Volume 51, Number 47

twelve pages

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

Obituaries

Bessie Marie Griffin Thrasher
July 18, 1924 - April 17, 2011

BYRDSTOWN--Bessie Marie Griffin Thrasher, 86, 119 Holly Dr. Byrdstown passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1924 in Hoopeston, Ill. to the late Alexander Martin and Julia Daisy Ingram Griffin. Mrs. Thrasher lived most of her life in Pickett County and was a member of the Byrdstown Eastern Star.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Blackwell of Hoopeston, Ill., Julie Ford & husband Gary of Monroe; and Lesli Winningham of Byrdstown; two sons, Jack Thrasher & wife Patti of Pioneer, Tn. and John Thrasher & wife Rebecca of Pall Mall; sister-in-law, Ruby Mullins of Byrdstown; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; special friends, Donna Romines and Maybelle Stinson. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Mullins Cemetery. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James "Stu" Thrasher; daughter, Alexia Smith; son, Jim Thrasher; several sisters and brothers. Pallbearers included Michael "Bo" Winningham, Joshua Thrasher, Tommy Reagan, Paul Ford, Darrin Chilton, Ryan Bilbrey, Phillip Brannum, Chuckie Reels and Sean Smith. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Reuel Cross
June 11, 1934 - April 10, 2011

BYRDSTOWN--Mr. Reuel Cross, 76, of Byrdstown passed away at the Livingston Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2011.
He was born June 11, 1934 in Kentucky to the late James V. and Bessie Norris Cross. Mr. Cross was a farmer. Survivors include wife, Ruby Neal Cross; brother-in-law, Eliza Neal; sister-in-law, Margie Neal.
Services were held Thursday, April 14, 2011 from Chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with burial at Tidrow Cemetery with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Randall Sidwell officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis South, Ed Deveau, Brian Cross, Stanley Cross and Randy Smith.

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