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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Overton County News
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