Volume 52, Number 13

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, March 26, 2015


Peggy Jean Pickens Winningham
February 4, 1946 - January 26, 2009

COOKEVILLE--Peggy Jean Pickens Winningham , age 62, passed away early Monday morning January 26, 2009 at her home in Cookeville with her loving family at her bedside. She was born on Feb. 4, 1946 in Clinton County, Ky. to the late Jonathon Edwin Pickens and Gleah Wright Pickens. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers: Bruce Pickens, Jack Pickens, J.E. Pickens, Wayne Pickens, and Charles Franklin Pickens; Grandparents: Jonathon and Trannie Vaughn Pickens, William and Sarah Melton Wright.
She was survived by her husband of 41 years, State Representative, Leslie Winningham of Huntsville; five daughters: Carrie Jared and husband Scott of Richmond, Va.; Allison Goolsby and husband Andrew of Rickman; Shannon Railling and husband Michael, Jennifer Winningham all of Cookeville; and Sarah Winningham of Knoxville; a granddaughter: Sophia Grace Jared; three grandsons: Samuel Benton Jared, Dylan Everett Goolsby, & Andrew Peyton Goolsby; two sisters: Joyce Hayes of Cookeville; Patsy Skipworth and husband Wilkie; (1) brother: Joe Pickens both of Albany, Ky.; brother and sisters-in-law: Donald and Yoshiko Winningham of Virginia, Doug and Ann Winningham of Chapel Hill; Roger and Meg Winningham of Hermitage; Ward and Patsy Winningham of Sparta; Glenna Allen of Albany, Ky., and Elese Richardson of Byrdstown; 11 nieces and 17 nephews; many other family and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2009, from 3:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 7:00 P.M., eastern time with Rev. Martha Ann Fairchild and Bro. Michael Chambers officiating. Eulogy will be provided by L. Mayfield Brown at the First Presbyterian Church, 185 Woodland Place in Huntsville. Music will be provided by The First Presbyterian Church Choir and Bert Walker. Also, visitation on Thursday morning, January 29, 2009, from 10:00 A.M central time until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. central time at Brown Funeral Chapel, 504 West Main Street in Byrdstown. Burial will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: John Beaty, Clarence Lowe, Aaron Thompson, Jerry Willard Thompson, William Bruce, and Dennis Jeffers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Congressman Lincoln Davis, Representative John Mark Windle, Scott Jared, Andrew Goolsby, Michael Railling, Shon Owens, Joey Keith, Elmer Hughett, Dick Smith, Tom Phillips, Donna Chambers, Dana Chambers, Cara Sue Thompson, Phyllis Coffey, Debbie Griffith, Sharon Hughett, Vivian Smith, Verhonda Hembree, Paulette King, Tressa Murphy, Sharon Stanley, Barbara Blakeley. Pallbearers serving in Pickett County: Doug Winningham, Ward Winningham, Roger Winningham, Jeff Winningham, Jason Winningham, Brain Winningham, Jack Winningham, Daniel Winningham, Donald Winningham, Greg Winningham, George Winningham, Tom Allen, Johnny Richardson, and Jimmy Richardson.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following:
Knoxville Ronald McDonald House, 1705 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee 37916; Nashville Ronald McDonald House, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37212 OR St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Memorial & Honor Program, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge of the funeral arrangements for the family of Peggy Jean Pickens Winningham.

Myrtle Hester (Cross) Amonette
October 21, 1927 - January 21, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Myrtle Hester (Cross) Amonette, 81, Pickett Care & Rehab and a former resident of 1661 Cordell Hull Memorial Drive, Byrdstown, passed away Jan. 21, 2009 at Pickett Care & Rehab. She was a past factory employee and cook at Star Point Resort.
She was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Pickett County, the daughter of Dillard Cross and Lina (Reeder) Cross. She lived most of her life in Pickett County and was a member of Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph Carolyle Amonette; son, Fred C. Amonette; and brother, Dennis Cross.
Surviving relatives include daughter-in-law, Carolyn Amonette Caruthers, Crossville; sister-in-law, Maggie Amonett and husband, Arthur, Byrdstown; three grandchildren, Angela Carr (Don), Dayton, Tn.; Robin Amonette, Nashville; Scott Amonette (Tammy), Cross-ville; three great grandchildren: Christopher Selby, Murfreesboro, Tn.; Carlee and Allison Amonette, Crossville; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 22, 2009 at 7 p.m. from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bishop Rick Medrano officiating. Burial was at Cross Cemetery Friday morning at 10 a.m. Pallbearers were: Scott Amonette, Rick and Jim Cross, Donn Carr, Fred and Joe Amonett. Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
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