Evelyn Brown, 85, of Moss, passed away Nov. 13 at Greenville Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 in the chapel of the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dennis Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers.
She was born Sept. 19, 1935 in Clay County. She worked in a factory as an assembly worker.
She was preceded in death by: parents, Ed and Ada (Condra) Bilbrey; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Kenna and Andrew; bother, Donald; and sisters, Dorothy, Lorene, Dorene and Lexie.
Surviving relatives include: spouse, Paul Brown; son, Gary Brown; daughters, Theresa Isenburg, Beverly Trisdale and Linda (Bobby) Collins; sister, Doris Jackson; brothers, David Bilbrey better known as Beep and James (Linda) Bilbrey; grandchildren, Melanie, Tabitha, Curtis, Misty, Annie and Cody; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and neighbors.
Virginia Smith, 78, of Livingston, formerly of Clay County, passed away Nov. 11 at her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 14 in the chapel of the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jerry Rhoton, Dylan Geesling, Mason and Westyn Clouse, Matt Stalker and Jeremy Hughes. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Geesling, Mikie Kelly, Junior Smith, Anthony Smith, Jason Bilbrey and Alex Owens.
She was born May 1, 1942 in Clay County. She was a secretary for the Clay County Tax Assessor, she always had a smile on her face, loved to travel and was always up for a good concert.
She was preceded in death by: father, Benjamin Capps; husband, Robert “Teakettle” Smith; and daughter Deborah Lynn.
Surviving relatives include: mother, Christine (Roach) Capps; son, Billy (Cheryl) Smith; daughters, Gwenith (Roy) Gore and Shirley Rosine (Greg Partin); brothers, James Capps and Mitchell (Phyllis) Capps; grandchildren, Amanda Geesling, Amy Stalker, Mikie, Kelly, Alicia Labrock, Jason Bilbrey, Carla Grace, Junior and Anthony Smith; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Emily, Allie, Mason, Westyn, Montey, Ethan, Ariann, Jasper Kasto, Selina, Sabrina, Tori, Alanya, Bryson, Landon, Jailee, Hadalee, Hayden, Zeke, Natalie, Isabella, Billy and Grayson; and a host of friends and neighbors.
James Butler, 74, of Celina, passed away Nov. 14 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Tim Prestridge officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Family and friends served as Honorary pallbearers.
He was born Sept. 24, 1946 in Celina. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a banker.
He was preceded in death by: parents, John Lowry Butler and Jewell D. Boonie (Roach) Keen; sister, Johnny Sue Butler; and stepdaughter, Kim Crafton Powe.
Surviving relatives include: wife, Donna (Gentry) Butler; sons, Jonathan, Joshua, and Jacob Butler; stepdaughters, Kelly Williams, Amy (Tim) Prestridge, Christy Busby (Nathan) Kimball and Shannon Busby; grandchildren, Arden Butler, Devon Butler, Jayme Potter, McKenna Powe, Sarah Prestridge, Hannah Claire Prestridge, Emilee (Eddie) Geier, Tucker Prestridge, Aiden Jack Freel, Ezra Oakley James Butler, Eliana Susan Nicole Butler and Maddie Grant; great-grandchildren, Madeline Geier and Aston Potter; and a host of friends and neighbors.