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Archives 02-13-2008

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Allen R. Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Allen R. Bilbrey, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Sterle Paramor officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Mr. Bilbrey died Thursday, Feb. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 15, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of Ella Mae (Brown) Bilbrey and the late Steve Bilbrey.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Estel Lee Bilbrey; and a sister, Ella Mae Bilbrey.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Robert Bilbrey of Cookeville; and 4 sisters, Gail Bilbrey of Livingston, Chrys Peck of Alexandria, VA, Jean Hays of Scottsdale, AZ, and Bobbie Ranck of Manassas, VA.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lucian H. Copeland

Funeral services for Mr. Lucian H. Copeland, 96, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. Burial, with full military honors by James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062, was in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Copeland died Monday, Feb. 4 at Tennessee Veterans’ Home in Murfreesboro. He was a businessman, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Born February 27, 1911, he was the son of the late Maywood E. and Loretta (Keisling) Copeland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene (White) Copeland; 5 brothers, John Copeland, Harold Copeland, Carl Copeland, Joe Copeland, and Paul Copeland; 2 sisters, Eunice Spurrier and Grace Bilbrey; a grandson, Brett Tipps, and a son-in-law, Bill Tipps.

Survivors include his twin sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Copeland of Lebanon and Michael and Mimi Copeland Cookeville; a daughter, Nancy Tipps of Lebanon; 2 grandchildren, Tracy Hite and her husband Kevin of Mount Juliet and Courtney Copeland of Cookeville; and a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Hite, of Mount Juliet.

Pallbearers were Barry Emerton, Jeff Emerton, Joe Copeland, Willard Gore, Kevin Hite, and Johnny Long.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Martha S. Copeland
Memorial services for Mrs. Martha S. Copeland, 93, of Livingston, were held at 2 p.m .Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Davis officiating.

Mrs. Copeland died Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired school teacher.

Born January 15, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Addie (Neely) Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Copeland; 3 brothers, Thomas Smith, Clayton Smith, and Claude Smith; and 2 sisters, Annie Copeland and Mary Price Lampson.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ruth Brown of Livingston; a granddaughter, Amy Clark of Livingston; and a great-grandson, Christopher Brown of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Largo Looper
Funeral services for Mr. Largo Looper, 85, of the Dry Hollow community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery in Dry Hollow.

M. Looper died Monday, Feb. 4 at his home. He was a farmer.

Born June 21, 1922, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Walter Lee and Nora May Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cato Looper; and a sister, Elease Webb.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Laura (Wilson) Looper of Dry Hollow; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Roberta Looper of Dry Hollow; 2 grandchildren, Michael Looper of Dry Hollow and Timmy Looper of Columbia, MO; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Chalmer “Champ” Nolan
Funeral services for Mr. Chalmer “Champ” Nolan, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, from the chapel of Hall
Funeral Home with Bro. Arthur Hall officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Nolan died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 14, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert and Willie (Gore) Nolan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ronald Nolan and Oscar Nolan.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Nolan of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Peggy Nolan of Greenbriar; a daughter, Jennifer Hunter of Murfreesboro; a step-son, Michael McGee and his wife Sue of Livingston; 2 step-daughters, Glenda Tinsley and her husband James of Livingston and Elaine Pinkowski of Castle Valley UT; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Jim Sells and Joyce and Jerry Young, all of Livingston; a half-brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Loraine Nolan of Bell Brook, OH; several grandchildren; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were James Tinsley, Jack Dale, Jim Sells, Jerry Young, Nathan Dale, and Terry Davis.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. (C)

 

 

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Terry Lee Phipps
Funeral services for Mr. Terry Lee Phipps, 54, of the Mineral Springs community near Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Phipps died Thursday, Feb. 7 at his residence. He was an entrepreneur in several businesses including heavy equipment operations, plumbing, real estate and general construction, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of Mineral Springs First Baptist Church.

Born October 5, 1953, in Mount Clemens, MI, he was the son of Laura Deane (Stringer) Phipps of Monterey and the late James “Jim” Dow Phipps.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Eddie and Debbie Phipps of Fairborn, OH, and Tim Phipps of Monterey; a nephew, Gregory Allen Phipps; 2 nieces, Jennifer Deane Phipps and Amanda Phipps; and a great-niece, Laura Jean Olson.

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




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James F. Poindexter
Funeral services for Mr. James F. Poindexter, 73, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in Eckels Cemetery.

Mr. Poindexter died Thursday, Feb. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 1, 1934, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Henry Thomas and Meryle (Conner) Poindexter.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Poindexter of Livingston; 2 daughters, Connie Coffman of Hilham and Kristy Poindexter of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Jason Coffman, Josh Coffman, and Ashley Poindexter; and 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter Coffman and Carly Coffman.

Pallbearers were Ted Poston, Mark Poston, Jeff Poindexter, Jack Poindexter, Darren Gore, and Billy J. Gore.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.
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Ronald D. Riddle
Funeral services for Mr. Ronald D. Riddle, 56, of Shelbyville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at First Christian Church with Rev. Jeff Stovall and Rev. Bryan Elliott officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Mr. Riddle died Friday, Feb. 8. He retired as chief financial officer at Bedford County Medical Center after 21 years of service, was a member of Celebration City Car Club, an avid classic car enthusiast, and a member of First Christian Church.

Born June 12, 1951, in Franklin County, he was the son of Betty June (Jennings) Riddle of Huntland and the late William M. Riddle.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 26 years, Lynn (Windle) Riddle of Shelbyville; a son, David W. Riddle of Shelbyville; a daughter, Sarah L. Riddle of Shelbyville; and 2 sisters, Janice (Riddle) Womble of Shelbyville and Belinda Riddle of Manchester.

Special care provided by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. (C)

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Kerri Beth Stowell
Funeral services for Ms. Kerrie Beth Stowell, 23, of Castalian Springs, were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Trousdale County High School.

Ms. Stowell died Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Castalian Springs as a result of the tornadoes that swept through Tennessee.

Survivors include her mother, Kay Stowell and step-father, Douglas “Buck” Stowell; her son, Kyson Stowell, who survived the storm after being blown 457 feet; and her grandparents, Jimmy and Mildred Cox of Lafayette. (P)


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Faye E. Thrasher
Funeral services for Ms. Faye E. Thrasher, 72, of Monterey, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough officiating. Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville.

Ms. Thrasher died Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. A 1954 graduate of Rickman High School, she excelled academically and athletically. She was a member of National Beta Club and was a standout basketball player who was offered scholarships at major universities. She was a retired unit medical secretary, having worked with Cookeville Regional Medical Center for 32 years, a member of Green Pond Order of Eastern Star Charter 482, and a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Hanging Limb.

Born August 3, 1935, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher James and Viola Avo (Lowhorn) Norrod.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Jim Norrod, Ogle Norrod, Ted Norrod, Frank Swicegood, Maurice Norrod, Jesse Norrod, and Dempsey Norrod; a sister, Mary Norrod; and a grandson, Cody Levi Medley.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Becky Carnahan of Cookeville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Mitzi and David M. Medley of Cookeville and Tammy and Cortes Phillips of Green Pond; a brother, Charles Norrod of Londonderry, NH; 5 grandchildren, Jason Matthews, Jeff Matthews, Amber Fairweather, Levi Phillips and Elijah Phillips; and 5 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Taylor, Cody, Connor, and Calen.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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