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Archives 09-09-2009

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WILLIE A. BEATY
Funeral services for Mr. Willie A. Beaty, 82, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. George Turke officiating. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from the Chapel at Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Sylvester-Robbins Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Beaty died Sunday, August 30, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired teacher in the Overton County School System.

Born July 24, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Johnie and Bernece (Taylor) Beaty.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Beaty of Monroe; a son, Richard Beaty of Monroe; a daughter, Janie Byers of Monroe; 2 sisters, Anna Lee Smith of Monroe, and Ilene McDonald of Cleveland, OH; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Beaty, Jonathan Beaty, B.J. Byers, Bo Byers, Josh West, and Doyle Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. C)

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JAMES JACKSON BILYEU
Funeral services for Mr. James Jackson Bilyeu , 92, of Oliver Springs, TN, were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2009, from the Chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Richard Powlus officiating.

Mr. Bilyeu died Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

He was a retired school teacher who started his teaching career in a one room school house in Overton County. He and his family moved to Oliver Springs in 1958. In addition to Overton County he taught in Anderson County and Roane County retiring from the Oliver Springs High School in 1977. He graduated from Tennessee Technology University in 1939.

Mr. Bilyeu served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an avid fiddle player and was well known in the area for his musical talents. He also loved reading and collecting books.

Born January 17, 1917, in the Hilham Community in Overton County, he was the son of the late Samuel Denton and Addie Mae (Brown) Bilyeu. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille (Bilyeu) Upton.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Nell (Cook) Bilyeu of Oliver Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Joan Bilyeu of Oliver Springs; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Jesse Wheat of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Kelli Bilyeu, Jeff Bilyeu, and Kasi Bilyeu, all of Oliver Springs; a niece, Nancy McCormick of Livingston; and 2 nephews, Jack Wheat and his wife Nikka of Oak Ridge, TN, and Joel Upton of Livingston.

Special care provided by Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. (P)


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DORIS MAE (BROWN) DAVIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Mae (Brown) Davis, 80, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2009, from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Davis died Tuesday, September 1 at her home. She was a retired UT Extension Secretary.

Born February 11, 1929, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mae (Eldridge) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Clois Brown, Frank Brown, and Carl “Bud” Brown; and a daughter, Paula Davis of Rickman.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, George H. Davis of Rickman; a son, Charles L. Davis of Cedar Grove, TN; 4 daughters, Pat Baggerly, Donna Wilson, and Joann McCowan, all of Rickman, and Kathy Norrod of Green Bank, WV; 3 sisters, Clara Fleming of Allons, Elene Gunnels of Mt. Gunnels, TN, and June Adams of Kingsport, TN; a brother, Wayne Brown of Allons; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Baggerly, Ryan McCowan, Mark McCowan, Brian Norrod, Jake Sublett, Joshua Wilson, and Caleb Wilson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


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BETTY (BEATY) McDONALD
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty (Beaty) McDonald, 76, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Dugan-Smith Cemetery.

Mrs. McDonald died Tuesday, September 1, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 30, 1933 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Arter and Lerla (Reagan) Beaty.

Survivors include a daughter, Lesia McDonald of Livingston; 2 sisters, Margie Sells of Alpine, and Peggy Conaster of Jamestown; 2 half-sisters, Barbara Davenport of Milton, TN, and Sandy Tubb of Gordonsville, TN; a step-sister, Judy Robbins of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Ogletree, Donnie Qualls, Michael McDonald, Ralph McDonald, Jr., Mark Williams, and Darryl Smith.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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KATHY (CRAVENS) NORROD
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy (Cravens) Norrod, 44, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with Rev. Tony Barnett officiating.

Burial was in George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

Mrs. Norrod died Thursday, September 3, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had been a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born December 29, 1964, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Allen Cravens of Twinton, TN and the late Lela (Norris) Cravens. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kay Abston.

Survivors include, in addition to her father, her husband, David Norrod of Monterey; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and David Dunn of Monterey; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Cravens of Chesterfield, IN; and a mother-in-law, Phyllis Norrod of Hanging Limb.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)


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ARXIE M. "POLLY" (TAYLOR) REAGAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Arxie M. “Polly” (Taylor) Reagan, 77, of Heard Ridge Community of Overton County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2009, from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Reagan died Thursday, September 3, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born August 14, 1932, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie (Conner) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Reagan; a son, Ronald Reagan; 3 sisters, Melissa Taylor, Hazel Ezell Reagan, and Myrtle Reagan; and an infant brother.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Lisa Reagan, of Independence Community; Terry and Angie Reagan of Clay County; and Tony and Kimberly Reagan of Heard Ridge Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Norman and Danny Bailey of Independence Community; a brother, Milburn Taylor of Heard Ridge Community; a sister, Gladys Smith of Anderson, IN; 7 grandchildren, Sarah, Shellie, Samantha, Ben, Brandon, Troy, and Delanie; and 3 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Nathaniel, and Payton.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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LEWIS "HORACE" TAYES
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis “Horace” Tayes, 70, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating.

Burial was in Sand Springs Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Tayes died Monday, August 31, at his home in Monterey. He was retired from Nissan in Smyrna and had worked with AVCO Aero Structures in Nashville, and Delbar in Cookeville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a Baptist by faith.

Born January 4, 1939 in Monterey, he was the son of the late Calvin Lee and Nola (Sparks) Tayes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by 2 brothers, Ralph Tayes and Wayne Tayes.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Ginny Tayes, and Kathy and James Anderson, all of Cookeville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenny Tayes, and Kevin and Joyce Tayes, all of Cookeville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Tayes of Monterey, and Linda and Ted Bowman of Hanging Limb, TN; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Sandy Tayes of Monterey; and 9 grandchildren, Justin Tayes, Kerrie Tayes, Kyndell Tayes, Isabella Tayes, Kodee Tayes, Mason Tayes, Emma Tayes, Josh Anderson, and Taylor Raines.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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AMY (BOLES) WOOLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Amy (Boles) Wooley, 38, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Randy Roberson officiating.

Burial was in Paran Cemetery in Rickman.

Mrs. Wooley died Sunday, August 30, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a former employee of TRW.

Born April 28, 1971, in Livingston, she was the daughter of Mary Lou Sidwell and the late Jerry Boles. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sibyl Boles; and grandfathers Herchel Boles and Ben Sidwell.

Survivors include, in addition to her mother, her husband, Russell Wooley; a son, Ethan Richards; a daughter, Emily Wooley; 2 step-daughters, Laura Keedy and Jessica Angel; a grandmother, Clara Sidwell; a sister and brother-in-law, Ada and Matthew Pryor; a brother, Jonathon Cushard; 4 aunts, Johnnie Brown, Robbie Johnston, Paula Roberts, and Theda Eldridge; an uncle, Benny Sidwell; a nephew, Alec Pryor; 8 cousins, James Hastings, Jenny McBroom, Joey Eldridge, Greg Brown, Kevin Brown, Nancy Johnston, Suzanne Follacchio, and Landon Johnston; and more friends than anybody could have.

Pallbearers were Robert “Goose” Hollaway, Jimmy Bean, Greg Copeland, Brian Copeland, Jimmy Waddey, Cody Waddey, Bo Reed, and Kenny Melton.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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