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Citizen-Statesman 2/26/13

Noel Butler

Army Veteran

Noel Butler, 78, of the Leonard Community in Clay County passed away Feb. 14 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 from the chapel of the Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Elder Ricky Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery with military honors.

Noel Butler was born June 19, 1934 in Macon County. He was retired from Tri-County Electric in Lafayette with 23 years of service and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. He proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Hazel Vinson Butler; and brother Ned Butler.

Surviving relatives include his wife Roxie Holland Butler; daughters and sons-in-law Lesa Rainey and husband J.N. of the Russell Hill Community, Carol Shrum and husband Dwayne of Red Boiling Springs and Lori Butler Henson of Red Boiling Springs; son Chad Butler of Red Boiling Springs; sister Sarah June Yano of Franklin; brother Neil Butler of Carthage; grandchildren Ethan Shrum, Sarah Shrum, Zakkary Stevens, Lauren Henson, Sydney Henson and Emmaline Rainey.

Pallbearers were J.N. Rainey, Terry Butler, Zakkary Stevens, Ethan Shrum, Dwayne Shrum, Larry Butler, Bill Whitlock and Chad Butler.

Janine Ellen Scott

Janine Ellen Scott, 51, of Celina passed away Feb. 13 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 18 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Ashlock Cemetery.

Janine Ellen Scott was born on May 21, 1961 in Glasgow, KY.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer T. and Nellie (Poindexter) Scott; daughters Veronica Scott and Shannon Scott; sisters Wendy Lou Blakley, Shelia Blakley, Sharon Watson and Pamela Scott.

Surviving relatives include son Justin Scott and fiancé Donna Brewer; sisters Lorinda Key, Ocie “Tinsy” Scott and Wanda Daniels; brother Ricky Scott; soul mate Pete Davis; and grandson Kayden Neil Scott.

Bill Withem


Bill Withem, 58, of the Goosehorn Community in Macon County, passed away Feb. 16 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services and interment were held Feb. 19 from the Clark Cemetery with Harold King officiating.

Bill Withem was born May 1, 1954 in Summit County, OH. He was an electrician for R.R. Donnelly in Gallatin with 15 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Annie Newberry Withem.

Surviving relatives include his wife Janice Russell Withem; daughter and son-in-law Jamie Davidoff and husband Christian of Texarkana, TX; grandchildren Annie, Marilyn, Eugene and Ellie Davidoff; sister Debbie Withem of Lafayette; brothers Darrell Withem of Westmoreland and Steve Withem of Lafayette.

Pallbearers were Bill Allison, Brian Allison, J.R. Robertson, Ray Ball, Randy Briley, Eddie Mince, Joe Ferguson and Leo Henshee.

Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs was in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Wilson Saylor


Kathleen Wilson Saylor, 71, of Burkesville, KY passed away Feb. 10 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. There were no local services. Memorials are suggested to be made to your local Cancer Society.

Kathleen Wilson Saylor was born Feb. 13, 1941 in Union City, Michigan. She was a retired high school teacher in MI. She was a social worker and principal at the Browns School for children with physical and Behavioral Problems in Florida. She was an avid golfer who played on the amateur circuit in Florida and started a Bridge Club in Burkesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Virgil I. (Nichols) Wilson; brothers Keith Wilson and Robert “Bob” Wilson; sisters Sharon Rose James, Joyce Barber and Gloria Wilson.

Surviving relatives include her husband James Saylor of Burkesville, KY; daughter Brandi Saylor of Burkesville; step daughter Kimberly Maddox of Huntsville, AL; brother Kenneth Wilson of Union City, MI; grandchildren Blyne, Alex, Serena, Timothy and Caden; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Upton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John Tom (J.T.) Likens

Saw Mill Worker

John Tom (J.T.) Likens, 77, of the Union Hill Community of Clay County passed away Feb. 18 at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at the Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Kendall Cemetery in Clay County.

John Tom Likens was born April 10, 1935 in Clay County. He was a sawmill worker at Green Forest Wood Product. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tommy and Mandy Bell (Jones) Likens; brothers Carlos, Rab, Lester, Rex, Willis and Gerald Likens; sisters Ermma Likens and Ruth Gentry.

Surviving relatives include his wife Buna Likens of Union Hill; daughters Rachel Landreth and husband David of Gordonsville and Hannah Lambert of Gainesboro; brothers Dalton Likens and Dumas Likens of Union Hill; sisters Sue Cherry and Kat Franklin of Union Hill; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Josh Landreth, Jonathan Lambert, Nicholas Lambert, Nathanel Lambert, Allen Bo Bo Likens and Wendall Franklin.

Card of Thanks

We, the family of Reid Webb, would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all those who stopped by to offer kind words and share fond memories, to those who sent flowers, gifts and food, to those who sent cards, prayers and phone calls, to our church families for the fine meal served to us after the funeral and to the staff of Upton Funeral Home for the excellent service and kindness shown during this most difficult time. We would also like to thank all the staff at Cumberland River Hospital and Caris Healthcare for the excellent care given to our loved one and also for the kindness and consideration given to each of us during his stay. A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone.

The Family of Reid Webb


Card of Thanks

The family of Terry N. Crowder would like to offer our most sincere and humble appreciation for the incredible outpouring of support (emotional, monetary, culinary and otherwise) we received following the loss of our beloved Terry. He was a thankful man who would have been moved beyond measure by the tremendous generosity displayed by the community in our time of grief. He will truly be missed. Thank you all so very much.

The Crowder Family

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