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Funeral services for Mr. Joe Carl Daws, 60, of Victoria, TX, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at St. Mary's Church in Victoria.

Mr. Daws died Tuesday, June 21 after an extended illness. He was employed by DuPont.

Born September 16, 1944, in Overton County, he was the son of Veantha (McDonald) Johnson of Allons and the late Bryd Daws Jr. In addition to his father, he was preceeded in death by his wife, Georgia Daws; a brother, Arvel Lee Daws; and his step-father, Esque Johnson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, included a daughter, Tina Reeves of Victoria; a sister, Judy Cunningham of Allons; a grandson, Kace Grandee of Victoria; 2 nephews, Jeff Daws and Eddie Daws of Livingston; 2 nieces, Teresa Gore of Indiana and Anissa Pennington of Livingston; and a friend, Linda Daws of Livingston.

Special care provided by Grace Funeral Home. (P)


Funeral services for Mr. Donnie William Matheny, 51, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Frank Stephenson and Bro. Ivan Raley officiating.

Burial was in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mr. Matheny died Thursday, June 25 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He worked with law enforcement for the past 15 years.

Born September 28, 1953, in Overton County, he was the son of Anna Mae (Flowers) Matheny of Byrdstown and the late William Curtis Matheny. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Matha Flowers, Walter Taylor Matheny, and Dollie Matheny.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Becky (Stephenson) Matheny; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Wendel Flowers of Byrdstown; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Dianna Matheny of Byrdstown; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Kathleen Stephenson of Kingston; a grandson, Andrew Flowers of Byrdstown; a nephew, William Matheny of Byrdstown; a niece, Pyretta Elder and her husband, Jason; and uncles, aunts, and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers were Clois Brown, Kelly Hull, Craig Story, John Wayne Ford, John Eric Ford, and Kenny Elder.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jim Beaty, Lincoln Davis, and John Mullins.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. (C)


Graveside services for Mrs. Naomi Clara McMurtry, 87, of Algood, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Old Beech Cemetery in Hendersonville with Rev. Malcolm Patton officiating.

Mrs. McMurtry died Tuesday, June 21 at Master's Care Convalescent Center in Algood. She worked for Harvey's Department Store in Nashville for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis McMurtry. Survivors include her son, Roger McMurtry of Livingston; a brother, Lloyd Forrester; a sister, Pearl Weed; and 2 grandchildren, Daniel McMurtry and Shirley Savage and her husband, Glen; 2 great grandsons, Joshua Savage and Jacob Savage; and several nephews and nieces.

Mrs. McMurtry's family and friends served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home of Goodlettsville. (P)


Funeral services for Mrs. Veo (Young) Stotler, 88, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2005, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Long officiating.

Burial was in Beaty Cemetery.

Mrs. Stotler died Sunday, June 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a retired machine operator for General Motors Corporation and was of the Baptist faith.

Born April 30, 1917, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Wash and Nola Ann (Norrod) Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Alvin Stotler; and a brother, Herman Cecil Young.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Willard A. Jr. and Diane Stotler of Salem, MO, and Ronald L. and Margaret Stotler of Novi, MI; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Rod McCloud of Cottonwood, CA, and Barbara and Homer Hufford of Redding, CA; a brother, Estel Young of Monroe; a sister, Cleo Harris of Monroe; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)






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