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ONLINE EDITION                      OBITUARIES-March 9, 2000                              2000
Sylvia May Biggerstaff
Glidden Emberton
Edgar Bellis Garrett
Nicholas Shawn Gregory
Ruth Hale
Ferrell Depp Hammer
Junior Eagle Parsley
Zelma Smith
Mary Belle Younger

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Zelma Smith, 89, of 63 Hagan St., Tompkinsville, died March 1, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a retired store clerk and member of the Grandview Church of Christ. Born in Cumberland County on May 30, 1910, she was a daughter of the late John N.and Ada (Lollar) Smith. Survivors include a sister, Beulah Smith, Tompkinsville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 3, at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Ward Plato and Bro. Maurice Jackson officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Wayne Cleary, Charles Delmus McMillian, Frank Richardson, Willie Graves, Randy and Mark Williams, Andy Bushong, and Joe Boone.
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Edgar Bellis Garrett, 75, of 2534 North Illinois, Indianapolis, Ind.,
died Feb. 27, 2000, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a retired automotive mechanic. Born in Celina, Tenn. on July 6, 1924, he was a son of the late John Tom and Adline (Hamilton) Garrett. Survivors include two sons, Phillip R. Hamilton, Louisville, and Freddie Garrett, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Betty Jaqueline Williams, also of   Nashville; two sisters, Lizzie Bailey, Indianapolis, and Ethel Jean Hamilton, Celina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on March 4, at the Free Hill Church of Christ, with Norman Hamilton officiating. Burial was at the Free Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Upton Funeral Home in Celina.
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Junior Eagle Parsley, 70, of 6460 McCormick Ridge Rd., Whitleyville, Tenn., died March 2, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was a retired assembly worker for General Motors and a member of  the Baptist Church. Born in Monroe County on Jan. 14, 1930, he was a son of the late Homer and Cindy (Crawford) Parsley, and the husband of Lora (Netherton) Parsley,
who survives. Other than his wife, survivors include two sons, Bobby Eagle and Billy Gene Parsley, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; and  three sisters — Nancy Cathrine Proffitt, Gamaliel; Pearl Strode, Smiths Grove; and Clarice M. Howard, Glasgow. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 5, at the Yokley Funeral Home Chapel in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Carol Cook officiating. Burial was at the Jones Cemetery. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers.
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Sylvia May Biggerstaff, 54, New York, N.Y., formerly of Louisville,
died Feb. 28, 2000, in New York. She was a graduate of Tompkinsville High School and Western Kentucky University and was a partner in the Hill and Thompson, Magid and Co., Inc., brokerage firm in New York. Born Feb. 5, 1946, she was a daughter of Mary Ruth Bagwell,  Louisville, and the late William L. Bagwell, who served several years as administrator of the Monroe County’s War Memorial Hospital. In addition to her mother, survivors include a son, Jason Lloyd, New York; two sisters, Joyce Carlisle, Louisville, and Loyce Keough, Bloomington, Ind.; and companions Tony Broy and his daughters, Katherine and Jennifer,
New York. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on March 4, at the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Arrangements were under the direction of Pearson’s Funeral Home in Louisville. The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Ovarian Cancer
Research Fund, Inc., 1 Pennyslvania Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10119-0165.
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Mary Belle Younger, 73, Louisville, formerly of Monroe County, died March 2, 2000, at the Norton Sububan Hospital in Louisville.
A retired teacher, she taught school in Monroe County for three years, then moved to Louisville and taught in Jefferson County for 27 years. After retiring from teaching, she worked at Kroger for 10 years. She was also a member of the Hurstbourne Baptist Church.
Born in Frankfort, Ind. on Feb. 2, 1927, she was a daughter of the
late Charlie and Bessie (Anderson) Younger. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Esco Spear, Tompkinsville; a nephew and niece-in-law, Jimmy and Beatrice Spears, Glasgow; and a great-nephew, Dewayne Spears. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on March 4 at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. James Silvey Jones officiating. Burial was at the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Serving as pallbearers were: Dewayne Spear, Morris Adams, Charles Landrum,  Ronald Hagan, Randall Spears and Steve Smith.
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Ferrell Depp Hammer, 64, Edmonton, died March 4, 2000, at the
Veterans Hospital in Louisville. He was a son of the late Fowler and Maude (Johnson) Hammer, and the husband of Mary Hammer, who survives. Other than his wife, survivors include a son, Steve Hammer, Summer Shade; a daughter, Barbara Estes, Edmonton; seven brothers and sisters-in-laws — Billy and Elizabeth Hammer, Dubre; Charles and Joyce Hammer, Greenwood, Ind.; Randell and Lillian Hammer, Summer Shade; and Harvey and Lou Ellen Hammer, John and Marsha Hammer, Kerry and Joyce Hammer and Bob and  Jodie
Hammer, all of Tompkinsville; two sisters and brothers-in-laws, Ruth
and Jimmy Miller and Vernelle and Ed Hammer, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, 18 nephews, eight nieces, 14 great-nephews and eight great-nieces. A son, Jeffery Mark Hammer; a brother, Joe Eagle Hammer; and two sisters, Louise Tooley and Paulette Hammer, all preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on March 6, at the Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Monroe County.
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Glidden Emberton, 87, Sulphur Lick Rd., Tompkinsville, died March 2, 2000 at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was a retired self-employed building contractor and carpenter, a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of Modern Woodman and a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II. Born in Georgetown, Ill. on May 28, 1912, he was a son of the late Gee and Donna (Pitcock) Emberton, and the husband of Mayme (Stephens) Emberton, who survives. They were married May 25, 1946 in Bowling Green. Other than his wife, survivors include two sons and a daugther-in-law, Milton Emberton, Tompkinsville, and Rodger and Sharyl Emberton,
Lawrenceburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Kenneth Bell,
Londonderry, N.H.; two brothers, Ralph Emberton, Tompkinsville, and Dr. Lawrence Emberton, Edmonton; and five grandchildren — Cassie and Alan Emberton and Steven, David and Sarah Bell. Four brothers — Roger, John Tom, Clive and Kenneth Emberton, and
three sisters, Amy Gill, Pearline Sims and an infant, all preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on March 5 at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Ricky Shive and Bro. Steve James officiating. Burial was at the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Serving as pallbearers were: Richard and David Dicken; Roy Sims; Charles, Gary, Tom, Jim and Kevin Emberton. Honorary pallbearers were: Wallace, Joe and Clifford Stephens; Larry Turner; Jimmy Garmon; Jackie Proffitt; David Biggerstaff; Dr. K.R. Crabtree; Morris Adams; Ted Grider; Ray Cecil Lyon; Dr. Jack Buzzard; and Glenn Bartley.
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Ruth Hale, 70, North Main St., Tompkinsville, died Feb. 29, 2000, at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. A retired elementary school teacher, she taught in the Monroe County School system for 44 years. She had attended college at David Lipscomb and Western Kentucky University, receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s
degree from WKU. She also was a member of the Monroe County Retired Teachers Association, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Tompkinsville Church of Christ. Born in Monroe County on March 2, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Bethel and Flora (Strode) Brown, and the wife of Cecil Hale, who survives.
They were married June 1, 1951 in Celina, Tenn. Other than her husband, survivors include a sister, Eva Thompson, Tompkinsville; and a nephew, Ralph Thompson, Whitehouse, Tenn. A brother, Ralph Joseph Brown, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Tompkinsville Church of Christ, with Bro. Ricky Shive and Bro. James Parker officiating. Burial was at the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Serving as pallbearers were: Burl Thomas, Jackie Turner, Sidney Hale, Lawrence Combs, Harlie and Carlie T. Strode. Arrangements were under the direction of Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.
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Nicholas Shawn Gregory, 38, of 317B Hwy. 52, Lafayette, Tenn., died March 5, 2000, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., he was the son of Franklin Mitchell and
Ann Dora (Denson) Gregory, Pleasant Shade Hwy., Smith County, Tenn. Other than his parents, survivors include a daughter, Chasity
Gregory, and a son, Jeremy Gregory, both of Carthage, Tenn.; a sister, Lena Winfree, Lebanon, Tenn.; five brothers — Gary Gregory, Lebanon; Michael and John Gregory, both of Lafayette; Shane Gregory, Carthage; and Jeff Gregory, Pleasant Shade, Tenn.; and a grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on March 8, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., with E.C. Meadows officiating.
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