Miscellaneous Jackson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Tommy M.C. Harville

BAXTER -- Funeral services for Tommy M.C. Harville, 55, of Baxter, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., May 11, from the chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Baxter.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today, Tues., May 9, at the funeral home.

Mr. Harville died on Mon., May 8, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Putnam County to the late Melvin Claude and Mary Jane Hammock Harville. Mr. Harville was self-employed and the owner and operator of Tommy's Auto Sales.

His family includes his wife, Linda Harville of Baxter; two daughters, Tammy Renee Ragland and friend, Danny Tucker of Baxter, and Cynthia Harville of Cookeville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Dale and Mendy Harville of Sparta, Danny Lynn and Jennifer Harville of Rickman, Timothy Lee and Amie Harville, and Donnie Lynn and Crystal Harville, all of Baxter; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Willie Geraldine Collier of Baxter, Wanda and Mike Anderson of Brentwood, and Louise Allen of Nashville; a brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Judy Harville of Baxter; and 11 grandchildren.

Bro. Fabron Nicholson will officiate at the services.

Carlos Ray Ramsey

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Carlos Ray Ramsey, 60, of Livingston, were held at 2 p.m. today, Tues., May 9, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Ramsey died on Mon., May 8, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in Overton County to the late Claude and Fannie Hammock Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey worked at Berkline Corp. He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.

His family includes his wife, Maxine Ramsey of Livingston; a brother, Ralph Ramsey of Livingston; two sisters, Ruth and Retha Ramsey, both of Livingston; two nieces, Gail Ramsey and Reba Dean Reid; a great-niece, Angela Ray; and a great-nephew, Anthony Ledbetter.

Pallbearers were Grant Mullins, Cleston, Glenn, Leonard, Justin and Junior Ledbetter.

Bro. Bobby Gore officiated at the services.

Billy Ray Whalen

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Billy Ray Whalen Sr., 57, of Monterey, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wed., May 10, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Tues., May 9, at the funeral home.

Mr. Whalen died suddenly on Sun., May 7, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1942, in McCreary County, Ky. to the late Corbit and Dorothy Neal Whalen. Mr. Whalen was a retired commercial truck driver with Allied Truck Company. He was a member of Monterey Church of God.

His family includes his wife of more than 37 years, Anna Rogers Whalen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy (Bill) Ray and Crystal Whalen Jr., and Benny Joe and Angela Whalen, all of Monterey; his stepfather, Bill Stephens of Pine Knot, Ky.; three sisters, Jean Jeffers of Huntsville, Aleen Trammel of Pine Knot, Ky., and Alma Sue Koger of Whitley City, Ky.; five brothers, Finley Whalen of Lexington, Ky., Donald Whalen of Detroit, Mich., Earl Whalen of Pine Knot, and Jim Whalen and Jack Stephens, both of Whitley City, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Tyler and Brtittney Whalen and Gavin McCowan, all of Monterey.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Reed, Danny Rogers, Terry Bowman, A.C. McCowan, Randall Hammock, Glen Smith, Arnold McCowan and Harley Duncan.

Revs. R.C. Maples and Arthur D. Hall will officiate at the services.

Roderick A. McKenzie

COOKEVILLE -- Memorial services for Roderick A. McKenzie, 81, of Baxter, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 13, at First Christian Church, 780 Fairground Lane.

Mr. McKenzie died on Sun., May 7, 2000, at his home.

His family includes his wife, Susan McKenzie of Baxter; a daughter, Laura McKenzie of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Kristy McKenzie of Cookeville; a sister, Flora Jean McKenzie of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice of Cookeville.

Pastor Hillier Duke will officiate at the services.

Whitson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mary Randolph Whitehead

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Mary Randolph Whitehead, 101, of Algood, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wed., May 10, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Tues., May 9, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Whitehead died on Sun., May 7, 2000, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1898, in Putnam County to the late John and Margaret Rice. Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker.

Her family includes a daughter, Rosetta Jackson of Cookeville; 47 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Asberry Randolph; four daughters, Bessie Scarbrough, Linnie Bumbalough, Beulah Hunters and Avina Scarbrough; and four sons, Frank, Arb, Wallace and Hollis Randolph.

Rev. Bobby Floyd will officiate at the services. 

Marjorie L. Bryant

LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Marjorie L. Bryant, 63, of Livingston, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 17, at Hebbertsburg Cemetery, Cumberland County.

Mrs. Bryant died on Thurs., June 15, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was born on July 25, 1936, in Crossville to the late Brance and Viola Barnes Myers. Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.

Her family includes three sons, Michael Galyon of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Joel Turner and Larry Jenkins, both of Crossville; two brothers, Brance Myers Jr. and Donald Myers, both of Crossville; two sisters, Joyce McLemore of Nashville, and Georgia Lynch of Crossville; and four grandchildren.

Bro. Michael McCoy will officiate at the services.

Billy B. Mahan

BAXTER -- Funeral services for Billy B. Mahan, 75, of Baxter, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., June 17, from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery with graveside services by veterans honor guard, consisting of American Legion Post $46 and #135, VFW Post #6277, and VVA Post #741.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today, Fri., June 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Mahan died on Wed., June 14, 2000, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1925, in Baxter to the late W. Tilman and Floy Crawford Mahan. Mr. Mahan was a carpenter and a member of Baxter Church of Christ. He was a sergeant in the Army during World War II.

His family includes his wife of 53 years, Iva Lee Morgan Mahan of Baxter; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Debra Mahan, Tony and Marsha Mahan, all of Baxter; four sisters, Janis Taylor and Norma Bush, both of Baxter, Bobbie Ford of Cookeville, and Helen Sparks of Lilburn, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Katie, Lauren and Morgan Jane Mahan.

Pallbearers will be William Dyer, Robert Thompson, Daryl Rodgers, J.R. Taylor, Hugh Myers, Katie Mahan, Leslie Dyer and Stanley Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Morgan Jane Mahan and Lauren Nicole Mahan.

Bros. Johnny Fox and Clyde Cunningham will officiate at the services.

Lola Caroline Maxwell

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Lola Caroline Maxwell, 81, of Cookeville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 17, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maxwell (South) Cemetery.

The family is currently receiving friends at the funeral home.

Mrs. Maxwell died on Wed., June 14, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1919, in Putnam County to the late Arthur A. and Notie Roberts Massa. Mrs. Maxwell was a homemaker and a member of Lilly's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Her family includes four sons, Kenneth and Wilbur Maxwell, both of Baxter, Douglas Maxwell of Texas and Philip Maxwell of Cookeville; a daughter, Elizabeth Owens of Cookeville; a sister, Nell Baillo of Baxter; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Verdie Bill Maxwell; two sons, Solon Donnell and William Franklin Maxwell; and a sister, Una June Elandt.

Bros. Burdette Randolph and Joe Roysden will officiate at the services.

Bristol Grisham

CARTHAGE -- Funeral services for Bristol Grisham, 76, of Carthage, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., June 17, from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mr. Grisham died on Wed., June 14, 2000, at Smith County Memorial Hospital, after suffering a stroke at his home on Tuesday evening.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in the Maggart Community of Smith County to the late Charlie Samuel and Vallie Mai Sadler Grisham. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1941. From 1954 until his retirement in 1979, he owned and operated Grisham's Upholstery in Carthage. He was a member of the Carthage Church of Christ since 1965. On April 2, 1957, he married the former Mable Edna Bartlett, who died on Sept. 1, 1997.

His family includes a sister, Johnnie L. Bean of Dickson; and a sister-in-law, Mina Grisham of Cookeville.

Ben S. Flatt and Edward L. Anderson will officiate at the services.

Betty J. Harris

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Betty J. Harris, 62, of Monterey will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harris died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Standing Stone Health Care Center.

She was born July 12, 1937, in Overton County to the late Clyde and Woodley Looper.

She was a homemaker and a member of Three Forks Missionary Baptist Church.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patricia Harris of the Dry Hollow Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Fred Gaw of Rickman; a foster son, Joe Hammons of the Spring Creek Community; a brother, Melvin Looper of Rickman; three sisters, Joyce Ray of the Dry Hollow Community, Mary Swallows of Rickman and Doris Fox of Anderson; a grandson, Jason Harris of the Dry Hollow Community; an honorary grandchild, Cheyenne Burgess of Hardys Chapel; her stepmother, Hallie Looper of the Spring Creek Community; several nieces and nephews; all her friends at the Standing Stone Health Care Center; and a special friend, Tosha O'Neal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Harris.

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

Payla Saylors

SPARTA -- Funeral services for Payla Hester Brown Saylors, 80, of Sparta will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18, from Pistole Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Saylors Cemetery with Hunter Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive friends tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Saylors, who was a teacher in the White County School System, died June 15, 2000, at National Health Care of Sparta.

She was born April 15, 1920, in White County to the late James H. and Mattie Green Brown.

She was affiliated with Pistole Baptist Church.

Her family includes a daughter, Cassandra Saylors Schnabel of Sparta; a brother, Tomie S. Brown of Knoxville; and a sister, Roberta Shockley of Huntsville, Ala.

Fate Wilson will officiate at the services.

CW Ray

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for CW Ray, 75, of Cookeville will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 18, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Smith Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive friends tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Whitson Funeral Home.

Mr. Ray died June 16, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Putnam County on June 29, 1924, to the late Bradley and Lassie (Jackson) Ray.

His family includes a sister-in-law, Norma Ray of Cookeville, and three nieces, Debbie, Kim and Jennifer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Carby and Troy Ray.

Bro. Mike Adams will officiate at the services. 

Joe Pat Qualls

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joe Pat Qualls, 71, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 5, at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Qualls died on Sun., Oct. 1, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Livingston to the late Milton James and Lula Myrtle Myers Qualls. Mr. Qualls was retired regional director for Financial Institution Services Inc. in Nashville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.

His family includes his wife, Margaret Carson Qualls of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Elizabeth Kelmin Tyma of Coltsneck, N.J., and Patricia Godbey Qualls-Hoag of Belleair, Fla.; two brothers, Myers Qualls of Columbus, Ga., and Charles Qualls of Livingston; a sister, Sarah Williamson of Livingston; a sister-in-law, Frankie B. Qualls of Athens; and one grandson, Andrew Tyma.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Murfreesboro in memory of Mr. Qualls.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Information provided by Speck Funeral Home of Livingston.

Ethel Bilbrey Spurlock

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Ethel Bilbrey Spurlock, 100, of the New Salem Community, were held at 2 p.m. today, Wed., Oct. 4, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial was in the New Salem Cemetery in the New Salem Community of Jackson County.

Mrs. Spurlock died on Mon., Oct. 2, 2000, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1900 to the late Louis Ervyn and Mary Jane Hannah Bilbrey. Mrs. Spurlock was a homemaker and a member of the New Salem Church of Christ She was a resident of the New Salem Community for 75 years. On Aug. 20, 1916, she married John Spurlock, son of the late Marshall Franklin Sr. and Almira Emmaline Dennis Spurlock. He died on March 2, 1963.

Her family includes a daughter, Charlene Hix of Cookeville; a daughter-in-law, Irene Spurlock of Gainesboro; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Virginia and Sonnie Potts of Mt. Juliet, Nancy and Dale Kile of Chattanooga, Katherine and Robert Ramsey, and Carolyn and Tommy Copeland, all of Cookeville, and Bill Owens of Hermitage; a great-granddaughter, Lee Ann Slater; a great-grandson and wife, Tony and Tammie Pharris; three great-grandsons, Robert Douglas Ramsey, and Benjamin Thomas Copeland and Samuel Jordan Copeland; four great-great-grandchildren, Brandi Slater, Brian Russell, Christian Barbee and Dalton Pharris; and one great-great-great-granddaughter, Katherine Lee Anne Garton.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Marshall E. Spurlock; a daughter, Nell Fowler Spurlock Gibson; a granddaughter, Brenda Gibson Owens; sons-in-law, Carsey Lee Gibson and Ray Douglas Hix; four brothers, Clifton, Lee, Enoch and Maxie Bilbrey; and two sisters, Essie Long and Delia Collier.

Bros. Jimmy Anderson and Kenneth Anderson officiated at the services. 

James Harlon Pippin

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for James Harlon Pippin, 63, of Cookeville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 20, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Morgan Pippin Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. today, Wed., Oct. 18, at the funeral home.

Mr. Pippin died on Tues., Oct. 17, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1937, in Jackson County to the late Fred Garrison and Mary Frances Putty Pippin. Mr. Pippin was retired from sheet metal work and siding. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist faith.

His family includes three brothers, Millard Pippin of Cookeville, Clayron Pippin of Bloomington Springs, and Avert Pippin of Oakdale, Calif.; two sisters, Minnie Lou Lewis of Washington State, and Mary Haney of Bloomington Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Barnes, Pearl Phillips and Betty Dyer; and a brother, Freddy Pippin.

Howell (Buck) Kenneth Harris

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Howell (Buck) Kenneth Harris, 82, of Cookeville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 19, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Morgan Pippin Cemetery.

The family is currently receiving friends at the funeral home.

Mr. Harris died on Tues., Oct. 17, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1918, in Cumberland County to the late Pete and Daisy Garrison Harris. Mr. Harris was with the Maintenance Department at Tennessee Tech University.

His family includes two daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie and Therold Jones, and Geraldine Harris, all of Cookeville; a son, Curtis Harris of Cookeville; two sisters, Gladys Harris of Spring City, and Mae Waldo of Crossville; three grandchildren, Sherri and Jennifer Jones, and Jamie Harris; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Marie Clinton Harris; two sons, Ronnie Gene and Charlie Kenneth Harris; and a brother, John Pete Harris.

Rev. Aron Dillon will officiate at the services.

Ralph E. Kidd

PORTLAND -- Funeral services for Ralph E. Kidd will be held at 3 p.m. today, Wed., Oct. 18, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home, Hwy. 108-B, Portland, Tenn. 37148. Burial will be in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kidd died on Tues., Oct. 17, 2000, at Royal Care of Westmoreland.

Mr. Kidd was a retired minister for the Church of Christ.

His family includes his wife, Edna Bell Kidd of Portland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Harold Knight of Portland, and Joy and Michael Wheeler of Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph W. and Cherry Kidd of Gallatin, and Ronnie and Suzanne Kidd of White House; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Tennessee Bible College Library.

Paul Buck

CARTHAGE -- Funeral services for Paul Buck, 81, of Gallatin, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 19, from the Carthage chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Buck died on Sun., Oct. 15, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1919, in the Granville Community of Jackson County to the late Stanton and Ida Buck Anderson. Mr. Buck attended the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church at Elmwood.

His family includes six children, Carolyn Workings and Frances Wright, both of Gallatin, Billy Stark of Hendersonville, Mary White, and Shirley and Paul Darlin Buck, all of Cookeville; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Gradie Buck.

Rev. David Vaughn will officiate at the services.

Edith Pearl Gentry

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Edith Pearl Gentry, 87, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 20, at Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 19, at Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. until of services on Fri., Oct. 20, at the church.

Mrs. Gentry died today, Wed., Oct. 18, 2000, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1913, in Putnam County to the late Matthew and Lola Virginia Kinnard Nash. Mrs. Gentry was a retired supervisor with Washington Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Her family includes a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Eldon Burgess of Cookeville; a son and two daughters-in-law, Max and Wanda Gentry of McMinnville, and Willene Gentry of Cookeville; six grandchildren, Jere Gentry, Nancy Rector, Melissia Rawlins, Amy Crooks, Chris Gentry and Cindy Fowler; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Gentry; a son, Jere Ramon Gentry; a sister, Ruby Nash; and two brothers, Dallas and Rupert Nash.

Pallbearers will be Jere and Chris Gentry, Brian Fowler, Jackie Rector, Drew Rawlings and Danny Crooks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Eads and Seth Bass and the ladies of her Sunday school class.

Memorial donations may be made to Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 565 E. 10th St., Cookeville, Tenn. 38501.

Dr. Charles McCaskey will officiate at the services.


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