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John Frank Dotson Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. John Frank Dotson Jr, 60, of Monroe, were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Dewey Glen Masters officiating. Burial was in Jim Lottie Smith Cemetery.

Mr. Dotson died Tuesday, June 19 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a diesel mechanic.

Born October 31, 1946, in Hazard, KY, he was the son of the late John Frank Dotson Sr. and Rhoda (Campbell) Dotson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Reba Joan McDonald; and a sister, Donna Dotson.

Survivors include 3 sons, Jeff Dotson of Monroe, Owen Frank Dotson of Cookeville, and Kevin Jay Dotson of Gainesboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Jane and Danny Nelson of Rickman; 3 brothers, Estell Dotson and Joseph Dotson, both of Florida, and Burl Dotson; 5 sisters, Carol Ostander, Wanda Mitchell, Trula Dotson and Angie Harris, all of Michigan, and Cindy Suddeth of Minnesota; and 5 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Estelle Dotson, Danny Nelson, Dave Suddeth, Rodney
Phillips, Bennie Phillips, and Shaun Stafford.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Willie B. “Bill” Edmonds
Funeral services for Mr. Willie B. “Bill” Edmonds, 77, of the Hardy’s Chapel community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Buddy Reed officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Edmonds died Thursday, June 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was owner of Edmonds Paving Company and a loving husband, father, and Pa.

Born January 6, 1930, in Overton County, he was the son of the late George and Beulah Lee Edmonds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn June Edmonds; a brother, Arnold C. Edmonds; a sister, Beatrice Stroub, and a grandson, Josh Dickerson.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Davis) Edmonds of the Hardy’s Chapel community; 3 daughters and two sons-in-law, Julene and Hugh Lee Dickerson, Joann and Buddy Reed and Linda Dickerson, all of Hardy’s Chapel; a brother, Jimmy Edmonds; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Bonnie Moody of Hardy’s Chapel, Maybell and Jim Manis of Cookeville, and Willene and Bob Kirby of Livingston; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 nephews and nieces; special friends Phillips Sullivan and Bud Swallows, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Pallbearers were Fred Spicer, Stacy Dickerson, Buddy Reed, Daniel Bowman, Kevin Keller, Jimmy Edmonds, Vernon Dickerson, and Scott Ray.

Honorary pallbearers were Bud Swallows, Phillip Sullivan, Jim Manis, Carlon Loftis, Kevin Loftis, Dewayne Loftis, Mike Moody, Terry Moody, Ronald Dodson, Randall Dodson, Brian Gentry, and Kenny Walker.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home in Livingston. (C)

 

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Mary Kathleen Lawson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kathleen Lawson, 46, of Jackson County, were conducted Monday, June 18, 2007, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home in Rickman with Bro. Bud Hargis officiating. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery in Jackson County.

Mrs. Lawson died Wednesday, June 13 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born May 26, 1961, in Lebanon, OH, she was the daughter of the late Palo and Lois (Nichols) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ray Lawson Jr; and 2 brothers, Paul Brown and Billy Brown.

Survivors include a son, John Lawson III; 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Bertha and Scott Murphy, Lois and Nicholas Rameriez, and Amanda Lawson, all of Gainesboro, Amber and Brian Smith of Mississippi, and Sandy Lawson of Louisiana; a brother, Steve Brown of Ohio; 4 sisters, Linda Key and Emma Brown, both of Celina, Fran Helton of Florida, and Laura Brown of Gainesboro; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Blevins, Adam Blevins, Mark Blevins, John R. Lawson III, Steve Brown, T.J. Smith, Casey Blythe, and Donald Edmonds.

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

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Emily Maxwell
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Maxwell, 101, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Hilham Church of Christ with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Burial was in Hilham Cemetery.

Mrs. Maxwell died Monday, June 18 at Overton County Nursing Home.
She was born March 27, 1906, in Overton County to Sarah Jane (Smith) Pigg and Noah Webster Pigg.

She was a housewife and a member of Hilham Church of Christ.
Her family includes stepdaughter-in-law Elena Maxwell; nephews James Hicks and Jack Pigg; nieces Louise Warren, Joyce Ramsey, and Imogene Webb; 8 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burr Maxwell; brothers J.B. Pigg and Resa Carmack, and sisters Ruth Pigg and Rosa Hicks.
Pallbearers were James and John Hicks, Dallas and Gregg Foster, Charles and Wayne Ramsey and Jack and Joe Pigg.

In the 101 years that made up Mrs. Maxwell’s life span, she never strayed far from her native Overton County. During World War II, she worked in the blimp department of an aircraft factory in Akron, OH, as a real “Rosie the Riveter”. When the war was over she returned home to help care for her aging father. Marrying late in life, she never had children of her own but many little ones found love and comfort in her lap.

She had a keen interest in people and knew just about everyone in the area. A visitor with no news was not of much use to her. Emily could make the best fried pies you ever tasted, her crocheted work was beautiful (the winter before her hundredth birthday she made all her nieces afghans), all her clothes were beautifully handmade, but her flowers were her pride and joy.

Emily’s life was a simple one with her priorities in good order. She never owned a television set but listened to the radio for news (and the obituaries), enjoyed reading her magazines, newspapers, and Bible, and made a garden every year. When asked her prescription for a long life, her answer was “hard work, stay away from doctors, and try to stay well.”

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Johnny Lee Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Lee Nelson, 55, of the Hardy’s Chapel community, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Johnson officiating. Burial was in Crawford Cemetery in the Hardy’s Chapel community.

Mr. Nelson died Saturday, June 23 at his home after an extended illness.

Born October 26, 1951, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Brownie and Hariett Edith (Hooks) Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Junior Nelson, Jimmy Nelson, and Donnie Nelson; and 2 sisters, Agnes Nelson and Corenia Nelson.

Survivors inlcude his wife, Virginia Nelson of the Hardy’s Chapel community; a son, Johnny Ray Nelson of the Hardy’s Chapel community; and 3 sisters, Pearl Breeding, Carolyn Thompson, and Mary Sue Dixon, all of the Hardy’s Chapel community.

Pallbearers were Donnie Breeding, Billy Breeding, Jimmy Dickerson, Jimmy Reed, Norman Ferrell, Carl Hill, Roger Shelton, and Raleigh Thompson.

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

 

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