Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obituaries

Printis E. Cope
August 30, 1943 - June 1, 2013

MUNCIE, IN--Printis E. Cope, 69, of Muncie, passed away Saturday morning, June 1, 2013 at his home.
Printis was born August 30, 1943 in Byrdstown, to the late Stanley and Ollie Mae (Walker) Cope. Printis graduated from Pickett County High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. He worked as a printer for Jefferson Smurfit Corp. for 35 years before his retirement. He was a member and past commander of the Selma American Legion. He was also a member of the Muncie Masonic Lodge, and the GCIU Local 17M Union. Printis enjoyed working in his yard, planting flowers, and spending time with his family and friends.
Printis is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Barbara L. (Thompson) Cope; five children, Karrie Osborne (husband David) of Parker City; Kevin Cope (wife Kenna) of Muncie; Paula Bolt of Anderson; Rex Wallace of Canton, GA; and Bill Shroyer of Muncie; two sisters, Rita Graham of Albany, KY, and Leatha Easterly (husband Tab) of Niceville, FL; a brother, Dan Cope (wife Carol) of Byrdstown; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Cope of Byrdstown; Wilda Cope of Burkesville, KY, and Myra Cope of Byrdstown; 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Printis was preceded in death by four brothers, Noel Cope, Bill Cope, Grady Cope, and Randolph “Doc” Cope.
A funeral service to celebrate Printis’ life will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Road 3, Muncie with Pastor Ty Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with military rites conducted by Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Garden View Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Little Red Door or a children’s charity of the donor’s choice.
View memorial video of Printis and leave online condolences at www.gardenviewandgardensof memory.com

Frank Neal
October 14, 1932 - May 30, 2013

DALEVILLE, IN--Frank Neal, 80, 6800 S. County Road 800 West, Daleville, IN. passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at his home.
He was born October 14, 1932 to the late Foster A. and Clementine Cope Neal in Pickett Co. and lived most of his life in Indiana. He was a Veteran serving in the Navy, Masonic member, pipe fitter and plumber. Mr. Neal loved camping and woodcarving.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by three sisters, Paulie Amonett, Tella Matheny and Estelle Coop and twin brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna S. Richardson Neal of Daleville, IN; two sons, Jeffery B. Neal of Muncie, IN. and Larry B. Neal of Daleville; sister, Nellie Garrett of Muncie; brother, Ralph Neal of Knoxville, TN; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 3, 2012 from Neal Cemetery with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating. Pallbearers included Johnny Richardson, Jimmy Richardson, Brian Neal, Jeff Neal, Sean Neal, Josh Neal and Austin Almeling. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Bethel R. Hill
October 28, 2013 - May 12, 1924

BYRDSTOWN--Bethel R. Hill, 88 of Byrdstown passed to our Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
He was born October 12, 1924 in Dogwalk Community in Pickett Co. to the late Van and Rildy Flowers Hill. Mr. Hill worked as a miner along his fathers side for many years, retired from Am-Trak Railroad in Beechgrove, IN. and moved back to Tennessee where he has resided the last 20 years. He loved his faithful dog Camme, other animals and once kept three small hatched baby birds alive, mashing up worms and using an eyedropper to feed them.
This simple country man was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, neighbor and that little man we all seen driving around town.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by two sons, Bethel Ray Hill, Jr. and David K. Hill; numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include four daughters, Betsy Bray and husband Jerry of Tompkinsville, KY., Jeanine Bridges of Byrdstown; Eva Paschke and husband Terry and Theresa Conner; son, Lloyd Hill; brother, Argle Hill and wife Garnett, all of Indianapolis, IN; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service honoring Mr. Hill was held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Smyrna Church with Bro. Jeffery Durham officiating and music provided by Brian and Stanley Cross. Burial will be at a later date in the Smith Cemetery in Pickett Co.

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