CORA E. BLAYLOCK
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora E. Blaylock, 90, of Monterey, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, from the chapel of Horner
Funeral Home in Monterey with Rev. Delmer McCowan and Rev. David
Burial was in Lovejoy Cemetery in Overton County.
Mrs. Blaylock died Friday, May 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Born October 23, 1914, in Overton County, she was the daughter
of the late Emmitt and Josie (Harris) Harris. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Blaylock;
and 2 infant sons, Eugune Blaylock and Palestine Blaylock.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ridley and Peggy Blaylock
of Monterey; 2 brothers, Eskew Harris of Monterey and Forster Harris
of the Mineral Springs community; 3 grandchildren, Penny Bowman
and her husband, Johhny, Mike Blaylock and his wife, Kim, all of
Monterey, and Tracy Blaylock and his wife, Liz, of the Lovejoy community;
11 great grandchildren, Charlotte Maynard, Amy Blaylock, Levi Blaylock,
Graig Bowman, Taylor Bowman, Tracey Blaylock, Demira Mills, Josh
Mills, Leah Wells, David Craig, and Harley Blaylock; and a great-great
grandson, Trenton Helm.
Pallbearers were Troy Harris, Bill Hassler, Bedford "Beck"
Vaughn, Johnny Bowman, Mike Blaylock, and Tracy Blaylock.
Special care provided by Horner Funeral Home. (C)
JANIE LEE DIXON
Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Lee Dixon, 61, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, from the chapel of
Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Reeder and Bro. Robert
Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.
Mrs. Dixon died Monday, May 23 at her home.
Born December 13, 1943, in Putnam County, she was the daughter
of the late John Bulter and Maggie (Bowman) Cobble. Survivors include
her husband, Oral Dixon of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law,
Brian and B.J. Dixon of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa
and Phillip Reeder of Monroe; 5 brothers, Clyde Cobble of Algood
and Gene Cobble, John Cobble, Jack Cobble, and Roy “Bud” Cobble,
all of Cookeville; 4 sisters, Mary Fletcher of Algood and Jenny
Breeding, Judy Hopsinpillar, and Juanita Fletcher, all of Cookeville;
and 3 grandchildren, Gregory Dixon, Matthew Reeder, and Nathan Reeder.
Pallbearers were Donnie Breeding, Doug Matthews, Dan Varbel, Dale
Bryant, Bennie Dixon, and Mike Fletcher.
Special care provided by Richman-Hall Funeral Home.(C)
JESSIE NELL EDMONDS
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Nell Edmonds, 69, of Cookeville,
were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, from the chapel of
Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.
Mrs. Edmonds died Friday, May 27 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Born March 4, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late John and Essie Mae (Sullivan) Ayers. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Bonnie Clark and
Survivors include a son, Roger Edmonds of Cookeville; 4 daughters,
Sandy Looper, Debbie Allen, Frances Riley, and June Stewart, all
of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Bill Ayers of Crossville and James Ayers
of Hilham; 2 sisters, Shelby Hawkins of Nashville and Barbara Dodson
of Livingston; 7 grandchildren, Joe Paul Mabrey, Zachary Rod Edmonds,
Mandi Looper, Marcie Terry, Lindsey Looper, Miles Stewart, Ethan
Stewart, and Amanda Keyland; 2 great grandchildren, Abby Terry and
Witt Terry; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)
MALCUS "D." RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mr. Malcus "D." Ramsey, 86, of Battle
Creek, MI, were conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2005, from Bachman
Hebble Funeral Service with Rev. Dr. Morris F. Anderson of Lakeview
Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery
in Battle Creek.
Mr. Ramsey died Monday, May 2 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law.
He was employed at Clark Equipment Company for 32 years, retiring
in 1980. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed working
on cars and mowing the lawn.
Mr. Ramsey was a former member of Falling Springs Church.
Born June 29, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Jasper “Cass” and Margaret (Robbins) Ramsey. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bessie
(Carr) Ramsey; 4 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Joe Ramsey, Radford
and Mary Ramsey, Ross Ramsey, and Porter and Muriel Ramsey; 4 sisters
and brothers-in-law, Avo and Hardy Vaughn, Willie and Cleaton Cantrell,
Rillie and Gilbert Higgins, and Eula and Arthur Vaughn; and 3 infant
Survivors include his children, Carlos A. and Joyce Ramsey, Lenord
D. Ramsey, and Norma G. and Bill Carr, all of Battle Creek; 2 brothers
and sisters-in-law, Robert "Gentry" and Aline Carr and
Edward D. “Bud” and Nell Carr, all of Anderson, IN; sisters-in-law,
Ola Ramsey of Kalamazoo, MI, and Avo Cantrell and Gladys Carr, both
of Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Denise Nickerson of Niles, MI, Michelle
Williams, Kimberly Porter, Karla Hammond, and Dorothy O'Brien, all
of Battle Creek; 7 great grandchildren, Leslie Quackenbush of Columbus,
OH, and Tabathe Williams, Joshua Porter, Maeve Hammond, Izaac Smith,
Jade Smith, and Emily O'Brien, all of Battle Creek.
Pallbearers were Dennis Higgins, Steve Higgins, Roger Gregory,
Carlos Ramsey, Norma Carr, and Bill Carr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Falling Springs Cemetery
Special care provided by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (P)
MAJOR A. SHERRELL
Funeral services for Mr. Major A. Sherrell, 62, of Nashville and
formerly of Clay County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May
28, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Harold
Burial was in Emberton Cemetery in Baptist Ridge.
Mr. Sherrell died Thursday, May 19 at Skyline Medical Center in
Born March 9, 1943, in Clay County, he was the son of the late
Mack Edgar and Willie D. (Emberton) Sherrell. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Willard Sherrell;
and 2 infant sisters, Emma Sherrell and Ruby Sherrell.
Survivors include a brother, James Sherrell of Cottontown; and
2 sisters, Rosie Hylton of Hilham and Beatrice Westmoreland of Lebanon.
Pallbearers were Lucas Sherrell, James Westmoreland, Jerry Anderson,
Luther McBride, Cecil Langford, and Estes Pennington.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)
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