June 11, 1934 - November 1, 2011
BYRDSTOWN--Howard Clay Moon, 77, 4010 Stanford Rd., Byrdstown passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born June 11, 1934 in Pickett County to the late George Washington and Ethel Matthews Moon. He was a carpenter, well driller, minister and musician and lived most of his life in Pickett County. Mr. Moon was a member of the Byrdstown First Baptist Church. He also attended the Etter and Moodyville Baptist Churches and was a member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by three sons, Donnie, Bedford and Ronnie Moon; nine brothers, William Spencer, Virgil, Chester, James, Carson, Weldon Cohen, Clyde, Warren, Drannon and Shelly Moon; seven sisters, Madie and Berdie Moon, Maudie Storie, Bessie Byrd, Nancy Sutton, Rosell Elmore and Reba Cross.
Survivors include; three daughters, Sheila Abbott and Dorris Susie Foster of Byrdstown and Angie Moon of Jamestown; three sons, Danny and Lonnie Moon of Byrdstown and Randy Moon of Paisley, FL; one brother, Arnold Moon of Elizabethtown, KY; mother of his children, Bercie Moon of Byrdstown; special friend Shirley Wright of Albany, KY; 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Arnold Moon and Bro. Jeff Amonett officiating and burial at E.A. Garrett Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Daniel Moon, Josh Moon, Robbie Davis, Seth Moon, Daniel Abbott, John Dowdy, Eric Moon and Ethan Moon. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.
September 11, 1954 - October 30, 2011
RICKMAN--Edward C. Choate, 57, of Rickman passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 as a result of an accident. He was born September 11, 1954 in Jamestown to the late Claxton Choate and Carrie Choate Smith.
Mr. Choate attended West Fentress Elementary School and was a graduate of York Institute. He was a district manager for Charter Oil Co. and had many other occupations and interests over the years. Most recently he was a business owner and farmer. He was a member of the Beaty Swamp Community Church in Monroe. In addition to his love of his family and friends, Mr. Choate greatly enjoyed the outdoors, 4-wheeling and good food. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Judd Sullivan Choate; daughter, Melinda Ayers & husband Chris of Baxter; son, Cameron Choate of Livingston; step-son, Brett Sullivan & finance Tabitha Franklin of Rickman; three grandsons, Carson Walker, Samuel and Mitchell Ayers; three sisters, Wanda Landry & husband Ralph, Glenice Crouch, Martha Howard & husband, Robert; five brothers, Charles Choate & wife Lisa, Carl Choate & wife Ann, Howard Choate & wife Lois, Donald Choate & wife Linda and Jack Choate; uncle, Austin Choate & wife Alma of Jamestown.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Hall Funeral home with Pastor Orbin "Dog" Lane officiating. Singing was by The Short Family. Pallbearers included Brett Sullivan, Joal Nash, Brent Shake, Jim Shake, Gary Mayberry, Jason Jernigan, Carson Walker and Chris Ayers. Honorary Pallbearers were Clay Jernigan, Allen D. Loftis, Milton Loftis, Bradley Howard, Scott Howard, Scott Buck, Keith Gaw and Terry Hitchcock. Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home.