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Obituaries For Friday, February 24
Ernest C. Bilbrey, Age 78, Of Monterey, Tennessee, Passed Away On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, At His Home. Mr. Bilbrey Was Born On November 26, 1938 In Overton County, Tennessee To The Late Willie C. And Stella Isabel Bilbrey. Mr. Bilbrey Was A Member Of The Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church And An Automotive Mechanic. He Is Survived By; 2 Daughters, Pam Bowman Of Algood, TN, Candy (Ed) Henley Of Baxter, TN; 2 Sons, Lannie Bilbrey Of Monterey, TN, Sammy (Susan) Bilbrey Of Monterey, TN; 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister, Elease McCowan Of Monterey, TN; 1 Brother, Randell Bilbrey Of Cookeville, TN; In Addition To His Parents, He Was Preceded In Death By His Wife Willene Reels Bilbrey; 2 Sons, Darrell Bilbrey And Jerry Bilbrey; 1 Sister; Anna McCowan; 5 Brothers, Dayton, Willie Jr, Harlan, Earl And Avery Bilbrey. The Family Has Selected Cremation With Private Graveside Services At A Later Date.
Funeral services for Mr. David Eugene “Dog” Melton, age 64, of Livingston will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Monticello, KY. The family will welcome friends on Friday afternoon from 2 until 9 p.m. at the Livingston Funeral Home chapel. Mr. Melton passed from this life on Thursday morning, February 23, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born in Wayne County, Ky on July 7, 1952 to the late James Curtis and Mazie Pearl Melton. He was Baptist in faith. He enjoyed drinking Coke, Pepsi and smoking cigarettes, watching Law and Order, The Price is Right and Westerns on TV and he loved horse back riding. He is survived by his daughter Melody Lee Melton Gentry & husband Xzavier Montex Gentry of NC; brothers, Murl Melton & wife Anna, Sammy Melton & wife Beulah of Allons, TN; sisters, Mary Stallcup of Louiville, KY, Beau Childers of Vine Grove, KY, Donna Silbert & husband Michael of IN, Linda Sells of Monroe, TN, and a very special sister, Glenda Garrett & husband Lynn of Livingston, TN; 2 grandchildren, Pheonix Nekeya Lee Gentry and Aspen Makiya Rain Gentry; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Dickerson, age 81 of Sparta, will be conducted 11:00am Saturday, February 25, 2017 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8:00pm in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Earl Alverson will officiate. Brent Dickerson, Mark Dickerson, Michael Dickerson, Chris Rice, Jeff Rice, Kenny McCormick will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Dickerson passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Dickerson was born May 6, 1935 in White County to the late Charlie Howard & Notie Mall Frazier Dickerson. He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed dancing. He attended Plainview Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Mattie Rice and Jean Smith. He is survived by two sisters Jonna (Ken) McCormick and Judy Radford, Two brothers: Junior (Frankie) Dickerson and James (Faye) Dickerson.
Funeral services for Mr. Billy B. Stafford, 75, of Cookeville, TN, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jackson County, TN. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services. He passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1941, in Jackson County, TN, to the late Jay P. Stafford and Mandy Ethel Stafford. He was married to Helen Sue Stafford, who survives. He worked in the lumber industry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Daughter: Melissa Gail Stafford; 4 Brothers: Raymond, John Thomas, Charles Richard, and Jimmy Dale Stafford; and 2 Sisters: Maybelle Stafford and Judy Carol Stafford. Survivors include his Wife: Helen Sue Stafford of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Son: Billy W. Stafford of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Sister: Gladys Haney; and several grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive. Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita F. Hargis, age 81 of Livingston, will be conducted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with burial to follow in the Speck Cemetery located in the Three Forks Community of Overton Co. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, February 24, 2017 starting at 6 PM to 9 PM. Officiating at the service will be Bro. Nolan Cantrell. Mrs. Hargis passed away on Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Hargis was born in Crawford, Overton Co., TN on December 26, 1935 to the late Bonnie and Ruby (Norrod) Bowman. Her and her husband Clinton worked for many years together in there upholstery shop in Livingston, TN.
Funeral services for Mr. James P. Coffman, age 81 of Hilham, will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2 PM from the Voran Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel located in Taylor, Michigan. Burial to follow in the Michigan Memorial Gardens in Flat Rock, Michigan. Family will receive friends at the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston, TN on Thursday evening, February 23, 2017 starting at 4 PM until 9 PM. Officiating for the services in Michigan will be Bro. Joseph Zarazua. Mr. Coffman passed away on Wednesday morning, February 22, 2017 at the Livingston Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Mr. James P. Coffman was born in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN on March 17, 1935 to the late Willie A. and Ollie Gaw Coffman. He worked in trucking as a freight checker.
Funeral services for Mr. Anthony Patrick “Tony” Lindsey, age 45 of Spartawill be conducted 3:00pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8pm in the parlor of Hunter Funeral Home. Jason Brown will officiate. Ricky Keen, Greg Keen, Austin Cantrell, Seth Rice, Ryan Evans, Cody Keen, Adam Erdmann, Earl Keen will serve as pallbearers. Tony was born November 9, 1971 in McMinnville, Tennessee. He was a service engineer and technician for Tyson Chicken and other food processing plants. He was an avid outdoorsman and gun collector. He is preceded in death by his father John Patrick Lindsey; sister Cathy Grissom; niece Tammy Nunley. Survivors include his daughter Hannah Lindsey, Wife: Lorrie Lindsey.
A memorial service for Mrs. Chongsuk Swong, age 90 of Cookeville, will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Her family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. She died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Funeral services for Dorothy A. Haney, age 87, of Cookeville will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 26th, 2017 in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Mike Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 25th, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Sunday, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home. Mrs. Haney passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Hospice of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born Thursday, September 19, 1929 in Oklahoma to the late William Buford Adams and
Ola Francis Mills Adams. Mrs. Haney was a devoted wife, loving mother, and friend to everyone she met. She was a Christian, and loved God and her church family. She was a long time member of Bloomington Springs Church of Christ. She enjoyed taking trips with her friends and family.