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Jack Towles

OHIO -- Memorial services for Jack Towles, 75, of Beavercreek, Ohio, will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Hawker United Church of Christ in Beavercreek. A reception at the church will follow the service.

He has donated his remains to Wright State University School of Medicine. His ashes will be buried at a later time with his family at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua, Ohio.

Mr. Towles died on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, after a lengthy battle with heart disease.

He was born on March 16, 1923, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late John and Ida Hellman Towles. Mr. Towles was a salesman most of his life. He retired from car sales at Robert's Olds/Cadillac in Beavercreek in June of this year. Over the past 45 years, he had been a car salesman at Robert's Olds/Cadillac, Smedley's Chevrolet of Vandalia, Frank Z Chevrolet, Ray Bryant Chevrolet, and Shannon Buick of Dayton.

Mr. Towles attended Hawker United Church of Christ. He was a Master Mason of John W. Durst Masonic Lodge of Dayton and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Dayton.

His family includes his wife, Mildred Swack Towles of Beavercreek; his stepdaughter and her husband, Sheree Bullington and Steve Powell; a grandson, Brian Powell of Palmdale, Calif.; a sister, LaDonna Baker; a nephew, Gregg Baker of Springfield, Ohio; and his nephew and family, Terry, Frieda, and Donovan Towles of West Carrolton.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Donovan Towles of Piqua.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, the American Heart and Cancer Association, or Hawker United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

Rev. Richard Pulling will officiate at the services.

Homer Clarence Carr

CLEVELAND -- Funeral services for Homer Clarence Carr, 83, of Cleveland, were held at 2:30 on Sunday, Nov. 29, from the North Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes in Cleveland. Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Carr died on Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in a local hospital of Cleveland.

He was the son of the late Mallie Hoskins and James Carr. Mr. Carr was a retired press operator with 28 years of service working for the Budd Company in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of Hopewell Church of God.

His family includes three daughters, Kara Gay Clanton and Sandra Jean Boone, both of Cleveland, and Joan Louquita Rose of Warren, Mich.; two sons, Michael Stephen Carr of Warren, and Timothy Clarence Carr of Sterling Heights, Mich.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy, Tony, and Daniel Clanton, Mark Zius, David Boone, Paul Elliott and Mark Rose.

Rev. Leon Goforth, and Drs. David Bishop and Jerome Boone officiated at the services.

Cynthia Lola Ledbetter

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Cynthia Lola Ledbetter, 79, of Livingston, were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 1, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Fisk Cemetery.

Mrs. Ledbetter died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was born on March 25, 1919, in Tennessee to the late Burr and Dora Brown Brown. Mrs. Ledbetter was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Her family includes her husband, R.D. Ledbetter of Livingston; two sons, Danny Ledbetter of Nashville and Lanny Ledbetter of Livingston; five daughters, Shelia Winningham and Alice Rogers, both of Livingston, Gail Howard and Judy Moss, both of Hilham, and Lila Valentine of Allons; a sister, Ola Lee of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Lillian Vaughn of Livingston; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bro. Ronald Strong officiated at the services.

Eleanor Sutherland Allen

VIRGINIA -- Funeral services for Eleanor Sutherland Allen, 69, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Huff-Cook Funeral Home in Castlewood, Va. Burial will be in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home in Virginia.

Mrs. Allen was a native of Virginia, born on April 24, 1929 to the late Judge Morrison and Ruth Powers Sutherland. Mrs. Allen was a retired ticket agent with the Metro Washington D.C. bus system.

Her family includes two sons, Joe Allen Jr. of Alexander and George M. Allen of Sparta; a brother, C.J. Sutherland of Tazwell, Va.; a sister, Sharon Catlett of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Allen. 

Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Myrtie M. Anderson

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Myrtie M. Anderson, 78, of Cookeville, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anderson died on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on May. 30, 1920, in Overton County to the late William Cramp and Delia Jackson Underwood. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a member of Willow Avenue Church of Christ.

Her family includes three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Anderson of Strawberry Plains, Ralph and Penny Anderson of Hendersonville, and Roger Anderson and special friend, Debbie Napier; three sisters, Myrtle Loftis and Bonnie Anderson, both of Cookeville, and Edith Voskel of Michigan; a half sister, Sue Rittenberry of Bon Air; three brothers, Carlie Underwood of Texas, Everett Underwood of Cookeville, and Benton Underwood of Bon Air; three half brothers, Fred and Kenneth Underwood, both of Lavergne, and Harold Underwood of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Cynthia, Richard, and Buddy Anderson; and four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jerry Wayne, Cory Anderson, and Crystal Claxton.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Anderson; stepmother, Nova Underwood; infant brother, Carson Underwood; infant sister, Magoline Underwood; infant half brother, Ben David Underwood; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Lynn Anderson.

Bros. Paul Fox and Ken Burton will officiate at the services. 

Willie B. Tays

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Willie B. Tays, 82, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 4, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home.

Mr. Tays died on Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 16, 1916, in Overton County to the late Hillary and Rildra Cantrell Tays. Mr. Tays was a retired service technician with Coca-Cola Bottling Company, with 36 years of service.

His family includes his wife, Edna Elizabeth Tays of Cookeville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry and Lena Tays, Donnie and Debbie Tays, and Carl Tays, all of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Lynette Flatt, Glenda Vinson, Marty, Johnnie, and Angie Tays, all of Cookeville; and two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kelsey Flatt, both of Cookeville.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Bro. Glea Shelly will officiate at the services.

Ruth Smith Bozman

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Ruth Smith Bozman, 70, of Gainesboro, will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dodson Branch Cemetery in the Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County.

Mrs. Bozman died on Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1928, in Jackson County to the late James (Jim) and Carrie Smith Jackson. Mrs. Bozman was a homemaker and a member of the Free State Church of Christ in Jackson County.

Her family includes a son, Mounce Smith Jr. of Gainesboro; a brother, Kenneth Jackson of Gainesboro; three sisters, Lucille Tippit, Thelma Jackson Pestell and Bonnie Tate, all of Nashville; one grandchild, Mounce Smith III of Gainesboro; and two great-grandchildren, Dustin Cain Smith and Kristin Paige Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Mounce (Buster) Smith and Edward Bozman.

Bro. O'Neal Huffines will officiate at the services.

Menervia Elizabeth Whitehead

COOKEVILLE -- Memorial services for Menervia Elizabeth Whitehead, 66, of Cookeville, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 4, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Whitehead was dead on arrival at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in Putnam County to the late Frank Benjamin and Mary Eva Randolph Howard. Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker.

Her family includes four daughters and three sons-in-law, Deborah and Ike Jones of Torreon, Mexico, Donna and Bill Bilbrey, Doreen and Mark Haggery, and Darlene Whitehead, all of Cookeville; five sisters, Winnie Howell of Cookeville, Mollie Ehrie of Chula Vista, Calif., Frankie Maynard and Daisy Moss, both of Baxter, and Mersuda Scarlett of Lavergne; four grandchildren, Tracy and James Heard of Ocean Springs, Miss., Casey and Joshua Bilbrey and Jenny Haggery, all of Cookeville; three great-grandchildren, William and Issac Heard of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Katelyn Bilbrey of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, David Howard.

Frank Davis and Clayton Padgett will officiate at the services.

Lanora Katherine Nabors

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Lanora Katherine Nabors, 50, of Cookeville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blue Springs Presbyterian Cemetery in Sparta.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today, Tues., Feb. 2, and from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nabors died today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at her home.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio, to Willie Clayton and Ruby Weaver of Cookeville. Mrs. Nabors was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was also a member of the Nazarene Church.

In addition to her parents, her family also includes three sons, Jimmy Luke and Doyle Clayton Gentry, both of Cookeville, and Christopher Lloyd Nabors of Cookeville; a daughter, Tammy Haskell of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Ruby Thompson of Gainesboro; a brother, Willie Clayton Weaver Jr. of Gainesboro; and a granddaughter, Autumn Hope Haskell of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Nabors, and a daughter, Sharon Killery.

Pallbearers will be Wes Thompson, Martin Crabtree, Tim Melton, Gene Underwood, Robert Lynn Weaver, and Roy Weaver.

Bro. Kevin Thomas will officiate at the services. 
 

Howell E. Bowman

MICHIGAN -- Funeral services for Howell E. Bowman, 87, of Riverview, Mich., were held at 10 a.m. on Mon., April 19, at the Gateway Church of Christ in Southgate, Mich.

Mr. Bowman died on Fri., April 16, 1999, after an extended illness.

His family includes his wife, Ruby Netherton Bowman of Riverview; four daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Jim Ray of Delaware, Ark.; Bettye and Roy Jared of Kearney, Neb.; Brenda and Gary Watterworth of Greenville, S.C.; and Blanche and Dan Meloche of Clarkston, Mich.; three sisters, Arentha Allen of Royal Oak, Mich., Dorothy Mason and June Hammerstein, both of Cookeville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Molar Funeral Home of Southgate, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.

A.T. Presley

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for A.T. Presley, 77, of Rickman, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., April 22, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Presley died on Mon., April 19, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born on April 26, 1921, in Overton County to the late Tom and Harriet Copeland Presley. Mr. Presley was a farmer. He was also a member of the Baptist faith.

His family includes his wife, Leron Presley of Rickman; four sons, Billy, Otis and Donald Presley, all of Livingston, and Bruce Presley of Hilham; four daughters, Bonnie Hargis and Genevieve Cantrell, both of Rickman, Shelia Lacy of Sparta and Charlotte Masters of Livingston; a sister, Lou Presley of Rickman; 27 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Revs. Nolan Cantrell and Ovle Tinch will officiate at the services.

Earnal McCowan

SPARTA -- Funeral services for Earnal McCowan, 69, of Sparta, were held at 1 p.m. on Fri., April 16, from the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. Burial was in Bohannon Cemetery in Putnam County.

Mr. McCowan died on Tues., April 13, 1999, at Cumberland Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1930, in Putnam County to the late Andrew and Lora Strange McCowan. Mr. McCowan was a retired mechanic with General Motors.

His family includes his wife, Vernese McCowan of Sparta; three daughters, Penny McClain and Lisa Rankin, both of Sparta and Wilma McCowan of McMinnville; a son, Jimmie McCowan of Clarkston, Mich.; six brothers, Ernest, Glen and Richard McCowan, all of Dunkirk, Ind., Vernal McCowan of Oklahoma, Kenneth McCowan of Crossville and Donald McCowan of Red Key, Ind.; three sisters, Lula Parlin of LaCrosse, Ind., Betty Henry and Mable Grasty, both of Cookeville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bros. Jimmy Lindsey and Delmer McCowan officiated at the services.

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