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ONLINE EDITION                      OBITUARIES-January 27, 2000                          2000
Edward C. Ballard
Elsie Evelyn Beaty
Mary Dodson
George Elisha Geralds
Jerald D. Hance
James B. Holland
James H. Jacobs, Jr.
Minnie Pickerell
Grace Ella Simmons
Naomi Ruth Thomas
Randal Lee Watson

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James H. Jacobs, Jr., of 118 Homestead Dr., Hendersonville, Tenn., died Jan. 18, 2000, at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a retired manager for Electrostatic Painting and Upholstery
Co. in Nashville and a member of the Harvest Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Stewart County, Tenn., he was a son of the late James H. and Clemmie Huey Jacobs, and the husband of Inez (Dickens) Jacobs, who survives. They were married July 10, 1972.
Other than his wife, survivors include a daughter, Gail Bass,
Castalian  Springs, Tenn.; a step- daughter and step-son-in-law, Connie and Darrell Law, Lafayette, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Mabry, Castalian Springs; two brothers, W.C. Jacobs, Nashville, and Doyle Jacobs of North Carolina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20, at the Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with Elders Paul Patterson and Ottis Jones officiating. Members of the Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Hendersonville served as pallbearers. Burial was at the Anderson and Son Memorial Park in Lafayette.
Arrangements were under the direction of Phillip Anderson and Son
Funeral Home in Lafayette.
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Jerald D. Hance, 68, Old Hickory, Tenn., died Jan. 14, 2000, at the
Tennessee Christian Hospital in Madison, Tenn. He was a former employee of Pirelli-Armstrong, having retired after 30 years with the company. Born in Jackson County, Tenn. on Oct. 10, 1931, he was a son of the late Alex and Lucy (Hudson) Hance, and the husband of Ola “Polly” (Flatt) Hance, who survives. Other than his wife, survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law,  Cathy and Kevin McKellar, Orange Beach, Ala., and Paula and Mike Jackson,
Denton, Texas; four sisters — Sue McKellar, Old Hickory, and Willine  Deckard, Pauline Bean and Tempie Anderson, all of Tompkinsville; a brother, Noble Hance, also of Tompkinsville; and three grandsons, Michael and Kevin McKellar, Jr. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Madison (Tenn.) Funeral Home. Burial was at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens in Old Hickory.
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Mary Dodson, 83, of 980 Pete Dodson Rd., Whitleyville, Tenn., died Jan. 20, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Born in Gainesboro, Tenn. on July 4, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah (Beechboard) Roark. She was first married to Joe Cherry, who died in 1942, and in 1943, married Afton Dodson, who survives. Other than her husband, survivors include four daughters — Dimple
Cherry,  Seymour, Ind.; Robbie Crawford, Whitleyville; and Kay Duncan and Joyce Anderson, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Three sons, Ray, Roy and Donald Cherry, and a great-grandson, Harley Cherry, all preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 22, at the Upton Funeral Home Chapel in Celina, Tenn., with Bill Coe officiating. Burial was at the Anderson-Cherry Cemetery.
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James B. Holland, 68, of 209 Donald Dr., Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., died  Jan. 20, 2000, at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tenn. He was formerly a heavy equipment operator for Lafayette Manufacturing, and following his retirement, taught himself oil painting and spent many hours with this hobby. He also was a member of the Enon Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, he was a son of the late Jim and Versie (Shaw) Holland, and the husband of Faye Dell (Hix) Holland, who survives. They were
married June 16, 1951. Other than his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Holland, and Wayne and Lisa Holland and two sisters, Lena Birdwell and  Patsy Murray — all of Red Boiling Springs; three brothers, Carlos and Guy   Holland, both of Lafayette, and Melvin Holland, Gamaliel; a granddaughter, Leslie Holland; two grandsons, Jamey Holland, Celina, Tenn., and Michael
Holland, Red Boiling Springs; and three great-granddaughters. Two sisters, Naomi Holland and Iva Crague, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22, at the Enon Missionary  Baptist Church, with Elder Terry Austin officiating. Burial was at the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Timmy Crague, Donald Cherry, Jimmy Holland,  Jeff Hix, Steve Powers and Timmy Knight. Honorary pallbearers were: Jerry,
Perry and Kenny Crague; Johnny Holland; Tony Powers; David Presley; and Joey Knight. Arrangements were under the direction of Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral  Home in Red Boiling Springs.
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George Elisha Geralds, 83, Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of
Tompkinsville,  died Jan. 20, 2000, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was retired from the military. Born in Williamsville, Ill. on July 22, 1917, he was a son of the late Elisha and Vada Geralds. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Lorine Geralds and Anna Lee Shelton, preceded him in  death.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Yokley
Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Esmond Bartley officiating. Burial was at the Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers.
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Randal Lee Watson, 59, of 1574 Ashlock Rd., Burkesville, died Jan. 20, 2000, at Lexington. He was a farmer and a member of the Ashlock Church of Christ Born in Burkesville on March 2, 1940, he is the son of Herman Watson,  Celina, Tenn., and the late Gladys Watson, and the husband of Rebecca (Key) Watson, who survives. They were married Oct. 3, 1964. Other than his wife and father, survivors include a son, Jeffrey Watson, and a daughter, Elisha Thompson, both of Celina; two brothers, Kenneth Watson, Burkesville, and Ricky Watson, Celina; five sisters, Cornelya
Stephens, Mary Kean, Barbara Roach and Zelma Hughes, all of Celina, and Comell Dodson, Burkesville; two half sisters, Sheila Watson, Glasgow and Patricia Watson, Burkesville; and three grandchildren, Whitney Thompson and Tristan and Lacey Watson.
A brother, James Watson, and a sister, Edwina Key, both preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23, at the Upton Funeral Home in Celina, with Levi Stephens officiating. Burial was at the Ashlock Cemetery.
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Grace Ella Simmons, 91, Fountain Run, died Jan. 22, 2000, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. A retired teacher, she taught 25 years at Austin-Tracy High School, where she was an English teacher and librarian. Before going to Austin-Tracy, she
taught 15 years at Ellis, Union, Murray, and Tracy Elementary Schools and at Fountain Run High School for a total of 40 years in the teaching profession. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and of the Union Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Survivors include a niece, Marjorie Towe, and a nephew, Billie Lewis Simmons, both of Scottsville. Three brothers, Willie Arthur, Claude K. and Tom C. Simmons; two sisters,  Nelie Elizabeth and Neicie Ellen Simmons; and a niece, Elizabeth Bush, all  preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Hughes Funeral Home in Fountain Run, with Bro. Rex Hunt officiating. Burial was at the Union Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Bobby Williams, Bobby Wayne Morrison, Eldon Lee, Richard Hagan, William Strode and Jimmy Goodman.
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Elsie Evelyn Beaty, 61, Glasgow, died Jan. 21, 2000, at the T.J.
Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary of Glasgow and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Born in Pierson, Fla., she was a daughter of the late Henry Reese and Kathryn Elizabeth (Sweat) Blevins, and the wife of Lazar Beaty, who survives. Other than her husband, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin
and Lisa Beaty, Tompkinsville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Suzette and  Joe Miller and Roxanne Beaty, all of Glasgow; a brother, Richard Blevins, Greensboro, N.C.; five sisters — Doris Miles and Betty Helmey, both of  Green Cove Springs, Fla.; Delphine Carter, Palatka, Fla.; Violet Bullock,  Flower Mound, Texas; and Faye Hull, Clermont, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn
and Justin Beaty, Tompkinsville; two step-grandchildren, Mary Beth and Charlie Miller, Summer Shade; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, at the A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial was at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
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Edward C. Ballard, 66, Bloomfield, Ind., died Jan. 23, 2000, at the
Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Ind. He was a former truck driver and dock hand for Consolidated Freightways, retiring in 1996, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Born in Tompkinsville on March 12, 1933, he was a son of the late  Richard
Albert and Elizabeth (Shaw) Ballard, and the husband of Betty (Wilkerson)  Ballard, who survives. They had been married 43 years. Other than his wife, survivors include five brothers — Richard Truman Ballard, Indianapolis, Ind., Harley, and Randel Ballard, all of Tompkinsville; Charlie Ballard, Celina, Tenn.; and Wilford Ballard,
Glasgow; and three sisters, Dee Jefferson, Everett, Wash., and Hazel Paige and Brenda Clarkson, both of Tompkinsville. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 27 at the Carlisle and Son  Funeral Chapel in Mooresville, Ind. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery in
Waverly, Ind.
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Minnie Pickerell, 87, of 103 Crawford St., Tompkinsville, died Jan.
22, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a former inn keeper and a member of the Baptist Church and the Bethlehem Order of Eastern Star. Born in Metcalfe County on Aug. 31, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Delia (Witty) Perkins, and the wife of Morris Pickerell, who survives. They were married Oct. 18, 1939 in Tompkinsville. Other than her husband, survivors include a son, Morris Pickerell, Jr., Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Edis Nunn, Summer Shade; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Cary Morris and Mary Pickerell, Somerset, and  Timothy M. Pickerell, Ocala; and three great-grandsons, Cary, Michael and Tyler  Pickerell, Somerset.
Four brothers, Johnny, Odell, Owens and Melvin Perkins, and two
sisters,  Tommie Dee Martin and Ethel Bruton, all preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2 pm. on Jan. 24 at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Amon Martin officiating. Burial was at the Summer Shade Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: Wendell and Billy Bruton, Jack Nunn,
Bernard Pickerell, Victor Headrick and Arvie Goad.
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Naomi Ruth Thomas, 35, Rhoton Cave Rd., Tompkinsville, died Jan. 22, 2000,  as a result of an auto accident on Hwy. 163, seven miles south of Edmonton. She was the manager of the Dollar General Store in Edmonton and a member of the Sand Lick Baptist Church. Born in Monroe County on March 22, 1964, she was the daughter of  Wilma Strode, Tompkinsville, and the wife of Roger Thomas, who also survives. They were married Nov. 6, 1983 in Tompkinsville. Other than her husband and mother, survivors include a daughter, Laura
Ashley Thomas, Tompkinsville, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25, at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Rondal Lyons officiating. Burial was at the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Serving as pallbearers were: Buddy Strode, Barry Ethridge, Robbie Gentry, and Eddy, Steve and Lynn Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were: Mike, Ricky
and  Tim Jones; John David Veach; Stevie Hale; Welby Savage; Gary Wisdom; Haden and Logan Thomas; Bobby Crews; Terry Emmert; Barry Burnett; Jerry Johnson; Chris, Michael and Thomas Strode; Tommy Walker; and Tim Anderson.
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