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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 Harris officiating.

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)


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 Boles officiating.

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)


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 Geneva Edmonds.

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 and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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 siblings.

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 Fund.

Special care provided by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (P)


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 Reeder officiating.

Burial was in Emberton Cemetery in Baptist Ridge.

Mr. Sherrell died Thursday, May 19 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

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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