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Archives 10-20-99

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Zora May Reid
Funeral services for Mrs. Zora May Reid, 92, of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters and Bro. Wade McDonald officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Reid, a homemaker, died Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born July 24, 1907, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Asberry and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Johnson Loftis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Estel Reid; one infant daughter; and three brothers, Esker Loftis, Eurell Loftis, and Carl Loftis.

She was a member of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beryl and Ted Matthews, Cookeville; a sister, Irene Grubb, Kettering, OH; two brothers, Walton Loftis, Hilham, and Odell Loftis, Kettering, OH; two step-grandchildren, Vonda Bumpus, Pleasant View, and Amy Skeith, Alberta, Canada; and four great-grandchildren.

 

James H. Dickson
Funeral services for Mr. James H. Dickson, better known as "Corkey", 46, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, from the Chapel of Rickman Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Farris and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Overton County with Rickman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dickson died Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Born August 21, 1953,in Overton County, he was the son of Jim Dickson and the late Anna (Copeland) Dickson.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Dickson, Rickman; a son, Adam Dickson, Rickman; a daughter, Jennifer Halcomb, Rickman; his father, Jim Dickson, Livingston; four brothers, M.J. Dickson, Algood, Edd Dickson, Rickman, Mike Dickson, Indianapolis, IN, and Gary Dickson, Cookeville; and two grandchildren, Natasha Halcomb and Brandi Halcomb both of Rickman.s

Pallbearers were Adam Dickson, Bruce Ledbetter, Jr. Speck, B.J. Halcomb, Robert Reed, Kevin Reed, Tommy Copeland, Brad Davis and Lee Dullworth. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Coffee, and Matthew Brown.

 

Vanlier (Day) Nivens
Funeral services for Mrs. Vanlier (Day) Nivens, 67, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James T. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nivens, a shirt factory employee and custodian for Overton County Nursing Home, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born October 13, 1931, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann (Tayse) Day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Ray Nivens and Danny William Nivens; two brothers, Harlan Day and Raymond Day.

She was a member of RuthÕs Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, J.P. Nivens, Livingston; a daughter, Gail Stover, Livingston; three sons, Tracy Wayne Nivens and David Ronald Nivens, both of Hilham, and Jerry Michael Nivens, Livingston; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

 

Annie Lou (Daniels) Colson
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lou (Daniels) Colson, 79, of Allons, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Colson, a homemaker, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born February 3, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Estes and Bessie (Collins) Daniels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Haltie Colson; a son, George Colson; a brother, Bud Daniels; and a twin sister, Nannie Colson.

She was a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Tina Langford, Celina, and Claudine Vaughn and Betty Johnson, both of Allons; five sons, James Colson, Edward Colson, Doyle Colson, Haskel Colson, and Raymond Colson, all of Allons; four sisters, Rosie Eller and Edna Pearl Sherfield, both of Cookeville; Jewell Dean Phillips, Bridge City, TX, and Dean Riddle, Detroit, MI; 21 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three special friends, Dean Colson, Evelyn Allred, and Orlan Cyphers; and a very special friend, Cora Waddle.

Pallbearers were grandchildren.

 

Juanita Elizabeth (Pullias) Chilton
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Elizabeth (Pullias) Chilton, 65, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Nolen Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Chilton, former secretary of Overton Apparel Company, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 15, 1934, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Ross) Pullias of Livingston and the late James Horace Pullias Sr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Thomas Chilton; and a brother, James Horace Pullias Jr.

She was a member of Tulip Street Methodist Church in Nashville.

Survivors in addition to her mother include a step-sister, Joyce Beal Allison, Clarksville; and Robbie Pennington.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Reagan, Jimmy Chilton, Bryan Chilton, Bruce Harris, Ben Danner, and Billy Joe Holt.

 

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