Volume 52, Number 51

fourteen pages

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

Obituaries

Evelyn Thomas Jones
February 27, 1910 - June 29, 2009

LIVINGSTON--E v e l y n
Thomas Jones, 99, passed
from this life June 29, 2009 at
the Overton County Nursing
Home.
She was born in Nashville
Feb. 27, 1910.
She was preceded in death
by her daughter, Elwyn Cayce
Cooper, Nashville; her parents,
Fred and Clara Thomas;
and two sisters, Berniece and
Lucy Thomas Wright.
She is survived by daughter
and son-in-law, Joan and
Carl Dunn, Lake Placid, Fl.;
and Byrdstown; two grandsons,
Edward Cooper of
Franklin; and Johnny Dunn,
Winston Salem, NC; two
granddaughters, Virginia
Cooper, Spring Hill, Tn.;
Bandy Draper, Cookeville;
five great granddaughters
and two great grandsons.
According to her wishes a
family service and interment
of her ashes will take place at
Mount Olivet Cemetery in
Nashville on July 17, at 11:00
a.m.

Donald Arkley Bilbrey
April 6, 1937 - June 24, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Donald
Arkley Bilbrey, 72, 719 Shady
Lane, Byrdstown, passed
away June 24, 2009 at Livingston
Regional Hospital. He
worked as a law enforcement
officer and road construction
employee most of his life.
He was
born April 6,
1937 in Pickett
County,
the son of
Hansford and
Nova (Evans)
Bilbrey. He
lived all of his
life in Pickett
County.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, several brothers
and one sister.
Surviving relatives include
wife, Joyce (Baine) Bilbrey,
Byrdstown; two daughters,
Sheila Cook and husband
Steve, Pall Mall; Kimberly
Bilbrey, Byrdstown; son,
Keith Bilbrey and wife
Tammy, Byrdstown; brother,
J.B. Bilbrey, New Castle, In.;
three grandchildren Stephanie
Cook, Joseph Dowdy
and Erica Bilbrey; nieces,
nephews, other family members
amd a host of friends.
Funeral services were held
June 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. from
Brown Funeral Chapel with
Bro. Mike Allen officiating.
Burial was at Chanute-Campbell
Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Steve Cook, Bryan
Copeland, Vern Storie, Charlie
and Gene Logan and Ryan
Bilbrey.
Special care was provided
by Brown Funeral Chapel of
Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Shirley Ruth Kinchen
November 10, 1934 - June 22, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Shirley Ruth
(Groce) Kinchen, 74, 1322
Olympus Drive, Byrdstown,
passed away June 22, 2009 at
Cookeville Regional
Medical
Center.
She worked
most of her
life as a secretary
at Pickett
Apparel,
Levi Strauss
and Byrdstown
Medical
Center.
She was born Nov. 10, 1934
in Pickett County, the daughter
of Rich and Alline (Mc-
Donald) Groce. She lived all of
her life in Pickett County and
was a member of the Byrdstown
First Baptist Church
and also served as honorary
Chairperson for the 2009
Relay for Life.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, Gerald
Kinchen; son, Richie
Kinchen.
Surviving relatives include
son, Jerry Lynn Kinchen and
wife, Jackie, Byrdstown;
daughter-in-law Doe Kinchen,
Livingston; granddaughter,
Mandy Kinchen, Cookeville;
two sisters, Margo Robbins,
Byrdstown; Judy Huddleston
and husband, Willie, Byrdstown;
two brothers, Herbert
Groce and wife Jenny, Byrdstown;
Mike Groce and wife
Bonnie, North Branch, Mi.;
nieces, nephews, other family
members and a host of
friends.
Funeral services were held
June 25, at 10 a.m. from
Byrdstown First Baptist
Church with Bro. Ivan Raley.
Bro. Gerald Stow and Bro.
Ricky Cross officiating. Burial
was at Lovelady-Sims Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Joe
and Steve Huddleston, Terry
and Wayne Robbins, Herbie
Groce and Thom Madden.
Honorary pallbearers were
Banks Lanier, Pete Ziegler,
Tim Smith, Michael Groce,
Luke and Lance Mason.
Special care was provided
by Brown Funeral Chapel of
Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

TOP STORIES

New Civil War Trails marker at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park - Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park receives Tennessee Civil War Trails marker.Park Manager David Del... Keep Reading

Keisling installed as Tennessee’s Professional Insurance Agent President - The Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee (PIA) held their annual convention in Nashville Augus... Keep Reading

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by January 16, 2015 - For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for far... Keep Reading