Volume 51, Number 38

twelve pages

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

Obituaries

Beecher Elijah Smith
February 19, 1939 - July 31, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Beecher Elijah
Smith, 70,
9780 Faix Rd.
Byrdstown,
passed away
Friday, July
31, at his residence.
He was
a retired employee
from
D u p o n t ,
Louisville, Ky.
He was
born Feb. 19, 1939 in Clinton
County, Ky. the son of the late
Jamees Douglas Smith and
Ruth (Norris) Smith. He lived
most of his life in Louisville,
Ky. was a member of the Star
Point Church of Christ and a
devoted employee of Brown
Funeral Chapel.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, infant daughter,
Teresa Lynn Smith; three
sisters, Millie Glass, Martha
Tompkins and Mary Walker;
nine brothers, Simmion, Roy,
Paul, Abel, James, David,
Daniel, Jesse and Levi Smith.
Surviving relatives include
wife, Brenda (Ferrell) Smith,
Byrdstown; daughter, Karen
Smith Sherrod, Louisville,
Ky.; son, Beecher Elijah
Smith Jr., Bowling Green,
Ky.; sister, Eunice Anderson,
Byrdstown; brother, Ernest
Smith, Shelbyville, Ky.; three
sisters-in-law: Joyce Smith,
Cincinnati, Oh.; Delta Smith,
Byrdstown; Claudia Smith,
Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren
Carmine, Thomas, Lauren
Prinzo; Blake and Bailey
Smith; Jessie Sherrod; three
great grandchildren Gabrial,
Sierra and Arilyn Prinzo;
nieces, nephews, other family
members and friends.
Funeral services were held
Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. from Brown
Funeral Chapel with Bro.
Ricky Cross and Bro. Randy
Tompkins officiating. Burial
was at Winningham Family
Cemetery. Pallbearers were
Carmine and Thomas Prinzo,
Blake, Johnny, Tim and Roy
Smith. Honorary pallbearers
were Lauren Prinzo, Bailey
Smith and Jessie Sherrod.
Special care was provided by
Brown Funeral Chapel of
Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Leah Mae (Jolley) Copeland
December 12, 1910 - July 27, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Leah Mae
(Jolley) Copeland, 98, Pickett
Care and Rehabilitation,
Byrdstown, passed away July
27, 2009 at
L i v i n g s t o n
Regional Hospital.
She was
a housewife.
She was
born Dec. 12,
1910 in Pickett
County
the daughter
of Luther E.
Jolley and
Ellie Mae (Cross) Copeland.
She lived most of her life in
Pickett County and was a
member of the Bloomington
Christian Church.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband
Floyd Jolley; son, Billy
Copeland; sister, Auldine
Sanders; five brothers, Morris,
Rayzell, Bud W., Willie G.
and Horace Jolley; and three
infants.
Surviving relatives include
two sons Ernest Copeland
and wife, Nelda, Byrdstown;
Alton Copeland and wife, Virginia,
Sylacauga, Al.; daughter-
in-law Gearldine
Copeland, Livingston; two
brothers, Harold “Buster” Jolley,
Byrdstown; Robin Jolley,
Detroit, Mi.; nine grandchildren,
19 great grandchildren;
nieces, nephews, other family
members and friends.
Funeral services were held
July 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. at
Smyrna Church with Bro.
Randy Tompkins and Bro.
Charles Jolly officiating. Burial
was at Tidrow Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cully, Billy,
Nathan, Bryan and Chris
Copeland. Honorary pallbearers
were Louise West and
Clementine Asberry. Special
care was provided by Brown
Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Ronald "Ronnie" Douglas Robinson
May 27, 1955 - July 27, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Ronald “Ronnie”
Douglas Robinson, 54,
Overton Co. Nursing Home
and a former resident of Circle
View Apartments in Byrdstown,
passed away July 27,
2009 at the nursing home. He
was a construction worker.
He was born May 27, 1955
in Overton County, the son of
Fred and Shirley (Winningham)
Robinson. He lived most
of his life in Maryland and
was a veteran serving in the
Air Force.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Fred Robinson;
brother, Johnny Robinson;
stepfathers, Robert Groce and
Luke Austin.
Surviving relatives include
mother, Shirley Groce Austin,
Byrdstown; sister, Cathy
Tompkins and husband,
Roger, Byrdstown; four stepsisters,
Bobbie Elder, Byrdstown;
Sharon Russell,
Athens, Al.; Carolyn Dyer, Sevierville,
Tn.; Diann
McWhorter, Louisville, Ky.;
nieces, nephews, and the
Luke Austin children.
Funeral services were held
July 29 at 10 a.m. from the
Brown Funeral Chapel with
Bro. Ricky Cross officiating.
Burial was at Lovelady-Sims
Cemetery. Pallbearers were
Stacy Moody, Nathan Robinson,
Jerry Parris, Jim Bob
Sells, Brandon Robinson and
Jerry Parris.
Special care was provided
by Brown Funeral Chapel of
Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

Letha Nell (Walker) Neal
February 25, 1933 - July 25, 2009

BYRDSTOWN--Letha Nell
(Walker) Neal, 76, 951 W.
Main Street, passed away
July 25, 2009 at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center. She
was a factory employee.
She was born Feb. 25, 1933
in Pickett County, the daughter
of Edward “GrandPap”
Walker and Mary (Smith)
Walker. She lived most of her
life in Pickett County and was
a member of Wolf River Baptist
Church.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, and sister,
Monra Buck.
Surviving relatives include
husband, Elzia Mitchell Neal,
Byrdstown; daughter,
Melinda Hall and husband,
Michael, Byrdstown; two sisters,
Modean Winningham,
Rickman; Carolyn Cherry,
Byrdstown; brother, Glenn
Walker, Star City, Ar.; two
grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, other family members
and friends.
Funeral services were held
July 28, at 2 p.m. from Brown
Funeral Chapel with Bro.
Ricky Cross officiating. Burial
was at Anderson-Jones Cemetery.
Pallbearers were
Matthew Gregory, Charles
Buck, Charles, Tim and John
Neal, and Randy Smith. Special
care was provided by
Brown Funeral Chapel of
Byrdstown.
Brown Funeral Chapel 24-Hour
Funeral News 864-3696

TOP STORIES

Pickett Relay For Life raises $32,000.00 - Thank you Pickett County for another awesome Relay For Life event. The event held Saturday, Sept. 13... Keep Reading

Water tap fees reduced at Sept. 8th Town of Byrdstown meeting - The Town of Byrdstown Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, September 8, 201... Keep Reading

Commodity Distribution for Pickett County set for September 23rd - The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Pickett ... Keep Reading