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Archives 06-30-2004

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ELIZABETH CORYNNE (BRAZZELL) ARNEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Corynne (Brazzell) Arney, 85, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Bro. Clarence Daily officiating.

Mrs. Arney died Wednesday, June 23. She grew up in Nashville and graduated from East Nashville High School in 1937. She began attending the (YMCA) Nashville School of Law while a senior in high school and became the youngest woman to have passed the bar in Tennessee.

Mrs. Arney worked for the law firm of Mainer and Crouch and was later appointed by governor Browning to be executive director of the Board of Cosmetology. In 2001, she was among those honored by the Lawyers Association for Women as an early woman in law. After her marriage to Cloyd Lee Arney in 1947 she began a second career as an Air Force officer's wife. In 1978, she and her husband retired to Livingston.

She was also a lifelong Democrat, a member of the Tennessee Lawyers Association of Women, the Livingston Civic and Garden Club, and the Church of Christ.

Born October 4, 1918, in Sumner County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben II and Stella McGinnis Brazzell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Cloyd Lee Arney, and a brother, Harry M. Brazzell.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Sumpter Arney; three nieces, Rebecca Steen, Teresa Ragland, and Elizabeth Nelson; and a nephew, Jon Michael Brazzell.

Pallbearers were Marty Romine, Joshua Ragland, Ronald Steen, Kevin Nelson, Edward Ragland, and Steve Gilpatrick.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Matthew Steen, Dr. Vincent Fromke, Bruce Myers, Chris Miller, Jon M. Brazzell, and Greg Black.

Contributions in her honor may be made to the Corynne Brazzell Arney Scholarship Fund at the Nashville School of Law.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETTY BEA BEATY
Funeral services for Miss Betty Bea Beaty, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery with Rev. Dee Moore and David L. Moore officiating.

Miss Beaty died Sunday, June 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Livingston.

Born December 17, 1934, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Milborn Woodrow and Creo (Boles) Beaty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Nell Beaty; and a brother-in-law, Larry Walthall.

Survivors include a sister, Jimmie Walthall of Livingston; two brothers, Bill Beaty of Livingston and Ron "Bud" Beaty and his wife, Margarett, of Minnesota; two aunts, Martha Parsons of Monroe and Lottie Robertson of Nashville; two uncles, Raymond Boles of Pall Mall and Aaron Boles of Dayton, OH; nieces and nephews, Joan Thomas, Cheryl Emery, Stan Walthall, Ken Walthall, Mitch Beaty, Rich Beaty, Ronnie Beaty, and John Beaty; special girls, Gina Coy, Carol Pippin, Shannon Ayers, Sabrina Curd, and Jennifer Drake; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Stan Walthall, Ken Walthall, Mitch Beaty, Rich Beaty, Kevin Coy, and Spencer Curd.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

IRENE (WOOLBRIGHT) BUSH
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene (Woolbright) Bush, 96, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Bro. Dan Jones and Bro. David Flatt officiating.

Mrs. Bush died Sunday, June 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Smyrna Church of Christ.

Born November 18, 1907, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Letha (Coomer) Woolbright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Bush Sr; a son, Adrian Bush Jr.; three brothers, Harley Woolbright, Anthony Woolbright, and Samuel Woolbright; and three sisters, Auta Letner, Auda Hammons, and Ella Mae Woolbright.

Survivors include four daughters, Louise Eldridge of Rickman, Doris Robbins and Carolyn Chaffin, both of Cookeville, and Mary Phares of Dothan, AL; a son, James W. Bush of Cookeville; a brother, Haron Woolbright of Laporte, IN; two sisters, Notie Woolbright and Doris Fields, both of Cookeville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bush's grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

CARVEL "BUCK" COLSON
Funeral services for Mr. Carvel "Buck" Colson, 88, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mr. Colson died Friday, June 25 at Masters Health Care Center. He was a carpenter, a brick layer, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born December 4, 1915, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Calvin and Lena (Harvey) Colson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie (Daniels) Colson; and four brothers, Odis Colson, Arvil Colson, Haltie Colson, and Hoy Colson; and four sisters, Mary Lou Colson, Lela Colson, Lillie Sherfield, and Ruby Daniels.

Survivors include four brothers, Grady Colson and his wife, Ruth, of Knoxville, Willie D. Colson of Cookeville, Delton Colson of Charlotte, and O.D. Colson and his wife, Eudean, of Livingston; two sisters, Vela Lee of Livingston and Pauline Thompson of Knoxville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terry Colson, Ronnie Colson, Ricky Colson, Wayne Colson, Billy Colson, and Bobby Jones.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

NYTAREE (GARRETT) HELTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Nytaree (Garrett) Helton, 80, of Davis, CA, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Garrett Family Cemetery with Rev. Buford Nevins officiating.

Mrs. Helton died Saturday, June 12 at Davis. She was a retired elementary school teacher and was of the Methodist faith.

Born December 10, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Lora Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Billie Garrett, Coley Garrett, Joe Garrett, Lewis Garrett, Monty Garrett, and Clyde Garrett; and two sisters, Anna Lee Thompson and Geneva Maynord.

Survivors include a daughter, Leneda Helton of Davis; a brother, Teddy Garrett of Livingston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DONNA SUE WALKER
Funeral services for Miss Donna Sue Walker, 49, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ronald "Buddy" Reed and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Miss Walker died Saturday, June 26 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was associated with Pacesetter's for 7 years.

Born January 9, 1955, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Willene (Edmonds) Walker Kirby of Livingston and the late Dormas Glenn Walker.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her step-father, Robert Kirby of Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Glenn Walker and wife, Shelia, of Livingston; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Frankie Nolen, Wayne Walker, Mike Cooper, Randall Dodson, Herman Moody, Josh Nolen, Billy Matthews, and Phillip Dodson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

OPAL JOYCE WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Joyce Walker, 72, of Birmingham, AL, were conducted at noon Saturday, June 26, 2004, from the chapel of Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Losantville, IN, with Rev. J. Joel Harris officiating.

Mrs. Walker died Tuesday, June 22 at her home. She was a homemaker.

Born May 1, 1932, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lillie Belle (Bilbrey) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Walker.

Survivors include a son, Randall Walker of Birmingham; a daughter, Norene Talley of Birmingham; a brother, Howard Bowman of Anderson, IN; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Claradean Chumbler of Muncie, IN, Frances Dew of Nashville, and Jeanette Windle of Livingston.

Information provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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