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Archives 09-26-2007

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Jolene (Carr) Hagens
Funeral services for Mrs. Jolene (Carr) Hagens, 54, of Monroe, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating. Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mrs. Hagens died Sunday, Sept. 16 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was a licensed practical nurse and a former employee of Overton County Nursing Home who loved caring for people.

Born October 12, 1952, in Madison County, IN, she was the daughter of Zona Lee (Walker) Carr of Monroe and the late William Ernest Carr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Les Hagens; a son, Shane Harris; and a brother, Johnny Rocky Carr.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include 3 brothers, Jack Carr of Alpine, Jerry Carr of Kentucky, and James DeWayne Carr of Anderson, IN; a sister, Jenifer Ellis of Auburndale, FL; and several nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Robert Sturgill, James DeWayne Carr, Jamin Carr, Scott Ellis, Roger Ellis, and Rocky Carr.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Ruby Ellen Cravens
Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruby Ellen Cravens, 61, of Dayton, OH, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with R.D. Cravens and Roy Cravens officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Cravens died Monday, Sept. 17 in Dayton. She was disabled and a member of the Church of Christ.

Born July 28, 1946, in the Cravenstown Community of Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Dee Cravens Jr. and Bessie Ellen (Reneau) Cravens.

Survivors include 2 brothers, R.D. Cravens of Chesapeake, VA, and Daniel Webster Cravens of Blanchester, OH; and 2 sisters, Lullaween Copeland of Huber Heights, OH, and Ethelene Dunaway of Arcanna, OH.

Family members served as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Lee Phillips Evans
Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Phillips Evans, 89, of Monterey, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, from Columbia Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Phillips and Rev. Richard Harris officiating. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery in the Columbia Hill Community.

Mrs. Evans died Friday, Sept. 21 at Richland Place in Nashville. She was a dedicated homemaker and was the oldest living member of the Columbia Hill Missionary Baptist Church with over 76 years of service. She was also very active throughout her lifetime with the Order of Eastern Star.

Born December 22, 1917, in Crawford, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ida Frances (Phillips) Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Porter Coleman Phillips; a son, Harlon Phillips; 2 sisters, Eula Norrod and Ella Dee Creech; 2 brothers, Mitchell Roberts and Clifford Roberts; and 2 sons-in-law, James Watters and Garlen Turner.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight Evans of Monterey; 6 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Wilma Dean Watters of Hurst, TX, Shirley Jean and Donald Blair of Columbia Hill, Dorothy Marie and Vernon Morgan of Dayton, OH, Frances Rebecca Evans of Columbus, OH, Wanda Fay Terrell of Beavercreek, OH, and Sondra Kay and George Wolff of Clearwater Beach, FL; 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Edward Coleman and Lana Phillips of Lewisburg, OH, and Arlo Dwight and Melissa Phillips of Dayton, OH; a step-daughter, Marilyn Evans of Cleveland, OH; a step-son, William Evans of Columbus, OH; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Phillips of Monterey; 30 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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John Thomas Harper
Funeral Services for Mr. John Thomas Harper, 57, of South West Ranches, FL, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Dr. David Moore officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Cemetery in Hilham.

Mr. Harper died Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a carpenter by trade and was known for being an accomplished and dedicated craftsman. He was a Christian and a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, known as “Johnny Reb”.

Born July 2, 1950, in Miami Dade County, FL, he was the son of the late Gabe Allen Harper Sr. and Emily Eliza (Freeman) Harper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gabe Allen Harper Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Harper of South West Ranches, FL; 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, John Wayne and Jamie Lorine Harper of Algood and Jamie Lee and Karla Huriel Harper of Miami, FL; 2 brothers, David Allen Harper Sr. of Gadsden, AL, and Steven Wayne Harper of Cabot, AK; 2 sisters, Alma Crawford of Hilham and Betty Yates of Attalla, AL; and 4 grandchildren, John, Zach, Mickayla, and Moriah Harper.

Pallbearers were John Wayne Harper, Jamie Harper, David Harper, Steven Harper, A.C. Kidd, and Omtus Knaak.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Charlene Flora Hull

Funeral Services for Mrs. Charlene Flora Hull, 77, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Ovle Tinch officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hull died Friday, Sept. 21 at Overton County Nursing Home. She was a former grocery store owner and operator and a member of Bolestown Church.

Born March, 21, 1930, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Louster (Winton) Ledbetter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Ledbetter.

Survivors include her husband, Lester Hull of Alpine; a daughter, Cynthia Ray of Alpine; a son, Terry Hull of Alpine; 2 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and several other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Sells, Stevie Norris, Richard Hull, Gerald Allred, Larry Hull, and Ronald Hull.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Jarvis Lloyd Knight
Funeral Services for Mr. Jarvis Lloyd Knight, 90, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 17, 2007, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville with close family friend Bro. Loren Stephens officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

Mr. Knight died Thursday, Sept. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was known as “Hay Rake” to Cookeville High classmates in the late 30’s. As first Lieutenant Knight, he served in the Phillipines during World War II. In 1946, he received a bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Polytechnical Institute, and later his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. He served 40 years in the U.S. Department of Soil Conservation in Carroll County and later in Overton County, where he retired. Mr. Knight was a member of Jere Whitson Road Church of Christ for many years and expressed regret that his health had prevented his
attending church the past few weeks.

Born August 7, 1917, in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Thurman and Maggie Knight. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eula Farmer Knight; a sister, Louellen Knight; a brother, Floyd Knight; and a step-son.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Knight of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diane Knight of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Ellen and Larry Bilbrey of Manchester; a brother, David Knight of Huntsville; two sisters, Lowell Gentry of Madison and Pearl Barbee of Old Hickory; and 6 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Agriculture Foundation at TTU.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville. (C)

 

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Wynn Heath Milton
Funeral Services for Mr. Wynn Heath Milton, 26, of Sparta, were conducted at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, from First Community Church in Sparta with Bro. Don Kelly officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in White County.

Mr. Milton died Friday, Sept. 21 at White County Hospital.

Born September 8, 1981, in White County, he was the son of Rick and Glenora (Winton) Milton of Sparta. He was preceded in death by a brother, Chance Jordan Milton, and his paternal grandfather, Lester Milton.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Jewell Milton of Cookeville, and Eleanor Winton and Glen Winton, both of Sparta; several aunts and uncles, Shelia and Emit Winton of Rickman, Jennifer and Greg Winton of Sparta, Faye Harris, Frankie and Donna Milton, and Tony and Cathy Milton, all of Cookeville, and Janie and Phil Davis of Portland, OR; a great aunt, Ruth Mitchell of Sparta; and several cousins, Andy and David Milton, Cody and Megan Winton, Lacey and Logan Winton, Amber Farmer, Hailey Brown, Amanda McCarthy, and Colby and Christy Milton.

Memorial donations may be made to the White County Chapter of the American Cancer Society in memory of his brother, Chance Milton, or to First Community Church of Sparta for the Heifer International Project in memory of his brother, Chance Milton.

Special care provided by Thurman Funeral Home, LLC of Sparta. (C)

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Clifford Edgar Robbins
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Edgar Robbins, 95, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Aron Dillon and Bro. Cecil Shaw officiating. Burial was in Robbins Cemetery.

Mr. Robbins died Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Overton County Nursing Home. He was a farmer and a member of Wirmingham Church of Christ.

Born September 3, 1912, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Sarah Ellen (Smith) Robbins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elean (King) Robbins; a son, David Robbins; his step-mother, Alice (Spurlin) Robbins; a brother, Aros Robbins, and 3 sisters, Opal Huddleston, Vergie Robbins, and Drexel Marie Robbins.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Nancy Ramsey of Rickman, Wilma Maynord of Livingston, Evelyn Newberry of Greensburg, KY, and Rita Etheridge of Clarksville; 4 sons, Edgar Robbins of Alpine, Harold Robbins of Monroe, Norman Robbins of Lebanon, KY, and Shelly Robbins of Indiana; a sister, Ova Robbins of Florida; 3 brothers, Carl Robbins of Lebanon, Jessie Robbins of Cookeville, and Charles Edward Robbins of Livingston; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Young, Bryan Robbins, Rick Newberry, Eric Dillon, Kenny Simmons, and Eddie Marrow.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

Steven Travis Smith
Funeral Services for Mr. Steven Travis Smith, 36, of Ackworth, GA, were conducted at noon, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cove Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Monday, Sept. 17 at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. He was a tree surgeon and of the Baptist faith.

Born December 29, 1970, in Livingston, he was the son of Kay Frances (Winningham) Smith of Talking Rock, GA, and the late Bobby Joe Smith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include 2 brothers, Mike Hoskins of Talking Rock and Anthony Brian Smith of Livingston; and an uncle, Ray Douglas Winningham of Canton, MI.

Pallbearers were Ray Winningham, Brian Smith, and Mike Hoskins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)


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Clara Faye (Hancock) Swallows
Funeral Services for Mrs. Clara Faye (Hancock) Swallows, 68, of Cookeville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Kelly Rich officiating. Burial was in Hancock Cemetery in Alpine.

Mrs. Swallows died Monday, Sept. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She worked in the office of Norwalk Corporation for many years and attended the Nazarene Church.

Born March 6, 1939, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Walter “J.W.” and Veachel (Beaty) Hancock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gerald Hancock and Gene Hancock.

Survivors include 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James Hancock of Monroe and Larry and Anita Hancock of Alpine; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Colene Langford of Livingston, and Sue and Bruce Looper of Monroe and Betty Hancock, of Monroe; a special friend, David Frizzell of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronald Cooper and Scott Hancock.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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