J. T. Abbott
Funeral services for Mr. J. T. Abbott, 73, of Livingston, were conducted
at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2001, from the chapel of Speck Funeral
Home with Rev. Jerry Buck officiating. Burial was in the Miller
Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Abbott died Friday, October 19, 2001 at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a retired cement finisher and a member of the Landmark
Born March 25, 1928, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Lakin and Lannie (Ruble) Abbott. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Abbott; a brother,
Clifford Abbott; a grandson, Rocky Lee Dishman; and his father-in-law,
Elliot "Tick" McDonald.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Abbott, Livingston; five
sons, Bobby Joe Abbott, Larry Gene Abbott, Roger Abbott, and Ricky
Glen Abbott, all of Livingston, and Mark Abbott, Rickman; two daughters,
Elizabeth Ann Ledbetter and Shelia Marie Ledbetter, both of Livingston;
his mother-in-law, Myrtle McDonald; a brother, Posie Abbott, Livingston;
three sisters, Rosie Arney, O.V. Morrow, and Eula Adams, all of
Livingston; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several
sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,
and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jamie Vaughn, Ricky Abbott, Mike Carr, Roger West,
Jamie Greenwood, Tony Ledbetter, Chris Copeland, Jody Abbott, David
Abbott, Jeff McDonald, Steve Ledbetter, and Frankie Talley.
Carl Edward Crawley Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Edward "Daddy-O” Crawley Sr.,
60, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20,
2001, from Hardy’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne
Sullivan and Bro. Keith Linder officiating. Burial was in the Smith
Chapel Cemetery with Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Crawley died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. He was employed with the City of Cookeville, Public
Works, and a member of the Hardy’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church
and Upper Cumberland CB Club.
Born April 16, 1941, in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Carlos
C. and Golda M. (Ward) Crawley.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Sharon (Hix) Crawley, Cookeville;
four sons, Carl Edward Crawley Jr., David Neal Crawley, Charles
Hicks, and Bobby Hicks, all of Cookeville; a daughter, Brenda Bush,
Buffalo Valley; a brother, Donald L. Crawley; and 12 grandchildren.
Carl Lee Johnson
Carl Lee Johnson, 72, of Rochester Hills, MI, and formerly of Overton
County, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2001. Interment was held
at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI, with Pixley Funeral Home
of Rochester Hills in charge of the arrangements.
Born in 1929 in Overton County, he was the son of the late John
W. and Veo Hogue Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by his wife, Frances M. Johnson.
Survivors include his son, John Johnson, Flint, MI; two daughters,
Martha Johnson, Rochester Hills; Levona Hunter, Texas; a brother,
Robert Johnson, Warren, MI; two sisters, Liz McCormick and Katherine
Johnson, Livingston; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and
a host of nieces and nephews.
Zelma Jean Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Zelma Jean Jones, 73, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2001, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Minister Nathan Miller and Minister
Tim Smith officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery in Moss
with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
She was an Osh Kosh factory worker.
Born June 29, 1928, in Moss, she was the daughter of the late Herman
and Drucilla (Rich) McBride.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Ray Jones, Celina; four daughters
and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy Boles, Moss, Danette and John
Bonner, Jackson, Sherry and Windol Burton, Mt. Juliet, and Dolores
and Wayne Rich, Celina; five brothers, Benny McBride, Alpine, Joe
Frank McBride, Noblesville, IN, Landon McBride, Leesburg, FL, Roy
McBride, Indianapolis, IN, and Willie Hugh McBride, Clayton, IN;
a sister, Elsie Langford, Celina; 13 grandchildren; and nine great
Pallbearers were Marty Rich, Joey Rich, David Kendall, Dustin Kendall,
Keith Rich, Brian Williams, and Wesley Wright. Serving as honorary
pallbearers were James Eads, Phillip Jones, and Jack Jones.
Oather W. Langford
Funeral services for Mr. Oather W. Langford, 91, of Livingston,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001, from the chapel
of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Gore, Bro. James Hunter, and
Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs
Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Langford died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Livingston Regional
Hospital. He was a retired service station attendant, a member of
the Holly Springs Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Born April 14, 1910, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Herman and Ollie (Gore) Langford.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene (Holman) Langford, Livingston;
a brother, H.C. Langford, Livingston; a brother-in-law, Clifford
Holman, Livingston; a sister, Agnes Mansell, Livingston; two sisters-in-law
and a brother-in-law, Marietta Langford, Albany, KY, and Geneva
and James McAlpin, Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell Meadows, 72, of Gainesboro, were
conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001, from the chapel
of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson
officiating. Burial was in the Young Cemetery in the Shiloh Community
of Jackson County with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Mitchell died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Cookeville Regional
Medical Center. He was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ
in Jackson County and a resident of the Flynn’s Creek Community
of Jackson County.
Born May 30, 1929, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late
Dent and Ollie Dee (Hammock) Meadows. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Steve Meadows and Ronnie
Meadows; two daughters, Edith Louise Meadows and Sally May Meadows;
and a sister, Notie Stafford.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Sue (Stafford) Meadows, Gainesboro;
four sons, Robert E. Meadows, Roger Dale Meadows, Bobby Ray Meadows,
and Donnie Meadows, all of Gainesboro; a stepson, Billy Joe Stafford,
Livingston; four brothers, James Meadows, Junior Meadows, and Tommy
Meadows, all of Bloomington Springs, and Charles Meadows, Baxter;
five sisters, Mary Frances Meadows, Bloomington Springs, Ruby Manier,
Dora Lou Pippin, and Betty Brown, all of Cookeville, and Evelyn
Haney, Gainesboro; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Overton County News
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