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Archives 9-22-2004

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MAXINE (LYON) ARNEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine (Lyon) Arney, 76, of Nashville and formerly of Jamestown, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at Jamestown United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Taylor Place Cemetery in Jamestown with Rev. David Rainey and Rev. Jim Capps officiating.

Mrs. Arney died Friday, September 17 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. She was a member of Donelson Heights United Methodist Church.

Born October 23, 1927, in Topeka, KS, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Lela (Hembree) Lyon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Arney Sr.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Arney of Murfreesboro and James Paul Arney Jr. and wife, Jacquelyn, of Foster City, CA; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Arney's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Mundy Funeral Home of Jamestown. (C)

 

PEGGY (OGLETREE) CLABORN
Mrs. Peggy (Ogletree) Claborn, 67, of Apache, OK, died Tuesday, September 7 in Lawton, OK. She was the owner of a restaurant.

Burial was in Apache, with services held at First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Born January 7, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Hobert and Ellen (Cravens) Ogletree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby G. Claborn; a brother, Grady Ogletree; and two sisters, Mary Lutzweit and Ruth Evans.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Claborn and his wife, Christy; two sisters, Betty (Ogletree) Bowling of Livingston and Anna Sue Densmore of Fortville, IN; a granddaughter, Bobbie Gene Claborn; and several nieces and nephews. (P)

 

ROCKY LANE COPAS
Funeral services for Mr. Rocky Lane Copas, 45, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Leonard Cemetery in Clay County with Ronnie Parsons officiating.

Mr. Copas died Saturday, September 11 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Born May 1, 1959, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Cordell and Florence (Tooley) Copas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tim Copas and Roger Copas.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Ritter Copas of Oak Grove and Rocky Alen Copas of Celina; a daughter, Heather Renae Copas of Bowling Green, KY; two brothers, J.W. Copas of Hermitage Springs and Charles Copas of Red Boiling Springs; and five sisters, Kathlen Wiskion of Lafayette, Judy Smith of Celina, Ruth Cherry of Mt. Vernon, Linda Price of Hermitage Springs, and Rebecca Smith of Celina.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Hammer, Bryron Miller, Joey Copas, Donald Wayne Smith, Nathan Cherry, and Jeffery Copas.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

ALLIE E. COPELAND


Funeral services for Mrs. Allie E. Copeland, 85, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. James Thrasher and Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Chris Coil served as song director.

Mrs. Copeland died Monday, September 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. A retired sales clerk from a dry goods store, she was a homemaker and a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Born September 16, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Claiborn and Norah (Savage) Gore. Survivors include her husband, Curtis A. Copeland of Livingston; two daughters, Joyce South and Sue Eldridge, both of Livingston; a grandson, Larry Eldridge Jr. of Livingston; a granddaughter, Katie Stubblefield of Long Beach, CA; and a great granddaughter, Aleia Eldridge of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Doyle Carr, Donald Carr, Billy Joe Holt, Lewis Paul Webb, Dale Mars, and Delon Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

REBA (CANTRELL) EDWARDS
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba (Cantrell) Edwards, 69, of Anderson, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2004, from the chapel of Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home of Anderson.

Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Paul Savage officiating.

Mrs. Edwards died Saturday, September 18 at Countryside Nursing Home in Anderson.

Born November 10, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Avo (Carr) Cantrell and the late Clayton Cantrell.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include six sons, Bobby Edwards, Dennis Edwards, Jerry Edwards, Johnny Edwards, Jeffrey Edwards, and Michael Edwards; a daughter, Faye Britt; a brother, Earl Cantrell; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

ERNEST DOUGLAS HOLMAN JR.
Mr. Ernest Douglas Holman, Jr., 50, of Florence, AL, died Friday, September 10.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Born August 25, 1954, in California, he was the son of Mary Alice (Copeland) Holman and the late Ernest Douglas Holman Sr.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Diane Graf of Colorado Springs, CO; a niece; and two nephews.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CECIL C. OGLETREE
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil C. Ogletree, 76, of Algood and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Mr. Ogletree died Tuesday, September 14 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Retired from the City of Cookeville Street Maintenance Department, he was a member of the Church of Christ and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Born August 20, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Ben and Beulah (Hawkins) Ogletree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Ogletree and Ilene Ogletree.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ogletree of Algood; three sisters, Vonda Roberts, Elise Ogletree, and Irene Gilpatrick, all of Livingston; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were Mark Tayse, Ron Taylor, Dave McConnell, Arnold Bowman, Johnny Phy, and Tommy Winningham.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELDRITH (CARWILE) PARSONS
Funeral services for Mrs. Eldrith (Carwile) Parsons, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Livingston.

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

Mrs. Parsons died Wednesday, September 15 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She owned and operated Brown's Flower Shop for many years and was a member of Livingston First Baptist Church.

Born March 5, 1927, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Oscar and Magnolia (Farmer) Carwile.

Survivors include her husband, Clay Parsons of Livingston; two sons, Sonny Parsons and his wife, Debra, and David Parsons and his wife, Lesa, all of Livingston; four brothers, Eldon Carwile of Franklin and Ethan Carwile, Eric Carwile, and Earl Carwile, all of Livingston; four sisters, Ethna Brown of Cookeville, Edwina Winningham of Livingston, Elna Wilson of Huntington, WV, and Estelene Morgan of Hilham; five grandchildren, Shannon DePry of Las Vegas, NV, Casey Parsons of Johnson City, Rebekah Sims of Monroe, and Curtis Parsons and Stuart Parsons, both of Livingston; and five great grandchildren, Connor DePry and Vayda DePry of Las Vegas, Lily Parsons of Johnson City, and Madisyn Sims and Makynlee Sims, both of Monroe.

Pallbearers were Larry Winningham, Lindon Carwile, Jacob Carwile, Charles Sims, Jim Morgan, Jeff Morgan, Casey Parsons, and Mark Carwile.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BETSY (UPCHURCH) STEPHENS
Joint funeral services for Mrs. Betsy (Upchurch) Stephens, 44, of Livingston, and her mother, Liz Upchurch, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Clarence Stewart, Rev. Donald Cobb, and Rev. Mark Owens officiating.

Mrs. Stephens, along with her mother, died Sunday, September 12 at Carthage General Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A homemaker, she was a member of First Baptist Church and active in the Young Life program. She had a passion for Bible Study and organized several women's Bible Study groups. She was also active in First Baptist Church's youth program, the Emmaus of the Cumberlands program, and Habitat for Humanity.

Born June 16, 1960, in Putnam County, she was also the daughter of Eddie Ray Upchurch of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Tom Stephens of Livingston; three daughters, Tatum Stephens, Ferran Stephens, and Mallie Stephens, all of Livingston; a brother, Mark Upchurch of Wilmington, DE; and her grandmother, Christine Upchurch of Livingston.

Pallbearers were John Michael Stephens, Ed Stephens, Mike Stephens, Marty Maynord, Allen Baltimore, Roger Brady, and Wesley Puckett.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELIZABETH "LIZ" UPCHURCH
Joint funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Upchurch, 65, of Livingston, and her daughter, Betsy Stephens, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Clarence Stewart, Rev. Donald Cobb, and Rev. Mark Owens officiating.

Mrs. Upchurch, along with her daughter, died Sunday, September 12 at Carthage General Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A retired bookkeeper and payroll clerk for Overton County Board of Education, she was a member and active in First Baptist Church of Livingston, and was active in WMU.

Born August 19, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Idella (Glasscock) Maynord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Hack Maynord, Varnie Maynord, Hoy Maynord, and Ken Maynord; and a sister, Velia Oakley.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Upchurch of Livingston; a son, Mark Upchurch of Wilmington, DE; three sisters, Vella Ledbetter of Livingston, Ruth Wright of Nashville, and Marge Naar of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren, Tatum Stephens, Ferran Stephens, Mallie Stephens, Christopher Upchurch, and Brianne Upchurch.

Pallbearers were Bill Davis, Larry Mason, Max Crabtree, Charles Kennedy, Ricky McDonald, Doug Maynord, Kelly Coleman, and Mike Ledbetter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Young Life or to First Baptist Youth Group.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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