Volume 51, Number 38

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, September 18, 2014

Obituaries

Ruby Evelyn Flowers
August 13, 1934 - November 23, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--Ruby Evelyn Flowers, 78, Pickett Care and Rehab Center and former resident of Parker Rd., Pall Mall passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born August 13, 1934 in Pickett County to the late Ezra Lee and Bonnie Zachary Flowers. Ms. Flowers was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Pickett County.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters, Jewel Blaine and Goldie Moles; one brother, Glen Flowers.
Survivors include sister, Dimple Robbins of Austin, IN.; and brother, James H. Flowers of New Castle, IN. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial at Story Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robbie Moles, James Moles, Jimmy Walker, Matthew Turner, Dallas Garrett and Robbie Moles. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Stella Emma Masiongale Green Stokes
June 13, 1928 - November 20, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--Stella Emma Masiongale Green Stokes, 84, Pickett Care and Rehab Center passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was born June 13, 1928 in Pickett County to the late William Andrew and Susie Ellen Pritchett Masiongale. Mrs. Stokes lived most of her life in Pickett County as a homemaker, factory employee and a member of the Red Hill Methodist Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by husband Silas Stokes; son, Ronnie Green; sister, Eldean Masiongale; brother, J.L. Masiongale; father of her children Kelly Green. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Salerno and husband Doug of Lebanon, TN., Londa Hughes and husband David of Jamestown, TN. and Vicki Tinch and husband Danny of Hendersonville, TN; two sons, Lannie Green and wife Evalyn of Lebanon, TN; and James Green and wife Judy of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Estelle Patton of Indiana, Emogene Stinson of Franklin, KY. and Sandra Fratto of New Jersey; six brothers, Dale Masiongale and Eugene Masiongale of Byrdstown; Randall Masiongale of Hilham; James Oval Masiongale of Carthage; David Masiongale of Indiana; and Roger Masiongale, Pigeon Forge; 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Brown Funeral Chapel with David Hughes and Steven Wright officiating and burial Pritchard Cemetery.

William "Bill" Sanford Rhule
July 19, 1931 - November 18, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--William "Bill" Sanford Rhule, 81, 444 Stailey Rd., Byrdstown passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born July 19, 1931 in Ohio Co., KY to the late Sam and Hattie Hall Rhule. Mr. Rhule was a union iron worker, served in the Army during the Korea War and lived in Byrdstown since 1976.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by wife, Sarah Rhule and two brothers, Elmer and Delmer Rhule.
Survivors include son, Michael Rhule & wife Jeri of Nashville; sister, Mary Peck of Mennifee Co., KY; two brothers, Sam Rhule of Springboro, OH. and James Rhule of Trenton, OH. Also survived by nieces, nephews other famliy members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Amonett officiating and burial at Locust Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dan Rhule, Mark Rhule, Tommy Claborn, Steve Robertson, Charles Craig, Bobby Peck. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

William H. "Bill" Burden
August 23, 1930 - November 10, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--William H. "Bill" Burden, 82, 1171 Clark Mountain Rd., Byrdstown passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at his home.
He was born August 23, 1930 in Fentress Co. to the late Nesbit Neap and Annie Sewell Clayburn Burden. Mr. Burden served in the Army from July 24, 1951 to Dec. 31, 1973 and was in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received several medals for his services. Mr. Burden moved to Pickett County in 1974 and worked for the Pickett Co. Highway Dept. in late 1970 and worked at Tubler in Livingston for 10 years and at Hutchinson Byrdstown plant.
Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by one infant son, Arnold H. Burden; six sisters, Annie May Clayburn, Bertha Clayburn, Virgie Smith, Vonnie Shouse, Geneva Choate and Mable Upchurch; two nephews, George Choate and Leon Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Emma Jean Moles Burden; two sisters, Ruth Woody of Texas and Sharon Burden Pease of Indiana; brother-in-law, Powell Moles and brother and sister-in-law, Arlon and Bessie Nicholas; nephew, Danny Choate; nieces, Judy Chamber, Helen Sells, Jackie Winningham, Linda Marshall, Kathy Reed and Susan Hasara.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial to follow in the Reedertown Cemetery. Military services were held at the graveside with Military pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Powell Moles, Patrick Garrett, David Dowdy, Danny Choate, Anthony Winningham, Helen Sells and Jackie Winningham.

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