Volume 52, Number 13

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, March 26, 2015

Obituaries

Carlos Aaron Sells
September 29, 1947 - March 20, 2015

Carlos Aaron Sells, 67 of 6050 Oak Hill Rd., Byrdstown passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born September 29, 1947 in Overton Co. to the late Carl and Sallie Vaughn Sells and lived most of his life in Overton and Pickett Counties. Mr. Sells was a member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church, a Veteran during the Vietnam War serving in the Army, a member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496, a member of the Pickett Co. Horseman's Assoc. and worked in road construction.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Polly Sells and son, Jimmy Sells.
Survivors include daughter, Cindy Sells; daughter-in-law Angie Robbins and husband Derrick, all of Byrdstown; three sisters, Helen Smith and husband James, Sandy Hull and husband Danny all of Monroe and Vivian Sells and husband James of Hilham; two brothers, Bennie Sells and wife Carol of Livingston and Doyle Sells of Hilham; three grandchildren, Colton and Cooper Sells and Conner Robbins. Also survived by nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Bennie Sells officiating and burial at Amonett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Sells, Jamie Sells, Joe Sells, Scott Dennis, Mike Dennis and Bobby Sells. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Grady Holt
June 23, 1922 - March 16, 2015

-Grady Curtis Holt, 92 of East Hudgens St., Cookeville passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.
He was born June 23, 1922 in Pickett Co. to the late "Rev. C.L." and Bertie Cross Holt and lived most of his life in Huntsville, AL. Mr. Holt was a previous professor for Tennessee Tech University, University of TN, TCU and UAH. He was a NASA engineer in aerodynamics and a consultant. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Huntsville, AL. and a Veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He enjoyed working in the yard and playing golf, loved the Tennessee Vols and a good political debate. An avid scrabble player, he accepted nightly losses to his beautiful wife, Kitty. He loved Jesus and had a wonderful life. He will be missed by all.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by three sisters, Annie May Hill, Ruthie Garrett and Bessie Rich; one brother, Lloyd Holt.
Survivors include his wife Wilma Kathleen Coe Holt; two daughters, Kathy Weatherby and husband Steve of Marietta, GA. and Karen LeQuire of Franklin, TN; two sons, Leslie Alan Holt and wife Marilyn of Toney, AL. and Barry Neil Holt of Meridianville, AL; two sisters, Martha Jo Craven and Virginia Evans both of Byrdstown; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Stone officiating and burial at Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse Holt, Geoffrey Holt, Chandler Weatherby, Martin Weatherby, Stephen Weatherby, Greg Holt, Gary Lee Holt and Glen Holt. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Barbara Ann Bonfy Craig
June 23, 1932 - March 12, 2015

Barbara Ann Bonfy Craig, 82 of 400 Craig Ave., Byrdstown passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
She was born June 23, 1932 in Pawnee, OK. to the late Buck and Ada Craig Bonfy. Mrs. Craig lived in Pickett Co. since 1971, she was a member of the Byrdstown First Baptist Church, a housewife and a mother.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Bill Craig; one sister, Shiela Crouch.
Survivors include daughter, Robin Craig and son, William Craig, both of Byrdstown; five grandchildren, John Crouch and wife Courtney, Matt Crouch, Chad Crouch and wife Amy, Lisa Gabbard and husband Jeff and Chris Tadeo; six great-grandchildren, Lofton, Londyn, Brooklyn, Calie and Cassie Crouch, Lexie Gabbard and Matthew Tadeo. Also survived by other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ivan Raley and Bro. Jack Winningham officiating and burial at Story Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Craig, John Crouch, Matthew Crouch, Lofton Crouch, Robert Rose and Chris Ballinger. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel. com.

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