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Robert Odell Jolley
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Odell Jolley, 93, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with David Moore officiating. Burial was in Hatcher Hall Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jolley, a retired farmer, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 9, 1906, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Edward Butler and Gertrude (Elder) Jolley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie M. Jolley; a daughter, Joy Bilbrey; two sisters, Pauline Huddleston, and Maggie Jolley; and six brothers, Mack Alan Jolley, Earl Jolley, Hall Jolley, Ed Jolley, Jack Jolley, and Woodrow Jolley.

He was a member of the Hatcher Hall Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Taylor, and Frances Sells, both of Monroe; four sons, Robert Jolley, Troy Jolley, Gilbert Jolley, all of Monroe, and Todd Jolley, Livingston; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Troy Jolley, Tim Jolley, Joe Jolley, Steve Jolley, Gilbert Jolley Jr., and Brandon Walker.


Vurlla Mae Harvey
Funeral services for Mrs. Vurlla Mae Harvey, 74, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home of Livingston in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Harvey, a housewife, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born June 25, 1925, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Stella Vann Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Curtis Harvey.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Benny Harvey, and Donnie Harvey, both of Monroe; a daughter, Barbara Garrett, Livingston; a brother, Raymond Taylor, Cookeville; six sisters, Pearl Taylor, Crossville, Murl Conner, Marianna, AR, Erma Reagan, Jeffersonville, IN, Corine Kennedy, Anderson, IN, Leora Reagan, Chesterfield, IN, and Ruby Dean Smith, Monroe; six grandchildren, David Garrett, and Dana Garrett, both of Livingston, Kenny Harvey, Monica Harvey, and Casey Harvey, all of Monroe, and Nickey Harvey, Cookeville; and two great grandchildren, Elizabeth Harvey and Sarah Harvey, both of Monroe.

 

Patricia E. (Hill) Key
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia E. (Hill) Key, 51, of Monroe, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000 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. Key, a nursing assistant, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 17, 1949, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Effie (Reeder) Hill.

She was a member of the Holly Springs Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Board of Rights at Pacesetters.

Survivors include her husband, Myrl Key, Monroe; a daughter, Jennifer Thompson, Cookeville; two sons, Mark Key, Rickman, and Michael Key, Hilham; a Goddaughter, April Lynn Harris, Allons; two brothers, Ronnie Hill and Bill Hill, both of Indianapolis, IN; a aunt, Dell Reeder Winborn; several nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Melvin Spencer, Arlis Thompson, James B. Hunter, Mark Key, James McAlpin, Mark Greenwood, Ronald Harris, Dawayne Hill, and Chris Hill.

Inis Cooper
Funeral services for Ms. Inis Cooper, 80, of Troy, MO, and formerly of Overton County were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000 from the chapel of Kemper-Marsh Funeral Home in Troy, MO, with Rev. Robert Warren officiating. Burial was in Old Alexandria Cemetery in Old Alexandria, MO.

Ms. Cooper, a homemaker and a retired General Motors employee for 16 years, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Wentzville, MO.

Born April 12, 1920, in Kings Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Cooper and Elsie Cooper King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Byrd King; a brother, Louie Cooper; two sisters, Dollie Cooper, and Ermine Cooper.

Survivors include two sisters, Eva Harris, Rickman and Maggie Smith, Troy, MO; a brother, Earnest King of Louisiana, MO; and several nieces and nephews.


Ivah E. Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Ivah E. Martin, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, from the chapel of Baxter Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Fox officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Cooke Cemetary with Baxter Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Martin, a former truck driver and retired custodian from Baxter High School, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Standing Stone Health Care Center.

Born August 20, 1916, in Boma, TN, he was the son of the late William Dalton and Renda Jane (Stewart) Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray Veers; three brothers, Verble Martin, Otto Martin, and W.D. Martin; and three sisters, Zella Poston, Odis Matheney, and Ocly Copeland. He was a member of the Double Springs Church of Christ.

He was also a veteran, serving in the army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia (Chaffin) Martin; two daughters, Sandi Koger and Cathy Grasty, both of Cookeville; a son, Ronald Terry Martin, Livingston; two sisters, Cora Gralowski, Cookeville, and Lillian Barks, Kentucky; and two brothers-in-law, Robert A. Chaffin Jr. and Lin B. Chaffin, both of Cookeville; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

Warren H. Walker
Funeral services for Mr. Warren H. Walker, 78, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000, from the chapel of Crestlawn Funeral Home in Byrdstown with Rick Cross officiating. Burial was in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Crestlawn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Walker, a retired factory worker, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Born May 1, 1921, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Capp and Oma (Zachary) Walker.

He was a member of the Wolf River Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was also in the Army in World War II where he received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Silver Star.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Walker, Byrdstown; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Ted and Shirley Webb, Rickman; two step-daughters and a step son-in-law, Joyce Absher, Byrdstown, and Sherry and Archie Clark, Baxter; a brother, Jack Walker, Byrdstown; a sister, Maxine Walker, Byrdstown; eight step-grandchildren, and 14 step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Dowdy, Jimmy Smith, Jerry McCoy, Kelly Absher, Rick Adkins, and Chad Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Polk Zachary, J.B. Crawford, Hack Beaty, and Dolphus Win-ningham.

 

Virginia M. Nevans
Memorial services for Mrs. Virginia M. Nevans, 87, of Dayton, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Steve Brown officiating. Vaughn Funeral Home of Spring City was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Nevans died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her home.

Born in Tupelo, MS, she was the daughter of the late Daniel William and Eva Myrtle (Throneberry) Meredith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. H.B. Nevans; and a brother, D.W. Meredith.

She was a member of the Dayton Church of Christ, Dayton Garden Club, and the Dayton Readers Club. In Livingston, she was a member of the Eastern Star, helped establish the Rainbow Girls, and was a member of the Livingston Garden Club.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Diana Nevans, Dayton, and William Nevans, Ft. Meyers, FL; three grandsons, James Nevans, Dayton, John "Jay" Nevans, Knoxville, and Meredith Nevans, Ft. Meyers, FL.; and four great grandchildren, Theresa Nevans and Christopher Nevans, both of Ft. Meyers, FL, and Callie Nevans and Tigris Nevans, both of Dayton.

 

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