Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Vinson, 74, of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly of Cookeville, were held Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Dr. Don Thrasher officiating. Interment followed in the Paran Cemetery in Overton County.
Mrs. Vinson passed away Monday, May 31, 2004, in the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Mrs. Vinson had been hospitalized for injuries she received in a head-on collision in Jackson on Thursday, March 25, 2004. Her husband, Charles Vinson, was killed in that accident.
She was born May 4, 1930, in Algood, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Ben Letcher and Maggie Alice Stockton Norris. She was a member of the Northside United Methodist Church in Jackson and a homemaker.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Jackson and two brothers, Harold Ray and Roy Lee Norris.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Bruce and Linda Vinson of Germantown and Randy and Bernadette Vinson of Lexington, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Dr. Jason Vinson, Ian Vinson, Todd Vinson, Taylor Vinson, Jonathan Vinson and Olivia Vinson; two sisters, Grace Hamlin of Cookeville and Marjorie Norris of Algood.
Serving as pallbearers were Jason, Ian, Todd, Taylor, Jonathan and Jessica Vinson.
Bernice Lee Denton
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Lee Denton, 97, were held Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Dwayne Hargis officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Denton, of Livingston, passed away June 2, 2004, at Overton County Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 11, 1906, in Overton County, to the late Bill and Mary Sweat Fuqua. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Denton; daughter, Maxine Hill and grandson, Eddie Hill.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Jo McDonald of Livingston; six grandchildren, Doug Parsons, Mike Parsons, Tony Parsons, Debbie Boles, Kelly Hill and Penny Hill; and 12 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Doug Parsons, Mike Parsons, Tony Parsons, Derrick Parsons, Kelly Hill and Hayden Hill.
Myra Lee (Fabre) Sells
Retired for Overton County Nursing Home and Homemaker
Funeral services for Myra Lee Sells, 63, were held Friday, June 4, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Interment followed in the Sells Cemetery.
Mrs. Sells, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Overton County Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Mobile, Alabama, to the late Toby Fabre and May (Pethel) Fabre. She was a past employee of the Overton County Nursing Home Cafeteria Department and Homemaker. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Dale Sells; one daughter, Lyn Garrison; and one brother, Danny Fabre.
She is survived by her husband, Forrest (Sonny) Sells of Monroe; one daughter, Toni Gruic of Lakemore, Ohio; two step-sons, Gary Sells of Cookeville and Don Sells of Hartville, Ohio; two brothers, Mike Fabre of Arizona and Ray Fabre of Lakemore, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a special friend, Tina Hummel of Allons; and several nieces, nephews, and other family.
Serving as pallbearers were Ron Trull, Gene Garison, Ray Fabre, Don Sells, Gary Sells, Tom Hensley and Buddy Betts.
Retired Factory Worker
Funeral services for Bessie Phillips, 66, were held Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Daily McCowan and Rev. Tex Boles officiating. Interment followed in the Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson Community.
Mrs. Phillips, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, at her home in Monterey.
She was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Monterey, to the late Emby and Clemie Vaughn Phillips. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Monterey Second Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, L.J. and Jack Phillips.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, M.B. Phillips of Monterey; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Pam Phillips of Monterey; one special granddaughter, Orianna Phillips of Monterey; three sisters, Mae Seagraves of Pleasant Hill, Mertie Jackson of Monterey and Linda Walker of Monterey; and two brothers, Marshall Phillips of Monterey and Arnold Phillips of Monterey.
Marchie Evadean (Smith) Garrett
Factory Employee and Homemaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Marchie Evadean Garrett, 83, were held Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown with Bro. Charles Gibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Story Cemetery.
Mrs. Garrett, of Byrdstown, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 2, 1921, in Pickett County, to the late Walter Smith and Mary Etter (Smith) Smith. She was a member of the Bethsaida Christian Church and attended First Baptist Church of Byrdstown for the past several years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Garrett; two sisters, Junie Sells and Sarah Taylor; and two brothers, Odell and Kermit Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Savage of Livingston and Dianne Garrett of Cookeville; one son, Ronnie Garrett and wife Wanda of Clayton, Indiana; one sister, Elise Ledbetter of Michigan; two brothers, Doyle C. Smith of Cookeville and Hollis Smith of Byrdstown; three grandchildren, Stacy Staggs, Joey DeDominicis and Stephanie Mitford; and two great grandchildren, Isabella Mitford and Abigail Staggs.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy and Jerry Sells, Pete Lee, Lloyd Taylor, Terry Smith and Jimmy Storie.
Walter Bransford Arms
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Bransford Arms, 81, were held Saturday, June 5, 2004, in the Chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Martin Davis officiating. Interment followed in the John H. Stone Cemetery.
Mr. Arms, of Celina, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2004, at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.
He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Celina, to the late Archie Thomas Arms and Dayse Lou Stone Arms. Mr. Arms was a farmer and a member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Claudine White Arms in May 1952; one brother, Amos Arms; and two sisters, Alice Overstreet and Edith Bilbrey.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Arms of Celina; two children by first wife, (Son) Walter Lee Arms of Harriman and (Daughter) Laura Dean Parsons of Celina; four children by second wife, (Three Sons) Bobby Burton Arms of Celina, Lester Earl Arms of Fulton, MO., and Warrant Bransford Arms of Moss; (One Daughter) Rama Lorene Smith of Celina; two sisters, Lura Lee Mayo of Columbus, Ohio, and Helen Wells of Harriman, 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Leslie Arms, Matthew Arms, Walter Arms, Shawn Gibbons, Mike Sweezy and Charles Rector.
Joseph Eugene “Gene” Moore
Mr. Joseph Eugene “Gene” Moore, 39, of the Silver Point Community passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Carthage General Hospital. Mr. Moore was born April 25, 1965 in Chattanooga. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Nancy Nelson Moore of Silver Point, whom he married on October 1, 1993; daughter Rachel Moore; mother Mrs. Carol-Elaine Kelly Moore of Silver Point; brother and sister-in-law Cecil and Misty Moore of Bloomington Springs; grandfather Phil Foster of Silver Point; nephews Douglas Moore of OH and Hunter Moore of Bloomington Springs; and niece Kaitlyn Ballard of Bloomington Springs.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bea Foster.
No services are scheduled at this time. Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Alvie Eulene Greenwood
Funeral services for Mrs. Alvie Eulene Greenwood, 79, of Cookeville were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Sycamore Church of Christ. Bros. Kevin White, Horace Burks and Johnny Fox presided. Interment was at Cookeville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Greenwood passed away on Aug.2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1925 in Putnam County, and was a member of the Sycamore Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents V.Y. Vaughn, Sr. and Maggie (Goolsby) Vaughn; brothers Marvin, Marshall, Frank and V.Y., Jr. Vaughn; and sisters Daisy Rich and Sallie Shipley.
Surviving relatives included her husband Dewey Greenwood of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Jack Shapourian of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Vanta Greenwood of Cookeville; son Donald Greenwood of Cookeville; five grandchildren: Rhonda Dillon and Chris, Jennifer Robinson and Rocky, Josh Greenwood, Jake Greenwood and Tamera Shapourian; and one great-grandchild Lauren Bailey Dillon.
Pallbearers included Chris Dillon, Rocky Robinson, Freddy Duncan, Bobby Swift, Gary Fox and Jerry Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers were Farid, Afshin and Arvin Eskandarnia.