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Archives 01-28-2009

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Andrea B. (Roberts) Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. Andrea B. (Roberts) Clark, 87, of Rickman, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Netherland Church of Christ, with Dr. Alan Henderson and Bro. Bill Goodpasture officiating.

Burial was in the Netherland Church Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Clark died Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Born April 8, 1921 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Lenora (Lynn) Roberts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R. Clark and 2 daughters, Cecile Ann Greene and Gail West.

Survivors include a son, Philip Clark of Cookeville; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Bill Goodpasture of Plantation, FL, Carol and Patric Flinn of Durango, CO, Lanita and Alan Henderson of Atlanta, GA; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Parrott Funeral Home in Palmer,
GA. (P)

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Henry “Buster” Duty
Funeral services for Mr. Henry “Buster” Duty, 78, of Wartburg, were conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg, with Pastor Brett Pallota and Bro. Jimmy Bankon officiating.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Elizabeth Cemetery in Lancing.

Mr. Duty died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Wartburg.

Born June 30, 1930 in Gallatin, TN, he was the son of the late Tobe and Allie (Hesson) Duty, and lived part of his early life in Overton County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanora (Jones) Duty, a daughter, Rhonda Powers, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie (Davis) Hall Duty; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Janet Duty of Wartburg; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Misty and Malachi Francis of Wartburg, and Pamela Smith of Sweetwater, TN; 2 brothers, Huby Duty of Green Bay, WI, and Douglas “A.L.” Duty of Livingston; 3 sisters, Irene Whited, Orchelista Tatom, and Ruby Garrett, all of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Kari Riggle, Kelli Rossiter, Stacy Smith, Lindsay Smith, and MacKeinzie Morgan; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Schubert Funeral Home. (P)

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Ruth Maxwell Grant
Funeral services for Mrs.Ruth (Maxwell) Grant, 91, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewitt Sampley and Rev. Tony Barnett officiating.

Burial was in the Woodcliff Cemetery.

Mrs. Grant died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at The Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a homemaker and a member of the 1st Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 20, 1917 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late William Jefferson and Lou Elma (Tudor) Maxwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Grant, 7 brothers and sisters, a half-sister, and 2 half-brothers.

Survivors include a sister, Florence Bennett of CA; and a cousin, Sheila (Paul) Walker of Monterey.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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Bobbie K. Cantrell Hammock
Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie K. (Cantrell) Hammock, 55, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Derek Copeland officiating.

Burial was in the Carr Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock died on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born April 19, 1953 in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Minnie Hammock Cantrell. She had been a furniture factory worker and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Duncan and Jimmie Cantrell; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Cantrell and David and Glenda Cantrell, all of Livingston; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Jackie Roberts of Livingston, and Sue and Matt Sherrill of Monroe; a boyfriend, Brian Newhall of Livingston; and 4 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Roberts, James Cantrell, Michael Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, Josh Cantrell, and B. J. Presley.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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J.W.Norrod
Funeral services for Mr. J.W. Norrod, 85, of Crossville, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Pastor Boyd Bailey officiating.

Burial was in the Davis Cemetery in the Dry Hollow Community of Overton County, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Norrod passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at The Life Care Center in Crossville. He was a retired auto assembler with G.M. Motors and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Crossville.

Born July 19, 1923 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ruby (Key) Norrod.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Kenneth Norrod, J.B. Norrod, Dayron Norrod, and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Michelene Norrod; 2 daughters, Linda Phipps of Bakers Cross Roads Community, and Jackie Volkenburn of Lapeer, MI; 2 sons, Greg Norrod of Troy, MI, and Keith Norrod of Chesterfield, MI; 2 sisters, Evelyn Loe of Doraville, GA, and Betty Ruth Looper of Monterey; 2 brothers, Gene Norrod of St. Clair Shores, MI; Arthur D. Norrod of Hermitage; 8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Verdon Norrod
Funeral services for Miss Verdon Norrod, 85, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough officiating.

Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Miss Norrod died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at her home in Monterey.

Born February 19, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Queen (Bilbrey) Norrod. She was a homemaker and of the
Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Dora Phillips, Erma Lee Phillips, and Valenor Norrod; 6 brothers, R.B. Norrod, Cleo Norrod, Dophie Norrod, Othor Norrod, Cordell Norrod and an infant brother.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Odell and Geneva Norrod of Monterey; 2 sisters-in-law, Jessie Copeland and Sarah Norrod both of Monterey; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Donald Charles Pharris
Funeral services for Bro. Donald Charles Pharris, 70, of Lebanon, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from the chapel at Partlow Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonas Taylor officiating.

Burial was in the Double Springs Cemetery in Cookeville.

Bro. Don died at his home on Friday, January 23, 2009 following an extended illness. His favorite pastimes were refinishing antique furniture, playing with his grandchildren and enjoying his family. He spent more than 40 years serving as a pastor. During his ministry he served on many mission trips.

Born April 24, 1938 in Cookeville, he was the son of the late Charlie and Flossie (Flatt) Pharris.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol (Ballard) Pharris; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Walls of Cookeville; a son and his fiance, Chuck Pharris and Joice Gil of Chicago, IL; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Jean Pharris of Nashville, and Bob and Carolyn Pharris of Cookeville; 2 granddaughters, Caroline Walls and Callie Walls; a special caregiver, Sue Brewington; and other family members and friends.
Bro. Don was devoted to God, church, and family. He was ordained into the ministry at West View Baptist Church in Cookeville. He was a student pastor at several churches in Cookeville. He pastored Shellsford Baptist Church in McMinnville; First Baptist Church in Livingston; North Etowah Baptist Church in Etowah; and Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon. After his retirement, he served at Whittsett Chapel in Nashville; Riddleton Baptist Church in Carthage; and was Director of Missions in New Salem Association.

Active pallbearers will be Bro. Don’s family. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class from West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the West Hills Baptist Church Building Fund, 1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087, or to WMU Foundation (Tennessee N Touch Mission Offering), P.O. Box 11346, Birmingham, AL 35202.

Special care provided by Partlow Funeral Chapel. (P)


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Harold Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Harold Wilson, 69, of Indianapolis, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from the chapel of
Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson died Friday, January 16, 2009 at Kendred Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He had been a bricklayer and construction worker.

Born February 19, 1939 in Overton County, he lived most of his life in Overton County and 17 years in Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evadell Wilson.

Survivors include a daughter, Delain Roberts of Cookeville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, June Sandlin of Indianapolis, Dee Pritchard of Livingston, and Gladys and Bill Johnston of Cookeville; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Hollis Wilson of Livingston, and Ray and Martha Wilson of Columbia, TN.

Pallbearers were Rick Walker, Harold Smith, Jimmy Dixon, George Sells, Eugene Walker, and Phillip Wilson.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Peggy Jean (Pickens) Winningham
Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Jean (Pickens) Winningham, 62, of Cookeville, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 from the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, with Rev. Martha Ann Fairchild and Bro. Michael Chambers officiating.

Burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Winningham died Monday, January 26, 2009 at her home in Cookeville surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 4, 1946 in Clinton County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Jonathon Edwin and Gleah (Wright) Pickens. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Bruce Pickens, Jack Pickens, J.E. Pickens, Wayne Pickens, and Charles Franklin Pickens; grandparents, Jonathon and Trannie (Vaughn) Pickens, and William and Sarah (Melton) Wright.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, State Representative Leslie Winningham of Huntsville; 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Carrie and Jared Scott of Richmond, VA, Allison and Andrew Goolsby of Rickman, Shannon and Michael Railling, and Jennifer Winningham, all of Cookeville, and Sarah Winningham of Knoxville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce Hayes of Cookeville, and Patsy and Wilkie Skipworth; a brother, Joe Pickens of Albany, KY, 4 brothers-in-law and 6 sisters-in-law, Donald and Yoshiko Winningham of VA, Doug and Ann Winningham of Chapel Hill, TN; Roger and Meg Winningham of Hermitage, TN; Ward and Patsy Winningham of Sparta; Glenna Allen of Albany, KY, Elese Richardson of Byrdstown; a granddaughter, Sophia Grace Jared; 3 grandsons, Samuel Benton Jared, Dylan Everett Goolsby, and Andrew Peyton Goolsby; 11 nieces and 17 nephews, and many other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Beaty, Clarence Lowe, Aaron Thompson, Jerry Willard Thompson, William Bruce, and Dennis Jeffers.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Home in Byrdstown and Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville. (P)

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