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Archives 02-22-2006

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KIRBY EUGENE BOLES
Funeral services for Mr. Kirby Eugene Boles, 70, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Copeland and Rev. Daily McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Boles died Friday, Feb. 17 at his home. He was a custodian and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Livingston.

Born May 6, 1935, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late George and Flora Boles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Dean (Walker) Boles; 5 brothers, Winston Boles, Clayton Boles, J.D. Boles, Cohen Boles, and Barlow Boles; and a sister, Ozell Mullinix.

Survivors include a son, Steve Boles of Dallas, GA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Gail and Richard Murphy of Livingston and Vickie and Foress Huddelston of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Naomi Winningham of Albany, KY, and Mazell Winningham of Michigan; a grandson, Darren Murphy; and 2 granddaughters, Katie Murphy and Kim Boles.

Pallbearers were Keith Linder, George Boles, Glen Ledbetter, Kevin Carmack, Billy Poston, and Keith Leslie.

Mark Linder served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SULA (THURMAN) COPELAND
Funeral services for Mrs. Sula (Thurman) Copeland, 94, of Crossville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville with Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating.

Burial was in Crossville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Copeland died Sunday, Feb. 12 at Wyndridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossville. She was a retired school teacher who taught in the Cumberland County School System for more than 40 years, was a 1931 graduate of Cumberland Mountain School, and received a bachelor's degree in education from Tennessee Technical Institute in Crossville. She was the oldest living member of First United Methodist Church in Crossville.

Born July 30, 1911, in Crossville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Emmitt and Martha Amanda Thurman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband whom she was married to for 72 years, Paul Ellsworth Copeland; 2 brothers, Thomas Newton Thurman and Noble Eugene "Buck" Thurman; a sister, Lena (Thurman) Lancaster; and 2 nieces, Sara Bowmer Null and Carolyn Thurman Crabtree Cook.

Survivors include a son, James Ellsworth Copeland and his wife, Carolyn, of Olive Branch, MS; her twin sister, Eula (Thurman) Bowmer of Livingston; another sister, Martha Lee (Thurman) Bozanich of Hendersonville; two grandsons, Keith Ellsworth Copeland of Southaven, MS, and Michael Turner Copeland of Phoenix, AZ; and nephews and nieces, Gene Thurman of Harriman, Janis Bozanich and Nich Bozanich, both of Hendersonville, Alexis Curtis of Portland, Joyce Graham of Santa Fe, NM, Cynthia Thurman McGregor of Waco, TX, Thomas Thurman of Nashville, Sara Lee Null of Colorado Springs, CO, and Bo Null of Cookeville.

Pallbearers were Bo Null, Gene Thurman, Dudney Hodges, Mike Copeland, L.T. "Sonny" Thurman, and Jim Purcell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Crossville or Wyndridge Health & Rehab Center in Crossville.

Special care provided by Bilbrey Funeral Home. (P)

 

DIANNE KAY CORBIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Dianne Kay Corbin, 58, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at One Eleven Fellowship Church with Rev. Roger Cooper officiating.

Burial was in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Corbin died Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a retired financial supervisor for the United States Army Department at Fort Benjamin Harrison and was of the Baptist faith.

Born March 18, 1947, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Lillian Jester Gwynn of Anderson and the late Paul Gilbert Gwynn.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband whom she married June 26, 1983, in Anderson, Jeff Corbin of Rickman; a son, Adam Corbin of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Tommy Kuemmel of Ligonier, IN; 3 brothers, Paul "Butch" Gwynn of Wichita Falls, TX, Mike Gwynn of Memphis, and Robert Gwynn of Huntington, IN; and 3 granddaughters, Jessica Laubham, Shelby Laubham, and Britney Kuemmel.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)

 

BUDDIE FRANKLIN
Memorial services for Mr. Buddie Franklin, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. David Beaty officiating.

Mr. Franklin died Sunday, Feb. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired machinist for Walt Disney World, a member of Christ Church Presbyterian, a veteran of the Merchant Marines during World War II, and a member of Stone Fort Chapter 62 of Royal Arch Masons in Morrison.

Born August 4, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Andy and Hattie (Sells) Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Franklin; 3 brothers, Price Franklin, Ray Franklin, and Leroy Franklin; and 3 sisters, Zola Franklin, Edith Franklin, and Ola Coffman.

Survivors include a son, John Franklin of Columbus, GA; 3 brothers, Joe Franklin of Alpine, L.D. Franklin of Livingston, and Charles H. Franklin of Rossville, GA; a sister, Nola Franklin of Livingston; 6 grandchildren, Mary Beth Lesley, Joey Lesley, Andrew Lesley, Jenny Franklin, Julie Franklin, and Fred Franklin; and 3 great-grandchildren, Nikki Lesley, Morgan Lesley, and Jacob Thomas.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JESSIE WILMOTH LEDFORD
Funeral services for Mr. Jessie Wilmoth Ledford, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan, Rev. Derek Copeland, and Derek Worley officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Ledford died Thursday, Feb. 16 at his home. He was a funeral director for 23 years, a farmer, and attended First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 20, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Eller (Smith) Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lyman Ledford and Orbie Ledford; and 2 sisters, Anna V. Carr and Patsy Reeder.

Survivors include his wife, Artie Mae Ledford of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Billy Worley of Livingston; 3 sisters, Reba Dean Hulen of Hendersonville, Joyce Hancock of Livingston, and Carolyn Vaughn of Algood; and a grandson, Derek Worley of Knoxville.

Pallbearers were Randy Stamps, Johnny Collins, Kirby Clark, Mark Ledford, Shirley Dillon, and Ricky Reeder.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM BENTON "W.B." PATTERSON
Funeral services for Mr. William Benton "W.B." Patterson, 87, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Cross officiating.

Burial, with full military honors performed by the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 Honor Guard, was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Patterson died Saturday, Feb. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a rural mail carrier, of the Methodist faith, and a veteran of the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Born July 21, 1918, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Willie Benton Sr. and Alma E. (Taylor) Patterson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Patterson.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Patterson of Cookeville; a son, Bill Patterson of Portland, OR; a daughter, Jena Bryant of Franklin, IN; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

BEULAH (COPELAND) PRESLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah (Copeland) Presley, 88, of Burlington, KS, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Burlington.

Burial was in Graceland Cemetery in Burlington.

Mrs. Presley died Saturday, Jan. 14 at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington. She grew up in Copeland Cove and was raised in the Union Hill Baptist Church. She married A.P. Presley on December 14, 1936, in Union Hill. Because of his work, they lived in various communities in Tennessee before moving to Kansas in 1964. They settled in Burlington in 1984. After her husband died on February 1, 1989, she remained in her home until moving into the Life Center in Burlington several years ago.

Born April 24, 1916, in Copeland Cove, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Minnie (Peek) Copeland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Presley; a brother, Turley Copeland; and 2 sisters, Syble Peek and Gladys Hammock.

Survivors include 4 sons, James Presley of Warrensburg, MO, Kenneth Presley of Hartford, KS, Joe Presley of Gridley, KS, and Ronald Presley, of Burlington; a daughter, Betty Reeves, of New Strawn, KS; 2 sisters, Jolene Vaughn and Jessie Copeland, both of Monterey; 21 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association c/o Jones Funeral Home. P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS, 66839.

Special care provided by Jones Funeral Home. (P)

 

MITZI (WINDLE) RUPE
Funeral services for Mrs. Mitzi (Windle) Rupe, 47, of Cookeville and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Livingston First Christian Church in Livingston with Rev. Dee Ledford, Dr. David Moore, and Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery.

Mrs. Rupe died Monday, Feb. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a registered nurse, a nurse's anesthetist, an active member of First Christian Church, and a member of AANA. She was a 1976 graduate of Livingston Academy and attended UT-Knoxville, UT-Chattanooga, and Wake Forrest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Born April 17, 1958, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Perry H. and Onita (McDonald) Windle of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Larry Rupe of Cookeville; a step-son, David Rupe of Livingston; a step-daughter, Deborah Rupe of Erie, PA; 2 brothers, Chip Windle of Knoxville and State Representative John Mark Windle of Livingston; a nephew, Bradley White; and a niece, Stephanie Windle.

Pallbearers were Arnold Agbunag, Larry Epps, Matthew Faier, James Moore, Mark Thomanson, Charles Hanson, Mike Donohue, Allen Davenport, Robert Landrey, Rod Lovell, Steven Sisko, George Starkweather, and Blake Butler.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Pam Officer, Joyce Floyd, Laurie Sewell, Brenda Cook, Mary Jo Ramsey, Margaret Gibb, Marcia West, Paulette Scott, Dee Ledford, Diann Evans, Rita Apple, and Betty Ledbetter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Overton County Library Building Fund or to the First Christian Church Fill the Cup Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

ANNA RAY STOCKTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ray Stockton, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dixon officiating.

Burial was in Oakley Cemetery.

Mrs. Stockton died Tuesday, Feb. 14 at her home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Born September 24, 1922, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ben W. and Edna (Oakley) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dow Stockton; and a niece, Brenda Carol Melton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bub and Lana Stockton of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Margret and Dallas Collins of Livingston; a brother, McCoy Smith of Rickman; 3 sisters, Clara Nolen and Willo Frances Smith, both of Rickman, and Georgia Ledbetter of Livingston; and 3 grandchildren, Chad Collins, Slade Collins, and Jenny Collins.

Pallbearers were Bill Warren, Pat Warren, John Ross Robbins, Terry Holland Phillips, and Lyle Conatser.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

MAGALENE WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Magalene Walker, 71, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Honeycutt and Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Bethesda Health Care Center. She was a retired factory worker, a housewife, and a member of The Lighthouse Church in Rickman.

Born June 12, 1934, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Clermon and Cora Bertha (Ray) Swallows. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Lee Swallows; and 2 sisters, Lora Phillips and Tinnie Wilson.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Walker of Rickman; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Karoline Walker, Gary and Vivian Walker, and Tony and Lesia Walker, all of Rickman; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Pastor Gary Davis and Cindy and Frank Dial, all of Rickman; 3 sisters-in-law, Mary Swallows, Dolly Peek, and Nola Harris, all of Rickman; 13 grandchildren, Kodey, Kyler, Kelli, Kara, Chrissy, Misty, Jeff, Michael, Brandon, Jason, Steven, Josh, and Larry Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Randy Phillips; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Steve Walker, Josh Walker, Jason Walker, Michael Walker, Brandon Walker, Kodey Davis, Kyler Davis, and Jeff Auberson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

JACK A. WINDLE
Funeral services for Mr. Jack A. Windle, 67, of Monroe, will be conducted at noon today, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Livingston First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery.

Mr. Windle died Sunday, Feb. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was president and CEO of Union Bank & Trust Company, a gentleman farmer, a member of Overton County Cattlemen's Association, American Banker's Association, and Tennessee Banker's Association, and a retired major in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Born August 22, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late A.A. and Eliza (Hicks) Windle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harris Windle, Bill Windle, and Charlie Windle; a sister, Sue Stogner; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Copeland.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Dodson) Windle of Monroe; 3 sons, Dr. Mark Copeland and John Copeland, both of Chattanooga, and Tom Windle of Livingston; 3 daughters, Monica Means of Rickman and Amy (Windle) Oakley and Amanda Windle, both of Livingston; 2 sisters, Betty Stickley of Bristol and Fay Wells of Manchester; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Mr. Windle's children will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Academy Quarterback Club at Union Bank & Trust Company, Monroe Cemetery Fund, or American Cancer Society.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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