Miscellaneous Jackson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel

LAWRENCEBURG -- Funeral services for Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel, 62, of Summertown, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, from the chapel of Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home, 501 W. Gaines, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 38464, (931)762-3291. Burial will be in Summertown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, and tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cassel died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Maury Regional Hospital.

She was a native of Sparta and the daughter of the late Claude and Eula Henry Clouse. Mrs. Cassel was retired from General Motors.

Her family includes her husband, J.L. Cassel of Summertown; two sons, Gregory Cassel of Canton, Mich., and Jerry Lynn Cassel of Belleville, Mich.; two daughters, Teresa Nadolski and Cassandra Cassel, both of Westland, Mich.; two brothers, Charles and Truman Clouse, both of Sparta; two sisters, Retha Hunter of Cookeville, and Netta Mulligan of Sparta; and six grandchildren.

Information provided by Whitson Funeral Home.

Mary Lee Romines Ray

ALGOOD -- Funeral services for Mary Lee Romines Ray, 96, of Algood, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, from the Algood Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ray died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center in Monterey.

She was born on June 26, 1905, in Putnam County to the late Charlie and Ollie Stamps Romines. Mrs. Ray was a homemaker and a life-long member of Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Her family includes two daughters, Delzie Stamps of Cookeville, and Ann Howard of Algood; a brother, Dolphus Romines of the Shady Grove Community; three grandchildren, Ronald Barry Stamps, Brenda Howard Barr and Gary Wayne Howard; and four great-grandchildren, Eric and Jennifer Stamps, Dewayne Howard and Michelle Poteet.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wesley Ray; a son, C.J. Ray; and a sister, Orgie Andrews.

Pallbearers will be family and friends of Mrs. Ray.

Rev. Ronald Smith will officiate at the services. 

Herbert Earl Clouse

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Herbert Earl Clouse (Earl), 73, of Dayton, Ohio, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home.

Mr. Clouse died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1928, in Cookeville to the late Rolus Bevy and Pearlie Lee Finley Clouse. He was a driver for Johnston Catering in Ohio.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Dee Clouse of Florida; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melody and Larry Barnett of Arkansas, Kitten and Phillip Dillon of Dayton, and Darlene and Jose Chapa of Clayton, Ohio; a brother, Obey Gene Clouse of Cookeville; three sisters, Nancy Kathleen Flatt, Waunette Phy and Isabel Conley, all of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons of Mr. Clouse.

Bro. Russell Flatt will officiate at the services.

Earl Turney Harp

COOKEVILLE -- Earl Turney Harp, 60, of Cookeville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center. The family has chosen cremation.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial services, for family and close friends only, will be held at a later date at his home.

Mr. Harp was born on May 22, 1941, in Putnam County to the late Eddie T. and Minnie Frances Allen Harp. He was a carpet installer and worked in many other areas of business.

His family includes his companion, Paula Fenstemaker of Georgia; a son, Rodney Harp of Georgia; two stepsons, Eric Fenstemaker of Algood, and Marlon Jones of Georgia; a sister, Frances Buckner of Cookeville; three stepgrandchildren, Zoe and Carrie Jones and Angel Fenstemaker; a cousin, Barbara Cannon of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lela Krivosheyff.

Whitson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Jean Norris

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Hilda Jean Norris, 65, of Alpine, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Copeland Cemetery.

Mrs. Norris died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at her home.

She was born on July 23, 1936, in Overton County to the late Jessie James and Stella Jane Young Copeland. Mrs. Norris was a homemaker and a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jana Nichole Norris of Cookeville; two sisters, Janice Pryor of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sammie Qualls of Livingston; and a special nephew, Scotty Qualls of Alpine.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Issac Marion (I.M.) Norris; and four sisters, Nelda Ray, Patricia Benson, Wanda Kay Copeland and Ethel Marie Copeland.

Pallbearers will be Steve Norris, Scotty, James and Raymond Qualls, and Steve and Brandon Cooper.

Bro. Chuck Branch will officiate at the services. 

Lucille Farley Speir

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Lucille Farley Speir, 82, of Cookeville will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2-8 p.m., and on Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Speir died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

She was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Putnam County to the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Nash Farley. Mrs. Speir was a longtime member of the Cookeville First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Reachers Sunday School Class. She was an avid gardener and loved cooking, quilting and raising her four children. She was a retired employee of Wal-Mart.

Her family includes her son and daughter-in-law, Harley and Charlotte Speir of Maryland; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Wanda and Tom Coyne of Cookeville, Linda and Allen Gebhardt of Nashville and Ruth Speir of Cookeville; two brothers, Joe Farley of Cookeville and Brownie Farley of California; nine grandchildren, Lori Wilhelm, Jimmy McCulley, Cameron Speir, Jennifer Speir, Shane and Angela Newton, Daphne Ballington and Heidi and Heather Coyne; and one great-grandchild, Gordon Sewell.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Speir was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Bro. Charlie Hutchinson will officiate at the services.

James W. Vickers

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for James W. Vickers, 74, of Bloomington Springs, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Vickers died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on June 7, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Preston and Ollie D. Haney Vickers. He was a factory worker with Cookeville Industries. Mr. Vickers was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Center Grove Church of Christ.

He was the husband of the late Louise Haney Vickers.

His family includes a son, Estle D. Vickers of Gainesboro; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kathy Hargis of Jackson County, Linda and Lynn Anderson of Cookeville, Sherry and Ricky Dyer of Baxter, and Donna and Ken Harris of Gainesboro; nine grandchildren, Michele, Dawn, Kim, Jeffrey, Jason, Karen, Kristy, Scotty and Brandon; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Estle and Earl Vickers; and a sister, Irene Meadows.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Bro. John Mayberry officiated at the services.

Louise Haney Vickers

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Louise Haney Vickers, 71, of Bloomington Springs, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Vickers died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on May 4, 1930, in Jackson County to the late Johnny Wade and Janey Chaffin Haney. Mrs. Vickers was a homemaker and a member of Center Grove Church of Christ.

She was the wife of the late James W. Vickers.

Her family includes four brothers, Hulon Haney of Florida, Glenn, David and Bobby Haney, all of Jackson County; three sisters, Doylene Rodgers and A.V. Meadows, both of Bloomington Springs, and Ida Wheeler of Cookeville; nine grandchildren, Michele, Dawn, Kim, Jeffrey, Jason, Karen, Kristy, Scotty and Brandon; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Haney.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Bro. John Mayberry officiated at the services.

Anna Belle Martin

CLARKRANGE -- Funeral services for Anna Belle Martin, 62, of Clarkrange, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 11, from the Clarkrange Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home. Burial will on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Springs Chapel Cemetery in Fentress County.

Mrs. Martin died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1939, in Leesburg, Fla., to the late Hershel Perry Atkinson and Laura Belle Tinch. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker.

Her family includes three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael James and Gaye Atkinson of Jamestown, Donnie and Christine Martin and Terry and Julie Rizor, all of Clarkrange; two daughters, Kim Winningham and Jack Prosser of Gallion, Ohio, and Barb Cole and Wayne Riley of Deerlodge; six brothers, Dennis and Randall Atkinson, both of Banner Springs, Wendell Atkinson of Crossville, Ben and Ronnie Atkinson, both of Clarkrange, and Lonnie Atkinson of Jamestown; her companion, Clifton Davis of Clarkrange; six sisters, Joyce Brader of Ohio, Reba Larue, Retha Davidson and Jo Ella Clark, all of Banner Springs, Faye Harville of Monterey and Karen Little of Clarkrange; two special friends, Timothy Ocole and Leonora Martin, both of Clarkrange; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Martin Sr.; and a brother, Danny Atkinson.

Bro. Buddy Edwards will officiate at the services.

Arrangements by Jennings Funeral Homes, Jamestown, Tenn. 38556, (931)879-8118.

Taylor Katherine Stout Rogers

BURNET, TEXAS -- Graveside services for Taylor Katherine Stout Rogers, 85, of Burnet, Texas, were held on Oct. 31, 2001, from Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet.

Mrs. Rogers died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.

She was born January 25, 1916, in Gainesville to the late Willis Morgan Stout and Cynthia Brown Stout.

Her family includes a niece, Kathryn Winters of Cookeville; a nephew, Benjamin Winters, and a sister-in-law, Virginia Rice, both of Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Rogers; two sisters, Vida Hudson and Amanda Wilson; and three brothers, Charles, Brownie and Bill Stout.

Russell Minton of the Methodist Church of Burnet officiated at the services.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Carrie E. Matthews

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Miss Carrie E. Matthews, 89, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 11, from Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Miss Matthews died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was born February 16, 1912, in Overton County to the late Benton M. and Fannie Brown Matthews. Miss Matthews worked at Livingston Shirt Factory and Ideal Laundry. She was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Her family includes a sister, Lillian Kilgore of Crossville; a nephew and niece, Earl Ray Stewart and Dora Stewart, both of Cookeville; and several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Miss Matthews was preceded in death by her sisters Maggie Stewart Crowley and Hazel Matthews.

Bro. Chris Coil will officiate at the services.

Robert T. 'Pat' Patterson

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Robert T. "Pat" Patterson, 82, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, from the Livingston Church of Christ. The body will lie in state from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Graveside services will take place at the Prosperity Cemetery in Auburntown, Tenn., at 2 p.m.

Mr. Patterson died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville.

He was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Auburntown to the late Chester and Arah Estes Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a retired Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant. He was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ, the Livingston Rotary Club, the American Legion, and was a VFW Veteran of the US Army.

His family includes his wife, Mattie Patterson of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jack Putnam of Maryville; a sister and brother-in-law, Francis and Paul Bastian of Glasgow, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Retired Tennessee Highway Patrol, members of the American Legion and VFW, members of the Rotary Club, and men of the Livingston Church of Christ.

Memorial donations may be made to the Livingston Church of Christ.

Bro. Chris Coil will officiate at the services in Livingston. Bro. David Dunn will officiate at the services in Auburntown.

Zackariah Lamont Brady

MONTEREY -- Graveside services for Zackariah Lamont Brady, infant son of Mary West Haas and Kevin Lamont Brady, both of Cookeville, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, from the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Zackariah was born and died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his half-sister, Ashanti Hughes of Johnson City; his maternal grandparents, Lucille Bowman and John Lee West Sr. of Cookeville; his maternal great-grandfather, Clyde Lee Bowman of Monterey; his maternal great-grandmother, Rosa Mae West of Cookeville; his paternal great-grandfather, Robert Lee Banks of Harrisburg, Penn.; and his uncle, John West Jr. of Cookeville.

Zackariah was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Brady; a great-grandmother, Clara Jane Bowman; and a great-grandfather, John L. West.

Rev. Tim Beaty and Rev. Clyde Lee Bowman Jr. will officiate at the services.

Bill Bilyeu

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Bill Bilyeu, 87, of Cookeville will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Algood City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time of the services.

Mr. Bilyeu died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Putnam County to the late Perry and Rhoda Weeks Bilyeu. Mr. Bilyeu was a member of the West View Baptist Church. He was a former Chief of Police for Cookeville and Sheriff of Putnam County.

He was a life member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police; in addition, he belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriffs' Association, the American Law Enforcement Officers' Association, the Middle Tennessee Peace Officers' Association, the American Federation of Police, the Michigan Sheriffs' Association, the Disabled American Veterans and the Democratic National Committee.

He was a 'Kentucky Colonel' and belonged to numerous other organizations.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Pam Bilyeu of Cookeville; a sister, Polly Hatch of Jackson, Tenn.; and a grandson, Michael Bilyeu.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bilyeu was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Williford Bilyeu; and four sisters: Pauline Warren, Willie Rice, Lorelle Peppers and Dimple Carter.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Abston, Bill Benson, Joe Maberry, Bob Hill, Frank Huggins and Frank Massa.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Shelton, Robert Bilyeu, Joe Casey, Jim Bilyeu, Charles Denning, Frank Layne, Jim Ragland, Jim Brown, Frank Barnes, Bobby Nichols, Raymond (Bull) Brown, Jim Harcum, John Knowles, Bill Gibson, Reggie Shanks, Larry Evitts, Harold Allen, Red Jared, John Poteet, Bill Cameron, John Maddux, Leon Burns, Chuck Womack, Steve Copeland, Harold Jackson, Paul Jackson, Charles Carter, Chet Bowman and officers of the Cookeville Police Dept.

Bros. Chuck Branch and Paul Durham will officiate at the services.

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