Enterprise 3/20/12

Letha Mae (Harris) Norrod Lee

Letha Mae (Harris) Norrod Lee, 85, of Monterey passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on March 5. Funeral services were held on March 9 at the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Cooper officiating. Interment followed in the Archibald-Qualls Cemetery in Rickman.

Pallbearers include: Rosco Murray, Bryan Norrod, Christopher Norrod, Roddy Myron Norrod, Ramon Mac Norrod, Mark Allen McCoy and David Wayne McCoy.

Letha Mae (Harris) Norrod Lee was born on Feb. 2, 1927 in Overton County.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Lee and Myrtle Phipps Ray Harris; sisters, Joanna Harris and Malene Ray; and brother, Loyet Ray.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Ernie Norrod and wife Leona of Oaklandon, IN, Leon Norrod of Rickman; Roger Norrod and wife Charlotte of McCordsville, IN; and Elbert Curits Norrod III and wife Kellyeanne; daughter, Angie Gail Norrod McCoy and husband Ron of Cookeville; brothers, Loye Ray, Deloye Ray and Archie Ray all of Rickman; sisters, Virginia Honeycutt of Monterey, Dean McCormick and Berta Webb both of Anderson, IN; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mary Dorothy Sells

Mary Dorothy Sells, 90 of Alpine passed away at her home on March 7. Funeral services were held on March 10 at Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Copeland officiating. Interment followed in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers included: Kevin Smith, Stacey Sells, Charlie Sells, Chase Smith, Wayne McDonald and Gary McDonald.

Mary Dorothy Sells was born on Jan. 4, 1922 in Overton County.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, William and Katherine Cooper Smith; husband, Allen Sells; three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving relatives include: her son, Charlie Sells and wife Nancy; daughters, Irene Sells, Kathy Sells and Carolyn Copland and husband Alvin; grandchildren, Stacey Sells, Beth Sells and Karen Smith; and five great-grandchildren.

Theresa Maria Owens

Theresa Maria Owens, 55, of Livingston passed away on March 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on March 10 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabrey officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Theresa Maria Owens was born on Oct. 1, 1956 in Kentucky. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Ralph and Colleen Sherrill Leisure.

Surviving relatives include: her son, Dale Trexler of Algood; daughter, Melissa Barnwell of Livingston; grandchildren, Shelly Ann Reeder, Kelly Reeder, Vaden Trexler, Lucas Cable and Rashelle Lopez; and one grandchild on the way, Henry Nichols.

John Cherry

Factory worker

John Cherry, 65, of Red Boiling Springs passed away on March 8 at his home. Funeral services were held on March 11 at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Joe Ray Jones, Stacey Jones, Kevin Brown, Roy Brown, Alan Grider and Carlene Jones.

John Cherry was born on Dec. 9, 1946 in Monroe County, KY. He was a factory worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents Wintford and Estell (Jones) Cherry.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Charlotte Cherry; daughters, Tabitha Short and husband Mike and Wendy Cherry and husband Jimmie Brown; sons, Kevin Brown and wife Smyrna and Roy Brown and wife Donna; and grandchildren, Haley, Johnathan, Evan, Gauge, Lukas and Laura.

Phyllis Ann Bernard

Phyllis Ann Bernard, 56, of Cookeville passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on March 11. Funeral services were held on March 14 at Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Green officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

Phyllis Ann Bernard was born on Feb. 8, 1958  in Roane County.

She is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Mitchell Bernard.

Surviving relatives include: her mother, Daisy Root of Cookeville; son, Allan James Bernard of Cookeville; sisters, Margaret Bernard Tonsing of California, Sherree Bernard of Livingston and Martha Bernard Rider of Maryville; brother, Alan Hollis Bernard of Rickman; best friend, Burt Oakley; one niece and two nephews.

Terry Wayne King

Truck Driver

Terry Wayne King, 44, of Livingston passed away at Livingston Regional Hospital on March 9. Funeral services were held on March 14 at Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Denton Hummel officiating. Interment followed in Wirmingham Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Cody King, James Isabell, Grant Livingston, Jesse Phillips, Caleb Sells, Austin Hensley, Donnie Staggs and Jerry King Jr.

Terry Wayne King was born on March 29, 1967 in Livingston. He worked as a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by: father, Bruce King; father-in-law, Kellie Buck; and grandson, Stormie Kadge Davenport.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Tammy King; son, Cody King; daughters, Cecilia Davenport and husband James, Cecilia Millard and husband Byron and Dusty King; mother, Rita Marie King; brothers, Jerry King and wife Tresa and Ronnie King; sister, Rebecca Pennington; grandchildren, Neveah and Izzabella Devenport and Killian and Charolette Millard; special friends, Kim Collins and Butch and Kathy
Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Hazel Marie Lollar

Retired

Hazel Marie Lollar, 86, of Cookeville passed away on March 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on March 15 at Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed in Cookeville City Cemetery.

Hazel Marie Lollar was born on Jan. 20, 1926 in White County. She retired from Jere Whiton School Cafeteria and was a member of the Jere Whitson Road Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Jim and Ollie Blaylock; husband, James Willard Lollar; six brothers and six sisters.

Surviving relatives include: her son, David Lollar of Atlanta, GA; daughter,  Lois Gaw and husband Jerry of Anderson, IN, Lana Phillips and husband Jr. of Hilham; granddaughters, Amber Haynes of Nappanee, IN and Courtney King and husband James of Livingston; great-granddaughters, Kaylee, Madison and Ashley all of Nappanee, IN, Katelyn King of Hilham; sister, Margie Nell; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and special friend Mary Donaldson.

Raymond Costa

Woodworker

Raymond Costa, 74, passed away on March 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 8 at Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Don Maxson officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers included: Lee Richards, Jack Melton, Dave Pryor, Lester Qualls, Kenny Allen and Harold Gore.

Raymond Costa was born on June 26, 1937 in Oakland, CA. He was a master carpenter, a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, Upper Cumberland Shrine Temple, Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Royal Arch Masons, Grand Commandery Knights Templar, Masonic Funeral Master and Hospital Transportation Driver for Al Menah Shrine.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marcy Medeiros Costa.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Karen Costa of Hilham; sisters, Marie Branch of Banning, CA, Rose Berkenkotter of Modesto, CA, Betty Kofual of Sunnydale, CA, Helen McClaren of Albany, CA and Dorothy Clark and husband Charley of El Sobrante, CA; step-children, Daryl McAllister, Darci Kesty, Jessika McAllister and Kassity McAllister all of Livingston.

Randy Louis Daniels

Carpenter

Randy Louis Daniels, 43, of Monroe passed away on March 9 at his home. Funeral services were held on March 13 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Randy Tompkins officiating. Interment followed at Cope Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Ken Lafew, Stacy Evans, Ronnie Dowdy, Steve Storie, Brian Smith and Eric Riley.

Randy Louis Daniels was born on Nov. 1, 1968 in Pickett County. He was a carpenter.

He is preceded in death by: his sister, Melissa Daniels; grandparents, George Elmer Cross and Ruby Cross and Louis and Pearl Daniels.

Surviving relatives include: his parents, Jackie and Mary Daniels of Monroe; brothers, Joey Daniels of Monroe, Michael Daniels and wife Toni of Pall Mall and Mickey Daniels and wife Regina of Monroe; nieces, nephews aunts, uncles and other family members and a host of friends also survive.

Ferbia Phillips

Homemaker

Ferbia Phillips, 82, of the Love Joy Community near Monterey passed away on March 15 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on March 17 at Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Rollins officiating. Interment followed in the Phillips Cemetery.

Ferbia Phillips was born on Aug. 12, 1929 in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Fletcher and Biddie Phillips Looper; husband, John Phillips; grandson, Bruce Phillips; great-granddaughter, Nicole Cheyenne Swallows; sisters, Anna Jean Phillips and Bertha Key; and brother, Arthur Looper.

Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Freeda Miller and husband Freddie of the Vines Ridge Community and Pamela Webb of Livingston; son, Harvey Gene Phillips and wife Diane of the Love Joy Community; grandchildren, Stacy, Alex, Mary Ann, Debra, Katrina, Sabrina and Aspen Haley; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ella Flener of Anderson, IN and Clarice McNeal of Crossville; and brothers, Rev. A.J. Looper of Rickman, Sam Looper of the Mineral Springs Community and Stanley Looper of the Love Joy Community.

Ellen Marie Looper

Sales clerk

Ellen Marie Looper, 72, of Algood passed away on March 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 18 at Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Harris and Rev. Dee Moore Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Ellen Marie Looper was born on Oct. 3, 1939. She was a sales clerk in the grocery business and a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Issac Lee (Ike) and Ethel Lee Phillips Buckner; husband, Maurice Lee Looper; sister, Hazel Bumbalough and infant brother Grover Dale Buckner.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Beverly Buckner and husband Dale of Monterey and Angela Looper of Algood; son, Rick Looper and wife Mary of Livingston; grandchildren, Holly, Dustin, Josh, Allison and Mackenzie Looper; sisters, Lee Ann (Anna) Buckner of Monterey and Enda Brown and husband Perry of Monterey; and brothers, Eugene Buckner of Monterey, Harson Buckner wife Katherine of Monterey, Hollis Buckner and wife Dimple of Monterey; Coy Buckner and wife Frances of Monterey and Carl Buckner and wife Bernice of Monterey.

Zople McDonald Sells

Homemaker

Zople McDonald Sells, 94, of Cookeville passed away on March 12 at NHC Healthcare Center. Funeral services were held on March 15 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Johnnie Fox officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Thomas Lynn, Thomas Hutcheson, Robert Hutcheson, James Bilbrey, Brandon Speck and Mark Speck. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Roberts.

Zople McDonald Sells was born on Oct. 17, 1917 in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a member of Stevens Street Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Ezra and Ella Allred McDonald; husband, Evars Sells; brother, Arthur McDonald; and sister, Norlene Norris.

Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Rita Bilbrey and husband James of Cookeville and Anna Hutcheson and husband Robert Hutcheson Jr. of Cookeville; grandchildren, James Bilbrey Jr., Jennifer Bilbrey and Thomas Hutcheson; and great-grandson, Jeremy Roberts.

Laura Deane Phipps

Retired

Laura Deane Phipps, 80, of the Mineral Springs Community of Overton County passed away on March 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 18 at Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating. Interment followed in Welch Memorial Cemetery.

Laura Deane Phipps was born on July 9, 1931 in Monterey. She worked for the Monterey Corner Grill and Ely and Walker Shirt Factory, was retired from Adams USA and was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Nathan and Daisy Deane Castleman Stringer; husband, James Dow “Jim” Phipps; sons, Terry  Phipps and Tim Phipps; sister, Tennie Henderson; and brothers, Glenn Stringer, Carl Stringer, Ivan Stringer and Nathan Stringer Jr.

Surviving relatives include: her son, Eddie Phipps and wife Debbe of Fairborn, OH; grandchildren, Gregory Allen Phipps and Amanda Joyce Morris and husband Matthew; great-grandchildren, Erik Matthew Morris, Caitlin Nora Morris and Laura Jean Olson; brother David Stringer and wife Sennie of Spring, TX; and sisters, Noweisa Harris of Oceana, CA and Nancy Conley and husband Curtis of Crossville.

Glenn Stringer

Veteran

Glenn Stringer, 69, of Monterey passed away on March 14 at Standing Stone Care and Rehab Center in Monterey. Funeral services were held on March 18 at Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating. Interment followed in Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard served as pallbearers.

Glenn Stringer was born on Jan. 27, 1943 in Monterey. He was a Vietnam Veteran, retired Master Sgt. with the U.S. Air Force and a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, Nathan and Daisy Deane Castleman Stringer; sisters, Deane  Phipps and Tennie Henderson; and brothers, Carl Stringer, Ivan Stringer and Nathan Stringer, Jr.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Nonie Partin Stringer; sons, Glenn Stringer of Jamestown, ND and Chris Stringer of Grapevine, TX; grandchildren, Ibrahim, Abdullah and Ahmed Mansour and Heather, Alli and Anthony Stringer; brother, David Stringer and wife Sennie of Spring, TX; and sisters, Nowesia Harris of Oceana, CA and Nancy Conley and husband Curtis of Crossville.

Shirlie Ray Conner

Factory worker

Shirlie Ray Conner, 87, of Monroe passed away on March 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on March 15 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Fellowship Cemetery.

Shirlie Ray Conner was born on Feb. 8 in Clay County. She was a factory worker at General Motors and a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Elzie and Minnie Sherrell Conner; sisters, Lorene Reeder and Joyce Nichols; and brothers, Herman Conner and Fred Conner.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Alma E. Conner of Monroe; sons, Joe Conner and wife Pat of Monroe and Kenny Conner and wife Trevenue of Monroe; grandchildren, Christy Crabtree, Matthew Conner, Wendell Conner and Amanda Conner; and great-grandchildren, Allison Conner and Ethan Conner.

Ina Ruth Sells Taylor

Ina Ruth Sells Taylor, 76, of Cookeville passed away on March 14 at her sister’s home. Funeral services were held on March 16 at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Hatcher Cemetery in Monroe.

Pallbearers included: Ricky Reeder, Randy Reeder, Andy Reeder, Chad Reeder, Jordan Thrasher and Douglas Ledbetter.

Ina Ruth Sells Taylor was born on March 15, 1935 in Pickett County. She was retired from McCords’s Auto Manufacturing, owner of Ruth’s Mountain View Restaurant and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Billy Booze and Elmer Taylor Sells; husband, Billy Keen; daughter, Sandra Ruth Keen; sister, Emogene Ledbetter; and brothers, Douglas Sells and Johnny Benton Sells.

Surviving relatives include: her brothers, Billy D. Sells of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Kenneth Ray Sells of Monroe; sisters, Willodean Holman of Rickman and Irene Reeder of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.

Zella Mae Neely

Homemaker

Zella Mae Neely, 76, of Hilham passed away on March 7 at her home. Funeral services were held on March 17 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Todd and Joy Langford officiating. Interment followed in Concord Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Terry Rich, Gary Rich, Stephen Neely, Pat Gluba, Stevie Neely, Michael Neely and Buddy Neely.

Zella Mae Neely was born on Oct. 12, 1935 in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a member of Hilham Church of God.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Ezra Cordell and Opal Rich Neely; and brother, William David Neely.

Surviving relatives include: her nephews, Michael Neely of Cahokia, IL and Stephen Neely of Wentzeville, MO; niece, Nanette Gluba of Crestview, FL; special cousins, Gary and Terry Rich and Budy Neely; and great- nieces and nephews, Britney Gluba, Katelyn Gluba, Madison Neely, Cadyn Neely, Ryann Neely, Faith Neely and Stevie Neely; and several other cousins.

Reba Dean Reid

Florist

Reba Dean Reid, 57, of Livingston passed away on March 16 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services were held on March 18 at Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Prichard officiating. Interment followed in Falling Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Cleston Ledbetter, Junior Ledbetter, Lenard Ledbetter, Randall Boswell, Ralph Ramsey and Donald Reid.

Reba Dean Reid was born on April 16, 1954 in Overton County. She was a florist.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Retha Ramsey.

Surviving relatives include: son, Tony Ledbetter; daughter, Angela Maynord and husband Doug; grandson, Ty Douglas Maynord; aunt, Ruth Ramsey; uncle, Ralph Ramsey and wife Barbara; and cousin, Gail Hall.

Jewell Inogene Smith

Teacher’s aide

Jewell Inogene Smith, 90, of the Independence Community passed away on March 15 at her home. Funeral services were held on March 17 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. J.D. McDonald officiating. Interment followed at Smith Cemetery at Heard Ridge.

Pallbearers included: Kevin Smith, Robert Mathis, Brian Ledbetter, Joseph Smith, Levi Ledbetter, Phillip Bartlett, Gavin Rodriguez, Lukas Reagan and Todd Smith.

Jewell Inogene Smith was born on March 1, 1922 in Pickett County. She was a teacher’s aide in the Overton County School System and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Arnold and Agnes Sells Smith; husband, Willie Muncie Smith; children, Joyce, Janice, Joe and Jenine Smith; grandson, Kent Reeder; brothers, Ray and Ralph Smith; daughter-in-law, Sarah Smith; and son-in-law, Larry Ledbetter.

Surviving relatives include: her sons, Jesse Smith of the Independence Community, Jimmy Smith and wife Lisa of Rickman and Joey Smith and wife Beth of the Independence Community; daughters, Jewell McLeod Turner of Livingston and Judy Smith and husband Bobby of the Taylors Crossroads Community; sisters, Christine Daniel of Muncie, IN; Clarice Stover of Cookeville; Ruth Kennedy of the Taylors Crossroads Community; Juanita Rainwaters of Indianapolis, IN and Frances Smith of Rickman; brother, Charles Smith of Dunkirk, IN; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lucille Pennington

Lucille Pennington, 83, of Livingston passed away on March 7 at her home. Funeral services were held on March 10 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Cobb officiating. Interment followed at Smyrna Cemetery in Byrdstown.

Pallbearers included: Justin Allen, Robbert Gillentine, Donnie Pennington, Michael Pennington, Caleb Cummings, Robert Storie, Jeff Polley and Jerry Pigg.

Lucille Pennington was born on April 19, 1928 in Byrdstown.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Lee Brannam and Eller Glass Brannam; and brothers, Clayton Brannam and Edward Brannam.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Elbert Pennington of Livingston; daughter; Carolyn Garrett of Livingston; sister, Flora Rayborn of Tennessee and Millie Pennington and husband Delbert of Indiana; grandchildren, Donna Polley and husband Jeff of Indiana and Deanna Kelley Michaelson of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Ashley Allen and husband Justin of Livingston, Robbert Gillentine of Livingston and Kristian Michaelson of Indiana.

Card of Thanks

The family of Lucille Pennington wants to thank everyone for their prayers, flowers, cards, food and money. And to the First Baptist Church for the great meal for the family. And thank you to Brother Donald Cobb, all the staff at Amedisys Health Care, Doctor John Clough and to Keith Smith for taking mom all the way to Smyrna Cemetery. Also thanks to Halls Funeral Home.

The Pennington Family

Card Of Thanks

It seems so insignificant to simply say thank you. However, we would like to say how appreciative we are for all the acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended to us during the loss of our wonderful and precious mother, Opal Spivey. Your gestures will never be forgotten.

We would like to thank Upton Funeral Home for the professional and personal attention they gave us during this time, the Clay Co. Ambulance personnel for their courteous and professional care and the Livingston Regional Hospital and Dr. Michael Cox for all their care and concern. Thank you to the ladies at Amedisys for taking such good care of her on your visits and to Patricia Sullivan for being such a great care taker while we worked away from home. Thank you to Bro. James Delk for his words of kindness and sympathy. Thanks to everyone who visited and stayed with us at the hospital and the funeral home, those who gave us a phone call, sent cards, made book donations, McDonald cemetery donations and other donations in memory of momma.  Thanks to everyone who brought food to the funeral home and everyone who helped prepare dinner after the services. We are so very thankful and do appreciate that so much.

Thanks to everyone who sent the gorgeous flower arrangements, plants and mementos.  Momma would have been overwhelmed with the generosity shown to her survivors.  

We have tried our hardest to send out personal thank-you notes to each and every person who sent things. However, if we have left anyone out, we are truly sorry and hope you will accept this as your personal “Thank You” and hope you know how much we appreciate everyone for every act of kindness. Momma’s door to her home was always opened to everyone and everyone was always welcomed.  

Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone for showing such generosity and support.  We are truly grateful to all and hope you will always remember our beloved, mother Opal Spivey.  She will be forever in our hearts.  

In loving memory of Opal Spivey

The Family

Card of Thanks

The wife and children of Terry King would like to say thank you to everyone who came to us with loving words and prayers during our time of loss. To Robin Livingston, Nell Stephens, Virgie Mercer, Bonnie Mercer and Casey Staggs, thanks for the food and drinks you brought to the funeral home. Thank you to our family and frinds who gave us cards and sent flowers. Thanks to the ones who gave us money to help with the funeral. It was greatly appreciated. Bro Denton Hummel, thanks for your comforting words. To the Overton County Sherriff’s Deptartment, Ambulance Service, Agent Shocky, Deputy Elliott, Pickett County DAU members, Fairgrounds Fire Deptartment, Halls Funeral Home and to our very special famiy friends Rodney and Tammy Conaster, Kim Collins, Butch and Cathy Smith and Kendrick Melton, you will be in our hearts forever.

Tammy King, Cody King, Cecilia Davenport, Dusty King

and Cecilia Millard.

 

 

 

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