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Archives 07-21-2004

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FLORENCE FORD
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Ford, 66, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Honey Springs Cemetery with Bro. Roger Cooper officiating.

Mrs. Ford died Thursday, July 13 at Standing Stone Health Care in Monterey. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Born May 18, 1938, in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica Krzykalski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ford.

Survivors include a son, Carl Ford and his wife, Glenda, of Rickman; her twin sister, Henrietta Kryscio of Cookeville; three other sisters; a brother; and two granddaughters, Virginia Ford and Montana Ford.

Pallbearers were Jason Kryscio, John Kryscio, Roger Pryor, Donnie Pryor, and Jack Gsell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ODELL MOODY
Funeral services for Mr. Odell Moody, 84, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 21, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters and Bro. Earl Williams officiating.

Mr. Moody died Monday, July 19 at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville. He was a retired truck driver with Whitson Planning Mills and attended Hardy’s Chapel Church for many years.

Born December 23, 1919, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Birch and Osie Jane (Lawson) Moody. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert F. "Bob" Moody, who was the 4th remaining Civil War Confederate soldier living at the time of his death; four brothers, Clarence Moody, Lanny Moody, Sam Moody, and Albert Moody; three sisters, Clara Gentry, Dera Dodson, and Ula Williams; an infant sister, Vallie Moody; and two sons-in-law, Charles Sullivan and Bob Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Allie (Williams) Moody of Cookeville; two daughters, Wanda Sullivan and June Hood and her husband, John, all of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Sherri Lytal and her husband, Scott, Greg Sullivan and his wife, Ginny, Monica Cason and her husband, Willie, and Brandon Hood; three great grandchildren, Justin Lytal, Loren Lytal, and Courtney Howell Sullivan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Gary Reid, Joe Moody, Glen Moody, Herman Moody, and Donald Moody.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ROSCO MURPHY
Funeral services for Mr. Rosco Murphy, 83, of the Green Pond Community in Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Green Pond Church.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Rev. Mark Masters Jr. officiating.

Mr. Murphy died Monday, July 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired coal miner with more than 30 years service and was of the Baptist faith.

Born February 26, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ambrose and Ollie (House) Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Luenola (Hargis) Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Lambert Murphy of the Green Pond Community; a daughter, Merita Wilson of the Green Pond Community; two sons, Rev. Glen Murphy of the Green Pond Community and Rev. Arnold Murphy of the Vines Ridge Community; two sisters, Roxie Hoover of Hanging Limb and Flora Hargis of Crossville; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)

 

STANLEY HOWARD SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Howard Smith, 47, of the Timothy Community, were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Keen Cemetery with Bro. David Hemphill officiating.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, July 11 at Meharry Medical Center in Nashville. He was a factory worker and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born July 27, 1956, in Clay County, he was the son of Jean (Jones) Smith Verble of Algood and the late Jimmy B. Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Michele (Smith) Ray of the Timothy Community; two brothers, Jimmy Robert Smith of Sparta and Randall Edward Smith of Livingston; a sister, Sandra Malin of Cookeville; a grandson, Luke Ray of the Timothy Community; a niece, Amy Carr; the mother of his daughter, Vicky (Key) Smith of the Timothy Community; and several other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Nathan Carr, David Malin, David Green, Jack Sidwell, Coy Nation, and Johnny Ledbetter.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILBUR ORAL WRIGHT
Funeral services for Mr. Wilbur Oral Wright, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mr. Wright died Tuesday, July 6 in Roseville, CA. He was an elementary school teacher for 39 years, a member of Level Park Baptist Church in Battle Creek, MI, and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Born February 4, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sherman B. and Marchie F. (Worley) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez (Norris) Wright; and a brother, Dorbet Wright.

Survivors include a son, Edward Wright and his wife, Kathy, of Rocklin, CA; and two grandchildren, Sara Naomi Wright and Jacob Luke Wright.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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