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Archives 05-12-2004

Obituaries

 

SIMON ROSCOE BARNES
Funeral services for Mr. Simon Roscoe Barnes, 65, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Malcolm Hill officiating.

Mr. Barnes died Monday, May 3 at Masters Health Care Center. He was an auto mechanic.

Born April 22, 1939, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Martha (Barlow) Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Prichard) Barnes.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Sally and Kathy; a brother, Virgil Reed of Allons; and two sisters, Susan Barnes of Huntington, IN, and Faye Tackett of Andrews, IN.

Pallbearers were George Greenwood, Charles Greenwood, Rick Vaughn, Charles Bull, Ralph Barlow, and Bruce Barlow.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BILLY GRAY BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Gray Bilbrey, 74, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mr. Bilbrey died Thursday, May 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was an employee of Speck Funeral Home, a member of Livingston First Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born February 15, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walter E. and Lucy (Crabtree) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Bilbrey, Joe Bilbrey, and Ray Bilbrey; and two sisters, Pauline Palmer and Mertie Lessig.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Bilbrey of Livingston; four sons, Larry Bilbrey and Mark Bilbrey, both of Sparta, and Kent Bilbrey and Roger Bilbrey, both of Livingston; a daughter, June Bilbrey of Livingston; two brothers, John Bilbrey of Cookeville and James Bilbrey of Calumet City, IL; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Garrett, Shawn Bilbrey, Dustin Bilbrey, Timmy Bilbrey, George Sells, Jeff Hammock, David England, and Joey Sholtz.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LESTER B. COFFMAN
Funeral services for Rev. Lester B. Coffman, 86, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004, from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Homes.

Burial was in New Hope Community Church Cemetery in Overton County with Rev. Howard Dailey and Rev. H.S. Brown officiating.

Rev. Coffman died Friday, March 26 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired hammerman with Huron Forge Machine Shop. He was a Freewill Baptist minister for more than 50 years, served the Seventh Street Freewill Baptist Church in Ecorse, MI, for more than 29 years, served as radio evangelist in Ypsilanti, MI, for a number of years, and for the past 20 years his Sunnyside of Life Gospel Radio Program was on WLIV Radio in Livingston.

Born February 17, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie Andrew and Ollie (Gaw) Coffman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Zelma Loftis; and four brothers, Otis Coffman, Aldon Coffman, Bill Coffman, and Robert Timothy Coffman.

Survivors include his wife of more than 64 years, Ruby (Johnson) Coffman; a son, Kenneth Coffman and his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Geneva Coffman, Thelma Dailey and her husband, Rev. Howard, and Annette Cassatt and her husband, Bob, all of Cookeville; a sister, Velma Smith of Hilham; three brothers, Jesse "Red" Coffman of Westland, MI, and Donald Coffman and Paul Coffman, both of Hilham; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Rev. Coffman's family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

 

WILLIE ETHEL CRABTREE
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Ethel Crabtree, 87, of Sparta, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, from the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Nicholaus Holman officiating.

Mrs. Crabtree died Saturday, May 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born November 24, 1916, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Mary Erness (Bilbrey) McCulley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Crabtree; a brother, Herman Lester McCulley; and a sister, Mary Lou Ledbetter.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Qualls and his wife, Dora, and Thomas Qualls and his wife, Wanda, all of Sparta; a daughter, Linda Jane Steward of Sparta; a sister, Lillie Parragin of Springfield; five grandchildren, Shelia Rhea Cockcroft, Kimberly Dawn Bodner, Ramoia Hunter, Tonia Holman, and DeWayne Steward; and six great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home. (C)

 

Harold "Rudy" Flowers
Funeral services for Mr. Harold "Rudy" Flowers, 58, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Antioch Cemetery with Bro. Sam Dick officiating.

Mr. Flowers died Monday, May 3 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was employed at Dacco in Cookeville and was a member of Antioch Church of Christ.

Born November 19, 1945, in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late Herman and Beulah (Huffer) Flowers.

Survivors include his wife, Norma (Holman) Flowers of Monroe; a daughter, Tammy Sells and her husband, Mark, of Monroe; five sisters, Edress Belvin of Atwater, OH, Edith George, Bernice Buterbaugh, and Lucy Kaelin, all of Akron, and Fay Elias of Rickman; two brothers, Roger Flowers of Monroe and Richard Flowers of Livingston; two grandsons, Lucas Sells and Matthew Sells, both of Monroe; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Bobby Mantz, Darryl Mantz, Ty Elias, Chris Elias, Richie Belvin, and Randy Flowers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANNA FAYE HALL
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Faye Hall, 61, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. John Albright officiating.

Mrs. Hall died Wednesday, May 5 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a retired beautician and a retired quality control worker at KMA. She was a member of Allons Baptist Church and Livingston Eastern Star.

Born July 1, 1942, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Magdalene (Maynord) Zachary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Young; and two brothers, Billy Zachary and James Zachary.

Survivors include her husband, Owen C. Hall of Allons; four sisters, Bernell White of Celina, Carol Gilpatrick and Janice Kirby, both of Allons, and June Ellis of Gainesboro; a brother-in-law, Terry Young of Allons; a sister-in-law, Shirley Zachary of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Cross, Tim Young, Joe Kirby, Chris Kirby, Mark Ledford, Michael Hall, and Johnny White.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WINNIE EVELYN LAYCOCK
Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Evelyn Laycock, 77, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery with Bro. Willard Brown and Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Mrs. Laycock died Tuesday, May 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a supervisor at a garment factory and a member of Netherland Church of Christ.

Born September 14, 1926, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Daisy (Brown) Dodson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Perry Laycock; and two brothers, Glenn Dodson and Merlin Dodson.

Survivors include a brother, Ensley Dodson of Livingston; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bob Roberson, Gerald Woolbright, Calvin Bilbrey, Darrell Halloway, Michael Johnston, and Touch Lamb.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home of Rickman. (C)

 

MILLIE L. PHILLIPS
Funeral services for Mrs. Millie L. Phillips, 92, of Oneida, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004, from the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home.

Burial was in Lay Cross Cemetery with Rev. Gilbert Phillips and Rev. Wayne King officiating. Singing was by the Forrest Adkins Singers.

Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, May 6 at Scott County Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oneida.

Born April 18, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Benjamin and Edna (Patterson) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Stover; and two sisters, Nell Dean and Olene Garrett.

Survivors include her loving husband, Rev. Gilbert Phillips; sisters and brothers, Gerlene Winningham and her husband, Milford, of Monroe, Alfred Stover and his wife, Linda, of Gastonia, NC, Irene Looper of Bradford, OH, Jerry Stover and his wife, Charlotte, of Pall Mall, and Johnny Stover of Livingston; a special niece, Shirley Bean; and many nieces and other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

Special care provided by West- Murley Funeral Home. (C)

 

BEULA (REED) THOMAS


Funeral services for Mrs. Beula (Reed) Thomas, 89, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Livingston Church of Christ.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Chris Coil and Bro. Kenneth Thomas officiating.

Mrs. Thomas died Thursday, April 29 at Livingston Regional Hosptial. She was a homemaker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born August 12, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late R.D. and Lucy (Hite) Lee Little Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alma D. Reed, and a brother, Lavon Reed.

Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Thomas Jr. of Livingston; two sons, Kenneth Thomas and his wife, Judy, of Murfreesboro and Richard Reed Thomas and his wife, Tricia, of Lebanon; three daughters, Susan Sain and her husband, Richard, of Bransford, FL, Cindy Albritton and her husband, Larry of Evansville, IN, and Martha Kay Thomas of Livingston; two sisters, Edna (Reed) Webb and Nancy (Reed) Brown, both of Livingston; 15 grandchildren, Alan Thomas, John Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Chris Thomas, Ronnie Sain, Trenton Sain, Thomas Sain, Lauren Sain, Amanda (Sain) Horn, Laura Beth (Thomas) High, Kathryn Dee (Thomas) Phillips, Phillip Albritton, David Albritton, Cammie Albritton, and Erica Albritton; 4 great grandchildren, Andrew Thomas, Adam Thomas, Tyler Thomas, and Autumn Thomas; a special friend, Dean Ledbetter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Earl Carwile, Jack Pigg, Lindon Carwile, Phillip Gunter, Ryan Smith, and Delon Robbins.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were James Bilbrey, Dale Flatt, Johnny Halfacre, Charles Hicks, Riley Johnson, Dale Mabrey, Buckie Parsons, Joel Poston, Allard White, and Allon White.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY KATHRYN (TALLEY) WILSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kathryn (Talley) Wilson, 68, of Norcross, GA, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2004, from the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur, GA, with Rev. Mike Underwood officiating.

Private burial services for the family were held in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Mrs. Wilson died Thursday, May 6 at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA. She was baptized by Reverend Mike Underwood from Chestnut Drive Church of Christ. She was employed by the United States for many years and then started a real estate business.

Born February 7, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Gaskell and Lucille (Fleming) Talley.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert T. Wilson of Norcross; three daughters, Lisa Moore of Canton, GA, and Carol Wilson and Susan Curtis, both of Allons; a sister, Virginia Long of Rockford, MI; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home. (C)

 

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