Miscellaneous Jackson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Ruth Boyd Spurlock

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Ruth Boyd Spurlock, 55, of Cookeville will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, from the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Spurlock died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 11, 1946, in Putnam County to the late Asberry Boyd and Elliot Haston. Mrs. Spurlock was a secretary at Porelon and a member of the Boiling Springs Baptist Church.

Her family includes her husband, Donny R. Spurlock of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Geneva Hartbarger of Lebanon; a daughter, Shayne Hartbarger of Cookeville; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Don Horsley of Cookeville.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Terry Crabtree will officiate at the services.

Larry James Harris

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Larry James Harris, 43, of the Dry Hollow Community of Overton County will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Harris died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Putnam County to the late Luther J. and Betty J. Looper Harris. Mr. Harris was a truck driver for the Overton County Highway Department. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church, and the Channel 13 Goodtime Gang Cee Bee Club.

His family includes his wife, Patricia Harris of the Dry Hollow Community; a son and his fiancée, Jason Harris and Tasha O'Neil; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Fred Gaw of Rickman.

Rev. Glen Murphy and Rev. Nolan Cantrell will officiate at the services.

James C. Billingsley

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services for James C. Billingsley, 78, of Nashville will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, from the Chapel of Roesch-Patton, Austin, Bracey & Charlton Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Billingsley died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

He was born May 25, 1923, in Jackson County to the late Arb Billingsley and Alice Richardson Billingsley. Mr. Billingsley was a retired worker at the Nashville Banner Newspaper.

His family includes his wife, Mary Belle Billingsley of Nashville; a son-in-law, Eddie Spencer of Nashville; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Gladys and Donald Wheeler of Cookeville, Morine and Hulon Dyer of Cookeville, Elinor Chaffin of Cookeville, Pauline Roberts of Baxter, Adeline Gray-Hayes of Kansas, formerly of Mississippi, and Jewell Smith of Warren, Mich.; two brothers, Carl and Kenneth Billingsley, both of Cookeville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Billingsley was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Spencer; a sister, Aline Toben; and five brothers-in-law, Frank Ray, Clarence Roberts, John Smith, Paul Chaffin and Bernard Toben.

Rev. John Collett will officiate at the services.

Robert 'Donald Gene' Mayberry Jr.

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Robert 'Donald Gene' Mayberry Jr., 65, of Cookeville will be held at 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dodson Branch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends until the time of the services today.

Mr. Mayberry died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Jackson County to the late Robert Francis Mayberry Sr. and Dimple Smith Mayberry. Mr. Mayberry was a retired roofer and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a US Army veteran.

His family includes two stepsons, Jerry Gentry of Cookeville, and Kenny Gentry of Dayton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Brenda Spratt of Florida; a sister, Beatrice C. Garrison of Troy, Mich.; and three half-sisters, Glenda King of Georgia, Virginia Wreford of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Robbie Mayberry of Baton Rouge, La.; and a host of family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mayberry was preceded in death by a half-sister, Nancy McDaniel, and a half-brother, Larry Roscoe.

Pallbearers will be Earl Allen, Johnny Allen, David Allen, Donnie Mayberry, Gary Ballard and Ricky Warden.

Bro. Richard Ballard will officiate at the services.

Lola Belle Richardson

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Lola Belle Richardson, 96, of Cookeville will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Netherland Cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center.

She was born on June 1, 1905, in Overton County to the late Eli Joshua Mainord and Martha Ann Buck Mainord.

Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Paron United Methodist Church.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Mainord and Norma Richardson of Cookeville; a daughter-in-law, Etheleen Richardson of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Mike Richardson, Tim Richardson, Patti Stamps and Randy Richardson; four great-grandchildren, Chad Richardson, Brandi Richardson, Eric Stamps and Jenni Stamps.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Richardson; three sisters; and one brother.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Richardson, Ronald Stamps, Randy Richardson, Eric Stamps, Tim Richardson and Jack Mainord.

Bro. Mark Lee will officiate at the services.

Agnes Knight Campbell

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Agnes Knight Campbell, 90, of Knoxville will be held at 11 a.m. today from Speck Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Campbell died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at her home in Knoxville.

She was born January 10, 1911, in Pickett County to the late George Allen and Nova Clark Knight.

Mrs. Campbell received a bachelor of science degree in 1934 at the Tennessee Technological Institute in Cookeville, did postgraduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1935 and at the University of Chicago in 1942 and 1946.

She received a master of science in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1953.

Mrs. Campbell was employed by the Tennessee Department of Public Welfare as regional director, and later was the executive director of the Knoxville Travelers Aid Society.

She served on many different committees and was listed in various editions of "Who's Who of American Women," "Two Thousand Women of Achievement," "Royal Blue Book," and many more books of achievement.

Her family includes four nieces and three nephews-in-law, Lena and John M. York of Sebring, Fla., Jean Upchurch of Cookeville, Sue and Fay Qualls of Jamestown, and Peggy and James Cobb of Jamestown; and one nephew and niece-in-law, Jack D. and Claudia Knight of Jamestown.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, John Campbell, whom she married on June 20, 1942; a sister, Ines Gunnels; a brother, Orbitt Knight; and a niece, Dean K. Wright, wife of Arnold Wright of Jamestown.

Pallbearers will be her great-nephews.

Marc Upchurch will officiate at the services. 

Jeremy Wayne Hunter

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Jeremy Wayne Hunter, 28, of Cookeville, were held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunter died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1973, in Cookeville to Alice Tollett Kelly of Cookeville and Jerry Hunter of Cookeville. Mr. Hunter was a roofer and worked in retail sales in a clothing store. He attended Able Christian Faith Ministry.

In addition to his parents, his family includes three brothers, Jason Hunter and Justin Kelly, both of Cookeville, and Troy Gaw of Michigan; a sister, Jamie Langford of Cookeville; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Gertrude Tollett, and Bill and Bricie Hunter; a niece, Sierra Hale; and an aunt, Virginia Hamblin.

Pallbearers were Jimmy, Paul and Billy Tollett, J.R. Walls, Greg Glynn, Mickey Smith, Marty Griffin and Matthew Bennett.

Honorary pallbearers were David Tollett and Scotty Robinson.

Bro. Glenn Stout officiated at the services.

Cecil Dalton Melton

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Cecil Dalton Melton, 68, of Muddy Pond Community in Overton County, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30, at the funeral home.

Mr. Melton died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 27, 1933, in Overton County to the late Sherman Melton and Martha Hollars Melton Hall. Mr. Melton was a retired factory worker who worked with Nichols and File, Indiana Glass in Indiana, and at Bennetts in Cookeville.

His family includes a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Darryl Miller of Muddy Pond; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Linda Melton of Muddy Pond; two sisters, Pearl Beaty of Monterey, and Wilma Braddcocks of Crossville; and three brothers, Carl Melton of Cookeville and Haskell and Earl Melton, both of Monterey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Garrett and Lucille Clark; and two brothers, Dewey and Jesse Melton.

Revs. Robert Wright, Herbert Hollars and Glenn Murphy will officiate at the services.

Eddie Anthony Gentry

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services for Eddie Anthony Gentry, 54, of Chapmansboro, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. N. Nashville, (615-327-1111).

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30; and from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home.

Mr. Gentry died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, from injuries sustained in an accident.

He was born in Gainesboro to Pauline Gentry Koaster and the late Kenneth Gentry. Mr. Gentry was senior vice-president of the Educator's Credit Union. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pleasant View.

In addition to his mother, his family includes his wife, P. Christine Gentry; two sons, Scott Gentry of Lafayette, and Brandon Gentry of Chapmansboro; a daughter, Dana G. Gentry of Hendersonville; and three grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Hiter, John Gailbreath, Louie, David and James Barlow, Gary Cason, Joe Spivey and Hank Flury.

Revs. George Clark and John Mark Thomas will officiate at the services.

Gary Lee Garrison

MICHIGAN -- Graveside services for Gary Lee Garrison, 58, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, will be held Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at Smyrna Cemetery in Putnam County.

Mr. Garrison died Monday, November 19, 2001, at St. John Hospital Northeast in Detroit, Michigan.

He was born on June 27, 1943, in Montclair, N.J. to the late Denver E. and Armilla Ann Martin Garrison. Mr. Garrison was a transportation/civil service employee and a graduate of Oakland University in Oakland, Mich. He attended Mt. Clemmons First Methodist Church in Michigan.

His family includes his stepmother, Audrey Garrison of Fraser, Mich.; a niece, Sherri Garrison of Los Gatos, Calif.; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Grant Garrison.

Rev. Jackie Wheeler will officiate at the services.

Chad McCullough

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Alley Chadwick (Chad) McCullough III, 52, of Cookeville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in McCullough Family Cemetery in Putnam County.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home; and from noon until time of services on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the church.

Mr. McCullough died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1949, in Nashville to Alley Chadwick (Al) and Clyde Scott McCullough Jr. of Nashville. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville and Tennessee Tech with a master's degree in chemical engineering. While at TTU, he was a member of SAE Fraternity and vice-president of the student body. He was a partner in M.E. Industries, a manufacturing company in Cookeville. Mr. McCullough was president of Putnam County Right to Life, was on the Young Life Committee, was a member of Leadership Putnam and was known for his commitment to faith, family and friends. He was an active member of Christ Community Church.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his wife of more than 28 years, Jane Sullivan McCullough, whom he married on June 16, 1973, in Waynesboro, Miss.; two daughters, Adrian McCullough, a student at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and Ali McCullough, a senior at Cookeville High School; and a brother, Roger McCullough of Birmingham.

Pallbearers will be David Edgington, John Sims, John Acuff, Roger Colglazier, Mike Powell, Murray Cunningham, Burley Cannon and David Rippetoe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Mele, Doug Bates, Dallas Maxwell, Leonard and Wayne Davis, Associates with M.E. Industries, and members of the Young Life Committee.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Community Church, 450 W. Jackson, Cookeville, Tenn. 38501, or Right to Life, PO Box 49002, Algood, TN 38506.

Rev. Ed Malone will officiate at the services, with music provided by Steve and Shelly Forgey.

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