham and Clyde Winningham; and a sister, Marie Neal.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Winningham of Indiana; two sons, David Winningham and Ricky Winningham, both of Indiana; a special friend, Beulah Young of Fairview; a brother, Elbert Winningham and his wife, Anna Mae, of Algood; and four sisters, Esther Thomason and her husband, Melvin, and Lola May Coffee, all of Rickman, Jewell Dillon of Algood, and Lorene Marrow of Indiana.

Pallbearers were Tim Coffee, Terry Coffee, Brandon Coffee, Michael Judd, David Dillon, and Floyd Harris.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

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