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Archives 08-23-2000

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James William Bill Crabtree Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. James William Bill Crabtree, Sr. 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Crabtree, the owner of Livingston Recappers, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born July 6, 1905, in Overton County, he was the son of the late William Marion and Addie Winningham Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dillie Cargile Crabtree, and an infant son, Harold D. Crabtree.

He was a member of the Allons Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Jr. and Thelma Crabtree, Ronald and Carol Crabtree, Jack and Reba Crabtree, and Max and Nina Crabtree, all of Livingston; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stan Crabtree, Mark Crabtree, Roger Crabtree, Michael Crabtree, Brian Crabtree, and Earl McNeely.

 

Mary Masters Hollars
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary (Masters) Hollars, 99, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hollars, a housewife, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born February 13, 1901, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Lina (Allen) Masters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hollars; a son, Harold Hollars; a daughter, Wanda Hollars; a grandson, Jack Deck; and a granddaughter, Michile Hollars.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Leon Hollars, Florida, and Gary Hollars, Livingston; two daughters, Kathleen Deck, Livingston, and June DeWitt, Kentucky; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carl Masters, Tony Belli, Jeff Slayton, Doyles Sells, Ronald Hollars, and Wayne Gilpatrick.

 

Cordell Hull Sells
Funeral services for Mr. Cordell Hull Sells, 90, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Cletis Beason and Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating. Masonic services were held graveside at Smith Family Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sells, a constructor of reservoir dams, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born May 11, 1910, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Jacob Lonzo and Mary Edna Sells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audie May Sells; and two brothers, Luther Sells and Shirley Sells.

He was a member of the Free Communion Church of Christ and a member of Eagle Creek Lodge for 53 years.

Survivors include three sons, Randell Sells, Rickman, Henry Sells, Free Communion Community, and Malcolm Sells, Heard Ridge Community; four daughters, Rosalie Merkley and Lillie Ann Sells, both of Cookeville; Geraldine Stover, Independence Community, and Josephine Bean, Hardys Chapel Community; two sisters, Nora Pearl Taylor, Detroit, MI, and Mae Daniel, Muncie, IN; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three nephews; and a niece.

Pallbearers were Tommy Crabtree, Robert Padgett, Gary Reagan, Chris Morrison, Charlie Deck, and William Spivey.

 

Hazel Elese "Bobbie" Holman
Funeral services for Miss Hazel Elese "Bobbie" Holman, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2000, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Holman officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Miss Holman, a homemaker, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at the Overton County Nursing Home.

Born October 16, 1915, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Nannie Glidewell Holman. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shawn Holman, Timmy Holman, Ray Holman, Chris Adams, Jason Adams, and Wesley Holman.

 

Evora Melinda Welch
Funeral service for Mrs. Evora Melinda Welch, 99, of the Hanging Limb Community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2000, from Calvary Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Richard England and Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough officiating. Burial was in Hanging Limb Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home of Monterey in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Welch, a homemaker, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at her home.

Born February 8, 1901, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Penila (Brown) Sisco. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Lee Howard and Donnie Welch; and a brother, Eskew Sisco.

She was a charter member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James W. Sisco, Lynn Sisco, Gary Bowman, Harlan Tinch, James B. Sisco, Mike Delk, Terry Hickman, and Mike Bowman.

 

Ernest Ray Hummel
Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Ray Hummel, 90, of Allons, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2000, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James Bilbrey officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Cemetery with Livingston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Hummel, a farmer, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born October 9, 1909, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Elbert and Mattie Lee (Sidwell) Hummel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vella Loriene (Wright) Hummel; a son, Donnie Ranzel Hummel; three brothers, Willie Hummel, Eddie Hummel, and Johnnie Hummel; and a sister, Ada Morrow.

He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Church of God.

Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Harvey, Monroe, Yvonne Smith, Anderson, IN, and Brenda Huffer, Allons; two sons, Hollis Hummel and Melvin Hummel, both of Allons; two sisters, Lillie Morrow, Chesterfield, IN, and Maggie Morrow, Springfield; a half brother, Willie Ray Hummel, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Pallbearers were Sherman Harvey, Willie Hummel, Royce Hummel, Jimmy Daniels, Jeff Hummel, and Kenny Harvey.

 

Thomas Edward Thompson
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Edward Thompson, 63, of Clinton Township, MI, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted Saturday, August 19, 2000, from the chapel of Beulah Funeral Home in Warren, MI. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Livingston with Beulah Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Thompson died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at his home.

Born May, 1937 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Lindsay and Modena Farmer Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe Thompson. He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include five brothers, Don Thompson, George Thompson, James Thompson, and Byrd Thompson, all of Michigan, and Eugene Thompson, Kentucky; and four sisters, Rose McDonald, Livingston, Reba Thompson, East Pointe, MI, Barbara Bucceri, Clinton Township, MI, and Paulette Dumford, Warren, MI.

 

Nolan Norrod
Funeral services for Mr. Nolan Norrod, 61, of Livingston, and formerly of the Crawford Community, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home of Monterey with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery with Horner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Norrod died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Standing Stone Health Care Center in Monterey.

Born December 25, 1938, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Donald and Edna Morgan Norrod. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marlyn Norrod. He attended the Hanging Limb Baptist Church and was a member of the Livingston Pacesetters.

Survivors include an uncle, Barton Norrod, Overton County; and several cousins.

 

Talmadge "Dock" Key
Funeral services for Mr. Talmadge "Dock" Key, 74, of Crawford, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2000, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Tex Boles officiating. Burial was in the Honey Springs Cemetery with Goff Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Key, a retired coal miner, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born January 8, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bloom and Cora France Key. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Hassler, Deane Cooke, and Leare Croft; and a brother, Homer Key.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Garrett Key, Crawford; three daughters, Linda Ledbetter, Livingston, Loretta Rash, Indianapolis, IN, and Pamela Phillips, Monterey, and two sons-in-law; three sons, Merle Key and Marshall Key, both of the Vines Ridge Community, and Bryan Key, Livingston, and two daughters-in-law; a sister, Pauline Sparks of Monterey; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

 

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