Miscellaneous Monroe County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Garnel Wakefield Reecer, 88, of 106 Pitcock Lane, Celina, Tenn., died Feb. 26, 2000, at the Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. He was a retired plastic finisher and a member of the Church of Christ. Born in Celina on Nov. 23, 1911, he was a son of the late W. Hardy and Clora (Gentry) Reecer, and the husband of the late Oralee (Blakley) Reecer. They were married Sept. 26, 1930. 
Survivors include two sons, Cherry Dean Reecer, Celina, and Joe Frank Reecer, Moss, Tenn.; four daughters — Lois Virginia Bean, Cookeville, Tenn.;  Anna Lee Blakley and Josephine Williams, both of Celina; and Falling Leaf  Blakley, Edmonton; three brothers, Cranston and Homer Reecer, both of Tipton, Ind., and Dave Reecer, Celina; a sister, Gladys Burnette, Celina; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 29, at the Upton Funeral Home 
in Celina, with Ronnie Parsons officiating. Burial was at the New Hope Cemetery. 

Emogene Massey, 75, of 1211 Porter Rd., Lafayette, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Rutherford County, Tenn. She was a member of the Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Jack and Grace (Ford) Taylor, and the wife of Jesse B. Massey, Jr., who died April 10, 1999. They were married Sept. 4, 1946. 
Survivors include three daughters — Jessica Matthews, Carthage, 
Tenn.; Teresa Pope, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and Tammy Seals, Lafayette; a son, Stanley Massey, Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Reba Parker, Ann Driver and Elaine Tatum, all of Lafayette, and Ruth Gregory, Hendersonville, Tenn.; two brothers, Calvin Taylor, Indianapolis, Ind., and Ralph Taylor, Gallatin. 

Minnie Jane Brown, 88, 2385 Union Hill Moss Rd., Moss, Tenn., died March 12, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a member of the Pine Hill Church of Christ. Born in Moss on June 10, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Clint and Mandy (Rich) Welch, and the wife of Jessie James Brown, who died March 
25, 1980. Survivors include three sons, Glynn and Roy Brown, both of Moss, and James Clint Brown, Hendersonville, Tenn.; three daughters, Juanita Cherry and JoAnna Rhoton, both of Moss,and Elise Bowe, Nashville, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Elbert Wayne Brown, Hendersonville, 
Tenn., and 2 infant children. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 14, at the Upton Funeral Home Chapel in Celina, Tenn., with Dale Strong officiating. Burial was at the Moss Cemetery. 

Charles Edmond Key, 61, of 311 Heady Ridge Rd., Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., died March 11, 2000, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Tenn. He had been a farmer and sawmill worker most of his life. Born in Jackson County, Tenn., he was the son of Ada (Bilbrey) Kee, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., and the late Sam Kee, and the husband of Lois (Jackson) Key, who survives. They were married Oct. 22, 1959. Other than his wife and mother, survivors include three sisters — Barbara Turner, Tompkinsville; Ruth Pedigo, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Sue Coons, Red Boiling Springs; and two brothers, Jimmy and Garnett Kee, both of Red 
Boiling Springs. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on March 13, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs, with Jimmy Cook officiating. Burial was at the Browning Cemetery in Clay County, Tenn. Serving as pallbearers were: Isley Copas, Gary N. Pitcock, Brad Jackson, Jamie Coons, Jonathan Kee and Bill Gentry. 

Tommy L. Sampson, 90, of 1380 Red Boiling Springs Rd., Lafayette, Tenn., died March 8, 2000, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Tenn. He was a farmer. Born in Smith County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Wade and Lassie (Kemp) Sampson, and the husband of Gillie (Williams) Sampson, who survives. They were married Sept. 16, 1928. Other than his wife, survivors include a son, Hollis Scurlock, Lafayette; a daughter, Margie Massey, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, William Sampson, Lafayette; six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 26-great-great- 
grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on March 11, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder Jerry Shrum and Elder Othell Russell officiating. Burial was at the Anderson and Son Memorial Park in Lafayette. Serving as pallbearers were: Elton and Barry Mathews, Troy Mungle, Robert 
Hauskins, Billy Brown, Royce Kirby, Jason Miller, Stan Tabor and Joey Wilkerson. 

Rayburn “Ray” Thomas, 60, Louisville, formerly of Monroe County, died March 10, 2000, at his home.He was a farmer; the owner of the Shell Service Station on Shepherdsville Rd. in Louisville; a member of the Yorktown Baptist Church; and a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Monroe County on Aug. 4, 1939, he was a son of the late Basil and 
Tessie (Turner) Thomas, and the husband of Dee (Workman) Thomas, who survives. Other than his wife, survivors include a son, Rick Thomas, Louisville; two daughters, Pamela Wayne, Marysville, Ind., and Karen Thomas, Erlinger; three sisters — Netta Emberton, Tompkinsville; Nina Curtis, Whitehouse, Tenn.; and Nelda Pardue, Louisville; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Thomas. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 12, at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Gary Emberton officiating. Burial was at the Bethlehem Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Joe and Timmy Copass, Reggie Spears, William Pennington, Mark Ford and Chris Bray. 

Johnna Rae Goins, daughter of Johnny Rae and Tommie M. (Pruitt) 
Goins, Tompkinsville, was stillborn on March 10, 2000, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Other than her parents, survivors include two sisters, Lucy Reeves and Audie Goins, and grandparents, Tom and Connie Pruitt and Audrey Randall,  all of Tompkinsville. Her paternal grandfather, John Stanley Goins, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on March 11, at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Gerald Watt officiating. Burial was at the Cave City Cemetery. 
Morris Adams served as pallbearer. 

Jackie D. Shoemake, 54, of 889 Ford Branch Rd., Lafayette, Tenn., was pronounced dead on arrival at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, on March 7, 2000. He was a retired employee of Lafayette Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, Tenn., he was a son of the late Johnie and Lena (Jenkins) Shoemake, and the husband of Carolyn (Caruthers) Shoemake, who survives. They were married May 1962. Other than his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Faye and Frank Cothron, Lafayette; a son, James Troy Shoemake, also of 
Lafayette; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie and Odell Dickens and Joyce and James Dixon, all of Gallatin, Tenn.; a brother and 
sister-in-law, Johnny, Jr. and Arona Shoemake, Morris-town, Tenn.; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on March 9, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder Melvin Stinson officiating. 
Serving as pallbearers were: Chuck Wilmore, Clint Perdue, Leonard 
Latham, Jonathon Coley, Randy Goad, Nathan Morgan, Jonathon McGuffey and Kyle Cook. Honorary pallbearer was Kurt Jones. Burial was in the Anderson and Son Memorial Park in Lafayette. 

Minnie McCoy, 72, of 3639 John Loop Rd., Franklin, died March 12, 2000, at the Franklin-Simpson memorial Hospital in Franklin. 
She was a member of the Gospel Outreach Church. Born in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mamie Georgia (Thomas) Eaton, and the wife of the late Earl McCoy. Survivors include two sons, James McCoy, Hartsville, Tenn., and Paul  McCoy, Bowling Green; six daughters — Wanda Hale, Lewisburg; Peggy Lester, Bowling Green; and Linda Vaughn, Debbie Chandler, Penny Johnson and Lena Louise Chandler, all of Franklin; four sisters — Lucille Cross and Annie Lou Crow, both of Scottsville; Edna Pedigo, Fountain Run; and Patty Carter, Portland, Tenn.; two brothers, Donald Eaton, Franklin and Rex Eaton, Atlanta, Ga.; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on March 15, at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, with Rev. Owen Minix officiating. Burial was at the Fountain Run Cemetery. 

Agnes Todd, 75, of 829 Duncan Rd., Scottsville, died March 13, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Barren County, she was a daughter of the late Willie James and Thula Dar (Borders) Wheet, and the wife of the late Richard Earl Todd. Survivors include three sons — Neal Todd, Scottsville; Larry Todd, Glasgow; and Wayne Todd, Fountain Run; two daughters, Joyce Phillips,  Lafayette, Tenn., and Lowanda Jean Moore, Bowling Green; a brother, Travis Wheet, Adolphus; six sisters — Estelle Anderson, Scottsville; Ethel May Lawrence, Fountain Run; Burnell Wheet and Brenda Bell, both of Adolphus; Glennis Scott, Gallatin, Tenn.; and Bobbie Pruitt, Homer, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. on March 16, at the Goad  Funeral Home in Scottsville, with Bro. Tim Eaton officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Home Cemetery. 

Barbara Sue Scalf, 55, Westmoreland Dr., Celina, Tenn., died March 8, 2000, at the Cumberland River North Hospital in Celina. 
She was a self employed restaurant owner and a member of the Church of  Christ. Born in Celina on Nov. 8, 1944, she is the daughter of Agnes (Dillon) Boles, Celina, and the late Kay Tinsley Boles, and the wife of James P. Scalf, who survives. They were married April 4, 1989. Other than her husband and mother, survivors include three sons, Hubert Ballard, Randall Wayne Mansell, and Anthony Poindexter, and two daughters, Pam Zanardi and Diana Carol Stewart, all of Celina; three brothers, Ray and Dwight David Boles, both of Celina, and William C. Boles, Whiteville, Tenn.; a sister, Carolyn Webb, Celina; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 10, at the Upton Funeral Home in Celina, with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Burial was at the Turkeytown Cemetery. 

Lois Estelle Swindle, 81, of 803 Golden Oaks Village, Lafayette, 
Tenn., died March 8, 2000, at the Knollwood Manor in Lafayette. 
She was a member of the Haysville Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, Tenn. on March 26, 1918, she was a daughter of 
the late Asberry Hurston and Lassie (Morgan) Keen, and the wife of the late Benton Swindle. Survivors include two sons, Charles Edward and Rex Allen Swindle, both of   Lafayette; nine daughters — Carolyn West, Hermitage Springs, Tenn.; Brenda Miller and June Wood, both of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.; Tresa Dickens, Betty Marsh and Myra Johnson, all of Lafayette; Linda Hughes, Fountain 
Run; Mildred Lucas, Summerfield, Fla.; and Julia Faye Adams, Hendersonville, Tenn.; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
Two sons, Billy Wayne and Jimmy Patrick Swindle, and a brother, Lloyd Keene, all preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on March 11, at the Alexander-Goad Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder G.W. Knight officiating. Burial 
was at the Haysville Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Troy and Derrick Dickens, Joseph East, Chris Carr, Paul “Tiger” Wood III, and Chad Swindle.


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