Miscellaneous Jackson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Minnie Flatt Hamlet

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Minnie Flatt Hamlet, 78, of Cookeville, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 5, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hamlet died on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at NHC Health Care of Cookeville.

She was born on May 16, 1923, in Jackson County to the late Bert and Erlene Lacy Flatt. Mrs. Hamlet was a homemaker and former school teacher. She was a member of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville. She was married to John William Hamlet, who died on March 29, 1980.

Her family includes two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Sandy Hamlet of Manchester and Karl and Joanne Hamlet of Cookeville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Steven Henry, Patty and Gary Davis, Susie and J.C. Threet, and Sandy and Jeff Warren, all of Cookeville; a sister, Audrey Whitaker of Gainesboro; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Farlin and Zola Flatt of Gainesboro, and Faye and Mary Flatt, Fenis and Anna Lou Flatt, and Ralph and Lucille Flatt, all of Cookeville; 12 grandchildren, Jim, Thomas, Andy and Megan Hamlet, Angela and Isaac Davis, Amanda and Allysen Henry, Stacy Nash, Daniel Burton, Jason Threet and Crystal Warren; one great-grandchild, Shanise Davis-Stone; and a host of nieces and nephews and many close friends at NHC Health Care of Cookeville.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of NHC HealthCare.

Jeff Warren and Roger Hamlet will officiate at the services.
 

Tony Curtis Hood

RICKMAN -- Funeral services for Tony Curtis Hood, 48, of the Highland Community in Overton County were held on Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, from the Chapel of the Rickman Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Mountain Cemetery.

Mr. Hood died on Tues., July 31, 2001, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 13, 1953, in Overton County to the late Walter Hood and Carrie Walker Norris.

His family includes his sisters, Karen Bilbrey of Rickman and Judy Stacy of Livingston; one brother, Danny Hunter of Livingston; three nieces, Karen Lou Hunter, Melissa Seber and Martha Seber; two nephews, Earnest Hunter and Gary Ray Seber Jr.; and two great-nieces, Allie Hunter and Carrie Pryer.

Pallbearers were Randy Ledbetter, Bruce Dixon, Mark Bilbrey, Earnest Hunter, James Dixon, Larry Garret, Gary Seber Jr. and Wayne Peek.

Bro. Ovle Tinch officiated at the services.

Martha L. Sidwell

RICKMAN -- Funeral services for Martha L. Sidwell, 79, of the Rickman Community, were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, from the Chapel of the Rickman Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.

Mrs. Sidwell died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1921, in Overton County to the late Robert C. and Lilly Taylor Savage.

Her family includes her husband, James Claudie Sidwell of Rickman; one daughter and son-in-law, Allie "June" and Jimmy Collins of the Willow Grove Community; her brother, Robert J. Savage of Livingston; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Jason and Chandria Collins and Dale and Amy Collins, all of the Willow Grove Community; and one great-granddaughter, Jenna Collins, also of Willow Grove.

Pallbearers were Ron Savage, Bob Savage, Jack Sidwell, J.C. Roberts, Johnny Sidwell and Ronnie Sidwell. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Collins and Jason Collins.

Bro. Ovle Tinch officiated at the services.

Tim Denny

MICHIGAN -- Funeral services for Tim Denny, 78, of Clinton Township, Mich., formerly of Buffalo Valley, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, from the chapel of Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township, Mich. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.

Mr. Denny died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in Clinton Township.

He was born on May 25, 1923, in Buffalo Valley to the late Virgil and Audra Anderson Denny. He was retired from the East Detroit School System Maintenance Dept., after many years of service.

His family includes his wife, Geraldine Loftis Denny; a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey June and Michael Lambert; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Timothy and Leslie Denny, Richard Lewis Denny, and Joe Nelson Denny; and two grandchildren, Timothy Akira Denny and Grant Ronald Teiji Denny.

Information supplied by Baxter Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. 

Thelma Roselle Lane Klepatz

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Thelma Roselle Lane Klepatz, 77, of Orland Park, Illinois, will be held Friday, November 2, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brotherton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6-9 p.m.

Mrs. Klepatz died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Palos Community Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

She was born December 1, 1923, in Putnam County to the late Grant and Nancy Burroughs Lane.

Mrs. Klepatz was a social worker.

Her family includes one daughter, Patricia Al'Rifai of Oak Forest, Ill.; three stepsons, Steven Klepatz of Portugal, Michael Klepatz of Champaign, Ill. and Norman Klepatz of Ariz.; two brothers, Clayton Lane of Cookeville and Winters Lane of Michigan; two sisters, Marge Bnoote of Arizona and Molly Whitaker of Chattanooga.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Byrne Walker and Norman Klepatz Sr.; three brothers, Oliver, Robert and Merlyn Lane; and three sisters, Anna Jackson, Mattie Jackson and Grace Lane.

Pallbearers will be Jasper Birdwell, Bobby, Elmus, Grant and Justin Lane, Royce Jackson and Steve Klepatz.

Bro. Danny Lane will officiate at the services.

Thomas Lee Swallows

RICKMAN -- Funeral services for Thomas Lee Swallows, 59, of Rickman, will be Thursday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.

Mr. Swallows died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at his home.

Born April 1, 1942, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Clarmon and Cora Bertha Ray Swallows.

Mr. Swallows was a truck driver, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

His family includes his wife, Mary Swallows of Rickman; three sons, Tommy, Tim and Tony Swallows, all of Rickman; two daughters, Donna Matheny of Monterey and Denice Lovelace of Livingston; one sister, Magdalene Walker of Rickman; five grandchildren, Tiffany Lovelace, Chris and Tyson Matheney, Ryan and Ross Swallows; and a special cousin, Claude Key of Rickman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lora Mae Phillips and Tinnie Bea Wilson.

Revs. Gary Davis, Nolan Cantrell and Bud Hargis will officiate at the services.

Pauline Wallace McBride

MARYVILLE -- Funeral services for Pauline Wallace McBride, 75, of Maryville, will be Thursday, November 1, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until time of services on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Mrs. McBride died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Asbury Acres Health Center in Maryville.

Daughter of the late George Beecher and Maude Cole Wallace, she was born March 4, 1926, in Sparta.

Mrs. McBride was a homemaker, bookkeeper and banker, also a fabric artist and gardener.

Her family includes one daughter, Sarah Jane Tolbert of Murfreesboro; one son, Richard Franklin McBride of Maryville; one sister, Willie Mae Winton of Cookeville; and two grandchildren, Robert and Katherine McBride.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin McBride.

Jonathan Angel will officiate at the services.

James Ray Rice

COOKEVILLE -- James Ray Rice, 50, of Cookeville, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation.

The family will hold private services at a later date.

Mr. Rice was born October 2, 1951, in White County and was the son of Reba Montgomery of Cookeville and the late James Rice.

He was a pipeline construction employee.

In addition to his mother, his family includes his stepfather, Bill Montgomery; four sons, James Otis, Jacob Michael and Jared Edward Rice, all of Cookeville, and Jason Moore of Algood; two daughters, Rachel Nicole Rice of Cookeville and Maggie Jo Rice of Germantown; four brothers, William and Richard Rice, both of Baxter, Anthony Rice of Memphis and Johnny Montgomery of Texas; three sisters, Gloria Brown of Baxter, Yvonne Rice of Buffalo Valley and Teresa Montgomery of Cookeville; and a grandson, James Otis Ray Rice of Cookeville.

Obituary information provided by Whitson Funeral Home.

Linda N. Davis

MAINE -- Memorial services for Linda N. Nesbitt Davis, 54, of Waterville, Maine, formerly of St. Joseph, Maine, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Redington Funeral Home in Waterville.

Mrs. Davis died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at a hospital in Waterville.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. to the late Frank and Vivian Nesbitt. She was raised in St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Davis was employed as an X-ray technician at a variety of hospitals in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. Later, she was a food and beverage director in Grand Island, Neb. Mrs. Davis opened her own restaurant, Roosevelt's, in 1988, and relocated to Door County, Wis. in 1990.

She did extensive work with the Nebraska Vietnam Veteran's Reunion and was presented with the honorary rank of admiral in the Navy and a rank of colonel in the Army by then-Governor Bob Kerry. Mrs. Davis was one of the first Lady Lions (Lions Club) in the state of Nebraska. She was also honored for her work with the National Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Her family includes a son, Russell Davis of Waterville; a sister, Lee Lindsey of Cookeville; and two grandchildren.

Junior Henry

SPARTA -- Funeral services for Junior Henry, 67, of Sparta, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Board Valley Cemetery.

Mr. Henry died on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on March 17, 1934, in White County to the late Bud and Dora Randolph Henry. He was employed in construction.

His family includes his wife, Wilma Vinson Henry of Sparta; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Michael Kirby, and Amy and Samuel Williams, all of Cookeville, and Vickie and Jimmy Lawson of Sparta; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Sherri Henry of Maryville; a sister, Estelle Strickland of Sparta; two brothers, Bill Henry of Muncie, Ind., and Ralph Henry of Waynesville, Ohio; grandchildren, Shane and Christi Kirby, Stephanie and Jonathan Belyew, Adam Lawson, Brandy and Joe Marshall and Matthew and Michael Henry; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Mallary Kirby, Gabe, Madison and Noah Belyew, and Dakota and Dalton Marshall.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Fate Wilson will officiate at the services. 

Emma Grace Cowan

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Emma Grace Cowan, 69, of Cookeville will be held Friday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chestnut Mound Cemetery in Smith County.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, November 8, after 5 p.m.

Mrs. Cowan died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born in Martin, Ky., on May 24, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Lucy Martin Likens.

Mrs. Cowan was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Her family includes her husband, Ira B. Cowan of Cookeville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Earnest and Donna Moore of Gainesboro and Steven Rice of Cookeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Ron Easton of Oregon, Ohio; three brothers, Homer Likens of Rihman, Ohio, Howard Likens of Langley, Ky., and Hubert Likens of Martin, Ky.; three sisters, Dorothy Rymers of Toledo, Ohio, Clara Likens of Cleveland, Ohio, and Wanda Trout of Romulus, Mich.; five grandchildren and three spouses, Kim Ward, Stephanie and Tony Simmons, Bryan and Angie Rowe, Sky and Jim Davis and Heather Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Ashley Riley, Jesse and Latosha Rowe, Michaela, Casey and Joah Simmons.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Loraine O'Brien; one brother, Herman Liken; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Tony Simmons, Earnest Moore, Steven Rice, Ron Easton, Jeff Blackman and Bryan Rowe. Honorary pallbearer is Rey Stidham.

Revs. James C. Nabors and Jack Taylor will officiate at the services.

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