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Reba Joyce (West) Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Joyce (West) Copeland, 83, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from the chapel at Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in J.M. Copeland Cemetery of the West Fork Community in Overton County.

Mrs. Copeland died Sunday, February 27, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was of the Church of Christ faith. She had been a caretaker.

Born February 18, 1928 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Bonnie (Holman) West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Edgar Copeland; a son, David Copeland; and a brother, Jessie Bill West.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Walker of Livingston; a sister, Geraldine West of Livingston; a brother, James West of Livingston; 3 grandchildren, Jogenna McDonald and her husband, Ralph Jr. of Alpine, Robbie Walker and his wife, Kim of Alpine, and Samantha Copeland of Monroe; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Jerry Simpson, John Copeland, Wade McDonald, Derrek Copeland, Cole McDonald, and Chris Copeland.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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David Robert Moles
Funeral services for Mr. David Robert Moles, 65, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Rev. Monica Mowdy and Rev. Jim Rogers officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Moles died Thursday, March 3, in Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a degree in business management. He was a truck driver for more than 40 years and had retired from Averitt Express after 29 years of service. He was adjutant for the American Legion Post 4, and attended Okolona Methodist Church.

He was an avid member of the Harley Davidson Dresser Association.

Born August 26, 1945 in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of the late Robert “R.E.” and Theresa Moles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Moles.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Alice Moles of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Mark Sherfield of Rickman; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Veneshia Moles of Rickman and Jeff and Debbie Moles of Cookeville; a sister-in-law, Brenda Moles of Temecula, CA; 2 granddaughters, Megan Harris and Stephanie Sherfield, both of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Adams, David Carr, Jeff Kennedy, Randall Norris, Sam Pendegrass, and Sammy Tallent.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion c/o Hall Funeral Home in Livingston.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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Charles D. Norrod

Graveside services for Mr. Charles D . Norrod, 88, of New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH, were conducted with full military honors at 1 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 from Riverside Cemetery in Milford, NH.

Mr. Norrod died Sunday, February 27, at Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin, NH. He had lived in Londonderry, NH for several years and had resided in Nashua, NH for 5 years. Prior to moving to New Hampshire, he had resided in Mount Clemens, MI for more than 50 years. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for UPS. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Crawford, TN.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Norrod was one of only 2 sailors that survived when their PT boat came under attack in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Leando, CA on December 27, 1944 as a result of wounds he received in action.

Mr. Norrod loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Born October 30, 1922 in Crawford, TN, he was the son of the late Fletcher J. and Viola Norrod. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife whom he adored, Bonnie G. (Phillips) Norrod, who died in 2007; and a daughter, Donna Petty.

Survivors include a son, James D. Norrod of Nashua, NH; 4 grandchildren, Heather Smith of Amherst, NH, April Pedroza of Milford, NH, William Petty of Derry, NH, and Tami Petty of New York, NY; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and Vickie Norrod of Tyngsboro, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.

Special care provided by Smith & Heald Funeral Home of Milford, NH. (P)

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Wynell (Hill) Terry
Funeral services for Mrs. Wynell (Hill) Terry, 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 from West End Church of Christ in Livingston, with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Terry died Wednesday, March 2, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of West End Church of Christ.

Born November 8, 1928 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late M.L. “Dock” and Cecil (Moredock) Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elmer Terry; a sister, Kate Langford; and 2 brothers, Bob Hill and Dan Hill.

Survivors include 4 sons, Robert E. “Bob” Terry, Jr. of Cookeville, John C. Terry of Algood, William Kent Terry of Livingston, and Stephen Lee Terry of Rickman; a daughter, Linda (Terry) Bellamy of Ridgeland, MS; 2 sisters, Ruth Maynard of Livingston and Betty Barnes of Rickman; 3 brothers, Joe Hill and Jerry Hill, both of Livingston, and Malcolm Hill of Cookeville; and 6 grandchildren, Shannon Terry Ring, Jordan Terry, Mori Bellamy, Kyle Bellamy, Abby Terry, and Whit Terry.

Pallbearers were Brian Hill, David Hill, Victor Hill, Kelly Hill, Joey Hill, and Chris Barnes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the “Mustard Seed Ranch” by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Maxine (Ray) Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine (Ray) Wilson, 89, of Anderson, IN, formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 from the chapel of Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

Mrs. Wilson died Monday, March 7, at Community Hospital in Anderson after an extended illness. She was a homemaker. When having visitors, she would always say, “Let’s have a cup of coffee and something sweet.” She resided in Anderson since 1941.

Born August 3, 1921 in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Hallie (Ledbetter) Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wilson; 2 brothers, Robert Ray and Junior Ray; and 2 grandsons, Bradley Stansberry and David Wilson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Bruce Stansberry of Anderson; 2 sisters, Imogene Spurlin of Anderson and Marjorie Gipson of Louisiana; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Miller and her husband, Brian, Matthew Stansberry, Teresa Wilson Ali, and Laura Wilson Flynn; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brad Stansberry Scholarship Fund, c/o Madison County Community Foundation, 33 West 10th Sreet, Anderson, IN 46015.

Special care provided by Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory. (P)

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