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Archives 10-13-99

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Jewel (Ruble) Denton
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel “Ruble” Denton, 68, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Ron Harris officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Denton, a homemaker, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, at her residence.

Born February 21, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Prilla (Copeland) Ruble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Denton; and three brothers, Kenneth Ruble, Royce Ruble, and Truman Ruble.

She was a member of Evangelist Baptist Church in Melvindale, MI.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Al Leija and Shelia and Gary Smith, all of Taylor, MI, and Angela and Donnie Ray, Allons; three sisters, Kedna Jones, Livingston, Callie Bowman, Gainesboro, and Emily Ferrill, Anderson; a brother, Rex Ruble, Allons; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Mick, Chris Ray, Gary Jones, Jason Smith, Roger Mick, and Steve Leija. Honorary pallbearers were Josh Smith, Rick Leija, Adam Leija, Jay Melton, and Matt Smith.

 

Bobbie Gene Claborn Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Bobbie Gene Claborn Sr., 67, of Apache, OK, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999, from Comanche Community Tribal Center in Apache, OK, with Rev. Shane Hall of First Christian Church in Apache, OK, officiating. Burial was in Apache’s Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Claborn, former owner and operator of Claborn Trucking, Bob’s Wrecker Service and Bob’s Place Cafe, died Saturday, September 25, 1999.

Born September 12, 1932, in Cement, OK, he was the son of the late Robert T. Claborn.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean War, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War, and a member of Oklahoma Wrecker Owners Association.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ogletree, Apache, OK, and formerly of Overton County; a son, Bobbie Gene Claborn Jr., Apache, OK; three brothers, Billy Claborn and Marion Claborn, both of Apache, OK, and Andy Claborn, Hardesty, OK; three sisters, Mary Joyce Swanda and Babara Claborn, both of Apache, and Virginia Brush, Fort Vista, NM; and a child they raised, Russell Carson, Apache, OK.

 

Bessie Lowe
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Lowe, 92, of Jamestown, were conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, from the chapel of Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown with Bro. Chester Rhoad officiating. Burial was in Livingston Cemetery in Jamestown with Mundy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Lowe died Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Fentress County General Hospital.

Born May 5, 1907, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Mollie Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denton Lowe; a son, Edward Lowe; and a daughter, Ethel Dishman.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include four sons, Earl Lowe and Roy Lowe, both of Jamestown, Eugene Lowe, Monroe, and Robert Lowe, Livingston; four daughters, Bonnie Beard, Christine Rhum, and Maxine Wright, all of Muncie, IN, and Wilma Allred, Losantville, IN; 35 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Allred, Harvey Wright, Denton Lowe, David Lowe, Michael Lowe, Roger Hammonds, Larry Lowe, and Boyd Lowe.

 

Marvin Ward Keisling
Graveside services for Mr. Marvin Ward Keisling, 72, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 1999, from Nelson Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Keisling, a farmer, died Wednesday, October 4, 1999, at Alvin C. York Veterans Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Born July 3, 1927, in Overton County, he was the son of Edna Jennie Sims Keisling of Livingston and the late Hardy Keisling.

He was affiliated with Hatcher Hall Christian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his step-grandmother, Hettie Keisling, Livingston; and several cousins.

 

Betty Ann Nevans
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Nevans, 61, of Alva, FL, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999, from First Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nevans, a realtor, died Tuesday, October 5, 1999, in Dayton.

Born March 27, 1938, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Ethel Brown Lewis of Ft. Myers, FL, and the late Harlan Lewis.

She was a member of McGregor Baptist Church, Rotary Ann, and past president of the Junior Women’s Club.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, William M. Nevans, DDS, Ft. Myers, FL; a son, Meredith Nevans, Ft. Myers, FL; and three grandchildren, Theresa Nevans, Christopher Nevans, and Chasina Drake, all of Ft. Myers, FL.

Pallbearers were John Simmons, George Whiteside, James Nevans, John (Jay) Nevans, Kuell White, Bill Davis, Mitchell White, and Mark White.

 

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