Volume 51, Number 35

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Obituaries

Bea Butler
May 4, 1931 - June 27, 2010

MANCHESTER, TN--Mrs. Bea Butler, 79, of Manchester passed away June 25, 2010 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, with funeral services conducted from the First United Methodist Church in Manchester on June 27, 2010 with Rev. Jay Archer and Rev. Neal Glass officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Butler was born May 4, 1931 in Pickett County, to the late James Lloyd Cope and Ina Crouch Cope. She retired from Peoples Bank in Manchester, where she worked as head bookkeeper and most recently the Operations Department, where she was employed from 1969 until 1996. She was affectionately known in the community for her concern for others. She was passionate about the Tennessee Vols and the Tennessee Titans. She also enjoyed her flower garden. Mrs. Butler was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church since 1961 where she was active in many classes and prayer groups to include, Upper Room Sunday School Class, the Wesley Wanders', Prayer Shawl Circle and the United Methodist Women's Group. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Butler and a brother, William Cope. Survivors include three children, Sheila Bair and husband Steve of Manchester, Debbie Bayer and husband Jeff of Bell Buckle, TN and Michael Butler and wife, Trish of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren, T.C. Miller and wife Teri of Meridianville, AL; Leah Bair of Dearborn, MI; Stephanie Hershman and husband Jared of Manchester; and Emma Butler of Franklin; one great-granddaughter, Keena Seivers, also of Manchester; brothers and sisters, Ruth (Charles) Ferrell, Martha (J.R.) Simmons all of Byrdstown; Cue (Delbert) Storie of Johnson City, TN; Robert (Marian) Cope of Crossville; and Curtis (Carolyn) Cope of Jamestown, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Ray Pryor
January 11, 1947 - June 23, 2010

ESTILL SPRINGS, TN--Leonard Ray Pryor, 63, of 155 Clyde Vickers Road, Estill Springs, TN and a former resident of Pickett County, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at his residence.
He was born January 12, 1947 in Pickett County to the late Waverly Pryor and Elsie (Hickman) Pryor.
Mr. Pryor was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War serving the Army.
He is survived by two sisters, Helen Crawford & husband and special brother- in-law, J.B.; and Judy Crouch & husband, Danny; four brothers, Harce Pryor & wife, Clarice, and Rex Pryor, all of Byrdstown, Carl Pryor & wife Orene of Pall Mall; and Bill Pryor & wife, Virginia, Indianapolis, IN. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Mr. Pryor is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Lorene Nadonely, one brother, Ralph Pryor and two nephews Jimmy and Keith Pryor.
Funeral services were held Saturday June 26, at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Melvin Daniel and Bro. Rick Cross officiating. Burial services were in the Story Cemetery with Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV serving as pallbearers and holding Military Honors at graveside.
Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.

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