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Archives 9-15-2004

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GARY ALAN BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Gary Alan Bilbrey, 59, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004, at Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. A.J. Looper officiating.

Mr. Bilbrey died Wednesday, September 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a new home contractor, a crane operator, and a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born October 20, 1944, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late R.S. and Lois (Oakley) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Ann (Bilbrey) Studer; and two brothers, Terry Randall Bilbrey and Bruce Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen (Looper) Bilbrey of Rickman; a son, Michael Julian and his wife, Denise, of Monterey; four daughters, April (Bilbrey) Burkeen and her husband, Damon, of Portland, Heather (Bilbrey) Norman and her husband, Luke, of Springfield, Nicole Walker Jones and her husband, Larry, of Cookeville, and Stevie Michelle Plumlee of Rickman; two brothers, Joe Phillip Bilbrey of Rickman and Michael Brent Bilbrey of Franklin; and nine grandchildren, Cole Burkeen, Morgan Burkeen, Zach Norman, Caylie Norman, Nathan Norman, Cayden Jones, Tasha Julian, Tiffany Julian, and Cody Julian.

Pallbearers were Mike Julian, Damon Burkeen, Luke Norman, Kenny Bilbrey, Arnold Pruitt, and Larry Jones.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Zach Norman, Cole Burkeen, and Cody Julian.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DANIEL R. BOLES
Funeral services for Mr. Daniel R. Boles, 90, of Jonesborough, were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004, from the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough.

Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery with Mike Wilhoit officiating.

Mr. Boles died Sunday, September 5 at his home. He was employed by Gulf Filling Station in Jonesborough for several years before retiring. He was an avid flea marketer and was one of the six original individuals who started the Jonesborough Flea Market.

A United States Army veteran of World War II, he was considered a warm, loving, and kindhearted husband, father, and grandfather, and a giver to all who knew him. His love for his children was tremendous. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

He was the son of the late Sam P. and Sarah Elizabeth (Phillips) Boles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Mae Boles; a sister, Maggie Lilly; a brother, Marvin Boles; and a daughter, Julie Carroll Laws.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Randolph and his wife, Jeannette, of Melbourne, FL, and Carl "Babe" Randolph and his wife, Janice, of Jonesborough; two sisters, Lorrell Clouse and Susie Ann Boles, both of Burlington, NC; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; a niece, Barbara Cooper of Florida; and two great nephews, Kevin Cooper and Stephen Cooper, both of Florida.

Pallbearers were Ricky Laws, Nick Kent, Johnny Troutman, Tom Roark, Jack Ratliff, and Lynn McInturff.

Special care provided by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. (C)

 

GLADYS ETHEL (MOSS) BRADY
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Ethel (Moss) Brady, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery in Clay County with James Handy officiating.

Mrs. Brady died Wednesday, September 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Born December 19, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Willie K. and Bessie (Delk) Moss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Brady; a brother, Charles Moss; and four sisters, Rosie Rich, Dorothy Moss, Billie Mayfield, and Bonnie Moss.

Survivors include two sisters, Reba Upchurch of Livingston and Geraldine Carr of Rickman; and nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, great-great nephews, great-great nieces, and many cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Swallows, William Upchurch, Michael Handy, Anthony Hayes, Darrel Sidwell, and Shirley Hutchinson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN B. HOOKS
Funeral services for Mr. John B. Hooks, 78, of Sulphur Springs, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004, from the chapel of Main & Frame Funeral Home in New Castle, IN.

Burial, with full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 137 and VFW Post 1282, was in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle with Rev. Dan Ashner officiating.

Mr. Hooks died Wednesday, August 15 at Regency Place in Greenfield, IN. Retired from Wilson Grain in Sulphur Springs after about 30 years of service, he was Sulphur Springs town marshall for several years and had worked for 15 years at Pendleton Reformatory. He was a member of American Legion Post 137 in New Castle and Sulphur Springs Lions Club. He was a past member of Sulphur Springs Town Board and Volunteer Fire Department.

He also served in the United States Army during World War II. Metals he received included two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, and several others.

Born October 2, 1925, in Livingston, he was the son of the late George and Anna Lee (Brown) Hooks.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Erlzie (Logan) Hooks; two daughters, Anna Whisman of Greenfield and Bonnie Hunt of Fishers; a brother, Tom Hooks of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special care provided by Main & Frame Funeral Home. (P)

 

LOUVERNA MATTHEWS
Funeral services for Mrs. Louverna Matthews, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2004, at Okolona Methodist Church in Rickman.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Michael Ledbetter officiating.

Mrs. Matthews died Monday, September 6 at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. She was a factory worker and a member of Okolona United Methodist Church.

Born November 16, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Minnie (Gore) Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sim Matthews; a son, Howard Matthews; a daughter, Bobbie Buck; two sisters, Bertie Reid and Dean Reid; and a brother, Will Neal.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Poston and her husband, James, of Algood; a daughter-in-law, Eunetta Matthews of Livingston; a son-in-law, Artie Buck of Indiana; a brother, Homer Neal of Rickman; a sister, Eva Swallows of Rickman; four grandchildren, Cynthia Summers, Sharon Oakley, Vickie Matthews, and Melanie Dial; and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chase Dial, Mark Dial, Bill Smith, Chad Oakley, Hoyet Matthews, and Hagard Matthews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHN HARRIS RINGLEY JR.
Funeral services for Mr. John Harris Ringley Jr., 65, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial, with full military honors conducted by James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 Honor Guard, was in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mr. Ringley died Tuesday, September 7 at his home. He was a Merchant Marine, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a member of John B. Garrett Masonic Lodge. He was of the Baptist faith.

Born August 23, 1939, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Harris Sr. and Lora Efpha (King) Ringley.

Survivors include a son, John Harris Ringley III of Livingston; a daughter, Lora Harvey of Livingston; and a granddaughter, Phoebe Harvey of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Ben Hicks, Jim Butler, Michael Davidson, Jimmy Davidson, Spencer Curd, and David Ricketts.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GEORGE B. "KING GEORGE" SCANTLAND
Funeral services for Mr. George B. "King George" Scantland, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Cross and Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Scantland died Wednesday, September 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker and considered a plain, simple man who liked to hunt, fish, and loved and enjoyed his family.

Born November 6, 1944, in Jackson County, he was the son of Geraldine (Ayers) Scantland of Livingston and the late Lawton H. Scantland.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, June Scantland of Livingston; three sons, Steven Auberson of Hilham and Timmy Scantland and Scotty Scantland, both of Livingston; two daughters, Melissa Hicks of Jamestown and Kim Scantland of Cookeville; two sisters, Carolyn Huffer of Monroe and Joyce Savage of Livingston; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Billy Buck, Donnie Buck, Brandon Savage, Bud Coffman, C.E. Vaughn, and Jackie Watkins.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHENEA DAWN WRIGHT
Funeral services for Miss Shenea Dawn Wright, 26, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.

Miss Wright died Monday, September 6 at her home. She was a homemaker.

Born November 23, 1977, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Leonard and Linnie (Reagan) Ray of Allons. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Lester Ray and Elbert Reagan; and an uncle, J.B. Reagan.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandmothers, Betty Ray of Allons and Dollie Reagan of Cookeville; two brothers, Kenny Ray of Allons and Allen Ray of Mt. Juliet; three sisters, Phoenicia Melton of Allons, Kim Smelcer of Cookeville, and Tammy Hunter of Crawford; a nephew; a niece; and a special friend, Bobby West of Allons.

Pallbearers were Brian Emberton, Shaun Emberton, Shane Ray, Randy Vaughn, C.E. Vaughn, and Rick Lee.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

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