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Archives 11-24-2004

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MAGGIE ALMA BENSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Alma Benson, 99, of Greenwood, IN, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Bilbrey Cemetery with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Mrs. Benson died Wednesday, November 17 in Greenwood. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

Born October 27, 1905, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Adelia Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harlin Gaston Benson; three sons, Charles Arnold Benson, Kenneth Leroy Benson, and Edward Deloy Benson; a brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Harlin McCoy Benson of Indianapolis, IN; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Bilbrey, Kenneth Bilbrey, Lewis Davison, R.D. Stout, Darren Stout, and Wesley Stout.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MICHELLE (COLWELL) BERRYMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Michelle (Colwell) Berryman, 35, of Alexandria, IN, and formerly of the Vines Ridge Community in Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery with Rev. Steve Garrett and Rev. Mike Kirby officiating.

Mrs. Berryman died Thursday, November 18 at her home in Alexandria. She was a homemaker.

Born July 6, 1969, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Terry and Carolyn (Garrett) Colwell of the Vines Ridge Community.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Eric Berryman of Alexandria; a daughter, Chasity Berryman of Alexandria; and two sisters, Melissa Ledbetter and Misty Colwell, both of the Vines Ridge Community.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Chasity Berryman Fund at Huntington National Bank, 101 South Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN 46001.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

THELMA DEAN BOLES
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Dean Boles, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Eugene McCowan and Rev. Darrek Copeland officiating.

Mrs. Boles died Friday, November 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a school custodian and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 12, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Osco and Lena (Turner) Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William "Buck" McCormick and William Ward Walker.

Survivors include her husband, Kirby Boles of Livingston; a son, Steve Boles of Dallas, GA; two daughters, Karen Gail Murphy and her husband, Richard, of Livingston, and Vickie Hudelston and her husband, Foress, of Cookeville; six sisters, Lucille Linder, Betty J. Hensley, and Wilma York, all of Livingston, Nell Parker of Chattanooga, Billie Smith of Alpine, and Barbara Walker of Byrdstown; and three grandchildren, Darren Murphy, Katie Beth Murphy, and Kim Boles.

Pallbearers were Doug Cooper, Gary Cooper, David Cooper, Keith Linder, Jimmy Shoemake, and Shane Shoemake.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SAVAGE BOLES JR.
Funeral services for Mr. Savage Boles Jr., 81, of Wilder, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard, was in Honey Springs Cemetery with Rev. David Harris officiating.

Mr. Boles died Wednesday, November 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner and an Army veteran of World War II, at which time he saw action in North Africa, Italy, Germany, France, and Austria.

Born September 3, 1923, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Savage and Nicie Katherine (Smith) Boles.

Survivors include his wife, Carlene (Lewis) Boles of Wilder; a son, Tommy Boles of Clarkrange; a daughter, Carolyn Looper and her husband, Stanley, of the Love Joy Community; three sisters, Ruby Malicote of LaFollette, Lecta Stephens of Dayton, OH, and Sue Bowden of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Jason Looper, Corey Looper, Jessica Phillips, and Laura Beth Boles; and three great grandchildren, Heather, Alaz, and Hunter.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

TALMADGE RAY "PUD" CARR
Memorial services for Mr. Talmadge Ray "Pud" Carr, 90, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Carr died Wednesday, November 17 at his home. He was a retired plumber and electrician with Speck Brothers Hardware, a member of the Church of Christ, and a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.

Born August 30, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Millard and Emma (Gentry) Carr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ora (Thrasher) Carr; five brothers, Haskel Carr, Albert Carr, Fowler Carr, Kenneth Carr, and Howard Carr; and three sisters, Nannie Mae Qualls, Dessie Langford, and Carrie Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Keen) Carr of Livingston; a son, Jerry Carr of Livingston; a daughter, Donna Young and her husband, David, of Crossville; three step-daughters, Rose Key and Zelma Ferrell, both of Hilham, and Barbara Stevens of Brentwood; a half-brother, George Carr of Crossville; four grandchildren, Sara Young, Jade Young, Wesley Carr, and Whitney Carr; several step-great grandchildren; several step-great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Green, Tommy Carr, Donald Carr, Earl Qualls, James Bilbrey, and Raymond Bilbrey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

KARA ADALENE CHOATE
Funeral services for Mrs. Kara Adalene Choate, 81, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Wirmingham Cemetery with Rev. Randy Thompkins and Rev. Paul Stringer officiating.

Mrs. Choate died Monday, November 15 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of First United Penticostal Church.

Born May 27, 1923, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ora Catherine (Garrett) Huckeby.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Choate of Monroe; two sons, Dale Choate and his wife, Virginia, of Cookeville and Myles Choate and his wife, Jackie, of Monroe; four daughters, Brenda Derryberry and her husband, Lanny, of Akron, OH, Deanna Giles of Stockbridge, MI, Debra Cooper and her husband, Jerry, of Livingston, and Teresa Rector and her husband, Donald, of Cookeville; five sisters, Lois Lee of Hilham, Doris Clenney of St. Louis, MO, Lorene Berry of Bethalto, IL; Thelma Breeding of Monroe; and Peggy Smith of the Oak Grove Community of Pickett County; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Derryberry, Jordy Choate, Jeremy Rector, Tracy Milsaps, Jim Calder, and Jason Calder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

PICOLA DEAN DAVIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Picola Dean Davis, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mrs. Davis died Monday, November 15 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a housewife and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Born October 31, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Nola (Bilbrey) Matthews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl V. Davis; and a brother, Clyde Matthews.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Maberry and her husband, Curt, of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Peggy Matthews of Mt. Juliet; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Carl Lowe, Larry Gunnels, Bobby Matthews, Jeff Davis, Bobby McCoin, and David Dorminey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANGELA KAY GARRETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Kay Garrett, 39, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2004, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, November 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born October 8, 1965, in Davidson County, she was the daughter of John Warner Halsell of Livingston and Linda Hawkins of Cookeville.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Jared Holman of Cookeville; three sisters, Pamela Ledbetter of Rickman, Jenell Mann of Sparta, and Catrina Taylor of Indiana; and her fiancˇ, Kent Bilbrey of Algood.

Pallbearers were Jared Holman, Justin Holman, Robbie Pennington, James Ledbetter, Kenny Clark, and Kirby Clark.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GERALDINE (WELLS) GREENWOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine (Wells) Greenwood, 76, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004, at Paran United Methodist Church in Cookeville.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery with Bro. David Sauer and Bro. J. Glea Shelley officiating.

Mrs. Greenwood died Thursday, November 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Paran United Methodist Church.

Born June 22, 1928, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mildred (Maynard) Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Greenwood; and a brother, Douglas Wells.

Survivors include her husband, Sam H. Greenwood of Cookeville; a son, Sam Douglas Greenwood and his wife, Judy, of Cookeville; a brother, Howard Wells and his wife, Betty, of Rickman; a sister, Frances Means and her husband, J.C., of Battle Creek, MI; three sisters-in-law, Virgie Mae Greenwood, Mildred (Greenwood) Jarvis, and Betty Wells, all of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Sam G. Greenwood and his wife, Regina, and Angelia Stamps and her husband, David; and five great grandchildren, Amber Greenwood, Samantha Greenwood, Sam J. Greenwood, Jacob Stamps, and baby Austin Stamps.

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

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)

 

HOWARD KENNETH PARSONS
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Kenneth Parsons, 80, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2004, at Oak Dale Baptist Church in Monroe.

Burial was in Bethsadia Cemetery with Nolan Cantrell, Robert Wright, and Travis Simpson officiating.

Mr. Parsons died Thursday, November 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born November 30, 1923, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Lillian (Hicks) Parsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Parsons and Glen "Doc" Parsons; and a grandson, Ben Norrod.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Parsons of Monroe; a son, Danny K. Parsons of Mt. Juliet; two daughters, Louise Matthews of Livingston and Sherry Cooper of Monroe; two step-sons, Jerry Choate and David Davis, both of Monroe; two step-daughters, Virginia Kloc of Livingston and Rebecca Williams of Monroe; two brothers, Pete Parsons of Nashville and Andrew "Spud" Parsons of Monroe; and a sister, Wilma King of Monroe.

Mr. Parsons' grandsons served as pallbearers.

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

 

GEORGE THOMAS POTEET
Mr. George Thomas Poteet, 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, was called to Heaven on Friday, November 12, 2004.

Mr. Poteet was born in Algood on August 31, 1932, to the late Sam Denton and Berilla (Holladay) Poteet. His brothers, Robert Poteet and Sam H. Poteet, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Ruth (Gooch) Poteet; three devoted children, Debbie Poteet, Penny Poteet, and Phillip Poteet; four adoring grandchildren, Molly Poteet, Madelyn Poteet, Thomas J. Poteet, and Burke Carey; a son-in-law, Chris Carey; a daughter-in-law, Emy; a brother, John Poteet; a sister, Doris Alford; and several nieces and nephews.

George and Betty were married June 12, 1954, and resided in Cookeville most of his life. They were members of Cookeville First United Methodist Church and later Algood United Methodist Church. George was instrumental in the renovation of Algood United Methodist Church, which is now on the Historical National Register.

George served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After he returned from service, he attended Tennessee Tech University.

He was the owner of Poteet Insurance and Associates, Inc. in Cookeville for 20 years and was a real estate and property developer.

He retired, and he and his wife enjoyed their time camping and travelling. Later, he resumed work with Tennessee State Park system as a facility specialist in charge of all campgrounds in the State Park system. Mr. Poteet was active in many civic and community organizations such as Adjutant American Legions Post 46, Cookeville Jaycees, Cookeville Rotary Club, United Givers Fund, Upper Cumberland Boy Scouts, Big Brothers, First Aid Instructor for American Red Cross, Religious Heritage Foundation, very active in POW-MIA nationally, politically active in local and state elections, and volunteered as Santa Claus anytime he was needed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis or a charity of the donor's choice.

Special care provided by Hooper, Huddleston, & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)

 

JAMES EARL RHODES
Memorial services for Mr. James Earl Rhodes, 64, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2004, at Barnes Ridge Church of Christ with Bro. Don Lane officiating.

The family chose cremation.

Mr. Rhodes died Thursday, November 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for the Eaton Company in Barberton, OH, served in the United States Army during the 1960s, and was a member of the Barberton VFW.

Born May 4, 1940, in Roane County, WV, he was the son of the late Earl and Justine (Carpenter) Rhodes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Rhodes.

Survivors include a very special companion, Elda Ward of Monroe; a sister, Joyce J. Dinger of Barberton; special friends, Bob and Mildred Lane of Monroe; and nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

EDITH ELOISIE (ROBBINS) SMITH


Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Eloisie (Robbins) Smith, 89, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2004, from the chapel of Brown Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, November 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a homemaker who spent most of her life in Pickett County. She was a member of United Baptist Church in Gunnertown.

Born May 9, 1915, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette Brandford "Fate" and Mary Ellen (Robbins) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allard Smith; a son, Donald Smith; a brother, Cecil Robbins; and three sisters, Oshie Robbins, Vonnie Smith, and Hattie Wright.

Survivors include a son, David Smith of Nashville; three daughters, Delta Smith and her husband, Levi, of Byrdstown, Doris Copeland of Nashville, and Diana Hummel and her husband, M.B., of Anderson, IN; a brother, Kenneth Robbins of Cincinnati, OH; three sisters, Mae Baker of Byrdstown, Elise Winningham of Omaha, NE, and Delphie Smith of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other family members; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Masiongale, Gary Masiongale, Ted Masiongale, Mike Schabach, Robert Carr, Michael Maddux, and Josh Lillard.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Home. (P)

 

 

 

 

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