Obituaries 12/1/20

Hallie Looper

Hallie B. Looper, 99, of the Spring Creek Community passed away Nov. 18 from the NHC in Cookeville. Private graveside services were held at Harris Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Mark Loftis officiated.

She was born on May 5, 1921. She was a member of the Netherland Church of Christ. Through the years she came to be known by many names: BB, Gran BB, Grandma, Hallie B. Hallie and B. Regardless of which name she answered to, she was loved by all who knew her and she loved all of them.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, John H. Gragg and Leona Mae Huff; her first husband, James Howard Smith, and second husband Clyde Looper; oldest grandson, Michael Lee Looper; sister, Ethelene Webb; brothers, Floyd Gragg and wife Bertha, and Lawerey Lee “Pep” Gragg and wife Lillian; several brother and sister-in-laws from the Looper family as well as many other family members and friends.

She is survived by behind her daughters, Roberta Looper and husband Larry of the Dry Hollow Community and Judy Miller and husband, Howard of the Spring Creek Community; grandsons, Tim Looper of Missouri and Jimmy Miller and wife, Kara of the Spring Creek Community; granddaughter, Lori Mosley and husband, Steve of the Spring Creek Community; 10 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and many other family and friends.

From the Looper family: Jeannie Looper of Anderson, Ind., Joyce Ray of Monterey, Doris Neal of Cookeville and Mary Swallows of Rickman; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Phillip Raines

Phillip “Phil” Michael Raines, 67, of Thorn Gap Road passed away Nov. 20 from his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Pleasant Ridge Church. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Brett Gibbon and Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated.

He was born Jan. 6, 1953 in Anderson, Ind. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed wildlife, ginseng hunting, photographing nature, gardening and farming.

He was preceded in death by: father, Harding Mitchell Raines; wife, Janine Raines; brother, Donald Ray Raines; sister, Donna Kay England; nieces LeAnne “Sissy” Raines and Chantel Alyjah Gomez.

He is survived by: mother, Mayzell Raines of Rickman; sisters, Hilda Groce and husband, Jim of Cookeville, Joan Hembree and husband, Terry of Rickman and Kelley McNeal and husband, Harvey of Cookeville; brothers, Leon Raines and wife, Becki of Rickman and Steve Raines and wife, April of Baxter; uncle, Wayne Thompson and wife, Beverly of Rickman and several nieces and nephews.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Glascock

Clara Gean Hunter Glascock, 89, of Livingston passed away Nov. 30 from her residence. Graveside services will be held Dec. 2 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Roger Phillips officiating.

She was born Sept. 19, 1931 in Overton County. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. She worked for many years baking for the Hospital and the school system. She loved cooking, sewing, baking, gardening, walking, meeting and chatting with her friends. When she was younger she enjoyed fishing.

She is preceded in death by: parents, Ridley B. and Myrtie A. Mainord Hunter; husband, Leslie Albert Glascock; brother, Paul Hunter and sister, Maurine Glasscock.

She is survived by: sons, John Glascock of Cambridge, England and Jack Glascock and wife, Barbara of Cookeville; daughters, Judy Kinnaird of Hilham, Shirley Robbins and husband, Rob of San Diego, Calif., Brenda Krivensky and husband, Dan of Jacksonville, Fla. and Pam Colangelo and husband, Mike of Franklin; grandchildren, Beth Glascock, Meg Bobbitt, Jeremy Glascock, Jack Glascock, Jennifer Glascock, Nichole Nivens, Natalie Robbins, Kari Donovan, Brad Krivensky and Chase Colangelo; great-grandchildren, Brittany Glidewell, Rebecca Settoon, Riley Glascock, Ryan Glascock, Hailee Brown and Holeigh Brown.

Pallbearers to serve are Jeremy Glascock, Brad Krivensky, Chris Nivens, Ryan Glascock, Jerry White and Mike Colangelo.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Danny Staggs

Danny McCoy Staggs, 77, of Livingston passed away Nov. 20 from Vanderbilt Medical Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 28 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Roger Phillips officiated.

He was born in Overton County on June 16, 1946. He proudly served as an officer with the Livingston Police Department beginning in 1974 and as a deputy with the Overton County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement in 1994 after more than 20 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on automobiles.

He is preceded in death by: parents, Estel and Velma Gore Staggs; brothers, Donald Staggs and Ronnie “Buddy” Staggs; sisters Jimmie Mae Cravens and Janie Maynard.

He is survived by: his wife, Wilma Shelton Staggs of Livingston; son, Danny W. Staggs and wife, Sandy of Livingston; daughter, Sherlyn Maynard and husband, Chris of Baxter; grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas of Cookeville and Amanda Staggs of Nashville; brothers, Jackie Staggs and wife, Kay of Allons and Kenny Staggs and wife, Connie of Allons.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Claudie Lee

Claudie B. Lee, 94, of Hilham passed away Nov. 21 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held Nov. 25 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment was followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Mike Ayers officiated.

He was born Sept. 1, 1926 in Jackson County. He was a good man who loved his family, friends, and community. He operated a garage in Hilham for over 50 years, where many referred to him as the “Mayor of Hilham.”

He was preceded in death by: parents, Clay and Ollie Carr Lee; wife, Ina Lois Lee; sons, Gary Lee and Jerry Snedecor; four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by: son, Bob Lee and wife, Linda of Wavan, Mass.; daughter, Catherine McKinnis of Nashville; grandchildren, Stephanie Snedecor, Christina Snedecor West, Darla Snedecor, Jackie Washington, Chris Lee, Michael Lee, Joey Lee and Kristie Holland; 13 great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Imogene Snedecor.

Pallbearers were Dale Choate, Miles Choate, Lee Snedecor and Zakary Sells.

Betty Burks

Betty Burks, 78, passed away Nov. 23. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery. Bro. Tony Phillips officiated.

She lived her life surrounded by love and hard work. Betty worked preparing meals for those in need at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Sidney, Ohio and also preparing meals for every friend and family that ever knew her. She was an avid canner making sure that all of her family’s pantries were well stocked. There was never an empty table when Betty was cooking. Her home was filled with laughter, love, and good ol’ down home.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Clarence Calvin and Ola Mae Booher and siblings.

She is survived by: husband, Sonny “Bud” Burks; children, Larry (Margaret) and Lisa Frasure (Mark); grandchildren, Kiley Allen, Ashley Callahan, Tashaunya Strunk, Brittany Frasure and Miranda Turnier and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Don Hoover

Don Hoover, 79, of Allons passed away Nov. 27 from Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville. Graveside services were held Nov. 29 at the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Aaron Dillon officiated.

He was born Aug. 10, 1941 in Overton County. He loved his wife and family and spent much time working in his yard. He enjoyed travelling, eating out, going to church and having company.

He is preceded in death by: parents, Tom and Parr King Hoover; brothers, Herb Hoover, Hobe Hoover and Claudell Hoover; sisters, Hattie “Toots” Smith and Lela Paul.

He is survived by: wife, Charlotte Hoover of Allons; daughter, Regina Chilton and husband, Jimmy of Alpine; step grandchildren, Stormy and Dylan Chilton; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers who served were Freddie Paul, Mike Hoover, Mickey Ledbetter, Charlie Sells, Jeff Paul and Kevin Ruble.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Paul and Kelly Paul.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nedward Robbins

Nedward Gene Robbins, 85, of Livingston passed away Nov. 26 from Ascension St. Thomas in Sparta. Graveside services were held Nov. 30 at Concord Cemetery.

He was born June 25, 1935 in Overton County. He enjoyed mowing grass, riding John Deere tractors, gardening and fishing and gigging. He loved telling stories, playing with his dogs, and telling others about God.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Rocky Ned and Ovvie Mae Ayers Robbins.

He is survived by: wife, Miriam Robbins of McMinnville; son, Glen Robbins and Shelly Scantland of Livingston; sister, Janie Swallows and husband, Bud of Livingston; grandsons, Howard Robbins and wife, Kyla of Hilham and Easton Scantland; great- grandchildren, Krystina Shock, Savanna Shock, Allena Shock and Jayden Robbins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Albert Coffman

Albert Coffman, 85, of Hilham passed away Nov. 25 from Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 28 at the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Bro. John Mabry officiated.

He was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Overton County. He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren, tending to his work, going to church, and collecting guns, knives and coins.

He is preceded in death by: parents, Charlie and Martha Brown Coffman; wife, Wiltha Coffman; son, Randall Coffman; grandson, Steven Coffman; brothers, Valis Coffman, Vade Coffman, Grandy Coffman, Arvil Coffman, Willis Coffman and Jesse Coffman; sisters Vonda Gillentine, Louise Moss, Gracie Johnson and Lola Coffman.

He is survived by: daughter, Diana Dale and David Webb of Hilham; sons, Barry Coffman of Dayton, Ohio and Larry Coffman and wife, Sherrie of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

1 Comment

  1. Denise Hoover on December 30, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    I am looking for a Velma Dean Smith or Velma Spivey Smith.

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