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Archives 03-11-2009

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Etta Lou (Ayers) Berg
Graveside services for Mrs. Etta Lou (Ayers) Berg, 85, of Hilham, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Stockton officiating.

Mrs. Berg died Monday, March 2, 2009 at her home. She had been a retail store manager and was a member of Hilham United Methodist Church.

Born September 6, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Herman E. and Nannie (Cooper) Ayers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Berg; and a sister, Eulyene Locklear.

Survivors include her husband, Hilmer Berg of Hilham; a son, Wayne Allen Berg of Cincinnati, OH; and 4 grandchildren, Travis Berg, Ashley Berg, Janson Berg, and Wayne Berg, Jr.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Edgar A. Brown


Funeral services for Mr. Edgar A. Brown, 88, of Old Hickory, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009, from the Hadley Chapel of Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Old Hickory, TN, with Bro. Sellers Crain officiating. A second service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 at Holly Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Bobby Gore officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Brown died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Skyline Madison Campus, where he was in hospice care.

Born January 23, 1921 in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Henry Brown and Mollie Florence (Rich) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary E. Brown; 10 brothers, Clura Paul Brown, Willie Hugh Brown, Cecil W. Brown, Carl Brown, Palo Brown, Truman Brown, Rile Brown, Ather Brown, Oscar Brown, and Clifford Brown; and a sister, Orangie Alice Brown. Mr. Brown, along with his late wife, were members of the Rivergate Church of Christ.

Survivors include 3 sons, Raymond Brown, Leonard Brown, and James Brown; 2 daughters, Dorothy Hewitt and Reba DeJesus; and 3 sisters, Rose Bulah Smith, Josie Mae Carmack, and Marion Francis; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Micheal Brown, Benjamin Brown, Robert Brown, James Brown, Gregory Brown, Bill DeJesus, Jr., and Teddy Dailey.

Special care provided by Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home.
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Willie “Dugan” Colson
Funeral services for Mr. Willie “Dugan” Colson, 78, of Cookeville were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Pastor Franklin Davis officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Colson died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired self-employed carpenter, a loving husband and father, and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Born May 20, 1930 in the Willow Grove Community of Clay County, he was the son of the late Calvin Richard and Lena Maude (Harvey) Colson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dean (Bussell) Colson; an infant son; 6 brothers, Buck Colson, Otis Colson, Arvil Colson, Haltie Colson, Grady Colson, and Hoy Colson; 4 sisters, Lela Colson, Mary Lou Colson, Lillie Sherfield, and Ruby Daniels.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Edwards of Cookeville, and Brenda and Bobby Jones of Rickman; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Delton Colson of Charlotte, TN, and O.D. and Eudean Colson of Livingston; 2 sisters, Vela Lee of Livingston, and Pauline Thompson of Knoxville; 5 grandchildren, Billy Scott (Lisa) Colson, Wayne (Kristin) Colson, Willie Joe (Mellisa) Brown, Mary Essler, and Peter Essler; 8 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Bailea, Caden, Britney, Joseph, Isaiah, Samuel, and Michael.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews.

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

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Laura Ashley Miller


A memorial service for Miss Laura Ashley Miller, 22, of Lexington, was conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Grace Baptist Temple in Winston-Salem, NC, with Pastor Ed Sears officiating.

Miss Miller died Monday, February 23, 2009 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Born July 22, 1986, she was the daughter of Eric and Terry Miller.

Survivors include her mother, Terri Miller Arnder of Lexington, and her father, Eric Miller, of Walnut Cove; a daughter, Alyssa Nicole Miller; a sister, Amber Arnder; a brother, Jacob Miller; her grandparents, Everette and Linda Little of Winston-Salem; a grandmother, Iva Lee Cullom of Livingston; aunts and uncles, Leisa and Garland Howard, cousin Preston, Aaron and Sonya Miller, all of Thomasville; and a host of friends, especially Brad Colbert. (P)


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Iva Waunette (Clouse) Phy
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Waunette (Clouse) Phy, 91, of Cookeville, were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2009 from the Algood chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Dr. Wesley Henry officiating.

Burial was in the Algood City Cemetery.

Mrs. Phy died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born in Putnam County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Rolus Bevie and Pearlie Lee (Finley) Clouse. She was a retired cafeteria worker with the Putnam County School System having worked at Algood and Central High School with over 26 years of service. She served over 20 years with the Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program at Masters Healthcare Center. She loved to crochet and participated in the Algood Quilt Festival and Algood Senior Citizens. She was a member of Post Oak Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 67 years (who died January 26, 2003) James Wilson Phy; 2 sisters, Opal Smith, and Nell Whitaker; 6 brothers, Arnold Clouse, Casto Clouse, Floyd Clouse, Willard Clouse, Earl Clouse, and Finley Clouse; and a son-in-law, Harold Bowman.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Carolyn Phy of Cookeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda and Jeff Fleming of Algood, and Ann Bowman of Radcliff, KY; a brother, Obey Gene Clouse of Moraine, OH; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Isabell and Doug Conley, and Kathleen Flatt, all of Cookeville; 2 grandchildren, Wanda (Richard) Maxwell, and Gary (Beth) Bowman; 3 great-grandchildren, Anthony Maxwell, David Bowman, and Amber Churnetski; numerous nieces and nephews, 2 special neighbors, Carol Meadows and Lee Nora Henry.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

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


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