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Willis Ralph Cason

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services for Willis Ralph Cason, 75, of Mt. Juliet, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, from Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro.

The family will receive friends today from 2:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Chapel.

Mr. Cason died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital.

He was born in Jackson County to the late Jessie Willis and Elizann Bybee Cason. Mr. Cason was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ in Mt. Juliet, and a WWII Navy veteran.

His family includes his wife of 53 years, Alelle Gentry Cason of Old Hickory; a son, Gary Cason of Old Hickory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and John Hiter, and Karen and Emad Bakri, all of Mt. Juliet; a sister, Edna Clark of Royal Oak, Mich.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cason was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles, Hugh, and Roy Cason; and a sister, Pauline Burns.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Johnny Brown will officiate at the services.

Bond Memorial Chapel is located a N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Dr.

Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro is in charge of the local arrangements.

Ruth Angeline Hawkey

COOKEVILLE -- A funeral mass for Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, Ill. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hawkey died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center.

She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois to the late Albert Mullet and Iris Switzer Alexander. Mrs. Hawkey was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and DeEtte Hawkey of San Leandro, Calif.; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Ruth Rogers of Cookeville, Iris and William White of Old Hickory, Rosie and Clyde Landreth of Sun City, Ariz., and Ginny and Jim Guthrie, of Fremont, Calif.; a brother, Leo Alexander of Crown Point, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hawkey was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hawkey; and a brother, Frank Alexander.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Willis Ralph Cason

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services for Willis Ralph Cason, 75, of Mt. Juliet, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, from Bond Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro.

The family will receive friends today from 2:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Chapel.

Mr. Cason died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital.

He was born in Jackson County to the late Jessie Willis and Elizann Bybee Cason. Mr. Cason was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ in Mt. Juliet, and a WWII Navy veteran.

His family includes his wife of 53 years, Alelle Gentry Cason of Old Hickory; a son, Gary Cason of Old Hickory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and John Hiter, and Karen and Emad Bakri, all of Mt. Juliet; a sister, Edna Clark of Royal Oak, Mich.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cason was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles, Hugh, and Roy Cason; and a sister, Pauline Burns.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Johnny Brown will officiate at the services.

Bond Memorial Chapel is located a N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Dr.

Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro is in charge of the local arrangements.

Ruth Angeline Hawkey

COOKEVILLE -- A funeral mass for Ruth Angeline Hawkey, 90, of Cookeville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, from Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, Ill. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hawkey died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center.

She was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Illinois to the late Albert Mullet and Iris Switzer Alexander. Mrs. Hawkey was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and DeEtte Hawkey of San Leandro, Calif.; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Ruth Rogers of Cookeville, Iris and William White of Old Hickory, Rosie and Clyde Landreth of Sun City, Ariz., and Ginny and Jim Guthrie, of Fremont, Calif.; a brother, Leo Alexander of Crown Point, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hawkey was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hawkey; and a brother, Frank Alexander.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mona McCowan

MONTEREY -- Funeral services for Mona McCowan, 90, of Monterey, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 20, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Burial will be in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home.

Mrs. McCowan died today, Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Standing Stone Health Care and Rehabilitation in Monterey.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1911, in Overton County to the late Manuel and Mary Qualls Ashburn. Mrs. McCowan was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Her family includes her husband of almost 69 years, Haskell McCowan of Monterey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Johnnie McCowan, and Loyd and Elease McCowan, all of Monterey; two grandchildren and spouses, Tammy and Johnny Bowman, and Myron and Jessica McCowan; and three great-grandchildren, Deana, Justin and Brittney.

Revs. Bobby Roberts and Mike Kirby will officiate at the services.

Buford Elmer Smith

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Buford Elmer Smith, 69, of Cookeville, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1932, in Overton County to Ruby Upton Smith of Cookeville and the late Walter Smith. He was retired from Fleetguard and a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to his mother, his family includes his wife, Elizabeth Bullock Smith; a son, Myron Smith of Cookeville; a daughter, Michelle Bussell of Cookeville; a brother, Hugh Smith of Florence, Ky.; a grandson, Adam Bussell of Cookeville; and a stepdaughter and husband, Dawn and Bryan Hickey of Cookeville.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Genie Smith; and two sisters, Linda Stalliongs and Billie Phillips.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hickey, Howard Underwood, Danny Maynord, James Raines, Juan Chapman and Adam Bussell.

Bro. Jim Blankenship will officiate at the services.

Clarence Huddleston Sr.

BAXTER -- Funeral services for Clarence Taylor Huddleston Sr., 85, of Buffalo Valley, will be held at 2 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 23, from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Jared-Huddleston Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 22, at the funeral home.

Mr. Huddleston died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1916, in Putnam County to the late Oscar D. and Ida Mai Stanton Huddleston. He was a sewing machine mechanic with Carthage Shirt Company for more than 35 years and with Wilson Sporting Goods for five years. Mr. Huddleston was the founder of Cookeville Electric Motor Service, and the builder and retired owner of Middle Tennessee Drag Strip in Buffalo Valley. He attended Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

His family includes his wife of more than 66 years, Eleanor Ensor Huddleston; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles Dow Huddleston of Buffalo Valley, Clarence and Bettye Huddleston Mr. of Maryville, Ronnie and Belki Huddleston of the Philippines, and Gary and Theresa Huddleston of Buffalo Valley; 10 grandchildren, Deborah Francis, Angie Fountain, Regina Huddleston, Charlotte DeVasher, Rhonda Petty, Donald, Jeff, Lana, Chris and Ron Huddleston; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Fred Breeding, Bill Shanks, Hugh Myers, Luke Leftwich, and Ralph and Joe Houston Jared.

Revs. J. Glea Shelley and Bill Cowan will officiate at the services.

Bessie Lee (Pat) Flatt

GAINESBORO -- Funeral services for Bessie Lee (Pat) Flatt, 78, of Baxter, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 20; and from 11 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Flatt died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood.

She was born on June 25, 1923, in Mississippi to the late Shelby and Viola Ford Hughes. Mrs. Flatt was a retired factory employee of Tutco Inc. in Cookeville. She was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ in Jackson County.

Her family includes her husband, Holland D. Flatt of Baxter; a stepson, James Boyd Flatt of Romulus, Mich.; two brothers, James Hughes of Panama City, Fla., and Felton Hughes of Greenville, Miss.; a sister, Vera Golden of Panama City; several stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, David Lee Flatt; two brothers, J.C. and Jewel Lee Hughes; and two sisters, Mozell Carlo and Rose Moore.

Bro. John Mabery will officiate at the services.

Irving Ackerman

KNOXVILLE -- Graveside services for Irving Ackerman, 76, of Cookeville, were held at noon (E.S.T.) today at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville.

Mr. Ackerman died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at his home in Cookeville.

He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., to the late Nathan Ackerman and Regina Gardner. He was in World War II and served as an infantryman with an anti-aircraft unit in the Pacific Theater. He was wounded and narrowly escaped death. After his discharge from the service, he became a registered nurse, traveled widely and developed skills in several specialties of the profession. Mr. Ackerman was of the Jewish faith.

His family includes his wife, Anna Rebecca Ackerman of Cookeville.

Rabbi Beth Schwartz of Temple Beth El officiated at the services.

Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements and Rose Mortuary was in charge in Knoxville.

Ruth Boyd Spurlock

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Ruth Boyd Spurlock, 55, of Cookeville will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, from the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Spurlock died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 11, 1946, in Putnam County to the late Asberry Boyd and Elliot Haston. Mrs. Spurlock was a secretary at Porelon and a member of the Boiling Springs Baptist Church.

Her family includes her husband, Donny R. Spurlock of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Geneva Hartbarger of Lebanon; a daughter, Shayne Hartbarger of Cookeville; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Don Horsley of Cookeville.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Terry Crabtree will officiate at the services.

Larry James Harris

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Larry James Harris, 43, of the Dry Hollow Community of Overton County will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harris Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Harris died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Putnam County to the late Luther J. and Betty J. Looper Harris. Mr. Harris was a truck driver for the Overton County Highway Department. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church, and the Channel 13 Goodtime Gang Cee Bee Club.

His family includes his wife, Patricia Harris of the Dry Hollow Community; a son and his fiancée, Jason Harris and Tasha O'Neil; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Fred Gaw of Rickman.

Rev. Glen Murphy and Rev. Nolan Cantrell will officiate at the services.

James C. Billingsley

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services for James C. Billingsley, 78, of Nashville will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, from the Chapel of Roesch-Patton, Austin, Bracey & Charlton Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Billingsley died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

He was born May 25, 1923, in Jackson County to the late Arb Billingsley and Alice Richardson Billingsley. Mr. Billingsley was a retired worker at the Nashville Banner Newspaper.

His family includes his wife, Mary Belle Billingsley of Nashville; a son-in-law, Eddie Spencer of Nashville; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Gladys and Donald Wheeler of Cookeville, Morine and Hulon Dyer of Cookeville, Elinor Chaffin of Cookeville, Pauline Roberts of Baxter, Adeline Gray-Hayes of Kansas, formerly of Mississippi, and Jewell Smith of Warren, Mich.; two brothers, Carl and Kenneth Billingsley, both of Cookeville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Billingsley was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Spencer; a sister, Aline Toben; and five brothers-in-law, Frank Ray, Clarence Roberts, John Smith, Paul Chaffin and Bernard Toben.

Rev. John Collett will officiate at the services.

Robert 'Donald Gene' Mayberry Jr.

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Robert 'Donald Gene' Mayberry Jr., 65, of Cookeville will be held at 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dodson Branch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends until the time of the services today.

Mr. Mayberry died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Jackson County to the late Robert Francis Mayberry Sr. and Dimple Smith Mayberry. Mr. Mayberry was a retired roofer and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a US Army veteran.

His family includes two stepsons, Jerry Gentry of Cookeville, and Kenny Gentry of Dayton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Brenda Spratt of Florida; a sister, Beatrice C. Garrison of Troy, Mich.; and three half-sisters, Glenda King of Georgia, Virginia Wreford of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Robbie Mayberry of Baton Rouge, La.; and a host of family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mayberry was preceded in death by a half-sister, Nancy McDaniel, and a half-brother, Larry Roscoe.

Pallbearers will be Earl Allen, Johnny Allen, David Allen, Donnie Mayberry, Gary Ballard and Ricky Warden.

Bro. Richard Ballard will officiate at the services.

Lola Belle Richardson

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Lola Belle Richardson, 96, of Cookeville will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Netherland Cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Masters Health Care Center.

She was born on June 1, 1905, in Overton County to the late Eli Joshua Mainord and Martha Ann Buck Mainord.

Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Paron United Methodist Church.

Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Mainord and Norma Richardson of Cookeville; a daughter-in-law, Etheleen Richardson of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Mike Richardson, Tim Richardson, Patti Stamps and Randy Richardson; four great-grandchildren, Chad Richardson, Brandi Richardson, Eric Stamps and Jenni Stamps.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Richardson; three sisters; and one brother.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Richardson, Ronald Stamps, Randy Richardson, Eric Stamps, Tim Richardson and Jack Mainord.

Bro. Mark Lee will officiate at the services.

Agnes Knight Campbell

LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Agnes Knight Campbell, 90, of Knoxville will be held at 11 a.m. today from Speck Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Wirmingham Cemetery.

Mrs. Campbell died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at her home in Knoxville.

She was born January 10, 1911, in Pickett County to the late George Allen and Nova Clark Knight.

Mrs. Campbell received a bachelor of science degree in 1934 at the Tennessee Technological Institute in Cookeville, did postgraduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1935 and at the University of Chicago in 1942 and 1946.

She received a master of science in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1953.

Mrs. Campbell was employed by the Tennessee Department of Public Welfare as regional director, and later was the executive director of the Knoxville Travelers Aid Society.

She served on many different committees and was listed in various editions of "Who's Who of American Women," "Two Thousand Women of Achievement," "Royal Blue Book," and many more books of achievement.

Her family includes four nieces and three nephews-in-law, Lena and John M. York of Sebring, Fla., Jean Upchurch of Cookeville, Sue and Fay Qualls of Jamestown, and Peggy and James Cobb of Jamestown; and one nephew and niece-in-law, Jack D. and Claudia Knight of Jamestown.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, John Campbell, whom she married on June 20, 1942; a sister, Ines Gunnels; a brother, Orbitt Knight; and a niece, Dean K. Wright, wife of Arnold Wright of Jamestown.

Pallbearers will be her great-nephews.

Marc Upchurch will officiate at the services.

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