Miscellaneous Monroe County, Kentucky Obituaries
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Clarence E. Dillehay, 84, Ventura, Calif., formerly of Red Boiling
Springs, Tenn., died Jan. 26, 2000, in California. He was a retired field mechanic, having worked for Southern California Gas Co. for 25 years, and a lon-time member of the Grace Baptist Church of Ventura. Born in Macon County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Edward and Bertie (Collins) Dillehay, and the husband of Clio (Cherry) Dillehay, who survives. They had been married for 61 years. Other than his wife, survivors include a daughter, Sandra Bates of Arizona; a son, Larry Dillehay of Maryland; three brothers, Connie and Sam B. Dillehay, both of Red Boiling Springs, and James Dillehay, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a sister, Susan Colman, also of Mt. Juliet; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home in California, with Rev. Cliff Howery officiating. Burial as at the Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Forrest O. Polston, 73, Nashville, Tenn., died Jan. 23, 2000. He was a 50-year member of the Jere Baxter Lodge No. 742 F&AM, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Al Menah Temple, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Born in Macon County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Walter and Martha (Hesson) Polston, and the husband of Betty (Shacklett) Polston, who survives. Other than his wife, survivors include a daughter, Cathey Balfanz, and a son, Terry Polston; two brothers, Britton “B.D.” Polston, Lafayette, Tenn., and Arnold Polston, Scottsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Phillips-Robinson Co. Funeral Home in Nashville, with burial at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Doyle Watson, 79, of 385 Temp-low Rd., Bethpage, Tenn., died Jan. 25,
2000, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. A former
automobile salesman and farmer, he was a 50-year Mason and currently a
member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #113. He also was a member
of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Smith County, Tenn.,
he was a son of the late James Frank and Nancy Rebecca (Dickerson) Watson,
and the husband of Mattie Elizabeth (Evetts) Watson, who survives. They
were married Jan. 5, 1940. Other than his wife, survivors include a son,
David Watson, Bethpage; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Brown, Gallatin; two sisters,
Mamie Gregory, Lafayette, Tenn., and Anna Lee Smith, Franklin, Tenn.; two
brothers, Odell Watson, Riddleton, Tenn., and Loman Watson, Lafayette;
and two grandsons, Byron Joe Brown, Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Christopher
Scott Brown, White House, Tenn. A son-in-law, Bobby Brown, preceded him
in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan 27 at the Phillip
Vera Savage Page, 77, of 1715 Free Hill Rd., Celina, Tenn., died Jan.
22, 2000, at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a member
of the Church of Christ. Born in Celina on Aug. 3, 1922, she was a daughter
of the late Huley and Rase Lee (Smith) Maxey, and the wife of Clifton Page,
who survives. Other than her husband, survivors include five sons, Chester,
Gary and Oscar Page, all of Celina, and John and Jamie Page, both of Nashville,
Tenn.; three daughters, Elvenia House, Indianapolis, Ind., and Gail and
Clyde C. Billingsley, 92, Hendersonville, Tenn., died Jan. 30, 2000.
Wilford J. Collins, 84, of 2635 Brimestone Creek Rd., Moss, Tenn., died
Jan. 27, 2000, at the Cumberland River Hospital, Celina, Tenn.
Joseph Marion Colonel Meadows, 88, of 2124 New Hope Rd., Celina, Tenn.,
died Jan. 27, 2000, at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. He was
a retired farmer and a member of the New Hope Church of Christ. Born in
Jackson County, Tenn. on Nov. 11, 1911, he was a son of the late Byron
E. and Etta (Wheeler) Meadows, and the husband of Belva (Anderson) Meadows,
who survives. They were married June 8, 1930. Other than his wife, survivors
include three sons, Russell Meadows, Moss, Tenn.; Willie Dude Meadows,
Celina; and Bobby Meadows, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.; four daughters —
Marie Stephens, Pegram, Tenn., and Jean Finch, Kathy
Rex A. Deckard, 85, Deckard Blvd., Tompkinsville, died Jan. 28, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was a retired mechanic. Born in Monroe County on May 23, 1914, he was a son of the late Franklin and Ida (Bray) Deckard, and the husband of Ardie (Cropper) Deckard, who survives. They were married July 17, 1938 in Tompkinsville. Other than his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Deckard and Jerry and Theresa Deckard, all of Tompkinsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia Sue and David Geralds, Louisville, and Judy Ann and Buddy Mosley, South Fulton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Two brothers, Estes Guy and Chester Deckard, and three sisters, Lecta Ray, Essie Bean and Bertha Reeves, all preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Max Ray officiating. Burial was at the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Serving as pallbearers were: Michael Emberton, Todd Geralds, Larry Gosser, Buddy Mosley, Brian Reagan, and Mark Wimsatt.
Reed Poland, 76, of 387 Poland Rd., Scottsville, died Jan. 30, 2000,