Obits 11/7/17

Timmy Earl Melton

Timmy Earl Melton, 41, of Celina, passed away on Oct. 22 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Oct. 26 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Josh Nave officiated. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery in the Timothy community.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1976. He worked as a logger for many years.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Luccianna Daisy Melton.

He is survived by parents, Howard Isabell and Doris Isabell; sister, Donna Isabell; and brothers, Danny Melton, Michael Melton, Howard Isabell, Jr., Billy Isabell and James Isabell.

Pallbearers were Danny Melton, Michael Melton, Howard Isabell, Jr., James Isabell, Billy Isabell and Jordan Isabell.

Michael D. Brown

Michael D. Brown, 43, of Livingston, passed away on Oct. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Oct. 17 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Bro. Mark Neely officiated. Interment followed in the Hunter Cove Cemetery.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1974. He was a construction worker.

He is survived by wife, Nicole Brown; sons, Dakota Brown and Dylan Brown; daughter, Gracie Brown; mother, Iona Hall; grandson, Joshua Ryan Brown; and brothers Donell Brown and Darwyn Lowery.

Patricia Faye Burchfield

Patricia Faye Burchfield, 62, of Livingston, passed away on Oct. 30 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Nov. 3 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Danny Staggs officiated. Interment followed in the Old Flat Creek Cemetery.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1955 in Overton County. She loved her family and spending time with them, especially her granddaughter, Jasmine. She also loved to travel and see the countryside.

She is preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Lillian Peek Crabtree.

She is survived by husband, Ronald “Ron” Burchfield of Livingston; son, Mike Crabtree and wife Christie of Sparta; daughter, Rena Boswell and fiancé Dustin Buck of Livingston; granddaughter, Jasmine Boswell; brothers, Carl Crabtree and wife Betty of Livingston and Jerry Crabtree and wife Sharon of Livingston; sisters, Marlene McDonald and husband Bruce of Livingston and Anita Poston and husband Johnny of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Pallbearers were friends and family.

Kevin Glen Hawkins

Kevin Glen Hawkins, 34, of Hilham, passed away on Oct. 30. Funeral services were held on Nov. 3 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Nathan Hawkins officiated. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1982 in Overton County. He graduated form Livingston Academy in 2002. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends playing video games, watching movies, being outdoors, woodworking and hunting ginseng. He attended Old Standing Stone Praise and Worship Center.

He is preceded in death by mother, Linnie Kernell Hawkins.

He is survived by father and step-mother, Mike and Tammy Hawkins of Livingston; sister, Kelly Barlow and husband Matthew of Livingston; and nieces and nephews, Jacob Hawkins, Lillian Barlow, Noah Barlow and Isabella Barlow.

Grace Louise Colburn

Grace Louise Colburn, 102, was born in Jasonville, Indiana, on June 29, 1915, to the late William August & Ida Clara Lutenberg, and was the youngest of four children. She was in excellent health most of her life and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in her own home and with some of her family close by. She lived independently until the last six years of her life, when she needed caregivers to assist her in everyday living. She grew to love them as her own children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years: Ernest Roy Colburn; her parents: William August & Ida Clara Lutenberg; one brother: William (Bill) Lutenberg; two sisters: Inez Sheffield and Esther Nelson; and one son-in-law: Ronald Hughes. She is survived by all five of her children, four sons: Larry Roy (and Carole) Colburn of Dandridge, TN; Philip Ray (and Beverly) Colburn of Clarkrange, TN; Ernest Jay (and Carolyn) Colburn of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and Kenneth Lee (and Sandy) Colburn of Cookeville, TN; and her only daughter: Janice Ilene Hughes of Cornersville, TN; 14 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Completing her elementary education in 1929 at the Jasonville Seventh-day Adventist Elementary school, Jasonville, Indiana, she went on to graduate from Jasonville High School in 1933. Following her High School graduation, she attended the Hinsdale, Illinois, School of Nursing, where she met her future husband. She married Ernest Roy Colburn, in Jasonville, Indiana, on July 19, 1936. In addition to living in Jasonville, Indiana, she lived in Muskegon and Saginaw, Michigan, before moving to Cookeville, Tennessee in 1998.

She was a faithful, life-long member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and served her Lord in many community outreach endeavors.

She was the leader of the Community Service Center for several years in Saginaw, Michigan. She loved reading her Bible, devoting her life to her husband and children, to her Lord and His Church. Her favorite Bible text was Psalm 119:165, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” She was an excellent homemaker and thrived in the kitchen no matter how many people were ready to eat. She loved flower and vegetable gardening and house plants, but her family was the focus and thrill of her life. When in her 70’s she cared for the “elderly,” assisting them with grocery shopping, house cleaning, cooking and baking, clothes washing, bill paying, check book balancing, etc. She now peacefully sleeps in Jesus, awaiting His soon return and the resurrection day when her Creator and Redeemer will call her forth to eternal health, eternal life.

Memorial gifts may be given to the local, Livingston, full power, Christian radio station, WOCG (Worshipping Our Creator God), 89.1 FM. Phone: (931) 823-9624. Mailing Address: 4130 Bradford Hicks Drive, Livingston, TN 38570-2213.

Alternatively, you may go to WOCG’s web site, wocgfm.org and donate through Paypal or major credit cards.

Information is provided by Hall Funeral Home.

 

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