Obituaries with ties to Overton County


LYDIA ESTES ALEXANDER

Crossville Chronicle
Lydia Estes Alexander, 79, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 24, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 25 at Monroe Christian Church, with burial in Story Cemetery. Glen Winningham officiated.
Mrs. Alexander was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of H.O. and Lona Story.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Ilene Teeple of Crossville and Brenda Bilbrey of Nashville, TN; brother, O.B. Story of Monroe, TN; and four grandchildren, James Bilbrey, Alice Bilbrey, John Teeple and Daniel Teeple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander; and her parents, H.O. and Lona Story.
Pallbearers were James Bilbrey, Leon Story, Floyd Earl Story, John Story, Willie Qualls and Mark Garner.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



MIRTIE J.A. ANDERSON

Crossville Chronicle
Mirtie Jewel Ashburn Anderson, 96, of the Homestead community of Crossville, passed away Sept. 5, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home, witih burial in Crossville City Cemetery. The Rev. Dan Haskins officiated, with special music by Chris South and Joy Goad.
Mrs. Anderson was born April 22, 1906, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of William Calvin and Sarah Ann Stamps Ashburn.
She was an original Homesteader, and was a member of Cumberland Homesteads Baptist Church. She was retired as a cook for the Cumberland County School System and for Cumberland Mountain State Park.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Sara Anderson of Crossville, Ralph and Patricia Anderson of Knoxville, and William and Janet Anderson of Pleasant Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Bettie and Frank Hargis of Lenoir City, TN, and Faye and Danny Hassler of Crossville; brother, Orthel Ashburn of Plant City, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Basil Anderson; and son, Bobby Gaskel Anderson.
Pallbearers were Daniel Hassler II, Mark Hargis, Ricky Anderson, Scott Anderson, Gary Hargis, Jeffery Anderson, William Anderson and Mike Anderson.
Hood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


EFFIE MAE ASBERRY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Effie Mae Asberry, 86, of Wells Road, Crossville, who passed away July 6, 1997 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held July 8 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. She was born Sept. 30, 1910 in Overton County, the daughter of Allen and Etlee Cole Mabrey. Mrs. Asberry had been employed at Cumberland Laundry and was a member of Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma and Rainey Brown of Crossville and Velma and Clyde Pedigo of Kingston; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Derothia Asberry of Crossville; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lydia Branstetter of Deerlodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Asberry; daughter Sue Asberry Threet; brothers, Fred, Willy, Arde, and Dewey Mabrey; and sisters, Ida Padgett and Dorothy Kyle. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Charles Asberry, Michael Asberry, Jimmy Pedigo, Jimmy Inman Jr., Steve Threet, Michael Lee Asberry and Jeremy Asberry. Bros. Bryan Findley and Marvin Seegraves officiated, with special music by Burton and Marie McNeil. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


DONNA ELVENA ASHBURN

Crossville Chronicle
Donna Elvena Ashburn, 95, of Crossville, passed away June 15, 2001. Funeral services were conducted June 18 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Phil Jenkins officiated.
Mrs. Ashburn was born March 5, 1906, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Ed and Oella Matheny Hammons.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Homesteads Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Nannie Deane Ashburn of Crossville and Charles and Alice Ashburn of Paducah, KY; sisters, Mary Roberson of Benton, KY, Edna Randolph of East Peoria, IL, and Margaret Roberts of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Ernest Hammons of Petersburg, TN, Troy Hammons and L.C. Hammons, both of Fayetteville, TN, Beecher Hammons of Harriman, TN, and Albert Hammons of Dayton, TN; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D. Ashburn.
Pallbearers were Tom Ashburn, Roy Anderson, Ralph Anderson, David Hammons, Ron Randolph and Bill Anderson. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


PAULINE "GRANNY" BAILEY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Pauline "Granny" Bailey, 87, of Plateau Road, Crossville, who passed away Dec. 27, 1998, were held Dec. 30 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bros. Raymond Lawson and William Wiley officiated, with special music by Molly and Bruce Wyatt, and Ashley Stowers. The eulogy was given by Garry W. Hood. She was born Oct. 15, 1911 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Other and Nora Hargis Cannon. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and she was a charter member of Lawrence Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia Mae and Barton Wilson, and Betty and M.L. Deck, all of Crossville; sons a daughters-in-law, Willard Bailey of Kingston, TN, and Harry and Brenda Bailey, Larry and Lucille Bailey, and Michael Bailey, all of Crossville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Polson and Louise Wyatt, both of Crossville; and brother, Milford Cannon of Crossville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bailey; daughter, Margaret Ruth Bailey; and son, Charles Kenneth Bailey. Pallbearers were Shane Bailey, Russ Bailey, Jamie Bailey, Jerry Stowers, Kevin Phillips, Denton Sharp, Jimmy McDonald and Lynn Deck.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


SAM JOEL BEATY

Crossville Chronicle
A memorial service for Sam Joel Beaty, 74, of Potato Farm Road, Crossville, who passed away April 11, 1998, was held April 15 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home. He was born Feb. 2, 1924 in Overton County, the son of Herman and Pearl Vaughn Beaty.
Mr. Beaty was a welder for General Processing Company, and he was of the Protestant faith. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was a prisoner of war. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Sevier Beaty of Crossville; stepchildren, Kay Barnett, Joann Ramsey, and Mike Staggs, all of Crossville, Eddie Staggs of Pikeville, and Fred Staggs of Big Lick; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Pat Beatty, Frank Beaty, and Dock Beaty, all of Crossville; and sisters, Erma Smith of Canoga Park, CA, Willie May Kline of North Hollywood, CA, Helen Clark of Nacogdoches, TX, and Judy Humble of Crossville. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Beatty, and grandson, Jackie Staggs. Bro. Robert Baker officiated. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Cumberland County. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. BERTRAM
From "The Leader-Democrat", 15 September 1888 in Richfield, Morton County, Kansas:

THE ANGEL OF DEATH.
One of the saddest accidents ever recorded occurred last Thursday morning at six o'clock in our little city. One more happy home has been broken up, one more devoted husband left lonely. One more loving mother snatched rudely away, one more patient sufferer relieved from her pain, one more earnest, pious Christian gone to her rest. This heart rending occurrence belongs to that unhappy list of accidents for which no one seems to blame. In the early morning while engaged in her household duties, Mrs. BERTRAM, wife of our fellow-townsman, Mr. Jasper N. BERTRAM, was fatally wounded by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of her little eight year old son, who had unhappily removed it from its proper place while the attention of the family was engrossed in other occupations. Drs. GARDINER and BOWERS were immediately summoned but it was evident that the poor woman could not long survive the wound. The ball, fired from a Winchester rifle, struck the left side just below the heart, passing through the top part of the stomach, coming out at the opposite side. She lingered in great agony, retaining the full use of her mind, for nineteen hours, and died, after blessing her husband and children, at 1:15 o'clock on Friday morning. The funeral was held at the family residence in the north part of town in the afternoon of the same day, Rev. J. P. Fulton, conducting the services. The remains were followed to the Richfield cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, where they were laid away to await the general resurrection.
Mrs. Mollie A. BERTRAM was born near Livingston, in Overton county, Tennessee, April 2, 1844, and died Sept. 14, 1888, at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 12 days. She married Jan, 1, 1866, her maiden name being GARRETT, to Jasper Newton BERTRAM, near the place of her birth. They have become the parents of seven children, three girls and four boys, all of whom are living save two girls who died in their infancy. Two years after their marriage they moved to Warren county, Kentucky, where they remained until 1886, when, owing to the wife's failing health the family moved to Sumner and afterward to Morton county, Kansas, living at first near Frisco, but after proving up a claim came to Richfield. Mrs. BERTRAM was an upright, Christian woman, having been converted at the age of sixteen. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church, enjoying in this respect the fellowship of her husband and oldest children. She was buried in Grand View cemetery, Rev. Woodward, pastor of the M. E. church, preaching the funeral sermon from the text: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

Submitted by Michael M. Thorstad


EDWARD BICE

Crossville Chronicle
Edward "Ed" Bice, 68, of Crossville, passed away March 29, 2001. Funeral services were conducted April 1 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Lyle Ledbetter officiated.
Mr. Bice was born July 14, 1932, in Overton County, TN, the son of Edward Gaither and Leona Walker Bice.
He was a self-employed mechanic.
Survivors include his brothers, Andy Bice and Doyle Bice, both of Crossville; sister, Frances Martell of Crossville; special nephews, Jamie Bice and Michael Bice, both of Crossville; special great-nephew, A.J. Bice of Crossville; and special great-niece, Tabitha Bice of Crossville.
Pallbearers were Jamie Bice, Michael Bice, Terry Scantland, Bill Dishman, Bob Dishman, Jessie Reed and Arnold Martell.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BAILEY BILBREY

Overton Co. News - 1932

Bailey Bilbrey, 63, of the Third District, died last Thursday of blood poisoning last Saturday after an illness of a few days. He was a farmer and a native of Overton County and well and favorably known. He was a son of the late F. Marion Bilbrey. He is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Nina Farley, and five small children, and five children by his former marriage, as follows: Hershel, Harley, Mabel, Audie, and the other not noted. Burial was at Holly Springs.


DESTEL BILBREY

Crossville Chronicle
Destel Bilbrey, 75, of Clarkrange, passed away Aug. 6, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. The Rev. Bud Hargis and the Rev. Michael Swallows will officiate, with interment to follow in Midway Cemetery.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bilbrey was born March 19, 1926, in Overton County, TN, the son of Vanus and Ova Della Phillips Bilbrey.
He retired from Manchester Tank in Crossville after 30 years of service, and had also worked in the timber industry. He was a member of the Union B Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Opal Neely Bilbrey of Clarkrange; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ronald Harris of Monterey; son and daughter-in-law, R.D. and Charlotte Bilbrey of Clarkrange; sisters, Velva Padgett and Delva Melton, both of Monterey; brother, Bestel Bilbrey of Monterey; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda Kay Bilbrey; sisters, Belva Phillips, Elva Swallows, Elsie McCowan and Delsie Swallows; and brothers, Vestel Bilbrey and Estel Bilbrey. Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


EMMA BILBREY

Crossville Chronicle
Emma Bilbrey, 94, of Monterey, passed away Sept. 9, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with interment to follow in Falling Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Ovle Tinch will officiate.
Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bilbrey was born July 3, 1908, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Vince and Loursey Upton Hargis.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Monterey United Methodist Church. She was a 1931 graduate of Crawford High School.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lou and Ray Higgins of Cookeville; grandchildren, Carolyn Harris, Thomas Buttram and Bobby Buttram, all of Monterey, Sara Howell of Algood, Donna Robinson of Cookeville and Kenny Buttram of Sparta; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bilbrey; brothers, Ike Hargis, Benton Hargis and Buren Hargis; and sisters, Anna Mae Crabtree, Dessie Norrod, Edna Hargis, Martha Hargis and Zola Hargis.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


WILLIE VERTON BILBREY

Crossville Chronicle
Willie Verton Bilbrey, 86, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 4, 2000, in Cumberland Medical Center. No services are planned.
Mr. Bilbrey was born Jan. 2, 1914, in Overton County, TN, the son of John and Florence Tinch Bilbrey. He was a retired used car dealer.
Survivors include his brothers, Lee Burton Bilbrey of Vandalia, OH, and Bonnie Benton Bilbrey of Missouri; nephews, Doyle Looper and Johnny Rabon Looper, both of Cookeville, TN; Timothy Allen Bilbrey and Vandalia, and John Paul Bilbrey of Kansas; and nieces, Lola Lee Walters of Vandalia, and Barbara Jean Warner of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Bilbrey; his wife, Judy Farley Bilbrey; and a sister, Audi Avo Bilbrey Looper. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of the arrangements.


JAMES DELOY BLAYLOCK

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for James Deloy Blaylock, 60, of Pleasant Hill, who passed away Feb. 5, 1999, were held Feb. 8 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was born April 25, 1938 on Overton County, TN, the son of Charlie Blaylock and Avo Looper Blaylock. Mr. Blaylock was a carpenter, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Plateau Independent Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Brown Blaylock of Pleasant Hill; son, Scott Blaylock of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Amanda Futrell of Westel, TN; stepson, Trent Lewis of Pleasant Hill; and sisters, Eva Phillips, Anna Jean Qualls, Willadean Swika and Betty Qualls, all of Crossville, Zenobia Qualls of the Vandever community, and Josephine Hargis of Dearborn, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Avo Looper Blaylock, and brothers, Charles and Harold Blaylock. Pallbearers were Scott Blaylock, Marty Whittenburg, Jason Futrell, Adam Schubart, Trent Lewis and Roy Blaylock. Bro. Randy Roberts officiated. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JOSEPH H. BLAYLOCK

Crossville Chronicle
Joseph "Joe" Henry Blaylock, 68, of Crossville, passed away June 7, 2002. Funeral services were conducted June 10 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bro. Frank Walker officiated, with special music by the McNeal family.
Mr. Blaylock was born April 25, 1934, in Overton County, TN, the son of John and Bessie Bilbrey Blaylock.
He was a foreman at UT Experimental Farm, and a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Kring Blaylock of Crossville; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and David Dixon of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Angie Blaylock of Crossville; brother, Jay Blaylock of Crossville; sisters, Marie McNeal of Crossville, and Juanita Qualls and Anna Campbell, both of Rickman, TN; and grandchildren, Matt Blaylock, Dylan Blaylock and Philip Dixon.
Pallbearers were Philip Dixon, Spencer Doss, Larry Pritchett, Scottie Finley, Ridley Lee, Danny McNeal, Norman Campbell and Benji Cooper.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JESSE DOWE BOLES

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Jesse Dowe Boles, 78, of Crossville, who passed away Aug. 18, 1997 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held Aug. 20 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Pomona Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Overton County, the son of Jerry Adams Boles and Dora Ethel Crouch Boles. Mr. Boles was a heavy-equipment operator and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include Darlene Stiles of LaGrange, OH; grandchildren, Brian and Kristi; and sisters, Chloe Newberry, Lillie Anderson, and Lois Cox, all of Crossville. Pallbearers were Darwin Scarlett, Darcy Yonts, Don Lewis, Brian Stiles, Chuck Stiles and Harlan Cox. The Rev. Russell Honeycutt officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


CLAUDE BOWMAN

Crossville Chronicle
Claude Bowman, 80, of Roseville, MI, passed away Feb. 17, 2001, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Joint funeral services for Mr. Bowman and his brother, David Bowman, will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, TN, with burial at Love Joy Cemetery. The Rev. Clayton Padgett will officiate, with full military honors presented by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowman was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Overton County, TN, the son of Walter Lee and Faith Masters Bowman.
He was a millwright, and a member of the Millwright Union Local No. 1102 in Michigan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a past VFW post commander in Howard City, MI. He was a commissioner of Roseville from 1950 to 1956.
Survivors include his sons, Lonnie J. Bowman of Warren, MI, and John Claude Bowman Jr. of Columbus, OH; sister, Beryle Eaton of Rockwood, TN; brothers, Ray Bowman of Rockwood and Walter Bowman of Monterey; grandson, Robert John Bowman; and one great-grandson, R.J. Bowman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Bowman and Helen Eaton; and two brothers, Leslie Bowman and Marshall Bowman.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


DAVID BOWMAN

Crossville Chronicle
David Bowman, 78, of Monterey, TN, passed away Feb. 17, 2001, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Joint funeral services for Mr. Bowman and his brother, Claude Bowman, will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial at Love Joy Cemetery. The Rev. Clayton Padgett will officiate, with full military honors presented by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowman was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Overton County, TN, the son of Walter Lee and Faith Masters Bowman.
He was a retired machinist for General Motors. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Crossville VFW Post No. 5025. He was a member of the Royal Oak Masonic Lodge in Madison Heights, MI, where he was a past master. He was a Royal Arch mason at Chapter No. 167 in Madison Heights. He was a fund raiser for the Special Olympics.
Survivors include his daughter, Rita Bowman of Brighton, MI; son, Michael Bowman of Bozeman, MT; sister, Beryle Eaton of Rockwood, TN; brothers, Ray Bowman of Rockwood and Walter Bowman of Monterey; and three grandchildren, Andrew Sochocki, Meghan Sochocki and Ezra Bowman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Bowman and Helen Eaton; and two brothers, Leslie Bowman and Marshall Bowman.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements


EVA M. BOWMAN

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Eva MacGillivray Bowman, 85, of Allred, TN, who passed away July 20, 1999, were held July 23 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, TN, with burial in Overton County Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Doug Turner officiated.
She was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Bad Axe, MI, the daughter of Ella and William MacGillivray.
Mrs. Bowman and her husband, Fred, operated Bowman's Grocery Store in the Steel Bridge community of Overton County from 1947 to 1965. She then worked at the Crawford Head Start Center, and at the Upper Cumberland Development Center until her retirement. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Livingston, Chapter No. 206. She had a love for music and played the piano for more than 70 years. She was organist for the Livingston Eastern Star for many years, and grand organist for the Tennessee Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Nancy Bowman of Fairfield Glade, and Donald and Betty Bowman of Memphis; grandchildren, Sharon Voehringer and William Bowman, Elizabeth Bowman, Fred Bowman and Martha Bowman, all of Memphis; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bowman, in 1967.
Speck Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of the arrangements. Information courtesy of Bilbrey Funeral Home.


HARSHEL BOWMAN

Crossville Chronicle
Harshel Bowman, 82, of Hanging Limb, TN, passed away March 28, 2001. Funeral services were conducted March 30 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with interment in Hanging Limb Cemetery. The Rev. J.B. Harris, the Rev. Johnny Jones and the Rev. Jerry Harris officiated. Full military honors were presented by the Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Bowman was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Overton County, TN, the son of Grant and Nellie Key Bowman.
He was a retired factory worker and a farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Livingston VFW.
Survivors include his daughter, Gail Harris of Hanging Limb; sons, Bruce Bowman, Lavon Bowman and Troy Bowman, all of Hanging Limb; sisters, Hazel Norod and Roxie Walker, both of Hanging Limb; brother, A.G. Bowman of Hanging Limb; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Deb Guffey of Hanging Limb. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Lula Phillips Bowman and Lou Ann Bowman; and five brothers, Ivor Bowman, Clarence Bowman, Clayton Bowman, Cortes Bowman and Marce Bowman. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JAMES HAROLD BOWMAN

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for James Harold Bowman, 58, of Monterey, who passed away Nov. 14, 1999, will be held Nov. 16 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. The Revs. Kevin Phillips and David Harris will officiate, with full military honors presented by a delegation from Fort Campbell, KY. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery. He was born Oct. 30, 1941 in Overton County, the son of Cora Tudor and Joe B. Bowman. Mr. Bowman was a retired U.S. Army veteran, earning the rank of sergeant first class (E-7). His service included tours in Korea, Japan and Germany. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Bobbie Bowman of Monterey; daughters and sons-in-law, Regena and Joey Murphy of Monterey, and Candice and Aaron Degnan of Oklahoma City, OK; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Robbie Bowman and Johnny and Penny Bowman, all of Monterey; Bayron Bowman and Chris Botkin of Vacaville, CA, and Joey and Angie Bowman of Cabot, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Cluster Hite of Monterey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jane Clark, Mott and Linda Stevens, Marshal and Mae Stevens, J.D. and Marla Stevens, and Annis and Phillip Talley; grandchildren, Gerald and Wesley Smith, Brad, Craig and Taylor Bowman, Devon and Dalton Murphy, Michaela Degnan, and Justin, Christopher, Cameron and Jeremy Botkin; and several special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe B. Bowman. D.M. Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


JOE EDWARD BREEDING

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Joe Edward Breeding, 63, of Glenwood Circle, Crossville, who passed away Sept. 30, 1997 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville, will be held today, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in the West Cemetery in Putnam County.
He was born March 25, 1934 in Overton County, TN, the son of Nora Lee Breeding and William Clennie Breeding. Mr. Breeding was a diesel mechanic and an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Nora Breeding of Sparta; daughter, Barbara Breeding of Crossville; grandchildren, Brian, Paul, Tiffany and Laura; brothers, James Lee Breeding of Corona, CA, William Breeding Jr. of Rock Island, TN, and Jerry Breeding of Sparta; and sisters, Betty Rigsby of McMinnville, and Irene Becker of Sparta. He was preceded in death by his father, William Breeding. The Rev. Charles Birch officiated. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


EULA BROWN

Crossville Chronicle
Eula Brown, 68, of Crossville, passed away May 12, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted May 14 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Overton County. The Rev. Mike Garrett officiated.
Mrs. Brown was born May 12, 1932, in Cumberland County, the daughter of Dan and Lydia Kerley Hayes.
She was a store clerk and a member of Meridian Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Dan and Lydia Hayes of Crossville; daughters, Jo Ann Thurman of Crossville and Patty Morgan of Las Vegas, NV; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Gretchen Thurman of Crossville; brother, Eugene Hayes of Grafton, OH; sister, Joyce Brady of Crab Orchard; stepsons, Aaron Brown and Michael Brown, both of Nashville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Glenn Garrett, Donald Garrett, Ronnie Garrett, Bob Hayes, Keith Brady and Gerry Latham. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


CELINA BROWN

Overton Co. News

Mrs. Celina Jane Brown, 70, wife of E.M. "Mape" Brown, died at her home near Flatt Creek Thursday, December 29, 1932 after a brief illness with flu and pneumonia. Before her marriage, in 1881, she was Miss Celina Jane Mangum, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Magnum. She spent her entire life in the community where she died. She is survived by her husband and three children: sons Fayete Brown of Celina and Pearl Brown, who resided in California for the past few years, and daughter Sallie, wife of Jasper Talley; and also by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial was in the Camp Ground Cemetery.


ZORA BROWN

News Democrat & Leader. Russellville, KY. August 16, 2002 - Submitted by Sjyrene@wmconnect.com

Zora Brown, 96, of Russellville, died Aug. 10, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Gilbertsville.
She was born in Overton County, Tenn. on Dec. 2, 1905, a daughter of the late Elvie Bailey and Becky Brown Bailey. She was preceeded in death by her hsuband, J.B. Brown, and her sons, J.K. Herman and James Brown.
Mrs. Brown was a seamstress for Red Kap Industries and a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church.
Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at Gospel Tabernacle Church, with Bro. Craig Jackson and Bro. Tim Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Palbearers were Kyle Dowell, Joshua Birdwell, Mickey Dowell, Jeremy and Timothy Gidcumb and Dale Hughes.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Tomy Brown of Bowling Green; her daughters, Eva Hooper of Vandalia, Ohio, Linda Alexander of Kttering, Ohio, and Fran Taylor of Gilbertsville; her brothers Elmo Bailey of Coffeeville, Miss. and Arnel Bailey of Flint, Mich.; here sisters, Louvene Box and Daisey Grimsley, both of Exerter, Calif.; and Trudy Simpson of Memphis, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild."


BEATRICE W. BURGESS

Crossville Chronicle
Beatrice W. Burgess, 82, of Cookeville, TN, passed away April 17, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville, with Bro. Glen McDoniel and Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Burial will be in Judd Cemetery in Putnam County, TN.
Visitation will be tonight from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Burgess was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Overton County, TN.
She was a retired factory worker for General Motors, and a member of Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Haskell D. Burgess of Cookeville; daughter, Carol Wyland of Eaton, OH; stepdaughters, Shirley Carter and Patsy Cronk, both of Cookeville; stepson, Charles Burgess of Cookeville; sister, Alice Carmel Norris of Livingston, TN; brothers, Hershell P. Sells of Crossville and Arthur E. "Bud" Sells of Monroe, TN; four grandchildren, Tommy Horn Jr., Dennis Wyland Jr., Tracie DeMarco and Kerrie Laramore; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Tina Sells; her first husband, William Horn; and her son, Tommy Horn.
Whitson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



JOANN BURKHART

Crossville Chronicle
Joann Burkhart, 67, of Knoxville, passed away Oct. 2, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 5 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with interment in Shady Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Clayton Padgett officiated.
Mrs. Burkhart was born May 10, 1935, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Cora Mae Looper and Allison Wilson.
She had owned Farragut Diner, and at the time of her death owned and operated Joann's Restaurant on Union Ave. in Knoxville.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Zack and Marsha Bohannon of Crossville; sister, Edith Clark of Dayton, OH; brother, Harold Wilson of Knoxville; grandchildren, Chelsea Bohannon, Katelin Bohannon, Shawn Hatfield and Heather Hatfield; great-grandchildren, Zackary, Michelia, Dallas and D.J.; and special friend, Charles Kilpatrick of Knoxville, and his two sons, Brad and Chad Kilpatrick, both of Chattanooga.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Hoyt Wilson and Ed Wilson.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


J.M. CALAHAN

Crossville Chronicle

Funeral services for J.M. Calahan, 68, of Burnett Street, Crossville, who passed away March 18, 1998, were held March 21 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. He was born Jan. 110, 1930 in Overton County, the son of Tommy R. Calahan and Earcil Mae Woody Calahan. Mr. Calahan was retired from the Tennessee Department of Employment Security. He was a Korean War veteran, earning a good conduct medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Homestead Baptist Church; a 32nd degree Mason; member of the Scottish Rite; a Shriner; and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Ann S. Calahan of Crossville; brothers, Everette Calahan and Earnest Calahan, both of Crossville, and Bobby Calahan of Chattanooga; sister, Betty Stubbs of Crossville; aunt and uncles; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy R. and Earcil Mae Woody Calahan. Pallbearers were Mike Graham, Larry Calahan, Tommy Calahan, James W. Smith, Jeff Cobb and Lynn Cobb. Dr. Dan D. Haskins Jr. officiated. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


GLADIOLA CARPENTER

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Gladiola Carpenter, 71, of Fairfield Glade, who passed away July 8, 1998, were held July 10 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. She was born June 7, 1927 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Foister Looper and Susie A. Kimes Looper. Mrs. Carpenter was a retired production worker for General Motors Corporation, and attended United Brethren Church.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ernest Carpenter of Fairfield Glade; sons and daughters-in-law, David Michel and Jeane Carpenter of Arizona, and Mark Kevin and Vickie Carpenter of Texas; daughter-in-law, Cinthia Carpenter of Illinois; brother, Gentry L. Looper of Mississippi; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Foister and Susie A. Kimes Looper; a son; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were family members. Bro. Jerry Smith officiated. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


HERMAN HERSCHEL CARR

Crossville Chronicle
Herman Herschel Carr, 93, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 5, 2001, after a recent illness at WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 7 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Phil Jenkins and Bro. Wade Webster officiated, with special singing by the Church of Christ Singers.
Mr. Carr was born Sept. 9, 1907, in Overton County, TN, the son of William and Susan Handy Carr.
A long-time resident of Cumberland County, Mr. Carr was the well-known owner of My Barber Shop, and also owned the Travel Court on Hwy. 70 for several years. He was a respected church leader, businessman and devoted family man. An active member of Crossville Church of Christ, he once served as elder. He was also involved with the VFW and the Senior Citizens Club.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines, and is said to have been a barber to Gen. Douglas MacArthur. In 1998 he was honored by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs as being the oldest living veteran in Cumberland County.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed playing basketball and played for the Alpine Institute at a national tournament in 1926. An avid gardener, he spent much of his later years growing flowers at various places in Crossville. His warm personality and sense of humor were what made him a special person. His love of reading the Bible and singing church hymns was very much a part of his life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Jeannetta Toungette of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Margaret Beaty of Crossville; stepdaughter, Mary Nell Robinette of Kingsport, TN, stepsons, Gene Webb and James Webb, both of Dayton, OH; sister, Myrtle Norris of Rickman, TN; granddaughters, Angela Toungette and Theresa Toungette, both of Nashville; and numerous stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two loving wives, Mary Lowe Carr and Lorene Webb Carr; and a brother, Claude Carr.
Pallbearers were members of Crossville Church of Christ, Eddie Brown, Bill Foland, Tate Welch, Elmo Lewis, Ray Jernigan and Larry McDuffee.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


LEE CLARK

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral service for Lee Clark, 90, of Monterey, who passed away Feb. 22, 1997, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 25 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens. Rev. Dewitt Sampley will officiate.
Mr. Clark was born Oct. 19, 1906 in Overton County to the late Hardy S. and Eliza Jane Poteet Clark. He was a retired barber, serving the Monterey area for many years and a member of the Monterey First Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Delores Swafford of London, Ky.; sons, Jimmy Clark of Sparta and Tommy Clark of Monterey; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey is in charge of the arrangements.


MARY GIRLIE CLARK

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Mary Girlie Clark, 91, of Monterey, who passed away Feb. 23, 1997, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home with interment at the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Bill Vance, Rev. William J. Powell and Rev. Ovle Tinch officiated.
Pallbearers were Jeff Heiderich, Rocky Overstreet, Paul Gilpatrick, Kenneth Vaden, Ross Snodderly and Clyde Honeycutt. Honorary Pallbearers were the nurses and staff at the Standing Stone Health Care Center and Med-Shares. Mrs. Clark was born Feb. 2, 1906 in Overton County and was the daughter of the late Tom and Sarah Qualls Bowman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monterey First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Clark; children, Glemma A. Clark and George W. Clark Jr.; brother, Lon Bowman; sisters, Rillie Cates, Lizzie Tinch, Mae Vaughn and Martha Honeycutt. Survivors include her daughters, Faye Stamps of Baxter and Janice Overstreet of Monterey; special children, Ross and Reba Snodderly of Crossville; grandchildren, Wayne Stamps of Baxter, Rocky Overstreet and Terri Heiderich, both of Monterey; and great grandchildren, Angel Overstreet and Cole Heiderich, both of Monterey and Michelle and Kristin Stamps, both of Baxter. Horner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


THOMAS DENTON COLE

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Thomas Denton Cole, 90, of the Homesteads community, who passed away July 23, 1998, were held July 25 at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, with burial in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was born Nov. 11, 1907 in Overton County, the son of Luther E. and Mary Alba Gibbons Cole.
Mr. Cole was a retired school teacher and the oldest member of Pleasant Hill Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Phipps Cole of the Homesteads community; daughters and son-in-law, Iris Cole Miracle of Athens, GA, Dora Cole and Dinah Cole Goodwin and Jim Goodwin, all of the Homesteads; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Clada Cole of Sparta; grandchildren, Greg, Doug and Kevin Miracle; Kim, Jamie and Jon Goodwin; and Amanda Cole; great-grandchildren, Madison Nicole Miracle and Megan Tait Miracle; and brothers, Bill Cole of Keeling, VA, and Reece Cole of Pueblo, CO. Pallbearers were Greg Miracle, Doug Miracle, Kevin Miracle, Jon Goodwin, Jim Goodwin and Doug Little. Bro. Danny Lane and the Rev. Ernie Simon officiated, with special music by Melissa Ellis and the Brown Brothers. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



BETTY COLEMAN

Crossville Chronicle
Betty Coleman, 80, of Livingston, TN, passed away Oct. 8, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 10 at First Christian Church in Livingston, with burial in Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Coleman was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas C. and Margret Elizabeth Worley Keefe.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Coleman of Livingston; son, Ken Stephens of Crossville; stepsons, Johnny Fred Coleman and Jim Coleman, both of Livingston; daughters, Barbara Buckner and Sue Winningham, both of Tullahoma, TN; stepdaughter, Betty Ledbetter of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Walter Fowski of Easton, CT; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Obituary information furnished courtesy of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston and Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Crossville.

M.C. COOPER

Crossville Chronicle
M.C. Cooper, 73, of Clarkrange, TN, passed away Dec. 1, 2000, in Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 4 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Floyd officiated.
Mr. Cooper was born April 14, 1927, in Overton County, TN, the son of Savage and Margaret King Cooper.
He was a coal miner, and a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Cooper of Clarkrange; sons, Roy Cooper of Crossville and Gene Cooper of Georgia; daughters, Teresa Green, Jannie Green and Marie Elkins, all of Crossville, and Bertha Moore of Murfreesboro, TN; brother, J.T. Cooper of Dayton, OH; sister, Clora Maxwell of Monterey, TN; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Sue Cooper; and a brother, Vinson Cooper.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


OTHAR STINSON COPELAND

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Othar Stinson Copeland, 81, of Circle Drive, Crossville, who passed away July 3, 1997 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held July 6 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. He was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Overton County, the son of Campbell Washington Copeland and Dora Sevier Copeland. Mr. Copeland was an employee of street maintenance in Wood River, IL and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of American Legion Post 163. Survivors include his wife, Mary Copeland of Crossville; sons, Robert Copeland of Holt, MI, and Terry Copeland of Maryville, TN; stepdaughter, Barbara Woody of Crossville; stepson, Robert Creamer of Everett, WA; grandchildren, Joe Jr., Randy, Kevin and Jeffery Woody; great-grandchild, Christopher Woody; special little girl, Katie Kington; and sisters, Maggie Woody and Georgia Rector, both of Crossville. Pallbearers were Wade England, Bill Smith, George Kington, Rick Well, Bill Boston and Norman Wyatt. Rev. David Tilley officiated, with special music by Doris Smith, Donna England and Ralph England. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ROSSIE LUCILLE DAILEY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Rossie Lucille Dailey, 71, of Cinder Lane, Crossville, who passed away Nov. 9, 1998, were held from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, TN, with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. She was born Nov. 10, 1926 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Wayne and Emily Breeding. Mrs. Dailey was a homemaker, and she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her sons, Archie Brown of Nashville, TN; Gerald Brown of Kentucky, Clifton Brown of Livingston; daughters, Burnell Lawson of Crossville, Genell Camp of Cleveland, TN, Gail Buzachero of Livingston, and Lillian Dailey of Byrdstown, TN; brothers, Carlis Breeding and Wayne Breeding, both of Livingston; sisters, Olene Edmonds, Mona Lee and Reba Abbott, Teola Hamilton, all of Livingston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Emily Breeding, and her husband, Walter Dailey. Bro. Gary Howards officiated. Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, TN, was in charge of the arrangements. The preceding obituary is reprinted due to incorrect information previously provided by the funeral home.


ETTA ELDRIDGE

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Etta Eldridge, 72, of Monterey, who passed away Dec. 27, 1996, were conducted Monday, Dec. 30 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with interment at the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community. Rev. Bobby Floyd officiated.
Mrs. Eldridge was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Overton County to the late George and Rosie Ann Vaughn Gaines. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Eldridge; sisters, Sarah Jane Bilbrey, Nerva Martin, Callie and Delcie Gaines; and brother, Thomas Gaines. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Welch of Hixson, Tenn. and Doris Wells of Louisville, Ky.; sons, Noah Eldridge of Chattanooga; Perry Eldridge of Monterey; Boone Eldridge of Livingston and Teddy Eldridge of Chattanooga; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Norrod of Nashville and Mary Hester of Lebanon; and brother, Arnold Boone Gaines of Lebanon. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


SARAH ELDRIDGE

Overton Co. News

Mrs. Sarah Eldridge, age 74, wife of Jonas Eldridge, died at her home in Livingston at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19,1932 after an illness of about 4 weeks. She spent most of her life as a resident of the Ninth District. She is survived by her husband and one son, Will, of Wilder.


RUTH LEE EMRICH

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Ruth Lee Emrich, 87, of Crossville, who passed away July 35, 1998 were held July 31 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
She was born Sept. 29, 1910 in Overton County, the daughter of Richard Laken Mitchell and Lucinda Terry Mitchell. Mrs. Emrich was a teacher, and she was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Emrich, of Crossville; several nieces and nephews; stepson, Norman Emrich of Livermore, CA; stepdaughter, Donna Young of Concord, CA; step grandchildren, Brian Emrich, Brad Emrich, Lisa Emrich, Kelly Kennedy, Teri Richardson and Brenda Fontes, step greatgrandchildren, Scottie and Kyle Emrich, Michael Fontes and Randy and Rachel Richardson.She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Lucinda Mitchell.
Pallbearers were her nephews, Bob Mitchell, Tom Mitchell, Richard Ossie Mitchell, Scott Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, Laken Mitchell and John H. Mitchell Jr.
Dr. James H. Beasley Jr. officiated, with special music by Ann Looney and Patty Hooie.
The family requests memorials be made to First Methodist Church, Crossville.
Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville was in charge of the arrangements.


ARON V. FERRILL

Crossville Chronicle

Aron V. Ferrill, 87, of Livingston, TN, passed away Jan. 21, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 24 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with burial in Carr Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Wilson officiated.
Mr. Ferrill was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Overton County, TN, the son of Everett Dallas and Nora Carr Ferrill.
He was a mechanic and farmer, and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons, Gerald Ferrill and Carl Ferrill, both of Livingston, Charles Ferrill of Algood, TN, and Rex Ferrill of Lake Odessa, MI; daughters, Jane Ruzansky of Philadelphia, PA, and Sue Choate of Battle Creek, MI; brother, J.C. Ferrill of Livingston; sisters, Beatrice Hill, Eva Mae Ferrill and Mary Ferrill, all of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Carr Ferrill.
Pallbearers were Dan Ruzansky, Troy Ferrill, Jason Ferrill, Brandon Ferrill, Rodney Winters, Jack Cruser and Rick Gillespie.
Information provided courtesy of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston.


JOHN GARRETT

Overton Co. News-1932

John Garrett, 65, son of Elijah Garrett, citizen of Overton County, died at his old home Friday night in the fifth district of Overton County. He was a farmer and a member of the oldest families of the county. Burial was at the Okolona Cemetery Saturday at eleven o'clock. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John Garrett, and the following children, Elijah, Dave, Bethel, Mrs. Ella Bilbrey, and Mrs. O.H. Qualls.


JAMES CARL GOGGINS
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for James Carl Goggins, 69, of Dayton, OH, and formerly of the Crawford community of Overton County, who passed away Sept. 2, 1997 in Hospice of Dayton, were held Sept. 6 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home, with burial in the Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston.
He was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Crawford, TN; the son of Bill and Laura Copeland Goggins. Mr. Goggins was the owner and operator of Jim's Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in Dayton for more than 30 years. Survivors include his daughters, Sherry Jackson of Layton, UT, and Carla Saunders, Tammy Goggins, and Crystal Goggins, all of Dayton; brother, Glen Goggins of Monterey; sisters, Martha Chilton of Battle Creek, MI, Anna Herrell of Decatur, AL, and Lillian Shumate of Crossville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Laura Copeland Goggins; brother, Clarence Goggins; and sisters, Betty Jean Goggins, Lorene Simmons, Beatrice Hall; and Mildred J. Henry. Pallbearers were Danny Hetzel, Larry Fritts, Doyle Herrell, Will Large, Billy Joe Simmons, Walt Pritchard and Ed Chilton. Bro. Glen Goggins officiated. Horner Funeral Home in Monterey wa in charge of the arrangements.


MARTHA GORE
Overton Co. News - Februrary 1932

Mrs. Martha Gore, age 79, widow of Isaac Gore, died at her home in the third district, near Hilham, Sunday morning after a brief illness as the result of a stroke of paralysis. She was laid to rest Monday beside her husband, an old Confederate soldier who died two years ago at the age of 94. He was the oldest man in Overton County at the time. She is survived by three children from a former marriage: J.L. Poston, of Georgia, Mrs. William Boles, of Hilham, and Mrs. Mary Masters, of this county.


NAOMI GIRDLEY
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Naomi Girdley, 86, of Battle Creek, Mich., formerly of Crossville, who passed away Jan. 6, 1997, were conducted Friday, Jan. 10 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home with interment at Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Doyle Ashburn officiated with special music by Steve Thurman.
Pallbearers were Mickey, Ken and Bill Green; Johnny Girdley; Wiley Smith Jr.; and Fred Girdley Jr. Mrs. Girdley was born Sept. 21, 1910 in Overton County to Mayfield and Dora Ledford Buck. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Girdley; son, Johnny Girdley and daughter, Katherine Green. Survivors include her daughters, Frances Norris of Kingston, Lois Smith of Crossville and Cindy Green of Battle Creek; sons, Fred and Charles Girdley, both of Battle Creek; 19 grandchildren; and sisters, Sally Rowe of New Mexico, Orpha Vaughn of Crossville, Pauline Hoskins of Colorado and Esther Zellner of Cookeville. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



OVA A. GREEN
Crossville Chronicle
Ova Aline Green, 79, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 21, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 23 at Pomona United Methodist Church, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Cliff Ingram and Bro. Bill Smith officiated, with special music by The Goldenaires.
Mrs. Green was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Lynn Boyd and Ova Armilda Matthews Anderson.
She was a member of Pomona United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Harvey Green, David Green and Darrell Green, all of Crossville; daughters, Mary Lou Jackson, Linda Baldwin, Judy Green and Carolyn Green, all of Crossville; brother, Leonard Anderson of Kingston, TN; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry R. Green.
Pallbearers were William Jones, Shawn Fisher, Jerry Jackson, Jacob Franklin, Jimmy Baldwin and Benjamin Long.
Hood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

FARRIE LEE HALL
Crossville Chronicle
Farrie Lee "F.L." Hall, 81, of Crossville, passed away Oct. 17, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 19 from the chapel of Burris Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Garden. George Long and Roger Sickmiller officiated. Graveside Masonic services were performed by Past Master Vaughn Davis and Chaplain Bob Usher.
Mr. Hall was born May 4, 1919, in Overton County, TN, the son of Huey and Silvia Ashburn Hall.
He retired as an engineer from TVA, and was assistant funeral director of Burris Funeral Home. He served as a former board member of the First Christian Church of Crossville. He was an ambassador to Alhambra Shrine Club, and was a member of the Valley of Chattanooga Scottish Rite, Amanda Chapter No. 4 Order of Eastern Star, Crossville Lodge No. 483 F&AM, Woodmen of the World, and was former Justice of the Peace in Cumberland County. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant.
Survivors include his wife, Valeria Simcox Hall of Crossville; daughters, Judy Smith and Barbara Tabor, both of Crossville; brother, O'Dell Hall of Knoxville, TN; sister, Trula Bowman of Monterey, TN; granddaughters, Christy Smith and Michelle Robinson, both of Crossville; grandson, Barry Tabor of Crossville; and great-grandchildren, Whitney Tabor, Patrick Robinson and Shelby Tabor, all of Crossville.
Pallbearers were Barry Tabor, Michael Hall, Chester Hall Jr., Billy Ray Phillips, Fred Goodell, Charlie Parker, Bruce Harner and Gordon Hedgecoth.
The Cumberland County Shrine Club served as honor guard and as honorary pallbearers.
Burris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



JOHN E. HALL
Crossville Chronicle
John Estel Hall, 87, of Crossville, passed away May 23, 2002. Funeral services were conducted May 25 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. The Rev. Cecil McFarland officiated.
Mr. Hall was born Jan. 17, 1915, in Overton County, TN, the son of George Balem and Rebecca Mathus Hall.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Tabor Hall of Crossville; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Verda Hall of Crossville; daughter and son-in-law, Jo and Wayne Brown of Crossville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bryan Phillips, Bill Boston, Garry Lewis, Steven Sabine, Phil Watson and Bobby Wyatt.
Hood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

THOMAS HALL
Crossville Chronicle

Thomas Hall, 70, of Crossville, passed away June 12, 2002. Funeral services were conducted June 14 at Rinnie Baptist Church, with burial in Rinnie Cemetery. Bro. Hugh Goss and Clayton Padgett officiated. Mr. Hall was born July 7, 1932, in Overton County, TN, Mayford Curtis and Minta Dell Smith Hall. He was a factory worker. Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Hall; daughter, Doris Phillips; son, Tony Hall; grandchildren, Sheena Phillips, Tyler Hall, Presley Hall, Toni Hall, Destiny Dishman and Dustin Dishman, all of Cumberland County; daughter-in-law, Tammy Hall; and son-in-law, James Phillips.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by other relatives, Laura Alice Hall Burke, Martha Ellen Hall Norrod, Marget Ann Hall, Oagle Chester Hall, Odis Lester Hall, Opal Leslie Hall, Susie Jane Hall Stevens and Roby Thomas Hall. Pallbearers were Billy Holt, Kenneth Guffey, Eddie Hamby, Kinley Guffey, Tommy Beaty and Johnny Norris. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


MARTELA HAMMONS
Overton Co. News

Mrs. Martela Hammons, 67, wife of Robert Hammons, of the 5th District, died at her home near Oak Hill, Wednesday, December 21, after an illness of several months. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isham Bilbrey. She was married in 1886. To this union 11 children were born. Those surviving are sons Eddie, Daily, Void, Cecil, and Walter, and daughters Mrs. Lee Moles and Mrs. Vena Hammock. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harve Bilbrey and Mrs. Lula Cantrell, and one brother, Sid Bilbrey. Burial was in the Okolona Cemetery.


REV. TIM HAMMONS
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for the Rev. Tim Hammons, 88, of Smith Chapel in Crossville, who passed away April 8, 1999, were held April 11 at Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Bros. Clayton Padgett, Bill Simmons and Harold Robinson officiated, with special music by the Cumberland Chapel Singers. He was born Nov. 8, 1910 in Overton County, TN, the son of Eddie T. and Serena O. Matheny Hammons. The Rev. Hammons was a carpenter, builder and minister. He was a member of Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Bell Hammons of Crossville; sons, David Hammons of Crossville; and Edward Hammons of Jacksonville, FL; daughters, Shirley Jean Cobb, Brenda Smith and Nila Meadows, all of Crossville, Betty Whitaker of Nashville, and Glenna Robinson Jackson of Mt. Dora, FL; stepsons, Jim Worley of Franklin, OH, Roy Worley of Crossville, and Roger Worley of Fairborn, OH; stepdaughters, Martha Norrod and Nellie Singer, both of Crossville; 41 grandchildren; several great-grandchilden and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Elvena Ashburn, Edna Randolph, Mary Roberson and Margaret Roberts; and brothers, Ernest, Troy, Beecher, Albert and L.C. Hammons. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Mae Thompson Hammons; sons, Thomas B. and Mitchell Hammons; two granddaughters; and three grandsons. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Tim Hammons, Tim Smith, Gary Whitaker, Mickey Whitaker, Lyle Cobb, Tony Cobb, Junior Davenport, and her great-grandson, Tommy Selby.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JUNE KATHERINE HANCOCK
Crossville Chronicle
June Katherine Hancock, 72, of Crossville, passed away June 10, 2001. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Russell Honeycutt will officiate.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hancock was born March 3, 1929, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Bertha and Paris Threet.
She was a former employee of Wal-Mart, and of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her sons, Michael Bradley Dolinick and Leslie Howard Raymond, both of Crossville; son and daughter-in-law, James Calvin and Kimberly Hancock of Crossville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Farley Hancock; parents, Bertha and Paris Threet; brothers, Jack Threet and Homer Threet; and sister, Faye Threet.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



RUBEN HARGIS
Crossville Chronicle
Ruben Hargis, 77, of Crossville, passed away June 29, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. Funeral services were conducted July 2 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Hales Chapel Cemetery. Joe James and Herbert Hollars officiated.
Mr. Hargis was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Overton County, the son of John and Maudy Mae Hargis.
He was a glass grinder, and he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Hargis of Crossville; daughters, Lucille Lewis, Karoylin Regan, Linda Burgess and Kathy Tollett, all of Crossville; sons, Earl Hargis and Gary Hargis, both of Crossville, and Preston Hargis of Dayton, OH; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maudy Mae Hargis; and a sister, Lueona Hargis.
Pallbearers were Randy Tollett, Adam Hargis, Robert Lewis, Bryan Regan, Billy Hargis and Matthew Burgess.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

CLORA HARVILL
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Clora Harvill, 71 of Turkey Blind Road, Crossville, who passed away June 10, 1997 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held June 13 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home with burial in Lovejoy Cemetery in Monterey.
She was born July 23, 1925 in Overton County, the daughter of Ambrose and Ollie House Murphy. Mrs. Harvill was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, John Harvill of Crossville; daughter, Edith Compton of Crossville; sons, Jim Harvill of New Weston, Ohio; Ron Harvill of Crossville, and Gerald Harvill of Carlisle, Penn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Flora Hargis of Crossville and Roxie Hoover of Hanging Limb, Tenn.; and brother Roscoe Murphy of Green Pond, Tenn. Pallbearers were John Harvill, Brian Harvill, Bill Harvill, Jimmy Harvill, Derrick Harvill and Jeremy Harvill. The Rev. Hoyt Looper officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

JOHN DAVID HARVILL
Crossville Chronicle
John David Harvill, 81, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 18, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Lovejoy Cemetery in Overton County, TN.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Harvill was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Overton County, the son of William and Bertha Walker Harvill.
He was a factory worker at Crossville Rubber Company, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughter, Edith Compton of Crossville; sons, Jim Harvill of Monterey, Ron Harvill of Crossville and Gerald Harvill of Orangeburg, SC; sister, Delsi Bilbrey of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bilbrey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

RILDA MAE HARVILL
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Rilda Mae Harvill, 86, of Crossville, who passed away Jan. 19, were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 21 from Rinnie Baptist Church with interment at Rinnie Cemetery. Rev. Bradley Hatfield and Rev. Grover Atkinson officiated with special music by the Rinnie Singers.
Pallbearers were Al Sweitzer, Shannon Anderson, Tommy French, Lannie Green, Enids Sharp, Russell Ledbetter, Brian Bowman and Roger Buck. Mrs. Harvill was born May 4, 1910 in Overton County to Arthur and Odie Cantrell French. She was a housewife/homemaker and member of the Rinnie Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isom Harvill and two grandsons. Survivors include her daughter, Gracie Harvill of Crossville; sons, Bobby Deward Harvill of Atlanta, Ga., Ivan Harvill of St. Augustine, Fla., and Gradis Harvill of Crossville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Effie Green of Crossville; brothers, Eliase French of Anderson, Ind., and Joe French Sr. of Jamestown. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

CHARLES EDWARD HASSLER
Crossville Chronicle
Charles Edward Hassler, 81, of Monterey, TN, passed away April 30, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with interment to follow in Weeks Cemetery. The Rev. Eugene McCowan will officiate.
Mr. Hassler was born on March 20, 1919, in Overton County, TN, the son of the late H.H. and Tempie Weeks Hassler. He was a retired coal miner and timber cutter. Survivors include two children, Lawrence Hassler of Crossville and Shirley Hassler of Monterey; sisters, Mary Jane Green of Crossville and Roenia Phillips of Monterey; brother, Herbert Hassler of Monterey; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Hassler; a son, Clarence Hassler; and a grandson, Frankie Hassler.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


THELMA JANE HEDGECOTH
Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Thelma Jane Hedgecoth, 79, of Lawson Drive, Crossville, who passed away Feb. 28, 1999, were held March 2 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
She was born Feb. 26, 1920 in Overton County, TN, the daughter off Lawrence and Retta Hill Ringley.
Mrs. Hedgecoth was employed with a self-service laundry, and she was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Ruby Hedgecoth of Crossville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jackie Hedgecoth of Cookeville, TN; grandchildren, William (Missy) Hedgecoth of Soddy Daisy, TN, Chris (Melissa) Hedgecoth of Crossville, Dustin Hedgecoth and Barry Hedgecoth, both of Cookeville, and April (Adrian) Hedgecoth Patterson of Smithville, TN; great-grandchildren, Cody Hedgecoth, Adam Hedgecoth, Allison Hedgecoth, Devin Hedgecoth, Dylan Hedgecoth and Aaron Patterson; brothers, Kirby Ringley of Monticello, KY, and Morris Ringley of Crossville; and sister, Anita Flowers of Jamestown, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burr Leonard Hedgecoth; parents, Lawrence and Retta Hill Ringley; sister, Leila King; and brothers, Delmer, Dock, Carl, Paul and Jack Ringley. Pallbearers were her grandsons, William Hedgecoth, CHris Hedgecoth, Dustin Hedgecoth, Barry Hedgecoth, Adrian Patterson and Steve Copeland. The Rev. Jeff Monday officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


J.T. HENRY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for J.T. Henry, 73, of Sparta, who passed away Dec. 28, 1996, were conducted Monday, Dec. 30 from the Sand Springs Church with interment at at the Sands Springs Cemetery. Rev. Jack Gentry and Rev. Elmore Judd officiated.
Mr. Henry was born Oct. 9, 1923 in Putnam County to the late Jonah and Alice Wilhite Henry. He was a minister in the Upper Cumberland area for over 47 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Johnson Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christine Whiteaker Henry of Sparta; daughters, Geraldine Harris of Monterey, Jo Anna Henry of Sparta and Amanda Jones of Sparta; son, Raymond Henry of Monterey; sister, Christine Johnson of Monterey; brothers, Rev. S. T. Henry of Livingston and Riley Henry of Monterey; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


MILDRED J. HENRY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Mildred J. Henry, 76, of Dayton, Ohio, who passed away March 14, 1997 were conducted Monday, March 17 from the chapel of Tobias Funeral Home of Dayton with interment at Woodland Cemetery. Bro. Lenny Miller and Bro. Glen Goggins officiated. Mrs. Henry was born Jan. 24, 1921 in Overton County to the late Bill and Laura Copeland Goggins. She was a member of the Dayton Emmanuel Baptist Church and was retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Bunce; brother, Clarence Goggins; and sisters, Beatrice Hall, Lorene Simmons and Betty Jean Goggins. Survivors include her husband, Herbert C. Henry; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sue Henry; grandsons, Brent and Matt Henry, all of Dayton, and Ryan Bruce of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, James Carl Goggins of Dayton and Glen Goggins of Monterey; sisters, Martha Chilton of Battle Creek, Mich., Anna Harrell of Decatur, Ala., and Lillian Shumate of Crossville. Information was provided by Horner Funeral Home.


LOLA MABLE HIGDON

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Lola Mable Higdon, 91, of Tipp City, OH, formerly of Monterey, who passed away March 5, 1998 in Spring Meade Health Center were held March 7 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in Welch Memorial Cemetery. She was born July 28, 1906 in Overton County, the daughter of Lonnie and Viola Bonham Matthews. Mrs. Higdon was a homemaker and a member of the Monterey Community Church. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Bilbrey, Neil Dixon, Melba Fyffe, all of Vandalia, OH, Geneva Clouse of Cookeville, Doris Hafer of Dayton, OH, Glenna Moeller of Nashville, and Lois Basher of Miami, FL; sons, Ray Higdon of Daytona, FL, Donald Higdon of Springfield, OH, John Higdon of Hilton Head, SC, Lynn Higdon of Livingston, and Fred and Wayne Higdon, both of Crossville; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Viola Bonham Matthews; husband, John H. Higdon; son, Frank "Bingo" Higdon; sisters, Hazel Matthews, Grace Peters, and Edus Pettit; and brothers, Hershel, William and Romie Matthews. Pallbearers were Kerry Hafer, Tim Bilbrey, Mark Fyffe, Donnie Higdon, Christopher Higdon, Eric Higdon, Darren Higdon and John Higdon. The Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiated. Horner Funeral Home in Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.


EULAS HINSON

Crossville Chronicle
Eulas Hinson, 72, of the Tyler Point community near Monterey, TN, passed away Feb. 19, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Tyler Point Freewill Baptist Church, with burial at Tyler Point Cemetery. The Rev. Eugene McCowan and the Rev. Roger Sisco will officiate. Visitation will be today from 3 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Hinson was born May 16, 1928, in Overton County, TN, the son of George Lynn and Alice Harris Hinson. He was a farmer and a retired school bus driver for the Overton County School System, with 29 years of service. He was a member of Tyler Point Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jewell Phillips Hinson of Tyler Point; daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Larry Lowe of Crossville and Janice and Chris Brown of Tyler Point; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Sherrie Hinson of Tyler Point; sister, Lilly Looper of Rickman, TN; brothers, Freeman Hinson of Anderson, IN, and Av Hinson of Lavergne, TN; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Oakley and Juanita Tinch; and five brothers, Calvin Hinson, J.C. Hinson, Arie Hinson, J.T. Hinson and A.B. Hinson. Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


MARTHA HOLMAN

Overton County News

Mrs. Martha Holman, 75, widow of the late Richard Holman, died at the home of her son, Thomas Holman, in the 12th District, on Thursday, December 29, 1932 at 2 p.m., after several months of illness. Before her marriage, she was Miss Martha Bowman, daughter of the late Calvin N. Bowman. Surviving are her sons, Thomas, Jacob, and Joseph, and two brothers, John H. and Jacob, and two sisters. Burial was at the Holman Cemetery in the 7th District.


ELMER HOWARD

Crossville Chronicle
Elmer Howard, 87, of Mayland, passed away May 26, 2001. Funeral services were conducted May 29 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, TN, with burial in Welch Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Clark officiated.
Mr. Howard was born Dec. 26, 1913, in the Columbia Hill community, Overton County, TN, the son of Leonard and Sarah Jane Phillips Howard.
He was a retired factory worker, farmer and a 1933 Monterey High School graduate.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Potter of Crossville; son, Roger Howard of Crossville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hall Howard; daughter, Barbara Ireland; sisters, Winifred Hackney and Elise Lathram; and brother, Carson Howard. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JUDY BEATY HUMBLE

Crossville Chronicle
Judy Beaty Humble, 56, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 25, 2000. Graveside services were conducted Nov. 25 at King Cemetery in Fentress County, TN, with Bro. David Beaty officiating.
Mrs. Humble was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Herman and Pearl Jane Vaughn Beaty.
She was a computer lab coordinator, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Humble of Crossville; son, William Michael Humble of Ontario, Canada; daughter, Linda Humble Bentley of Lake Elsinore, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Christy Humble Weeks and Dennis Weeks of Fallbrook, CA; daughter and friend, Leslie Humble and Bruce Givens of Cedar Lake, IN; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Joan Beaty, Pat and Glee Beaty and Dock and Jo Beaty, all of Crossville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie Mae and Dick Kline of Hollywood, CA, and Helen and Alex Clark of Nacogdoches, TX; sister, Erman Smith of Canoga Park, CA; four grandchildren, Jerald Bentley of Lake Elsinore, CA, Scott Weeks and Jennifer Weeks, both of Fallbrook, and Elijah Humble O'Grady of Ontario; one great-grandchild, Janessa Bentley; 15 nieces and nephews; and 20 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Pearl Jane Vaughn Beaty; and brothers, John Beaty and Sam Beaty.
Speck Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of the arrangements.


MINNIE OSHIE KING

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Minnie Oshie King, 83, of East Mayland Road, Crossville, who passed away March 30, 1998 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held April 2 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Booher Cemetery in Overton County. She was born March 16, 1915 in Pickett County, the daughter of Phillip and Arza Mae Manis Pryor. Mrs. King was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters, Treva Denhardt of Tallahassee, FL, Wanda King and Kathy G. Wightman, both of Crossville, Edna Wightman of Pleasant Hill, and Vicky L. Smith of Knoxville; sons, John King of Pleasant Hill and Dallas King and Rue L. King, both of Crossville; stepdaughters, Christine Hancock of New Castle, IN, and Vella Kirkpatrick of Daviston, AL; stepson, Ray King of Monroe, TN; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Hattie Sharp of Isoline, TN, and Juanita Montgomery of Crossville; and brothers, Arthur Pryor and Leland Pryor, both of Isoline. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Greene King; daughter, Dolly Elcie King; stepsons, Leamen and Roy Gene King; brother, Rubel Pryor; and sisters, Beatrice Farr and Mary Garrett. Pallbearers were Billy King, Travis Wightman, Ed Denhardt, Ralph Brooks, Darrell Taylor and Donnie King. Bro. Eddie Kilgore officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BEULAH B. LEDFORD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Beulah B. Ledford, 88, of Crossville, who passed away March 14, 1997, were conducted Sunday, March 16 from Speck Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Green Hill Cemetery. Rev. Ovle Tinch officiated.
Mrs. Ledford was born Nov. 11, 1908 in Overton County to the late William G. and Bernetti Hull Newberry. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of the Oak Dale Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Ray Ledford of Crossville; sons, Doyle Ledford of Crossville and Carlos Ledford of Battle Creek, Mich.; daughters, Nella Rae Bilbrey of Crossville; sisters, Cassie Holbert of Alpine, Tenn., Dean McDonald of Monroe, Tenn., and Bertha Hindman of North Canton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Speck Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of the arrangements.


HESSIE LONG

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Hessie Long, 87, of North Webb Avenue, Crossville, who passed away Oct. 24, 1997 in Cumberland Medical Center, were held Oct. 26 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Overton County, the daughter of Frank and Fannie Maddox McCormick. Mrs. Long was a secretary and member of First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Martha Long of Smyrna, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Catherine and Rick Osban of Murray, KY; grandchildren, Kyle, Lori, Michelle and Sherry; and brother, George McCormick of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merial McKinley Long. Pallbearers were Toby Rogers, Phil Rogers, Dale Elmore, Jim McCormick, Kyle Long and Rick Osban. Dr. James H. Beasley Jr. officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ORA KATHLEEN LOOPER

Crossville Chronicle
Ora Kathleen Looper, 86, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 9, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 12 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial at Slate Springs Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Clark officiated.
Mrs. Looper was born March 12, 1914, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Joe Wheeler and Lee Ethel Qualls.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Slate Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Donna Looper of Crossville, and Curtis and Helen Looper of Russellville, KY; sisters, Drucilla Qualls of Crossville and Christine Deck of Ohio; brothers, D.W. Doyle and Harold Qualls, both of Crossville, and Jesse Qualls of Nashville, TN; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus Looper; a brother, Carlyle Qualls; and a sister, Josephene Fairchild.
Pallbearers were Robert Looper, Chris Looper, Brandon Phillips, Jason Phillips, Larry Qualls, Roger Qualls and Raymond Looper.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Slate Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Ray Hawn, 209 Glenwood Cir., Crossville, TN 38555.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ORAL LOOPER

Crossville Chronicle
Oral Looper, 71, of Monterey, passed away Aug. 25, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at Faith Outreach Worship Center in Livingston, with burial in Looper Cemetery in Overton County. Bro. Oliver England and Bro. Junior Gardner will officiate.
Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Looper was born June 13, 1930, the son of Alvin C. and Visa Lee Phipps Looper.
He was a farmer, and attended Faith Outreach Worship Center. He was well known as a member of The Looper Trio, which included his brother and daughter. Later they were known as The Loopers, after other daughters and sons joined the group.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys White Looper of Monterey; sons and daughters-in-law, Ferrel and Judy Looper of Livingston and Freddie and Debbie Looper of Monterey; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Richard Wilson, Brenda and Johnny Ray and Lisa and Randy Norris, all of Monterey, and Louise and Freddie Holloway of Cookeville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Coleman and Marie Looper of Crossville and Bill and Minnie Looper of Anderson, IN; sisters, Eulla Looper and Anna Short, both of Monterey; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin C. and Visa Lee Looper; sisters, Ella Dee Looper, Lula Mae Looper and Berta Emily Looper; brother, Clyde Looper; and great-grandson, James Paul Holloway.
Pallbearers will be David Looper, Richard Dale Wilson, Johnny Earl Ray Jr., James Holloway, Jason Holloway and Roy Joe Geesling.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Norris and Gabriel Norris.


ANNA DELL MADEWELL

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Anna Dell Madewell, 76, of Highway 70 North, Crossville, who passed away April 1, 1998, were held April 4 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Mayland Cemetery. She was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Benjamin and Ellen Miller Phillips.
Mrs. Madewell was a clerk and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Clayton Madewell of Crossville; sons, Jerry and Kenneth Madewell, both of Crossville; grandchildren, Angela Kay and Richard; great-grandchild, Zachary; half-sister, Ethel Reese of Indiana; and half-brother, Leo Phillips of Indiana. Pallbearers were Richard Madewell, Lane Madewell, Wilburn Houston, Ralph Baisley, Billy Ray Phillips and Clifford Mansell. The Rev. Russell Honeycutt officiated, with special music by the Mennonite Singers. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


LELA McCULLEY MARTIN

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Lela McCulley Martin, 85, of Crossville, who passed away Sept. 9, 1999, were held Sept. 11 at Burris Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Bro. Arlon Way officiated.
She was born Dec. 8, 1913 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Robert J. and Locky Belle Bilbrey McCulley.
Mrs. Martin retired in December 1976 from the Cumberland County Board of Education after 25 years as secretary.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Charles and Glenda Martin Byars of Gaffney, SC; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Martin of Crossville; sisters-in-law, Elaine Martin Elmore, Hazel Martin, Mary Jo Martin, and Jerry Martin, all of Crossville; grandchildren, Zach Martin of Crossville, and Katie Byars of Gaffney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn L. Martin.
Pallbearers were Robert Martin, Zachary Martin, Charlie Wiggins, Billy Martin, Sonny Reed and Robert Hinckle.
Burris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ROYCE MCCLOUD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Royce McCloud, 39, of Monterey, who passed away Feb. 26, 1997, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 28 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community. Rev. James Phillips will officiate.
Mr. McCloud was born July 29, 1957 in Overton County to J.D. and Bessie Harris McCloud. He was employed with Hermitage Hardwood in Cookeville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joan Meek McCloud of Monterey; stepdaughters, Joannie Holt and Jodi Holt, both of Monterey; sister, Debbie Burke of Monterey; brothers, Dennis McCloud, Tommy McCloud, Keith McCloud and Scottie McCloud, all of Monterey; and maternal grandmother, Rachel Harris of Monterey. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BURTON McCOWAN

Crossville Chronicle
Burton McCowan, 88, of Monterey, TN, passed away Nov. 27, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted today, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with interment to follow in Love Joy Cemetery. The Rev. Barry Purser and the Rev. Clayton Padgett will officiate.
Mr. McCowan was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Overton County, TN, the son of William and Burzilla Eldridge McCowan.
He was a coal miner, and a member of Monterey First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of almost 69 years, Martha Phipps McCowan of Monterey; daughters, Artie Hassler of the Mineral Springs community near Monterey, Glenna McCowan of Little Rock, AR, and Lois Ann Hosier of Lebanon, TN; sons, Otis McCowan of Nashville, TN, Ellis McCowan and Arnold McCowan, both of Monterey, Avery McCowan of Dayton, TN, Bobby McCowan of Daysville, TN, and David McCowan of Andersonville, SC; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mazell McCowan; a grandson, Jerry Hassler; and a great-grandchild, Dylan Bilbrey.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


TOM F. McDONALD

Overton Co. News

Tom F. McDonald, 83, former citizen of Overton County, but for the past few years a citizen of Monterey, died Tuesday, December 29, 1932 at 12:45 a.m. after a short illness. Mr. McDonald was born and reared in the Eleventh District, near Monroe, where he lived until a few years ago. He is survived by three children: Walter and Cloyd McDonald, of Crawford, and one daughter, Mrs. Auda Norrod, wife of Lonnie Norrod, of Monterey, with whom he was residing at the time of death. Funeral services were conducted at the Monroe Cemetery Wednesday.


ALLEN GUY MILLER

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Allen Guy Miller, 73, of Hillcrest Drive, Crossville, who passed away Sept. 18, 1997, were held Sept. 22 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Pomona Cemetery.
He was born July 31, 1924 in Overton County, TN, the son of Quitman and Daisy Masters Miller.
Mr. Miller was a furnace operator in a steel mill and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Miller of Crossville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Gina Miller of Crossville; son, Paul Miller of Crossville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Donald Fisher of Crossville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Joyce Frady of Rockwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quitman and Daisy Miller; brother, Dempsey Miller; and sister, Marie Norris. Pallbearers were Gentry Miller, Danny Miller, David Penny, Brian Fisher, Jerry Amonett and Josh Sherrill. The Revs. Rony Durham and Junior Masters officiated, with special music of family tapes.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


LAURA E. MILLER

Crossville Chronicle
Laura E. Miller, 89, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 5, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8 at Isoline Baptist Church, with burial in Campground Cemetery. The Rev. Dillard Cantrell and the Rev. Robert Lawrence officiated.
Miss Miller was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of William Pearson and LaRissa Chilton Miller. She was a factory worker.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Freddie Miller of Crossville, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and LaRissa Miller; brothers, Edgar G. Miller Sr. and Andy Miller; and sister, Maudie Carpenter.
Pallbearers were Damon Allred, Larry Bailey, Bobby Baisley, Dennie Branstetter, Ramey England and Van Locke.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


ETHEL PUGH MOORE

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Ethel Pugh Moore, 83, of the Mayland community, who passed away March 22, 1998 in Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, were scheduled for today, March 24, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in Pugh Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Overton County, the daughter of William Titus and Zoura Gore.
Mrs. Moore was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a member of Mayland Senior Citizens.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Gretta Pugh of Pleasant Hill, and Howard and Mary Pugh of Mayland. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andy Pugh and Lee Moore; sisters, Ellie Rayborn and Mindy Lee Phillips; and brother, Abi Gore. The Revs. Bill Roberts and Russell Honeycutt will officiate. Goff Funeral Home in Monterey is in charge of arrangements.


DORA MURPHY

Crossville Chronicle
Dora Murphy, 92, of Monterey, TN, passed away Feb. 8, 2001, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 11 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community. The Rev. Clayton Padgett and the Rev. Delmer McCowan officiated.
Mrs. Murphy was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Laborn and Mae Vaughn Phillips.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Earlene Padgett of Monterey and Emma Jean Truitt of Orlando, FL; sons, Robert Lee Murphy of Cookeville, TN, Percy Murphy, Joe D. Murphy and Paul Murphy, all of Monterey, and Marvin Murphy Jr. of Dunkirk, IN; brother, Charlie Phillips of Monterey; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Murphy; three infant children; and a grandson, Tracy Murphy.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


AUDRA M. NORROD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Audra Mae Norrod, 97, of Monterey, who passed away March 12, 1997, were conducted Saturday, March 15 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with interment at the Whittaker Cemetery in Monterey. Rev. Bill Vance and Rev. Gerrald Bland officiated.
Mrs. Norrod was born May 26, 1899 in Overton County to the late T.F. and Arilla Ramsey McDonald. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monterey First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.V. Norrod; daughter, Juanita Norrod; and brothers, B.T. McDonald, Claude McDonald, Walter McDonald and Buddy McDonald. Survivors include her daughter, Captola Hendrixson of Monterey; son, T.R. Norrod of Monterey; grandchildren, Ricky Norrod of Knoxville and Donna Duddley of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one step grandchild; five step great-grandchildren; 11 step great-great grandchildren; one step great-great-great grandchild. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ELMER PAYTON NORROD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Elmer Payton Norrod, 90, of Crossville, who passed away Jan. 11, 2000, were held Jan. 14 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Hanging Limb Cemetery in Overton County.
He was born June 3, 1909 in Overton County, TN, the son of Fate and Mendy Weeks Norrod.
Mr. Norrod was a farmer and he was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his cousin, Peggy Houston of Crossville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Masters Norrod.
Pallbearers were Boyd Nealon, Joe Eller, Wayne Hedgecoth and Vernon Tabor.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


LUCY L. NORROD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Lucy Lena Norrod, 87, of Crossville, who passed away July 25, 1999, were held July 28 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Hanging Limb Cemetery. Bro. Glenn Goggins officiated.
She was born June 22, 1912 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Mount and Addie Masters.
Mrs. Norrod was a housewife and she was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Elmer Norrod of Crossville; nephews, Jesse Tharpe Jr., Jimmy Masters and Thomas Coffman; and nieces, Dean Poindexter, Bobbie Jean White and Faye Hickey. Pallbearers were Joe Eller, Charlie Simmons, Wayne Hedgecoth and Vernon Tabor.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ROGER NORROD

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Roger Norrod, 60, of Hanging Limb, Tenn., who passed away Friday, Jan. 17, were conducted Sunday, Jan. 19 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with interment at the Hanging Limb Cemetery. Rev. Oliver England and Rev. Kevin Phillips officiated.
Mr. Norrod was born June 27, 1936 in Overton County to the late Elbert and Effie Bowman Norrod. He was a member of the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church and served as an Overton County Commissioner for two terms. He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Norrod; sister-in-law, Naomi Norrod and brother, Ralph Norrod. Survivors include his wife, Della Jean Padgett Norrod of Hanging Limb; daughters, Charlotte Watson, Janet Miller, and Anita Phillips, all of Hanging Limb and Elaine Norrod of Cookeville; son, Joel Norrod of Hanging Limb; nine grandchildren; sisters, Anne Barker and Alice Reed, both of Hanging Limb; and brothers, Richard Norrod of Livingston and Ray Norrod of Hanging Limb. Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.


JAMES BRUCE PADGETT

Crossville Chronicle
James Bruce Padgett, 66, of Monterey, passed away Aug. 21, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 23 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with burial in Sylvester Robbins Cemetery. The Rev. Clayton Padgett officiated.
Mr. Padgett was born March 11, 1935, in Overton County, TN, the son of Clifford Clay and Gladys Eula Hurst Padgett.
He was an auto factory worker and farmer, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons, Clay Padgett and Kevin Padgett, both of Cookeville, and James Bruce Padgett Jr. of Florida; daughters, Jama Laurel Maynord of Cookeville; brothers, Freeman Padgett of Albany, KY, Buryl Padgett of Livingston and Larry Hurst of Monticello, KY; sisters, Sherry Hurley and Faye Earley, both of Akron, OH; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bob Miller, Robbie Robbins, Adam Robbins, Terry Grasty, Justin Maxwell, Timothy Padgett and Timmy Padgett.


RAY PADGETT

Crossville Chronicle
Ray Padgett, 75, of Livingston, TN, passed away May 1, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 3, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with burial in Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Terry McCloud and the Rev. Clayton Padgett will officiate.
Mr. Padgett was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Overton County, TN, the son of Millard and Ada Williams Padgett.
He was a used car dealer, and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Padgett of Livingston; sons, Hoyt Padgett and Ray Padgett, both of Livingston, and David Padgett of Dayton, OH; daughter, Sharon Arabi of Dayton; stepdaughters, Ilene Day of Livingston and Irene Coffman of Monterey, TN; brother, Wilbur Padgett of McMinnville, TN; sister, Avia Jones of Cookeville, TN; three granddaughters, Saria Arabi, Holly Kirk and Katie Hicks; and four great-grandchildren.
Information provided courtesy of Speck Funeral Home.


NANNIE PEARL PARROTT

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Nannie Pearl Parrott, 80, of Monterey, who passed away Feb. 3, 1999, were held Feb. 6 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in Whittaker Cemetery. She was born Feb. 11, 1918 in Fentress County, TN, the daughter of Tucker and Mary Jane McCloud Robinson.
Mrs. Parrott was a nurse for many years at Monterey Hospital until its closing in 1972. She finished her nursing career at Cookeville Manor Nursing Home. Until her illness, she was an active member of Monterey First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Charlene Parrott, Jack and Peggy Parrott, Kenneth and Wanda Parrott, Joe and Betty Parrott, Dan and Glenda Parrott and Bob and Sharon Parrott, all of Monterey, and Jim and Sue Parrott of Tracy City, TN; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Jernigan and Dean Wilcox, both of Monterey; and brothers, Roy Roberson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Parrott, and sisters, Helen Ford and Barbara Phillips. Mrs. Parrott's sons served as pallbearers.
The Revs. Gerrald R. Bland and Dewitt Sampley officiated. Horner Funeral Home in Monterey was in charge of arrangements.


S.R. PETERSON

Overton Co. News

S.R. Peterman, 83, died at his home near Allons on January 17, 1932 after a lingering illness. He was married to Syrenae J. Hunter on September 29, 1869. To this union, 12 children were born, 6 survive: Mrs. G.W. Greer, Mrs. Lake Ledbetter, Mrs. William Davis, Mrs. John A. Gunnels, Mrs. T.D. Cole, and Mrs. Herman Holman. His wife died March 9, 1901. Second marriage was to Mrs. Ellen Eubank, who died in 1905. Third marriage was to Mrs. Lizzie Spicer Taylor on December 17, 1907. Fourth marriage was to Martha Dillon in 1913 who died in 1928. Fifth marriage was to Mrs. Jennie Buck Spicer on May 13, 1930, who survives. He is also survived by three brothers: George W., Jake, and M.B. Peterman, and one sister, Mrs. James Tanner. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon.


WILLIE ELMER PETTY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Willie Elmer Petty, 81, Bear Creek Road, Crossville, who passed away April 7, 1998, were scheduled for today, April 10, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Wilson Cemetery in Overton County, TN.
He was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Jackson County, TN, the son of Jess Petty and Bell Lewis Petty. Mr. Petty was retired from the Chrysler Corporation and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Eva Roberson Petty of Crossville; daughters, Shirley Dayton and Gail Findley of Crossville; son, Roger Petty of Florida; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin Petty of Crossville; and sisters, Maude Spears and Jewell Swallows, both of Florida, and Ruby Harnden of Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Bell Lewis Petty; children, Ronnie and Susan Petty; sisters, Betty Grinder, Verna Sherrill, Ethel Talley and Maggie Swallows; and brothers, Lawerence and Buford Petty, and two who died in infancy. Pallbearers will be Larry Bowman, Richard Bowman, Steve Cross, David Sherrill, Mike Petty and Mark Brzys. The Revs Grover Adkins and Johnny Goldston will officiate. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



ZULAH B. PHARRIS

Crossville Chronicle
Zulah Beatrice Pharris, 91, of the Homesteads community of Crossville, passed away March 7, 2002. Funeral services were conducted March 13 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Algood Cemetery. Dr. Dan D. Haskins Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Pharris was born July 13, 1910, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of John and Katherine Copeland Brotherton.
She was a clerk, and a member of Homesteads Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Jo Ann Feder of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; sons, Carson Pharris of Crossville and Robert Pharris Sr. of Orlando, FL; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Carson Pharris; brother, Dewey Brotherton; and sister, Willette Boatman.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Pharris' grandsons, Kerry Feder, Robert Pharris Jr., Lee Pharris, Brett Pharris, Brad Pharris, Bruce Pharris, Sam Pharris and Andy Pharris.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


DOYLE C. PHILLIPS

Crossville Chronicle
Doyle C. Phillips, 68, of Crossville, passed away June 13, 2001. Funeral services were conducted June 15 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bro. Dennis Lovell and Bro. Phil Jenkins officiated.
Mr. Phillips was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Overton County, TN, the son of James Horace and Verna Davis Phillips.
He was a factory worker for Avery Dennison Co., and a member of Woody Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Comella Turner Phillips of Crossville; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dennis Lovell of Crossville; son, Kenneth Phillips of Crossville; brothers, James Phillips and Clindon Phillips, both of Crossville, and Lindon Phillips of Ohio; sister, Louise Hicks of Crossville; and grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, David Lovell, Kevin Phillips, Karl Phillips and Kris and Heather Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jean Pierce. Pallbearers were Fred Houston, Coye Loveday, Bill Foland, Glen Whittenburg, Ray Jernigan and Elmer Dickenson. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


HOLLIS PHILLIPS

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Hollis Phillips, 76, of Crossville, who passed away Oct. 10, 1997 at Cumberland Medical Center, were held Oct. 13 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with burial in Welch Memorial Cemetery.
He was born in July 21, 1921 in Overton County, the son of Herbert and Winnie Phillips.
Mr. Phillips retired after 32 years with the Ford Motor Company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Columbia Hill Baptist Church and the Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257 in Chesapeake, VA.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eva Blaylock Phillips of Crossville; daughter, Brenda Worsham of Crossville; son, Ernie Phillips of Crossville; and grandchildren, Hunter Phillips, Michelle Worsham and Casey Worsham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Winnie Phillips; and a brother, Beecher Phillips.
The Rev. A.J. Looper and Randy Roberts officiated.
Goff Funeral Home in Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.



KATIE L. PHILLIPS

Crossville Chronicle
Katie Louella Phillips, 71, of Monterey, passed away March 23, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Bowman officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery in Overton County.
Mrs. Phillips was born April 23, 1930, in Monterey, the daughter Charlie and Lovie Ann Jernigan Ford.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Claudine and John Sumner, Linda Faye and Darrell Melton, and Debbie Eldridge, all of Monterey; sons, Kenneth Phillips of Columbia, SC, and Billy Phillips of Monterey; sisters, Mary Lee Sliger of Cookeville, Jeanette Carter of Monterey and Mildred Brown of Mayland; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Phillips; sisters, Edith Brown, Dimple Ford and Ethel Marie Ford; and brothers, Alvie Ford, Ed Ford and Johnny Ford.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Melton, Chuck Eldridge, Randy Evans, Luke Phillips, Nick Norrod, Robert Brown, Kelly Lea and Gerald Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Trinity Phillips, Billy Phillips, Stevie Eldridge, Wesley Smith and Shane West.
Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements



LONA M. PHILLIPS

Crossville Chronicle
Lona Mae Phillips, 92, of Monterey, TN, passed away Sept. 1, 2002. Funeral services were conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Barry Purser officiating. Interment was in Welch Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Phillips was born March 12, 1910, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Dailey and Bertie Padgett Howard.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Hanging Limb First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nelladean and Lonzie Swallows of Monterey; sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Carolyn Phillips of Westland, MI, Amos and Jeanette Phillips, and Carlon and Evelyn Phillips, all of Monterey; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Members of Mrs. Phillips' family and her friends served as pallbearers.
Horner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


JAMES PIERCE

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for James Pierce, 52, of Monterey, who passed away June 2, 1998, will be held today, June 5 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in Wilson Cemetery with full military honors.
He was born June 6, 1945 in Overton County, the son of Beecher Pierce and Noble Neely Pierce.
Mr. Pierce was Baptist in faith, a member of the Monterey Masonic Lodge No. 751 and a 1965 graduate of Monterey High School. He was an avid horseman, a member of the Upper Cumberland Horseman Association and a retired sergeant with the Tennessee National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Maureen Bowman Pierce of Monterey; daughters Kim Farley and Becky Pierce, both of Monterey, and Tiffany Bowman of Hanging Limb; mother, Noble Neely Pierce of Monterey; and brother, Donald Pierce of Cookeville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Beecher Pierce.


WALTER F. PIPPIN

Crossville Chronicle
Walter F. Pippin, 84, of Cookeville, TN, passed away Dec. 7, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 9 from the chapel of Rickman Funeral Home in Rickman, TN, with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery, Putnam County, TN.
Mr. Pippin was born March 6, 1916, in Overton County, TN, the son of Asberry Loftis and Sina Vaughn Pippin.
He was a coal miner, and attended Slate Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Lola Finley and and Wilma Selby, both of Crossville, Debra Creighton of Nashville, TN, and Frances Loftis of Rickman; sons, A.J. Pippin and Walter Pippin Jr., both of Cookeville, and Lanny Pippin of Dayton, OH; brother, James Pippin of Crossville; sister, Mary Garrison of Monterey, TN; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Garrett Pippin; sons, Jessie Carroll Pippin and William Bruce Pippin; and sisters, Laura Garrison, Willie McCown, Virgie Baylock and Ruth Bowman.
Pallbearers were Greg Pippin, Chris Pippin, Randy Selby, Larry Selby, Daniel Reed and Bobby Parker.
Rickman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


WILLIAM "BILL" POSTON
Dayton Daily News, Sunday, April 28,2002 (Dayton, Ohio)

WILLIAM "BILL" POSTON, 79 of Dayton,Ohio, passed away Friday,April 26,2002 at his residence after
battling many illnesses.Bill was born October 24,1922 in Livingston,TN. He
was the 7th born in a family of 10 and was preceded in death by his parents,
Joe Abner and Phoebe Emmaline (Carr) POSTON and six brothers, great grandson,
Anthony P. Jacaruso. He is survived by his loving and faithfull wife, Clemma
M. (Franklin) of 56 years; one son Billy P. and wife Joyce POSTON, one daughter Barbara and husband, Jerry
CLARK, all of Dayton; five grandsons: William and his wife Angie POSTON, Jeffrey POSTON,
both of Clarksville,TN, Zachary, Micah, and Joshua Clark of Dayton,OH, one
granddaughter, Yvonne M. POSTON of Xenia,OH; step grandchildren, Cynthia
Durham, Teresa Church, 9 great grandchildren; step great grandchildren, Chistopher Church, Dylan
Durham, three sisters, Vicki and husband George Welsh of Michigan, Reba and
husband Doyle Sowell of Florida, Hazel and husband Clarence Danner of
Akron,Ohio, numerous neices and nephews, and friends. He served his country
courageously during WWII as Army Private First Class in the 36th Infantry
Div., receiving many decorations and honors for his bravery in action. He
retired from Inland Manufacturing Co. (Delphi) as a group leader after 30
years, was a member of the Maryland Ave. Church of the Nazarine. He loved
music, fixing lawn mowers and bicycles for the neighbors and children.
Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. , Tuesday, April 30,2002
at the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at
Grange Hall Rd. Rev. George Camp officiating. Internment Memorial Park Cemetary.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 P.M., Monday. Contributions may be made
to Hospice of Dayton in his memory.


SALLA FAYE PRUETT

Crossville Chronicle
Salla Faye Pruett, 58, of Crossville, passed away July 16, 2000, in Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted July 18 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Danny Bell officiated.
Mrs. Pruett was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Overton County, TN.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Morris Pruett of Crossville; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and James Anthony Ash of Crossville, and Alicia and Robin E. Wilson of Lebanon, TN; mother, Katy Kirby of Livingston, TN; brothers, Robert Kirby of Gallatin, TN, Glen Kirby of Charlotte, TN, and Jack Kirby of Livingston; sisters, Elizabeth Cobble of Anderson, IN, Louise Johnson of Lakewells, FL, and Billie Masters of Livingston; and grandson, Andrew Ash of Crossville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charley Kirby.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


AULANE WILSON PUGH

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Aulane Wilson Pugh, 82, of Crossville, who passed away June 4, 1997, were held June 7 from the chapel of Burris Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1914 in Overton County, Tenn., the daughter of Shirley Wilson and Pearl Whittaker Wilson. Mrs. Pugh was a homemaker and a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Morris Pugh of Crossville; daughters Marilyn Norrod, Rose Ann Deck, Billie Jean Reed, Pauline Hedgecoth, and Shirley Gibson, all of Crossville, Katie Jaynes of Miss., Oma Lee Farrar of Elyria, Ohio, and Loretta Belt and Mary Lou Reed, both of North Ridgeville, Ohio; sisters, Genevee Sciptor and Daisy Simmons, both of Idaho; brothers Dempsey Wilson of Crossville, and Dillon Wilson of Porterville, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tommy Norrod Jr., Rodney Reed, Brian Reed, Gerald Deck Jr., Bradley Bottoms, and Bob Bottoms III. The Rev. Junior Pugh officiated. Burris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


GRACIE MAE REED

Crossville Chronicle
Gracie Mae Reed, 88, of Algood, TN, passed away Oct. 5, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 8 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville, TN, with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery. Bro. Comer McGuire officiated.
Mrs. Reed was born March 25, 1912, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Walter Scott and Etta Mae McCulley Webb.
She was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Algood Senior Citizens and a member of Rickman Church of God.
Survivors include her sister, Jewel Whiteaker Vanwinkle of Algood; brothers, Otto Webb of Hartsville, TN, and J.T. Webb and Carl Webb, both of Crossville; niece, Ruth Moss of Algood; and a host of additional nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Scott and Etta Mae McCulley Webb; husband, Truman Reed; two sisters, Lola Norris and Gladys Webb; and five brothers, Horace Webb, Carson Webb, Addison Webb, Kenneth Webb and Lawrence Webb.
Whitson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


EDNA WILSON ROBBINS

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Edna Wilson Robbins, 74, of Anderson, TN, who passed away July 23, 1997 were held July 25 from the South Chapel of Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, with burial in Grovelawn Cemetery at Pendleton. She was born Dec. 16, 1922 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of J. Kellum Wilson and Cora A. Breeding Wilson. Mrs. Robbins was a homemaker and a member of Free Will Baptist Church of Anderson. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary S. and Marc Gardner, Connie J. and Rick Gardner, all of Anderson; son, Larry A. Robbins of Tampa, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Maxine Wilson and Archie and Bonnie Wilson, all of Anderson, and Barton and Georgia Mae Wilson and Gene and Polly Wilson, all of Crossville; sister, Sarah Wilson Stuut of Kalamazoo, MI; special aunt, Mattie Wilson of Anderson; grandchildren, Angel, Carrie, Eddie, Eric, Amber, Jon, Josh, Amanda, Justin, Angie and Tonya; great-grandchildren, Kaytle, Kansas, Jocelyn, Jordan, Kayla, Cody and Hannah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas R. Robbins; children, Linda Robbins and Kenneth Robbins; and parents J. Kellum and Cora A. Breeding Wilson. The Rev. Willie Ledbetter officiated.
Obituary information courtesy of Bilbrey Funeral Home.


HERBERT VICTOR ROBBINS

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Herbert Victor Robbins, 90, of Crossville, who passed away April 13, 1997, were conducted April 15 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. He was born in Overton County, the son of Will and Sara Smith Robbins.
Mr. Robbins was a carpenter and a member of the Crossville Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include daughters Janette Reagan, Annette Smith, and Sandra Kincer, all of Crossville; sons Bobby and Teddy Robbins, both of Crossville, Freddy Robbins of Cleveland, Tenn., and David Robbins of Nashville; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and brother Waymon Robbins of Crossville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Johnson Robbins of Crossville; brothers Wilburn and Noble Robbins; and sisters Ethel Overstreet, Dolly Threet and Avo Robbins. Pallbearers were Greg Robbins, Gary Robbins, Carl Smith, Jeff Smith, Steve Hinch, Kevin Robbins, Mike Reagan, Vic Reagan, Norman Reagan, Bruce Miller, Paul Robbins, Matthew Robbins and Joshua Robbins. The Rev. Gene Weakley officiated, with Bilbrey Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.



ROY THOMAS ROBBINS

Crossville Chronicle

Funeral services for Roy Thomas Robbins, 94, of Crossville, who passed away Dec. 1, 1999, were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bro. Lyle Ledbetter officiated, with special music by Sherry Turner and Reba Reed.
He was born June 28, 1905 in Overton County, TN, the son of U.G. and Sally Miller Robbins.
Mr. Robbins was a factory worker, and he was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Wilson Robbins of Crossville; son, Chet Robbins of Old Hickory, TN; daughters, Dora Kitty Storey of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Cora Lopes of Ormand Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carlos Robbins of Crossville, and John Robbins of Anderson, IN; and sister, Pauline McCoy of Anderson.
Pallbearers were Chet Robbins, Carlos Robbins, Chris Storey, Lynn Deck, James Ward and Eugene Goddard. Bilbrey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


GOLDIE A. ROCK

Crossville Chronicle
Goldie A. Rock, 69, of Alexandria, TN, passed away May 14, 2001. Funeral services were conducted May 18 from Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, with interment in New Hope Cemetery in Alexandria. Bro. Billy Hale and Bro. Omer Grisham officiated.
Mrs. Rock was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Crawford, Overton County, TN, the daughter of Mertie Ledbetter and Jack Riley Vaughn.
She was a homemaker, and a member of Brush Creek Pentecostal Calvary Church of Christ in Brush Creek.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Rock of Alexandria; sons and daughters-in-law, John E. and Debbie Rock of Cedar Lake, IN, and Ronnie D. and Elaine Rock of Alexandria; daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Jackie Johnson of Alexandria and Glenda and Dan Foster of Birmingham, AL; brother, Daniel Vaughn of Short Mountain, TN; and grandchildren, Chris Foster, Jason Foster, Lindsey Foster, Heather Rock, Dale Rock Jr., Michelle Johnson and Jamie Johnson.
Information was provided courtesy of Avant Funeral Home.


 HORACE SAMS

Crossville Chronicle

Funeral services for Horace Sams, 90, of Monterey, TN, were held Dec. 7 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. The Rev. Donald Whittaker will officiate, with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.
He was born July 23, 1909 in Overton County, TN, the son of John and Cora Norrod Sams.
Mr. Sams was retired from the Monterey Planing Mills, and he was a member of the Monterey First Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his stepdaughters and their husbands, Rev. James and Ruby Phillips of Monterey, and John and Ruth Umbarger, all of Monterey; stepson and his wife, Charles and Shirley Tinch of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Edna Wilson of Monterey, and Velma Phillips of Crossville; and brother, Charlie Phipps of Rickman, TN.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Sams.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


WILLIE RAY SHELTON

Crossville Chronicle
Willie Ray Shelton, 77, of Mayland, passed away July 20, 2000, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted July 23 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, TN. The Rev. J.C. Ford officiated. Interment was in Mayland Cemetery with full military honors by the Monterey VFW Post.
Mr. Shelton was born May 2, 1923, in Overton County, TN, the son of the late Irvin Emerson and Mary Belle Swallows Shelton.
He was a well driller, a school bus driver and a farmer, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Shelton of Mayland; son, Kenneth Ray Shelton of Cookeville, TN; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and John Brown of Mayland, and Kathrine and Donny Baisley, Sandra and Danny Brown, Mary and Danny Brewer and Eva and Danny Baisley, all of Crossville; sister, Bonnie Smiddie of Crossville; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Brown Shelton; brothers, James Melvin Shelton and Haskel Owen Shelton; and sisters, Effie Shelton, Dollie Clark, Myrtle Shelton, Ernal Hooten, Bethel Walker, Della Roberson and Shirley Wright.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


KENNETH SHORT

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Kenneth Short, 68, of the Pleasant Shade community of Overton County, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 31 from the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church with interment at the Looper Cemetery. Rev. Olmus England and Rev. Eugene McCowan officiated.
Mr. Short was born Oct. 24, 1928 in the Shady Grove community to the late Walter and Hattie Cunningham Short. He was a retired factory worker, a carpenter, a Korean War Army veteran, and a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church where he served a deacon. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Hollis Short and George Thomas Short; sisters, Jane Bowman and Cora Fee. Survivors include his wife, Anna Looper Short of the Pleasant Shade community; daughters, Janet Marie Parsons, Vonna Kay Gunnels, Shelia Mae Hargis, Anita Ann Lacy and Pamela Faye Gore, all of the Pleasant Shade community; sons, Jeffrey Kent Short and Steven Mark Short, both of the Pleasant Shade community; sisters, Vada Matheney of Cookeville, Rena Belle Hargis and Eva Beaty, both of the Shady Grove community; brothers, Buddy Short of Shady Grove Community and James Short of Anderson, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


VILLER ESOLINE SIMCOX

Crossville Chronicle
Viller Esoline Simcox, 96, of Goshen, IN, formerly of the Rinnie community, passed away Dec. 6, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 9 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Rinnie Cemetery. Bro. Bruce Crabtree officiated, with special music by Diana Rector, Gisela Farmer, Flossie Smith and Conley Beaty.
Mrs. Simcox was born Sept. 21, 1904, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Edward Francis and Miranda Norrod Key.
She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons, Barney Simcox and Elbert Edward Simcox, both of Dayton, OH, Cluie Douglas Simcox and Talmadge Simcox, both of Goshen, and Raybon Simcox of Barryton, MI; daughter, Ella Dee Crabtree of Cartersville, GA; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Simcox; two daughters, Mattie Agnes Simcox and Eula Ceolo Rich; son-in-law, Dan Rich; daughter-in-law, Ruby J. Ramsey Simcox; four sisters, Ader Hargis, Zenoba Glasscock, Stella Glasscock and Ruby White; brother, Latie Key; and great-grandchild, Cody J. Crabtree.
Pallbearers were Ken Cooley, Nathan Simcox, Phillip Cooley, Johnny Simcox, Kirk McCann and Ted Hinds.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


ARTITLE SISCO

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services of Artitle Sisco, 90, of the Union B community near Monterey, who passed away April 23, 1997 at the Cookeville General Hospital, will be conducted April 26 at 2 p.m. from the Faith Chapel Independent Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the Muddy Pond Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home on April 25 from 5-9 p.m. She was born Aug. 1, 1906 in Overton County, the daughter of George and A.C. Thompson Phillips. Mrs. Sisco was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Chapel Independent Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters Juanita Beaty of Jamestown, and Vernie May Pickler of Muddy Pond; sons Ray Sisco of Pleasant Hill, Austin Sisco of Orlando, Fla., and James Sisco of the Union B community; 15 granchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters A.C. Walker of Monterey and Martha Taylor of Rickman; and half-sister Laural Ethel Phillips of Crossville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Sisco; son Junior Sisco; sisters Nellie Phillips and Ina Harris; and brothers Lester Phillips and Labourn Phillips. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers, with the Rev. Clayton Padgett officiating. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey is in charge of the arrangements.


BERNICE SISCO

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Bernice Sisco, 60, of the Mayland community, who passed away Jan. 28, 1999, were held Jan. 30 from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home, with burial in Speck Cemetery, in the Dry Hollow community of Overton County.
She was born Feb. 11, 1938, the daughter of Sevier and Margaret Sisco Padgett.
Mrs. Sisco was a homemaker, and she was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Lonnie Sisco; son, Ronnie Bill Sears of Crossville; daughter, Joy Brown of Crossville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends served as pallbearers.
The Rev. Clayton Padgett officiated.
Horner Funeral Home in Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.


SHEILA ALINE STOUT

Crossville Chronicle
Sheila Aline Stout, 86, of Crossville, passed away July 31, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Vern Daugherty will officiate.
Mrs. Stout was born May 13, 1915, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of George and Julia Cooper.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and David Watson; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Nelda Stout, and David Lee and Anna Ruth Stout; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Julia Cooper; husband, Alvin Thurston Stout; daughter, Anna Sue Fann; and son, Alvin E. "Gene" Stout.
Pallbearers are Randy Alley, Mike Stout, Brian Stout, David Watson Jr., Jimmy Cole and David Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Hyder, Fred Stout, Glen Cooper, Raymond Cooper, Frankie Cooper, Bruce McDonald and Donnie Dixon.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.


COSBY ESTES "POP" STOVER

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Cosby Estes "Pop" Stover, 89, of Clarkrange, TN, who passed away Dec. 25, 1998, were held Dec. 28, from Jennings Funeral Home Clarkrange Chapel, with burial in Millard Stover Cemetery in Livingston, TN. He was born Feb. 22, 1909 in Overton County, TN, the son of Millard and Hattie Winningham Stover. Mr. Stover was a retired farmer and was employed by the Fentress County Board of Education as a school bus driver. Survivors include his daughters, Nellie Elmore of Clarkrange, Elease Nicholas and husband, Gaither, of Crossville, and Judy Orlena Murphy and husband, Robert, of Mt. Juliet, TN; son, Millard Stover and wife, Louise, of Muncie, IN, Estes Stover and wife, Faye, of Hixson, TN, and Lewis Stover and wife, Judy, of Crossville; brothers, Claude Stover and Cookeville, TN, and Clarence Stover of Dayton, OH; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Martha Orlena Martin Stover and Cassie Beaty Stover; an infant daughter; brothers, Osville Stover, Corbit Stover and Carson Stover; and sisters, Ester Stover, Claudine Stover and Omer Stover Coffee. Pallbearers were his grandsons and great-grandsons. Bro. Marlon Winningham officiated. Jennings Funeral Home in Clarkrange was in charge of the arrangements.


FLOYD HARRISON STOVER

Crossville Chronicle
Graveside services for Floyd Harrison Stover, 87, of Highland Lane, Crossville, who passed away Feb. 5, 1999, were held Feb. 7 at Richardson Cemetery in Overton County. He was born Sept. 29, 1911 in Overton County, TN, the son of John Newton Stover and Ida Ann Richardson Stover. Mr. Stover was a laborer at Holiday Out, and he was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his sister, Vaudie Garrett of Odessa, TX, and Versie Pryor of Carmi, IL.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Nannie Bell Harvey and Velzie Norris Lynn; and brothers, David, Eddie, Peter and Hoy C. Stover.
Bro. Glenn Ledbetter officiated. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Amanda B. SWALLOWS
Overton County News

Mrs. Amanda Byers Swallows died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Issac Buckner, at Monterey, on Wednesday, December 28, 1932 at age 87. Her activities and memory up until the day of her death were remarkable. She and her husband were married in 1864 and lived together for 68 years. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom survive. The pallbearers were her grandsons.


HATTIE LOU TAYLOR

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Hattie Lou Taylor, 84, of Crossville, who passed away May 1, 1998 in Life Care Center, were held May 3 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral, with burial May 4 at Campground Cemetery in Fentress County.
She was born June 2, 1913 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Steve and Belle Wilson Ashburn. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and of Protestant faith. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Webb and Shelby Webb, both of Crossville; brother, Herman Ashburn, of Crossville; sister, Vernie Livesay of Crossville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Belle Wilson Ashburn; sister, Pairlee Livesay and Addie Ashburn; and brothers, Earl Ashburn, Earby Ashburn and Thurman Ashburn. Pallbearers were Charles Green, Shane Webb, Dusty Webb, David Webb, Tom Turner and Jan Starkey. The Rev. Dan Haskins officiated. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


MYRTLE THARP

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Myrtle Tharp, 92, of Crossville, who passed away Aug. 9, 1998, were scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery.
She was born March 29, 1906 in Overton County, the daughter of Mount B. Masters and Viola Addie Flatt Masters. Mrs. Tharp was a housewife.
Survivors include her son, Jesse Tharp of Crossville; daughter in-law, Sharon Ann Tharp of Crossville; sister, Lucy Norrod of Crossville; and grandchildren, Angela Jo Tharp and Jesse Michael Tharp. Mrs. Tharp was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be David Earl Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Jeff Fitzgerald, Gene Fitzgerald, Robert Newberry and Bill Foland. The Rev. Phil Jenkins will officiate. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


BARBARA NELL THOMPSON

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Barbara Nell Thompson, 67, of Cookeville, who passed away June 20, 1998, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, are scheduled for today, June 23 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville, with burial in Green Hills Cemetery in Overton County.
She was born Aug. 20, 1930 in Overton County, the daughter of Ray White and Lassie Vaughn White. Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Paul Thompson of Cookeville; daughters, Meredith Deverenu of Knoxville and Anita Brown of Hendersonville, TN; brother, Tony White of Cookeville; sisters, June Speck of Livingston, TN and Joan Beaty of Crossville; and grandchildren, Catherine Laney Thompson and Zachery Tyler Thompson, both of Cookeville. The Rev. Roy West will officiate. Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of arrangements.


GENEVA VAUGHN TINCH

Crossville Chronicle
Graveside services for Geneva Vaughn Tinch, 72, of Pleasant Hill (formerly of Monterey), who passed away Feb. 17, 1997, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 from the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Roy Nash will officiate. Mrs. Tinch was born July 10, 1924 in Overton County to the late Ephraim H. and Rinda Phillips Vaughn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monterey Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nova Wilson and brother, Alton J. Vaughn. Survivors include her sons, Nelson Tinch of Dayton, Ohio and Elson Tinch of Miami, Fla.; sister, Lydia Buckner of Pleasant Hill; and three grandchildren. Goff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


JOE F. VANCE

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Joe Fowler Vance, 78, of Crossville were Thursday, March 27 in the chapel of the Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in the Green Acres Memory Gardens. Rev. Russell Honeycutt officiated. Mr. Vance died Tuesday March 25, 1997 in the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. A resident of Cumberland County, he was born in Overton County Dec. 4, 1918 to the late William Bryan and Stella Mae "Maxwell" Vance. He was retired from the United States Postal Service in Crossville and was a funeral director and embalmer in the area for many years, having graduated from the John A. Gupton College in 1947, in Nashville. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Crossville for many years. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army. His family includes his wife, Ineta Vance of Crossville; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Bill and Debbi Vance of Monterey and Steve and Pam Vance of Crossville; grandchildren, Casey and Cathy Vance of Monterey and Nathan and Jordan Vance of Crossville; sisters, Mary Ruth Young of Lebanon, Tenn., and Imogene Poston of Livingston, Tenn.; and brother, Keith Vance of Livingston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Louis Vance. The Sanctuary Class of the First Baptist Church of Crossville served as Honorary Pallbearers. Active Pallbearers will be Ross Snodderly, Jim Odell, Mark Dunbar, Sam Ryan, Jim Stewart, Kenneth McDonald, Archie Norris and Gary Henderson. Special care provided by the Crossville Memorial Funeral Home of Crossville.


HALLIE COPELAND VAUGHN

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Hallie Copeland Vaughn, 90, of Tullahoma, TN, formerly of Livingston, TN, who passed away Jan. 17, 1999, were held Jan. 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, with burial in Copeland Cemetery.
The Rev. Arlo Alderman officiated. She was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Quinn G. and Sarah Mae Singleton. Mrs. Vaughn and her husband, Haskell, were grocery store merchants in the Mayland community for many years. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Roger Hood of Lebanon, TN, and Gayle McDonald of Tullahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell H. Vaughn. Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, TN, was in charge of arrangements. Information provided by Bilbrey Funeral Home.


VERNA VAUGHN

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Verna Vaughn, 83, of Monterey, TN, who passed away April 17, 1999, were held April 18 from Second Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Welch Memorial Cemetery, with the Revs. Clayton Padgett and Tex Roles officiating.
She was born Feb. 2, 1916 in the Hanging Limb community of Overton County, the daughter of Floyd Padgett and Cora Wilson Padgett. Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker, and she assisted her husband, the late Rev. Tomie Vaughn, in his ministry for more than 30 years, serving in Putnam, White, Jackson, Overton, Cumberland and Fentress counties. She was a member of Second Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paul and Betty Gilreath of Sparta, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell Vaughn, and Doyle and Kathryn Vaughn, all of Monterey; grandchildren, Felecia Yates and Brian Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Kayla Vaughn and Amber Yates; sisters, Clema Ferrell and Nola Brown, both of Michigan, Ova Key of Cookeville, and Hazel Wells of Kettering, OH; and brothers, Leo Padgett of Harrison, MI, Glenn Padgett of Saginaw, MI, and Garner Padgett of Monterey. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Laura Farrell of McMinnville, TN, Amy Roberson of Kettering, OH, Artie Jackson of Monterey, and Lelia Perkey of LaFollette; and brothers, Floyd Jr., Kenneth, Lonnie, Sam H., Ray Padgett. Pallbearers were Ewell Tabors, Dallas Stults, Dale Thompson, Argle McCowan, Bob Weatherholt and Walt Officer. Goff Funeral Home in Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.


BENNIE JEAN CLARK WALL

Crossville Chronicle
Bennie Jean Clark Wall, 72, of Sparta, TN, passed away Sept. 25, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight at 6 at the funeral home. Mrs. Wall was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Overton County, TN. She was employed at Federal Mogul in Sparta. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Clark and Barbara Wall of Smithville, TN, and Joe Steven and Teri Wall of Sparta; sister, Marie Sevier of Crossville; brothers, Harrison Kendrick Clark and Richard Clark, both of Sparta, and Joe Pat Clark of Cookeville, TN; and three grandchildren, Bryan Brown, Rachel Wall and Sarah Wall. Memorial donations may be made to The Friends of the Library in Sparta. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


CLARENCE WALLACE

Crossville Chronicle
Clarence Wallace, 86, of Monterey, TN, passed away Dec. 2, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted today, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Welch Memorial Cemetery. Dr. Martin Thielen will officiate.
Mr. Wallace was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Overton County, TN, the son of Enis and Mary Ledbetter Wallace.
He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his daughters, Katherine Vaughn and Hazel Walker, both of Monterey; half-sister, Mae Winski of New York, NY; half-brothers, Bill Wallace and J.B. Wallace, both of Crossville, and Issac Wallace of Naples, FL; four grandchildren, Ellen Wilson, Felecia Yates, Johnny Walker and Brian Vaughn; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Floyd Wallace.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



SHERMAN WELCH

These newspaper articles are not to be sold and appear as is. Transcribed
by Susie Culwell from the microfilm of the TN State Library. Roll #101 Date: 1873 to 1902
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DIED SATURDAY MORNING FROM INJURIES CAUSED BY A KICK.

William Sherman Welch died Saturday, July 20, at the home of his mother,
Mrs. margaret Welch, on Spring creek, in Overton County, at the age of 34
years, the date of his birth being March 11, 1867. His death was the
result of injuries inflicted by a kicking mare, near his home, on the Thursday
preceding his death. He had started from the barn with two horses to
water, and was followed by a colt. The mare missing her colt, ran after them,
and overtaking them, kicked at one of the horses, and kicked Mr Welch in the
abdomen. He was taken to the house near by, medical aid summoned, and
everything posible done for him, but without avail, and he died Saturday
morning, after great suffering. The remains were interred Sunday at
Dodson's Branch buring ground. Mr. Welch was an energetic, industrious
Christian young man, and his death is greatly deplored by all who knew
him. He leaves a mother and several sisters, among whom are Mrs. W H Settle and
Mrs N B Young, of Gainesboro.

Anna I. WHITTAKER

Crossville Chronicle
Anna Irene Whittaker, 84, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 12, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 15 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Slate Springs Cemetery. Bishop Dave Devos officiated.
Mrs. Whittaker was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Curtis and Minerva Kirby Looper.
She was an upholsterer, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her daughter, Wayne Lynn Ford of Illinois; sons, Larry Whittaker, Kenny Whittaker and Mike Whittaker, all of Crossville; sister, Mary Bessie Barnes of Crossville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Burl Whittaker; daughter, Mildred Brown; brother, Dolfus Looper; and sister, Lois Brown.
Pallbearers were Johnny Adams, Edward Goss, Jim Matoy, Jackie Ashburn, Russell Ford and Greg Hart.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


CARLOS ANDREW WILSON

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Carlos Andrew Wilson, 75, of Crossville, who passed away Sept. 5, 1999, were held Sept. 7 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Bro. Bratton Tucker officiated.
He was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Overton County, TN, the son of Ridley and Bertha Ledbetter Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a fieldman for Volunteer Electric, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Pyles Wilson of Crossville; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Dean Wilson, and Dale Andrew and Cindy Wilson, all of Crossville; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Grady Taylor of Crossville, Brenda and George Marlow; and Angela and Sam Sherrill; sisters, Joyce Phipps of Toledo, OH, Margie Woody of Crossville, and Wilma Watson of Lafollette, TN. Pallbearers were Kenny Hutchinson, Bobby Randolph, Jimmy Smith, Ricky Keyes, Raymond Webb and Paul Whittenburg.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


J.D. WILSON

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for J.D. Wilson, 81, of Monterey, who passed away July 15, 1997 at the Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, will be held July 18 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, with burial in the Wilson Cemetery in Overton County.
He was born July 22, 1915 in Monterey, the son of Willis and Maggie Spurlin Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a World War II veteran and attended the Bible Missionary Church. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Margaret Wilson of Crossville; sisters, Reba Hammonds and Vanella Buckner, both of Battle Creek, MI, and Tennie McCowan of Crossville; brothers, Q.E. Wilson of Concord, NC, M.C. Wilson of Livingston, and R.C. Wilson of Cookeville; and grandchildren, Anthony Wilson, Matthew Wilson and his wife, Rebecca, and Jermey Wilson, all of Crossville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nova Ellen Wilson; sisters, Nina Buckner and Marie Vaughn; and brother, T.A. Wilson. The Revs. Larry Dillard and Clindel Harbison will officiate. Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, TN, is in charge of the arrangements


MYRTLE WILSON

Crossville Chronicle
Myrtle Wilson, 76, of Cookeville, TN, passed away Sept. 23, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted today, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, TN, with interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The Rev. Ovle Tinch and the Rev. Frank Davis will officiate.
Mrs. Wilson was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Overton County, TN, the daughter of Andy and Clora Vaughn McCowan.
She was a homemaker, and worked as a dietitian in the Putnam County School System. She was a member of the Algood First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of almost 57 years, R.G. Wilson of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Don Stroud of Columbus, OH; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Jean Wilson of Crossville; sister, Cliva Phipps of Monterey; brothers, Homer McCowan and A.C. McCowan, both of Monterey; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Clora McCowan; two sisters, Evelyn Kirby and Noble Melton; and three brothers, Thurston McCowan, Holly McCowan and James McCowan.
Goff Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


EDITH WOODY

Crossville Chronicle
Funeral services for Edith Woody, 88, of Crossville, who passed away Sept. 17, 1997, were held Sept. 18 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Woody Cemetery. She was born Dec. 11, 1908, in Overton County, the daughter of Henry and Susanne Zachery Richardson. Mrs. Woody was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Pose Woody of Crossville; daughter, Lois Woody of Crossville; sons, Kenneth and Leon Woody, both of Crossville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Wyatt and Hazel Wyatt, both of Crossville. Pallbearers were James Stephens, Glenn Wyatt, Jackie Thomas, Bob Brendel, Rickie Keyes and Ron Hall. The Revs. Joseph Cox and Charles Ivey officiated, with special music by April Golliher.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.