Volume 54, Number 8

twelve pages

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


Jefferson James "Jeff" Conley
March 18, 1919 - April 8, 2009

James “Jeff” Conley, 90, a resident
of Overton County
Nursing Home in Livingston
and a former resident of
North York Highway, Pall
Mall, passed away April 8,
2009 at the Livingston Regional
He worked in the oil fields
and was a farmer.
He was born March 18,
1919 in Pickett County, the
son of the late Robert “Bob”
Conley and Lula (Pyle) Conley.
He lived all of his life in
Pickett County and was a
member of the Parker Community
Church and a veteran
of WWII serving in the Army.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; eight sisters,
Nana Williams, Roxie Cook,
Cassie Conley, Gladys Wood,
Fonzia Pierce, Genie Conley,
Easter Delk and Geneva
Stephens; brother, Elmer
Conley and an infant brother.
Surviving relatives include
several nieces, nephews,
other family members and
Funeral services were held
April 10 at 2 p.m. from Brown
Funeral Chapel with Homer
Lee Speaking officiating. Burial
was at Chanute-Campbell
Cemetery. Pallbearers were
Pete, Johnny, and Charlie
Lee, Michael and Jim Glass
and Bill White. Honorary
pallbearers were: Clarence
Brown, Joe Russell, Austin
Zachary, Dallas Vincent, Jon
R. Lee, Bob White and
Delmer Poore. Special care
was provided by Brown Funeral
Chapel of Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Ernest Weyman Covey
July 1, 1929 - April 5, 2009

PALL MALL--Ernest Weyman
Covey,79, 1617 Parker
Road, Pall Mall, passed away
Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Livingston
Regional Hospital. He
was an employee at a food
canning company for many
He was born July 1, 1929
in Huntersville, Ky. the son of
Charlie and Mae (Pierce)
Covey. He lived most of his
life in Hoopeston, Il. He was a
veteran of the Korea War
serving in the Army.
He was preceded in death
by his parents and four brothers:
Sherman, Floyd, Dee and
Stanley Covey.
Surviving relatives include
two nieces, Sharon South,
Pall Mall; Judy Kennedy,
Byrdstown; great nieces,
great nephews, other family
members and friends.
Funeral services were held
April 7, at 2 p.m. from Brown
Funeral Chapel with Bro.
Ivan Raley and Bro. Jack
Winningham officiating. Burial
was at Smyrna Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Malcolm
and Nathan South, Ronnie
and Jimmy Kennedy, Jack
Winningham and Bill Rich.
Special care was provided by
Brown Funeral Chapel of
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Hassel Harce "H.H." Mitchell
May 22, 1914 - April 4, 2009

Hassel Harce
"H.H." Mitchell
BYRDSTOWN--Hassel Harce
Mitchell, 94, West Main
Street, Byrdstown, passed
away Saturday April 4, 2009
at the Livingston Regional
He was born May 22, 1914 in
Pickett County to Benton
MacMillan Mitchell and
Euma (Parris) Mitchell. He
was a member of the Smyrna
Presbyterian Church, a real
estate broker and was in livestock
marketing. He was a
veteran of World War II serving
in the Army.
He is survived by daughter,
Eva M. Copeland (Gale) of
Byrdstown; son, Charles
Mitchell (Jan) of Clay City,
Ky.; daughter-in-law, Charlene
Mitchell, Byrdstown;
brother, L.B. Mitchell, Byrdstown;
g r a n d c h i l -
dren, 19
g r a n d c h i l -
dren and several
nephews and
other family members.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Benton and Euma
Mitchell; first wife Gerlene
(Garrett) Mitchell; second
wife Thelma Mitchell; son
Howard Mitchell; grandson
Mike Mitchell; brothers
Samuel, Richard, Lonza,
Thomas Mitchell and two infant
brothers; sisters Mary
Lou Winningham and Esther
Funeral services were held
Monday April 6, 2009 at 3:00
p.m. from the Smyrna Church
with Bro. Randy Tompkins
and Bro. Rick Cross officiating
with burial in the Smyrna
Cemetery. Active Pallbearers
included: Lynn, Jerry, Eric
and Grant Mitchell, Jeff
Elder, Kenny Scott and Clois
Brown. Honorary pallbearers
were Diane Copeland Martin,
Susan C. Parlo, Debbie Elder,
Patricia Scott Cathy and
Michelle Mitchell, Kay, Ashley
and Kyle Brown, Jessica
Miller, Angie Robinson, Haley
Parsons, John Scott and
Jimmy Martin. Music was
provided by Stanley and
Brian Cross and Vanessa
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Bertie Ray Dishman
October 13, 1934 - April 2, 2009

Dishman, 74, of Jamestown
passed away Thursday, April
2, 2009 at Signature Health-
CARE of Fentress County. He
was born Oct. 13, 1934 in
Slick Ford, Ky. He was a garment
factory worker. He is
survived by wife, Janet
(Pullins) Dishman of
Jamestown; brothers, Gilbert
Dishman (Linda) and Clyde
Dishman (Teresa) both of
Jamestown; sisters, Cordie
Dishman of Jamestown;
Carla Garrett and Alta Huddleston
(Amos) both of Byrdstown;
Glenda Hatfield
(Darrell) of Jamestown;
brothers-in-law, Rex Pullins
and Dean Pullins (Cookie)
both of Jamestown; sister-inlaws,
Daisy Pullins of Oh. and
Tonya Parsons of Jamestown,
and a host of nieces, nephews
and friends.
Mr. Dishman was preceded in
death by father, Hubert Vesco
Dishman; mother, Clara Jane
(Perceey) Dishman; brotherin-
law, Tony Pullins.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 2
p.m. in the Chapel of Jennings
Funeral Home with
Bro. Chester Rhoad and Bro.
Sammie Dunford officiating.
Burial followed in the
Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers
included "Bill" Phillip
Hatch, Josh Jackson, Lance
Stephens, Johnny Dishman,
Tim Pullins and Jamie Dishman.
In-lieu-of Memorial can be
made for funeral expenses to
Jennings Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 765, Jamestown, Tn.
Jennings Funeral Home of
Jamestown was in charge of

Gary L. Petree
September 24, 1954 - March 22, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Gary L. Petree,
age 54, of Byrdstown
and formerly of Aurora,
passed away Sunday, March
22, 2009 at Copley Memorial
Hospital. He was surrounded
by his loving family at the
time of his passing. Gary was
born Sept. 24, 1954 to James
and Marilyn Petree of Aurora.
He was an entreprenuer who
enjoyed traveling between his
home in Tennessee where he
shared his life with his devoted
wife, Peggy, and in Aurora
where he worked in the
construction business.
Gary is survived by wife,
Peggy Petree; stepdaughter,
Lisa Shore (Jim) of Plainfield;
stepson, Ron Choate (Noel) of
North Aurora; mother, Marilyn
Petree of Montegomery;
brother, Rod Petree (Diane) of
Aurora; sisters, Gail Hix of
Naperville and Pam Johnson
(Don) of Aurora; sister-in-law,
Ruby and Johnny (Jim) and
Betty (Edward); his special
aunt and uncle, Linda and
James Mitchell of Aurora and
several nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death
by his father, James R. Petree;
beloved grandparents,
Arthur and Arlene Tesch of
North Aurora.
The family and friends will
be receiving guests at the
Community Center in Byrdstown
on Saturday, April 18
from 3 to 5 p.m.
The family request that inlieu-
of flowers, contributions
will be accepted in Gary's
memory to Peggy Petree.


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