BILLY F. BILYEU
Funeral services for Mr. Billy F. Bilyeu, 70, of Hilham were held Sept. 21 in the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Reverend Dewey Glenn Masters officiating. Burial followed at Camp Ground Cemetery. Mr. Bilyeu was born May 12, 1933 to the late Edd and Dora Johnson Bilyeu in Overton Co. He was of veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents an infant sister, Jewel Dean Bilyeu and two brothers Bobby and Donnie Bilyeu preceded him in death. His wife Cozetta Bilyeu of Hilham, one brother, Maxie Bilyeu also of Hilham, two sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Shelby Bilyeu both of Hilham, one nephew, Randy Bilyeu and three nieces, Denise King, Dora Beth Huddleston and Donna Paul, survives him. Pallbearers were Gary, Larry, and Jeff McDonald, Bobby Carter, Donnie Webb and Gary Kem.
WILLIE FRANK JONES
Funeral services were held for Mr. Willie Frank Jones Sept. 26 at the Monterey United Methodist Church with Ministers Jack Gentry and Robert Holt officiating. Interment followed the services at the Whitaker Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born Aug. 20, 1914 to the late Haskell and Pansy Buckner Jones. Mr. Jones dedicated 75 years to his career in the logging profession and as a spiritual man he was of the Protestant faith. His parents, two sisters, Bonnell Jones and Avannah Pointer, four brothers, C.J., Jim, Horace and Paul Jones, one grandson, Terry Lynn Ford and one stepson, Robert Lewis Ford preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Avie Padgett Jones of Cookeville three sons, Willie Frank Jones Jr., Jerry Jones and Larry Bruce Jones of Cookeville, three daughters, Cynthia Elizabeth Clapp of Maryville, Judith Kay McPherson of Nashville, Martha Rebecca Jones of Gatlinburg, one step son, John Ronnie Ford of Rickman, two sisters, Beauton Morphew and Joyce Haney both of Cookeville, three brothers,
Gleen Jones of Detroit, Bob Jones of Cookeville and Norman Jones of Crossville and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews throughout the country.
ARVIN LANCE PIGG
Farmer/School Bus Driver and Janitor
Funeral services were held for Mr. Arvin Lance Pigg, 78, of Hilham Sept. 18 with Brothers Dewey Glenn Masters and Tom Greenwood officiating.
He passed away at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Sept. 15, 2003. Interment was at the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pigg was born Feb. 21, 1925 to the late Hubert and Ella Ayers Pigg in Overton County. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII. In addition to this parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Barlow two grandchildren, Dustin Pigg and Crystal Huddleston. Survivors include his wife Thelma Jean Pigg of Hilham six sons, Kenny, Frank, David, Donald and Jerry Pigg all of Hilham and Clifton Pigg of Livingston two daughters, Elaine Daniels of Monroe and Pam Huddleston of Colorado Springs, CO, one brother, Lear Pigg of Cookeville, two sisters, Joliet Scrimager of Memphis and Lois McDonald of Jacksonville, FL, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Edd Long, Jason Daniels, Brad Edens, Allen Shelton, Terry Melton and Ray Austin. Honorary pallbearers include Terry and Johnnie Pigg, Jacob Daniels, Jake Pigg, Charlie Huddleston, Dustin Pigg, Billy Joe Maxwell and Robert Boles.
BEATRICE EULENE STRAUB
Mrs. Beatrice Eulene Straub passed away Sept. 25, 2003 at Bethesda Healthcare Center. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Poplar Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Straub was born Aug. 8, 1932 in Overton County to the late George and Beulah Lee Edmonds. She was retired from C&M Clothing. In addition to her parent’s one daughter, Linda Dodson first husband, Sanford Dodson and one brother, Arnold Edmonds, preceded her in death. Survivors included two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Dodson of Cookeville and Randall Dodson of Livingston two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill and Bonnie Edmonds and James Edmonds all of Cookeville three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Willene and Bob Kirby and Bonnie Moody of Livingston, Maybelle and James Manis of Cookeville and four grandchildren, Ronda Church, Kerrie Tallent, Ginger and Phillip Dodson three great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
MASTERS AARON JOSEPH & BENJAMIN ISAAC HUFF
Graveside services were conducted for infant twins Aaron Joseph and Benjamin Isaac Huff Sept. 28, 2003 at Bethsaida with Rev. Bill Gowder officiating.
Masters Aaron and Benjamin passed away Sept. 25, 2003 at UT Memorial Hospital in Knoxville, TN.
The twins are survived by their parents Shean and Kim McDonald Huff of Knoxville and grandparents, Roger and Mildred McDonald of Monroe and John and Patty Huff of Knoxville, great grandparents, Waverly and Clara Pile of Jamestown and two sister, Eva Joy and Eliza Faith Huff also Knoxville.
HUGH MAXEY PETERMAN
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Hugh Maxey Peterman, 76, of Allons Sept. 29, 2003 at the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Frazier and Dr. Randall Goodman officiating.
Burial followed in the Peterman-Cole Cemetery. Mr. Peterman was a member of the McFerrin United Methodist Church and was born Oct. 6, 1926 in Clay County to the late Hugh Tolbert Peterman and Bessie Ella Brown Peterman. In addition to his parents’ one brother, Luke Peterman and one son, Danny Peterman preceded him in death.
Survivors include wife, Lucille Peterman of Allons, one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Karen Peterman also Allons. Pallbearers were Bill Bilbrey, Joe Eddie Sullivan, Bill Buford, Bill Warren, Jerry Shaw and Keith Carr. Great-Grandchildren include Brea and Sawyer Robbins.
ZACHRY C. SMITH
Funeral services for Mr. Zachry C. Smith, 77, were conducted Sept. 27, 2003 at the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord officiating.
Burial followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery. He passed away at Livingston Regional Hospital Sept. 24, 2003. Mr. Smith was born May 3, 1926 in Overton County to the late Henry Clay and Lena F. Richardson Smith.
He was a member of Fredonia Community Church, VFW and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruby Qualls.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Ledbetter Smith of Monroe, two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Clay and Tammy Smith of Alpine and Billy and Vickie Smith of Monroe, one brother, Claude Smith of Cincinnati, OH, three grandchildren, Christina Marie Frango of Franklin OH, Zachry C. Smith II of Cincinnati, OH and Cheyenne Rose Smith of Livingston, three great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Frango and Tamra Rose Smith along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Esteline Collins, 90, of Moss, Tennessee passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 12, 1913 in Moss to the late William Onzie Spivey and Florette Cherry Spivey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Collins, as well as her grandson, Kerry Lancaster, five brothers, Bethel Spivey, Herman Spivey, Haskell Spivey, Bijah Spivey and Selvin Spivey and two sisters, Etelka Head and Edith St. Louis.
Mrs. Collins is survived by four sons, Omer Collins of Rockwood, Comer Collins of Gallatin, Domer Collins of Lebanon and Jerry Collins of Moss, four daughters, Elise Lancaster of Moss, Buna Likens of Moss, Velma Gass of Moss and Elaine Collins of Jackson, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services for Mrs. Collins were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 in the Chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Kendall Cemetery.
Helen Sue Auberson Daily
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Sue Auberson Daily, 56, were held Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 at Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Schmid officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Daily was born March 31, 1947 in Overton County, to Reba Lee Cravens Auberson and the late Tony Bryan Auberson.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Earl Wayne Johnson.
She is survived by her mother, Reba Johnson of Livingston, one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Greg Burgess of Hilham, one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Brenda Auberson of Livingston, one sister, Gail Auberson of Cookeville, five grandchildren, Crystal, Beth, Tiffany, Michael and Thomas Burgess, one nephew, Michael Auberson and one niece, Regina Ray.
Pallbearers were John Halsell, Larry Johnson, Roger Auberson, John Wayne Threet, Benny Dishman and Jerry Murphy.
Ruby Lee Sullivan Neal
Funeral services for Ruby Lee Sullivan Neal, 73, were held Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at Porter Funeral Home with Jerry Markins officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Clay County to James Thomas Sullivan and Mary Lampie (Brown) Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewroy Neal, four brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Neal worked 30 years as a custodian for the Tipton County Courthouse, retiring from the job in 1992.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary and husband, Dave Coan of Greentown, her son, Tom and wife, Kay Neal of Tipton, John and wife Pam Neal of Tipton, Terry Neal of Orestes, Sharon and husband Felix Adejare of Indianapolis, Loran “Ned” Clark of Livingston, 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.