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Archives 05-11-2005

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WILLENE COOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Willene Cooper, 59, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, from the chapel of Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown with Bro. Ray Smith and Bro. James Clayborn officiating.

Burial was in Young Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper died Friday, May 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Riverton Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Born July 10, 1945, in Fentress County, she was the daughter of Ova (Hall) Young of Jamestown and the late Ike Young. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Cooper.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Brite Cooper of Livingston; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Royce Nash of Cookeville, Lisa and Scott Savage of Livingston, and Rita and Dennis Wright of Kathlene, GA; 3 brothers and two sisters-in-law, Odis and Hazel Young of Burksville, Oscar and Susan Young of Jamestown, and James Young of Grimsley; and 6 grandchildren, Amber Anderson, Kristi Anderson, Courtney Savage, Jessica Savage, Cooper Michael Savage, and Broke Boles.

Pallbearers were Dave Boggs, John Hyder, Keith Linder, Owen Savage, A.L. Duty, and Randy Bilbrey.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

MARY ODELL HIX CRABTREE
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Odell Hix Crabtree, 90, of Jackson County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in John L. Clark Cemetery. Mrs. Crabtree died Wednesday, May 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born July 28, 1914, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Eddie and Adie Maybelle (Thompson) Warden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey Hix; her second husband, Johnny Larmon Crabtree; 5 brothers, Arlie Warden, Charlie Warden, Bill Warden, Claude Warden, and Walter Warden; and a sister, Cora Heady.

Survivors include 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Charlie and Pat Hix of Whitleyville, Bobby Hix and Larry and Jane Hix, all of Gainesboro, and Gary and Veda Hix of Red Boiling Springs; a step-son and his wife, James and Ova Hix of Indianapolis, IN; 6 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Helen Browning of Fairland, IN, Jewell D. Carrico of Whitley-ville, Edna Sue and Don Smith of Lafayette, Barbara and Harding Smith of Cookeville, Donna and Bobby Poteet of Gainesboro, and Debra and Terry Holman of Livingston; a step-daughter, Ovell Kinnard of Newport, FL; 2 sisters, Robbie Loftis of Hendersonville and Olean Brymer of Michigan; 25 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Crabtree's family served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Dyer Funeral Home. (C)

 

DELORIS CHRISTINE DAVIS
Funeral services for Miss Deloris Christine Davis, 83, of Cookeville, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.

Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Miss Davis died Sunday, May 8 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Sulphur Church of Christ.

Born October 14, 1921, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Lena Nevada (Burks) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Audrey Claudine Davis and Earl Vinson Davis.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Bill Davis and Paul Davis, both of Cookeville; a sister, Evelyn Coffee of Las Vegas, NV; and nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jeff Davis, Gary Davis, Phillip Davis, Jason Davis, Joe Anderson, and Kodey Davis.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

OMA LEE EVERS
Funeral services for Mrs. Oma Lee Evers, 81, of El Cajon, CA, will be conducted at noon Thursday, May 12, 2005, from Shannon-Bryan Mortuary in Orange, CA.

Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.

Mrs. Evers died Thursday, May 5 in El Cajon. She had attended Sugar Creek School in Jackson County. She moved from Tennessee to Ohio in 1949 and to California in 1956, where she was a 30-year employee of Jolly Roger Restaurants and a long-time resident of Orange. Following her retirement, she was involved in a number of seniors activities in California and Nevada.

Born January 18, 1924, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Farrie (Lynn) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herb Evers; a daughter, Judy Coffee; 2 brothers, Eddie Lee and James "Buster" Lee; and 4 sisters, Nettie Smith, Belle Smith, Agnes Stafford, and Johnnie Dillon.

Survivors include 2 sons, Ben Evers and Wayne Coffee; 2 brothers, Herman "Bud" Lee and Byrne Lee; a sister, Josie Fields; 3 grandchildren, Allyson Evers, Joshua Coffee, and Summer Benjamin; and 2 great grandchildren, Jacob Coffee and Sage Benjamin.

Special care provided by Shannon-Bryan Mortuary. (P)

 

GLENA CHARLENE FLEMING
Funeral services for Mrs. Glena Charlene Fleming, 92, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Rickman with Bro. Matt Henderson officiating.

Burial was in Paron Cemetery.

Mrs. Fleming died Friday, May 6 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Cullom Church of Christ.

Born December 27, 1912, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Pate and Josephine (Tinker) Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred D. Fleming.

Survivors include two sons, John Fleming of the Spring Creek community and Denton Fleming of Howe, IN; 2 brothers, Horace Lee Myers and Jimmy Myers, both of Nashville; a step-brother, Ray Gilpatrick of Livingston; 3 sisters, Gladys Raimer of Rockford, IL, Lillian Goodwin of Nashville, and Judy Myers of Jetti, MI; and 2 grandchildren, Brenda Fleming and Robert Fleming.

Pallbearers were Mark Goolsby, Gaylon Franklin, David Livingston, James Lelsie, Ferril Looper, Charles Dillon, and Tom Ashburn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

EARL DOUGLAS "BUTCH" HUNTER
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Douglas "Butch" Hunter, 58, of Murfreesboro, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewitt Sampley and Bro. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial, with Masonic rites conducted by Livingston Masonic Lodge 259 and military honors conducted by James T. Davis Memorial VFW Post 5062 of Livingston, was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Hunter died Tuesday, May 3 at his home. He was a crime scene investigator for Metro Nashville Police Department for 36 years and served in the Army and Air National Guard for 26 years. He was affiliated with Fellowship Baptist Church and was a member of West Nashville Lodge 612 Free & Accepted Masons.

Born January 26, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of Iwron and Ruth (Roberts) Hunter of Allons. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, I.B. and Iva Hunter; and his maternal grandparents, Ervin and Amelia Roberts.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jennifer (Nolen) Hunter of Murfreesboro; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Tabetha and Alan McKnight of Portland and Stacy and Robert Howell of Smyrna; a brother, Don Hunter of Livingston; a sister, Diane Upchurch of Allons; and 4 grandchildren, Kala Perdue, Kelsey Perdue, Garrett Howell, and Byrnne Howell.

Pallbearers were members of Metro Nashville-Davidson County Police Department, Johnny Hunter, Bill Kirby, W.L. Fleak, Tommy Elder, Mike Shea, and Tim Matthews.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Police Department, Danny Ledbetter, Roy Duvall, Charles Park, B.K. Hamm, and Bob Borden.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

SHIRLEY RAY HUTCHISON
Funeral services for Mr. Shirley Ray Hutchison, 48, of Livingston, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Mr. Hutchison died Friday, May 6 at his home. He was a disabled construction worker and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Born November 14, 1956, in Overton County, he was the son of Ada (Sells) Hutchison and the late James "Jake" Hutchison.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, James "Jamie" Hutchison of Livingston; a daughter, Melissa Wilborn of Monroe; a half-brother, John Ford of Allons; 2 sisters, Mary Hutchison and Maydean Winningham, both of Livingston; a half-sister, Joyce Shoemake of Anderson, IN; and a granddaughter, Kaylee Wilborn.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

CHARLES ROBERT KEISLING
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Robert Keisling, 73, of Monroe, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Keisling-Knight Cemetery.

Mr. Keisling died Friday, May 6 at his home. He was a district supervisor with Farmer Home Administration and a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Pickett County High School in 1950.

Born July 27, 1931, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Herman A. and Cleva Agnes (Griffin) Keisling.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Swanson) Keisling of Monroe; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tina Keisling of Lafayette; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Daniel Roddy of Monroe; and 4 grandchildren, Brett Roddy and Brooke Roddy, both of Monroe, Ross Keisling of Knoxville, and Mia Keisling of Lafayette.

Pallbearers were Charles A. Keisling, Dale Keisling, Kelly Keisling, Keith Keisling, Johnny Fred Coleman, Jimmy Coleman, Forest Mullins, Harold Jolly, and Charles Langford.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Billy Glen, Jerry Flowers, Ward Hassler, Leland Garrett, Jerry Paul Flowers, Fred Clark, Ricky Gunter, Bill Warren, Terry Dillon, and Harold Keisling.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

FRANCES LOUISE RAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Louise Ray, 69, of Allons, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Anderson officiating.

Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Ray died at her home. She was a housewife.

Born April 17, 1936, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Oscar and Cora Bell (Polson) Perdue. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Leo Wilhite; and a sister-in-law, Opal Ray.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Ray of Allons; a daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and David Brentt Barnett of Allons; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Michele Ray and Daryl and Sharon Ray, all of Allons; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Christine Perdue of Livingston; a sister, Effie Lee Wilhite of Cookeville; 12 grandchildren; a great grandchild; and nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Jeff Hammons, Wayne Hammons, Odell Johnson, Ryan King, Ronnie Phillips, and Michael Ray.

David Anderson and Scotty Ray served as honorary pallbearers.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

 

WALTER FRANK RAY
Funeral services for Mr. Walter Frank Ray, 34, of Allons, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Davis officiating.

Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Ray died Thursday, May 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a brick mason and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Born June 29, 1970, in Marion County, IN, he was the son of Herman Ray of Allons and the late Rosalie (Daniels) Ray.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Regina (Auberson) Ray of Allons; a son, Frank Gavin McKay Ray of Allons; a daughter, Reeva Shea Ray of Allons; his grandmother, Betty Ray of Allons; 2 half-brothers, Norman Jay Keen and Ricky Cornell Keen, both of Tennessee; and a half-sister, Tammy Keylon of Livingston.

Pallbearers were Brian Emerton, Shawn Emerton, Chris Mitchell, Donnie Colline, Kevin Vaughn, and Jamie Ray.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

 

 

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