Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
News
Events
Society
80 Years Ago
Obituaries
Sports
Weather
Classifieds
Archives

Archives 01-29-2003

Obituaries

 

WILLIAM MARTIN "BILL" CRABTREE
Funeral services for Mr. William Martin "Bill" Crabtree, 70, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday Jan. 23, 2003, from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Hubbard officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Washington Park Memorial Cemetery East in Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Crabtree died Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Hamilton Health Care Standifer Place in Chattanooga. He was retired from Bryant Heating & Cooling, a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 30, 1932, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Hershel and Sarah (Dailey) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katie Belle Crabtree.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Alma (Dillon) Crabtree, whom he married July 5, 1952, in Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bob Ramey of Indianapolis and Sharon and Jay Hubbard of Coolville, OH; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lonnie Crabtree of Colony, TX, and Donnie and Donna Crabtree of Anna, TX; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edna Webb and Beulah and Arvis White, all of Livingston; five grandchildren, Sincerity Faulkner, Jessica Martin, Jennifer Neff, David Crabtree, and Christina Crabtree; and two great grandchildren, Samantha Martin and Drew Martin.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

HAZEL MARGUERITE FISHER
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Marguerite Fisher, 91, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Hunter-Cove Cemetery with Bro. Larry Thomas officiating.

Mrs. Fisher died Monday, Jan. 20 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a restaurant cook and personal maid and a member of New Hope Wesleyan Church in Livingston.

Born March 20, 1911, in Napoli, NY, she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Jeannette (Waite) Fisher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Arthur Fisher, Ernest Fisher, Stanley Fisher, Emmonds Fisher, and Raymond Fisher; three sisters, Blanche Fleckenstein, Mildred Burroughs, and Marie Fisher; and a grandson, Carl Lee Whitmore. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Solsbee of Livingston; a son, Clayton Whitmore of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jim Cole, Jon Champion, Nick Denby, Irving Fisher, Roy Lee Seber, and Jhun deleCruz. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Gene Allred, Rex Cole, and Howard Fisher.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

EFFIE INEZ GILLENTINE
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Inez Gillentine, 79, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County with Rev. Fletcher Upchurch and Rev. Leonard Apple officiating.

Mrs. Gillentine died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at her home. She was a homemaker and affiliated with Gentry's Chapel Baptist Church.

Born December 13, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Eckley and Lula (Dennis) Maynard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gillentine; and a daughter, Marietta Nash.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Bob Apple of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Jeanette Hackler, Teresa Fleming, Robert Apple, Tina Long, and Darrell Nash; and seven great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

ELISE HILL
Funeral services for Mrs. Elise Hill, 69, of Rickman, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in St. John Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. A.J. Cox officiating.

Mrs. Hill died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Allons Church of Christ.

Born May 3, 1933, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Burr and Venice (Colson) Thrasher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Thrasher.

Survivors include her husband, Enloe Hill of Rickman; three brothers, Willie Thrasher and Randall Thrasher, both of Livingston, and Eddie Ray Thrasher of the Willow Grove Community; and three sisters, Juanita Langford and Tessie Harden, both of Livingston, and Lucille Melton of Carthage.

Pallbearers were Randy Thrasher, Steve Thrasher, Mark Thrasher, Danny Langford, Bobby Matthews, and Johnny Roberson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

SARA LANE "SALLY" RUSSELL HOLLOWAY
Ms. Sara Lane "Sally" Russell Holloway, 65, of Monroe, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, after a 10-month fight with lung cancer.

Born in Yazoo City, MS, she was the daughter of Delphin D. and Mary Robert Hill Russell. She raised four children in Baton Rouge, LA, Kentwood, LA, and Clinton, LA, before moving to Tennessee in 2001. When her last child left home, she returned to school to become a nurse, and worked at East Louisiana State Hospital. She leaves behind two daughters, Stacie Lane Holloway of Monroe, and Laurie E. Holloway of Nashville; beloved granddaughters, Kimberly D. Holloway of Prairieville, LA, and Katherine M. Holloway of Baton Rouge, LA; a devoted sister, Maridel Russell of Jackson, MS; a brother, Dr. Frank "Buddy" Russell (Donna) of Salem, OR; a daughter-in-law, Susan (Hal) Hopper of Prairieville; special friends, Deanna Lankford of Nashville and Dorothy Birch of Kentwood; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, David. She loved to laugh and was an avid reader.

To honor her life, her daughters began "Mom's Books," a program which provides new books to small libraries in Tennessee and other states where her many friends live. Services were private.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Mom's Books, c/o 504 S. Lakeridge Place, Nashville, TN 37214, or to a charity of choice. (P)

 

JANICE MARIE LOFTIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Marie Loftis, 65, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Davis officiating.

Mrs. Loftis died Saturday, Jan. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Jere Whitson Home Demonstration Club. She was affiliated with Bangham Heights Baptist Church.

Born December 19, 1937, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Larue (Holman) Price of Algood and the late William B. Price.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James Roy Loftis of Cookeville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven R. Loftis of Cookeville and Mark Edward and Teryl Loftis of Bloomington Springs; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bob Meadows and Elaine and Steve Herda, all of Cookeville, Marcia and Roy Bell of Trussville, AL, and Lisa and Carl Jones of Algood; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Kay Price of Cookeville and Arnold and Frances Price of Algood; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Loftis, Seth Loftis, Misty Travis, Becky Meadows, Ashley Meadows, Marie Loftis, Holly Bell, Ryan Bell, Daniel Jones, and Ethan Jones; 2 great grandchildren; a nephew, Gary Wayne Bennett; and a host of additional family members.

Pallbearers were Joe Burke, Matthew Loftis, Seth Loftis, David Price, Mark Herron, and Greg Goss.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

 

CURTIS MARIE (DODSON) OFFICER
Funeral services for Mrs. Curtis Marie (Dodson) Officer, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at First Christian Church in Livingston. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Robert Ziehmer, Rev. Dee Ledford, and Dr. Lyle Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Officer died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a land title researcher and a member of First Christian Church.

Born November 11, 1933, in Overton County, she was the daughter of Mary Ann (Ray) Dodson of Livingston and the late Tommy Curtis Dodson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.F. "Pat" Officer Jr.; and a son, David Officer.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, A.F. "Pat" Officer III and Michael Officer, both of Livingston; a daughter, Jane Ann Officer of Livingston; a brother, Kenneth Dodson of Rickman; four sisters, Joyce Windle and Ida "Crickett" Kessler, both of Livingston, Barbara Gilliam of Rickman, and Mary Teasley of Cookeville; and five grandchildren, Patrick Officer, James Officer, Elizabeth Phipps, Samuel David Officer, and Mary Katherine Officer.

Pallbearers were Ken Dodson, Brian Gilliam, Tom Windle, John Copeland, Mark Copeland, and Frank Heckathorn.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Ward, John Turnbull, P.H. Windle, Billy Gene Gaw, Jim Evans, and Wayne Ramsey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CORA ANN WADDELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ann Waddell, 89, of the Willow Grove Community, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery with Bro. Marlon Winningham and Bro. Glen Ledbetter officiating.

Mrs. Waddell died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born July 24, 1913, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Evaline "Evie" (Hawkins) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Waddell; a son, Carl Lee Waddell; six brothers, Hershell Stover, Eddie Stover, Cecil Stover, Jessie Stover, Moses Stover, and Willie Stover; and five sisters, Agness Ford, Beulah Richardson, Stella Burroughs, Mattie Watson, and Eddress Anderson.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Evelyn and Buddy Sidwell and Edie Martin, all of Livingston, Gail and Tommy Crawford of Baxter, and Debbie and Larry Stone of Celina; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Waddell; 10 grandchildren, Michael Sidwell, Ricky Waddell, Barry Martin, Lisa Mullins, Marty Sidwell, Amy Harvey, Christy Waddell, Karen Crawford, Brandon Martin, and Matthew Crawford; a step-grandchild, Curtis Stone; 7 great grandchildren; Jared Mullins, Tara Mullins, Josh Waddell, Tiffany Waddell, Adam Martin, Sean Martin, and Donavan Harvey; 3 step-great grandchildren, Josh Payne, Allison Payne, and Mikayla Cole; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Waddell's grandsons served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

OPAL E. WALKER
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal E. Walker, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Carter Bilbrey Cemetery with Rev. Ovle Tinch and Rev. Mike White officiating.

Mrs. Walker died Friday, Jan. 24 at her home. She was a housewife and a member of Highland Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born April 29, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Vaudie Hammock. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Payton S. Brown; and a daughter, Shelby Jean Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Coleman Walker of Livingston; four sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Rita Walker, Larry and Jennifer Walker, Billy and Yevette Walker, and Gary and Helen Walker, all of Livingston; a daughter, Stella Brown of Livingston; and nine grandchildren, Steven Walker, Amy Sells, Brittany Walker, Dustin Walker, Derek Walker, Devin Walker, Heather Geesling, Kyle Walker, and Lucas Walker.

Pallbearers were her sons and grandsons, Roger Walker, Larry Walker, Gary Walker, Billy Walker, Dustin Walker, and Steven Walker.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Derek Walker, Devin Walker, Kyle Walker, and Lucas Walker.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DANIEL BEECHER YOUNG
Funeral services for Mr. Daniel Beecher Young, 80, of Sparta, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, from Hensley's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Young Cemetery with Rev. Freddie Savage and Rev. Bill Simmons officiating.

Mr. Young died Friday, Jan. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a merchant and a United States Navy veteran of War II. He was an ordained deacon by the Freewill Baptist Association and a member of Hensley's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Born December 2, 1922, in White County, he was the son of the late Will C. and Zemma (Knowles) Young. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen (Taylor) Young; a daughter, Brenda Elaine Young; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Young and Margie Lorene Young; and five brothers, William Findley Young, Rhea Young, Paul Young, Oliver Young, and Clay Young.

Survivors include his wife, Christine (Barnes) Young of Sparta; three daughters and a son-in-law, Nelle Greulich and Zemmer Ellen Jenkins, both of Nashville, and Tellie and Michael Mullinix of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Troy Daniel and Rita Young of Sparta; three step-daughters and two step-sons-in-law, Mary L. Young, Judy and Lloyd Young, and Antionette and Leaton Sullivan, all of Sparta; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Ed and Lillian Bain of Sparta; a sister, Bonnie (Young) Wills of Sparta; a brother, Grundy Lee Young of Sparta; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta. (C)

 

 

 

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486
info@overtoncountynews.com

 

 

   
Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising