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Funeral services for Mr. Waymon A. Hawkins Jr., 55, of Brookville, OH, and formerly of Hilham, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Lewisburg United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, OH, with Rev. Michael D. Pratt and Bro. Jerry Buck officiating.

Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Standing Stone Praise & Worship Center in Hilham with Bro. Jerry Buck and Bro. Nathan Hawkins officiating.

Mr. Hawkins died Saturday, Feb. 18 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, OH. He was a dedicated father and business owner, operating Hawkins Roofing for 32 years, and a member of Standing Stone Praise & Worship Center and the Orlando B.A.D.D. (Bikers Against Drunk Drivers).

Born August 7, 1950, in Carthage, he was the son of Loamia Hawkins Morgan of Hilham and the late Waymon A. Hawkins Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Hawkins; his step-father, Vestal Morgan; a sister, Angela Hawkins; a brother-in-law, Everett Garthwait; and a sister-in-law, Dee Dee Hawkins.

Survivors include 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Betsy and Bobby Metcalf of Winchester, Vickie and Jared Woodyard of South Bend, IN, and Melissa Hawkins of Eaton, OH; a step-son, Ronnie Jones of Pikeville; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Willie and Kathy Hawkins of Lewisburg and Mike and Linnie Hawkins and Johnny and Tammy Hawkins, all of Hilham; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Barbie and Roy Barlow of Coldspring, TX, Becky and Donnie Bull of Rickman, and Pam Garthwait of Eaton; 2 step-brothers; 4 step-sisters; 6 grandsons, Austin Metcalf, Justin Metcalf, Garrett Woodyard, Wyatt Woodyard, Brett Woodyard and Derek Jones; a granddaughter, Mikayla Metcalf; many nephews and nieces who he held very high in his heart; a loyal employee and friend, Leslie Aikman, and her son, Marc Dehler; and many special family members and friends. (P)


Funeral services for Rev. Ferrel Looper, 57, of Livingston, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Faith Outreach Worship Center with Rev. Bobby Floyd and Rev. A.J. Looper officiating.

Burial will be in Love Joy Cemetery.

Rev. Looper died Sunday, Feb. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was founder and pastor of Faith Outreach Worship Center, an original member of the Looper Trio, and a gospel songwriter. His hobbies included talking locally on his CB radio and operating his HAM radio.

Born December 20, 1948, in Overton County, he was the son of Gladys Looper of Dry Hollow and the late Oral Looper.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 39 years, Judy (Swicegood) Looper of Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Cathy Looper of Dry Hollow; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Barry Harvey of Allons, Angela and John Hastings and Rhonda and Joe Harris, all of Cookeville, and Kimberly and James Cantrell of Livingston; a brother, Freddie Looper of Dry Hollow; 4 sisters, Barbara Wilson and Lisa Norris, both of Dry Hollow, Brenda Ray of Monterey, and Louise Henson of Livingston; and 12 grandchildren, Brittany Wright, Joshua Wright, Amber Looper, Jessica Harvey, Ryan White, Katelyn Looper, Jordan Harvey, Mariah Looper, Cody Cantrell, Dawson White, Austin Hastings, and Tiffany White.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home of Monterey. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Jere Dale Moore, 58, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Livingston First United Methodist Church with Dr. Don Ragland and Rev. Craig Green officiating.

Burial was in Clayton Smith Cemetery in Alpine.

Mr. Moore died Friday, Feb. 24 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired court clerk for Overton County, a member of Livingston First United Methodist Church and the Democratic Party, and former director of Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.

Born November 25, 1947, in Overton County, he was the son of the late F. Arnold and Treva (McDonald) Moore.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, John and Judy Moore of Livingston; a nephew, John Matthew Moore of Johnson City; a niece, Kelly Jones of Knoxville; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Pallbearers were David Sadler, Hugh L. Ogletree, Dickey Mitchell, Louis Oakley, Bruce Lee, and Bryant Mullinix.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Robert Joel Savage, 79, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, was in Allen's Chapel Cemetery in Overton County.

Mr. Savage died Thursday, Feb. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Born December 13, 1926, in Pickett County, he was the son of the late Robert Cato and Lillie Mae (Taylor) Savage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Sidwell; and a grandson, Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah Edward Savage.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruby Ethel (Phillips) Savage of Livingston; 3 sons, Bobby Joe Savage and Ronald Victor Savage, both of Livingston, and Danny Floyd Savage of Illinois; a daughter, Brenda Lee Damron of Hilham; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jon Savage, Keith Damron, Ryan Savage, Shawn Savage, Caleb Jones, and Jason Collins.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Lynn Shaw, 45, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. John Whitson officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Shaw died Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a logger/lumber grader and a member of American Hardwood Association and Memphis Lumber Graders.

Born October 1, 1960, in Scottsville in Allen County, KY, he was the son of Cecil M. and Kathryn (Harper) Shaw of Livingston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his fiancˇe, Valorie Kingery of Livingston; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Zach and Jennifer Shaw, Zeb Shaw, and Drew Smith, all of Livingston; a daughter, Daniela Smith of Livingston; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Shaw of Livingston and Mike and Barbara Shaw of Georgetown, KY.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Shaw, Terry Hurt, Frankie Dixon, Richard Robbins, Ronnie Reese, and Stevie Harper.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ed Smith, Terry Hurt, James Norrod, and J.E. Walker.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



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