ELBERT RUE BILBREY
Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Rue Bilbrey, 88, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.
Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bilbrey died Monday, Nov. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He worked in maintenance at Overton County Nursing Home, attended
First Freewill Baptist Church, and was a United States Army veteran
of World War II.
Born May 18, 1917, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Sol and Susie (Robbins) Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son, Lester Eugene Bilbrey; 4 brothers,
Carvel Bilbrey, Edd Bilbrey, Quinton Bilbrey, and Floyd Bilbrey;
and 2 sisters, Eunice Bilbrey and Katie Kirby.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Bilbrey of Livingston; a son
and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Bilbrey of Livingston; a daughter-in-law,
Judy Bilbrey of Livingston; 3 brothers, Roy Bilbrey of the Timothy
community, Raymond Bilbrey of Cookeville, and Atwell Bilbrey of
Livingston; 4 grandchildren, Crystal Rogers and Cindy Bilbrey, both
of Livingston, and William Bilbrey and Wesley Bilbrey, both of Jamestown;
and 2 great-grandchildren, Justin Rogers and Amy Lynn Rogers.
Pallbearers were Jackie Talley, Charles Dishman, Jackie Kirby,
William Bilbrey, Wesley Bilbrey, Willie H. Bilbrey, and Justin Rogers.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dewey Bilbrey, Buster Kirby,
Leland Bilbrey, Lansford Bilbrey, Carmen Bilbrey, and Harold Bilbrey.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
EDDIE HUGH DENNIS
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Hugh Dennis, 45, of Byrdstown, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Brown Funeral Chapel
in Byrdstown with Bro. Edwin Garrett officiating.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
Mr. Dennis died Friday, Nov. 11 at his home. He was a factory worker
at Hutchinson and a United States Air Force veteran.
Born July 21, 1960, in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Irene (Cole)
Dennis Cox of Livingston and the late Billy H. Dennis.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his step-father,
Fred Cox of Livingston; his wife, Judy (Denney) Dennis of Byrdstown;
a daughter, Irene Dennis of Athens, Greece; 2 step-sons, Stephen
Stinson of Glascow, KY, and Shawn Stinson of Byrdstown; 3 step-daughters,
Cindy Long, Ginger Newcomer, and Tammy Criswell, all of Byrdstown;
a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Daryl Mink of Byrdstown;
3 nieces, Heather Mink, Britteny Mink, and Billie Mink, all of Byrdstown;
and uncles, aunts, cousins, and other family members.
Pallbearers were David Hunter, Jim Hunter, Larry Fleming, Mike
Moran, Dave Jeffords, and Roger Siercy.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Hawkins, 90, of Cookeville, were
conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Old Maxwell Chapel
in Hilham with Bro. James Phillips of Hilham Road Freewill Baptist
Burial was in Old Maxwell Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Hawkins died Thursday, Nov. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical
Center. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.
Born August 30, 1915, in Hilham, she was the daughter of the late
Claude and Lou (Harper) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Hawkins; 2 sons, Ray
Hawkins and Jackie Hawkins; 2 daughters, Dean Hawkins and Ada Jean
Hawkins; a brother, Willie Howard Maxwell; and 4 sisters, Annie
Johnson, Mattie Bilyeu, Mabel McCoy, and Beulah Harvey.
Survivors include 2 sons, William Hawkins and James Hawkins, both
of Cookeville; 3 daughters, Jean Combs and Linda Long, both of Cookeville,
and Patti Smith of Whitleyville; 2 brothers, James Maxwell and Bob
Maxwell, both of Anderson, IN; 3 sisters, Janice Carter of Algood,
Sue Gibbons of Rickman, and Tommie McGuire of Anderson; 11 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Long, Douglas Smith, Derek Hawkins, Bryan
Long, Jerry Hawkins, and Harold Croney.
Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. (C)
Funeral services for Mr. W.R. Ledbetter, 59, of Rickman, were conducted
at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall
Funeral Home with Ricky Dixon officiating.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Allons.
Mr. Ledbetter died Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born July 25, 1946, in Allons, he was the son of the late James
Harrison and Caldona (Allred) Ledbetter. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Ledbetter and Layman
Ledbetter; a sister, Stella Hughes; a half-brother, Willie Roy Ledbetter;
and 2 half-sisters, Odell Carter and Dexter Watkins.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Ledbetter of Rickman; 2 sons and
a daughter-in-law, James and Pam Ledbetter and William Ledbetter,
all of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ronnie Cunningham
of Livingston; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Wayman and Sandra
Ledbetter of Indiana, Cecil and Kathy Ledbetter of Celina, and Glen
Ledbetter of Rickman; 9 grandchildren; and a special great-granddaughter,
Pallbearers were Ronald Cunningham, James Ledbetter, William Ledbetter,
Ricky Hughes, Randy Cantrell, and Willie Hughes.
Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)
Leiron (Parrott) McNabb
Funeral services for Mrs. Leiron (Parrott) McNabb, 74, will be held
today, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Weatherford Mortuary
in Oak Ridge with Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Mrs. McNabb died Sunday, Nov. 13 at Methodist Medical Center. She
attended Pickett County High School and graduated from Tennessee
Tech in 1953 with a degree in vocational home economics education.
In 1955, she moved to Oak Ridge with her husband and attended University
of Tennessee, where she earned her master's degree in education.
She taught special education for 20 years, earning the Level III
teacher designation and was named Roane County Teacher of the Year.
She was a member of Kern United Methodist Church for 50 years.
Born May 31, 1931, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the
late Herman and Ermon (Parris) Parrott. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Parrott; and a brother-in-law,
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Jim McNabb;
a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jane McNabb of Decatur, GA;
a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Joe Black of Duluth, GA; 2
brothers and sisters-in-law, Clay and Shirley Parrott of Farragut
and Gene and Mary Lou Parrott of Knoxville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law,
Evelyn Lee of Battle Creek, MI, and Ann and Will Herman Smith of
Antioch; a sister-in-law, Claudell Parrott of Columbia; 4 grandsons,
Joseph Black, John McNabb, Daniel McNabb, and David McNabb; and
many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions
to a charity of the donor's choice.
An online guest book may be signed at www.weatherford mortuary.com.
Special care provided by Weatherford Mortuary. (P)
LENA MAE REEDER
Mrs. Lena Mae Reeder, 78, of Allons, died Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Livingston
Regional Hospital. She was a dietician for several schools and hospitals.
Born November 20, 1926, in Avon Park, FL, she was the daughter
of the late Orville R. and Martha Jane (Butts) Perry. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George
Quinton Reeder; and a son, Ronald Hughie Reeder.
Survivors include 3 daughters, George-Ann Hodges of Bartow, FL,
Barbara Holloman of Tampa, FL, and Donna Murphy of Allons; a sister,
Minerva Smith of Tampa; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)
FRED KENNETH SPIVEY
Funeral services for Mr. Fred Kenneth Spivey, 62, of Mocksville,
NC, and formerly of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 14, 2005, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper, Huddleston,
& Horner Funeral Home.
Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Spivey died Saturday, Nov. 12 at Wake Forest University Baptist
Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was a truck driver and of
the Baptist faith.
Born June 15, 1943, in Celina, he was the son of the late Aaron
Estes and Martha (McClain) Spivey. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Kay (Masters) Spivey;
and a brother, Tramel Spivey.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Janet (Call) Spivey of
Mocksville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Kenneth and Pam Spivey
of Hartselle, AL; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Kay and Clint
Morgan of Smyrna; a step-son, Kenneth Shane Whitcher and his wife,
Kris, of Prescott Valley, AZ; a step-daughter, Meg (Whitcher) Mangus
and her husband, Chip, of Salem, VA; a brother, Joe Henry Spivey
of Celina; a sister, Emma Spivey of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren,
Bradley Spivey and Haley Spivey; 4 step-grandchildren, Warren Whitcher,
Cora Whitcher, Hannah Mangus, and Fisher Mangus; and a great-grandchild,
Memorial contributions may be made to Parsonage Fund of Liberty
United Methodist Church, Mocksville, NC 27028.
Special care provided by Hooper, Huddleston, & Horner. (C)
CHASE McKINLEY TAYLOR
Funeral services for Mr. Chase McKinley Taylor, 26, of Monroe, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston
Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.
Burial was in Nelson Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor died Friday, Nov. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was a pump installer for Wascon in Livingston and was affiliated
with Miller's Chapel Church.
Born September 17, 1979, in Overton County, he was the son of Kenny
and Robin (Garrett) Taylor of Monroe. He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Clyde and Jean Taylor and Dorma Garrett.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Shania
(Cantrell) Taylor of Monroe; a daughter, Lexie Angleen Taylor of
Monroe; his grandmother, Alberta Garrett of Monroe; a sister, Penny
Curry of Monroe; his father-in-law Donald Cantrell and his wife,
Lola; and his mother-in-law, Irene Staggs and her husband, Donnie.
Pallbearers were Timmy Winningham, Phillip Reeder, Phillip Wright,
Ricky Winningham, Josh Parsons, James Parsons, Gary Winningham,
and Greg Parsons.
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)
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