Volume 54, Number 8

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


Phyllis Jean (Mullins) Ford
June 20, 1954 - July 18, 2008

BYRDSTOWN--Phyllis Jean (Mullins) Ford, 54, 100 Edgefield Cemetery Rd., Byrdstown, passed away July 18, 2008 at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville. She was presenting serving as Pickett County Register of Deeds.
She was born June 20, 1954 in Albany, Ky., the daughter of Coy Andrew Mullins and Kathern Oradean (Beaty) Mullins. She lived all of her life in Pickett County and attended Smyrna Church. She was a former center director for the Byrdstown Community Center.
She was preceded in death by her father, and niece, Amanda Mullins.
Surviving relatives include husband, John Wayne Ford, Byrdstown; daughter, Amy Sullivan and husband, Kenneth, Spring Hill, Tn.; two sons, John Eric and Jeffery Ford, Byrdstown; mother, Oradean Mullins, Byrdstown; two sisters, Thelma Cope and husband, Eddie, Byrdstown; Kathy Riley and husband, Ronnie, Shelbyville, Tn.; brother, Gary Mullins, Byrdstown; two grandsons, John David and Zachary Sullivan; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held July 20, at 2 p.m. from Brown Funeral chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating. Burial was at Edgefield Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Mullins, Nathan Riley, Charles Whittenburg, John Boy Lee, Andy Cope and Paul Gadberry. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Lee, Larry Brown, Stephen Bilbrey, Clois Brown, Larry Anderson, Ronnie Zachary, Kenneth Sullivan, Matt Hart, Phillip Brannum and the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department. Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
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Benny Lee Cummings
October 12, 1947 - July 14, 2008

BYRDSTOWN -- Benny Lee Cummings, 60, 3048 Mullins Rd., Byrdstown, passed away July 14, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a truck driver, deputy sheriff and heavy equipment operator.
He was born Oct. 12, 1947 in Overton County, the son of Stanley and Opha (Moles) Cummings. He lived all of his life in Pickett County and was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Cummings.
Surviving relatives include wife, Shirley (Elmore) Cum-mings, Byrdstown; son, Jeremi-ah Cummings, Lexington, Ky.; mother, Opha Cummings, Byrdstown; sister, Brenda Green, Hamilton, Ga.; three brothers, Jack Cummings, Pall Mall; Bill Cummings, Byrds-town; and Gary Cummings, Jamestown; three aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held July 17, at 2 p.m. from Red Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Bruce Mullinix and Bro. Henry Colbert officiating. Burial was at Edgefield Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Tommy Warden, Tony Poore, William Skipworth, James Groce, Pete Applebee, Johnny Goodman, Ben Shelton and Bobby Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Poore, Clarence Brown, Doyle Moles and Allen Lee. Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel, Byrdstown.
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Ord W. Rich
June 30, 1942 - July 11, 2008

NEW CASTLE, IN--Ord W. Rich, 66, of New Castle, passed away at his home following a long illness on Friday, July 11, 2008. He was born June 30, 1942 in Byrdstown, a son of the late Walt and Ora (Beaty) Rich.
He retired from Chrysler Corporation in New Castle after 35 years of service, where he last served as an area manager. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #91 in New Castle and was a member of the New Salem United Baptist Church in New Castle.
Ord loved the community of New Castle and after retiring from Chrysler Corporation, he worked for the City of New Castle in several capacities. Among them was serving as personnel director and working in the Parks Department. He was the head of the Osborne Park rejuvenation project, very involved in the rejuvenation of Lowe Park and many enhancement projects at Baker Park. He also enjoyed refurbishing anti-ques, including antique cars, and loved gardening and the outdoors in general.
He is survived by his wife of over 27 years, Joan Rich of New Castle; two daughters, Sonya (husband, Aaron) Hughes of Pendleton; Tonya (husband, Tom) Cooper, New Castle; three stepchildren, Dana (husband, John) Chalfin, Fishers; Troy (wife, April) Watson, Ft. Myers, Fl., and Shane (wife, Ilene) Watson, Knoxville. He also survived by 10 grandchildren; his former wife, Ruby Prodromides, New Castle; four sisters, Barba-ra (husband, Don) Robinson, Warren; Joyce Bennett, Plain-field; Katie (husband, Russell) Graham or Byrdstown; and Beth Talbott of New Castle; his mother-in-law, Wilma Roderwald of Naples, FL; a sister-in-law, Lisa (husband, Danny) Youmans, Naples, FL; two brothers-in-law, Danny Davidson, Marco Island, Fl. and Brent Davidson, Naples, Fl.; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 14 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with the Rev. Brett Rains officiating. Burial followed in South Mound Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service was be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240, or the New Castle Parks Rejuvena-tion Fund, 207 N. Main St., New Castle, N 47362. Online condolences may be sent at www.hinsey-brown.com


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