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Archives 12-15-99

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Erna A. Looper
Graveside services for Mrs. Erna A. Looper, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999, with Bro. Paul Holland and Bro. Chris Coil officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Looper, a housewife, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 18, 1911, in Glenwood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Henry and Clara Jane (Watterson) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Looper; six brothers and sisters, Mabel Jenkenson, Ernest Ray Johnson, Julia Crowe, Audrey Corriel, Effie Leslie, and Minnie Cubbage; and a half-brother, Herbert Elza Johnson.

She was a member of Livingston Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Fred and Laura Looper, Jackson; four grandchildren, Gary Looper, Livingston, Marte Looper Johnson, Amarillo, TX, Susan Looper, Dallas, TX, and Beth Pomeroy, Jackson; and a special friend, Gladys Andrews, Livingston.

Mary Kendall
Funeral services for Mary Kendall, 90, of Hilham, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Ken Miller officiating. Burial was in McDonald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Kendall, a homemaker, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina.

Born March 2, 1909, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Ellen (Sutton) Kendall.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Roberta Virginia Robbins
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Virginia Robbins, 87, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 1999, from Grace Baptist Church in Alpine, with Rev. John Copeland officiating. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Robbins, a retired department store clerk and supervisor, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born July 4, 1912, in Rockport, KY, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Lillian Maddox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Robbins.

She was affiliated with Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Goldia Nichols, Betty Robbins, and Loranza Robbins; seven nephews, Jack Robbins, Ray Robbins, Gerald Robbins, James Robbins, Darrell Robbins, David Nichols, and Leland Lawhern; eight nieces, Mabel Gandy, Bobbie Lawhern, Jan Harrison, Dana Chuchron, Dawn Wriggles-worth, Joyce Homyack, Carol Patwin, and Sandy Swczarski; and many great nephews and nieces. Pallbearers were Ray Ringley, Jim Wood, Gary Ledbetter, Bruce Ledford, Gerald Collins, and Darrell Flowers.

Opal Parrott Stover
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Parrott Stover, 88, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 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.

Mrs. Stover, a retired Overton County school teacher, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born June 25, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Commodore and Mary Hinds Parrott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Stover. She was a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, Caston ŇBuckÓ Parrott, Michigan; a niece, Janina Parrott Jacobs, Michigan; and three nephews, Michael Parrott, Chris Parrott, and Patrick Parrott, all of Michigan. Pallbearers were Albert Jenkins, Adam Jenkins, Anthony Jenkins, Michael Parrott, Patrick Parrott, and Chris Parrott.

Vernon Howell
Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Howell, 87, of Dyer, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, from the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Dyer. Burial was in Rutherford Cemetery in Rutherford, with Karnes & Son Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Howell, affiliated with Hadley Farms, Hadley Construction, and Rogers Construction, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at the Dyer Nursing Home in Dyer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nelle (Lawler) Howell.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Rutherford, the 32nd Degree Mason Bone Lodge, Trenton Order of Eastern Star #36 Worthy Grand Patron, and State of Tennessee 1977 Shriner.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Emrich, Livingston, and Betty Rose Thompson, Dyer; and one sister, Dora Seratte, McKenzie.


Claud L. Matthews
Funeral services for Mr. Claud L. Matthews, 52, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 1999, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. David Davis officiating. Burial was in Crawford Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Matthews, a banker, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at his home.

Born June 2, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Robert and Leta (Bilbrey) Matthews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Matthews; and a sister, Florence Anna Hall.

He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Matthews, Livingston; three daughters, Michelle Matthews, Cookeville, Kim Matthews, and Stephanie Matthews, both of Livingston; three brothers, Horace Matthews, Anderson, IN, Earl Matthews, Livingston, and Hoyet Matthews, Rickman; two sisters, Frances Matthews, and Pauline Spicer, both of Rickman; and a grandson, Tyler.

Pallbearers were Johnny Brown, George Wright, Donald Moody, Jesse Matthews, Clarence Spicer, and Bobby Matthews.


Forest E. Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Forest E. Martin, 72, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, from the First Christian Church in Byrdstown with Bro. Gene Grasham officiating. Burial was in VannŐs Branch Cemetery with Byrdstown Memorial Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Martin, a livestock dealer, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at the Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born June 19, 1927, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Luther O. and Ada (Harrison) Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. (Groce) Martin, Byrdstown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Lynn Smith and Barbara and Butch Smith, all of Byrdstown; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Shellie Martin, Cookeville; three sisters, Clevie Riley, Glasgow, KY, Georgia Johnson, Lebanon, and Bea Coleman, Livingston; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pickett County Library Fund c/o Union Planters Bank, 202 W. Main St., Byrdstown, TN 38549.

Herman Kyle Sullivan
Funeral services for Mr. Herman Kyle Sullivan, 81, of the Timothy community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 13, 1999, from McFerrin Methodist Church with Rick Frazier officiating. Burial was in McFerrin Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sullivan, a retired truck driver, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born December 5, 1918, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Addis and Mattie (Moore) Sullivan. He was affiliated with McFerrin Methodist Church and a World War II Veteran. While in the Army, he received the Pacific Theatre Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Sullivan, Timothy community; two sons, Donnie Sullivan and Bedford (Jack) Sullivan, both of the Timothy community; one sister, Edith Bilbrey, Livingston; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Sullivan, Tony Sullivan, Joe Amon Sullivan, Michael Duke, Eddie Vickery, and Kent Thompson. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Raymond Bilbrey.

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