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Archives 1-12-2005

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CATHLINE (YOUNG) BROWN
Funeral services for Ms. Cathline (Young) Brown, 70, of Crossville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery with Rev. Comer McGuire officiating.

Ms. Brown died Friday, January 7 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She was a factory worker, a farmer, and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.

Born August 30, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Stella (Cantrell) Young of Crossville and the late John Young. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lee Brown; a brother, John Young Jr.; and a sister, Betty Sue Young.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Mance Brown of Cookeville; a daughter, Pat Copeland of Rickman; three sisters, Jeannie Matthews of Anderson, Geneva Miller of Rickman, and Rebecca Bivens of Crossville; five grandchildren, Aleshia Clark and Mitch Copeland, both of Rickman, Mindy Mitchell of Arlington, VA, and Terrence Brown and Lacy Brown, both of Cookeville; and two great grandchildren, Logan Clark and Leah-Kate Clark, both of Rickman.

Pallbearers were Mitch Copeland, Terrence Brown, Mike Miller, Charles Tinch, Jimmy Lee Young, David Young, Roger Young, Robert Young, Charles Young, Meredith Norris, and Jeremy Norris.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EUGENE GARRETT
Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Garrett, 72, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, January 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a cemetery worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born January 17, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Jim Harris and Myrtle (Williams) Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Garrett and Thomas Garrett; and a sister, Kathleen Thompson.

Survivors include a son, Roy Garrett of Lebanon; a daughter, Regina Garrett of Cookeville; a brother, Kenneth Garrett of Rickman; and two sisters, Irene Garrett of Livingston and Jean Rose of Barboursville, WV.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LETCHER GARRISON
Funeral services for Mr. Letcher Garrison, 89, of Monterey, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Elmer McCowan officiating.

Mr. Garrison died Monday, January 10 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was retired from Delco Products in Dayton, OH.

Born December 17, 1914, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Dee and Rose (Wilson) Garrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Mary (Pippin) Garrison.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Garrison of Dalton, GA; five daughters, Lozena Looper and Delma Randolph, both of Monterey, Maudean Ritchie of Byrdstown, Jenean Ridley and her husband, Grover, of Tunnell Hill, GA, and Barbara Jewell Tidwell of Dayton, OH; a brother, Tom Garrison of Crossville; a sister, Arlie Dee Deck of Algood; 20 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 34 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

MILDRED (MOODY) HURST
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred (Moody) Hurst, 46, of Pall Mall, were conducted at noon Wednesday, December 29, 2004, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown.

Burial was in Taylor Place Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Duncan and Bro. Mike Allen officiating.

Mrs. Hurst died Friday, December 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been an administrative assistant at Seagant Industries in Fairband, CA.

Born October 9, 1958, in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Charlene (Vance) Hurst. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sadie Louise Hurst; two brothers, Kenneth Hurst and Roy Lee Hurst; a half-brother, Floyd Hurst; and a half-sister, Betty Jean Privett.

Survivors include seven sisters, Peggy Trowbridge and her husband, Ron, Shirley Hurst, and Nancy Hurst, all of Jamestown, Mary Lou Franklin and her husband, L.D., of Livingston, Judy Winningham of Indianapolis, IN, and Pat Hurst-Harrigan and her husband, Jim, and Vicky Hurst and Mark Livingston, all of Los Angeles, CA; three brothers, Jack Hurst and Luke Hurst, both of Los Angeles, and Marty Hurst of Jamestown; an aunt, Mildred Vance of Rockwood; and a special friend, Jackson York of Pall Mall.

Pallbearers were Donnie Price, Mark Cravens, Randall King, Jimmy Hood, Joe Bertram, and Sam Pennycuff.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bob Trowbridge, L.D. Franklin, Mike Farmer, Charles McGrail, Tommy Doss, Kenny York, Brandon LaRue, Phillip LaRue, Don Wright, and Robert Winningham.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home. (C)

 

TIMMY RAY MELTON
Funeral services for Mr. Timmy Ray Melton, 44, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Melton died Wednesday, January 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a factory worker and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, and just being with his son, Travis, and watching him grow up.

Born February 17, 1960, in Overton County, he was the son of Johnnie and Vonda (Fletcher) Melton of Allons.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Phoenicia Ray Melton of Allons; a son, Travis Ray Melton of Allons; three brothers, Tracy Melton and Kenny Melton, both of Allons, and John Melton of Livingston; two sisters, Christie Melton of Allons and Tina Melton of Monroe; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Randy Vaughn, Corey Vaughn, Terry Fletcher, Matthew Sidwell, Jack Melton, and Allan Mabrey.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JASON O'NEIL SPEARS
Funeral services for Mr. Jason O'Neil Spears, 28, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Celina.

Mr. Spears died Thursday, January 6 at Cumberland River Hospital. Born May 12, 1976, in Burkesville, KY, he was the son of Curtis Spears of Burkesville and Darlene (Westmoreland) Spears of Celina.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Kaniea Spears of Nashville; three brothers, William Spears, John Spears, and Matthew Spears, all of Celina; a sister, Carol Spears of Celina; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Tracy Mills, Chris Mills, Rex A. Short, Steven Breedlove, John Watkins, and Jackie Spears.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

TOMMIE "BUDDY" THRASHER
Funeral services for Mr. Tommie "Buddy" Thrasher, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro. Ken Collins and Bro. Jerry Johnson officiating.

Mr. Thrasher died Wednesday, January 5 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a heavy-equipment operator in road construction and a member of Willow Grove Church of Christ.

Born November 27, 1936, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Willie and Dorothy (Stover) Thrasher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hollis Thrasher; and a sister, Waudine Mabrey.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Thrasher of the Heard Ridge Community; a son, Joe Lee Thrasher and his wife, Lesia, of Heard Ridge; a brother, Elmo Thrasher of Jamestown; a sister, Linda Garrett of Jamestown; and three grandchildren, Stefanie Thrasher, Brad Thrasher, and Brent Thrasher.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LAWTON TINCH
Funeral services for Rev. Lawton Tinch, 80, of Twinton, and formerly of Shiloh, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Eddie Hargis officiating.

Rev. Tinch died Saturday, January 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was retired from General Motors in Anderson, IN, and was an ordained minister in the Freewill Baptist Church.

Born March 16, 1924, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie Elmer and Rhoda (Walker) Tinch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace (Brown) Tinch; a brother, Willie Tinch; and three sisters, Emma Jean Monroe, Earlene Brown, and Beulah Hale.

Survivors include his wife, Josie (Taylor) Tinch of Twinton; a son, Harlon Tinch and his wife, Nancy, of Hanging Limb; a daughter, Patricia Gillum and her husband, Don, of Anderson, IN; a brother, Paul Tinch of Middletown, IN; and two sisters, Barbara Nell Enochs of Muncie, IN, and Alene Dickens of Cookeville.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOHNNIE MAE VAUGHN
Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Mae Vaughn, 70, of the Anderson Community near Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery with Rev. Delmer McCowan and Rev. James Phillips officiating.

Mrs. Vaughn died Friday, January 7 at her home. She had worked with L.B.J.&C. Corporation as coordinator of Monterey Head Start and had been director of Monterey Senior Citizens Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as clerk, secretary, and treasurer.

Born April 17, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Birdie McKinley and Ollie Octavia (Phillips) King.

Survivors include her husband, James Vaughn of the Anderson Community; a son, Randall Vaughn and his wife, Carla, of the Anderson Community; three daughters, Judy Romines and her husband, Bill, of Shady Grove, Vicki McDonald and her husband, Steve, of Cookeville, and Verita Ellis of Monterey; and a brother, Omer King of Nashville.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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