Funeral services for Mr. Robert DeSantis, 79, of Allons, were conducted
at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Burial was in St. John Cemetery.
Mr. DeSantis died Tuesday, July 20 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a machinist, a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Cookeville,
a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, and a member
of Bohannon American Legion Post 4, Hull-York Disabled American
Veterans Chapter 5 in Byrdstown, and James T. Davis Memorial Post
Born July 27, 1924, in Welch, WV, he was the son of the late Fred
and Mary (Castelli) DeSantis. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a brother, Fred DeSantis; and a sister, Eva
Survivors include his wife, Nellie DeSantis of Allons; three sons,
Robert F. DeSantis of Allons, Charles DeSantis of Park City, UT,
and Dino DeSantis of Nashville; two daughters, Rosemary Yates of
Shelby Township, MI, and Juli Garrison of Allons; two brothers,
Raymond DeSantis and Frank DeSantis, both of Troy, MI; a sister,
Gina Goike of Shelby Township; seven grandchildren; and two great
Pallbearers were Lewis DeSantis, Roxy DeSantis, Ryan DeSantis,
Terry Yates, Jamie Slusher, Mike Rudolph, and Stacey Rudolph.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
ALVIE EULENE GREENWOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. Alvie Eulene Greenwood, 79, of Cookeville,
will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at
Sycamore Church of Christ.
Burial will be in Cookeville City Cemetery with Bro. Kevin White,
Bro. Horace Burks, and Bro. Johnny Fox officiating.
Mrs. Greenwood died Monday, August 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Sycamore Church of Christ.
Born July 30, 1925, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the
late V.Y. Sr. and Maggie (Goolsby) Vaughn. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin Vaughn, Marshall
Vaughn, Frank Vaughn, and V.Y. Vaughn Jr.; and two sisters, Daisy
Rich and Sallie Shipley.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey Greenwood of Cookeville; a
daughter, Linda Shapourian and her husband, Jack, of Cookeville;
two sons, Ronald Greenwood and his wife, Vanta, and Donald Greenwood,
all of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Rhonda Dillon and her husband,
Chris, Jennifer Robinson and her husband, Rocky, Josh Greenwood,
Jake Greenwood, and Tamera Shapourian; and a great grandchild, Lauren
Pallbearers will be Chris Dillon, Rocky Robinson, Freddy Duncan,
Bobby Swift, Gary Fox, and Jerry Vaughn.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Farid Eskandarnia, Afshin
Eskandarnia, and Arvin Eskandarnia.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. (C)
MARY DELLA RANDOLPH HEARD
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Della Randolph Heard, 70, of Algood,
were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, from the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home.
Burial was in Algood Cemetery with Rev. Vance Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Heard died Tuesday, July 27 at her home in Algood. She was
the past owner of Stitch and Sew, as well as a homemaker, a mother,
and a grandmother.
She was a member of Algood United Methodist Church, American Cancer
Society, for which she served as representative in this area for
many years, Algood Lions Club, Algood United Methodist Women, Cookeville
Democratic Party, and Cookeville Women's Auxiliary Club. She also
volunteered at Cookeville Regional Medical Center for many years.
Born November 13, 1933, in Putnam County, she was the daughter
of the late Levi Preston "L.P." and Hallie Belle (Welch)
Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her husband, James Howard Heard; and three brothers, Herbert
Randolph, Johnny Randolph, and Hubert Randolph.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Long and her husband, Bud,
of Cookeville; a special sister, Jewel Jones of Cookeville; a grandson,
Tyler Long of Cookeville; three special nieces, Janice Chaffin,
Sandra Eldridge, and Lisa Clemmons; and a special brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, Ed and Lil Heard of Pensacola, FL.
Pallbearers were Leroy Jones, Randy Jones, Gary Randolph, Mark
Randolph, Mike Randolph, Roger Randolph, and Terry Chaffin.
Mrs. Heard's grandson, Tyler Long, and her great nephew, Zack Randolph,
served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Algood United Methodist Church
building fund or Cookeville Lazarus House Hospice.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)
MATTIE BELL (COLLINS) LEDBETTER
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Bell (Collins) Ledbetter, 85, of
Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, from
the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.
Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.
Mrs. Ledbetter died Tuesday, July 27 at her daughter's home. She
was a homemaker and affiliated with the Christian Community Church
Born May 17, 1919, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the
late John William and Maude (Brown) Collins. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ledbetter;
an infant son, Waymond Ledbetter; four brothers, Walter Collins,
Willard Collins, Floyd Collins, and Wilton Collins; and two sisters,
Arizona Collins and Magdalene Breeding.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Ledbetter and his wife, Helen,
and Laymond Ledbetter and his wife, Rachel, all of Indiana; a daughter,
Sue Brown and her husband, Bill, of Livingston; two brothers, Willie
Hugh Collins of Allons and Edward Collins of Rockton, IL; seven
grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and other family members
Pallbearers were Edward Ledbetter, Mike Ledbetter, Pat Ledbetter,
Tom Cartmell, Steve Sims, and Scott Martin.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Justin Ledbetter, Patrick
Ledbetter, and Steve Ledbetter.
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)
ARDA ELDRIDGE LEE
Funeral services for Mr. Arda Eldridge Lee, 88, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Poplar Grove Baptist
Burial was in West Cemetery with Bro. Larry Self and Rev. Jim Rogers
Mr. Lee died Saturday, July 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. He had owned and operated Hidden Hollow since 1952. He was
a former troop leader of Boy Scouts of America for many years and
a member of Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. He worked
at Lockheed Aircraft from 1940 to 1972 as a tool design engineer.
Born May 9, 1916, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late
Eldridge and Nora (Lollar) Lee. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his step-mother, Dimple (Wright) Lee; a brother,
Ernal Lee; two sisters, Rosetta Howard and Winona Harris; and his
former wife, W. Neva (Sapp) Lee.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Richardson and her husband,
Jimmy, of Wilmington, NC; a sister, Winnie Peterson and her husband,
James, of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Jinjer Richardson, James
Richardson, John Richardson, Jeffrey Richardson, and Joy Lee; five
great grandchildren, Savannah Richardson, Joshua Richardson, John
Richardson Jr., Kaitlyn Richardson, and Maggie Elizabeth Richardson;
and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Richardson, John Richardson, Jeffrey Richardson,
Bristol Harris, Alan Baker, Tony Briggs, and Tim Briggs.
Current and former employees of Hidden Hollow served as honorary
Memorial contributions may be made to Hidden Hollow Memorial Fund
c/o Am South Bank, 105 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)
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