Obits 7/3/18

Linda D. Smith

Linda D. Hatcher Smith, 65 of Cookeville, passed away on June 16 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life Services were held on June 30 from the Fairview Church of Christ in Fairview. Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born July 5, 1952 in Davidson County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Hatcher Sr., and Geneva Lawson Hatcher.

She is survived by her son, George Edward Smith of Owensboro, Ky; brothers, Larry Hatcher and wife, Pam of Franklin, and Jimmy Hatcher and wife, Sherrhea of Fairview; and eight nieces and nephews.


Vela M. Lee


Vela M. Lee, 90 of Livingston, passed away on June 19 at the Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on June 22 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Matt Mitchell officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery of Allons.

She was born in Allons on Oct. 19, 1927. She worked in food service as a waitress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Calvin Colson; husband and father of her children, Preston Watkins; second husband, Carson Lee; daughter, Linda Savage; son, Jonathan Watkins; sisters, Pauline Colson Thompson, Lela Colson, Mary Lou Colson, Lily Colson Sherfield and Ruby Colson Daniels; and brothers, Calvin “Delton” Colson Jr., Arvil Colson, Odis Colson, Buck Colson, Carvel Colson, Haltie Colson, Grady Colson, Hoy Colson and Willie Dugan Colson.

She is survived by her brother, O.D. Colson of Livingston; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchhildren; and a special thanks to nieces Barbara Sue Colson, Caludine Vaughn and Geneva Davis.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Roxie Ann Walker

Roxie Ann Walker, 92 of Hanging Limb, passed away on June 26 from the Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center.   Funeral Services were held on June 29 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Hedgecough and Rev. Randall Hoover officiating. Interment followed in the F.A. Norrod Cemetery.

She was born on August 21, 1925, in Overton County. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and Nellie Key Bowman; husband, Claude Walker; granddaughter, Amanda Knox; sister, Hazel Norrod; and brothers, Clarence, Clayton, Marce, A.G. Jr., Ivor, Cortes and Harshel.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Rev. Randall Hoover of Monterey, and Judy and Deloy Bowman of Hanging Limb; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Brenda Walker of Monterey, Ray and Irene Walker of Hanging Limb and David and Anita Walker of Hanging Limb; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dortha Bowman of Hanging Limb, Lena Walker of Nashville; brother-in-law, Haskel Walker of Clarkrange; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Martha J. Cooper

Sunday School Teacher

Martha J. Cooper, 86 of Hanging Limb, passed away June 28 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.   Funeral Services were held on July 3 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Bro. Ned Cooper, Bro. Alan Cooper and Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. Interment followed in the F.A. Norrod Cemetery.

She was born on Jan. 31, 1932, in Frankfort, Ind. She was a homemaker and former family coordinator with L.B.J. & C. Head Start in Crawford. She was a faithful member of the Monterey Church Of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon’s wife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fletcher and Edith W. Walters Dixon; and sister, Nancy Dixon.

She is survived by her husband, Roil Winston Cooper of Hanging Limb, daughter and son-in-law, Ruby Ann and Mark Hershey of Hanging Limb; sons and daughters-in-law, Bro. Alan and Lisa Cooper, of Nolensville, Bro. Ned and Neva Cooper of North Platte, Neb.; grandchildren, Nathan Cooper, Stephen Cooper, Adam Hershey, Jacob Hershey, Chad Manweiler and Nathan Manweiler; 14 great grandchildren, sister, Lois Lipp of Valparaiso, Ind.; and brother, Bill Dixon of NC.


Card Of Thanks

On behalf of our Dad, James Hull, we would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone for their kindness during the passing our of precious dad.

Special thanks to Priority Care Staff, Dr. Clough and Greg Hargis NP. To Quality Home Health for their support and compassion for nearly two years (Especially Heather, JoeAnn, Lisa and Lyndon.) To PCEMS for their quick response, and kindness. To LRH, Dr. Presley, Dr. Gilbert and especially nurses Megan, Barb and Laura for making his last hours as comfortable as possible. To Livingston Funeral Home, Darryl, Chris and Cade for your special care and compassion to us. To Carolyn’s Creations for the beautiful flowers. To our church family Oak Dale Baptist, and all who brought food, we are forever grateful. To Bro. Timmy Ray and Bro. Tommy Johnson for the beautiful service. Daddy would have been so proud of you. The beautiful music led by his son, grandson and grandsons-in-law and songs by the congregation was beautiful. Thanks to the pallbearers, to all who send floral arrangements or other items we so appreciate your kindness.

Daddy was special to us, a wonderful Pa Hull. He had many friends and we were overwhelmed by all who came out to support us. We appreciate all the prayers and kind words spoken. You will forever be in our hearts.

The family of

James (Jim) Hull

David and Jackie Clark and family

Larry and Bonita Hull

Richard and Cindy Hull and family


Card Of Thanks

The family of Joe Coffee would like to thank Brother Jon Ledbetter and Brother Kerry Duke for their words of comfort. Thank you to everyone who came to visitation and for the flowers, donations, and food. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Cox and staff at Livingston Regional and Overton County Nursing Home. Thank you for all the prayers and words of comfort. God bless each and every one!


Brenda Coffee and family

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