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Jessie Louise Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Louise Copeland, 77, of Baxter, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating. Burial was in Warren Cemetery.

Mrs. Copeland died Saturday, April 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked for Wilson Sporting Goods and Keene Corporation. She also worked for many years at Tastee Freeze Diner and owned Jessie’s Big Dipper Diner.

Born April 13, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Benton J. and Dorothy (Ray) Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Girstle Lee Copeland; a son, Jerry Lee Copeland; 3 brothers, Elze Phillips, Charles Phillips, and Roy Phillips; her step-mother, Haley (Coffee) Phillips; and her father and mother-in-law, Mitchell and Mac (Cobble) Copeland.

Survivors include a son, Michael Lee Copeland of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Wade Goff of Baxter; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Estel Bee and Margaret Phillips and Melvin and Joyce Phillips, all of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Linda Phillips of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren, Matthew Goff of Baxter and Ryan Lee Copeland of Cookeville; a great-grandchild, Lilly Ealey Copeland of Cookeville; a very special cousin, M.C. Pennington of Hilham; a very special friend, Neva Roberts of Cookeville; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Her family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Carson Hampton Eldridge

Funeral services for Mr. Carson Hampton Eldridge, 84, of Rickman, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2007, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Bro. Comer McGuire and Bro. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Eldridge died Tuesday, April 10. He retired from the Singer Company, was a veteran of World War II, a member of Oak Hill United United Methodist Church, and belonged to Livingston Masonic Lodge 259.

Born June 17, 1922, he was the son of the late James B. Eldridge and Junie Mae (Reed) Eldridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Bruce Eldridge; a brother, Harry Eldridge; an infant brother, Arkley Eldridge; 2 sisters, Mary Livingston and Mattie B. Butler; and an infant sister, Ellene Eldridge.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Louise (Bush) Eldridge; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Marcia Eldridge of Cookeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Larry Haskins of Baxter and Junie Montgomery of Cookeville; a brother, J.B. Eldridge; a daughter-in-law, Wilma Eldridge of Cookeville; 3 sisters, Geneva Norrod, Claudean Bilbrey, and Veachel Livingston; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Michael Gilpatrick, Tim Eldridge, Ronnie Eldridge, Bryan Eldridge, Richard Eldridge, Donnie Mayberry, Lee Swallows, Mark Anderson, and Michael Anderson.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Bobby Carl Garrett
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Carl Garrett, 66, of Silver Point, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Sharp and Bro. Archie Whitefield officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery in Rickman.

Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. and Eastern Star services were held at 7:30 on Saturday, April 14.

Mr. Garrett died Friday, April 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a self-employed electrician, a member of Masonic Lodge #266 in Cookeville, Knight Masonic Temple in Chattanooga, Amberth Court in Sparta, Eastern Star in Cookeville, and Almenah Shrine in Nashville. He was a Royal Arch Mason and past High Priest of the Cookeville chapter, past Illustrious Master of Cookeville Council #112, and past Commander Cumberland Commandry #26. He was also a member of Boma First Church of God.

Born November 21, 1940, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Carl Jessie Garrett and Rose Nell (Judd) Garrett Wilkerson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, John Garrett, Edward Garrett, and Fred Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Harbin) Garrett; 2 daughters, Janet (Garrett) Kustosz of Michigan and Tammy Marie LaCasse of Gainesboro; 3 grandchildren, Maranda Marie Kustosz, Mandi Leeann Kustosz, and Celena Rose Anita LaCasse; a great-grandson, Joseph Kustosz; and several other very special family members and friends.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

Judy Ann Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Ann Harris, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Friday, April 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Born February 17, 1947, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Veachel and Hattie (Waddell) Conner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Conner; and 2 sisters, Jean Hensley and Louise Sells.

Survivors include her husband, Rex Harris of Livingston; 2 step-sons, Timothy Harris and Damon Harris and his fiancee Gina, all of Livingston; and 2 step-grandchildren, Damon Tyler Harris of Crawford and Kamessa of Livingston.

Pallbearers were David Conner, Shannon Conner, Damon Harris, Timmy Harris, Billy Witt, Larry McDonald, Royce Hummel, and Mark Conner.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Ruth Norris Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Norris Phillips, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral home with Rev. Don Maxson officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, April 7 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a hospital dietary supervisor and of the Baptist faith.

Born May 4, 1919, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Young Terry and Scytha Eva (French) Poston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Phillips; and 2 sons, Terry Norris and Paul Norris.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Joyce Norris of Livingston; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Steve Keisling of Monroe and Sherry Manuel of Hernando, MS; a sister, Pauline Barnwell of Crossville; 10 grandchildren; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry White, Mike Dishman, Meredith Norris, Joe Garrett, Jerry Garrett, and Robert Ledbetter.

Arvil Reeder served as honorary pallbearer.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Beulah Trannie (Lacy) Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Trannie (Lacy) Smith, 86, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Jim Lotti Smith Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, April 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory employee and homemaker, and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born September 11, 1920, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Lonza and Mary Magdaline (Paul) Lacy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Smith; 4 sons, Harold Smith, Howard Smith, Eugene Smith and Arthur Smith; 3 sisters, Christine Turner, Hallie Lacy and Lola Lacy; 3 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a nephew.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Joyce Smith of Byrdstown; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Faye and Andrew “Spud” Parsons of Monroe and June S. Dailey and her friend John Harlan of Byrdstown; 3 daughters-in-law, Jo, Edith, and Irene; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Greg Parsons, David Parsons, James Parsons, Josh Parsons, Thomas Parsons, Jacob Parsons, Phillip Smith, Timmy Smith, and Wardrey Smith.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)

 

Rev. S. Stephen Smith
Funeral services for Rev. S. Stephen Smith, 70, of Murfreesboro, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro with Bishop Robert H. Spain, Rev. David McIntyre, Rev. Edward Britt, Rev. Jim Hamilton, Rev. Phillip Wright, and Rev. Susan Gardner officiating. Entombment was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Nashville.

A native of Livingston, Rev. Smith died Wednesday, April 11. He received a Masters of Divinity from Duke University and was a United Methodist Church Pastor for 42 years. He was an Elder In Full Connection with the Tennessee UMC Conference and faithfully served Gainesboro FUMC, Hartsville UMC, West End UMC (Nashville), Wesley Heights, UMC and Turkey Creek UMC (Tullahoma), Bordeaux and Jordania UMC (Nashville), South End UMC (Nashville), Sparta FUMC and Hickory Valley UMC, New Providence UMC (Clarksville), Bellshire UMC (Nashville), Bethel and Blackman UMC (Murfreesboro), Smithville and Brighthill UMC, Hohenwald FUMC, St. Lukes UMC (Columbia), and he retired as pastor of Bethel UMC (Murfreesboro).

Survivors include his wife, Judy Smith of Murfreesboro; a son, Scott Walker Smith of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Amanda Louise Smith of Murfreesboro; 2 sisters, Charlotte Elise Masini and her husband Joe of Hancock, MI and Marsha S. Smith of Nashville; and many nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Walker Smith, DeWitt Cox, Ted Cox, Lee Cox, Adam Cox, Joe Masini, Mark Masini, Jon Masini, Scott Masini, Thomas W. Beasley III, Jeffrey S. Beasley, and Derek Englett. Honorary pallbearers were Pastors he served with in the Tennessee UMC Conference.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alice Hospice.

Special care provided by Woodfin Memorial Chapel. (C)

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