Deane Elizabeth (Vincent) Mullins

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BYRDSTOWN--Deane Elizabeth (Vincent) Mullins, 88, Beason Road, 
Byrdstown, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Pickett County Care 
and Rehab.
She was born Sept. 6, 1930 in Albany, KY to J.O. Vincent and Emma 
(Aaron) Vincent. She was a member of the Red Hill Church of Christ, a 
factory worker and health care provider.
Deane is survived by daughter, Joan Guffey and husband, Danny, 
Lexington, KY; two sisters-in-laws, Ruby Taylor and Chrystell 
Griffin, both of Byrdstown; brother-in-law, J.E. Morrison of Albany, 
Ky.; two grandchildren, Jamie and Kristie Guffey, Danielle and Erik 
Huber; four great-grandchildren: Kylie and Landon Huber, Addy and 
Ayla Guffey; special niece, Linda Stephenson Sims; special nephews, 
Lynn Garrett, Jr. Stephenson and David Morrison. Also survived by 
special friends Betty Beaty, Janice Russell, J.W. and Betty Taylor, 
Ruby Rector and Jocelyn McRatic, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.O. and Emma Vincent; 
husband, Earl Mullins; son, Earl Wayne Mullins; two sisters, Ann 
Morrison and Eva Cross; four brothers, William "Bill" Ethridge, 
Aubrey and Hubert Kay Vincent.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 
from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Henry Colbert officiating. Burial 
followed in the Story Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Jamie Guffey, Erik Huber, David Morrison, 
Carter Martin, Gary Garrett, Shelby Guffey and Steve Garrett.
Memorial contributions in memory of Deane Mullins may be made to the 
Story Cemetery Fund and can be left at Brown Funeral Chapel.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

James C. “Fiddley” Ferrell

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BYRDSTOWN--James C. “Fiddley” Ferrell, 63 of Byrdstown, passed away 
on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 30, 1955 in Livingston. He was a heavy machine 
operator and worked construction.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Strube and husband Lee; 
grandson, Ryan Lien; father, Charles C. Ferrell; sisters, Teresa 
Bowden and husband Chad; Sue Davis and husband Scott.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ruth (Cope) Ferrell, 
grandparents – James and Ora Cooper, Joe B. and Martha Ellen Ferrell.
Memorial services were held Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 
the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown. In lieu of flowers, 
the family request donations toward funeral expenses and they can be 
left at Jennings Funeral Homes.
Jennings Funeral Homes was in charge of services for James C. Ferrell 
of Byrdstown.

Andrew Albert Parsons


MONROE--Mr. Andrew Albert Parsons, 81 of Monroe, Overton Co., went 
home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at the 
Overton Co. Health and Rehab.
He was born in Monroe October 16, 1937 to the late John Andrew and 
Lillian (Hicks) Parsons. Andrew was a member of the Beaty Swamp 
Community Church. He was an auto mechanic. Andrew loved his family 
and church family and friends and he will be greatly missed by all 
who knew him.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Laura Parsons; two sons, Greg 
Parsons and Scott Parsons; daughter, Melissa Coffman; four 
stepchildren, eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, a host of 
step grandchildren, step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Karen 
Parsons; and son, David Parsons.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5, at 12 noon from the Beaty 
Swamp Community Church in Monroe. Bro. Alex Jackson officiated. 
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

Phyllis McCurdy

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MUNCIE, IN--Phyllis McCurdy, 75, Muncie, IN, formerly of the 
Armathwaite Community in Fentress County, passed away at IU Ball 
Memorial Hospital in Muncie Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
She is survived by husband, James (Jim) McCurdy; sons, James McCurdy 
and wife Letha, Pickett County; Timothy McCurdy, Muncie, IN; 
daughter, Melissa Baker and husband Danny, Farmland, IN; brother, 
Larry Pierce, Yorktown, IN; three grandchildren and a host of nieces 
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Odell Pierce, and 
Mildred Clarice (Pryor) Pierce, two brothers, Cecil Pierce and 
Randall Pierce.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. until the time of 
service at 1:00 p.m. (eastern time) at Parson Mortuary in Muncie, IN, 
with burial following at Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie.
Parson Mortuary in Muncie, Indiana in charge of services.

Suda Paulette (Mercer) Gunter

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BYRDSTOWN--Suda Paulette (Mercer) Gunter, 72, Pickett Care and Rehab, 
Byrdstown, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Pickett Care 
and Rehab.
She was born Feb.17, 1946 in New Castle, IN to Samuel Alex Mercer and 
Effie Gertrude (Carr) Mercer. She attended Grace Fellowship in 
Albany, KY and was a homemaker.
Suda is survived by daughters, Paulette Maynard and husband Freddie, 
Byrdstown; Sharon Slaven and husband, Mike, Pall Mall; Brenda Sims 
and husband, Wendell, Albany, KY; son, Ronnie Stewart and wife Mary, 
Harrodsburg, KY; sister, Willoudene Smith and husband, Glen, Mays, 
IN; brother, Paul Mercer and wife, Nikki, Lewisville, IN; sister-in-
law, Jama Mercer, Greenfield, IN; nine grandchildren and 19 great-
grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members 
and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Gertrude Mercer; 
husband, Junior Lee Gunter; great-grandson, Matthew Thomas Maynard; 
two sisters, Barbara Lowhorn and Anna Thompson; four brothers, R.D., 
Earl, Carey and Dale Mercer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 
from the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Shelley officiating 
and burial in the Reedertown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Lee, Chris Maynard, Joe Pritchard, Dustin 
Reagan, Daniel Lowhorn, Bo Sherrill and Brandon Stewart.
Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences 
may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

James Allen Craig

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PADUCAH, KY--James Allen Craig, 86, Paducah, Ky. died Wednesday, 
October 31st, 2018 at the Aperion Care Center in Cairo, IL.
Jim owned and operated Roth Funeral Chapel in Paducah for many years, 
and was a funeral director in the Paducah area for over 50 years. Jim 
was also deputy coroner in McCracken County for several years. He was 
a veteran of the US Airforce, a member of 1st Christian Church of 
Paducah, Lions Club, and the Paducah Ambassadors. Jim also was a Duke 
of Paducah, a Kentucky Colonel, and an Alben Barkley Distinguished 
Citizen award recipient. He also contributed his time to the Paducah 
Main Street Board.
Surviving relatives include his daughter, Beverly Craig and husband 
Charles Cornwell, Paducah; son, Dr. Allen Craig, Tullahoma, TN.; 
brother, Floyd Craig, Sanford, FL.; four grandchildren, John Craig, 
James Berry, Madison Craig Berry, and Chandler James Craig Clapp; two 
great grandchildren, Savannah Ruth Craig, and Tyler Allen Berry; 
great great grandchild, Brayden Villalta; and several nieces and 
nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; son, Eugene Craig; four 
siblings, Gladys Craig Pittman, Ernest Eugene Craig, Frances Craig 
Turkington, and Jessie Ada Craig Timms; and his parents, Ernest and 
Mary Lucille Clark Craig.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4th, 2018 at 
First Christian Church of Paducah at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Eubanks 
officiating. Burial and military rites followed at Mt. Kenton 
Cemetery in Paducah. Memorial contributions in his honor may be given 
to the American Heart Association, St Judes Research Hospital in 
Memphis, TN, or the Easter Seals Program of Western Kentucky. Lindsey 
Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements. Online 
condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com

Nancy Louise Byrd
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NEW CARLISLE, OH--Nancy Louise Byrd Masiongale, 80, New Carlisle, OH 
passed away peacefully on October 3, 2018.
She was born in Pickett Co. to the late James Allen and Fannie 
Ammonett Pearl Byrd.
Mrs. Masiongale married J.T. Masiongale on May 29, 1954 and shared 
many happy years. She was a long time member of Medway Baptist 
Church, enjoyed cooking, gardening and church. Above all she loved to 
spend time with her family and took great pride in her children, 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Masiongale was a kind, 
caring and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-
grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed and fondly 
remembered by all who knew her.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by brothers, William 
Byrd and James Byrd; sisters, Ordean Wright, Viola Byrd, Stella 
Garrett, Velma Watts and Della Lee; daughter-in-law, Linda Masiongale.
Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years; children, Jerry 
Masiongale, Gary Masiongale, Debra (Bill) Wehner and Nelda (Darrell) 
Garrett; sister, Wanda (Willie) Lee; grandchildren Gary (Kateri), 
Gina (Jerry), Sunshine, Amanda (Kurtis) and Renee; great-
grandchildren Jerry (Kara), Tianna, Alyssa, Alexis, Braydon and Maya; 
great-great- granddaughter, Kameron. Also survived by many other 
loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A celebration of 
her life was held October 6, 2018 at Newcomer-Beavercreek Chapel and 
burial at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made in Louise's memory to the American Cancer 
Society.

Nina (Bagwell) Price


BYRDSTOWN--Nina (Bagwell) Price, 89, passed away October 20th, 2018 
in Byrdstown.
Funeral services were held Oct. 25 from Hall Funeral Home, 2106 
Cookeville Highway (Rt. 111) in Livingston.
Nina was born June 23, 1929 in Harriman, Tennessee. Nina was an 
active member of the Church of Christ, and her interests included 
family, gardening, music, politics, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Price, her brothers, 
Kenneth, Dennis, and Gary, and her sister, June.
She is survived by a brother, Bruce Bagwell, her children, Mary-Jane 
and Ron Price, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Burial was at Davidson’s Cemetery in Pall Mall, and was immediately 
following the funeral service.

Elizabeth "Cora" Mae (Taylor) Glassburn

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KOKOMO, IN--Elizabeth "Cora" Mae (Taylor) Glassburn, 64, went Home to 
be with the Lord October 15th, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family.
Cora was born to Arlis Sid Taylor Sr. and Vibrilla Taylor on Jan. 
5th, 1954 in Overton County. Cora graduated from Pickett County High 
School in 1971, then went on to attend beauty school. Cora ran her 
own beauty shop, All About Hair, for 40 years. She was also a real-
estate broker for the Hardie Group for 12 years. Cora married her 
husband of 39 years, David Kent Glassburn, on June 3rd, 1979 at 
Morning Star Church in Kokomo.
Cora was a hard and driven worker, and loved to keep busy. Cora was 
heavily involved in her community. When she wasn't working, she was 
out in her garden, or watching the Colts play. Cora adored her 
grandkids. She will be missed by her friends and family.
Cora leaves behind her husband, David Kent Glassburn; daughter, 
Alysha Vibrilla Glassburn; brother, Willie "Sammy" Taylor; 
grandchildren, London James-David Conwell, Reagyn Elizabeth Conwell, 
and Jaycie Fae LeAnne Conwell; and several nieces and nephews.
Cora is preceded in passing by her parents; and six siblings Naomi 
"Louise" Skelton, Jerry Ramzel Taylor, Addie Jenette Taylor, Frances 
"Bee" Reeder, Arlis Sid Taylor Jr., and Mary Margie "Midge" Reynolds.
A memorial service was held at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel 
Oct. 22 at 6 p.m., officiated by Pastor Steve Allen. A separate 
memorial service will be held Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. from 
the Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. Bro. Rick Cross will be 
officiating.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the Peyton Manning 
Children's Hospital, http://www.peytonmanningch.org/ ways-to-give/. 
Visit ellersmortuarywebster.com to leave an online condolence for the 
family.
 

Jessica Lynn Abbott

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BYRDSTOWN--Jessica Lynn Abbott, 34, Old Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown 
passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Vanderbilt University 
Medical Center.
She was born June 19, 1984 in Jamestown, was an administrative clerk 
and graduated Pickett County High School in 2002.
Jessica is survived by daughter, Shelley Rae Ledbetter, Byrdstown; 
father, David Abbott, Byrdstown; mother, Robbin Rochelle, Byrdstown; 
grandparents, Lena Buck of Byrdstown and Margie Perkins, Jamestown; 
three sisters, Megan Pryor, Julie Parris and Christina Johnson, all 
of Byrdstown; brother, Daniel Abbott of Byrdstown. Also survived by 
aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Shellie Buck, Jessie 
Perkins and Billy Joe Abbott.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 
from the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Johnny 
Davis officiating. Burial was in Edgefield Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: Kenny Sheppard, Nathan Slaven, James 
Slaven, Travis Ventress, Lonnie Moon and Jody Moon.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can 
be made at brownfuneralchapel.com

Michael Douglas Garrett

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BYRDSTOWN--Michael Douglas Garrett, better known as Doug, 64 of 
Smyrna Rd., Byrdstown passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Hospice 
of Cumberland Co. in Crossville.
He was born January 9, 1954 in Albany. Mr. Garrett was a member of 
the First Christian Church where he served as a teacher, deacon, 
trustee and elder. He was a pharmacist and owner of Garrett's Drug 
Center in Byrdstown and Clarkrange Drug Center, Clarkrange. Mr. 
Garrett graduated from Pickett Co. High School in 1972, attended and 
graduated from TTU with a B.S. degree in Animal Science in June 1977. 
He attended and graduated with honors from the University of 
Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences Memphis in June 1980 with a 
degree in pharmacy and in September of 1980 purchased C.M.P. Drug 
Company. Mr. Garrett served on the Board of Directors of Southern 
Pharmacy Cooperative from 2010 until present. He had a variety of 
interests and hobbies, he was a licensed pilot, farmer and loyal fan 
of the Tennessee Volunteers. Mr. Garrett loved his family, friends, 
church and community. He was active in community affairs and tried to 
serve with diligence and dedication. Mr. Garrett is preceded in death 
by his mother, Peggy Hall; grandparents, E.A. and Nora Pierce Garrett.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Deborah Barnes Garrett; two 
sons, Seth Garrett, Maryville, TN and Tyler Garrett and wife Jessica, 
Byrdstown; two sisters, Tammie Thomas and husband Bill, Gallatin, TN. 
and Beth Hall, Hilham; grandson, Elijah Michael Garrett,  Maryville; 
aunt, Betty Brummett, Smyrna, TN; nephew, Will Harvick and wife Sara, 
Cookeville. Also survived by several cousins, other family members 
and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, 2018 at First 
Christian Church with Bro. John Stone and Bro. Bob Emmert officiating 
and burial in the E.A. Garrett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary King, 
John Reagan, Michael Bilbrey, Stephen Bilbrey, Junior Stephenson and 
Jim Winningham. Honorary pallbearers were J.R. Simmons, Tom Allen, 
Bob Robbins, Adam Parrott, Brandon Suiter, Lynn Garrett, William 
Gibson and Roger King. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. 
Online condolences can be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Lenora Louise (Wantz) Baker

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BYRDSTOWN--Lenora Louise (Wantz) Baker, 77, Pickett Co. Care and 
Rehab and a former resident of Cordell Hull Memorial Dr. in 
Byrdstown, passed Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Pickett Co. Care and Rehab.
She was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Selma, Al. to Milton Leroy Wantz and 
Clara Mae (McPherson) Wantz. She was a retired office supervisor at 
Housing Inspectional Services with the City of Dayton, OH.
Lenora is survived by son, James Scott Baker and wife, Regina, 
Byrdstown; brother, Ronald Wantz and wife, Mary Alice, Lebanon, OH; 
two grandchildren, several nieces; nephew and other family members 
and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Clara Wantz; 
husband, James Walter Baker and sister, Margret Eleane Wantz.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10:00 a.m. from the 
Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com. Special 
care is being provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Joe Huddleston

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BYRDSTOWN--Joe Huddleston, 76, Byrdstown, passed away Oct. 2, 2018 at 
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 28, 1942 in Albany, Ky. He was a service foreman for 
Volunteer Electric Cooperative.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bethel and Leta (Reagan) 
Huddleston, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Huddleston.
Surviving relatives include wife, Jan (Brady) Huddleston; sons, Danny 
Huddleston and wife Becky; Wade Huddleston; granddaughters, Makala 
Huddleston, Hannah Huddleston; brothers, Ray Huddleston and wife 
Ruby; Jim Huddleston; sister, Teresa Storie and Harold Terry Clark.
Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. from Etter Baptist Church 
with Bro. Eric Thoman officiating. Burial followed in the Rich 
Cemetery in Pickett County. Pallbearers were: Danny, Wade, Tim and 
Joey Huddleston, Matt and Tiff Storie.
Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Bobby Joe White

BYRDSTOWN--Bobby Joe White, 75, passed away Oct, 3, 2018 at 
Cookeville Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Lee Coleman White and 
Alfred White, and brother, Don White.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Frances White; son, Bill 
(Amy) White, grandchildren Brett, Maria, Bailey, Remi and Starlynn; 
sisters Maxine Phillips, Geraldine Huddleston, Jean Sullivan (Larry); 
brothers, Bill (Marion), Ron (Linda); very special friends, Sarah 
Beaty, Stephanie Young (nurses), Bro. Eric Thoman and Etter Baptist 
Church, Dougie Manis, Tommy Claborn, Forrest Mullins, Rick Cross and 
Dallas Vincent.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Carolyn Jean (Gutbrod) Pappas

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BYRDSTOWN--Carolyn Jean (Gutbrod) Pappas, 88, Eagle Crest Dr.,  
Byrdstown, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical 
Center.
She was born June 16, 1930 in Columbus, OH to Charles George Gutbrod 
and Ruth Anne (Humphry) Gutbrod. She attended New Hope Baptist Church 
in Gainesboro, and was a housewife and mother.
Carolyn is survived by two sons: James Anthony Pappas Jr. and wife 
Ann L., Hilham; Anthony Nick Pappas and wife Sandra, Byrdstown; seven 
grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great 
grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Anthony 
Pappas, brother, James Gutbrod, and sister, Harriett Harbage.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 
from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Heady officiating and 
burial in Amonett Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: Justin Mote, Aaron Mote, Shane Pappas, 
Brad Herbst, James Morton and Floyd Green. Special care provided by 
Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com

James Ray Sells

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BYRDSTOWN--James Ray Sells, 67, better known as "Jimmy Ray" of 
Byrdstown, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at St. Thomas Highlands 
Hospital in Sparta.
He was born Sept. 18, 1951 in Nashville, to Glenn Sells and Hallie 
Era (Keisling) Sells. He was a veteran serving in the Navy, a member 
of the Byrdstown First Christian Church, DAV, VFW, American Legion, 
Native American Indian Veterans Association and a board member for 
Operation Song.
Jimmy Ray is survived by two daughters, Hallie Lorraine Williams and 
husband Kent, Monroe, OH; Elizabeth Rhea Sells, Lebanon, OH; two 
sons, James Andrew Sells and wife Connie, Monroe; Michael Matthew 
Sells, Dayton, OH; sister, Elaine Beaty, Byrdstown; six grandchildren 
and three great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, 
other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service on Friday, 
Sept. 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Smyrna Church, 5012 Cove Creek Road, 
Byrdstown with Bro. John B. Mullinix officiating. The family will 
receive friends Friday morning from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 
2:00 p.m. at Smyrna Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions 
in memory of Jimmy Ray Sells can be made to Operation Song.
Special care is being provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences can be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Veta "Sue" Beaty Hooker

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MUNCIE, IN--Veta "Sue" Beaty Hooker, 78, passed away on Thursday, 
August 2, 2018 at The Golden Living Center in Muncie, IN. She was 
born on March 22, 1940 to Louise McKinley in Pickett County.
Sue graduated from Pickett County High School in 1958. She worked for 
the Auditors office in Lexington South Carolina. Sue worked there 
until retirement and then she moved to Muncie.
Sue will be sadly missed by so many. She was a very loving and caring 
person who never met a stranger. She was a mother to everyone and her 
door was always open. She was a great listener. Joy and laughter 
followed her everywhere. Sue was the best baker, she loved having 
family and friends gathered around her table. She bravely fought 
Alzheimers and never forgot her family.
Sue is survived by two daughters; Tari Bruner (Dennis), Muncie, IN; 
Shanda Miller (Tom) of South Carolina; two sisters; Linda Girga, 
California, Janet Brooks (Greg), brother; Russell Rowe (Vickie), four 
grandchildren, four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great 
nephews and cousins.
Sue is preceded in death by her mother, Louise Harmon McKinley, four 
aunts Lakie Poore, Velma Harmon, Juanita Kauffman, Leah Smith, and 
two uncles, Chester and Floyd Harmon.
A memorial service by the family will be held Friday, October 5 at 4 
p.m. at the Williams Chapel Cemetery.

Gordon Ray Huckeby

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MONROE--Gordon Ray Huckeby, 80, Byrdstown Hwy., Monroe, passed away 
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at his residence.
He was born August 4, 1938 in Overton County to Johnny Roy Huckeby 
and Stella (Vaughn) Huckeby. He had owned and operated Livingston 
Auto Parts, was a Veteran serving in the Army, an NRA member, an avid 
hunter and fisherman.
Ray is survived by daughter, Perri Lynn Capps and husband Burton, 
Spring City, TN; brother, Lyman Huckeby, Gideon, MO; two 
grandchildren, Robert (Valerie) and James; three great grandchildren, 
Audra, Tucker and Adelynn; hunting dog, Bandit. Also survived by 
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Stella Huckeby; 
wife, Margaret (Rich) Huckeby; six brothers, Leonard, Lester, 
Tilbert, Junior, A.B. and Preston Huckeby; sister, Arleene Almonrod; 
and multiple hunting dogs.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. from 
the Midway Christian Church. Burial was in the Cope Cemetery. Serving 
as pallbearers were family and friends.
Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences 
may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

Kathryn Ona Crockett

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BYRDSTOWN--Mrs. Kathryn Ona Crockett was born June 28, 1937 in 
Pickett Co. to Dennis and Flossie Lowrey Crockett. Kathryn was the 
fourth of eight children and is the first of her siblings to pass 
away. She grew up with older sisters Ruby and Nola and big brother 
Jim. Kathryn and sister Dwan always had babies to take care of with 
younger siblings Connie, Gretta and David. Connie has always said 
Kathryn was their dad's favorite because she reminded him of his mother.
During Kathryn's life she was a switchboard operator, sewed in 
garment factories and was a cook at Star Point Marina. She also 
gardened and farmed. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
Kathryn is the mother of Edward Johnny Jones, Jr. who passed away at 
birth on her birthday, daughter Melinee Green and husband Dana, and 
son Barry Jones. The father of her children was EJ Jones. Kathryn was 
proud of her seven grandkids and nine great grandkids: Tabitha Lee, 
husband Brian and daughters Jada and Jordan, Jerimiah Jones who 
passed away in May 1990, Sarah Jones and daughter Annalei, Misty 
Smith, husband Blake, son Brandon and daughters Laklynn and a baby 
girl who will be born in February, Caleb Jones and daughter Lily, 
Mindy Green and daughter Rayelee, Jedidiah Jones and daughter Lola. 
Jed is in the Army and is on active duty in Afghanistan. Kathryn was 
also aunt to several nieces and nephews she loved very much.
Kathryn enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards and spending time 
with her family and grandkids. She also enjoyed listening to good 
music and reading. In her later years she treasured walks with her 
friend Nina and time spent with special friend Jim. Kathryn struggled 
with Parkinsons and dementia the last several years.
Melinee, Dana, Barry and Tabitha took wonderful care of Kathryn and 
enabled her to live on her own until medical issues put her in the 
hospital a week before her passing.  She left this life on Tuesday, 
Sept. 11th, 2018 passing peacefully at Cookeville Regional Medical 
Center with Melinee, Tabitha and Mindy by her side. Kathryn was saved 
Sept. 10, 1969 and baptized Sept. 6, 1970 and was ready when the Lord 
called her home.
Kathryn was laid to rest Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in the Beaty 
Cemetery in Moodyville with Bro. Rick Cross officiating.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son and grandson. 
Pallbearers were Barry Jones, Dana Green, Brian Lee, Matthew Storie, 
Micah Board and Joel Cole. Honorary Pallbearers were Caleb Jones, 
Jedidiah Jones, Brandon Smith, Blake Smith, Jim Crockett and David 
Crockett. Services provided by Brown Funeral Chapel Byrdstown.

Sandra (Sandy) E. Barbour



Sandra (Sandy) E. Barbour passed away Dec. 3, 2017. She was born June 
23, 1954 to the late Hugh and Lucille Barbour. Ms. Barbour bred 
German Shepherd dogs and entered them into AKC events where she won 
many awards. She was a certified canine obedience instructor. She 
also had horses and won trophies in equine shows.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Geraldine Barbour; several 
cousins including Andrew Blackwood, Geraldine Blackwood Jensen, 
Ernest Blackwood, Sr., Robert Sheldon, Carol Smith and Clair Lyon; 
cherished friends in Tennessee, Ray Dulin, Robin Craig and Janice 
Keisling; friends in Thomaston, Conn. area and her loving cat, Callie.
A graveside service was held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Hillside 
Cemetery in Thomaston. Donations may be made to First Congregational 
Church of Plymouth, Memorial Garden, 10 Park St., Plymouth, CT 06782. 
Full view obituary and memories may be seen at 
gregoryfdoylefuneralhome.com.

Donald "Don" Clay Williams

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PALL MALL--Donald "Don" Clay Williams, 87, of Family Road, Pall Mall 
passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Overton Co. Health and Rehab in 
Livingston.
He was born August 29, 1930 in Byrdstown, to Arthur and Cora (Rains) 
Williams. Don was a member of the Wolf River Methodist Church and a 
member of the Jamestown Masonic Lodge # 281. He was a custodian, 
farmer, mail carrier, and a garment factory employee.
Don is survived by his wife, Wilma (West) Williams, Pall Mall; 
daughters Willetta Sue Smith, Pall Mall; Patricia Smith Jones and 
husband Joe, Crossville; son, Donnie Williams and wife Janice, Pall 
Mall; sister Louise West, Pall Mall; five grandchildren Melinda, 
Jennifer (John), Donald Paul (Erin), Melanie, Donald Joseph; eight 
great-grandchildren, Pamela, Dylan, John Micheal, Braden, Beth, 
Logan, Ryan and Griffith. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ray Williams (Ruby) 
and Paul Williams (Clara); sisters Mossie Storie (Darwin), Blanche 
Williams; brother-in-law Junior West; and grandson Michael Paul Smith.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from 
the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Alan Dixon and Bro. John Dietz 
officiating and burial was in the Pritchard Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Donald Paul Smith, Donald Joseph 
Williams, Beth Lively, Dylan Glen Smith, Braden Lewallen, Logan Mark 
Lewallen, Ryan Edward Lewallen, and Donald Griffith (Bud) Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Ellis, Mark Smith, Wolf River 
Methodist Church members, and neighbors.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

Willie Gene Logan

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BYRDSTOWN--Willie Gene Logan, 81 of Byrdstown passed away May 13, 
2018 at his home.
He was born March 14, 1937 in Cumberland Co., KY to the late Robert 
"Rob" and Nettie Wright Logan. Mr. Logan was a retired factory worker 
employee and was of the Christian faith.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, 
Mary Lou Houchens Logan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray (Jenevee) 
Logan, Howard Reed (Dorothy) Logan, Robert Bobby (Janalee) Logan and 
infant brother; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella (Winford) 
Stambough, Maggie Logan, Anna Mae (Howard) Carroll, Martha Walker; 
brother-in-law, James Houchens, Billy Joe Abbott, Shelley Buck and 
Lenzie McGinnis.
Survivors includes his wife, Betty Lee McGinnis Logan; son, Billy 
Gene Logan and wife Rita of Byrdstown; daughters, Linda Lou Hunter 
and husband Danny of Livingston; Ashley Dawn Walton and husband Jesse 
of Byrdstown; grandchildren, Brad, Brent and Brooke Logan, Earnest 
Hunter, Karen Hunter Maynord, Madison and River Walton; great-
grandchildren Allie Hunter, Kaytie Hunter, Gabbie Hunter, Riley 
Hunter, Gracie Maynord, Linda Key and Brady Logan; brother, Russell 
(Stella) Logan; sisters, Mary (Ted) Dishman and Lena Buck; brothers-
in-law, Curt Walker, Jerry (Sue) McGinnis, Lonnie (Maybelle) 
McGinnis, James (Stacie) McGinnis, Stevie (Georgia) McGinnis; sisters-
in-law, Mildred Denham, Judy (James) Catron, Nancy (Ronnie) Gray, 
Annie (Ronnie) Crabtree, Betsy (Kenny) Mullins, Connie (Richard) 
Hancock and Bonnie (Ray) Brown.
Funeral services were held May 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Rick 
Cross and Bro. Johnny Davis officiating and burial in the Chanute-
Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse Walton, Earnest Hunter, 
Brad Logan, Brent Logan, Charlie Logan, James McGinnis, Lonnie 
McGinnis and Keith Bilbrey. Honorary pallbearers were Brooke Logan, 
Madison Walton, River Walton, Robin Hunter, Allie Hunter, Kaytie 
Hunter, Gabbie Hunter, Riley Hunter, Karen Maynord, Gracie Maynord 
and Linda Key. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. 

Jared Gayle Barber

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BYRDSTOWN--Jared Gayle Barber, 45 of Eagles Cove Road in Byrdstown 
passed away Tuesday May 15, 2018 at the Cookeville Regional Medical 
Center.
He was born Nov. 18, 1972 in Livingston, to Billy Gayle Barber and 
Elsie Oleta (Holt) Barber. He was an employee with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers as a material specialist and a member of the 
Bloomington Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Julia (Ford) Barber of Byrdstown; 
daughter, Shelby Barber of Byrdstown; sons, Lukas and Dylan Barber, 
both of Byrdstown; mother Oleta Barber of Byrdstown; mother-in-law, 
SueElla Ford of Byrdstown; sisters, Deborah Schneider and husband 
John of Nashville, TN; Nancy Smith and husband, Brooks of 
Murfreesboro, TN. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, 
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Gayle Barber; and 
father-in-law, Shird Ford.
Funeral services were held Sunday May 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the 
Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Stevan McClure 
officiating with burial in the Amonett Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Lukas and Dylan Barber, Willie Johnson, 
Nicky Rich, Jerry Stover, Steve Moody, Joey Huddleston, Tim 
Huddleston, Caleb Young and Joseph Warden.
Special care is being provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Charles "Charlie" Riley Guffey

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PALL MALL--Charles "Charlie" Riley Guffey, 63, of Pall Mall, passed 
away Thursday, May, 10, 2018 at his residence.
He was born May 16, 1954 in Monticello, KY to Riley Wesley Guffey and 
Lena Mable (Burchett) Guffey. He was an owner and operator of 
Electronic Plus and an Army Veteran.
Charlie is survived by four daughters, Harmony Forest, Scottsdale, 
Arizona; Windy Guffey of Seattle, Washington; Nikki Guffey and Alicia 
Caron, both of Baltimore, Maryland; three sisters, Lois Ann Guffey of 
Shelbyville, KY; Dwanna Janet Guffey of Tucson, Arizona; and Helen 
Guffey Willen, Hopkinsville, KY; three brothers: Joe Guffey of 
Louisville, KY; Keith Guffey of Central City, KY; and Bill Guffey of 
Burkesville, Ky.; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by 
nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley and Lena Guffey; and 
brother, Jerry Guffey.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from 
the Travisville Cemetery with Bro. John Dietz officiating and burial 
in the Travisville Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: John Thrasher, Brian Newton, Rusty 
Newton, Tony Willen, Travis Pendleton, and Bill Guffey. Serving as an 
honorary pallbearer was Ron Erin.
Special care is being Provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
Online Condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

Creola Louise Fisher

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BYRDSTOWN--Creola Louise Fisher, 80, of Pickett Care and Rehab and 
formerly of Cosby-Parris Road in Byrdstown, passed away Saturday May 
5, 2018, at Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Byrdstown, to Christopher Barlow 
Zachary and Emma (Mullins) Zachary. She was a member of the Byrdstown 
First Christian Church, retired employee with General Electric and a 
member of the Eastern Star.
Louise is survived by two step daughters, Ann Frederick of Mt. 
Carroll, IL; Beth Deneweth, New Port Richey, FL; sister, Ovella 
Mullins of Byrdstown.
She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and 
friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Scott 
Fisher; four sisters: Ora Dowdy, Lola Russell, Oza Watkins and Odean 
Zachary; three brothers: Austin, Odis and Wilbur Zachary.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the 
Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Stone and Tammy Martin 
officiating and burial in the Mullins Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael, Mark, Andrew, Lathaniel, Jordan 
and Merle Reagon.
Special care was provided by the Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. 
Online condolences may be made to the family at brownfuneralchapel.com

Dimple Savage Thompson

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TOMPKINSVILLE, KY--Dimple Savage Thompson, 91, of Tompkinsville 
passed Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Livingston Regional Hospital in 
Livingston.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Jackson County, to the late Issac 
and Mary Lucy Hicks Savage. She was the wife of the late Jasper E. 
Thompson. She was a retired educator from the Monroe County Board of 
Education. She was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by son, John Thompson and wife Alice of 
Tompkinsville; four daughters, Sue Ann Allen and husband Eric of 
White House, TN; Jane Winningham and husband Darryl of Byrdstown; Dr. 
Jean Donaldson and Husband Johnny of Celina; and Elizabeth Riggs and 
husband Michael of Bowling Green, KY and 10 grandchildren, Danielle 
Smalling of Miami, Fl.; Chelsea Smalling, Cincinnati, OH; Cordell 
Donaldson of Oak Grove TN, Molly Donaldson of Moss, TN, Hunter 
Smalling of Byrdstown; Parker Riggs of Bowling Green, KY; Joni 
Thompson of Tompkinsville, KY; Clark Donaldson of Celina; Harrison 
Riggs of Bowling Green, KY and John Austin Thompson, Tompkinsville, 
KY as well as one great-grandson: Jasper Donaldson, Tompkinsville.
In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by 
brother, James W. Savage and sister, Ruby Butler.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 5, 2018 at Strode Funeral 
Home. Jason Page officiated. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
 

James Billy Flowers

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LIVINGSTON--James Billy Flowers, 76 passed away Monday, April 30, 
2018 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born March 28, 1942 in Clinton Co. to the late Kelly Angner 
and Myrtle Beaty Flowers.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley 
M. Decker; son, Rick L. Flowers; two sisters, Mary M. Flowers 
Crockett and Juanita Flowers Stewart.
Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Mugrage (Darrell) of Muncie, 
IN. and Lisa Delk (Kenneth) of Albany, KY; son, Allen Flowers 
(Stacey) of Albany; two brothers, Kelly Lee Flowers and Kenneth Earl 
Flowers of Byrdstown; four sisters, Geneva Evan of Muncie; Catherine 
Menessa of Lebanon, TN; Carolyn Beaty of Byrdstown; and Judy Parrigan 
of Lexington; eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also 
survived by his beloved dog Sassy.
No services will be held at this time and burial will be in Jones 
Cemetery in Muncie, IN.

David L. Dow

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BYRDSTOWN--David L. Dow, 83 of Byrdstown passed away Saturday, May 5, 
2018 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
He was born April 18, 1935 in Monterey, TN to the late Lawrence and 
Maude Baldwin Dow. Mr. Dow was the President and CEO of Da-Lo 
Industries, Inc. in Byrdstown for approximately 40 years, formed The 
Gospel Crusaders Quartet Group and sang with them and he and his wife 
started their own publishing company, Begley Dow Publishing Company.
Mr. Dow attended and sang with his wife at the Central Grove Baptist 
Church and Peolia Methodist Church in Albany. He was a faithful 
servant of the Lord, good family man and parent.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Lois 
Begley Dow; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beulah Nash, Irene and J.D. 
Whittaker, Charlie and Lula Farley; brothers and sisters-in-law, 
Bradley and Dorothy Dow, Stanley and Yvonne Dow.
Survivors include daughter, Sherry Baines and husband John of Frisco, 
TX; son, David Dow, Jr. and wife Martha of Albany; four 
grandchildren, Andika Pennycuff of Albany; Bryan Wilson of Sachse, 
TX., Brent Wilson of Crossroads, TX; and David Drake Dow of 
Byrdstown; seven great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Rev. Marvin 
Nash of Fairborn, OH; and Ronnie Begley of Nashville; caregivers, 
Debbie Goolsby and companion Gary Wilson of Byrdstown. Also survived 
by a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:00 
a.m. in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Larry Spears officiating.
The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home in Monterey at 
10:00 a.m. until time of services. D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc. are 
in charge of arrangements. A guest register may be signed at 
www.gofffuneralhome.com.
 

Billy Wayne Storie

CROSSVILLE--Billy Wayne Storie, 58, Crossville, and a former resident 
of Byrdstown, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Cumberland 
Medical Center in Crossville.
He was born Dec. 8, 1959 in Albany, KY. He was a special education 
teacher and loved basketball.
He is survived by his mother, Kay Storie of Albany, KY; sister, 
Annette Myers and husband, Richard of Byrdstown; brother, Bobby 
Storie and wife Theresa, Carthage, TN; nephew, Tyler Sells; two 
nieces, Mady and Molly Storie. He is also survived by other family 
members and friends.
Memorial graveside services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 
2:00 p.m. from the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Ray Buck 
officiating.
Special care is being provided by Brown Funeral Chapel, online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Noble Ray Nicholas

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BYRDSTOWN--Noble Ray Nicholas, 84, of Pickett Care and Rehab in 
Byrdstown, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Livingston 
Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 2, 1933 in the Moodyville Community of Pickett 
County, to Joe H. and Bercelia (Poore) Nicholas. He was of the 
Baptist faith. He was a farmer, truck driver and retired employee 
from Russell Stover Candy Factory.
Noble is survived by his wife of 47 years, Edith (Walker) Nicholas of 
Byrdstown; brother, Amos Nicholas and wife Isabella of Byrdstown; 
sister, Christene Medley of McMinnville, TN; sister-in-law, Bessie 
Nicholas of Byrdstown. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends. Special friends Chrystal, Chasity and 
Samuel.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters; Sarah 
Cooper and Delina Gaither, five brothers; Paul, Virgil, Holden, 
Roosevelt and Arlon Nicholas, a nephew, Cecil Nicholas, niece, 
Charlett Nicholas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from 
the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial 
in the Mt. Era Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were: George Nicholas, Hunter Nicholas, 
Tom Storie, James Amos Martin, Matt Walker, Brandon Williams, and 
O.B. Caudle.
Special care was provided by the Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Carol Glee Upchurch Pickard

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PALL MALL--Carol Glee Upchurch Pickard, 78, of the Forbus Community 
passed away April 25, 2018.
She was born August 17, 1939 in Pall Mall to the late Grady Martin 
and Nora Storie Upchurch. Mrs. Pickard was a bookkeeper.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, 
Thomas H. Pickard; a sister and five brothers.
Survivors include son, Shanon Pickard and wife Kaye; three grandsons, 
Matthew, Zachary and Thomas J. Pickard; and sister, Janet Hinds. A 
host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Jennings 
Funeral Homes Chapel with Rev. John Dietz officiating.

Yvonne (Evans) Nicholas

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PALL MALL--Yvonne (Evans) Nicholas 82, passed away April 11, 2018 at 
Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born March 21st, 1936 to Dewey Evans and Belle (Upchurch) 
Evans. Mrs. Nicholas was a factory garment worker.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Holden 
Nicholas and son, Cecil Ray Nicholas.
Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Nicholas and Gary Nicholas, 
sister, Pernie Seibers, brother, Eulis Evans (Bea), two sisters-in-
law Christine Medley and Bessie Nicholas; two brothers-in-law Amos 
Nicholas (Isabella) and Noble Nicholas (Edith); special cousin, 
Clarice Jane Lawson; grandchildren Bryan, Crystal, Skyllar and Misty; 
also, 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 15th with Rev. John Dietz 
and Bro. Alan Dixon officiating. Burial followed at Davidson 
Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jimmy Nicholas, Bryan Nicholas, Kenny 
Anderson, Jim King, Larry Beaty, Chad Evans, Roy Evans, Brandon 
Keith, Blake Keith and Jake Beaty. Arrangements made by Jennings 
Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Constance (Connie) Adams

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URBANA, IN--Constance (Connie) Adams, 80, of Urbana, Indiana formerly 
of Monroe and also of Lima, OH died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 
2018 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. She was born Dec. 26, 1937 in 
Allen County, Ohio.
Connie attended South High School in Lima, Ohio. Connie married 
Dennis Adams Oct. 16, 1954 in Harrod, Ohio. She worked at JC Penney 
in the Lima Ohio mall for 12 years and was also a homemaker. She was 
a member of the Church of Christ.
Connie was a loving mother to her four sons and daughters-in-law (she 
never thought as them as her daughters-in-law but only as daughters). 
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren and loved watching them play sports and any other 
activity they would do. She loved it when her children and their 
families would spend time with her on Dale Hollow Lake where she 
lived. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook.
She always had a bucket list and checked off most of the things on 
her list. She loved to travel and one of the most recent travels on 
her bucket list was going to Wyoming to see the Grand Tetons.
She is survived by her four sons, John D (Peggy) Adams of Urbana, IN; 
Brian K. (Trudy) Adams of Columbia, SC; Randall L (Betsy) Adams of 
Knoxville, TN; and David S. Adams of Huntington, IN. She is survived 
by 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Connie is also survived by two sisters, Delia J (Doran) Cordrey, El 
Cajon, CA; and Andrea L. Huggins, Urbana, IN; and her best friend, 
Barb Reese since childhood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brice and Bettie 
Vermillion, her husband, Dennis Adams and great grandson, Eli Matthew 
James Moorman.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday April 7, 2018 from the 
Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown,  with her son John D. Adams, 
Evangelist Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Ronnie Cobb officiating. 
Burial was in the Wirmingham Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian Adams, Randy Adams, Joshua Adams, 
Mike Moorman, Brian McMeeking, and Dustin Parks.
Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences 
may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Roy Riser

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BYRDSTOWN--Celebration of life services for Mr. Roy Riser, 96, of 
Livingston were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 
the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Randy Tompkins officiated.
Mr. Riser passed from this life Feb. 27, 2018 from Heritage Pointe in 
Cookeville. He was born on April 4, 1921 in Bemidj, MN to the late 
Oscar and Marie J. Tollerud Riser. Oscar and Marie became engaged in 
Norway, and they then immigrated to the United States in 1903 to 
Austin, MN, where they married. Roy was raised in rural Grygla and 
Nashwauk, MN. Roy had 10 siblings, all of whom preceded him in death.
Roy enlisted in the Navy in 1942 after hearing of the Pearl Harbor 
attack, and had a distinguished 20 year flying career in WWII and the 
Korean War. He flew seaplanes in the Pacific and received 2 
Distinguished Flying Crosses and 5 Air Medals for heroic action 
rescuing downed pilots. Following the Korean War, Roy flew in several 
Navy squadrons including the Hurricane Hunters, flying into the eye 
of hurricanes and tracking the storms. He later flew the DEW (Distant 
Early Warning) Line across the Arctic Circle guarding against 
surprise attacks by the USSR.
After serving more than 20 years for his country in the Navy, he 
retired as Lieutenant Commander and continued his passion for flying 
by starting his own certified flight instruction and charter flight 
service. Over the next 40 years, he was the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) 
for numerous airports in the Southeast, including: Statesboro, GA; 
Hazelhurst, GA; Lebanon-Springfield, KY; Metter, GA; and Livingston. 
He had the largest Piper Aircraft Dealership in the Southeast while 
in Statesboro, GA, and an active crop-dusting component of the 
business as well. Roy's varied flying businesses also included 
gliders, a hot air balloon, and an air freight business utilizing a 
DC-3. Parachuting was the one flight endeavor Roy never participated 
in, as he always asked "Why would anyone ever jump out of a perfectly 
good airplane?"
Roy was also known for enjoying flights with dogs he had over the 
years, and he even maintained log books for his canine co-pilots. Roy 
was believed to have over 50,000 flying hours, making him the best-
known and most highly respected pilot in the flying community of the 
Southeast. His incredible flying career of 72 years continued into 
his early 90's.
Roy is survived by his wife, Audrey Tompkins Riser, and his three 
children, Roy Elliott Riser, Cynthia Riser Reinholtz, Shirley Riser 
Strickland and her husband Alan, and granddaughters, Stefanie 
Strickland, Alison Strickland Dos Remedios and her husband Neil, and 
great-grandson Pierce.
Roy is also survived by step-son, Tim Conatser and his wife LaRue, 
their two daughters, Katie and Emily Conatser, and Liping Conatser, 
the wife of his late step-son, Michael Conatser. He is also survived 
by Audrey's three children, Regina Tompkins Billings and her 
children, Matthew and Emily Billings; Douglas Tompkins and wife Mary 
and their children, Christa Tompkins and Sarah Kennedy; and Greg 
Tompkins and wife Debbie and their children, Amanda and Miranda 
Tompkins.
Roy was preceded in death by Margaret Minerich Riser, the mother of 
his children, and Linda Jane Riser, the mother of his step-sons, and 
his son-in-law, Chris Reinholtz.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Heritage Pointe 
Assisted Living.

Norman Dwight Albertson

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ALBANY, KY--Norman Dwight Albertson, 72 passed away February 13, 2018.
He was born June 7, 1945 to the late Delmer and Eula Wright Albertson.
Survivors include wife, Ida Lowhorn Albertson; son, Tony Albertson; 
daughters, Nancy Hardin (Ernest) and Michelle Pierce (James); 
sisters, Helen Copeland, Irene Dean and Margie Sells; brother, Jack 
Albertson; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by daughter, Pam 
Albertson Hall; brothers and sisters, Lorene, Dollie, Geraldine, 
Reed, Edvin, Dee, Carl and Kendrick.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Holy Temple 
Community Church with Bro. Scott Jones, Ernest Hardin and Gary 
Wallace officiating and final resting place was at Cedar Hill 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Talbott Funeral Home.

Ricky Brannum

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BYRDSTOWN--Ricky Brannum, 61 of Cove Creek Rd. passed away Saturday, 
February 10, 2018 at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1956 in Albany, KY to the late Samuel Coy and Ada 
Pauline Brannum. Mr. Brannum was a carpenter, a heavy equipment 
operator and loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ada Brannum.
Survivors include his wife Carol McCord Brannum; two sons, Jim 
Brannum and Ricky Marise, all of Byrdstown; daughter, Linda Marise of 
Columbia; three brothers, James Brannum of Neosho, MO., Michael 
Brannum of Jay, OK. and Ernest "Cotton" Brannum of Byrdstown; nine 
sisters, Betty Dodson of Sylvia, NC., Joy Lovell of Fulton, GA., 
Violet Freel of Dacula, GA., Jenny Gunter and Cathy Choate, both of 
Jamestown, TN; Teresa Malek, Huntsville, Al.; Lynn Choate, Jamestown, 
Tn.; Vickie Stockton and Jean Neal, both of Byrdstown; eight 
grandchildren; special friends, Malcolm Perdue, Kim Monzo and Charles 
Parris. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and 
friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in 
Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Brannum, Ricky Marise, Steve 
Parker, Charles Parris, Jeff Neal and Chris Crawford. Honorary 
pallbearer was Malcolm Perdue.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Mrs. Willie Emogene
Masiongale Stinson

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FRANKLIN, KY--Mrs. Willie Emogene Masiongale Stinson, 73 of Franklin, 
KY and formerly of Pickett Co. entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 11, 
2018 at her residence.
She was born April 4, 1944 in Pickett Co. to the late Will Andrew and 
Susie Ellen Pritchard Masiongale. Mrs. Stinson was a member of the 
Liberty General Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by grandson, Noah 
Reel; five brothers, J.L., Eugene, Dale, David and Oval Masiongale; 
two sisters, Stella Stokes and Eldean Ford.
Survivors include her husband, Clay Stinson of Franklin; two 
children, Melinda Dykes (Darrin) of Tell City, IN. and Kenny Stinson 
(Ronda) of Franklin; five grandchildren, Jessica Johnson (Paul), 
Miranda Reel, Gavin, Emily and Owen Stinson; two sisters, Estel 
Patton of Nobelsville, IN and Sandra Fratto of Sewell, NJ; two 
brothers, Randall and Roger Masiongale of Pall Mall.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Frank Hayes and Bro. Ralph Perdue 
officiating and burial in the Pritchard Cemetery. Pallbearers were 
Jessica Johnson, Paul Johnson, Miranda Reel, Gavin Stinson, Owen 
Stinson and Sam Crabtree. Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Betty Grace Williams Coe

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PALL MALL--Betty Grace Williams Coe, 82 of Osco Williams Rd., Pall 
Mall passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at the Overton Co. Health and 
Rehab.
She was born April 17, 1935 to the late Osco and Pearl Storie 
Williams in Pall Mall. Mrs. Coe lived most of her life in Pickett Co. 
and was a housewife, home health care worker and a member of the 
Calvary Bible Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Tom 
Coe; four sisters, Dee Huddleston, Jean Beaty, Mary Hayes and Effie 
Koger; one infant sister; and brother, Glen Williams.
Survivors include daughter, Darlene Capps and husband Frank of 
Byrdstown; two sons, Eddie Coe and wife Tammy and Ray Coe, all of 
Pall Mall; two brothers, Dewey Williams of Pall Mall and Willie 
Williams of Jamestown, TN; three grandchildren, Heather Gilliam and 
husband Ian, T.C. Capps and wife Lexie, Toni Lobdell and husband 
William; four great-grandchildren, Sully and Violet Gilliam, Nadia 
and Landon Lobdell. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family 
members and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Travis Simpson officiating and burial at 
Williams Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Feazell, T.C. Capps, 
Eddie Coe, Ian Gilliam, Logan South, Christopher Asberry and Ray Coe. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Dr. B.F. Allred

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JAMESTOWN--Dr. B.F. Allred, 90 of Jamestown passed away Friday, 
February 2, 2018 at his home.
He is preceded in death by his father, Baley Fred Allred; mother, 
Arminda Louvina Smith Allred; 10 older brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, JoElla Cravens Allred; 
children, Baley Fred Allred, III and wife Brenda, Paula Josephine 
Allred and husband John, Jonathan David Allred, MD and wife Karen; 
grandchildren, Baley Fred Allred, IV, Jon Douglas Allred and wife 
Kendra, Bethany Allred Walker and husband Bryan, Andrew Marcus 
Allred, Delayne Allred and fiance Justin Long, Jonathan Jacob Allred; 
great-grandson, Bingham Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, other 
family and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Faith 
Baptist Tabernacle with burial in the Taylor Place Cemetery with 
Military Services provided by American Legion Post 137. Jennings 
Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.

Charlett Nicholas

MORRISON, TN--Charlett Nicholas, 71 of Morrison, TN and formerly of 
Byrdstown passed away January 10, 2018 at her residence following a 
three week illness.
She was born August 4, 1946 to the late Virgil and Pauline Norris 
Nicholas. Ms. Nicholas was a homemaker.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her stepmother, 
Louise Nicholas.
Survivors include seven brothers; James Murray & Harrison Nicholas of 
Morrison; Everette Nicholas of McMinnville, Tn.; Richard Nicholas, 
Bill Johnson, Charles Johnson and David Johnson all of Woodbury, TN;  
sister and brother-in-law Brenda and Buddy Johnson of Manchester, TN; 
aunt, Christine Medley of McMinnville; two uncles, Amos Nicholas of 
Byrdstown and Noble Nicholas of Livingston. Also survived by several 
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held January 13, 2018 at High's Chapel with 
Danny Higgins officiating and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Barren 
Fork.
Online condolences may be made at wwww.highfuneralhome.com

Billy Gayle Barber

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BYRDSTOWN--Billy Gayle Barber, 80 of Byrdstown passed away Friday, 
February 2, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 8, 1937 in Albany, KY to the late Herlan G. and 
Nancy O. Pemberton Barber. Mr. Barber was a former teacher with the 
Pickett County School System and retired in 1992 with over 30 years 
of service. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, restoring antique cars, 
watching Jeopardy with Oleta and spending time with his 
grandchildren. Mr. Barber was a member of Bloomington Christian Church.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, 
Lester, Earl, Freelan and Dannie Barber.
Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Oleta Holt Barber; two 
daughters, Deborah Schneider and husband John, Nancy Smith and 
husband Brooks; son, Jared Barber and wife Julia; eight 
grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Patty, Shelby, Lukas, Meredith, Dylan 
and Caroline. Also survived several nieces, nephews, other family 
members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Steve McClure officiating and burial at Amonett 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Roger Barber, Larry Barber, Nathan 
Barber, Larry Craig, Steve Moody, Joey Huddleston and Tim Huddleston. 
Honorary pallbearers were Lukas and Dylan Barber. Special care 
provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Nana Jane Storie

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BYRDSTOWN--Nana Jane Storie, 90 of Pickett Co. Care and Rehab passed 
away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at her son's home in Byrdstown.
She was born Dec. 31, 1927 in Byrdstown to the late Wesley Taylor and 
Gertie Huddleston Storie. Ms. Storie was a garment factory employee, 
homemaker, cleaning lady and a member of the Moodyville Missionary 
Baptist Church. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by 
sister, Anna Marie Storie; and brother, Orvile Storie.
Survivors include son, Jimmy Storie and wife Diane of Byrdstown; two 
grandchildren, Phillip Storie and wife Andrea, Jennifer Keith and 
husband Wayne; four great grandchildren, Landon Storie, Kaden Beaty, 
Morgan Parrigin and Annie Keith; two special friends, Dana and 
Melinee Green. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members 
and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Joel Chappell, Jr. and Bro. Danny Duvall officiating 
and burial at Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Storie, 
Jonathan Storie, Josh Storie, Bob Storie, Taylor Storie and Dana 
Green. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
Billy Gayle Barber

Charlett Nicholas



MORRISON, TN--Charlett Nicholas, 71 of Morrison, TN and formerly of
Byrdstown passed away January 10, 2018 at her residence following a
three week illness.
She was born August 4, 1946 to the late Virgil and Pauline Norris
Nicholas. Ms. Nicholas was a homemaker.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her stepmother,
Louise Nicholas.
Survivors include seven brothers; James Murray & Harrison Nicholas of
Morrison; Everette Nicholas of McMinnville, Tn.; Richard Nicholas,
Bill Johnson, Charles Johnson and David Johnson all of Woodbury, TN;  sister and brother-in-law Brenda and Buddy Johnson of Manchester, TN;
aunt, Christine Medley of McMinniville; two uncles, Amos Nicholas of
Byrdstown and Noble Nicholas of Livingston. Also survived by several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held January 13, 2018 at High's Chapel with
Danny Higgins officiating and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Barren
Fork. Online condolences may be made at wwww.highfuneralhome.com.

Hattie J. Bennett



MUNCIE, IN – Hattie J. Bennett, 72, passed away on Friday afternoon, 
Feb. 2, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1945 in Byrdstown, the daughter of Edward A. 
and Delia M. (Moles) Perdue and graduated from Parker Community Schools.
Hattie worked as a custodian at Ball State University in Muncie for 
over 25 years until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the 
Ball State Sympathy Club, loved to play bingo, enjoyed quilting and 
spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband of over 51 years, Jerry L. Bennett, Sr., 
Muncie, IN; three sons, Jerry L. Bennett, Jr. of Byrdstown; Garry 
Edward Bennett (wife, Mara) of Muncie, IN and Scott Ledbetter (wife, 
Debbie) of Nancy, KY; seven grandchildren, Amelia, Ashley, Emily, 
Lorissa, Cassandra, Dylan and Aylissa; three great-grandchildren, 
Xavier, Weston and Audrey; three brothers, James Perdue (wife, Linda) 
of Byrdstown; Malcolm Perdue of Muncie, IN and Ken Perdue of 
Rekeying; two sisters, Shirley King, Oakville, IN and Sonna Dominick 
(husband, Rick), Muncie, IN; aunt, Dorothy Michaels, Elwood, IN; and 
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, L.P. and 
Wendell Perdue; three sisters, Betty Slaughter, Jannie Dulworth and 
Chattie Masters.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at The Meeks 
Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie, IN. Burial 
will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Eaton EMS, 703 W. 13th 
Street, Muncie, IN 47302. Online condolences may be sent to the 
family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
 


James Allen Neal

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BYRDSTOWN--James Allen Neal, 58 of Byrdstown passed away January 22, 
2018.
He was born Dec. 21, 1960 to Carlos Eugene and Shirley Bilbrey Neal. 
Mr. Neal served in the Navy from 1979 to 1983 aboard the USS Carl 
Vinson in Italy.
He is preceded death by his mother; sister, Anna and brother, Barry.
Survivors include his father, Eugene Neal; step-mom, Linda Neal; and 
brother, Charles Neal. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and 
friends.
Graveside services were held January 23, 2018 at Mullins Cemetery. 
Hall Funeral Hone was in charge of arrangements.

Charlene Logan Masiongale

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BYRDSTOWN--Charlene Logan Masiongale, 78 of Pickett Care and Rehab 
passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Livingston Regional 
Hospital.
She was born Nov. 12, 1939 in Byrdstown to the late Webster and Anna 
Mae Huddleston Logan. Mrs. Masiongale was a garment factory employee, 
homemaker, a member of the Byrdstown First Baptist Church and lived 
all her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded death by her husband, Dale 
Masiongale; one son, Christopher Masiongale; brother, Wendell Logan.
Survivors include two sisters, Shelba Shaver and husband Donald and 
Janice Sells, all of Byrdstown; two brothers, Orbin Logan and wife 
Colleen of Jamestown and Harold Logan of Byrdstown. Also survived by 
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley and Bro. John Cook officiating and burial 
at Pritchard Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Bob Sells, Pudge Shaver, 
Daniel Shaver, Samuel Shaver, Jeremiah Copeland, Keaton Sells, David 
Dowdy and Richard Logan. Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Benjamin Leon Fike

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JAMESTOWN--Benjamin Leon Fike, 88 of Jamestown,TN passed away Monday, 
January 8, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare of Jamestown.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Jamestown and 
the American Legion Post 137. Mr. Fike worked at the K-25 Plant in 
Oak Ridge for 40 years, was involved with Tennessee Baptist Disaster 
Relief and enjoyed all sporting events, especially the Tennessee Vols.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Cleon Fike and 
Arvasine Fike Ramsey; son, Thomas Leon Fike; two sisters, Eva Moore 
and Gladys Fike.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Thelma Charlene Ledford Fike; 
children, Connie Rains and husband Kenny, Betty Grishkin and husband 
Brent, Brenda Hatcher and husband Monty, Donnie Fike and wife Karen; 
grandchildren, Jason and Josh Rains, Johnny, Sherrie and Ryan 
Blymiller, Holden, Haylee and Harrison Hatcher, Cody, Collyn and 
Kristen Fike; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Franklin and 
Maude Richards: brother, Frank Fike and wife Billie Jean. Also a host 
of nieces and nephews. He was also blessed to have Talina Butler to 
take care of him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Mundy 
Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Rains and Rev. Mark Tipton 
officiating. Burial at Bookwater Cemetery in Knoxville with military 
services conducted by the American Legion Post 137. In lieu of 
flowers the family requested donations be made to Tennessee Baptist 
Adult Homes, 5001 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37127. Arrangements 
provided by Mundy Funeral Home.

Windell Hobert Walker

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PALL MALL--Windell Hobert Walker, 66 of Walker Cemetery Rd., Pall 
Mall passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Tristar Centennial 
Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born May 22, 1951 in Livingston to the late James "Jack" and 
Mary Margarett Meek Walker. Mr. Walker was retired from Warren Gear 
in Muncie, IN and lived all his life in Muncie and Pickett Co. Other 
than his parents he is preceded in death by his aunt, Maxine Miller.
Survivors include his wife Patsy DeRossett Walker of Pall Mall; two 
brothers, Clay Walker and wife Dale of Pall Mall, David Walker and 
wife Beth of Cookeville; niece, Kristen Walker; three nephews, Lynn 
Walker, Jordan Walker and Jacob Walker. Also survived by other family 
members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Matt Kerney and Bro. Rick Cross officiating 
and burial at Walker Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Corn, Jerry 
Stover, Rex Pryor, Garfield Pemberton, George Pemberton and Larry 
Ferguson. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Herbert Q. Groce

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BYRDSTOWN--Herbert Q. Groce, 85 of Moodyville Road. passed away 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born July 24, 1932 in Byrdstown to the late Rich and Alline 
McDonald Groce. Mr. Groce was a member and deacon at Moodyville 
Missionary Baptist Church, past vice-president of the Farmer's Co-op 
Corporate Office in Lavergne, TN, served as a bank director at Union 
Planters Bank, Regions Bank and Union Bank and was a farmer. He also 
was a member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 and Byrdstown Lions 
Club.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth Groce; sister, Shirley Kinchen; two brothers-in-law, Gerald 
Kinchen and Ward Robbins.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Ruth Crouch Groce; son, Herbert 
Turney Groce and wife Tammy; two sisters, Judy Huddleston and husband 
Willie and Margo Robbins all of Byrdstown; brother, Mike Groce and 
wife Bonnie of North Branch, MI; granddaughter, Nicole Ziegler and 
husband Pete of Cookeville; three great-grandchildren, Rowan, Roslyn 
and Knox Turney Ziegler. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Moodyville 
Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Joel Chappell officiating and 
burial in the Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Kinchen, 
Terry Robbins, Wayne Robbins, Banks Lanier, Tim Smith, Johnny Beaty 
and Michael Groce. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of 
Herbert Groce to: Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 2206, 
Brentwood, TN 37024. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Roxann Mae Williams
McCallister

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BYRDSTOWN--Roxann Mae Williams McCallister, 85, North Main St. passed 
away Friday, January 12, 2018 at her residence.
She was born May 7, 1932 in Meadow Creek, KY to the late Alfred and 
Edna Mae Crabtree Williams. Mrs. McCallister was in the restaurant 
business, was a cook and a member of the Shepherd's Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by son, Douglas 
Drumm; four sisters, Elaine Sispera, Micki Lemasters, Mary Rednour 
and Sue Williams; three brothers, Bill Crabtree, Paul and Roger Dale 
Williams.
Survivors include five daughters, Pam Newton of Monticello, KY, Gina 
Sheppard of Albany, Debra Perdue of Byrdstown, Cynthia VanVoorhis of 
San Diego, CA and Kenya Swiss of Petosky, MI; five sons, Donald 
Sheppard of Midway, TN, Bobby Sheppard and James Sheppard both of 
Monticello, David Drumm and Mark Drumm both of Muncie, IN; four 
brothers, Jim Williams of Monticello, Carl Williams of Muncie, IN, 
Reid and George Williams both of Indianapolis, IN; 19 grandchildren, 
seven great-grandchildren, eight great great-grandchildren. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family has chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life Services 
to be held at a later date. Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Billy Glenn Smith

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BYRDSTOWN--Billy Glenn Smith, 84 of Pickett Care and Rehab passed 
away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
He was born June 9, 1933 in Monroe, TN to the late Tom Allen and 
Kizzie Garrett Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired Pickett State Park 
Superintendent, a Veteran of the Korean War and lived most of his 
life in Monroe.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, 
Thurman, Chasten, Kermit and Theron Smith; four sisters, Portie 
Miller, Ruby Smith, Veachel Baumgardner and Willa Flo Conger.
Survivors include two sons, Rocky Glenn Smith of Orlando, FL. and 
Ricky Shane Smith (Sherry) of Monroe; three sisters, Betty Mossey of 
Monroe, Melba Jean Crouch of Byrdstown and Inez Dunn of Cookeville; 
two grandchildren, Sarah Jane and Shannon Elizabeth Smith. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial in the 
Smith Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rocky Smith, Shane Smith, 
Brian Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Danny Reagan and Jerry Flowers. Special 
care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made 
at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Porter Ray Griffin
 

BYRDSTOWN--Porter Ray Griffin, 63 of Jones Chapel Rd. passed away 
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018 at his residence.
He was born April 5, 1954 in Byrdstown to the late Chester and Mary 
Bell Fulton Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a farmer, poultry grower and 
member of Smyrna Church. He lived all of his life in Pickett County.
Survivors include three sisters, Betty Jo Griffin (Billy Ray) of 
Livingston, Barbara Burnett and Mike Milliken of McMinnville, Kathy 
Menefee (Darrell) of Spencer; two brothers, Thomas Griffin and Archie 
Griffin (Kay) of Byrdstown; very special friend, Randy Tompkins. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sun., Jan. 7, 2018 at Brown Funeral Chapel 
with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in Tompkins Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Greg Baughman, Sam Gibson, Billy Ray, Terry Dial, 
Billy Hughes and Jeff Green. Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Robert Emerson Stockton, Jr.

BYRDSTOWN--Robert Emerson Stockton, Jr., 53 of Mt. Union School Rd., 
Byrdstown passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at the Cookeville 
Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 18, 1964 in Albany, KY to 
Robert Emerson and Norma Lavern Copeland Stockton. Mr. Stockton was a 
school teacher, presently employed by the Smith Co. Board of 
Education, lived most of his life in Pickett County and attended 
Smyrna Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bobby" 
Stockton.
Survivors include his wife Kim Garrett Stockton; daughter, CarolAnn 
Stockton; mother, Lavern Stockton; father and mother-in-law, Robert 
and Shirley Garrett; brother-in-law, Luke Garrett; special uncle and 
aunt, Harlan and Connie Copeland all of Byrdstown. He is also 
survived by other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro, Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in the 
Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nathan Aaron, Jerry Brannum, 
Earl Claborn, Barry Smith, Steven Cooksey, Bernie Copeland, Francis 
Copeland and Luke Garrett. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Aaron, Eric 
Swann and John Keisling. Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Lois Diana Pierce

BYRDSTOWN--Lois Diana Pierce, 63 of Pierce Rd., Byrdstown passed away 
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born Jan. 11, 1954 in Livingston to the late Woodrow and 
Gracie Irene Zachary Pierce. Ms. Pierce was a member of Grace Chapel 
Church, member of York Chapel Church, charter member of Pickett Co. 
Historical Society, served on regional library board of directors for 
the Upper Cumberland Regional Library, boot factory employee, 
employee at Winningham Apparel and Class of 1972 graduate.
Survivors include brother, Richard Woodrow Pierce of Byrdstown; aunt, 
Evelyn Smith of Albany; two uncles, Billy "Pig" Pierce and wife Sarah 
of Albany, Junior Pierce and wife Helen of Rickman. Also survived by 
cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 from Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Mike Allen, Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Marcus Williams 
officiating and burial in Story Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eric 
Pierce, Tommy Pierce, Norman Amonett, Peanut Gibson, Shane Harwell, 
Mike Smith and Les Reeder. Honorary pallbearers were Buster Harmon, 
Dennis South, Maxie Beaty, Gary Upchurch, Jimmy Winningham, Mark and 
Merle Reagon, Carl Huddleston, Herbie Groce, Kenny Anderson, Jr. 
Stephenson, Gary Cross, Bill Russell, Roger Goolsby, Danny Dennis, 
Donald Abbott and class of '72. Special care provided by Brown 
Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

William Fate "Wimp" Rich


PALL MALL--William Fate "Wimp" Rich, 63 of Pall Mall passed away 
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at his residence.
He was born January 4, 1954 in Static, TN to Earl and Sue Cravens 
Rich. Mr. Rich was a Veteran serving in the Army during the Vietnam  
War.
He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Rich; son, Scott Anthony 
Rich; brother, Scott Rich; brother-in-law, Bill Koger; two nephews, 
Jacob Cummings and Leigh Koger.
Survivors include his daughter Alicia Ellen Rich Hammock (Chris) of 
Jamestown; son, William Fate Rich, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 
mother, Sue Rich of Pall Mall; four sisters, Stacy Cummings (Jack), 
Melinda Koger, Mitzi Wallace (Rick), Pall Mall and Jennifer Worley 
(Mike) of Byrdstown; three granddaughters, Saige Rich, Annalise and 
Aliana Hammock. Also survived by nieces, nephew, cousins, other 
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Pastor Jason Kerr officiating and burial in Chanute-
Campbell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richie Tompkins, Billy Stinson, 
Kord Blackmon, Caleb Williams, Sam Cummings and Robert Stephens. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Howard Radford Cope

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LIVINGSTON--Howard Radford Cope, 91 of Livingston passed away Sunday, 
December 17, 2017 in the comfort of his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1926 to the late James Alexander and Donna Mavde 
Phillips Cope in Clinton Co. Mr. Cope enjoyed woodworking, 
landscaping, hunting and fishing. He loved his family reunions every 
year at Dale Hollow.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Edith 
Claborn Cope; son, Lester Cope; grandson, Jamie Cope; daughter-in-
law, Marcia Geesling Cope; sister, Gladys Cope.
Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Rockwell and husband Ray, 
Kathy Neal and husband Mark all of Livingston, and Carol Ray of 
Fishers, IN; son, Johnny Cope of Hilham; three brothers, Eugene Cope 
of Byrdstown, Wanza Cope and Leon Cope of Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 21 
great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home.

Joe Doyle Walker

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BYRDSTOWN--Joe Doyle Walker, 68 of Cove Creek Rd., Byrdstown passed 
away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at Celina Health and Rehab.
He was born Oct. 17, 1949 in Byrdstown to the late Titus and Matha 
Walker Walker. Mr. Walker was a farmer, was of the Baptist faith and 
lived all his life in Pickett Co.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah 
Ledbetter and Sarah Byrd; brother, Donald Walker; nephew, Steven 
Jordan; three brothers-in-law, Oren Ledbetter, Paul Jordan and James 
Byrd.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara McCormick Walker; daughter Kristy 
Walker Caudle and husband O.B., all of Byrdstown; two sons, Rick 
Walker of Byrdstown and Matt Walker and wife Christin of Hermitage 
Springs, TN; three sisters, Linnie Jordan of Byrdstown, Joyce Abbott 
and husband Palmer of Nashville and Edith Nicholas and husband Noble 
of Livingston; six grandchildren, Jessica Daley, Chelsey Walker, 
Brylee Walker, Dylan, Evan and Brett Caudle and the 7th on the way 
with the namesake; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Chloe. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, other 
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Eric Copass and Bro. Rick Cross officiating and 
burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dylan Caudle, Evan 
Caudle, David Hunter, Randy Buck, Jeff Walker and Ray Jordan. 
Honorary pallbearers were Steven Jordan and Brett Caudle. Special 
care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made 
at www.brownfuneralchapel. com.

Justine Ann
Winningham Jones

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BYRDSTOWN--Justine Ann Winningham Jones, 70 of Moodyville Rd., 
Byrdstown passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at her residence.
She was born Aug., 9, 1947 in Byrdstown to the late Dillard and Delza 
Odetta Adkins Winningham and lived all her life in Pickett Co. Mrs. 
Jones was a garment factory worker and a homemaker.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters, 
Shirley Sue Ort, Jane Winningham and Julie Yoder; brother, John 
Winningham.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie Jones; three sons, Dwight Jones 
and wife Marilyn, Roger Jones and wife Tina and Davey Jones all of 
Byrdstown; three sisters, Jewell Pritchett and husband J.D., Kay 
Rains and husband Bobby, all of Byrdstown and Janice Poore of Albany; 
two brothers, Jimmy Winningham and wife Sue, Rod Winningham and wife 
Jackie, all of Byrdstown; four grandchildren, Jeremy Jones, Kailyn 
Riddle, Jonah Jones and Kelsey Jones; four great-grandchildren, Tate 
Kyndrix, Jayce and Brynlee. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Winningham 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kyle Riddle, Jeremy Jones, Jonah Jones, 
David Pritchett, Jackie Pritchett and Anthony Winningham. Special 
care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made 
at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Lena Mae Cross

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COOKEVILLE--Funeral services for Lena Mae Cross, 84, of Cookeville 
were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Bloomington First 
Christian Church in Byrdstown, with Pastors Hillier Duke and Chris 
Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Cross Cemetery in 
Byrdstown. Ms. Cross passed away Dec. 2, 2017 in Cookeville.
She was born Nov. 15, 1933 in Byrdstown to the late John Lee and 
Sarah Holt Lee.
Lena loved dogs and cats, soap operas, The Golden Girls, The Oak 
Ridge Boys, Elvis, Def Leppard, Princess Diana and good food with her 
family. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart 
and was a member of the First Christian Church in Cookeville. She 
joined Earl Cross in marriage on Dec. 24, 1951 in Rossville, Georgia, 
and together built a legacy that will live on for many, many years. 
More than anything, with her Lord, she loved her family with all her 
heart. She called to sing happy birthday and sent a birthday card to 
all her family, every year, and never forgot.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Ada Holt Lee and John 
Leslie Lee; the love of her life, husband of 47 years, Earl Cross; 
daughter, Candra Nolan; son, Timothy Cross; brothers, William Howard, 
Thomas Harlan, James Herschel, Herbert Hoover, John Ervin and Gene 
Edward Lee; sisters, Nannie Elizabeth Flowers, Letha Ruth Thrasher, 
Alta Kathleen Jennings, Mary Lucille Lamott and Nellie Tennessee 
Morrow; daughter-in-law, Helen Stoops Cross; and son-in-law, David 
Copeland.
Lena is survived by her children, Deborah Copeland of Jamestown; 
Donald Cross and wife Jeri of Byrdstown; and Amy Phillips and husband 
Mike of Cookeville; grandchildren, Alex Storie and wife Amy, 
Monterey; Kevin Beaty and wife B.J. of Walnut Ridge, AR; Kim Cross of 
Byrdstown; Adam Beaty and wife Ashley of Jamestown; Mitchell Cross 
and wife Brooke, Byrdstown; Tyler Phillips and wife Twyla, 
Cookeville; Connor Phillips, Cookeville; Makayla Phillips, 
Cookeville; and Mark Egan of Sparta; great grandchildren, Abagael 
Beaty, Macy Egan, Brayden Beaty, Phillip Beaty, Wesley Cross, Hope 
Cross, Kaden Bass, Parker Beaty, Kason Beaty, and Denton Phillips; 
sisters, Bertha Cross, Clarkrange and Ruby Grace McCammack and 
husband Dennis, Martinsville, IN; son-in-law, Danny Nolan, 
Livingston; special niece, Barbara Coleman, Cookeville; special son, 
Tony Beaty, Jamestown; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other 
family and friends.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
You may share your thoughts or send condolences to the family by 
visiting www.presleyfuneralhome.com
Professional services provided by Presley Funeral Home (931)528-1044.
Larry A. Pritchard

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MUNCIE, IN--Larry A. Pritchard, 68 of Muncie, IN. and formerly of 
Pickett Co. passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 surrounded by his 
loving family.
He was born Oct. 22, 1949 in Forbus, TN to the late Willard Pritchard 
and Jessie Storie Pritchard Dudley. Mr. Pritchard entered in to the 
United States Army where he proudly served his country during the 
Vietnam War and married Brenda M. Bell on Dec. 21, 1968 in Muncie. He 
worked 35 years at Chrysler, a Union Official for 17 years and worked 
at Cardinal Hills Golf Course. Mr. Pritchard was a member of the 
Eagles Lodge #231, U.A.W. Local #371, V.F.W. and the American Legion. 
He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and working.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by son, Mark Anthony 
Pritchard; brothers, Crosier, Billy, Daniel and Lonnie Pritchard; 
step-sister Johnnie Bilbrey; step-mother, Delta Pritchard; nephew, 
Billy Jo Pritchard.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Pritchard; two children, Dayden 
Monroe and Larry "Rick" Pritchard, all of Muncie; grandchildren, 
Craig and Katie Monroe; half-brothers, Terry Pritchard and wife 
Virginia, Tony and Doug Pritchard; step-sister, Bonnie Reagan and 
husband Everett, all of Byrdstown; special friends, Dave Cline, Gary 
Guffey, Ray and Martha Kinder, Ronnie Monroe and several others. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 from the Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial in the 
Pritchard Cemetery. Military Honors were held at the graveside by the 
Hull-York DAV Ch.5. Pallbearers were Michael Pritchard, Chris Cook, 
Kenny West, John Reagan, Robert Reagan, Jerry Harrison and James 
West. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Larry to the 
American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, 
IN 42678 or American Lung Assoc., 115 Washington St., Suite 1180 
South, Indianapolis, IN 42604. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Alma Katherine Sells Smith

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BYRDSTOWN--Alma Katherine Sells Smith, 74 of Jones Chapel Rd. passed 
away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 17, 1943 in Albany, KY to the late John Cato and 
Hester Emogene Winningham Sells. Mrs. Smith was a factory worker, 
farmer and attended the Smyrna Church. Other than her parents she is 
preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Sells; grandchild, 
Justin Lee Smith; four sisters, Annabelle Sells, Nellie Ruth Wilson, 
Cleta Mae Sells and Katie Jean Edwards; brother, Jimmy Clayton Sells.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy J. Smith and wife Julia of 
Cummings, GA and Michael L. Smith and wife Shirley of Byrdstown; two 
sisters, Oleta Basicker of Murfreesboro and Judy Sells of Byrdstown; 
two brothers, Roger Sells of Byrdstown and Bill Sells of Franklin, 
IN; three grandchildren, Sara Corner (Ryan), Nikki Wright (Justin) 
and Josh Smith (Nikki); six great-grandchildren, Devin and Nina 
Corner, Jaxson and Alexis Smith, Isaac and Harper Wright. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Ivan Raley officiating and 
burial at Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Josh Smith, Justin 
Wright, Jason Sells, Steve Sells, Ryan Corner and Robert Mitchell. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

L.P. Perdue

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COOKEVILLE--L.P. Perdue, a beloved member of this community passed 
away on October 30, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center due to 
complications of pneumonia.
He was a master of many trades. There was no job too small or large 
for him to tackle and complete. Mr. Perdue owned and operated a 
sawmill for most of his life. He was also a master woodworker, 
builder, a drywall specialist, oil rig operator and a truly gifted 
human being. Mr. Perdue's hobbies were music, oil paintings, fishing 
and of course trading and farming was his favorite. His motto was to 
do your best no matter how big or small the task and he believed a 
professional would take a tough job and make it look easy. He was a 
member of  The Shepherd's Chapel of Gravette, AR.
Mr. Perdue is preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, 
Delia Mae Perdue and Edward Andrew Perdue of Pickett Co.; a brother 
and best friend, Wendle Perdue of Muncie, IN; three sisters, Jane 
Dulworth of Muncie, IN, Betty Slaughter of Bumpus Mills, TN and 
Chatie Masters of Muncie, IN; one son, Paul Perdue of Pall Mall.
Mr. Perdue is survived by his wife, Debra Kay Perdue of Byrdstown; 
brothers, James "Jim" Perdue and wife Linda of Pall Mall, Malcolm 
Perdue of Muncie and Ken Perdue of Redkey, IN; sisters, Hattie Bennet 
and husband Jerry of Muncie, Shirley King and husband Floyd of 
Oakville, IN and Sonna Dominick and husband Rick of Muncie; children, 
Rick, Mike, James and Edward all of Pickett Co; a bunch of grandkids.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Story 
Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Bro. Ledbetter will be playing a few songs and 
Bro. Tompkins will be officiating.
Alma Katherine Sells Smith

Jean Elizabeth Parris Bilbrey

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BYRDSTOWN--Jean Elizabeth Parris Bilbrey, 80 of Pickett Co. Care and 
Rehab passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
She was born February 8, 1937 in Byrdstown to the late Eugene and 
Laura B. Huddleston Parris. Mrs. Bilbrey was a past cook at B&K 
Grocery, a homemaker, a past employee with the Pickett Co. Health 
Dept. and a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph 
Bilbrey; stepson, Larry Bilbrey; step grandson, Joey Bilbrey; 
brother, Glenn Parris.
Survivors include her daughter, Patty King and husband Gary of 
Byrdstown; son, Joe Storie and wife Susan of Plant City, FL; two step 
daughters, Debbie Lee and Wanda King; step daughter-in-law, Loretta 
Bilbrey, all of IN; sister, Diane Bilbrey and husband Mike of 
Byrdstown; four grandchildren, Laura Beth Reagan, Joseph King, Hannah 
and Evan Storie; two step grandchildren, Kerri and Toni; four great-
grandchildren, Noah and Chloe King, John Parker and Eli Reagan. Also 
survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and a host 
of friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Stephen Bilbrey and Bro. John Stone speaking and burial 
at Parris Cemetery. Pallbearers were Noah King, John Parker Reagan, 
Eli Reagan, A.C. Bilbrey, Barton Parris and Eugene Parris. Honorary 
pallbearers were James Parris, Charles Parris, Jerry Parris and Gary 
Parris. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Garrett Mckendre Suiter

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BYRDSTOWN--Garrett Mckendre Suiter, 26 of Lakeside Rd., Byrdstown 
passed away on November 17, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his 
loving family as he met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born October 14, 1991 in Nashville to Brandon and Lisa Garrett 
Suiter. Garrett was a member of and attended Bloomington Christian 
Church, where he was active with the church's youth group. Christ in 
Youth (CIY) and Tennessee Christian Teen Conference (TCTC) were among 
his favorite activities. In 2010 he graduated from Pickett County 
High School ranking third in his class. In December 2014 he received 
a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Tennessee Technological 
University. Garrett was an avid reader, a collector of books and 
loved to travel with his family. He is preceded in death by his 
grandparents Maxie Garrett, Miles and Dorothy Suiter.
Survivors include his parents, Brandon and Lisa Suiter; sister and 
best-friend, Jane Anne Suiter; grandmother Lucy Garrett; special 
aunt, Dorothy Garrett, known as "Sissy" all of Byrdstown; aunts, Gina 
Wilbur (Clark) and Lee Ann Herndon (Bob) all of Palmyra, TN; cousins, 
Christine Lang, Brittany Lang Soeder, Isaac and Miles Wilbur. Also 
survived by other cousins, great uncles and aunts.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 
Bloomington Christian Church with Bro. Stevan McClure officiating and 
burial at Vann's Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Garrett, 
Clark Wilbur, Bob Herndon, Chuck Luttrell, Isaac Wilbur and Miles 
Wilbur. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Garrett, Willard Winningham, 
Tony Poore and Adam Davidson. Donations may be made in Garrett's name 
to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Fund or to Bloomington Christian Church. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Brenda Lee Sawyer


BYRDSTOWN--Brenda Lee Sawyer, 57 of Asberry Dr., Byrdstown passed 
away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1960 in Nashville, IN. and was an engineer.
Survivors include her father, Harrison Lee Sawyer of Wichita Falls, 
TX; one sister, Mary Ann Cooper and one brother, Jeffery Scott 
Sawyer, both of Calhoun Falls, SC.
The family has chosen cremation with no memorial service planned at 
this time. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Carlos Earl Coe

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NASHVILLE--Carlos Earl Coe, 82, passed away Nov. 11, 2017.
Carlos was born on March 14, 1935 in Byrdstown. He was a member of 
Westwood Baptist Church. He was a 39 year employee of the V.A. 
Hospital in Nashville, and a U.S. Army veteran.
Carlos was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Coe, his 
parents; Carlos and Mary Coe, and brothers Ray and Tom Coe.
Carlos leaves to cherish his memory; son, Jack Richard Coe (Luann), 
daughters, Patricia Young (Henry) and Rhonda Graham (William); a 
special son-in-law, Ricky Brooks; grandchildren; Bradley and Kristy 
Valentine, Erica (Tad) and Brittany Coe, Shelby Brooks, Caroline 
Hudson (Dustin), and Joshua and Denali Graham, a great-granddaughter, 
Kira Coe, and grand puppy, Sweetie Pie. Carlos is also survived by 
his sister, Mary Allison (Paul), sisters-in-law, Betty Coe and Janet 
Clark (Kelly), seven nephews, three nieces, and a host of other 
relatives.
A celebration of Carlos’s life will be conducted by Dr. Robert E. 
Hammer and John Richardson, at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 
2017, with burial at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. The family would 
like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lakeshore the 
Meadows in Bellevue.

Leta Pierce


Leta Pierce was born on May 14, 1925 in Oak Grove, Tennessee, the 
oldest of seven children, daughter of Ina and Hassel Winningham. She 
married Clyde Pierce of Byrdstown on May 23, 1942, and celebrated 
nearly 62 years of marriage before his death in January, 2004.
Clyde and Leta, like many, moved to Michigan seeking better economic 
opportunities and lived there most of their married lives. Together 
they built a life centered around their church and family, and were 
able to enjoy their home, travel, and raising their two daughters, 
June (spouse, Charles Ballard) and Janet. Janet pre-deceased them in 
1985.
Leta lived a life characterized by hard work, generosity and 
faithfulness. She was a tireless caregiver to her family, including 
the difficult times through the illnesses of her daughter and 
husband, and the joyful times caring for her great-nephews. Her hands 
were never idle. A meticulous housekeeper, she also took great pride 
in her garden that fed her extended family, friends and neighbors. 
She had the gift of hospitality, and loved to cook for others. Her 
chocolate pie was a favorite of many. She was happiest baking, 
arranging flowers, or anticipating the arrival of company. She was a 
skillful manager and organizer, with great attention to detail, 
whether in her home life, work as a beautician, or her appearance. 
She believed in dressing up for church, and took to heart her 
mother’s teachings that one should “Do as well as they looked”. 
“Sister Pierce” was a woman of great faith who knew, loved and served 
her Lord.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother, taking particular pride in her three grandchildren and 
four great grandchildren, Allison (children William and Eleanor), 
Emily (spouse, Lisa, children Kate and Eric) and Andrew Pierce 
(spouse, Katelynn). She loved her brothers Lester, Albert and Donald, 
and her sisters, Louise and Joy. She often commented that her sisters-
in-law felt like her own sisters. She cared about her son-in-law Bill 
Youatt as her own son, until his passing in 2006. Her last visit to 
her Tennessee home and family was in May 2017.
She was the family matriarch, with enormous influence on three 
generations. Her sayings and advice will be remembered and often 
repeated. The ways she cared for those she loved will be practiced 
and carried on.
Those wishing to honor her memory may choose to donate to the William 
G. Youatt Scholarship Fund (Michigan State University), Sparrow 
Hospital Home Hospice, or the MSU Student Organic Farm Barn Fund 
(Michigan State University).

Patsy Ann Whittenburg


PANAMA CITY, FL--Patsy Ann Whittenburg, 68 of Vernon, passed from 
this life on October 26, 2017 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center 
in Panama City, Florida.
Patsy was born on Feb. 2, 1949 in Moodyville to the late Kenneth and 
Geneva (West) Whittenburg. A retired car saleswoman, she had lived in 
the Florida panhandle for the previous ten years since moving from 
Okeechobee. She was known for her giving spirit, often helping the 
homeless and honoring those in the military when she was able. She 
enjoyed playing games on her computer and traveling the country. Her 
greatest love was her family, and she was very articulate in letting 
them know how great that love was.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Geneva 
Whittenburg; brother: Ralph Whittenburg; three sisters, Dean Rhule, 
Lorraine Whittenburg, Leedale Schafer.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Perreira of Vernon, Florida; 
daughter: Melinda Cross of Albany, Ky.; two sons: Randy Lee and wife 
Lisa of New Castle, In.; Buddy Powell and wife Julie of Allen, Texas; 
two brothers, Walter Whittenburg and wife Pat of Springfield, 
Tennessee, Jack Whittenburg and wife Phyllis of Byrdstown; three 
sisters, Virginia Branum of Cookeville; Bonnie Bowman and husband 
Dellios of Cookeville; Janice Stenson of Algood; 11 grandchildren; 
five great grandchildren.
Memorialization will be by cremation with Obert Funeral Home of 
Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.
 

Richard Eugene Breeding

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BYRDSTOWN--Richard Eugene Breeding, 77 of Faix Rd. passed away 
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at the Overton Co. Health and Rehab. He was 
born March 20, 1940 in Louisville, KY to the late Theorde and Hattie 
Waldridge Breeding. Mr. Breeding has lived in Pickett County since 
1992 and he was a maintenance worker in heating, cooling and electric.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, 
Edna Breeding; second wife, Mary Breeding; two daughters, Marla Kay 
Breeding and Donna Bartylak; two brothers and nine sisters.
Survivors include daughter, Angela Thompson; step-daughter, Theresa 
Wilkins, both of Byrdstown; two sons, Richard "Rick" Eugene Breeding, 
Jr. of Byrdstown and Charles Justin "C.J." Breeding, San Antonio, TX; 
step-son, Frank Tully of MI; sister, Doris Ridge of Salem, In.; 
several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by 
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service was held 
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Moodyville Community Center. Special 
care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made 
at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Roy Dean Walker

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BYRDSTOWN--Roy Dean Walker, 63 of Lee Spur Rd., Byrdstown passed away 
Monday, October 16, 2017 at his residence.
He was born August 22, 1954 in Muncie, IN to the late Glenn and 
Pauline Lee Walker. Mr. Walker was a past Fleet Guard employee, a 
motorcycle mechanic with Cookeville Honda and lived most of his life 
in Pickett Co.
Survivors include his wife, Melody King Walker of Byrdstown; 
daughter, Brandy Jones, Lexington, KY; brother, Ricky Walker and wife 
Margaret of Clarkrange; three grandchildren, Gunter and Sage 
Albertson and Nicholas Perry Jones; two great-grandchildren, Easton 
Cole Albertson and Elizabeth Faulkenberry. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Steven Thorton officiating and burial at Edgefield 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allen King, Roger Amonett, Larry Merkley, 
Garfield Pemberton, George Pemberton, Roger Walker, Rick Upchurch and 
William Alsip. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Earnest Doyle Pierce



BYRDSTOWN--Earnest Doyle Pierce, 70 of Harrison Rd. Byrdstown passed 
away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 29, 1947 in Cookeville to the late Noah Arkley and 
Vera Mae Neal Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Bloomington 
Christian Church, past member of the Byrdstown Jaycees and a garment 
factory employee. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by 
sister, June Marie Harvey.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Lee Duvall Pierce; daughter, 
Elizabeth Jane Ward; two sons, Earnest Lee Pierce and wife Tammie, 
Richard Adam Pierce and wife Emily; brother, Guinn Que Pierce; seven 
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from Neal 
Cemetery with Bro. Stevan McClure officiating. Mr. Pierce had 
requested a private service after his passing. Special care provided 
by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Col. Daniel Houston Parris

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BURKE, VA--Colonel Daniel Houston Parris, 88, of Lake Ridge, 
Virginia, passed away June 4, 2017, in Burke, Virginia, surrounded by 
his five children, grandchildren and great grandchild.
Known as Houston to his family in Cookeville and Byrdstown he was 
born on the family farm in Byrdstown, on March 31, 1929, the seventh 
of 14 children. He was predeceased in 2007 by his beloved wife of 50 
years, Connie Cole Parris. Dan retired from the US Air Force in 1979 
after 28 years of service. He flew fighter jet combat missions in 
Korea and over 200 night missions in Vietnam. He commanded the famous 
Night Owl Squadron, the 497th out of Ubon, Thailand, in 1969, earning 
the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star. He commanded the 
48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of Langley, Virginia, in 1970 
through 1972, bringing his command to win the coveted Hughes Trophy 
awarded to the best Fighter Squadron in the Air Force. He graduated 
with a BS degree from Tennessee Tech and degrees from the Air Command 
and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as from the Naval 
War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as Air Defense 
Advisor to the US Ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, and also 
as Director of Communications in NORAD’s Combat Operations Center in 
Cheyenne
Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was awarded numerous 
commendation medals for performance during his career. Upon 
retirement he and his wife owned a large working ranch in Westcliffe, 
Colorado until relocating to Virginia to be closer to family.
He was predeceased by his father, Cosby Lansden Parris, his mother, 
Susan Cope Parris, his brothers, Ulysses Samuel Parris, Winfield 
Scott Parris, Joseph Edgar Parris, Charles Lansden Parris, his 
sisters, Opal Dean White, Orella Bell Knight, Doris Arlene Vitale, 
Eula Mae Kerchner and Della Sue Lynn and his daughter-in-law, Michele 
Champeau Parris.
He is survived by his brothers, Jerry Roger Parris and Wayne “Buddy” 
Parris, sisters Clara Lou Eckel, Emla Faye Wilson, his children, 
Randy Parris Kendrick, Cindi
Parris Godino, Kristy Parris Smith, Darcy Ann Parris Hughes, and 
Daniel Houston Parris II as well as his children-in-law, Ken 
Kendrick, Scott Godino, Sid Smith, Nolan Hughes and Erin Parris. 
“Papa” was proud of his
11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 
8, 2017. Services will start at 11 a.m. at the Old Post Chapel on 
Fort Myer. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson.org.

Ralph Neal

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KNOXVILLE--Ralph Neal of Knoxville, 92, passed away peacefully at his 
home October 8, 2017. He was a retired accountant, businessman, real 
estate investeror, past owner of the Star Point Restaurant at Dale 
Hollow Lake with his wife Doris, and a WWII veteran.
Ralph was born Nov. 7, 1924 in the Bloomington Community of Pickett 
County. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in July, 1943 and assigned 
to Company A,141st Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division. After 
basic training, Ralph married Doris Inez Copeland of Bloomington on 
Sept. 30, 1943, just days before shipping out for overseas. Ralph was 
wounded in combat at the Rapido River, Monte Cassino, Italy in 
January of 1944 and reported missing in action. He was captured by 
German forces and held as a Prisoner of War for 15 months. He was 
honorably discharged on Nov. 11, 1945 and returned to Byrdstown to be 
with Doris. He received the Good Conduct Medal, European, African, 
Middle East Campaign Medal, Infantry Combat Medal, Purple Heart, and 
Oak Leaf Cluster.       
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Foster A. and Perilda 
Clementine (Cope) Neal, brothers Hubert and Herbert Neal who died at 
birth, brother Frank Neal, sisters Estelle Coop, Paulie Amonett, and 
Tella Mae Matheny.
He is survived by his wife, Doris (Copeland) Neal, sister Nellie 
Garrett of Muncie, IN, daughter Janie Neal of Knoxville, son Randy 
Neal and wife Michele of Knoxville, daughter Pamela Esther Neal 
Almeling of Knoxville, grandsons Jason Neal Almeling of Knoxville and 
Austin Neal Almeling of Troy, MO, and several nieces and nephews. 
Ralph was a member of the First Baptist Church in Knoxville for more 
than 60 years. He was a past member of the Civitan and Optimist 
volunteer service clubs, treasurer for the Tennessee School for the 
Deaf PTA, and served as past secretary and treasurer of the Smoky 
Mountain Chapter of the American Ex-POW veterans' service 
organization. Ralph was a beloved brother, husband, father and 
grandfather who worked hard all his life to serve his country and 
provide a better life for his family. He was well respected by all 
who knew him and dearly loved by his family who will miss him.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 
from the Wolf River United Baptist Church with burial in the Amonett 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Neal, Jason Neal Almeling, Austin 
Neal Almeling, Kelly Amonette, Jerry Copeland, and Larry Storie.
 

Betty Jo Flowers Ford

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BYRDSTOWN--Betty Jo Flowers Ford, 80 of Cordell Hull Memorial Dr., 
Byrdstown passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at her residence.
She was born June 8, 1937 in Byrdstown to the late Walter "Pee 
Waddle" and Martha Garrett Flowers. Mrs. Ford was a garment factory 
worker and was of the Baptist faith.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Glen 
Ford; son, Marty Ford; three sisters, Gladys Brannum, Kathleen and 
Emogene Ford; son-in-law, Jim Beaty.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Beaty of Monroe and Donna Ford 
of Jamestown; son, Timmy Ford and wife Carol; sister, Anna Mae 
Matheny all of Byrdstown; eight grandchildren, Brandon Ford, Toby 
Beaty, Brooke Masiongale, Travis Ford, Jill Ford, Matthew Ford, Jacob 
Ford and Christopher Ford; 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by 
nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Daniel Masiongale 
officiating with burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis 
Ford, Brandon Ford, Matthew Ford, Jacob Ford, Christopher Ford and 
Toby Beaty. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Tami Gay Scroggins Conner

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MONROE--Tami Gay Scroggins Conner, 51 of Cope Cemetery Rd., Monroe 
passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born March 10, 1966 in Indiana to Walter and Loretta Dragoo 
Scroggins. Mrs. Conner was a registered nurse and a member of the 
Maupin Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Scroggins; son, Jeremy 
Conner; brother, Boyd Scroggins: grandson, Nathaniel Farr; and father-
in-law, Albert Conner.
Survivors include her husband, Elbert "Chico" Conner of Byrdstown; 
daughter, Tabatha Boswell and husband Brian of Rickman; son, Daniel 
Conner and wife Amber of Hilham; mother, Loretta Scroggins of 
Jamestown; mother-in-law, Aletha Conner of Byrdstown; six sisters, 
Gail Garrett of Monterey, Sheri Hicks, Jeni Ledbetter, Christy 
Strunk, Janel Crabtree and Teresa Draughn, all of Jamestown; two 
brothers, Marty Scroggins of Orlando, FL and Lloyd Scroggins of 
Jamestown; six grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other 
family members and friends.
A memorial service is set for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 
from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Howard Scroggins officiating. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Carol Ann Storie



SMITHVILLE--Carol Ann Storie, 65, Smithville, passed away Thursday 
afternoon at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.
She was born Dec. 31, 1951 to her parents, the late Donald and Opal 
Manis Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 
a son, James Casey Reagan and a brother, Bob Skeen. Carol was a 
member of Covenant Baptist Church and worked as a secretary in the 
automotive factory industry.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 33 years, James W. 
"George" Storie of Smithville; seven children, Christie (Sean) Driver 
of Liberty; Scott (Dana) Reagan of Lafayette; James Bryan Storie of 
Smithville; Stephen Wayne Storie of Murfreesboro; Christopher Todd 
Storie of Smithville; Troy Lee Storie of Livingston; Tamara (Jason) 
Murphy of Smithville; 13 grandchildren, Garrett, Luke and Ben Driver, 
Stephen (Kaitlin) Reagan, Shawn Reagan, Nicholas Reagan, Dylan 
(Kayla) Reagan, Natasha (Chris) Pryor, William, Matthew and Nathaniel 
Storie, Nixon and Addison Murphy; four great-grandchildren, Casen 
Reagan, Nora, Brody and Camilla Pryor; a brother, Mike Skeen of 
Cowan, IN; and half-brother, Larry Matheny of Muncie, IN.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at DeKalb 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Thomason and Bro. Kenneth Clayton 
officiating and burial to follow in the Clark Cemetery in Byrdstown 
with Bro. Tommy Davis officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge 
of the arrangements.
 

Loxie L. Dowdy



FORT COLLINS, CO--Loxie L. Dowdy, 87, of Ft. Collins passed away 
August 30, 2017. She was born July 13, 1930 to Shirdy and Mary Ann 
Dowdy in Byrdstown. She was one of ten children born during the 
depression years. Loxie was a free spirit who always wore angel pins. 
She will be remembered for smile, hugs, and kisses.
Loxie attended elementary school in a one room school house in 
Byrdstown. She left Tennessee and lived with two older sisters in 
Muncie, Indiana. There she helped in the households with housekeeping 
and child care. She attended high school there and graduated from 
Royerton High School in 1950 in Muncie. After graduation, she lived 
at the YWCA in Muncie, and had part time work in a silverware factory 
and also an ice cream factory. While living at the YWCA, she listened 
to a talk by an Army Recruiter. She enlisted in the USAF in 1952 and 
retired in 1974 from Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. She 
attended a school for cooks at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and later a 
school for assignment in the administrative career field with duty as 
postal clerk in Hawaii. Her last assignment was to Lowry Air Force 
Base, Colorado, as First Sergeant of the 3439th Student Squadron 
which contained all female personnel coming from basic training at 
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to attend schooling in technical 
fields at Lowry. She was the first ATC Lady graduate of the USAF 
Senior NCO Academy at Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama in July 1973. 
She was awarded the AF Commendation Medal in 1970 and the First Oak 
Leaf Cluster in 1974. She retired in 1974 as a Senior Master Sergeant 
with several awards and medals. She moved to Red Feather Lakes in 
1986 for ten years and finally to Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Loxie met her partner in the Air Force and have been committed 
relationship for 45 years. They signed a Civil Unions on April of 
2014 and were married on Nov. 10, 2014 at the county courthouse in 
Ft. Collins.
She attended WAF Association Reunions at various locations in the 
USA. Loxie also attended the Foothills Unitarian Church in Ft. Collins.
Survivors include her spouse, Lucille D. Laugesen of Ft. Collins; two 
brothers, Cecil Dowdy and Lonzi Dowdy (Diana), Byrdstown; three 
sisters, Edna Cross of New Castle, Indiana, Joretta Jones of 
Knightstown, Indiana; and Phyllis Whitt (Don) of Byrdstown.
Preceding Loxie in death are her brothers, Hershel and Virgil Dowdy 
and two sisters, Cordy Rose “Kay” Leslie and Clara Bell Boyer.
A private graveside service with full military honors will be held at 
Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado at a later date. 
Contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice in care of Bohlender 
Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Ft. Collins, CO 80524.

 

Bradley "Brad" Stephen Farmer


BYRDSTOWN--Bradley "Brad" Stephen Farmer, 63 of Moodyville Rd. passed
away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at The Medical Center of Albany.
He was born Feb. 8, 1954 in Bloomington, IN to the late Donald and
Edith Walden Farmer. Mr. Farmer was a bail bondsman, referee and
loved sports. He lived most of his life in Spencer, IN and lived the
past four years in Pickett County.
Survivors include two daughters, Matty Farmer and husband Chris Beaty
of Byrdstown; Natalie Owens and husband Quinton of Nashville; two
step daughters, Samantha Riffel and husband Robert of San Diego, CA;
and Carrie Atwood of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers, Mike and Bob
Farmer of Spencer, IN; six grandchildren, Maci Beaty, Lexie Atwood,
Ethan Riffel, Jonas Riffel, Silas Riffel and Nylah Owens. Also
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 from Brown Funeral
Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and cremation to follow after
services. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Viola Carolyn Anderson Tidrow


BYRDSTOWN--Viola Carolyn Anderson Tidrow, 76 of Hassler Loop passed
away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at her residence.
She was born July 16, 1941 in Pickett Co. to the late Ed and Eunice
Smith Anderson. Mrs. Tidrow was a housewife, attended the Wolf River
United Baptist Church, lived most of her life in Indiana and the last
26 years in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by brother, James
"Chink" Anderson; great-niece, Emmy Anderson; two brothers-in-law,
William Swift and Daniel Latham.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Tidrow of Byrdstown; two
sisters, Willow Jean Swift of Doyle, TN and Brenda Latham of
Byrdstown; two brothers, Curtis "Sonny" Anderson and wife Gwenith of
Pall Mall and Dr. Roy Anderson and wife Martha of Cookeville; very
special niece, Cheryl Swift Webster. Also survived by nieces,
nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral services were held
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy
Tompkins officiating and burial in the Tidrow Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Ed Anderson, James Anderson, Jody Webster, Steve Webster, Mike
Smith, Seth Webster, Chad Marcum, Josh Anderson, Mike Beaty and Ben
Anderson. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Mary Ruth Cope Ferrell


BYRDSTOWN--Mary Ruth Cope Ferrell, 82, of Bob Neal Lane passed away 
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at her residence.
She was born May 16, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late James Lloyd and 
Ora Ina Crouch Cope. Mrs. Ferrell was a factory worker, farmer, 
housewife, member of the Bloomington Christian Church and lived all 
her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters, 
Bonnie Louise Cope and Bea Butler; three brothers, J.E. Cope, William 
"Bill" Cope and Curtis Cope.
Survivors include her husband Charles Ferrell of Byrdstown; two 
daughters, Sue Davis and husband Scott of Liberty, TN and Teresa 
Bowden and husband Chad of Monterey; son, James Ferrell of Byrdstown; 
two sisters, Martha Simmons and husband J.R. of Byrdstown and Cue 
Storie and husband Delbert of Johnson City, TN; brother, Robert Cope 
and wife Marion of Crossville; six grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members 
and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 from Brown 
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Steve McClure 
officiating and burial in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were 
Craig Norris, Tony Cross, Darryl Winningham, Don Winnginham, Jim 
Cross and Wendell Crouch.  Special care provided by Brown Funeral 
Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Robert Joseph Porter

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BYRDSTOWN--Robert Joseph Porter, better known as Bob, 83 of 
Eucalyptus Rd. passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Livingston 
Regional Hospital. He was a dock manager and a Veteran of the U.S. 
Air Force and Navy.
Mr. Porter was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Guy M. 
and Mary Louise Hummell Porter.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by daughter, Anita Kay 
Porter; brother, Thomas G. Porter; two sisters, Margie Heffner and 
Virginia Dugan.
Survivors include his wife, Delsie Keen Porter of Byrdstown; 
daughter, Debra Louise Carter, Cookeville; two sons, Robert C. Porter 
and wife, Diann, Lizton, IN and Cody Bob Porter and wife Brittney, 
Byrdstown; three sisters, Lorraine McElfresh, Georgetown, KY; Shirley 
Allsttater,  Harrison, OH; and Delores Roca, Ocala, FL; eight 
grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, other family members and friends.
The family has chosen cremation with no memorial service planned at 
this time. Special care provided by Brown funeral Chapel. Online 
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Edward Johnny "EJ" Jones

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BYRDSTOWN--Mr. Edward Johnny "EJ" Jones, 81, left this life on 
Tuesday, August 8th passing peacefully in Livingston Regional 
Hospital with family there with him.
He was born April 6, 1936 in Pickett County to Cliant and Pearl 
Gunter Jones. His mother held a special place in his heart.
EJ grew up with an older sister Norma who passed away in December and 
younger siblings Ann, Jackie, Sharon and Jerry. He had a brother, 
Lindell Eugene, who passed away as an infant. He was a veteran of the 
United States Army, a brick mason, carpenter and truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, infant brother, son 
and grandson and nephew, Jeffrey McCane.
He is the father of Edward Johnny Jones, Jr. who passed away at 
birth, daughter Melinee Green and husband Dana, and son Barry Jones. 
The mother of his children is Kathryn Crockett.
EJ was proud of his seven grandkids and eight great grandkids: 
Tabitha Lee, husband Brian and daughters Jada and Jordan, Jerimiah 
Jones who passed away May 1990; Sarah Jones and daughter Annalei; 
Misty Smith, husband Blake, son Brandon and daughter Laklynn who will 
be born in early December; Caleb Jones and daughter Lily; Mindy Green 
and daughter Rayelee; Jedidiah Jones and daughter Lola. Jed has 
followed in his PaPa's footsteps and joined the Army. He was also an 
uncle to 17 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
EJ enjoyed spending time with his family, and loved it when the 
grandkids came to visit. He also enjoyed listening to music and 
sitting in his front porch swing.
Melinee, Dana and Barry cared for their dad for over 10 years making 
sure he had the best quality of life. However, EJ struggled with 
dementia the last several years. For the past year and a half he was 
a resident of Pickett Care & Rehab. His body was tired and had 
struggled enough.
EJ was saved Sept. 17, 1970 and baptized Sept. 27, 1970 and had made 
peace with the Lord.
EJ was laid to rest Friday August 11, 2017, in the Beaty Cemetery in 
Moodyville with military honors and with Bro. Rick Cross officiating.
Pallbearers were Caleb Jones, Jedidiah Jones, Jerry Jones, Josh 
Jones, Brian Lee, James Cross, Mike McCane.  Honorary pallbearers 
were Brandon Smith, Blake Smith, Davey Jones, Dwight Jones, Roger 
Jones, Gary Cross, Steve McCane.
Services provided by Mundy Funeral Home Jamestown.

Robert Darryl York

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DUNCAN, OK--Robert Darryl York, "Robby", 51 of Allen St., Duncan, OK 
and formerly of Pickett County passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at 
Duncan Regional Hospital.
He was born August 9, 1965 in Dayton, OH to the late William Ben and 
Linda Sue Beaty York. Mr. York was a Veteran serving in the U.S. 
Army, and was a member of Masonic Lodge in Louisiana and E.S. Army 
retired.
Survivors include his wife Michelle Storie York, Duncan, OK; two 
daughters, Shaston York and husband Kevin Salie of Duncan and Toni 
Wylie and husband Rickey of Comanche, OK; one son, Shane York and 
wife Paige of Lawton, OK; sister, Melinda VanMeter and husband Joe of 
Bradyville, TN; seven grandchildren, Kassidy, Jackson and Tipton 
Salie, AnnaBell, Alyssa and Emily Wylie and Alana York; cousins, 
Rebecca Lee and husband Michael, Billy Duvall. Also survived by 
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and 
friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Arnold Moon officiating and burial at Red Hill 
Church of Christ Cemetery. The Military served as the pallbearers. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Ola Mae Storie Westfall

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NEW CONCORD, OH--Ola Mae Storie Westfall, 92, of New Concord, passed 
away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Beckett House in New Concord.
She was born on May 1, 1925 in Byrdstown, a daughter of the late 
Clarence Storie and Laura Walker Storie.
Mrs. Westfall attended Mt. Hermon Church. She had worked at Firestone 
in Akron, OH.
Ola is preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Bernard H. 
Westfall on Sept. 22, 2008; a son, Terry Westfall; four brothers, 
Willard Storie, Hoover Storie, Glen Storie and Doyle Storie; and two 
sisters, Jessie Dudley and Glee Westfall.
She is survived by a daughter, Marsha K. Rayl of Greensburg; son, 
Mike Westfall of Ravenna; six grandchildren, Michelle, Brian, Shawn, 
Joshua, Christopher, Mariah; 12 great grandchildren, including 
Brandon and Zoey Mae; and a sister, Peggy McFarland of Kentucky.
The funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bundy-Law 
Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Ola's online 
tribute wall may be viewed and signed at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com.
 

Linda "Susie" Batt

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MUNCIE, IN--Linda "Susie" Batt, 66 of Muncie, IN. passed away July 6, 
2017 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 8, 1950 in Livingston to the late Oren and Juanita 
Wood. Mrs. Batt attended Wesdel High School and then started her 
family. She married her loving husband Mike on Sept. 24, 1967. She 
raised four daughters and grandson Scotty Batt, while working and 
taking care of the home. Mrs. Batt enjoyed time with her many 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed Friday night 
date with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Robert "Mike" Batt; four daughters, 
Patty Batt, Connie (Jeff) Hurst, Rebeca (Jay) Jessee and Wendy 
(Kenny) Brown; three sisters and one brother; nine grandchildren and 
nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, 2017 at Parson Mortuary 
with burial at the Gardens of Memory. Online condolences may be made 
in care to the family at www.parsonmortuary.com.

Edward Wesley Parrott


KENNEWICK, WA--Edward Parrott, 79 of Kennewick, WA, formerly of 
Overton County, passed away on April 23, 2017 in Richland, WA.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1937 in Wirmingham, TN to Hatton and Pearl 
(Clark) Parrott. He joined the United States Air Force in 1957 and 
retired after serving 20 years. He was mainly stationed at Barksdale 
AFB and later moved to Gainesvile, FL before moving to WA. Ed enjoyed 
woodworking and riding his recumbent bike around his neighborhood.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather C.L. (KO) 
Mullins, and brother-in-law, Shirley (Shird) Ford.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 48 years, Jo, three stepsons 
David Garza of Richland, WA, Brian Garza of Humble, TX; Gary Fogg of 
CA; brother, Keith (Tootie) Parrott; sister, SueElla Ford; nephews, 
nieces, and other relatives.
The family chose cremation with a memorial remembrance service on May 
20, 2017 at the Bellerive Community Center in WA. Ed’s ashes will be 
returned to Tennessee to be placed at his family plot at the 
Wirmingham Cemetery on July 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Kenneth Wayne Stephenson


BYRDSTOWN--Kenneth Wayne Stephenson, 57 of Taylor Dr., Byrdstown
passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
He was born in Sevierville, TN in 1959 to the late Clifford B. and
Daisy Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson was the youngest of four children
and brother to Keith, Linda and Junior Stephenson. He grew up in
Byrdstown where he was affectionately known as "Tiny " to his family
and friends. After graduation from Pickett Co. High School in 1977 he
joined the military. Mr. Stephenson made the decision to serve our
country as his father and brothers had made before him. He served in
the United States Air Force from 1977-1980, was a factory worker and
welder.
Mr. Stephenson was a quiet man who listened carefully, thought deeply
and held firm to his beliefs. He was kind, generous and forgiving. He
was intelligent and had an exceptional knowledge of the Bible,
because he was a daily student of God's word. Mr. Stephenson was a
member of the Red Hill Church of Christ. He wished that all people
would have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death and brother, Keith P.
Stephenson.
Survivors include sister, Linda Sims and husband John of Cookeville;
brother, Junior Stephenson and wife Doris of Byrdstown; four aunts,
Ruby Taylor, Chrystell Griffin, Deane Mullins and Carol Mullins. Also
survived by several cousins and other family members.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Brown Funeral
Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Brent Clark officiating and
burial in the Cookeville City Cemetery with Military honors.
Pallbearers were John Clark, Dan and Jamie Guffey, Doug, Seth and
Tyler Garrett, Carter and Craig Martin, J. Will Taylor, Rex Tompkins,
Wayne Robbins and William David Smith. Honorary pallbearers were
close family and friends.
Special care was provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences
may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Robert W. "Bob" Stoner



LIVINGSTON--Robert W. "Bob" Stoner, 78 of Livingston passed away July 
3, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Hawkins Stoner; two daughters, 
Julie Brown and husband Scott; Jodi Gasion and husband Andrew; 
brother, Raymond Stoner; three grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Livingston 
Funeral Home Chapel and burial at Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Sawyer Grace Davenport


PICKETT COUNTY--Infant Sawyer Grace Davenport of Pickett County 
passed away on July 9, 2017 at the Erlanger Medical Center in 
Chattanooga.
She was born on July 7, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center.
Survivors include her mother, Cecilia Davenport; two sisters, Neveah 
and IzzaBella Davenport; grandmother, Tammy King; great-grandmother, 
Ora Buck. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and 
family members.
She is preceded in death by grandfather, Terry King and great-
grandfather Kelly Buck.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 9, 2017 from the chapel of 
Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Joe Wiles officiating and 
burial in the Tompkins Cemetery.

Lester Hoy Lee

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Byrdstown--Lester Hoy Lee, better known as "Pete", 78, Pickett Care 
and Rehab, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.
He was born April 21, 1939 in Pickett Co, to Earnest and Nannie 
(Holt) Lee. Mr. Lee was a factory worker and a past Pickett Co. 
Highway Dept. employee. He was a member of the Bloomington Christian 
Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Earnest and Nannie Lee and 
his wife Peggy (Beaty) Lee; two sisters: Carolyn Coffee and Kathleen 
Reynolds and brother, Preston Lee.
Survivors include: son, Thomas Lee and wife Rebecca of Clarksville, 
TN; three sisters: Mary Mitchell of Byrdstown; Joyce Fryar of Pall 
Mall; Betty Mills of Knoxville, TN; five brothers: Homer Lee of Pall 
Mall; George Lee, Byrdstown,;Benton Lee, Byrdstown; Thurston Lee of 
Crossville and Jim Lee of Lebanon, TN. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Mike Allen officiating and burial at Lovelady-Sims 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas Lee, Kenny Beaty, Tom Beaty, Tyler 
Garrett, Tommy Fryar and William Fryar. Honorary Pallbearer: Preston 
Lee.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

Martha Sue Cross

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HENDERSONVILLE, TN--Martha Sue Cross, 70, Hendersonville, passed away 
on Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother and Nana.
She loved her family more than anything else. She was loved by all 
and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Eva Bandy; 
brothers, Sgt. Richard Bandy and David Bandy; and son-in-law, Chris 
Ditterline.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Randall Cross; children, 
Susan (Greg) Howard, Martin (Lesa) Cross and Shiela (Matt) Brewer; 
brothers and sisters, Mary Huddleston of Byrdstown; William "Bill" 
Bandy and Robert (Linda) Bandy, both of Madison; and Margaret (Wayne) 
Morris of Gallatin; grandchildren Michael (Kheela) Ditterline, Kyle 
(Jessica) Brewer, Jacob Durham, Ryan Cross, Katelyn Brewer, Megan 
(Hunter) Dixon, Brent Cross and Lucas Durham; great-grandchildren, 
Savannah and Riley Brewer.
Services were conducted by Dr. Bruce Chesser. Grandsons served as 
pallbearers. Interment was at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Services entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

Charles Terry Reeder
 

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BYRDSTOWN--Charles Terry Reeder, 61, Hillcrest Dr., Byrdstown passed 
away Monday, June 19, 2017 at his residence.
He was born January 1, 1956 in Overton Co. to Charles Luther and 
Deloris Annette Morgan Reeder. Mr. Reeder was a carpenter and 
attended the Grace Tabernacle Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Reeder; stepfather, 
Bill Shirah; grandparents, Luther and Gladys Reeder, Bob and Bonnie 
Morgan.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Cope Reeder, Byrdstown; son, 
Christopher Terry Reeder and wife Amy of Cumming, GA; mother, Deloris 
Annette Shirah of Lakeland, FL; five sisters, Marsha Reeder, Velma 
Leggett and husband Franklin, Charlene Roszell, all of Florida, Anita 
Davidson of Byrdstown and Donna Kay Reeder of Lexington, KY; father-
in-law, Dannie Cope, Sr. and wife Carol Dean; brother-in-law, Dannie 
Cope, Jr., all of Byrdstown and Charles Lynn Vincent and wife Sherry 
of Morristown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members 
and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Tim Beaty and Bro. Andy Cope officiating and burial 
at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Cowboy Davidson, Joshua 
Cope, Dannie Cope, Jr., Rick Brown, Robert Rich and Archie Griffin. 
Honorary pallbearers were Leland Cowboy Davidson, Dannie Cope, Sr., 
and Franklin Leggett. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Kendrick Flowers

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ALBANY, KY--Kendrick Flowers, 73 of Albany, KY passed away Thursday, 
June 8, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He is the son of the late Bryson and Nina Stockton Flowers.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Al 
Flowers.
Survivors include his wife, Leta Flowers; daughter, Cynthia Davis and 
husband Jeff, Monticello, KY; three sons, Paul Flowers and wife Wanda 
of Byrdstown; Andy Flowers and wife Donna and Richard Flowers and 
wife Patty, all of Albany; two brothers, Carl Flowers of Owensboro, 
KY and Dan Flowers of Albany; 12 grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 12, 2017 at Talbott Funeral 
Home with Bro. Doug Smith and Bro. Donald McGill officiating and 
burial at Tuggle Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Talbott Funeral 
Home in Albany.

Claudine Holt Dillon

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BYRDSTOWN--Claudine Holt Dillon, 94 of Cordell Hull Memorial Dr., 
Byrdstown passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her residence.
She was born February 1, 1923 in Pickett Co. to the late Alexander 
and Bertha Sells Holt. Mrs. Dillon was a retired State Health Dept. 
employee and a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James 
(Dick) Dillon; five sisters, Colean Cross, Elwanda Johnson, Modean 
Phillips, Izetta Holt and Ruby Maupin; grandson-in-law, Jonathan 
David Cook.
Survivors include son, Ronnie Dillon and wife Brenda of Byrdstown; 
sister, Dillie Peperides of Pegram; brother, Coolidge Holt of 
Manchester; three grandchildren, Robin Dillon-Copeland (Pat), Lisa 
Beaty (Toby), Jamie Leigh Rash (Tyler); four great-grandchildren, 
Gabe, Jasper, Isabella and Eloise Beaty. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral services were held 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Byrdstown First Christian Church with Bro. 
Randy Tompkins and Bro. John Stone officiating and burial at Lovelady-
Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Parris, Tom Allen, J.R. 
Simmons, Stephen Bilbrey, Adam Parrott and Keith Esper. Honorary 
pallbearers were Jim Thompson, Peanut Gibson and Doug Garrett. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Jamie Leigh Dowdle Stinson

BYRDSTOWN--Jamie Leigh Dowdle Stinson, 37 of Cove Creek Rd. passed
away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga.
She was born August 7, 1979 in Clay Co. MS to the Elijah Bennett and
Martha Jean Cope Dowdle. Mrs. Stinson was a homemaker and lived the
past nine years in Pickett Co.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Martha Jean Dowdle.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Stinson and son, Jacob
Eugene Stinson both of Byrdstown, her father, Elijah Bennett Dowdle;
grandparents, Eugene and Louise Cope; mother-in-law, Betty Stinson,
all of Byrdstown; brother, Elijah Dowdle of FL; also survived by
numerous other family members.
The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be held at
a later date. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.
 

Gary Elvis Cross

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MUNCIE, IN--Gary Elvis Cross, 60 of S. Liberty St., Muncie, In. 
passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at IUL Ball Memorial Hospital in 
Muncie.
He was born Nov. 10, 1956 in Livingston to the late George Elmer and 
Ruby A. Lee Cross. Mr. Cross was a lawn maintenance worker and lived 
in Muncie most of his life.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, 
Danny, George Allen and Jimmy Cross; niece, Melissa Daniels; and 
nephew, Randy Daniels.
Survivors include daughter, Trista Carreno, Portland, IN; Ryan Cross, 
Dunkirk, IN; four sisters, Mary Daniels (Jackie), Patty Robbins 
(Tony), Cassie Evans (Bryce) all of Monroe and Lois Hudson (Jerry) of 
Byrdstown; two sisters-in-law, Abbie and Freda Cross of Hartford 
City, IN; 12 grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews other 
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 8, 2017 from Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Rick Cross officiating and 
burial at Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Cope, Tony Robbins, 
Jr., Steve Storie, Troy Storie, Mickey Daniels and Michael Daniels. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Charles William Wagner


LIVINGSTON--Charles William Wagner, 70 and a long time resident of 
Livingston, passed away at the home of his sister in Williamsburg, 
Ky. on October 23, 2016. He spent most of his life in Michigan, later 
in life moving to Kentucky and then to Overton Co. where he spent the 
last 16 years of his life. Mr. Wagner was a Vietnam Veteran and a 
machinist by trade.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Sue; mother, 
Elutrelle; father, Robert; son, Charles, Jr.; brother, Larry.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonyia of Byrdstown and Meredith of 
Cookeville; two sons, Johnny and Joshua; sister, Brenda of Kentucky; 
brother, Robert of Michigan; granddaughter, Heaven Leigh Wagner of 
Byrdstown; three grandsons, Joshua, Jonathan and Jackie Austin 
Roysden, all of Jamestown, TN as well as other grandchildren; 
grandson-in-law, Cody Ledbetter of Byrdstown; granddaughter-in-law, 
Cassie Roysden and great-granddaughter, Madison Roysden both of 
Jamestown, TN. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 
a.m. next to his son's burial site at Taylors Grove Baptist Church 
Cemetery in Monticello, KY.
 

Lenola Margaret Martin Dyer

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COOKEVILLE--Lenola Margaret Martin Dyer, 100, died peacefully at her 
home in Cookeville, on Friday, June 2, 2017.
She was born Monday, March 19, 1917 in Pickett County, to the late 
Lula Mae Hildreth Martin and William Clarence Martin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edmond Dyer. Also 
preceding her in death were a sister, Orella Martin Boles, and three 
brothers, W.D. Martin, Donald Martin, and Glenn Martin.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jane Dyer, Louisville, Ky.; 
and Linda Dyer Doran, Nashville, Tn. She is also survived by three 
sisters: Charlene Martin, Byrdstown; Nell Martin Upchurch, 
Livingston; and Sue Martin Williams, New Castle, In. She leaves 21 
nieces and nephews (four others deceased) from the Martin and Dyer 
sides of the family.
Lenola Martin first moved to Cookeville to attend Tennessee 
Polytechnic Institute (now Tennessee Technological University) where 
she met her husband, James. They married during World War II when he 
served as a commissioned Army officer. Immediately after the War, 
they lived in Chicago where he completed his degree in optometry. 
They returned to Cookeville where Dr. Dyer, a Cookeville native, then 
practiced optometry for many years.
Mrs. Dyer was an active member of the Cookeville First Presbyterian 
Church for close to 80 years, including serving as deacon and 
participating in the Women’s Presbyterian Circle. She was devoted to 
family and her many friends. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi 
service organization, long-serving in Girl Scout leadership, and was 
involved in several other community activities over the years. She 
will be greatly missed and will be remembered for her inner strength 
and resolve, kindness, many talents, help to others, and her joyful 
appreciation of a very long and full life.
The funeral for Mrs. Dyer was held Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. at 
Hooper- Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Dr. Charles McCaskey 
officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her nieces and nephews. 
Interment followed in the Cookeville City Cemetery.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements 
(931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at 
www.hhhfunerals.com.

Thelma F. Wright

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MUNCIE – Thelma F. Wright, 77, formerly of Pall Mall, passed away May 
29, 2017 at The Waters of Muncie.
She was born on Sept.26, 1939 in Byrdstown, the
daughter of Curtis L. and Ellen G. (Logan) Beaty. Thelma was a 
homemaker, a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Livingston, 
and enjoyed playing cards. She loved cooking for her family and was 
famous for her Sunday dinners.
Surviving are three children, Carl Wade Gregory of Muncie, IN, Teresa 
E. Rawlings (husband, Jeff) of Muncie, IN and Todd A. Gregory of 
Maine; eight grandchildren, Amber Upchurch, Randi Gayle Boles, Kasie 
and Jason Gregory, Curtis, Kelsie, Dillan and Brooke Gregory; nine 
great-grandchildren; brother, James Beaty of Muncie, IN; former son-
in-law, Randy Upchurch of Pall Mall; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George “G.L.” 
Wright on August 10, 1995; two brothers, Lee Beaty and Lewis Beaty 
and one sister, Ivagean Rush.
Graveside services were held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 
Chanute Campbell Cemetery in Pall Mall, with Branch President Tony 
Huddleston officiating.
The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie, 
IN is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to 
the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
 

Frank Stephenson

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 BYRDSTOWN--Frank Stephenson, husband of M. Kathleen Williamson
Stephenson was translated into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ,
whom he had faithfully served for more than seven decades, on Sunday,
May 14 in Byrdstown. He is survived by sons Paul Joseph Stephenson
(Sharon) of Kingston, TN, James Frank Stephenson (Debra) of
Greenville, SC, and daughters Cathy Stephenson Mullins (John) of
Byrdstown, and Rebecca Stephenson Matheny (Donnie, deceased) of
Byrdstown. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen and daughter Rose
Frances.

 He leaves behind six grandchildren: David Stephenson (Karen) of
Jamestown; Jessica Stephenson Taylor (Russell) of Charlotte, NC;
James “Jay” Frank Stephenson Jr. (Stephanie) of Crested Butte, CO;
Lori Mullins McClain (Shawn) of Cookeville; Larae Beaty (Ron) of
Byrdstown; and Jennifer Matheny Flowers (Wendell) of Byrdstown. There
are 13 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service to remember God’s promises and to
honor Frank on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of the
First Baptist Church of Byrdstown.

 Frank was born in humble circumstances in the Miami community of
Cabin Creek, WV on July 22, 1919, the son of Erma Spradling and
Lebanese immigrant Carter Cassem. He was preceded in death by both
parents, half-brothers William Spradling, Kenneth Woodrow Spradling,
Russell Stephenson, Raymond Stephenson, Roy Steven Spradling, and
half-sisters Rena Spradling Eggers and Jean Massey Warner.
Raised in a region where coal was king, he was averse to working in
the mines. Enlisting in the US Marines in August 1940, he led a squad
of leathernecks into combat with the 1st Marine Division, Fifth
Regiment, as a member of Edson’s Raider Battalion at Tulagi and
Guadalcanal in the Solomon Isles.
Returning to Quantico, VA to serve as the personal orderly of the
Commandant of the US Marines, he married his long-time sweetheart
Kathleen on July 24, 1943. The defining year of their marriage was
1946 when both Frank and Kathleen made genuine professions of faith
in Jesus Christ.
Spiritually mentored by the Rev. Reid Jepsen, pastor of the City
Bible Center in Charleston, WV, Frank became an active lay leader
while employed by the US Tire & Rubber Company in South Charleston,
WV. Sensing a call to ministry, Frank attended the Prairie Bible
Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada from 1950-54. Upon
graduating, he returned to West Virginia and became the organizing
pastor of the Cross Lanes Bible Church in July of 1954. Over the next
three decades, he would pastor congregations in Ravenswood, WV, Fort
Pierce, FL, and Byrdstown. Along the way, he helped organize churches
in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. In 1983, retiring from the
full-time pastorate, he moved to Crossville to become the eastern
representative for the Rio Grande Bible Institute and Language
School. After several years, he retired to Kingston, TN, where he
continued to serve the Trinity Baptist Church in Harriman, TN as a
part-time assistant.

 Throughout his many years, he touched countless lives as a gifted
personal evangelist, able church planter, winsome radio preacher, and
much beloved pastor. He was a faithful and loving husband to Kathleen
for 71 years, until her death in January of 2015. She adored him from
the first time they met - at a party in Cabin Creek, WV when only 15.
Frank’s children affectionately remember him as a generous, devoted
father and earnest servant of Jesus Christ, with unimpeachable
integrity. He loved his family and their spouses, as well as his
brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. All who knew Frank
would testify that he “practiced what he preached” and no one doubted
his sincerity.

 His commitment to Christ and His Kingdom was the driving force in his
life. A lover of the gospel and long-time student of the Bible, his
life verse was “that I may know Him and the power of His
resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed
to His death…” (Philippians 3:10)
Frank Stephenson’s was a life well lived, with a gospel-centered
purpose, characterized by joy, humility, gratitude, generosity, and a
grace-enabled constancy. Thanks be to God!

Juanita Kauffman

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MUNCIE – Juanita Kauffman, 93, Muncie, passed away Wednesday, April
26, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 22, 1923 in Pickett County, the daughter of the
late Porter and Fannie (Evans) Harmon. Prior to her retirement she
worked for 15 years as a pastry maker at Johnson Donut Shop, Muncie
and at the Mutual Home Savings and Loan for 10 years. She loved being
Granny, cooking, baking, gardening and working in the yard.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Terry, (husband-Bob); and
Marsha Miller; two sons, James Rogers, (wife-Linda); and Alan Rogers,
(wife-Emma); 12 grandchildren; 19  great-grandchildren; and ten great-
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five sisters, Lakie Poore,
Louise McKinley, Josie Harmon, Velma Harmon and Leah Smith; three
brothers, Chester Harmon, Floyd Harmon, and an infant baby brother;
first husband, David Rogers and second husband, Forrest Kauffman.
Still living in the Byrdstown area are her niece, Fannie Harmon,
nephews Dail and Billy Harmon (wife-Wanell) and Jerry Poor. Great
niece Debbie Poor Melton and great nephews Jerry Poor and Malcolm
Harmon also reside in the area.
She loved Pickett County and visited family over Memorial Day and Homecoming for many years. She actively supported churches and cemeteries in the area. She enjoyed reading the Pickett County Press,
always looking for news about people she knew from many years ago.
Funeral services were held in Muncie, April 29, 2017, followed by
burial at Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.

Reid Davis Phillips

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LIVINGSTON--Reid Davis Phillips, 96 of the Overton Co. Health and Rehab in Livingston and formerly of Pickett Co. passed away Monday, 
April 3, 2017 at the Overton Co. Health and Rehab.
He was born Feb. 17, 1921 in Pickett Co. to the late John Andrew and 
Mary Jane Scott Phillips. Mr. Phillips lived most of his life in Pickett Co., was a school teacher and was the last member of the 
Vann's Branch Baptist Church.
Other than his parents he is preceded  in death by his wife, Gilbrett Phillips, four sisters, Blanch Dillon, Dorsie Singleton, Mable Page and Mary Ruth Phillips; three brothers, Ray, Willie and Russell 
Phillips.
 Survivors include six nieces, Joyce Robertson, Mary Faye Sharp both 
of Rockmart, GA., Lana Brown of Evansville, IN., Linda of IN., Lila 
of Louisville and Marian White of VA; six nephews, Bill and Joe  Singleton of Rockmart, GA., Roger Phillips of Jacksonville, N.C., George Page of Tiline, KY., Johnny Page and Larry Dillon, both of 
Owensburg, KY. Also survived by other family members and friends.
 Funeral services were held Wed., April 5, 2017 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Vann's Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harlan Jones, Larry Dillon, Ronnie Dillon, 
Roger Phillips, Bill Singleton and Joe Singleton. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 
www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Jean Malloy Branham

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PALL MALL--Jean Malloy Branham, 74 of Branham Lane, Pall Mall passed 
away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
 She was born Sept. 9, 1942 in Belleville, IL to the late William Francis Malloy and Ann Miller Malloy Geoddell.  Mrs. Branham was a retired bank teller, vice president and lived in Pickett Co. for the  past 24 years.  She was member of the Bloomington Christian Church and the Byrdstown Jr. Women's Club.
Survivors include her husband, David Branham of Pall Mall; two daughters, Angie Abbott and husband James of Byrdstown and Becky Stonebraker of Cookeville; five sisters, Debbie Temple of Freebird, IL., Joyce Turk of Dallas, TX., Pam Carroll, Patsy Geoddell and 
Brenda Geoddell all of Belleville, IL; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
 Funeral services were held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Bloomington  Christian Church with Bro. Steve McClure officiating and burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers Joe Smith, James David Abbott, Larry 
Jolley, John Zachary, Joseph Amonett, James Abbott and Jayden Smith. 
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may 
be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Mary Margie Taylor Reynolds

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ENGLISH, IN--Mary Margie Taylor Reynolds, 67 of W. Church St., 
English, IN and formerly of Pickett Co. passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at University of Louisville Hospital.
 She was born Oct. 30, 1949 in Overton Co. to the late Arlis S. and Vibrilla Taylor. Mrs. Reynolds lived most of her life in English, IN and was a furniture factory employee and homemaker.
 Other than her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters, Bea Reeder, Louise Skelton and Jeanette Taylor; two brothers, Arlis Taylor, Jr. and Jerry Taylor.
Survivors include her husband, Wiley Dane Reynolds, Sr.; daughter, Kristie Calger and husband Donnie; son, Wiley Dane Reynolds, Jr. and wife Rita, all of English, IN; sister, Cora Mae Glassburn of Kokomo, IN; brother Willie Taylor of Greenwood, AR; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
 Funeral services were held Sat., April 8, 2017 from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Reynolds Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony Elkins, Curtis Beaty, Pee Wee Beason, Todd Beason, Michael Reynolds and Donald Wright. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 

Sarah Walker Byrd

BYRDSTOWN--Sarah Walker Byrd, 80 of Cove Creek Rd. passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born June 22, 1936 in Pickett Co. to the late Titus and Matha (Walker) Walker. Mrs. Byrd was a housekeeper at Star Point Resort, a member of the Fairview Church and lived all her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James Byrd; sister, Beulah Ledbetter; brother, Donald Walker; nephew, Steven Jordan; brothers-in-law, Paul Jordan and Oren Ledbetter; sister-in-law, Ivadell Walker.
Survivors include three sisters, Linnie Jordan of Byrdstown, Joyce Abbott and husband Palmer of Nashville, Edith Nicholas and husband Noble of Livingston; brother, Doyle Walker and wife Barbara of Byrdstown; special friends, Bill and Vivi Rogers, Cleta Jones. Also survived by four nieces, six nephews, six great-nieces, seven great nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Riddle officiating and burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rick Walker, Ray Jordan, Matthew Walker, Jeffery Walker, David Abbott and O.B. Caudle. Honorary pallbearers were nephews and great nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Joel David Billings

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BYRDSTOWN--Joel David Billings, 67 of Copeland Ln. passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 14, 1950 in Dekalb Co. to the late William Clyde and Ora Mae Mahan Billings. Mr. Billings was a carpenter, a member of Smyrna Church and lived most of his life in Pickett Co.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by brother, John Billings; sister-in-law, Claranell Billings; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lorance and Jack Tucker; niece, Carrie Corley; three nephews, James Ford, David and Daniel Billings.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Matheson Billings of Byrdstown; seven sisters, Sue Dearman (Bill) of Miami, FL., Loretta Sharitts of Tequesta, FL., Rebecca Tucker, Kaye Fedak (David) all of Murfreesboro, TN., Sharon Hargrove (Chris) of Viola, TN., Sarah Billings of Wilmington, NC., Elizabeth Napier (Marvin) of Smithville, TN; two brothers, Lloyd Billings of Cookeville and Berle Billings (Mamie) of Smithville; mother-in-law, Noema Matheson and sister-in-law Dale Ann Ford (Terry), all of Byrdstown. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Carl Cross officiating and burial at Amonett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chad Watts, Scott Gwaltney, Tommy King, Steven Copeland, Steve Reagan, Duane Billings and Darrell Billings. Memorials can be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital, American Cancer Society or a charity to feed the homeless children. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www. brownfuneralchapel.com.

Brenda Smith Pfenninger Catron

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WESTFIELD, IN--Brenda Smith Pfenninger Catron, 73 of Westfield, IN passed away March 16, 2017 following a brief illness.
A daughter of O.B. Smith and Virginia Evelyn Amonett Smith, she was born in Byrdstown, on January 15, 1944. Brenda was in the New Castle High School class of 1962 and attended Ball State University, where she earned straight A's during her time there. She worked at Modernfold Inc. and was a group home manager for Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) until she moved to Tennessee and opened her own small business. She also enjoyed working in Tennessee at Star
Point Resort on Dale Hollow Lake for her cousin who owned it. Brenda retired and moved back to Indiana in 2004 to be closer to her family and friends.
 A loving daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother, Brenda is survived by her children, Scott Pfenninger of New Castle; David (Suzanne) Pfenninger of Carmel; Christa Pfenninger Isaacs of
Noblesville and Brian Pfenninger of Livingston, Tennessee; her mother, Virginia Evelyn Smith of New Castle; and her siblings, Don (Suzy) Smith of Wilkinson and Beverly (Duane) Matthews of New Castle. Her grandchildren are Kelsey Pfenninger of New Castle, Kerry
Pfenninger (James) West of Glens Fork, Kentucky, Karli Pfenninger,
Muncie; Ali Pfenninger of Norwalk, Connecticut, Austin Pfenninger,
Miami, Florida; Zachary Isaacs and Mitchell Isaacs of Noblesville and Dylan Pfenninger of Jackson, Tennessee. Great grandchildren are Eleanor Nowaczyk of New Castle and Aralyn and JC West of Glens Fork, Kentucky. She also is survived by many special nieces, nephews and
good friends.
 She was preceded in death by her father, O.B. Smith and her brother, Bill Smith. Brenda was the leader of fashion and style in her family, embracing both design and color in her own appearance and
surroundings. She loved music, dancing, art, travel, beauty and adventure and influenced those around her. Brenda valued family gatherings, time spent with children and grandchildren, meeting with
her girlfriends monthly and attending frequent girlfriend retreats.
 Brenda was also an avid IU fan and loved Elvis Presley.
 A member of the Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown, Brenda wanted to be buried in her mother's, Amonett Family Cemetery.
 Visitation was held on Sunday, March 19th at the New Castle Church of
Christ with Pastor Dennis Kinser officiating a "Celebration of Life" and funeral services conducted at the Bloomington Christian Church  Tuesday, March 21st with Pastor Kinser officiating and burial in the
Amonett Family Cemetery. Macer-Hall Funeral Home oversees arrangements. You may leave a condolence or share a memory of Brenda
at www.macerhall.com. Donations in her memory may be offered to the
preservation of Roughshod Hollow, 115 Sewell Creek Road, Byrdstown,
TN 38549 or to the Henry County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 6006,
New Castle, IN 47362, in the O.B. Smith and Bill Smith Memorial American Music Award. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Brenda Smith Pfenninger Catron, please visit our Tribute Store.
 

Cecil Harold Storie

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PALL MALL--Cecil Harold Storie, 61 of Cedar Grove Rd., Pall Mall 
passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his residence.
He was born May 22, 1955 in Pall Mall to the late Willard and Fonzie 
Beaty Storie. Mr. Storie was a retired garment factory worker, a 
truck driver for Blue Grass and lived most of his life in Pickett 
County.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by sister, Brenda 
Wells; three brothers-in-law, Dickie Delk, Bill Griffith and Pruitt 
Pritchard; sister-in-law, Barbara Storie.
Survivors include three daughters, Tabitha Boswell of Byrdstown; 
Natalie Chaffin of Livingston and Tosha Storie of Jamestown; four 
sisters, Pat Delk of Nashville; Laura Dutton of Hendersonville; Jean 
Griffith of Mt. Juliet and Rita Pritchard of Byrdstown; five 
brothers, Leon Storie of Donelson, TN; Darrell Storie of Celina; 
Jerry Storie of Albany; Rick Storie of Hawaii and Tom Storie of 
Byrdstown; five grandchildren, special friend, Ruth Ann Carr of 
Allons. Also survived by aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great 
nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Sister Joy Langford and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating 
with burial at Mt. Era Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Storie, Alex 
Storie, Tyler Storie, Neil Storie, John Pritchard, Joe Pritchard, Sam 
Storie, Jamie Hutchison and Rob Dutton. Special care provided by 
Brown Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Avery Lee Hassler

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BYRDSTOWN--Avery Lee Hassler, "Timer", 89 of Jones Chapel Rd. passed 
away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Byrdstown to the late Oren Lee and Leva 
Voiles Hassler. Mr. Hassler was a retired supervisor with the TN. 
Hwy. Dept., a member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church, a 
Veteran of WWII serving in the Army-Airforce as a PFC airplane and 
engine mechanic and lived in Pickett Co. most of his life.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by sister, Beulah 
Reagan; brother-in-law, Virdeen Reagan; nephew, Ronnie Reagan; great-
nephew, Chad Reagan.
Survivors include his niece, Phyllis Whittenburg and husband Jack; 
great nephew, Eddie Whittenburg and wife Christie and Tommy Reagan 
and wife Robin, all of Byrdstown. Also survived by several great-
great nieces, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 20, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating with burial at Lovelady- Sims 
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Whittenburg, Jack Whittenburg, 
Jackie Amonett, Randall Amonett, Tommy Reagan and Les Reeder. Special 
care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made 
at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Phyllis Ann Ellison Lee

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BYRDSTOWN--Phyllis Ann Ellison Lee, 72, Pickett Square Dr. passed 
away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
She was born April 21, 1944 in New Castle, IN to the late Ottie E. 
and Beulah Copeland Ellison and lived most of her life in Pickett Co. 
Mrs. Lee was a homemaker, cook, shirt factory employee and a member 
of the Byrdstown First Baptist Church.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Robert 
Elmer Lee; granddaughter, Emmy Lee Anderson; brother, Jimmy Copeland.
Survivors include her husband, Freddie Ralph Lee of Lenoir City, TN; 
daughter, Kim Anderson; two granddaughters, Emilee and Elisabeth 
Anderson all of Pall Mall; four sisters, Pat Rich and Rebecca Kennedy 
of Byrdstown, Donna Romines and Alice Anderson of Cookeville; 
brother, Malcolm Ellison of Pall Mall. Also survived by nieces, 
nephews, cousins, other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Brown Funeral 
Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Rick Cross officiating and 
burial at Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Rich, Tanner 
Rich, Nicky Rich, Greg Claborn, Jason Stockton, Russell Kennedy and 
Darryl Winningham. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. 
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Hollis Estel Reagan
 

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BYRDSTOWN--Hollis Estel Reagan, 89 of Reagan Rd. passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at his residence.
 He was born April 16, 1927 in Pickett Co. to the late John H. and Pearlie Bow Reagan. Mr. Reagan was a retired construction worker, farmer and a member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church and a veteran of the W.W. II serving in the Army.
 Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Evalyn Reagan; three sisters, Corda Maney, Clarice Reagan and Dean White; two brothers, Marvin and Walter Reagan; daughter-in-law, Patricia 
"Trixie" Reagan.
 Survivors include son, Jerry Reagan and wife, Gail of Byrdstown; daughter, Vickie Canaan and husband John of Smyrna, TN; four sisters, Allene Mayes, Doris Jolly, Lois Horn and Kathy Eyler; two brothers, 
Homer and Everett Reagan, all of Byrdstown; five grandchildren, 
Joseph Reagan (Brittney), Sara Beth Floyd (Chris), Alex Canaan (Janell), Lucas Canaan and Casey Robinson, Caleb Canaan and Ariana Lehrer; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Annie Canaan. Also 
survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
 Funeral services were held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Wolf River Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial at Tompkins Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph, Randy, John, Robert and Tim Reagan, Chris Floyd, Lucas and Caleb 
Canaan. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Coleman Webster Crouch

BYRDSTOWN--Coleman Webster Crouch, 90, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center of a stroke and congestive heart failure.
A celebration of the life of Coleman Webster Crouch was held 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Moodyville Missionary Baptist Church. 
Visitation began at 11:00 a.m. and the service began at 1:00 p.m. 
followed by a brief graveside service. The Reverend Joel Chappel, the Reverend Steve McClure, and Dr. Tom Riley conducted the services. 
Pallbearers included Norman Amonett, Joseph Amonett, Lee Amonett, Curtis Brewer, Paul Crouch, Jonathan Green, and Tim Green. The ladies of Moodyville Baptist Church and Bloomington Christian Church provided a wonderful meal following the service.
He was born to Jason Porter Crouch and Velma Marie Rains Crouch on July 27, 1926.
His parents and his sister, Leta Crouch West (Shirley) preceded him in death; his sister, Jenny Crouch Groce (Herbert) survives.
As a 10 year old, he worked on the family farm, plowing the fields 
behind a mule. He made farming his life's work, instituted soil 
conservation practices, and brought registered angus cattle to the Crouch farm. He wired many houses in Moodyville and Clark Mountain for electricity in the late 40's and early 50's after learning the science in high school. Later he learned tax law as it applied to farming and assisted many of his neighbors and friends with their income taxes, including Alvin C York. He never charged Sergeant York, telling him, he'd already paid with his service in the war. Coleman was a faithful Christian, read his large print bible daily and knelt bedside his bed for prayer, like he taught his children. One of his greatest joys was helping those in need.
Coleman married Cleady Mae Whitlow June 7, 1951, who predeceased him two weeks prior to their 50th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by their three children, Kay Amonett (Norman) of 
Byrdstown, Susan Brewer (Curtis) of Rosemark, and Jeffrey Crouch (Reta) of Byrdstown. He had six grandsons: Joseph Amonett (Kari), Lee  Amonett (Leah), Jon Green (Elysia), Tim Green (Tatum), Paul Crouch (Kristen), Justin Crouch, deceased, (Crystal) and two granddaughters, Christina Crawford (Matthew) and Brittany Copeland (Cullen). He had  21 great grandchildren, in whom he took the greatest delight. A breakfast invitation might not get him out of the house, but breakfast with the great grandchildren always would. He will be greatly missed.
May the Lord say to Coleman, "Well done, thou good and faithful 
servant."

Vernon Neal

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COOKEVILLE--Funeral services were held for retired Chancellor Vernon
Neal, 85, of Cookeville at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 7
at 11 a.m. Interment followed in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Scott
McKinney and Rev. Bill Stone officiated.
Chancellor Neal passed away Friday evening March 3, 2017 at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Chancellor Neal said his last “Tally Ho” as he rejoiced in his
eternal homecoming with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 3,
2017. He was born Saturday October 10, 1931 in Byrdstown, to Mary
Cope and Levi Pearson Neal. In the summer of 1957, he met his future
wife Mona Mahan while she visited family in Cookeville. They were
married at Algood First Baptist Church on February 16, 1958.
Chancellor Neal is survived by his wife Mona: daughter and son-in-
law, Drs. Belinda Neal Mandrell (Tim) of Memphis, son and daughter-in-
law, Jeff Neal (Leana) of Chattanooga and daughter and son-in-law,
Melissa Neal Gogonelis (Paul) of Memphis. Five grandchildren: David
Neal and Annie Grace Mandrell, Taylor Marie and Ryan Oakley Neal, and
Christopher Paul Gogonelis. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Mary and Levi Neal and his sister Delcie Neal Wright and nephews
Doyle and Charles Wright.
Chancellor Neal graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in
1952, earning a degree in education and business. Following
graduation, he worked for two years as a salesman for Spur Oil
Company. He then attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Law
and in 1956 obtained a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. In 1957, he returned
to Cookeville and began his career and passion for the legal
profession. In 1962, Judge Neal ran his first political race as
Direct Representative of Putnam County, now known as state House of
Representatives. During two terms as representative, he sponsored
legislation permitting counties to elect school board members and
road supervisor, strengthened laws that made it more difficult for
public figures to mishandle public funds and supported area training
for the mentally and physically disabled. In 1966, Representative
Neal became State Senator, representing the 14th State Senate
District. In 1980, retired State Senator Neal was elected as
Chancellor of the 13th Judicial District and served in this capacity
for 25 years. “I’d like to think I made a difference in people’s
lives.” During Chancellor Neal’s tenure, he was estimated to have
heard over 35,000 cases. In an interview at the time of his
retirement, Chancellor Neal stated, “We are blessed with outstanding
lawyers in the 13th Judicial District, and I believe they compare
with lawyers anywhere in the state; good lawyers make a judge’s job
so much easier.”
Honorary Pallbearers were Judges and Attorneys of the Upper
Cumberland Bar Association, Gertis Carr, William Huddleston and Gib
Taylor. Active Pallbearers were Dr. Scott Copeland, Dr. Bobby Davis,
Russ Quay, Ryan Neal, Paul Gogonelis, Christopher Gogonelis, Neal
Mandrell, and Dr. Tim Mandrell.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions be made to First Baptist Church, Operation Christmas
Child: Samaritans’ Purse, 18 S. Walnut Cookeville, TN 38501. 2
Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be
absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Peace and
Talley Ho.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
(931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at
www.hhhfunerals.com.

Virginia Evans

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BYRDSTOWN--Virginia Ora Holt Evans, 92 of Pickett Co. Care and Rehab
passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
She was born Aug. 21, 1924 in Overton Co. to the late Curtis L. and
Bertie C. Cross Holt. Mrs. Evans was a retired garment factory
worker, past school aide at Byrdstown Elementary, a member of
Bloomington Christian Church and lived most of her life in Pickett
County.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
Gilbert Earl Evans; two sons, Nelson Wayne Evans and Stephen Dale
Evans; three sisters, Bessie Rich, Ruthie Garrett and Annie May Hill;
two brothers, Lloyd and Grady Holt; one grandchild, Johnny Curtis Lee.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lee of Pall Mall and Glenda
Fout and husband Richard of Knoxville; son, Richard Bryce Evans and
wife Cassie of Monroe; sister, Martha Craven of Byrdstown; true
friend, Ruby Taylor; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,
eight great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews,
other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 at Bloomington
Christian Church with Bro. Charles Jolly and Bro. Randy Tompkins
officiating and burial at Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allen Lee,
Daniel Fout, Martin Evans, John Harlan Lee, Jody Evans and Kyle
Phillips. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel and online
condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com
 
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Jean Cook
September 2, 1956 - February 20, 2017

FRANKFORT, KY- Jean Ann Wentworth Cook, 60, wife of Roger Cook, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

She was born in Shelbyville, Ky. Sept. 2, 1956 to the late Katherine and Douglas Wentworth. Jean graduated from Shelby County High School and Western Kentucky University. She worked for the Department of Environmental Protection and was a member of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Brian Cook, Frankfort.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators Hospice and the Markey Cancer Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.clarklegacycenter.com. read more
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Cohen Whittenburg
January 15, 1919 - February 18, 2017

NEW CASTLE, IN--Cohen Whittenburg, 98, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. He was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Pickett County.
Cohen retired in 1981 from Chrysler Corporation after thirty years of service. He attended the Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Pennell of Harlingen, TX; granddaughter, Page (Bart) Hines of Fort Worth, TX; sisters-in-law, Nola Armstrong, Sue Williams and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 74 years, Robbie (Williams) Whittenburg; two brothers, Randolph and Willard Whittenburg; and brothers-in-law, T.G. Armstrong and Bill Williams.

Services were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery-West Lawn Addition. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson’s Journey Memorial Fund c/o First Merchants, 2118 Bundy Ave. or Alzheimer’s Association 50 E. 91st Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830. New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Cohen at www.hinsey-brown.com. read more
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Shawn Baker
March 18, 1971 - February 15, 2017

Shawn Dale Baker, 45 of Brian Dr., Cookeville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 18, 1971 in Jamestown, to Earnest "Dickie" Dale and Linda Norene Beaty Baker. Mr. Baker was associated with the Apostolic Church in Albany, KY and lived most of his life in Cookeville.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Dale Baker; grandparents, Willard and Nora Beaty and Euell Baker; stepfather, J.C. Wilmoth.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Wilmoth of Cookeville and grandmother, Dean Baker of Albany. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

Funeral services were held Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Gray and Bro. Bruce Argo officiating and cremation to follow funeral services. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com. read more
Vera Harmon
February 11, 2017 - April 19, 1939

Vera Mae Harmon, 77 a resident of Pickett Care and Rehab passed away Sat., Feb. 11, 2017. She was Born April 19, 1939 to the late Marshall and Cordie Ford. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Ford and Christine Masiongale; three brothers, James, Ben and Shird Ford.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Harmon; son, Malcolm Harmon and wife Michelle; three sisters, Elizabeth Hill, Kay Abbott and Betty Beaty, all of Byrdstown; brother, Kenneth Dale Ford of AZ; three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tues., Feb. 14, 2017 from Williams Chapel Church with Bro. Andy Cope, Bro. Tim Ford and Bro. Darren Ford officiating and burial at Williams Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Talbott Funeral Home.