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Funeral services for Mrs. Billie R. (Stover) Buccigrossi, 72, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009 from Calvary Baptist Church in Akron, OH, with Pastors Alan Miller and Doug Shoup officiating.

Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Buccigrossi died Wednesday, October 14, in Barberton, OH. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Magic Cruiser Car Club.

Born July 5, 1937 in Allons, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Verna Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Victor Carpenter, Sr.; a son, Wayne Victor Carpenter, Jr.; and a granddaughter, Carolyne Bray.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Buccigrossi; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Jimmy Little, Terri and Khaid Ktami, Barbara and Arnold Underwood, and Cindy and Rick Bray; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Michelle Buccigrossi, and Robert and Karen Buccigrossi; a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Douglas Summers; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Cox Funeral Home. (P)

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Funeral services for Mr. Horace “Hoppy” Clark, 79, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Delmer McCowan officiating.

Burial was in F.A. Norrod Cemetery in Hanging Limb Community.

Mr. Clark died Wednesday, October 14, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the City of Monterey and attended Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Born October 31, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sam and Emma (Phipps) Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, J.B. Clark; 3 brothers, Woodrow Clark, Charlie Clark, and Benton Clark; an infant sister, Mary Ann Clark; and 3 grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Allene (Phillips) Clark of Monterey; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Vaden Phillips of Clarkrange, and Barbara and Richard Wilson of Monterey; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Frances Clark of Monterey; 5 sisters, Maggleen Clark, Bernell Clark, Ethel Clark, Gertrude Cox, all of Monterey, and Rosie White of Rickman; a brother, L.C. Clark of Dayton, OH; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Louise (Oakes) Coffee, 81, of Mt. Juliet, TN, formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial will be in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Coffee died Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a housewife and hairdresser, and a member of Donelson Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 30, 1928 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hester (Riddle) Oakes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Savage.

Survivors include her husband, Boyd Coffee of Mt. Juliet; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Vicki Coffee of Old Hickory, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Billy Brown of Memphis; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Coffee, Jodi Coffee, and Laurie Gray and her husband, Steven; a great-grandson, Carson Gray; and many nieces and nephews, family members, and good friends.

Pallbearers were Larry Coffee, Christopher Coffee, Billy Brown, Steven Gray, Leslie Pryor, and Edward Walker.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Dimple (Myers) Melton, 98, of Cookeville, were conducted at noon Thursday,a October 15, 2009, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Pastor Monica Mowdy officiating.

Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Windle Community of Overton County.
Mrs. Melton died Sunday, October 11. She resided with her niece, Sally (McDonald) Askew in Cookeville.

Mrs. Melton was a founding member of Parkview United Methodist Church (now Friendship United Methodist Church). She earned a B.S. degree in Education from TTU and a Master’s degree in Library Science from George Peabody College.

She taught in the Upper Cumberland area for over 53 years. As an accomplished teacher, librarian, Girl Scout, poet, published author, genealogist, historian, and storyteller, she touched the lives of young and old with her love for a good story, books, history, folktales, wildflowers, great food (particularly biscuits), and all things family.

Born September 30, 1911 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Jackson and Sallie Edith (Smith) Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude O. Melton, a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Ernest Smith; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Luther K. and Lorelle Myers, Tracy A. and Wilma Myers, Earl P. and Mary Jo Myers, and Arthur B. “Art” Myers; and a special nephew, Joe Pat Myers.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Mary Barker of Sparta, Marjorie Deck of
Maryville, and Betty Ashburn of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Thelma Myers of Santa Ana, CA; 21 nieces and nephews, Shelby Reid, Patsy Richardson, Bob Richardson, Jack Myers, Debbie Myers, Sally Askew, John Myers, Cheryl Myers, Susanne Ferguson, Roy Ferguson, Steve Deck, Pam Deck, Wayne Netherton, Melinda Netherton, Joe Kolb, Stephanie Kolb, Phil Combest, Heather Combest, Brett Myers, Darren Shell, and Beth Shell; 11 great-nieces and nephews; 9 great-great-nieces and nephews; and 2 great-great-great-niece and nephew.

Pallbearers were Jack Myers, John Myers, Steve Deck, Wayne Netherton, Kenneth Allen, Roy Ferguson, Jack Horton, Carl Sullivan, and Ernest Copeland.

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

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