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Stephen Carl Alred

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Stephen Carl Alred, 38, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Cemetery off Burgess Falls Road.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Alred died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at White County Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1963, in Putnam County to Carl and Aileen Randolph Alred of Cookeville. He was owner of Hub City Custom Cycle. Mr. Alred was a member of Holladay Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his wife, Deeann Cobble Alred of Cookeville; a son, Matthew Alred of Cookeville; two daughters, Laci Danielle and Brooke Alred, both of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Gena Alred of Cookeville; his grandmother, Rosa Lea Randolph of Cookeville; his mother and father-in-law, Deany and Mason Buckner; a brother-in-law, Tim Cobble; two nieces, Cydney Alred and Jade Cobble; and a nephew, Aaren Alred.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Myrtle Alred and Olen Randolph.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Denton Ramsey will officiate at the services.

William Lawrence Cox

GRAY -- Funeral services for William Lawrence Cox, 79, of Gray, were held Wednesday, November 14, in the chapel of Gray Funeral Home. Burial with military rites by the V.F.W. Color Guard Post #3382 were held in the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery in Mountain Home.

Mr. Cox died Sunday, November 11, 2001, in Mountain Home Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Johnson City.

He was the son of the late William "Jones" and Susie Keefavner Cox. He was a building contractor and owner of the Larry Cox Construction Company in Kingsport.

Mr. Cox served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

His family includes his wife, Ceola Wheelock Cox; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Mae Cox of Fall Branch, and Fred and Elaine Cox of Weatherford, Texas; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louise Judd of Cookeville, Eva and Dean Commer of Wichita, Kan., and Virginia and Bert Sutton of Monti Vista, Colo.; three nieces; six nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were his nephews and close family members.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church.

Revs. Steve Pate and Michael Oakes officiated at the services.

Bessie Harris

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bessie Harris, 76, of the Highland Mountain Community in Livingston will be held Friday, November 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Daughter of the late Issac Newton and Aquilla Brown Smith, she was born October 11, 1925, in Overton County.

Mrs. Harris was a factory worker and attended the Highland Freewill Baptist and Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist churches. She lived for 30 years in Dayton, Ohio.

Her family includes her husband, M.J. Harris of the Highland Mountain Community of Livingston; four nephews, Donald Fred, Billy Mac and Eugene Smith, all of Springfield and George Richard Smith of Gallatin; five nieces, Eva Oakley and Delta Gray Ferrell, both of Livingston, Emogene Bass and Maxine Hester, both of Springfield, and Ruby Kaye Kelly of Knoxville.

Revs. Jerry and Richard Harris will officiate at the services.

Linda Carol Hammock

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Linda Carol Hammock, 57, of Livingston, will be held today, November 15, in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Daughter of the late Monte and Eula Mae Wallace Daniels, she was born January 24, 1944, in Indiana.

Mrs. Hammock was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Her family includes one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Faye Buell of Monroe; one daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Jackie Frogge and Nancy Buell, all of Livingston; three brothers, Donnie and Charles Daniels, both of Allons and John Daniels of Smith Grove, Kentucky; three sisters, Martha Booher, Jane Melton and Frances Raines, all of Allons; and three grandchildren, Jeremy Pennington and Jennifer and Tricinda Buell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny B. Hammock; one son, Steve Buell; two sisters, Rosalee Ray and Ruth Ann Winngate.

Pallbearers will be David and Glenn Raines, Mike Mayes, Frankie Ray, Matthew Melton, Shane Booher, David Cope and Greg Taylor.

Rev. Perry Clayton will officiate at the services.

Ruth Ramsey

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Ruth Ramsey, 69, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ramsey died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at her home.

She was born on April 19, 1932, in Cookeville to the late John H. and Mary Walker Buck.

Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker and a long-time member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

Her family includes her husband, Albert P. Ramsey Sr. of Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Phil and Yolanda Ramsey of Monterey, and Jeff Ramsey of Franklin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Gary Carwile, and Judy and Tracy Davis, all of Cookeville, and Cathy and Wayne Lush of Nashville; a brother, Stacy L. Buck of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Ruby Dimple Rodgers of Norfolk; and eight grandchildren, Rachel McDonald, Josh and Erin Carwile, Cierra Ramsey, Dakota Carter, Justin, Ethan and Jared Davis.

Pallbearers will be Phil and Jeff Ramsey, Gary and Josh Carwile, Tracy and Justin Davis, Wayne Lush, Brandon McDonald and Ronnie Eldridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert D., John, Glenn and Frank Ramsey, Stacy L. and James Buck, Grover Bennett and Eldon Burgess.

Memorial donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice.

Bro. Mark Gaw will officiate at the services.

Willie Auburn Brown

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Willie Auburn Brown, 85, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Brown died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his home.

He was born on April 15, 1916, in Jackson County to the late Oscar Dillard and Cora Carter Brown. He was retired from maintenance with the Cookeville Housing Authority. Mr. Brown was a long-time member of Cookeville Church of God, and held numerous positions there. He was a veteran of World War II.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Rose Brown of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Vance Miller of Chattanooga, and Beverly and Johnny Nash of Cookeville; a brother, Finis Brown of Lakeland, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Cindy Holman, Karen Anderson, Michael and Jeff Miller, Tony Nash and Justin Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma June Brown.

Pallbearers will be Justin Brown, Tony Nash, Jeff and Michael Miller, Scott Anderson and Jackie Holman.

Pastors Kenneth Stephens and Eddie Turner will officiate at the services.

Frances Lucille Bilbrey

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Frances Lucille Bilbrey, 81, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Whitson Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church.

Mrs. Bilbrey died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Masters Health Care in Algood.

She was born on March 8, 1920, in Putnam County to the late Calvin and Lydia Mae Jones Rector. Mrs. Bilbrey was a homemaker and a member of Algood Circle Drive Freewill Baptist Church.

Her family includes four sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Alma Bilbrey of Anderson, Ind., Glen and Loretta Bilbrey of Cookeville, James and Sharon Bilbrey of Jamestown, and Randall and Connie Bilbrey of Algood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Sam Ray, and Mae and Donnie Ray, all of Rickman; a sister, Sue Manning of Crossville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and a host of friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clyde Lee Bilbrey; a brother, Clyde Rector; and a sister, Janie Rector.

Pallbearers will be Keith, Tony, Terry, Tommy and Dusty Ray, Dolan Bilbrey, Tim Schebel and Ronnie Lindsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Matheney and Doc Hargis.

Bros. Frank Davis and Darrell Phillips will officiate at the services. 

Stephen Carl Alred

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Stephen Carl Alred, 38, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in West Cemetery off Burgess Falls Road.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Alred died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at White County Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1963, in Putnam County to Carl and Aileen Randolph Alred of Cookeville. He was owner of Hub City Custom Cycle. Mr. Alred was a member of Holladay Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, his family includes his wife, Deeann Cobble Alred of Cookeville; a son, Matthew Alred of Cookeville; two daughters, Laci Danielle and Brooke Alred, both of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Gena Alred of Cookeville; his grandmother, Rosa Lea Randolph of Cookeville; his mother and father-in-law, Deany and Mason Buckner; a brother-in-law, Tim Cobble; two nieces, Cydney Alred and Jade Cobble; and a nephew, Aaren Alred.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Myrtle Alred and Olen Randolph.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Denton Ramsey will officiate at the services.

William Lawrence Cox

GRAY -- Funeral services for William Lawrence Cox, 79, of Gray, were held Wednesday, November 14, in the chapel of Gray Funeral Home. Burial with military rites by the V.F.W. Color Guard Post #3382 were held in the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery in Mountain Home.

Mr. Cox died Sunday, November 11, 2001, in Mountain Home Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Johnson City.

He was the son of the late William "Jones" and Susie Keefavner Cox. He was a building contractor and owner of the Larry Cox Construction Company in Kingsport.

Mr. Cox served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

His family includes his wife, Ceola Wheelock Cox; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Mae Cox of Fall Branch, and Fred and Elaine Cox of Weatherford, Texas; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louise Judd of Cookeville, Eva and Dean Commer of Wichita, Kan., and Virginia and Bert Sutton of Monti Vista, Colo.; three nieces; six nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were his nephews and close family members.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church.

Revs. Steve Pate and Michael Oakes officiated at the services.

Bessie Harris

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bessie Harris, 76, of the Highland Mountain Community in Livingston will be held Friday, November 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Daughter of the late Issac Newton and Aquilla Brown Smith, she was born October 11, 1925, in Overton County.

Mrs. Harris was a factory worker and attended the Highland Freewill Baptist and Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist churches. She lived for 30 years in Dayton, Ohio.

Her family includes her husband, M.J. Harris of the Highland Mountain Community of Livingston; four nephews, Donald Fred, Billy Mac and Eugene Smith, all of Springfield and George Richard Smith of Gallatin; five nieces, Eva Oakley and Delta Gray Ferrell, both of Livingston, Emogene Bass and Maxine Hester, both of Springfield, and Ruby Kaye Kelly of Knoxville.

Revs. Jerry and Richard Harris will officiate at the services.

Linda Carol Hammock

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Linda Carol Hammock, 57, of Livingston, will be held today, November 15, in the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Daughter of the late Monte and Eula Mae Wallace Daniels, she was born January 24, 1944, in Indiana.

Mrs. Hammock was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

Her family includes one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Faye Buell of Monroe; one daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Jackie Frogge and Nancy Buell, all of Livingston; three brothers, Donnie and Charles Daniels, both of Allons and John Daniels of Smith Grove, Kentucky; three sisters, Martha Booher, Jane Melton and Frances Raines, all of Allons; and three grandchildren, Jeremy Pennington and Jennifer and Tricinda Buell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny B. Hammock; one son, Steve Buell; two sisters, Rosalee Ray and Ruth Ann Winngate.

Pallbearers will be David and Glenn Raines, Mike Mayes, Frankie Ray, Matthew Melton, Shane Booher, David Cope and Greg Taylor.

Rev. Perry Clayton will officiate at the services.

Ruth Ramsey

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Ruth Ramsey, 69, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ramsey died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at her home.

She was born on April 19, 1932, in Cookeville to the late John H. and Mary Walker Buck.

Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker and a long-time member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

Her family includes her husband, Albert P. Ramsey Sr. of Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Phil and Yolanda Ramsey of Monterey, and Jeff Ramsey of Franklin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Gary Carwile, and Judy and Tracy Davis, all of Cookeville, and Cathy and Wayne Lush of Nashville; a brother, Stacy L. Buck of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Ruby Dimple Rodgers of Norfolk; and eight grandchildren, Rachel McDonald, Josh and Erin Carwile, Cierra Ramsey, Dakota Carter, Justin, Ethan and Jared Davis.

Pallbearers will be Phil and Jeff Ramsey, Gary and Josh Carwile, Tracy and Justin Davis, Wayne Lush, Brandon McDonald and Ronnie Eldridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert D., John, Glenn and Frank Ramsey, Stacy L. and James Buck, Grover Bennett and Eldon Burgess.

Memorial donations may be made to Lazarus House Hospice.

Bro. Mark Gaw will officiate at the services.

Willie Auburn Brown

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Willie Auburn Brown, 85, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mr. Brown died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his home.

He was born on April 15, 1916, in Jackson County to the late Oscar Dillard and Cora Carter Brown. He was retired from maintenance with the Cookeville Housing Authority. Mr. Brown was a long-time member of Cookeville Church of God, and held numerous positions there. He was a veteran of World War II.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Rose Brown of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Vance Miller of Chattanooga, and Beverly and Johnny Nash of Cookeville; a brother, Finis Brown of Lakeland, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Cindy Holman, Karen Anderson, Michael and Jeff Miller, Tony Nash and Justin Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma June Brown.

Pallbearers will be Justin Brown, Tony Nash, Jeff and Michael Miller, Scott Anderson and Jackie Holman.

Pastors Kenneth Stephens and Eddie Turner will officiate at the services.

Frances Lucille Bilbrey

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Frances Lucille Bilbrey, 81, of Cookeville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Harris Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Whitson Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church.

Mrs. Bilbrey died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Masters Health Care in Algood.

She was born on March 8, 1920, in Putnam County to the late Calvin and Lydia Mae Jones Rector. Mrs. Bilbrey was a homemaker and a member of Algood Circle Drive Freewill Baptist Church.

Her family includes four sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Alma Bilbrey of Anderson, Ind., Glen and Loretta Bilbrey of Cookeville, James and Sharon Bilbrey of Jamestown, and Randall and Connie Bilbrey of Algood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Sam Ray, and Mae and Donnie Ray, all of Rickman; a sister, Sue Manning of Crossville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and a host of friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clyde Lee Bilbrey; a brother, Clyde Rector; and a sister, Janie Rector.

Pallbearers will be Keith, Tony, Terry, Tommy and Dusty Ray, Dolan Bilbrey, Tim Schebel and Ronnie Lindsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Matheney and Doc Hargis.

Bros. Frank Davis and Darrell Phillips will officiate at the services.

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