Vicki Jane Copeland
Vicki Jane Copeland Anderson, 49, of Penrod, Ky., died Oct. 16, 2003, as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Highway 431, near Belton, Ky.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont, Ky., with Rev. Jerry Eades and Rev. Jim Watts officiating.
Burial followed in the Old Hebron Cemetery.
She attended schools in Drakesboro, Ky., and Trenton and graduated from White County High School in Sparta.
Mrs. Copeland was a licensed real estate agent with Landco Auction and Realty in Beechmont, Ky., which she owned with her husband, who is a licensed auctioneer.
Mrs. Copeland was a Baptist and an active member of the “Circle of Love” group in Beechmont.
She was born in Muhlenberg County Community Hospital in Greenville, Ky., on Dec. 16, 1953, to Bobby and Logie Perry Anderson of Beechmont, Ky., and Goodlettsville.
She is also survived by her husband, Lloyd Copeland of Penrod, Ky., formerly of Sparta; a son, Sgt. Wesley Steven Miller of the U.S. Army National Guard stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky.; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Margaret Anderson of Goodlettsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and Tony Wilson of Greenbrier and Shelia and Frank Richards of Smyrna; a step-son, Tim Copeland of Sparta; a step-daughter, Susan Roberts of Huntsville, Ala.; nephews, Bryan Clayton Wilson of Greenbrier, William Shelby Richards of Smyrna; nieces, Dana Wilson (Brandon) Jones of Springfield; Laura Richards (Nathan) Montgomery of Penrod, Ky.; and a great-niece, Olivia Morgan Montgomery of Penrod, Ky.; and four step-grandchildren.
Virginia Suiter Melton
Virginia Suiter Melton, 69, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at White House Church of Christ with Bro. Keith Barnett, Bro. Bill Richardson, Bro. Doug Varnado and Bro. Alan Smith officiating.
Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Brooks, Mike Wall, Gene Harper, Fate L. Evans Jr. and students of White House Christian Academy.
Active pallbearers were John Hill, Bud Pardue, Michael Duncan, Brad Jones, Tommy Jackson, Darrell Lassiter, Ted Hanson and Eric Hanson.
Survivors include her children, Sam (Teressa) Melton and Terri (William) Henrickson; grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha, Sarah, Michael, Nicholas, Zachary Henrickson, Drew and Logan Melton; a brother, Dotson Suiter.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Virginia Melton Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o White House Christian Academy, 205 Spring St., White House, TN 37188.
Austin & Bell Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Smiley Strange
Thelma Smiley Strange, 72, of Springfield died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 18 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating.
Burial followed in Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Robertson County Sept. 25, 1931, to the late Henderson and Ethel Hall Smiley Sr.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, George Strange Jr. of Springfield; sons and daughter-in-law, George and Judy Strange of Greenbrier, Mike Strange of Greenbrier; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lyn Jakes of Springfield, Julie and Brad Litchford, all of Springfield; brothers, Herman Smiley of Nashville, Henderson Smiley Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Lealand Smiley of Greenbrier; a sister, Evelyn Ellis of Nashville; seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Thomas Ellis, Ronnie Smiley, Buddy Corlew, Ray Jones, Glenn Smiley, Don Smiley, Johny Addison and Ricky Dale Addison. Honorary pallbearers were Owen Smith, H.C. Green, Jim Wilhite and Joe Nicholson.
Austin & Bell Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Bessie Nolen Brown
Bessie Nolen Brown, 92, of Springfield, died at NHC Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Michael Smith officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
She was born in Clarksville April 25, 1911, to the late Leroy Cage and Inomia Ford Nolen.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Levi C. Brown, son, Thomas C. Brown, brothers, Herbert Nolen and George Nolen, sisters, Jessie Greene and Charlie Brooks.
Survivors include a son, Richard Levi Brown; three daughters, Becky Coleman of Gallatin, Carolyn Cushion of Lynchburg and Joan Ayers of Springfield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
Pallbearers were Andy Coleman, Jason Cashion, Joseph Greene, Andrew Coleman, Robert Greene and Barry Balthrop.
Austin & Bell Funeral Homes was in charge of these arrangements.
Richard Carson White
Richard Carson White, 75, of Greenbrier, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 (today) at 2 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Overby officiating.
Interment followed in Memorial Gardens.
He was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Robertson County to the late James Carson and Bessie Mae Sanford.
Mr. White was a route man for the Lance Company. He is a Baptist.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby and Billy White and a grandchild, Alex White.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Overby White of Greenbrier; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sandra White of Greenbrier; a daughter, Ann Moses of Greenbrier; a brother, Johnny Wayne White of Ashland City; grandchildren, Bethany Bolton, Amy Bolton and Kelsey White.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Galeland Cook
James Galeland Cook, 63, of Lamont Community in Springfield, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 22 (today) at 11 a.m. at Milldale Chapel with Rev. Bill Vance officiating.
The interment will follow in Sulpher Spring Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.
Mr. Cook was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Simpson County, Ky., to the late James Emmett and Beatrice Crowder Cook.
He was a truck driver, a member of Orlinda Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was a board member of the Byrum-Porter Senior Citizen Center in Orlinda.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Claborn Cook of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Alan and Tara Cook of Baltimore, Md., Andrew Brian and Stephanie Cook of White House; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Wayne Williams of Collierville; sister and brother-in-law, Farrell and Billy Ray Dixon of Orlinda; grandchildren, Michael Cook, Melissa Cook, Lauren and Micah Williams.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Williams Chapel Baptist Church building fund or to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.
Milldale Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
John D. Sprouse
John D. Sprouse, 67, of Springfield, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare Center.
Graveside memorial services were conducted Monday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Ken Gillespie officiating.
Mr. Sprouse was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Davidson County to the late John D. and Patti Mary Dowlen Sprouse Sr.
He was retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Parks and Recreation and he was the owner and operator of John Sprouse Jr. Land Survey.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean Conflict, a member of Springfield High School Class of 1955, a Battle Ground Academy graduate, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield.
Pallbearers were Rip Watts, Robert Scott Richards, Stan Richards, Ed Anderson, Steven Martin, Bobby Wayne Richards, Charles David Richards, John Ed Fletcher, James Mack Fletcher, Eric Richards, Eli Orman and Lanny Dean.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Artz, Dick Kessinger, Denny Choate, Harmon Jones Burton Glover, Fred Head, Ernie Stark, Mike Jones, Joe Johnson, Larry Pratt, F.E. Head, Phil Dorris, Thurman Gregg, Ross Fann, Jim Balthrop, Jeff Walker, Van Orman, Bill Goad, Don Williams and Jim McKee.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Richards Sprouse of Springfield; sons, John D. “Trey” Sprouse, III and Tony Dowlen Sprouse, both of Springfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Charlie Stokes of Springfield; grandchildren, Samantha and Emily Sprouse and his loving dog, “Jack.”
The family requests donations be made to the Boyce Smith Football Field Renovation Fund.
Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.