Volume 51, Number 48

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 27, 2014

Obituaries

Lt. Col. John S. Williams
June 19, 1935 - February 22, 2011

PALL MALL--Lt. Col. John S. Williams, 75, 3031 Chanute Rd., Pall Mall, and formerly of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Clinton County Hospital.
He was born on June 19, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late E.O. and Letha Sloan Williams. He lived part of his life in Pickett County since 1999 and was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army, Shriner, member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, life member of the Hull-York DAV, and Board of Directors for Friends of Cordell Hull. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by infant son, Jerry Williams; and brother, Wendell Williams.
Survivors include wife, Deanie Dyer Williams, Pickett County; two sons, Col. John D. Williams and wife Michele of Clarksville, TN and Bob Williams and wife Susan of Georgetown, KY; two sisters, Alice Jean Talbott and husband James and Martha Bonnell and husband Richard, all of Muncie, IN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Marguerite of Albany, Ky.; grandson, Matthew Williams; nephew, Dr. Max Talbott and wife Barbara of Austin, TX; three nieces, Laura Hieronymus and husband G.D. of Nicholasville, KY, Dr. Carol Peddicord and husband Steve, and Nell Boils and husband Tony, all of Albany, Ky. He was also survived by several great nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A Masonic Service was held Friday, February 25, 2011 by the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 and funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley, Jeff Amonett, Garth Lehman, Pat McWhorter and Dr. Max Talbott officiating and burial at Chanute-Campbell Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside provided by the Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV. Pallbearers included Daniel Smith, Earl Clayborn, Wade Williams, Barry Haddix, Mitchell Ferguson, Michael and Steve Peddicord, G.D. Hieronymus, Tony Boils, Donnie Wray, Terry McFall and Adam Latham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany First Christian Church, Hull- York Chapter 5 DAV, Shriners, Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Lt. Col. John S. Williams
June 19, 1935 - February 22, 2011

PALL MALL--Lt. Col. John S. Williams, 75, 3031 Chanute Rd., Pall Mall, and formerly of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Clinton County Hospital.
He was born on June 19, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late E.O. and Letha Sloan Williams. He lived part of his life in Pickett County since 1999 and was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army, Shriner, member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, life member of the Hull-York DAV, and Board of Directors for Friends of Cordell Hull. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by infant son, Jerry Williams; and brother, Wendell Williams.
Survivors include wife, Deanie Dyer Williams, Pickett County; two sons, Col. John D. Williams and wife Michele of Clarksville, TN and Bob Williams and wife Susan of Georgetown, KY; two sisters, Alice Jean Talbott and husband James and Martha Bonnell and husband Richard, all of Muncie, IN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Marguerite of Albany, Ky.; grandson, Matthew Williams; nephew, Dr. Max Talbott and wife Barbara of Austin, TX; three nieces, Laura Hieronymus and husband G.D. of Nicholasville, KY, Dr. Carol Peddicord and husband Steve, and Nell Boils and husband Tony, all of Albany, Ky. He was also survived by several great nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A Masonic Service was held Friday, February 25, 2011 by the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 and funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley, Jeff Amonett, Garth Lehman, Pat McWhorter and Dr. Max Talbott officiating and burial at Chanute-Campbell Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside provided by the Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV. Pallbearers included Daniel Smith, Earl Clayborn, Wade Williams, Barry Haddix, Mitchell Ferguson, Michael and Steve Peddicord, G.D. Hieronymus, Tony Boils, Donnie Wray, Terry McFall and Adam Latham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany First Christian Church, Hull- York Chapter 5 DAV, Shriners, Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Lt. Col. John S. Williams
June 19, 1935 - February 22, 2011

PALL MALL--Lt. Col. John S. Williams, 75, 3031 Chanute Rd., Pall Mall, and formerly of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Clinton County Hospital.
He was born on June 19, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late E.O. and Letha Sloan Williams. He lived part of his life in Pickett County since 1999 and was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army, Shriner, member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, life member of the Hull-York DAV, and Board of Directors for Friends of Cordell Hull. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by infant son, Jerry Williams; and brother, Wendell Williams.
Survivors include wife, Deanie Dyer Williams, Pickett County; two sons, Col. John D. Williams and wife Michele of Clarksville, TN and Bob Williams and wife Susan of Georgetown, KY; two sisters, Alice Jean Talbott and husband James and Martha Bonnell and husband Richard, all of Muncie, IN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Marguerite of Albany, Ky.; grandson, Matthew Williams; nephew, Dr. Max Talbott and wife Barbara of Austin, TX; three nieces, Laura Hieronymus and husband G.D. of Nicholasville, KY, Dr. Carol Peddicord and husband Steve, and Nell Boils and husband Tony, all of Albany, Ky. He was also survived by several great nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A Masonic Service was held Friday, February 25, 2011 by the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 and funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley, Jeff Amonett, Garth Lehman, Pat McWhorter and Dr. Max Talbott officiating and burial at Chanute-Campbell Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside provided by the Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV. Pallbearers included Daniel Smith, Earl Clayborn, Wade Williams, Barry Haddix, Mitchell Ferguson, Michael and Steve Peddicord, G.D. Hieronymus, Tony Boils, Donnie Wray, Terry McFall and Adam Latham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany First Christian Church, Hull- York Chapter 5 DAV, Shriners, Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch
April 2, 1924 - February 22, 2011

Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch
BYRDSTOWN--Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch, 86, Pickett Care and Rehab, 129 Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1924 in Moodyville, to the late George and Cora Smith Rich and lived most of her life in Pickett County. Mrs. Crouch was a housewife and a member of the Moodyville Methodist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Crouch; two brothers, Sheldon and Houston Rich.
Survivors include five sons, Danny Crouch and wife Linda, David Crouch, and Jack Crouch all of Byrdstown, James Crouch of Cookeville; and Jerry Crouch and wife Helen of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Nelda Aaron of Byrdstown; three sister-in-laws, Betty Rich, Faye Poore and Bonnie Reagan all of Byrdstown; one brother, George Rich, Jr. and wife Maybell of Dayton, OH. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley officiating and burial in the Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joey Crouch, Steve Crouch, Danny Crouch, John Crouch, Chad Crouch and Matt Crouch. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch
April 2, 1924 - February 22, 2011

Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch
BYRDSTOWN--Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch, 86, Pickett Care and Rehab, 129 Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1924 in Moodyville, to the late George and Cora Smith Rich and lived most of her life in Pickett County. Mrs. Crouch was a housewife and a member of the Moodyville Methodist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Crouch; two brothers, Sheldon and Houston Rich.
Survivors include five sons, Danny Crouch and wife Linda, David Crouch, and Jack Crouch all of Byrdstown, James Crouch of Cookeville; and Jerry Crouch and wife Helen of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Nelda Aaron of Byrdstown; three sister-in-laws, Betty Rich, Faye Poore and Bonnie Reagan all of Byrdstown; one brother, George Rich, Jr. and wife Maybell of Dayton, OH. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley officiating and burial in the Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joey Crouch, Steve Crouch, Danny Crouch, John Crouch, Chad Crouch and Matt Crouch. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch
April 2, 1924 - February 22, 2011

BYRDSTOWN--Wanda Jewell Rich Crouch, 86, Pickett Care and Rehab, 129 Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1924 in Moodyville, to the late George and Cora Smith Rich and lived most of her life in Pickett County. Mrs. Crouch was a housewife and a member of the Moodyville Methodist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Crouch; two brothers, Sheldon and Houston Rich.
Survivors include five sons, Danny Crouch and wife Linda, David Crouch, and Jack Crouch all of Byrdstown, James Crouch of Cookeville; and Jerry Crouch and wife Helen of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Nelda Aaron of Byrdstown; three sister-in-laws, Betty Rich, Faye Poore and Bonnie Reagan all of Byrdstown; one brother, George Rich, Jr. and wife Maybell of Dayton, OH. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley officiating and burial in the Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joey Crouch, Steve Crouch, Danny Crouch, John Crouch, Chad Crouch and Matt Crouch. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Lt. Col. John S. Williams
June 19, 1935 - February 22, 2011

Lt. Col. John S. Williams
PALL MALL--Lt. Col. John S. Williams, 75, 3031 Chanute Rd., Pall Mall, and formerly of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Clinton County Hospital.
He was born on June 19, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late E.O. and Letha Sloan Williams. He lived part of his life in Pickett County since 1999 and was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army, Shriner, member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, life member of the Hull-York DAV, and Board of Directors for Friends of Cordell Hull. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by infant son, Jerry Williams; and brother, Wendell Williams.
Survivors include wife, Deanie Dyer Williams, Pickett County; two sons, Col. John D. Williams and wife Michele of Clarksville, TN and Bob Williams and wife Susan of Georgetown, KY; two sisters, Alice Jean Talbott and husband James and Martha Bonnell and husband Richard, all of Muncie, IN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Marguerite of Albany, Ky.; grandson, Matthew Williams; nephew, Dr. Max Talbott and wife Barbara of Austin, TX; three nieces, Laura Hieronymus and husband G.D. of Nicholasville, KY, Dr. Carol Peddicord and husband Steve, and Nell Boils and husband Tony, all of Albany, Ky. He was also survived by several great nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A Masonic Service was held Friday, February 25, 2011 by the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 and funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley, Jeff Amonett, Garth Lehman, Pat McWhorter and Dr. Max Talbott officiating and burial at Chanute-Campbell Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside provided by the Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV. Pallbearers included Daniel Smith, Earl Clayborn, Wade Williams, Barry Haddix, Mitchell Ferguson, Michael and Steve Peddicord, G.D. Hieronymus, Tony Boils, Donnie Wray, Terry McFall and Adam Latham. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany First Christian Church, Hull- York Chapter 5 DAV, Shriners, Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Norman Copeland
March 5, 1934 - February 19, 2011

Norman Copeland, 76, 1110 Beason Rd., Byrdstown, passed away Feb. 19, 2011 at Signature Health Care of Fentress County.
He was born March 5, 1934 in Pickett County to the late Jim Martin and Zylphia Lodelphia Amonette Copeland. Mr. Copeland was a construction and sawmill worker. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by: first wife, Sonnie Hinds Copeland; second wife, Nell Amonett Copeland, and one son, Randall Norman Copeland.
Survivors include two daughters Pam Wheeler and husband Craig and Kathy Melton and husband Michael, all of Allardt; three brothers, Noah Copeland and wife Bonita of MO., Nolan Copeland and wife Nellie of Allardt and Norris Copeland and wife Helen of Byrdstown; one sister Noema Matheson of Byrdstown; four grandchildren, Cortney Rogers and husband Alvin, Kaylor Loudin and husband William, Emily Payne and husband Jeremy and Kory and Gabriella Wheeler; four great-grandchildren, Izabella, Savannah, Lyndee and Chloe; special friend Jean Kennedy.
Services were held Monday, February 21, 2011 with Bro. Mike Allen officiating and burial at Amonette Cemetery in Pickett Co. with a graveside Military Service provided by Livingston VFW Post 5062. Pallbearers included: Craig Wheeler, Kory Wheeler, Michael Melton, Alvin Rogers, Jeremy Payne and William Loudin. Honorary Pallbearers included: Noah Copeland, Nolan Copeland, Norris Copeland and Steven Copeland. Arrangements by Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown, TN.

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