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Archives 4-20-2005

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LILLIE MARTHA ABNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Martha Abner, 92, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Hutchinson officiating.

Burial was in West Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Abner died Saturday, April 9 at Masters Health Care Center.

Born March 30, 1913, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pluma Maxwell Eller Henley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Abner; a son, James Thomas Abner Sr.; 3 brothers, Pat Henley, Odell Henley, and Johnny Henley; and 3 sisters, Ruby Lowe, Helen Johnson, and Etta Choate.

Survivors include a sister, Reba Benson of Florida; 2 granddaughters, Angelia Cooper and her husband, Tim, of Cookeville and Tonya Moore and her husband, Chris, of Sparta; a grandson, Tom Abner Jr. and his wife, Trish, of Cookeville; 6 great grandchildren, Steven Carew, Tara Abner, Toshya Abner, Matthew Abner, Kanzadie Moore, and Kayla Moore; and a great-great grandchild, Alexis Abner.

Pallbearers were Tom Abner Jr., Matthew Abner, Chris Moore, Donald Cooper, Jeff Moore, and Matt Sullivan.

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

 

GRACE (COPELAND) BILBREY
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace (Copeland) Bilbrey, 106, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Brunson officiating.

Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey died Tuesday, April 12 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, and a charter member of Overton County Women's Democrat Club.

Born February 14, 1899, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Maywood E. and Loretta (Keisling) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Bilbrey; a son, Ronald Bilbrey; 5 brothers, Harold Copeland, Carl Copeland, John Copeland, Joe Copeland, and Paul Copeland; and a sister, Eunice Spurrier.

Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Stonecipher of Charlotte, NC; a daughter-in-law, Betty Sue Bilbrey of Sparta; a brother, Lucian Copeland of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Anita Ashley of Columbia, SC, Dale Bilbrey of Sparta, and David Bilbrey of Nashville; and 4 great grandchildren, Brooks Lane, Will Ashley, Derrick Bilbrey, and Dalton Bilbrey.

Pallbearers were Dale Bilbrey, David Bilbrey, Jack Lynn, Joe Harris Copeland, Horace Copeland, and Bill Rysella.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

VOLA LOU CLOUSE
Funeral services for Mrs. Vola Lou Clouse, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Denton Ramsey officiating.

Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Clouse died Saturday, April 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Holladay Church of Christ.

Born January 10, 1925, in Baxter, she was the daughter of the late Luther J. and Ettie (Herren) Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Clouse; a brother, Thurman Randolph; a sister, Lydia Stewart; and an infant sister, Lola Randolph.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary Linda Clouse of Rickman and Phillip and Linda Clouse of Monroe; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Annette and Terry Flatt and Pat Clouse, all of Cookeville; a brother and 2 sisters-in-law, Ted and Eunetta Randolph and Mary Randolph, all of Baxter; 5 grandchildren, Teresa Redden, Amy Conner, David Clouse, James Clouse, and Ashton Clouse; and 8 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Clouse's family served as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judd Cemetery Fund in care of Sue Neal, treasurer, at Holladay Church of Christ.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

BESSIE McCLOUD
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie McCloud, 65, of the Anderson community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in Phillips Cemetery.

Mrs. McCloud died Tuesday, April 12 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a factory worker and attended Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 7, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Cordell and Rachel (Phillips) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sons, Royce McCloud, Michael McCloud, and Gregory McCloud.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. McCloud of Monterey; 5 sons, Dennis McCloud, Tommy McCloud, Keith McCloud, Scottie McCloud, and Eddie McCloud, all of Monterey; a daughter, Deborah Burke of Monterey; a brother, Lonnie Harris of Monterey; 3 sisters, Mary Poston and Christine Farley, both of Monterey, and Jerlene Bumbalough of Sparta; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

HALLIE T. NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie T. Norrod, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Marvin Saylors officiating.

Burial was in Archie Bald Qualls Cemetery in Dry Hollow.

Mrs. Norrod died Sunday, April 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 24, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sara Malinda May (Danner) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Hollis Thompson, Arnold Thompson, and Archie Dee Thompson; and 4 sisters, Nellie Maynard, Elise Thompson, Elizabeth Norrod, and Velma Thompson.

Survivors include her husband, F.B. Norrod of Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Floyd Bruce and Anita Norrod of Rickman; 2 daughters, Carol Janice Norrod of Rickman and Malinda Steele of Ft. Gaines, GA; a grandson, Michael Bruce Norrod of Rickman; and 2 granddaughters, Stacie Rene Stockton of Albany, GA, and Angela Rae Stockton of Statesboro, GA.

Pallbearers were Jerry Norrod, Samuel Norrod, Jimmy Thompson, Randall Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Stanley Thompson, Timmy Thompson, and Wayne Krantz.

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

 

WILLIAM FRED REEDER
Funeral services for Mr. William Fred Reeder, 66, of Nashville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mr. Reeder died Friday, April 15 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. He was an insurance agent and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born August 12, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Clarvess Franklin and Nellie V. Kyle Reeder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mayford Reeder.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy; 4 brothers, Sherlie Reeder of Madison, John Reeder and Marshall Reeder, both of Nashville, and Bill Reeder of Houston, TX; and 2 sisters, Betty Bowman of Livingston and Charlene Sisco of Madison.

Pallbearers were Tim Stephens, Robert Holman, Max Crabtree, Ray Stewart, Bruce Ledford, and Donald Burroughs.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

REX CLEVA RUBLE
Funeral services for Mr. Rex Cleva Ruble, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Campbell officiating.

Burial was in Hoover Cemetery.

Mr. Ruble died Tuesday, April 12 at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a Merchant Marine and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Born May 2, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Prilla (Copeland) Ruble. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Kenneth Ruble, Royce Ruble, and Trueman Ruble; and a sister, Jewel Denton.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Callie Mick Bowman and Kedna Jones, both of Livingston, and Emily Ferrell of Anderson, IN; and several nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Mick, Lee Mick, Chris Ray, Rodney Mick, Ryan Mick, Tony Mick, and Eric Mick.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

JOYCE SAVAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Savage, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Steven Moore officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery.

Mrs. Savage died Wednesday, April 13 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville.

Born March 6, 1940, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Rosetta (Cobb) Wright of Cookeville and the late Travis Wright.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Harry Savage of Cookeville; a son, Rickey Brown of Cookeville; 3 step-children, Michael Savage, Matt Savage, and Sheryl, all of Ohio; 2 brothers, James Wright of Ohio and Elmer Ray Wright of Cookeville; a sister, Janet Sears of Ohio; her mother-in-law, Netta Moyer of Ohio; 2 granddaughters, Nicole Lynn Eldridge and Christina Brown; a grandson, Travis Joe Brown; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Daniel Wright, Ray Wright, Darrey Wright, David Wright, Tony Morgan, and Travis Brown.

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

 

CORA (BOWMAN) TUDOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora (Bowman) Tudor, 81, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Kirby officiating.

Burial was in Mineral Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Tudor died Wednesday, April 13 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 3, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Ann (Vaughn) Phipps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe B. Bowman; her second husband, Lloyd Tudor; a son, James Harold Bowman; a daughter, Carrie Hite; 2 brothers, John Phipps and Clarence Phipps; and 4 sisters, Myrtle Ray, Leva Looper Holiman, Auda Harris, and Martha Garrison Gaw.

Survivors include 4 sisters, Oda Pugh and Ina Stephens, both of Monterey, and Letha Phillips and Delta Warren, both of Anderson, IN; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM R. "BILL" WHITE
Funeral services for Mr. William R. "Bill" White, 50, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in White Cemetery.

Mr. White died Saturday, April 9 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. He was a mechanic at Rudy's Farm in Nashville.

Born March 12, 1955, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Shirley White and Edith Fassnacht. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, R.C. White and J.B. White.

Survivors include 3 sons, Toby White and Josh White, both of Livingston, and Richard White of Jamestown; a step-son, Johnny Dye of Nashville; 2 step-daughters, Brandy Brown and Rebecca Dye, both of Hilham; 4 brothers, W.B. White of Monroe, Butch Fassnacht and George Fassnacht, both of Akron, OH, and Robert Fassnacht of Manchester, OH; 7 sisters, Alta B. Wilson of Rickman, Joyce Melton of Monroe, Diane Morrison, Bonnie Foster, and Joann Cooper, all of Akron, Jean Sells of Taylor's Crossroads, and Ann Warner of Caldwell, OH; and 8 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Pat Smith, Josh Brown, Donnie White, Kenny Brown, Brandon Burks, and Ronald Winningham.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Billy White, John Phillips, Cole White, Justin White, and Nathan White.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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