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Archives 07-16-2003

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MARY DORCAS COLLINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dorcas Collins, 81, of the Freedonia Community of Overton County, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Mrs. Collins died Friday, July 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a garment factory worker and a member of Freedonia Community Church.

Born August 10, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ridley and Ida Mae (Smith) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Collins; and three brothers, Marvin D. Brown, Melvin Brown, and Willie C. Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Willis Collins of Livingston; a sister, Odell Warren of Dayton, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were A.D. Collins, Rick Coleman, Nicholas Cole-man, Whitney Coleman, Gordon Copeland, and Mark Speck. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Dishman and Carlos Perdue.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DAYTON JUNIOR CRAVENS
Funeral services for Mr. Dayton Junior Cravens, better known as “Viceroy” to his CB friends, 71, of Alpine, were conducted at noon Saturday, July 12, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Falling Springs Cemetery with Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Mr. Cravens died Thursday, July 10, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a furniture factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Born July 28, 1931, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James B. and Auda (Hill) Cravens.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Cravens of Alpine; a son, Jeff Cravens of Cookeville; three daughters, Judy Winningham and Reda Cravens, both of Alpine, and Rhonda Long of Livingston; four brothers, Allen Cravens of Twinton, Clovis Cravens of Indiana, Ralph Cravens of Cravenstown, and Billy Cravens of Jamestown; four sisters, Effie Stover and Ethel Hill, both of Monroe, Ruby Frogge of Clarkrange, and Betty Abston of Mayland; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phillip Moon, Roger Hargis, Gary Cravens, Terry Cravens, Russell Cravens, Josh Long, Andy Paul, and Jeff Walker.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIAM “BILL” ARVLE FRANKLIN
Graveside services for Mr. William “Bill” Arvle Franklin, 61, of Sparta, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Highland Cemetery with John Murphy officiating.

Mr. Franklin died Sunday, July 13 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He retired from the United States Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years. He was an employee of Emerson Mallory Controls and a member of Doyle Methodist Church.

Born July 7, 1942, in Cleveland, he was the son of Albert Arvle Franklin of Destin, FL, and the late Evela (Nolen) Hammontree.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Jeanne (Mitchell) Franklin; three daughters, Kristy Abell and Mandy Franklin, both of Sparta, and Dr. Wendy May of Knoxville; a sister, Barbara Franklin of Anderson, SC; and two granddaughters, Mollie Abell and Kristen Abell, both of Sparta.

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

 

KERMIT DUETT HILL
Funeral services for Mr. Kermit Duett Hill, 68, of Monroe, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Booher Cemetery with Rev. Randy Tompkins officiating. Mr. Hill died Friday, July 4 at his home. He was a truck driver and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church.

Born January 1, 1935, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Ezra and Alvia Rosetta (Smith) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Millie (Hill) Smith; and two brothers, Loye Hill and Cleo Hill. Survivors include his wife, Ethel (Cravens) Hill of Monroe; a son, Gregory “Cracker” Hill and wife, Letha; a daughter, Kim Craig and husband, Michael, of Albany, KY; a sister, Ora Dean Smith of Cincinnati, OH; six brothers-in-law, Billy M. Smith of Muncie, IN, Clovis Cravens and wife, Anna, Alan Cravens and wife, Lela, Dayton Cravens and wife, Nora, Ralph Cravens, who passed away Thursday, July 10, 2003, and wife, Lena, and Billy Cravens; four sisters-in-law, Faye Hill of Alpine, Effie Stover, Ruby Frogge and husband, W.S., and Betty Abston and husband, George; three grandchildren, Mikaela Craig, Madison Craig, and Taylor Hill; an aunt, Beatrice Wessendorf of Cincinnati; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Smith, Wayne Smith, Tommy Crabtree, Ronnie Hicks, Phillip Hill, Joe Spivey, Robert Padgett, and Tony Jentzen.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

GERTRUDE HONEYCUTT
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Honeycutt, 79, of Brush Creek, were conducted Saturday, July 12, 2003, from the chapel of Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Robert Amason officiating.

Mrs. Honeycutt died Wednesday, July 9 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.

Born April 14, 1924, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Bob Templeton and Verlie Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Quint Honeycutt.

Survivors include a son, Gene Payton and wife, Glenda, of Brush Creek; a granddaughter, Gena Marie Payton and husband, Riggo, of Brush Creek; a grandson, John Payton and wife, Rachel, of Grant; four great grandchildren, Phillip Edgar Parker Jr., Pablo Christian Parker, Rigoberto Diaz Hernandez Jr., and Edgar Jonathon Payton Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Avant Funeral Home. (C)

 

SARAH ELIZABETH HOOVER
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hoover, 86, of Ft. Wayne, IN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, from the chapel of Covington Memorial Funeral Home of Ft. Wayne. Burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens in Ft. Wayne.

Mrs. Hoover died Friday, July 11 at Renaissance Village Nursing Home. She was a registered nurse for more than 25 years and worked as a visiting nurse, a private nurse, and a volunteer nurse. She was a member of the Eastern Star Trinity Chapter 576, Shriners Widows, the Ft. Wayne Women’s Club, and the Methodist Women’s Club. She was born October 19, 1917, in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hoover;a sister, Magdalene Green; and a brother, Leon Harward.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Cannon and husband, Keith, of Georgia; two sons, Forrest Hoover and wife, Darlene, and Clarence “Butch” Hoover and wife, Virginia, all of Ft. Wayne; a brother, Sidney Harward of Livingston; a sister, Lois Jordan of Lansing, MI; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Covington Memorial Funeral Home. (C)

 

WILLIE EARNEST LOOPER
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Earnest Looper, 82, of the Harris Chapel Community of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, from the chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial, with full military honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard, was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Rev. A.J. Looper and Harvey Farris officiating.

Mr. Looper died Tuesday, June 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver for Overton County School System with 33 years of accident-free service. He was also a member of Christ Chapel United Methodist Church and served a number of years as Justice of the Peace in Overton County.

Born March 13, 1921, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Willie Joe and Martha Emma (England) Looper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Lou (Phillips) Looper; four sisters, Bessie Key, Myrtle Phillips, Ester Dixon, and Dorothy Henson; and two brothers, A.P. Looper and Herman Looper.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Bilbrey and husband, Gary, and Dr. Donna Matthews and husband, Donnie, all of Rickman, and Pat Bowen and husband, Gary, of Franklin; two sons, David Looper and wife, Oye, of Almagourdo, NM, and Lowell Looper of Cookeville; four sisters, Velma Livingston and Artie Jane Sheets, both of Dayton, OH, Margree Anderson of Nashville, and Christine Phillips of Sparta; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Thomas Looper, Joseph Looper, Mike Julian, Brad Matthews, Kyle Matthews, and Chris Bowen.

Special care provided by Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

CAROL MATHENEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Matheney, 44, of Crawford, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating.

Mrs. Matheney died Tuesday, July 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was employed at Robinson Manufacturing in Clarkrange. Born June 12, 1959, in Warren, OH, she was the daughter of John A. Von Schwarz of Mineral Ridge, OH, and Barbara (Beaty) Saunders of Crawford. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ray F. Beaty Sr.; and a brother, Ricky Lynn Rupert.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Mike Matheney of Crawford; three daughters, Jammie Ray Krueger, Carrie Matheney, and Shelly Matheney, all of Crawford; a grandmother, Rose Beaty of Monterey; two sisters, Suzann Dolson of Laport, IN, and Rose Phillips of Crawford; and a brother, John S. Wright III of Warren, OH.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY LOUISE PEEK
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Peek, 85, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Donald Cobb officiating.

Mrs. Peek died Friday, July 11 at Southpark Health Care Center in Oklahoma City, OK. She was a retail store clerk and a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston.

Born October 25, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Overton and Lillie (Dickerson) Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Thomas Peek.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

DR. ROY HUGH “DOC” (SONNY) UPTON JR.
Funeral services for Dr. Roy Hugh “Doc” Upton Jr., 59, of Goodlettsville, were conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003, from the chapel of Cole & Garret Funeral Home in Goodlettsville.

Dr. Upton died Saturday, July 12.

Born February 25, 1944, in Monterey, CA, he grew up in Livingston. He was the son of the late Roy Hugh and Sarah Ruth Upton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Aneva Ward. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1965, and Auburn University in 1969. He moved to Goodlettsville in 1972 and opened Upton Animal Clinic, which later changed to Goodlettsville Animal Hospital. He practiced veterinary medicine in Stuart, FL, for two years before moving to Goodlettsville.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Upton; a son, David Upton and wife, Stephanie, of White House; a daughter, Nichole Bellenfant and husband, Keith, of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Haley Upton, Sarah Upton, David Upton Jr., Grahm Bellenfant, and Campbell Bellenfant; a brother, Joe T. Upton and wife, Susan, of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews, Mary Ellen and Richard Upton, Stacy Bishop, Jason Stephens, April Stephens, Raymond White, and Cynthia Kirkwood and husband, Nathan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Foundation for Cancer Research and American Cancer Society, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Special care provided by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home. (C)

 

TOLLIE R. WHITED
Funeral services for Mr. Tollie R. Whited, 64, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003, from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown. Burial was in Wright Cemetery with Bro. Eugene Wright and Bro. James Clayborn officiating.

Mr. Whited died Friday, July 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a construction worker and attended Wright’s Chapel Church.

Born March 5, 1939, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mary Jane (Adkins) Whited. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell Whited and Willie Whited; and two sisters, Edna Cooper and Ressie Whited.

Survivors include his wife, Linda (Wright) Whited of Livingston; a daughter, Rebecca Whited of Livingston; a son, Greg Whited and wife, Donna, of Rickman; three brothers, James Whited, Otto Whited, and Ward Whited, all of Muncie, IN; three sisters, Roselle Whited of Jamestown and Barbara Erlene Crump and Lillie Law, both of Muncie.

Pallbearers were Scott Wright, Steve Wright, Kyle Wright, Jared Wright, Greg Crump, Ronald Cooper, Mark Linder, Jason Wright, Michael Wright, Joe Wright, Nathaniel Linder, Ronnie Smith, and James Eugene Crump.

Special care provided by Jennings Funeral Home. (C)

 

SARAH (QUALLS) WILLIAMSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah (Qualls) Williamson, 79, of Alpine, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Livingtston First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Mrs. Williamson died Sunday, July 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was an office assistant with Farmer’s Home Administration and a member of Livingston Eastern Star, the Civitian Club of Livingston, and Livingston First United Methodist Church.

Born August 25, 1923, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Milton James and Lula (Myers) Qualls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dow Williamson Sr.; a sister, Eudean Belt; and four brothers, James Qualls, Noel Qualls, Joe Pat Qualls, and Herman Qualls.

Survivors include a son, Dow Williamson Jr. of Cookeville; a daughter, Vicki Williamson of Monroe; two brothers, Charles Floyd Qualls Sr. of Livingston and Myers Qualls of Columbus, GA; a grandson, Dustin James Williamson; and her caregiver, Linda Massey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

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