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Memorial services for Mrs. Loi Hayes, 65, of Pikeville, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2005, at Dunlap United Methodist Church with Rev. Amy Probst officiating.

Mrs. Hayes died Friday, June 17. She was a member of Dunlap United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd George.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Dean Hayes of Pikeville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Suzanne and David Wiepper and Tracy George; 2 step-children, Mark Hayes and Deana Hayes; 3 grandchildren, Stephen Eric Ballard, C.C. Ballard, and Aaren James Sirak; 4 step-grandchildren, Mark Hayes, Tommy Hayes, Cameron Johnson, and Clay Johnson; and a great grandchild on the way, Summer Loi Ballard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Housecall Hospice, American Cancer Society, or Dunlap United Methodist Church.

Special care provided by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Larue Johnson, 79, of Livingston, were conducted Saturday, June 20, 2005, from the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Pugh officiating.

Burial was in Farmers Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, June 17 at St. MaryŐs Select Specialty Hospital. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be deeply missed. The family will miss his wonderful smile, sense of humor, and loving touch. Retired from MillerŐs Hardware of Oak Ridge, he was a World War II veteran of the Air Force.

He was the son of the late Walter and Iva Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son William "Bill" Johnson; and 3 brothers, Eugene Johnson, Garnet Johnson, and Cecil Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Louise Johnson of Clinton; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Lena Johnson of Clinton; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Brenda Johnson of Morgan County, Sandra and Donnie Humphrey and Shelia and Howard Moon, all of Clinton, Denise and Howard Hensley of Knoxville, and Pam and Harold Botts of Jacksboro; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Edward and Margaret Johnson of Kingston, Norris and Lucy Johnson of Arizona, Floyd and Frankie Johnson of Norris, and Harlen Johnson of Clinton; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bess Marie Guy and Liz and Robert Huebner, all of Clinton, Mary Alice Robbins of Livingston, and Maxine James of Claxton; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth (Stone) Pendleton, 87, of Murfreesboro and formerly of Clay County, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home.

Burial was in Stone Cemetery.

Mrs. Pendleton died Wednesday, June 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Born May 24, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Della (Smith) Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John T. Stone; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Stone.

Survivors include a brother, Wade Stone of Celina; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Stone of Celina; 2 nephews, Eric Stone and Larry Stone, both of Cookeville; a niece, Suzanne Stone of Celina; a great nephew, Curtis Stone of Cookeville; and a great niece, Amber Stone of Celina.

Pallbearers were Eric Stone, Curtis Stone, John Mark Hayes, Gene Smith, Estes Pennington, and Perry Scott.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean (Higgins) Speck, 69, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Newsome Harvey officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Speck died Tuesday, June 14 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was an aide and resource class teacher with Overton County School System, a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Livingston Eastern Star, and the VFW Auxiliary, a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and an honorary member of Overton County Fair Board. She was also active in CPW at church.

Born July 21, 1935, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Calvin and Effie Tennessee (Crabtree) McDonald. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Francis Higgins.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tom Ramsey of Livingston and Dianne and Dwayne Harvey of Nashville; a granddaughter, Dawn Harvey of Nashville; and another grandchild on the way. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bobbie Jean Higgins Speck

Memorial Fund at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mrs. Coy S. Swafford, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Maynord and Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Swafford died Thursday, June 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Born September 26, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Ridley and Kelly Ann (Cantrell) Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Swafford; 4 brothers, Buster Stout, Jay Stout, Foch Stout, and Bill Stout; and 2 sisters, Odean Cantrell and Pauline Smith. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Judy Swafford of Union, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Jesse Smith of Monroe; a sister, Olene Melton of Southbend, IN; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)






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