Volume 53, Number 23

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 9, 2016


Bessie Glass
September 21, 1920 - June 2, 2016

Bessie Lucille Brannum Glass, 95 of Smyrna Rd. passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Pickett Co. to the late Francis Monroe and Nancy Isabelle Pierce Brannum. Mrs. Glass was a garment factory worker, homemaker, a member of the Star Point Church of Christ and lived in Pickett County all her life.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Glass; four sisters, Effie Cross, Vannie Jones, Ada Cross and Dorothy Brannum; five brothers, Joe D., Willie,Aubrey, Esco and Delmer Brannum.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. L.D. Anderson officiating and burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Zachary, Michael Zachary, Cleston Brannum, Charles Cross, Danny Cross and Malcolm Brannum. Special care proved by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Glenn Parris
January 4, 1935 - June 1, 2016

Glenn Edward Parris, "Pig", 81 of Hillcrest Dr. passed away Wed., June 1, 2016 at Pickett Care and Rehab.
He was born Jan. 4, 1935 in Pickett Co. to the late Eugene and Laura B. Huddleston Parris. Mr. Parris lived all his life in Pickett Co., was past Pickett Co. Road Supervisor, grocery and hardware owner and operator, custodian at PCHS, candy maker at Russell Stover, past Byrdstown City Recorder and Alderman. He was a member of the Byrdstown First Christian Church and Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496. Pig enjoyed watching and following the Pickett Co. Bobcats basketball, U.T. Vols basketball and football.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Estlean "Shorty" Parris; son, David Parris' great-grandchild, Shelby Sells; and brother-in-law, Ralph Bilbrey.
Survivors include daughter, Melissa Abell and husband Jeff of Cookeville; four sons, James Parris and wife Sandy, Charles Parris, Jerry Parris and Marjorie and Gary Parris; two sisters, Jean Bilbrey and Diane Bilbrey and husband Mike; daughter-in-law, Sheila Parris all of Byrdstown; sister-in-law, Jeanetta Upchurch; special friend, Louis West, both of Pall Mall; cousin, Mike Edwards of Maryville, TN (and past UT basketball player); 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Sat., June 4, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Stone, Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Larry Brown officiating and burial in the Parris-Riley Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Eugene, Barton, Jason, Jacob, Spencer, Little Jerry, Josh, Adam, David Allen, Michael and Blake. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Uldean White
August 7, 1929 - May 31, 2016

Uldean R. White "Dean", 86 and longtime resident of Nashville passed away May 31, 2016 at Home Hospice.
She was born Aug. 7, 1929 in Byrdstown, graduated from Pickett County High School and attended Nashville Business College for women upon moving to Nashville. Mrs. White worked part time with Metro Schools as a senior food service employee and later working full time until her retirement in 1994. She loved good food, socializing, enjoyed walking and attending activities, loved gardening and sharing homegrown vegetables, berries and fruit with her great family and friends. Mrs. White was a devoted wife and mother. She worked hard all her life and even had a large garden until the last year of her life. Mrs. White was raised in the church and was an active member of Meads Chapel Church of Christ with her family for her entire adult life. She was a devout believer in Jesus her Lord and Savior. Near the end of her life she spoke frequently of her faith and anticipation of Heavenís rewards.
Survivors include her husband, Robert M. White; two sons, Doug White and Steve White and wife Sherie; grandchildren, Ben White, Rose Herd, Leslie Butler, Clayton White and Daniel White; great-grandchildren, Kaden White, Berkley Butler and Carley Butler most of whom all lived in Middle Tennessee area and brought great joy to her later years. Also survived by several sisters and brothers, who have been very close and dear throughout her entire life and live near Byrdstown.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 3, 2016 at The Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Roger Evans
July 15, 1948 - October 24, 2015

Roger Earl Evans, 67, New Castle, Indiana resident, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015.
He was born July 15, 1948 in Clinton County Kentucky. He was the son of the late Finis and Elizabeth Evans. He lived in New Castle most of his life, where he worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed his family and friends.
Those left to cherish his loving memory include his wife of 23 years, Delores Baker Evans; two children, Jacquelyn Evans and Roger W. Evans, both of New Castle; sister, Marilyn Buchanan, Jonesborough TN; brother, Allen Evans, Pall Mall and several nieces and nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne Evans.
There will be a graveside service to remember Roger Saturday, June 18th, 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Cemetery.


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