Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obituaries

Osby Ovid Williams
June 28, 1936 - May 9, 2008

BYRDSTOWN--Osby Ovid Williams, better known as Buddy, 71, Pickett Care & Rehab and a former resident of Hassler Loop Road, Byrdstown, passed away May 9, 2008 at Pickett Care & Rehab, Byrdstown. He was a tool maker for Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Mi.
He was born June 28, 1936 in Monroe, the son of Colbert Williams and Oris (Allred) Williams. He was a member of Dodson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Fred, Ben and Clyde Williams.
Surviving relatives include: wife, Shirley (Harris) Williams, Byrdstown; daughter, Sharon Boucher and husband, Brian, Livonia, Mi.; two sons, Rick Williams and wife, Valerie, Canton, Mi; Randy Williams and wife, Cynthia, Graham, NC; two brothers, Earnest Omar Williams, Louisville, Ky.; J.B. Williams, Adrain, Mi.; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held May 12, 2008 at 2 p.m. from Livingston Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating. Burial was at Okalona Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff, Joe, Chris and Brian Williams, Joshua Bocher and James Chave. Special care was provided by Livingston Funeral Home, of Livingston.

Joe Frank Kemp
August 14, 1934 - May 6, 2008

BYRDSTOWN--Joe Frank Kemp, 73, Byrdstown, passed away May 6, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Farmers Home Administration.
He was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Jackson County, the son of the late Fred L. Kemp and Pauline Keith Kemp. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Jackson Kemp and his parents.
Surviving relatives include: two daughters and sons-in-law: Karen and Bret Holladay, Montgomery, Al.; Patty and Stan Agee, Carthage, Tn.; four grandchildren: Jessica (Javin) Cripps, Katie and Erin Agee, and Hannah Holladay; one great grandchild: Adalyn Jo Cripps; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Ward and Lanita Kemp, North Springs Community of Jackson County; Kenneth and Louise Kemp, Greensboro, NC; sister, Peggy Dycus, Madison, Tn.
Funeral services were held May 9, at 11 a.m. from Ander-son-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Strode-Keith Cemetery Fund by contacting A-UCFH.
Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home of Gainesboro was in charge of the arrangements.

James Hassell “Hass” Manis
May 7, 1930 - May 3, 2008


BYRDSTOWN--James Hassell “Hass” Manis, 77, 122 Hillcrest Drive, Byrdstown, passed away May 3, 2008 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a farmer.
He was born May 7, 1930 in Pickett County, the son of the late Walter and Ovie (Walker) Manis. He lived all of his life in Pickett County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Carlos, Frank, Roy and Junior Manis; three sisters Vera Dodson, Dorothy Manis and Minnie Manis.
Surviving relatives include cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held May 6, 2008 at 1 p.m. from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ricky Cross officiating. Burial was at Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Terry, Shorty, Jerry and Leonard Manis, Shane Slaven and Johnny Lee. Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
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