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Archives 12-14-2010


Jeffery Kent Elder

Funeral services for Mr. Jeffery Kent Elder, 49, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2010 from First Methodist Church of Livingston, with Bro. Craig Green, Bro. Rick Cross, and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating.

Burial was in Lovelady-Sims Cemetery.

Mr. Elder died Thursday, December 9, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was the owner/operator of Elder Real Estate in Byrdstown and a member of First Methodist Church in Livingston. He loved the outdoors and sports.

Born November 28, 1961 in Livingston, he was the son of James and Charlotte (Crouch) Elder. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Delmer and Edna Crouch and Robert C. and Juel Elder.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Debbie (Crabtree) Elder of Byrdstown; 3 step-sons, Bryan Elder, Nathan Elder, and Nick Elder, all of Byrdstown; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Don Burnett of Livingston; a brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Donna Elder of Livingston; 2 sisters-in-law, Susan and Bob Parlo of Calhoun, GA and Diane Copeland of Byrdstown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gale and Eva Copeland of Byrdstown; 4 nieces, Rachel Elder, Brittney Parlo, Jaclyn Parlo, and Blaire Parlo; and 4 nephews, Daniel Elder, Eli Estes, Ben Estes, and Hunter Burnett.

Pallbearers were Bill Capps, Burton Capps, Frank Capps, John Capps, Ernie Elder, and Kenny Elder.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, First Methodist Church of Livingston, Smyrna Church, or Lovelady-Sims Cemetery in Byrdstown.

Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown. (C)

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John Lee Nevans
Memorial services for Mr. John Lee Nevans, 67, of Dayton, TN, formerly of Livingston, were conducted beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2010 from First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Dayton.

Cremation was chosen in accordance with the wishes of the family.

Mr. Nevans died Thursday, December 9, at Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, TN. He was a graduate of Livingston Academy and University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He had lived in the Dayton Community since 1970. Mr. Nevans was a retired contractor and developer, and was co-developer and builder of Richland Park Shopping Center in Dayton. He was former president of East Tennessee Savings and Loan, and a former board member of We Care Social Services in Dayton.

He was a founding board member of the Rhea Family YMCA in Dayton and a member of Dayton Church of Christ.

Born in Durham, NC, he was the son of the late Dr. H.B. and Virginia (Meredith) Nevans.

Survivors include his wife, Diana L. Nevans of Dayton; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Jenny Nevans of Dayton, and Jay and Kristine Nevans of Knoxville; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Sue Nevans of Ft. Myers, FL; and 5 grandchildren, Tigris, Callie, Valarie, Maggie, and Ian.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rhea Family YMCA, 232 4th Ave., Dayton, TN, 37321.

Special care provided by Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City. (C)

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Roy Stults
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Stults, 51, of Wilder, TN, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Greg Jenkins officiating.

Burial with full military honors by Veterans Honor Guard was in Wilder Cemetery.

Mr. Stults died Monday, December 6, at his home in Wilder. He had been a mechanic and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Born October 8, 1959 in Muncie, IN, he was the son of John and Oma (Turner) Stults, of Wilder, TN.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Debbie (Abston) Stults of Wilder; 3 daughters, Laura Beth Stults and Sara Jane Stults, both of Cookeville, and Erica Lynn Stults of Wilder; 2 sons, Jess Malone Stults of Crawford, TN and Benjamin Malone Stults of Wilder; a sister, Judy Carol Cravens of Clarkrange; 3 brothers, John Stults of Bloomington Springs, TN, and David Stults and James Stults, both of Wilder; and 4 grandchildren.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Cleophus Wilson
Funeral services for Mr. Cleophus Wilson, 84, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Ovle Tinch and Bro. Eugene McCowan officiating.

Burial was in Okolona Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, December 7, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Born June 28, 1926 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bob Taylor and Willie (Hite) Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Maude Cooper; and a brother, J.C. Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Wilson of Livingston; 6 sons and 5 daughters-in-law, Jerry and Anita Wilson of Hendersonville, TN, Carlos and Beth Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Randy and Cindy Wilson, all of Livingston, Mike and Kim Wilson of Cookeville, and Tony and Karen Wilson of Rickman; a daughter and son-in-law, Lesia and Scott McCarley of Cartersville, GA; a sister and brother-in-law, Ova Lou and A.J. Looper of Rickman; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Juanita Wilson of Anderson, IN; 26 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Cameron Wilson, Nick Wilson, Jonathon Norrod, Andy Wilson, Al Wilson, and Matt Wilson.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

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