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Archives 11-02-2010

Glen V. Dickerson
Funeral services for Mr. Glen V. Dickerson, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Buddy Reeder and Bro. Gary Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Clay Springs Cemetery in Rickman.

Mr. Dickerson died Wednesday, October 13, at his home.

Born August 9, 1925 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Potter Lee and Lola Mae Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Pinoch Dickerson and Fred Dickerson; and 2 sisters,
Pearl Copeland and Ramonda Poston.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lula Nell Dickerson of Cookeville; 2 daughters, Loretta Pigg and Leda Stover, both of Cookeville, 2 sons, Hugh Lee Dickerson and Vernon Dickerson, both of Cookeville; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Anthony Smith, Jimmy Smith, Stacy Dickerson, Meredith Norris, Scott Miller, Ralph Moore, Cecil Gentry, and Dan Tinch.
Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Haskell Lawton Fletcher
Funeral services for Mr. Haskell Lawton Fletcher, 71, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Reeder and Bro. Charles Williamson officiating.

Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

Mr. Fletcher died Wednesday, October 20, at Masters Health Care Center.

He was a boiler operator at Tennessee Tech University, a veteran of the National Guard from 1961-1967, and a member of Whitson Chapel Church of Christ.

Born April 10, 1938 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Frank and Pearl (Reeder) Fletcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Fletcher; and a brother Cleston Fletcher.

Survivors include 3 brothers, Leon Fletcher, Clifton Fletcher, and Delton Fletcher, all of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Becky Billingsley and Mary Lou Eldridge, both of Cookeville; and 3 nephews, Michael Billingsley of Cookeville, Chuck Billingsley of Gallatin, TN, and Kevin Fletcher of Washington, D.C.

Pallbearers were Michael Billingsley, Chuck Billingsley, Lynn Reagan, Bill Dodson, Donnie Copeland, Maurice Copeland, Kenneth Copeland, and Gordon Copeland.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Gerald Lee Nolan

Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Lee Nolan, 59, of Greenbrier, TN, formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Cowan of Faith is the Victory Church officiating.

Burial was in historic Spring Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Nolan died Friday, October 22, at his home after an extended battle with cancer. He was retired from Davidson Transit/Metro Transit after 25 years of service. He was a founder and served as director of employees’ supplemental disability fund. He was a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center in Oklahoma.

Born August 31, 1951 in Overton County, he was the son of Lillian Udean (Holt) Brown and the late Chalmer A. Nolan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Amanda Jo White.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Peggy Nolan; a sister, Jennifer Hunter; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Corrina Vincent, Jessica McCarthy, Angela and Chris Williams; a step-daughter, Amy White Ballard; a step-son, Ric White; 10 grandchildren, Lindsey, Celsey, Austin, Lyndie, Gracie, Jackson, Nickie, Brandi, Janna, and Dakota; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great nieces, and a great nephew also survive.

Pallbearers included friends and family.

Special care provided by Spring Hill Funeral Home. (C)

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Rev. Carson Dewitt Sampley

Funeral services for Rev. Carson Dewitt Sampley, 84, of Monterey, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 from Monterey Baptist Church, with Rev. Roger Phillips, Rev. Richard Buckner, and Rev. Johnny Bowman officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Rev. Sampley died Sunday, October 24, at his home. He was a retired route salesman/ supervisor with the former Kerns Bakery with 35 years of service. He was a member of Woodclift Baptist Church and a 50 year member of Monterey Masonic Lodge #751 F&AM. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific theater. For several years he has been a poll worker with the Putnam County Election Commission and a funeral assistant with Horner Funeral Home.

Rev. Sampley was best know in the Upper Cumberland area as a beloved Baptist preacher and singer. “The Parson” began his ministry in the late 50s and over the next 50-plus years held numerous revivals, and conducted, and often singing at, hundreds of funerals and weddings.

He sang and played the autoharp at nursing homes, senior citizen centers, and other gatherings, a testament to the joy his ministry brought to others.

He pastored several churches including Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church, Brotherton Baptist Church, Mount Union Missionary Baptist Church, Sand Springs Baptist Church, and Fellowship Baptist Church.

Rev. Sampley was adored by his family and community and will be dearly missed.

Born July 8, 1926 in Monterey, he was the son of the late John Lowery and Linnie Jewell (Henry) Sampley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randall Scott “Randy” Sampley; and 4 brothers, Thomas Michael Sampley, Fred Sampley, Charles Sampley, and Claude Sampley.

Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years, Doris (Welch) Sampley, whom he married December 10, 1946 in Rossville, GA; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Judy Sampley of Dunwoody, GA, John and Connie Sampley, and Mark and Becky Sampley, all of Crossville, and Stephen and Jennifer Sampley of Sparta; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Mary Sampley of Monterey and Jerry and Jo Sampley of Livingston; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Norma and James Tinch of Monroe, Kathryn and Jim Harvey of Livingston, and Nancy Staup of Monterey; 8 grandchildren, Emily Drubaker and her husband, Jason, Julie McMullen and her husband, Paul, Allison Sampley, Victoria Sampley, Elizabeth Sampley, Sarah Sampley, Andy Sampley, and George Sampley; and 3 great-grandchildren, Caroline Brubaker, William Brubaker, and David McMullen.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were area ministers and deacons who served with him in his ministry, and his Wednesday morning prayer group.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodclift Baptist Church fund, % Joy Callahan, 108 East Commercial Avenue, Monterey, TN 38574 or the Monterey Senior Citizens Center, 105 Elmore Street, Monterey, TN 38574.
Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Anna Marie (Dickerson) Stinson

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marie (Dickerson) Stinson, 86, of Akron, OH, formerly of Livingston, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Legacy Church in Akron, with Rev. Dennis Condon and Pastor Todd Hearnsberger officiating.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Stinson died Friday, October 29, after a lengthy illness. She was of the Pentecostal faith for 60 years and a very active member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, now Legacy Church, where she spent many hours teaching in the nursery and baking for the bazaars. Her life was spent helping others and her joy was her family.

Born July 11, 1924 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late John and Essie Dickerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Oran Stinson; a brother, Horace
Dickerson; and a best friend, Betty Woods.

Survivors include her loving daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Stakeley; a brother, Kenneth Dickerson; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Frank Mutz; 2 sisters-in-law, Lela Burgess and Johnnye Dickerson; 2 grandsons, James Stakeley and his wife, Amanda, and Mark Stakeley; a great-granddaughter, Loran Rose Stakeley; and many nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Schermesser Funeral Home. (P)


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Elbert “Elb” OdisWinningham

Funeral services for Mr. Elbert “Elb” Odis Winningham, 92, of Algood, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Roberts and Rev. Charles Cook officiating.

Burial will be in Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Winningham died Sunday, October 31, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. He was a well-known and respected carpenter with Winningham and Moss Builders. Mr. Winninham was a Charter member and former deacon of Algood Freewill Baptist Church and was in attendance of Rickman and Cookeville Freewill Baptist Church.

Born May 1, 1918 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John Herman and Delta (Allred) Winningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 wives, Netia (Reed) Winningham and Anna Mae (Qualls) Winningham; a son, Glen Winningham; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; a grandson, Craig Winningham; a son-in-law, Carnel Moss; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Winningham.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Anna Ruth Moss of Algood and Wanda Key of Cookeville; 5 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Donald Ray and Louise Winningham of Monterey, Rev. Ken and Annetta Winningham of Jonesboro, AR; Deloy Winninham, Gary Winningham, and Richard and Patty Qualls, all of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Lola Mae Coffee of Rickman and Jewel Dillon of Algood; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Chris Winningham, Scott Winningham, Chuck Winningham, Jeff Winningham, Grayson Winningham, Marty Carr, Brandon Coffee, and David Arms.

Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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George P. Wright
Funeral services for Mr. George P. Wright, 78, of Livingston, were conducted at noon Saturday, October 30, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday, October 27, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born September 28, 1932 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Houston and Kelly (Worley) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Bethel Wright, Andrew Wright, and Marvin Wright; a brother-in-law, Bill Richards; and a sister-in-law, Jean Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Maggie Wright of Livingston; 4 daughters, Pamela Cook, Linda Wooten, and Karen Wright, all of Nashville, and Cindy White of Livingston; a son, Nathan Wright of Nashville; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James Wright and Nick and Brenda Wright; 5 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Blanche Richards, Etta and Doyle Savage, Edna and Ernest Isbell, Jeanie and Richard Cichy, and Dixie and Woody Russell; 3 sisters-in-law, Ruth Wright, Geri Wright, and Lucy Wright; 4 grandchildren, Aspen Cook, Marshal White, John-Lucas White, and Kadie White; and 4 great-grandchildren, Zoiey, Jocelyn, Lydia, and Wesley.

Pallbearers were Mark White, Marshal White, John-Lucas White, David Wooten, Jacob Shipley, and Ernest Isbell.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)



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