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Archives 12-03-2008

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Della Marie Guffey
Funeral services for Ms. Della Marie Guffey, 90, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at Byrdstown First Christian Church, with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Gene Grasham officiating.

Burial was in the Rich Cemetery.

Ms. Guffey died Monday, November 24, 2008 at her residence in Byrdstown. A former factory worker, she lived all of her life in Pickett County, and was a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church.

Born June 23, 1918 in Byrdstown, she was the daughter of the late Major Adam “Babe” and Dona Alice (Rich) Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lillie Bilbrey and an infant sister; 4 brothers, Travis Guffey, Tasso Guffey, Fred Guffey, and an infant brother.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene “Tootie” and Keith Parrott of Monroe; 2 grandchildren, Travis (Chrystal) Parrott of Byrdstown, and Adam (Jessica) Parrott of Monroe; 4 great-grandchildren, Montana Tuck, Adrianna Thurman, Dylan Parrott and Hatton Parrott; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Keith Esper, Jim Thompson, Steve Reagan, Bob Robbins, Bill Robbins, and Tom Allen.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Arlice Houston Hodges
Funeral services for Mr. Arlice Houston Hodges, 85, of Manchester, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from the First United Methodist Church in Manchester, with Rev. Neal Glass and Rev. Jay Archer officiating.

Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston with Masonic graveside rites.

Mr. Hodges died Friday, November 28, 2008 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN after a two week illness.

Born April 8, 1923 in Livingston, he was the oldest son of the late Arlice H. Hodges and Willie Mae (Bowden) Hodges. He graduated from Livingston Academy in 1940 and from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville where he received a BS degree in March of 1944.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was commissioned LTJG in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He worked at the U.S. Navy Ordinance Test Station (NOTS) in China Lake, CA from 1946 until 1951. Mr. Hodges retired in 1984 after 33 years of service as an ETF Instrumentation Branch Manager from Sverdrup Technology at AEDC. He was a Past Master of Highland Lodge #214 F & AM and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Shriner Al Menah Temple. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester since 1935 where he was also a member of the Johnson Hall Sunday School class.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Liles Hodges.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Houston and Darlene Hodges of Gallatin, TN and Paul Liles Hodges of Manchester; and a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Lynn and Curtis Blair of Lakesite; 4 grandchildren, Heather Lynn Blair, David Houston Hodges, H. Curtis Blair V, and Michael Joseph Hodges; a brother, Earl G. Hodges of Naples, FL; a sister, Virginia King Hunter of Cookeville; and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Masonic Memorial Hospital Fund or the American Heart Association.

Special care provided by Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester. (P)

 

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Elizabeth Joan (Bilbrey) Maynord
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Joan (Bilbrey) Maynord, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. David Moore officiating.

Burial was in the Hatcher Hall Cemetery.

Mrs. Maynord was a licensed mortician and past co-owner of Livingston Funeral Home. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Livingston and a member of the Byrdstown Eastern Star.

Mrs. Maynord died Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 30, 1949 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Joy (Jolley) Bilbrey and lived most of her life in Overton and Pickett Counties.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Bilbrey.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Maynord; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Durby of Algood and Kristi and Phillip Wright of Monroe; 4 grandchildren, Colton Dishman, Addison Wright, Arabella Durby and Isaac Durby; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Gib Jolley, Jr., Joe Jolley, Jeremy Mars, Steve Jolley, Tim Jolley and Scott Copeland.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Jane (Daniels) Melton
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane (Daniels) Melton, 55, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Phil Tollett and Bro. Perry Clayton officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Allons.

Mrs. Melton died Sunday, November 23, 2008 while in the company of family members at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Born December 17, 1952 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Monte and Elva Mae (Wallace) Daniels.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Melton of Allons; a son, Matthew Melton of Seattle, WA; 2 sisters, Francis Raines and Martha Booher, both of Allons; and 2 brothers, Donnie Daniels of Allons and Johnnie Daniels of Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Truman Smith, Randy Neal, Junior Fostor, Wayne Shaddon, Dino Cates, Bruce Rainwater, James Moody, and Ryan Reed.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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A.D. Norris


Funeral services for Mr. A.D. Norris, 69, of Indiana, were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from the Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown, IN, with Rev. John Young and Rev. Eddie Law officiating. An additional funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston.

Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Norris died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at his home in Brown County, IN.

Born October 22, 1939 in Alpine, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Dora (Wright) Norris. Mr. Norris retired in 1991 as an Assembler from General Motors Truck and Bus Plant in Indianapolis after 25 years of service. He enjoyed horseback riding, rabbit hunting and was a fan of the Indiana Pacers. He was known as a “wheeler & dealer” and a great storyteller. A.D. loved his grandchildren and enjoyed sitting on his front porch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Faye (Franklin) Norris, whom he married on August 12, 1957 in Livingston; a step-son, Dean Whalin; a sister, Cloie Cravens, and 4 brothers, Toby Norris, Coy Norris, James Norris, and Fred Norris.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Carol C. Stout of Brown County, IN, Cynthia M. and Joe Belongie of Franklin, and Dawn M. and George Haggard of Morgantown, IN; his companion, Viola Wainscott, and her children, Bill Wilkerson and Carri Miller, all of Brown County; 4 sisters, Flora Cashin of Fayetteville, Nora Cravens and Ova Lee Johnson, both of Alpine, and Lelar Cravens of Cravenstown; 7 grandchildren, Crystal Blevins, Dustin Blevins, Chase Boswell, Ashley Nolen, Christopher “Bo” Nolen, Kelli Haggard, and Pvt. Dustin Haggard; 7 great-grandchildren, Dakota Lugar, Skylar Lugar, Damian Blevins, Isaac Blevins, Landon Hamilton, Mailei Miller, and Jasmine Boswell.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Olon Olive (Norman) Poston
Funeral services for Mrs. Olon Olive (Norman) Poston, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2008 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.

Burial was in the Matthews Cemetery.

Born December 7, 1921 in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Addie (Beaty) Norman. She was a member of the Rickman 1st Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; a grandson, Matthew Kramer; a brother, Henry Norman, and a sister, Faye Shouse.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Charles Poston of Livingston; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Marilyn Poston of Blountville, and Ronnie and Barbara Poston of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Joe Kramer of Eaton, OH; a step-father, Arthur Goney; 3 sisters, Shirley Winslett, Reba Fulcher, and Betty Glandon; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Poston, Donnie Shouse, Doug Poston, Jason Kramer, Andrew Kramer, Chad Kopf, Joe Kramer and Harold Smith.

Special care was provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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William Edward “Tanker” Upchurch
Funeral services for Mr. William Edward “Tanker” Upchurch, 52, of Livingston, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from the Chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Bud Hargis officiating.

Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Upchurch died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a roofer and a member of the Christ Chapel Church in Livingston.

Born November 14, 1956 in Clay County, he was the son of late William Earl Upchurch and Reba Grace (Moss) Upchurch. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam and Ermine Upchurch and Willie and Bessie Moss; and a brother, Earl Wayne Upchurch.

Survivors include, in addition to his mother, 3 daughters, Whitney Sidwell, Kayla Sidwell and Cynthia Addison, all of Livingston; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Ricky Stamps of Livingston; an aunt, Geraldine Carr, special friends, Ann Stover and Debbie Sidwell; 4 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews .

Pallbearers were Michael Hayes, Anthony Hayes, Dewain Upchurch, Jayson Swallows, and Johnny Sidwell.

Honorary pallbearers were Darryl Sidwell, Dewayne Stoner and Tommy Carr.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


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Elouise (Andrews) Etheredge Ware
Funeral services for Mrs. Elouise (Etheredge) Ware, 81, of Sparta, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2008 at from the Central Church of Christ in Sparta, with Bro. Don Burns officiating.

Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in Sparta.

Mrs. Ware died Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born June 28, 1927 in Dale County, AL, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Annie Merle (Peters) Andrews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Ware and 3 brothers, Harold Andrews, Jimmy Andrews and Johnny Andrews.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Donna Etheredge, and Larry and Rita Etheredge; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Tammy Etheredge, Cinde and Rick Lucas, and Charlotte and Don Crane; 5 brothers, Donny Andrews, Kenny Andrews, Bobby Andrews, Rex Andrews, and Jacky Andrews; 4 sisters, Louise Etheredge, Fay Blackmon, Betty Wendling and Nell Valentine; 12 grandchildren, Michael Crane, David Crane, John Crane, Greg Etheredge, Michele Huff, Cheri Etheredge, Wesley Maynord, Adam Etheredge, Matthew Dale, Jacob Dale, Andrew Dale and Rachel Lucas; and 11 great-grandchildren, Will Crane, Sam Crane, Clay Crane, Candis Crane, Tory Chapman, Sidney Huff, Conner Huff, Ashlyn Dale, Kingston Dale, Hayden Dale and Hunter Dale.

Special care provided by the Thurman Funeral Home LLC of Sparta. (C)

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