MARY ANN DODSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Dodson, 91, of Livingston, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Dodson Chapel United
Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Wheeler and Rev. Randy Kessler
Burial was in Dodson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Dodson died Thursday, April 21 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a housewife and a member of Dodson Chapel United Methodist
Born March 15, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late John and Celia (Loftis) Ray. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Curtis Dodson;
a daughter, Curtis Officer; a grandson, David Officer; and a great
granddaughter, Kaitlin Copeland.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Dodson of Rickman; 3 daughters,
Ida Kessler of Loris, SC, Joyce Windle of Livingston, and Barbara
Gilliam of Rickman; a step-daughter, Mary Teasley of Cookeville;
16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Dodson's grandsons, Mike Officer, Pat Officer,
Frank Heckathorn, Mark Copeland, John Copeland, Tom Windle, Ken
Dodson, and Brian Gilliam.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dodson Chapel United Methodist
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
ROBERT E. HURST SR.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert E. Hurst Sr., 72, of Allons, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2005, from the chapel of Hall
Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Mike Womack officiating.
Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery.
Mr. Hurst died Tuesday, April 19 at his home.
Born February 8, 1933, in Stafford Springs, CT, he was the son
of the late Joseph E. and Shirley (Creswell) Hurst.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie S. Hurst of Allons; 2 sons,
Robert E. Hurst Jr. of Oklahoma, and John Robbins of New Jersey;
2 daughters, Barbara Davis of Allons and Sandra Kay Gilbertson of
Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of
family and friends.
Pallbearers were Dana Emerton, Phillip Howard, Gordy Treece, Rob
Mabery, Jeff Wilson, and Toby Craft.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)
OPAL (SPURLIN) MATTHEWS
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal (Spurlin) Matthews, 84, of Crawford,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2005, from the chapel
of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Raymond Phillips and
Rev. David Harris officiating.
Burial was at Honey Springs Cemetery in Crawford.
Mrs. Matthews died Friday, April 22 at Cumberland Medical Center
in Crossville. She was a homemaker, a member of Vines Ridge Missionary
Baptist Church, and a member of Hanging Limb Senior Citizens.
Born February 20, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Charlie and Mantie (Stephens) Spurlin. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Matthews,
who passed away June 25, 1996; 2 sons, Pat Matthews and Roy Dale
Matthews; 2 brothers, Milas Spurlin and Earl Spurlin; and 2 sisters,
Alice Robbins and Virgie Guffey.
Survivors include 3 sons, James Matthews of Hanging Limb, Junior
Matthews of the Vines Ridge community, and Ricky Matthews of Cookeville;
5 daughters, Betty Jean Thompson of the Union B community, Dean
Neal, Frances Neal, and Ruth Looper, all of Monterey, and Sue Coffman
of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Ruby Roberts, Marjorie Garrett, and Iva
Spurlin, all of Monterey; a sister-in-law, Louise Dennis of Cookeville;
16 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)
JERRY D. MAYNARD
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry D. Maynard, 53, of Gallatin, will
be conducted at 2 p.m. today Wednesday, April 27, 2005, from the
chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin with Bro. H.C. Vanderpool
and Bro. Dean Eiler officiating.
Burial will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens. Mr. Maynard died Sunday,
Born in Overton County, he was the son of the late Coy and Fannie
Maynard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
3 brothers, Temon Maynard, Harold Maynard, and Leon Maynard.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Maynard of Gallatin; a daughter,
Brittaney Maynard of Gallatin; a brother, Albert Maynard of Gallatin;
and 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Shel and Bill Jones and Frances
and Marion Petty, all of Alabama, and Mary Hurt and Charlotte Brown,
both of Gallatin. Pallbearers were Joseph Hickman, Wesley Harden,
Phillip Bushman, Kevin Polston, Jeff Benson, David Brown, Josh Brown,
and David Bushman.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were the employees of Bobby Ray's
Collision Center and Miracle Ford Body Shop.
Special care provided by Alexander Funeral Home. (C)
MADGE P. THURMAN
Graveside services for Mrs. Madge P. Thurman, 85, of Celina, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Fitzgerald Cemetery
with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating.
Mrs. Thurman died Tuesday, April 19 at Clay County Manor in Celina.
Born January 17, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of
the late Ed H. and Ara (Willis) Parsons. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Esco Thurman.
Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Rocky Thurman and
Robert and Melissa Thurman, all of Celina; a brother, Pat Parsons
of Celina; and 3 grandchildren, Misty Thurman, Joshua Thurman, and
Brian Thurman, all of Celina.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home of Celina. (C)
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