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WILTHA LEE COFFMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Wiltha Lee Coffman, 67, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Jim Blankenship officiating.

Mrs. Coffman died Tuesday, October 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of Hilham Church of Christ.

Born April 28, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Occ and Hattie Ann (Haney) Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Randall Glenn Coffman; three brothers, Estel Allen, M.J. Allen, and Leonard Allen; two sisters, Dimple Coffman and Lassie Pryor; and a grandson, Stephen Albert Coffman.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Coffman of Hilham; two sons, Barry Coffman and Larry Coffman and his wife, Sherri, all of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Diane Dale of Hilham; a son-in-law, James Dale of Hilham; two brothers, Bob Allen and Clifton "Doc" Allen, both of Hilham; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Allen, Leon Gillentine, Carson Gillentine, Bud Coffman, Roger Hall, and Gerstel Taylor.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ETHEL JEAN HAMILTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Jean Hamilton, 81, of Celina, were conducted Saturday, October 16, 2004, at Free Hill Church of Christ.

Burial was in Free Hill Cemetery with Bro. Lamar Davis officiating.

Mrs. Hamilton died Monday, October 11 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She worked at OshKosh in Celina for many years and retired in 1984. She was a member of Free Hill Church of Christ, Clay County Council of FCE, and Bright Smile.

Born October 22, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Adline (Hamilton) Garrett.

Survivors include her husband, Owens Hamilton of Celina; a son, Edward Louis Hamilton; and three daughters, Thelma Andrews and Naomi Johnson, both of Nashville, and Mary Bartlett of Celina.

Pallbearers were Robert Al Bailey, Billy Hamilton, Bobby Will, Jerry Bartlett, William Spears, and Danny Williams.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Celina. (C)

 

RASSIE ANNIE (WALKER) HAMMOCK
Funeral services for Mrs. Rassie Annie (Walker) Hammock, 80, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2004, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

Burial was in Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery with Bro. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mrs. Hammock died Tuesday, October 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Highland Baptist Church.

Born December 17, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Bertie (Stout) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Hammock; a step-son, Hollis Hammock; two sisters, Fannie Brown and Ova Copeland; and two infant brothers, Doyle Walker and Earl Walker.

Survivors include two brothers, Alvin Walker of Livingston and P.J. Walker of Rickman; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were J.E. Walker, Clifford Walker, Chris Cantrell, Bobby McDougle, Steve Lancaster, Jimmy Gunnels, and Pat Norris.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHLOE (CONNER) HARVEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Chloe (Conner) Harvey, 94, of Anderson, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2004, at Free Communion Church of Christ.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery with Bro. Glen Ledbetter and Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating.

Mrs. Harvey died Saturday, October 9 in Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ.

Born January 23, 1910, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Annabelle (Reeder) Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Harvey; a son, Noel Ray Harvey; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie Harvey of Anderson; a brother, Johnny Conner of Gamaliel, KY; two sisters, Lura Clark of Canton, OH, and Idabella Thomas of Antioch, CA; 5 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jim Harvey, Tim Harvey, Chris Harvey, Kevin Harvey, Lonnie Conner, and Jerry Morrow.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DELLA MAE MACE
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Mae Mace, 88, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Edward Todd officiating.

Mrs. Mace died Sunday, October 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and attended Hilham Church of God.

Born April 20, 1916, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Titus and Louisa (Greenwood) Hammock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Arlin Mace; two sons, Roy Mace and Junior Mace; two daughters, Thelma Jean Mace and Bonnie Mace; four brothers, Thomas Hammock, Elmer Hammock, Mitchell Hammock, and Bea Hammock; three sisters, Florence Hammock, Iva Hammock, and Annie Boles; a grandson, Sherman Sevier; three great-great grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Wilburn Sevier and Donnie Hamilton.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Mace and his wife, Clairce, of Watertown, William "Bill" Mace of Cookeville, and Lonnie Mace of Hilham; five daughters, Ruth Dillon and her husband, Clyde, Velma Cox, and Norma Hamilton and her husband, Joe Lee, all of Hilham, Jean Sevier and her husband, Mike, of Lebanon, and Linda Sevier of Brush Creek; a daughter-in-law, Wilma (Mace) Caufer; two brothers, Luther Hammock of Hilham and Arvil Hammock of Celina; a sister, Ova Barlow of Hilham; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Mace, Frankie Mace, Joey Tidwell, Scottie Hamilton, Jamie Flowers, and Jackie Sevier.

Bruce Webb and Jim Cardani served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LARRY B. MATHIS
Funeral services for Mr. Larry B. Mathis, 43, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2004, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Burial was in Hunter Family Cemetery in Bloomington Springs with Bro. Myron Greer officiating.

Mr. Mathis died Wednesday, October 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a long battle with leukemia. He was the owner of Color Craft Custom Painting Company.

Born November 5, 1960, in Putnam County, he was the son of David Mathis of Cookeville and the late Pat (Hunter) Mathis. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Davey Mathis; and his maternal grandparents, Laurance Hunter and Vera Hunter.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Melissa (Anderson) Mathis; three children, Cortney Mathis and Nicholas Mathis of Cookeville and Amanda Tara Mathis of Jackson County; his step-mother, Pat Mathis of Cookeville; a sister, Debbie Little of Cookeville; two half-brothers, Kenneth Mathis of Cookeville and Richard Mathis of Ohio; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Barbara Anderson of Rickman; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Melody and Joey Williams of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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