Miscellaneous Jackson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Zachary Loyd Graves

COOKEVILLE -- Graveside services for Zachary Loyd Graves, infant son of Jason Loyd and Elizabeth Marie Graves, were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Zachary was stillborn on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his maternal grandparents, Loren W. (Pete) and Marta Dailey Goodman of Cookeville; paternal grandparents, Loyd and Judy Garrett Graves of Allardt; great-grandparents, Mark and Elizabeth Dailey of Southport, N.C., Emmett and Oma Garrett, and Georgia Graves, all of Allardt.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Paul and Claudia Goodman, and Arelander Graves.

Father Peter Coffey officiated at the services.

Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Delores Ann Stewart

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Delores Ann Stewart, 62, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Cemetery on Burgess Falls Rd.

The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 12, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stewart died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Cookeville.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Monroe County, Mich. to Lenore Parent Elliott of Cookeville and the late Norman Elliott. Mrs. Stewart was a teacher's aide with the Wayne County, Mich. School District. She was a member of First Christian Church.

In addition to her mother, her family includes her husband, Carl Stewart of Cookeville; four stepsons, Donald and Darold Klovski, Kenny and Don Stewart, all of Michigan; three daughters, Donna Doyle, Deanna Ramsey and Denise Klovski, all of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Carol Ann Umlor of Michigan; two brothers, Norm Elliott of Florida, and Jerry Elliott of Michigan; three sisters, Judy Barkley and Karen Duka, both of Michigan, and Sharon Robinson of Washington State; nine grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Klovski; a stepdaughter, Wanda Stewart; and two sisters, Evelyn Elliott and Donna Wood.

Bros. Buddy Henry, Jack Gentry and HiIlier Duke will officiate at the services.

John B. Clark

COOKEVILLE -- Memorial services for John B. Clark, 84, of Cookeville, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

Dr. Clark died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1917, in Guin, Ala. to the late John Bunyan Sr. and Lilly Pearce Clark. He served in the Army from 1942-1945 and was discharged as a sergeant.

Dr. Clark received his bachelor and masters degrees at Mercer University, his PhD at the University of Kentucky, and did post-graduate work at Duke University.

He was a retired history professor at Tennessee Tech with more than 25 years of service.

Dr. Clark was a model train enthusiast and a member of the National Railway Historical Society and Model Railroad Assoc. He was a blood donor through the American Red Cross and gave more than 64 gallons.

Dr. Clark was inducted into the Pharesis Hall of Fame in 2000. He was a member of Collegeside Church of Christ.

His family includes his wife of 48 years, Sara Frances Kerr Clark of Cookeville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son.

Dr. Ray Kinslow will officiate at the services. 

Evelyn Ruth Qualls

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Evelyn Ruth Qualls, 55, of Rickman, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, from the Rickman Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Miss Qualls died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1946, in Cumberland County to Juanita Qualls of Rickman and the late Guy M. Qualls.

In addition to her mother, her family includes a sister, Koleta Pearson of Rickman; a nephew, Tommy Pearson; and a special aunt, Ann Campbell.

Pallbearers were Hugh Livingston, Tommy Pearson, O.L. Sullivan, Ridley Lee, Tommy Thompson, Danny McNeal and Harvey Pharris.

Rev. A.J. Looper officiated at the services.

Thurman Key

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Thurman Key, 71, of Monterey, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. on today, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

Mr. Key died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born on April 25, 1930, in Overton County to the late Thomas Lee and Mary Jane Walker Key. He was a member of the Hanging Limb Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Key served as a minister for 50 years in the Eastern Division of the Stone Association of Free Will Baptists. He was retired from the General Motors Corporation after more than 30 years of service.

His family includes his wife of 51 years, Bercy Phillips Key of Monterey; a daughter, Judy Key Brown of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Daniel Key of Denver, Colo., and Samuel Key of Greenwood, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, Joseph, Megan, Katie, Valene and Chad Key, Victoria Brown, David Key and Joshua Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters, Rosie Key Pierce, Ben, Fletcher, Casto, Cecil, Arthur and James Key, Valasta Key Stringer, Gladys Key Lackey, Laurine Key, Mazelle Key Spurlock, Alice Key Mata and J.W. Key.

Revs. James Phillips and Johnny Jones will officiate at the services.

Delores Ann Stewart

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Delores Ann Stewart, 62, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Cookeville.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Monroe County, Mich. to Lenore Parent Elliott of Cookeville and the late Norman Elliott. Mrs. Stewart was a teacher's aide with the Wayne County, Mich. School District. She was a member of First Christian Church.

In addition to her mother, her family includes her husband, Carl Stewart of Cookeville; four stepsons, Donald and Darold Klovski, Kenny and Don Stewart, all of Michigan; three daughters, Donna Doyle, Deanna Ramsey and Denise Klovski, all of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Carol Ann Umlor of Michigan; two brothers, Norm Elliott of Florida, and Jerry Elliott of Michigan; three sisters, Judy Barkley and Karen Duka, both of Michigan, and Sharon Robinson of Washington State; nine grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Klovski; a stepdaughter, Wanda Stewart; and two sisters, Evelyn Elliott and Donna Wood.

Bros. Buddy Henry, Jack Gentry and HiIlier Duke will officiate at the services. 

Donna J. Leatherbery

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Donna J. Leatherbery, 71, of Cookeville, will be held Thursday, November 15, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Copeland Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Leatherbery died Sunday, November 11, 2001, in Tampa, Florida.

The daughter of the late Donald and Letha Flanders Leatherbery, she was born February 14, 1930, in Branch County, Michigan.

Mrs. Leatherbery was a retired registered nurse and was of the Methodist faith.

Her family includes several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Mike Speck will officiate at the services.

Burl Bussell

COOKEVILLE -- Memorial services for Burl Bussell, 68, of Cookeville, will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at Collegeside Church of Christ.

The family will receive visitors at the church prior to the service.

Mr. Bussell died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The son of the late Oliver and Tina Bussell, he was born on July 4, 1933, in Cookeville. He was retired from a 47-year career as general manager of Foutch Distributing Co.

His family includes his wife, Bettye Bussell; two daughters, Linda Lee Bussell Welch and Tracy Bussell; two brothers, Arlis Bussell and Arsdell Bussell, all of Cookeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Breast Cancer Research.

Kelly Campbell will officiate.

Nancy Carrol Wright Hargis

JONESBOROUGH -- Nancy Carrol Wright Hargis, 55, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at her home in Cookeville.

There will be no funeral arrangements. Ms. Hargis requested that her body be donated to the East Tenn. State University College of Medicine.

She was born on March 9, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. to the late John Wright and Virginia Gibson Wright.

Her family includes a sister, Barbara Burnett of Cookeville, with whom she lived; a brother, Danny Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sheila Briggs of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Robbie Roberts and Virginia and Stanley Tollison, both of Sparta; and seven grandchildren, all of Cookeville and Sparta, Amanda Hull, Bobby and Ciara Briggs, Kayse and Amanda Roberts, and Tyler and Dillon Tollison.

Donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice, PO Box 149, Cookeville, Tenn. 38503.

Arrangements by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn. (423)753-3821.

Robbie Crowder Richardson

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Robbie Crowder Richardson, 83, of Gainesboro, will be Thursday, November 15, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Richardson died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Daughter of the late Tandy and Bonnie Stone Crowder, she was born in Jackson County on August 26, 1918.

Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker and a member of the Gipson Avenue Church of Christ in Gainesboro.

Her family includes one daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Charles F. Whitaker of Gainesboro; three step-daughters, Edna Ruth Willer of Warren, Michigan, Moline Davis of Goodlettsville and Shelby J. Violette of Gainesboro; one brother, John Dillard Crowder of Gainesboro; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland (Key) Richardson, who died April 3, 2000; one son, Billy Joe Richardson; two brothers, Paul and Donald Crowder and one sister, Edith Marie Smith.

Bro. John Mabery will officiate at the services.

Eudelle Jones Godsey

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Eudelle Jones Godsey, 81, of Gainesboro, will be held Thursday, November 15, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community in Jackson County.

The family will receive friends today from 1-9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Godsey died Monday, November 12, 2001, at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born in Jackson County on January 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Hermon (Hub) and Parlee Allen Jones.

Mrs. Godsey was a retired factory worker and a member of the Flynn's Lick Church of Christ in Jackson County.

Her family includes two brothers, Hooper Jones of Gainesboro and Charlie Jones of Signal Mountain; one sister, Alsie Carter of Gainesboro and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Godsey, whom she married on December 24, 1940 and who died September 18, 1989; one son, Therold Godsey; three brothers, Lewis, John D. and Mack Jones and an infant sister.

Bros. Hubert Jones and Morgan Medlin will officiate at the services.

Darrel Brown

KENTUCKY -- Funeral services for Darrel Brown, 83, of Owensboro, Kentucky, will be Friday, November 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, 3009 Frederica St., Owensboro KY 42301 (270)683-5377. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, November 15, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at the Owensboro Mercy Health System.

He was born in Owensboro and was the owner/operator of Brown's Market and former manager of A&P. Mr. Brown was a member of the First Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid golfer, having won many local golf events, and was the city's golf champion twice.

His family includes his wife of 62 years, Virginia Huddleston Brown; one son, Kenneth Darrel Brown of Cookeville; one brother, Douglas Brown of Owensboro, Ky.; three sisters, Lorrayne Jones of Madisonville, Ky., Faye Saville of Scotia, New York and Joyce Alvey of Franklin, Ky.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Geneva Martin

BYRDSTOWN -- Funeral services for Geneva Martin, 82, of Byrdstown, will be Thursday, November 15, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vann's Branch Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Martin was born September 25, 1919, in Pickett County to the late Waymon and Mary Ann Gillentine Storie.

She was a bookkeeper for M&M Motor Company in Byrdstown.

Her family includes one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Diane Martin of Byrdstown; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Davidson of Cookeville; one brother, Leonard Storie of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Carter and Craig Martin of Byrdstown and Leigh Ann West and Jeff Davidson of Cookeville; four great-grandsons.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walton Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Pickett County Library Fund or Vann's Branch Cemetery Fund c/o Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250. Byrdstown, TN 38549.

Bros. Randy Tompkins and Rick Cross will officiate at the services.

Richard William North

COOKEVILLE -- Graveside services for Richard William North, 46, of Cookeville, will be held Friday, November 16, at 10 a.m. in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends atthe Cookeville chapel of Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. North died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The son of the late Richard E. North and Sherolyn Noggle North of Dayton, Ohio, he was born January 21, 1955, in Dayton, Ohio.

Mr. North was a truck driver.

In addition to his mother, his family includes two sons, Richard W. North Jr. of Austin, Texas and Daniel Lee North of Cookeville; one daughter, Leslie Marie North of Cookeville; two sisters, Paula North of Union City, Ind., and Tammy Baker of Greenville, Ohio; and a special friend, Vicki Burk of Cookeville.

Bro. Roger Cooper will officiate at the services. 

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