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Roger D. Booher
Funeral services for Mr. Roger D. Booher, 51, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Richardson Cemetery.

Mr. Booher died Thursday, March 29, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a factory worker for Norwalk Lumber Company and a member of Free Communion Church of Christ.

Born September 9, 1955, in Overton County, he was the son of Edna (Burks) Booher of Livingston and the late Chriss Junior Booher.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Calvin Booher of Livingston; 2 daughters, Misty Booher of Gainesboro and Mandy Hays of Rickman, 2 sisters, Robin Ledbetter of Livingston and Margie Franklin of Monroe; and 2 grandchildren, Reigan Booher and Macey Hays.

Pallbearers were Andy Harvey, Chris Franklin, Bob Hays, Buddy Hall, Nicholas Franklin, Kevin Sloan, Junior Carter, and Aaron Harvey.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Orpha B. Halsell
Funeral services for Miss Orpha B. Halsell, 86, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Carolyn Bingham and Rev. T. Nolen Brunson officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Miss Halsell died Monday, March 26 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a beautician and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Born July 19, 1920, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late James Bedford and Mae (Bilbrey) Halsell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Glenn Halsell and Raymond Halsell; and a sister, Avis Windle.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Ora D. Oakley and Geneva Langford, both of Livingston.

Pallbearers were John Officer, Oren Huddleston, Clyde Hensley, Louis Oakley, Jake Allen, and David Riddle.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Rev. Buford Owen Nivens
Funeral services for Rev. Buford Owen Nivens, 80, of Allons, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Livingston. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery with full military honors by James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062.

Rev. Nivens died Saturday, March 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He completed the eighth grade at Cedar Grove Elementary, served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was among the first U.S. occupation forces to land on Hiroshima after the bomb and was assigned to the motor pool as an ambulance driver who picked up the wounded and drove a Jeep to take the officers to and from. He married Ann Maxine Garrett January 18, 1947 and raised six children. Together, they answered the call of God to prepare for ministry.

After graduating from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, he continued his education at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, receiving an M.S. in Education Administration.

He served as a teacher and school administrator as well as church builder and pastor in Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. He was recognized at the Tennessee District Council of the Assemblies of God with an Outstanding Faithfulness of Ministry Award in 1998. His legacy of faith to his family, friends, and community survive him.

Born the oldest of 9 children on July 4, 1926, in Overton County, he was the son of the late James B. “B” and Velma (Cole) Nivens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Edward Hayes Nivens and Danny B. Nivens.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Maxine Nivens of Allons; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Diana Nivens of Oak Ridge, Gary and Donna Nivens of Maui, HI, and Jim and Rachel Nivens of Columbus, OH; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Richard Cook of Modesto, CA, Jacquie and Don Cartledge of Santiago, Chili, and Velvet and Ed York of McMinnville; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, D. Gene and Cindy Nivens of Indianapolis, IN, and Charles and Beverly Nivens of Cookeville; and 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Pearl and Booze Mayberry and Geri and Glenn Ruble, all of Indianapolis, Gwen Carter of Franklin, IN, and Kathleen Farmer of Whiteland, IN; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Richard Seth Cook, Ryan Nivens, Shaun Nivens, Jesse Nivens, Chad Nivens, Shane Nivens, Justin Nivens, Jonathan Cartledge, Timothy York, Dylan Nivens, and Ethan Nivens.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

Bennie Edwin Polson
Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Edwin Polson, 72, of McMinnville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

Mr. Polson died Sunday, March 25 at River Park Hospital. He was a brick and block mason.

Born July 29, 1934, in Fentress County, he was the son of the late Albert William and Naoma Othnell (Garrett) Polson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Polson of McMinnville; a son, Albert William Polson of Morrison; 5 daughters, Cathy Bishop of Freeport, FL, Karen Tomlin of Gallatin, Lisa Polson of Westmoreland, and Kim Polson and Amanda Polson, both of McMinnville; a step-daughter, Lisa Melvin of McMinnville; 3 brothers, Albert William Polson Jr. and John Henry Polson, both of McMinnville, and Clayton Eugene Polson of Folsom, CA; 5 sisters, Arvy Sue Jackson, Ica Ansite, and Hattie Moore, all of McMinnville, Carolyn Marie Ray of Ankorage, AK, and Mary Allen of Preston, ID; 17 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Polson, Albert Polson Jr., Joseph Ansite, Albert Polson III, Kenneth Jackson, and Keith Polson.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)



Essie L. (NelsoN) Sidwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie L. (Nelson) Sidwell, 99, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007, from the chapel of Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home in Barberton, OH, with Pastor Timothy Roeser officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sidwell died Thursday, March 29. She was a resident of the Barberton area for 70 years, and a member of Calvary Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Born November 1, 1907, she was the daughter of the late John and Ida (Perrin) Nelson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Earl; a son, Arville; a grandson, Mark Church; and two great-grandchildren, Ian Reeder and Megan Nichols.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earlea and Ival Sidwell of Rittman, OH; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Wanda Caudill of Barberton, June and Randall Church of Newport, OH, and Evelyn and David Hale of Akron, OH; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Special care provided by Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home. (P)

 

Nellie B. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie B. Smith, 100, were conducted on Monday, March 26, 2007, at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, with the eulogy given by David L. Sadler II.
Mrs. Smith died Monday, March 19 in Harbor City, CA. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife. She was also a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother to her family. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

She was born August 27, 1906, in Gluster, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Calvin Smith, Sr.; a daughter, Ginger B. Norris; and a son, Calvin Smith Jr.

Survivors include her love, companion and best friend, Rudy Valencia of Harbor City; a son-in-law, Charles Norris of Buena Park, CA; 4 granddaughters, Pamela Jean Sadler and Renee Corning, both of Livingston, Cynthia Bowman of Corna, CA, and Lynne Dobie of Chino Hills, CA; 6 great-grandchildren, Jamie Burnette, David L. Sadler II, and Dale Corning, all of Livingston, Terri Copeland of Rickman, Erin Dobie of Chino Hills, and Delena Corning of Oklahoma; and 6 great-great-grandchildren, Tyler Burnette, Matthew Burnette, Elijah Sadler, Emma Sadler, Malyne Copeland, and David L. Sadler III, all of Livingston. (C)

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