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Archives 04-16-2005


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ROBERT E. BEATTY
Funeral services for Mr. Robert E. Beatty, 86, of Trotwood, OH, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, from the chapel of Terebinski-Jennings Funeral Home in Tipp City, OH, with Rev. Thurman Murphy and Rev. Mike Stokes officiating.

Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Beatty died Monday, April 4 at his home. He worked at the Chrysler Corporation for 30 years, and had been retired for 24 years. He was a member of Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association Chapter 7, Masonic Lodge 147, and First Dayton Freewill Baptist Church for 53 years, where he was an ordained deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Born January 20, 1919, in Livingston, he was the son of Ogle and Winnie (Norrod) Beaty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Luther Beaty, O.T. Beaty, Benton Beaty, and Lester Beaty; and a sister, Christine Hinkle.

Survivors include his wife of more than 61 years, Sarah Vesta (Stockton) Beatty of Trotwood; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Mary Beatty of Arcanum, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Johnson of Centerville, OH; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Jean Beaty and Willie and Verta Beaty; 6 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Grace Morgan, Sadie Vaughn, Hazel and Al Reifert, Betty Norris, Flora and Dallas Walker, and Louise and Ernest Matheny; 3 grandchildren, Duncan and Ashley Beatty, Derek and Monica Beatty, and Cara and Robert Settle; 2 great grandchildren, Laynie Marie Beatty and Colton Beatty; and several nephews, nieces, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, OH.

Special care provided by Terebinski-Jennings Funeral Home. (P)

 

RAY BROWN
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Brown, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday, April 5 at his home. A retired coal miner and a United States Navy veteran, he was of the Baptist faith.

Born January 17, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Shirley and Nora (Stout) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Horton; and four sisters, Marie Shelton, Lucille Copeland, Pauline Brown, and Lois Connelly.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Brown of Crossville; 4 daughters, Shirley Norrod of Mayland, Joyce Cantrell of Dalton, GA, and Brenda Harris and Missy Hall, both of Crossville; 2 brothers, Gordon Brown of Antioch and Gene Brown of Monterey; 2 sisters, Ida Randolph of Mayland and Irene Hargis of Crossville; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a special friend, Betty Oakley.

Pallbearers were Dee Baisley, Jason Cherry, Dewayne Norrod, Tony Connelly, Steve Oakley, and Jimmy Ray Horton Jr.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Austin Higgins, Roy Pennington, and Randall Bilbrey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOSALYNN LEIGH CROSS
Funeral services for Josalynn Leigh Cross, 4 months-old, of Anderson, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, from the chapel of Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

Josalynn passed away at St. John's Health System in Anderson on Thursday, April 7, 2005, after a sudden illness.

Born November 22, 2004, in Anderson, she was the daughter of Mark Cross and Bridgette Condon of Anderson.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Mark Cross Jr. of Anderson; grandparents, Brian and Carla Condon and Kevin and Ruth Cross, all of Anderson; great grandparents, Earl and Veachel Cantrell, formerly of Overton County, Judy Collins and Keith Condon, and Eunice and Elmer Gray, all of Anderson; great-great grandparents, Avon Cantrell, formerly of Overton County, and Pete and Lorene Mroz, all of Anderson, Latta Copeland of the Allred community in Overton County; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.

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

 

THURMAN M. "COTTON" EDMONDS SR.
Graveside services for Mr. Thurman M. "Cotton" Edmonds Sr., 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mr. Edmonds died Thursday, April 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Tennessee Tech University and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born August 2, 1925, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Rufus and Gooliey (Wilson) Edmonds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Edmonds; a sister, Gladys Barnes; and 2 granddaughters, Christy Renee Key and Chelsea Lynn Edmonds.

Survivors include his wife, Olene Edmonds of Livingston; 2 sons, Thurman Edmonds Jr. of Cookeville and Ronald Glen Edmonds of Livingston; 5 daughters, Brenda Sue Porter, Caren Gail Young, Emma Nell Navarro, and Shannon Edmonds, all of Livingston, and Wanda Rich of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a step-great grandchild; and a special friend, Laurie Hill of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Chris Cantrell, Glen Edmonds, Donnie Wright, Aaron Key Jr., Jason Rich, and Scott Hamilton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CORDIE (BROWN) NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Cordie (Brown) Norrod, 87, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Austin Flowers officiating.

Burial was in Grant Norrod Cemetery.

Mrs. Norrod died Thursday, April 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Oak Dale Baptist Church.

Born June 19, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Davis and Nancy (Copeland) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.G. Norrod; an infant son; a daughter, Eva Ruth Norrod; 4 brothers, Orville Brown, Homer Brown, Ray Brown, and Carver Brown; and 3 sisters, Dimple Beasley, Beulah Jones, and Lois Wright.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Helen Norrod and Bill and Ann Norrod, all of Monroe; a daughter, Carolyn Peterman of Livingston; 2 sisters, Dean Fredericks of Rickman and Lucille Hibbard of Battle Creek, MI; 5 grandchildren, Jeff Norrod and Sherry Blakely, both of Monroe, Sheila Norrod of Cookeville, Billy Joe Norrod of Livingston, and Wendy Peterman of Ringgold, GA; and 6 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harry Fredricks, Bob Larner, Jeff Norrod, Billy Joe Norrod, Steve Robbins, and Ethan Norrod.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joel Upton, Jim Hull, Larry Hull, Richard Hull, Junior Todd, David Todd, James Norrod, Havel Davis, Melvin Norrod, Donald Norrod, Gerald Norrod, Colby Norrod, and Sawyer Robbins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

J.Q. ROBBINS
Funeral services for Mr. J.Q. Robbins, 81, of Battle Creek, MI, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, from the chapel of Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home with Rev. Karen A. Tompkins officiating.

Burial was in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Robbins died Friday, April 8 at his home. He served in the United States Army during World War II and moved to Battle Creek in 1952. He was employed at the Texaco service station located on Capital Avenue, NE, for several years and retired from Barney's Glass Service in 1985.He was a life-time member of VFW Post 565 and enjoyed traveling to Florida and repairing cars.

He and his wife attended Birchwood United Methodist Church.

Born June 4, 1923, in Livingston, he was the son of the late Zora Brown and Shirley and Nora Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Christine Robbins in 1998; a twin brother, M.J. Robbins; and a half-brother, Clifford Brown.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie E. Robbins of Battle Creek; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley K. and Robert Strunk of Battle Creek; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to a group of the contributer's choice.

To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www. farleyestesdowdle.com.

Special care provided by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. (P)

 

BONNIE V. (FINLEY) SELLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie V. (Finley) Sells, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Sells died Friday, April 8 at her daughter's home. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Born February 16, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Milton and Loretta Lucas Alto Deck Finley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Haskell Sells; and an infant son.

Survivors include 2 sons, Ronnie Sells of Livingston and Larry Sells of Madison; 3 daughters, Juda Benson of Nashville, Janice Gore of Maryville, and Janie Norris of Livingston; a sister, Anna B. Countess of Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WARDREY EUGENE SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Wardrey Eugene Smith, 66, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch, Rev. Donald Fossey, and Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating.

Burial was in Jim Lottie Smith Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, April 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a furniture factory worker and a member of Senior Friends and Woodmen of the World. He attended Ruth Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Born September 5, 1938, in Pickett County, he was the son of Beulah (Lacy) Smith of Byrdstown and the late Ward Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Lynn Smith; and 2 brothers, Douglas McArthur Smith and Howard Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Kathleen Smith of Livingston; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Edith Smith of Livingston and Charles E. and Joyce Smith of Byrdstown; 2 sisters, Fay and Andrew "Spud" Parsons of Monroe and June Daily of Byrdstown; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Greg Parsons, Tim Smith, Wardrey Smith, Phillip Smith, Travis Wills, and Scott Parsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Jim Lottie Smith Cemetery Fund through Union Bank & Trust.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

LORETTA CARROLL STONE
Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta Carroll Stone, 72, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating.

Burial was in John H. Stone Cemetery.

Mrs. Stone died Thursday, March 31 at Cumberland River Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Bethany Church of Christ.

Born October 24, 1932, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Mattie Lou (Taylor) Carroll. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Carroll.

Survivors include her husband, Wade T. Stone of Celina; a son, Eric Stone of Cookeville; a daughter, Suzanne Stone of Celina; 2 brothers, Taylor Carroll of Westland, MI, and Wiley Carroll of Hohenwald; 2 sisters, Mary Ruth Walker and Flora Meredith, both of Hohenwald; and a granddaughter, Amber Elizabeth Stone of Celina.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Miller, Glen Stone, Joe Harran, Andrew Keisling, and Larry Walker.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

MAUDIE LOU WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Lou Walker, 81, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Kenneth Westmoreland officiating.

Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker died Friday, April 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born October 30, 1923, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Artie Bell (Testament) Savage. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jewelene Walker; and a brother, Claude Savage.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cathy Walker of Celina; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jayrene and Mitchell Davis and Aileen and Darrell Pennington, all of Celina; 2 brothers, Charlie Edward Savage of Celina and Willie Opal Savage of Indianapolis, IN; a granddaughter, Lisa Davis; a great grandson, Ethan Shrock; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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