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Archives 05-13-2009

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Larry Edward Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Larry Edward Bilbrey, 69, of Manchester, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Stacey Smith officiating.

Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Bilbrey died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Medical Center in Manchester. He had been an x-ray technician and was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Born March 29, 1940 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Edd and Edith (Sullivan) Bilbrey.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bilbrey; a daughter, Janice Bilbrey, both of Manchester; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Carmon and Fern Bilbrey, and Lansford and Hazel Bilbrey, all of Livingston; 3 sisters, Bertice Crenshaw of Prescott, AZ, Sue Copeland, and Kay Killmon, both of Livingston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Pat Bilbrey, Mike Bilbrey, David Bilbrey, Dale Bilbrey, Joe Copeland, and Donald Gore.

Honorary pallbearers were John Jay Kilmon and Ricky Copeland.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Ernest Carl Brady
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Carl Brady, 84, of Alexandria, IN formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeremy Byrd officiating.

Burial was in the Allen Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Brady died at the Alexandria Care Center in Alexandria, IN. He had been a truck driver for Delco-Remy, was a former member of Eagles Lodge in Anderson, IN, and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Memorial Baptist Church.

Born October 8, 1924 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Quitman and Belle (Hawkins) Brady. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal (Rector) Brady; a son, Jerry Brady; 3 brothers, and a sister.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Betty Dunn (and fiancee David Hensley) of Alexandria, IN, and Margie and Kenneth Payne of Sparta; a daughter-in-law, Anna Brady of Livingston; 8 grandchildren, Wendy (Michael) Sample of Orestes, IN, Matthew (Alecia) Dunn and Jonathan (Becky) Dunn, both of Alexandria, IN, Sarah (Charlie) McCune of Summitville, Amanda Payne (and fiancee Mark Poe) of Sparta, Robin Brady of Nashville, Heather Brady, and Kayla Brady both of Livingston; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The pallbearers were his family.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Maude (Wilson) Cooper


Funeral services for Mrs. Maude (Wilson) Cooper, 79, of the Rickman Community, was conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2009 at the One Eleven Fellowship Church, with Rev. Curtis Lilly and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

She had been a charter member of the One Eleven Fellowship Church. She was a former member of the Troy Freewill Baptist Church in Troy, MI for over 36 years where she served in the music ministry.

Born June 14, 1929 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Tillie (Hyatt) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Cooper, and a brother, J.C. Wilson.

Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, Rev. Charles C. Cooper; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Steve Brown of Rickman; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Roger and Inis Cooper, Sr., Curt and Kim Cooper, all of Cookeville, and Greg and Sue Cooper of Madison Heights, MI; a sister and brother-in-law, Ova Lou and A.J. Looper of Rickman, 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Cleophus and Anna Lee Wilson of Livingston, and Edward and Juanita Wilson of Anderson, IN; 12 grandchildren, Roger (Cynthia) Cooper, Jr., Randy (Sonya) Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Greg Cooper, Jr., Aaron (Nicole) Cooper, Patrick Cooper, Tina Braddock, Steven Brown, Curtis (Carol) Cooper, Bethany (Gavin) Moore, Chelsey Cooper, and Cody Cooper; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cooper’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the One Eleven Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 49311, Cookeville, TN 38506.

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

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Mattie Irene (Moore) Holman Dennis
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Irene (Holman) Dennis, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Stoner officiating.

Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Dennis died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been a garment factory worker and was a Methodist by faith.

Born January 12, 1926 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Tinsley and Maude A. (Daniels) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Ray Holman and Robert Dennis; 3 sisters, Minnie Wright, Clara Wright, and Myrtle Russellburg; and 3 brothers, Ed Moore, Lester Moore, and Ray Moore.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Holman of Baxter; 4 daughters, Linda Gilpatrick and Brenda Willis, both of Livingston, Ann Chilton of Allons, and Norma Flowers of Monroe; a brother, Horton Moore of Livingston; 5 grandchildren, Kim Worley, Eddie Gilpatrick, Tammy Sells, Missy Masiongale, and Tyler Pinkston; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaylee Masiongale, Madison Masiongale, Macy Worley, Mariah Worley, Hannah Gilpatrick, Lucas Sells, and Matthew Sells.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Chalus O. (Smith) Masters
Funeral services for Mrs. Chalus O. (Smith) Masters, 88, of Chesterfield, IN formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009 from the Netherland Church of Christ in Rickman, with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in the Netherland Cemetery.

Mrs. Masters died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at her home. She retired, after 31 years of service, from Delco-Remy. She was a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ.

Born August 16, 1920 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Gable and Mary Belle (Carwile) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. “Tom” Masters; a son, Jerry Lee Masters; and a grandson, Daniel Eugene Dunham.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie Modlin of Chesterfield, IN, and Diana Kay and Robert Dunham of Pendleton, IN; 2 brothers, Melvin E. Smith of Markleville, IN, and Billy G. Smith of Calhoun, GA; 6 grandchildren, Connie, Kevin, David, Julie, Wes, and Nicholas; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Wanda Mae (Ledbetter) Thurman
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Mae (Ledbetter) Thurman, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2009 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Charles Rice officiating.

Burial was in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Thurman died Friday, May 8, 2009 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Born April 2, 1940 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Hauta (Holman) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Thurman, and a brother, James Ledbetter.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Lloyd Thurman; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Tina Thurman; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Robin Peever; 3 sisters, Clara Hunter, Bobbie Thurman, and O.V. Apollos; a brother, Coy Ledbetter; 4 grandsons, Steve (Jamie) McGee, Matt McGee, Blake Thurman, and Parker Thurman; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Thurman, Mike Thurman, Bobbie Poston, David Poston, Billy Poston, and Jerry Seago.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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