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Stella Jane Crabtree
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Jane Crabtree, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 29, 1999, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arangements.

Mrs. Crabtree, a housewife, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Overton County Nursing Home.

Born December 29, 1911, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Anderson Thomas and Laura (Holt) Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Crabtree; a son, Kelsie Crabtree; three daughters, Edna Olene Ledbetter, Laura Maynard, and Dorthy Dean Ledbetter; four sisters, Vernie Stover, Mary Sebers, Vella Bilbrey, and Bobbi Kyle; and three brothers, Wilburn Thomas, Botch Thomas, and Herman Thomas.

She was a member of Allons Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Neal, Livingston; four sons, Willie Crabtree, Livingston, Hezzie Crabtree, Hilham, Durrell Crabtree, Springfield, and Don L. Crabtree, Bone Cave; 37 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andy Roberts, Tom Neal, Michael Crabtree, Shane Crabtree, Andy Crabtree, and Curtis Winningham.

 

Glen O. Melton
Funeral services for Mr. Glen O. Melton, 85, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, November 29, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Melton, a ferry operator and farmer, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 4, 1914, in Cumberland County, KY, he was the son of the late James and Viola Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Sue Melton and Gayle Beaty, four brothers, Garfield Melton, John Melton, Jim Melton, and Curt Melton, two sisters, Myrtle Hutchinson, and Myrtie Gore, a grandson, Darrel Armstrong, and three sons-in-law, Danny R. Ledbetter, Joe Garrett, and Collis Huddleston.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Melton, Monroe, five sons, Rex Melton, Kendrick Melton, Roy Hugh Melton, all of Monroe, Gary Melton, Livingston, and Joe Melton, Hartford City, IN, three daughters, Ruth Waddey, Baxter, Shirley Garrett, Monroe, and Barbara Lee, Livingston, a stepson, Doc Jolley, Monroe, two stepdaughters, Juanita Roberts, Nashville, and Jean Norrod, Monroe, 35 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his sons.

 

Jerry R. Gaw
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry R. Gaw, 66, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999, from Aarons Chapel Community Church with Rev. Tracy Langford officiating. Burial was in Aarons Chapel Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gaw, a retired employee from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Born December 13, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Warren and Clemma (Smith) Gaw.

He was a member of Aarons Chapel Community Church and of Livingston Lodge #259.

Survivors include his wife, Ann (Roberson) Gaw, Hilham, a son, Terry Gaw, Hilham, a daughter, Cheryl Smith, Celina, a brother, Bruce Gaw, Hilham, seven grandchildren, Scott Gaw, Mark Gaw, Kyle Gaw, Jason Bilbrey, Carla Bilbrey, Billy Smith Jr., and Anthony Smith, and two great grandchildren, Selena Grace, and Austin Gaw.

Pallbearers were Harvey Law, Jerry Beasley, Gary Killman, Jim Roberson, Tony Peek, Steve Hunter, Scotty Geesling, and Stan Walthal.

 

Bobby Gene Scott
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Gene Scott, 57, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Scott, a road construction worker, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at his home.

Born July 15, 1942, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Alfred and Ethel (Carmack) Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

He was a member of Midway Christian Church and Eagle Creek Lodge #530 of Monroe.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Scott, Monroe, three sons, Dodd Scott, Denny Scott, both of Monroe, and David Scott, Hilham, two sisters, Joy Keisling, Whitleyville, and Frances Vanderpool, Nashville, and five grandchildren, Brian Scott, Anthony Scott, Kyle Scott, Kevin Scott, and Joshua Scott.

Pallbearers were Johnny Cravins, James Bass, Gerald Norrod, Fred Dennis, Roy Cravins, and Steve Sims.

Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Scott, Brian Scott, Kevin Scott, Joshua Scott, Kyle Scott, Bud Carr, Bethel Norrod, Tanker Cravins, Steve Smith, Keith Jones, and Billy Garrett.

 

Edward Nash Taylor Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Nash Taylor Sr., 72, of Chattanooga and formerly of Livingston, were conducted Monday, November 29, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Carroll Wallace officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Taylor, a retired employee of Tennessee Department of Transportation Highway Construction, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at his home.

Born June 26, 1927, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Cato C. and Lola Belle Snodgrass Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Taylor; and a sister, Rebecca Hubbard.

He was a member of Ashland Terrace Christian Church and a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Smith Taylor, Chattanooga; a son, Edward Nash Taylor Jr., Ringgold, GA; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Taylor, Cleveland, OH; two brothers, Dr. William S. Taylor, Cookeville, and Dr. Henry D. Taylor, Fairfield Glade; and two grandchildren, Samantha Colleen Taylor and Addison Elizabeth Taylor.

Pallbearers were John Taylor, Danny Taylor, Cato Taylor, Andy Taylor, David Hogue, and Bob Brown.

 

Grace Dean White Wisdom
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Dean White Wisdom, 91, of Albany, KY, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 1999, from the chapel of Talbot Funeral Home in Albany, KY, with Rev. Tom Halliburton officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Talbot Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wisdom, owner of Wisdom Oil Company in Albany, KY, and former owner of Wisdom Fishing Camp in Albany, KY, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at Clinton County Hospital in Albany, KY.

Born July 30, 1908, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late J.A.M. and Cora Etha West White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wisdom; and ten brothers and sisters, Caedna Wilmot, Ryman Haskel White, Allie White Gore, Charles Dudley White, Lillian Vesta White McBee, Lois Lee White, Elleta White Long, Beeland E. White, Imogene White Copeland, and Fred C. White.

She was a member of First Methodist Church in Livingston.

Survivors include a sister, Zela White, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Mike Copeland, Fred White, Jody Stevens, Wendell Bertram, Randall Polson, Ralph Lee, Wendell Jones, and Agnal Slone.

 

Celia McCowan
Funeral services for Celia McCowan, 88, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 26, 1999, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene McCowan and Rev. Glen Murphy officiating. Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCowan, a homemaker, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at her daughterÕs home in Cookeville.

Born February 8, 1911 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Caleb and Emma (Rines) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman McCowan; an infant daughter, Helen McCowan; a son, Clyde McCowan; five brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren, Debbie Greenwood and Lonnie McCloud.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Lola and Carl Key, Monterey, Anna and Loyce McCloud, Cookeville, and Delcie and Jim Sparks, Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Earl McCowan, Monterey, and Braden and Betty McCowan, Cookeville; one sister, Mary Ann Phillips, Monterey; eight grand children; 10 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

 

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