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Archives 09-17-2008

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Lucy (Kirby) Coffman
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy (Kirby) Coffman, 92, of Livingston, were conducted Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Gore and Bro. Grant Mullins officiating.

Burial was at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Livingston.

Mrs. Coffman died Friday, September 12, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was a housewife and a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.
Born December 10, 1915 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Tersa (Huddleston) Kirby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Tom) Madison Coffman, 1 son, Billy Thomas Coffman, 7 sisters and 1 brother.

Survivors include 1 daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ruben Garza of Victoria, TX; 1 sister, Johnnie Webb of Livingston; 4 grandchildren, John Coffman, Tom Coffman, David Garza and Brian Garza; 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tom Coffman, Jeremy Myers, Ronald Thurman, Keith Thurman, Mike Thurman and Grant Mullins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Roger E. Easterly
Funeral services for Mr. Roger E. Easterly, 60, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 12 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Aaron Dillon officiating.

Burial was at the Parris Riley Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mr. Easterly died Tuesday, September 9 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked as a bricklayer.

Born October 15, 1947 in Albany, KY, he was the son of the late Ezra and Ophra (Russell) Easterly.

Survivors include 2 sons, Roger Easterly of Buford, SC and Robert Easterly of Algood, TN; 3 brothers, William “Bud” Easterly of Algood, TN; Jim Easterly of Fairview, TN and Ezra Easterly of Hartscelle, AL; and a very special friend, Teddie Rose Simpson.

Pallbearers were Donnie Wayne Simpson, Kyle Padgett, Mark Linder, Michael Simpson, David Smith and Tommy Crabtree.

Caretakers were Stephanie Simpson, Donnie Wayne Simpson, Becky Padgett anad Teddie Rose Simpson.

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

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Velma (Bowman) Hargis
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma (Bowman) Hargis, 73, of Union B community near Monterey were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, at the chapel of the Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewayne Whittaker and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was at the Welch Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Mrs. Hargis died Saturday, September 13, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She worked with Ely & Walker, Appalachian, D’Arbo and Adams USA all in Monterey. She was a member of the Union B Freewill Baptist Church.

Born December 22, 1934 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bluford and Etta (Phillips) Bowman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Justin Hargis, and 1 brother, Junior Bowman.

Survivors include her husband, Odell Hargis; 1 son and daugher-in-law, Gary and Barbara Hargis of the Highland Mountain community near Livingston; 1 granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Misty and Travis Pugh of Crossville; 1 great-granddaughter, Kailey Pugh of Crossville; 2 sisters; Anita Peterman of Livingston and Juanita Cook of Mt. Juliet, 2 sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Bowman of Union B community, and Flora Bowman of Livingston, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. (C)


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Mary Loretta (Thrasher) McCulley
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Loretta (Thrasher) McCulley, 94, of Livingston, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home of Livingston, with Bro. Matt Henderson and Bro. William Souder officiating.

Burial was at Overton County Memorial Gardens in Livingston.

Mrs. McCulley died Monday, September 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Cullom Church of Christ.

Born October 15, 1913 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Anne (Long) Thrasher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman McCulley; a sister, Ora Carr; and 8 brothers, Willie Thrasher, Lester Thrasher, Chester Thrasher, Albert Thrasher, Elmer Thrasher, Eithel Thrasher, Cecil Thrasher and Sam Thrasher.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford Ray and Linda Thrasher of Smyrna, TN; a daughter, Joyce McCulley of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Dana Thrasher and her husband, Sabri Ghailani of Smyrna, TN and Thomas Thrasher and his wife, Jennifer, of Kodiak, AK; a brother, Gene Thrasher of Cookeville; and a sister, Alyne Matthews of Clinton, TN.

Pallbearers were Thomas Thrasher, James Thrasher, Donald Thrasher, Sabri Ghailani, Michael Smith and Ross Breeding.

Honary Pallbearers were members of Cullom Church of Christ.

Special care was provided by Speck Funeral Home of Livingston. (C)

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Sherron (Smith) Norrod
Funeral services for Mrs. Sherron (Smith) Norrod, 54, of Hanging Limb Community, were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, at the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with Rev. Wesley Jarrett officiating.

Burial was at the F.A. Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb, TN.

Mrs. Norrod died Wednesday, September 10, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked with Adams USA in Monterey.
Born March 2, 1954 in Ferndale, MI to the late William Smith and Margie (Butler) Smith of Birmingham, Al.

Survivors in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jerry Wayne Norrod of Hanging Limb; a son, Jeremy Norrod of Hanging Limb; 3 sisters, Faith Ann Holloway, Jackie Smith and Christy Minyard all of Birmingham, AL; 3 brothers, David Smith, Wayne Smith and Robert Smith, all of Birmingham, AL.

Special care was provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)

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Rosa B. (Edmonds) Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa B. (Edmonds) Taylor, 92, of Gainesboro, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15 at the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville, with Bro. Larry Rhoton officiating.

Burial was at New Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor died Friday, September 12, at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville.

Born October 16, 1915 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late R. J. and Gooly (Wilson) Edmonds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ed Taylor; 1 son, Danny Ray Taylor; 2 daughters, Virginia Carol Taylor and Ina Rose Taylor; 2 brothers, Sherman Edmonds and Thurman “Cotton” Edmonds; 3 sisters, Gladys Edmonds, Ruby Edmonds and Jewell Edmonds; and 1 daughter-in-law, Robbie Taylor.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Ezra Taylor, Jimmy and Mable Taylor, Kenneth and Mary Taylor and Gary and Kathy Taylor, all of Cookeville; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Ann and Aaron Lynn, Berniece and James Ramsey, all of Gainesboro, Judy and Billy Langford, and Wanda Faye Scantland and good friend, Eddie Chaffin,; 2 brothers, Herman “Shorty” Edmonds all of Cookeville and Elmer C. Edmonds of Rickman; 3 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, Pauline and Earl Moody of Troy, OH, Jean Goulart of FL, and Betty Mullins and good friend, Jimmy Buttram of Cookeville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


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Sheila V. (Robbins) Wilmoth
Funeral services for Mrs. Sheila V. (Robbins) Wilmoth, 92, of Algood, were held at 1 p.m. on September 17 from the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Hill and Bro. David Hill officiating.

Burial was at Cookeville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilmoth died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and presently a member of the Northeast Church of Christ. Her late husband, Perry Wilmoth, was a well-known Church of Christ Minister who served several congregations in Putnam and surrounding counties.

Born November 18, 1915 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Elma (Smith) Robbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Morgan Wilmoth, 3 brothers, Ray Smith, Frank Smith, Jr. and Billy Smith; 4 sisters, Nell Ferrill, Ruth Ferrill, Madge Norrod and Bernice Smith; 1 grandson, Bobby Joe Wilmoth and a great-grandson, Perry Johnson.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl Wilmoth of Cookeville, Paul and Shirley Wilmoth of Sparta; a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Donald Bowman of Algood, 1 brother, David Smith of Nashville; 3 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, Betty Strong, Edith and Max Robbins, and Ruby Sells; 8 grandchildren, James Wilmoth, Cindy Wilmoth, Steven Bowman, Donna Strong, Christy Wilmoth, Pam Cumby, Sherri Sparkman, and Kristy Sims; 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to TN Bible College, 1616 McCulley Rd., Cookeville, TN 38501.

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


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Clara Mae (Moore) Wright

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Mae (Moore) Wright, 92, of Livingston, were conducted Saturday, September 6, at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Pickett County.

Mrs. Wright died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville.

Born November 25, 1915 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late William Tinsley and Maude (Daniels) Moore. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Wright; 3 sons, Robert Wright, Clinton Wright and Randall Wright; 2 daughters, Juanita Wright and Wanda Wright; 2 sisters, Minnie Moore and Myrtle Russelburg; 3 brothers, Ed Moore, Lester Moore and Ray Moore; and 1 granddaughter, Terri Kay Dillon.

Survivors include 1 son and daughter-in-law, Shirley and Betty Wright of MI; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie Dillon and Brenda and Jerry Savage; 1 sister, Irene Holman; 1 brother, Horton Moore all of Livingston; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Savage, Chris Savage, Dan Wright, Jason Dillon, Alex Lindsay and Mitchell Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were T.J. Savage, Matt Savage, Kennedy Savage , Clinton Savage and Connor Savage.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.
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