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Archives 04-30-2003



J. Andrew Crabtree Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. J. Andrew Crabtree Sr., 81, of Battle Creek, MI, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2003, from the chapel of Richard A. Henry Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Burial was held in Fort Custer National Cemetery with Rev. Charles Rothy officiating.

Mr. Crabtree died Saturday, April 19 at Tendercare Riverside in Battle Creek. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II with the United States Marine Corps, 3rd Division. He worked for Eaton Corporation and Clark Equipment before beginning his employment with Veterans Administration Medical Center as a steam engineer. He retired February 1, 1980, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Newton United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 54, Home Grange 129, and Marshall Moose Lodge 676. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed gardening.

Born June 29, 1921, in Oakley, he was the son of the late Hershel and Loula (Reagan) Crabtree. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, John A. Crabtree Jr.; and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Annie (Teeples) Crabtree; a daughter, Margaret Halder and husband, Larry, of Battle Creek; two sisters, Beulah White and Edna Webb, both of Livingston; a brother, Johnny Savage of Livingston; 6 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Tendercare Riverside or Newton United Methodist Church for the benefit of Nathan Puff.

Special care provided by Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. (P)


Robert Lee Mollett Sr.
Mr. Robert Lee Mollett Sr., 64, of Livingston, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a food warehouse worker and attended Hilham Baptist Church Mission. Memorial services will be planned for a later date.

Born November 16, 1938, in Enid, OK, he was the son of the late John Dallas and Melinda Louise (Eck) Mollett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Greg Allen.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Mollett of Livingston; two sons, Robert Lee Mollett Jr. of Cookeville and James Brent Mollett of Livingston; a daughter, Teresa Ann Mollett of Ocean Side, CA; two brothers, James Dallas Mollett of California and Richard Allen; and four grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Lewis Roberson
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis Roberson, 62, of West Columbia, SC, and Angier, NC, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be held in Sand Springs Cemetery in Putnam County with Bro. Bennie Wayne Roberson and Bro. James Roberson officiating.

Mr. Roberson died Sunday, April 27 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia. He was a self-employed carpenter.

Born February 11, 1941, in Monterey, he was the son of the late Beecher and Daisy (Ford) Roberson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Roberson.

Survivors include his wife, Cassandra (McCollough) Roberson of West Columbia; a daughter, Rhonda Roberson of Raleigh, NC; two sons, Lewis Alan Roberson of Angier and Tom Roberson of Ruskin, FL; a brother, Bennie Roberson and wife, Alene, of Rickman; two sisters, Louise Brown of Cookeville and Pansy Bohannon and husband, Earl, of Dayton, OH; and three grandchildren, Justin Roberson of Cookeville and Melissa Roberson and Misty Roberson, both of Brandon, FL.

Pallbearers will be Ed Roberson, James Roberson, Bennie Roberson, Wayne Roberson, Kenny Roberson, Jim Roberson, Justin Roberson, and Chuck Hutton.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Ares C. Sullivan, 80, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Glenn Masters officiating.

Mr. Sullivan died Tuesday, April 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a retired oil driller for Mobil Oil Company and attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was also a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Born October 26, 1922, in Huntington Beach, CA, he was the son of the late Albert and Ona Mae (Hardy) Sullivan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Sullivan, J.D. Sullivan, and Harold Sullivan; and two sisters, Eilene Roberts and Adelle Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Juanita (Hawkins) Sullivan of Cookeville and Huntington Beach; a son, Glen Sullivan and wife, Patti, of Midway City, CA; a daughter, Gail Pullen and husband, Harry, of Cookeville; three sisters, Willene Sullivan, Jean Sullivan, and Ann Sullivan, all of Hardy’s Chapel; four grandchildren, Stacey Sullivan, Jennifer Sullivan, Nicole Pullen, and Kevin Pullen; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)


Robert E. Terry Sr.
Memorial services for Mr. Robert E. Terry Sr., 82, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Charles McCaskey and Bro. Glen McDoniel officiating.

Mr. Terry died Friday, April 25 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a retired military master sergeant.

Born December 10, 1920, in Overton County, he was the son fo the late John Whitley and Maggie (Hooten) Terry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, a step-brother, a step-sister, and a half-sister.

Survivors include his wife, Wynell Terry of Livingston; four sons, Bob Terry of Cookeville, John Terry of Algood, and Kent Terry and Steve Terry, both of Livingston; a daughter, Linda Bellamy of Cookeville; and six grandchildren, Shannon (Terry) Ring, Jordan Terry, Mori Bellamy, Kyle Bellamy, Abby Terry, and Whit Terry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



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