Volume 54, Number 8

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, February 23, 2017


Lonza Odell Rich
January 16, 1939 - June 24, 2012

BYRDSTOWN-Lonza Odell Rich, 73, of Byrdstown passed away Sunday, June 24 at his residence.
He was born January 16, 1939 in Pickett County to the late Alonzo Lafayette and Odie Myrtle (Riley) Rich. He was a member of the Moodyville Missionary Baptist Church, Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, a Scottish Rites and a Veteran of the Vietnam Era serving in the Army.
Other than parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Paul and Jack Rich and special niece Shayna Perry.
Survivors include wife Shirley (Presley) Rich of Byrdstown; daughter Barbara Hand and husband Steve of Apex, NC; son Anthony Rich and wife Tammy of Pegram, TN; sisters Carolyn Crabtree and Elladean Tompkins of Byrdstown, Dorthena Price of Muncie, IN; brother Morris Rich of Byrdstown; grandchildren Riley Rich, Anna Kate Rich, Megan Rich, Samuel Hand, Levi Hand and John Hand. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Masonic services will be held Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Chapel. Funeral will be Saturday, June 30th at 10 a.m. with Military Honors at graveside at Story Cemetery provided by Hull-York Chapter 5 DAV with Bro. Jeff Amonett and Bro. Royce Huddleston officiating.
Pallbearers are Rondal Terrell, Jeff Hensley, Jeff Tompkins, Larry Klinefelter, Carl Murphy, Gary Cantrell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Story Cemetery upkeep fund. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Margaret Lucille Elder Crouch
December 10, 1918 - June 14, 2012

COOKEVILLE--Margaret Lucille Elder Crouch, 93 of Cookeville passed away Friday, June 14, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Dec. 10, 1918 in Byrdstown to the late John and Sarah Hassler Elder. Mrs. Crouch was a member of First Baptist Church of Cookeville, retired local business owner and a co-owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics for many years.
Survivors include sister Mildred Davidson of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Elaine Elder of Byrdstown; brother-in-law, Bethel Crouch & wife Jenny of Cookeville; four nieces, Gwen Morris & husband Richard of Byrdstown, Cheryl Elder of Nashville, Marilynn Bayne & husband Bill of Memphis and Brenda Dorsey and husband Bill of Shelton, WA; three nephews, Fred Elder & wife Diane, Doug Elder & wife Rhonda, all of Byrdstown and Roger Elder & wife Sandra of Maryville. She is also survived by several great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Crouch was held Sunday, June 24 at 4:30 at her residence at 1510 E. Bilbrey Park Dr., Cookeville. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made at Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley, Memphis, TN 38104 or Lovelady-Sims Cemetery, Byrdstown or a favorite charity of your choice in her memory.

David Allan Cavanaugh
May 19, 1939 - May 26, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--David Allan Cavanaugh, 73 of 399 Cavanaugh Ln. passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012 at his residence.
He was born May 19, 1939 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Frank Joseph and Doris Cavanaugh. Mr. Cavanaugh was a musician and in the trucking occupation.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathie Flaig and Donna Hodges, both of Panama City, FL; two sons, David Allan Cavanaugh, Jr. of Mt. Eden, KY and Dale Allan Cavanaugh of Panama City, FL; sister, Barbara Merriam of Minnesota; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family has chosen cremation with no memorial service set at this time. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.


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