Volume 51, Number 47

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 20, 2014


Elsie Claudene Daniels Spurlock Melton
September 11, 1922 - November 10, 2014

Mrs. Elsie Claudene Daniels Spurlock Melton, 92 of Bloomington Springs, were held Friday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Danny Hembree officiated. Burial followed at Cope Cemetery in the Monroe community of Pickett Co.
Mrs. Melton died Monday morning, Nov. 10, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 11, 1922 in Clay County, TN to the late Louis Clyde and Pearl Ann Collins Daniels. She left Tennessee at the start of WWII, and moved to Michigan to work. She later owned a beauty salon in Pontiac, MI before moving back to Tennessee in 1967. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Revel Spurlock and by her second husband of 17 years, Malcolm S. Melton; two sisters, Laura Mae Miller and Alice Walker; and by four brothers, Tommy, A.E. (Dick), Joe and Gene Daniels.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Charles) Richardson of Bloomington Springs; five grandchildren, Tim (Jessica) Childers, Rachel (Robert) Null, Sara (David) Mora, Justin Childers and Caleb (Hannah) Childers; four great grandchildren, Wyatt Childers, Camila Mora, Sophie Mora and Gavin Childers; three sisters, Patsy Corns of Lexington, KY, Chee Chee (Ed) Bowery of Richmond, IN, Billie Riley; and by a brother, Jackie (Mary) Daniels, both of Monroe, TN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Cumberland Christian Academy, 882 County House Rd., Livingston, TN 38570.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.

Marjorie A. Tumbush
April 10, 1932 - November 9, 2014

Marjorie A. Tumbush, 82 of Cookeville passed away Nov. 9, 2014 at NHC of Cookeville.
She was born April 10, 1932 in Parma, OH. to the late John and Ruth Keast Rucks. Mrs. Tumbush was a member of Double Springs Church of Christ. Survivors include daughter, Beth Cummings and husband Johnny of Cookeville; two sons, Dr. John Tumbush and wife Patty of Middlefield, OH. and Glenn Tumbush and wife Patty of Cleveland, OH; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Eleanor Antal of Oregon.
Funeral services were held Nov. 16, 2014 at Double Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Mike Webb officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Double Springs Church of Christ, 4665 Norton Dr. Cookeville, TN 38501 or Cookeville Senior Citizen Center, 186 South Walnut Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501.
Services provided by Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home.

Virginia J. Cross

WEST CARROLLTON, OH--Virginia J. Cross, 75 of West Carrollton, Oh. passed away Nov. 1, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Dec. 3, 1938 in Pickett Co. to the late Howard and Nell Rains. Mrs. Cross was retired from West Carrollton Public Schools after 25 years as a cook, a member of Miamisburg Christian Church, an avid reader and dedicated her life taking care of others.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Cross; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leslie and Rhoda Cross; brother-in-law; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne Morris, Howard and Reba Cross and Inez and Andrew Amonett.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Harold Cross; daughter, Karen Charles and husband Dionne; son, Scotty Cross; grandchildren, Matthew Cross and wife Ashley, Chase Cross, Samuel Prather, Jr. and Angela Prather; great-granddaughter, Alivia Cross; sisters, Patricia Morris of Charlottesville, VA; and Jennifer Pedersen and husband Todd of Cookeville. Also survived by a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held Nov. 6, 2014 at Miamisburg Christian Church and burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Miamisburg Christian Church, 1146 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, OH., Hospice of Dayton or Alzheimer's Assoc.

Daisy Elizabeth Flowers King
February 27, 1929 - November 7, 2014

Daisy Elizabeth Flowers King, 85 of Rock View Ln., Pall Mall passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. She was born Feb. 27, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH to the late James and Opal Goldsmith Flowers. Mrs. King was a homemaker, had been an RCA employee, a cook for Wayne Co. Middle School and loved gardening.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Estil King; sister, Lily Clark; brother, Raymond Flowers; four nephews and a niece.
Survivors include daughter, Kelsey Davis of Pall Mall; three sisters, Rose Collins of Algood; Violet Grimes of Oregon and Linda Jackson of Richmond, IN; four brothers, Edgar Charles Flowers of Scottsville, KY., Dell Flowers of Algood, David Flowers of Byrdstown and Gary Flowers of Greenfield, IN; two grandchildren, Jennifer Davis Piercy and Calvin James Davis; three great-grandchildren, Harley Chase Piercy, Hayley Skye Piercy and Robin Aleah Davis. Also survived nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 from the Emmanuel Catholic Church in Albany. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.


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